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Amber H. Gordon

Criminal defense Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

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About Amber

Learn Amber’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    For more than a decade, Amber has fought aggressively for people accused of all types of crime including DUI, domestic violence, embezzlement, metal theft, sex crimes, harassment, stalking, theft, and gang participation.

    14 years

  2. Violent crime
    30%
    Amber has represented people accused of violent crimes, including murder, attempted murder. armed robbery, robbery with use of force, burglary, drive-by shootings, and assault for over a decade.

    14 years

  3. Family
    20%
    Child Custody and Divorce litigation

    4 years

  4. Litigation
    10%
    Amber has spent more than a decade inside courtrooms throughout the state of California. She has litigated issues including extortion, civil rights, constitutional rights, school bullying, dog bites, jail conditions, personal injury, and more

    14 years

I have always been dedicated to criminal defense.  I have represented numerous people through the criminal justice system who were accused of offenses including catalytic converter theft, domestic violence, torture, police shootings, robbery, narcotics trafficking, and homicide.  I have dedicated myself to studying the intricacies of California's STEP ACT and gang crimes.  I have worked with some of the state's top experts in gang and organized crime allegations.

In addition to membership in the California State Bar and the California State Bar Criminal Law section, I am also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the California Public Defender's Association.

I studied both political science and psychology at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts and later at the University of San Diego, where I received by Bachelor of Arts degree.  I focused my studies on argument, story-telling, cognitive psychology (which includes the study of unreliability of eye-witness testimony, the fallacies of light-bulb memories, the intricacies of memory, and perception.). I conducted the same independent research at Clark University, a private liberal arts college in Massachusetts, and at the University of San Diego, a Catholic University in San Diego, California, on jury behavior.  Specifically, I studied the effect of race when jurors are deciding whether or not to impose the death penalty for felony murder.  I studied the intricacies of DNA, civil rights, and philosophies behind race and society.

At McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California, I focused on criminal law and graduated with a certificate in Criminal Law in May 2010.  After interning with the Stanislaus County Public Defender's Office in my first year of law school, I became a certified law student and was able to take cases to trial.  I interned at the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of California (2008-2009), the Stanislaus County Public Defender (2008-2010), the San Joaquin Public  Defender (2009) and ultimately did my post-bar internship at the San Diego County Public Defender (2010).

Licensed for 11 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/02/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Amber

Amber Gordon, Attorney at Law
10100 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA, 90067
Amber Gordon, Attorney at Law
303 N. Glenoaks Blvd, Suite 200
Burbank, CA, 91502
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Reviews

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Posted by Donna | November 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, personable, cool, attentive lawyer!
I am so grateful for Amber. She assisted me with a restraining order that was filed against me. It was stressful, but she made it easy to deal with. Aside from legal advice, she was an emotional support and gave great techniques when coping with stress. She was attentive to detail, responsive around the clock. From the time she picked up the first phone call to the moment we won the trial, she has been caring, passionate, personable, calm, cool, and just overall an amazing person and lawyer. She's got jokes too! It's nice to work with someone who can lighten up the mood even during a totally stressed out situation. She is a blessing.
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Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Representation
Amber Gordon, represented me in Federal Court and was able to help me get a year on a ankle monitor, instead of 18 months in prison. Gordon, was amazing in handling negotiations and court representation. Her cool, calm manner makes her easy to talk to and she was amazingly emotionally supportive throughout the whole process. She was able to help me understand what was going on and in finding clear affective ways that resulted in a reduced sentence, ankle monitor, and probation. Amber Gordon is my go to lawyer in any case!
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Posted by Erik | August 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Acquitted
Amber beat the police in a highly publicized felony case. I was wrongfully charged and arrested on live T.V. Amber fought for me and i was found not guilty on a jury trial. I am so grateful for Amber.
Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing criminal defense!
Amber was focused and paid much attention to detail. She knew every step that needed to be taken, kept me in the loop, offered moral support and the outcome was exactly what she had predicted it would be. She takes your case seriously and works steadily and consistently towards the outcome. I felt informed and confident with her as my legal representation. Great lawyer.
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Posted by linuxforever | January 2, 2013
Great lawyer
Gave me great insight and advice on my situation.

Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Amber Gordon, Attorney at Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • San Diego Public Defender's Office
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Internship
  • San Joaquin County Public Defender's Office
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Intern
  • Eastern District Of California Federal Panel
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Stanislaus County Public Defender's Office
  • 2008 - 2010
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Education

  • McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of San Diego
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • 2018 - Present
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • Women Lawyers of Los Angeles
  • 2018 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney
  • 2011 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2009 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section
  • 2007 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • The National Trial Lawyers' Association
  • 2019
  • Official Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Official Member
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Capitol Commendation for Public Service
  • University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (14)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amber Gordon is a dedicated, passionate advocate for the accused. She works very hard for her clients, and is not afraid to raise difficult issues or litigate serious cases, involving some of the most serious charges imaginable. She represented a former client of mine from another jurisdiction on a very serious matter and has worked incredibly hard and with a great deal of heart. She obtains results and is motivated by pursuit of justice, and not profits. I endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Since the first day I met Ms. Lunsford it was apparent that she has an insatiable thirst to achieve the appropriate outcome for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is always prepared and considers her cases from all angles."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Civil rights Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Ms Lundsford in court at least 100 times. She is a tireless advocate for her clients. It is a pleasure to work with her. She is clearly a star in her legal community. We are a better community because of her service."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Lunsford is a committed, passionate, and dedicated warrior for her clients. I hold her in the highest regard. Any client lucky enough to have her in his/her corner is truly in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has excellent legal insight."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Although I have read several of Ms. Lunsford's answers before, one in particular this afternoon was so good I had to write this endorsement. Legally correct, analytic, and really coustomized to the needs of the Avvo asker. It had all the qualities that any client would seek when looking for an attorney. Great job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Lunsford has demonstrated to me the characteristics that define our profession in a positive light: a straight-shooter who stays on top of the law, someone who works hard to improve her skills through continuing legal education, and a persistent, creative and determined advocate when handling cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Lunsford is a fantastic criminal defense attorney. She has several years of experience and is a go to person for questions. She commits herself to community service and truly has a heart. Her positive attitude, understanding of the law, and desire to help, set her apart from other attorneys. I would recommend her for your criminal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Friend
"Amber is an intelligent and agressive attorney who goes to the mat for her clients. I highly recommend her services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Lunsford is passionate about and fights for her clients rights. She is an great negotiator and has experience in multiple court settings throughout California. When you need a skilled attorney it is important to interview a few and hire the one who best fits your case. Ms. Lunsford should always be considered by those looking to hire an attorney who cares about her clients."
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