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R.J. Manuelian is a criminal defense attorney, an author, a speaker, legal expert, consultant and legal commentator for all major media outlets including FOX News, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC and has covered high-profile cases such as: Linsday Lohan, John Edwards, Conrad Murray, Casey Anthony, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Amanda Knox, Jerry Sandusky, George Zimmerman and recently the Aurora, Colorado mass murder suspect, John Holmes.

In 2002, he opened his law office in downtown Los Angeles and has been practicing criminal defense exclusively since. He has handled hundreds of criminal cases, ranging from cases involving DUI and motor vehicle crimes to murder.

R.J. Manuelian was voted by his peers as a Rising Star between 2007 to 2011 by Southern California Super Lawyers.

R.J. is also licensed to practice in California, Massachusetts and Washington D.C., but has also practiced criminal defense in Utah and New York.

He has researched and authored a study concerning jury bias and the socio-economic dynamics between a juror and defendant. R.J. has been called upon as a legal expert by the media to provide legal analysis of constitutional rights in cases concerning gun control, insanity defenses, search and seizure laws, the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and more.

R.J.'s accurate legal predictions and simplified explanations of laws, legal strategies and procedures has made him to be one of the most sought out legal experts and attorneys in the United States.

Between 2008 until present, R.J. has helped his clients win over $10 million dollars in Federal Civil Rights verdicts and maintains an undefeated trial record.

2012 continues to be a good year for R.J. This year alone, he has been able to get numerous serious and violent felonies dismissed, including a 1st degree murder (death penalty) case. He also assisted in obtaining a $7 million dollar judgment for his client who was falsely and maliciously accused of crimes he did not commit.

R.J. provides expert legal consultation regarding trial strategies and jury selection to attorneys and law firms across America and is one of the most sought out criminal defense attorney's in Southern California.

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The “Iron Man” of Criminal Defense

I was investigated for Rape. I had consensual sex with a girl who changed her story about our consent when her father found out she slept with me. I was very worried about getting arrested and searched the internet for a lawyer. I interviewed 7 lawyers and found RJ to be the best player for my team. The other lawyers quoted me much higher fees and weren't as honest with me as RJ was. He tells you the honest truth (he calls "brutal honesty") and makes you feel like he's someone you trust with your life. I did and he got my case dismissed. I listened to him and followed his strategy and he actually did it! I was even surprised how fast he got my case dismissed despite all the horrible allegations made against me.

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