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Matt Koohanim

Juvenile law Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   23 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Matt

Learn Matt’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Juvenile law
    70%
    Dependency Court, Removal and Detention Hearings, Adjudication, Jurisdiction and Disposition. Reunification.

    700 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    Including Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Child Endangerment, Dui's and Assault with a Deadly Weapon and more.

    22 years, 6,000 cases

  3. Car accident
    10%

    22 years, 5,000 cases

TOP JUVENILE DEPENDENCY AND CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY IN CALIFORNIA!!! CALL NOW!!!

Being persistent, knowledgeable and having over 20 years experience practicing law in California, gets our clients the maximum results and the justice they deserve!!!

Selecting Matt Koohanim for your DCFS case is the best decision you’ll make. Known for unmatched expertise and dedication, Matt has been a guiding light for numerous families facing DCFS complexities. His deep legal acumen and staunch commitment to every case ensure that you receive unparalleled representation. With Matt, you’re not just another client; you’re a priority.

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Reviews

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Posted by Paul | March 9, 2016
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Auto Accident
This law firm went the distance for me and at the end of it all...they got me a decent settlement amount. I would recommend Mr. Kooba I'm to anyone in need of a good attorney.
Posted by Vaheed Teimouri | November 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal Representation
We had two attorneys that represented us for DUI case my wife had, they just charged us lots of money and did not do anything except creat problems. We met with Mr Koohinam and found him very caring, cartious, knowledgeable and professional. He was retained the same day, repressed us and got our case resolved in less than 30 days with a resolution that was very positive and acceptable. We are very pleased with his services & definitely recommend him, it is very hard to find an attorney with his character & professionalism.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2024
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Exceptional attorney who will fight for you
Navigating being investigated by Child Protective Services is a scary thing, especially since they have the power to take your children away. From the beginning, I could tell Matt truly cared about helping my family. He personally gave me a consultation and explained the steps to expect and how he could help. He also maintained contact with me throughout the case. Matt is an exceptional attorney who will fight for you and your family, I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. With Matt’s help, I am able to get back to living and enjoying life with my kids without being harassed by CPS. I always knew that with Matt by my side, CPS couldn’t do anything out of line and they didn’t. He came through on his promise to help my family and the case was closed. Thank you, Jesus! Answered prayers for sure. This has literally been a nightmare for my family and I am so thankful to God it is over. We would not be in this position if God had not led us to Matt to hire him as our attorney. If you are looking for an honest, hard working attorney, look no further. Thank you, Matt, for the blessing you have been in helping my family. God bless you!
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Posted by Nuvia | March 26, 2024
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Truly blessed
I'm so happy with he's work honestly I could say I got my daughter back because he gave a good fight.
Posted by Edwin | March 20, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Thankful to have found him
I had the pleasure of working with Mr.Matt during a particularly challenging time, and I cannot recommend his services highly enough. From the very first consultation, it became evident that he was not only deeply knowledgeable but also genuinely attentive to my concerns and needs. Mr.Matt demonstrated an exceptional ability to listen carefully, which made me feel truly heard and understood—a rarity in such stressful times.Throughout the legal process, Mr.Matt’s guidance was invaluable. He meticulously walked me through every step, ensuring I was fully aware. His dedication to my case was evident in every interaction. I am profoundly grateful for Mr.Matt’s expertise and compassionate approach. He not only helped me navigate the complexities of the legal system but also provided a sense of calm and confidence throughout our journey. For anyone seeking legal representation that comes with genuine care and a personal touch, Mr.Matt is the person you want by your side.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2024
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Thank you
Matt Koohanim is good at responding to clients and understanding their personal situations.
Posted by Chas | March 12, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Thankful for Koohanim office
Very thankful for the time and attention on my case! My case is very complex and multifaceted. Attorney Matt has remained unfazed and calm throughout this whole process even when put in situations he was not prepared for due to DPSS changing things up on the spot at the last minute which was out of his control. Still, he remained professional kind and overall got the job done! My case went to trial, Matt took note of everything I said and shared with him during the months awaiting trial and unloaded it all during trial eloquently. His desire to serve everyone he can is truly inspiring and shows his passion. He is talented and skilled. Communication was flexible and after hours at time which I appreciated. I appreciate his strategy and look forward to working with him in upcoming hearings aswell. As his website says, he pretty much does it ALL! My son is home and well and my family and I are all so thankful! Thank you Matt! Appreciate your time, effort and support. See ya soon and thank you thank you thank you! If you’re looking for a trustworthy, honest rep that knows his stuff #gowithKoohanim
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Posted by Jesse Sellers | March 9, 2024
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Saving lives
I know this is a difficult time for those who are reading and searching for a good attorney to defend you in a criminal case or CPS Case. I can only speak on the behalf of Matt koohanim. And which I hired Matt to work for me. First off I have to say that his profession in these areas is very personal to him and he take it very personal. I know from experience that it is not about the money with him. Matt has a big heart and applies it with his job he is more into proving the truth in your case Matt has won a criminal case for me for child endangerment and is now working towards getting my baby home from the CPS he knows the process and procedures to the element of your surprise. So if you are looking for an attorney and reading this review you can stop now and give him a call
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2024
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Thank you for supporting my case
Matt Koohanim helped me a lot in my case. He was the first attorney I reached out to when my problems started and he has been there for every step of the process.
