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Yeretsian Law - Glendale, CA

330 North Brand BoulevardSuite 120 Glendale, CA 91203 - 2349

Updated: 05/24/2024

Glendale Criminal Defense Law Firm


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.

Lara Yeretsian speaks Armenian and Arabic.

About Yeretsian Law

Previous Law Firm Name

  • Lara Yeretsian


  • English
  • Armenian
  • Arabic

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Personal Injury
  • Slip and fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Premises liability


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

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
  • Barr Could Steer First Step Act Off Course, Law360, January 2019

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

Representative Clients

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




Offers Free Initial Consultation

Accepts Credit Cards

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330 North Brand BoulevardSuite 120 Glendale, CA 91203 - 2349

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By Anonymous on Apr. 01, 2023
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5.0 out of 5 stars

When I first met with Lara for my case she told me she would fight for me to get the best result and she really did mean it. I am beyond grateful to her and her staff for all the hard work they put in for me resulting in an incredible outcome that I feel most lawyers would not be able to achieve. She worked on my case for over a year, kept me informed, always answered when I contacted her and kept me reassured. I could not recommend her enough.

By Anonymous on Mar. 12, 2023
Verified Client

5.0 out of 5 stars

Lara Yeretsian is the best lawyer I have every worked with. I cannot emphasize how much I appreciated Lara for all that she does. She is the only lawyer I will highly recommend, and put my trust into 100%. Immediately as I came in to her office and she looked over my case, my mind was put at ease that she was the person for the job. It was truly an honor and pleasure to work with her, even though a legal issue can be intimidating and unpleasant, she works with you and is by your side through everything, and tries to do her best to make sure your mind is put at ease. She explains everything in detail and made the process as painless as possible. She helped me so much with my case and kept me updated throughout the process until everything was taken care of and dismissed. She restored my faith in the justice system, If you need an attorney, do not think twice and hire Lara Yeretsian.

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replied on Mar. 12, 2023
This was truly one of a kind case with the sweetest of dismissals! Congratulations again, and thank you for your kind words.
By Harry K. on Mar. 08, 2023
Verified Client

5.0 out of 5 stars

Lara is smart, knowledgeable, professional one of a kind attorney. oh, not to mention very fashionable lady. To me she is female version of Johnny Cochran in the courtroom. 2 arson charges and 1 insurance fraud charge. 3 years, 3 prosecutors later dismissed. May God bless you and your family Lara jan.

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Yeretsian Law

replied on Mar. 12, 2023
Thank you for the wonderful words!
By Mane M. on Jul. 15, 2020
Verified Client

5.0 out of 5 stars

Honesty. Integrity. Transparency. Partnership!!! With ?Yeretsian Law ? I got this and more. I not only recommend attorney Lara Yeretsian, but I guarantee once you have used her service you too will look no further. She responds in an extremely timely manner, she is a very knowledgeable, trustworthy person. There is no other attorney who will work as hard for you. She is a wonderful attorney. I could not have been happier!! Thank you so much for your services!

By Anonymous on Mar. 30, 2024

5.0 out of 5 stars

I had the privilege of working with Yeretsian law firm for my legal defense, and I couldn't be more impressed with their professionalism and teamwork. From the initial consultation to the resolution of my case, every member of their team demonstrated a high level of expertise and dedication. They worked seamlessly together, leveraging their collective knowledge and skills to build a strong defense strategy. Throughout the process, they kept me informed, answered all my questions, and provided invaluable support. Thanks to their outstanding work ethic and commitment to excellence, I achieved a favorable outcome. I highly recommend Yeretsian laws to anyone in need of legal representation. They are truly a remarkable team.

By Anonymous on Mar. 28, 2024

5.0 out of 5 stars

Lara is best lawyer ever. She get my case dismissed and I am so greatful. Her staff Troy and Shakeh are very kind and helpful with my case. Thank you Lara and your office for helping me.

By Anonymous on Aug. 28, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

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

By Anonymous on Jul. 01, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

I was facing felony fraud charges involving a large sum of money, and Lara was able to get my case dismissed very quickly! I?m very thankful for having her as my lawyer. She was always there for me, taking all my calls, always available to answer my questions. This was a very scary time in my life and I had a lot at stake, including my job and livelihood. Having Lara in my corner really saved my life. If you are going through criminal problems like I was, I highly recommend going with Lara! You won?t be disappointed! A.H.

By Iren K. on Jan. 01, 2023

5.0 out of 5 stars

I am very satisfied with Lara Yeritsian's work. Attorney and staff both are very intelligent and know what they are doing.

By Anonymous on Nov. 11, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Resolved 100% ___________________________________________

By Anonymous on Oct. 10, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

Lara Yeretsian is the best criminal defense in Glendale. She is very professional, friendly, and knowledge. Highly recommend her.

