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Attorney Mark Haushalter comments on the consequences of teen sexting on the Dr. Drew Show.





Attorney Mark Haushalter discusses the arrest of Nicolas Cage on the Dr. Drew Show.





Ryan Okabe & Mark Haushalter comment on their client Tom Riccio's involvement in the OJ Simpson investigation.





Mark Haushalter comments on his client who is a Paprazzo being attacked by Jesse James' ex-wife




Feds bust child porn ring; 52 arrested

By The CNN Wire

Seventy-two people have been charged in an on-line global child pornography ring, a federal law enforcement source said Wednesday. The official said 52 of those charged have been arrested. Read more »



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Okabe & Haushalter has made a name for itself as one of the premier criminal defense firms in the Los Angeles area. Practicing exclusively criminal defense in both State and Federal Court, the firm members have dedicated their entire practice to the protection of those accused of crimes and has received local and national media attention to the cases they handle.

"I've lost sleep at night worrying about my clients. I don't give an inch until I'm positive my clients get the best possible result," says Okabe. -- READ MORE...


Attorney Mark Haushalter was recently interviewed by KTLA in response to alegations that Jesse James, the famed owner of West Coast Choppers and another unidentified man, attacked him a member of the paparazzi while filming outside of the shop. You can read more about the story by CLICKING HERE.

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The law firm of Okabe & Haushalter has handled a lot of high-profile criminal defense cases that you've probably seen on the news. They were on the O.J. Simpson case. They've worked on organized crime and other federal cases. But these Redondo-based defense attorneys aren't in it for the glory.

"We are the 911 of people's problems," says Mark Haushalter.

"We can make a difference in people's lives. We see people who are being pushed around or bullied and we get to fight the good fight. It's been a long road..."

"...but we always return to our roots," Ryan Okabe interjects. "We like to focus on our clients from the South Bay." -- READ MORE...



Southern California 2008, 2007, 2006 & 2005 Super Lawyer Rising Star

Ryan T. Okabe is one of the founding members and a general partner in Southern California's Premier Criminal Defense Firm of Okabe and Haushalter. His experience with both sides of the adversarial system provides his clients with unparalleled advantages in obtaining the best possible legal defense. Mr. Okabe has successfully tried a wide variety of cases and his dedication to his clients, attention to detail, and involvement in high profile cases has made him one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles County. Located in Redondo Beach, Mr. Okabe handles all California and Federal criminal cases.

Teen involved in bus brawl to file claim against Torrance
By Denise Nix, Staff Writer

Jamel Stanfield stepped out the back door of the Torrance Transit bus at a Carson stop to make sure his younger brother was boarding safely.

When Jamel returned moments later, the 13-year-old middle school student was confronted by the driver, who apparently thought he was trying to ride without paying.d seen the footage of the March 5 incident, which was captured from an on-board security camera. Read more »


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4-year sentence in attack on teen in Hawthorne
By Denise Nix, Staff Writer

A parolee accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old girl off a Hawthorne street and sexually assaulting her was sentenced Wednesday to four years in state prison. After prosecutors agreed to drop the kidnapping charge against him, Jamaal Todd Davenport, 20, pleaded no contest to one count of oral copulation with a minor, according to his defense attorney, Mark Haushalter. Read more »


Best Buddies
Tom Scotto speaks out in O. J. Simpson's defense
By Suzanne Smalley, Carmen Gentile and Andrew Murr, Newsweek Web Exclusive

O. J. Simpson's "best friend" Tom Scotto is a forgotten man in the Juice's disastrous Las Vegas caper. Scotto was the Miami body-shop owner and Simpson golf buddy who asked Simpson to don a tux and serve as the best man at Scotto's Vegas wedding. Read more »


3rd co-defendant may take plea deal in O.J Simpson case
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A man accused of pulling a gun during an armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers appeared ready Wednesday to accept a plea deal and testify against O.J. Simpson and two other men. Read more »


New charges filed in O.J. Simpson case
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS - New charges of felony coercion were filed Wednesday against O.J. Simpson and three co-defendants in the alleged armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers. Read more »


Revised charges filed against O.J. Simpson, 3 co-defendants
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS (AP) - O.J. Simpson and three co-defendants were hit with new charges Wednesday in the alleged armed robbery of two sports memorabilia dealers last month in a Las Vegas hotel room. Read more »


Mark Haushalter is lead counsel for Justin Thalheimer
(CBS) LOS ANGELES

NORTHRIDGE - Two 18-year-old suspects were identified Friday in the stabbing of a 33-year-old Northridge man who was found dead in a Porter Ranch park.

