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2015 In Summary

In 2015, Douglas R. Lipton achieved favorable dispositions for every case that he handled to conclusion!

Dec 15th 2015

Douglas R. Lipton reaches his 43rd anniversary of practicing law in the state of California! Congratulations on a long and fruitful career!


"I just wanted to write you a brief note thanking you for your help and support throughout my entire legal predicament.

My wife and I felt that you were very professional, extremely communicative and thorough regarding my case.

I wish you nothing but the best during the upcoming New Year! Take Care!" - M.G.

"I couldn't resist writing you a note of thanks for the result you achieved with the DMV. I have my license on my desk as I write this. For me, keeping my license was the most important thing, since I live with young children. I have to commute to work.

Thank you for your help and expertise and compassion. If I am ever in a position to reccomend your services, I shall not hesitate to do so." - M.M.

"I appreciate the fantastic job you did for me. You made a very difficult situation suprisingly painless by your astonishingly swift expertise.

You have a fan for life." - J.M.

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About Lipton Law Offices

A Winning History

Douglas R. Lipton is one the most trusted San Jose and Bay Area criminal lawyers specializing in criminal defense and cases involving violation of criminal law. As a skilled and highly experienced criminal law attorney, he has successfully handled criminal cases involving DUI, drugs, domestic violence, sex crimes, and juvenile violations as well as all criminal offenses. Additionally, in his selective personal injury case-load, Mr. Lipton has also been at the forefront of pastoral abuse litigation, having won a substantial number of cases. There is no doubt that you will be safe and in good hands with Mr. Lipton handling your legal difficulties.

Professional Trial Defense

Douglas R. Lipton has been practicing criminal law for over forty years. In this long period of criminal defense, Mr. Lipton has a proven track record of agressive criminal defense and successful representation. He has well-established relationships and has extensive experience before most judges who handle cirminal cases. Using state-of-the-art technology and his well-established team of forensic services personnel, he develops a winning strategy for any situation. Along with being active in both community and legal affairs, Mr. Lipton has served as the Regional Representative for the Junior Tennis Council of United States Tennis Association.

Get Immediate Legal Advice Now

When arrested for a crime, whether it is DUI, spousal abuse, sex offense, domestic violence, drug crimes, sexual or workplace harassment, it is important to get legal advice immediately to preserve your rights. Dealing with an accusation can be a frightful experience. Mr. Lipton will work with medical and legal professionals to do everything we can to help our clients.

Mr. Lipton never loses sight of the fact that an arrest is NOT a conviction. He will aggressively work to uphold your constitutionally guaranteed right of presumed innocence.

Every criminal defense case is absolutely confidential. As a responsible law firm, we do not disclose information about our cases, or even the names of our clients, without their permission.

Mr. Lipton accepts felony and misdemeanor cases in the following cities and counties: San Jose, Milpitas, Santa Clara, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Mt. View, Los Altos, Palo Alto, Gilroy, Alameda, and San Mateo.

About Douglas Lipton


· B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley in June of 1969, where he was on the Dean's List and was an Eliot H. Wheeler scholar.

· Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in June of 1972.


· Admitted to the State Bar of California on December 13, 1972.

· Admitted to the Northern District of California for the United States District Court of Appeals on December 13, 1972.

· Admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on June 13, 1973.

Present and Past Associations

· Santa Clara County Bar Association

· State of California, Department of Youth Authority, Parole Aide Program

· Santa Clara County Volunteers in Parole

· Director, De Anza College Continuing Education Legal Services Program

· Lecturer, De Anza College Continuing Education