STATE, FEDERAL & JUVENILE DEFENSE. SUPER LAWYER RISING STAR, AVVO CLIENT'S CHOICE AWARD 2013-2015Protecting Your Freedom. Preserving Your Future.Dedicated, Experienced, Nationally Recognized Juvenile Defense Attorney.Top-Rated Domestic Violence Defense Attorney. Spousal Abuse and Restraining Order Defense.Experienced. Thorough. If you are the target of a federal investigation or prosecution, I can help.Experienced, thorough, tenacious sex crime defense. I pride myself on my dedication to my clients.
Jerod Gunsberg is the founder and lead attorney of the Law Offices of Jerod Gunsberg. He is a seasoned criminal law defense attorney, representing clients in all California state and federal criminal matters. He focuses his practice on many different types of criminal cases, including misdemeanors, violent offenses, complex narcotics, white collar crime, medical marijuana defense, sex crimes, elder abuse, computer crime and juvenile criminal issues.
Mr. Gunsberg spent the early part of his career in the entertainment industry and even owning his own independent record label for a time. When he decided to follow his life long dream of practicing law, there was no turning back. He graduated from New York University where he was a University Honors Scholar. He was then recruited by some of Los Angeles County’s top criminal defense trial lawyers to represent clients on serious felony matters including murders, sex offenses, major narcotics cases, and complex fraud cases at both the state and federal level. From this impressive start, he has been able to develop and build a successful law firm with two respected and experienced colleagues, Martin Lijtmaer and Valerie Lopez.
Mr. Gunsberg’s notable recent federal matters include a securities fraud and wire fraud case in which the government alleged a $5 million loss; a 2000kg marijuana distribution conspiracy; one of the largest seizures of PCP in the history of the United States; and representing a client accused of smuggling dozens of weapons into the United States aboard a commercial aircraft. This is in addition to the wide variety of other federal matters Mr. Gunsberg handles, including pre-indictment representation at the early stages of federal investigations. In that vein, he has also worked extensively with federal agencies in defending these types of matters, including the FBI, DEA, Secret Service, Homeland Security, IRS CID, USPIS (US Postal Inspectors), USDA and the Department of Education, among others.
A pursuit Mr. Gunsberg is particularly devoted to is the defense of children and teenagers in the criminal justice system. He received a national award for his work in defending minors in Los Angeles County’s juvenile courts and was featured in the Los Angeles Times for his work towards juvenile justice reform. Mr. Gunsberg has represented juvenile clients in conjunction with of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Public Counsel, and is frequently retained by other criminal defense attorneys as an expert consultant on juvenile delinquency matters.
Named one of California’s 2013 and 2014 “Rising Star” criminal defense attorneys by “Super Lawyers,” Mr. Gunsberg is also active in the legal community he serves. He is a member of the following organizations: the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association, Americans for Safe Access, the Drug Policy Alliance Network, the Pacific Juvenile Defender’s Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Gunsberg is admitted to practice in all California State Courts and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. He has also been admitted pro hac vice into the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
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Jerod is one of those few attorneys that gets it. He consistently puts his clients' interests first and is truly the type of advocate folks need during tough times. Jerod is someone I turn to when I need a fresh, trusted perspective. For all these reasons and more, I endorse and recommend Jerod's services 100%. If you happen to live in the LA area, be happy someone like Jerod has your back should you ever need it.
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I strongly endorse this lawyer. Mr. Gunsberg is my go to lawyer for all criminal matters in Los Angeles. I have found him to be intelligent, knowledgeable, and responsive. I believe he is committed to getting the best possible results for his clients. He has a broad understanding of criminal law issues, and has sound judgement. He also cares about what happens to his clients, which is perhaps the most important thing to look for in a criminal lawyer when you are facing the loss of your freedom.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Top Attorneys||Pasadena Magazine||2015|
|Rising Star||California Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||California Super Lawyers||2013|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Faculty Appreciation Award||Private Defenders of California||2013|
|"A" Rating||Better Business Bureau||2012|
|Admission to Practice||United States District Court||2009|
|Admission to Association||California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||2008|
|Clinical Student of the Year||National Clinical Legal Education Association||2008|
|First Honors - Trial Advocacy||Loyola Law School Trial Advocacy Program||2008|
|Attorney||Law Offices of Jerod Gunsberg||2008 - Present|
|Owner||Law Offices Of Jerod Gunsberg||2008 - Present|
|Public Interest Corps Fellowship||Public Counsel||2009 - 2009|
|Certified Law Student||Center for Juvenile Law and Policy - Loyola Law School||2007 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|The Private Defenders of California, Inc.||Attorney Member||2011 - Present|
|Pacific Juvenile Defenders Center||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Admitted||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Attorney||2008 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|Beverly Hills Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Attorney Member||2008 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Attorney Member||2007 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Attorney Member||2005 - Present|
|People v C.M.||Juvenile client accused of attempted murder, robbery, and assault with a firearm.Case kept in juvenile court, client sent to facility for mental health treatment, home in six months.|
|People v B.H.||Minor accused of 3 felony sex offenses. Case Dismissed|
|People v. D.M. - Robbery||Dismissed|
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|Los Angeles Daily Journal||Arrested on Campus: 2019 Edition||2015|
|AVVO Legal Guides||Before Bailing Out, Call an||2013|
|The Los Angeles Criminal Defense Blog||Multiple Articles||2013|
|Los Angeles Juvenile Defense Blog||Multiple Articles||2013|
|Calitics||The Undiscovered Discovery Problem: Prop 9 and the Need for Ballot Proposition Reform||2008|
|Los Angeles Times||California Ballot Propositions Living Loud on You Tube||2008|
|Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|New York University||Theater||Other - Bachelors||1994|
|The Private Defenders of California, Inc. MCLE||California Juvenile Delinquency Law and Procedure||2013|
|Speaker's Panel||Criminal Defense Practice in Los Angeles||2013|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association "Dialogue on Freedom"||Search and Seizure, Gang Injunctions||2009|
|Constitution Rights Foundation "Deliberations In Democracy" Seminar||Defending Minors in the Juvenile Justice System||2009|