1801 Century Park East , Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90067-2326

Haunted by An Ongoing Federal Investigation or Indictment?
If So, don’t be Sad, Get Mad -- Fight Back!

A tough, fearless and savvy federal criminal defense attorney since 1970. Forged in the trenches of the largest U.S. District Court in the U.S. – Los Angeles, California. Hardened by the toughest federal judges, Nixon appointees. Unrivaled credentials. 44 years of daily fighting against U.S. Attorneys. Recognized legal scholar with federal trial and appellate expertise. Proven by experience to be “par excellence” by judges, prosecutors and attorneys through Martindale-Hubbell's ratings and 35 published opinions in successful appeals. 

Mr. Shemaria began focusing as a criminal defense attorney in June 1970, and has tried cases in both state and federal courts from coast to coast. He has handled over 1,000 state and federal appeals and writs, 35 of which were published in the permanent, official law books. Mr. Shemaria has spent virtually his entire professional career defending those accused of crimes on a daily basis.

Contact Mr. Shemaria today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Criminal Law - Federal

  • White Collar Crimes
  • Child Pornography
  • Drug Crimes
  • Crimes of Violence
  • Sex Offense Crimes
  • Federal Crimes
  • Unites States Sentencing Guidelines

Call Defense Attorney Joseph Shemaria today at 310-278-2660 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Joseph Shemaria


  • California, 1970
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern, Western and Central Districts of California, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Circuits, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1970
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1970


  • University of California at Los Angeles, School of Law, 1969
  • University of Arizona, 1966

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Federal Indigent Defense Panel (Member 1973 - 1979)
  • State Bar of California
  • Author - "Res Judicata in a Bifurcated Trial”, 15 University of California at Los Angeles Law Review.
  • Co-Author: “Harmless Error Review by the California Supreme Court in Capital Appeals”, 1990-1992, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice “Forum”
  • Senior Editor, University of California at Los Angeles Law Review, 1968-1969
  • Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization - Order of the Coif

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish




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