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Greg Hagopian

Criminal defense Attorney at Visalia, CA

4.7   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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About Greg

Learn Greg’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I worked as a law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and as a Deputy District Attorney for the Tulare County District Attorney's Office before opening my own office in 2008.

    17 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

  3. Domestic violence

  4. Expungement

  5. Violent crime

Tulare County criminal defense attorney Greg Hagopian is a former prosecutor for the district attorney’s office and a graduate of Loyola Law School, one of the country’s top law schools. Mr. Hagopian has been involved in criminal cases involving DUI, sex crimes, domestic violence, drug crimes, and much more. Having worked as both a prosecutor and defender, he has keen insight in the California legal system and the methodologies used by the district attorney’s office. Mr. Hagopian is also well-versed in the realm of expungement, and has helped countless clients resume life with a clean start by having their conviction and arrest erased from their record. All clients of The Law Office of Gregory Hagopian work directly with Mr. Hagopian himself and he is available for free consultation.

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The Law Office of Greg Hagopian
4020 S Demaree St
Suite A
Visalia, CA, 93277

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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2018
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Greg was excellent. He was able to reduce my charges. He kept in contact with me throughout the entire process. Very professional and personable.
Posted by Victor | August 21, 2017
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El mejor abogado del valle central
Contrate a Gregorio Hagopian cuando me agarraron con bastante mota, crystal y heroina. Me achacaron muchos cargos y me esperaba una condena de por lo menos diez años. El abogado Hagopian se la rifo por mi y solamente me dieron 180 dias en la carcel del condado. Si andan en el negocio se los recomiendo mucho porque sabe hacer bien si jale.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer!
Hired Mr. Hagopian because he is a certified criminal law specialist. I do not reside in the area, but could not thank him enough for handling my case and making all court appearances on my behalf. Conveniently has a Spanish interpreter. Communication with both the attorney and his staff is very straight forward. Simplified an overwhelming and sometimes confusing legal process.
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Posted by William | April 18, 2016
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Excellent lawyer
Mr. Haopian not only got my warrent dropped for DUI I got 9 years ago, he also filed a Serna motion and got the case dismissed. Thank you Mr. Hagopian!
Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2015
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Although my case was denied by the judge, Mr Hagopian took my case back to court without me asking him to and did not charge me any additional fees. And my case was granted the second time around. I didn't even have to appear in court. Staff was very friendly and pleasant to deal with. Very pleased. Thank you.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2015
Highly Recommend
Mr. Hagopian has represented me twice and in essence, has kept me out of jail both times. He's straight forward, honest and very professional.
Posted by Gaila | July 15, 2015
Per question on AVVO
I e-mailed him but got no response. In defense of Mr. Hogopian, he was the only Atty that was on my side out of four. He was ready to fight in my defense in a hot second!!! I sure wish he would have answered my E-mail. Gaila Lovelady
Posted by K and V | July 28, 2014
Greg is the Man!
Greg is a very knowledgeable Attorney. We were looking at ten years and Greg got it brought down to a misdemeanor/probation with no jail time, at all. This was a very emotional time in our lives and I do not know how Greg put up with us, but he did. Thank you for being there for us when we were at our most vulnerable. Greg handled everything with knowledge, compassion and intelligence. I will be referring. Thank you again. :)
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Posted by Laura | July 22, 2014
As a Criminal defense lawyer he was outstanding!
Not only was Greg professional and trustworthy he was always there to answer my questions and was very supportive with my situation! He never made me feel like I was being judged by him. I received a quick and easy resolve to my situation!!
Posted by Victoria T | October 15, 2013
Professional and knowledgeable
Mr. Hagopian was very knowledgeable & patient with me. It was my first brush with the law & I was not keen on the semantics of the legal process. He talked with me through the process carefully. and I never felt pressured into making any important decisions . My case was a criminal drug case which took place at a correctional facility. The case lasted a about a year, but the end result was worth the wait and an extremely positive one. I was facing up to 2 years in state facility and only received felony probation and a small amount of jail time (of which i served on house arrest). I would recommend him to anyone in trouble or someone that needs proper & honest legal counseling.
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Posted by kabeydoun | August 7, 2013
A Dynamic and principled attorney, will achieve your desired result
Accessible, articulate, committed, and flexible. Mr. Hagopian is one of the finest attorneys I've collaborated with, and hired.
Posted by Jim | August 5, 2013
Powerful Attorney
I have had a chance to work with Mr. Hagopian. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable. He is a pleasure to work with. He works hard for his clients and truly cares about them.
Posted by James | August 31, 2011
Greg is an excellant attorney who is concerned with his clients' matters and is completely dedicated to his work. I would recco
Greg has helped me with personal legal issues. He is very intelligent and is dedicated to his work. He is a fantastic lawyer!!!
Posted by Michael F. Hernandez | March 19, 2016
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Expunging Record
Unable to follow with request to expunge my 3 misdemeanor cases after nearly a year . This attorney never recalls who I am or remember my paperwork everytime I call or visit him. I very upset and dissapointed and will contemplate seeking legal action and reporting him to Dept. Of Consumer Affairs for a full refund after paying him in advance.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Lawyer
  • The Law Office of Greg Hagopian
  • 2008 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Tulare County Da's Office
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Los Angeles District Attorney Office
  • 2003 - 2006


