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Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you've been arrested or are currently under investigation for criminal charges, contact Los Angeles' most experienced criminal defense attorneys for a free consultation. Paul Takakjian and Stephen Sitkoff have dedicated their legal practice to defending and preserving the rights of individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses in Los Angeles and throughout Southern California since 1987. 

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Lawyers In Los Angeles

During the critical moments following your arrest and throughout your criminal court proceedings, you need an experienced Los Angeles criminal attorney on your side.  Our legal defense team possesses over 70 years of combined California criminal law experience as former senior LA prosecutors and police academy instructors. Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys Paul Takakjian & Stephen Sitkoff are two of the most respected and experienced criminal lawyers in Los Angeles. Being prosecuted for a criminal offense is a stressful experience as you face numerous potential life-altering uncertainties. Therefore, it is vital that you seek legal defense representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney with a track record of success defending criminal charges similar to yours.

Recognized by the criminal law section of the California Board of Legal Specialization and Super Lawyers, the AV Rated criminal lawyers at Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP have extensive trial experience in the following areas of criminal law:

Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff apply their extensive criminal defense expertise and courthouse relationships to ensure our clients are vigorously and aggressively advocated for, both in and out of court. If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor or felony charge or have been targeted for investigation in Los Angeles County, Ventura County, San Bernardino County, Riverside County, or Orange County, call us today at (888) 579-4844 for a FREE no-obligation consultation with our accomplished Southern California criminal defense team. 


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Why Contact Us to Discuss Your Criminal Defense Options? We think our clients say it best...

"He saved me from a bad situation and got me a great deal."
5.0 stars, AVVO

"I had a domestic violence incident and a bad lawyer who was not responsive and told me about a deal offered by the DA 10 min before a preliminary where the victim took the stand against me and made me look very evil. I was in a bad situation. Steve Sitkoff took on my case and was the light compared to the dark of the other lawyer. He was responsive, careful, informative, and advised me to enter an intensive alcohol treatment program which I should have been in since the first day of the incident. He also said this case should not have gone to preliminary and a deal should have been worked out before hand. The deal I finally got had lower jail time than expected in combination with alcohol treatment. I can honestly and highly recommend Steve Sitkoff as a great advocate on your behalf whatever your trouble may be."

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer Review
5 Stars

"First Rate Attorney"

"Steve Sitkoff and James Kim were tremendous in helping me with my legal matter. I can't say enough about how impressed I was with them and their firm. They made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I found them to be highly knowledgeable and attentive. I would definitely recommend Mr. Sitkoff and Mr. Kim to anyone in need of an attorney."

Anonymous, AVVO Review
5 Stars

"Personal attention from the attorneys at Takakjian & Sitkoff goes above and beyond the call of duty"

My young adult child required defending in a criminal matter in CA. However I and the rest of the family live out of state. From my first online contact with the firm of Takakjian & Sitkoff I received information and help. The phone number I was given lead me to junior consulting attorney Sergio. .. I know Attorney Kim established an excellent rapport and communicated what was happening. Mr. Kim's grasp of the entire situation was unusual and his professional level of competence outstanding. He devoted an exceptional amount of time to both his client while lending support to this family member. He made himself available by phone, email and text. The outcome of this case was also exceptional. It gave my adult child a second chance. I do not know where one could possibly find a superior law firm and I am grateful for their service."

Anonymous, AVVO Review
5 Stars

Our Legal Team

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys, Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP


Criminal Defense and DUI Lawyer
Paul Takakjian is the founding partner at Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP. Mr. Takakjian started his legal career over 35 years ago as a deputy district attorney with the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. Mr. Takakjian is one of only 65 Board Certified Criminal Law Specialists in Los Angeles County.
Stephen Sitkoff, Attorney, Los Angeles


Criminal Defense and DUI Attorney
Stephen Sitkoff is a managing partner at Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP who started his legal career as a special prosecutor in the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Mr. Sitkoff has the rare distinction of inclusion in each of the annual lists of top-rated criminal defense lawyers in California independently published by Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and America's Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
James Kim, Criminal Case Analyst


Senior Case Analyst
James possesses over a decade of legal experience and serves as the firm's senior case analyst handling the initial calls from prospective clients. James joined Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP in 2005.


Partner and Criminal Defense Attorney
As a former Special Assistant United States Attorney Eugene has extensive experience practicing at the highest level.