Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Serving 5 Counties
Welcome to the website for the Law Office of Brian Michaels, a full service Criminal Defense and DUI Defense firm serving five Southern California Counties. Mr. Michaels maintains his permanent presence in the Los Angeles area with offices in both Century City, in the west side of Los Angeles, as well as a San Fernando Valley office. Additionally our firm has satellite offices in Ventura, Orange, Santa Barbara, San Gabriel and Riverside Counties. We are a statewide practice, though the majority of our cases come from the Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura County Courts.
Attorney Brian Michaels brings a wealth of experience that even the most high profile defense attorney's can't even dream of. Unlike the vast majority of defense attorneys in the State, attorney Brian Michaels has been both a Prosecutor for many years, and a Defense Attorney since 2002. More importantly attorney Michaels worked as an L.A.P.D defense attorney during the infamous Rampart Scandal of the late 1990s.
Attorney Michaels experience as a prosecutor and attorney for police officers accused of misconduct gives him a perspective on the criminal justice system that virtually no other attorney in the field can claim.
As a former Prosecutor with nearly 80 criminal jury trials to verdict and nearly a thousand cases settled before trial, Michaels knows exactly what the Prosecutor will need to prove your case and has the unique ability to pick apart a prosecution from the outset of the case. We firmly believe that only an attorney who has spent many years as a Prosecutor will have the proper insight and training to completely undo the case as a defense attorney. Our firm can dissect and dismantle a prosecution because we know best what it takes to make the D.A's case fail.
Further, Michaels experience as a defense attorney for police officers accused of misconduct, has given Michaels exposure to the culture of police abuse that even the most seasoned prosecutors never see and are naïve to. We know how to quickly identify when the police are not playing by the rules and can quickly exploit this in your favor.
Michaels resume provides him credibility with police, Prosecutors and Judges that other attorneys simply cannot claim. We firmly believe that the best defense attorneys are the ones who have spent years working within the government who understand what makes the government tick. We know how and when to pick the best moment to fight, and the best approach to working a potential plea bargain taking advantage of nearly 20 years of experience in the criminal courts.
Many attorneys will tout their many connections to Judges and DA's as their best asset and sadly many clients believe that who you know is what wins cases. Winning your trial is the best asset an attorney can bring to the table and for that you need an attorney who has tried many cases. Very few attorneys who practice private criminal defense have the broad trial experience that attorney Michaels has. Attorney Michaels has a nearly 95 percent trial win rate. This is what sets the Law Office of Brian Michaels apart from the rest. In addition to bringing outstanding legal representation, our firm has an outstanding Personal Investigative Team that becomes your personal Detective in any defense of your case which we believe paramount in obtaining a good result. All of our investigators have law enforcement background and many cases have been solved and dismissed through early intervention and a thorough defense investigation.
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 offer free one hour consultations and reasonable fees.
Mr. Michaels has personally tried every type of criminal offense from Murder and Manslaughter to simple DUI's and petty misdemeanors. Regardless of the severity of the case attorney Michaels is dedicated to winning, no matter what the charge or the penalty.
Some of the cities we work in include, but are not limited to, cities in Los Angeles County, Orange County & Ventura County including 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 & Whittier.