RJ Manuelian or “Raffi” is one of the most well-known criminal defense attorneys in the country. Prior to practicing law, RJ graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Studies and a Master’s Degree in the same discipline from Long Island University-Post. RJ received his Juris Doctorate (JD) from the University of Massachusetts School of Law. RJ has previously practiced law in New York and Utah before opening his practice in Los Angeles.
When not fighting for his clients in the courtroom, RJ lends his legal analysis and expertise to national news outlets. He regularly appears on CNN, Fox News, and several national media channels during the coverage of America’s high-profile legal cases. His knowledge of the American legal system and his opinions are valued by many and is respected by judges and prosecutors nationwide.
RJ is a firm believer in being honest with his clients. It is why he is one of the most trusted attorneys in Southern California and the country. Building trust with RJ can help you reach the best outcome possible in your case, regardless if the facts and evidence are against you or not.
RJ was voted a “Rising Star” for four consecutive years by his peers by the Southern California Super Lawyers. He was also named a Super Lawyer in 2013 and received a nomination in 2014.