The Kent Law Firm - A Criminal Defense Boutique

Fullerton, CA

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Jeffrey D. Kent, attorney-at-law, has been specializing exclusively in criminal law since he began his legal career in Orange County, California, in 1992. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of California, Irvine with B.A. degrees with honors in both economics and political science. He then graduated from Western State University, College of Law in Fullerton, California with honors in 1992, and immediately passed the California State Bar Examination.

Jeff worked with both the Orange County public defender and Orange County district attorney's offices while in law school. During a career marked with high-profile successes, Jeff has handled several thousand criminal cases, including over 100 jury trials in both state and federal courts and a number of homicide cases. He also has had the privilege of being one of a select group of lawyers to have argued in the California Supreme Court.

As testimony to the quality of his preparation and conduct of complex cases, Jeff's clients have included judges, politicians, private attorneys, public defenders, and law enforcement officers. He is also listed in Martindale-Hubbell with an AV rating (the highest given), and has been listed for numerous years in the Super Lawyers publication by Los Angeles Magazine.

Jeff is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and a co-founder of the North Orange County Bar Association. He has been admitted by the California State Bar (#162237), the United States District Courts of the Central, Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeal for the 9th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Jeff has also represented clients in Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, New York, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington in their respective federal district courts. A native of Southern California, Jeff is married and has both a son and a daughter.


What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
There are an overwhelming number of attorneys in California, and you should look to hire someone who limits their practice to helping those with your specific type of problem. Lots of lawyers dabble in many different areas. However, like an excellent doctor, an excellent lawyer specializes in a specific area of the law. I have been representing adults and juveniles accused of crimes in state and federal courts since 1992! My practice is limited strictly to criminal defense, and I am one of the few to earn the accreditation of Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Although I can refer you to highly skilled lawyers in other areas, I only handle criminal defense matters. I handle state cases throughout California, and federal cases throughout the United States.