Ms. Podberesky received her undergraduate degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982 and her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 1985. While at USC she was an intern in the USC Prison Law Project and following her graduation from the USC Gould School of Law, was an E. Barrett Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown University Law School.

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Ms. Podberesky is a member of the State Bar of California and the District of Columbia, as well as the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and United States District Courts throughout California.



Prior to starting Andrues/Podberesky, Ms. Podberesky was a partner with the firm of Nasatir, Hirsch, Podberesky & Khero, where she specialized in representing individuals in both state and federal criminal matters, as well companies and individuals in administrative and in-house investigations. Her prior experience is as a litigation attorney in the law firm of Jones, Day, Revis & Pogue, practicing white collar criminal defense, and as an associate at the law firm of Finley, Kumble, Wagner, Heine, Underberg, Manley, Myerson & Casey, representing individuals and corporations in complex criminal and civil fraud litigation.

Ms. Podberesky has received numerous honors for her work in the field of criminal defense, including the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association 2014 Jerry Geisler Memorial Award for outstanding skill and expertise as a trial attorney. She also has been recognized in Best Lawyers of America, with distinctions for white collar and non-white collar criminal defense, and has been named in Super Lawyers of Southern California from 2004-present, as well as Top Women Lawyers.

Ms. Podberesky has co-authored a chapter on release procedures in the California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice, 2nd edition treatise, and has been a presenter at various conferences and seminars on issues concerning criminal law and representation of the accused.

She is a Fellow and former President of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, and has been a member of the Board of Governors, the Chair of the Governmental Misconduct Committee, and former co-chair of the Amicus Curiae Committee of the California Attorneys For Criminal Justice. She has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Criminal Courts Bar Association, a faculty member in the trial advocacy training program for the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, and a staff attorney to Judge William Webster for the Webster Commission, which was formed to evaluate the Los Angeles Police Department response to the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Ms. Podberesky has acted as a lawyer representative for the Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, a volunteer attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union, and as an arbitrator for fee disputes with the Los Angeles County Bar Associate Dispute Resolution Services. She has provided pro bono legal services to several non-profit organizations including LA Youth Network, PETA and Greenpeace.

She is a member of the American Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, Criminal Courts Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

  • Obtained a multi-million dollar settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit for wrongful conviction.
  • Successfully overturned the wrongful conviction of an individual convicted of murder, where newly presented evidence supported a finding of a miscarriage of justice and established probable innocence.
  • Obtained a dismissal for pharmacist charged with federal healthcare fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances due to governmental misconduct.
  • Obtained a dismissal for owner of company charged with federal mail and wire fraud.
  • Obtained an acquittal for law enforcement officer charged with federal criminal civil rights violations.
  • Secured a reversal on appeal of a conviction for Hobbs Actviolation.
  • Obtained an acquittal for company supervisor charged with aiding and abetting vehicular manslaughter.
  • Obtained an acquittal for individual charged with worker’s compensation fraud.
  • Successfully obtained dismissals or acquittals after jury trial for law enforcement officers charged with felony counts of false reports, perjury and excessive force.
  • Obtained a dismissal of all charges for individual charged with state criminal tax violations.
  • Obtained pre-trial dismissal for company charged with criminal violations of Outdoor Advertising Act.
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