The Law Office of Jeffrey L. Kaloustian is a premier criminal defense and personal injury law firm conveniently located in downtown Oakland. Attorney Kaloustian is a highly-skilled attorney and advocate that will protect your rights and interests with 110% of his commitment and legal expertise. A dedicated solo practitioner, Mr. Kaloustian approaches each case with full attention and enthusiasm, assuring you a high level of professionalism and client satisfaction.
The firm is guided by a powerful vision of delivering aggressive and compassionate representation and superior, personalized service to clients. Leaving no stone unturned, Jeffrey takes a tireless approach to defending you of criminal charges. Attorney Kaloustian will promptly and thoroughly analyze all available evidence in your case. Jeffrey's "eagle eye" for spotting unlawful police practices and legal expertise can form the basis of challenging evidence in court and getting your charges dismissed or substantially reduced. To deliver stellar client service , accessibility and responsiveness are essential. Mr. Kaloustian takes time to listen to your side of the story and answer all of your questions, keeping you informed at every step of the case . As a client, you are always welcome to multiple meeting or phone conferences, at which he will explain your constitutional rights, all relevant laws, potential defenses and outcomes.
Attorney Kaloustian's medical background enables him to be an extremeley effective personal injury attorney. He is a former emergency medical technician (EMT), a highly skilled negotiator and knows how to take on insurance companies.
Originally from Massachusetts, Jeffrey received his JD degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he served on the USF Law Review, co-chaired the Public Interest Law Foundation and received the prestigious Pursuit of Justice Award (2009). In addition to representing clients throughout California, Mr. Kaloustian's fight for justice includes human rights advocacy in northern and southern India, the Dominican Republic, and at the United Nations in Geneva. Prior to opening his law practice, Mr. Kaloustian served as a Fellow at the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Dharamsala, India and co-founded the International Center for Mental Health and Human Rights. Jeffrey currently serves on the Board of Directors of Berkeley-based Human Rights Advocates.
Prior to studying law, Mr. Kaloustian spent several years as a professional ski patroller at Lake Tahoe's Squaw Valley USA and directed expedition-style mountain courses for the Colorado Outward Bound School. While leading these programs -- often in remote areas -- Mr. Kaloustian learned that diligent preparation, tenacity and skill result in success. Today, Mr. Kaloustian uses the same methodical approach to win cases for his clients. When not busy defending his clients, Jeffrey enjoys travel, music and exploring northern California's many wonderful outdoor and cultural attractions. An accomplished climber and ski mountaineer, Jeffrey also enjoys hiking, mountain biking, cultural exchanges and adventuring of all kinds.
Licensed since 2010
Hourly ($250-300/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (2%)
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Pursuit of Justice Award||University of San Francisco School of Law||2009|
|Excellence for the Future Award||Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction||2009|
|Pro Bono Publico Award||Public Interest Clearinghouse||2008|
|Excellence for the Future Award||Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction||2008|
|Pro Bono Publico Award||Public Interest Clearinghouse||2007|
|Owner/Operator||Law Office of Jeffrey L. Kaloustian||2011 - Present|
|Attorney (part-time)||Summit Defense Www.Summitdefense.Com||2011 - 2013|
|Program Officer (part-time)||The Forgotten International||2010 - 2012|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Human Rights Advocates||Board of Directors||2013 - Present|
|National Lawyers Guild (Bay Area chapter)||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Alameda County Bar Association||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Office of Citizen Complaints - San Francisco||Attorney Mediator||2010 - Present|
|Human Rights Advocates||Member||2009 - Present|
|Special Report - Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy||Dissenting Voices: Targetting the Intellectuals, Writers & Cultural Figures||2010|
|Case Study - Huairou Commission||Integrated Sustainable Development and Women's Empowerment in Bihar, India||2010|
|Special Report - Human Rights Advocates||Land-Grabbing: A Rising Threat to the Right to Food||2009|
|University of San Francisco School of Law||Public Interest Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Nevada-Reno Continuing Education||Nonprofit Management||Certificate||2006|
|University of Utah||Geography||BS - Bachelor of Science||1997|