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