Skip to main content

About me

Selected Super Lawyer for 2015 and 2016. Top 5% Lawyer in California.

Exclusively Criminal Defense. Exclusively L.A.

Attorney Anthony A. Arzili has devoted his practice to criminal defense and DUI for over 17 years.  He has handled thousands of cases in all LA courthouses and in the process developed strong relationships with the decision-makers in those courts.  He believes that specializing in criminal defense allows him the knowledge and experience to acheive outstanding results. 

Unlike many law firms, Anthony handles all of his cases personally.   This stems from his belief that clients need an advocate, someone who knows their case inside and out and will be there from start to finish.  


Call or email us for a free case evaluation.  562-907-4448 or


Languages spoken: Spanish

Photos and videos

82044 1438063813

82044 1438063749

82044 1438063713

82044 1438063627

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 30%
    18 years, 2.25 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    18 years, 3.1 thousand cases
  3. Violent Crime: 20%
    18 years, 950 cases
  4. Domestic Violence: 20%
    18 years, 850 cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

30 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Steven Kelly Bloom

    Attorney Anthony Arzili is a top notch attorney that I have had the privilege to know for almost 15 years, from the time he was the star student of our criminal law class, to today, as routinely gets unbelievable results on the most difficult of cases. He is the type of attorney that other attorneys come to for answers and advice. Unequivically one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Southern California!


    Steven Bloom Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Simon M. Aval

    I worked with Anthony on a trial where after he cross-examined the main prosecution witness, the case was dismissed. He vigourously fights for his clients and has a natural talent to connect with the jury. If a friend or a loved one ever needed an attorney, I will highly recommend Anthony,


    Simon Aval Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Anthony Arzili Criminal Defense

205 South Broadway
Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Anthony Arzili Criminal Defense

12749 Norwalk Blvd.
Norwalk, CA



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer (Top 5%)Super Lawyers-Los Angeles Magazine2016
Nation's Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Super lawyer (Top 5%)Super Lawyers-Los Angeles Magazine2015
Certified as a Grade 5 attorney (Death Penalty Cases)Los Angeles County Bar Association2014
Rising Star 2011 (Top 2.5%)Super Lawyers-Los Angeles Magazine2011
Certified as a Grade IV Attorney-ICDALos Angeles County Bar Association2010
Certificate of Appreciation for Service as Judge Pro TemLos Angeles Superior Court2008
Certified as Grade III-Attorney-ICDALos Angeles County Bar Association2008
Certificate of Appreciation for Service as Judge Pro TemLos Angeles Superior Court2007
Certificate of Appreciation for Service as Judge Pro TemLos Angeles Superior Court2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder/AttorneyArzili Criminal Defense Firm2005 - Present
Judge Pro-TemLos Angeles Superior Court-JUDGE PRO TEM2005 - 2011
Lead L.A. Trial AttorneyWallin & Klarich1999 - 2005
Attorney InternL.A. District Attorney's Office-HARD CORE-GANG UNIT1998 - 1999
internO.C. District Attorney's Office-HOMICIDE UNIT1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Indigent Criminal Defense AssociationMember2001 - Present
U.S. District Court-Central District Los AngelesMember2001 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of California v. AyalaCase Dismissed-Acquitted client of all charges.
State of California v. AcevedoClient Acquitted of DUI Charges (3rd offense)
State v. EstradaCase Dismissed-Acquitted of All Charges
See all legal cases 
Publication nameTitleDate
Avvo.comBail him out or wait for court?2009
Avvo.comDUI's Defy Predictions and Assumptions2009
Avvo.comDUI in LA?2009
Avvo.comHow to Choose a Criminal Defense Lawyer2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
University of California - Los AngelesPolitical Science-American LawBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WK Annual MCLE SeminarDMV Hearings on DUI Matters2005
Cal. State Fullerton Sex Crimes LectureDefending Sex Crimes2005
WK MCLE Annual Summer SeminarHandling Domestic Violence Cases; 1101 evidence2004
WK MCLE Annual Summer SeminarJury Selection in Criminal Cases2003
WK MCLE Annual SeminarProfessional Ethics2002
WK MCLE Annual Legal SeminarSubstance Abuse and the Law2001
WK Annual MCLE eventImmigration Consequences for Criminal Clients1999