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Elon Berk

White collar crime Attorney at Sherman Oaks, CA

3.8   16 reviews
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  • State Years
    California - CA 23 years
    Pennsylvania - PA 20 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State PA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Administrative Suspension No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Elon

Learn Elon’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. White collar crime
    35%
    A general definition of fraud is a false representation of a material fact, by words or conduct, by false or misleading contentions, or by concealment which should have been disclosed, which deceives or intended to deceive. There are a variety of categories of fraud that are illustrated in this section. Fraud can be charged as a State case or in Federal Court. Usually, the punishment for criminal fraud charges depends on the complexity of the fraud and the monetary loss due to the fraud

    24 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    With offices in Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Beverly Hills, and Pasadena, California, we provide client-centered, cutting edge, and cost effective legal representation in all areas of criminal defense. Our mission is to assist you in these difficult times by paying close attention to your objectives, clear and prompt communication, and continuous awareness of the cost/benefit trade-offs that are inherent in any legal representation.

    24 years

  3. Federal crime
    30%
    As Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers we are proud of our small firm size and selectivity in choosing our clients as well as their criminal defense cases. The fact that we are a small, selective, yet powerful team allows us to stick to our core belief that our criminal defense clients are best served with our lawyer’s personal attention and dedication. Our criminal defense law firm is not a mill.

    24 years

  4. Securities and investment fraud
    5%
    Securities Fraud can take form in a variety of ways such as insider trading, stock manipulations, failure to disclose material information in investment schemes, corporate fraud, internet fraud, boiler room operations, microcap fraud, accountant fraud, mutual fund fraud and Ponzi schemes. Often these types of cases involve lengthy investigations by the government.

    24 years

ARRESTED OR ARE UNDER INVESTIGATION IN A CRIMINAL CASE? CALL GUROVICH, BERK & ASSOCIATES!

Mr. Berk received his undergraduate degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in human resource management. Since the time he could remember, Mr. Berk was interested in the personal rights and freedoms afforded by this great country. This was the reason Mr. Berk decided to pursue the study of law upon graduation from college. He remained in the Los Angeles area and completed his legal studies at the Pepperdine University, School of law. Mr. Berk began his legal career when he was hired by Mr. Dmitry Gurovich as a young associate in Mr. Gurovich’s growing legal practice. Withing no time, the practice began to grow due to the dedication of both, Mr. Berk and Mr. Gurovich, in providing excellent criminal defense services to those accused by the Government of criminal acts.

 

Mr. Berk has handled hundreds of State and Federal criminal cases in California as well as other states. Specifically, Mr. Berk and Mr. Gurovich have represented clients in Arizona, Indiana, Nevada, New York, Puerto Rico, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, and Washington. Mr. Berk is highly regarded by judges and local prosecutors due to his professionalism. His dedication to each and every client is clearly evident in the outstanding results in every single case he is involved in. Mr. Berk and his partner, Mr. Gurovich, personally handle each case. Your case will be in the hands of a highly skilled, experienced and passionate criminal defense attorney.

 

Location

GUROVICH, BERK & ASSOCIATES - Sherman Oaks Office
15250 Ventura Blvd #1220
Sherman Oaks, CA, 91403-3200
GUROVICH, BERK & ASSOCIATES - Downtown Los Angeles Office
355 South Grand Ave.
Suite 2450
Los Angeles, CA, 90071
GUROVICH, BERK & ASSOCIATES - Beverly Hills Office
468 N. Camden Dr., Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA, 90210-4507
Gurovich, Berk & Associates
225 South Lake Ave., Suite 300
Pasadena, CA, 91101
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Reviews

