Best Lawyers for Criminal Defense: General Practice in America

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  • Location:
    Towson, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Erie, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice Qui Tam Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Civil Rights Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Chatham, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Civil Rights Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI/DWI Defense
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  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI/DWI Defense
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Fayetteville, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice
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James J. Belanger was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

James J. Belanger

J. Belanger Law PLLC
  • Location:
    Tempe, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Qui Tam Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy)
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  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI/DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Sacramento, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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James E. Boren was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

James E. Boren

James E. Boren
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Family Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Iselin, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Corporate Governance Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Land Use and Zoning First Amendment Law Litigation - First Amendment Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Salida, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Gold River, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Broomfield, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI/DWI Defense Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Berkeley, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    El Paso, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Family Law
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Pittsford, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Missoula, Montana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Insurance Insurance Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Johnston, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ashland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    DUI/DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ashland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar DUI/DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Ashland, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar DUI/DWI Defense Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Environmental
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Civil Rights Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Securities Litigation - Banking and Finance Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar First Amendment Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Mergers and Acquisitions
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  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Century City, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation DUI/DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Flagstaff, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Dover, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation First Amendment Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Santa Monica, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Civil Rights Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar DUI/DWI Defense
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Banking and Finance Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Criminal Defense: White-Collar Administrative / Regulatory Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Troy, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs DUI/DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Topeka, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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John W. Keker was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

John W. Keker

Keker, Van Nest & Peters LLP
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Intellectual Property Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Dodge City, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Litigation - Health Care Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI/DWI Defense Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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Ralph I. Lancaster, Jr. was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Ralph I. Lancaster, Jr.

Pierce Atwood LLP
  • Location:
    Portland, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Litigation - Real Estate Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Litigation - Antitrust Litigation - Trusts and Estates Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Middlebury, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    First Amendment Law Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Topeka, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Employment Law - Individuals Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar DUI/DWI Defense
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Kennebunk, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Family Law
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John E. Lichtenstein was awarded 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in Elasticsearch.PracticeArea

John E. Lichtenstein

Lichtenstein Law Group PLC
  • Location:
    Roanoke, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Augusta, Maine
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Middlebury, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Columbus, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Family Law Criminal Defense: General Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Appellate Practice Criminal Defense: General Practice Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice Criminal Defense: White-Collar
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  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice
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  • Location:
    Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: General Practice DUI/DWI Defense
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  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Criminal Defense: White-Collar Criminal Defense: General Practice

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Practice Area Definition

Criminal Defense: General Practice Definition

In criminal law, the non-white-collar practice area spans a vast range of matters, and the need for individuals facing the threat of criminal prosecution to secure experienced counsel is great. By contrast to white-collar offenses such as tax violations, bribery, mail fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, and the like, which comprise a relatively small percentage of the total number of criminal charges brought each year, non-white-collar criminal charges are those most-typically faced by individuals seeking to retain criminal counsel.

Non-white-collar offenses include felonies, also termed indictable criminal offenses in some states. Included in this category are homicides (ranging from intentional murder to reckless manslaughter and death-by-auto), assault, kidnapping, sexual offenses, robbery, bias crimes, arson, other property crimes, criminal mischief, burglary, theft, forgery, drug offenses, gambling, perjury, firearms violations, and other weapons offenses. Family-related offenses, such as endangering the welfare of a minor and domestic violence, also fall within this group. 

The offenses listed above carry the possibility of incarceration, sometimes substantial, mandatory, and subject to significant parole ineligibility, upon conviction. Thus, it is critical that a person facing consequences of such magnitude retain an attorney who is qualified and experienced. On many occasions, seasoned attorneys, through effective early representation, can set the groundwork for positive results or secure a favorable early resolution. A person charged with this type of crime needs an advocate capable of formidably opposing the substantial resources typically available to law enforcement and prosecutors. On some occasions, these matters must be tried by a jury, making it essential that an individual retain a skilled trial attorney.

