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Shep Alan Zebberman

Criminal defense Attorney at Encino, CA

4.8   27 reviews

Licensed for 31 years

About Shep

Learn Shep’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    All Felonies and Misdemeanors. Sex crimes, theft, domestic violence, drug possession and sales, DUI, prostitution, fruad, criminal threats, probation violations, expungements

    31 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Juvenile law
    50%
    Delinquency and Dependency. All crimes, Transfer motions, probation violations, 388 petitions, adjudication and contests

    31 years, 1,000 cases

OVER 28 YEARS OF CRIMINAL & JUVENILE LAW EXPERIENCE. CALL 855-860-3314 TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!

Shep Zebberman was admitted to the bar in 1991 and practices Juvenile Delinquency, Dependancy, Criminal law juvenile law and administrative hearings.  He has completed numerous jury trials, court trials and arbitrations.  In 2001 he was appointed to the Los Angeles Superior Court on an as needed basis to serve as a Juvenile Court Referee where he presided over Delinquency, Dependency and informal Traffic Court.  In 2005 he was honored with a full time appointment where he presided over a Delinquency Court hearing  cases of youth accused of committing crimes. where he served until 2012.   Additionally, Shep Zebberman is a licensed California real estate broker for over 20 years and worked in the industry for over 10 years.  He has taught civil and criminal law courses at law school and college as well as professional training seminars.  He served three years in the Golani Brigade of the Israeli Defense Forces and was honorably discharged with the rank of first seargent.

 

 

Summary of Qualifications

 

Appointed in 2001 to Los Angeles Superior Court Referee to preside of Juvenile Court.

Accomplished attorney with over 20 years experience in both civil and criminal litigation.

Broad range of professional experience including over 20 years in the real estate industry.

City of L.A. Board of Commissioners hearing examiner.

Former Judge Pro Tem Los Angeles Superior Court

Former Arbitrator for LA Superior Court, LA County Bar Assoc, Kaiser Permanente OIA.

Adjunct Professor International Pacific School of Law

Former Adjunct Professor University of West Los Angeles- School of Paralegal Studies.

American Jurisprudence Award in Real Property and Criminal Law.

Established and operated a general practice law firm, with an emphasis on, administrative, business, transactional law, juvenile, criminal and civil.

Experience in complex Federal and State Court litigation.

Extensive background in Real Estate as a broker .

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Licensed for 31 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 12/01/2022

