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Karthik Krishnan

Karthik Krishnan

Awarded "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence ...
  • California
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Selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a "Rising Star," Karthik Krishnan has emerged as one of the premiere young criminal defense and DUI attorneys in Los Angeles County.

The criminal system can be a stressful and insensitive place, where your voice is not heard. However, that is not the case with Karthik. The focus of his representation is his clients and what they need.

"I want to tell the client's story," he says.

Karthik graduated from Loyola Law School Los Angeles where he honed his craft in the criminal justice system. As a law student, Karthik was a certified law clerk with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office where he was assigned to the Hardcore Gang Unit and the Preliminary Hearings Unit. He was responsible for interviewing witnesses, researching case law, and litigating preliminary hearings in several areas of criminal law, including felony drug cases and assault and battery cases.

Karthik also trained with the William Hobbs Trial Advocacy Program where he spent a year learning and gaining expertise in the many aspects of presenting a trial. Karthik also interned with the Los Angeles City Attorney and later clerked with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. In both positions, he specialized in consumer protection.

Since joining the Shouse Law Group, Karthik carries a caseload that varies in both substance and in location. Using the skills he's developed, he has represented clients on a broad gamut of issues, from misdemeanors to felonies. He has successfully gotten dismissals in cases ranging from driving under the influence to theft to resisting arrest. Karthik primarily practices in downtown Los Angeles, Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, and Van Nuys.

Karthik is a loyal resident of Los Angeles and spends his free time visiting the city's many food venues and fervently supporting the Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Los Angeles Kings.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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9th Circuit
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  • English
Professional Experience
Criminal Defense Attorney
Shouse Law Group
- Current
Defend clients in misdemeanor, felony, DUI and juvenile cases across Los Angeles County.
Certified Law Clerk
Los Angeles District Attorney's Office
Conducted both misdemeanor and felony preliminary hearings; Drafted responses to motions for suppression, responses to motions for new trials, Evidence Code 1101(b) (5) motions; Conducted legal research and draft memoranda on various areas of criminal law; Interviewed victims and witnesses.
Law Clerk
Los Angeles City Attorney's Office
Conducted legal research on penal code, labor code, and education code violations, and drafted memoranda; Drafted jury instructions; Attended depositions and drafted deposition summaries; Reviewed case files and composed evidence charts of fraudulent activity of potential Defendants.
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
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University of California - Irvine
B.A. | English, Anthropology
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Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers Association
Top 10% of Lawyers in the U.S.A.
Lawyers of Distinction
Professional Associations
Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Shouse Law Group - California Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Contact & Map
5670 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 1815
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Telephone: (323) 493-0740
Shouse Law Group
14500 Roscoe Blvd.
Suite 415
Van Nuys , CA 91402
Telephone: (818) 904-5900
Shouse Law Group
333 City Blvd. West
Suite 1750
Orange, CA 92868
Telephone: (714) 288-9455
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