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Jarrod Matthew Wilfert

Criminal defense Attorney at Ventura, CA

4.9   86 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jarrod

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Mr. Wilfert has been involved in criminal law for over two decades and as a former Police Officer, Prosecutor and certified Drug Recognition Expert, he brings a unique and aggressive perspective to the practice of criminal defense and civil litigation.

 

As a Police Officer, Mr. Wilfert worked the streets for years responding to calls and investigating hundreds if not thousands of criminal matters ranging from DUIs to more serious crimes against people. He was directly responsible for numerous substantial arrests and received many commendations for his work. During this period of time he was trained and recognized as a Drug Recognition Expert, the highest level of training related to narcotic impairment investigation.

 

After graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles, Mr. Wilfert attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he received extensive training in Criminal Law and Trial Advocacy. Also during this period, Mr. Wilfert was granted the opportunity to be part of an internship with the Forensic Science/ Cold Case Homicide Unit of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office where he learned firsthand from experienced investigators and prosecutors at that office.

 

During his career that has followed, Mr. Wilfert eventually became a Deputy District Attorney with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. While there, he spent a substantial amount of time in court prosecuting a large caseload. He also engaged in extensive law and motion practice and negotiated a considerable number of plea agreements. During this portion of Mr. Wilfert’s career, he received various awards from the Ventura County District Attorney for his trial skills.

 

Now practicing Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation, Mr. Wilfert utilizes his aggressive mentality developed and honed over the years while investigating cases as a police officer and also while litigating as a prosecutor for the benefit of his clients. By bringing together an elite team of experienced former law enforcement professionals, Mr. Wilfert is able to provide his clients with the very best possible results in a quick and efficient manner.

