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Melanie Killedjian

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Phone: (818) 986-0888

333 S Hope St #4025
Los Angeles, California 90071

Melanie Killedjian is a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney and the managing partner at Killedjian Law Corporation – a criminal defense law firm. Her passion for law and justice began when an immediate family member was arrested and incarcerated when Ms. Killedjian was 20 years old. As her loved one was shuffled through the criminal justice system, she witnessed the inequities of what is undoubtedly an imperfect system. This experience prompted her to attend law school with the sole purpose of practicing criminal defense.

In law school, Ms. Killedjian clerked for the federal public defender’s office which further fueled her love and passion for advocacy and the pursuit of equal justice. Since her 1999 admission to the State Bar of California, she has exclusively practiced criminal defense law obtaining numerous defense verdicts. Ms. Killedjian’s strong strategic vision in criminal defense law provides her clients with formidable representation in California state and federal courts.

By focusing on criminal defense law, Ms. Killedjian operates a full-service criminal defense law firm, handling all cases from inception to trial. She handles all matters herself, ensuring that she is readily available whenever a client has a question about their case. The Killedjian Law Corporation handles cases from the pre-filing and investigative stages all the way to progress reports, including post-conviction relief.

As a lawyer who truly enjoys her practice, Ms. Killedjian continuously grows her knowledge of the law and keeps apprised of all legal changes. This, combined with her out-of-the-box thinking, enables her to provide an individualized defense and strategy for each one of her clients.

Ms. Killedjian is a member of various associations, including National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and the Armenian Bar Association. Melanie Killedjian has not only been a successful Criminal Defense Lawyer for over 22 years but has also solidified a reputation that displays her as a passionate and zealous advocate on behalf of all her clients.


J.D., Whittier Coll School of Law

California St Univ Northridge

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice California, 1999
Client Reviews
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 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!! V.Y.
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.
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.