Yvette Essakhar

Yvette Essakhar

Associate Trial Counsel
Los Angeles, California

Yvette Essakhar is an associate trial attorney at The Kaufman Law Group and practices in the areas of complex civil business litigation and white collar criminal defense.

Ms. Essakhar has comprehensive experience in both civil and criminal cases in state and federal courts.  In the civil context, Ms. Essakhar has successfully represented an extensive number of clients in the industries of business, real estate, corporate litigation, employment, intellectual property and entertainment.  Ms. Essakhar’s considerable practice in criminal contexts has involved cases regarding RICO allegations, public corruptions, fraud and money laundering.

Before joining the Kaufman Law Group, Ms. Essakhar established considerable clinical experience in the fields of pre-trial civil litigation and depositions, with an emphasis on hostile witnesses. While completing her legal education, Ms. Essakhar also worked at a premier anti-terrorism law firm in Tel Aviv, Israel and taught a legal course at Palisades Charter High School. 

Ms. Essakhar earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her B.A., Summa cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles. Ms. Essakhar is admitted to practice in all California state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Central District of California.


Areas of Practice

  • Complex Civil Business Litigation
  • White Collar Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, pro hac vice


  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California
    • Juris Doctorate
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    • B.A. summa cum laude