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James Edward Blatt

Criminal defense Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

3.7   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1973
    Status
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The Law Offices of James E. Blatt is a national law firm dedicated to the defense of those charged with or under investigation for the commission of state or federal offenses. We are counselors, strategists, and advocates for a wide variety of individuals at all stages of criminal proceedings.

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AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating

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Location

Law Offices Of James E. Blatt
10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 313
Los Angeles, CA, 90067

Reviews

3.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2014
James Blatt saved my life
Did a miraculous and professionally perfect job for me.
Posted by Janet | May 14, 2014
Bad things happen to good people
A criminal attorney is not what I ever hoped to need. When my son was picked up on a DUI I knew I needed the very best.. The night he called me from the police precinct, my first thought was, I don't know any criminal lawyers. Who is going to defend my son? Without a reference, my fingers scoured the internet. Something about his website put me at ease. When I called his office, it was already late, but his secretary answered as fresh as if I was the first call of the morning and Mr. Blatt got on the phone immediately to speak with me. Right away his professional manner put me at ease. He explained everything my son would be going through and how he was going to be there with my son every step of the way. Knowing every time I felt afraid that Mr. Blatt would always be there to take my call and patiently talk me through my fear is what kept me kept me sane. He handled my son's case as if it were his own child's life in jeopardy. When your child is behind bars, the whole family is in prison. Mr. Blatt made sure my son got back to living his life as quickly and painlessly as possible. To me, Mr Blatt's expertise and integrity is unmatched. I can never thank him enough.
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Posted by Alen | May 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Amazing Thank you
James Blatt is an amazing attorney who listens to your concerns and works with you to get the best possible outcome possible. After retaining Mr. Blatt, I had the opportunity to get to know him at a personal level, he is a notable attorney who has your best interest in mind. If you are looking for an attorney to fight for you then look no further.
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Posted by Adan E Sanchez | February 1, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
THANK YOU, MR BLATT
After being sentenced to 2 years in prison, hundreds of hours of community service, years of probation and close to losing my job, Mr. Blatt fought hard non-stop for 2 years and 6 months plus more than 20 courts appearances with his work team, showing me his importance and his commitment to my case with excellent communication from all his work team. letting me know step by step what happened with my case. Mr. Blatt showed all his experience and dedication which led to my record being completely clean. Thanks, Mr. Blatt for a new opportunity in my life.
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS
Mr. Blatt was recommended to me after I was falsely accused of 9 felony counts (all white collar crimes), and less than 1 year later he got the entire case dismissed, and I never had to show up to court one time. You won’t find a better lawyer than Mr. Blatt, he is well worth every penny. Thank you Mr. Blatt for saving my life, literally.
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Posted by Todd Mcgregor | April 10, 2021
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Todd Mcgregor
He is an articulate, and tenacious lawyer....in fact I am recommending him to my girlfriend, in regards to a sexual abuse litigation case.....Nonetheless, he's your guy for any type of criminal defense.
Posted by Mark | January 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defending false allegations
I am sure Mr. Blatt invested a lot more time than he anticipated when he accepted my retainer. He advised me early on. "Being innocent of a crime is problematic" it takes much more work and negotiation. Ultimately Mr. Blatt made the Deputy DA understand he had a terrible witness with a history of perjury that he did not have a winner and it was best for all parties to drop the charges. I was please with the outcome despite the slow process of dealing with the courts.
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Posted by onesimo | February 15, 2018
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BY FAR THE BEST LAWYER IN CALIFORNIA
James Blatt has defended my freedom numerous times with above satisfactory results. Very professional, smart, courageous as well as understanding and fair when it comes to money. Thank you Mr James Blatt.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unprecedented Skills
If Mr. Blatt takes your case, consider yourself very lucky. Mr. Blatt may be stern at times but the man is a legend. With him, you get what you pay for. He is a respected man both by prosecutors and judges alike. Thanks for sticking by me for 5 years and keeping your word.
Posted by John | November 21, 2014
Case dismissed!
This man is one of the best attorney's out there, he got my case dismissed! I have a prior 422 PC, and I had a new case with a 422pc, and a cohab abuse(domestic violence). He is the best attorney in the valley, his price might seem much higher then a $2000 attorney, but he is well worth the extra money. He got my case dismissed today in Van Nuys court.
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Posted by anonymous | September 26, 2014
James handled my Battery and Resisting Arrest Matter
I just want to express my thankfulness to the Law Office of James Blatt for everything they did on my behalf regarding my battery case. Mr. Blatt, Rachel Nimoy, Joshua Olander and the rest of the staff were extremely helpful and made the nerve-wracking process easier to manage. All of their time and effort is immeasurably appreciated, and I am very grateful for the positive outcome in my case.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2013
Thank you Mr. Blatt
Overall Great work. My case was very complicated and I was not sure if anyone would understand what really happened. Thankfully Jim and his team understood completely and more importantly got my case dismissed!!! Thank you!!! I would highly recommend.
