Melanie is hands down the most skilled, well-connected, and cut-through-the-bullshit criminal law attorney I know. Her presence in the courtroom is unparalleled; she's composed, stern, professional, and ballsy - everything you want your attorney to be. And she pulls it off with so much grace because her reputation precedes her, both inside and outside the courtroom. Melanie's represented me in one case, and although I genuinely hope I won't need her legal assistance in the future, I know that if I end up in another sticky situation that she's the person who will know how to get me out of it. She's the most empathetic person that is beyond knowledgeable about all things criminal law related, and her ability to give her clients realistic expectations while still providing hope amidst explaining legal strategy is incredible. She's absolutely the person you want in your corner; I'd give her 10 stars if I could.
- Dalar A.
I was facing a very complicated case and was recommended Melanie by a friend. Melanie since the very first consultation has always provided my family and I with a sense of trust and has proven time after time that I made the right choice in hiring her. She has always gone above and beyond in helping with my case and making sure everything is clear despite English not being my first language. Everytime we call or text she responds right away and never leaves me with any unanswered questions. I am truly grateful that she was able to take on my case, which has not been easy, but she has not given up! She continues to help and doesn't back down! I will always keep her in mind as the first lawyer to recommend to any friend who may need the service she provides!
- Longinos G.
The best defense attorney. One of the only few I have ever trusted. She has integrity and - rarely for Lawyers - is very honest. Ms Killedjian will pour her heart and soul into fighting your case. Highly recommend.
- Arno K.
I was referred to Melanie by a good friend of mine with whom she assisted in the past. This friend gave me nothing but glowing reviews of her and somehow, still managed to undersell how great Melanie is. From the day I made my first call to her, to the first time meeting her face to face (which was the very next day, so I'll add she's very accessible and prompt), until the very end she made it seemingly effortless on my part. She handled everything from beginning to end. Her professionalism was very assuring, and put my worries to rest. I went in her office feeling defeated and overwhelmed, fast forward to my final hearing and I left feeling victorious and overjoyed. Melanie, thank you for all your help! The services rendered and the peace of mind she gave me cannot be matched!
- Louie G.
I was blessed with Melanie kiledjian my amazing lawyer, couldn't be thankful enough she literally won my life back. I was fighting a life sentence, pretty crazy process however Melanie was by my side throughout the whole thing I never worried and I had no doubt she was going to get me out..Best Lawyer hands down highly recommend from personal experience..you can trust her with your life! Love you guys thank you once again
- Karapet B.
Where do I start.. I was referred to Melanie by a friend for a DUI case I had and let me tell you she was nothing short of GREAT! Melanie helped me get through this nasty case and she always reassured me everything was going to be okay. It took about a year to finalize things on the case and she was only a text away if I needed her and I also got to know her throughout the time. Anything I needed she'd always answer my calls or texts. I appreciate you Melanie! Thanks for everything.
- Lisa M.
Not only Is Melanie an amazing and understanding person, she is also very professional and knows the law in and out. Years ago she literally saved my life and helped me with a serious case. I highly highly recommend her to everyone that's looking for a good defense attorney. She is very experienced with a lot of cases under her belt and knows a lot of judges and district attorneys.
Thank you Melanie for always being there for me even for all the small things such as my tickets and infractions. Forever in your debt Oleg A.
- Yana M.
Sometimes, it's difficult to have enough motivation to call a law office. But if you're picking up the phone to call somebody for criminal defense needs, number one choice should be Melanie. It's great to have that free consultation option in order to go over all necessary details that may or may not impact a case. With that being said, she is understanding and takes care of business in the courtroom. I can't imagine recommending anyone else. PS- Her Secretary Elen is Awesome
- Gore S.
I cannot say how grateful my family and I are to ms. Killedjian. The case she took on was very complex and multilayered. I fired two top lawyers before trusting Ms. Killedjian with my future. She remained confident and worked diligently for almost two years. She never changed or added to her fee. She worked with my immigration attorney to make sure I would not face immigration consequences. Ms. Killedjian law expertise and belief in her client got my case dismissed. We are so thankful to Ms. Killedjian and will forever remember how hard she fought for justice!!
Melanie has a way of calming you down the second you go into the room. She knows what she is doing, and provides you with a clear and detailed outline of what the action plan is going to be. She helps you realize what to expect in the process, which makes the whole experience a lot less overwhelming. Going to a criminal defense attorney can make you feel so small and helpless and like a bad person, but she has a way of making you feel like it's NOT the end of the world! Despite the fact that she has so many cases and clients, she always puts in 100% effort. I'll take any opportunity to recommend her to anyone and everyone!
- Elizabeth H.
Melanie is one of the most hands-on attorneys in the legal field; let me explain why. She runs around from courthouse to courthouse which allows her to deal with different judicial officers on a one-on-one basis. What that shows a client is that she personally makes sure she gets the job done, and absolutely makes sure she obtains all the necessary information she needs to get the best results for your case. Someone may wonder, well, wouldn't that slow down a person, running around to all those locations? Nope, not Melanie! She puts in the same amount of effort and work in ALL her cases.
- Ani K.
I just want to say that Melanie came HIGHLY recommended to me and she was the BEST decision I made for my criminal case. Melanie was so helpful, informative, straight forward, kind and always did everything she said she was going to do. She always responded to me contacting her and she always used the word "we" when communicating, as if "we" were in this thing together! I am so grateful for her professionalism and her approach. She was able to get my original severe charges dropped and i was given a minor charge because of how she presented the facts and evidence at hand. Shes amazing! So, if you're reading this and need not just a good attorney but a GREAT one, contact her! You will not regret it! Thank you Melanie for everything you did and continue to do! You're a life saver!
