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Fred Thiagarajah

Founder & Principal Attorney


Fred Thiagarajah is the founder and principal attorney of Right Choice Law – a group of former prosecutors all dedicated to criminal defense. Fred was a former Deputy District Attorney and has been practicing criminal law exclusively for more than 20 years, with over 100 trials to verdict. He has been selected as a Super Lawyer every year since 2016 – an honor reserved for the top 5% of all attorneys; and he was also selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2012 and 2013 – an honor reserved for the top 2.5% of all lawyers under the age of 40. Every year since 2015, the National Trial Lawyers has selected him as one of the top 100 criminal trial lawyers in all of California. Avvo ranks his legal skills as a 10 out of 10 and has given him their Client’s Choice Award for outstanding client relations. Riviera Magazine called him a “Power Player” amongst Orange County attorneys and the OC Register selected him as one of Orange County’s top DUI defense lawyers. Fred is also a member of MENSA – the high IQ society. Fred and his cases have been cited in numerous magazines and media outlets, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Yahoo News, OC Register, NY Times, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Examiner and many more.

Examples of Fred and his cases in the media include:

Law&Crime Network Interviewing Fred Thiagarajah

Fred Thiagarajah Represents Defendant and Victim in La Luz Del Mundo Sex Abuse Scandal

Fred Thiagarajah Represents Dr. Scott Sills, Accused of Murdering his Wife.

Prominent Newport Beach Attorney Fred Thiagarajah Interviewed about R. Kelly

Fred Thiagarajah Uses “Festivus” to Get Special Meals for Inmate

Fred Thiagarajah Interviewed by Fox News on Workplace Rights at Disneyland


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Choose Our Experience

Our team at Right Choice Law is backed by 60 years of combined experience.


Choose Our Character

You don't need just a good attorney. You need an attorney that you can trust to protect your future.


Choose Our Perseverance

We are committed to our clients. We will spend as much time as it takes to get the best result possible.


Choose Our Training

At Right Choice Law, all of our lawyers are former Deputy District Attorneys.


Choose Our Intelligence

Principal Attorney Fred Thiagarajah is a member of MENSA, the international high-IQ society.


Choose Our Knowledge

Laws are constantly changing. Our attorneys are up to date on all the latest developments with constant research and regular attendance at seminars.