Donald Re

Donald M. Re, A Professional Law Corporation
624 S Grand Ave Fl 22
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(213) 623-4234



EDUCATION 1963 A.B. Phillips Exeter Academy 1967 B.A. Princeton University 1970 J.D. University of California, Los Angeles BAR MEMBERSHIP State of California U.S. District Court Central District of California U.S. District Court Northern District of California U.S. District Court Eastern District of California U.S. District Court Southern District of California U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit United States Supreme Court BAR ASSOCIATIONS American Bar Association National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers California Attorneys for Criminal Justice - Present  Board Member 1985-1990; 1993 - 1995  Member Federal Practice Committee 1990 - 1995 Criminal Courts Bar Association -  President, 1992  Board Member 1985-1991     Member Federal Practice Committee 1990-Present Beverly Hills Bar Association  American College of Trial Lawyers - Present American Board of Criminal Lawyers, Fellow 2008-Present Private Practice, Criminal Defense 1971 - Present Partner, Weitzman & Ré 1982-1985 Owner, Donald M. Ré, A Professional Law Corporation 1985-         Present ACTIVITIES/LECTURERS Instructor of Constitutional Law - University of West Los Angeles School of Law 1973-1976 Lectures (Sample) CACJ; Beverly Hills Bar Association; California Continuing Education of the Bar; Practicing Law Institute; Criminal Courts Bar Association; California State Public Defenders; West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; Indiana Trial Lawyers Association; Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association PUBLICATIONS Business Crime, Matthew Bender (6 Vols.) Editor Criminal Courts Bar Association Bulletin 1982-1985 Various articles in criminal law legal publications including Los Angeles Daily Journal; Criminal Courts Bar Association Newsletter; CACJ Forum AWARDS INCLUDE 1985 Gerry Geisler Memorial Award Outstanding Trial Lawyer   of the Year 1985 Certificate of Appreciation CACJ 1998 Los Angeles Lawyer,“L.A.’s Top Lawyers” 1999 Los Angeles Business Journal,“L.A.’s Top Litigators” 2004 Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine,        “Super Lawyers - 2004" 2004 Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine,“Top      100 Lawyers” 2005 Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine,       “Super Lawyers - 2005" 2005 Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine,“Top      100 Lawyers” 2006 Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine,    “Super Lawyers - 2006" 2006 Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine,“Top   100 Lawyers” 2007 Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine,      “Super Lawyers - 2007" 2007 Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine,“Top      100 Lawyers” 2007 Criminal Courts Bar Association, The President’s Award 2010 Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine, “Super Lawyers - 2010" 2011 Best Lawyers - “Lawyer of the Year” 2012 Best California Attorneys - 2012 2013 Best Lawyers - “Lawyer of the Year” SAMPLE CASES People v. Allen Cowlings People v. Estevez (Charles Sheen) Farrah Fawcett (As witness) United States v. Andrew Daulton Lee (Falcon and Snowman  Spy Case) United States v. Eddie (Nash) Nasrallah (Rico Arson federal  acquittal) United States v. John Z. DeLorean* (Cocaine federal       acquittal) United States v. Joseph Isgro (federal payola dismissal) People v. McKinley Lee (Snoop Doggie Dogg murder case               acquittal) People v. Blaisch (Attorney charged with criminal conduct in Texaco lawsuit - acquittal) People v. Henschel (Real estate fraud - acquittal) United States v. Ferri (Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff charged with civil rights violation - acquittal) United States v. Ballestros (Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff charged with obstruction of justice and money laundering - acquittal/dismissal) United States v. Rick Brown (Defendant charged with international drug conspiracy - acquittal) United States v. Anthony Brooklier (Attorney charged with federal tax evasion - plea to misdemeanor failure to file) United States v. Michael Lightman (Multi-count workers compensation insurance fraud and tax fraud - acquittal and dismissal) People v. Asher (Dismissal, false statements and perjury charges People v. Rahimi (Dismissal insurance fraud charge) United States v. Barry Minkow;  Case No.11-20209-CR *Closing Argument featured in Ladies and Gentlemen of the Jury: Greatest Closing Arguments in Modern Law, Edited by Michael S. Lief, H. Mitchell Caldwell, and Benjamin Bycel (Scribner, 1998) *Closing Argument featured in The Last Word, Transcripts of Famous Jury Arguments, Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy (2001) Appeal (Sample) United States v. Watson, 423 U.S. 411 (1976) United States v. Arias, 923 F.2d 1387 (9th Cir. 1991) United States v. Miller, 904 F.2d 65 (D.C. Cir. 1990) United States v. Bruges,  F.2d  (9th Cir. 1990) United States v. Lew, 875 F.2d 219 (9th Cir. 1989) Associated Press v. U.S. District Court, 705 F.2d 1143 (9th    Cir. 1983) United States v. Brooklier, 685 F.2d 1208 (9th Cir. 1982) United States v. Anderson, 663 F.2d 934 (9th Cir. 1981) United States v. Sherman, 627 F.2d 189 (9th Cir. 1980) United States v. Wardlaw, 576 F.2d 932 (1st Cir. 1978) United States v. Benveniste, 564 F.2d 335 (9th Cir. 1977) United States v. Isgro, 751 F.Supp. 846 (C.D. Cal. 1990) United States v. DeLorean, 561 F.Supp. 797 (D.C. Cal. 1983) United States v. Benveniste, 564 F.2d 335 (9th Cir. 1977) United States v. Jaramillo-Suarez, 950 F.2d 1412 (9th Cir. 1991) United States v. Barona, 56 F.3d 1087 (9th Cir. 1995) United States v. Sarno, 73 F.3d 1470 (9th Cir. 1995) United States v. Walters, 309 F.3d 589 (9th Cir. 2002) (Counsel for Amicus) United States v. Underwood, 725 F.3d 1076 (9th Cir. 2013)