Meital Manzuri, Esq.

(310) 912-2960

Meital Manzuri is a fierce trial attorney whose experience, expertise, and dedication to excellence have earned her a prominent name in the legal field. Meital Manzuri has in depth experience in criminal defense, marijuana and drug law, medical marijuana business counseling, DUI defense and drug possession and sales.

Criminal Defense

Meital Manzuri aggressively litigates each criminal case, defending people who face both California and Federal charges, including: theft, marijuana and drug charges, DUI, fraud, violent crimes, murder, manslaughter, robbery, arson, sex crimes. Ms. Manzuri is a seasoned attorney who has built the necessary relationships, giving her invaluable insight and making her a priceless asset in any case.

Her ability to persuade government agencies, judges and juries alike on behalf of her clients has lead to an incredible track record.

With substantial experience handling search and seizure issues, Meital Manzuri has consistently succeeded in the suppression of evidence unlawfully obtained by police officers. Her preparation and performance in the courtroom speaks volumes about the concern, dedication and passion she has for her clients.

Medical Marijuana Business Law

Since 2008, Ms. Manzuri has been focusing on prosecutorial misconduct and the legalities surrounding medical marijuana and the Compassionate Use Act. Her tenure includes some of the biggest Federal Medical Marijuana cases to date, the successful return of several pounds of medical cannabis to patients, the dismissal of countless cases, and complicated collective defenses and acquittals.

With Ms. Manzuri's courtroom experience, she is uniquely defending those accused. She knows what a potential prosecutor, judge, and jury look for, in order to earn a dismissal, reduce the charge/s, or an acquittal. Depending on a particular medical marijuana business' needs, Manzuri Law will advise you on how to incorporate, draft the necessary internal and external documentation, advise you on dispensary/grow locations, as well as perform risk assessment to be in compliance with California and local law, to avoid arrest and/or prosecution.


Meital Manzuri received her bachelor's degree with honors from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. After a year in Buenos Aires learning the politics and economics of Argentina, she attended and graduated from one of the most competitive and prestigious law schools in California, U.C. Hastings. While in San Francisco, Meital Manzuri worked with the well-known criminal defense firm, Pier 5 Law Offices. There, she worked intensively on her first complex homicide case.

International Criminal Defense

In 2007, Meital Manzuri moved to Amsterdam and worked for the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Her colleagues included some of the most renowned attorneys in the world and she spent a year defending the former General of the Yugoslav Army, accused of mass expulsion and extermination of the Albanian population.


Meital Manzuri has been sharing her medical marijuana and business law knowledge as an educator since 2009, teaching at Oaksterdam University, as well as offering seminars throughout the year, to fellow attorneys, entrepreneurs, and law enforcement agents.

Recent Blog Posts


  • Won My Case and Protected My Rights

    Hi, My name is Tom Pavlovich and in 2009 I was gainfully employed as a union laborer in Orange County, California and I was terminated when I tested positive for Marijuana cannabinoids. I was later denied my unemployment  and at that time started looking for a lawyer. I saw an ad and Meital becam...
  • Quickly Got Results and My Medicine Returned

    My medicine was confiscated by Los Angeles park rangers after I showed them a valid prescription and prescription card. Meital was recommended to me by Oaksterdam. She was understanding, efficient, responsive, and professional. She appeared in court for me and got my case dismissed. She also had ...
  • Defended Our Legal Rights Passionately

    Meital Manzuri is an absolutely amazing attorney and more importantly, a sincere individual.  In December 2010, the Pico Rivera Sheriff Department, Narcotics Division entered our premises without cause or reason. They confiscated plants, medicine and equipment designated for medical marijuana pat...
  • Kindness and Understanding

    Greetings. Here are 5 reasons why you should hire Meital: 1. She answers your calls in a very timely manner and she is always willing to explain everything related to your case in a way that's easy to understand. 2. She has more than one client, but always made me feel her full attention was on...
  • Best Criminal Lawyer

    I, K. M., can honestly and truly state that I would highly recommend Meital Manzuri for legal representation in criminal cases. Meital was very thorough, knowledgeable, professional and most importantly immediately/always available for me, to answer my questions and alleviate my worries and fears...
  • Helped Turn My Life Around

    Meital is my lawyer. Not only did she help me legally, but mentally as well in a DUI case with a suspended license in 2010. I needed her knowledgeable experience especially in unfamiliar legality issues such as a DUI, but in keeping my mind at ease with above and beyond helpful info and assistanc...
  • Compassionate Defense

    Meital helped me with a traffic violation case in which I needed information about my rights and the “gray area” of certain laws. I contacted her after the incident and she immediately responded with a wealth of knowledge. She was very professional but also spoke to me in terms that were understa...
  • Very Professional Lawyer

    What can I say that has not been already said?  Hire her!  My case dealt with the medical tyranny system, the child protective service, the police, and homeland security all rolled up into a joint!  Kidding, homeland security was not involved but they might as well have been with the amount of co...
  • Effective Legal Services

    I got myself into a little bit of a legal jam and Meital was the best person for the job. Without getting into too many personal details, not only did she get my court fees practically cut in half but she also got the charges against me reduced favorably. She constantly gave me updates and always...
  • She Genuinely Cares

    Meital Manzuri is a true professional who consistently goes the extra mile.  Throughout the process, she listened to my concerns and fought for the most favorable outcome with the utmost determination.  It was clear from day one that Meital's experience is invaluable in her practice, but what set...
  • Simplified the Process

    She was there for me in an instant.  Knowledgable.  Resourceful.  She explained the whole process and all the different possibilities of what could happen, what the probabilities of them happening were, and what I needed to be prepared for.  She kept track of everything for me, followed through w...
  • Best Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

    No better words to put that she was the BEST lawyer in Ventura County. Reduced all my fees and my charges. She was on top of my case and I thank her for being free from the authorities and being able to enjoy my time with my family. So on that note, are you looking for the best? Law Offices of Me...
  • Above and Beyond

    Meital is a genuinely kind person and a fantastic lawyer. Her services will exceed all your expectations. As a medical cannabis activist I would recommend her for all of my friends and family in need of the best Los Angeles criminal defense attorney.
  • Respectful Treatment

    Meital Manzuri was a gem to have as my lawyer. She treated me with respect and made me feel comfortable, safe and important. I would recommend her services to anyone who needs a wonderful lawyer.