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The World of LA's Dopest Attorney 

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Posted by Peter Lattman

Allison Margolin calls herself Los Angeles’s “dopest attorney.” The 28-year-old graduate of Beverly Hills High, Columbia University and Harvard Law School has her own blog and promotional video on YouTube. Today, the Los Angeles Times helps her cause with a colorful profile of the ambitious young criminal defense lawyer. “I plan to make a lot of money,” she tells the LAT.

Margolin aggressively promotes her practice on radio advertisments, movie screens, and newspapers around L.A. “Need warrant recalled?” her ads ask. “Want to smoke pot on probation? All criminal defense, from drugs to murder. Harvard Law, affordable.”

She is the daughter of Bruce Margolin, a high-profile defense lawyer and marijuana activist who once ran for California governor on a platform of decriminalizing marijuana. Her Harvard Law School application essay argued for the legalization of drugs; the title of her law school thesis was “The Right to Get High.”

Margolin wins praise from opposing counsel. Says Santa Monica city attorney Patrick Brooks: “She is young and very smart and very hardworking and very committed. A lot of younger attorneys are afraid to go to court, but she is confident in court and not afraid to go to trial.”

 Allison Margolin