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  • Born Chicago, Illinois, March 8, 1955;
  • Admitted to:
  • the California bar,
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California;
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California 
  • American Bar Association.
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
  • Association of Federal Defense
  • California Attorneys for Criminal
  • NORML.
  • California Public Defenders
  • Los Angeles County Bar
  • Century City Bar Association.
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association.
  • Ranked #1, Lexis Legal Research Competition, Loyola Law School.
  • Scott Moot Court Competition, Loyola Law School.
  • Golden Key National Honor Society.
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society in Economics.


    • US v. Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center;
    • People v. Robert Blake (assisting Thomas Mesereau & Susan Yu);
    • Operation Casablanca, the U.S. Government's largest money laundering sting in history; 
    • Fox Warez copyright matter.


    Michael Cernyar (E-mail) has extraordinary expertise in computer criminal defense, digital evidence, computer forensics, computer investigations, fraud, embezzlement, and other crimes. He practiced for several years with a member of the Federal Public Defenderís Office Indigent panel, including high-profile federal matters such as Operation Casablanca (the largest money-laundering sting in U.S.history) and the Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center. In addition while with OnlineSecurity, Mr. Cernyar was a member of a legal team prosecuting computer matters for large high-tech corporations such as Microsoft, Honeywell, and Shell Oil. Furthermore, he was a member of the legal team assembled by Thomas Mesereau in the Robert Blake murder trial. Moreover, Mr. Cernyarís federal and state practice includes defending those whose immigration status depends on successful results.  

    Michael Cernyar's background in computers started in 1980 with one of Chicago's largest law firms, Keck, Mahin & Cate.

    Purdue University
    West Lafayette, Indiana
    Engineering, GPA 4.0

    California State University
    Long Beach, California
    B.A. Economics, GPA 3.63

    Loyola Law School
    Los Angeles, California
    JD, with Honors 

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