Irvine, California

With a storied history dating to the 19th century, Irvine, indeed much of the southern portions of Orange County, came into being as a result of lawsuits over title to Spanish ranchos that had fallen into debt. By the late 1860’s, the land that now encompasses the city of Irvine and beyond ended up in the hands of four claimants, among them, James Irvine. In the late 1878, James Irvine bought out the other claimant’s share which spread over 23 miles, all the way up to the Santa Ana river.

James Irvine, Jr. inherited the 10,000 acres after his father’s death in 1886. James Jr. incorporated the land into a corporation that still dominates Orange County to this day, The Irvine Company. Various agricultural enterprises operated on the land and by soon enough became a major producer of crops and citrus.

Over the years, the Irvine family has donated much land to many useful purposes, including the University of California at Irvine. With the establishment of UCI in the early 1960’s, master plans for a new community, to be called Irvine, surrounding the university were proposed. The first developments in this new community were Turtle Rock and University Park. The community grew and new development were built radiating east. In 1971, the residents of the community of Irvine voted to incorporate and the City of Irvine was born. Although the original planned community was for only 50,000 residents, Irvine now has over 250,000 residents and is a major metropolitan area, with the highly rated UCI, diverse population, and home to many national and international corporations. Irvine is the 15 th largest city in California.

As an Orange County criminal defense attorney, William Weinberg’s office is centrally located in Irvine. An arrest in Irvine will usually be prosecuted at the Harbor Justice Center. Attorney Weinberg’s office is only blocks away from this courthouse. While Mr. Weinberg represents clients at all Orange County courts, his office proximity to the Harbor Justice Center leads many Irvine residents to his office. He has spent many years in the halls of justice at the Harbor courthouse and knows the ins-and-outs. To the clerks, the bailiffs, and the officers of the court (judges and attorneys), he is a familiar face and he is well-liked by all.

But just because Attorney Weinberg is a nice guy, doesn’t mean he treads lightly when defending his clients. As a criminal defense attorney serving Orange County for many years, he has developed an effective process for presenting his clients in a way that sets them apart from the shuffle before the judge. The client is an individual with a unique history and perhaps a sympathetic story; that is often forgotten by judges and prosecutors. Let’s face it, every person who has been charged with a crime or a DUI thinks their case is important but the judges and the prosecutors are seeing defendants day in and day out, it is routine for them. Attorney Weinberg makes his client stand out. When he goes before the court or negotiates with the prosecution, he puts a real face on his client; he tells his client’s story.

Whether you have been charged with a serious crime such a murder or a minor crime, like DUI, Irvine criminal defense attorney William Weinberg can help. He will work hard to make sure you get the best result possible, with an eye to preserving your future. Attorney Weinberg limits his practice to Orange County criminal and juvenile defense and offers a free review and consultation on your case. You may call him at (949) 474-8008 or email him at

Client Reviews
He was open, honest and compassionate (qualities you don't always find in an attorney) and his credentials proved that he is more than qualified to handle this complicated case. JoAnn H.
Not only did [my case] get resolved with great efficiency, [Mr. Weinberg and his team] were very open with me and kept the lines of communication flowing which I appreciated greatly. Ryan T.
There are many things about our conversations that told me that bill was an honest guy and knew what he was talking about. Amy C.