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Alison Polin Saros

Criminal defense Attorney at El Segundo, CA

5.0   14 reviews

also known as Saros Law APC, Alison Saros


Licensed for 26 years

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About Alison

Learn Alison’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Domestic Violence Drug Crimes Expungement Theft Sex Crimes Assault DUI Possession for Sale Marijuana Law

    26 years

  2. Domestic violence
    15%
    Treatment programs, mental health diversion, victim representation

    26 years

  3. Sex crime
    10%
    Sexual Assault Sexual Battery Rape Child Molestation Statutory Rape

    23 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    5%

    23 years

  5. Drug Crime
    5%

    23 years

  6. Expungement
    5%
    Sealing of Criminal Record Expungement Diversion Dismissal Detention Only Certificate

    23 years

  7. Juvenile law
    5%
    Drug crimes Theft Vandalism Assault Battery Suspension Expulsion

    23 years

  8. Violent crime
    5%
    Robbery Murder Attempted Murder Assault with a Deadly Weapon Gun Charges Weapons Charges

    23 years

Attorney Alison Saros is an experienced, fierce, and successful Criminal Defense Lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Long-time former Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, Trial Attorney, and Licensed School Counselor handling all facets of criminal defense, school discipline, Title IX, and other school-related concerns including IEP and 504 Advocacy.

Santa Monica Bar Association Member, South Bay Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, National Criminal Justice Association and Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates (COPAA).

As a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles County for over 16 years, she tried dozens of cases to verdict, handled hundreds of preliminary hearings, and evaluated thousands of cases for filing determination. As a law professor, she taught constitutional criminal procedure to law students from a practical perspective. She knows how to protect you because she knows the law and the exact strategies the opposition will use to prosecute you.

Saros Law’s proven success record for all criminal defense cases shows that the firm is relentless in representing clients in DUI, Theft, Drug Crimes, Domestic Violence, Sex Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Assault, Vandalism, Alcohol & Mental Health-Related Crimes, and Education Law and School Discipline matters.

She’s also a fierce, protective mother of two grown kids.

 

CRIMINAL LAW

  • Juvenile Law
  • Drug & Alcohol Crimes
  • Mental Health Diversion
  • DUI
  • Sex Crimes & Domestic Violence

EDUCATION LAW

  • School Discipline
  • Title IX, Academic Dishonesty
  • IEP & 504 Advocacy
  • Special Education

 

*Juvenile Criminal Defense Specialty
Her Master’s Degree in Education Counseling and experience as a California School Teacher, Professor, Administrator, and Counselor make Saros Law the leading expert in Juvenile Criminal Defense and Education Law and College Discipline. She’s also a fierce, protective mother of two grown kids.

We refuse to let a mistake ruin your child’s future. Not every criminal defense attorney has in-depth experience with the California School System. Alison Saros fights for and protects your child like she would for her own kid.

Saros Law specializes in Education Law and represents clients in Title IX, College Discipline (suspension, expulsion, etc), IEP, and Section 504 cases.

She’s worked with children and teenagers in schools, dealt with administrators and school resource officers (SROs), and understands the psychological and behavioral reasons why kids can make bad decisions.

 

WHAT MAKES SAROS LAW DIFFERENT?

Many criminal defense lawyers are out there looking to make a quick buck. They do not want to do the work to win your case and instead make you believe that a plea deal is the best you’re going to get. At Saros Law, we look for creative and alternative ways to win your case.

We promise to start working on your case with the urgency it deserves from the moment you contact us. Oftentimes we are to prevent criminal charges from even being filed.

Once we take on your case, we will NEVER give up. We operate proactively and frequently communicate regardless of the stage of your case. We promise to fight tooth and nail to solve your case. We fight aggressively to defend you or your child’s rights in all cases.

After we’ve solved your criminal case, we get your life back on track by supporting you with comprehensive resources and holistic help.

We aim to be your go-to criminal defense firm for any criminal problems that arise in life. To error is human and there will be many bumps in the journey of life.

Running into criminal trouble can feel scary and daunting. You do not have to go through the complicated criminal justice system alone. There is no firm fiercer or more capable of fighting to keep you and your family safe than Saros Law. No matter the criminal charges, we’re going to help you overcome them. Call Alison to get help now: (310) 341-3466.

 

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Licensed for 26 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 09/12/2022

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

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Alison Saros
360 N. Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 1000
El Segundo, CA, 90245

