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Bio for Lynda Westlund


Ms. Westlund began her career as a Deputy Public Defender, where she worked for five years in San Francisco, Humboldt and Los Angeles counties, respectively.  In this capacity, she handled thousands of cases, and tried over sixty of them, misdemeanor and felony, to jury verdict.  After winning a long line of acquittals for her clients, she developed her core philosophy, which has become her approach to each and every criminal case.  The approach is simply this:  the Government is often times wrong. Whether in a major or a series of small ways, the State is often mistaken, misled, or inaccurate.  Ms. Westlund believes that anything less insistent than this approach, from the very beginning, sets an accused up for failure.


As an attorney, Ms. Westlund’s obligation to each and every client is to uncover and exploit the Government’s errors regarding the charges and the evidence, and in so doing obtain the best possible result for her clients, whether it be a dismissal, an acquittal, or a reduction in charges and penalties.  Additionally, Ms. Westlund is expert at presenting her clients –with their professional, family, community and educational accomplishments-- in the best possible light to prosecutors, judges and juries, which, almost without fail, results in a positive impact on the outcome of a case.


Ms. Westlund went from public service to private practice in order to broaden the scope of her experience, while seizing the opportunity to focus more intensely on individual cases and clients.  Ms. Westlund has represented many accused individuals, in both state and federal court, on serious felonies involving massive firearm seizures.  Firearm laws and regulations are almost incomprehensible to most lawyers, let alone folks with no formal legal training.  For these firearm cases, Ms. Westlund tirelessly researched, wrote and filed all manner of suppression and dismissal motions, writs and appeals.  Additionally, she served as a Panel Member for an educational seminar on Firearms:  Possession, Use and the Law.


In sum, Ms. Westlund can be counted on, without exception, to zealously, aggressively and inexhaustibly find, pursue and litigate every available line of defense on behalf of her clients, while treating each client with the utmost respect, compassion and consideration.



Bio for Shareen Ghabrial

Shareen began her legal field journey when securing her double Bachelor’s degrees in pre-Law concentrations. She enjoyed her employment by a University at the young age of 20, as a tutor of specialized need students in their legal courses. Her affection for helping to educate and empower people through major life decisions initially led her down the path as a successful real estate Broker, where she earned multiple awards for her dedication and conscientious business style. While commented on by a respected colleague as approachable, yet credible, Shareen continued to strive for an edge that would award her a niche in her respective markets. With that goal, she obtained a reputation as the go-to person for problematic files. Shareen’s exposure to solving complex problems evolved into her immersion in the Foreclosure and Short Sale market. Family dynamics were dismantling rapidly, and her clients were suddenly in need of Bankruptcy counsel. The strain quickly led to Shareen also suddenly having to find attorneys for Family matters, and Criminal charges. Without breaking stride, Shareen confronted these challenges and found that her compassion for her client community deepened, and she wanted to be the one to assist with all of these issues directly. An established Los Angeles firm hired her as a Bankruptcy Paralegal, and she quickly gained experience from processing hundreds of files. Immediately upon being conferred her Juris Doctor, Shareen pursued the State Bar, and in the interim joined Lynda for a dynamic Partnership that promised nothing but excellence. As the Criminal Case manager, Shareen is guaranteed to work aggressively, creatively, and tirelessly for each and every client, regardless of the type or size of case. Clients have also discovered that Shareen truly is available for them virtually around the clock. She knows that one night of her life is a small sacrifice when considering the high stakes of her clients’ needs. Thank you for your time, and your trust, as you consider our firm.



Law Offices of Lynda J. Westlund
3655 Torrance Blvd., Ste. 300
Torrance, CA 90503