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Mr. Medina is a former Orange County Deputy Public Defender. While in the Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Medina handled thousands of criminal matters ranging from DUI’s to Third Strike cases.
During his seven years with the Public Defender’s Office, Mr. Medina cultivated a reputation of honesty and integrity with the local bench as well as the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
In 2001, Mr. Medina’s impeccable reputation and effectiveness as a trial lawyer earned him the highly prestigious 2001 Orange County Public Defender of the Year Award.
After leaving the Public Defender’s Office in 2004, Mr. Medina opened his own practice in Santa Ana. The enormous success of this practice is directly attributed to Mr. Medina’s professional reputation, intimate knowledge of the Orange County legal community, and his effectiveness as an aggressive litigator.
It is with this background that Mr. Medina continues to provide highly effective and professional representation to hundreds of clients with cases ranging from simple DUI’s to special circumstance homicides.

Mr. Medina handles all major crimes including but not limited to homicides, kidnapping, assault, all drug offenses, all theft offenses, driving under the influence, and all misdemeanor matters.
Mr. Medina also handles all DMV Hearings with respect to DUI, Negligent Operators, and Mental and Physical Defects.
Civil Harassment Protective Orders and representation of crime victims are included in Mr. Medina’s practice areas.

David Medina, Attorney at Law- Private Criminal Defense Practice: 2004-present
Represented numerous criminal defendants and clients in a wide range of cases including homicides, third strike cases, all drug offenses, domestic violence, hate crimes, assaults, driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol, theft related cases, and all juvenile matters.
Handled all aspects of DMV administrative hearings including driving under the influence, negligent operator, and physical and mental defects.
Represented clients before administrative boards in the areas of law enforcement, education, and various professional licenses.
Handled Civil Harassment and Domestic Violence restraining order hearings.
Practice includes Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Inyo, and Mono counties.

Orange County Public Defender’s Office-Deputy Public Defender: 1997-2004
Handled several thousand criminal matters. Tried over 100 cases. Worked out of every courthouse in Orange County including Juvenile Court. Cultivated lasting relationships with the local bench as well as most of the prosecutors in the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

1994-1997    Juris Doctorate, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA.
1997              Finalist Honors Moot Court competition
1995-1997    Certified Law Clerk, Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office
1988-1992    B.A. History, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles, CA

2001 Don Sims Attorney of the Year Award
Presented by the Orange County Public Defender’s Association

Raised in Mammoth Lakes, Ca. Former professional ski instructor. Currently reside in Orange County. Married with two children.
Contact Information
Law Office of David Medina
1043 Civic Center Drive West, 
2nd Floor
Santa Ana, CA 92703
Phone: (714) 647-1350​Email: