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I believe that all people should be treated with respect and dignity.  Our criminal justice system seems to operate on the premise that if you're charged with a crime (especially a heinous one) you deserve to be treated like scum even before you're convicted.  In other words, that you are presumed guilty.

I've made it a point to honor the "innocent until proven guilty" concept of our legal system that is often forgotten.  I believe that everyone has the right to a first-class defense and to be treated as an individual, worthwhile human being.


Languages spoken: English, Hebrew, Armenian

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    21 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Violent Crime: 20%
    21 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Juvenile: 10%
    21 years, 500 cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

25 total 

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  • Jack Joseph Gold

    I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable in the Law, his reputation is flawless and he has practiced the entire spectrum of criminal law. I feel very comfortable with him as co-counsel as I would if I were a client.


    Jack Gold Juvenile law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Eric Kraut

    I fully endorse Michael Levin as a top rated criminal defense attorney. I knew of his work when I was a Deputy District Attorney and he is very well respected by the Office. Now that I am a criminal defense attorney, I see the outstanding results he achieves for his clients and personally know that he works night and weekends to get the best possible results.


    Michael Kraut DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Wegman & Levin

5200 Lankershim Blvd Ste 850
North Hollywood, CA, 91601


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Contributor-- Criminal DefenseAvvo2013
Client's Choice 2013AVVO2013
Interscholastic Trial Advocacy AchievementSouthwestern University School of Law1995
CaljurSouthwestern University School of Law1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerWegman & Levin2011 - Present
Managing PartnerWegman, Levin & Stanley2005 - 2011
Judge Pro TemLos Angeles Superior Court2005 - 2007
Managing PartnerWegman & Levin2003 - 2005
Criminal Defense LawyerLaw Offices of Michael M. Levin1998 - 2003
Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Daniel Behesnilian1995 - 1998
Certified Law ClerkLos Angeles City Attorney's Office1994 - 1995
Certified Law ClerkDistrict Attorney Los Angeles, California1993 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionAttorney Member2014 - Present
Criminal Courts Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
San Fernando Valley Criminal Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney Member2011 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarLifetime Member2003 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association BarristersBoard Member1998 - 1999
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers AssociationBoard of Directors1995 - 1998
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Association Southwestern ChapterPresident1994 - 1995
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Jose S.Not Guilty Verdict
People v. Sandra H.Not Guilty Verdict
People v. Randy J.Not Guilty Verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
American UniversityBusinessBachelors - magna cum laude1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KiwanisCriminal Defense2010
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesSearch and Seizure Law2004
Bridging the GapCriminal Defense1997
Bridging the GapSetting Up a Solo Practice1996
Southwestern UniversityStudent Membership Drive1994