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Jeffrey Brett Hayden

Jeffrey Brett Hayden

  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • California
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A California State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, 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.
Mr. Hayden also hosts the program Your Legal Rights, broadcast weekly at San Francisco NPR affiliate KALW.
Mr. Hayden graduated the University of California with a Bachelor of Arts in economics, then attended University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, earning his Juris Doctor, then clerked for United States District Court Judges Robert P. Aguilar and James Ware; after his clerkship he worked in the Los Angeles County Public Defender, defending persons accused of breaking the law. During that time, he worked on cases ranging from petty theft to homicides, adult and juvenile, learning the tools used to protect the accused from suffering wrongful or excessive convictions.
Mr. Hayden returned to his native San Mateo County to defend accused individuals throughout the Bay Area for over 20 years, has represented people in thousands criminal matters, and has tried scores of cases, both with and without a jury.
Mr. Hayden served on, and later chaired, the Criminal Law Advisory Commission and later the Board of Legal Specialization.
Well known in the courts of San Mateo County and beyond, Mr. Hayden served as the 2015 President of the San Mateo County Bar Association and is a Past Chair of Conference of California Bar Associations and a Past President of the Rotary Club of Redwood City.
Mr. Hayden’s excellent legal skills and adherence to ethics has earned him a place in Super Lawyers, in San Francisco’s Top Rated Lawyers, a rating of 10.0 out of 10.0 at, rating of A/V-Preeminent* from Martindale Hubbell.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Juvenile Law
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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University of Southern California: Gould School of Law
J.D. (1989) | Co-founder and Founding Board Member, Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF). PILF is a student-run nonprofit and the largest student organization at USC Law. PILF provides many opportunities for USC Law students to experience the rewards of pro bono wor
Honors: Miller-Johnson Equal Justice Award
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University of California at Santa Cruz
B.A. (1986) | Member, Council of Eight (The College Eight council, which was at the time volunteer rather than elected). Major in economics, but emphasis on pre-law or �law and ______� courses such as Economics of Law, Psychology of Law, Sociology of law, Forensic
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Professional Associations
Criminal Law Advisory Commission
- Current
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San Mateo County Bar Association
Board of Directors
- Current
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Criminal Law Advisory Commission, State Bar of California
Commission Member
- Current
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Conference of California Bar Associations
Board of Directors
- Current
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California State Bar  # 147552
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Revisiting the Three Strikes law
The Recorder
Mobile Devices Fair Game for Police Searches
The Recorder
Criminal Law in San Mateo
California State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
333 Bradford St
Redwood City, CA 94063
Telephone: (650) 368-5700
Fax: (650) 368-5736
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