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Jeremy Ian Lessem

About me

I have years of experience handling criminal defense cases. Over those years, I have tried more than 40 jury trials with outstanding results. As a criminal defense attorney, I have achieved acquittals in cases ranging from first degree murder and other violent felonies to DUI's and theft related offenses.

I have represented literally thousands of clients in all nearly every concievable criminal situation. I always fight hard and will not rest until I have achieved the best possible result for my client.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    12 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    12 years, 2.5 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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    Jeremy and I have worked against each other on hundreds of cases together and he is unquestionably one of the finest attorneys I have ever seen. He is a master of trial skills with a flawless sense of when to fight like hell and when to ease off. Jurors love him. And even if you're not planning on fighting all the way through trial, he is excellent at getting the best deals for his clients because he knows exactly where to focus to find the weaknesses of any case. He is a 10 out of 10 in my book!


    Michael Amerian Government Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

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    I have known Jeremy for over a decade - we first met at college and then came to know each other again as deputy public defenders in L.A. County. While working for the government, Jeremy had a reputation for being extremely bright and adept in the courtroom. He is all of those things and more now that he is in private practice - we both stopped working for the government at around the same time, and have appeared in court together on several occasions. Were I to find myself in legal peril, I would not hesitate to contact him.


    Adam Sostrin Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Lessem & Newstat, Attorneys at Law LLP

4515 Sherman Oaks Avenue
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403

Lessem & Newstat, Attorneys At Law LLP

1801 Century Park East
24th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90067

Lessem & Newstat, Attorneys At Law LLP

100 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 940
Santa Monica, CA, 90401



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
Certified Specialist - Criminal LawState Bar of California2012
Counselor of the Supreme CourtSupreme Court of the United States of America2011
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLessem & Newstat, LLP2010 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorAlliant International University2011 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Criminal Law SectionMember2010 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. PowellNot guilty at trial on all counts
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of California - Santa BarbaraN/AundergraduateN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
L.A. County Public Defender training seminarJury Selection2010