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Michael Elliott, Esq.

Former Public Defender

Michael ElliottMichael Elliott is a former Deputy Public Defender whose focuses primarily on criminal law. He has successfully assisted clients on numerous criminal cases, ranging from simple misdemeanors to violent felonies, and is highly familiar with the courts and prosecuting agencies in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Mr. Elliott first became introduced to criminal law while working as a courtroom clerk for the Los Angeles County Superior Court. He later attended Whittier Law School on an academic scholarship, taking courses in criminal trial advocacy, criminal law, criminal procedure, and international criminal law, where he earned the top grade in that particular class. It was during this time that Mr. Elliott served as an intern at the Orange County Public Defender’s Office, assisting in the defense of various felony cases.

A prolific writer with a strong journalism background, Mr. Elliott earned multiple awards during law school for his outstanding legal research and writing skills. Those writing talents allowed him to become a senior member of the Whittier Journal for Child and Family Advocacy.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Elliott worked in the Little Saigon area of Orange County, maintaining a diverse practice in bankruptcy, civil litigation, and criminal defense matters. Because many of his criminal cases involved immigrant clients, Mr. Elliott gained extensive experience dealing with the legal issues that arise when criminal law and immigration law converge.

Mr. Elliott later joined a local Public Defender’s Office in Southern California so that he could defend the indigent and practice criminal law exclusively.

Mr. Elliot has since joined Manshoory Law Group as a top advocate for the criminally accused, you can be confident in his ability to secure a favorable outcome on your behalf. Michael Elliott is a former Deputy Public Defender whose primary focus is criminal law. He is licensed to practice law in California and the United States Virgin Islands. He completed his undergraduate coursework in Sociology at both UCLA and the University of the West Indies in Barbados.