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 Elisa Guadan focuses her practice on criminal defense trial work, primarily handling traffic, misdemeanor and DUI matters. 

Red Light Camera Tickets
VC Section 12500 Driving without a License 
VC Section 14601.1(a) Driving on a Suspended License 
VC Section 16028 Driving without Insurance 
VC Section 40508 Failure to Appear in Court 
VC Section 22348 Speeding
VC Section 22348(b) Speeding over 100 MPH
Traffic Related Misdemeanors 
Criminal Defense
Probation Violations
Traffic Citations
Trucking Citations
DMV Admin Per Se Hearings
DMV Medical Suspensions 
Negligent Operator Hearings
Restraining Orders 
Bench Warrants
White Collar Crimes


Elisa Guadan is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, where she graduated cum laude, obtaining her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology in 2007.


Elisa obtained her Juris Doctor degree in 2011 from Western State University College of Law, graduating with Honors. While in law school, she excelled as a member of the Law Review’s Editorial Board, where she served as Marketing Editor. Elisa, while attending Western State, was awarded a full merit-based Academic Achievement Scholarship. Further, she was a Professional Skills Moot Court Competition finalist, Dean’s Circle member and Vice-President of the Criminal Law Association.


Prior to joining Glaser, Damone and Schroeder, Elisa spent over a year clerking at the Orange County Alternate Public Defender’s office. Additionally, she held internships with a prominent plaintiff’s medical malpractice firm, as well as a well-known construction litigation firm in Orange County. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 40%
    1 year
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
  3. DUI & DWI: 30%
    1 year



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Justin Lo

    Elisa is an excellent attorney who knows the DUI process inside and out. Her work ethic and court experience is always an asset to her clients.


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Contact info

California Legal Defense, Inc.

9891 Irvine Center Drive, Suite 200
Irvine, CA, 92618


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
GraduateLACBA Trial Advocacy Program (i-TAP)2014
NHTSACertified (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Attorney Practitioner2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyCalifornia Legal Defense, Inc.2015 - Present
AttorneyGlaser, Damone & Schroeder2012 - 2015
InternOrange County Alternate Public Defenders Office2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Long Beach Bar Association, Barristers (New Lawyers) SectionBoard Member2014 - Present
Long Beach Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Long Beach Women Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
St. Mary's Medical CenterHospital Board of Advisors2014 - Present
California Traffic Defense Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Citation No.: 75982PQDismissed at trial
Citation No.: B538761Citation dismissed at trial
Citation No.: AN9001490Citation dismissed at trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2011
California State University, FullertonSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mock TrialTrial Skills2013