A solo practitioner, Jeffrey B. Hayden represents the residents of the Bay Area in California, which includes the cities in the metro areas of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. He focuses his practice on criminal defense, and juvenile offenses.
In 1986, Mr. Hayden graduated UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. He then attended USC, Gould School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in 1989.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Hayden clerked for United States District Court Judges Robert P. Aguilar and James Ware before leaving for Los Angeles to work in the Los Angeles County Public Defender, defending people accused of breaking the law. During that time, he worked on cases ranging from petty theft to homicide, in both adult and juvenile court, learning the tactics and methods used to protect the accused from suffering wrongful or excessive convictions. He then returned to his native San Mateo County, defending individuals throughout the Bay Area; over the last 17 years, he has represented people in thousands criminal matters, and has tried hundreds of cases with and without a jury.
By appointment of the Board of Governors, Mr. Hayden served on, and later chaired, the Criminal Law Advisory Commission; he now serves on the Board of Legal Specialization. Well known within San Mateo County and beyond, Mr. Hayden serves as Vice President of the San Mateo County Bar Association and the Secretary of both the Rotary Club of Redwood City and the Conference of California Bar Associations.
A California State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, Mr. Hayden’s excellent legal skills and adherence to ethics has earned him a place in Super Lawyers in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2014, as well as San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers in 2013 and 2014. He has earned a rating of 10.0 out of 10.0 at AVVO.com, and the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent from Martindale Hubbell.
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Licensed since 1990
Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Jeff is widely recognized in the legal community as one of the finest criminal defense attorneys in San Mateo County. He is extremely bright and a virtual walking encyclopedia on CA Criminal Law. He is hard-working, experienced and very effective in the courtroom. You won't get a better result in your criminal case with any other lawyer, period. Hire him before we lose him to the bench (Jeff has judge written all over him).
David Avila Criminal Defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Super Lawyer||Northern California Super Lawyers||2014|
|SAN FRANCISCO TOP RATED LAWYERS||AMERICAN LEGAL MEDIA||2014|
|SAN FRANCISCO TOP RATED LAWYERS||AMERICAN LEGAL MEDIA||2013|
|Super Lawyer||Northern California Super Lawyers||2009|
|Super Lawyer||Northern California Super Lawyers||2006|
|Super Lawyer||Northern California Super Lawyers||2005|
|Super Lawyer||Northern California Super Lawyers||2004|
|Criminal Law Certified Specialist||Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California||2001|
|Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Hayden||1997 - Present|
|Deputy Public Defender||Los Angeles County Public Defender||1993 - 1997|
|United States District Court||1990 - 1993|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||President||2015 - 2015|
|Conference of California Bar Associations||Secretary||2014 - 2015|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||Vice-President||2014 - Present|
|Conference of California Bar Associations||Secretary||2013 - 2014|
|Criminal Law Advisory Commission, Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California||Chairman||2011 - 2012|
|Criminal Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of California||Member; Chair 2011-2012||2008 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||Member, Board of Directors||2008 - Present|
|Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations||Member, Board of Directors||2007 - Present|
|Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations||Delegate||2000 - Present|
|San Mateo County Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||N/A|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|University of Southern California Law Center||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1989|
|University of California||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|KALW Radio: Your Legal Rights||Three Strikes Law||2012|
|KALW Radio: Call a Lawyer||Recent Decisions of the State and U.S. Supreme Courts||2012|
|KALW Radio: Your Legal Rights||Constitutional Decisions||2011|
|KALW Radio: Your Legal Rights||Gun Control||2010|