Los Angeles Criminal Attorney

  • First and foremost, you can call and speak to Mr. Melnik. Our technology can forward your first call to Mr. Melnik to discuss your case immediately even if he is not in the office. After 20 years of criminal defense practice, he understands your need to talk to an attorney as soon as possible and get answers to the questions you have.
  • Once on your case, Mr. Melnik returns all phone calls and e-mails the same day. He will not ignore your calls like some other lawyers. If you retain Mr. Melnik, you get Mr. Melnik – not junior lawyers or paralegals.
  • Mr. Melnik handles misdemeanor cases to complex high-profile felony cases for clients, including those covered by the media. Regardless of guilt or innocence, Mr. Melnik fights for each client to obtain the best possible result he can. Even if you're guilty, often times a skilled lawyer can help you tremendously. Mr. Melnik has 23 years of experience in criminal law.
  • Integrity, trust and experience are essential to selecting your attorney. Your attorney should have an excellent reputation among other lawyers, judges and prosecuting attorneys. Mr. Melnik and several of his cases are well known and his results respected. Current United States Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has personally discussed with Mr. Melnik his personal admiration for Mr. Melnik’s work in the Dodger Stadium – Curb Your Enthusiasm murder TV alibi case, and shared Mr. Melnik’s concern about wrongly accused defendant’s and the problems with eyewitness identification. Below is a link to the documentary pertaining to this case.

Criminal Defense Practice Area

Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer Todd Melnik has extensive experience in handling the following types of criminal cases for thousands of clients.

  • Misdemeanors
  • DUI
  • Drug Crimes
  • Theft
  • Violent crimes
  • Probation Violations
  • Federal Crimes
  • Expungements
  • Three strikes
  • Felonies
  • Assault weapons
  • Gang allegations
  • Sex cases
  • Extradition
  • Credit Card and check theft
  • Eyewitness Identification cases
  • Murder
  • Attempted Murder

Our firm has 21 years of Los Angeles criminal law knowledge, and our team has dedicated themselves to offer the finest criminal defense available to those under investigation or prosecution for state and federal offenses. Our network team of investigators, researchers, and support staff are committed to superior performance and results, earned via tireless effort and the highest ethical standards. Mr. Melnik handles state prosecutions throughout California and federal cases nationwide.

The tremendous difficulties that go with criminal charges both inside and out of the courtroom can become overwhelming, and looking for representation can prove to be very difficult. Nevertheless, choosing the right and best criminal lawyer is one of the most crucial decisions you can make. Call our office today to talk to Mr. Melnik who will protect you as best as possible.

When you are dealing with criminal charges, you need a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney with experience, who is available to take your case quickly and confidently. Mr. Melnik will go above and beyond to completely investigate your case, and to get the best possible resolution, whether it be at trial or negotiating on your behalf with the prosecutor.

Contact Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney Todd Melnik immediately for a free consultation.

Criminal Defense Attorney Mr. Melnik

Mr. Melnik routinely goes the extra mile for his clients. Mr. Melnik has a very long list of appreciative clients. Mr. Melnik has the special distinction of saving a completely innocent man from Death Row who was wrongly fingered by an eyewitness and falsely charged with special circumstances homicide for allegedly executing a witness in another murder case.

To make his case, Mr. Melnik out-investigated several seasoned LAPD homicide detectives (again) with diligent fact finding through a unique investigation process involving the use of subpoenas, court orders and 21st century technology.

You may reach Mr. Todd Melnik through the following information:

Office: 818-995-7777

Contact Information

Law Offices of Todd Melnik
20920-B Warner Center Lane
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Telephone: 818-995-7777



I was charged with five counts of assault weapon sales with gang allegations.

Posted by Jose P.- Criminal Defense Client

I was charged with five counts of assault weapon sales with gang allegations. Mr. Melnik took over my case as my criminal defense attorney. His availability to discuss my case was impressive. He always returns calls and is extremely professional. Immediately after accepting my case, Mr. Melnik conducted intensive research on the types of weapons I was being accused of. He wanted to make sure the weapons were in fact illegal in California. He discovered one of the weapons was legal and it was dropped from my charges. After multiple court appearances, and after conducting an interview with the ATF’s informant, Mr. Melnik discovered the he was not being truthful about my gang affiliation and the gang allegations were dropped. Mr. Melnik discussed my case with the District Attorney on several occasions. After first wanting to send me to prison, after discussions with Mr. Melnik for over a year, the District Attorney gave me a plea bargain in which I obtained three years probation with no jail time at all! Overall, Mr. Melnik is a very professional attorney with a lot of experience and an exceptional defense record. You can’t go wrong with him.


I can’t thank you enough and will never forget your hard work, tenacity and responsiveness during this seemingly unbearable time

Posted by Laura B.- Criminal Defense Client

I can’t thank you enough and will never forget your hard work, tenacity and responsiveness during this seemingly unbearable time. I am grateful for the outcome you actualized, in addition to the second chance Jeffrey will now receive. I know my son was facing life in prison, but a 6 year deal was more than we had ever hoped for. Thank you so much for your hard work and caring so much about my son.


I knew him to be an excellent lawyer and well respected by his peers as a seasoned and skilled attorney

Posted by Rob M.- Criminal Defense Client

My case was a worst case scenario, when I called Todd for help I was a 48 year old professional with no criminal background. I knew I could rely on Todd as we had known each other for years and I knew him to be an excellent lawyer and well respected by his peers as a seasoned and skilled attorney. Todd informed me of what he expected to accomplish and the worst that could happen. I thought he was extremely patient and understanding with me and I was able to communicate with him whenever I needed. I felt completely protected throughout the entire process.  The only thing I did not know about Todd was how incredibly experienced and knowledgeable he is and his unwavering commitment to protecting his clients. The result I received was well beyond my expectations. I was given a suspended sentence, probation and allowed to rebuild my life. I know without Todd I would never have received such a sentence. His ability to work with the prosecution, convince the Judge to do the right thing and his no nonsense manner impressed me and I recommend him to those who need the best criminal defense lawyer.