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  1. White Collar Crime: 35%
    46 years
  2. Federal Crime: 25%
    46 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    46 years
  4. Violent Crime: 15%
    46 years
  5. Juvenile: 5%
    46 years



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Guyton N. Jinkerson

510 North Third Street
San Jose, CA, 95112


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in CalifoniaThe American Trial Lawyers Association2013
White Collar CrimeSuper Lawyers2013
Criminal Law-White Collar CrimeThe Best Lawyers of America2013
Bar Register of Preminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
Criminal Law--Non-White CollarBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Law Firms--First TierU.S. News--Best Lawyers2013
San Jose Criminal Defense: White-Collar "Lawyer of the Year".Best Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Deputy Public DefenderSanta Clara County Public Defender's Office1970 - 1974
Association namePosition nameDuration
Complex Crimes Committee, Litigation SectionMember1991 - Present
White Collar Crime Committee, Criminal Justice SectionMember1987 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1983 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember1983 - Present
American Board of Criminal LawyersMember1982 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1978 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1974 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1973 - Present
California Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1972 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember1970 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1970 - Present
Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Board of Criminal LawyersVice President1986 - 1987
American Board of Criminal LawyersSecretary1984 - 1985
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeVice President1983 - 1984
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeBoard of Governors1980 - 1983
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Alday (1974) 10 Cal. 3d 392N/A
People v. Shamburger (1984) 160 Cal. App. 3d 484N/A
People v. Superior Court (Kirby) (2003) 114 Cal. App. 4th 102N/A
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Publication nameTitleDate
Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara County"Should the Co-Conspirator Exception to the Hearsay Rule Be Allowed to Thwart the Confrontation Clause to the Constitution,"1970
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
Golden Gate UniversityEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Hastings Law School Trial Advocacy ProgramJury Selection1992
Hastings Law School Trial Advocacy ProgramTaking the Deposition of the Opposing Party1990
Hastings Law School Trial Advocacy ProgramEvidence1990
Hastings Law School Trial Advocacy ProgramJury Selection1989
Hastings Law School Trial Advocacy ProgramEvidence1989
Hastings Law School Trial Advocacy ProgramClosing Argument1987
Hastings Law School Trial Advocacy ProgramCross Examination1987
Hastings Law School Trial Advocacy ProgramVoir Dire1985