Trusted & Respected Pasadena Criminal Defense Lawyer

Serving the San Gabriel Valley & Los Angeles County

Recently recognized as one of the "Nation's Top 1%" of attorneys by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Steve Escovar has represented clients in more than 75 Jury Trials to verdict and has successfully handled hundreds of criminal cases in Pasadena, Alhambra, El Monte, West Covina, Pomona, and throughout Southern California since 1994. Escovar & Avila, LLP has the experience, relationships, and proven ability to protect your rights and freedom.

We strive to make the best criminal representation affordable to all. We have reasonable fees, often with payment plans. We treat every case with care, urgency, confidentiality, and tenacity. Our Pasadena criminal defense attorneys utilize effective defense strategies that can help reduce, dismiss, or acquit the charges against you.

Learn how we can help you by calling (626) 577-7700 or contact us online to schedule your free initial case consultation.


Your Criminal Defense Lawyer

As a former public defender, Attorney Escovar has seen nearly every type of criminal offense ranging from minor misdemeanors to the most complex of felonies. A Pasadena criminal defense lawyer who is wholeheartedly committed to protecting the rights of his clients, Attorney Escovar has been recognized for his exceptional trial abilities, proven record of results, and his unrelenting approach to defense.

Escovar & Avila, LLP is fully committed to providing clients with superior client services and aggressive defense strategies. Because no case is ever too small or too complex, every client is met with compassionate guidance that recognizes the unique aspects their case brings and is treated with personalized, attentive legal advocacy every step of the way.

True Stories from Real Clients

  • “Steve and his team were able to get positive results for my family member and we are forever grateful.”


  • “I have full confidence in his abilities as an attorney.”


  • “Mr. Escovar handled my case with much detail and integrity.”


  • “He was honest with me from the start”


  • “Steve Escovar is without a doubt the best lawyer and professional in the business.”

    Pleased Client

  • “ 5 stars all the way.”


  • “Steve always gave a sense of professionalism.”


  • “I just want. to recommend my attorney to all in need of the Best!”


  • “I hope I never need him again but I would call him immediately if I did!”


  • “Best Lawyer in the whole world!!!!”


  • “My family and I are eternally grateful for his service”

    Mr. Zavala

Why Choose Escovar & Avila, LLP?

  • 10/10 Superb Avvo Rating

  • Named one of Pasadena's Top Attorneys by Pasadena Magazine

  • Nation’s Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC)

  • Qualified Federal Death Penalty Trial Counsel – Attorney

  • Former President of the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association

  • Featured in CNN Español, Telemundo, and Univision as a legal commenter

  • Free, initial case evaluations for clients

  • Payment plans available

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