Tarek Shawky

Founder and Litigator

Tarek Shawky is a dedicated criminal defense attorney with nearly 10 years of experience fighting for clients throughout Southern California in Federal and State Court. Having represented thousands of satisfied clients, he has what it takes to navigate the complexities of the criminal justice system in order to secure the best possible outcome in an otherwise unfortunate situation.


During law school Tarek Shawky interned with the Public Defenders Office. He was later hired by the Riverside County Public Defender before leaving to Los Angeles County to work with the Alternate Public Defender.  He received his J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law where he completed the two year accelerated SCALE Program and was elected President of his class.  Prior to Law School he attended UCLA and received a B.A.


Constitutional guarantees against government infringement and equality before the law are two of the ideals that drive Tarek Shawky.  Armed with experience in advocacy and a passion for criminal defense, he has the knowledge, experience and drive necessary to ensure the best outcome for any client, any case, any time. Hablamos Espanol.


Law School J.D.


Tarek Shawky received his J.D. from Southwestern after completing the two-year accelerated SCALE program (Southwestern Conceptual Approach to Legal Education). He was elected class president and was an active member of the Latino Bar Association, Black Law Students Association, Public Interest Law and the Muslim Law Students Association. He interned with the Public Defender during law school and passed the California Bar immediately after graduating and was admitted to practice in December 2006.

Undergraduate Degree


Tarek Shawky completed his BA at UCLA where he studied Economics. He pursued a career in finance and consulting and worked with Arthur Anderson Consulting before starting his own consulting firm. He eventually chose to attend law school to pursue a legal career.

Practice Areas

Practice Areas include All Federal and State Criminal Cases

Certifications & Membership

  • California Bar Association
  • Los Angeles Criminal Bar Association
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Pasadena Bar Association
  • Pasadena Chamber of Commerce
  • Top Attorney Pasadena 2012-2014
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2014
  • Muslim Bar Association of Southern California

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