Doreen Boxer is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Boxer McLaughlin, A Professional Corporation in Newport Beach, California. The firm concentrates on criminal defense litigation. Ms. Boxer's compassion and vigorous representation are key components in her firm's success. In addition to her duties as an attorney, Doreen Boxer manages the firm’s business development as well as its community outreach strategies.
Doreen Boxer began her career in law after she earned her undergraduate degree in international business from the New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business. She then attended the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, where she received her Juris Doctor. In 2007, Doreen Boxer attended the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, where she took part in the Senior Executives in State and Local Government program.
Over two decades, Ms. Boxer held several positions as a trial lawyer. After she served as a courtroom attorney in Brooklyn, New York, she was hired by the Los Angeles County Public Defender in 1995. As a Deputy Public Defender, she focused on misdemeanor representation for disadvantaged clients. Ms. Boxer went on to work for the Orange County Public Defender, where she focused primarily on special-circumstance homicide cases.
In 2006, Doreen Boxer became the County of San Bernardino Public Defender. This position required the management of a $31 million-dollar budget, more than 250 staff members, and 17 locations. Under her leadership, her staff of attorneys, investigators, and clerks handled an average workload of 60,000 cases per year.
Ms. Boxer is active with several professional organizations such as the California Public Defenders Association, the California State Association of Counties, the Federal Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is a frequent writer for California Defender Magazine and has authored The Criminal Trial Notebook: California and The Criminal Evidence Handbook.