Licensed in California, New York and New Jersey, Alana has been practicing law with a heavy emphasis on criminal defense work. She attended New York Law School after earning a Bachelor of Arts from UCLA, receiving numerous awards and honors for her academics. Alana is also admitted to the federal courts, U.S. District Courts of New York (Southern and Eastern Districts) and U.S. District Courts of California (Eastern, Northern and Central Districts).
In addition to having worked as a trial lawyer for several law firms, Alana previously served as a legal analyst for Bloomberg, clerked for a New York Supreme Court judge and interned for the District Attorney's office Alana has broad experience defending state and serious federal criminal charges. She has received media attention for her successful results in high profile cases defending members of La Cosa Nostra and other white-collar cases. She has also made various t.v. appearances as a legal commentator. Alana is deemed to be the top 2.5 percent of attorneys chosen for inclusion on the 2013 through 2016 Southern California Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in practice. Alana has also been selected as a member of The National Trial Lawyers- Top 40 Under 40. This is an elite and exclusive membership based on performance as an exceptional young trial lawyer.
As an aggressive trial attorney, her professional experience in working closely with clients incarcerated in state and federal jails has led to spectacular case results. She prides herself in extensive communication with clients and their families and representing them in all aspects of criminal defense proceedings to trial. Alana Yakovlev knows how to prepare a winning criminal defense case and how to do it quickly and efficiently.