Mr. Christoffersen is a Bay Area criminal defense attorney born and raised in Vallejo, California. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego, in 2012, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Economics. In 2016, he graduated cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Christoffersen externed for both Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler at the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and Justice Goodwin Liu at the California Supreme Court. He also participated on three moot court teams and received the top grade in his classes on Evidence and Criminal Procedure. Mr. Christoffersen spent his law school summers interning at Legal Services for Prisoners with Children and Disability Rights Advocates.
After graduating law school and passing the bar exam in 2016, Mr. Christoffersen relocated to Boston, MA, where he obtained a judicial fellowship with Judge O. Rogeriee Thompson at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. After completing his fellowship, he returned to California and spent a year in civil litigation, representing wrongfully terminated employees in actions against their employers and handling a variety of public interest impact litigation cases.
In September of 2018, Mr. Christoffersen joined Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC as a criminal defense attorney. Since joining the Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC team, Mr. Christoffersen has handled a wide variety of matters – from single-count misdemeanors, to serious and violent felonies subject to Three Strikes sentencing, to 50+-count life sentence cases. Mr. Christoffersen has aided in defending some of Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC’s most serious cases, including sharing duties on perhaps the largest homecare/human trafficking case in San Mateo county, as well as conducting numerous preliminary hearings on life-top and serious and violent felony matters. In addition, Mr. Christoffersen has done extensive brief writing at the superior court level and the California Court of Appeal, often achieving favorable outcomes for his clients.
Whatever the nature of the case, Mr. Christoffersen takes a holistic approach, developing a familiarity with the facts, the defendant and their background, and the legal issues implicated, either directly or indirectly, by the charges, to develop strategies that use all of these to his clients’ advantage. With this approach, Mr. Christoffersen has achieved impressive outcomes for his clients, including successful motions to suppress, favorable plea deals, and the dismissal of charges.
Mr. Christoffersen takes great pride in his work and strives to ensure that every client feels heard, understood, and appreciated as their case progresses. His focus on balancing a broad, varied caseload with genuine and personal attention to each client is what sets him apart from other criminal defense attorneys.
- University of California, San Diego (B.A., 2012);
- University of California, Hastings College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2016
- State Bar of California;
- U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California;
- American Bar Association including Section on Criminal Justice;
- Bar Association of San Francisco including Section on Criminal Law;
- California Attorneys for Criminal Justice;
- California State Bar Association including Section on Criminal Law;
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.