Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Nancy J. Mazza is a highly experienced trial lawyer in federal and California state courts and is respected by judges, prosecutors and colleagues in the criminal defense bar. Attorney Mazza’s practice is criminal defense and appeals in California and Federal Courts primarily in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles.
Welcome to my home page. Criminal defense is my passion. The Law Office of Nancy Mazza has earned an excellent reputation as one which will aggressively defend you and protect your rights. I have tried hundreds of cases, and know how to navigate you through the criminal defense system with results I have been proud of. I am especially grateful for the countless referrals from judges and attorneys who hold me in high regard.
I work hard on each case, with investigators, scientists, experts, to put on the best criminal defense possible for each client. You will be treated at all times with respect and receive complete communication about your case. Clients and jurors consistently praise me for my passion and hard work.
In addition to my honest and zealous representation of clients, I am extremely street smart having worked as an Emmy Award winning TV news crime reporter and anchor as a previous career. I am not afraid to stand up to over-zealous prosecutors and corrupt police. I know how to present a case to a jury and speak in terms they understand and connect with them, unlike many D.A.’s who live in ivory towers and don’t know real life or people, and the lives they are sometimes forced to lead. I visit my clients often and they know everything about their case every step of the way. I return all phone calls by the end of the day.
Appeals and Post Conviction Relief:
I am the rare attorney who is both a trial attorney and does appeals and writs for post-conviction relief. Many appointed appellate attorneys have never stepped foot in a courtroom, and like it that way! These appointed appellate attorneys often call me asking me to help find the issues for an appeal. Knowing what actually goes on during jury trials, helps me to spot issues for an appeal that many other attorneys miss or see as an non-issue. Also, being an appellate attorney keeps me up to date on recent cases some D.A.’s aren’t even aware of, and makes me a better criminal defense attorney in trial in making a “record” for appeal issues.
Many of my clients have been granted new trials, or their sentences drastically reduced, in my appeals for them. The Law Office of Nancy Mazza holds itself to the highest ethical standards and will aggressively fight to win.
The law office handles state and federal cases throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles and Los Angeles County. This includes cases in every Los Angeles court including, but not limited to Van Nuys, San Fernando, Glendale, Encino, Santa Monica, North Hollywood, Valencia, Burbank, Pasadena, Long Beach, Marina del Rey, Santa Clarita, Chino, Pomona, Oxnard, Beverly Hills, Palmdale, Lancaster, Sherman Oaks, Westlake Village, Brentwood, Malibu, West Los Angeles, Hollywood, Universal City, Studio City, West Hollywood and Palm Springs. We also serve Kern County, Riverside County, Santa Barbara County, San Bernardino County and Ventura County.