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Jerome J. Haig

About me

I have represented clients in state and federal court on criminal matters since 1988.  As a long-time senior trial lawyer in the public defender's office, I am used to handling the most difficult cases in a thoughtful and professional manner.  I am well respected by judges, prosecutors, and criminal defense attorneys.  I handle any type of criminal case in every stage of the proceeding, from arrest to appeal.  I specialize in complex felonies in state and federal court.  If you have any questions, please call me.  I will always give you an honest answer regardless of whether you decide to hire me or another lawyer.  


Languages spoken: French, English

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Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 50%
    23 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    29 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

21 total 

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  • Joel Christian Koury

    Having known Jerome for almost 20 years, I know that he is a relentless advocate for his clients. He is always prepared, tenacious and honest. I would trust him to handle any criminal case from a misdemeanor dui, to murder or a complex federal case.


    Joel Koury Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Peter John Marek

    27 years of practicing law is what we call experienced. Experience matters! As a former public defender and JAG officer he has completed thousands of cases. Local endorsements and knowledge of both the law and procedure are outstanding. Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation.


    Peter Marek Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Jerome J. Haig

21143 Hawthorne Blvd.
Suite 454
Torrance, CA, 90503

Union Bank Building
400 Oceangate, 8th Floor
Long Beach, CA, 90802



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Criminal LawState Bar of California - Certified Specialist2003
Veteran's Public Service AwardLong Beach Bar Association1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Captain and Staff Judge Advocate (JAG)California State Military Reserve2013 - Present
Trial AttorneyLos Angeles County Superior Court Capital Case Defense Panel2013 - Present
Trial Panel AttorneyCJA -- Central District of California2013 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Jerome J. Haig2012 - Present
Panel AttorneyCalifornia Appellate Project2012 - Present
Assistant Head DeputyLos Angeles County Alternate Public Defender2003 - 2012
Deputy Alternate Public DefenderLos Angeles County Alternate Public Defender1994 - 2012
Deputy Federal Pubic DefenderFederal Public Defender (Los Angeles)1993 - 1994
Deputy Public DefenderLos Angeles County Office Of The Pubic Defender1988 - 1993
AssociateSall & Valk1987 - 1988
law clerkHill, Genson, Even , Crandall & Wade1985 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
United States District Court for the Eastern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2015 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice2013 - Present
State Guard Association of the United StatesMember2013 - Present
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysAttorney Member2013 - Present
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionAttorney Member2013 - Present
California Appellate Defense CounselAttorney Member2013 - Present
CJA Panel -- Central District of CaliforniaAttorney Member2013 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionExecutive Committee Member2012 - Present
South Bay/Torrance YMCABoard of Directors2007 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2001 - Present
United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth CircuitAdmitted to Practice1994 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member1994 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted to Practice1988 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationAttorney Member1988 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney Member1988 - Present
South Bay/Torrance YMCAChair, Membership Committee2009 - 2012
Riviera Little LeagueBoard of Directors2009 - 2013
Torrance Public Library CommissionChair and member2005 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Residential burglary dismissedCase dismissed
Case rejected by prosecutionDA reject
Child molestation reduced to non-registrable offenseCharge reduced with probation and no PC 290 registration
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Institut des Hautes Études InternationalesInternational and Comparative LawCertificate of International Law1986
Claremont McKenna CollegeMathematics and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CSMR Basic Orientation CourseLaw and the Reserve Soldier2013
Loyola Law School Criminal Law SeminarDefending a capital client2012
APD trainingCapital Case Trial Tactics2008