Lifetime Achievement Awards from 2 Criminal Defense Groups Defines My Unsurpassed Qualities; Call MeMy Entire Intellectual and Professional Focus has Been, and Is, in Criminal and Constitutional LawDUI Is an Important Subset of Criminal Law, With its Own Issues Due to its Politics; I'm The BestMy Understanding of Juvenile Delinquency Is Such that I lectured at the Dogbook Seminar Years Ago
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
A censure or reprimand issued by the Supreme Court or the State Bar Court that is not a matter of public record unless imposed after the initiation of formal disciplinary proceedings. No period of suspension is imposed. The reproval may be imposed with duties or conditions.
Michael’s comment: “Solely for two drunk driving incidents within 6 years of each other, over 20 years ago. Never anything related to competence nor ethics. If drunk driving disqualified a person from serving the public's needs, GW Bush could not have been president, Don Rumsfeld could not have been secretary of defense, and Dick Cheney could not have been vice president!”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2015|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||The Private Defenders of California, Inc.||2013|
|Top Trial Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2012|
|Lifetime Achievement Award ["The Eddie"]||California DUI Lawyers Association||2011|
|Top Trial Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2011|
|Top Trial Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2010|
|Attorney - Owner||Law Office of Michael J. Kennedy||2012 - Present|
|Attorney at Law||Kennedy & Roe||2007 - 2012|
|Attorney at Law||Ledger & Kennedy||2004 - 2007|
|Deputy Public Defender||San Bernardino County Public Defender||1991 - 2004|
|Attorney at Law||Law Office of Michael J. Kennedy||1986 - 1991|
|Deputy District Attorney||District Attorney of Riverside County||1984 - 1986|
|Attorney at Law||United States District Court||1982 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Faculty; California Delegate||2014 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2006 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2004 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|People v. Kent Morgan||Trtal acquittal.|
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|Southwestern Univ SOL||N/A||Juris Doctor||1981|
|Many, many, starting date 1990 through date below||Criminal, Constitutional Law and Defense||2015|
Posted by Ashley
I was referred to Mr. Kennedy to help with a case a few years ago and am very lucky to have hired him. I was facing both felony & misdemeanor charges and loss of personal items that had been confiscated. After a few months of court visits the charges were dropped and my property eventually returned. I am very grateful to have a clear record and my valuable property back in my possession. I don't think I could have found a better attorney to handle the case, he definitely got the job done. He was very informative after each court appearance and helped me to feel confident that I would not face jail time. I can't say enough good things about Mr. Kennedy, he got me out of the biggest mess of my life. I am forever thankful for his hard work, effort and hours spent on my cases. I hope I do not ever have to, but I would hire him again if needed.
Posted by Dustin
Mr. Kennedy is truly the best lawyer I have ever known. He was initially recommended to me by a friend of mine, for a DUI charge I had recently been accused of. I had, unfortunately, already hired another lawyer. After dealing with my initial lawyer (and his terrible attitude/cost/apathy), I decided to make a change and hire Mr. Kennedy. This choice was simply one of the best decisions of my life. Mr. Kennedy took my case to a four day jury trial which ended with the beautiful words of “not guilty”. What may be even more amazing is that he actually got a little of my money back since I had been overcharged for court documents by the previous lawyer! Mr. Kennedy was very well versed in the areas of DUI/DWI/driving charges, and tremendously professional. He has good relationships with courtroom personnel (including judges), and is well respected by all. I recommend anyone in need of assistance hire Mr. Kennedy the first time – he will be the resolution to your legal problems.
Forest Wilkerson, Violent crime Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Michael Kennedy is one of the most intelligent, dedicated, and bold attorneys I have had the privilege to learn from. He is truly an advocate for justice, and one of the greatest defenders of the Constitution that you will find in Riverside County and the surrounding counties. Through hard work, true intellectual brilliance, and experience, Mr. Kennedy (aka Captain Motion) has earned the right to be the boldest justice advocate in SoCal, and the judges take notice when the Captain challenges the prosecution. Captain has been a mentor and a hero to me for as long as I've known him. I am privileged to have him as a colleague. If I ever faced criminal charges, Captain would be my first call. He's a hero, a champion, an outspoken wizard in legal matters. Thank you Captain for all you do to promote justice and to halt the overreaching of the government. We have all learned from you, and it's been our privilege. I wholeheartedly endorse this attorney.
Timothy Nilan, Criminal defense Attorney
I've seen some of the motion work he has done. I have seen him at seminars he's given for attorneys. I have heard about his results from fellow attorneys. He may seem eccentric at times. But no one in the criminal defense business, including judges, and of course DA's, and including the "criminal law specialists," know their stuff like this man. Anyone who is not aware of that, including judges, and opposing prosecutors, learn that REAL fast. My endorsement for Mr. Kennedy is one word: Amazing.