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Job Details

Criminal Defense Attorney

Company name

5 yrs required

$100,000 to $200,000

Newport Beach, CA, United States

Employment Type

Legal, Bilingual

Posted on
May 04, 2021


Criminal Defense Attorney

Successful, growing criminal defense and professional license defense law firm serving Southern California is seeking an exceptional criminal defense attorney to join our team. The modern, friendly, collegial team works remotely from home offices except when meeting with clients or appearing in court. The firm has four office locations for client meetings in Orange County and Los Angeles.

The firm staff handles client marketing, intake, screening, and retainer agreements for attorneys. Firm attorneys are laser-focused on providing excellent customer service and solving client challenges.

The candidate will manage their own caseload, and court calendar once hired that can include handling all phases of criminal defense in Orange County criminal courts, including:

  • Pre-filing representation with law enforcement.
  • Prepare for and attend arraignments, readiness conferences, probation revocations, sentencing, etc.
  • Effectively litigate pre-trial hearings and motions (e.g., preliminary hearings, PC 1538.5 motions, PC 995 motions, etc.).
  • Negotiate plea bargains or negotiated dispositions at the misdemeanor and felony readiness conferences.
  • Prepare for and conduct jury and bench trials.
  • Counsel clients as to their legal defenses, constitutional rights, and strategies for their cases.
  • Consistently communicate with clients as to the status of their case.
  • Conduct research and draft pleadings, briefs, discovery requests and responses, and motions.
  • Conduct administrative DMV hearings for DUI cases.
  • Prepare for and conduct TRO trials (both on behalf of Petitioner or Respondent).
  • Conduct client meetings and recommend strategies; communicate with prosecutors, witnesses, and experts.
  • Post conviction relief.

Pay and Benefits

  • Pay $100,000 to $200,000+/yr, based on experience and qualifications
  • Health insurance, 401k (Waiting period may apply)
  • Remote working from home office

Required Qualifications

  • Min 5 years of criminal defense experience, including complex felony cases.
  • Criminal trial experience.
  • Experience handling preliminary hearings.
  • Former prosecutor or public defender a BIG plus.
  • Experience in Orange County criminal courts a plus.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English a plus.
  • CA bar license with no disciplinary record.

Other Skills

  • Project confidence and competence when engaging with clients and opposing counsel.
  • Outstanding command of the courtroom. 
  • Excellent legal research skills, persuasive writing skills, and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivation, excellent time management, and interpersonal skills.

To apply, please email the following to

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • A brief, specific 4-5 sentence explanation of why – given our needs – you are the superior candidate for this role

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