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Emilya Rachel Shaaya

Criminal defense Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Shaaya Law Group, Emily Shaaya

  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2013
    Active No misconduct found

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Emilya (Emily) Shaaya is a criminal defense trial attorney based in Century City, CA. A graduate of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and former prosecutor and public defender, she represents adult and juvenile clients all over Los Angeles with cases involving DUIs, domestic violence, battery, assault, solitication for prostitution, vandalism, hit-and-run, suspended license, drug offenses, and other criminal offenses. She zealously advocates for every client she takes on. Each clients' well-being and success is her priority.

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Shaaya Law Group
1875 Century Park East, Suite 1025
Los Angeles, CA, 90067


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Posted by Dan | November 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Emily handled my DUI case, and I could not be more pleased. She went above and beyond handling everything, giving me clear instructions on what to do next, and she was never more than a phone call away. She made the whole experience as low-stress as possible and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I came to Shaaya Law Group to deal with a difficult legal situation. Emily immediately put me at ease and spent the time necessary answering all of my endless questions. She was professional, sharp, fast, an aggressive advocate and yet compassionate towards me. She got me through such a tough time and I am forever grateful to her. I have already recommended her to a friend of mine.
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  • Free Consultation 18 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Shaaya Law Group
  • 2019 - Present
  • Deputy Public Defender II
  • Los Angeles County Public Defender's Office
  • 2014 - 2018
  • Deputy City Attorney
  • Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
  • 2013 - 2014


  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of California - Irvine
  • Bachelor of Arts, Social Ecology (Cum Laude) & Spanish
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • State of CA vs. Mario O.
  • Dismissal


  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Excellence in International & Comparative Criminal Law
  • CALI Excellence for the Future
  • 2010


Speaking Engagements

  • JLI RC Society
  • Give & You Shall Receive
  • 2019
  • JLI RC Society
  • The Right to Privacy in 2019
  • 2019
  • JLI RC Society
  • Ethical Consumerism
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Shaaya is dedicated, hard-working, and incredibly smart. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Friend
"Emily is one of the most honest, kind, and passionate people I know. Although I have not had the pleasure of working with her directly, from our long years of knowing each other I have no doubt she zealously represents her clients with the highest level of integrity."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Emily assisted me on a very complex, litigious fraud matter in a bankruptcy case. Her attention to detail in researching the legal matters at hand and in drafting legal documents was impressive, and ultimately helped us settle the case with a very favorable result to our client. Emily understands people and how to protect their best legal interests. I often ask her to assist me with difficult cases and I trust her 100%. She knows how to get the job done, and get it done right."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Emily has a clear understanding of the law as it relates to auto related prosecutions. She is a person of integrity--hard working, articulate and thorough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ms. Shaaya and can attest that she is an exellent defense attorney - aggessive, and skillful - as an attorney and trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Emily Shaaya is experienced, professional, trustworthy, hardworking, and kind. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Great understanding of the law!"
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Los Angeles Criminal defense Lawyer Emilya Rachel Shaaya
Emilya Rachel Shaaya
Criminal defense Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation