San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyer  (619) 234-1353 or toll free (877) 927-3252

The Right Voice for a Resolute Defense

Serious criminal charges need committed legal representation that will pursue your best interests. Your lawyer should be reliable, responsive, resourceful and respectful in attending to your legal needs. He or she should consider the facts of your case carefully and provide you with realistic next steps by the end of your first consultation. Your lawyer should instill confidence in your legal defense.

Ward Stafford Clay, Attorney at Law, has built a reputable and distinguished legal career in criminal defense for over 32 years in San Diego. His aggressive advocacy and in-depth knowledge of the law has allowed him to successfully defend countless criminal cases in the state and federal courts. Mr. Clay is regularly sought by media in San Diego, throughout California and across the nation as a commentator and legal expert. His abilities as an accomplished trial attorney, former prosecutor and appellate attorney have allowed him to work toward important legal changes and to defend his clients with skill and vigor. Not only must your attorney know when to be aggressive, but also when to be a skilled negotiator in pursuit of your legal interests.

Perspective and Dedication of a Certified Specialist and Former Prosecutor

As a California State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law and former San Diego Deputy District Attorney, Ward Stafford Clay can identify and pursue excellent and creative opportunities in a wide range of criminal cases. The focused criminal defense practice areas presented here are only a small sample of the types of criminal cases that Ward Stafford Clay defends regularly.

Mr. Clay has led the defense teams in numerous high-profile criminal cases, including those of police officers, doctors, lawyers, corporate executives and other professionals accused by the government of criminal wrongdoing. Mr. Clay provides an aggressive defense with attentive service to a broad spectrum of clients. His extensive experience also includes the defense of murder, sex crimes, drug possession and trafficking, domestic violence, theft, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, immigration, driving under the influence of alcohol and more.

As a respected member of the San Diego legal community for over 32 years, Mr. Clay has been nominated and selected to the San Diego Super Lawyers list from 2008 to 2018. He is a leading San Diego criminal defense attorney admitted to practice law before the United States Court of Appeals, the United States District Courts, the United States Tax Court, the Supreme Court of California, the California Courts of Appeal, and all California Superior Courts and District Courts in Hawaii.

Criminal Defense Attorney Ward Stafford Clay Handles Cases in San Diego, El Cajon, Chula Vista and Vista Courts

Potential or actual criminal charges of any degree must be addressed immediately. If you or a loved one has been charged or is about to be charged with a criminal offense, contact Ward Stafford Clay, Attorney at Law, today. Call the office at 619-234-1353 or toll free at 877-927-3252 to schedule a free initial consultation. All calls and consultations are confidential. Timely response to questions and meeting requests by e-mail are also provided.