Attorney Profile

Mr. Berlin is a graduate of California State University Northridge, where he earned his degree in psychology in 1993. Mr. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier College School of Law, and his practice primarily focuses on representing corporations and individuals in complex white collar and criminal matters. Mr. Berlin has litigated matters in both the state and federal courts, and was previously an attorney with the national law firm of Luce Forward Hamilton & Scripps LLP.

Mr. Berlin established his firm in 2003 and has over 26 years of legal experience. He founded the firm to provide premier criminal defense representation, and remains on the cutting edge of trial practice in the California court system. The firm prides itself not only as aggressive litigators, but as counselors throughout the legal process, ensuring that clients understand their case and the legal system surrounding it (see the Firm Overview page).

Among others, Mr. Berlin is a member of the the California State Bar, the United States District Court, for the Central District, and the California Supreme Court.

More About Peter Berlin

Licensed within the state of California for over 26 years, Criminal Defense Attorney Peter Berlin has achieved immense success in defending his clients across a wide spectrum of cases. His solid reputation has awarded him industry recognition and in 2014, he was considered one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers – a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers. He has been rated as a Super Lawyer since 2021.

An effective outcome in a criminal defense case requires aggressive, creative and innovative legal representation. The Law Office of Peter Berlin examines and exhaust all possible options before implementing specific strategies. Through reliable communication with our clients, we will educate you in regards to your rights, demystify the legal process and empower you to succeed in your case.

Facing a criminal defense case can be paralyzing as you explore your rights and options. Fear and confusion stemming from myths, misconceptions aabout the legal system can affect your finances, your legal record and all areas of your life. At the Law Offices of Peter Berlin, we pride ourselves not only as aggressive litigators, but as counselors throughout the entire legal process.

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Whittier College School of Law Law JD – Juris Doctor 1996

California State University, Northridge Psychology BA – Bachelor of Arts 1993


Attorney State Bar of California 1996-Present

Attorney Member Supreme Court of California 1996-Present

Attorney Member United States District Court for the District of California 1996-Present

Attorney Member United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit 1996-Present


Super Lawyers 2021-2023

Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2014

Who’s Who Strathmore’s 2003

Notable Cases: USA v. Gifford, 423 F.Supp3d 819, 2019 WL 7875164

Articles / Magazine Features

He has been featured in the following articles/magazines:

How to talk to your children about mass shootings and personal security with the Washington Post. (2018)

Peter Berlin interviewed and comments about issues concerning the dissemination of 3D printable firearms and the court cases attempting to prevent it. (2018).

Peter Berlin interviewed and discusses the recent efforts to recall Judge in the Stanford Rape Case. (2016).

iPhone Life Magazine  – 2015



E! online –

Christian Science Monitor – 2010

Our firm’s legal accomplishments and education combine to formulate our firm’s philosophy built on Teamwork, Client Satisfaction and Exceptional Results. Contact us today at (818) 986-0968 to schedule a free consultation.