1.909.381.1000

Serving The Inland Empire & San Diego


MICHAEL A. SCAFIDDI
432 N. Arrowhead Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92401
(909) 381-1000
Email: michael@scafiddilaw.com
 

EDUCATION
 
∙ John Jay High School: Graduated June 1976
∙ Brooklyn College: September 1976 thru June 1978
∙ Chaffey College, Associate Science Degree: June 1991
∙ San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Basic law Enforcement Academy: April 1980
∙ California Southern Law School, Bachelors of Science in Law: June 1995
∙ California Southern Law School, Juris Doctor: June 1996


SPECIAL COURSES OF INSTRUCTION
 
∙ Juvenile Law Institute (Eight hour MCLE seminar WIC 602/300 – January 2004)
∙ Juvenile Institute Seminar (WIC 602/300 MCLE – January 2002)
∙ Sixty hours of mandatory continuing law education since 2000
∙ California College – Advanced Techniques in Collision Reconstruction
∙ Rio Hondo College Special Weapons and Tactics
∙ Department of Justice, Certificate of Training – Street Gang Activity
∙ Department of Justice Certificate of Training – Prison Gang Activity
∙ Department of Justice Certificate of Training – Narcotic Enforcement for Police Officers
∙ Chaffey College Advanced Officer Training Certificat
∙ Rio Hondo College Ethnic Relations/Gangs
∙ CGIA – Certificate of Training Street Gang Investigations
∙ National Law Enforcement Institute Gang Seminar
∙ Clandestine Lab Seminar
∙ Police Officers Standards and Training Police Supervisor School
∙ Police Officers Standards and Training Police Management School
∙ Over 100 hours of Special Instruction MCLE’s on Criminal Defense and DUI matters

EMPLOYMENT
 
PRESIDENT February 2003 – present
Law Offices of Michael A. Scafiddi, Inc. San Bernardino, California
Seven attorney law firm with offices in San Bernardino, Temecula, and San Diego.
∙ Representing clients in  Criminal Defense cases – Our firm handles more DUI cases than any private  firm in the Inland Empire
∙ Representing Plaintiff Personal Injury, in matters involving Wrongful Death and Catastrophic Injury  – Our firm has recovered over $24,000,000 through settlements and verdicts over the last seventeen years for our personal injury clients

 
OWNER 1997 – 2003
Law Offices of Michael A. Scafiddi San Bernardino, California
Representing criminal defense and plaintiff personal injury matters
 
OF COUNSEL 1997 – 2003

Law Offices of William D. Shapiro San Bernardino, California
Representing plaintiffs in personal injury matters
 
OWNER 1992 – present
Scafiddi Investigations San Bernardino, California
 
POLICE SERGEANT 1988 – 1992
Banning Police Department Banning, California
Hired in April 1988 as Police Corporal.  Served multiple positions with Department  including Gang Liaison Officer and Reserve Coordinator.  Promoted to Sergeant in September 1989.  Retired with a knee injury in November 1992 with full honors and C.C.W. Permit.
 
TRAFFIC SCHOOL INSTRUCTOR 1989 – 1993
Pacific Seminar Traffic School Walnut Creek, California
 
SENIOR INVESTIGATOR 1987 – 1988
Acme Investigations San Bernardino, California
 
POLICE OFFICER II 1980 – 1987
Ontario Police Department Ontario, California
Hired in January 1980 as a Police Officer.  Served numerous positions with Department including Gang Officer, Officer “Ollie” puppet show, Training Officer, and Traffic Officer.  Promoted to Police Officer II in January 1987.
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
 
∙ Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino – Vice President – 2004 – Present
∙ Member California DUI Attorney Association; 2008 – Present
∙ San Bernardino Bar Association Fee Dispute/Arbitration Panel Member
∙ President of San Bernardino County Bar Association: October 2008 – October 2009
∙ Immediate Past President of San Bernardino County Bar Association: October 2009 – October 2010
∙ Board of Directors – San Bernardino County Bar Association: 2004 – Present
∙ National Conference of Bar Presidents (Sustaining Fellow Bar Leader): October 2008 – Present
∙ Member of the Riverside County Bar Association: 2009 – Present
∙ Member of Western San Bernardino County Bar Association – 2009 – Present
∙ Past Program Coordinator for the delinquency program at the University of California Riverside, extension program, Department of Law and Public Policy
∙ Past Guest Instructor at the University of California Riverside, extension program, Law and Public Policy seminars, introduction to personal injury
∙ Current Co-Chair Person, San Bernardino County Bar Association’s criminal law section
∙ Current Member – California State Bar Association
∙ Past Member – Consumer Attorneys of California
∙ Current Member – Consumer Attorneys Inland Empire
∙ Current Member – San Bernardino County Bar Association
∙ Current Member – Retired Police Officers Research Association of California (RPORAC)
∙ Past President – Banning Police Officers Association: 1989 – 1990
∙ Past Vice President – Banning Police Officers Association: 1988 – 1989
∙ Past Member – West End Gang Investigators Association
∙ Past Member – Inland Empire Gang Investigators Association
∙ Past Member – California Prison Gang Task Force
∙ Past Member – California Gang Investigators Association
∙ Past Member – Police Officers Research Association of California (Porac)

