Attorney Jay Leiderman: A creative and multi-faceted vigorous defense comes from a creative, multifaceted guy. When the deck is stacked against you, Jay Leiderman is the lawyer you want to call. Jay Leiderman has his bonafides in academia, that cannot be questioned. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he was president of the student body. He is a California State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist. He has lectured around California and around the United States. He has won awards and has authored books. He is prominent in all areas of criminal law, especially medical marijuana defense (CUA and MMPA) and “cybercrime” or computer crime (CFAA) defense. He even has a Wikipedia entry. Jay isn’t just a rebel attorney / civil rights warrior, stomping out the cockroaches of injustice and fighting against governmental overreach; Jay Leiderman can have fun too. Enjoy the many shades of Jay.
Attorney Jay Leiderman co-authored the first ever book on the legal defense of medical marijuana crimes and has been called the “Hacktivist’s Advocate” for his work defending those accused of computer crimes. He has been recognized and won awards for going above and beyond to represent clients accused of all sorts of crimes; from the smallest misdemeanor to the most serious felony case. Jay frequently takes on high-profile cases and is highly experienced in speaking with the media. He is a frequent commentator in print, on the radio and has even been on TV and in film speaking about his cases. He frequently lectures around the state and nation on various criminal defense topics. (See Press Section here). Jay has also authored a chapter in a book on the defense of internet crimes.
Jay Leiderman is a California State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist. In addition to the California State Bar Exam and mandatory continuing legal education, to obtain his specialization Jay had to pass another specialization test, a rigorous peer and judge review screening process, have many additional hours of classroom continuing legal education, and have substantial practical experience. There are over 250,000 attorneys licensed to practice in California. According to the California State Bar, on June 16, 2008, there are under 500 Certified Criminal Law Specialists—a small and very elite group.
Jay has dedicated his entire professional career to standing up for the rights of the accused. Jay believes in his role as an advocate for the accused. He has always been a champion of personal rights and a staunch defender of our constitutional freedoms. In short, Jay’s entire professional life has been dedicated to ensuring that those accused of crimes receive the most vigorous, competent and artful defense. Jay has dedicated himself to providing that hard hitting defense while still remaining open and accessible to his clients.