  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Green
  • Case dismissed after 11-1 verdict for not-guilty.
  • People v. James
  • Case Dismissed at Preliminary Hearing


  • Tulare County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Former Member - California District Attorney's Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Americas Most Honored Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2020
  • Certification as a California Criminal Law Specialist
  • California Board of Legal Specilization
  • 2015
  • Lead Counsel Approved
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Loyola Law School
  • Deans List
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (11)
Endorse Greg
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Greg Hagopian is a good lawyer, a good person and has earned his excellent reputation in the legal community. If you have a need for a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Hagopian is an excellent choice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hagopian has a history of accurate, analytic answers customized to the needs of the Avvo askers. These are exactly the qualities that every client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Mr. Hagopian for many years and can truthfully say that he is one of the finest attorneys I have met. His knowledge and skill as an advocate make him a pleasure to work with as a fellow defense attorney and make him a serious obstacle for prosecutors."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Greg. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is a well respected member of the bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"8 years of practicing criminal law is experienced. Greg's knowledge of both criminal law and procedure is excellent and evident in his pro bono contributions here. Client reviews are outstanding. READ THEM! He has an advantage over many attorneys having been a former assistant DA, "They know that he knows what they know". Do yourself a favor if you or a loved one has a criminal defense issue and schedule a consultation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Greg for a number of years. He is an effective advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Greg. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Hagopian's posts on Avvo demonstrate a superior knowledge of criminal law coupled with an understanding as to how to apply the law to real life situations. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Greg is a fearless advocate and his clients benefit from his insider's perspective to his opponents, and his unparalleled passion for his cause."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Mr. Hagopian since we were both prosecutors. A thorough professional, I would recommend him to anyone in need of criminal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Hagopian is a zealous criminal defense attorney who is a skilled negotiator and trial attorney. As an ex-prosecutor, he brings tremendous insight on how to attack criminal charges for the best resolution for his clients. He has tremendous respect by his peers and legal community. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Greg for several years now. He is an attorney who truly cares about his clients and the outcome of the case. I endorse him fully."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Greg Hagopian is a lawyer's lawyer. He is knowledgeable on the law, and a fighter in court. Having worked with him as co-counsel on numerous cases, I always knew we had a better shot in court with him on our team. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have been on several cases together. He has always been excellent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When I first started practicing criminal defense in Tulare County, Greg Hagopian worked as a prosecutor. In that capacity, Greg was courteous, respectful, competent, and reasonable. I later got to know Greg better after he left the office, and know that he has a bright mind and a good heart. In our personal and professional discussions he always showed care for his clients and his interest in obtaining the best possible results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked for the last three years with Mr. Hagopian on several cases and have a deep respect for his knowledge of the law and his willingness to research all his cases. He shows up to court well prepared and most importantly gives his clients the attention they deserve."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Greg was a solid Deputy District Attorney who was tough but fair. Since opening his own firm he is able to show more passion to helping people. He will fight in the courtroom for his clients (which is more rare than people believe). I endorse Greg."
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