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Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Federal Crime: 60%
    47 years, 750 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 35%
    47 years, 7.5 thousand cases
  3. Juvenile: 5%
    47 years, 500 cases

Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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  • Jeffrey Donald Kent

    Mike is not only my mentor and partner, but also a great friend. I am lucky to have been able to work for him and with him since 1995. Mike continues to impress me with his hard work, and the incredible results he obtains for clients. Mike has carved out a niche for himself now where he primarily handles drug cases in California state courts, and federal courts nationwide. He is definitely tops in his field.

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    Jeffrey Kent Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

The McDonnell Law Firm

418 East La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, CA, 90631-5525

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive196811/20/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Preeminent LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2011
Preeminent LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Preeminent LawyerBar Register of Preeminent Lawyers2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Preeminent LawyerBar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Preeminent LawyerBar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Preeminent LawyerBar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
Preeminent LawyerBar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior PartnerLaw Offices of McDonnell & Kent, Inc.2000 - Present
Senior PartnerLaw Offices of Michael R. McDonnell, Inc.1976 - 2000
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationBoard Member2009 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1968 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
California Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife MemberN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
California Supreme CourtPeople v. Larsen (1995) 12 Cal.4th 2781995
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1967
University of San DiegoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1964