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James William Kellenberger

James William Kellenberger

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

James Kellenberger

About Me

I graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy, was promoted to the rank of Captain, attended Loyola and Notre Dame Law Schools, graduated in the top 5% of my class, was a Deputy District Attorney for Santa Clara County, and have practiced for over 38 years.  My mission is to make a difference each and every day--where the law meets the people.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    2 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    2 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($250-400/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • George Fredrick Mueller

    I endorse this lawyer's work: trustworthy, conscientious, hardworking and fundamentally dedicated to every Client, familiar Californians recognize that Mr. Kellenberger is an excellent defense attorney who is a beneficial asset to Santa Clara and the entire DUI Defense Bar community. Any person in need of a premier criminal defense lawyer will know he or she is in capable hands. For a number of reasons (but without enough character space to properly do this fine attorney justice), I am honored to endorse this superb lawyer.

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    George Mueller DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jon Martin Pettis

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jon Pettis
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Contact Info

The Law Offices Of J.W. Kellenberger

1871 The Alameda, Suite 150
San Jose, CA, 95126

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive197202/26/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Preeminent AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2010
Preeminent AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2009
Preeminent AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2008
Preeminent AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2007
Preeminent AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2006
Preeminent AttorneyMartindale-Hubbell2005
Excellence in Legal ResearchBancroft Whitney1971

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
President and OwnerLaw Offices of J.W. Kellenberger1980 - Present
Associate AttorneyDawson, Maino, Chapman, Bishop & Kellenberger1976 - 1979
Deputy District AttorneySanta Clara County District Attorney1973 - 1976
CaptainUnited States Air Force1967 - 1971

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Board of Directors, Senior CoastsidersMember2009 - Present
Santa Clara County Defense Attorney NetworkAttorney Member2009 - Present
Half Moon Bay Planning CommissionChairman2004 - 2008
National Legal Aid and Defender AssociationAttorney Member2002 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationFee Dispute Arbitrator2001 - Present
California Defense Attorney NetworkAttorney Member2000 - Present
The Foundry Continuation High SchoolVolunteer Attorney1999 - 1999
California Public Defenders AssociationAttorney Member1999 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeAttorney Member1994 - Present
Superior Court, Santa Clara CountyJudge Pro Tempore1978 - 1981
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember1973 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. DoeCharge reduced to manslaughter; juvenile sentenced to continuation high school for 18 months
People v. Frank M.Charges dismissed
Shawn S. v Natalie W.Recovery of $805,000.00

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1972
United States Air Force AcademyEngineering ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1967
Notre Dame Law SchoolN/ASummer Law Program, Middlesex, EnglandN/A