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Daniel R Perlman

Daniel R Perlman
Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman
6464 W Sunset Blvd Suite 1030
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: 213-513-8324
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About Daniel R Perlman

Daniel Perlman earned his Bachelor’s Degree from The University of California, Santa Barabra and his Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law  in Washington, D.C. Daniel is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles who has handled thousands of cases throughout Southern California. Prior to graduating from law school in our Nation’s Capital,... read more »


Daniel Perlman earned his Bachelor’s Degree from The University of California, Santa Barabra and his Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law  in Washington, D.C. Daniel is an experienced criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles who has handled thousands of cases throughout Southern California.

Prior to graduating from law school in our Nation’s Capital, Daniel worked as a Prosecutor for the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Office in Montgomery County, Maryland, where he became aware of many of the stumbling blocks that exist between prosecutors and defense attorneys from the government side. Daniel used this opportunity to learn how best to approach prosecutors and how to creatively resolve differences to the satisfaction of both sides.

Daniel has made appearances as a legal expert on Fox News, as a Celebrity Legal Expert on E! Entertainment Radio and E! Entertainment Television Specials. He has been asked to lend his professional opinion on a number of high profile celebrity cases.  Additionally, Daniel’s television appearances include the TV Guide ChannelHollywood 411, and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Los Angeles Drug Defense Lawyer Daniel Perlman leads his firm into the second decade of the 21st century by staying involved with the community, including providing extensive community outreach and speaking engagements, at schools, before sports teams and other public and private organizations.  Daniel and his firm earn high marks from a variety of organizations-  with positions of responsibility, leadership and membership in the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Fernando Bar Association, the American Bar Association, obtaining a perfect 30 of 30 ranking with Google, a perfect 10 rating with AVVO.COM, along with equally high marks with,, L.E.A.R.N. Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year 2012 along with being a member of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Better Business Bureau (membership pending 2.13).

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
    • Money Crimes
    • Driving Crimes
    • Violent Crimes
    • Theft Crimes
    • Drug Crimes
    • Property Crimes
    • Juvenile Crimes
  • Federal Drug and White Collar Crime
    • Drug Trafficking
    • Fraud
    • Money Laundering
    • Embezzlement
    • Kidnapping
    • Bank Robbery
    • Smuggling
    • Murder for Hire
    • Conspiracy
    • Human Trafficking
    • Mail Fraud

Bar Admissions

  • California State
  • California Federal – US District Court
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D.
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    • B.A.

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Daniel R Perlman -
Law Offices of Daniel R. Perlman
6464 W Sunset Blvd Suite 1030
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: --
  • Office: 213-513-8324
  • Fax: --
  • Fax: 323-463-1900

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Criminal Defense50.00%
Marijuana Defense50.00%


Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
California Member in Good Standing 2005

Work Experience

Position Duration
Attorney / Owner 2005 – present


School Major Degree Year Graduated
Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law J.D. ---


Position Organization Duration
Lifetime Member National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws 2014 – present
Member National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers present
General Member National College for DUI Defense present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
10.0 Top DUI Attorney AVVO 2014
Top Contributor - DUI AVVO 2014
Client's Choice AVVO 2013

Speaking Engagements

Presentation Title Conference Year
What to Do if Pulled Over L.E.A.R.N. 2013

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Publisher: Daniel Perlman

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Published 2001

Publisher: Daniel Perlman

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