Understanding your story, not just your case.
Preserving your future, not just your freedom.

The Law Offices of Jerod Gunsberg is a Los Angeles-based law firm with a dedicated practice focused exclusively on criminal defense. Our attorneys devote their time and extensive experience to fighting for the rights of individuals who stand accused of crimes, are targets of criminal investigations or have witnessed events in a criminal case.

Our skilled team has combined decades of experience representing clients at perhaps the most terrifying and confusing time in their lives. We understand that clients need the best possible defense, inside and outside of the courtroom. We also know that defendants have a story - a complicated set of individual experiences that have led them to the predicament they now find themselves in. Rather than avoid or ignore the details of our clients' lives, we use these events to inform and help shape compelling and personalized defense strategies. In a system slavishly devoted to statistics and regulatory requirements, we force prosecutors, juries and judges to see our clients as real people, facing real obstacles and often, simply needing a little help to move forward.

Our highly trained team - with Jerod Gunsberg at the helm and drawing from the invaluable counsel of attorneys Martin Lijtmaer and Valerie Lopez - has worked together for many years to ensure that every one of our clients receives representation tailored to their individual case. We listen to your side of the story, delve deep into the facts and evidence at hand and develop a strategy that is most likely to result in success.

Our firm is committed to using our extensive experience within the system, in-depth knowledge of criminal law, and sophisticated negotiating skills to get you what you deserve: the best possible legal representation to ensure the most favorable potential outcome.

Not only do we have a deep understanding of criminal law, but we also understand the intersection between criminal and immigration law and how one set of charges can impact immigration status. That is why we are also admitted to practice before the Executive Office of Immigration Review to help our clients should their status be threatened.

When we take on a criminal matter, we never make promises that we cannot keep. Instead, we promise that from the moment we start to represent you, you will have our undivided attention, your case will matter as much to us as it does to you and we will not rest until we have done everything possible to protect your rights and interests.

We are not intimidated by the police. We are not intimidated by the prison system. We are not intimidated by judges or jury pools. Our only concern - and our singular focus - is that our clients get the best defense and the best shot at avoiding conviction.

It is normal to be frightened. It is normal to be confused. But it is also normal to expect your attorney to do whatever possible to get you out of the bind you are in. Not all attorneys can. We do.

Welcome to our firm.

I will stand up for you.

  • Jerod is a very knowledge and highly skilled attorney, with a calm and professional demeanor. He worked on my case and informed me of the status of my case in every step of the way. He went the extra mile to have my case resolved, and I will be forever grateful to Jerod. I am so glad I found him, and I highly recommend his services.

    Anonymous (By Request) A Criminal Defense Client

  • My record continues to be totally clean for background checks (Which is great). I would recommend Mr. Gunsberg to friends if they ever needed a good attorney. Thanks Jerod. Great Job

    Anonymous (By Request) A Criminal Defense Client

  • Jerod made me really comfortable when I first came to him with my theft case. He was clear with me about about how best to proceed. I followed his simple instructions for rehabilitation and eventually the charges were completely dropped and the case dismissed without my record being tarnished. He followed up with me after each court appearance he made and created an experience that was completely stress free. He was easy to reach by phone, text and email. I highly recommend him and am very thankful for his service provided.

    GB a Criminal Defense Client