In addition to more serious matters, non-white-collar criminal offenses also include misdemeanors, known in some states as disorderly persons offenses. These are the types of offenses that most people face when they come into contact with the criminal justice system. They include minor assaults, theft, shoplifting, drug possession, disorderly conduct, harassment, alcohol-related offenses, and many other offenses. These matters, for the most part, are presented in municipal courts or district courts, where a judge hears the case without a jury.

Non-white-collar criminal offenses also include drunken driving and a host of traffic-related offenses, some carrying substantial penalties and the possibility of incarceration. In some states, drunk driving has been elevated to the status of a felony or indictable offense, carrying far greater potential penalties. Again, it is crucial that an individual facing this type of allegation retain a competent, experienced attorney.

To those facing criminal charges, the choice of counsel can make all the difference. A lawyer, as vital advocate for the accused, conducts early investigation, identifies applicable defenses, analyzes strengths and weaknesses, prepares legal applications, also called motions, negotiates with prosecuting authorities, and zealously defends an accused before a jury. Additionally, a lawyer involved early in the case can expedite the client’s release on bail, allowing the client to assist in preparing the defense.

In the end, for those charged with non-white-collar crimes and offenses, the proper selection of counsel is pivotal. A capable and experienced attorney can often mean the difference between a finding of guilt or innocence, and, critically, incarceration or freedom.

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In criminal law, the non-white-collar practice area spans a vast range of matters, and the need for individuals facing the threat of criminal prosecution to secure experienced counsel is great. By contrast to white-collar offenses such as tax violations, bribery, mail fraud, bank fraud, securities fraud, money laundering, and the like, which comprise a relatively small percentage of the total number of criminal charges brought each year, non-white-collar criminal charges are those most-typically faced by individuals seeking to retain criminal counsel.

Non-white-collar offenses include felonies, also termed indictable criminal offenses in some states. Included in this category are homicides (ranging from intentional murder to reckless manslaughter and death-by-auto), assault, kidnapping, sexual offenses, robbery, bias crimes, arson, other property crimes, criminal mischief, burglary, theft, forgery, drug offenses, gambling, perjury, firearms violations, and other weapons offenses. Family-related offenses, such as endangering the welfare of a minor and domestic violence, also fall within this group. 

The offenses listed above carry the possibility of incarceration, sometimes substantial, mandatory, and subject to significant parole ineligibility, upon conviction. Thus, it is critical that a person facing consequences of such magnitude retain an attorney who is qualified and experienced. On many occasions, seasoned attorneys, through effective early representation, can set the groundwork for positive results or secure a favorable early resolution. A person charged with this type of crime needs an advocate capable of formidably opposing the substantial resources typically available to law enforcement and prosecutors. On some occasions, these matters must be tried by a jury, making it essential that an individual retain a skilled trial attorney.

In addition to more serious matters, non-white-collar criminal offenses also include misdemeanors, known in some states as disorderly persons offenses. These are the types of offenses that most people face when they come into contact with the criminal justice system. They include minor assaults, theft, shoplifting, drug possession, disorderly conduct, harassment, alcohol-related offenses, and many other offenses. These matters, for the most part, are presented in municipal courts or district courts, where a judge hears the case without a jury.

Non-white-collar criminal offenses also include drunken driving and a host of traffic-related offenses, some carrying substantial penalties and the possibility of incarceration. In some states, drunk driving has been elevated to the status of a felony or indictable offense, carrying far greater potential penalties. Again, it is crucial that an individual facing this type of allegation retain a competent, experienced attorney.

To those facing criminal charges, the choice of counsel can make all the difference. A lawyer, as vital advocate for the accused, conducts early investigation, identifies applicable defenses, analyzes strengths and weaknesses, prepares legal applications, also called motions, negotiates with prosecuting authorities, and zealously defends an accused before a jury. Additionally, a lawyer involved early in the case can expedite the client’s release on bail, allowing the client to assist in preparing the defense.

In the end, for those charged with non-white-collar crimes and offenses, the proper selection of counsel is pivotal. A capable and experienced attorney can often mean the difference between a finding of guilt or innocence, and, critically, incarceration or freedom.