4.5 stars 11 totalReview Raffi Manuelian
Posted by Andrew Francis
Convicted for marijuana sales for less than 1 lb. This was my very first time being arrested, and my first offense. I was sentenced to 90 days house arrest and 36 months probation. I feel I could have achieved the same results or better with a free public defender. I asked Mr Manuelian to help me file for early termination and felony expungement, but he did not help. I had to do the research myself and consult with my probation officer. I eventually filed myself and represented myself in court for sentencing adjustment. The judge granted my early termination, but I still need to move forward with felony expungement. Would be nice to have a lawyer do all this for me considering the thousands of dollars I paid for such a poor outcome.
Posted by anonymous
I was surprised when RJ was able to dismiss my welfare fraud case as I was suppose to receive a felony or misdemeanor like others. He was there by my side answering all possible questions. He is very knowledgeable in criminal justice especially welfare fraud. I highly recommend him as his prices are reasonable and his professionalism is top notch.
Posted by Gustavo
I recently had a case where I was being accused of stealing from my employer. It was probably one of the most difficult times of my life where no one would believe that I was innocent. I had nothing to do with this incident but there was two individuals pointing fingers towards me and claiming they had identified me as the suspect. I decided to hire R.J. Manuelian the very first time I met with him because he convinced me that he was well qualified and had the experience and knowledge needed to defend me in a very difficult case. I made the right decision hiring R.J. Manuelian he was very dedicated and aggressive towards my case that lasted over a year. During this long period of time it was very frustrating that no one would believe me that I was innocent. R.J. worked with an excellent detective "James Gollaz" who they continued investigating my case and were able to get the actual person who had committed this crime. After a very hard process of investigation and finding the truth R.J Manuelian got my case dismissed just a couple days before going to trial at the Pomona Court. I was very pleased with all the hard work and dedication that he fought for me to the last min for one of the most valuable things we have in life.. Freedom.. Thanks to him and his staff they were able to proof that I was innocent.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Manuelian saved me so much headache. He was hired a WEEK PRIOR to my trial. The days leading up to the trial, he spent so much time with me, even over the weekend as we were pressed for time. I received a Not Guilty verdict. Just know, you pay for what you get. Had I hired Mr. Manuelian in the first place, I would have saved money, time, and headache. I decided to go with a low cost attorney. It did not serve me well in the end. Good luck to you.
Posted by Gary
RJ was hired to represent my family member in a DUI vehicular manslaughter case. While there was no denying the wrong in the matter , RJ spent considerable time and effort in helping the prosecution understand the circumstances which led to this very unfortunate event. In summary a 7 year sentence was reduced to under 6 months . There is no denying that if we chose another attorney or the public defender the outcome may have been bleak for us. When an issue like ours arose , the entire family was affected . RJ doesn't limit his fight for just his client, he embraces the whole family and finds a way to a fair resolution. We can't thank you enough for what you did RJ .
Posted by Duvall
Manuelian is an overall exceptional person to meet. When he came in contact with my case he knew first hand that he was going to get the job done. He gathers as much information as possible to assure that your justice is served. I went on a 4 month run with him in and out of court and each visit was filled with progression that eventually lead to me being no guilty on all charges.
Posted by jimmy
I was investigated for Rape. I had consensual sex with a girl who changed her story about our consent when her father found out she slept with me. I was very worried about getting arrested and searched the internet for a lawyer. I interviewed 7 lawyers and found RJ to be the best player for my team. The other lawyers quoted me much higher fees and weren't as honest with me as RJ was. He tells you the honest truth (he calls "brutal honesty") and makes you feel like he's someone you trust with your life. I did and he got my case dismissed. I listened to him and followed his strategy and he actually did it! I was even surprised how fast he got my case dismissed despite all the horrible allegations made against me.
Posted by anonymous
Raffi is simply an outstanding criminal defense attorney. He helped my family through the most difficult time in our lives and ultimately achieved the outcome we desired. From our initial meeting, he was thorough and honest. I had met with 6 other attorneys before Raffi, and I immediately knew that Raffi would do the best job in representing me. Raffi was dedicated to my case and gave it the time and energy it deserved. He was always available to meet in person to discuss my case or strategize over the phone. Raffi has great legal instincts. He has an excellent knowledge of the legal process and how to navigate through the process. Raffi was aggressive and ethical on my case. He is respected by judges and prosecutors. Thanks to Raffi, my family can get back to our lives. I would recommend Raffi in a heartbeat to anyone who is seeking the best legal representation they can find.
Posted by Kevin
Raffi Manuelian responded quickly to my very first phone call with knowledge about my case, that alone was impressive. Through out the entire process Raffi Manuelian and his staff kept me well informed and were entirely responsive to any and all questions I had.
Posted by Marvin
This is the second time Raffi has helped me through such a disasterous time in my life. He really looks out for his clients and makes you feel at ease under stressful situations. He is quick to respond on a phone call no matter what time. He is very straight up and won't cut corners. I appreciate his delicate balance between being aggresive but not too over demanding. His charisma breeds confidence and he can be very pursuasive. I appreciare everything he and his firm has done for me and my family. Thanks R.J.