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Emahn Counts

Business Attorney at Pasadena, CA

4.0   21 reviews

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About Emahn

Learn Emahn’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Business
    Business Contracts, Business Partner Disputes, Breach of Contract, Fraud, Debt Collection & Negotiation, Vehicle Warranty/Lemon Law.

    19 years, 1,200 cases

  2. Family
    Divorce, Child Custody & Visitation, Child & Spousal Support, Restraining Orders, Prenuptial Agreements, Living Trusts.

    13 years, 200 cases

  3. Real estate
    Construction disputes, Co-Ownership disputes, Purchase/Sale disputes, Lease disputes.

    15 years, 200 cases

Emahn Counts, Esq. is recognized for his practical approach to problem solving, client counseling, and improving the quality of life for his clients and attorneys alike. Mr. Counts is Los Angeles native and resides locally with his family.


He is a distinguished graduate of Loyola Marymount University, and he obtained his J.D. Degree from Loyola Law School in 2003. While at Loyola Law School, he was selected to the prestigious Law Review for outstanding legal writing and analysis. Mr. Counts has been practicing law for over five (5) years in the California state and federal district courts.


His clients' cases typically involve business, consumer, real estate, or other contractual disputes. He has personally handled over 1000 litigation matters throughout every major city in Southern California. He personally manages all aspects of each case including: consultation, settlement demand, pleadings, discovery, law & motion, negotiations, mediation, trial, and post-judgment collection.


Mr. Counts has offices in Pasadena, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Marina del Rey. Prior to opening Counts Law Firm, Mr. Counts was the managing attorney of the Pasadena office of a nationwide business and consumer litigation firm where he represented clients such as American Express, Sallie Mae, Porsche Financial, and Honda Finance. He continues to counsel and advise a variety of individual, small business, and corporate clients throughout Southern California.

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Licensed for 18 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 12/01/2022

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301 North Lake Avenue
6th Floor
Pasadena, CA, 91101


