The Law Offices of Rachael Cianfrani, is a boutique Criminal Defense Law Firm, specializing in the defense of all criminal and juvenile cases.
Rachael Cianfrani, is a successful litigator specializing in the defense of all misdemeanor and felony criminal matters. She has aggressively represented clients accused of such serious offenses as theft, assault, domestic violence, sex crimes, robbery, drug crimes, child abuse and child endangerment, rape, gang crimes and murder. As a former Public Defender, Ms. Cianfrani understands that when you are accused of a crime, you need personalized attention and, for this reason, she is select in the cases she accepts. Her mission is to take on a small caseload so she can give her clients the personal attention their situation requires.
Ms. Cianfrani is certified to practice law in all courts in California and has tried cases in Orange County, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego Counties. She has represented hundreds of clients and has aggressively achieved excellent results. She is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, the California Public Defenders Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Innocence Project, Women Legal, the Riverside Bar Association, the State Bar of California Criminal Legal Section, and actively works to abolish the Death Penalty.
Currently Ms. Cianfrani sits on the Board of Directors for the Child Creativity Lab and the Tustin Community Foundation. She also serves on the Gala Committee for the Center for Autism in Orange County.
Rachael Cianfrani graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice. As a recipient of the Dean's List Scholarship, she attended Whittier Law School and graduated magna cum laude with her Juris Doctorate Degree. Upon graduation, Rachael worked as a Deputy Public Defender with the County of Riverside. She has taken many of her cases to jury trial which often results in a not guilty finding by the jury. With her counsel many of her clients are able to obtain favorable results including reduction of the charges, avoidance of sex registration requirements, or dismissals of the entire case.
In private practice Rachael has worked with two clients accused of capital murder - both facing the death penalty. She has spoken on radio about her experience representing a man freed from Death Row in San Quentin, and has authored a Legal Guide - Your Rights and Responsibilities if You Are Arrested in California.
Rachael has also lectured on numerous criminal defense topics including "Unlawful Searches and the 4th Amendment" and "When You Turn 18 - Knowing Your Rights". She has been recruited to speak at various High Schools through the Bar Association of San Francisco and was the lead attorney with the Lawyers in Schools program for at-risk High School Students. Rachael was also awarded "Volunteer of the Year" from the Volunteers in Parole program where she mentored those recently released from prison.