Riverside:

(951) 667-5293

Orange County:

(714) 758-5293

who you hire can make all the difference

Mr. Donath has spent his entire career defending people and standing up for the rights of the accused.

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  • former deputy public defender

    As a former Deputy Public Defender in Riverside County, Mr. Donath has always been on the defense side of the law. 

  • award winning certified criminal law specialist

    Top 100 Trial Attorneys in California 2012-2014, 2008 Trial Attorney of the Year by the Riverside County Public Defender's Office, and dozens of other awards and accolades.

  • a true passion for defending the accused

    Your lawyer should have a passion for defense, not just a passion for money. Reputation, vigor, and determination go a long way in this business.

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Client Testimonials

5 Stars

I cannot say enough about the outstanding job Graham did with my DUI case. I was facing a DUI in a case involving an accident. The DA refused to negotiate on the case and I was facing accepting a Misdemeanor Wet Reckless or going to Trial. After reviewing my options we elected to head to Trial. At Trial Graham was extremely well prepared and immediately went to work on systematically tearing apart the DA’s case and winning over the jury. The quality of Graham’s arguments was so far above that of the DA’s. It was like watching a pro NFL player go up against a elementary school flag football player. The jury, and folks working in the court LOVED him. The court reported stated that he was the best DUI attorney she had ever seen in the court. Even the CHP office that arrested me asked for his business card after he destroyed the DA’s arguments and got a not guilty verdict on both counts. (along with half the members of the Jury as well)

- Client

5 Stars

All in all I honestly could not be happier with the quality of work I received from Graham during this entire ordeal. I feel the price paid was extremely reasonable given the VERY high quality of my representation. Graham handled all aspects of my case personally (as opposed to many firms who have “associates” handle your case and plea you out at first chance). Graham won my DVM hearing as well as completely dominated the trial from start to finish, ultimately prevailing with a not guilty verdict on both counts. If you are facing a DUI (or really any tough case) I would highly recommend calling Graham. Graham is one of the top attorneys I have ever seen in action and I feel fortunate to have had him represent me. I would highly recommend you call Graham and discuss your case with him. He’s a very busy man, so you may have to wait for a call back, but you will be very glad you did.

- TEL

5 Stars

I have been fortunate enough to employ Mr.Donath for his services. The service was unparrallel to any other I have experienced. He took care of everything and I never had to miss a day of work! This is a plus since my line of work is very demanding and requires me to be available. I would reccomend him to anyone who is in need of legal services. Polite, professional & gets the job done…

- Criminal Defense Client

5 Stars

I am a licensed professional and was facing a misdemeanor conviction. This would have pretty much destroyed my future. I talked to at least 20 lawyers before I had the fortune to speaking with Mr. Donath. Not a single one stood out. Only he did. Very smart and confident. No matter how many times I emailed him/ called him, he always provided answers. I am so fortunate to have had such luck finding this lawyer, All of the good reviews truly reflect his skills. I can continue to work thanks to him.

- Client

5 Stars

Graham went above and beyond to get my case settled and get me the best results possible for my situation. I will continue to use him if needed for any future legal matters.

- Criminal Defense Client

5 Stars

I strongly recommend Mr. Donath as criminal defense attorney to handle complex cases. He kept me informed and spent as much time with me as it was needed for the case. He was thorough in answering my questions.

- Riva

5 Stars

I was in the unfortunate case of needing a criminal defense attorney. I was recommended to Graham by another attorney who does not handle criminal cases. Graham was very knowledgeable, efficient and was able to obtain a dismissal of my case.

- Criminal Defense Client

5 Stars

I got arrested after I was accused of domestic violence. I was referred to Mr. Donath by some attorney in court on my first court date and called him. Boy am I glad I did. A few months later and all criminal charges dismissed and all I had to do was pay a fine. I can’t say enough about what a great and trustworthy lawyer he was.

- Jeff W.

5 Stars

I have used a couple different lawyers for various things throughout the years and Graham is unequivocally the most efficient and hardest working one that I have hired. He is extremely thorough and communicates very well. I would highly recommend him to anyone in the market for an attorney.

- David