3.8 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
Posted by Dalit | July 23, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best defense attorney
Elon Berk was just amazing at everything. He kept everything so simple even though it wasn’t. He was always there to answer questions and the end result was better than expected. We highly recommend using him.
Posted by Sanaz | July 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Attorney in Los Angeles
Elon Berk was able to help me to dismiss my case. He was very professional and treated me like a family member. Always on time and never missed a court appointment. I highly recommend him if you are looking for an experienced criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles area!
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best defense attorneys in LA
Elon Berk is the best attorney I know. He, unlike most attorneys, actually cares about clients. He is always responsive which is extremely important in time of need. He was there for me every time I needed him, no questions asked. He worked wonders and I couldn’t be more grateful.
Posted by Amanda | October 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Hired !!!!!
We hired the firm to represent my uncle on a domestic assault, when we thought he was going to jail as the cops told us, the attorneys at this firm, especially Elon, was super helpful, understanding and very comforting. They totally put us at ease and came through on the promise to keep my uncle out of jail !!! They worked on every little detail to make sure and prove he was innocent. We are beyond greatful forever .
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Posted by Susan | October 28, 2020
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Mr. Elon Berk is the BEST Lawyer!
Mr. Elon Berk was outstanding to have by our side, he's educated, well-rounded, and he knows his stuff! Elon's ability to show a level of compassion and honesty is very reassuring, he explained everything about the process, we followed his recommendations, he keeps in contact with us regarding the case, Elon and his staff were always on top of court dates/proceedings and was quick to follow up on any matters that came up. Elon goes above and beyond for his clients and gets results, he is a brilliant lawyer, well respected and fair fee.
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2018
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Case dismissed! We couldn't have asked for a better attorney!
this was a serious case for health insurance fraud, and Mr. Berk managed it skillfully from the outset. We didn't think there was even a remote possibility of getting a favorable settlement, let alone a complete dismissal. But, Mr. Berk managed to get the entire case dismissed. Mr. Berk was extremely responsible, diligent, and strategic throughout the entire process. Shortly after we hired him, Mr. Berk was already working with a private investigator to uncover flaws in the other side's case. Also, we decided to bring in witnesses of our own. Mr. Berk's attention to detail during the witness selection process was impressive; thanks to his skillful questioning and attentiveness, we had the advantage of having great witnesses testify for us. Throughout the stressful legal process, we knew we could count on Mr. Berk to be there for us. He would respond promptly to our questions or worries and offered his expert guidance and support at each stage of the stressful process. We couldn't have asked for a better attorney or outcome of our case.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2015
A+ Attorney
A+ experience and outstanding service. Elon explained all of the details of criminal case and the documents from court. He explained all of my options during the thing from start to finish.
Posted by Jose | January 27, 2015
DUI be Gone!
Elon was my lawyer for my DUI case recently and he did a fantastic job. I was expecting the worse but he was able to work with Johnny Law in order for me to keep my license. I hope nothing happens to me again but if it does then I am contracting Elon again. He was very professional and knowledgeable. He was pretty easy to get in touch with and when he was not available his secretary would always make sure that he would follow up with me at the most in a couple hours. Even though it was only a DUI and something minor I still felt like I got the Presidential treatment from Elon. He is a great guy and I recommend his services to anyone in the unfortunate position of being on the other side of the law.
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Posted by Jesse | December 1, 2014
Thank You!!!
Elon is the best criminal defense attorney and is in a class all of his own. His strategies are impeccable and the jury was captivated by his speeches. He researched previous cases which in the long term really swayed favor back over to me. Elon painted an amazing picture and at the end of the day mercy was shown upon me. Elon Berk is the attorney you have to have in a Federal case and I highly recommend his services. He is truly one of the more talented lawyers out there now. Thanks again, Elon.
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Posted by Antony | November 19, 2014
Dmitry and Elon are The Best of The Best
Dmitry and Elon are the County's top criminal lawyers here in Los Angeles. Though my case lasted a little bit longer than usual and was very hard on my family at the end of the day Elon was able to get it dismissed which, is a rarity nowadays. They came highly recommended and I see why. They were professionally at the top of their game and always one step ahead of the prosecution. On a personal level though, they are very friendly and great company to keep since, they can carry on a conversation on almost anything. They are all around genuine good guys that just want to see happy families. Gentlemen, thank you again.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2014
Great criminal lawyer
Mr. Berk was very kind to me while he was taking care of my case. He was very responsive and returned all of my phone calls. I highly recommend him.
Posted by doesn't matter | May 5, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
All talk, no action. 35 minutes late too.
before hiring, I was offered an option for my case, though Elon would take care of me, but at the end it's all talk. Ended up with the same exact deal I was offered in first place. Showed up 35 minutes late to my final hearing like a bigshot clown. It was something to learn and not repeat in the future after hiring this late puppet.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2023
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Worst experience ever
