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Michael Moshe Levin

Criminal defense Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Michael M. Levin

  • Licensed for 27 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    For the past twenty five years I have represented individuals (and sometimes businesses) charged with crimes in both California State and federal courts. The charges have ranged from DUI's to capital murder cases.

    28 years, 2,500 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Violent crime
    20%

    28 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Juvenile law
    10%

    28 years, 500 cases

I believe that all people should be treated with respect and dignity.  Our criminal justice system seems to operate on the premise that if you're charged with a crime (especially a heinous one) you deserve to be treated like scum even before you're convicted.  In other words, that you are presumed guilty.

I've made it a point to honor the "innocent until proven guilty" concept of our legal system that is often forgotten.  I believe that everyone has the right to a first-class defense and to be treated as an individual, worthwhile human being.

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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Hidden Gem Like None Other
After 2 years of searching for a criminal attorney in Los Angeles while I was under protection of asylum in another country overseas somehow fate brought me to Mr. Levin. I had interviewed with every attorney from Geragos to Mesereaux and down. My hope was dashed. The complexity and severity of my 13 felony case seemed more than any attorney could deal with. At the same time my kid had an attorney in the ACLU fighting my charges from her end. Levin and the ACLU attorney worked in tandem and got the most grievous of the felonies dropped as the charges had been laid against me 100% wŕongfully. The thing about Levin is that he is a quiet ninja with remarkable force beneath the surface and he has relationships built inside the DAs office from decades of fighting bad prosecution in LA so he has a lot of respect behind closed doors. He is infinitely humble. Totally knowledgeable. Patient. Has incredible understanding when you talk about how you got into an impossible situation with government. My case is not over yet but he deserves all the praise for being a great lawyer a rare man and a total mensch. Because he has no flash people don't see a superstar there but his quiet power is more valuable than all the so called hot shots in LA.
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Posted by Angela | October 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Satisfied Client
I'm so glad I hired Michael Levin to handle my case. He took care of everything from start to finish. He worked various angles to ensure the best outcome and he delivered on everything he promised to do during consultation. This attorney is definitely worth the money.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Sincere Attorney
Finding an attorney was a really difficult process for me. It took me a very long time to find a one that felt right. I was pretty lost until I met Michael. He is very straight forward, honest, and an intelligent critical thinker. He was extremely personable and answered every question I had from a place of sincerity and experience. I can tell he works very hard for his clients and will leave no stone unturned in the process. The legal system can be very intimidating and he immediatly put my mind at ease by knowing he was available to be on my side during the process. I cannot reccomend him enough if you're facing this process. Im still in the middle of this process but already feel like I want to bring to light the way Michael stood out to me in a very confusing time.
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Posted by Hugh | August 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, Just and Upright
I am at a loss for words to describe how amazing Mr. Levin is. For the 2 years he worked on my case, he responded to all my requests for updates, answered all my questions and demonstrated compassion and patience for a client that was obviously distressed. All the while never requesting nor demanding more money for all his time. As soon as he achieved his (our) goal - in the wee hours of the morning - he made it a point to inform me immediately , and with kind words no less. I am eternally grateful to Mr. Levin, how he tended to me. Thank you Michael, for everything! May the happiness you restored to me be given to you ten-fold. H.L
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2015
Thank you Michael Levin and Josie Hakopian
I am a High School Teacher for LAUSD. Twice, in 2014 within a three month period I was arrested for petty theft. I chose Michael Levin initially because of his nonjudgmental and professional consultation. Michael informed me that there was a chance that my teaching credential could be revoked. He was correct. I was referred to a committee for Teacher misconduct. Michael told me that there were several options we could explore. Because of Michael's due diligence, legal connections and expertise, he got the first charge dropped and the second reduced to an infraction. Most importantly to me, he got my teaching credential reinstated without a blemish to my professional record. I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am to Michael Levin and his Legal Assistant Josie Hakopian for their kindness and professionalism. Thank you both for helping me get my life back on track.
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Posted by Erika | March 31, 2015
Honest Great Lawyer
When i got in trouble about a year ago Mr Levin helped me with my case, explain the process answer all my questions and made me feel at ease, even when I was very emotional and scare. I have a lot of respect for my Mr. Levin he's a very loyal and honest attorney.
Posted by Terry J. | August 19, 2013
If your looking for a Top Attorney who cares and is very, very good at his job then this is him
Hate to tell ya but I've needed Attorney in the past. Usually got the run of the mill until I met and used Mr. Levin. What a wonderful experience to finally have an attorney represent you that knows what he's doing and cares about you. Mr. Levin not only won my case (when other attorneys said I had little chance of winning) but he put me back in the main stream. I have a new outlook on life because of this attorney. Don't believe me? Try him out, you will be pleasantly surprised. Not to expensive but worth every dollar I paid him and then some. Thanks Mr. Levin, you rock!
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2013
Don't look any further Michael Levin is your man!!
I can't begin to tell you how amazing Mr. Levin & his staff are! He literally saved my life when I was in a horrific car accident. I was an RN and due to the nature of my accident under his direction I surrendered my license knowing that if I worked hard years down the road I could get it back and guess what? I did! I am an RN again and if I didn't have his guidance I would not be. He is truly amazing and gave me advice the same manner as if he was giving it to one of his daughter's. I remember asking him what would you tell me if I was your daughter. It has been many years now & I am still blessed to have him in my life as a friend now. If you are looking, look no more....please trust me on this. I could have gone away for 10 years and thanks to his expertise & me having a lot of good thing in my favor I didn't. He should be you chose too!
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Posted by Rita | July 15, 2013
Exceptional!
Mr. Levin is an exceptional attorney, he is ethical, aggressive, and pro active in your case. , He has been my attorney for several years and I honestly couldn't ask for more of a intelligent and professional attorney who bring so much to the table. He is an awesome litigator. His firm staff are great as well. I absolutely recommend this attorney to anyone who wants good results as well as feeling secure while your case is in the process of a dilemma. He is the best and I wouldn't look else where.
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Posted by Jasmine | July 13, 2013
Amazing Lawyer
Michael Levin is the attorney who should represent you. I say this sincerely and unquestionably. Michael Levin is an amazing attorney--someone I turn to for advice and someone you can trust to look out for YOUR interests 100%. Michael represented my case and handled the entire process proficiently and professionally. He gave me many options and his best recommendation. →He always answers his phone and is always prompt on returning phone calls. →He is very personable and showed genuine concern in my case. →He has moral value and his prices are reasonable. →And he has a GREAT track record! Go to his website and see what he's done for others. Michael Levin was a great help, and he was very easy to talk to and kept me promptly informed every step in the process. I am thoroughly pleased with the result of my case. Michael Levin has the experience, skill, knowledge, and dedication you want in a criminal law attorney. He is masterful and compassionate. I have referred to him several times and every client has been very satisfied. I am fortunate to know Michael Levin and highly recommend him.
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Posted by Randy | July 12, 2013
AS GOOD AS IT GETS! ! ! !
I was (wrongly) charged with a sex offense. I was treated like total garbage by the police because 20 years ago I did two stints in the joint. So I guess they figured I was guilty because of my background. Michael Levin took the case to trial and we WON! I couldn't believe it. As much as I knew I was innocent, I was afraid the jury was going to believe the load of *** they were hearing and convict me. I wouldn't go so far as to say my faith in the system is restored (that would be a stretch) but I can tell you that if I ever get in trouble again, I'm going to hire Michael Levin and NOBODY else to defend me.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Wegman & Levin
  • 2011 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Wegman, Levin & Stanley
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Managing Partner
  • Wegman & Levin
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Law Offices of Michael M. Levin
  • 1998 - 2003
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Daniel Behesnilian
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • District Attorney Los Angeles, California
  • 1993 - 1993
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Education

