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Alaleh Kamran is a criminal defense attorney, who for the last 20 years, has dedicated her practice to the defense of the constitution, humanitarian causes, and grassroots community efforts to intervene on behalf of the defenseless. Her criminal practice covers drug related offenses, violent crimes such as murders to white collar crimes, including money laundering & structuring cases, on the State and Federal level.

She is a frequent lecturer to high schools, colleges & Non-Profit organizations concentrating on Juvenile Crimes and Domestic Violence: Intervention and Prevention. She is a frequent legal analyst on Radio and TV programs, and has her own monthly radio program dealing with Crimes and Constitutional issues.

She has previously served as the President of the Iranian American Lawyers' Association. In 2001, she was awarded the "Woman of the year Award" by the Iranian Jewish Women's organization of Southern California. To date, Alaleh has been the recipient of a Certificate of Commendation from City of Los Angeles; a Community Award from the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Beverly Hills, andCertificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service and Support provided to the Iranian Community thru the Mid Wilshire Domestic Violence prevention collaborative. In 2010, Jewish Unity Foundation honored her with the"Humanitarian of the Year Award".


Languages spoken: Persian, French, Spanish, Armenian, Farsi, Russian

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Practice areas


  1. White Collar Crime: 35%
    24 years
  2. Violent Crime: 30%
    27 years
  3. Federal Crime: 25%
    24 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
    25 years



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Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Narine Mkrtchyan

    Alaleh is a profoundly inspiring criminal defense attorney, a fierce warrior for her clients' rights and our constitutional liberties. Her list of accomplishments in the field is absolutely daunting. If I ever need an attorney for myself and my family, I would undoubtedly turn to her.


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Contact info

15760 Ventura Blvd Ste 1010
Encino, CA, 91436-3020


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of RecognitionCity of Los Angeles2010
Certificate of MeritCounty of Los Angeles2010
Certificate of RecognitionLos Angeles Sheriffs Department2010
Humanitarian of the Year AwardJewish Unity Foundation [JUN]2010
Certificate of RecognitionCity of Beverly Hills2005
Certificate of RecognitionCalifornia State Senate2005
Certificate of CommendationCity of Los Angeles2005
Domestic Violence Community AwardCounty of Los Angeles2005
Woman of the Year AwardIranian American Jewish Women's OrganizationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/PresidentLaw Offices of Alaleh Kamran, APC1992 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Iranian Noor Film FestivalBoard Member2008 - Present
The Private Defenders of California, Inc.Board Member2007 - Present
Beverly Hills Film FestivalLegal Counsel2007 - Present
Iranian American Jewish FederationBoard Member1997 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1994 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1992 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1992 - Present
Iranian American Lawyers AssociationPresident1998 - 1999
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. ShiraziVoluntary Manslaughter
U.S.A. v. Geragosian140 hours of community service!
U.S.A. v. YassineReturn of all seized monies but for $120k, Ability to stay out on bond while case was pending and practice medicine, ability to write prescriptions for all drugs but for scheduled sbustances, and sentenced to less than 30 months of Federal Custody.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Blog PostThe Color of My Black2014
Blog PostDestruction of Enemies2014
Iranian.comWho Says You Can't Have it All2012
Facebook Fan PageJustice Delivered2011
Persian MirrorAlaleh Kamran2009
Iranian.comVertical Horizons1999
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California State University, NorthridgeN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
University of West Los AngelesN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Taboo TalksDomestic Violence2014
Sephardic TempleSex Drugs and Alcohol : Questions that teenagers have2014
Iranian American Bar Association (Orange County chapter)Bias Faced in Reaching the Bench.2014
Yom Kippur presentationState of the Community2013
Nessah Cultural Center presents:Domestic Violence2012
KIRN radioCrimes and Punishments2011
KIRNProbation, parole, violations, revocations & hearings.2011
Criminal laws and issuescall in radio program to discuss crimes and punishments.2011
DUI's: the Ugly TruthDevastating effect of DUI's2010
The Effect of Criminal Convictions on Professional Licenseshow licensed professionals may have their licenses suspended or revoked.2009
Sex, Drugs, Alcohol and Teen-agerscrimes inadvertantly committed by Teenagers.2009
Driving under the Unfluence of Drugs and AlcoholDevastating effect of DUI's2009
Domestic Violencestalking, threats, battery, violence, and consequences of DV convictions.2005
Drugs and Alternative Sentencing.Drugs, Addiction and Alternative Sentencing.2004
Hate CrimesWHat makes a crime a hate crime...N/A