- Stacey S.
Best criminal defense attorney ever! She has the most amazing way of supporting her clients, shes brilliant, she cares, she fights, very prompt and most importantly honest. She delivers her word!! Hats off to female attorneys like Melanie!
- Carin K.
As most of you know, my reviews are almost exclusively only on restaurants and/or bars. But after working with Baghdaian Law Corp., I felt I needed to share my experience. I recently found myself in a rather "sticky" situation. No! Details WILL NOT follow. LOL!! Talk about professional!! These guys were great to work with. Compassionate, polite, and understanding. Pro-active outreach, follow through, and always on top of things. Don't get me wrong, Melanie Baghdaian is a bad-ass. She's very aggressive when she needs to be. She took control of the situation and made me feel at ease immediately. Luckily, all I ended up needing was some documents reviewed, a few hours of consultations, and one court appearance. Everything worked out in my favor and the whole thing is done and over with thanks to Melanie and her team. I hope none of you ever need to visit a criminal defense attorney, but if you do, I would definitely recommend Baghdaian Law.
P.S. My favorite little sushi spot is located right around the corner on Sepulveda south of Ventura called Little Izaka-ya By Katsu-ya!
- Sassoun H.
Melanie is the best attorney out there in the Los Angeles county. She goes above and beyond for her clients and treats them with great amount of respect. She is no different then family. God Bless her and her talent in the field she is working in. Trust no one else besides Melanie to represent your case because she knows what she's doing and deserves the title of being not only a great attorney but a great person as well.
WOW..... I cannot even begin to gather all my thoughts together to write this review because I am still in shock at how perfect everything went during my hearing with Melanie on my side. Melanie is truly the BEST at what she does, she is an amazing criminal defense attorney, but most importantly, her sparkling and joyful sense of humor and personality really help you see the positive side of things. I had gotten into an absurd fight with someone and was charged for battery/jail time. The only thing that kept running through my mind was not losing my nursing license. I love how she treats all of her clients as priority and gets started on what needs to be done right away, I think that that is very important. Within just a matter of a couple weeks the biggest catastrophe of my life turned into the biggest joy when Melanie used her excellent skills as an attorney and her experience to help in the dismissal of my case. I can never repay you for what you did for me, and how much my license means to me. There are so many good qualities about her, my favorite is the fact that she does not just treat you as a client she actually is very honest and thorough with you and she truly truly cares and goes all the way for your case. Melanie, thank you for keeping your promise that day when I first came to your office about making sure nothing happened to my license, I will continue to refer you to all of my friends/relatives that ever need a criminal defense attorney, you are the best out there.
- Mary G.
One of the most caring attorneys I have had the priveledge to work with. I am thankful that there are still people like Melanie in law.
- Art S.
Melanie is amazing! She was able to help me with two felony charges in two different court systems simultaneously with results that far exceeded my expectations of what I thought was even possible. She refused to settle for anything less than the best possible outcome and has given me my complete freedom back. It honestly seems like she was able to work magic!
There is no doubt that she knows what she is doing and knows how to get results. I was very selective in choosing a lawyer and she was definitely the right choice. She is kind, caring, compassionate, understanding, positive and supportive in every way. It has truly been a pleasure working with her and her delightful assistant, Elen. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of an exceptional defense attorney.
- Bradley S.
Melanie is a great attorney! She took personal care in my case all the way through making sure she did everything she could to help me in my situation. Glad I was referred to her! Will definitely recommend her to anyone in need of a defense attorney!
- Sean S.
When I was reading her reviews before hiring her, someone had compared her to an angel. I also must add, with God's help, I believe she worked a miracle on our case!
Melanie is very professional and truly cares for her clients! She fights for the best result she can get and delivers as promised. Wishing her continuous years of success!!!!
- Eleni V.
So, you get that phone call that turns your life upside down. Your child has been arrested for a DUI. Moments later you find out its a felony DUI. As a mother how do you wrap all this madness around your head. What do you do first? Who do you turn to? Who do you call? OMG...what do I do? I'm so lost& overwhelmed. Thankfully, I am blessed to have been directed to Melanie. My savor! She was truly something else. She kept me level headed when she knew I was weak & falling apart. She kept me focused on the facts & not my fears & what if's. Melanie kept reassuring me that things were going to be ok (they were). I'd watch her interaction w/court staff, her peers & judges & came to realize that she is beyond phenomenal!!! I had to release my fears & fully trust her. She came through. Beside Melanie being a fantastic, professional, smart, sexy, charismatic attorney she truly has a heart of gold & cares for you. I am forever grateful to her. She is and will FOREVER be our angel.
- Imelda A.
Melanie was a great referral for me. She knew exactly what she was doing and planned her strategy with pinpoint accuracy and detail. She took the facts in my case, believed in me and in the end we prevailed as my case was dismissed by the other side before even going to court.
Melanie was always readily available for me to answer questions along the way and kept me calm and patient throughout the process. She is tough, honest, and takes no bs.
I strongly recommend her if in the unfortunate scenario presents itself and you are in need of an attorney.
- Brad S.
This law firm is one of the best. Melanie, one of the attorneys is a very strong and knowledgeable lawyer. She delivers real results when you are in need the most. She is well known and respected by the courts for her negotiation skills and ability to minimize impact. Staff at the office is sweet and very professional at the same time.
- Freda A.