Criminal Defense Lawyer Salary in the United States

How much does a Criminal Defense Lawyer make in the United States? The average Criminal Defense Lawyer salary in the United States is $86,842 as of October 30, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $74,660 and $98,737. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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$74,660 to $98,737
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What is a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

A Criminal Defense Lawyer is a lawyer (mostly barristers) specializing in the defense of individuals and companies charged with criminal activity. Some criminal defense lawyers are privately retained, while others are employed by the various jurisdictions with criminal courts for appointment to represent indigent persons; the latter are generally called public defenders. The terminology is imprecise because each jurisdiction may have different practices with various levels of input from state and federal law or consent decrees. Some jurisdictions use a rotating system of appointments, with ju...

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Monster - EUREKA , California
Criminal Defense Lawyer See Craigslist Jobs-Legal-Humboldt
Monster - 10 days ago
Horwath Law is an 8 attorney criminal defense law firm that has a thriving practice. We are currently seeking an experienced criminal defense associate attorney to help manage attorneys and handle a ...
LinkedIn - 2 days ago
Horwath Law - Tacoma , WA
Horwath Law is an 8 attorney criminal defense law firm that has a thriving practice. We are currently seeking an experienced criminal defense associate attorney to help manage attorneys and handle a ...
Jobble, Inc. - 1 day ago
Bifano Associates Recruiting - Dallas , TX
HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL UPTOWN DALLAS LAW FIRM HIRING 2-6 YEAR CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY Regional law firm Dallas office has an opening for an associate to join its White Collar Criminal Defense practice ...
Jobble, Inc. - 9 days ago
Law Offices of Daniel J Ortiz LLC - ROSWELL , Georgia
... criminal defense and family cases. Being punctual to the office and arriving to court hearings in a timely manner is mandatory. Must be an attorney licensed in the State of Georgia. The candidate ...
Monster - 10 days ago
DM Cantor - Phoenix , AZ
DM Cantor, a downtown Phoenix law firm, located in the Renaissance Square building, with three (3) Certified Criminal Law Specialists, seeks a criminal defense attorney with a preferred 3+ years of ...
ZipRecruiter - 4 days ago
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