Posted by Alyssa | October 13, 2023
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Want to read an honest review on this lawyer ?
Matt Koohanim is an excellent lawyer. He takes the time to go read through your case and go through all the details, and he gives you his honest opinion on what you should do. He helped me tremendously on my situation. If it weren't for Mr. Koohanim, I would've lost the chance to get my son back. He is a voice that stands up for you and fights for you. I have had a very good experience with him and I highly recommend that anyone give him a try. Thank you for all that you have done for me!
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Response from Matt Koohanim October 20, 2023
Thank you for the kind words!
Posted by Miranda | August 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer in LA!
Matt Koohanim is an extraordinary lawyer throughout my experience with CPS. As a foster parent assisting a poor-English speaking individual in their case, we initially had a negative experience with another law firm, Vincent Davis, who charged exorbitant fees without making any progress. However, once Matt took over it, everything started to change for the better. What impressed me about Matt was his professionalism and dedication. Even before we hired him, he provided valuable advice and guidance. He's responsive to our texts and emails, incredibly knowledgeable, providing us with all the necessary information. Matt was straightforward, explaining everything clearly and patiently throughout the process. I am grateful to have found him, I encourage anyone who needs legal assistance to consider him. He truly goes above and beyond to provide top-notch service which can potentially avoid lots of hassle and unnecessary costs!
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Posted by Kristina | August 16, 2023
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An attentive attorney
I am pleased to write a review for attorney Matt, who provided exceptional legal representation during my case involving Child Protective Services (CPS). After a disappointing experience with a previous attorney, I made the decision to hire Matt, and it turned out to be a wise choice. From the very beginning, I found Matt to be highly attentive and genuinely interested in understanding the nuances of my case. He took the time to actively listen to my concerns and fears, which immediately instilled confidence in his abilities. His empathetic approach, coupled with his extensive legal knowledge, allowed him to navigate through the complexities of my situation with expertise and precision. One aspect that truly stood out was Matt's unwavering commitment to my case. He demonstrated a genuine care for my well-being and the outcome of the proceedings. It was evident that he invested considerable time and effort into thoroughly analyzing the details of my case, leaving no stone unturned. His meticulous attention to detail, coupled with his persuasive advocacy, played a significant role in achieving the desired outcome of having my case dismissed. I must also acknowledge the invaluable support provided by Matt's paralegal, Jenny Lopez. Her professionalism and dedication were evident throughout the entire process. Jenny consistently went above and beyond to ensure that all necessary paperwork was handled efficiently and accurately. Her prompt responses to my inquiries and her ability to provide updates on the progress of my case were greatly appreciated. Overall, my experience with attorney Matt and his paralegal Jenny was nothing short of excellent. Their commitment to my case, combined with their professionalism and expertise, ultimately resulted in a positive outcome. I highly recommend Matt's services to anyone seeking legal representation, particularly in matters involving CPS.
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Posted by Rich | May 1, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
very knowledgeable
I had a specific case that was lingering in my account and would pop up here and there. Even though the case was older and from a youthful negligence it was never properly dealt with. I sought advice from Mr. Koohanim and he advised me on how to handle the case to get it removed from record as it was already a closed case.
Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
DUI
if you get a DUI this is your guy. I did my homework before choosing him. He has great reviews and everyone really attends to you. the headache of court and all that comes with it is enough. I didn't wan the lawyer to be another headache and seeing he has other clients that were happy I decided to go with him.
Posted by anonymous | February 29, 2016
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Very Helpful
I spoke with Attorney Koohanim in June after an accident. He was really helpful in suggesting how I should go about claiming compensations for my accident. I decided to have him represent me because he was willing to spend the time to educate me on being realistic about the case. We just settled and I appreciate his help
Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Advisor
I were refereed to Mr. Koohanim through a family friend and retained him to consult me on a lingering case. Even though the case was dismissed a few years ago, yet it was not completely removed from my record. The most important thing that stood out was that Matt is an honest guy and gave me advise that worked. Instead of making excuses to keep billing me he was concerned about helping me.
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Posted by Kathy | December 18, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Knowlegeable
Mr. Koohanim was instrumental in helping us sort out a situation we were stuck on. His knowledge and expertise was the key for us to get through an issue that could have become a big deal and we appreciate his help and advise. If you need a good attorney your should definitely consider him.
Posted by Janura | November 12, 2015
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Dedicated team
I had a case filed against me in the Aug of 2014. I really needed the help of someone who has dealt with a similar case. I found out that Mr. Koohanim has been handling cases for criminal defense. I contacted him and we went through the motions. This guys works magic. He actually got my case dismissed.
Posted by Scott | October 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
DUI? Don't wait and call this guy
I have a mixed feeling that my case is now resolved and I can breath yet I cant get over the experience of getting pulled over and being hit with a DUI. But if it wasn't for Matt and his team, stephanie, Jasmine and other I don't think the case would have had as good of an outcome. They know what they are doing and help you along the way. I recommend them.
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Posted by Will | October 1, 2015
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Great Attorney - Recomended
After a DUI I was furious and looking for an attorney to help. I was referred to Mr. Koohanim and I spoke to him. He was rather calm about the case after I told him the details and he told me that he handles a lot of these cases. Gratefully the case was handled and since it was it my first time and in general I had a clean record, the results were satisfactory. I still beat myself up for what happened but I have definitely learned my lesson the hard way. I recommend Mr. Koohanim to everyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Koohanim Law Firm
  • 2002 - Present

