Jeffrey L. Kaloustian

Jeffrey L. Kaloustian

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Oakland, CA

Law Office of Jeffrey L. Kaloustian
 | 2831 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: 510-338-3497
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

Jeffrey L. Kaloustian is the founder of his own firm that is located in Oakland, California. He has proven to be a skilled and aggressive litigator in a variety of practice areas, providing representation to clients throughout the Bay Area in matters involving general criminal defense, driving under the influence and plaintiff's personal injury cases.

Boasting a diverse educational background, Mr. Kaloustian first pursued his undergraduate studies at The University of Utah, where he received a Bachelor of Science in geography in 1997. After spending several years as a professional ski patroller in Lake Tahoe and then earning a professional certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Nevada, Reno, he went on to attend the University of San Francisco School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2009. While in law school, Mr. Kaloustian served on the USF Law Review, co-chaired the Public Interest Law Foundation and was honored with the USF Pursuit of Justice Award upon graduation. He is admitted to practice before all California state courts and in the United States District Court, Northern Distcrict of California. 

A current member of the board of directors of Human Rights Advocates, Mr. Kaloustian has a long-standing relationship with the Berkeley-based humanitarian organization. He previously served there as both a fellow and international human rights advocate, the latter of which was followed by advocacy work for the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy. Mr. Kaloustian is also an active participant in a variety of legal organizations as well, including the Alameda County Bar Association and the National Lawyers Guild.

Active in his community, Mr. Kaloustian volunteers as a mediator at San Francisco's Office of Citizen Complaints. He also supports social organizations such as Mediators Beyond Borders and the International Center for Mental Health and Human Rights.

About Jeffrey Kaloustian

Admitted: 2010, California

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Pursuit of Justice Award, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2009
  • USF Law Review, Public Interest Law Foundation - Co-chair, University of San Francisco School of Law

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Dharamsala, India, Fellow
  • Berkeley-based Human Rights Advocates, President of the Board of Directors

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Human Rights Advocates, President, Board of Directors, 2015
  • Volunteer teacher, Citizen Schools, teaching Street Law, a legal literacy class to middle school students in East Oakland, 2014
  • Volunteer Attorney, National Lawyers Guild, doing pro bono representation of individuals facing criminal charges for activities related to political demonstrations and/or protests, 2011
  • International Center for Mental Health and Human Rights, Co-founder

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:


Educational Background:

  •  Certificate of Professional Development - Nonprofit Management - Univeristy of Nevado at Reno , 2006
  • University of Utah, B.S., Geography, 1997

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Justice
Office Location for Jeffrey L. Kaloustian

2831 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609


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Last Updated: 2/15/2018

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