Police responded to LimeKiln Canyon Park in Porter Ranch at 1 p.m. Sunday and found Daniel Edward Koch stabbed to death in a creek. Read more » Read more »


O.J. case clips stay in state hands
By KEN RITTER, Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS - Lawyers for three co-defendants in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery case lost a bid Thursday to force prosecutors to turn over audio recordings made by the man who arranged the meeting between the former football star and two memorabilia dealers.

The hearing before Justice of the Peace Joe Bonaventure Jr. was first effort by defense lawyers to cast doubt on the validity of the recordings that California memorabilia broker Tom Riccio sold to a celebrity gossip Web site after Simpson's arrest. Read more »


Recordings turned over in Simpson case
By Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS - A key witness has turned over hours of audio recordings in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery and kidnapping case, his lawyer said Saturday.

Tom Riccio, who had arranged the meeting between Simpson and two sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas hotel room, gave several recordings held at his Los Angeles home to police on Friday, Riccio's attorney Ryan Okabe said. Okabe would not confirm what was on the recordings. Read more »


RB lawyers represent key player in Simpson case

The two-man firm of Mark Haushalter and Ryan Okabe are the attorneys for Tom Riccio, the man who taped the incident in the hotel room.

By Denise Nix
Staff Writer

For most attorneys, touting your stuff in the national spotlight is the ultimate publicity dream.
So when the opportunity arose last week for Redondo Beach attorneys Mark Haushalter and Ryan Okabe, they seized it - even though it meant taking center stage in the latest O.J. Simpson court circus. Read more »


Recordings turned over in Simpson case
By Kathleen Hennessey, Associated Press Writer

LAS VEGAS - A key witness has turned over hours of audio recordings in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery and kidnapping case, his lawyer said Saturday.

Tom Riccio, who had arranged the meeting between Simpson and two sports memorabilia dealers in Las Vegas hotel room, gave several recordings held at his Los Angeles home to police on Friday, Riccio's attorney Ryan Okabe said. Okabe would not confirm what was on the recordings. Read more »


LAS VEGAS (AP)

Police have confiscated hours of audio recordings from a witness in the O.J. Simpson armed robbery and kidnapping case, a lawyer said Saturday.

Tom Riccio, an auctioneer and key witness in the case of stolen sports memorabilia, turned over several recordings held at his Los Angeles home to Las Vegas police on Friday, Riccio's attorney Ryan Okabe said. Read more »


Okabe & Haushalter lead counsel for Mr. Riccio

El Sereno Home Raided In Simpson Case
(CBS) LOS ANGELES

Las Vegas police detectives Friday afternoon raided the Alhambra home of memorabilia dealer Tom Riccio in connection with the O.J. robbery case.

They reportedly confiscated audio recordings made during the memorabilia meeting, arranged by Riccio. Read more »



Mark Haushalter is lead counsel for Mr. Davenport

Man, 20, Arrested For Sexually Assaulting Girl, 14
(CBS) HAWTHORNE, Calif.

A 20-year-old man was arrested in Hawthorne Thursday afternoon on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl who was confronted on her way to school earlier this year, police said. Read more »



Local Attorney Protects Student's Privacy Rights in Landmark Ruling

Orange County, California

An Orange County Superior Court Judge dismissed all felony and misdemeanor drug charges against a 21 year old music student after ruling Garden Grove Police had illegally searched the defendant's bedroom. Garden Grove Police, currently under investigation for unlawful beating of underage suspects, searched the home and safe of the defendant after an attempted home invasion robbery. Read more »


Prominent civil rights lawyer denies charges in Manhattan Beach incident

The man who represented Rodney King is accused of disorderly conduct.
By Denise Nix

Daily Breeze

High-profile civil rights attorney Steven Lerman is facing public intoxication and disorderly conduct charges for a run-in with a Manhattan Beach restaurant manager, his staff and the police, according to authorities. Read more »


Prosecution veteran returns to serve Redondo Beach

Stephen Kay retired after years of murder trials, including the prosecution of Charles Manson, but now he's coming out of retirement to handle municipal misdemeanors.

By Denise Nix
Staff writer

He was a key prosecutor in the Charles Manson family murder trials.

He sent Lawrence Bittaker, arguably the South Bay 's cruelest and most heinous rapist and killer, to death row. Read more »


Student Guilty of Supplying Alcohol in 'Party Bus' Death

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