Guyton N. Jinkerson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in San Jose, CA

Attorney at Law
 | 510 North Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Phone: 408-297-8555
Fax: 408-297-3193
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1970
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%),
  • Business Litigation (30%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

Having 47 years of experience, Guyton N Jinkerson, Attorney at Law, offers focused legal services to clients throughout the San Jose, California, area. Focusing his practice on criminal defense, Mr. Jinkerson generally provides representation to individual people and business entities in matters involving white collar crimes such as embezzlement, insider trading and fraud. He also advocates on behalf of those facing general criminal offenses, including vehicular homicide, rape and murder, and he accepts business litigation cases.

In 1966, Mr. Jinkerson earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Golden Gate University. He went on to receive a Juris Doctor from the Golden Gate University School of Law.

Mr. Jinkerson has dedicated his career to pursuing justice on behalf of those facing criminal charges, first as a deputy public defender with the Santa Clara Public Defender’s Office and then in his private practice. Focused on protecting the rights of his clients throughout each stage of the legal process, he works closely with people to craft customized strategies aimed at securing the best possible outcomes to their cases. Mr. Jinkerson is a certified criminal law specialist by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization, and he has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell.

Staying active in the legal community, Mr. Jinkerson has served in varying capacities for and is a member of numerous professional associations. These include the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the American Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, The Bar Association of San Francisco, the Santa Clara County Bar Association and the San Mateo County Bar Association.

*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: White Collar (40%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Business Litigation (30%)

Criminal Defense (30%): Criminal Law, Murder

Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Criminal Law, Murder

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017

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About Guyton Jinkerson

Admitted: 1970, California

Honors/Awards:

  • White Collar Crime, Best Lawyers in America, 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in California, National Trial Lawyer's Association, 2011
  • Criminal Law, The Best Lawyers in America, 1987

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization , 1976

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1973
  • Member, The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • California, 1970
  • Arbitrator, Superior Court, Santa Clara County, 1977
  • Member, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee, San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member, Litigation Section, Complex Crimes Committee, San Mateo County Bar Association, 1991
  • Member, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee, Santa Clara County Bar Association, 1987
  • Member, Litigation Section, Complex Crimes Committee, Santa Clara County Bar Association, 1991
  • Member, Governing Board, Court Appointed Counsel Program, Santa Clara County, 1987-­1990
  • Member, The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice President, American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1987­-1988
  • Secretary, American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1989
  • Secretary, American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1986
  • Member, Board of Governors, American Board of Criminal Lawyers, 1985
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Vice President, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 1983-1984
  • Member, Board of Governors, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 1980-1983
  • Member, California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Litigation Section, Complex Crimes Committee, American Bar Association 1991
  • Member, Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crime Committee, American Bar Association 1987
  • Member, San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member, Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, State Bar of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chairperson, Planning Commission for the Town of Los Altos Hills, 1996-2000
  • Member, Agricultural Labor Relations Law, California Governor's Task Force, 1975-1976

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, "Should the Co-Conspirator Exception to the Hearsay Rule Be Allowed to Thwart the Confrontation Clause to the Constitution," Forum Volume 3, May-June, 1976
  • Professor of Law, Lincoln Law School of San Jose, 2006
  • Faculty, Advocacy Skills Workshop, Stanford Law School, 1998-2011
  • Faculty, Civil Trial Skills Program, Santa Clara University School of Law, 1993-1994
  • Faculty, Intensive Advocacy Program, University of San Francisco School of Law, 1992-1993
  • Faculty, Federal Practice Program, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 1987-1992
  • Faculty, Annual Seminar, California Trial Lawyers Association, 1987
  • Faculty, Civil Litigation Advocacy Program, Hastings College of the Law, 1984-1992
  • Faculty, Criminal Justice College of Advocacy, Hastings College of the Law, 1983-2000
  • Faculty, California Public Defenders Association Summer Skills Institute, 1979-1981
  • Faculty, Santa Clara County Bar Association Trial Advocacy College, 1977-1978

Verdicts/Settlements:

  •  People v. Superior Court (Kirby) (2003) 114 Cal. App. 4th 102
  • City of Sunnyvale v. Superior Court (1988) 203 Cal. App. 3d 839
  • United Pacific­Reliance Ins. Co. v. DiDomenico (1985) 173 Cal. App. 3d 673
  • People v. Shamburger (1984) 160 Cal. App. 3d 484
  • People v. Alday (1974) 10 Cal. 3d 392

Educational Background:

  • Golden Gate University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1966
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Office Location for Guyton N. Jinkerson

510 North Third Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Phone: 408-297-8555

Fax: 408-297-3193

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