Creighton Laz - Law Office of Creighton B Laz



Creighton Laz
Law Office of Creighton B Laz
5160 Campus Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

(949) 263-0636

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Creighton Laz
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Creighton graduated Magna Cum Laude from Southwestern University School of Law in 1982, earning the American Board of Trial Advocates Award for Excellence in Preparation for Trial Practice of the Law.He has tried in excess of 150 trials, is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell and has been named as a “Southern California Super Lawyer” by Law & Politics and Los Angeles magazine for four straight years.Creighton has been practicing in Orange County since 1982, handling most felony and misdemeanor cases, including embezzlement, white collar crime, homicide, domestic violence, election code violations, burglary, robbery, crimes of violence, narcotics/drugs, etc.With his experience as a Deputy District Attorney (including President of the Orange County District Attorneys Association) and involvement with the courts, Judges and Deputy District Attorneys since that time, he understands how the criminal justice system operates and how best and most effectively to represent his clients and their interests.While an advocate for his clients and always willing to go to trial, Creighton believes that being able to get along, without being confrontational, and seeking a resolution that his client can live with and is fair is the best approach. . . how best not to unnecessarily disrupt the lives, hopes and future of clients and their families.EDUCATIONSOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAJuris Doctor December 1982Admitted to practice June 1983Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude; American Board of Trial Advocates Award For Excellence in Preparation for Trial; Practice of the Law; National Dean’s list; Who’s Who in American Law Schools.UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOISBachelor of Science Business Administration 1973EXPERIENCEPrivate Criminal Practice 1989 - presentCertified Specialist, Criminal Law California Board of Legal SpecilizationTried in excess of 150 trials, ranging from homicide, attempted murder, assault, burglary, mayhem, residential robbery, kidnapping, false imprisonment, tax evasion, construction code violations, odometer roll back schemes, violations of the state elections code, drug sales, domestic violence, embezzlement, theft, driving under the influence, etc.Martin-Dale Hubbell rating “AV” Selected Southern California Super Lawyers in Criminal Law 2004-2005-2006-2007 (Los Angeles Magazine, Law & Politics)Deputy District Attorney, Orange County District Attorneys Office 1984 - 1989President of the Association of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys 1988-1989Special Assignments - Major Frauds-Gang Unit-Felony PanelSpecial Deputy Attorney General AppointmentACTIVITIESMember Orange County Bar AssociationPast Member of Board of Directors of the Orange County Bar AssociationPast Member Administration of Justice Committee-Orange County Bar Association Past Member Judiciary Committee- Orange County Bar Association Past member of the Client Relations Committee of the Orange County Bar AssociationOrange County Bar Foundation Shortstop Instructor 1987- 1994Member of Private Indigent Defense Panel for Homicides andFelonies for Orange CountyPast Member of the Federal Bar Panel for Conflict Appointments Admitted to practice before the Federal District Court for the Ninth Circuit Admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United StatesAdmitted to practice before the United States District CourtCentral District Past member of the Orange County Trial Lawyer’s AssociationNational Registry of Who’s Who (life member) Judge pro Tem- Central Justice Center (past)