|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Law Review||University of San Diego||2002|
|CALI, Excellence in study of criminal law.||University of San Diego||2001|
|Dean's Merit Scholarship (1st in class ranking)||University of San Diego School of Law||2001|
|Lawyer||Hayden Smith, Criminal Defense Lawyer||2006 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California Defense Counsel||N/A||2009 - Present|
|American Board of Trial Advocates||Member||2008 - Present|
|Murder case dismissed.||Acquittal|
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|San Diego Law Review||Editor||2002|
|University of San Diego Law Review||Editor||2002|
|University of San Diego School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2004|
|University of California - Los Angeles||Philosophy||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
Posted by Jennifer
I am a regular woman in my 30's, raising my two boys, had never been in any trouble in my life when I did something very foolish. I had no idea that quick act of stupidity was going to land me in jail with 2 felony counts. Scared out of my mind I contacted Hayden and was in to see him immediately.
Not only being terrified I was so embarrassed and right away his friendly and funny nature put me at ease. We went over my charges and he explained how my "small act of stupidity" was a serious situation. Hayden explained how he would present my case to the DA and we would go from there. His fee and payment arrangements worked perfectly for my being a single Mom.
Hayden was at every court appearance I had. Attorney's are busy as hell and often in court when you call. When I called with any questions or concerns my calls were returned in a timely manner.
At the end of this nightmare he did an awesome job keeping me out of prison and my punishment of a fine and community service was fine by me! My priority was being home with my boys.
I recommend Hayden to anyone who finds themself where I was or if you're helping a loved one in trouble.
There's no better Attorney in the Central Valley.
Hayden Smith is the one you've been looking for!
Posted by Lisa
I was recomended to hayden by a para legal.. he did no defense in my case.. he actually allowed my exs attorney to run him over in the court room. He has been reprimanded by bar asaoc prior to.. gave me a solid fee the first time in court tryd to start charging me after agreement was made. I said no he did nothing after that but he did disapear.. he was un prepared and had no fight everytime. I would never hire him aguan and in fact have turned him into the bar assoc
Posted by Cristina Ballard
My son who was in trouble for the first time in his life was faced with severe consequences. This is when we turned to Attorney Hayden Smith. Not only did he do everything within his power he was also very companionate and his will and want to help us was just amazing. When all was said and done my son did not face a day in jail and we owe this all to Mr. Smith! Without him my son would have faced jail time for a first offence. I highly recommend him! Thank you Mr. Smith as a mother I am forever grateful!