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Reza Khanjan

Criminal defense Attorney at Tustin, CA

4.7   14 reviews
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  • State Years
    Oregon - OR < 1 year
    Washington - WA 2 years
    California - CA 20 years
  • Licensed for less than one year
    State OR
    Acquired 2022
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2021
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Reza

Learn Reza’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal Defense encompasses all areas of law related to Criminal Defense

    21 years, 3,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    21 years, 1,500 cases


Reza Khanjan is a skilled Newport Beach criminal defense lawyer and co-founding attorney of Khanjan | Nosratabadi, Trial Attorneys. At the firm, he regularly represents clients facing all types of serious criminal charges, including DUI, assault and battery, motor vehicle crimes, misdemeanors, sex crimes, and more. Attorney Khanjan is licensed to practice law in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. When representing his clients, he employs an empathetic approach combined with aggressive advocacy in the courtroom. Need a criminal defense attorney in Newport Beach or Orange County? Call KN Defense for a free consultation.

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4.7 / 5.0
  14 customer reviews
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Posted by A. A. | April 15, 2015
Reza is the BEST!!!!!!
I talked to a bunch of othe lawyer before hiin Reza. i had a good case that i could have taken to trial. Bu, there were some things that really could have hurt me if it came to light. Reza approached the case in a way that we were able to keeptrial option open if prosecutor didnt find out the info. but when they did i was sure lucky itrusted Reza and his approach. he told me to trust him and that he has beenhandling cases for a long a time. I did trust him because he was always honest and truthful. He always conveyed the offers the prosecutor made even though he knew i didnt want to accept them and always kept me informed. at the end, he waited until i told him if i wanted to accept the final offer and then he told me whtis personal thoughts were. i felt very good and in control because he gave me the knowledge to make the best choice for me. like he always said, "its my consitutinal rights, not his." thanks for helping me get my life back!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2015
Reza was the straight forward and explained it all!!!
Reza was the most straight forward attorney I talked to and Never told me what I wanted to hear. My case was very embarrassing and I was never intending to take the case to trial. He explained all the offers the da made and explained everything to me. He told me an educated client is the best client so he always got me time to think about da offers and always answered my calls on weekends and nights when I called frantically worried about my case. At the end, he was able to work a deal that I wasn't even expecting and much better than I had hoped!!!!!
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Posted by Harry | August 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Not just the case itself, Reza cares about your future
I was involved in an incident which affects my future and reputation. It was a very stressful experience until I found Reza, he looked into my case and gave me his option and a possible outcome, which gives me confidence to keep going with this, not to mention he has good working relationships with the DA’s office. Most importantly, a plea is not the end of his work, he asks my expectations and keep fighting for me, because a felony can seriously impact your future, he respects my decision and we reached a good outcome. Thank you Reza, you are the best!
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Criminal defense
I explained my case to him over the phone and he was direct and firm from the start on the possible outcome no bs. I would def recommend Him to a friend
Posted by Mehrdad | August 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Let Reza Do The Worrying!
Reza's law firm was recommended to me via a family member who was aware of their reputation. Thankfully, everything that was said about them was true! Ultimately, it was Reza who showed up to court to help me. He fought fiercely for me, and made sure that I understood all the nuances of my case. This really helped me to weigh my options in a sound manner. Reza single handedly got my case dismissed. That's it. It will never appear on any record, nor will it affect my future employment. I couldn't be more grateful to have this man help me in my time of need. Heaven forbid you should ever need a criminal defense attorney. But, should you need one, look no further than Reza and his associates at KN Defense. Thank you Reza!
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Posted by Hildred Oliney | November 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Amazing!!!
All i can say is that Reza is by far the best attorney i have ever had and i have had a few. The odds were stacked against us and we still came out on top. If you need so,eone to fight for you, look no further this is your man. Even the people in his lawfirm were professional and extremely polite you could tell they had my best interest at heart and it showed when we were in trial. anyone who has ever been in trial knows the anxiety it brings, but with Reza i wasmt worried for a second.. ok maybe for a second, but still slept well after watching him work and hearing his arguments. What i can say is that i never felt better than i did after having this man represent me. He is hard working, diligent and very thorough. i wish the best for this lawyer and his law firm because they deserve it...
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
highly recommend
hiring a criminal defense attorney is the last thing I would want to be doing but I needed to. During the process and speaking to a few attorneys i ended up feeling worse until I spoke with Reza. He didn't over sell himself or make the situation more than it was. Straight shooter and one to trust. Thanks
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever!!!
i saw the other reviews saying Reza was encouraging "pleading it out." That is absolutely false. Reza represented me on 3 separate cases and each and every time he was clear!!! It's my decision to take a deal or go to trial. He always gives me this speech about it being my choice and my constitutional rights. He has made that clear every single time he talked to me about my cases. He even goes so far as to explain that it's always his clients choice because he's not the one who's Constitutional Rights are involved. He did send me a review request and I gladly will give this guy help. He has kept me out of jail and always been there for me!!! Oh and the thing about money, he doesn't even deal with money, his office staff does. He tells me the price at the beginning and never asked me for another penny extra. Love that guy!!!!
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Posted by Tyler | June 16, 2015
Very experienced and professional attorney.
I hired Mr. Khanjan roughly a little bit less than 1 year ago. Prior to speaking to Reza, i had consulted with many attorneys for my criminal allegations brought upon me. Of all the lawyers I spoke to, Reza was by far the most curteous and explained to me that I would get the best legal representation that I could buy. Reza went above and beyond my expectations of what i thought was going to be the outcome of my case. He has an amazing working relationship with the DAs office and was always there when I needed to speak to him. He throuoghly explained everything to me in a way I could understand through my entire case. At the end of the day, I was able to avoid jail time and have my charges brought down from a felony to a misdemeanor. Reza throughout the courts knows a lot of people and seems to be highly respected amongst other attorneys from what I could see and I would not hesitate in the slightest to hire Reza again if I ever need him and would reccomend him to any one that I know with legal issues.
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Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2013
Thanks Reza for helping me!
He was able to decrease my charges and I was able to keep my DL to go to school. He was always available to speak to me and kept me informed during the whole legal process. Also, he took time out to write me a letter of recommendation to my nursing school so I can achieve my dream to be an RN. I was able to get my bachelor's in nursing and now I am an RN!! And I love it! I was cleaning out my old computer and found the letter he wrote to my director at my school. I was so lucky that he wasn't like some other lawyers out there that don't even care. He is a great guy. I would hire him again if I run into any other legal problems, but let's hope that never happens again! ;)
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Posted by KRISTE | October 9, 2013
The best in the West
I would more than highly recommend Reza Khanjan for your criminal defense needs for many reasons. Other than the 5 points listed in this review I would add such characteristics as "faithful" "diligent" "hard working" "loyal" and most of all "caring". From start to finish Reza has been there for me and my boys. He has been like a son to me and I would trust him with anything. You don't need to do any more research.....Reza is the lawyer for you! That's my story and I'm sticking to it! - Kriste, Huntington Beach CA
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Posted by Brandi | July 27, 2012
Excellent Attorney!
Reza is a fantastic lawyer. He is great at communicating information whether by email or telephone. Never leaves you hanging. He has a good working relationship with the D.A's office, which a plus. Very knowledgeable, professional and your goals are HIS goals. I would definitely recommend Reza to anyone who needs quality representation for a fair price.
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Posted by SALISBURY | May 23, 2011
IVE WORKED WITH MANY ATTORNEYS, AND MR KHANJANS THE MOST TALENTED BY FAR. My case was hopeless, and county jailtime was a near certainty. Because of Reza Khanjan ALONE I made restitution and COMPLETELY AVOIDED incarceration alltogether. THANK YOU MR KHANJAN
Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2015
Reza was a waste of money. I had a simple case he could have fought a tiny bit for, but didnt want to put in any effort, constantly trying to plea it out. I would not recommend him at all, complete waste of time and money. I ended up with another lawyer that bothered to help me.
Response from Reza Khanjan April 16, 2015
This is a false review. I do not know this person.
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AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Khanjan | Nosratabadi, Trial Attorneys
  • 2004 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Orange County Public Defender
  • 2001 - 2002