4.0 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Posted by David | September 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce and Child Custody
Book a consultation. Emahn will get an action plan in place and help preserve your parental and even civil rights. Hire him, be open and honest, and let him get to work for you.
Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Pre-Health Student
Very organized and prompt in responding to questions and completing documentation. The matter was successfully resolved and dismissed.
Posted by Tonya | October 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top Notch Attorney - Highly Recommend Him!
Emahn is incredibly knowledgeable, business savvy, and professional. He helped me negotiate an intense real estate problem with a tenant and the HOA. He protected me from being held liable for the tenant's negligence. Emahn then revised my real estate contract to protect me in the future. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Nicholas | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Emahn represented a small group of us who were mortgage fraud victims. One of the defendants aggressively resisted us at every turn. Thanks to Emahn's research staff's efficiency and thoroughness and Emanh's ability to quickly adapt to unexpected angles asserted by the defendant we were able thwart every contention made. The judge commended our team for our common sense approach and for providing her with everything she asked for. Needless to say, we prevailed on the case. Thank you Emahn and your fine staff at COUNTS LAW FIRM. All of your staff was prompt and courteous at all times!
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Posted by Chris | March 14, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I and several others were defrauded in a mortgage refinance scam. Emahn and his team took the case and successfully sued both the corporation and licensed broker. They kept us informed through out the lengthy proceedings, their charges were very reasonable, by litigation standards, and most importantly, we won. I heartily endorse Emahn Counts and his staff to any one who has need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Mike | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In-depth knowledge and integrity
Mr. Emahn Counts and his team have in-depth legal knowledge and instincts and acted with integrity in achieving my goals. Counts Law Firm represented me on a very difficult real estate case. Mr. Count’s diligence pushed the case through the legal system even though the opposing council made it very hard. He never gave up provide answers and options during a stressful and confusing time even in times when most attorneys would have settled. I highly recommend his firm to anyone in need of legal assistants don’t hesitate to contact them. I am no longer faced with a great financial burden, what a relief! Mr. Counts thanks you have been invaluable. Sincerely, Mike Boykins
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Posted by Stella | December 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
Ehman Counts has been a godsend. He is the reason today that I'm able to have full unsupervised visitation with my children. Throughout the whole process, Mr. Counts was understanding, knowledgable, providing great insight and plan for my situation. He represented me greatly and I appreciate it. Having Mr. Counts as my lawyer was the best life decision I ever made.
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Posted by Peter | February 18, 2015
The Best Lawyer
I am very fortunate to find Attorney Emahn Counts, and I would like to thank Counts Law Firm, including Katie, Jennifer, and Corey, for succeeding in my case. He was able to get a cash settlement from the defendant's business to dismiss lawsuit. Collections is just one of his areas of expertise. I highly recommend Attorney Emahn Counts.
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Posted by Victoria | February 18, 2015
"A great lawyer!"
Attorney Emahn Counts is an outstanding attorney and has obtained fantastic results for my case. He is smart, ethical, and a top-notch lawyer. He gives his clients his all, gets great results, and is well respected. I highly recommend Attorney Emahn Counts to anyone who needs an attorney in the Southern California region. "He is my hero!"
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Posted by Owen | October 24, 2014
Burden off my shoulders
Attorney Counts was instrumental in giving me assitance with a stressful family law matter. He was caring and wise on the course to proceed on. He gave my family and I a peace of mind that was sorely needed!
Posted by William | October 24, 2014
Super sharp, solid and resourceful
I've been meaning to leave this post for a while but just getting to it. After shopping around for attorneys I went with this guy. He was the first to lay out all the options and was pragmatic and objective in his approach. I took his advice ten years ago and had a very favorable outcome. I have relied on him for counsel on several matters since. And I've seen him go up against other attorneys. This is the guy you want in your corner. Super sharp, solid, and resourceful.
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Posted by CurtisC | July 2, 2014
Counts prevails for client in Judicial Malpractice case.
Mr. Counts did a great job of doing what I hired him to do, which was to sue another Lawyer for Judicial Malpractice. He then went beyond that though, and got the judgement levied against me reduced by 3/4, and then settled for 1/4 less than that! As for the Judicial malpractice case, We recovered 2/3 of the settlement amount back from the Lawyer who the Bar said I should sue, and who referred me to Mr. Counts, WITHOUT GOING TO COURT! (Plus getting all of the bills from that Lawyer either waived or refunded!) He's honest and competent, patient and nice, and won't take your case if it's outside of his area of expertise.
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Posted by LATRINA | September 3, 2010
Certainly the best I've found
Emahn, I certainly appreciate your efforts in handling an issue of mine that had really stricken me to the point where I felt powerless. You trully impressed me with listening to my story,and re-iterating that you understood. Knowing that this matter had a serious time restraint. You certainly dedicated your heart as well as your time. The outcome was satisfying to me. I will definitely call on you again. Sincerely, Latrina Blackberry
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Posted by Isaac Brookim | June 1, 2010
Honest,hard working and to the point for best outcome.
This is an attorney with new vision on legal system,know him for many years to be the best.
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2008
Client Review
He was a wonderful attorney! Very attentive to my legal needs. I have referred my friends and family to him for all of their legal issues.
Posted by Althea | June 1, 2010
Kept it Simple
My legal case was complicated!! So when I contacted Atty Counts I asked some serious questions and he answered me directly with the truth. I appreciate legal words in simple, easy, terms than anyone can understand. Thank you for everything especially for keeping the legal jargon so very simple.