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Location

Wilfert Law P.C.
5700 Ralston Street
Suite 309
Ventura, CA, 93003

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  86 customer reviews
Posted by chris | March 22, 2024
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Wilfert is an excellent Attorney. He represented me on a DUI, that involved multiple enhancements. He's a straight shooter and tells you what you can expect, best and worse case scenarios. Fortunately for me, Mr. Wilfert got me the absolute best case scenario, saving my career and thousands of dollars in the meantime. I highly recommend Mr. Wilfert!
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Posted by Judy Powell | February 14, 2024
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Best criminal defense Attorney!
Jarrod represented our case exceptionally. He was very honest and everything that he said he could and would do he did. He is professional and the ONLY Attorney I will ever use if ever needed I highly recommend his services the entire firm is impeccable
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2024
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So Helpful
So glad I went with Jarrod. He was so helpful throughout the process and got everything done just the way he said he was going to. Incredibly grateful for his work and assistance.
Posted by Andrew | December 19, 2023
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Hands down the best in town
From start to finish, Mr. Wilfert was by far the best. I found myself in an unfortunate situation where I needed to retain a lawyer. I was referred to Jarrod by a family friend and I called him immediately . Jarrod agreed to take my case and we scheduled a meeting. Once we worked out the details, Jarrod immediately got started on working this case and going to bat for me. On our first appearance, Jarrod was well known within the court house and I could tell he was well respected in his profession by court staff, attorneys and prosecutors. I will say that during the entire process, Jarrod and Marlene (his assistant) were VERY informative and kept me in the loop every step of the way. Jarrod took so much weight off my shoulders and was there for every text and phone call I had. After trusting in Jarrod to fight my case, it was finally dismissed! I can finally move on with my life and career because of Jarrod. I hope I never find myself needing a lawyer again but Jarrod will always be my only option for a lawyer! If you’re looking for an experienced attorney who will fight hard for you, call Jarrod immediately and get the ball rolling. From the absolute bottom of my heart, thank you Jarrod and your team for fighting my case and helping me move on with my life.
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Posted by Maria | November 6, 2023
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Love & Appreciation to you all.
Jarrod & Staff have been outstanding. The communications have been excellent. Their kindness, patience, has been outstanding. They listened and heard us and were so knowledgeable, which made everything easy to understand. I totally trusted them and would highly recommend Jarrod Wilfert & Staff! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart! Maria
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Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2023
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Thoughtful, experienced
From consult to result, Jarrod, Michelle, and team were incredibly thoughtful. They treated me like a person, we’re prepared and communicative at each step, and achieved a fair result.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2023
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Amazing Law Firm
I am so thankful for everything Jarrod and his team did for me. I was very panicked about my whole situation, but they worked hard to communicate with me well and get my situation figured out. I am beyond appreciative of everything they did for me. I highly recommend this law firm!
Posted by Matthew | April 19, 2023
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5 Star attorney
Amazing attorney very helpful quick to respond. Jarrod handles business! If anyone is having a type of issue I recommend you give a call and get your situation taken care of. I give a 5 out 5 star review 5 being excellent!
Posted by Brandee | March 2, 2023
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Best Lawyer
Was amazing in communication and comfort. The office answered every question I had through the entire process. Talked to me and helped me understand the legal diction that was used. They never allowed me to feel overwhelmed or that I was doing everything by myself. Received amazing results through my trial. I would recommend Jarod and his team for everyone.
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Posted by Jesse | January 24, 2023
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Best defense attorney out there!
Best defense attorney out there hands down! If you need a good defense attorney, this is the one to use. Jarrod is very professional and his staff is amazing. Jarrod is experienced, knowledgeable, communicative and knows how the justice system works! I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome from Jarrod and his team.
Posted by Jeff | October 3, 2022
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The best!!!
From start to finish, the Wilfert team were flawless! I'm thankful for their vast knowledge, professional approach, clear understanding of your needs and great personality to follow. 12/10 if I could, I'd recommend to anyone in need! Grateful, Jeff W.
Posted by Diana | July 31, 2022
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Fantastic Experience!
We needed legal services and were referred to Wilfert Law by a friend. The entire team truly made it an effortless experience. They took care of everything and reassured us throughout the process, knowing that it’s not an easy time for anyone dealing with legal issues. Every communication was made and responded to in a prompt and professional manner, we couldn’t be happier with the service and the resolution.
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Posted by Lori | May 16, 2022
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Above and beyond
Jarrod and his staff went above and beyond to help me in one of my most stressful things to go through. I highly recommend Jarrod and his staff. They are well worth the money. They are trust worthy, honest and the communication was amazing. Thank you so much Jarrod, Marlene and Michelle.
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2021
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Fully Delivered!
Great experience! Jarrod and his team (shout out to Michelle!) did a wonderful job expunging 2 DUI convictions off my record. From what I've heard, the commissioner that currently handles DUI expungement requests in Ventura County is a former DUI prosecutor and very seldomly (if ever) grants these expungements. Jarrod and his team were able to use their detailed understanding of the law to get her taken off my expungement requests. It's terrifying knowing that dumb mistakes can haunt your professional life...even a decade later. Jarrod and team fully delivered and in turn gave me long-awaited peace of mind.
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Posted by Pilar | October 19, 2021
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BEST LAWYER IN VENTURA
Jarrod and Marlene are hands down THE BEST ! My dad had a 20 year old case and with tough charges but Jared and Marlene did what they do best and helped my dad and got his case closed! Marlene is excellent with communicating with us through every step in the way and answering any questions we had! CAN NOT THANK THEM ENOUGH FOR HOW AMAZING THESE PEOPLE ARE ! THANK YOU AGAIN JARROD! If you're looking for someone to help you with your case you better call Jarrod and his amazing team!
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Posted by Adam | September 30, 2021
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1st Time DUI case was handled with amazing results
I found Mr. Wilfert to be very very professional and effective at handling my DUI case. I was expecting sentencing to be extremely harsh, however, my sentence was far less severe. I highly recommend Mr. Wilfert! He’s a lifesaver!!
Posted by Jeana | July 9, 2021
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DUI Attorney
Very impressed with this office. I highly recommend this office for representation. They are extremely helpful and answer any questions and concerns.
Posted by Lenny | June 3, 2021
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Outstanding representation and over the top amazing attorney for my DUI case
