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June marked the beginning of my 45th year as a criminal defense attorney.  It seems like only yesterday that I started my career as a deputy probation officer and was going to law school at the same time.  As I look through all my many memories and experiences one feeling surpases all others--I have always loved what I do and I still do.  Helping people in trouble has always given me great satisfaction, and I think it shows in the results I have been able to achieve.  I'm especially proud of my certification as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar and having been twice selected by Los Angeles Magazine as a "Super Lawyer".  


Contact info

Alan Baum

16501 Ventura Blvd, 4th Floor
Encino, CA, 91430

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
    48 years
  2. Federal Crime: 33%
    48 years
  3. White Collar Crime: 33%
    48 years

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyer--Criminal LawSouthern California Super Lawyers2011
Super Lawyer--Criminal LawSouthern California Super Lawyers2006
Criminal Law SpecialistState Bar of California - Certified Specialist2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
San Fernando Valley Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
San Fernando Valley College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
University of California - Los AngelesN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A