Alan J. Crivaro Ct Ex 1 5x7Mr. Alan J. Crivaro is a graduate of the University of Southern California ’77 BA and Creighton University, Ahmanson Law School ’80 JD. Mr. Crivaro is a licensed attorney in California. He is in private practice in Newport Beach and focuses on criminal and juvenile litigation and motion/appellate practice. He formerly served as a Senior Deputy Public Defender in Orange County where he had appellate and trial counsel assignments during his 28 years of service. He has argued before the 4th District Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.

Among his many law related activities, he has been the president of the William P. Gray Legion Lex Inn of Court, the president of the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County and the president of the Orange County Bar Foundation. He has served on the board of the Orange County Bar Association (OCBA), many OCBA committees, including the Administration of Justice Committee. He is one of the founding members of the OCBA Criminal Law Section. He is a past OCBA Scoville recipient which recognizes a member of the Orange County legal community whose career exemplifies the highest standards of the legal profession and who has significantly contributed to the Orange County Bar Association and championed our constitutional system of justice.

He has been recognized as a Society of Fellows Distinguished Award Recipient by OCBF-Project Youth. In 2014, he received the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Constitutional Rights Foundation-Orange County (CRF-OC) and a Certificate of Appreciation from the California Assembly for chairing the Constitution Day Committee in Orange County.
He is the co-author of three chapters in California Criminal Law: Procedure and Practice, 2018, published by CEB, University of California. He enjoys a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating and has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who. He continues to be a frequent guest lecturer on criminal, constitutional and juvenile law, procedure and evidence.

Mr. Crivaro has been selected to be a co-presenter by the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) on “Practical Applications: Navigating California’s Latest Ban The Box Law” at the 2018 California HR Conference in August at Long Beach, California.

Mr. Crivaro can be reached at: or by telephone: 714 887-7667


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