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Lisa Zhao Liu

Criminal defense Attorney at Alhambra, CA

5.0   73 reviews

also known as LISA Z. LIU

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Lisa

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"Aggressive. Compassionate. Experienced."

 

A Los Angeles County native, Lisa Z. Liu graduated from one of the top ten law schools in the nation, the University of Michigan Law School. She finished law school in two and a half years and passed the California Bar Exam immediately thereafter. Lisa is a former Deputy District Attorney who has reviewed thousands of police reports during her time at the District Attorney's office. She has litigated hundreds of felony cases for charges such as attempted murder, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, sexual battery, first degree burglary and other theft related offenses, transportation of drugs, sales of drugs, manufacturing of drugs, gang related offenses, domestic violence related crimes, vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, and gun related offenses. She has also litigated thousands of misdemeanor cases such as assault, resisting arrest, DUI, suspended licenses and other traffic related offenses, theft related offenses and drug related offenses. Lisa Z. Liu is an aggressive trial attorney who has done many felony and misdemeanor jury trials with favorable verdicts. She works tirelessly for her clients to help them achieve the results they deserve. 

Location

LAW OFFICES OF LISA Z LIU, P.C.
200 S. Garfield Ave. Suite 103
Alhambra, CA, 91801

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Reviews

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Posted by Juan | June 7, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lisa Turned My Life Around
Finding myself in need of a lawyer was something I never expected, but a serious legal issue turned my life upside down. I had to leave college and faced potential jail time, leaving me feeling lost and deeply scared about my future. That's when I found Lisa Z. Liu, and I am profoundly grateful that I did. From our first meeting, Lisa stood out from other attorneys I had consulted. She didn't make grand promises or try to scare me into hiring her. Instead, she was honest and straightforward about my situation, explaining everything in a way that made sense. Her calm and confident approach immediately put me at ease. Throughout the process, which lasted more than a year, Lisa and her team were incredibly supportive and communicative. They kept me informed about every court date, every development, and every action I needed to take. I never felt alone or in the dark, which was a huge relief during such a stressful time. Lisa's deep knowledge of the legal system was evident. She expertly navigated the complexities of my case and always had a clear plan. Her expertise shone through in her courtroom strategies and communications. It was clear she was committed to getting the best possible outcome for me. Thanks to Lisa's hard work and dedication, my case was resolved with a diversion motion, which means it will eventually be dismissed and won’t affect my future. This outcome allowed me to re-enroll in college and continue my education without this case hanging over me. It also alleviated my concerns about potential immigration issues, another major worry. Lisa and her team are not just professional—they are genuinely caring. They made sure I understood what was happening and reassured me when things got tough. Their support made a difficult situation much more bearable. If you need a lawyer who is honest, knowledgeable, and truly cares about her clients, I highly recommend Lisa Z. Liu. I'm incredibly grateful for everything she and her team did for me. Thank you, Lisa, for helping me get my life back on track.
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Posted by anonymous | March 13, 2024
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Most reliable attorney ever!
I worked with Lisa for my case during Covid, and despite the hardship during that time, she tried her best to give me the best arrangement. Lisa is extremely straightforward and professional, she would let you know the most possible outcome for your case during consultation. Lisa’s team is extremely responsive to any of my question, her team provided me with all the resources that I’d need during and after the case. I didn’t have to do much during the entire ordeal and Lisa provided her client with assurance. Needless to say, if you’re looking for an attorney who can handle your case from A to Z, look no further. I’m coming back to Lisa for my expungement.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2024
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Great Attorney
I highly recommend Lisa and her team for any legal services. Lisa was extremely responsive and always communicated clear and actionable items at every major facet of my case. Definitely the type of attorney to save in your contacts.
Posted by Melody | December 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!!
I requested a consultation and received a callback within the same day. Lisa was very knowledgeable about my case and had a game plan as to how to tackle it efficiently and quickly. I trusted her and was able to get my case dismissed and she followed through all the legal aspects to ease any worry on my end. Her team is great about communicating any updates. I highly recommend Lisa Lou and her team. Thank you SO much for all of your help!
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Posted by Joe | October 24, 2023
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DV case
I hired Lisa to replace my previous attorney, whom I was not happy with. He was not responsive to my text messages and calls. This created a huge stress for me, and I felt like I was left in the dark alone. I could not sleep at all! When I called Lisa if she would accept my existing case handled by a different attorney, she was close to not accepting my case because it was pretty much towards the end of the pretrial phase, and the previous attorney had made a mess on my case. Lisa had to clean everything up that the other attorney made. My previous attorney also did not provide sufficient details about my case to her. Thankfully, she accepted it. I did not have any interaction issues with Lisa. Her and her team were responsive and kept me up-to-date with the case. My previous attorney couldn't get the DA to remove the misdemeanor DV charge. I hired Lisa, and she worked her magic to get the misdemeanor removed and got the DA to offer me the informal diversion program just today! I want to thank you Lisa so much that now I can sleep in peace without the case lingering in my mind when I sleep. I have to say I do agree what others say about her yelling, but let me tell you this, you want an attorney that is reliable and is aggressive. Lisa has it all! Dont be a fool like me hiring the wrong attorney, only to find out at the end that you wasted a good chunk of money for no result. I am so happy and fortunate to have found Lisa through Yelp, and that she accepted my case which she did not have to. You will not regret having Lisa to represent you. Thank you LISA!!! Her staff is also amazing too!
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Posted by Shanae | October 24, 2023
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Exemplary Law Office
I would like to thank Lisa Liu and her staff for all their hard work in my case. These ladies were extremely knowledgeable and professional every step of the way. After a few phone conversations, I knew I was in good hands. If you ever need a lawyer that would be honest and deliver results, contact Law Offices of Lisa Z. Liu. I guarantee you that you won't be disappointed. Once again thank you ladies, I can breath again.
