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Michael A. Scafiddi - San Bernardino, CA

432 N Arrowhead Ave San Bernardino, CA 92401

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Updated: 12/10/2021

San Bernardino Criminal Defense Lawyer

Overview

Michael A. Scafiddi has been an attorney licensed to practice in the State of California for twenty-four years (1997). Mr. Scafiddi began his career working as an associate for the Law Offices of William D. Shapiro, who worked exclusively representing plaintiffs with catastrophic injuries and wrongful death matters.

Mr. Scafiddi opened his own office in 2003 in San Bernardino, California, where he handled both personal injury law and criminal defense cases...

About Michael A. Scafiddi

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Owner

Languages

  • English (Primary)
  • Spanish
  • Italian

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense

Representative Clients

  • San Bernardino Diocese - Civil Matter

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 2014

Specialties and Certifications

  • Court Certified Expert on Street Gangs, Municipal and Superior Courts of San Bernardino County, 1981
  • Court Certified Drug Recognition Expert, Municipal and Superior Court of San Bernardino County, 1982
  • Police Officers Standards and Training Basic Certificate No. 19440
  • Police Officers Standards and Training Intermediate Certificate No. 20987
  • Police Officers Standards and Training Advanced Certificate No. 29566
  • Police Officers Standards and Training Supervisory Certificate No. S14826
  • Traffic School Instructors License No. TV 103 501
  • Private Investigator, California License No. AA 012758

Other Affiliations

  • California DUI Attorney Association, 2008 - Present (Member)
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association (President, October 2008 – October 2009)
  • National Conference of Bar Presidents (Sustaining Fellow Bar Leader, October 2008)
  • Riverside County Bar Association, 2009 - Present (Member)
  • Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino, 2004 - Present (Vice President)
  • Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino , March 1, 2018 - Present (President/Board of Directors)
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association, January 1, 2004 - January 1, 2010 (Board of Directors 2004-2010)
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association Fee Dispute/Arbitration Panel (Member)
  • Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, March 1, 2018 - Present (Vice President-Elect)
  • Western San Bernardino County Bar Association (Member- Since 2009)
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association, October 1, 2009 - October 1, 2010 (Immediate Past President )
  • California State Bar (Member)
  • Consumer Attorneys Inland Empire (Member)
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Gang Intervention seminar instructor, 1989
  • Program Coordinator for the delinquency program, University of California Riverside, extension program, Department of Law and Public Policy, 2009 - 2011
  • Guest Instructor, introduction to personal injury, University of California Riverside, extension program, Law and Public Policy seminars, 2009 - 2011
  • Guest Lecturer, DUI overview, San Bernardino County Bar Association Civil and Criminal Law Symposiums, 2009 - 2013

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino, Vice President, 2004 - Present
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association “We Care Community Program,” Chairperson, 2009 - 2010
  • Cedar House (125 bed inpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility), Vice President/Board of Directors, 2005 - 2008
  • Cedar House, President/Board of Directors, 2009 - 2014
  • Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino, Member of Board of Directors, 1998 - Present
  • Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino, Vice President/Board of Directors, 2004 - Present
  • Scafiddi Family Trust Annual Family Toy Drive for Children of Parents Involved in Recovery in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, Organizer, 2011 - Present
  • Inland Counties Collaborative Courts Fund-raising Committee, Board Member, 2013 - 2014
  • San Bernardino County Bar Association Mentoring Program for New Lawyers, Chairperson, 2008 - 2012
  • Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino – Pro Bono Services
  • John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Fund, Board Member, 2014
  • Aquinas High School, San Bernardino, CA, School Board Member, 2002 - 2007
  • Aquinas High School President’s Advisory Board, Member, October 2009
  • Highland Girls Softball League, Manager, 1997
  • Highland Little League, Coach, 1996 - 1997
  • St. Adelaide’s School JV Basketball, Head Coach, 1996 - 2000
  • St. Adelaide’s Varsity Basketball, Head Coach, 2001 - 2002
  • St. Adelaide’s Junior Varsity Football, Head Coach, 1996 - 2000
  • St. Adelaide’s Varsity Football, Head Coach, 2001 - 2002
  • Gang Database Technical Advisory Committee, April 1, 2018 - December 1, 2018

Past Positions

  • Law Offices of Michael A. Scafiddi San Bernardino, California, Owner, 1997 - 2003
  • Law Offices of William D. Shapiro San Bernardino, California, Of Counsel, 1997 - 2003
  • Banning Police Department Banning, California, Police Sergeant, 1988 - 1992
  • Pacific Seminar Traffic School Walnut Creek, California, Traffic School Instructor, 1989 - 1993
  • Acme Investigations San Bernardino, California, Senior Investigator, 1987 - 1988
  • Ontario Police Department Ontario, California, Police Officer II, 1980 - 1987

Education

  • California Southern Law School, Riverside, California, June, 1996
    J.D.
    Honors: With High Honors
  • California Southern Law School, Riverside, California, June, 1995
    Bachelors of Science in Law
  • John Jay High School, June, 1976
  • Brooklyn College, June, 1978
  • John Jay High School, June, 1976
  • Brooklyn College, September, 1978
  • Chaffey College, June, 1991
    Associate Science Degree

Ancillary Businesses

  • Active license as a state licensed private investigator 1989-Present

References

References

  • William D. Shapiro, Esq.
  • William Weathers, Esq.
  • Eric R. Hunt, Esq.
  • Timothy Peach, Esq.

Fees

Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information

Address

432 N Arrowhead Ave San Bernardino, CA 92401

Office Hours

Opened 24 hours 7 days

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Michael A. Scafiddi

Included on the 2024 Southern California list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Michael A. Scafiddi on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Kearney Nydam Award by San Bernardino County Bar Association for “Outstanding Pro Bono Service in San Bernardino County October 14, 2010, 2010 - Present
  • Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association for Lawyer of the Year, 2015 - Present
  • Highest AVVO rating (10.0), 2009 - Present
  • AV Preeminent 5.0/5.0 by Martindale Hubbell, 2014 - 2017
  • Western San Bernardino Bar Association Jennifer Brooks Award for Lawyer of the Year, 2015 - Present
  • St. Thomas Moore Award- Red Mass Steering Committee for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties- 2012
  • Access to Justice Award by Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino-2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers- The National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013 - 2014
  • The Seton Hope Award- 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year- 2015 by Western San Bernardino County Bar Association
  • Nation's Top One Percent- 2015-National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Inland Empire Magazine- Top Lawyers- 2015
  • Lawyer of the Year-2015- Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association

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