Irvine, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2014
Irvine and Santa Ana Criminal Defense Attorney Jerry Schaffer, Jr. is now officially a criminal law specialist, as he recently obtained his certification in criminal law from the State Bar of California. Attorney Schaffer’s legal specialty certification can be viewed on the State Bar of California’s website, along with the lawyer’s other bar membership information (Bar No. 171842). Mr. Schaffer is among less than 5% of criminal attorneys in California who are certified in criminal law. The attorney serves clients through his law firm, The Law Offices of Jerry Schaffer, Jr.
When an attorney is certified in a legal specialty, this demonstrates that the legal professional has obtained advanced level of education and experience in his or her field, and that he or she has proven this advanced knowledge through an examination and other forms of evaluation. According to California’s standards for certification in criminal law available on the State Bar’s website, an applicant for certification must be able to show that—within the previous five years—he or she practiced criminal law at a substantial level, and also that he or she served as principal counsel in certain types of criminal proceedings (including hearings, jury trials and appeals). The applicant must additionally show that he or she completed at least 45 hours of educational activities in specified areas of criminal law within the previous three years. The applicant must also pass an exam and undergo other types of review by the State Bar.
Attorney Schaffer obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern School of Law in 1994 and was admitted to State Bar of California that same year. After becoming a licensed attorney, Mr. Schaffer spent 18 years working as a Deputy District Attorney in Orange County. He then went on to practice criminal defense, also in Orange County. Mr. Schaeffer is an aggressive legal defender who uses his previous experience as a prosecutor to provide his clients with highly competitive defense plans. Throughout his career, Attorney Schaeffer has obtained extensive trial experience and an impressive track record. He is an honest and ethical defense attorney who works diligently to protect the rights of individuals who are accused of all types of crimes.
The Law Offices of Jerry Schaffer, Jr. brings clients hard-hitting defense in various types of criminal cases, including some of the most challenging cases such as those involving murder charges. As an attorney with two decades of experience in criminal law, Attorney Schaffer is well-qualified to provide clients with excellent legal advocacy from start to finish in their criminal matters. More information about The Law Offices of Jerry Schaffer, Jr. is available at http://www.santaanacriminaldefensefirm.com.