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Alison received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hard working attorney!
Alison Saros is my attorney. She is hard working, answers my questions, keeps detailed records and has a positive attitude. She is very astute and experienced. She goes above and beyond to inform you of your rights and recourse. She is the type of attorney you want.
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Alison handled my case with what seemed like ease. I appreciate her and would hire her again!
Posted by Martin | March 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alison is AMAZING!!! Don’t look anywhere else!
Alison was able to get me a great plea deal on a sex crime that would of ruined my record. She was professional from the very start. She did not take no for an answer. I called her after my first attorney had zero success in working something out with the DA. She fought hard for me and was so positive and confident from the start. I would recommend her to anyone who is going through a similar or other criminal charge. She was easy to work with when it came to payment. Give her a call! She will do an amazing job!
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Posted by Cathy | February 17, 2021
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Compassionate , Smart and Knows her stuff
We hired Alison to help our daughter who was cyber bullied by students at her high school. Alison was very supportive and compassionate towards my daughter and helped us through an incredibly stressful and confusing time . I highly recommend her for her knowledge of education law and her ability to connect with students to help them feel safe .
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Posted by Pedram | February 2, 2021
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The best of the best in both criminal defense AND education law
Last year I found myself in an extremely shocking and stressful situation that involved a Title 9 case. After gathering my thoughts, I called numerous attorneys in the area. Alison was by far the most caring, and importantly the most knowledgeable and intelligent lawyer that I spoke with. I was honestly lucky to find her and her team. If you need a lawyer with experience in criminal and/or education law, Alison and her team are the very best out there. Not only is she an extraordinary attorney, she's also intelligent, hardworking, punctual, compassionate, strong and overall an incredible person that I admire highly and look up to. I will never forget everything Alison and her team did to help me get through a very dark period in my life with the best possible outcome. I am forever thankful to Alison and her team, and I HIGHLY recommend her for any criminal or educational cases.
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Posted by anonymous | October 27, 2020
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Truly a second mother
Alison Saros is like a second mom to me. She put in countless hours and helped me physically and mentally deal with the hardest legal, financial situation in my entire life. I was dealing with a fabricated situation at my university, and her educational law experiences have helped me understand and endure the living-hell situation I was going through. Regardless of my lack of financial situation, that did not stop her from putting in countless hours of her effort towards me. Not only is she a phenomenal attorney, she's an overall a great person. She's smart, caring, and loving, which is the type of support I needed. Thank you Alison for everything!
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Posted by Scott | October 21, 2020
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A fantastic advocate for our son
From start to finish, it was clear that Ali held the best interest of our son and our family front and center. She was not only highly knowledgeable, proficient, and skilled in the provision of legal advice, she also acted as a caring and effective "therapist" in helping the family through a very challenging time. Ali is a wonderful lawyer and a wonderful person!
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Posted by Remy | July 11, 2020
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Excellent professional Lawyer
She helped my husband who had a suspended license for 100 years. She did an exceptional job, it was a very tangled case our previous lawyer really mixed up everything she was great at figuring everything out she made her plan set her mind to it and accomplished what seemed nearly impossible to us. I am grateful I found Alison to represent us she's an outstanding lawyer without a doubt she proved nothing is impossible if you set your mind to it, I highly without any doubt recommend Alison to anyone looking to see results she is great at her job and communication with others like the D.A and judge she strives for success!
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Posted by Shari | March 19, 2020
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Knowledgable and Professional
We hired Alison to help us deal with a school situation with our child. We were overwhelmed and confused as to how to proceed. Alison was not only very communicative, she provided us with a breadth of knowledge about the law and education, which helped rectify our situation. She answered our calls in a timely manner and provided support and expertise. I highly recommend her!
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Posted by Jiawei | August 25, 2019
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Compassionate and resoponsible
I have consulted with Alison regarding my school matters, she's very honest and straightforward which saved me tons of time and money, very patient and helpful, giving her best advice. Very knowledgeable too on the education field of California. Greatly appreciate it! Recommend!
Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the BEST
I had hired her as a criminal defense attorney and I could not have asked for a better attorney to represent my case. She handled my case with professionalism and charisma that led to getting me the best deal we had hoped for my case. She is extremely knowledgable, professional, charismatic, and very personable. Going to court for a crime is nerve-racking as it is but the way she approached and handled my case made me feel reassured. She will fight for what is right and I highly recommend her for any legal issues you might have.
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Posted by Diana Burge | September 16, 2018
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Invaluable go-to resource for working with school system
We retained Ali for help with both our daughters. She was invaluable in helping our older daughter get into a college that best met her academic and emotional support needs. And again with our younger daughter who had major anxiety issues that could have crushed her, but is now thriving given the interventions that Ali worked out with the school system. Ali has attended 504 plan meetings with us, and helped with some last-minute teacher changes that were not a fit. Ali has that unique combination: a lawyer who understands student and disability rights, and a counselor who understands the emotional/psychological aspects and can have empathy for all (including the school system and the challenges they face). She definitely knows how to work with school systems so kids get what they need to succeed - in a fair and respected way.
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Posted by Thomas | August 24, 2018
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Upper Deck Homerun
I found myself in an unfortunate dilemma regarding a family law issue/hearing and per the recommendation of a attorney friend, Ali was my "go to attorney" to resolve my situation. Ali and her team, were professional, prepared and above all, understood the law to the letter regarding my hearing. Ali's hard work and preparation spared me a great deal of time and "headache" and resolved the hearing to my benefit. While I use the term "air-tight" loosely, Ali's hard work paid off HUGE in my favor and I was able to put the non-sense behind me for good. I strongly reccomend Ali for any legal issues you might experience.
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Posted by NRG | April 11, 2018
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Outstanding Lawyer!
Alison Saros produced fantastic results for my children's IEP meetings. She's personable, knowledgeable, professional, organized and a powerhouse that's not afraid to tell it like it is! Her experience in the educational system and background as a district attorney, make her an extraordinary advocate. She will fight for what's right. I'm eternally grateful for her hard work and pleased with the successful outcome.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Saros Law APC
  • 2017 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Southwestern Law School
  • 2007 - 2014
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • La County District Attorney's Office
  • 1997 - 2013

Education

  • Loyola Marymount University
  • MA Education, School Counseling
  • 2017
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1996
  • Michigan State University
  • BA Social Science, Psychology, Economics and Spanish
  • 1992

Associations

  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Santa Monica Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top 10%
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
Juvenile law Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred juvenile defense cases to Ali, and we have worked together on criminal defense cases. She is passionate and zealous in her defense of the accused. I endorse this lawyer."
Education Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred a number of clients to Alison Saros for education law matters. Each client reported back satisfaction with Alison's services. In addition, I have worked with Alison Saros and have found her to be a reliable and knowledgeable attorney."
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El Segundo Criminal defense Lawyer Alison Polin Saros
Alison Polin Saros
Criminal defense Attorney
El Segundo, CA
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available