State Bar of California                                                                                                              Dec. 2014

  • State Bar No. 300303

University of Southern California Gould School of Law                                             May 2014

  • Juris Doctor

University of California, Los Angeles                                                                                                 June 2010

  • Bachelors of Science, Biology

  • Minor, Political Science


Solo Law Practitioner                                             Oct. 2014 to June 2016, Dec. 2016 to Present

Law Office of Gil L. Arbel

  • Created successful solo law practice with a full case calendar representing clients on variety of criminal, traffic, civil, family law, and other kinds of cases.

  • Perform investigation, witness interviews, legal research, motion arguing, preliminary hearings, plea negotiation, and all other aspects of criminal defense.

  • Successfully defended client charged with felony extortion (Pen. Code, §§ 523, 524) at trial in the case People v. Shlush (L.A. Superior Court Case No. SA091336).

  • Negotiated favorable dispositions for client charged with Assault with Deadly Weapon (Pen. Code, § 245(A)(4) in People v. Cannon (L.A. Superior Court Case No. LA087844) as well as for clients charged with variety of other criminal offenses, ranging from standard first D.U.I.’s to minor client in juvenile court charged with violation of Pen. Code, § 289(A)(1).

Deputy City Attorney                                                                       June 2016 to Dec. 2016

L.A. City Attorney, San Fernando Court

  • As a Deputy City Attorney, I prosecuted number of criminal misdemeanor jury trials from inception to verdict including domestic violence, D.U.I., and narcotics charges.

  • Successfully completed six-week training course about rules and technique for criminal trials with Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Academy of Justice Program.

  • Developed long-lasting relationships with law enforcement, prosecutors, and court staff.

Law Clerk                                                                                        Feb. 2013 to Oct. 2014

L.A. District Attorney, Organized Crime, Victim Impact, Hardcore Gang Division

  • Drafted trial briefs, Pen. Code, § 1385.5, Pen. Code, § 995, and other pre-trial motions.

  • Learned inner workings of largest prosecutorial agency in United States.

Criminal Defense Attorney Gil Arbel has always believed that the cornerstone of a great legal defense is a great defense attorney. In pursuit of his dream to become a great defense attorney, Gil studied Law at the University of Southern California Law School, graduating with a j.d.-juris Doctor Degree in 2014. He is an active member of the American Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

  • Education and career background


GA has long-cherished a passion for the rights of the criminally accused. His legal Journey began with his admission to the prestigious Gould School of Law at the University of Southern California. As a law student at the University of Southern California, GA studied a variety of topics, including constitutional law, federal civil procedure, international criminal law, mediation and more. He supplemented his coursework with extensive volunteer work, serving as a law clerk for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Gas career background also includes past positions with the organized crime and hardcore gang divisions of the Los Angeles District Attorney's office, as well as an internship at the law office of Nessa and shemtov. Today, he offers a wide array of Legal Services through his own Law Firm.

We have a network of the strongest professional legal negotiators, and they will fight for you!!!

During his time as a Sherman Oaks criminal attorney, GA has achieved an impressive reputation for his respectful can. Individuals charged with committing crimes are forced to deal with judgement from all angles - the last thing they want is to work within it judgmental attorney. With a clear sense of compassion and a dedication to obtaining favorable results and Court, it is easy to see why clients are clamoring to work with GA Esquire.

Since 2012, criminal defense attorney GA has been an active member of the Los Angeles legal profession. He serves clients from Los Angeles and surrounding environs with compassion and Excellence. His belief has always been that the Cornerstone of our great legal defense has a great defense attorney. He treats everyone with respect and dignity, and works closely with his DUI High / DWI clients to create their best possible defense case.

A 2014 graduate of the University of Southern California law school, G also worked as a walk work for several years with the Los Angeles District Attorney's office. He knows California criminal law and how to defend clients to help protect their rights and freedom. He understands the full impact that a conviction for DUI DWI will have upon his client and their future. In some cases, a DUI and DWI offense can be expunged from a criminal record, depending on the case circumstances and other factors.

While in college, his early work as a law clerk led the way to his current career as a criminal defense attorney. Attorney GA believes that everyone has the right to excellent legal defense and fair and honest representation when accused of criminal offenses. He knows how to dig into case evidence and facts to build a strong defense presentation for his clients.

GA boasts an impressive background as a criminal lawyer. In addition to defending a variety of accused individuals through his esteemed Sherman Oaks Law Firm, he has worked with the organized crime division, the hardcore game Division and the victim impact program at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. These past positions have given the criminal attorney in a unique and very valuable perspective surrounding California's criminal justice system.

GA received his Juris doctor law degree in 2014, from the University of Southern California law school. Prior to that, he served as a law clerk with the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. His focus of studies and work experience is the area of criminal defense. He provides a variety of legal services, including defense against drug crimes.

ArbeLegal handles a variety of legal matters ranging from criminal defense to auto accident personal injury claims to traffic tickets-and everything between! No matter your legal issue, our experienced attorney will work hard to help you!

        - Defend yourself from criminal charges

        - File personal injury claims

        - Have a dedicated and experienced lawyer appear in court for you, so you can go on living your life! 

Let’s Fight that Ticket for you - Call the Pros at (818) 968-7149

Many times, our clients are found not guilty, their case is dismissed entirely, or charges are dramatically reduced - which means no points or convictions on their record. Although we can’t guarantee that we’ll win your case, our success rate speaks for itself! We have experienced California Traffic Ticket Attorneys with Lawyers in VARIOUS CALIFORNIA OFFICE locations to best serve you.

Whether you’re a first-time California traffic/speeding ticket offender or you’re facing losing your license due to a second D.U.I., call us for a free consultation at (818) 968-7149. Our staff is on hand to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Once I agree to represent an individual on a particular case, I try to make sure to meet the client in person as soon as possible to explain all of the relevant legal issues in such a way as to ensure that my client understands the law and how the law applies to their particular circumstances.  This allows my client to make informed decisions.  After, I discuss with my client the potential consequences for various possible courses of action and then, based on my opinion, the likelihood of success for each or other recommendations and advice depending on the client's particular goals.  I believe it is important to explain everything openly and never sugarcoat the facts with my clients so that they are fully aware of their whole situation and therefore are equipped to make the best decisions.

​Born and raised in Los Angeles, Gil Arbel is a dedicated and motivated young attorney that serves clients throughout Los Angeles and nearby.

His specialty is in criminal defense, but he routinely handles other legal issues as well.

Gil earned his juris doctorate from the prestigious University of Southern California Gould School of Law and his Bachelors of Science in biology from the University of California Los Angeles.


Whether you’re a first-time California traffic/speeding ticket offender or you’re facing losing your license due to a second D.U.I., call us for a free consultation at (818) 968-7149.

Staff is on hand to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

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