Jeffrey Donald Kent

Jeffrey Donald Kent

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Mr. Kent is honored to have been recognized by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel as one of the "Top One Percent" of lawyers in his field.
Martindale-Hubbell - Legal Leaders - Top Rated Lawyers 2014
Mr. Kent is pleased to have been selected as one of the 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for 2014 based on client satisfaction!
Mr. Kent has been recognized by the National Trial Layers as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Southern California.
Mr. Kent is honored to a Lead Counsel Rated attorney in the area of Criminal Defense. This award is only given to experienced, ethical, and peer recommended attorneys.
Mr. Kent is very honored to be once again listed in the Orange County Register's OC Metro magazine as a Top Attorney in Criminal Defense for 2013.
Selected as a Top Attorney in Criminal Defense in Orange County by OC Metro magazine
Selected as Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney by Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers magazine
The Kent Law Firm located in the Fullerton Towers at 1440 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 520, Fullerton, CA 92835.
The Kent Law Firm - A Criminal Defense Boutique
Rated 10/10.0 Superb by
OC METRO'S TOP ATTORNEYS' -- OC METRO talks with Jeffrey Kent of McDonnell & Kent about some of the first steps to take once you've been charged for driving under the influence.
Certified Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. One of approximately 25 in Orange County and 350 in all of California!
For more than four decades, the Law Offices of McDonnell & Kent, Inc. have provided exceptional representation for criminal defendants in state and federal courts. Our areas of expertise range from DUI's to homicides, drugs to 3-strikes, violent crimes...
Graduate of the inaugural National College for DUI Defense at Harvard University
AV Preeminent Rated 5.0 out of 5. Peer Review Rated For Ethical Standards and Legal Abilities.
As determined by Law & Politics Magazine
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
California DUI Lawyers Association
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

About Me 

Jeffrey D. Kent, Attorney at Law, has been practicing exclusively 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 receiving 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 Office 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 before the California Supreme Court. Jeff has been granted the honor of being a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He is one of approximately 25 in Orange County and 350 in the entire State of California to hold such certification!


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 the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell with an AV rating (the highest given), with a 10.0 rating, and has been listed for numerous years in the Super Lawyers publication by Los Angeles Magazine.


Jeff is a member on the National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCalifornia Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and a co-founder of the North Orange County Bar Association. He has been admitted 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, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington in their respective State or Federal District Courts.


A native of Southern California, Jeff is married and has both a son and a daughter.

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