Criminal Defense Attorney Resume Samples

Criminal Defense Attorney is a criminal defense lawyer who is charged with the duty of defending organizations, entities, and organizations with their criminal cases, and handles a diverse spectrum of criminal cases ranging from sex crimes, and drug crimes. A well-written Criminal Defense Attorney Resume indicates the following core duties – conducting research and analyzing the case to determine the probable outcome and devising an effective strategy to defend the client’s in court; interpreting laws for clients and helping them understand the legal options, investigating the case and interviewing witnesses, negotiating with the prosecution to plea bargain to lesser charges; advocating for the defendant at trial; and developing case strategies.

The most sought-after skills include the following – excellent oral and written advocacy skills; research and investigative skills; strong creative thinking and analytical skills, the ability to analyze case law and litigate complex cases; in-depth understanding of state, federal, and local rules; and the ability to navigate the criminal justice systems competently. Like all lawyers, this job title also needs a completed degree in law, and additionally, the attorneys will need a license in the state in which they intend to practice.

Criminal Defense Attorney Resume example

Criminal Defense Attorney Resume

Objective : Responsible for maintaining office efficiency using my organizational skills and strategic relationship abilities, and also Building and maintaining strong working relationships with a group of nine attorneys and their clients.

Skills : Office Assistant, Selling, Jeweler.

Description :

    1. Answered inbound telephone calls and direct calls for Attorneys.
    2. Assisted additional ten Attorneys as per request.
    3. Ran daily reports to compile a list of potential clients.
    4. Typed daily letters and correspondence to potential clients.
    5. Processed incoming and outgoing mail.
    6. Typed letters to clients with court results.
    7. Processed Legal billing at the end of each month.
Years of Experience
Experience
0-2 Years
Experience Level
Level
Entry Level
Education
Education
Business


Criminal Defense Attorney Resume

Objective : An accomplished trial attorney who also has nine years of experience as an engineer for the Florida Department of Transportation. Proven ability to negotiate criminal matters with other attorneys and judges as well as experience negotiating contractual and permit issues.

Skills : Duly Licensed Real Estate Broker, Spanish, Greek.

Description :

    1. Represented clients charged with misdemeanors in NY State from inception through disposition.
    2. Represented clients charged with felonies and Second Chair on numerous felony trials.
    3. Personal interaction and correspondence with clients, including incarcerated clients.
    4. Motion drafted for felony cases; Affirmations; Subpoenas, Orders for all 5 boroughs.
    5. Listened to/transcribing inmate jail and prison telephone calls for trial preparation.
    6. Interacted with correction officers, court officers, court clerks, and Judge's chambers.
    7. Closely tracked new cases through the arraignment process and file Notice of Appearances.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Juris Doctor


Criminal Defense Attorney Resume

Headline : Seeking a position as a litigation attorney for a prominent law firm. Accomplished and energetic seeking employment with a results-oriented company that seeks an ambitious and career-conscious person, where acquired skills will be utilized toward growth and advancement.

Skills : Lawyer - Trial Attorney, Civil Engineer.

Description :

    1. Responsible for billing, advertising, client acquisition.
    2. Handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases from origination to adjudication.
    3. Researched and filed appeals when appropriate.
    4. Represented clients in over fifty jury trials in misdemeanor and felony criminal matters.
    5. Contracted with the following agencies to provide criminal representation for indigent clients.
    6. Met with clients to review cases.
    7. Contacted with police precincts informing them clients have retained our services and invoke their rights.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Juris Doctorate

Criminal Defense Attorney Resume

Summary : Possess five years of experience in civil litigation and two years in criminal defense. Licensed to practice law. Knowledgeable regarding state and federal procedures and court rules. Extremely familiar with the trial process; has tried approximately 25 jury cases and second-chaired 4 civil trials.

Skills : Relativity; LexisNexis; Westlaw.

Description :

    1. Represented indigent persons in court and at trial, as appointed by the court.
    2. Managed all phases of each case, from the first appearance to arraignment, bond hearing, discovery meeting with the client, pretrial, legal research, law and motion, plea negotiation, and trial.
    3. Wrote appeal motions and appellate court briefs to the District Court of Appeals.
    4. Initially served on the Misdemeanor Trial Team, handling cases involving domestic violence, violation of probation, violation of the injunction, battery, assault, stalking, fleeing/eluding, and resisting arrest.
    5. Litigated 15+ such cases in front of a jury.
    6. Represented soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), and other units as detailed.
    7. Lead counsel in 14 courts-martial, including five jury trials.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Juris Doctor In Law

Criminal Defense Attorney Resume

Objective : Accomplished, a detail-oriented and organized litigator who possesses both the depth and breadth to accomplish and resolve disputes.

Skills : Litigation, Evidentiary Hearing &Trials, Appeals & Writs.

