Mark K. Khalaf has been practicing law for close to 20 years. During his legal career, he has worked for the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office and as a reserve deputy sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department where he learned valuable information about how law enforcement officers conduct stops, write reports, prepare for testimony and build a case against a defendant. This experience has been invaluable for Mr. Khalaf in defending DUIs and has helped him obtain tremendous results for his clients.
Mr. Khalaf has handled thousands of cases including several murder cases and is one of the few attorneys in the state of California to handle a death penalty case.
In his spare time, Mr. Khalaf has been teaching law at La Sierra University for approximately 4 years, an honor he truly enjoys.
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When you or a loved one is arrested for a crime, it is a very daunting feeling to know that the police, state, or even the federal government will be putting their resources to ensure your conviction, and possibility your placement in prison. There are many decisions you will need to make quickly. Deciding whether or not to bail out of custody, to speak to the officers, or even to hire an attorney needs to be made within the first few hours. That is why it is so important to have the guidance of an experience criminal defense attorney.
Mr. Khalaf has built a reputation for being an aggressive advocate who will not allow his clients to be taken advantage of by the government. Even among his peers, Mr. Khalaf is very well respected and recognized. In fact, Mr. Khalaf has been invited and has spoken at criminal defense seminars to educate other attorneys about how to strategically handle a criminal case.
Attorney Mark Khalaf has gained his experience and knowledge from a variety of places, and they all help him have a unique advantage in a criminal case. For example, Mr. Khalaf was a reserve deputy sheriff for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for over 12 years, and has worked for the District Attorney and United States Attorney’s offices. Moreover, Mr. Khalaf has become familiar with the judges, district attorneys, and court staff in local courts. This past work history and his knowledge of the local courts immediately gives his clients a much better chance of successfully resolving their case.
Hiring an attorney to represent you or a family member might very well be the most important decision you ever make. You owe yourself the duty to at least speak to a highly effective attorney. At the very minimum, you should call Mr. Khalaf for a free case evaluation. Your freedom depends on it.
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
- Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California Juris Doctorate Law Journal: Lead Article Editor La Sierra University Bachelor of Arts