Courtney E. Pilchman

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Courtney Pilchman is a certified criminal law specialist who was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a stellar trial record. In her capacity as DDA, she worked closely with judges, district attorneys, defense experts and law enforcement agencies. Courtney has earned the distinguished title of Top 1% of Attorneys in the United States.

After leaving the DA's office, she opened the law firm of Pilchman & Kay, PLC with her colleague, Anita Kay. As an Irvine criminal defense attorney, Ms. Pilchman is able to utilize her skills as a trial attorney along with her legal connections for the best interest of her clients. She has an accomplished track record as an aggressive trial attorney earning her the respect of her peers. Equally impressive, Ms. Pilchman has been complimented as an attorney who is willing to spend time with her clients, educating them on the process and giving sound legal advice.

Courtney has handled thousands of criminal law cases from the initial filing stages to trial. Her experience includes representing clients charged with:

  • DUI
  • Theft
  • Internet Crimes
  • Physical and Sexual Assaults of Children
  • Rape
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Major Fraud
  • Robbery
  • Murder

In addition, she has been highly successful resolving cases prior to trial by winning various pre-trial motions and hearings. This experience is what sets Ms. Pilchman apart from other criminal defense attorneys.

Ms. Pilchman's success as a criminal defense lawyer has opened up her practice to representing physicians who have been charged with a crime. Ms. Pilchman is one of the few attorneys who has successfully defended medical professional in both criminal court and the California Medical Licensing Board. Her reputation with the medical board investigators, deputy attorney generals and judges has without a doubt made her the top choice for physicians in need of a licensing attorney.

Ms. Pilchman earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California. After college, she received her law degree from Chapman University School of Law and then went on to George Washington University School of Law where she received an advanced legal degree in litigation and dispute resolution. She is licensed to practice law in the State of California and is certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Criminal Law.

Ms. Pilchman is also a guest on local and national news programs offering legal analysis for the biggest cases in the country. She has commented on Casey Anthony, George Zimmerman, Michael Jackson, Natalie Holloway, and Jodi Arias. In addition to her television commentary, Ms. Pilchman also speaks to medical organizations and physicians on medical/legal matters

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