Located in Redwood City, California, criminal defense attorney Jeffrey B. Hayden is committed to aggressively and effectively defending the rights of clients accused of having committed criminal offenses. If you have been charged with a crime, you can rest assured that the prosecution is working hard to convict you. We will work harder to tip the balance in your favor – in and out of court.

Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

Practice Areas: Mr. Hayden can help you defend against any criminal charges, ranging from the smallest of misdemeanors to serious felony offenses in both adult criminal courts and juvenile delinquency court. His practice includes counsel for issues related to:

• Drunk Driving (DUI / DWI)
• Traffic Violations
• Hit and Run
• Violent Crimes
• Domestic Abuse
• Assault
• Threats
• Murder / Homicide
• Attempted Murder
• Sex Crimes / Rape
• Juvenile Offenses
• Graffiti
• Theft
• Shoplifting
• Insurance Fraud
• Credit Card / Check Fraud
• Drug Crimes
• Gang Crimes
• Curfew Violations
• Parole / Probation
• Three Strikes
• Civil Rights Violations

Mr. Hayden's practice is limited to criminal defense, juvenile delinquency defense and conservatorship cases arising under the Landermann-Petris-Short (LPS) Act. He has taken civil and/or administrative cases, largely those which are substantially related to his criminal defense practice, such as taking care of a traffic citation for a client facing criminal charges, defending civil contempt proceedings or opposing restraining orders.

A strong negotiator and an effective trial lawyer, Mr. Hayden has the skill and experience needed to defend you and your future; and, he is


Jeffrey B. Hayden earned his law degree from the University of Southern California Law Center, where he was the recipient of the Miller-Johnson Equal Justice Award. A native of California, Mr. Hayden has dedicated his life to protecting the rights of people in our community.

Before establishing his own law firm dedicated exclusively to criminal defense in 1997, Mr. Hayden served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Robert P. Aguilar and the Honorable Judge James Ware in the United States District Court in San Jose, California. He also served as a Deputy Los Angeles County Public Defender for nearly five years. He has returned to the San Francisco Bay Area, and practices in San Francisco, Santa Clara County, and San Mateo County, where he sits on the Board of Directors of the San Mateo County Bar Association.

Mr. Hayden is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and was one of 26 criminal defense lawyers recognized as a “Super Lawyer” rated among the top 5% of Northern California lawyers by San Francisco Magazine in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2014 and 2015. Moreover, he is A-V Rated (Martindale-Hubbell); listed in Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register and is listed in their “Bar Register,” also limited to the top 5% of lawyers.

He has been board certified as a criminal law specialist by the The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California and, by appointment of the Board of Governors, and sits as a member of the Criminal Law Advisory Commission.
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Admitted: 1990, California Law School: University of Southern California Law Center, Los Angeles, J.D., 1989.

Undergraduate College: University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A., 1986.

Member: San Mateo County and American Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member, Criminal Justice Section); The California Attorneys for Criminal Justice; The California Public Defender's Association; The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; The Conference of Delegates of California Bar Associations.

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