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Mariya Melkonyan

Criminal defense Attorney at Glendale, CA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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About Mariya

Learn Mariya’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    An experienced criminal defense law firm focused on providing aggressive defense tactics for our clients on cases such as White Collar Crimes, Expungement, Juvenile Crimes, DUI/DWI cases, drug defense, state and federal fraud, and domestic violence.

    16 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    If you've been charged for drunk driving in California, contact our firm immediately. We can help protect your rights during these proceedings and make sure the outcome is in your favor.

    16 years

  3. Domestic violence
    The Law Offices of Mariya Melkonyan provide legal services for California domestic violence cases. If you have been charged with domestic violence in California, the consequences could be serious.

  4. Federal crime

  5. Violent crime

Managing Attorney and Former Deputy District Attorney - Riverside, CA

The Law Offices of Mariya Melkonyan is an aggressive, top Criminal and DUI defense law firm serving Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties.

As a former Deputy District Attorney for 13 years, Mariya knows how the prosecution presents its case. She's worked on a wide range of criminal cases over the years with Jury Trial experience ranging from all kinds of minor misdemeanors to serious and violent felonies. Mariya has worked on cases including DUI, hit and run, theft, narcotics, domestic violence, assaults, burglaries, robberies, child molestations, rape, and Homicide (attempted murder and murder) cases to verdict.

  • Former Deputy District Attorney - Riverside, CA
  • 13 Years of Experience

Over the course of her career as a former prosecutor, Mariya has worked with and developed effective examination methods of experts of different fields, such as Medical Professionals, Toxicologists, DRE Experts, DNA Experts, Forensic Pathologists, Psychologists, Child Sexual Accommodation Syndrome Experts, Involuntary Confession Experts, Ballistics Experts, Geo-Fencing Experts, and many more.

All of her years of experience have given Mariya the necessary tools and tactics to be able to attack the prosecution with in-depth knowledge. Trust in her when faced with criminal charges. The Law Offices of Mariya Melkonyan will apply these same aggressive methods to defend your rights and freedom.

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The Law Offices of Mariya Melkonyan
450 North Brand Blvd. Suite 600
Glendale, CA, 91203

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Posted by Gagik | March 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
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Thank you Law Offices of Mariya Melkonyan, And a special thanks to you Mariya. She is one of the best and smartest professionals I have ever met. She is overflowing with knowledge of the law. Also she has a heart of gold and she is very friendly. One of the best qualities of Mariya. Mariya always answer the calls. if not. she always call back. It is very important. I recommend Mariya to anyone. Thank you Mariya very much.
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Posted by Johana | October 30, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Mariya, is an amazing person, she is professional, passionate, extremely dedicated, & will give her 100% and more as an attorney. I worked along with her when she was serving as a Deputy District Attorney in Riverside county. I would recommend her without hesitation especially because she has the experience, & knowledge of how prosecutors think and work. I would hire if I ever needed a defense attorney to defend me in court. She has grit and is tough in court!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Mariya Melkonyan
  • 2021 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Riverside County District Attorney's Office
  • 2008 - 2021


  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Southern California
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Honors Roll
  • University of Southern California Los Angeles
  • N/A
  • Dean's Scholar
  • University of Southern California Los Angeles
  • N/A

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Glendale Criminal defense Lawyer Mariya Melkonyan
Mariya Melkonyan
Criminal defense Attorney
Glendale, CA
Licensed for 15 years
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