Established and Respected Beverly Hills Attorney
Determined, discreet and compassionate criminal defense
My name is Jay Jaffe and I am a Certified Criminal Law Specialist in Beverly
Hills with more than 40 years of experience. I am personally writing this
summary and not handing it off to a professional website writer to do
it for me. The personal attention that I am giving to this introduction
is in keeping with my philosophy of personal attention to all matters
involving my clients. If you’re facing criminal charges, you may
be frightened and intimidated at the prospect of getting lost in an impersonal
system with potentially devastating consequences. Make sure you know who
My experience, career and credentials speak for themselves. I am AV®
Preeminent (TM Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®, which is
the highest possible ranking for ethical standards and legal ability.
I have consistently been ranked by SuperLawyers.com as being in the top
5 percent of my field. I have been certified by the State Bar of California
as a criminal law specialist since the certification program began more
than 25 years ago. More important, I have earned the trust of countless
clients — many of whom have offered testimonials which you can read
on this website.
EXPERIENCE AND EXCEPTIONAL REPUTATION
With 40 years of experience, I’ve handled a wide range of cases from
first-offense DUIs to serious felonies. Most of my clients are just like
you: ordinary people who suddenly find themselves in trouble for the first
time who’ve done something foolish or impulsive that they might
not think of as criminal. Many of my clients are young men and women from
good families who find themselves stifled by a criminal justice system
that is unfairly judgmental and quite unforgiving. And while I cannot
ethically or legally promise you a specific result, I can promise effort
and commitment to your case. My career has provided me with a well-earned
reputation for honesty and integrity – all to your benefit when
I stand beside you in court. I can provide assistance in the following areas:
You are not an inmate. You are an accused person who is presumed innocent.
My personal “old school” philosophy is simple: treat others
as you’d want to be treated. Each client deserves the same 100 percent
commitment from me regardless of whether the offense is a misdemeanor
or a felony, DUI, murder, petty theft, drug charge or domestic violence.
After all, what others may not consider a serious crime is serious to you.
Contrary to what many others who make up the criminal justice system may
erroneously believe, you are not a convicted inmate or criminal when you
appear in court. You should expect to be treated with respect and courtesy
consist the presumption of innocence. You and I stand together in court
to answer the accusations and charges filed against you. You have the
constitutional right to challenge those allegations, and have me cross
examine your accuser and present evidence and witnesses on your behalf.
Available and accessible around the clock
One complaint heard so often by folks who have retained counsel is that
lawyers are hard to reach and never return emails or phone calls. This
is not the case with me. One promise I can make is that I am responsive
— and not just during the normal business hours. If you email me,
call me, or text on my personal cell phone, I am available to you.