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Law Office in Los Angeles and Pasadena

We are a Pasadena Criminal Defense firm serving Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County and Orange County. With over a decade of criminal law experience we have the knowledge, skill and confidence to handle any criminal case no matter how large or small.

Our legal system claims equality before the law, but in reality the scales of justice tip in favor of the wealthy and privileged. The system is flawed when prejudice and stereotype cloud the judgment of some peace officers. We witnessed these fatal flaws from Los Angeles to Baltimore to Ferguson and Charleston. Your best defense in a criminal case is to retain a strong, experienced criminal attorney who will fight for you and make the law work for you regardless of your financial situation, ethnicity or criminal history.

We've represented thousands of clients over the last decade. We know how to win trials, negotiate the best deals and ensure the best outcome in an otherwise unfortunate situation. Whether you’re guilty or not, you need someone standing by your side to keep a bad situation from becoming worse. Don’t wait, call us now for a free consultation.



  • I am a law student, and I was dealing with a terrifying criminal charge that would completely derail my career. One of my favorite professors recommended Mr. Shawky and he was amazing. Mr. Shawky was patient, understanding, non-judgmental and he took a personal interest in my case and helped me navigate it to a good resolution. I would highly recommend him.

    Fabian V.
    Whittier, CA

  • I hired Tarek when my brother was charged. Tarek was able to drop the charges after working very hard. He is extremely professional and has great communication skills. He knows the law very well and explains options very clearly. I highly recommend him to anyone.

    Suzy H.
    Los Angeles, CA

  • I had been poorly represented by another attorney in the past, but Tarek passed the gut check for me and made me feel confident from that first meeting. Tarek was thorough in helping me understand what was going on and was always on top of communicating with me any time of day. He was prompt to all court dates, was aggressive on my behalf, and ultimately got my four felonies dismissed. Could not have asked for better representation. Thank you, Tarek!

    Drew O.
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Mr. Shawky was an unbelievable attorney. He always kept me informed and up to date as to what was going on with my case and was always updating me as to all my possible options and what the consequences would be with each option. Did a great job for me and the end result of my case.

    Ali S.
    Orange, CA

  • The police found the stolen property in my room and the DA wanted to send me to prison for 3 years, double my time at 85% because of the strike. I am on probation and parole as well. Tarek was able to negotiate a plea where I was released on probation and I'm now doing a rehab program instead of jail or prison. Tarek truly knows what he is doing. Thank You!

    M. H.
    San Bernardino, CA

  • Mr. Shawky did an excellent job for my family. A friend recommended him. He was agressive on behalf of us in court and also well respected by the Judges and attorneys. He returned all calls promptly and always kept us informed about what was going on. Mr. Shawky went the extra mile for us on a tough case and got excellent results. Highly recommended.

    Laura G.
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Sometimes in life you get surprises, some good and some bad. The reputation of lawyers is being money hungry and often don't truly care about you or your circumstances. I was surprised to find an honest attorney who worked, and worked until he achieved the goal set. He did not give up or settle for anything less. His fee was his fee and never changed and in my case there were plenty of reasons to charge more. I found a winner here and I thank him. Can't go wrong here...this one you can trust.

    Stephon Z.
    Moreno Valley, CA

  • Emotionally and health-wise this has been the worst time of my life, especially when I had done nothing to warrant the charges leveled against me. I truly felt victimized by being jailed because of lies and false pretense. Tarek's dedication & expertise ensured a more than favorable result with all charges being dismissed. I recommend Tarek with immense gratitude from the bottom of my heart. I appreciate his counsel, advocacy and friendship, may God reward & bless him.

    Mario N.
    Los Angeles, CA

  • Mr. Shawky LISTENED to me and supported my decision to plead not guilty. Mr. Shawky is an EXCELLENT investigator. He went to Lake Perris, where the incident happened, mapped the location and drew diagrams. He interviewed the witnesses. Once Mr. Shawky presented his findings to the DA, ALL CHARGES WERE DISMISSED. I am happy to have had Mr. Shawky represent me.

    L. Smith
    Los Angeles, CA


  • Telephone (323) 393-3301
  • Facsimile (323) 544-4995
  • info@Shawkylaw.com
  • 871 E. Washington Blvd. Suite 205
    Pasadena, CA 91104

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