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Arezou Bakhtjou

Criminal defense Attorney at Oakland, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Arezou

Learn Arezou’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%
    Years of experience as a deputy public defender. Hundreds of cases zealously handled.

    16 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%

    16 years

​Law Office of Arezou Bakhtjou is located in Oakland, CA and helps clients in Richmond, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Hayward, San Leandro, Pleasanton, Martinez, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, and all Bay Area Counties including Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Solano County, and San Francisco County.​

Memberships:

Alameda County Bar Association
​Alameda County Bar Association Criminal Division (Board Member)
Women Lawyers of Alameda County
Alameda County Court Appointed Attorneys Program
Alameda County Bar Association Judicial Appointments Evaluation Committee



Location

Law Office of Arezou Bakhtjou
1999 Harrison Street
Suite 1800, PMB# 1001
Oakland, CA, 94612

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Posted by sbeavis | February 6, 2015
Excellent, Aggressive, Dedicated
Arezou is exactly the type of lawyer you want when facing criminal charges. She is smart, dedicated, and aggressive in fighting for her clients. She is unafraid of hostile and corrupt DAs and Judges. She fights hard for her clients very time.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Defense Attorney
  • Law Office of Arezou Bakhtjou
  • 2014 - Present
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Law Offices of the Public Defender
  • 2010 - 2014

Education

  • Whittier College School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Azad University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Associations

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Board of Governors
  • 2020 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Legislative Executive Committee Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • Organizational Change Task Force Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • University of California Los Angeles
  • Career Development Task Force (Staff Assembly) Board Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • California Lawyer Association
  • CEB Liaison
  • 2019 - Present
  • Alameda County Judicial Appointments Evaluation Committee
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alameda County Lawyer Referral Service
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Alameda County Attorney Re-Boot Program 2016
  • Chair
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Alameda County Court Appointed Attorneys Program
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Alameda County Bar Association, Criminal Division
  • Executive Board Member
  • 2015 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Honors and Awards

  • 2020 CEB Star Award Content Development Covid19 Response Team
  • Continuing Education of the Bar - California (CEB)
  • 2020
  • 2020 CEB Star Award Content Development Programs Team
  • Continuing Education of the Bar - California (CEB)
  • 2020
  • 2020 CEB Star Award Business of Law Team
  • Continuing Education of the Bar - California (CEB)
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Iranian Lawyers in North America
  • Gender Bias
  • 2020
  • American Bar Association, Task Force
  • Gender Bias
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (41)
Given (46)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Arezou is completely dedicated to serving the interests of her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Arezou is a very experienced, very effective, smart, fierce and caring criminal defense attorney. I’ve known Arezou for years and I can state without reservation that Arezou’s dedication, knowledge of the law, sensitivity to her clients’ experiences and zealousness allow him to consistently obtain the most desirable results for her clients. I’d highly recommend Arezou to anyone who needs a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She has a wonderful heart and is in the cause for the right reasons. She's a very capable attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A tireless advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Arezou is a compassionate, intelligent and respected lawyer. I would highly recommend consulting with Arezou for your legal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Arezou is one of the best criminal defense lawyers out there. She is compassionate, smart, hard working, and so talented. I endorse her fully."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Bakhtjou is an outstanding lawyer. I have worked with her on criminal cases in adult and juvenile courts in Alameda County and have consistently been impressed with her advocacy and courtroom skills. She is smart, knows the law and most importantly fights tooth and nail for her clients. She is respected by lawyers and Judges alike. If I had a family member who had a criminal case, I would refer them to Ms. Bakhtjou without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a force and a strong adviocate for her clients! Intelligent, skilled and a fighter--a perfect combination! Her clients are blessed to have her on their side!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Arezou handling criminal defense cases and know that she is a dedicated and extremely hard-working attorney. I highly endorse her work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Arezou is hard working, smart, and aggressive in fighting for her clients. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Arezou is a wonderful caring attorney and puts in extra work for her clients. She has her heart and soul in the right place and anyone who has her as their attorney is extremely lucky."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Arezou is diligent in her representation of her clients. I have personally witness Arezou zealously advocating for those she represents."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Arezou is a very bright, motivated and effective criminal defense attorney. She cares about the outcome of her clients' cases and puts in the extra effort to get favorable results. I endorse this lawyer and would not hesitant in referring someone to her if they found themselves in need of a criminal defense attorney in Central California."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Arezou is a very good criminal defense attorney. If you're facing criminal charges in the Central Valley, hire her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Bakhtjou is a rising star in central California. Ms. Bakhtjou's clients are definitely well taken care of by her firm. Her experience as a Fresno Public Defender serves her clients well. I definitely recommend Ms. Bakhtjou."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Bakhtjou is a very knowledgeable defense attorney. She possesses the essential skills that define a truly great attorney and is an asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Arezuou Bakhtjou is a force in the courtroom. Fearless, a first-rate strategic mind, and committed to her clients. She's practiced extensively in counties all throughout California, this is unusual for California attorneys. Those who have Ms. Bakhtjou by their side are in excellent hands. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She was my DUI Buddy when I worked at Fresno County Public Defender. We shared an interest of learning everything we could to increase our knolwedge, skills, and abilities. She was the heart and soul of the office, and loved by all around her. He tenacity in the courtroom, devotion to her clients, and willingness to go the extra mile everytime to protect her clients is admired by all around her. If she takes your case, you are in great hands. Fresno misses Arezou, and the criminal defense clients of Fresno county have lost a treamendous advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Highly knowledgeable and passionate about defending the rights of her clients. An impressive attorney."
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Oakland Criminal defense Lawyer Arezou Bakhtjou
Arezou Bakhtjou
Criminal defense Attorney
Oakland, CA
Licensed for 15 years