I knew I wanted to be a lawyer at a fairly young age.
I grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from North Hollywood High School in 1994 and from UCLA in 2000. During these years I trained in gymnastics and martial arts.
My first job was in high school, working for a law office as a clerk. During college, I worked for the City of West Hollywood Mayor's Office and for the California Assembly Speaker's Office in Van Nuys, CA.
In 2003, I started law school at the San Fernando Valley College of Law, where I volunteered at the school sponsored legal clinic.
In 2005, I took a job with a successful plaintiffs’ law firm in Los Angeles. That's where I learned the practice of law, largely due to the skill of my mentors and the freedom and responsibility they gave me.
In 2008, after more than 20 years of thinking about it, and with the unwavering support of my wife and family, I opened the Law Offices of Arkady A. Tselner.
Today, my focus remains on making a difference through the art of law. I truly love what I do and the people I have the opportunity to help.