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1801 Century Park East, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Top Defense Attorney Serving 5 Counties

Welcome to the website for the Law Office of Brian Michaels, a full service Criminal Defense, and DUI Law firm based in Southern California. Los Angeles based Criminal and DUI Defense Attorney Brian Michaels has been consistently ranked as one of the top trial attorneys in Southern California. His practice first started in 2002 after leaving his position as a front line Prosecutor in Los Angeles to become a full time defense attorney. He now maintains office and practices in all Los Angeles County Courthouses, Santa Barbara County, Venura County, Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino County. Mr. Michaels has offices in West Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, Newport Beach and Manhattan Beach.

Attorney Brian Michaels is one of the rare Criminal Defense Attorneys in Southern California who has broad experience as a former Prosecutor as well as an attorney for the Los Angeles Police Department. While most defense attorneys graduate from law school and go straight into private practice, with little to no training, attorney Michaels spent many years learning how to win trials as a Government Attorney. He received extensive trial training as a Prosecutor and trained younger lawyers in the art of the winning trial before leaving Government service to open his own business over 12 years ago.

Mr. Michaels has recently been elected one of the top 100 Trial Lawyers in America and maintains a top 10.0 Rating with AVVO. He has been featured on CNN, ABC, CBS and other networks as a legal commentator.

Since opening the Law Office of Brian Michaels attorney Michaels has represented thousands of clients and handles both misdemeanor and felony cases. Mr. Michaels has tried virtually every kind of case from DUI to Murder cases with a high degree of success. Mr. Michaels also handles related Administrative Proceedings such as DUI License Suspension Hearings with the DMV or other license revocation proceedings. He also handles Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, which although fall under the category of Family Law, have a quasi-criminal aspect.

In searching for an attorney, while cost is of course an issue, your attorney's ability to win your trial is the single most important thing a client should be looking for in hiring counsel for any legal matter. Mr. Michaels has personally completed nearly 100 Civil and Criminal Jury trials and settled thousands more over his 20 plus year career. If you are hiring an attorney to represent you, be wary of the firm who tells you they can best represent you because of who they know. Hire an attorney because of what they can do. Relationships matter. Skill matters more. That is our firm's mantra.

The question of why to hire a private criminal defense attorney is often something most clients will ponder when searching for a resolution of their criminal case. What we bring to your defense and the most important aspect to hiring a private attorney is the time we put into both you personally and your case. Mr. Michaels is 100 percent accessible to his clients and available most hours of the day to handle even the most mundane issue, concern or worry. He handles all of his clients personally and there is no middleman or junior lawyer handling your case. You are hiring Brian Michaels.

In addition to bringing outstanding legal skill to your case Mr. Michaels has a top-notch investigative team, which includes former members of law enforcement. We are of the firm belief that early intervention in your case and a thorough investigation is what wins cases. This is what sets us apart from the limited resources a Public Defender has. The Government has resources that you don't have. We have those resources as well.

For our Spanish-speaking clients we have a full time Spanish-speaking Paralegal who can help you through all of the aspects of your legal case in Spanish so that you have a full understanding of your case as you go through the process.

Our office has a fair and competitive fee structure given Mr. Michaels extensive experience. We can take Credit Cards and if you qualify offer payment plans in some cases. We offer a one time free 45 minute phone consult and if you are then serious about retaining us, offer an in office consult.

We are aggressive, experienced, compassionate and fair. We believe we can serve the interests of clients charged with crimes with unparalleled excellence, compassion, and care. The most important thing, once you believe that you may be charged with a crime or have already been arrested is to hire counsel immediately. We believe we should be that law firm.

Some of the cities we work in include, but are not limited to in Los Angeles County, Riverside, San Bernadrino Orange and Ventura Counties include Alhambra, Arcadia, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Burbank, Calabasas, Carson, Cerritos, Compton, Covina, Culver City, Diamond Bar, Downey, El Monte, Encino, Gardena, Glendale, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Hollywood, Inglewood, Irvine, Lakewood, Lancaster, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Manhattan Beach, Montebello, Newport Beach, Norwalk, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pomona, Redondo Beach, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, Santa Clarita, Santa Maria, Santa Monica, South Gate, Torrance, Venice Beach, Ventura, West Los Angeles, West Covina, West Hollywood, Indio, Palm Springs, Coachella, Palm Desert, Banning, Riverside, Joshua Tree, Cathedral City, Rancho Cucamonga, Fontana, San Gabriel, Riverisde, Murietta, Temecula