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Jeffrey Brett Hayden

Criminal defense Attorney at Redwood City, CA

3.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%
    Practice Limited to defending felony, misdemeanor, infraction and juvenile (both delinquency and dependency) cases.

    31 years, 4,500 cases

  2. Juvenile law
    30%
    Practice Limited to defending felony, misdemeanor, infraction and juvenile (both delinquency and dependency) cases.

    30 years, 2,000 cases

A solo practitioner, Jeffrey B. Hayden represents the residents of the Bay Area in California, which includes the cities in the metro areas of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. He focuses his practice on criminal defense, and juvenile offenses.
In 1986, Mr. Hayden graduated UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in economics. He then attended USC, Gould School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor in 1989.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Hayden clerked for United States District Court Judges Robert P. Aguilar and James Ware before leaving for Los Angeles to work in the Los Angeles County Public Defender, defending people accused of breaking the law. During that time, he worked on cases ranging from petty theft to homicide, in both adult and juvenile court, learning the tactics and methods used to protect the accused from suffering wrongful or excessive convictions. He then returned to his native San Mateo County, defending individuals throughout the Bay Area; over the last 17 years, he has represented people in thousands criminal matters, and has tried hundreds of cases with and without a jury. 
By appointment of the Board of Governors, Mr. Hayden served on, and later chaired, the Criminal Law Advisory Commission; he now serves as vice-chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization. Well known within San Mateo County and beyond, Mr. Hayden serves as President of the San Mateo County Bar Association, President-elect of the Rotary Club of Redwood City and Chair-elect of the Conference of California Bar Associations. 
A California State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, Mr. Hayden’s excellent legal skills and adherence to ethics has earned him a place in Super Lawyers in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2014 and 2015, as well as San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He has earned a rating of 10.0 out of 10.0 at , and the highest possible rating of AV-Preeminent from Martindale Hubbell. 
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Jeffrey B. Hayden
600 Allerton St., Suite 201
Redwood City, CA, 94063-1575

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert criminal defense lawyer
Jeff is an excellent attorney. If you want things done hire someone who is busy. Jeff is very knowledgeable in every aspect of law and legal process. He did not make false promises and got the best outcome for my case. You will not go wrong with this attorney if you lucky to hire him for your case.
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2009
Not all Piblic Defenders are Pretenders
All though I am in a still pending case, Jeff has seemed very responsible and professional. He knows the laws and can counter very rapidly to a DA accusations. If you are like me, and receive Jeff as your public defender... Consider yourself blessed as this man is an excellent lawyer. I have since my charges have changed my life style, but if there is any upcoming problems in my future I will continue to utlize the SUPER LAWYER, Jeff Hayden.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Do not hire
One of the worse lawyers in San Mateo county. Hardly returns phone calls. Hardly comes to visit you and explain what’s goin on if you are a inmate. Came last minute and talked me into signing a last minute deal. Felt like he worked with the DA. Did not do a lot of things he said he would do. Hard to get a reach of. Paid him over $10,000 for nothing. Would of been better off with a public defender probably. Heard from many other people that his lawyer is horrible.
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Response from Jeffrey Hayden April 9, 2019
I'm happy to discuss at any time you wish. If the offer is something you are re-thinking, we should discuss. Please talk to me so we can try to ameliorate.
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Unprofessional
Mr. Hayden did absolutely nothing for me except postpone my case and its being going on 2yrs for a extremely easy case I am very unhappy with his conduct he never returns any of his calls he made me feel like I wasn't good enough to represent
Response from Jeffrey Hayden November 29, 2018
Someone experiencing an event may feel that a case is simple or easy; this does not always reflect the reality that there were others who saw it differently or that the police have some evidence to make it appear differently (even if they are not correct). No one goes into this endeavor -- the practice of defending someone facing charges -- if he or she does not care or feel the client(s) is worthy of representation. Contact me and we will work with you to find a fair resolution.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Offices of Jeffrey B. Hayden
  • 1997 - Present
  • Deputy Public Defender
  • Los Angeles County Public Defender
  • 1993 - 1997
  • United States District Court
  • 1990 - 1993

Education

  • University of Southern California Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • University of California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1986

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. J.R.
  • ACQUITTAL (NOT GUILTY)
  • People v. D.L.
  • Misdemeanor, Time Served
  • People v. D.K.
  • Marijuana Charges trafficking charges dismissed
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Associations

  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Vice-President
  • 2014 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2008 - Present
  • Criminal Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of California
  • Member; Chair 2011-2012
  • 2008 - Present
  • Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2007 - Present
  • Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations
  • Delegate
  • 2000 - Present
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Conference of California Bar Associations
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Conference of California Bar Associations
  • Secretary
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Criminal Law Advisory Commission, Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California
  • Chairman
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • SAN FRANCISCO TOP RATED LAWYERS
  • AMERICAN LEGAL MEDIA
  • 2014
  • SAN FRANCISCO TOP RATED LAWYERS
  • AMERICAN LEGAL MEDIA
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • A-V Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • Criminal Law Certified Specialist
  • Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California
  • 2001
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • KALW Radio: Your Legal Rights
  • Three Strikes Law
  • 2012
  • KALW Radio: Your Legal Rights
  • Constitutional Decisions
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (7)
Endorse Jeffrey
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Hayden is a very talented litigator who seems to have an uncanny ability to know what the prosecutor is going to do before they do it. He has achieved some particularly amazing results. Very talented lawyer. Judges respect him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have always known Jeff to have an incredible knowledge of the law. Recently, we worked on a case together and I was extremely impressed with Jeff's passion in defending his client. He has an excellent legal mind."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A very effective advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Jeffrey Hayden for your criminal case. I often go to Jeffrey as a mentor for criminal matters, especially for San Mateo cases. He always impresses me with his high energy, passion for the law, and wisdom that is at his fingerprints. If you have Mr. Hayden, you are undoubtedly in good hands!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred numerous matters to Mr. Hayden. He was a zealous advocate and achieved excellent results in a cost effective manner. I do not hesitate when referring matters to Mr. Hayden,"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a walking "Encyclopedia Britannica" in criminal law. He knows an answer to any question. He is loaded with knowledge and he is always well prepared. He does a superb job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Mr. Hayden for many years. He is professional, knowledgable, and works hard for his clients. I most certainly would recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Unquestionably competent, consistently conscientious, endlessly hardworking, always helpful, and highly dedicated, it is well-known this exceptional lawyer is an excellent trial attorney who is a tremendous asset to the Redwood City Defense Bar community. Any person in need who hires this superb attorney will know he or she is in capable hands. For a number of positive reasons, I am honored to endorse Mr. Hayden."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff Hayden is a legal scholar. He possesses an incredible working knowledge of criminal law and offers his clients outstanding defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Jeff handles the toughest cases and has great success, I've seen this closeup since we've had co defendant cases including a murder case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is widely recognized in the legal community as one of the finest criminal defense attorneys in San Mateo County. He is extremely bright and a virtual walking encyclopedia on CA Criminal Law. He is hard-working, experienced and very effective in the courtroom. You won't get a better result in your criminal case with any other lawyer, period. Hire him before we lose him to the bench (Jeff has judge written all over him)."
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Redwood City Criminal defense Lawyer Jeffrey Brett Hayden
Jeffrey Brett Hayden
Criminal defense Attorney
Redwood City, CA
Licensed for 33 years
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