Description :

    1. Representing individuals charged with crimes and felonies providing representation in the court of law.
    2. Client representation in Bankruptcy laws of Chapter 7 & Chapter 11.
    3. Acquired and reviewed all clients' finances to determine bankruptcy eligibility including preparation of pre-trial, drafting pleadings, motions, negotiation of financial liabilities in favor of the client.
    4. Represented individuals in dissolution of marriage, child custody, disputes, wills, trusts, including research, paperwork, filing all documents with the court.
    5. Review of all monies, assets, and accounts while reaching an amicable settlement.
    6. Prepared and filed Motions for the Court systems.
    7. Handled matters with families and consoled them during hard times.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Law

Criminal Defense Attorney Resume

Headline : Over 17 years of experience working in law offices Skilled using a variety of ever-changing office equipment and software programs Investigated, prepared, and litigated cases at trials and administrative hearings Learned to adapt to different cultures and social norms which developed people skills as the greatest asset.

Skills : E-discovery; Legal and Google Research; Writing; Interviewing; Complex litigation.

Description :

    1. Represented criminal defendants at all stages of felony prosecution, plea negotiation, and sentencing.
    2. Drafted a brief for the Supreme Court of Ohio arguing that a defendant's rape conviction should be overturned because of the state's twenty-year delay.
    3. Managed misdemeanor and felony criminal cases from arraignment through trial in the county criminal courts.
    4. Resolve client's legal problems by relying on strong oral advocacy, interpersonal communication skills, and knowledge of the law.
    5. Manage and grow all aspects of law practice.
    6. Negotiated favorable plea deals and bonds for clients.
    7. Prepared the case for hearing or trial.
    Years of Experience
    Experience
    5-7 Years
    Experience Level
    Level
    Executive
    Education
    Education
    MA In International Business And Trade Law

    Criminal Defense Attorney Resume

    Headline : Dedicated Operations Manager and effective leader who excels in using proven methods and cutting-edge technology to successfully cut costs, streamline operations, and increased productivity, currently seeking a relocation opportunity.

    Skills : Knowledge of Wordperfect, MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook.

    Description :

      1. Handled majority of firm's motion practice.
      2. Attended hearings.
      3. Negotiated favorable plea deals.
      4. Disorderly Person Offenses and Title 39 Trials, Negotiated Hundreds of Favorable Plea agreements, DUI/DWI Trials at Courts.
      5. Martial in criminal cases and administrative separation.
      6. Twelve full trials; two cases resulting in full acquittals; multiple dismissals/withdrawals; and negotiated dozens of pretrial agreements.
      7. Represented individuals in criminal prosecutions.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      5-7 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      Certification

      Criminal Defense Attorney Resume

      Headline : Accomplished and energetic professional seeking employment with a results-oriented company that seeks an ambitious and career-conscious person, where acquired skills will be utilized toward growth and advancement.

      Skills : Customer Service, MS Office.

      Description :

        1. Invited submission, symposium edition.
        2. Represent defendants charged with offenses against the county.
        3. Handle every aspect and component of criminal defense work.
        4. Provided counsel and legal defense in criminal cases both on retainer and by court assignment.
        5. Defended felony and misdemeanor cases.
        6. Assisted all attorneys and their clients.
        7. Answer incoming calls and direct calls to the appropriate Attorney or take messages.
        8. Collect payments for Attorneys.
        9. Meet and greet all visitors to practice.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      5-7 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      Business

      Criminal Defense Attorney Resume

      Headline : Seeks to acquire a position that will enable utilizing knowledge, education, and experience. Combining strong interpersonal and communication skills, and committed to continual performance development in the workplace.

      Skills : Conflict Resolution, Fast/Adaptive Learning, Critical Thinking & Problem Solving.

      Description :

        1. Representation of clients charged with all Pennsylvania Crimes including robbery, rape, theft, DUI, and burglary.
        2. Representation of clients and bail agencies in bail matters.
        3. Consultation with clients and other attorneys on case strategy, applicable rules, and the appellate process.
        4. Represented clients charged with misdemeanor offenses in court-appointed cases.
        5. Researched legal issues and rules of law to best protect clients.
        6. Representing defendants in major felony, and misdemeanor criminal trials and hearings.
        7. Represented indigent adult and juvenile criminal defendants as lead or sole trial counsel in over 100 jury trials.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      5-7 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Executive
      Education
      Education
      MA In International Business and Trade Law

      Criminal Defense Attorney Resume

      Objective : Looking to acquire a position that will enable utilizing knowledge, education, and experience. Combining strong interpersonal and communication skills, and committed to continual performance development in the workplace.

      Skills : Adobe Software Programs, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator.

      Description :

        1. Sent out mailings and collected names of potential clients and records of offenses at the police station.
        2. Solo practitioners in criminal defense.
        3. Reviewing police reports, evaluating cases, responding to and arguing against various motions, conducting preliminary hearings.
        4. Private practice handling primarily criminal cases.
        5. Negotiate plea offers, draft and argue motions, develop discovery.
        6. Prepare evidence and exhibits for trial, select juries, and take criminal cases.
        7. Investigated criminal cases, including interviewing crime victims and law enforcement, viewing physical evidence, visiting scenes, etc.
      Years of Experience
      Experience
      2-5 Years
      Experience Level
      Level
      Junior
      Education
      Education
      Business