California Criminal Defense

Los Angeles Criminal Defense and Appellate Lawyers

Attorney Profiles

Providing Community Defense for Over 60 Years

Since the 1970s, two of the sharpest California criminal defense attorneys have been working together, bringing new change to the way California criminal defense and appeals are handled. California criminal defense is the most successful when the attorneys are willing to persevere; this dynamic legal team possesses the stamina, patience, and expertise required to secure your winning defense.

Thanks to their seasoned experience and impressive accomplishments, Ronald A. Ziff and Abby Besser Klein have developed a reputation in Southern California for winning the most difficult of Los Angeles criminal defense cases.

Ronald A. Ziff

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Ronald A. Ziff

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Ronald A. Ziff

Considered one of the top California criminal defense attorneys in the Southern California and Los Angeles vicinity, Ronald A. Ziff routinely exhibits his passion for tackling difficult cases. His exceptional courtroom presence and savvy negotiating skills are in high demand all around Los Angeles. Ronald Ziff’s California criminal defense services are requested by both defendants and fellow lawyers alike. Don’t be misled by Ron’s patient personality; Mr. Ziff knows exactly when to move.

Attorney Credentials

  • Member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDL)
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to practice before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeal
  • Private practice in criminal defense: Law Offices of Ronald A. Ziff (1979 to Present)
  • Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office (1974-79)
  • Admitted to practice and a member of the California State Bar (1974)
  • Graduated from Southwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor (1974)
  • Clerked for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office and the U.S. Security and Exchange Commission (1972-1974)
  • Graduated UCLA Magna Cum Laude (1971)
  • A member of PHI BETA KAPPA, 1971 from UCLA
  • Member Blue Key – UCLA men’s honor organization (1971)

Please telephone or e-mail Mr. Ziff to discuss your California criminal matter.

Abby Besser Klein

Los Angeles Appellate Attorney Abby Klein

Los Angeles Appellate Attorney Abby Klein

Ms. Klein is a California appellate attorney who doesn’t settle for less. Her talents have been proven in many high-profile cases, including Twilight Zone and Rodney King. For over three decades, Abby Klein has secured favorable outcomes for felony convictions, including manslaughter, murder, espionage, spousal abuse, and a host of other federal and California state charges.

Attorney Credentials

  • Former member of the Juveniles Court panel of Appointed experts and attorneys
  • Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to practice before the 8th Circuit and 9th Circuit United States Courts of Appeal
  • Admitted to practice and a member of the California State Bar (1977)
  • Clerk to the Chief Trial Deputy, Federal Public Defender’s Office (1976-1978)
  • Graduated Southwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor (1977)
  • Graduated with a major in English, State University of New York (1971)

For more information about California federal or state criminal appeal or writ charges, please contact our office or e-mail Abby Klein directly.

Risk-Free Consultations

At SoCalCriminalDefense, we take a hands-on, personal approach with our clients. Your case will be handled by Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, Ronald Ziff, or California criminal appellate attorney, Abby Klein—not handed down to an associate attorney with less experience. The firm’s outstanding philosophy, combined with individual client care, is reflected in the positive results consistently earned.

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For more information about Los Angeles criminal defense attorney, Ronald Ziff, or California criminal appellate attorney, Abby Klein, please contact us today.

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