Attorney Bio

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Dan Kapelovitz has devoted his law practice to representing people caught up in the criminal justice system.  

Dan is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. In addition to being a criminal defense attorney, Dan teaches Criminal Procedure and Evidence at the People’s College of Law.

Dan Kapelovitz earned his law degree from UCLA School of Law, graduating in the top ten of his class. At UCLA, he was the President of the Animal Law Society, and a member of the UCLA Law Review.  Dan also volunteered for the Innocence Project and the Prisoner Re-Entry Project, and worked on special circumstances murder cases and other criminal matters for the Los Angeles County Public Defender as part of UCLA’s Capital Punishment Clinic.

During law school, Dan externed at the Working People’s Law Center, where he worked on criminal law cases, helping obtain a new trial for a client due to juror misconduct.  He also served as a law clerk for the Animal Protection Unit of the Los Angeles City Attorney, working on animal abuse and neglect cases.

After graduating law school, Dan was an associate attorney at a large civil law firm, where he was the lead attorney on a successful asylum case, worked on a successful pro bono prisoner civil rights case, and litigated employment, Intellectual Property, entertainment, and other matters.

Dan then clerked for a federal judge for the United States District Court of the Central District of California.  There, Dan gained invaluable knowledge of the behind-the-scenes workings of a judge’s chambers. During his clerkship, Dan completed the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Trial Advocacy Program, which allowed him to try criminal cases for the Los Angeles City Attorney.

After trying cases for the City Attorney, Dan began devoting his efforts to help those who have found themselves caught up in the criminal justice system.

Before becoming a lawyer, Dan had a successful career in journalism.  He was the Features Editor of Hustler Magazine, and wrote more than 100 articles for numerous publications, including the LA Weekly, OC Weekly, Bizarre Magazine, Men’s Edge, and more.  At Hustler Magazine, Dan won the Project Censored Award for his reporting on depleted uranium, and was the editorial point man for Larry Flynt’s First Amendment lawsuit against the Pentagon.

Now, Dan fights for the rights and protection of his clients, human and non-human alike. No case is too big or too small.  If you or someone you care about has been charged with a crime or needs other legal help, call the Law Offices of Daniel I. Kapelovitz today!  (323) 839-6227.

Disclaimer: Saul Goodman, Bob Odenkirk, and the producers of “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul” in no way endorse the legal services of Daniel I. Kapelovitz or the Radical Law Center.  Nor does Daniel I. Kapelovitz or the Radical Law Center condone the often-questionable ethical behavior of the fictional character known to the masses as Saul Goodman.