Jeffrey B. Hayden

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Redwood City, CA

Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Hayden
 | 600 Allerton Street, Suite 201
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650-542-9702
Fax: 650-368-5736
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2009, 2014 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

From his law office in Redwood City, California, Jeffrey B. Hayden, Attorney at Law, Mr. Hayden devotes his practice to protecting the rights and liberties of those throughout the Bay Area of Northern California facing serious felony and misdemeanor charges.

Focusing solely on criminal defense and juvenile offenses since 1997, Mr. Hayden holds certification from The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a criminal law specialist, and throughout his long and illustrious career, he has helped thousands of clients achieve the most favorable outcomes possible for their situations.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional trial skills, Mr. Hayden has received numerous awards and honors, including a perfect 10 out of 10 rating from Avvo. He also is AV-Preeminent peer-review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell.

A 1986 graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Mr. Hayden obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law in 1989. The following year, The State Bar of California admitted him to practice, and Mr. Hayden continues to remain active in his legal community, as evidenced by his involvement in several local, state and national bar associations.

He currently serves as advisor/past chair for the California Board of Legal Specialization and serves as the immediate past chair for the Conference of California Bar Associations. He is a past president (2015) of the San Mateo County Bar Association, and he is also an active member of the American Bar Association, the California Public Defenders Association, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (100%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

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Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2006, 2009, 2014 - 2015

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About Jeffrey Hayden

Admitted: 1990, California

Professional Webpage: https://yourcriminaldefender.net/attorney-profile/

Honors/Awards:

  •  Super Lawyers in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2014 and 2015
  • 10.0 out of 10.0 at AVVO.com
  • San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent from Martindale Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Criminal Defense Specialist, Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of Calif.

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • HOST: YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, KALW 91.7 FM, San Francisco; weekly radio call-in broadcast featuring legal issues and analysis for consumers . . . .

    , 2018
  • Chair, California Board of Legal Specialization, 2016
  • Chair, Conference of California Bar Associations, 2016
  • Commissioner, Criminal Law Advisory Commission, 2008-2012 Chair 2012
  • American Bar Association
  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization
  • Member, California Public Defenders Association
  • Member, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • The California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • California State Bar, 1990
  • President, San Mateo County Bar Association , 2015
  • Member, Board of Directors, Conference of California Bar Associations, 2007-
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The California Public Defender’s Association
  • Member, Board of Directors, San Mateo County Bar Association 2008-present
  • Chair, Criminal Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of California, 2011
  • Member, Criminal Justice Section, State Bar of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • San Mateo County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem, Traffic & Small Claims    Jan. 2006 - present
  • Host:    Call A Lawyer, KALW, 91.7 FM SAN FRANCISCO; a weekly call-in radio program., 2018
  • Regular Attorney Participant: Community Law Night, a joint venture of the San Mateo County Bar Association and the San Mateo County Superior Court
  • Rotary Club of Redwood City 2012- Club President, 2016
  • San Mateo County Superior Court  Animal Cruelty Task Force, Member, 2007 - present

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Mobile Devices Fair Game for Police Searches in California, The Recorder, 2011
  • Economic and social costs are forcing the California Legislature to consider revisions to the controversial "Three Strikes" provisions of the Determinate Sentencing Law., Author, Revisiting the Three Strikes Law, The Recorder, 2011
  • Instructor, to practicing attorneys, of the benefits of Specialization amidst a changing regulatory landscape., Instructor, WHY SHOULD I BECOME CERTIFIED AS A SPECIALIST, 2016
  • Instructed criminal defense attorneys on when and how to obtain juvenile court records from delinquency and dependency actions., Instructor, Obtaining Juvenile Court Records, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2015
  • Lectured to attorneys defending criminal cases and juvenile delinquency cases on those cases, arising out of juvenile court, might constitute a strike on a criminal record and how they might be avoided.  , Instructor, WHAT ADULT AND JUVENILE DEFENSE LAWYERS HAVE IN COMMON: THE CLIENT, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2014
  • Instructed attorneys regarding juvenile court records and law enforcement records, the means by which one might find those records and when attaining one or the other might prove advantageous., Instructor, OBTAINING JUVENILE RECORD, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2010
  • One of three attorneys providing seminar on automation in research, writing and document storage . . . ., Instructor, LAW PRACTICE SEMINAR, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2009
  • In the aftermath of the November 2016 passage of California's Proposition 64, what is the current state of the law with regard to marijuana?  In Criminal Law?  In Employment Law?, Lecturer, MARIJUANA, WHAT EVERY LAWYER NEEDS TO KNOW, Redwood Law Center, 2017
  • Law Practice Management.  How to digitize your office.  Which providers are available.  What level of security is available., Lecturer, DIGITIZING YOUR OFFICE & TAKING FILES INTO THE CLOUD, Redwood Law Center, 2017

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • People v. Z.N.  (2015) Domestic Violence charge.  Case tried to jury, which hung; charge dismissed., 2015
  • People v. G.R. (2008). 16 year old facing multiple life sentences for "Kidnap for Rape" and "Rape Causing Great Bodily Injury." After a three month trial, G.R. was acquitted of all charges and allegations which would have led to life imprisonment. He'll be punished, but only for what he did; he was acquitted of the most serious charges and allegations., 2008
  • People v. J.D.  (2011) Mentally Disordered Offender commitment trial.  They wanted to send him to the mental health system.  He wanted out.  We prevailed at trial, and he remains free., 2011
  • People v. H.L.  H.L. was captured on home video spraying his neighbor with Pepper Spray.  Charged with Assault with a Less than Lethal Weapon.  It took a jury trial; but, the jury didn't take long to find him NOT GUILTY., 2016
  • People v. S.L. (2010) Mental health commitment case. They thought he was dangerous and wanted to commit him to a mental health facility for his own protection. After trial, he walks out a free man., 2010
  • People v. M.B.  (2015) Possession of Heroin, in jail.  Tried to verdict of Not Guilty., 2015
  • People v. J.P-U. (2009). Sentenced to life after being tried and convicted of child sexual abuse. Based on my motion in the trial court, the case was reversed on appeal. The case was retried and the client was convicted of misdemeanor battery only and credited for time served. No prison sentence, no sex-offender registration and no felony conviction., 2009

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • President, San Mateo County Bar Association, 2015
  • 2016-2017 CHAIR, Conference of California Bar Associations (formerly the Conference of Delegates)., 2016
  • Named to Criminal Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of California.  2008 - 2012. Chair Sept. 2011 to Oct. 2012, 2012
  • Chair, California Board of Legal Specialization (2016-17), State Bar of California., 2016

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., 1986

Industry Groups

  • Criminal Defense
  • Juvenile Delinquency Defense
  • Restraining Orders
Office Location for Jeffrey B. Hayden

600 Allerton Street
Suite 201
Redwood City, CA 94063

Phone: 650-542-9702

Fax: 650-368-5736

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Last Updated: 11/29/2018

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