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Jeffrey L. Kaloustian - Attorney at Law 

A Passionate, Devoted Advocate


The Law Office of Jeffrey L. Kaloustian is a premier criminal defense law firm located in Oakland, California. Attorney Kaloustian is a highly-skilled attorney and advocate that will protect your rights and interests with 110% of his commitment and legal expertise. A dedicated solo practitioner, Mr. Kaloustian approaches each case with full attention and enthusiasm, assuring you a high level of professionalism and client satisfaction. 


The firm is guided by a powerful vision of delivering aggressive and compassionate criminal defense and superior, personalized service to clients. Leaving no stone unturned, Jeffrey takes a tireless approach to defending you of all charges. Attorney Kaloustian will promptly and thoroughly  analyze all available evidence in your case. Jeffrey's "eagle eye" for spotting unlawful police practices and legal expertise can form the basis of challenging evidence in court and getting your charges dismissed or substantially reduced. To deliver stellar client service , accessibility and responsiveness are essential. Mr. Kaloustian takes time to listen to your side of the story and answer all of your questions, keeping you informed at every step of the case . As a client, you are always welcome to multiple meeting or phone conferences, at which he will explain your constitutional rights, all relevant laws, potential defenses and outcomes.


Originally from Massachusetts, Jeffrey received his JD degree from the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he served on the USF Law Review, co-chaired the Public Interest Law Foundation and received the prestigious Pursuit of Justice Award (2009). In addition to representing clients throughout California, Mr. Kaloustian's fight for justice includes human rights advocacy in northern and southern India, the Dominican Republic, and at the United Nations in Geneva.  Prior to opening his law practice, Mr. Kaloustian served as a Fellow at the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy in Dharamsala, India and co-founded the International Center for Mental Health and Human Rights. Jeffrey currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of Berkeley-based Human Rights Advocates.


Prior to studying law, Mr. Kaloustian spent several years as a professional ski patroller at Lake Tahoe's Squaw Valley USA and directed expedition-style mountain courses for the Colorado Outward Bound School. While leading these programs -- often in remote areas -- Mr. Kaloustian learned that diligent preparation, tenacity and skill result in success. Today, Mr. Kaloustian uses the same methodical approach to win cases for his clients. When not busy defending his clients, Jeffrey enjoys travel, music and exploring northern California's many wonderful outdoor and cultural attractions. An accomplished climber and ski mountaineer, Jeffrey also enjoys hiking, mountain biking, cultural exchanges and adventuring of all kinds.