Criminal Defense Lawyer Salary

The average pay for a Criminal Defense Lawyer is $80,293 per year.

$37,248 - $178,252
(Median)
$37K
$80K
$180K
MEDIAN: $80,293
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$37,248 - $178,252  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $25,168  
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$29,799 - $205,530  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for Criminal Defense Lawyer

  • Gather evidence to formulate defense or to initiate legal actions; evaluate findings and develop strategies and arguments for presentation of cases.
  • Analyze and interpret laws, rulings and regulations with probable case outcomes for individuals and businesses.
  • Represent clients in court or before government agencies, present and summarize cases to judges and juries.
  • Advise clients in business transactions, claim liability, advisability of prosecuting or defending lawsuits or legal rights and obligations.
  • Select jurors, argue motions, meet with judges and question witnesses during the course of a trial.

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Experience Affects Criminal Defense Lawyer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 80%

National Average
$83,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 20%