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Posted by Anping Weng | September 14, 2023
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Excellent Attorney
Attorney Lisa got my case dismissed. I‘v never went to court or done anything. She is a very experienced and trustworthy attorney. Highly recommend Attorney Lisa Liu to you.
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2023
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All good!
I had a great experience with Lisa's office. They were very clear and communicative since the first call about how they could help me with an expungement case. Everything went great. Thank you again Betty and all the staff. Totally recommend it!
Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2023
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Highly Recommend!
I was wrongfully arrested for a case that could have effected my career as well as my reputation. I had never had to hire an attorney before, but after speaking with 6 different law firms, Lisa was the most knowledgable and comforting. After our consultation, I already knew that I could trust her to resolve the case in a timely manner. Lisa was great with communication throughout the waiting period, and always made me feel like I was in great hands. She was able to get the case resolved before the court date and made sure to keep me updated. I would highly recommend Lisa for any criminal case as she does an impressive and extremely efficient job for her clients.
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Posted by Chen | March 9, 2023
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Highly Recommended
Lisa is a great attorney. Handled my case hastily and with professionalism. She understands what the client needs in every case and always follows up with any new developments. Great and lovely staff as well. Looking forward to working with her in the future with any legal matters. Would highly recommend her to my friends and family in the future!
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2023
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Great attorney to be on your side when you needed!
Lisa and her team were wonderful and super easy to work with. When you need a defense attorney on your side Lisa is the person. I highly recommend her and her team. Thank you Lisa.
Posted by Chris | December 11, 2022
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Highly recommended!
Lisa is an outstanding lawyer and I am very glad I found her through Yelp. She will fight for you and get you the best possible outcome. She is incredibly skilled, knowledgeable, and highly specialized at what she does, so she will know exactly what to do for your case given all the facts and circumstances. Her Case Manager Betty is fantastic as well. I would have been lost in the midst of a very frightening and intimidating process if it were not for Lisa and her wonderful team. Thank you!
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Posted by Erika | October 10, 2022
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Highly recommend!
Lisa is an amazing attorney. She did such a great job representing me and I could not be more grateful. I don't usually leave reviews, but due to Lisa's exceptional professionalism and knowledge, I had to do my due diligence! During my most stressful and difficult times, Lisa was there every step of the way making the process so easy. I could not be more thankful for all the help she and her staff provided. Highly recommend her!
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Posted by Idalia | September 24, 2022
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Amazing Results !
I’m beyond thankful for having found Lisa’s office. She is extremely knowledgeable in her craft and genuine in her efforts to defend your case. Despite the odds and push back from the prosecutor, she got me the impossible. I trusted her completely and couldn’t feel happier with my decision to hire her. I never had trouble getting a hold of her or staff. I never had to wonder what was happening and received prompt updates. I highly recommend her services, she is 100% worth it!
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Posted by Cameron | September 20, 2022
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The best lawyer around!
Lisa did a great job representing me, I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to win. She has my issue dismissed without any issues and helped me bring peace of mind to my life. Thank you Lisa!
Posted by Leon | September 6, 2022
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Fantastic Attorney
Ms. Liu is a fantastic attorney. She is extremely knowledgable and detail oriented. Her staff is also very helpful and polite. I highly recommend her. We were lucky to have found her.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2022
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Best Attorney Ever
I went through a difficult divorce that led me to family court, children's court and finally, criminal court. I've met dozens of attorneys, and Lisa is unparalleled. She is ferocious in defending her clients, diligent, whip smart and empathetic. Through her dedication and tireless efforts, all charges were dismissed. I am forever grateful to Lisa and her hardworking assistant, Betty. If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate position of being charged with a crime, do yourself a solid and hire Lisa. She will undoubtedly attain the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Victor | May 28, 2022
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Seal & Destroy
Easy process, great results, awesome team! 3 reasons why you must hire Lisa Z. Liu!
Posted by Michelle | May 10, 2022
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LISA IS THE BEST! I can’t scream it loud enough!
If you’re in need of an exceptional Attorney, the kind that’s always responsive and will fiercely defend you until a positive outcome is reached, then Lisa is the Attorney for you! The City Attorney was gunning for my wife, pushing hard for false charges (7 misdemeanors) to stick, but thanks to Lisa all charges were dismissed! Lisa is a BEAST in the courtroom. And she’s quick on her feet, finding ways to communicate with the Judge and CA/DA before hearings, creating the best case scenario before you even show up! I hope we never find ourselves entangled with the law again, but if something arises, we have Lisa on speed dial.
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Posted by Edward | March 12, 2022
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Best lawyer in the San Gabriel Valley
We needed a lawyer that, not only spoke Chinese, but also was successful. We were referred to Lisa by another lawyer. We were told that Lisa was the best money could by. And that person was correct. Lisa is the best you can get. She personally handled our case, and got the charges completely dismissed. For my Chinese wife, dismissal was the only solution. We recommend her without reservations.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Law Offices of Lisa Z. Liu, P.C.
  • 2014 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Kern County District Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Tulare County District Attorney's Office
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Judicial Extern
  • US District Court, Central District of California
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Michigan Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. J.L.
  • DUI dismissed, Special allegation dismissed ; Wet reckless;
  • People v. P.T.
  • DUI case completely dismissed

