The original LA's Dopest Attorney Youtube

"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.." Wall Street Journal

"LA's Dopest lawyer, again: Allison Margolin, the 28-year-old Harvard Law grad whose ads offering to represent pot smokers are a staple of the local alt weeklies..." LA Observed

"A lawyer for 3 1/2 years, Margolin has gained notoriety for unorthodox ads that proclaim her "L.A.'s dopest attorney." She even has a video publicizing her practice on the Internet site Youtube." LA Times

"Beverly Hills lawyer Allison Margolin made a three-and-a-half-minute video for YouTube about her practice and her position on issues such as marijuana laws, getting her noticed by commentators all over the Internet." ABA Journal

"L.A. dopest attorney," should send producers scrambling to option the rights to the Harvard Law by way of Beverly Hills High grad's Legally Blonde meets Half Baked life story.

"One very ingenious young lawyer out of California did just that to give herself a competitive edge. Allison Margolin, a newly minted Harvard Law School graduate, who concentrates in criminal law, is very passionate about the decriminalization of marijuana. Her video highlights not just her criminal practice, but has testimonials of her and a client on the courthouse steps. The video allows her to showcase her mission through a medium her client base would most likely use." Connecticut Law Review

"Framed Skunk Magazine features and Us Weekly covers adorn her office walls alongside diplomas from Columbia and Harvard Law. She's been profiled in the Los Angeles Times and keeps a personal blog that covers everything from social and legal commentary to musings on Paris Hilton and Playboy. You can even watch YouTube videos of her expounding on why all drugs should be legalized." Helen

"Allison Margolin, if you read articles written on her, projects nothing less than who she is, irreverent quirky, passionate and committed, well-educated, gutsy, and weaned on criminal law. And her 'brand' shows all of that." Build A Solo Practice, LLC

I've really enjoyed reading about what you've done with yourself from college, right up to now. I also think your networking/marketing prowess is what pisses off your detractors most. YouTube? A stroke of genius!!! They'll make a movie about you eventually! But you already know that right?" Cannazine - Myspace friend

"Been watching you on you tube AMAZZZZZZIIINNNGGG
The best LAWYER - this world needs such people like you to bring justice back RESPECT be blessed and wish you lots of positive energy. STAY STRONG ALLISON." Ash -

LA's Dopest Attorney NEW Youtubes

January 27, 2007


Seeking court-ready, super intelligent, law grad for appearances

This past month has been the busiest of my career. My "LA's Dopest Attorney" ads are attracting more attention then ever to which I'm grateful... But it's the "word of mouth" clients coming to see me that tickle me, I get goosebumps.

February is still a few days away and there appears no let up in sight; my calender is nearly full, the DEA refuse to go away, and I'm scheduled to be in an LA Times Magazine article. All of this means that my newspaper 6th and Wilshre will be on hold for a little while longer. Just for a couple months, I hope.

So let's hear from you Law grads!

January 25, 2007


It strikes me odd that Citybeat an established "alternative" weekly paper here in LA carried absolutely no coverage, not even a single mention of last Wednesday's big story of mass DEA raids on eleven cannabis clubs in West Hollywood, and the ensuing protests.

I've heard the Citybeat's publisher is a stout republican, but considering his advertisers are some of the same cannabis clubs that the DEA forced to shutdown, I sincerely hope he decides to pick up the ball real soon.

Meanwhile a new paper, the Westside Chronicle, covered the story on their front page:

PROTESTERS PLEA: "Stop Arresting Medical Marijuana Patients"

SAFE ACCESS?—Supporters of Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act, approved by voters in 1996, which made marijuana available by prescription for medicinal uses, protest outside West Hollywood City Hall Thursday outraged at the recent raids on medical marijuana dispensaries in and around the city. Photos by Andrea Simpson

DEA raids in West Hollywood prompt medical marijuana supporters to take to the streets.

By Andrea Simpson

“Imagine that you are already suffering from some sort of illness and your doctor tells you that there is one thing that might be able to help you. The good news is that there is something that can help you. The bad news is you get put on the federal government’s wanted list,” said Steph Sherer, founder and executive director of Americans for Safe Access.
This is the same sentiment felt by the mass of people who stood in protest with banners and signs held high and voices loud chanting “DEA go away” outside West Hollywood City Hall Thursday to fight against what they believe are unlawful acts by the federal government to storm medical marijuana facilities and confiscate patients records and medications. This is exactly what happened Wednesday afternooon.


January 8, 2007


Please Write To Medical Cannabis Political Prisoner Stephanie Landa

Dublin, CA Jan 6, 2007 -- Medical cannabis political prisoner Stephanie Landa is having a rough time of it in county jail and really could use your cards and letters of appreciation and love.

Please address your cards and letters to: Stephanie Landa
c/o Santa Rita Co Jail
5325 Broder Blvd
Dublin, CA 94568



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