I hired Mr Burke for a simple investigation after he scared me into the idea of being in trouble when really nothing was there. After I paid him It was almost impossible to get a hold of him. I asked him for updates numerous times to which he never responded. Terrible customer service, and a terrible experience. Still can't believe I was charged for nothing. Mr Berk has never bothered to refund unused retainer while having ignored e -mails and phone calls. Dishonesty at its worst. Just a bunch of "con-artist". I've never heard that a Legal professional can charge large amount of money in Retainer, do absolutely nothing about the case and after all ignoring request for a refund. I would never recommend anyone to retain Mr. Berk's services.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2021
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Bad experience, but positive outcome.
I hired Berk & Gurovich based on a rec from another attorney who shares their offices. My case was unusual as I was falsely accused of elder abuse by my 80 yr.old schizophrenic uncle who claimed I stole his money. The sheriff's deputy who filed the case was a corrupt cop who ignored the fact my uncle was a schizophrenic, had previously tried to file similar charges against my mom, who is institutionalized, & suffers from dementia. This false claim ended up in Airport Court by Lax, assigned to an asst. DA. The reason I hired & had faith in their skills & assumed their abilities to get this bogus claim dismissed quickly, was because how much Berk boasted how well they're "connected" in the court, knowing the sheriff's lead deputy & judges, & Dmitry's bulldog tactics. Nothing could've be further from the truth!! Dmitry shuffled my case to Berk, whom I learned fairly quickly didn't pay attention, write anything down, was always distracted scrolling through his cell, needed constant reminders of the details of my case, plus was never prepared at anytime we had a court date. They were quick to take a $9k retainer, but did nothing proactive to end this case quickly. Berk let it drag out for 8 months because he knew there was no probable cause. He never wrote a case summary so that the asst. DA was aware of the fact that my uncle was a paranoid schizophrenic who suffered from dementia, & had a history of accusing family , care givers & medical staff of theft & or physical abuse. If she had known the facts at our first meeting, she would've been educated & not have wasted the courts time in determining whether or not this case was worthy of a trial. It took 6 months until she was even aware of the details, she bullied Berk @ every informal meeting monthly. He never asserted himself, never had any copies of fiduciary, power of attorney, bank records, nor the fact he was deemed incapable of handling his own financial affairs for over 6 years by the VA where he resides for many years under the care of medical staff. I trusted them that they were professionals who would honor their own words, looking the part in their nice suits & penthouse suite, but that wasn't my experience. Yes, my case was finally dismissed after months of anxiety & Berks lack of integrity, but it was hell. They gave no accounting of their time, so essentially Berk got paid $600/hour to drive to & from the court 8 times at the cost of $9k. Do the math, 600 x 2 hours=1200 x8 + $9600, All he did was clock in, talk briefly to the asst, DA, then set another date for the next month. Only at 1 meeting after 6 months, did she learn the details of my case because she subpoenaed the cop, my uncle, my sister & his care giver. It wasn't until she questioned his care giver that she was enlightened that my uncle was mentally ill, suffering from lifelong paranoia, having hallucinations & accuses everyone of theft. (she wasn't even subpoenaed) so luckily she was their. Berk wasn't even present at that juncture because he felt it wasn't important that he hear their statements!!!!! The care giver called my sister & informed her of the info she provided & that the DA was shocked to learn the truth & facts of his mental condition. 2 months later I received a full dismissal, it was a tremendous relief, I knew I'd be exonerated, but the anxiety until I was, was horrible. When I read other reviews of all the positive experiences others have had with GBA Law, I feel duped because I had such a miserable one. Other reviewers expressed similar issues w/Berks lack of attention & integrity, A few I read were from women w/similar stories. Perhaps he thinks women are stupid & don't pick up on his lack of integrity. I wish I had a good experience & could post a 5 star review, but my association w/them forced me to report them to the Bar Assoc.& file a complaint w/the Fee Arbitrators, & post bad reviews.
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Posted by Cheryl | October 8, 2020
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Elon Berk
Elon Berk is not fit to be called a lawyer. In my son's hearings he hardly showed up but charged me $20,000 for doing nothing. He did nothing to defend him. All I got was excuses. He never even listened when I told him my son was innocent. He never went to see him or spoke to him only HE decided what to do. He never listened to me or my son. My son got convicted because of this bad attorney. Do not hire him. All he wants is money and if you are poor, God help you.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2020
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Mrs
Elon Berk is one of the worst Criminal attorneys in the Los Angeles County. If you do not want to get convicted, do your self a favor , Do not hire him. He will not listen to his client nor anyone who knows the client. He wants to be in the good graces of the district attorney. He does nothing to protect you, his client.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • GUROVICH, BERK & ASSOCIATES
  • 2000 - Present

Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • California State University, Northridge
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Associations

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian
  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Elon Berk is an excellent criminal lawyer. He has great trial and courtroom experience and knowledge of the law. Having worked with him on several matters, he is a zealous advocate for his client's and I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney with a deep understanding of the law"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Elon. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Elon is a very skilled attorney."
Federal crime Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Berk and his firm are the go to guys for Federal Criminal Defense. I could not think of anyone more professional and aggressive in this field, than Mr. Berk. I highly recommend him to anyone facing federal charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Berk is an excellent attorney with a great reputation as someone who fights for his clents. I highly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend this attorney. I have handled hundreds of cases together with Mr. Berk. He is highly skilled and is very experienced. He is very effective in court. Both prosecutors and judges respect and admire him."
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