By Anonymous on Sep. 11, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

If you are looking for an extremely intelligent and caring attorney then I would have to suggest Lara. Unfortunately the legal community is riddled with lawyers who treat you the exact same way that a public defender treats you. Public defenders have massive case loads and they only thing they care about is making a bad deal and moving on to their next case. At least the public defenders have an excuse, they are underpaid, and overwhelmed. Unfortunately you can get the same type of representation from a private attorney who collects your money and doesn?t care. Honestly there were times in my case in which if felt like Ms Yeretsian cared more than me. You don?t want a ?welp, we will see what happens? you want a ?screw them, Im not gonna let them get away with this? type of lawyer. That?s who she is! She personalized my case and made me feel like she was just as angry/frustrated with this abuse of system as I was. You want someone who is not just fighting for you but also right there with you. I had both a criminal case and a civil case. After hiring her for the criminal case in which she got the charges dismissed, I then hired her for the civil case in which she went to court and put the other side to shame. Outside of everything I have stated, one of the biggest qualities she has is her creativity. I promise if you hire her you will continuously have that ?wow I didn?t even think of that? moment. She finds ways to use insignificant moments and evidence and twists them into a way that is beneficial to your case. Obviously I pray to never need her criminal defense services again but I will definitely be recommending her to anyone in future who needs criminal defense. As for any civil proceedings I am unsure if she takes civil cases on a regular basis but if there is LITIGATION involved then I suggest you seek her out, she?s a bull dog in the court room!

By Anonymous on Jun. 23, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

Lara was relentless in fighting my case for me and her expertise comforted me during very stressful times. I didn't think she would be able to pull off a miracle and get me off with no jail time for accusations of selling drugs and a gun illegal in California, but she did. She is definitely a miracle worker and do her best to fight for you. I would recommend her to anyone that needs a lawyer.

By Anonymous on Feb. 01, 2022

5.0 out of 5 stars

Lara is a great professional. She made me feel comfortable since the beginning by explaining everything about my case being honest about the different scenarios. She always tried to get the best for my as a client and her staff was always helpful and very communicative. You will not be disappointed!

By Anonymous on Dec. 09, 2020

5.0 out of 5 stars

For me Lara Yeretsian is one of the best lawyers. They were accusing my husband of planned murder and attempted murder. Lara was able to get the murder and attempted murder charges dismissed in my husband?s case. After many visits to different lawyers and with the help of my friend we retained Lara. And I have to say that she?s the best lawyer, very clever, she?s well aware of the law, and a kind hearted person. She was very dedicated to getting my husband the best result. My warm thank you to her. A perfect legal experience. She?s very professional! ?

By Stavros S. on Sep. 02, 2020

5.0 out of 5 stars

Lara Yeretsian got my case dismissed and relieved me of allot of stress. I can recommend her services to anyone. You'll be satisfied just as I am.

By Anonymous on Aug. 02, 2020

5.0 out of 5 stars

We engaged Lara 7 months ago for our son in a difficult situation for his age, 18, and the circumstance--first-time offense, double felony strikes. Lara's skill navigating the LA legal system was a practical piece of her skillset and no easy task! She was methodical, but above all, extremely thoughtful and upfront with us as she ran through the process and options. She decided to take the most out-of-the-box path of what was deemed most difficult to get, given that it is a newly installed alternative sentencing program--Mental Health Diversion that has rarely been applied to a felony case, let alone a double felony strike case. In fact, the diversion is a path to dismissal of all charges. It was a thoughtful decision and she managed to convert and coalesce with the Asst. D.A. to our position--who at first was resistant to each and every restriction we wanted to be lifted. Lara's perseverance and guidance kept us all focused on the end result with her strategic recommendation of a simultaneous mental health program in place for our son while Lara worked on resolving the case. By the time the delayed resolution date (COVID) came, our son had spent enough time in a mental health program to prove to the Court that the sentence of Mental Health Diversion was the right choice. I am impressed by her ability to stay calm, smart, and transparent throughout.

By Rose L. on Jul. 27, 2020

5.0 out of 5 stars

Lara is not only great council. She is a tremendous human. Dedicated to the best outcome for her clients. I felt the utmost care the entire time.

By Cecilia D. on Apr. 06, 2020

5.0 out of 5 stars

Lara is a very kind, honest, and intelligent daughter of God. She understood the difficult times my Family and I were going through. Lara took time to listen to me and discover truth. She was there for me every step of the way and had my case terminated. Thanks Lara and Yeretsian Law for your professionalism and hospitality! God bless you!

By Anonymous on Sep. 16, 2019

5.0 out of 5 stars

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, both of which are strikable offenses. 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.

By Anonymous on Jul. 24, 2019

5.0 out of 5 stars

Great lawyer, even greater person. She is so trustworthy, knowledgeable, and most of all, she is very caring about her clients. I would recommend Yeretsian Law to anyone. A million thanks to Lara and her wonderful group to guided and helped me through a tough time in my life and for all she has done for me. THANK YOU LARA JAN and I WILL NOT FORGET YOU.

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!

By Anonymous on Jun. 25, 2019

5.0 out of 5 stars

Yeretsian Law is the place to go if you are hoping for the best possible outcome for your case. Throughout my entire case Lara proved to be diligent in her mission to grant me my freedom along with helping me turn my life around. I had found myself in the wrong place at the wrong time during an FBI raid that I had no involvement with but had illicit substances with me and was convinced it was over for me and that I?d be doing time in federal prison and/or having years of probation and a felony on my record until I talked to Lara and hired her to represent me. She is straightforward, incredibly hard working, available 24/7, and genuinely cares and wants to help her clients attain the best outcome for their case. She was able to get me into an elite court program meant to turn peoples lives around when they had succumbed to addiction and crimes called CASA(conviction and sentencing alternatives) which grants me my freedom from ever having a felony, record, probation and jail time after a year of completing the program. Lara not only made sure I got my freedom back but also got me into an amazing program that will change my life for the best.

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