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Virginia M. Blumenthal

Founding Attorney

Backed by 40 Years of Experience

For more than 40 years, Virginia M. Blumenthal has practiced criminal defense law in Riverside. Due to her dedication, she has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States by The National Trial Lawyers. Additionally, she has been selected by her peers again in 2020 for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America – an honor she has held for more than 30 years.

In 1975, Ms. Blumenthal, a former Riverside school teacher, opened the first woman-owned law firm in Inland Southern California. Today, she is one of the most recognized litigators in California. Her team of attorneys at Blumenthal & Moore is devoted exclusively to defending the accused.

Recognition for Her Exceptional Work Ethic

In November 2018, Ms. Blumenthal was elected to her fourth term on the Riverside Community College District Board of Trustees, where she long served as President. She has served as President of the Riverside County Philharmonic, is one of the founders of the Riverside County High School Mock Trial program, and is a founding director for the Riverside Police Foundation.

Ms. Blumenthal’s work has been recognized by:

  • The President of the United States
  • The Governor of California
  • The Mayor of Riverside
  • The California Legislature
  • The Riverside County Board of Supervisors
  • The Riverside City Council


  • White Collar Crimes
  • All Aspects of Criminal Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1975


  • California Southern Law School, Riverside, California
    • J.D., 1975
  • California State Northridge
    • M.A., 1971
  • California State Northridge
    • B.A., 1970

Honors, Awards, & Accomplishments

  • Received an Access to Justice Award from the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino, 2024
  • Named Best Lawyer in the IE by Inland Empire Magazine, 2024
  • Received a Champion for Justice Award from the Fair Housing Council of Riverside County, 2023
  • Received the Civil Rights Law Giant Award from the NAACP Youth Council, Riverside Chapter, 2023
  • Blumenthal & Moore received the Small Business Eagle Award from the Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, 2023
  • Received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Corona Chamber of Commerce, 2023
  • Received the Bear of Distinction Award from Poly High School in Riverside, the school's hall of fame honor for distinguished alumni, 2022
  • Received the Roy Hord Volunteer of the Year Award, Riverside Downtown Partnership, 2022
  • Named Riverside Community College District Alumnus of the Year, 2016
  • Received the James H. Krieger Meritorious Service Award, the highest honor of the Riverside County Bar Association, 2015
  • Named Citizen of the Year, Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce, 2014
  • Received an Honorary Life Member Award from the Fraternal Order of Police, Riverside, Lodge 8, 2014
  • Named Riverside County Woman of the Year, California Legislature, 2010
  • Received the NAACP Law & Justice Award, 2009
  • Received the YWCA Women of Achievement “Person Who Makes a Difference” Award, 2008
  • Received the Gold Key Award, Soroptimist International of Riverside, 2007
  • Received the ATHENA Leadership Award for outstanding community service, 2004
  • Opened the first female-owned law firm in Riverside and San Bernardino counties
  • Rated AV Preeminent, the highest possible rating for professional excellence, by the nation’s leading national attorney directory, Martindale Hubbell
  • Named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the United States by the National Trial Lawyers
  • Selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America – an honor she has held for more than 30 years
  • Named one of the “77 best female litigators in California” by Los Angeles Daily Journal, the San Francisco Daily Journal and the Sacramento Daily Recorder
  • Named one of the “Best Lawyers in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties” by Inland Empire Magazine
  • Named a Top Ranking Law Firm (Blumenthal & Moore) in the nation by U.S. News and World Report
  • Named “One of the Best Women Litigators in California,” one of the “Most Influential Attorneys in the State of California,” “One of the Best Lawyers in San Bernardino & Riverside Counties” and “Super Lawyer in California”
  • Elected to five terms on the Riverside Community College Board of Trustees, with extensive service as Board President
  • Board member and past president of the Riverside County Philharmonic
  • Volunteer with the Riverside County Spelling Bee (Head Judge since 1977)
  • Volunteer and founder of the Riverside County High School Mock Trial Program – helped bring the program to Riverside
  • Founding governor who helped establish the Riverside Community College Friends of Forensics, to help students learn to speak in front of audiences
  • Founding director of the Riverside Police Foundation
  • Honorary coach of the UCR girl’s basketball team


  • Guest Lecturer, "People Who Make a Difference," Riverside County

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