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

Contact Shep

Shep Zebberman Attorney at Law
16830 Ventura Blvd
Ste 500
Encino, CA, 91436-1921
Law Office of Shep Zebberman
18002 Irvine Blvd
Suite 108-M
Tustin, CA, 92780
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  27 customer reviews
Posted by Kevin | February 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
my daughters legal case
we were referred to Shep by our other attourney. we met with Shep and he was very clear about the laws and strategery we might take. as the case proceeded Shep was as exact as he (again) explained as to what was or would/could happen. we ended up with the desired results. we are very thankful for hiring Shep and would easily refer him to anyone looking for legal help.
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2015
The Best Child Dependency Attorney Los Angeles
Shep and his team are responsive, courteous, and listen intently. They have the ability to hear complex matters of the family and use wisdom to work out the best situation. I am pleased he is available on the phone, he is very communicative in all aspects of the case. He is a very positive person and his happy demeanor takes some of the stress off the situation. He has all of his papers in order and any meeting he or one of his staff is on time.
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Posted by Victor | July 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I hired Shep Zebberman at the recommendation of a dear friend as my attorney after I was being investigated and my son was removed from my home on false allegations from CPS. Mr. Shep navigated through the ordeal with great ease, always making sure I understood everything and allowing me to be comfortable and confident in his abilities. He got my son back to my care after the first hearing of my cps case and got my case dismissed at the disposition hearing. I’m very grateful for him and can sleep better now that my son is back in my care. He was always prepared and on time and gave plenty of notice if there were any changes. I'm grateful for his skills and therefore the outcome of my case. I would certainly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2021
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Amazing job
I unfortunately had a cps Case. I looked and researched many lawyers. Attorney Zebberman was the only one who made me feel like he cared not only about me hiring him but my actual case. He gave me a voice u didn't have and stuck bu my side thru it all. I'm glad I found him, if your looking for a lawyer who will fight and speak for you and your rights Zebberman is the guy to go to!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2021
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Amazing!
Mr. Zebberman has been an amazing lawyer! To the point as well as being kindhearted, he had helped me during a hard time during the pandemic, but even with that stress he still helped with every bit of his lawyer abilities. Needless to say he is the best of the best!!!
Posted by Chuck | April 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Review of Shep Zebberman
Shep really knows his stuff and is an excellent resource. We've consulted with Shep on a few matters and he is professional, responsive and knowledgeable. I would definitely work with Shep and refer Shep without hesitation.
Posted by David | April 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
I have been involved in several cases and worked with many criminal defense attorneys and I can say that Mr. Zebberman is one of the finest attorney's I have met. He was compassionate with me and vigorous with his representation. I highly recommend this lawyer.
Posted by Jason | April 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Proven litigator
When I met Shep almost 2 years ago my daughter had been removed by cps. Shep not only listed to my story but was flexible w his fee since I was raising a considerable amount of cash in a short amount of time. The outcome was the ideal resolution, and I truly appreciate and thank him.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
My case was very complicated and looked hopeless in the beginning. Shep’s extensive knowledge and experience in dependency court helped me navigate a very broken, dishonest and confusing system. He has a flat fee from the beginning to the end of the case which was very different from all the other attorneys I called. Most wanted large deposits and then continued to charge outrageous hourly fees. Shep did not make false promises but was very honest about the uphill battle. He was very professional and prepared at court to battle each false allegation. It’s very upsetting and emotional to have people tell outright lies on you about your children and I think Shep really gets that. He is a man of faith and I believe he wants to make a difference. There is a support staff always available to answer questions when he is in court and he always returns messages. He and associates are the reason I have my children today. I highly recommend him and his practice.
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Posted by Lilit K. | December 19, 2019
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The best criminal defense, juvenile law , education Rights Attorney
My son was facing expulsion for something that was blown way out of proportion. He is a good boy and a good student and I did not want an expulsion on his record. I hired the Law Office of Shep Zebberman. That is when things turned around. The district dropped the expulsion hearing and allowed my son to enroll in the district school. Attorney Zebberman and his team have the experience and the ability to fight and win. I highly recommend The Law Office of Shep Zebberman
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Posted by BELEN | December 19, 2019
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THEY FOUGHT AND WON
DCFS took my kids away and I was fighting them for months. Finally I hired the Law Office of Shep Zebberman. That is when things turned around. Today I have my kids back. Attorney Zebberman and his team have the experience and the ability to fight and win. Not only do they know the law, but they were always on my side and kept in contact with me through out the process. If you have a case against DCFS or a criminal case, I highly recommend The Law Office of Shep Zebberman
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Posted by Leonard | October 29, 2018
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Thank you Shep for fighting hard for me!
I was falsely charged with a serious 2nd strike felony. I was offered a plea bargain that would include several years in prison which I refused to accept. Shep Zebberman and his team believed in me and fought my case. We took it to the trial and got the case dismissed. Shep proved to not only me but the opposition that the case was built on fabrication and fought hard all the way. He always answered my emails, phone calls and treated me like a person instead of a felon. He is very professional and knowledgeable and I would recommend him and his team to anyone I know. I am so thankful to him as I can sleep better at night. Thank you so much!
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Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Zepperman was kind
Mr. Zepperman was kind in calling me back, a second time (I had spoken with him a little over a week ago, as well) and he was kind enough to answer some questions I had, this time as well. As parents who love our children we call many attornies and people in general regarding this court case. I can say that Mr. Zepperman was patient and kind. In addition, he has great experience in this area of the courts. We hope to hire him soon and I would recommend you do as well. He deserves this recommendation with his experience, but mostly because he is a kind man.
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Posted by Mike chen | May 1, 2018
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Thanks Shep Alan Zebberman
I was falsely accused of a sexual battery. I was facing lifetime registration as a sex offender if convicted, loss of my job, and my reputation. I hired Attorney Shep Zebberman, based upon my business lawyer’s referral, just before the case went to trial. He immediately got prepared and took the case to jury trial. Thanks to attorney Zebberman’s hard work, expertise, experience and skills, I was found not guilty. Many people in the courtroom told me what an excellent job he did. Attorney Zebberman believed in me. I highly recommend attorney Shep Zebberman. Mike C.
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Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2018
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All Sexual Allegations Dismissed Without Trial
I had false allegations of molestation dismissed against me without trial. I was wrongfully accused by a family members of molesting my son which I would never do. My bail was over a million dollars and I was not able to make bail and had been in jail for approximately 2 months when Mr. Zebberman took over my case. Mr. Zebberman quickly prepared the case during the preliminary hearing he was able to disprove the count against me which carried life in prison. Shortly thereafter the sexual molestation allegations were dismissed and I was released from jail. I was free and it felt so good. Mr. Zebberman prepared the case for trial but before the case went to trial the sex allegations were dismissed. Mr. Zebberman always made himself available to me. And believed in me which gave me the emotional support that I really needed during a very difficult time in my life. Mr. Zebberman was a life saver.
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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2017
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Exceptional Lawyer, Outstanding Person.
There are not enough words to describe Shep Zebberman's kindness, compassion, efficiency, and professionalism. I held the highest respect for him as a person and as my lawyer. He explained my options and advised me in making the best decision. He stayed on top of my case, broke down law jargon, and told me what to expect in court. He always held a non-judgemental stance and created a trusting environment where I felt comfortable to talk. Shep Zebberman has quite an outstanding caseload, yet still managed to make me feel like I was his only client.
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Posted by Sara | July 25, 2017
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Shep - review by Sara
We're still in the process of our court hearings but I will say Shep has showed up to two hearings already . I was concerned he might send a colleague but he did not and he's a very professional and nice attorney I would recommend and I will update this review after we come to a conclusion with the matter as hand
Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Criminal Defense Attorney
Best criminal defense attorney! My father was facing 4 felony counts in federal court and Mr. Zebberman was very knowledgeable and prompt. He immediately visited him in custody and reassured him of all his positive possibilities. He made our family feel extremely confident about what was going on with the case and helped through every step of the way.
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Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2015
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Experence with Shep
I had a great experience with Shep. He answered all my question very quickly which is very important to me. He made my experience easy. In court he explained what was going to happen so there were not any surprises. All in all it was money well spent. I would highly recommend this lawyer and his associates to anyone! Thanks again Shep!
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Posted by Eric | July 17, 2015
Outstanding Defense Attorney on My Side with an Exceptional Courtroom Presence
I was falsely accused of multiple counts of child molestation and facing life in prison. Attorney Shep Zebberman believed in me, was extremely responsive, always made time to meet, and aggressively fought for me every step of the way. We took the case to jury trial where Shep demonstrated his exceptional trial skills and well-seasoned courtroom presence. With a huge credit to his experience, resources, savviness, expertise, and keen knowledge of the law, the jury acquitted me of all counts. Attorney Shep Zebberman literally saved me and my family's future. Shep Zebberman deserves my highest recommendation to anyone in need of strong legal representation.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Shep Zebberman Attorney at Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • International Pacific Shcool of Law
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • L.A. Superior Court
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Referee
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2001 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Shep A Zebberman
  • 1995 - 2001
  • Attorney
  • Huang & Baner
  • 1991 - 1994
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Education

