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Neil J. Fraser

Neil has been a trial lawyer in Los Angeles for the past twenty-five years, primarily in  solo practice before joining the Beverly Hills firm of Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham. During his career, Neil has tried numerous civil and criminal matters to successful conclusion in a wide and varied number of legal fields. These include plaintiff representation in civil matters involving personal injury, civil rights and constitutional violations litigation, police misconduct, product liability and fraud, and, as a criminal defense attorney, virtually every category of felony and misdemeanor, from driving under the influence through murder.

Practice Areas:

Criminal Defense Neil has joined Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham as our lead criminal defense attorney. All criminal and quasi-criminal matters are handled by this firm, from misdemeanors such as driving under the influence, petty theft, resisting arrest and simple assault, through the most serious felonies, including murder, attempted murder, shaken baby syndrome matters, drug cases, felony assault and battery, domestic violence, robbery and white-collar crime.

Consultation Currently primarily focusing his practice on criminal defense, Neil is available for consultation on all criminal and quasi-criminal matters.

Voiding Convictions Neil has also developed a highly successful line of practice voiding convictions subject to attack on constitutional grounds.

Civil Litigation Neil continues to represent plaintiffs in personal injury and general tort matters, as well as handling appellate cases, both civil and criminal, before all California courts.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Civil Rights: 15%
    29 years, 200 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    29 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. General Practice: 5%
    29 years, 750 cases



Fixed (sometimes)

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Contact info

Law Offices of Neil J Fraser/Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham

232 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Politics Prize; Civil Law (Merit); Politics (Distinction)Glasgow University1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/Owner of my own office; of counsel with RIAGLaw Offices of Neil J. Fraser/Rufus-Isaacs, Acland & Grantham1986 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
British American Bar Association of Southern CaliforniaN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Selected Civil Verdicts/Criminal Cases HandledTried to successful verdict
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Radio EtiopiaMonthly Mixes as Fray D. Jay2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Watson’s College, Edinburgh, Scotland; 1958-1971 University of Dundee, Scotland; 1971-72 University of St. Andrews, Scotland; 1972-73 University of Glasgow, Scotland; 1979-81 Degree: Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B.)N/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1981