Our Story

Welcome to Richie Litigation. We are nimble, fierce and savvy Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys who will commit to your needs as though they were our own.

We are not the same. We are better.

You are not just a client. Instead, you are our partner and we are your legal team.

Here, you will find incomparable attorneys and staff who care deeply about meeting your needs and protecting your interests.

Whether you have been wronged, victimized or whether you’re under attack and need a defense, we take up your cause as though it were our own. We are not a cold, corporate office. We are your professional team, family, partner, your most aggressive advocate.

Many More Possibilities

“Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” -Michael Jordan

Your goals are our goals, and we turn them into reality.

We know you have dreams. Big dreams. And we want to make them happen. The bigger your ambitions, the more you need sound legal protection and counsel. We will be with you, at your side, not only making your dreams come true, but making them last.

Our Attorneys

We have assembled a prestigious dream team of attorneys with diverse backgrounds in big law, business enterprises and investment, finance, academia, and criminal defense.

  • Darren M. Richie, Esq.
    President
    Darren M. Richie, Esq. (DRE), Chairman and Founder of Richie Litigation, established his firm to provide his clients with only the best legal expertise. Powered by unwavering principles of integrity, bravery, and motivation; Richie will never give up on a client.

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  • Michelle Ferguson, Esq.
    Attorney
    Michelle Ferguson is an associate attorney at Richie Litigation. Her practice focuses on criminal matters, primarily misdemeanors. She also handles family law cases, including child custody and divorce.

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  • Kathleen Gadalla, Esq.
    Attorney
    Kathleen truly believes in advocating zealously on behalf of each one of her clients. Kathleen works tirelessly for what she believes in and is driven by her passion for justice.

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  • Steve Jang, Esq.
    Attorney
    Sharp and enthusiastic, Steve is practiced in both civil and criminal matters. Prior to joining RL/DRE, he worked at various civil and criminal firms, including the L.A. District Attorney’s office and L.A. Public Defender’s office. Steve relishes the excitement and tension of being in a courtroom and wishes to one day become a trial attorney.

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Other team members

  • Vic Chelebian
    Vice President
  • Christina Chelebian
    Controller
  • Lili Zaragoza
    Office Manager
  • Sosie Boyadjian
    Paralegal
  • Bryan Fernandez
    Paralegal
  • Alma Suarez
    Paralegal

Contact Us

“The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” - Thomas Berger

You’ve found the best and brightest L.A. trial attorneys. Let’s talk today.

Locations

Orange County Office
W.H. Spurgeon Building – 3rd Floor
206 W. 4th St. Suites 341-343
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Our Phone
+1-213-265-7888 (Los Angeles)
+1-714-245-9595 (Orange County)
+1-844-466-5245 (Toll Free)
Disclaimer
Any communication sent to us concerning a matter in which we do not already represent you does not and shall not establish a confidential attorney-client relationship.
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