Education

  • Abraham Lincoln Univ
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Real Estate Finance
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 23 Counts of Lewd Acts W/ Minor DISMISSED
  • CASE DISMISSED
  • Criminal Case Dismissed
  • Case was DISMISSED
  • PC 187 Reduced To Voluntary Manslaughter
  • Negotiated a reduced charge of Voluntary Manslaughter with the specially assiged prosecutor with a low 3 year prison term, seven months of custody credits plus good time and work time applied to his prison term.

Associations

  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2016 - Present
  • AAPDA
  • Premier DUI Attorney
  • 2016 - Present
  • CPDA
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Department Of Real Estate
  • Sales Person
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Premier DUI Attorney
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • KIRN 630 AM RADIO
  • DUI CHECK-POINT
  • 2015
  • KIRN 630 AM RADIO
  • DUI .08 OR HIGHER
  • 2014
  • Ethics in Real Estate
  • Legal Ethics In Real Estate
  • 2002

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (19)
Endorse Matt
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Koohanim is a great attorney and very knowledgeable. Thank you for always caring about our clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is one of the most honest, hard working and diligent lawyers i know. I endorse this lawyer without any reservation."
Car accident Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an excellent criminal defense attorney, providing aggressive representation to all his clients. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is an excellent and hard working attorney. I highly recommend him to any potential client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. A very intelligent and passionate attorney whom I've had the pleasure of working with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A very professional and caring attorney. I have referred several clients to Mr. Koohanim with excellent feed back."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Koohanim is a very knowledgeable and skilled attorney. I can always count on him for great advice whenever I need it. Mr. Koohanim fights for the rights of his clients and is not afraid to take a case to trial. I truly respect this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers on AVVO show a knowledgeable and concerned attorney who serves his client's well."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Koohanim is an experienced attorney who diligently and zealously represents his clients so they obtain the compensation they deserve. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is an excellent attorney who provides aggressive yet professional legal representation for those most in need. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great guy. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt, is fair and honest. He knows the struggles of his clients and works with them and for them."
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