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Chosen OC Metro's "Top Criminal Attorney" 2014 and 2013, National Trial Lawyers Association "Top 100 Trial Attorneys" 2014, 2015 and 2016, Avvo Client Choice Award 2013 and 2014.


Hundreds of Cases Dismissed


University of Windsor Law School Graduate


Licensed in California and Law Society of Upper Canada


Languages spoken: Armenian, French

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    22 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 30%
    22 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    22 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  4. Violent Crime: 10%
    22 years, 500 cases



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Maltaise Cini Attorney at Law

1300 Bristol Street North
Suite 100
Newport Beach, CA, 92660


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
"Top Criminal Attorney"OC Metro Magazine2014
"Top Criminal Attorney"OC Metro Magazine2013
Attorney of the YearMABA2011
Humane AwardJourney Through Books2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Maltaise Cini2008 - Present
AttorneyOrange County Public Defenders Office1996 - 2008
articling studentMinistry of the Attorney General-Crown Attorneys Office of Ontario1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
California State BarMember1994 - Present
Law Society of Upper CanadaMember1992 - Present
Orange County Women's Lawyers AssociationDirector2009 - 2010
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of CourtMember2009 - 2010
Orange County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2008 - 2010
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1999 - 2010
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1996 - 2010
Orange County Attorneys AssociationMember1996 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hung Jury on Human Trafficking, Pimping, Gun CaseHung Jury-Court Declares Mistrial
Prostitution and Drug CaseProstitution charges were dismissed and client received a program.
Fraud Case reduced to a MisdemeanorClient plead guilty to two misdemeanors-remaining counts dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Department of Justice StudyProstitution in Canada1984
Domestic Violence in CanadaDomestic Violence in Canada1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Windsor Faculty of LawLawLL.B - Bachelor of Laws1990
Carleton UniversityCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Choices and ConsequencesDUI's and Teenagers2011
Change for ParoleesFighting Drug Charges2010
Real DUI Court in SchoolThe Choices and Consequences of a DUI2009
OCPDOpening Statements2006
OCPDSuggestibility in Children's Testimony2000
Moot CourtMoot Court Mentor2000