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Jeffrey Fredrich Sklan

Criminal defense Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   155 reviews
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  • Licensed for 44 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1979
    Status
    Active Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 1998

About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    From Murder cases down, we have successfully handled every sort of criminal matter. My MBA and business training gives us an edge in white collar matters.

    45 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    40%
    We know that people going through a divorce frequently feel as if their lives are unraveling. It is a stressful and complicated time. Weekend app See also- domestic violence notes, below.

    45 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    10%
    Domestic violence cases may be filed in criminal courthouses as felonies or misdemeanors - and/or in the family law courthouses. Frequently, they are concurrent with a divorce case.

    45 years, 500 cases

Awards

Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
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Location

Law Offices of Jeffrey Sklan
8484 Wilshire Blvd Suite 660
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  155 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Juan Becerra | July 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce / victim poor & absent lawyering
All I got to say is that Jeffrey is the real deal lawyer don’t waste your money or time on anyone else like I did 2 lawyers later did nothing but take my money and broken promises making things even worse !! I was referred to Jeffrey by a family friend and everything I was told about Jeffrey excellent professional work was 100% and delivered with flying colors above and beyond not only did he resolve my divorce case out of Joshua Tree court San Bernardino county but he was able to calm me down and negotiate a settlement even without my proper file he was able to finish everything in 4 months when I had been waiting 2 yr already with my previous lawyers. I definitely recommend Jeffrey Sklan you won’t regret it trust me top notch representation.
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
No Nonsense Family Lawer
I was referred to Jeffrey Sklan by another reputable family law attorney that was in the process of retiring and was 500 miles away. I called Jeffrey's office and spoke to a sharp helpful assistant who promised he'd call back when he returned from court. He called me back within the hour, and we spoke at length. Jeffrey was not only easy to speak with, he was clearly very experienced, patient, insightful, and impressed me as a straight shooter. He helped me come up with a very basic "treatment plan", free of charge, and referred me to another attorney that was local to me. He also asked me to keep him in the loop on my progress, and promised to be available if that local attorney didn't work out or if I needed further advice.
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Posted by Adriana | June 27, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Gets the Job DONE!
I had a question and I called Mr Sklan. He answered my call right away and got back to me on my concerns. He truly is someone who gets the job done. No ifs or buts.
Posted by Addie | June 3, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer and Confidant
Jeffrey Sklan has been my lawyer and confidant for over 30 years. He has handled both personal and business concerns for me, given me invaluable advice that you can only get from someone you trust. As a resident of both the US and the Philippines, Jeffrey responds to me within minutes no matter the time difference. I have entrusted him with my family's welfare and he has been professional and caring. I would highly recommend him for any legal situation.
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Posted by Israel | May 29, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Could not ask for a better experience
I hired Jeffrey and he immediately alleviated my anxiety about the situation I had gotten myself into. He answered my call on the first ring and walked me through everything step by step. Not only that but he saved me thousands of dollars from going through with quotes I had gotten from other lawyers. I will 100% be using him again in the future!!
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Posted by Martin | May 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case
Mr. Jeffery has been incredibly professional and emotional supportive throughout the process. His experiences and strategic plans have worked out very well to benefit me on this case. He knows what he is doing in every single detail. Also, his staff and team have been always responsive and attentive. The quality of the service will pay off eventually. Highly recommend !!!
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Posted by oscar | May 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
criminal case
he is reliable and responsible always trying to win your case and in communication with his client a lawyer you can depend on thanks for beating my case #1 lawyer in town
Posted by Laura | May 3, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consult
Jeffrey was the best and helped ease my worry ..definitely will go to him for any future need of representation. Was highly recommended by a family member that has worked with him and was pleased with his work.
Posted by Alexis | April 28, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
You can count on Jeffrey Sklan !!!
Was recommended to Jeffrey Sklan by a close friend. I received great consultation and we developed a well thought out plan for my case. Was very sincere and saved me from unnecessary legal fees. He is very dedicated to his clients he even received my call on a Sunday morning and guided me through some paperwork. If matters come to I will definitely be hiring Jeffrey Sklan
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Posted by bernabe | April 16, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelente abogado
Si necesitas un abogado para asuntos familiares Jeffrey es uno de los mejores en el área. Recomendado 100%.
Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
An Angel In Hell - Sklan is hope when you have little
I was recommended to Jeffrey by a dear friend. While I was on the phone with my friend, asking for help with my situation, he had texted Jeffrey. Before I finished talking with my friend, he told me Jeffrey was expecting my call. I called Jeffrey and he picked up. This is the first thing you need to know about Jeffrey... he is AVAILABLE. Despite his reputation as a stellar attorney, the list of high-profile clients that have retained him, and his astounding success rate, he gave his full attention and advice to a brand-new client. The relationship between client and attorney is clearly important to Jeffrey. There was no secretary, no appointment, no "call you first thing tomorrow." He helped me immediately. This is exactly what I needed. I was/am the victim of circumstance of malice and my world has been turned upside down. Before I spoke to Jeffrey I was in a very, very dark place mentally. I had no hope at all. Within 5 minutes of talking to Jeffrey, he had me laughing and reminded me that I had not done anything wrong and how the injustice of that had to be sorted out. He quickly assessed the situation and started forming a game plan. He assured me that he would help me "crush this." Jeffrey is professional, intelligent, witty, and compassionate. If you are in a dark place you cannot do without having an Angel like Jeffrey on your side. Just give him a call and in about 10 minutes you'll know why this review is not hyperbolic or gushy.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jeffery Sklan is fantastic.
