Bryan R. Kazarian specializes in criminal law and practices predominantly in the Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties of Southern California. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fresno while on an athletic scholarship for playing football. After graduation, he attended Western State College of Law in Fullerton, CA, and graduated Cum Laude with a Juris Doctorate Degree in 1990. At Western State, he was on the Dean’s List, earned multiple American Jurisprudence Awards, and was the Lead Article Editor for Law Review.
Prior to becoming a Criminal Defense Attorney, Bryan R. Kazarian was an Orange County Deputy District Attorney for over 6 years. He began in the Juvenile Division and worked his way through the ranks to the elite Gang Unit assigned to T.A.R.G.E.T. (Tri-Area Resources Gang Enforcement Team). During his time at the District Attorney’s Office, he was an invited guest speaker at various high schools and community colleges and served on Newport Mesa School District’s School Attendance Review Board (SARB). The focus of SARB is to address truancy amongst students and to provide support and a path toward success to both the students and their families.
As a prosecutor, Bryan R. Kazarian handled high-profile cases that included white-collar embezzlement, attempted murder, elder abuse, child molestation, robbery, hate crimes, and violent gang crimes.
During his transition from Deputy District Attorney to Criminal Defense Attorney, Bryan R. Kazarian spearheaded the creation and administration of Trinity Law School’s pro bono Legal Clinic and Mobile Legal Clinic. In addition to pioneering the program, he also became a Trinity Law School adjunct professor for the clinic wherein he continues to teach. The clinic is based out of the Orange County Rescue Mission, a transitional living facility for the homeless and their families. In the program’s infancy, he and his students would travel to various areas of Orange County with the greatest indigent population to seek out those in need. The students from Trinity Law School would provide pro bono services to help those in need with a wide variety of legal issues and, in return, the law students would gain real-world legal experience. The clinic continues to grow and modify itself as the needs of the community and that of the Orange County Rescue Mission have changed to ensure that the clinic reaches as many in need as possible.
Bryan R. Kazarian established The Law Offices of Bryan R. Kazarian, a criminal defense firm, in 2011. David J. Howell and Dustin M. Shamburg, both students in the Orange County Rescue Mission Mobile Legal Clinic, were hand-selected by Bryan R. Kazarian and joined the firm in 2013 and 2017, respectively.
Eager to expand his practice to areas with communities that had limited access to top-tier Criminal Defense Attorneys, Bryan R. Kazarian founded Servicio Legal Latino, a branch of The Law Offices of Bryan R. Kazarian, in June of 2017. Servicio Legal Latino focuses on representing and assisting the Hispanic community in the San Bernardino area.
As a Criminal Defense Attorney, Bryan R. Kazarian has aggressively defended clients facing a variety of criminal charges including, but not limited to, felony assault, vehicular manslaughter, embezzlement, hit and run, gang-related crimes, burglary, grand theft, vandalism, vehicle theft, automotive “Chop Shop” crimes, DUIs, drivers license crimes, and drug possession/sales.
Bryan R. Kazarian’s extensive legal background, both in and out of the courtroom, as Prosecutor and Defense Attorney makes him one of the most experienced Criminal Defense Attorneys in the Orange County area.
Bryan R. Kazarian is a member of the California Public Defenders Association, California State Bar Association (#152804), Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association, and licensed to practice in Federal Court and all California State Courts.