  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • California State University, Fullerton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • People v. B.U.
  • Felony conviction vacated.


  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • Farsi
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Guaranteed Lawyers
  • Guaranteed Lawyers
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (10)
Endorse Reza
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Reza Khanjan is knowledgeable, aggressive, and professional. His clients are his top priority. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the most knowledgable and reliable attorney I know! He will advocate for his clients like they are his own family."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Reza, as he is a great attorney. He is very knowledgeable and fights for his clients each and every time."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Khanjan"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Reza. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Khanjan is a consummate professional. Always prepared and working hard for his client. I have worked with him on several matters, and have been most impressed by his passion for the defense of the accused. He is well-liked by both the courts and opposing counsel, and he is respected for his "smoothly aggressive" approach. I call him when I have questions or need a second opinion."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Khanjan has the skill and experience it takes to get his clients the best result. He loves what he does and he is good at it."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Reza is a wonderful attorney who cares deeply about his clients. I endorse him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Reza has an excellent grasp on the legal issues concerning defendants in the criminal system, and gave great advice based on his years of experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Reza is a good friend, and a great lawyer. I endorse him because he gets it done for his clients. I would recommend you call him if you are considering having a sharp, experienced, and conscientious counselor fighting for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen with my own eyes how Mr. Khanjan practices law. He is a first class criminal defense attorney who works non-stop for his clients until he gets the job done. He is a rare breed of criminal defense attorney who not only gets great results, but also cares about his clients."
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