I am absolutely blown away in how responsive, and attentive Jeffery was with my case. The attention to detail, and getting an unbelievable result while having all my needs met was accomplished. Everyone makes mistakes, and when it comes to representation I highly recommend Jeffery.
Response from Jeffrey Sklan March 6, 2024
A considerable amount of time was spent interviewing witnesses, reviewing voluminous video turned over by law enforcement ( most of which was a total red herring), and reconstructing an accurate time line. We then were ready for trial, at which point the Prosecutor folded. My office is very happy for our client, as these charges would have had far-reaching and very negative consequences had it gone another way. Thank you for letting us be of assistance !
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Posted by Djalil | March 5, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
A True Professional that you want on your side
I had a DV case that was based on an allegation without any sign of violence. My divorce lawyer recommended Mr. Sklan. After I explained my case, he contacted the court, informed me that my case had not been filed, and advised me that it most likely would be DOA. During this time he answered all my phone calls and returned my text. I even tried to pay a retainer but he told me he would need it if they file my case. He was right and my case was DOA. If you need a lawyer he would be the best.
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Response from Jeffrey Sklan March 6, 2024
Our office receives many referrals from other law firms. Quite a few of them were originally opposing counsel on other matters. In this instance, that is precisely what happened. My sense was that his spouse was trying to gain advantage in the divorce proceeding being handled by the referring firm, whose practice is limited to family law issues. This was precisely the case. Mr. Djalil and I spoke frequently as the date of arraignment approached. And he is correct: I did not ask him for a retainer as my instinct, based on almost 45 years experience and thousands of cases, was that no case would be filed. It was a pleasure to assist someone going through a difficult divorce, now facing a bogus criminal accusation. Welcome to LA law. Thank you, sir!
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SIMPLY GREAT!!!
I had a legal matter that needed immediate attention. Mr. Sklan not only dropped everything and helped me with. He went out of his way to make sure I was doing fine. After successfully taking care of what he was retained for.
Response from Jeffrey Sklan February 22, 2024
There are some things that simply cannot wait: this person's predicament was very time-sensitive. Our practice revolves around our clients' needs, and has been so for 45 years. One client referring another - our word of mouth advertising since day one.
Posted by Josue | February 21, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney ✅
In simple words this lawyer Jeffrey gets the job done, he is the best in the business he knows what he is doing, he has great strategic plans to always win. He is amazing at explaining the whole court lingo for those of us who don't really understand, he is all about seeing his clients being satisfied to the fullest, he's always available for any questions and his just the best at what he does. Worth every penny he charges he is the real deal.
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Response from Jeffrey Sklan February 21, 2024
This was a difficult case made more complicated by opposing counsel who fabricated every conceivable roadblock. The delays did not work, ultimately, and ended up costing their clients a huge amount of money. During this process, our clients were frustrated by the roller coaster of litigation. I encouraged them to stay the course and am so humbled that they listened. A fabulous outcome. Thank you again for your faith in my firm.
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Posted by Francesca | February 15, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great consultation!
I was referred by a friend who said Jeffrey was excellent, and he really was. So far we just needed some advice but he was very good at easing our minds until we had more information. We will be hiring him soon. A+++
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great at explaining
Great lawyer didn’t waste our time very helpful and straightforward, will definitely hire if needed in the future meanwhile he left me and my wife with piece of mind that everything is going to be ok
Posted by JIMMY | January 26, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
"from felony to nothing" I absolutely cannot recommend Jeffrey enough. My family has known him more than 20 years. He came through for me in a huge way. Always took my calls, no matter what time and day it was. Interviewed and prepared witnesses, insured my freedom.. Believed in Mr. Jeffrey
Response from Jeffrey Sklan January 27, 2024
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Jimmy, who was facing prison time . We collaborated well - reviewed all evidence, reconstructed "the Crime" and demonstrated that he was not the perpetrator. A great weight was lifted off him and his family. Thank you for your trust in us.
Posted by Miguel | January 24, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired Attorney
I was Recommended to Jeffrey by a close friend and I’m more than gratefully for his help. He has great energy, is very honest with every situation and always looks for his clients best interest. He communicates very well, always answers his phone calls and messages.I would highly recommend his work.
Response from Jeffrey Sklan January 27, 2024
There is no substitute for meeting clients face to face. Nights, weekends, no matter: we are in the people business and try to work around people's busy schedules.
Posted by Erin | January 11, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I have known Jeffrey for over Thirty years and he has helped me some stressful times. He is very timely in regards to reponse time and very helpful with recommendations if he cannot take the case, he will suggest someone that can. He is a trusted friend and excellent attorney. I highly recommend him. His wife Elyse is also a well respected and excellent attorney, a dynamic duo.
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AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1998.

