My law office specializes in defending individuals accused of crimes in San Diego. I focus exclusively on criminal defense in order to maintain expertise in this particular field of law. In 2007, I received my bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. I went on to attend law school at Rutgers Camden, and received my Juris Doctor degree in 2011. While in law school, I participated in the Civil Practice Clinic and volunteered for the Domestic Violence Project. After graduation, I moved to San Diego and passed the California bar exam on my first attempt. I am licensed to practice in all California state courts, and in the United States Federal District Court for the Southern District of California.
In 2012, I launched the Law Offices of J. Carlin Schmid, a law office representing clients on all criminal defense matters, including charges of driving under the influence, drug crimes, violent crimes, warrants, and the clearance of criminal records. My specialized concentration and thorough preparation translates into successful outcomes for my clients.
I am a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Criminal Defense Bar Association, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. I regularly attend legal trainings and lectures in order to keep informed of developments in the field of criminal law. In addition, I continue my tradition of giving back to the community by volunteering with the Casa Cornelia Law Center and the California Western Community Law Project.
My practice allows me the freedom to choose which clients to represent, give them the attention they deserve, work with them collaboratively to address their legal needs, and still have time to do the things I enjoy to do in my free time. When I’m not in the office or courthouse, you can find me biking all over the county, enjoying craft beers and tacos, and exploring all of the hiking trails San Diego has to offer.
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|Attorney||Law Offices of J. Carlin Schmid||2013 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Velasquez Law Firm||2011 - 2012|
|Associate||Guerra & Johnson, P.C.||2011 - 2013|
|Legal Intern||Rutgers Civil Practice Clinic||2010 - 2011|
|Volunteer||Rutgers School Of Law Domestic Violence Project||2009 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of California||N/A||2014 - Present|
|Community Law Program||Volunteer Attorney||2014 - Present|
|San Diego Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|State Bar of California||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego||N/A||N/A|
|Rutgers University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Community Law Project||The Key to a Clean Record||2015|