Above and beyond!- is how i would describe Jarrod and Roslynn Wilfert and their team of paralegals Marlene and Michelle. In 2020, i needed legal representation for my unfortunate mistake of a DUI, and being that a DUI is a very serious issue in Ventura county, i needed a law firm who could really step up on my behalf and go to court to fight my case with the most positive outcome one could only hope for; it was stressful not knowing what would happen to my drivers license, jail time, court fines, etc. Some if not most of this worry was alleviated by Jarrod and Roslynn because they knew how to defend and fight the prosecution side, their combined experience and amazing willingness to fight for your best interest is what sets them apart from other law firms. I highly recommend hiring them as your attorney should you find yourself in a similar predicament. Thank you Jarrod and Roslynn, and thank you Marlene and Michelle as well for your outstanding phone calls, scheduling, and all your hard work!! The DUI was not a fun experience, but having you guys on my side was a great experience! Thank you guys!!! Lenny
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Posted by Bradley | May 12, 2021
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Thank you
The staff at Wilfert law were helpful, caring, understanding, and all around amazing. They helped me every step of the way making sure I understood everything that was going on and were able to keep my mind at ease while dealing with a very difficult situation. Jarrod was tenacious in court getting all charges dropped. Thank you soo much.
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Posted by Ryan | October 13, 2020
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Jarrod Wilfert Helped Me Expunge My Felony Record
Wilfert Law helped me expunge my record. He was open and up front with me in regards to the chances of success and he detailed the entire process before I ever paid him a cent. I spoke with a few other Attorneys at the time, and Wilfert law is the only firm where the actual Attorney took the time to speak with me on the phone about my options. He is reasonably priced and worth every dollar. I was lucky to have chosen the right Attorney, and I'm forever grateful that I can put my past behind me now and move on.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert
  • 2012 - Present
  • Police Officer
  • Ventura Police
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Kevin G. DeNoce
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Graduate Law Clerk
  • San Diego County District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Legal Intern
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2002
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Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • University of West Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999
  • Irvine Valley College
  • Associates of Arts
  • 1997
  • Servite High School
  • 1993
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Morales
  • Plea to Misdemeanor; 45 days custody
  • People v. Barber
  • Case Dismissed
  • People v. Ereshan
  • Plea to General Felony, No Strike; limited time in custody
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Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ventura County Bar Association - Experienced Attorney Defense Panel
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ventura County Defense Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Duece Award
  • MADD
  • 2011
  • Academy Award
  • Ventura County Sheriff Academy
  • 2008
  • Outstanding Trial Attorney
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Office
  • 2006
  • Most Jury Trials
  • Ventura District Attorney's Office
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker
  • Search and Seizure
  • 2019
  • Guest Speaker
  • Arrest vs. Detention
  • 2018
  • UCLA Alumni Association
  • Alumni Career Opportunities
  • 2014
  • Pepperdine School of Law
  • Criminal Law and Practice
  • 2014
  • Victim Right Advocate Training Seminar
  • Prosecution of Domestic Violence
  • 2006
  • Ventura County Sheriff Academy
  • Domestic Violence Investigation
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (18)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jarrod is a highly skilled and dedicated attorney. His tenure as both a prosecutor and police officer have given him deep insight as to how to handle any criminal matter that comes his way. As a colleague, I have found him to be thoughtful, helpful and an overall really nice guy. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Juvenile law Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Wilfert is an extraordinary attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. He is extremely smart and well respected in the community. I highly recommend him for clients with criminal issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Jarrod on defense cases and against him when he was a prosecutor. Jarrod is an intelligent and skilled litigator who fights hard for his clients. He has an outstanding reputation in the community and I am happy to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jarrod. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jarrod is an aggressive, experienced attorney who will fight to protect your rights! As a prior law enforcement officer he knows first hand the in's & outs of police work, what flaws in an investigation to look for, etc. You will be in excellent hands with Jarrod!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jarrod is an outstanding lawyer. As a former Deputy District Attorney, he has seen innumerable cases from the prosecution's point of view, and knows how to counteract their strategies and tactics. He has proven this time and time again. Jarrod's courtroom presence is second to none, and he has succeeded in many difficult cases due to his premier trial skills. Anyone facing the legal system would be in excellent hands with Jarrod."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jarrod Wilfert is an excellent lawyer who is hardworking, ethical and compassionate. I recommend Jarrod to anyone needing criminal defense advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jarrod is a good honest attorney, and a friend. I see him in court regularly and know he does a good job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jarrod Wilfert is a dedicated, experienced and overall excellent lawyer. I have known and worked with Jarrod for over 10 years. Jarrod is a former police officer and prosecutor. Most importantly, he is a talented trial lawyer. When you combine his years of experience, Jarrod can be counted on to identify legal issues that are important to a client's case. Jarrod is dedicated. He care's about his clients and about people in general. Jarrod is constantly thinking and working on his client's cases, and attempting to do what is best for the people who have hired him. When it is time to fight - Jarrod can be counted on to zealously fight for his clients in court. This is critical to getting weak cases dismissed. A prosecutor is more likely to dismiss or reduce charges when they are facing a skilled trial lawyer like Jarrod. Jarrod Wilfert is more than just a talented attorney - he is a superb and honest person who always strives to do the best for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse Jarrod, and welcome him to the defense community after a very successful tenure as both a prosecutor and a law enforcement officer. Jarrod is well known as an aggressive and skilled litigator. Hiring the right defense attorney is of critical importance, and anyone facing criminal charges would be in very good hands if represented by Mr. Wilfert."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jarrod Wilfert is an outstanding criminal defense attorney. He is honestly one of the best!!! He utilizes his knowledge as a former cop and state prosecutor to give his clients top notch legal representation. I know that if I ever got pinched by the cops that I would hire him to be by my side!! I highly recommend!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Jarrod Wilfert is a superb attorney. I have had the pleasure of working closely with Jarrod and I see firsthand how he is able to obtain the best possible results for his clients. I highly recommend Jarrod Wilfert."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Wilfert. He is an experienced and methodical criminal defense attorney. I feel very confident referring clients to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the most knowledgeable in his field. Honest, ethical, and works feverishly for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jarrod is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer in the area of criminal law. He has a unique prospective on your legal issues. He knows how things work from the street to the court room as a former police officer and prosecutor. He will walk you through the process with a realistic view and keep you informed. He will make sure you know what you need to know and not what you want to hear."
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Ventura Criminal defense Lawyer Jarrod Matthew Wilfert
Jarrod Matthew Wilfert
Criminal defense Attorney
Ventura, CA
Licensed for 19 years
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