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David Hohvannes Akulian

David Hohvannes Akulian

also known as David Akulian

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Violent Crime, White Collar Crime

About Me

I have been an attorney since 2000.  I began practicing as a prosecutor in a jurisdiction where Jury trials are required for any amount of time in jail.  That is where I learned to litigate cases in detail. 


Since 2011 I have been in Washington D.C. and am now owner of the law practice Not Guilty In DC; Law Offices of David Akulian.


As a criminal defense attorney I help people in many different types of cases.  From a simple suspended license case all the way to a serious white collar or even homicide case; I vigorously represent my clients' interests.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. DUI & DWI: 35%
    9 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
  3. White Collar Crime: 15%
    9 years
  4. Violent Crime: 15%
    9 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • Daniel Adam Gross

    I have seen David in court many times. You can tell he really puts in the time to get the best results possible for his clients. I highly recommend him if you are ever need of a criminal defense attorney.


    Daniel Gross Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Sean Joseph Farrelly

    Mr. Akulian is a well trained and highly skilled criminal defense attorney. His compassion for his clients is only matched by his tenacity in the courtroom. I highly recommend Mr. Akulian for anyone in need of a world class criminal defense attorney.


    Sean Farrelly Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of David Akulian

406 5th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20001


DCActive 201207/19/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Golden GloveYolo County District Attorney2007

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyNot Guilty In DC, Law Offices of David Akulian2012 - Present
Justice AdvisorU.S. Department Of State2007 - 2011
Adjunct ProfessorPacific McGeorge School Of Law2006 - 2007
Adjunct ProfessorUC Davis SOL King Hall2004 - 2005
Deputy District AttorneyDistrict Attorney's Office, Yolo County2000 - 2007

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaAttorney Member2012 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
U.S. v. WilsonJury hung 10-2 for acquittal. Ultimately dismissed.
District of Columbia v. R.Not guilty.

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Publication NameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesTips for Picking Your Jury2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Univ of California San DiegoPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
White Collar Crime TournamentJudge - White Collar Crime Mock Trial Tournament2012
Moot CourtJudge - Moot Court, George Mason University2012
Various Community RoundtablesElder Abuse2007
Speaking at Davis Senior High SchoolDeath Penalty Debate2006
Annual Prosecutor of the Year AwardDomestic Violence2006