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