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Steve David Sitkoff

About me

Position: Partner
Born: Los Angeles, California, October 2, 1956 Admitted to State Bar: 1983, California; 1986, U.S. District Court, Central District of California
Education: University of California at Los Angeles (BA, 1978); Emmanuel College Law, Cambridge, England; Loyola Marymount University (JD, 1982)
Previous Positions:Commissioner, Los Angeles County Superior Court, 1994-1995; Deputy District Attorney, 1983-1994


Criminal Courts Building

Metropolitan Court

Torrance Court

Compton Court

Compton Juvenile Court

Inglewood Court

Long Beach Court

Santa Monica Court

Norwalk Court

Van Nuys Court

Pasadena Court

Memberships: South Bay Bar Association; State Bar of California (Member, Executive Committee of Criminal Law Section); California Judges Association; Criminal Courts Bar Association. California Attorneys for Criminal Justice


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    33 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    33 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

18 total 

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  • Talitha Davies Wegner

    I have referred several people to Steve for criminal defense. I highly recommend Steve and his firm.


    Talitha Wegner Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joel David Farar

    Whenever someone approaches me in need of a criminal defense lawyer, Steve Sitkoff is the first and only name I give them. Steve goes above and beyond his roll as an advocate for his clients. I endorse Steve and highly recommend him to anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer in CA.


    Joel Farar Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP

1 World Trade Center, 8th Floor
Long Beach, CA, 90802

Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP

11845 West Olympic Boulevard
Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA, 90064

Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP

15760 Ventura Blvd.
7th Floor
Encino, CA, 91436



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice AwardAVVO2015
10.0 out of 10.0 Superb RatingAVVO2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Client Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Client Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Client Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Cient Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Honorary BailiffLos Angeles County Sheriff's Department1993
Prosecutor of the MonthLos Angeles County District Attorney's Office1988
Dean's ListLoyola Marymount University1982
Dean's ListLoyola Marymount University1981
Dean's ListLoyola Marymount University1980
"Lillian Kim" Debate Tournament FinalistUniversity of Southern California1978
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerTakakjian & Sitkoff, LLP1995 - Present
Superior Court CommissionerLos Angeles County Superior Court1994 - 1995
Deputy District AttorneyLos Angeles County District Attorney's Office1983 - 1994
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted1986 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1983 - Present
South Bay Bar Association (LA)MemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
California Judges AssociationMemberN/A
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
Criminal Courts Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionExecutive Committee1997 - 1998
Moot Court Honor SocietyMember1980 - 1982
Forensic TeamMember1975 - 1978
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People vs M.L.Spousal abuse reduced to disturbing the peace
People vs K.A.Hit and run dismissed
People vs A.L.DUI reduced to exhibition of speed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Judicial CollegeN/AN/A1994
California District Attorneys AssociationN/AProsecution of Sexual Assault1985
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Emmanuel College (Boston, MA)LawN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Today ShowMichael Jackson Autopsy2009
Criminal LawBeing a Superior Court Commissioner1995
Continuing Legal Education SeminarCriminal Procedure1990
Continuing Legal Education SeminarHow To Deal With Media1990
Continuing Legal Education SeminarEvidence1990
Criminal Justice SystemSex Crimes1985
Italian CinemaHistory1978