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Jason Kalafat has practiced as a criminal defense attorney since 2002. He began his legal career in 2000 with the national law firm of Snell & Wilmer LLP, where he concentrated in the areas of commercial and bankruptcy litigation. In 2002, Mr. Kalafat then focused upon criminal defense and became a Deputy Public Defender with the Maricopa County Office of the Public Defender, serving the nation’s fourth most populous county with a geographic area larger than New Jersey. While at the Public Defender’s Office through 2005, Mr. Kalafat’s practice concentrated on felony cases at the trial level, including homicide, sexual assault, armed robbery, kidnapping, and drug offenses. Mr. Kalafat then joined the prestigious criminal law firm of Kimerer & Derrick in 2005. His practice concentrated on criminal defense matters at the state and federal levels, including appellate and post-conviction cases as well as representing clients before various regulatory and administrative agencies.
Mr. Kalafat graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Law in 2000 where he participated in the Moot Court program. Mr. Kalafat has been a guest speaker at the Arizona Public Defender Association annual conference, and has presented on the topics of career development and public interest law at the Arizona State University College of Law and on the topic of private criminal defense practice at the Phoenix School of Law. He received his undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Philosophy in 1997 from West Virginia University, where he was a Purinton Philosophy Scholar and the 1997 WVU Arts & Sciences Graduate of the Year.
Mr. Kalafat currently practices criminal defense in Washington, D.C. with the law firm Price Benowitz, LLP. His area of expertise ranges from DUI/DWI, to more serious felonies and misdemeanors, including assault and solicitation charges.