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Lara Yeretsian

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Glendale, CA

Yeretsian Law
450 North Brand Boulevard, 6th Floor
Glendale, CA 91203
Phone: 818-741-1220
Fax: 818-441-5296
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2011
Licensed in California Since: 1998
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (40%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
Languages Spoken: Arabic, Armenian, English
Attorney Profile

A highly respected criminal defense attorney, Lara Yeretsian is the principal attorney at Yeretsian Law. She takes cases in Glendale, Burbank, Los Angeles, and other cities in California, that involve matters such as white collar crimes, drug violations, federal crimes, domestic violence, theft and DUI.

Ms. Yeretsian is no stranger to high-profile cases. Over the course of her career, she has handled matters involving Scott Peterson and Michael Jackson. As such, she is particularly skilled in discretion and dealing with the media. Despite all the potential distractions associated with these cases, Ms. Yeretsian is able to focus on what matters most: returning the best possible outcome for the client.

She has done just that for decades. Ms. Yeretsian has tried many cases --including cases involving rape, murder, firearms, drug, hit and Run, and DUI charges among other charges-- with great results.  For these and other accomplishments, she holds an Avvo “Excellent” rating. Lara was honored as 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year by Congressman Schiff in 2019. She was also named a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2019.

Fluent in Arabic and Armenian, Ms. Yeretsian represents clients from all walks of life. She is committed to keeping the lines of communication open with clients, responding to their concerns quickly and in plain language. People who are well-informed are best equipped to make decisions about their future.

In 1994, Ms. Yeretsian received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from California State University, Northridge. She then graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1997 from the Southwestern Law School, later earning a Master of Laws in international and comparative law with distinction from Georgetown Law in 1998.

When she is not working on a client’s case, Ms. Yeretsian may be found doing philanthropic work with the Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry or serving on the Police Permit Review Panel of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

4 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2004 - 2011

About Lara Yeretsian

First Admitted: 1998, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.laralaw.com/About/Lara-Yerestian-Custom.shtml

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, a chapter in Reaching the Bar: Stories of All Women at All Stages of Their Law Careers

Bar/Professional Activity

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)  
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) 

Educational Background

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LL.M.(Masters of Laws) Degree in International and Comparative Law, Honors: with Distinction, 1998
  • Southwestern Law School, 1997
  • California State University at Northridge, B.A. in Political Science, 1994, 1994

Honors/Awards

  • Honored as 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year by Congressman Schiff, 2019
  • Named as Southern California Super Lawyers, 2019
  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2019
  • Pasadena Magazine Top Attorney Award, 2019
  • Business Life Magazine Women Achievers Award, 2018
  • Woman of the Year Award, Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, 2015
  • Named as Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2011
  • Business Woman of the Year Award, Armenian American Chamber of Commerce, 2010
  • Named as Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2010
  • Named as Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2009
  • Named as Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2008
  • Named as Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2007
  • Named as Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2006
  • Volunteer Team of the Year Award from The Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, 2006
  • Named as Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2005
  • Named as Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2004

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Panel Member, Police Permit Review Panel of Los Angeles Police Commission, 2019
  • Former Chair, Police Permit Review Panel of Los Angeles Police Commission, 2019
  • Board Member, Los Angeles City College Foundation, 2019
  • Chair, Armenian National Committee of America, Hollywood Chapter, 2019
  • Board Member, Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, 2019

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Business
  • Corporations
  • Entertainment
  • Hotels
  • Law Enforcement
  • Licensed Professionals
  • Media
  • Medicine
  • Sales
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Office Location for Lara Yeretsian

450 North Brand Boulevard
6th Floor
Glendale, CA 91203

Phone: 818-741-1220

Fax: 818-441-5296

Last Updated: 7/9/2021

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