Melvyn Douglas Sacks

Melvyn Douglas Sacks

Before entering private practice as a criminal defense attorney, Melvyn Douglas Sacks was a Deputy District Attorney for the County of Los Angeles and since then he has had a long and distinguished career defending criminal matters in both state and federal courts. He has tried over 100 jury trials in all types of criminal matters from homicide and street crime to white collar crime.

He has been dedicated to the aggressive pursuit of every legal and ethical avenue available to protect his clients’ constitutional and statutory rights in criminal cases. He has been his clients’ shield from over-zealous police and prosecutors, and has taken that obligation seriously. By insuring that his clients’ constitutional rights are honored, he has in fact protected the right of the entire community.

Current Employment Position

Of Counsel

Peer Recognition

Rated ‘AV® Preeminent™’ by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available for legal ability and general ethics. Details 

 

2004 – 2012 Super Lawyer

Los Angeles Magazine

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense
White Collar Crime
Constitutional Law

Affiliations

Member: Active State Bar of California
Criminal Law Section, State Bar of California
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Media Appearances

Larry King Live (CNN)
Co-Host, “Legal Challenges”, KRLA 870 AM

Bar Admissions:

State Bar of California, 1965
Supreme Court of the United States of America, 1974
United States District Court Central District of California
United States District Court Northern District of California
United States District Court Southern District of California

Education:

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 1964
University of California, Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts, Economics, 1961