A Criminal Defense Attorney with a Passion for Helping People
Leah Naparstek of LeahLegal practices exclusively in the area of criminal defense throughout Southern California. She represents men, women and juveniles from all walks of life accused of crimes ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies.
After years dedicated to education, social services, active community involvement and raising a large family, Leah went back to school for her Juris Doctorate and graduated with honors. Armed with her law degree and license she vowed to use her proficiency in law and extensive people skills to continue helping others and making a positive difference in their lives.
Ms. Naparstek believes that a good attorney must possess knowledge, experience and an intense passion for justice in order to be a true voice for clients’ rights. She understands that criminal charges carry very high stakes for her clients and their families, and she is sensitive and considerate towards them as they face the legal challenges together.
Leah Naparstek is admitted to practice law in all California State Courts, the United States District Court Central District of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Tax Court.
Ms. Naparstek is a licensed California Real Estate Broker and speaks, reads and writes Hebrew fluently and is conversational in Spanish.
(Click here to view May 2012 issue of Valley Lawyer featuring Leah Naparstek, Esq. in “Balancing Act: Work-Life for Mom Attorneys”, on pages 26-29.)
Languages spoken: English, Hebrew, Spanish, Yiddish
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Leah is an amazing attorney. We have worked together on many cases where there was a cross over issue between immigration and criminal. She is extremely thorough and conscientious in solving client matters and finishing cases with a positive result.. Leah will go that extra mile to help a client or finish a case where other attorney's might not.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|10 Best Female Attorneys||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2016|
|Top 10% Lawyers of Distinction||Lawyers of Distinction||2016|
|10 Best Female Attorneys||American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||2016|
|Valedictorian||Abraham Lincoln University School of Law||2008|
|Real Estate Broker||Leah Naparstek||2012 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Attorney||LeahLegal||2011 - Present|
|Attorney||Long Beach City Prosecutor's Office||2014 - 2014|
|Attorney||Pangea Media, Santa Monica, California||2009 - 2011|
|Attorney||Goldberg & Associates Immigration Law Firm||2007 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys||Member||2016 - Present|
|American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||Member||2016 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|California Bureau of Real Estate||Real Estate Broker||2012 - Present|
|San Fernando Valley Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Criminal Courts Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|The Private Defenders of California, Inc.||Member||2009 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Member||2009 - Present|
|People v. D||reduced to wet reckless charge - no mandatory jail time!|
|People v. T||case dismissed with diversion|
|People v. G||the charge was reduced to misdemeanor and defendant was given 24 months of diversion, after which case will be dismissed.|
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|Abraham Lincoln University||Law||Juris Doctorate||2008|