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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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Student Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Conducted client interviews & provided arraignment representation in various criminal cases
  • Formulated legal strategies, investigated facts, & counseled indigent clients on criminal matters
  • Engaged in plea-bargain negotiations, pre-trial discovery, & pre-trial hearings
Candidate Info
3
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Political Science
Juris
12

Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Managed a criminal litigation defendants' misdemeanor caseload.
  • Handled every aspect of a county public defender misdemeanor contract.
  • Routinely appeared before state district court on all aspects of the case.
  • Conducted depositions and trial testimony of expert toxicological witnesses.
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
History
JD
Juris Doctor
13

Criminal Defense Attorney

Organized photos and records in preparation for trial

  • Communicated with bail bonds companies
  • Scheduled meetings with clients and potential clients
  • Assisted and observed DWI and murder trials
  • Drafted correspondence
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
AS
Paralegal
14

Court Appointed Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Drafted and argued motions in front of a judge
  • Negotiated with prosecution
  • Advised and counseled clients concerning the merits of their case
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BBA
Finance
JD
Rank
15

Solo Criminal Defense Attorney/founder

Solo defense attorney with full oversight of initial investigations, trial planning, motion writing, discovery, legal
research, court appearances, and trial.

  • Defend clients in various criminal matters ranging from DUI to assault to manslaughter.
  • Cultivate client relationships through constant contact regarding case status.
  • Manage all business operations of the law firm including bookkeeping and marketing.
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Sociology
JD
Juris Doctor
16

Criminal Defense Attorney

Founding partner in firm.

  • Responsible for billing, advertising, client acquisition.
  • Handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases from origination to adjudication.
  • Researched and filed appeals when appropriate.
  • Represented clients in over fifty jury trials in misdemeanor and felony criminal matters.
  • Lead trial counsel: Felonies (aggravated assault, drug possession for sale, felony DUI)
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BFA
Art History
JD
Juris Doctor
17

Legal Assistant/intern to Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Answered phones and directed inquiries to appropriate personnel.
  • Scheduled appointments and maintained calendar for one attorney.
  • Drafted correspondence and memos to file.
Candidate Info
1
year in
workforce
1
year
at this job
18

Criminal Defense Attorney

  • Negotiated with solicitors and prosecutors for dismissals and other favorable dispositions.
  • Conducted State and Superior Court Plea hearings.
  • Drafted Appellate Briefs.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BA
Political Science
JD
Juris Doctor
19

Paralegal to Family Law and Criminal Defense Attorney

Set appointments; interview clients; educate clients regarding the procedure and process of their particular suit; open and set-up files; prepare and draft initial pleadings, discovery, and motions and orders; organize and maintain file and pleading binders; summarize depositions; schedule hearings, depositions, mediations, and trials; brief clients prior to hearings; assist at trial; prepare simple wills and trusts.

  • Liaison between office, client, court and opposing counsel, law enforcement entities, and any and all service providers; attend hearings when necessary.
  • Coordinate and contract professional services: court reporters and/or videographers, private process servers, private investigators, polygraphers, and expert witnesses; interview and gather information from witnesses.
  • Document all time and expenses for court costs, filing fees, postage, copies, couriers and overnight express services, and all out-of-pocket expenses for all clients.
  • Prepare client billing for entire firm.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
20

Criminal Defense Attorney

Represent clients on state and federal drug and alcohol charges

  • Prepare and organize cases for trial and hearings
  • Research state and federal criminal case law and statutes
  • Advise clients on plea deals, informing of benefits and risks so they can make a pragmatic decision
  • Negotiate with district attorney's office
  • Responsible for advertising and accounting procedures
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
JD
Class Standing

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