Jacek W. Lentz has been recognized by both his clients and other lawyers as one on the most persistent, and hard working criminal defense attorneys in Southern California. He offers his clients a deep, nuanced understanding of criminal defense law and a proven track record of achieving excellent results. He is passionate about helping his clients and he always assumes he can win or successfully resolve every case.
Mr. Lentz began developing his legal skills and uncompromising dedication to high standards and legal excellence by practicing corporate litigation at some of the most prestigious corporate defense law firms in San Francisco and Los Angeles. While he appreciated the challenge of high level civil litigation a few years ago he started his practice in criminal law, which he found personally and philosophically more satisfying because of the service he is able to provide to those who need it most. Mr. Lentz is a human optimist who passionately believes that people are inherently capable and deserving of redemption, rehabilitation and second chances regardless of the mistakes they have made in their lives. He understands his unique mission and duty in helping people face the criminal justice system which is increasingly unforgiving, harsh and often unjust. He is particularly dedicated to the cause of those who have been wrongly accused and prosecuted for crimes they did not commit. Being a criminal defense lawyer allows him to practice law with a high level of creative energy and enthusiasm for fighting for his clients and achieving excellent results. Mr. Lentz has successfully defended countless people who have been arrested throughout the State of California, including in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Riverside, San Bernadino, Colusa and Humboldt Counties. Mr. Lentz’s comprehensive knowledge of the California Justice System enables him to defend your rights regardless of where your arrest occurred.
Whether you or someone you know has been arrested for medical marijuana, DUI, juvenile crimes, assault and battery, fraud or theft, drug charges, or have probation or parole questions, he will work hard to protect your rights and minimize the impact of the arrest on your life.
Jacek W. Lentz is a member of The National Organization For the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and is particularly dedicated to the medical marijuana movement and knowledgeable about marijuana laws. He is actively involved as a member of the Board of Directors at the Beverly Hills Bar Association Barristers.
Mr. Lentz attended UCLA and is an honors graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz. He obtained his legal education at Oxford University, Trinity College, in England, and the University of California Hastings College of the Law.