Engaged exclusively in the defense of criminal cases in both the state and federal courts throughout California, Campbell & DeMetrick represents individuals charged with vehicular homicide, sex crimes, theft crimes, homicide and drunk driving in both the trial and appellate courts.
James Farragher Campbell has tried over 200 jury trials, five of which have been death penalty cases. He served as President of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers in 2007. He was a founding member of the Board of Regents of the National College for DUI Defense and served as Dean of the College in 2000. He was awarded the College’s Life Time Achievement Award in 2005. And, he is Board Certified in DUI Defense by the College.
He is recognized by his peers as one of the nation’s leading experts in the defense of DUI and vehicular homicide cases. He has authored numerous articles on criminal defense, and wrote the third volume of the Matthew Bender-published book, The Defense of Vehicular Homicide Cases. He also authored the chapter on the use of Demonstrative Evidence in Closing Arguments for Melvin Belli’s book, Modern Trials,Vol. 5, Section 70.31. He also wrote the chapter on The Preliminary Hearing in Matthew Bender's “Criminal Defense Technique" series.
His client list has included professional athletes, entertainers, lawyers, doctors, business leaders, law enforcement employees, public officials and members of the clergy.
Co-founding partner, Linda DeMetrick, focuses on appellate advocacy. She has argued before the California Supreme Court and California Courts of Appeal as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal. She served as co-chairman of the Amicus Curiae Committee for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and she was the author of Amicus briefs filed on behalf of the Association in federal appeals courts across the nation on the Bail Reform Act. She also won a reversal of a life sentence before the California Supreme Court in In Re Bower.
In addition to her appellate practice, Ms. DeMetrick is also the primary attorney responsible for the research and writing of complex trial motions.
Campbell & DeMetrick always offers potential clients a free consultation wherein the perameters of your personal defense are outlined so you can fairly assess your options.
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