One Mistake Does Not a Bad Person Make

Alison Polin Saros

Attorney Alison Saros is an experienced, fierce, and successful Criminal Defense Lawyer with 25 years of legal experience

As a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles County for over 16 years, she tried dozens of cases to verdict, handled hundreds of preliminary hearings, and evaluated thousands of cases for filing determination. As a law professor, she taught constitutional criminal procedure to law students from a practical perspective. She knows how to protect you because she knows the law and the exact strategies the opposition will use to prosecute you. 

Saros Law’s proven success record for all criminal defense cases shows that the firm is relentless in representing clients in DUITheftDrug CrimesDomestic Violence, Sex Crimes, Juvenile Crimes, Assault, Vandalism, Alcohol & Mental Health-Related Crimes, and Education Law and School Discipline matters.  

She’s also a fierce, protective mother of two grown kids.

Areas of Practice


  • Juvenile Law
  • Drug & Alcohol Crimes
  • Mental Health Diversion
  • DUI
  • Sex Crimes & Domestic Violence


  • School Discipline
  • Title IX, Academic Dishonesty
  • IEP & 504 Advocacy
  • Special Education

Top Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California – J.D. – 1996
  • Michigan State University – B.A.
  • Loyola Marymount University – M.A.
    • Honors: Pupil Personnel Services Credential
    • Major: School Counseling
  • Association Memberships
    • Santa Monica Bar Association Member
    • South Bay Bar Association
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association
    • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
    • National Criminal Justice Association and Council of Parent Attorneys
    • Advocates (COPAA)

Her Master’s Degree in Education Counseling and experience as a California School Teacher, Professor, Administrator, and Counselor make Saros Law the leading expert in Juvenile Criminal Defense and Education Law and College Discipline. She’s also a fierce, protective mother of two grown kids.

We refuse to let a mistake ruin your child’s future. Not every criminal defense attorney has in-depth experience with the California School System. Alison Saros fights for and protects your child like she would for her own kid.
Saros Law specializes in Education Law and represents clients in Title IX, College Discipline (suspension, expulsion, etc), IEP, and Section 504 cases.

She’s worked with children and teenagers in schools, dealt with administrators and school resource officers (SROs), and understands the psychological and behavioral reasons why kids can make bad decisions.


Adjunct Professor of Law teaching Criminal-Law-in-Practice, Southwestern University School of Law

Past Employment Positions

Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney


Alison is now the founder of Saros Law APC, combining her prior career as a prosecutor with her experience working in public school systems for the last 5 years as a teacher and school counselor. Because of her teaching and school counseling experience, Alison brings a personal knowledge and prospective of the inner-workings of school systems. This experience gives her and her clients an advantage when educating parents and advocating on behalf of students. She is here to help you navigate school districts, become a better advocate for your child, and provide counseling support resources. 


As a prosecutor, Alison encountered numerous young criminal defendants with learning difficulties, mental health issues, and physical challenges who were never provided proper support in or out of the school system, and ended up in the criminal justice system. As a parent of two children with learning difficulties, Alison faced her own challenges learning how to negotiate the school system in order to obtain the support needed for her own kids. Through those experiences with kids in the criminal justice system and her own kids, Alison developed the desire to help all children achieve success.

“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.”

Saros Law APC is Open and meeting with clients as needed at this time, we are always available by phone or email so we can stay in touch with our clients and colleagues. We have also taken the necessary steps to ensure our office is sanitized routinely throughout the day, to promote the safest and healthiest experience for our employees, clients and guests.