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Michael Anthony Scafiddi

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Personal Injury, Criminal Defense

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San Bernardino & Los Angeles DUI Lawyers

Michael A. Scafiddi, Esq. San Bernardino County Bar Association President

Top-notch criminal defense attorney for all Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside County courthouses, including the Murrieta Southwest Justice Center, Banning, Fontana, Joshua Tree, Barstow and Victorville. Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Michael Scafiddi enjoys an ideal background for defending those accused of crimes: he's a former police officer and police sergeant. Attorney Scafiddi uses the real-life experience and insight he gained in law enforcement now to serve his criminal defense clients.

As a police officer, Mr. Scafiddi investigated a wide range of criminal cases from DUI to child abuse to robbery to carjacking. He gained a reputation as a straightforward and honest, yet relentless crime-solver. Additionally, as a police officer, Mr. Scafiddi was personally involved as an investigator in over 2,000 arrests for DUI in 80s and 90s. In 1981, Mr. Scafiddi was designated a gang expert by the Superior Courts of the State of California. Mr. Scafiddi has testified over 150 times as a gang expert. In 1987, Mr. Scafiddi was recognized by the Superior Court of the County of San Bernardino as a certified Drug Recognition Expert(DRE). It is this type of practical experience that makes Mr. Scafiddi a successful criminal defense litigator

Now as a San Bernardino criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Scafiddi brings the same tenacity and street-smarts to the task of assisting clients charged with crimes. Knowing how the police put together criminal cases, he's better able to devise strategies to fight the cases. Criminal defense lawyer Scafiddi also enjoys a great rapport with people throughout the court system. He is on a first-name basis with many of the judges, prosecutors, probation officers and  police detectives throughout San Bernardino and Riverside Counties










San Bernardino & Los Angeles DUI Lawyers

Michael A. Scafiddi, Esq. San Bernardino County Bar Association President

Top-notch criminal defense attorney for all Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside County courthouses, including the Murrieta Southwest Justice Center, Banning, Fontana, Joshua Tree, Barstow and Victorville. Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Michael Scafiddi enjoys an ideal background for defending those accused of crimes: he's a former police officer and police sergeant. Attorney Scafiddi uses the real-life experience and insight he gained in law enforcement now to serve his criminal defense clients.

As a police officer, Mr. Scafiddi investigated a wide range of criminal cases from DUI to child abuse to robbery to carjacking. He gained a reputation as a straightforward and honest, yet relentless crime-solver. Additionally, as a police officer, Mr. Scafiddi was personally involved as an investigator in over 2,000 arrests for DUI in 80s and 90s. In 1981, Mr. Scafiddi was designated a gang expert by the Superior Courts of the State of California. Mr. Scafiddi has testified over 150 times as a gang expert. In 1987, Mr. Scafiddi was recognized by the Superior Court of the County of San Bernardino as a certified Drug Recognition Expert(DRE). It is this type of practical experience that makes Mr. Scafiddi a successful criminal defense litigator

Now as a San Bernardino criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Scafiddi brings the same tenacity and street-smarts to the task of assisting clients charged with crimes. Knowing how the police put together criminal cases, he's better able to devise strategies to fight the cases. Criminal defense lawyer Scafiddi also enjoys a great rapport with people throughout the court system. He is on a first-name basis with many of the judges, prosecutors, probation officers and  police detectives throughout San Bernardino and Riverside Counties


Top-notch criminal defense attorney for all, San Bernardino and Riverside County courthouses, including the Murrieta Southwest Justice Center, Banning, Fontana, Joshua Tree, Barstow and Victorville.San Bernardino DUI Lawyer Michael Scafiddi enjoys an ideal background for defending those accused of crimes: he's a former police officer and police sergeant. Attorney Scafiddi uses the real-life experience and insight he gained in law enforcement now to serve his criminal defense clients.

As a police officer, Mr. Scafiddi investigated a wide range of criminal cases from DUI to child abuse to robbery to carjacking. He gained a reputation as a straightforward and honest, yet relentless crime-solver. Additionally, as a police officer, Mr. Scafiddi was personally involved as an investigator in over 2,000 arrests for DUI in 80s and 90s. In 1981, Mr. Scafiddi was designated a gang expert by the Superior Courts of the State of California. Mr. Scafiddi has testified over 150 times as a gang expert. In 1987, Mr. Scafiddi was recognized by the Superior Court of the County of San Bernardino as a certified Drug Recognition Expert(DRE). It is this type of practical experience that makes Mr. Scafiddi a successful criminal defense litigator

Now as a San Bernardino criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Scafiddi brings the same tenacity and street-smarts to the task of assisting clients charged with crimes. Knowing how the police put together criminal cases, he's better able to devise strategies to fight the cases. Criminal defense lawyer Scafiddi also enjoys a great rapport with people throughout the court system. He is on a first-name basis with many of the judges, prosecutors, probation officers and  police detectives throughout San Bernardino and Riverside Counties

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1997

  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    18 years
  2. Personal Injury: 15%
    18 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    18 years

Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

26 total 

  • David Leicht

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Scafiddi for several years and I have worked with him on a co-defendant case. Mr. Scafiddi is a true professional and works hard for his clients. I recommend him highly.

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    David Leicht Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Kasey Alyson Castillo

    I endorse this lawyer. Mike has a great reputation amongst both sides of the bar and with the judiciary-- he is a straight shooter and well-liked. Much of his time is donated to those who are truly in need of legal defense--those who cannot afford it. His past life as a police officer makes him a well-rounded and knowledgeable attorney--- someone I would recommend to anyone I know.

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    Kasey Castillo Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

432 N Arrowhead Ave
San Bernardino, CA, 92401

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199705/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 DUI Attorneys -CaliforniaNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top 100 Criminal Defense LawyerThe American Society of Legal Advocates2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Criminal Defense LawyerThe American Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2013
Access to Justice AwardLegal Aid Society of San Bernardino2012
St. Thomas More AwardSan Bernardino County Bar Association2012
Kearney-Nydam AwardSan Bernardino County Bar Association2010
Officer of the YearBanning Police Department1989
Life Saving AwardOntario Police Department1985

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
President/Managing attorneyLaw Offices of Michael A. Scafiddi Inc.2003 - Present
AssociateLaw Offices of William Shapiro1997 - 2003

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Riverside County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
National Conference of Bar PresidentsN/A2009 - Present
Western San Bernardino County Bar AssociationN/A2009 - Present
San Bernardino County Bar AssociationPresident2008 - 2009
California DUI Lawyers AssociationN/A2008 - Present
Legal Aid Society of San BernardinoVice President2004 - Present
San Bernardino County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2004 - Present

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
San Bernardino County Bar Association Bar BulletinsPresidents Message2009

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Southern LSLawJD - Juris Doctor1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Joseph B. Campbell Inn of Court MeetingLegal Aid Society Role in local community2014
San Bernardino County Bar Association Criminal Law SectionDealing with issues of DMV Administrative Per Se Hearings2009
California Association of Licensed InvestigatorsRole of Private Investigators in Criminal and Civil Matters2009
San Bernardino County Bar Association Criminal Law SectionDirect Examination of Expert Witnesses in DUI cases2008
University of Californai Riverside Extension Law and Public Policy ProgramOverview of Personal Injury Law2007
San Bernardino County Bar Association Criminal Law SectionCross Examination of Police Officers2007