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Rose Fay Arfa

Rose Fay Arfa


Appellate Law and Sex Crimes Lawyer
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Los Angeles, CA

About Rose Fay Arfa

Attorney Biography

Fay Arfa practices criminal law exclusively. She is certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law and Appellate Law by the California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization. The National Board of Trial Advocacy awarded her a Certification in Criminal Trial Advocacy. She serves on the Century City Bar Board of Governors and served as Criminal Law Chair (1998-2012).

Ms. Arfa is best known for her stunning acquittal in the case of People v. Leona Hightower, where she represented a young woman charged with murder and child abuse resulting from the tragic scalding death of a three year old boy. She credits the NCADRC with providing the expertise and resources necessary to help her successfully defend the case.

Ms. Arfa graduated from UCLA with academic honors, including Phi Beta Kappa. She earned a Master's Degree in Public Administration from UCLA. Ms. Arfa spent several years in pubic service. While working for a local elected official, she attended Southwestern University School of Law at night. After earning her law degree, she worked for the United States government as an attorney for the Federal Aviation Administration and later as a Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney.


Practice Areas

 
Appellate Law (26%)
 
Sex Crimes (25%)
 
Drug Crimes (6%)
 
Consumer Law (6%)
 
Civil Trial Law (5%)
 
Employment Law (5%)
 
Criminal Defense (4%)
 
Wrongful Termination (4%)
 
Business Law (4%)
 
Class Action (3%)
 
Discrimination (3%)
 
Civil Rights (3%)
 
Workers Compensation (2%)
 
White Collar Crime (2%)
 
Sexual Harassment (1%)
 
Bankruptcy (1%)
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Bar Licenses

California State Bar
California
Member in Good Standing
1981

Work Experience

Los Angeles Deputy City Attorney
19841986

Federal Aviation Administration
19821984

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Education

Southwestern University School of Law

UCLA
BA

UCLA
MPA

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Specialty Certifications

California Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Appellate Law
California Board of Legal Specialization

California Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Law
California Board of Legal Specialization

National Board of Trial Advocacy
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Trial Advocacy
National Board of Trial Advocacy

Associations

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

PastPresident,
Bd of Governors,
Criminal Law Chair
Contra Costa Bar Assn
1998

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Contact Rose Fay Arfa

Rose Fay Arfa

10100 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste. 800
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Office: 310-479-0547
Office: 310-841-6805
Fax: 310-479-3688

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Bar Membership Information

California Bar Membership -

Rose Fay Arfa - Profile information with the State Bar of California - Find more information about Rose Fay Arfa on the State Bar of California website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.


Specialty Certification Information

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas -

CBLS Board Certification in Criminal Law - The California Board of Legal Specialization certifies lawyers as specialists in criminal law. Attorney must show substantial experience, completion of specific task requirements, pass an examination, submit to peer review, and show completion of continuing education requirements in criminal law.


Appellate Law Specialty Certification -

CBLS Board Certification in Appellate Law - Lawyers certified in appellate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this specific area of the law.


The CBLS defines appellate law as the "practice of law dealing with procedural and substantive aspects of matters before state and federal appellate courts."


The appellate courts include the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, the federal Court of Appeals, the California Court of Appeal, and comparable appellate court.


Nonprofit Organizations

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice -

CACJ works to preserve due process and defend the rights of the accused while providing quality continuing legal education courses to criminal defense lawyers in the State of California.



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