Hayden, Jeffrey B.

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Address: 600 Allerton St. Suite 201, Redwood City, CA 94063
Lawyer Firm: Jeffrey B. Hayden, Attorney at Law
Phone: 650-542-9702
Fax: 650-364-7034
Website: https://yourcriminaldefender.net/

Areas of Practice Criminal Defense, Juvenile Offenses

My practice centers around criminal defense, juvenile delinquency defense and defending Landermann-Petris-Short (LPS) conservatorship cases. Much of my caseload is by court appointment for legally indigent defendants; the appointed counsel program assigns me mostly serious felony cases, juvenile delinquency cases and LPS conservatorship cases. The balance of my practice consists of retained and Pro Bono cases. I take on civil and/or administrative cases, that are substantially related to my criminal defense practice, such as taking care of a traffic citation for a client facing criminal charges, defending civil contempt proceedings or opposing restraining orders. I pride myself not just on the results which I have achieved, but also:

I have received an A-V rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Also, I am listed in their "Bar Register," limited to the top 5% of lawyers they have rated

I have been rated among the top 5% of Northern California lawyers by San Francisco Magazine in their annual "Super Lawyers" supplement 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2009.

I have achieved a rating of 10.0/10.0 by AVVO.com

I have been certified as a criminal law specialist by the State Bar of California and, by appointment of the Board of Governors, chair the Criminal Law Advisory Commission

I provide a public service, many of my cases are court appointed, and I defend additional cases either for free or for a greatly reduced rate while never compromising the quality of representation I provide

I defend the cases vigorously, yet ethically; I have never had any court, co-counsel or opposing counsel question my word or my ethics

DEPUTY PUBLIC DEFENDER: LOS ANGELES COUNTY PUBLIC DEFENDER 1993-1997 My training began with misdemeanor arraignments. I advanced through preliminary hearings, misdemeanor trials, and traffic court (including DUI cases). Upon completion of my training, I was assigned to Compton, where I served 16 months in Municipal Court, followed by 21 months in Compton Juvenile Court. On January 6, I began my final assignment at the South Gate Municipal Court. Before leaving the Public Defender’s Office, I litigated 15 jury trials, approximately 300 juvenile trials, and countless preliminary hearings and pre-trial motions.

JUDICIAL LAW CLERK: to the Honorable Robert P. Aguilar and the Honorable James Ware.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT – San Jose, CA 1990-1993Some ten weeks after being sworn into the bar, I began a judicial clerkship in the United States District Court. I was appointed by Judge Robert P. Aguilar to assist in settlement conferences. Given my desire to increase my workload and to learn, I quickly began working with additional judges in the courthouse. I became actively engaged in assisting Judge H. James Ware with legal research and writing bench memos and court orders in both civil and criminal cases, and I simultaneously served in two capacities: I assisted Judge Robert P. Aguilar preparing various types of cases for settlement conferences over which he would preside, while I worked as an additional clerk to Judge Ware). The work I performed for Judge Ware included criminal and complex civil motions which proved too cumbersome for a clerk moving a large number of files. Under the simultaneous tutelage of both judges, I excelled in criminal law and motion. My additional duties included reviewing administrative law appeals and prisoner habeas corpus and section 1983 petitions, participating in settlement conferences, and supervising student externs. I remained at the district court until mid 1993. ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY: Kroff and Associates, Palo Alto, CA 1990I began working for this small civil litigation firm as a law clerk immediately after taking the February 1990 BarExamination. When sworn into the Bar, I remained as an associate attorney. Much of the caseload was plaintiff’spersonal injury cases; however, I also worked on the defense of complex civil and business litigation cases. Iremained here until the start of my judicial clerkship.

LAW CLERK: NASATIR & HIRSCH – Santa Monica, CA 1989Criminal law. Assisted with legal research, writing legal briefs and memoranda, preparing cases for trial. Diversecase load included inter alia Homicide, DUI’s, and White Collar Crime.




Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, The California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California. I handle misdemeanor and felony cases ranging from Petty Theft to Homicide, from Sex Crimes to Insurance Fraud, from DUI’s to curfew violations, in both adult and juvenile courts.I have practiced before courts from Los Angeles County to Sutter County, most of my practice is in San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties, AND I AM NOT AFRAID TO RUN MOTIONS OR TAKE CASES TO TRIAL.Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California Public Defenders Association, the Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations, the San Mateo County Bar Association and the State Bar of California.Ten (10) years in Criminal Defense.Former Deputy Public Defender, County of Los Angeles, California.Former Judicial Law Clerk, United States District Court.


COMMUNITY LAW NIGHT. A, joint venture of the San Mateo County Superior Court and the San Mateo County Bar Association, the participating attorneys give free consultations to members of the community.

PRO BONO LEGAL WORK. I take several trial-level cases and post-trial motions each year without fee.MOCK TRIAL JUDGE. The Constitutional Rights Foundation offers the Mock Trial Program wherein local High School students form teams and compete in courtroom advocacy. Each year I attend several sessions, sitting as a judge and presiding over the proceedings. Later in the Spring, the students are honored at a luncheon that I also attend each year. KALW, Your Legal Rights. Weekly call-in radio program, run by Deputy San Mateo County District Attorney Chuck Finney as a public service. I appear a few times a year on-air. In addition, once per month, Mr. Finney provides an off-air service wherein a listener can call off-air, during the broadcast, for a consultation with a Certified Specialist. I have participated each month for the past several years, handling any cases deriving from the program on a pro bono basis. For my participation, I received a Certificate of Appreciation from the Board of Legal Specialization, a sponsor of this program. HOMELESS CAT NETWORK. I volunteer taking care of rescued cats, helping to get them adopted. ANIMAL CRUELTY TASK FORCE. A joint operation of the San Mateo County Superior Court, the San Mateo County District Attorney, various law enforcement, veterinary and animal control authorities designed to establish a channel of communication between these groups and to further the prosecution of animal cruelty cases. I serve as the representative of the San Mateo County Bar Association. LEGAL ANALYST, Appearing on Regional and Nationally Broadcast Television News (Last Appeared 2006).

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