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Criminal Defense Attorneys ensure that their clients are afforded all of the protections they can receive via the laws and constitutions of both federal and state governments. Duties included on sample resumes of Criminal Defense Attorneys include writing motions to present to the court, attending trials and hearings, and visiting incarcerated clients in an effort to collect information. Like any attorney, the resume of a Criminal Defense Attorney displays a Juris Doctor degree, which is earned after the successful completion and passing of both law school and the bar exam.

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Criminal Defense Attorney

Solo practitioner accountable for directing all aspects of the business including: marketing, client relations,
vendor management, staff leadership, risk management, investigations and working with government entities.

  • Proficient as a competent and effective attorney and business owner, managed a caseload of 100-110
  • Effective legal strategist, during ten-year tenure, only lost 7 cases that went to trial.
  • Reviewed legal documents for redactions, responsiveness, non-responsiveness, privileged and non- privileged information.
  • Prepared clients for depositions; ascertained key objectives of case strategy and solicited information from witnesses and key experts that support client's position.
  • Discerned facts, gathered and compiled evidence; identified and subpoena witnesses, records and other
  • Reviewed motions filed in cases, provided assessment and recommendation; reviewed filings for jurisdictional and statutory requirements; conducted conferences with opposing counsel concerning
  • Prepare pleadings and other legal documents in connection with trials, hearings and other legal
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BS
Psychology
JD
Juris Doctor
2

Assistant Regional Counsel, Criminal Defense Attorney

Oversaw over 25 jury trials as first chair. Handled felony criminal cases from inception to disposition including cases involving complex litigation issues such as, multiple defendants, ballistics, scientific evidence and confidential informants.

  • Oversaw jury trials in cases ranging from third-degree felonies to felonies punishable by life, including murder, armed drug trafficking, robbery with a firearm, sexual battery, home invasion, burglary, and kidnapping.
  • Conducted depositions, attend arraignments, draft pleadings, negotiate pleas, review warrants and affidavits to determine probable cause, and argue motions for pretrial release/bond.
  • Researched legal issues draft and argue complex motions to suppress, dismiss, and vacate. Responded to and make discovery demands.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
JD
Law
3

Contract Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Composed numerous appellate opening briefs after reviewing trial transcripts and researching relevant law
  • Secured favorable settlement offer for indigent client by drafting 7(c)(1) motion to dismiss in multi-defendant, federal drug conspiracy case
  • Researched and identified precedents controlling federal and state drug conspiracy laws, RICO, illegal weapons possession, public indecency, grand theft auto conspiracy and extortion
  • Performed large-scale electronic and hard-copy document review for both Ninth Circuit and state criminal cases
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
English
JD
Juris Doctor
Hastings Race And Poverty Law Journal
4

Criminal Defense Attorney/bankruptcy/matrimonial

Practicing Criminal Defense Attorney defending individuals charged with crimes and felonies
providing representation in the court of law. Client representation in Bankruptcy laws of Chapter
7 & Chapter 11. Represent sole party in divorce proceedings.

  • Researched details of charges, collect information from various sources, prepare defense,
  • Exceptional knowledge of state, federal, and local rules, court procedures, evidentiary
  • Acquired and reviewed all clients' finances to determine bankruptcy eligibility including
  • Represented individual in dissolution of marriage, child custody, disputes, wills, trusts,
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
5

Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Conducted numerous jury trials, preliminary hearings, violation of probation hearings and sentencing hearings.
  • Researched, drafted and argued pre-trial and in limine motions such as: Motions to Dismiss Evidence, Pitches Motions, Romero Motions and many other evidentiary motions.
  • Negotiated plea agreements with prosecutors.
  • Represented minors in juvenile Delinquency Court and conducted numerous trials on misdemeanor and felony cases.
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor
6

Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Represented clients charged with misdemeanor offenses in court appointed cases
  • Researched legal issues and rules of law to best protect clients' interests
  • Advocated zealously for my clients' rights under the constitution
  • Prepared and filed motions with the court
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
5
months
at this job
JD
Teaching
Arts Political Science
7

Criminal Defense Attorney

Represent criminal defendants in all stages of the criminal justice process, from arraignment through trial. Cases range from simple misdemeanors to violent felonies. Responsibilities include:

  • Investigate clients' cases, including gathering evidence and conducting witness interviews.
  • Represent clients at arraignment, preliminary hearing, pretrial motions, and trial, and negotiate plea agreements with prosecution if and when appropriate.
  • Assist clients in post-conviction matters such as probation and expungement hearings.
  • Participate in management and administration of firm business.
  • Derive, organize and execute marketing plan on behalf of firm.
  • Design and distribute marketing material.
  • Correspond and meet with prospective clients to procure new business.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
BA
Communication Studies
JD
Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal Staff
8

Criminal Defense Attorney

Researched, drafted and edited pre-trial motions in civil cases

  • Argued pre-trial motions in civil cases in court
  • Researched, drafted and edited pre-trial motions in criminal defense cases
  • Argued pre-trial criminal defense motions in court
  • Researched, prepared and argue sentencing motions in criminal defense cases
  • Researched, drafted and edited factually accurate articles on various criminal defense topics for publication on multiple websites
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
12
years
at this job
BS
Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor
9

Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Seven years experience as a Criminal Defense Attorney in Domestic Violence Courts
  • Litigated Jury trials and Court trials, including cases with charges of: Major Felony Battery, Criminal Confinement, Stalking, Sexual Battery, Pointing a Firearm, Criminal Recklessness, Strangulation, Domestic Battery, Residential Entry and Misdemeanor Battery
  • Seven years of experience litigating hundreds of Court trials in a high volume, high pressure Domestic Violence Courts
  • Negotiated plea agreements and other case settlements with prosecutors and probation officers
  • Mentored novice attorneys in litigation, criminal practice and courtroom procedure on a day-to-day basis in Domestic Violence Courts
Candidate Info
36
years in
workforce
15
years
at this job
BA
Psychology
JD
Juris Doctor
10

Legal Assistant to Criminal Defense Attorney

Specialized in Violation of Probation cases

  • Developed correspondence, motions, and court presentation packages
  • Set up notebooks for depositions, trials, and motion hearings
  • Interviewed clients and witnesses
Candidate Info
11
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
C
Paralegal
AA
Business Management
BA
Business Administration

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