  • Southwestern Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • American Univ
  • Bachelors - magna cum laude
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • People v. Jose S.
  • Not Guilty Verdict
  • People v. Sandra H.
  • Not Guilty Verdict
  • People v. Randy J.
  • Not Guilty Verdict

Associations

  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Criminal Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers
  • Board Member
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Southwestern Chapter
  • President
  • 1994 - 1995
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew
  • Armenian
  • Turkish
  • French
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Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor-- Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice 2013
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Interscholastic Trial Advocacy Achievement
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • 1995
  • Caljur
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Kiwanis
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2010
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Search and Seizure Law
  • 2004
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Criminal Defense
  • 1997
  • Bridging the Gap
  • Setting Up a Solo Practice
  • 1996
  • Southwestern University
  • Student Membership Drive
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (18)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable in the Law, his reputation is flawless and he has practiced the entire spectrum of criminal law. I feel very comfortable with him as co-counsel as I would if I were a client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Michael Levin as a top rated criminal defense attorney. I knew of his work when I was a Deputy District Attorney and he is very well respected by the Office. Now that I am a criminal defense attorney, I see the outstanding results he achieves for his clients and personally know that he works night and weekends to get the best possible results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Levin. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have seen first hand that Michael is an excellent attorney; knowledgeable, skillful, aggressive when appropriate and thoughtful to his clients. I highly endorse him and will continue referring clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Levin is an exceptional attorney. I have been an attorney for 24 years and served as a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, law professor, and private attorney. However, even with all of that experience, I learn from his answers on Avvo each and every day. If you have the chance, hire him in an instant."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Michael Levin for his impeccable legal analytical ability and sublime common sense demonstrated many times in contemplating various criminal legal issues. I was impressed with his rational and precise ability to dissect a criminal issue and offer a constructive approach under the circumstances. I am confident that Attorney Levin will be a great legal choice to represent a criminal client in California courts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael is smart, hardworking and puts up a fight."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael Levin is a very knowledgeable criminal defense attorney whose insight is always helpful."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Michael since I moved to Los Angeles over 10 years ago. We worked in the same law office for a brief period of time but have seen each other in the "ring" many times over the years. He is an astute attorney with solid criminal defense experience and vast knowledge of our craft. A zealous advocate for all his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Michael Levin for over 20 years. We have worked on various cases together and I have also referred him to my criminal clients. He is a superb litigator and I recommend him highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Micheal was co-counsel on a bankruptcy related matter and he was terrific."
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