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Kareem Shereef Aref

Criminal defense Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2017
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Kareem Aref is a lifetime advocate. Before practicing law, Mr. Aref was active in national movements around education, criminal justice, and social justice reforms. Mr. Aref joined the legal field as a civil rights and municipal law attorney with what was then Cota Cole and Huber LLP. He then joined the ranks of the San Bernardino County District Attorney's office. As a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Aref handled all types of felony cases in addition to serving as a specialized Auto theft prosecutor. Mr. Aref also worked as Trial Counsel for Strategic Legal Practices APC working on plaintiff-side consumer protection cases. He has prepared and conducted innumerable cases for trial, hearings, and depositions in various areas of law and has successfully tried numerous jury trials to verdict.

Kareem Aref is the attorney you can count on to skillfully defend your rights and fight your case. As a former Prosecutor, Mr. Aref has gained invaluable experience and insider knowledge of the system, developed professional relationships, and honed his legal skills to secure the best possible outcome for you.

His stature in the legal community has helped him build relationships with District Attorneys, court staff, and judges to ensure that he can effectively achieve the best possible outcome for every client.

During his years as a Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Aref prosecuted thousands of crimes, from basic misdemeanors to the most serious felony offenses. His practice included countless motions, preliminary hearings, and cases that allow Mr. Aref to stand tall in any courtroom, lobbying, or advocacy space.

Mr. Aref's oratory skills have earned him recognized on the international level. Taken with his nonprofit Mr. Aref puts all his time and experience into bettering his community and the world around him.
In addition to practicing law, Mr. Aref is the President-Elect of the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, an active member of the American Bar Association, a founding member of the League of Egyptian American Professionals, and just completed a term with the National Conference of Bar Examiners' Content Scope Committee reimagining the new bar exam. He is excited to be a part of the Color of Excellence and continue his life dedication to justice.

Kareem Aref has an outstanding track record of client successes and a reputation for strategic and holistic thinking that has made him into a dedicated leader, a tireless servant of justice, and a trusted advisor.


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Chudnovsky Law - Criminal & DUI Lawyers
1933 S Broadway Suite 1100, Los Angeles CA 90007
Los Angeles, CA, 90007


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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2024
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Exceptional Legal Representation by Attorney Kareem Aref
I cannot express enough gratitude for the outstanding legal support provided by Chudnovsky Law, specifically by Attorney Kareem Aref. Thanks to his expertise and dedication, my case was not only handled with utmost professionalism but also resulted in a favorable dismissal. From the initial consultation to the final resolution, Attorney Aref demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to my case. His in-depth knowledge of the legal system, combined with his strategic approach, ensured that every aspect of my case was meticulously addressed. Attorney Aref's communication skills were exceptional throughout the entire process. He patiently listened to my concerns, provided clear explanations of the legal proceedings, and kept me informed at every stage. His responsiveness and accessibility made me feel reassured and supported during what could have been a stressful time. His dedication to achieving success for his clients is truly commendable. In conclusion, I am incredibly grateful for Attorney Kareem Aref and the entire team at Chudnovsky Law for their exceptional legal representation. I highly recommend their services to anyone in need of top-notch legal assistance. Thank you once again for your outstanding support!
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2024
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Kareem Aref was nothing short of a major help in my DUI case and I couldn't thank him enough for being as professional and steadfast with my hearings. I always liked the show ‘Suits’ and I can tell you, he’s as close as it gets to watching the show in real time.
Posted by Rhianon | March 10, 2024
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Excellent service
I am very happy I chose Kareem Aref to help me with my case. Kareem is amazing as what he does. Very professional and very helpful and guided me through every step of my case. He was there for me when I had so many questions and concerns. I highly recommended Kareem!
Posted by Maria | February 6, 2024
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Thank you
I’m truly grateful with Kareem and the team they really take care of me case, they work hard for you if you need them don’t hesitate to hire them , Thank you for all your support
Posted by Rosario | April 11, 2023
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Dui support from Mr.Kareem
First of all Just want to say very pleased with Kareem he helped us with a better deal on my husband's Dui reduced alot of the time and money got rid of the hit and run was punctual could write more overall was very pleased thank you again Kareem from Rosario Conde
Posted by Brandon | March 21, 2023
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Today I am free of all my past convictions
This man Kareem really changed my life. He gave me his word, and 2 month later I have 2 felonies and DUI misdemeanor expunged. He texted me updates every week and each time was better and better news! I got one of the best texts I have ever received and it was “Your free my brother” sending me completion of expungement! This guy will take on any case and change your life for you! Thank you again, Kareem
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2023
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Kareem was punctual, persistent, and present through my entire legal process. Would highly recommend!
Posted by Corina | March 14, 2023
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He did an excellent job on working on my case. I will gladly referral to him to anybody. I appreciate his hard work. Thank you
Posted by Mohamad | January 20, 2023
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Record expungement
Kareem went above and beyond in my case! I highly recommend him! He treats his patients with with a great amount of compassion, empathy and respect. He was not only an amazing attorney, he was also a mentor to me! I highly recommend him, thank you so much kareem for your help.
Posted by Darnell | September 17, 2022
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Formidable defense attorney
Compared to other lawyers I've dealt with in the past, Kareem's professionalism and responsiveness really stands out. He was always available when I needed advice or reassurance. In court he was very prepared and seemed to be two steps ahead of the prosecutor. He's definitely a formidable attorney to have by your side when things get rough. I highly recommend Mr. Aref to anyone needing a top criminal lawyer!
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Posted by James | September 16, 2022
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Made me feel prepared and confident in court
Courtrooms and legal matters give me anxiety. But whenever I walk into court with Mr Aref, I feel confident and at ease. Kareem has an unflappable demeanor that is contagious. He put in the time to prepare me and explain how everything would transpire. And it's very obvious he has excellent courtroom skills and relations with the court staff. He was worth every dollar.
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Posted by Max | August 10, 2022
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Got my case dismissed
Unfortunately I was falsely accused of domestic violence in a difficult relationship situation. I hired Kareem to fight the bogus charge for me. He was always very good at explaining how he planned to fight the case and really helped calm me down when I was hitting rock bottom. It was filed as a felony charge and that would have destroyed my career. He got case entirely dismissed, which was the best possible outcome. He also got the judge to seal and destroy the arrest record so I never have to answer questions about this debacle. I am VERY happy with Mr Aref's representation and highly recommend him to anyone needing help.
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Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

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Los Angeles Criminal defense Lawyer Kareem Shereef Aref
Kareem Shereef Aref
Criminal defense Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 6 years