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Jason Kalafat Defense Attorney


Jason Kalafat is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has defended clients at all levels of local, state, and federal courts. Mr. Kalafat began his criminal defense career in 2002, as a deputy public defender in Maricopa County, Arizona, the nation’s fourth most populous county. As a deputy public defender, Mr. Kalafat concentrated on felony and misdemeanor cases at the trial level, including complicated DUI allegations, assaults, sex offenses, robberies, gun offenses, burglaries, drug charges, and homicides. In 2005, he joined the prestigious boutique criminal law of Kimerer & Derrick, where his practice concentrated on defending misdemeanor and felony DUI and criminal cases in court and before administrative agencies.

An aggressive litigator, Mr. Kalafat is committed to ensuring that defendants have the best possible chance for a positive outcome in their case. He takes the time and effort necessary to examine every aspect of each individual case in order to create specifically tailored defense strategies and ruthlessly attack the prosecution’s claims. Mr. Kalafat continues to hone his extensive criminal defense skills and is able to employ all the resources of a full-service law firm in his mission to protect the rights of the accused.

Mr. Kalafat is well-versed in many different types of cases and has the knowledge and skill set required to identify weaknesses in the prosecution’s case and vigorously protect the accused from a conviction. He has defended individuals against a wide range of criminal charges, including DUI and drug offenses, assaults, sex crimes, robberies and burglaries, gun offenses, and homicides.

Mr. Kalafat understands the serious consequences that individuals face when they are charged with any criminal offense. Depending on the case, those accused of a crime could be facing potential incarceration, costly fines, and become saddled with a criminal record. Jason Kalafat is dedicated to protecting defendants from those negative penalties at any cost and fighting on their behalf in order to give them the opportunity to continue on with their life and avoid the social stigma that accompanies most convictions. The United States criminal justice system is built around the belief that all of our citizens are innocent until proven guilty, and Mr. Kalafat is devoted to protecting that ideal.

Mr. Kalafat is a member of the American Bar Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, American Mensa, Knights of Columbus, and BPO Elks. He has a perfect 10 rating by Avvo and has achieved the highest AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. In addition to having a perfect rating on the Avvo website, Mr. Kalafat was rated one of the top 10 DUI attorneys in the Northeast on Avvo’s 2010 Top 50 Northeast Lawyers list.  Mr. Kalafat has also been selected as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, and has been chosen as a Super Lawyers Rising Star.

Mr. Kalafat graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 2000, which is consistently ranked among the best U.S. law schools and where Mr. Kalafat participated in the Moot Court program. He has spoken at the Arizona Public Defender Association’s annual conference and he has presented on various legal topics at the Arizona State University College of Law and the Phoenix School of Law. He graduated magna cum laude from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy in 1997, where he was the WVU Arts & Sciences Graduate of the Year.

Jason Kalafat in His Own Words

Below are links to some question-and-answer pages excerpted from inteviews with Mr. Kalafat in which he discusses his extensive experience in defending clients against various criminal charges in the District of Columbia.

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