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About me

I am the past-President of the San Fernando Valley Criminal Bar Association.  I have provided effective criminal defense throughout Southern California for over thirty years. 


 


I am President of the Friends of the West Valley Library, an organization that raises funds desperately needed by our local branch.  For decades, I have recorded textbooks for blind and dyslexic students.  My hobbies include organic gardening and the Burning Man Arts and Music Festival.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 98%
  2. Juvenile: 2%

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  • Jeffrey Lewis Bear

    I've known Ellery for many years. It is my pleasure to endorse him.

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  • Robert Franklin Sandbach

    Ellery is a wonderful advocate. I have referred several matters to him throughout the years and to a person each client has expressed their appreciation. His knowledge and experience equal results.

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    Robert Sandbach Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

16055 Ventura Blvd Ste 505
Encino, CA, 91436

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197405/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Past-PresidentSan Fernando Valley Criminal Bar Ass'nN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyLaw Office of Ellery Sorkin1980 - 2012
Deputy Public DefenderLos Angeles County Public Defender's Office1974 - 1980
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Admitted to practice in U.S. Supreme CourtN/AN/A
San Fernando Valley Criminal Bar Ass'nPast-PresidentN/A
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1973
University of California - Santa BarbaraN/AOther - Bachelors1970