Mariya Melkonyan

Managing Attorney

With 13 years of experience as a Deputy District Attorney, and having Jury Trial experience ranging from all kinds of minor misdemeanors to serious and violent felonies, including DUI, hit and run, theft, narcotics, domestic violence, assaults, burglaries, robberies, child molestations, rape, and Homicide (attempted murder and murder) cases to verdict, Ms. Melkonyan’s felony jury trial record is extremely valuable.

Her experience in effective examinations of experts of different fields, such as Medical Professionals, Toxicologists, DRE Experts, DNA Experts, Forensic Pathologists, Psychologists, Child Sexual Accommodation Syndrome Experts, Involuntary Confession Experts, Ballistics Experts, Geo-Fencing Experts, and many more, gives her the ability to attack the prosecution with in-depth knowledge. Her vast experience with the DA’s office has given her the tools to fight for you.

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Education

J.D. California Western School of Law in San Diego, California

  • Intern at San Diego City Attorney’s Office (Consumer Fraud Unit)
  • Intern at California Attorney General’s Office (Criminal Appeals Unit)

B.S. University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles

  • Concentration in Corporate Finance (extensive knowledge of SEC laws)
  • Honors roll and Dean’s scholar

Experience

Riverside District Attorney’s Office in Riverside, California

  • Position:
    Deputy District Attorney IV, August 2008 – 2021
  • Jury Trials:
    DUI, Hit and Run, Narcotics (possession and sales), Assault/Battery, Assault with a deadly weapon, Domestic Violence, Child Abuse, Animal Abuse, Robberies, Burglaries, Kidnappings, Embezzlement, Fraud, Police Evading, Child Molestation, Rape, Three Strikes Cases, Attempted Murder, First Degree Murder, etc…Extensive Experience in Felony and Misdemeanor Jury Trials with Undefeated Felony Trial Record as a Prosecutor.