About Jerome Haig
A Professional Lifetime of Excellence in Criminal Defense
In private practice and as a long-time senior trial lawyer in the public defender’s office, Mr. Haig is used to handling the most difficult cases in a thoughtful and professional manner. He is well respected by judges, prosecutors, and fellow criminal defense attorneys. Mr. Haig specializes in complex felonies in state and federal court. His clients value his hard work, intelligence, and clever approach to their cases and problems. Whether charges have been filed or not, his approach is focused on getting the best results while minimizing the cost and consequences of his client’s conduct.
1984 — Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics and Political Science)
Claremont McKenna College
1987 — Juris Doctorate
Loyola University School of Law
Los Angeles, CA
Honors, Awards, and Achievements
2003 – present: Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization
2013 – present: Martindale Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating — The AV Preeminent Rating is considered the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous peer review rating process, seeking the input of lawyers, judges, and academia. Mr. Haig is also an active member of the following organizations:
- National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
- Association of Federal Defense Attorneys
- California Appellate Defense Counsel
Mr. Haig regularly provides his services for lectures and discussions regarding various aspects of criminal defense and the fair administration of justice.
Mr. Haig serves the citizens of our State as a Captain and JAG Attorney in the California State Military Reserve. He puts in hundreds of hours a year, giving legal advice to soldiers and airmen with the United States Army Reserve, California National Guard, and the State Military Reserve.
“Never mistake activity for achievement.”