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Jason M Kalafat

Jason M Kalafat

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime, Federal Crime

About Me

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    14 years, 500 cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    13 years, 400 cases
  3. White Collar Crime: 10%
    10 years, 50 cases
  4. Federal Crime: 5%
    11 years, 45 cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

21 total 

  • Mark Beller

    I fully endorse Mr. Kalafat. In addition to being an excellent attorney and a wealth of knowledge, he is among the most dedicated advocates I have had the pleasure to work with. Anyone would be well served to have Mr. Kalafat in their corner.


    Mark Beller DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jay S Volquardsen

    Mr. Kalafat is a great lawyer. He does fantastic work for his clients. I endorse him whole-heartedly.


    Jay Volquardsen DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Jason Kalafat Defense Attorney

409 7th St. NW
Suite 220
Washington, DC, 20004



DCActive 200905/25/2015
AZInactive 200105/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Avvo's 2010 Top 50 Northeast Lawyers - Top 10 DUI AttorneyAcela Arrive Magazine2010
Graduate of the YearWest Virginia University - College of Arts & Sciences1997
Purinton Philosophy ScholarWest Virginia University1996

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerPrice Benowitz LLP2009 - Present
N/APrivate Contract Attorney2008 - 2009
MemberKimerer & Derrick2005 - 2008
Deputy Public DefenderMaricopa County Public Defender's Office2002 - 2005
AssociateSnell & Wilmer L.L.P.2000 - 2002


Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Sandra Day O'Connor Inn of CourtMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. ESWGuilty verdict dismissed; reduced plea obtained
State v. MFNot guilty verdict on all charges after jury trial
State v. RWRNot guilty verdict after jury trial

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Vanderbilt Univesity School of LawLawJuris Doctorate2000
West Virginia UniversityPhilosophyBachelor of Arts1997
Carnegie Mellon UniversityN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Phoenix School of Law Career SymposiumPrivate Criminal Defense Practice2007
Arizona Public Defender's Association Annual ConferenceKeeping Out Rule 404(c) "Bad Acts" Evidence2005
Arizona State University Career SymposiumCareer Development and Public Interest Law2004
Annual Philosophy ConferenceThe Philosphy of Leibniz1997