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Kerry Lee Armstrong

Sex crime Attorney at San Diego, CA

3.5   11 reviews

also known as The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC

  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Kerry

Learn Kerry’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Sex crime
    60%

  2. Criminal defense
    15%
    I represent clients accused of all types of crimes, from petty theft to capital murder. I particularly focus on sex crimes, having represented clients from public nudity to rape to child molest.

    26 years, 3,000 cases

  3. Child abuse
    10%
    At least half of my practice consists of representing clients accused of some type of child abuse, whether it be child molest, physical abuse, photographing minors for sexual purposes, etc.

    26 years, 750 cases

  4. Domestic violence
    5%

  5. Juvenile law
    5%
    I have represented hundreds of juveniles over the past 12+ years, including charges ranging from DUI to attempted murder and child molest.

    26 years, 350 cases

  6. White collar crime
    5%
    I have represented dozens of clients accused of white collar crime, including real estate fraud, mortgage fraud, bank theft, etc.

    26 years, 100 cases

The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, exists to help individuals who have been charged with a criminal offense. If you have been accused of committing a crime, you should not waste any time in speaking to a criminal defense lawyer in San Diego at this office. The three-attorney team at this law office has nearly forty years of combined experience in criminal defense. The office is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association. In addition, it has received an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau and has had cases featured by CNN, CBS, Inside Edition, NBC, MSNBC, Fox, Court TV, Dateline NBC, ABC, and many others.  You will find the professional representation you are looking for when you contact The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, today and secure the help which your case calls for.  The law firm focuses on making sure that no stone is unturned when representing a client, whether it be someone charged with petty theft all the way to capital murder.  

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Location

The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC
2214 Second Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92101

