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Karine Basmadjian

Criminal defense Attorney at Glendale, CA

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1994
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    100% dedicated practice in Criminal law, specializing in Federal cases in Eastern and Western districts, as well as many states, California State criminal cases-felony and misdemeanor, including but not limited to; Identity theft, credit card fraud, white collar crimes, embezzlement, theft, robbery, burglary, assaults, domestic violence, auto insurance fraud, shoplifting, DUI/DWI, as well as Juvenile delinquency and expungement of criminal records.

    29 years, 10,000 cases

  2. Federal crime
    Successful representation of numerous clients in Federal white collar and fraud cases.

    29 years, 1,000 cases


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Karine Basmadjian


5.0 / 5.0
  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Lilit | April 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
She is a GIFT!!
I really lucked out the day I walked into her office. It was quiet a long and upsetting process and I could never thought anyone would stay by my side for this long, but Karine did. She has been such a great attorney and friend. She is a gift!
Posted by Greg | April 12, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Solid Representation / Winner
Karine guided my case towards a successful result. She was compassionate and fierce when applicable. I am eternally "tied to the hip" with her office. They always gave me hope through a very dark time. WINNER
Posted by Alejandra | August 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Abogado excepcional
Karine basmadjian es la mejor abogado que he conocido, ella va a luchar hasta el final para usted, ella está en todo y es muy valiente y servicial, la forma en que habla en la corte. Mi sobrino tenía 4 cargos DUI, asesinato, violencia doméstica y asalto y tres cargos donde cayó y el cargo de asesinato cayó a homicidio voluntario gracias otra ves Karine basmadjian.
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Posted by Eleonora - Fresno CA | December 23, 2015
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Saving Grace
I was referred to Karine by a friend, when I called her I was so scared of what was going to happen with my legal issues for my son. I called her several times a day and she was there to comfort me and reassure me. Freely giving advice, even referring me to someone else for my particular situation, all the while continuing to give me legal advice. She's pure magic, thank you Karine, I appreciate everything you did for me.
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Posted by armond | May 15, 2015
Hopeless criminal being given another chance
When I first met her I didn't think much about her I figured the ratings that I was reading about must have been baloney, Remarkably she charged a nominal fee other attorneys and managed to overturn the case and have it dismissed even my probation which I should be violated for she managed to work out to be a trial lawyer she definitely is not the kind to make deals only
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Posted by Narbe | August 2, 2013
Now That's an attorney you can trust with your life!
Karine was my attorney a few months ago, she was so sweet and understanding, never judged me and by going to court once, Yes once, she got my case dismissed which was unbelievable, she is very hard working, always in touch and up to date with client's cases, on top of her stuff, I would recommend Karine any day. she is truly the best! Thank you Karine.
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Posted by Narbe Ohanessian | April 1, 2013
If you have tried the rest, now it's time to try the best!
Karine not only has the knowledge of criminal law, but never judges anyone and always respects her clients and treat them with dignity, she is also a true sworn officer of the court, she has represented me and I cannot begin to say how understanding she is and is seriously on top of everything. she is like a family member now. thanks Karine
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Posted by anonymous | December 5, 2011
N. Ohanessian
Karine is by far the best attorney, she fought for my case with dignity, she got me the least sentence, I recommand her, she has been like a family to us.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Basmadjian Law Group
  • 2005 - Present
  • Senior Partner
  • Nam & Basmadjian, P.C.
  • 1995 - 2005
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Los Angeles District Attorney Office
  • 1993 - 1995


  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Southern California
  • MA - Masters
  • 1988
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986


  • United States District Court, Colorado
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court, Washington
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • United States District Court, Florida
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Armenian Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Armenian
  • Russian
  • Farsi
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • In Recognition of Dedicated Public Service
  • Michael D. Antonovich - Los Angeles County
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Karen is an excellent defense attorney who works tirelessly to represent her clients. She is a zealous advocate who is always looking for creative solutions to problems. Moreover, she is a compassionate and caring person who works with her clients patiently and with a great deal deal of humility. Her work ethic is admirable and I strongly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am an attorney licensed to practice law in the State of California. I practice exclusively immigration law. I have known Karine Basmadjian for over 20 years. I have had the pleasure not only to closely associate with her as a friend, but also as a colleague. As a friend, I can attest that she is a person with high moral values and integrity. Ms. Basmadjian is well respected and loved by everyone whose life she touches. She is a great mother, wonderful wife, and a dependable friend. As a colleague, I have worked closely with Ms. Basmadjian in representing our mutual clients. Ms. Basmadjian is conscientious and a zealous advocate for her clients. She truly takes pride in what she does and does it professionally and ethically."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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