  • University of LaVere College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Univ of Redlands
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • People v. DL
  • Case dismissed
  • People v. BF
  • Case dismissed
  • In Re HS
  • Reunification

Associations

  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Pacific Juvenile Defender Center
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2014
  • National Council fo Family Court Judges
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2012
  • California Court Commissioners Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2016
  • 2014 Top Attorneys
  • Pasadena Magazine
  • 2014
  • Certicate of Aprreciation
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • 2012
  • Natl Achievment Award Best in Category Crim Just Public Safety
  • County of Los Angeles
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Valley Lawyer magazine (SFVBA)
  • Jury Trials For Juveniles
  • 2017
  • L.A. County Probation Resource Guide
  • L.A. Co Probation Resource Guide
  • 2012
  • L.A. Delinquency Bench News
  • Somwhere To Go, Something To Do and Working Tools
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • L.A. Co P{robation Quartely training
  • Juvenile Mental Health Court
  • 2011
  • L. ACounty Probation Quarterly Training
  • Electronic Monitoring
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly respectable and knowledgeable about criminal defense. I turn to him on complicated issues involving criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Shep is a very knowledgeable attorney, who advised me on a criminal matter I was handling. His insights and knowledge both of the law and procedure helped my client to get the best deal and sentence possible. Shep is the man."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Liebberman for several years. I find him to be reliable, knowledgeable, and obtains great results. He is highly recommended."
Juvenile law Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Shep is an outstanding criminal defense attorney with an excellent grasp of the law. He truly cares about achieving the best results for his clients. He is of the highest professional and personal integrity. I would not hesitate to hire Shep should I require his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"For those seeking a criminal defense attorney, or for any matter, Mr. Zebberman is the attorney you would want to represent you. Mr. Zebberman not only has the experience and knowledge to handle and matter, but he also knows how to tailor each case to his client's needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Shep Zebberman is a conscientious and trustworthy advocate who will make sure you are well represented when needed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Zebberman is a great advocate for his client. He is a true professional and possesses great knowledge of the law in the area of criminal defense. And combined with his experiences as a practicing lawyer and former Juvenile Court Referee, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"and without a doubt he is a special attorney. He is hard working, extremely smart, and a super nice guy. All those things in 1 lawyer is a rarity. I refer criminal cases to him because I know those clients are in very good hands."
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