The designation Mr. Loewenstein earned from the State Bar Association, that of Certified Criminal Law Specialist, is held by very few criminal defense lawyers. There’s a reason for that. It is very difficult to meet all the requirements to receive that honor.
In order to be certified, Mr. Loewenstein had to pass a rigorous exam, show that he has had extensive experience in all facets of criminal law such as a large number of misdemeanor and felony jury trials, appeals, motions and courtroom experience.
He had to undergo peer review, where judges, DA’s and other defense lawyers were asked to evaluate his ability. This designation must be renewed periodically ensuring you that an attorney who has received that certification truly is an expert and is allowed to call himself that.