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: 510-404-8854
Fax: 510-550-3683
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of his own law firm, Jeffrey L. Kaloustian is a dedicated advocate and skilled litigator for his clients in Oakland, California. Mr. Kaloustian represents people in a broad variety of practice areas, including general criminal defense, DUI and DWI defense, white collar criminal defense and personal injury law.

    Mr. Kaloustian completed his undergraduate education at The University of Utah, graduating in 1997 with his Bachelor of Science in geography. He then spent several years working for Outward Bound as a wilderness course instructor and as a ski patroller at Lake Tahoe. Mr. Kaloustian decided that he wanted to become an attorney, so he commenced his legal education at the University of San Francisco School of Law. He graduated with his Juris Doctor in 2009. While he was in law school, he served on the USF Law Review.

    After law school, Mr. Kaloustian became licensed to practice law before all of the state courts of California and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Over the past decade, he has quickly built a reputation as a fierce litigator for his clients. Mr. Kaloustian has secured many favorable results for his clients and has a "Superb" rating through Avvo.

    Mr. Kaloustian has long been dedicated to humanitarian causes. He previously served as the president of the board of directors for Human Rights Advocates and founded the International Center for Mental Health and Human Rights. Mr. Kaloustian has offered his services on a pro-bono basis and has served as a volunteer mediator with the San Francisco Office of Citizen Complaints and Community Boards. He is actively involved in several professional organizations, including the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the National Cannabis Bar Association, the California DUI Lawyers Association and many others.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Criminal Defense
    • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 20%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, Animal Bites, Assault, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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    About Jeffrey Kaloustian

    Admitted: 2010, California

    Professional Webpage: https://www.jklaw1.com/about-jeffrey-l-kaloustian/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top Attorneys in North America – Expert Network
    • Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars”, 2016 & 2017
    • Avvo “Superb” Rating
    • Esteemed Lawyers of America – Member
    • Pro Bono Publico Awards – Public Interest Clearinghouse – 2008 & 2009
    • USF Law Review, Public Interest Law Foundation - Co-chair, University of San Francisco School of Law
    • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award, 2018
    • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. Super Lawyers Magazine features the list and profiles of selected attorneys and is distributed to attorneys in the state or region and the ABA-accredited law school libraries. Super Lawyers is also published as a special section in leading city and regional magazines across the country. Lawyers are selected to a Super Lawyers list in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers Rising Star, Thompson Reuters, 2018
    • Pursuit of Justice Award, University of San Francisco School of Law, 2009
    • Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations, Super Lawyers Rising Star, Thompson Reuters, 2017

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti
    • Huairou Commission
    • California DUI Lawyers Association
    • South India Cell for Human Rights Education & Monitoring
    • NORML
    • National Cannabis Bar Association
    • National Lawyers Guild
    • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
    • California
    • Alameda County Bar Association
    • United States District Court, Northern District of California
    • Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Dharamshala, 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
    • Community Boards of San Francisco
    • International Center for Mental Health and Human Rights, Co-founder
    • 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

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • A special report and legal analysis on the use of "endangering state security" laws to suppress freedom of expression in Tibet, Author, International Human Rights Fellow, Dissenting Voices: Targeting the Intellectuals, Writers and Cultural Figures, Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, 2010

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    Educational Background:

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

    Industry Groups

    • Criminal Justice
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    Office Location for Jeffrey L. Kaloustian

    2831 Telegraph Avenue
    Oakland, CA 94609

    Phone: 510-404-8854

    Fax: 510-550-3683

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    Last Updated: 12/10/2020

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