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Martin Lijtmaer focuses primarily on criminal defense.  His law firm, LIJT LAW, handles everything from simple bench warrant recalls and drug possession to complex white-collar and RICO conspiracy cases.   LIJT LAW's philosophy is to provide its clients with The Complete Defense through aggressive litigation, comprehensive investigative services, and dependable and honest attorney-client communication.   LIJT LAW leaves no stones unturned when working your case.   


Martin Lijtmaer se centra principalmente en la defensa penal. Su oficina, LIJT LAW, se ocupa de todas clases de casos desde posesión de drogas y ordenes de arresto hasta casos complejos como delitos de cuello blanco y homicidio.  

La filosofía LIJT es proveer a sus clientes con la defensa completa a través de litigios agresivos, servicios integrales de investigación, y la comunicación entre abogado y cliente confiable y honesto.  LIJT LAW analiza todos los ángulos cuando trabaja su caso.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English, French

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
  2. Immigration: 30%
  3. Federal Crime: 20%
  4. White Collar Crime: 15%



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Arezou Bakhtjou

    I highly endorse and recommend this lawyer. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and is a true defender of clients' rights. He is a knowledgeable and skilled lawyer and will go above and beyond for his clients.


    Arezou Bakhtjou Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tarek Shawky

    I have had the pleasure of working with Martin Lijtmaer as co-counsel on an ongoing multi defendant felony matter in Pasadena. His experience, work ethic and tenacity make him a superb choice for any criminal case. He is one of the hardest working criminal practitioners in Pasadena and he goes the extra mile for his clients. I recommend Mr. Lijtmaer without reservation and hope I have the opportunity to work with him on more cases in the future.


    Tarek Shawky Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Martin Lijtmaer

643 South Olive St
Suite 717
Los Angeles, CA, 91101


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2014
Top AttorneysPasadena Magazine2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founder and PrincipalLIJT LAW2011 - Present
AssociateKaye Scholer LLP2008 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2010 - Present
National Criminal Defense CollegeGraduate2012 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. BustillosCase dismissed.
United States v. SulaimanHouse arrest followed by supervised release.
People v. RizoDismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Orange County RegisterA Naked Breach of Rights2010
Northwestern Journal of Criminal Law and CriminologyThe Felony Murder Rule in Illinois: The Injustice of the Proximate Cause Theory Explored via Research in Cognitive Psychology2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Wesleyan UniversityMusic Composition and TheoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1999