Posted by Justin | June 6, 2013
Got the Job Done!
Mr. Blatt took on my case head on and was able to get me no jail time. Not sure what I would of done if I had to go to jail. Unfortunately Mr. Blatt was not the first attorney I hired for my case. After wasting my time with the first attorney I was ecstatic to find a law firm that actually cared about my case. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Lucrecia | July 2, 2023
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Bad review
We retained Mr. Blatt paid him 12,000.00 to represent my boyfriend . He has done nothing but string him along. He should have filed a motion for his summary probation case, a motion for bail reduction and a motion to combine 4 of the same thing into 1 charge.. We hired him because he said he could get him 3 years with half or a program and now he is saying something else. We've spoken to other attorneys who say he is to old and should be on his way out ! We believe he is taking his time to try to get more money.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2023
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lier
Do your self a favor and get a decent attorney, this is the most lying Attorney you will ever meet !! He will show up in court and agree whatever the Da says ! He took my money lied to me for two years and didn’t complete my Case I had to hire a another attorney to finish. When you first go to him he will give you all kinds of promises Never believe a word this guy says ! He is thinks very highly of himself, the only think he does good is to LIE !! He almost had me sign a paper that was gonna turn all my guns away good think I red it and coughed the mistake court made!! Bottom line this man does not care for you nor he will fight for you ! You have been warned!!!
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Posted by Jay | February 26, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The reason they call lawyers liers
You will do time for sure with Me Blatt he will not show up to the court dates he will sell you out do your self do home work check his clients they all do some time he never gets anyone off dismissed like he claims he will Sell you out that’s how he gets his pull in the court house run don’t walk from this sell out.!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
cares about money more than client
After being ignored for weeks to months after emailing, texting and leaving messages, I have yet to be treated in that matter. A case was completed and a verdict made yet it took a month and a half later to release out of prison. I was told by his office that he was to be released that Friday and a month and a half later was the final release. I was lied to by my own attorney. Why, who knows. I tried to contact him multiple times but never had a return call. Anyone who treats his clients like that is just a bad person. They did call me many times for payment though.
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Posted by Anonymous/True client | May 25, 2016
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Thief
Took my money and didn't do anything but talk down to me. Told me that was why he was sitting on his side of the desk and I was on the hiring/criminal side. I fired him via phone and 3 faxes and requested my money back and he told me he would not be returning any of my 15k! he has stolen or kept money from 2 other people I know. I would not recommend him and would hope no one uses him. I'm planning to file a civil suit and complain to the bar about him and his lousy manner of practice!! He's rude,awful and tries to make you feel less of a person once he has your money;when your at one of your hardest and most difficult time of your life! you want reassurance and support especially when you've just given someone a lot of money for your life and future.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2015
This lawyer only cares about getting PAID!
It's funny how foolish I was to think that this lawyer cared about his clients. He doesn't he just cares about getting his money in his pockets. It's so disappointing to know that that you can't even trust lawyers when you need the legal support the most. Never again will I contact this lawyer again. He didn't even care to even look into my case or know anything about it before he started quoting me a ridiculous amount even though he wouldn't even listen to my case. Like I said this lawyer just cares about the money not trying to represent you legally. I should've have guessed by that smuck look he has on his profile picture he's just another typical republican money hungry prick. Thanks James for helping lose faith in the ethicical values of lawyers like you.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Law Offices of James E. Blatt
  • 1984 - Present
  • President of the board of directors
  • Cry Help
  • 1978 - 1979
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 1973 - 1976

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • N/A
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • N/A
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • N/A

Associations

  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted
  • 1997 - Present
  • California Criminal Justice Association
  • Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Admitted
  • 1973 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • President
  • 1984 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2006
  • Commendation
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2005
  • Jerry Gielser Trial Attorney of the Year
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • 2005
  • Top Lawyer
  • San Fernando Valley Business Journal
  • 2002
  • Commendation
  • City of Los Angeles
  • 2002
  • Criminal Court Trial Lawyer Award
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • 1999
  • Califonia Lawyer Attorney of the Year (CLAY)
  • California Lawyer Magazine
  • 1998
  • President's Award
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • 1998
  • Professional Achievement Award
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • 1998
  • David Berman Trial Lawyer of the Year Award
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • 1994
  • Congressional Record
  • House of Representatives
  • 1985
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"James is a top flight attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Los Angeles Criminal defense Lawyer James Edward Blatt
James Edward Blatt
Criminal defense Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 50 years