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Paul Louis John Takakjian

About me

Position: Partner. Born Los Angeles, California, November 16, 1953; admitted to bar, 1979, California; 1980, U.S. District Court, Central District of California. Education: University of California at Los Angeles (BA, cum laude, 1975); Loyola Marymount (JD, 1979).


Former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney:


Criminal Courts Building

Pomona Court

Compton Court

Los Padrinos Juvenile Court

West Los Angeles Court

Beverly Hills Court

Santa Monica Court

Culver City Court



Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization



P. v. Tamborrino (1989) 215 Cal. App. 3d 575 263 Ca. RPTR. 731. INSTRUCTOR:



California New Prosecutor's College, 1985

CHP - Breath Testing Compliance

LASD - Breath Testing Compliance

Santa Monica Police Dept. - Breath Testing Compliance


Languages spoken: French, English

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    35 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    35 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP

450 N. Brand, Suite 600
Glendale, CA, 91203

Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP

225 S. Lake, Suite 300
Pasadena, CA, 91101

Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP

100 N. Barranca, 7th Floor
West Covina, CA, 91791

Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP

2625 Townsgate Road, Suite 330
Westlake Village, CA, 91361



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Specialist - Criminal LawState Bar of California2013
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Certified Specialist - Criminal LawState Bar of California2012
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Certified Specialist - Criminal LawState Bar of California2011
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2009
DUI Prosecutor of the YearMothers Against Drunk Driving1985
Dean's ListLoyola Marymount1979
Dean's ListLoyola Marymount1978
Dean's ListLoyola Marymount1976
Dean's ListUCLA1974
Dean's ListUCLA1973
Dean's ListUCLA1972
Dean's ListUCLA1971
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerTakakjian & Sitkoff, LLP1989 - Present
InstructorSanta Monica Police Dept.1984 - 1987
ProfessorCalifornia New Prosecutor's College1984 - 1987
InstructorCalifornia Highway Patrol1984 - 1987
InstructorLos Angles Sheriff's Academy1984 - 1987
Deputy District AttorneyLos Angeles County District Attorney's Office1982 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember1988 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted1980 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1979 - Present
Loyola of Los Angeles Law ReviewMember1978 - 1979
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
Criminal Courts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People vs J.R.No registration as sex offender after release
People vs M.E.Motion to dismiss granted. All counts discharged.
People vs L.S.All 4 counts dismissed prior to jury trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
Daily NewsLindsey Lohan Going To Jail2010
Los Angeles TimesFerrari Figure Defends Assets2006
World Entertainment News NetworkShia LaBeouf Caught Up in Knife Attack2005
L.A. TimesMore Sex Charges Filed Against Teacher2002
Los Angeles TimesA Murder That Woke Up L.A.1998
Los Angeles County District Attorney's OfficeDUI Prosecution Manual1987
Loyola of Los Angeles Law ReviewLaw Journal: Member1978
Los Angeles District Attorneys Office Training ManualPreparation for Trial and Trial of Driving Under the Influence Cases for the Prosecuting AttorneyN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Laws of EvidenceEvidenceN/A
DUI EnforcementBreath Testing and Title 17 ComplianceN/A
DUI EnforcementBreath Testing and Title 17 ComplianceN/A
DUI EnforcementBreath Testing and Title 17 ComplianceN/A
DUI EnforcementBreath Testing and Title 17 ComplianceN/A