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Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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Posted by Jeff | June 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
BEST LAW FIRM IN SAN DIEGO
I can validate what others have stated on this site. I met and hired Dan Greene and Kerry Armstrong in 2014 after releasing my first attorney. Needless to say, selecting this firm to represent me in my high profile case was one of the best decisions that I ever made. Besides knowing their way around the courtroom and possessing superb legal minds, Dan and Kerry are the definitions of what human beings should be and something other attorneys should emulate. They cared very much about me as a client and put forth countless hours on my behalf to make sure that I was well represented. I was facing almost five decades of incarceration and am now experiencing the free world in large part due to Dan and Kerry. Simply put, you will not be disappointed if you select this firm to represent you!
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Posted by Chris | May 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dan Greene, Great Defence Attorney
We hired Dan Greene from law firm of Kerry Armstrong and was extremely pleased with his attention to the case and resolving the matter by his attention to getting to the facts and preparing a very credible case against the DA. The case was dropped due to Dan's compelling arguments and presentation of the facts that disputed all of the DA's and plaintiff accusations. Would highly recommend Dan for any criminal case needs.
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Posted by Jason | January 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I hired Kerry for a criminal matter. He is one of the best litigators around, and also has a reputation that serves his clients very well. His support team is great, and his prices are surprisingly competitive with other attorneys in the area. I highly recommend attorney Kerry Armstrong.
Posted by Paul | March 12, 2014
Great criminal defense attorney!
I retained attorney Kerry Armstrong back in March, 2013 to assist me with an unfortunate legal matter that I ran into and he was very pleasant to work with. Not only was he very determined and motivated, he also walked me through every process and aspect of the case, and made sure I understood everything that was going on at all times. We took my case to trial, and because of Kerry, we won. I'm extremely grateful and fortunate to have worked with Kerry through all of this and could not be happier with the result. Thank you for your diligence and hard work!
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Posted by Taylor | December 10, 2011
Has your back!
I had a little situation that could have gone really bad for me, but things worked out and I am very satisfied. The one thing that I really needed was to be able to touch base with him during the process and he was always available or got back to me right away.
Posted by Melissa | November 18, 2011
Saved my butt!!!
Fought for me, talked to the prosecutor and had my case dismissed before it even went to court.
Posted by Mark | November 17, 2011
He's the best Guy to have on your side!!
Kerry knows the law and he did me right! I should have gone to jail for a long, long time for what I was accused of, but he got me off with no time at all! Wow!
Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lazy as heck
So lazy, all they did is lie lie lie. Called them repeatedly and they would lie about be on top of the matter!!!!! Don’t hire them !!!!!!!!!! Save your money.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Don't Hire Kerry
Kerry proved to be everything you don't want your lawyer to be: Incompetent, unreachable, late to court hearings, and to top it off he has a huge ego! He calls from unknown number, to call him you have to go thru the switch board and leave msgs. Most of the time he doesn't even call back, and other times responds via email. His customer service skills does not jive with the rate he charges you. As he is amongst some of the more expensive attorneys. He collects all the money upfront, that should've been a red flag! Do yourself a service if you want legal representation stay away from this guy, you be better off with public defender than him
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Posted by Steve | August 23, 2022
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public defender would have been better
Lazy, Late, and incompetent. late for court twice. Had me plead guilty to a charge i wasn't guilty of. [Out of state residents are not required to register their weapons.] Cost me four times the actual amount of restitution. Poor communication. Tried emailing me that he was late for court because if he called his cell number would show up on my phone. [Who emails anything that needs immediate attention?] Told me to plead the sheet because he was too inept to negotiate a reasonable plea agreement. [why hire an Attorney if you;re just going to plead guilty to everything?] Charged me double the rate and said because it was two cases......after both were combined! If you are smart>DO NOT HIRE THIS IDIOT.
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Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2013
no communication
i was disapointed in this attorney. he did not communicate with me about my case. he did not answer my inquiries. he did not tell me what he was doing or how the case was progressing. he was very full of himself. i had to fire him do to lack of communication. we had no idea what he was doing. we had no idea when our trial was or what offer he made the DA. he is not the one for you
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Response from Kerry Armstrong June 24, 2014
First of all, the person who wrote this comment was NOT my client. Rather, she is the mother of my ex-client. Second, the person who wrote this comment has serious drug abuse issues, as well as serious mental issues. Third, look at the gross misspellings in the client's mother's comments. (And, she is a licensed CA attorney, which is more reprehensible.) She would often call me high on pills and yell and scream at me for no reason. Fourth, the client is currently on his fourth retained attorney, which shows that he cannot work with anyone (including me). And fifth, the prosecuting agency was not the "DA," but rather the City Attorney's Office. And I did in fact get the offer that the client had been seeking for many months on his DUI case. I cannot say more about my actual ex-client due to attorney/client privilege, but trust me, these allegations are baseless.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • N/A
  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • N/A
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 2013 Lawyers
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2013
  • Attorney of the Year
  • The Recorder
  • 2012
  • Trial Attorney of the Year
  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Top 2011 Lawyers
  • San Diego Daily Transcript
  • 2011
  • cum laude
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law
  • 1997
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Speaking Engagements

