Client and  professional Testimonials

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Criminal law, or penal law, is the body of law that relates to crime. It might be defined as the body of rules that defines conduct that is prohibited by the state because it is held to threaten, harm or otherwise endanger the safety and welfare of the public, and that sets out the punishment to be imposed on those who breach these laws.

Client and  professional Testimonials

 

Client Testimonials

“My heartfelt thanks for giving me my life back! You have no idea what this means to me! My deep appreciation to your office for the hard work, dedication, and responsiveness  you have all provided through these many grueling months.”

 “ I should  dedicate this court house in your name for all that you have done for me”

“ No one will ever know the absolute commitment you made in my defense but me. The hundreds of hours you spent, the comfort you provided in the darkest times in the case, and the brilliant decisions you made along the way and the pure skill I saw in the courtroom to bring about this remarkable result will never be forgotten.”

"I really appreciate all of the time and effort you put into make the best possible result for my case." (KHS)

"Thank you for all of your hard work, support, camaraderie and last but not least your great skill in my trial." (VK)

"I have been wondering if you realized how grateful I am for all that you have done for me? I know you worked very hard and tirelessly on my case and left nothing untried. You are a great attorney." (CT)

"Mr. Campbell is a fine trial lawyer. He is always prepared, a tireless advocate who is aggressive yet has complete integrity. He is considered one of San Francisco's top trial practitioners." (Judge RD)

"I can't possibly thank you enough for your efforts on my behalf. Your courtroom brilliance is the stuff of which good TV is made." (MC)

"You are a true professional and a man of your word. Faced with the realization that the lawyer I  previously retained was going to hang me out to dry, I turned to you. What a difference you made. Thank you, thank you." (SB)

Professional Representation

San Francisco

James Campbell

 

James Farragher Campbell is a proven criminal defense pro. He is the experienced ethical expert you want at your side. You can rely on his credentials, peer reviews, and over 32 years of highly successful trial experience for your representation.

 


Trial Experience

James Campbell Achievements

 

Expert Witness In The Modern Trial, American Inns of Court, U.S.F. Law School, Feb 8, 2012

Major trial experience – James Farragher Campbell has tried over 200 cases to jury verdict

Elected President of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers in 2007.

James Campbell received membership by special invitation toThe National Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial lawyers in the State of California. Candidates are considered for membership in The National Trial Lawyers Association based on superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile in the Trial Lawyer community

Member of the American College of Master Advocates and Barristers – Admission is by invitation only to the select few who have proven track records in representing clients in court and who have objectively demonstrated their capabilities as trial lawyers. Membership includes a number of highly qualified and renowned attorneys from several nations

Highest possible rating on the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System – Based on confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary, these ratings attest to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics.  James Farragher Campbell ranks AV on the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System, meaning his legal ability is ranked as “very high to preeminent” and his ethical standards are “very high”

Author of multiple legal reference books used by criminal defense attorneys – James Campbell has written or contributed to several books that are widely referenced by attorneys in preparation for trial. These include “Criminal Defense Techniques”, a 10-volume set with chapters specifically devoted to effective strategies for criminal defense, and “Defense of Speeding, Reckless Driving, and Vehicular Homicide”, a three-volume set that covers step-by-step defense procedures, from pretrial preparation through trial, including discovery, motions to suppress, and jury instructions.

Professional Representation

 

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime , or if you are currently being investigated for criminal activity, you need immediate representation by a well qualified criminal defense lawyer. What is done at the beginning of your case can set the stage for a dismissal of the charges against you, elimination of custody time and the protection of your record.

Whether charged in federal or state court you need a capable, knowledgeable criminal defense attorney. Since 1975, Mr. Campbell’s reputation for meticulous pretrial preparation and a willingness to take a case to trial has placed his clients in the strongest possible negotiating position which has maximized the very best possible outcome for his clients. His client list includes professional athletes, entertainers, lawyers, doctors, business leaders, law enforcement employees, public officials and members of the clergy.

James Farragher Campbell is a proven criminal defense pro. He is the experienced ethical expert you want at your side.

You can rely on his credentials, peer reviews, and over 32 years of highly successful trial experience for your representation.

Here are just some of the qualifications which underscore his expertise as the criminal defense lawyer of choice when only the best will do:

  • Elected President of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers in 2007 – An exclusive society of the nation’s best criminal lawyers, James Campbell has been  a member of this invitation-only fellowship since 1987. Standards for acceptance include successful major felony trial experience and exceptional recommendations from distinguished jurists and current Fellows attesting to each of the candidate’s high ethics as well as their litigation skills in the area of criminal defense.
  • Major trial experience – James Farragher Campbell has tried over 200 cases to jury verdict.
  • James Campbell received membership by special invitation to The American Trial Lawyers Association as one of the Top 100 Trial lawyers in the State of California. Candidates are considered for membership in The American Trial Lawyers Association based on superior qualifications, leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile in the Trial Lawyer community.
  • Member of the American College of Master Advocates and Barristers – Admission is by invitation only to the select few who have proven track records in representing clients in court and who have objectively demonstrated their capabilities as trial lawyers. Membership includes a number of highly qualified and renowned attorneys from several nations.
  • Highest possible rating on the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System – Based on confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary, these ratings attest to a lawyer's legal ability and professional ethics.  James Farragher Campbell ranks AV on the Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating System, meaning his legal ability is ranked as “very high to preeminent” and his ethical standards are “very high”.
  • Author of multiple legal reference books used by criminal defense attorneys – James Campbell has written or contributed to several books that are widely referenced by attorneys in preparation for trial. These include “Criminal Defense Techniques”, a 10-volume set with chapters specifically devoted to effective strategies for criminal defense, and “Defense of Speeding, Reckless Driving, and Vehicular Homicide”, a three-volume set that covers step-by-step defense procedures, from pretrial preparation through trial, including discovery, motions to suppress, and jury instructions.
  • Listed in the bar register of Preeminent Lawyers.
  • Master Barrister, San Francisco Inns of Court
  • Over 40 lectures throughout the country and over 30 published articles on criminal defense
  • Publicly recognized by his peers as one of the leading criminal defense lawyers in the country.
  • Named in America's Leading Lawyers, "Who's Who in American Law, Outstanding Lawyers in America".
  • Received President's commendations from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in 1983, 1986, 1988 and 1992
  • Appeared nationally on COURTTV, News Talk Television, KGO Morning Show, KGO Radio and KQED Radio.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award recipient from the National College for DUI Defense.

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