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES

 
∙ California State Bar No. 188567
∙ 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

 
AWARDS
 

  • Kearney Nydam Award – awarded by San Bernardino County Bar Association for “Outstanding Pro Bono Service in San Bernardino County for giving time, energy, and expertise and encouraging others to do so” – October 14, 2010

∙ St. Thomas Moore Award – awarded by Red Mass Steering Committee for Riverside and San Bernardino Counties to “Attorney or Judge showing service and devotion to church, community and justice” – October 16, 2012
∙ Access to Justice Award – awarded by the Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino “to the individual who shows selfless dedication and providing of Pro Bono Services to insure access to justice for all” – September 2013
∙ The National Trial Lawyers Award – awarded to Top 100 Trial Lawyers – 2013 – 2014
∙ AVVO Rating Award for “Widely recognized by the legal community for superb professional conduct and experience – 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013
∙ Aquinas High School Football, Mike Scafiddi “Never Say Die” Award: Annual Award to football player
∙ Life Saving Award, Ontario Police Department
∙ Officer of the Year, Banning Police Department
∙ California Southern Law School Scholastic Achievement Award – Commercial Law
∙ California Southern Law School Scholastic Achievement Award – Wills
∙ California Southern Law School Scholastic Achievement Award – Real Property
∙ California Southern Law School Scholastic Achievement Award – Trusts
 
EXPERTISE
∙ 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)
 
COMMUNITY SERVICE
∙ Board of Directors – San Bernardino County Bar Association: 2004 – 2010
∙ President – San Bernardino County Bar Association: 2008 – 2009
∙ Chairperson – San Bernardino County Bar Association “We Care Community Program” (A program designed to encourage local lawyers to donate money to assist those less fortunate in our community.  As a result of this program, over $120,000 was committed to help those in need in our local community, including a $100,000 donation to Cedar House, a 125 bed inpatient alcohol treatment and rehabilitation center): 2009 – 2010
∙ Chairperson – San Bernardino County Bar Association Criminal Law Section (My role is to organize and present at least six meetings per year on topics in regards to criminal law for local lawyers): 2006 – Present
∙ Member – San Bernardino County Bar Association Local Judicial Candidate Screening and Evaluation Committee (My role on this committee is to review judicial candidate applications and provide first hand information about each candidate and assist the Chairperson in providing overall qualification of that candidate): 2007 – Present
∙ Vice President/Board of Directors Cedar House (125 bed inpatient alcohol and drug rehabilitation facility): 2005 – 2008
∙ President/Board of Directors of Cedar House: 2009 – 2014
∙ Member of Board of Directors – Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino: 1998 – Present
∙ Vice President/Board of Directors – Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino: 2004 – Present
∙ Organizer of Scafiddi Family Trust Annual Family Toy Drive for Children of Parents Involved in Recovery in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties (Since 2011 over 750 toys have been donated): 2011 – Present
∙ Board Member – Inland Counties Collaborative Courts Fund-raising Committee (My role along with other members was to raise monies to help support our local Collaborative Courts, such as Veteran’s Court, Drug Court, Mental health Court, and Homeless Court): 2013-2014
∙ Guest Lecturer New Admittee “Bridging the Gap Programs”: 2008 – Present
∙ Guest Lecturer San Bernardino County Bar Association Civil and Criminal Law Symposiums – 2009 to 2013
∙ Chairperson – San Bernardino County Bar Association Mentoring Program for New Lawyers (My role was to seek out new lawyers, help place them with veteran lawyers, as well as also volunteering my time to mentor new lawyers): 2008 – 2011
∙ Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino – Pro Bono Services, donating over 1000 hours of pro bono services in the last five years, and donating over $20,000 to fund a lawsuit on behalf of an indigent client
∙ Board Member – John Lewis King Memorial Scholarship Fund (the John Lewis King Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to qualified law students, and since its inception, approximately $100,000 has been awarded to law students) – 2014
∙ School Board Member – Aquinas High School, San Bernardino, CA: 2002 – 2007
∙ Member of Aquinas High School President’s Advisory Board: October 2009 – Present
∙ Manager, Highland Girls Softball League: 1997
∙ Coach, Highland Little League: 1996 – 1997
∙ Head Coach, St. Adelaide’s School JV Basketball: 1996 – 2000
∙ Head Coach, St. Adelaide’s Varsity Basketball: 2000 – 2002
∙ Head Coach, St. Adelaide’s Junior Varsity Football: 1996 – 2000
∙ Head Coach, St. Adelaide’s Varsity Football: 2000 – 2002

TESTIMONIALS

PRACTICE AREAS

The Law Offices of Michael A. Scafiddi provides professional advocacy in all types of Civil and Criminal matters throughout Southern California, serving San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and Orange Counties.

CONTACT

Law Offices Of Michael Scafiddi
Inland Empire Office
432 North Arrowhead Avenue
San Bernardino, California 92401
Phone: 909.381.1000
Fax: 909.381.1077
Email: info@scafiddilaw.com