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Daniel Behesnilian has been practicing law for the past 35 years and established The Law Offices of Daniel V. Behesnilian in 1989.

His firm operates with an efficient and devoted staff, which insures that every client receives the optimal degree of attention and respect that is deserved. Daniel and his staff take pride in their work and have established a respectable reputation for personalized service, hands-on commitment and proactive approach to serving the needs of the client.

Daniel spent his early life in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and developed an interest in law at an early age. After moving to the United States in 1970, Daniel pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of California-Los Angeles. He graduated in 1974 and continued his education at Loyola Marymount University School of Law in Los Angeles, where he completed his Juris Doctorate studies in 1977. Showing signs of a promising attorney Daniel went on to begin his career with Keosian & Keosian Law Offices where he spent the next seven years building his reputation asa passionate and competent litigator. In the late 1980s, driven by entrepreneurial spirit, Daniel began his own law practice in Beverly Hills in order to better serve his clients. Presently, his office handles a wide array of cases including but not limited to criminal law, personal injury, civil litigation and employment law.

Daniel’s reputation as a respected attorney is both nationally and internationally recognized. He speaks multiple languages, including English, Armenian and French. Currently, Daniel is retain counsel for the Royal Consulate of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as the Consulate of the State of Kuwait.

In addition to his successful career as an attorney, Daniel is also a devoted husband and father of two boys. He enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.


Languages spoken: Amharic, Armenian, French, English

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    28 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    38 years, 10 thousand cases



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Gary Norman Eisenhart

    Daniel V. Behesnilian is a very competent, conscientious and highly effective advocate in his fields of practice. I endorse this attorney.


    Gary Eisenhart Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Sassoun Armen Nalbandian

    I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Behesnilian. I have referred numerous clients of mine who had criminal issues to Mr. Behesnilian's office, including those who needed post-conviction relief, and to date, all of them have been satisfied with his services. He is also very careful to make sure his clients' best interests are represented, including researching fully any possible adverse immigration consequences, which is why I feel confident when I refer a client to him that the client will be satisfied with his legal services.


    Sassoun Nalbandian Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

8484 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 700
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles, CA, 90211



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Discipline with Actual Suspension
    issued in CA, 1990


    This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

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Armenian Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
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Loyola University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
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