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Jay Irving Jaffe

About Jay Jaffe

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 Jay Jaffe has developed a well earned reputation for honesty, integrity and dedication to clients during his 39 years of practice in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles. He is a state certified criminal law specialist having been certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. He was recently recognized as one of only 30 certified legal specialists to be certified for 20 years in the State Bar’s specialist program. He has also been recognized for his achievement as one of the top California attorneys by

Jay Jaffe was born and raised in Los Angeles. He attended Fairfax High School and University of Southern California. While at USC, he graduated with honors and was the centerfielder for the Trojans, who went on to win the NCAA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP in 1968.

Jay Jaffe is a recognized and well known Beverly Hills attorney for his exceptional handling of difficult criminal cases.  He is well known in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Van Nuys, Century City and Malibu for defending many high profile cases like the Yom Kippur Murder Case and the Burrito Murder Case.


Criminal Law, State Bar of California

Bar Admissions:

California, 1972

U.S. Federal Courts, 1972

U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1975

U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1975


Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1972

J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, 1969

B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Honors: Cum Laude

Noteworthy achievements:

Commentator, KCBS-TV Channel 2, O.J. Simpson Trial, 1995

Defense Attorney in the highly publicized theft of Oscar statuettes, 2000

Portrayed in the NBC television movie, Confessions: Two Faces of Evil, Based on Defense of High School Student Charged with Murder of a Police Officer, 1994