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2018 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Asian Pacific American Women Lawyers Alliance
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Los Angeles County
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2016 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • Mandarin
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Chinese Radio on KAZN 1300
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2017
  • Professional Networking Event
  • DUI defense and Expungement
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (15)
Endorse Lisa
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When the odds are against you and you are under persecution, make sure you call Lisa Liu!. Not only does she have extensive knowledge of the law, she shows compassion and is determined to make sure that justice is served for her client. She is the person you want to call because she will fight for you relentlessly. She is the deliverer of justice; justice to the court, justice to the law and most importantly JUSTICE TO HER CLIENTS."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lisa is professional, has excellent communication, and takes care of business."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is an extremely talented lawyer. That fights for her clients to the death. I recommend Lisa."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is fantastic lawyer in both DUI and Criminal Defense. She's super smart and knowledgable about the law, works hard on her clients' cases and cares about her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa has strong litigation background in criminal defense. She's constantly in a trial and great at her craft."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She well versed in law and driven to obtain the best outcomes for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Liu is a skilled and intelligent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Liu is a smart, relentless, and thorough attorney. She zealously represents her clients, leaving no stones unturned. Having been a former prosecutor, she uses her prior experience for the benefit of her clients. Judges and prosecutors respect and fear her advocacy skills. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa is a remarkable lawyer. Incredibly dedicated to her clients, has an elite legal education, and continuously works to learn more about the law and how she can help her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lisa's a good friend of mine, and, perhaps more importantly, she's an excellent criminal defense attorney. She tough as nails, has integrity, and is smart -- R E A L L Y smart. I endorse Lisa without reservation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lisa is a former prosecutor, so she inherently knows how to defend your case and navigate through the complex court system. I highly recommend Lisa and endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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