  • monthly meeting
  • Closing Arguments
  • 2013
  • Profesional Responsibility class
  • Ethics
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (23)
Endorse Kerry
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kerry Armstrong is an incredible defense attorney. He put's his client's needs before his own and ensures that the client is well cared for. He is not the type of attorney who will take a case and convince the client to take a plea deal. He knows the law and ensures that the prosecution understands where the case has weaknesses to ensure that his clients get the best results possible. If you get in trouble in San Diego there is really only one attorney to call; Kerry Lee Armstrong."
Domestic violence Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer as the biggest crook and con artist there ever was . He defends child molesters , drinks to celerbrate that he pulled one off on the jury by his lies allowing them to injure other innocent children.Look on the internet you can see him drinking with his cronys. He is what makes a lawyer have a bad reputation. he lies cheats, violates his clients privilege to confidential communication. Lawyers should uphold justice not endorse criminal behavior and lie to do it.His infamous defense is he just brushed against the child. he did not mean to touch her or sexually assault her. If you look on the internet you can see him drinking champagne celebrating that he pulled one off, just like the Casey Anthony situation a smooth , sly, crooked, unbalanced, lush, lawyer . He should be disbarrred in my opinion . one of the worst crooks i came across in my career which was 32 years as an attorney. He even looks the part"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kerry. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kerry is the best trial attorney in San Diego. I would know, I have worked with him for over 9 years, and have learned from Kerry since before I was even licensed to practice law. Don't just take my word for it though; take the word of the entire San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association who voted him Trial Attorney of the Year in 2012 or "The Recorder" a legal publication that in 2012 voted Mr. Armstrong Trial Attorney of the Year for the entire State of California. Whenever I have an unfamiliar legal issue in one of my own cases Kerry is my first call, I consider myself lucky to have him as a friend and legal resource."
Child abuse Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Kerry Armstrong! Kerry's experience is far superior than any other criminal defense attorney that I know. Kerry's methodical way of approaching a case, spotting issues beneficial for his clients, and presence in the courtroom is superb. Having worked for Kerry for several years, I can personally attest that his work ethic, dedication to clients, and trial skills help him get the best possible outcome for the individuals he represents."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Professional and experienced."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Armstrong is hands down the most amazing criminal defense trial attorney in San Diego. He is meticulously prepared for each and every case. He is always on top of all legal develpments happening in Criminal Law. I highly recommend Mr. Armstrong,"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kerry is an outstanding lawyer with the kind of courtroom presence that we all strive to obtain. He is always one step ahead of the prosecutor and a true professional. Dan Smith"
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Kerry for several years now and he is one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in Southern California. He has handled and had great success with cases at every level. Whenever I have questions on the law, Kerry is typically the first person I call and he always knows the answers. If I were in trouble myself, Kerry is the first person I would call. Great attorney and great person. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Kerry Armstrong is my hero! I first met Kerry in 2004. He was the senior associate for the then-best defense firm in San Diego. Kerry has had a rather large hand in shaping my practice as a Criminal Defense Attorney. He is without a doubt the first person I contact with questions. Despite our different styles of practice, I believe Kerry Armstrong to be among the finest trial lawyers in California. I am very critical of trial skills, and I find his to be nothing short of spectacular. It's true that I work for Kerry; however, I do so by choice. He has been an exemplary role model and mentor, a person I am proud to call "boss" and "friend." I have watched first-hand as he has tried some of the most complex cases I have ever seen...and WON! Not many defense attorneys can claim the types of success he has achieved on behalf of his clients. He has the utmost respect of judges, prosecutors and defenseI lawyers. I am honored to be a part of his firm as it has made me a better lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Kerry since 2004 and strongly endorse him based on his knowledge, aggressiveness, conscientiousness and incredible record of success in trials."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. In my opinion, Kerry is the top criminal defense attorney in San Diego. He is one of the most effective, thorough, and competent attorneys I know. His legal tactics are complemented by his intense knowledge of the law. He is surgically thorough when it comes to practicing criminal defense and protecting his clients. He does not skip any steps in the process of defending his clients. Highly effective."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kerry Armstrong is by far one of the most successful criminal defense lawyers in Southern California. His specialty is taking on the difficult cases. He commands the respect of judges and his fellow criminal defense lawyers. His ability to dissect the testimony of government witnesses, and prove their lies to a jury, is amazing. I highly endorse Kerry Armstrong."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kerry Armstrong is an outstanding trial attorney and a highly skilled negotiator. He has an excellent reputation in the San Diego legal community in that he is well-respected among the prosecutors, judges, and defense panel. He frequently obtains impressive outcomes for his clients even in the most difficult cases. I have personally seen Kerry in trial and he absolutely excels in the courtroom. As a fellow attorney in the community, I highly endorse Kerry Armstrong."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kerry is a terrific lawyer that has successfully handled some of the toughest, high-profile cases in San Diego. He is aggressive, a skilled negotiator and highly experienced. he has an impeccable reputation and will bring very effective representation to your case. i highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kerry Armstong is one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in San Diego. I have known him for more than 15 years. He has received outstanding results in extremely difficult cases. When judges refer cases to you, as they do to Kerry, that speaks volumes."
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San Diego Sex crime Lawyer Kerry Lee Armstrong
Kerry Lee Armstrong
Sex crime Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 25 years