Mr. Elden is recognized as one of the leading Federal and State criminal defense attorneys. He has earned a reputation for aggressive representation and knowledgeable preparation in defending the rights of those charged with crimes. One hundred percent of Mr. Elden’s practice is defending individuals and businesses who are charged with having committed Federal or State crimes, and he travels to Federal and State courts across the entire United States.
Mr. Elden’s practice has focused on criminal defense since 1970. He has served as President of the Criminal Courts Bar for Los Angeles County and sits on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). He is currently co-chair of the NACDL strike force, which comes to the aid of lawyers who are threatened with contempt of court for vigorously representing their clients.
Named a Top Southern California Lawyer by Los Angeles magazine, he concentrates on the defense of complex Federal cases involving charges of corporate fraud, drug distribution conspiracies, or money laundering.
Mr. Elden has been involved in numerous high profile cases and has been recognized as a Top Southern Lawyer by Los Angeles Magazine for 2007, 2008 and 2009.