Vincent R. Ross

Supervising Attorney & Chief Trial Attorney

In 1956, Vincent Ross was born in Asheville, North Carolina. Growing up in the mountainous region of North Carolina, Mr. Ross grew up an avid outdoor enthusiast, fisherman, and hunter. Mr. Ross obtained his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina. During his undergraduate education, Mr. Ross worked and lived on a local tobacco farm, working to save money to move to California and attend law school.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Ross’ interest in law was clear. Mr. Ross participated in a number of projects, which were run by advocacy groups for the protection of Constitutional rights. Mr. Ross volunteered with the ACLU and NORML for several years. Throughout his participation with these advocacy groups, Mr. Ross developed his love for defending the Constitutional rights of others, and ultimately resulted in his attendance in law school. In 1984 Mr. Ross began his legal education at the University of San Diego School of Law.

In 1987, Mr. Ross graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law, and passed the California Bar Examination the first time he sat for the exam. After becoming a licensed attorney, Mr. Ross practiced law with a major law firm, whose clients were primarily insurance companies and their affiliates. After a few years representing insurance companies, Mr. Ross realized that criminal defense was his true passion. Mr. Ross started his own criminal defense firm, and continued to provide superior representation to this day.

Over nearly 30 years exclusively practicing criminal defense, Mr. Ross has represented thousands of clients facing a variety of criminal charges. These charges ranged from driving on a suspended license to first degree murder. Many of the case Mr. Ross has represented his clients in have been game changing decisions, or have had a substantial impact on the development of California criminal law. Mr. Ross has been interviewed and chronicled by 20-20, Dateline, and several other media entities both local and national.

The attorneys at Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer are a team of experienced professionals with a single unifying mission: To vigorously and zealously advocate for our client’s rights. With several decades of combined experience exclusively defending clients facing criminal charges, LACL provides a caliber of representation that sets us apart from other criminal defense firms in Los Angeles. At LACL, you will receive individualized attention and representation that is unmatched in the legal community. We take pride in our dedication to our clients, and we have a proven track record of success.

If you or a love one has been accused of a crime, contact Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer at 310-502-1314 to experience the difference for yourself.

Greg Brenner

Attorney of Counsel

Los Angeles “Of Counsel” attorney, Gregory D. Brenner, is a well-known and accomplished attorney throughout the County of Los Angeles. He has an extensive knowledge of the law and is a talented litigator both inside and outside the courtroom.

Mr. Brenner was born in Los Angeles and has lived there his entire life except for the four years spent attending the University of Arizona where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree before coming home to attend Loyola Law School and obtaining his Juris Doctor Degree. At Loyola, he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy. Mr. Brenner also served as a Federal Judicial Extern for the Honorable Stephen V. Wilson in the U.S. District Court, Central District during his time at Loyola.

Before practicing as a private criminal defense attorney, Mr. Brenner was a Deputy Public Defender for over six years with the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. This prior experience has given him invaluable insight into the criminal justice system and the entities that work within it. It is this experience and knowledge as well as these relationships that make him an asset in any criminal defense case. Today, Mr. Brenner is able to use his former position as a Deputy Public Defender and the connections that he forged throughout the criminal justice system to his advantage enabling him to better build a compelling case for every one of his clients.

With over two decades of experience, Gregory D. Brenner continues to provide unparalleled criminal defense to his clients, giving them the high-quality representation that they need and deserve. To him, there is no greater duty or obligation. Mr. Brenner has owned and operated his criminal defense firm since 2001. He has also been a member of the Los Angeles Superior Court panel of attorneys authorized to accept court-appointed criminal defense cases through the Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program (ICDA).

Mr. Brenner is admitted to practice law as an attorney and counselor of the United States District Court for the Central District of California as well as in all state courts throughout California. He has successfully represented clients in criminal and D.U.I. cases in Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and Santa Barbara Counties. Mr. Brenner has also conducted hundreds of D.M.V. Admin Per Se Hearings. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Mr. Brenner has been featured on several television shows including: “Good Morning America,” Court T.V.’s “Catherine Crier Live,” “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” “Celebrity Justice,” and “Fox News Live.” He has been quoted in the New York Post.

Gregory D. Brenner has stood up for the rights of clients in courtrooms throughout the greater Los Angeles area his entire career. He is a compassionate, fair and honest advocate whose pugnacious spirit assists him in his fight to protect the rights of his clients. He understands both the importance and the need for justice.

His practice is devoted exclusively to D.U.I. and criminal defense. His sincere yet aggressive style has earned him a strong reputation in the legal community and it is a reputation he takes seriously. Mr. Brenner has developed strong relationships with prosecutors and judges throughout Los Angeles County
and his knowledge of the criminal justice system and how best to navigate through it puts his clients at ease. He understands that it is both what you know and who you know that matter when it comes to defending his clients and prides himself on being a voice for the voiceless.

Thomas J. Beck

Thomas J. Beck, Director of Operations

Mr. Beck has spent nearly two decades working with a major law firm, which focused on consumer law, in Arizona. Mr. Beck joins Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer as the Senior Executive and Director of Client Operations. Throughout his career, Mr. Beck has demonstrated an exceptional dedication to obtaining results, which consistently surpasses the expectations of clients. Through his hard work and zealous work ethic, Mr. Beck has helped Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer become a known, and trusted, criminal defense firm in Los Angeles.

Mr. Beck has a limited his professional consultations to exclusively aid Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer. Mr. Beck is a key component of Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer, arguing cases in front of the DMV both personally and telephonically. Mr. Beck’s expertise extends to all the key aspects of the DMV hearing process, and provides a vigorous defense in an effort to assist client who are facing a suspension of their license as a result of criminal accusations.

At Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer, we aim to provide each and every client the very best customer service in the business. At LACL our attorneys are available to answer questions and provide insights into your case at all times of the day. We treat each client like they are our only client, and take the time to listen to our client’s concerns, and fight to obtain the very best results.

Sami Haddad

Attorney of Counsel

Sami Haddad was born and raised in Point Pleasant, New Jersey. In 2007, Mr. Haddad moved to San Diego, California to attend college at the University of California, Los Angeles (“UCLA”) where he obtained his undergraduate degree in economics and political science. After graduating from UCLA, Mr. Haddad attended California Western School of Law. Prior to graduating with a Juris Doctorate with Honors in Business Law, and passing the California Bar Exam on his first attempt, Mr. Haddad had already obtained substantial experience in the legal field; working for the Office of General Counsel for Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR).

During his legal education, Mr. Haddad served as the Editor-in-Chief of the California Western School of Law’s student-run newspaper; the Commentary. During his time as the Editor-in-Chief, the American Bar Association nominated the Commentary as the Best Law School Newspaper in the Nation.

After graduating California Western School of Law, Mr. Haddad worked as an Associate Litigation Attorney with Lee, Shome & Kennedy. After his employment with Lee, Shome & Kennedy, Mr. Haddad was the managing attorney for the Curran Law Firm. While acting as the managing attorney, Mr. Haddad dealt with complex legal issues in criminal law, including DUI defense, as well as complex family law issues. Mr. Haddad subsequently started his own private practice, focusing on issues including criminal defense and family law.

Mr. Haddad is authorized to practice law and represent clients in all California state courts, as well as the Southern District Court of California. Mr. Haddad exclusively represents family law clients, and individuals facing criminal charges.

Mr. Haddad demonstrates his commitment to the community by being an active member of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program as well as the Community Law Project. As a member of these associations, he gives back to his community by aiding indigent clients with free or low cost legal services. He is a member of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program and the Community Law project, helping the poor with low cost, or free legal services, and contributing to the community.

Mr. Haddad is a member in good-standing of the Italian National Bar Association, the San Diego Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Brandon Naidu

Attorney of Counsel Orange County, D.M.V. Hearing Expert

Brandon S. Naidu obtained his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in economics from the University of Utah. Ultimately, Mr. Naidu attended California Western School of Law to pursue his passion for criminal defense. During his legal education, Mr. Naidu received the highest grade in his class for courses including legal research, legal writing, and professional responsibility. Mr. Naidu has worked with exceptional criminal defense attorneys in San Diego, and is now working with the best defense attorney in San Diego.

Thomas (TJ) Filicia

New Client Relations

Thomas Filicia joins the Los Angeles DUI Attorney Law Firm, as the firm’s Director of New Client Relations. Thomas is responsible for extensively evaluating each case, and then consulting with the rest of the team to determine how the specific needs of each individual client can best be addressed. Thomas’ attention to detail, team mentality, and communication skills have made him a valuable asset to our firm

Thomas was born and raised in San Diego, and was resided in Southern California for most of his life. He is a graduate of the Syracuse University College of Law, where he was a member of the school’s American Bar Association Negotiation Team. At Syracuse, he developed a passion for criminal defense law, and clerked for a law firm that handled primarily criminal appeals. He has drafted appellate briefs in several areas of criminal law including Parole Violations, Domestic Violence, Rape, and Murder. After graduating law school, Thomas worked for one of San Diego’s preeminent Construction Defect and HOA law firms. He is also a member of the St. Thomas Moore Society for Catholic Attorneys.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Filicia studied Communications at Loyola Marymount University, where he also played Varsity Baseball. He then went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from St. John’s University. At St. John’s, he was a member of the University’s Ethics Debate Team, which competed annually in national competitions.

Thomas is an avid sports fan, who enjoys staying active, and rooting for the Padres, Lakers, and Cowboys, in his free time.

Richard Silber

Senior Legal Administrator

Richard Silber is a lifelong Californian with over 30 years of client services experience. After graduating from the University of California, San Diego with pre-law degrees in Philosophy and Political Science, Mr. Silber began his professional career in client services by taking customer facing positions in the technology industry.

Mr. Silber has filled client services position in both inside and outside of the legal community. Though his career has taken him into different industries, the constant has always been putting the client’s needs first and foremost. This philosophy has made Mr. Silber a perfect fit for the firms role as a legal administrator, where our clients’ best interest is job number one. His responsibilities vary at our firm, but all of them revolve around exceeding our clients’ expectations.


Private Investigator of Counsel

Kevin Roncevich was an armed service member who served with the U.S Navy from 1997 through 2001. Mr. Ronecevich was deployed twice during his service, onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, to the Persian Gulf as a member of Operation Southern Watch. As a result of his participation in two critical missions, Mr. Roncevich’s service was acknowledged when he received numerous medals for his contributions to the operations.

Personal Accomplishments / Awards:

  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2).
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2).
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (2).
  • Good Conduct Medal.
  • Coast Guard Unit Commendation with Operational Distinguishing Device.
  • Battle “E” Award.
  • Flag Letter of Commendation.
  • Navy Achievement Medal.
  • Letter of Commendation from Rear Admiral, United States Navy.
  • Sailor of the Month.
  • Junior Sailor of the Month.
  • Letter of Appreciation from Commanding Officer HS-4.
  • Letter of Commendation from Commanding Officer HS-4.

After his service to our nation with the US Navy, Mr. Roncevich enrolled, and completed a course of study with the Golden West Police Academy. After working as a patrol officer, Mr. Roncevich was promoted to a position with the local SWAT team. Ultimately, Mr. Roncevich became a criminal investigations detective receiving thousands of hours of training from top experts in the industry.

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