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Former Prosecutors &
White Collar Crime Defenders
In Your Corner

Even tough executives and entrepreneurs feel vulnerable when they learn that government prosecutors are investigating their business practices. You may be no stranger to civil litigation, but this is new territory where only a seasoned and skillful defense attorney can protect you.

Our criminal defense attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of criminal matters in their careers. Some have served as prosecutors or public defenders, giving them valuable insight into the minds of government attorneys. All have extensive trial experience and can assess your case clearly, so that you can decide whether to go to trial or instead negotiate a deal.

You will never hear about some of our greatest victories:  those where we convinced prosecutors not to bring charges in the first place.  We also have a record of success in obtaining non-custody diversion or probation for clients with minimal criminal records.

Rely on our team’s experience to put you in the best position possible when facing charges such as:

  • Wire fraud

  • Mail fraud

  • Securities fraud

  • Embezzlement

  • Transportation of stolen goods

  • Bribery

  • Internet crimes

  • Regulatory noncompliance


We defend individuals and corporations, and do not shy away from complex cases that span several legal fields or involve multiple individuals or business entities. We welcome those challenges and can help you navigate through unfamiliar territory.

Why Prosecutorial Experience Matters

Many law firms practice criminal defense. Very few firms, however, have built their practice with attorneys who have served as prosecutors, who are familiar with the types of investigations and considerations that precede the filing of criminal charges in financial cases. Our firm has that unique experience and insight, acquired from years of practice at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the District Attorney’s Office, and the U.S. Department of Justice.


Having prosecuted financial crimes, we understand first-hand how law enforcement conducts its investigations, how prosecutors construct a case, and where the weaknesses may lie. We can anticipate their moves to build a strategic defense on your behalf.

Facing Criminal Exposure?
Get Advice From Our Defense Team

Facing a criminal investigation or felony charges changes your life.  Our defense team ensures that you are not on your own. Call our Los Angeles office at 213-985-2200 for an initial consultation, or simply email us to get in touch.


Seasoned Crisis Litigators in Your Corner

Los Angeles Law Office

Holmes, Athey, Cowan & Mermelstein LLP

811 Wilshire Boulevard

Suite 1460

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Tel: (213) 985-2200

Fax: (213) 973-6282

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For guidance on your specific legal issue, schedule a call or meeting with one of our attorneys.

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