Dale S. Gribow

Dale S. Gribow

Attorney at Law
Palm Desert, California

Dale S. Gribow has been a practicing attorney for over 30 years with full service firms, initially in Beverly Hills and for the last 20 years in Palm Desert. After graduating from the University of Southern California (USC) and Loyola Law School he took post graduate classes at USC Law and UCLA Law.

While practicing in Beverly Hills, Gribow hosted a local legal talk show as well as his weekly legal column. He also served as a legal analyst and columnist contacted by the press for his position on legal issues both in LA and here in Coachella Valley. He was an annual Lecturer/Faculty Member of The International College of Surgeons, instructing orthopedic doctors "How to Write a Medical/Legal Report."

Gribow's stellar professional reputation, combined with his philanthropy and community involvement in both Beverly Hills and Palm Desert, has led both communities to recognize him on numerous occasions.

Gribow has been selected "TOP LAWYER" (DUI and Personal Injury) by Palm Springs Life (2011-2016) as well as being honored MAN OF THE YEAR seven times by The City of Palm Desert and The City of Hope. In addition Dale Gribow Day has been declared 4 times. 

Gribow has served on the boards of more than 40 charitable organizations (Rotary, Children's Discovery Museum, and Institute of Critical Care Medicine) as well as President of a dozen or more charities. He is also prominently featured in over 50 "Who's Who" lists nationwide and he writes a weekly Legal Column for one CV paper and writes as a Society Column for another.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Business Law
  • Real Estate
  • Estate Planning

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1969
  • Supreme Court of California, 1970
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1983


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1968
  • University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, California
    • Post Graduate Studies
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Post Graduate Studies
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
    • Bachelor of Arts - 1965
    • Honors: Blue Key, Sophomore, Junior & Senior Honor Societies

Published Works

  • Facts of Law, Los Angeles Herald Examiner, Mar/May, 1988
  • Facts of Law, Santa Monica Evening Outlook, Mar/May, 1988
  • One Toke Away, Single Life Magazine, 1975
  • Accidentally Yours, Weekly Legal Column (60+ articles)
  • Dale Gribow On the Law 2013 to Present , Coachella Valley Weekly
  • The Desert Sun, Society Columnist 2011 to Present

Representative Clients

  • Business Community
  • Entertainment Community
  • Medical Professionals
  • Other Attorneys and Judges


  • Gribow was a yearly Lecturer/Faculty Member of the International College of Surgeons instructing orthopedic doctors "How to Write a Medical/Legal Report"

Honors and Awards

  • Selected "TOP Lawyer “Palm Springs Life Magazine”, 2011 - 2016
  • 2015 Client Appreciation Award
  • 2015 Martindale Hubbell Client Distinction Award
  • Who’s Who in American Law and Biographical Recognition in over 50 Who’s Who Biographies.
  • 2012 Global Prize for Significant Accomplishments and Excellence
  • Martindale-Hubbell TOP Rating, (AV) Honor of Distinction, Client Distinction Award
  • Recognized in the Global 100 for accomplishments and success
  • Man of the Year 7 times including the City of Hope and the city of Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 2002 - 2003
  • Businessman of the Year, National Republican Congressional Committee's Business Advisory Council, 2003 - Present
  • Six Times Awarded Businessman of the Year
  • Red Cross : Former National Ambassador ( One of only three)
  • RM Chamber: Nominated Businessman of the Year
  • Businessman of the Year, Palm Desert Chamber of Commerce, 2002 - 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Palm Desert Rotary Chapter, Board Member
  • Institute for Critical Care Medicine 911 +, Past President
  • Children's Discovery Museum/Discovery Partners, Past President
  • Canyon National Bank in Palm Springs, Board of Advisors
  • Consumer Attorneys of the Inland Empire, 2013 Annual Spring Seminar Committee
  • Associated Member of Republican State Central Committee : Appointed
  • Chain des Rotisseurs: Baillage Du Beverly Hills Charge de Missions, Former Board Member
  • Bighorn Foundation, Former Patron
  • PD Civic Fine Arts, Former Commission Member
  • PD Police Advisory Board, Former Commission Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Los Angeles County Public Defenders' Office, Deputy Public Defender, 1970 - 1974
  • Law Office Dale Gribow APC, President, 1974 - 2013


  • Spanish
  • English


  • Alpha Epsilon Delta
  • Tau Delta Phi
  • Phi Alpha Delta