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Ardalon Fakhimi is a Top-Rated DUI Defense and Criminal Defense trial attorney who handles all levels of DUI and criminal cases throughout Southern California.

Mr. Fakhimi has successfully litigated and negotiated several thousand cases ranging from simple misdemeanors to serious and violent felonies.  Mr. Fakhimi’s experience includes the litigation of California DUI cases and other criminal matters in the California Superior Courts, as well as administrative hearings before the Department of Motor Vehicles. 

Mr. Fakhimi practices DUI & Criminal Defense throughout Los Angeles County and Orange County, and meets with clients in over a dozen office locations. 

Mr. Fakhimi is the founder and owner of California Criminal Defense Center.  His practice is excsively limited to criminal defense, and he is the exclusive DUI lawyer for the following DUI law directories:








Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Farsi, Persian

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    15 years, 6.94 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 50%
    15 years, 1.94 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

California Criminal Defense Center

10940 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1600
Los Angeles, CA, 90024

California Criminal Defense Center

19200 Von Karman Ave
Suite 500
Irvine, CA, 92612

California Criminal Defense Center

3655 Torrance Blvd.
3rd Floor
Torrance, CA, 90503

California Criminal Defense Center

520 Broadway
Suite 350
Santa Monica, CA, 90401

California Criminal Defense Center

1500 Rosecrans Ave.
Suite 500
Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266

California Criminal Defense Center

620 Newport Center Drive
Suite 1100
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

California Criminal Defense Center

9595 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best in 2014American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Lawyer Media2013
Legal ForceTop Criminal Lawyer2008
DUI Trial SeminarNCDD2008
DUI trial SeminarNCDD2007
Pro Bono Honors AwardCalifornia Western College of Law1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder, Trial LawyerCalifornhia Criminal Defense Center2007 - Present
Legal Committee MemberNational Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws2007 - 2011
Deputy Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender2002 - 2007
AttorneyWestern Legal Group2001 - 2002
Law ClerkAttorney General's Office1999 - 1999
Legal InternPublic Defender's Office1998 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
Culver Marina Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Desert Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Orange County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationAttotrney Member2010 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2007 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2007 - Present
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationAtttorney Member2007 - Present
San Bernardino Bar AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
San Bernardino Bar AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2007 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseAttorney Member2007 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsLegal Committee - Lifetime Attorney Member2007 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationAttorney Member2002 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2002 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2001 - Present
San Diego Bar AssociationAttorney Member2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re T.G. (initials used for client confidentiality)No action taken; full reinstatement of license!!!!
People v. W.A.M. (initials used for client confidentiality)CASE DISMISSED after suppression motion was argued
People v. J.L (initials used for client confidentiality)ACQUITTED OF CHARGED AFTER JURY TRIAL!!!
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Counties MagazineLaw Enforcement's Use of Force2009
Javan PublicationsBlood Alcohol Patterns And What They Mean2008
CCDC DUI InfoCalifornia DUI Blood Tests2008
CCDC OnlineCalifornia DUI Breath Tests2008
Criminal Law BulletinFallacies of the No-Drive Defense2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
IntoximetersBreathalyzer CertificationPOST2008
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
American University, Washington College of LawLawNA1998
Ventura CollegeDUI Breathalyzer CertificationPolice Officer Standardized Training - DUI Device1998
Pennsylvania State UniversityEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of LawPre-LawBA1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Moot Court CompetitionMoot Court Judge2010
IABA Panel PresentaitionDiscussion of Select Law Practice Areas2010
National Moot Court CompetitionMoot Court Competition Judge2009
IALAUnderstanding the Breathalyzer Device2009
IABA Panel PresentationDiscussion of Select Law Practice Areas2009
IABAWorking as a Private Criminal Defense Lawyer2009
Criminal Convictions for Undocumented ClientsAppropriate Pleas for Undocumented Clients2009
IABALife as a Public Defender2008
Domestic Violence SeminarNavigating Through Domestic Violence Court2007
Chapman LawRising Blood Alcohol Defense2007
Police Officer Courtroom TrainingPolice Officer Cross Examination Training & Techniques2004