Lara Yeretsian
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Glendale, CA

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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.

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.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI
  • Theft
  • Drug Crimes
  • Administrative Law

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

Education

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

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

Representative Clients

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

Honors and Awards

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

Professional Associations And Memberships

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

Past Employment 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

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 to 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

Languages

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Arabic
Super Lawyers
10.0Lara Yeretsian
America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys 2019® Recipient Award