Pat Carey


Criminal Law Specialist and Former Prosecutor



www.jpatrickcarey.com


Pat Carey is a State Bar Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist and Former Prosecutor for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.   He left the DA’s office and became a privately retained attorney focusing on criminal defense. He brought his knowledge of everything prosecution to put forward the best possible defense for his clients. He has not only the experience, but Pat also trained Law Enforcement agencies and new prosecutors during his tenure with the DA’s Office.  He has mastered the art of negotiation for his clients, and when your case cannot be settled Pat is relentless at trial.  His trial experience is unmatched by his competitors given his experience in the DA’s office.

Pat is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist with the California State Bar.  What does that mean?  Well, there are 250,000 lawyers in California and less than 1% have been granted the specialization.  The State Bar will only award the specialization to those lawyers with the sufficient trial statistics and courtroom experience.  So, while a lawyer may tell you he has all the experience in the world, if they not a Board Certified Specialist, they do not have the experience they claim.  Pat does. In 2016, Pat was also named to the “Top 40 under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

Pat Carey is not just a “former prosecutor.”  He has tried 65 jury trials for cases ranging from driving under the influence misdemeanors, to gang crimes, to special circumstance murder cases. As a DA, he additionally spent one year assigned to a juvenile division focusing exclusively on juvenile cases where he handled over 75 juvenile adjudication trials. As a felony trial lawyer, Pat conducted over 1,600 preliminary hearings. His experience as a prosecutor is unmatched by those who claim to be “former prosecutors.” In his time as a defense attorney, he has had cases dismissed either at the urging of the prosecutor or by taking the case to a judge and requiring dismissal. In addition to his jury trial experience, Pat Carey has also handled thousands of drug possession and sales cases, sex crimes, robberies, burglaries, fraud, theft and embezzlement cases.  Many criminal defense lawyers you meet will tell you that you should hire them because they have been practicing for decades.  Keep in mind, however, that in Pat Carey’s career he has already likely handled more cases, conducted more jury trials, and had more success than those attorneys have had in their time.  Pat is a new breed of criminal defense attorney.  He is up to date on the law, is technologically savvy, and understands how the office that is prosecuting you works inside and out.  In his career as a criminal defense lawyer, he has already been named “Client’s Choice” for 2015, 2016, and 2017 by the lawyer rating guide, Avvo.com.

PUBLICATIONS

 

 

 

Short-Term Rental Owners Push Back

The Daily Breeze

2017

Judge Strikes Down Class Certification

The Daily Breeze

2017

Class Action Status Denied

Surfline

2017

Pat Carey Recognized as Rising Star by Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers

2017

Driver Receives Favorable Deal

The Daily Breeze

2016

DA Declines to Prosecute

The Daily Breeze

2016

Former Inglewood man found guilty in 1994 strangling of wife

Daily Breeze

2012

Torrance man sentenced for stabbing landlord to death

Daily Breeze

2012

Ex-Inglewood man gets 25-to-life for strangling wife in 1994

Daily Breeze

2012

Husband Set to be Sentenced in the Strangulation Murder of His CIA-Employed Wife

Los Angeles County District Attorney

2012

Ex-Inglewood man gets 25-to-life for strangling wife in 1994

San Jose Mercury News

2012

Torrance man says he killed roommate

Daily Breeze

2011

Former Peninsula High student faces 4 years for attacking student with bottle

Daily Breeze

2010

Judge orders Torrance man to stand trial for alleged hate crime, beating

Contra Costa Times

2008

 

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

 

 

 

Handling Probation Violations

Fox News

2015

How to be a Prosecutor

District Attorney New Hires College

2014

Criminal Procedure

Southwestern School of Law

2013

The Art of Prosecuting Crimes

District Attorney New Hires College

2013

Project L.E.A.D.

Criminal Law Educator

2013

Driving Under the Influence Investigations for Successful Prosecution

Manhattan Beach Police Department Training

2011

 

AWARDS

 

 

 

Southern California Rising Star

Super Lawyers

2017

Certified Criminal Law Specialist

California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization

2017

Southern California Rising Star

Super Lawyers

2016

Top 40 under 40

The National Trial Lawyers Association

2016

Top 40 Under 40

The National Trial Lawyers Association

2015

Project Lead Facilitator

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

2014

Project LEAD Facilitator

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

2013

Deputy District Attorney Grade 2 Promotion

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office

2009

Excellence for the Future: White Collar & Criminal Law

Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction

2007

 

ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

Super Lawyers

2015–present

National Trial Lawyers Association

2015–present

Los Angeles County Bar Association

2008–present