Rosenstein Law Group attorney named certified Criminal Law Specialist

Rosenstein Law Group has announced that one of its attorneys, Jefferson Simmons, has become a certified Criminal Law Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona.

Jefferson Simmons

Jefferson Simmons

This certification makes Scottsdale-based Rosenstein Law Group the only law firm in Maricopa County to have both a Certified DUI Defense Attorney and a Certified Criminal Law Specialist on its staff.

“We’re thrilled for Jefferson as only top attorneys in their chosen specialty earn board certification from the State Bar of Arizona,” said Craig Rosenstein, founding partner of Rosenstein Law Group.

“Being the only firm in Maricopa County with attorneys certified in both Criminal Law and DUI Defense is noteworthy to our peers, but it also gives our clients even greater confidence in our abilities.”

To be a Certified Specialist by the State Bar of Arizona, an attorney must have proven experience in a particular area of law to achieve the status of specialist.  A member must meet the following minimum standards for specialization in Criminal Law:

  • Admission to the practice of law for seven years
  • Admission to the State Bar of Arizona for two years immediately preceding submission of the application
  • Devotion of at least 50 percent of a full-time practice to the specialty area
  • Substantial involvement in the certification area for 4 of the 6 years immediately preceding submission of the application
  • Additionally, peer review is conducted and a written examination must be passed.

Jefferson Simmons attended Westminster College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.  Following his undergraduate education, Mr. Simmons attended Syracuse University College of Law.

During the summers of 2004 and 2005, Mr. Simmons interned at the law firm, Metz Lewis LLC in Pittsburgh, Penn. where he was involved in all aspects of commercial litigation. There he researched and wrote memoranda for law on a variety of topics and was involved in all aspects of pretrial litigation. Mr. Simmons earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Syracuse University College of Law in May of 2006.

In addition to Simmons’ Criminal Law certification, Founding Partner Craig Rosenstein is certified by the National College of DUI Defense, the only organization authorized by the American Bar Association to accredit Board Certification in DUI Defense, making him one of only three Board Certified DUI Defense attorneys in the State of Arizona.

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