Michael K. Cernyar is the named principal of the firm. He is admitted to the California Bar, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, along with admission to the Central, Eastern & Southern Districts of the U.S. District Court of California.
A student at Purdue University, Mr. Cernyar maintained a 4.0 GPA in engineering. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from California State University at Long Beach. At
Loyola Law School, he was the recipient of the Lexis-Nexis legal research competition and participated in Scott Moot Court. Moreover, Michael Cernyar is a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international honor society.
Upon graduation, Michael accepted a position with a member of the Federal Public Defenderís Office Indigent Panel for three years. Afterward, he entered private practice. Eventually, Mr. Cernyar was an attorney at the Cochran Firm, where he was nominated as their top criminal attorney before starting the Law Offices of Michael K. Cernyar.
Mr. Cernyar has gained a reputation for defending corporate executives, law enforcement officers, politicianís family members, studio employees, medical and computer professionals in criminal cases.
Mr. Cernyar is recognized as one of the nationís prominent defense attorneys. His list of cases includes the defense of Robert Blake, Christian Rideout (in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann in Portugal), 20th Century Fox Warez matter, and Tien Nguyen.
Mr. Cernyar frequently speaks as a guest legal commentator on national television and is called upon for his legal expertise. He has appeared on The Verdict with Paula Todd, along with ABC and CBS news. In addition, Mr. Cernyar has been interviewed by numerous newspapers, including the Wall Street Journal.
In his leisure, Mr. Cernyar enjoys tennis and golf, along with his love to travel. He resides in the Los Angeles area.
Mr. Cernyar is a member to many legal organizations, including the American
Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California
Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California Public Defenders Association, and
the Los Angeles County Bar Association.
- Ranked #1, Lexis Legal Research Competition, Loyola Law
- Scott Moot Court Competition, Loyola Law School.
- Golden Key National Honor Society.
- Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society in
National Association of Criminal Defense
Association of Federal
California Attorneys for
Los Angeles County Bar Association.
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