Jay Leiderman

Jay Leiderman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Ventura, CA

Jay Leiderman Law
 | 770 County Square Drive, Suite 101
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: 805-654-0200
Fax: 805-654-0280
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1999
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (90%),
  • Business/Corporate (10%)
Attorney Profile

2016 Lawyer Monthly Magazine Criminal Defence Lawyer of the Year - USA. 

I am a California Bar Board of Legalization Certified Criminal Law Specialist who dedicates himself to the principle that everyone deserves the best defense they can get. I strive to provide that, and I have enjoyed a lot of success over the years. My practice centers upon areas wherein I protect personal liberties from the ever encroaching State. I do a lot of medical marijuana and hacking cases as these cases are, presently, where the rubber meets the road in the struggle for personal liberty. I neither smoke marijuana nor hack, but I believe in hacktivists quests to provide the public information and I believe in transparency for the State and large corporations and balancing that in favor of privacy for the individual. State and large corporate information wants to be free, it should be free, but our personal lives should not be subject to the Government Surveillance State. These are the principles for which I rise each day to struggle for the betterment of my client's lives.

About Jay Leiderman

Admitted: 1999, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.jayleiderman.com/htm/jay-leiderman.php


  • Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year - USA, Lawyer Monthly Magazine (UK), 2016
  • Perfect Attorney Rating; begun in 2015 adn has not changed. , Superb Rated Attorney 10.0, AVVO, 2015
  • Top Attorneys, Top Attorneys of Southern California, Los Angeles Magazine, 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, 2017
  • Top 100 Lawyers, Top 100 Lawyers, 2018
  • Rated 10.0, Top Rated Lawyer, American Registry, 2018
  • Joyce Yoshioka Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Criminal Justice System, Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association, 2009
  • Selected Among America's Most Honored Professionals, America's Most Honored Professionals, American Registry, 2018
  • Honors the top 10% of lawyers in teh USA, Top 10%, Lawyers Of Distinction, 2017
  • Honors the top 10% of lawyers in the USA, Top 10%, Lawyers Of Distinction, 2016

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 2006
  • District of Columbia Federal Court, 2016
  • Federal Court for the Eastern District of Michigan , 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association, Board Member, 2-time President, 2002
  • Board of Governors, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, Criminal Law Section, 2017

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • USA v. Doyon; Federal case involving computer hacking by Anonymous, first case of its kind. , 2011

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Author, NORML's Guide to Medical Marijuana Law in California, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 2011
  • My column concerns matters related to computer hacking law.  It is called "Hacking the Law." , Columnist, Hacking the Law, Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journal, Law, 2017


  • You know Anonymous, the hacktivist group that performs cyber ops to advance social and political change. Now, meet Jay Leiderman, the California-based lawyer who represents Anonymous, pro bono. Leiderman specializes in cyber law and he’s become the go-to resource for cyber protestors. Armed with detailed knowledge of cyber policy, Leiderman’s goal is to change outdated computer laws., Better Call Jay, CNN's Great Big Story, 2017
  • Ripped from international headlines, The Hacker Wars takes you to the front lines of the high-stakes battle over the fate of the Internet, freedom and privacy., The Hacker Wars, Law, 2014
  • The Lawyer Who Defends Anonymous Jay Leiderman isn’t your normal defense attorney. He’s committed his career to defending hackers, including Anonymous, the world’s most secretive and famous hacking organization., The Lawyer Who Defends Anonymous, 2017

Educational Background:

  • University Of Michigan, 1993
  • University of San Francisco School of Law, Student Body President, 1999

Industry Groups

  • California Attorneys For Criminal Justice
  • California Public Defender's Association
  • NORML Legal Committee
Office Location for Jay Leiderman

770 County Square Drive
Suite 101
Ventura, CA 93003

Jay Leiderman:

Last Updated: 5/23/2019

Page Generated: 0.63582181930542 sec