Private reproval, public disclosure issued in CA, 1998
updated on 02/06/2010

Private reproval, public disclosure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Public reproval with/duties issued in CA, 1997
updated on 06/17/2015

A censure or reprimand issued by the Supreme Court or the State Bar Court that is not a matter of public record unless imposed after the initiation of formal disciplinary proceedings. No period of suspension is imposed. The reproval may be imposed with duties or conditions.

Jeffrey's comment: “The State Bar release stated that, during the course of a civil case wherein I WAS THE CLIENT, suing another lawyer on a breach of contract claim, a $250 discovery sanction had not been paid. In fact, it had but the recipient (an office employee of the opposing side) kept the cash, and did not turn it over to his employer. FURTHER: there were NO CLIENT money or liberties involved, the public was not affected, and the case amicably settled. The employee died of a heart attack soon thereafter.”

Work Experience

  • Founder and Trial Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey Sklan
  • 1979 - Present

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Santa Clara University Business School
  • Masters Business Administration
  • 1977
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People V Villanueva
  • NOT GUILTY
  • People v Selmanovic
  • NOT GUILTY verdict after trial
  • People V Rangel
  • Case dismissed during TRIAL.
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Languages Spoken

  • Korean
  • English
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecture to Families
  • Services for incarcerated family members
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Jeffrey
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Jeffrey for over four years, and have worked with him both as opposing counsel and collaboratively. Jeffrey is a creative, smart, and effective lawyer who knows how to get results. A strong advocate for his clients, and a generous resource and wealth of knowledge for his colleagues, I would highly recommend Jeffrey for anyone seeking an experienced, personable, and well-respected lawyer in California."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A true lifesaver. I couldn't be more thankful. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a great lawyer. He is very thorough and fights for his clients. In the matter that he and I worked on, we obtained great results for our client"
Litigation Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Jeffrey for his amazing capacity to get the best possible results while remaining calm under pressure. Jeffrey fuses common sense with impressive knowledge of law and procedure that has earned him great respect among his clients and colleagues."
Beverly Hills Criminal defense Lawyer Jeffrey Fredrich Sklan
Jeffrey Fredrich Sklan
Criminal defense Attorney
Beverly Hills, CA
Licensed for 44 years
Free Consultation
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1998. See details