Elite Criminal Defense Attorney. Superlawyer 3 straight years. Certified criminal law specialist.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Certified Specialist - Criminal Law||State Bar of California||2012|
|Counselor of the Supreme Court||Supreme Court of the United States of America||2011|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|Partner||Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP||2016 - Present|
|Adjunct Professor||Alliant International University||2011 - 2012|
|Partner||Lessem & Newstat, LLP||2010 - 2016|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Member||2010 - Present|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2010 - Present|
|People v. Powell||Not guilty at trial on all counts|
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|University of Michigan Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2000|
|University of California - Santa Barbara||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|L.A. County Public Defender training seminar||Jury Selection||2010|
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Lessem represented me in a stalking case; I was the victim in this matter. I had tried previously to obtain a protective order but failed; however, with Mr. Lessem as my attorney, a years-long problem was finally successfully resolved. Mr. Lessem was professional, extremely well-prepared, and incredibly persuasive in court. Just as important, he made sure that I knew just what to expect in court so that when the time came to testify, I felt confident that by just telling the truth and describing what had transpired, justice would be served and it was.
Posted by Claudio
A had a few criminal related issues. Jeremy Lessem and his partner literally made the case against me go away. Since that time I have reccommended a few of friends to Lessem & Newstat and they had all had nothing but great things to say. If you get into trouble these are the guys you want.
Michael Amerian, Government Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
Jeremy and I have worked against each other on hundreds of cases together and he is unquestionably one of the finest attorneys I have ever seen. He is a master of trial skills with a flawless sense of when to fight like hell and when to ease off. Jurors love him. And even if you're not planning on fighting all the way through trial, he is excellent at getting the best deals for his clients because he knows exactly where to focus to find the weaknesses of any case. He is a 10 out of 10 in my book!
Adam Sostrin, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I have known Jeremy for over a decade - we first met at college and then came to know each other again as deputy public defenders in L.A. County. While working for the government, Jeremy had a reputation for being extremely bright and adept in the courtroom. He is all of those things and more now that he is in private practice - we both stopped working for the government at around the same time, and have appeared in court together on several occasions. Were I to find myself in legal peril, I would not hesitate to contact him.
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