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Defense Attorney with 19 years experience in the areas of criminal defense, civil litigation and administrative law. Authorized to practice in all California State Courts, Central District of the United States District Courts and the United States Supreme Court.  She represents a wide variety of clients charged with misdemeanors, felonies or faced with an accusation against their professional license.  She has been an active community participant throughout her legal career, having served on the Board of Directors for the Orange County Barristers as well as the Newport Beach Junior Chamber of Commerce. She spends much of her free time working with non profit/charitable organizations.   


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    19 years
  2. Litigation: 10%
    19 years
  3. Administrative Law: 10%
    19 years



Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Maryam Sharifi

    I had the pleasure of working under Jennifer for the first three years of my legal career. She is a tremendous attorney who has a wealth of legal knowledge that is unparalleled. She is exceptionally bright and resourceful. The hours that Jennifer patiently spent mentoring and investing in me were only a small fraction of the time she devotes to her clients. She is a meticulous legal writer who who taught me how to write more precisely and effectively. She has a never-ending desire to help others and utilizes her years of experience to obtain the best results for her clients. I highly recommend Jennifer and am grateful that she still allows me to constantly consult her on legal matters.


    Maryam Sharifi Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Alexandra Gonzalez-Waddington

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    Alexandra Gonzalez-Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

4100 Newport Place
Suite 620
Newport Beach, CA, 92660


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 Best for Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
American Jurisprudence AwardsWestern State UniversityN/A
American Jurisprudence Legal WritingAmerican Jurisprudence AwardN/A
American Jurisprudence EvidenceAmerican Jurisprudence AwardN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLaw Offices of Vincent J. LaBarbera, Jr.2005 - Present
AttorneyLaBarbera & Myers1997 - 2004
Research clerkLaw Offices of Heidi Mueller1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2016 - Present
North Orange County Bar AssociationN/A2016 - Present
American Institute of Criminal Law AttorneysN/A2016 - Present
North Orange County Bar AssociationN/A2016 - Present
Orange County BarristersChairperson1997 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationN/A1997 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationN/A1996 - Present
South Coast Jr. Chamber of CommerceVice President2002 - 2007
Newport Beach Jr. Chamber of CommerceVice President1999 - 2001
Orange County BarristersTreasurer1997 - 2000
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Kcase dismissed
People v. CHcase dismissed
People v. HNo restitution awarded against my client
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Publication nameTitleDate
OC Criminal Lawyers BlogOrange County Criminal Lawyers Blog2015
Newport Beach JayceesDUI LawN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western State University College of LawLaw - cum laudeJuris Doctorate - J.D.1996
California State University, Long BeachPolitical Science, Criminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Newport Beach Jr Chamber of CommerceDUI LawN/A