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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers of Southern California||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|Top 100 Criminal Lawyers for California||American Society of Legal Advocates||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Criminal Lawyers for California||American Society of Legal Advocates||2014|
|Best DUI Defense Attorney||OC Register||2014|
|Best DUI Defense Attorney||OC Register / OC Metro||2013|
|Power Attorney in Orange County||Riviera Magazine||2013|
|Rising Star (Best Attorney Under 40)||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Criminal Lawyers for California||American Socity of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Power Attorney in Orange County||Riviera Magazine||2012|
|Rising Star (Best Attorneys under 40)||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Best DUI Defense Attorney||OC Metro Magazine||2012|
|Best DUI Defense Attorney||OC Metro Magazine||2011|
|Runner-Up Hale Moot Court Program||USC Law School||1998|
|Deputy District Attorney||Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office||2000 - 2004|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|MENSA||Member||2008 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||2007 - Present|
|Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce||Member||2005 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|South Asian Bar Association of Southern California||Board Member||2004 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1999 - Present|
|North American South Asian Bar Association, Criminal Justice Committee||Co-Chair||2009 - 2012|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||2005 - 2015|
|People v. J.P. (Criminal Threats)||Disturbing the peace; no jail|
|People v. D.B. (DUI)||Case dismissed|
|People v. P.D. (Theft)||Trespass with no jail; immigration safe|
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|University of Southern California||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Pomona College||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1994|
|Westwood College||Immigration Consequences for Criminal Cases||2013|
|Charter College||Sex Crimes||2013|
|NASABA Convention 2011||Up in Smoke -- California's Medical Marijuana Laws||2011|
|19th Annual Last Dash & Trade Show||How to Avoid State Bar Disciplinary Cases||2011|
|Solocon||Rainmaking for Solo Practitioners & Small Firms||2010|
Posted by KR
Calling Mr. Thiagarajah was the best decision that I've ever made. I was charged with 273.5, domestic violence. My career, livelihood and reputation were all on the line. I would have lost everything had it not been for Mr. Thiagarajah. I had hired another lawyer prior to contacting Fred and the other lawyer was a total waste of time and money. I also had contacted many other lawyers and was told my situation was bleak. From our first conversation, Fred assured me that I had a strong defense and we could prevail at trial. Fred was absolutely correct!! We prevailed after trial attaining an acquittal within only 45 minutes!!! I'm still in disbelief. If you're facing charges and looking for an attorney who will be honest, extremely knowledgeable and fight for you, Mr. Thiagarajah is what you are looking for.
Posted by RAY
Where do I start? Where can I stop? FRED SAVED MY LIFE, MY FUTURE CAREER IN MEDICINE, AND MENTORED ME THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE DIFFICULT SITUATION. Let's begin. I contacted several lawyers after extensive research who were said to be the best and after speaking with them I was iffy about their confidence in the case after I explained my situation. Then I got to Fred, a seasoned veteran in his field, not only did he win me over with his confidence in himself but displayed a unique genuine care about my situation and about me as a person (and this continued to be evident through the whole process and even after). THIS WAS MY GUY. RIGHT THEN IN THERE I RETAINED FRED AND I'M GLAD I DID. Fred explained to me that this would be a difficult case but it wouldn't stop him from defending it with everything he had. I had never been trouble with police before in my life and so this was stressful for me. I had been an idiot and talked to the police before hiring a lawyer and it just made things worse. NEVER DO THIS. Long story short the D.A. tried to crucify me in everyway they sought possible including taking this case to trial. My life and my future was on the line but I trusted in God and I trusted in Fred because its true when your life's on the line when it comes to a criminal matter your fate literally lies in the hands of your defense attorney. Luckily for me I had already chosen THE BEST. Fred was very professional and he knew what he was doing the whole time. When he fought for me in courtroom it was hard to tell if he even had a nervous bone in his body. His confidence was unmatched. He knew each and every juror by name. He was able to establish connections with everyone in the courtroom. Even the D.A. respected him highly while they were going head to head. The prosecutor knew Fred was a powerhouse attorney and with his experience working as a prosecutor himself before hand gave him unmatched knowledge and an undefined upper hand in trial situations like this. Fred is an expert at exposing truth and inconsistencies when comes to cross examining witness's and even police officers. He's like a roaring lion defending his cubs when it comes defending his clients in the courtroom. He will stop at nothing until he put his client in the best position possible before his case is rested and even then he's still hasn't rested. His closing arguments in my situation baffled the prosecution. Imagine being a prosecutor in a case that looks like a home run in which there's no way you can logically lose unless some type of miracle work was performed. Well that's exactly what Fred was! He had his PH.D IN MIRACLE WORK or maybe he's JUST THAT GOOD. He was everything you could ever want in a defense attorney and I can truly call FRED A FRIEND. His whole staff were blessings to me and my family. His legal assistant Gay was so supportive along with his Intern Julie who helped with the case. I can already see she's going to one day be one the best Lawyers in California. They're all blessing from God. He took care of me while the case was going on. He even took me, all of my friends, and family out to DINNER NOT ONCE BUT TWICE. I mean what lawyer does that? I just can't thank Fred enough. He put aside the whole week to focus on this case and to make sure we were conferrable while it was going on. He is truly a blessing. Back to the case. We're in closing arguments and Fred blows myself, the prosecutor, and jury away with his facts and knowledge, exposures of the witnesses. I felt like I had hired the reincarnated Johnnie Cochran. That's how good his closing arguments were. Jury deliberated for only an hour. I was nervous but Fred was a bull. Not Guilty on one count is what I hoped for but Not Guilty on Both was unimaginable? But SOME HOW HE DID IT! If JC was fully god and fully human, Fred has to at least be Half Angel! haha. Fred even went on to only charged me a 3rd of what he usually charged becuz on my financials. IF U CANT AFFORD TO LOSE CHOOSE FRED!
Lewis Rosenblum, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Fred Thiagarajah is a wonderful lawyer and a wonderful human being. He is extremely bright, hardworking and tremendously talented in the courtroom. There are some people that you meet and immediately feel a sense of comfort in their presence, that they are thoughtful and have the tremendous confidence in their work that can only be gained through years of experience and a quality education. Fred is that person and more. I would highly recommend anyone in need of quality representation speak with Fred Thiagarajah and experience a compassion and legal acumen rarely found in the legal profession. I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.
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