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Lara Yeretsian - Glendale, CA

330 North Brand BoulevardSuite 120 Glendale, CA 91203 - 2349

Updated: 05/30/2024

Glendale Criminal Defense Lawyer

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Clients Say She Lifts Them Up. Prosecutors Say She Never Gives Up.

Lara Yeretsian is the principal of Yeretsian Law, a criminal defense firm in Glendale, California. Lara has been a practicing lawyer since 1998, and has a solid record for obtaining exceptional results. She is known not only as a tenacious advocate and master negotiator but also as a compassionate and uplifting guide for her clients through the often intimidating legal system...

Clients Say She Lifts Them Up. Prosecutors Say She Never Gives Up.

Lara Yeretsian is the principal of Yeretsian Law, a criminal defense firm in Glendale, California. Lara has been a practicing lawyer since 1998, and has a solid record for obtaining exceptional results. She is known not only as a tenacious advocate and master negotiator but also as a compassionate and uplifting guide for her clients through the often intimidating legal system.

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, 2020, and 2021.

Lara Yeretsian speaks Armenian and Arabic.

About Lara Yeretsian

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Principal

Languages

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Arabic

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI
  • Theft
  • Drug Crimes
  • Administrative Law
  • Mental Health Diversion
  • Judicial Diversion

Representative Clients

  • Michael Jackson
  • Nate Dogg
  • Lee Tamahori
  • Scott Peterson
  • Cameron Douglas

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Georgia

Other Affiliations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • Armenian Bar Association (Member)

Pro Bono Activities

  • Los Angeles Police Commission, Police Permit Review Panel, Former Chair
  • Los Angeles Police Commission, Police Permit Review Panel, Former Vice-Chair
  • Los Angeles Police Commission, Police Permit Review Panel, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Los Angeles City College Foundation, Board Member
  • Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, Board Member
  • Armenian National Committee of America, Western Region, Former Board Member
  • Armenian National Committee of America, Hollywood Chapter, Co-Chair
  • Organizer of the Fundraising Event, “Annual Laughter For Life Comedy Night”, Comedy Store, Hollywood

Past Positions

  • Law Offices of Geragos & Geragos
  • Judge Robert M. Takasugi, United States District Court, Central District of California, Intern
  • Judge Bert Glennon, Los Angeles Superior Court, Intern
  • United States House of Representatives, Committee of Commerce, Subcommittee on Telecommunications, Trade and Consumer Protection
  • Covered International Law Issues, California State Bar International Newsletter

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia, 1998
    LL.M.
    Honors: With Distinction
    Major: International and Comparative Law
  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1997
    J.D.
  • California State University, Northridge, California, 1994
    B.A.
    Major: Political Science

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Articles

Published Works

  • Authored a Chapter in "Reaching the Bar: Stories of All Women at All Stages of Their Law Careers"
  • Sessions' Sentencing Policy Will Move The Country Backward , Law360, May, 2017
  • Citizen review panels help to strengthen relations with police , Daily Journal, May, 2017
  • Are the wrong defendants in jail for the Ghost Ship fire? , San Francisco Examiner, November, 2017
  • Bill Cosby has a fair shot at acquittal — Harvey Weinstein, not so much, San Francisco Examiner, November, 2017
  • Defense counsel’s elevated role under no cash bail law , Daily Journal, November, 2018
  • Could Contact Tracing in the COVID-19 Era Become Unreasonable Search? The Recorder, May 2020
  • 2021 Signals a New Day for Criminal Justice in California, Daily Journal, December 2020
  • Defendants' Right to Confront Witnesses Could Be in Jeopardy, Daily Journal, June 2021

Office Information

Address

330 North Brand BoulevardSuite 120 Glendale, CA 91203 - 2349

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Included on the 2024 Southern California list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Southern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Lara Yeretsian on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Southern California Super Lawyers Rising Star for 8 years, 2004 - 2011
  • Business Woman of the Year Award, Armenian American Chamber of Commerce, 2010
  • Woman of the Year Award, Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, 2015
  • Volunteer Team of the Year Award, Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry, 2006
  • Women Achievers Award, Business Life Magazine, 2018
  • Top Attorney Award, Pasadena Magazine, 2019 - Present
  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2019
  • Honored as 28th Congressional District Woman of the Year by Congressman Schiff in 2019

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By Anonymous on Sep. 16, 2019
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Lara Yeretsian is an astute, empathetic and experienced criminal lawyer that will provide support and guidance throughout your legal issue. I hired her when I was charged with one count of felony assault with great bodily injury, and one count of grand theft person. With Lara representing me as my lawyer, my charges were reduced to simply one count of misdemeanor battery. I did not do any jailtime. Once I met certain requirements, I was able to expunge my record, with Lara?s help, of course. She is definitely the person you want representing you in the courtroom. I can say with all honesty, Lara Yeretsian and her team provide clients with the attention and care that they need and deserve. She is extremely professional, but offers a personal touch that is comforting during those critical, legal problems.

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By Rima G. on Aug. 28, 2023

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Great lawyer, even greater person. She is so trustworthy, patience,knowledgeable, creat listening scills and most of all, she is very caring about her clients. I would recommend Yeretsian Law to anyone. A million thanks to Lara

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By Edita D. on Jul. 11, 2019

5.0 out of 5 stars

I had the greatest privilege to intern with Lara Yeretsian at Yeretsian Law! This review comes from a sincere place, and I hope it will be useful for those who are in trouble and are looking for a great professional. Lara?s most excellent qualities are her honesty, professionalism, and the ability to care for and understand her clients. She listens to her clients, sometimes for hours, in order to holistically represent them in the court. Her human approach, combined with the astonishingly good knowledge of the criminal law makes prosecutors, jurors, and judges compromise. During my time there, she had most of her cases dismissed before they could go to trial: all for her genius strategies, honest character, and exceptional knowledge of the system. If any of my loved ones are in a bad situation, Lara will be my number one lawyer to go to for many reasons but most importantly, for we can TRUST her. No matter what situation you are in, she will deliver the best result possible and will be completely honest with you throughout the process. During my internship, I got to know people who are eternally grateful to Lara for she changed their lives for better and gave them a second chance. She is one of the reasons I want to be a lawyer. Thank you for everything!

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By Anonymous on Jun. 30, 2019

5.0 out of 5 stars

I have worked with Lara for nearly a year - the more we work together the more value I can see she brings to her clients. Highly recommend.

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