Posted by SC | March 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Regrets with this attorney
Consulted and hired this law firm unfortunately. Cared only about collecting his charges, not about your concerns, what you went to him about. How trusting can Emahn be? How much can be truly expected, when he has been disciplined by the state licensing authority? No wonder. No surprises, too. After all, Emahn has professional misconducts, disciplines, probations on him. Sanctions such as these are truly favorable to realize; attorneys such as Emahn, mostly does not represent for his clients faithfully, nor would he willingly comply with requirements set forth for that of his clients' benefits, looking out only for himself, unfortunately for his clients
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not smart, makes too many mistakes, but he will promise you that he has the experience to get the case done.
Good sales guy. He should be a used car sales man. Every document that he prepared for me (and I do my every single one) for my case had blatant, time wasting errors in them. When I pointed the errors out to him, he didn't apologize or admit to his mistakes, he simply corrected the mistakes as I instructed and then charged me more money for making the corrections. He has wasted thousands of my dollars and has done nothing helpful for me. Check him out thoroughly before hiring him, and see the complaints against him filed with the State Bar of California. Perhaps he has helped some clients with real estate issues, but in any other area of law (as in my case) I would not recommend him.
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Posted by William | June 15, 2015
Not to be trusted Please read before hiring this attorney
I did not have a lot of money but needed to help settle an entry of a sister state judgment against me. I met with him a "free" 30 minute consultation. He did a really good sales job, he said that this was very easy for him to work out an arrangement with the other side and that he would drop his retainer in half because I had already done a bunch of work and that is was just a matter of an email or two and a phone call to the other side. After that initial consultation I was called and emailed daily by his assistant until I agreed to hire him. I reiterated several times to him and his assistant how much money I had. They both assured me that I would get an email when he was getting close to the end of my retainer. Well, after writing his first boiler plate letter he had used up the retainer, then proceeded to rack up twice as much billing over the next two weeks before I was told he had used up the retainer. BIGGEST WASTE OF MONEY EVER! When I finally received my first statement I noticed that he billed me a "blended rate" of $325 per hour for the phone call with his assistant to get my information before my "free" consult and all the "research" he did before the "free" consult as well. In fact, anyone working at his firm charges a blended rate of $325 no matter what they do in the office. When I sent him emails and called him to ask him about things on my bill and to inquire about the fact that they did not live up to their end of the contract by telling that my retainer was exhausted, I NEVER HEARD FROM HIM AGAIN. I only heard from his billing department saying that that was the bill. Then, even though I had circled the one time charge on my retainer credit card authorization form, he went ahead and charged my card for the balance, including a fee for using a credit card, which is illegal by the way in California. Then he charged my credit card over $250 to close out my account. I have had to go this alone now thanks to him with a lot less money to try to settle my case. Do yourself a favor and ask some other lawyers in the same area of law about him. I did . I just wish I had done it before I hired him . If you want to throw your money away then hire him. His billing is suspect and his lack of client/customer service is beyond reprehensible. I know he has some good reviews and some bad ones. Maybe he did help the people who gave him a great review or maybe they are fake, either way, if you value your money and your time, then is it worth the gamble to find out which Emahn Counts your are going to get? Again, the BIGGEST WASTE OF MONEY FOR THE MOST EXPENSIVE TWO EMAILS EVER!
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2014
Don't be deceived by the fake client testimonials on his website
Mr Counts is very knowledgable. I feel that he promises results but doesn't deliver what he says. His billing is confusing and excessive. I felt I was being overcharged, even though I never complained and paid his invoices. I don't recommended them because at the beginning he makes you believe he cares but after a couple months it was obvious that he only cares about $$. Doesn't follow up emails, doesn't give advice to strengthen Case, excessive billing and poor results.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 400-600 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.1 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2017.

Discipline, Probation; no Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2017
updated on 09/14/2017

This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Counts Law Firm
  • 2004 - Present


  • Loyola Law School
  • law
  • 2003
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • undergraduate
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • Confidential Parties
  • Settled Case for Client - $450,000 lump sum


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2003
  • Regional Champion, Trial Advocacy Team
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2002
  • Dean's List
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • 2000


Speaking Engagements

  • Pro Bono Legal Advice Program
  • Various Legal Topics
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (16)
Endorse Emahn
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr Counts is a very knowledgeable attorney in his field of law. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Emahn is a very knowledgeable and professional attorney, and he is a pleasure to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Emahn since law school, and he has been a stand-up guy since. If you are looking for a caring, personable, and knowledgeable advocate, Emahn is the attorney you should work with."
Litigation Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been working with Mr. Counts for two years on various litigation matters. Mr. Counts is a skilled business litigation attorney and a great peer."
Business Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Counts is a skilled litigator who works diligently to bring his clients' matters to a favorable and swift resolution."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Counts for all your business litigation needs. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and highly experienced."
Family Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Emahn. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Counts' priority is client satisfaction. His attention to detail and focus on the client's goals makes him an excellent attorney for all your legal matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a dedicated professional and truly cares for his clients."
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