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I will not rest until I can get the best result for my client through a dismissal, victory at trial or if need be a reduction in the charges or significant reduction in any sentence.  When you hire me, you hire a tireless fighter who will always defend you as if you were a member of my own family.  I take pride in my work and helping families through their legal issues.  Please call my Firm anytime to schedule a free, confidential meeting.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Armenian, English

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Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 60%
    17 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    17 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    17 years
  4. Appeals: 10%
    17 years



Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Ricky Aljabi

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Shaun on several matters and can honestly say that he is one of the top attorneys I have seen. His knowledge, skill, and expertise sets him apart from the rest. Shaun pays attention to all the details and is passionate about the work he does for his clients. Additionally, Shaun maintains a high degree of professionalism, integrity, and commitment to providing excellent service. I definitely endorse Shaun as being a great attorney in all respects.


    Ricky Aljabi Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Anthony Michael Solis

    Shaun Khojayan is an aggressive and experienced lawyer with excellent trial skills. I had the pleasure of working with Shaun in two very serious federal criminal drug cases. He is always well prepared and clients appreciate his dogged defense and excellent judgment. One of his clients looking at a 10 year mandatory minimum prison sentence took Shaun's advice to go to trial. That client walked out of court fully acquitted of all charges. He saved his client's life. I would not hesitate to recommend Shaun to anyone looking for an experienced and tireless defender.


    Anthony Solis Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Shaun Khojayan & Associates PLC

555 West Fifth St.
31st Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90013


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Graduated with HonorsUniversity of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law1998
Telfeyan Academic ScholarshipUniversity of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law1997
Managing Editor of Law Review 1997-1998University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law1997
Law ReviewUniversity of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law1996
Academic Achievement ScholarshipVerne Adrian and Anabel McGeorge1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Trial Attorney/OwnerLaw Offices of Shaun Khojayan & Associates PLC2004 - Present
AssociateMilberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach2002 - 2004
Trial AttorneyFederal Defenders Of San Diego, Inc.1998 - 2002
Legal InternSacramento Public Defender's Office1997 - 1998
Legal InternPrivate Law Firm1996 - 1996
Legal InternCalifornia Dept. Of Corporations1995 - 1996
ClerkOrange County Public Defender1993 - 1994
ClerkSanta Barbara County District Attorney1992 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysLecturer/Member2012 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney Member2011 - Present
Criminal Justice Act Attorney for the Central District of CaliforniaAttorney Member2007 - Present
American Association for JusticeAttorney Member2004 - 2008
Consumer Attorneys of San DiegoAttorney Member2004 - 2008
Criminal Justice Act Attorney for the Southern District of CaliforniaAttorney Member2004 - 2007
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2002 - Present
National Criminal Defense CollegeAttorney Member2001 - 2001
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLifetime Member2000 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice1998 - Present
Armenian Bar AssociationAttorney Member1998 - 2013
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1998 - Present
Martindale-HubbellMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
United States v. NavarroNot Guilty
United States v. Ibarra-AguireNot Guilty
United States v. QuinteroNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Champion magazineTaking an Effective Deposition in a Criminal Case2011
Pacific Law JournalAlumni Recognition2008
JurySelectionProJurySelectionPro - Ultimate Tool for Jury Selection2007
bizSanDiegoDialogue with Attorney Shaun Khojayan2007
Daily TranscriptYoung Attorneys2007
Defending a Federal Criminal CaseDiscovery (Federal Criminal)2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of California, IrvineCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
University of California - IrvineLawBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysUpcoming Ninth Circuit Criminal Law Update2014
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysKey Developments in Ninth Circuit case law2013
FOX Morning NewsOJ Simpson Robbery Trial2008
American Inns of Court"Dos" and "Don'ts" for Effective Jury Selection2008
KUSI NewsSentencing of Defendant in San Diego Cedar Fire2003
Criminal Justice Attorney ConferenceSuccessful Plea Agreements and their Possible Consequences in Federal Court2000