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Jerod Gunsberg

Jerod Gunsberg

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, Domestic Violence, Sex Crime, Juvenile

About Me

Jerod Gunsberg represents clients in all California state and federal criminal matters, from first time misdemeanors to violent offenses to complex white collar matters. He is also deeply involved in emerging areas of criminal law such as medical marijuana defense, financial elder abuse, computer crime, and juvenile delinquency law.

Mr. Gunsberg graduated from New York University where he was a University Honors Scholar.  He received his law degree from Loyola Law School where he received First Honors in Trial Advocacy.  After passing the California Bar Exam on the first attempt, Mr. Gunsberg was awarded a fellowship with Public Counsel where he advised staff attorneys about criminal justice issues.  Mr. Gunsberg was then recruited by some of Los Angeles County’s top criminal defense trial lawyers to represent clients on serious felony matters including murders, sex offenses, major narcotics cases, and complex fraud cases at both the state and federal level.

Mr. Gunsberg also regularly handles misdemeanors, including DUI cases, and brings the same sense of purpose as he does to felony cases.   “I’ve seen the consequences of what happens when DUIs and other misdemeanor cases are not handled properly.  I’ve seen people sit in jail and lose their jobs when they didn’t need to, when there were other alternatives.  I don’t let that happen to my clients.”

Additionally, Mr. Gunsberg defends children and teenagers in the criminal justice system.  He received a national award for his work in defending minors in Los Angeles County’s juvenile courts and was featured in the Los Angeles Times for his work towards juvenile justice reform.

Jerod Gunsberg is admitted to practice in all California State Courts and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.  He is also a member member of the following organizations:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

  • Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association

  • Americans for Safe Access

  • Drug Policy Alliance Network

  • Pacific Juvenile Defender’s Association

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association

  • American Bar Association

  • Jerod Gunsberg can be reached at (310) 210-0744 or through this contact form. All consultations are free of charge and confidential.


    Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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    Practice Areas

    Licensed since 2008

    1. Criminal Defense: 50%
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    2. Federal Crime: 20%
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    3. Juvenile: 10%
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    4. Sex Crime: 10%
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    5. Domestic Violence: 10%
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    Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

    Payment Types:

    Cash, Check, Credit Card

    Attorney Endorsements

    34 total 

    • Todd Stoneman

      Jerod is one of those few attorneys that gets it. He consistently puts his clients' interests first and is truly the type of advocate folks need during tough times. Jerod is someone I turn to when I need a fresh, trusted perspective. For all these reasons and more, I endorse and recommend Jerod's services 100%. If you happen to live in the LA area, be happy someone like Jerod has your back should you ever need it.


      Todd Stoneman Bankruptcy & Debt Attorney
      Relationship: Other

    • Matthew Atherton Sullivan

      I strongly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gunsberg is my go to lawyer for all criminal matters in Los Angeles. I have found him to be intelligent, knowledgeable, and responsive. I believe he is committed to getting the best possible results for his clients. He has a broad understanding of criminal law issues, and has sound judgement. He also cares about what happens to his clients, which is perhaps the most important thing to look for in a criminal lawyer when you are facing the loss of your freedom.


      Matthew Sullivan Criminal Defense Attorney
      Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

    Contact Info

    Law Offices of Jerod Gunsberg

    643 S. Olive Street
    Suite 717
    Los Angeles, CA, 90014

    Law Offices of Jerod Gunsberg

    433 N. Camden Drive
    Suite 600
    Beverly Hills, CA, 90210-4416




    Professional Misconduct

    We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
    Avvo Contributions
    Legal Answers
    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2015
    Rising StarCalifornia Super Lawyers2014
    Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
    Rising StarCalifornia Super Lawyers2013
    Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
    Faculty Appreciation AwardPrivate Defenders of California2013
    "A" RatingBetter Business Bureau2012
    Admission to PracticeUnited States District Court2009
    Admission to AssociationCalifornia Attorneys for Criminal Justice2008
    Clinical Student of the YearNational Clinical Legal Education Association2008
    First Honors - Trial AdvocacyLoyola Law School Trial Advocacy Program2008

    Work Experience
    TitleCompany NameDuration
    Public Interest Corps FellowshipPublic Counsel2009 - 2009
    AttorneyLaw Offices of Jerod Gunsberg2008 - Present
    OwnerLaw Offices Of Jerod Gunsberg2008 - Present
    Certified Law StudentCenter for Juvenile Law and Policy - Loyola Law School2007 - 2008

    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    The Private Defenders of California, Inc.Attorney Member2011 - Present
    Pacific Juvenile Defenders CenterAttorney Member2010 - Present
    State Bar of CaliforniaAdmitted2008 - Present
    State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionAttorney Member2008 - Present
    California DUI Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
    California Public Defenders AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
    California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney Member2008 - Present
    United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAttorney2008 - Present
    State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionAttorney Member2008 - Present
    Beverly Hills Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionAttorney Member2008 - Present
    National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2007 - Present
    American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present

    Legal Cases
    Case NameOutcome
    People v. R.H. (Los Angeles County)Doestic Violence Case - Dismissed
    People v. B.A.Prostitution - Acquittal After Mistrial
    People v. E.M. (Los Angeles County)Reduced - No Jail, No Fines, Probation Reinstated

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    Publication NameTitleDate
    AVVO Legal GuidesBefore Bailing Out, Call an2013
    The Los Angeles Criminal Defense BlogMultiple Articles2013
    Los Angeles Juvenile Defense BlogMultiple Articles2013
    CaliticsThe Undiscovered Discovery Problem: Prop 9 and the Need for Ballot Proposition Reform2008
    Los Angeles TimesCalifornia Ballot Propositions Living Loud on You Tube2008

    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJuris Doctor2008
    New York UniversityTheaterBFA - Bachelor of Fine Arts1994

    Speaking Engagements
    Conference NameTitleDate
    The Private Defenders of California, Inc. MCLECalifornia Juvenile Delinquency Law and Procedure2013
    Speaker's PanelCriminal Defense Practice in Los Angeles2013
    Los Angeles County Bar Association "Dialogue on Freedom"Search and Seizure, Gang Injunctions2009
    Constitution Rights Foundation "Deliberations In Democracy" SeminarDefending Minors in the Juvenile Justice System2009