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Elena Mebtahi

About me

I have been practicing law since 1995.  I have spent much of my time helping fathers who are in arrears with their child support payments.  Many of them have had their wages garnished, drivers' licenses suspended or levies on their bank accounts.  I help get their lives back on track by placing them on a reasonable payment plan and releasing their driver's and professional licenses so that they can continue living a normal life.  I can also help modify your support payments and reverse some of the judgments made against you if there is a basis for it.  At times clients are charged with a misdemeanor for non-payment of child support for which we also help resolve their cases in order not to plead to a misdemeanor charge.


Many of our clients are out of state clients whom we end up representing without them ever traveling to Los Angeles.  This saves clients a great deal of time and money and that is one of the reasons that I built a very informative website for them so that they can learn about me and how I can help them.


We also help retrieve licenses for clients who have suspended licenses due to either non-payment of a ticket or tickets, too many points on their driver's licenses, hold on their license or warrants out for their arrest for neglecting a ticket.  We are 98% successful in getting these client's their licenses back which is crutial especially in LA.  We handle all tickets and cases from beginning to end with no appearances necessary by the client.  This saves our clients a great deal of time by not standing in long line or waiting in the courtrooms.


I also help commercial driver's licensees with their tickets by either attemtpting to dismiss or to lower their tickets to a no-point violation since the option of traffic school is not available to them.


Our firm also handles a great number of DUI case with best results in addition to all misdemeanor and felony criminal charges as well as personhal Injury and accident case.


Our reputation and keeping happy clients is of the outmost importance to me and I take great pleasure in helping clients get their lives back on track.


Languages spoken: Farsi, English

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Practice areas


  1. Child Support: 20%
    22 years, 500 cases
  2. Speeding Ticket: 20%
    22 years, 500 cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    22 years, 200 cases
  4. Criminal Defense: 20%
    22 years, 300 cases
  5. Divorce: 20%
    22 years, 250 cases



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brian Russell Michaels

    In addition to being the best traffic lawyer in Southern California, Elena is a top notch Criminal Defense attorney as well. You will be in great hands with Elena.


    Brian Michaels Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Travis Ashley Newton

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    Travis Newton DUI and DWI Attorney
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2015
Top 100 LawyersThe National Advocates2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Elena Mebtahi1995 - Present
Judge Pro TemporeSouthern California Courts2005 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Santa Monica Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Criminal Law NewsFathers' in arrears may need criminal help2009
Wiki-BlogContested vs. Uncontested Divorce2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of West Los Angeles School of Law - West Los AngelesLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of California - Los AngelesMicrobiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Family Law EventChild Support Arrears2012