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OWEN P. RAFFERTY †

(LAW OFFICES OF OWEN P. RAFFERTY- MARTINDALE-HUBBELL BAR REGISTER OF PREEMINENT LAWYERS, 91st EDITION, “AV” RATING)

ADMITTED TO THE BAR: 06/15/1950

HE WAS AN ACTIVE BAR MEMBER FROM 1950 TO 2011.  61 YEARS OF PRACTICE SPECIALIZING IN THE REPRESENTATION OF CLIENTS CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (DUI) CASES.

CONTRIBUTED TO THE FIRST EDITION OF WILKINS DEFENSE OF DRUNK DRIVING WITH A SECTION COVERING CROSS EXAMINATION OF EXPERTS.

THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER HE PARTICIPATED IN MANY EDUCATION OF THE BAR PANELS FOCUSING ON THE PRACTICE OF CRIMINAL LAW DEFENSE AND CROSS EXAMINATION OF EXPERTS.

FIRST LAW OFFICE LOCATION ON LA CIENEGA BLVD- from 1950-1985

SECOND LAW OFFICE LOCATION:    315 W. MANCHESTER BLVD.

INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA 90301

FROM 1985 TO 2011

 

1- RECEIPIENT OF THE JOSEPH ROSEN JUSTICE AWARD IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS AS AN OUTSTANDING TRIAL LAWYER, AS AN EXPRESSION OF THE ADMIRATION FOR HIS TRIAL SKILLS, GOOD JUDGEMENT AND LIFELONG DEDICATION TO THE HIGHEST PRINCIPALS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.  AWARDED BY THE CRIMINAL COURTS BAR ASSOCIAION OF THE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA IN MARCH 2000.

2- FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR D.U.I DEFENSE

CONDUCTED AT THE HARVARD LAW SCHOOL- 1995

3- MARTINDALE-HUBBELL BAR REGISTER OF PREEMINENT LAWYERS, 91st EDITION, “AV” RATING (TOP RANKING- “A” SIGNIFIES HIGHEST LEVEL OF LEGAL ABILITY AND “V” DENOTES VERY HIGH ADHERENCE TO THE PROFESSIONAL CODE OF RESPONSIBILITY IN CONDUCT, ETHICS, RELIABILITY AND DILIGENCE, 2007)

DECEASED: 2011  †

Mark S. Rafferty Past president for the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Bar Association has specialized in the defense of person accused of driving under the influence and related offenses, such as vehicular manslaughter and murder, since 1977.

Mr. Rafferty has tried close the 250 jury trials and continues to lecture extensively in the field of DUI defense.  He has authored numerous articles in criminal and legal journals and is contributing editor to the California Drunk Driving Laws ,  Authored by ED Kuwatch.

Mr. Raffety has given lecture to such organization as the California State Bar, Criminal Court Bars Associations of Los Angeles and numerous local bar associations

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