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Melissa A Weinberger

Melissa A Weinberger

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, White Collar Crime

About Me

Melissa devotes her practice to criminal defense of individuals and corporations in pre-indictment, grand jury and post-indictment matters before state and federal courts. Melissa is a trial attorney at heart and has won multiple not guilty verdicts, but she is also a highly skilled negotiator, often obtaining excellent results through discussions with government counsel. In addition, Melissa writes and successfully argues many motions, including motions to suppress evidence, motions to dismiss, motions to sever and federal sentencing memoranda. As a result of Melissa's motion writing, charges have been dismissed and cases more favorably settled.


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. White Collar Crime: 50%
    1 year
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    1 year


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Mark M Hathaway

    Melissa is hard-working, diligent, and unrelenting in the defense of individuals and companies facing serious criminal charges.


    Mark Hathaway Tax Fraud & Tax Evasion Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Karen Lynn Goldstein

    Melissa is the consummate criminal defense attorney--intelligent, aggressive, compassionate, and persuasive. I have been consistently impressed with her detailed understanding of the law and her ability to argue fiercely for her clients and to obtain amazing results in both state and federal court.


    Karen Goldstein Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info


The Oviatt Building
617 S. Olive. St., Suite 1015
Los Angeles, CA, 90014-2729




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2014

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerTOUCHTON & WEINBERGER LLP2015 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of Mark J. Werksman2005 - 2014


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2005 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationAttorney Member2005 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2005 - 2014

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Resisting ArrestNot guilty
Conspiracy, Bribery, Mail and Wire FraudAll charges dismissed (successfully negotiated Federal diversion)
Physician charged with Federal MisbrandingAll charges dismissed (successfully negotiated Federal diversion)

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Publication NameTitleDate
Los Angeles LawyerHow to Apply Prop. 47's Reclassification and Firearms Provisions2015
California Defender Magazine (CPDA)Expanding Application of People v. Hofsheier2009
ABA White Collar Crime NewsletterInternational Extradition and Constitutional Rights: Time for Change2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor (Law Review 2003-2005)2005
American University (Magna Cum Laude; Dean's List; Phi Beta Kappa; University Honors Program)International Relations and Spanish/Latin American StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Live Free StrategyImplementation of Prop. 472015