Lara Yeretsian

Lara Yeretsian

Glendale, California
888-402-1050 (Toll Free)

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

Lara Yeretsian is the principal of Yeretsian Law, a criminal defense firm with offices in Century City and 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 Yerstsian speaks Armenian and Arabic.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Federal
  • DUI
  • Felonies

Bar Admissions

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


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

Published Works

  • Reaching the Bar: Stories of All Women at All Stages of Their Law Careers

Honors and Awards

  • 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
  • Woman of the Year Award, Armenian Bone Marrow Donor Registry

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association Entertainment, Criminal Sections, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • LAPD Police Permit Review Panel, Chair

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Offices of Geragos & Geragos
  • Judge Robert M. Takasugi, United States District Court, Central District of California, Clerk
  • Judge Bert Glennon, Los Angeles Superior Court