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Charles Edward Kenyon

Criminal defense Attorney at Riverside, CA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2005
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Felony and Misdemeanor defense is the focus of my law practice. I have done 60+ felony jury trials.

    19 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    Because of my background in biology, chemistry, and organic chemistry, I have an excellent understanding of how to try DUI cases before a jury. I have undergone Dept of Justice training on DUI's, Field Sobriety Tests, and Police Alcohol Screening Sensors.

    19 years

  3. Domestic violence
    I have handled hundreds of Domestic and Family Violence cases over the past decade.

    19 years

Charles Kenyon Toll Free   I handle ONLY criminal defense in my practice.  I am experienced in all types of criminal cases - from Homicides to DUI's - and have done over 60 jury trials since 2005.   I began my career as a prosecutor, working at the U.S. Attorneys Office and as a Deputy District Attorney.  After winning acclaim from the California State Legislature and being awarded Prosecutor of the Year by the District Attorneys Office, I founded my own criminal defense firm. I have only one singular goal - to provide clients with the best advocacy in criminal defense.  I founded my private practice in 2007, have served clients throughout Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles since that time. I offer free consultations, flexible payment options, and promise to bring experience and zealous representation to my clients.

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Posted by Jose | August 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Criminal defense attorney
Im extremely grateful to have hired Charles from Greenberg and Greenberg. Charles was very straight forward, assertive,patient and helpful. He didn't beat around the bush just to get more money out of you. He say's it how it is and how its going to get done. Charles and the team gave me the best outcome and what I wanted. I will always refer him to anyone that I know that needs help with any criminal charges. He is an amazing lawyer and you will not regret his help. He always kept my mind calm and showed the up most respect. Thank you.
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Posted by Ron | January 27, 2014
Excellent Attorney
Charles was a true professional handling my family law / removing support case. Even though he's said his strength was in criminal law he handled this for me and was a complete success in achieving my goals. He was priced right and I felt a true level of honesty and compassion for resolving my case. I would recommend Charles in a minute and in the event I am ever in need of attorney his number is at the top of my list.
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Posted by AprilMae | December 2, 2013
I would not use anybody else, Charles Knows what he's doing, and I am thankful for having someone who had my back!
Then BEST man to have on your side and I highly recommend Charles Kenyon. I gave him a call because I had tried talking to A LOT of law offices, I felt that no other offices were giving me any positive feedback nor were they returning my calls. Charles was the only one that would worked with me on traveling all the way to joshua tre, ca and gave me the faith I needed because he knows the law and he was so professional and I would not have anybody else besides Charles Kenyon. Hope anyone whose looking for justice to have your back, to go see Charles.
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Posted by Dennis | September 4, 2013
Saved my license
I was referred to Mr. Kenyon by another lawyer. THe moment I met him I could tell he was very intelligent. He gave me great advice by telling me to NOT plead guilty even though I wanted to get it all done with real fast. He won the DMV trial for me and got the police to reduce my charges so I got to keep my license.


  • Free Consultation 40 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 150-450 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Kenyon Law Group
  • 2007 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Riverside District Attorney
  • 2004 - 2007


  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Dartmouth College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • Pepperdine University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • People v. Dean C.
  • Case Dismissed
  • People v. Sammeh M.
  • DA Rejected filing
  • People v. Nathan C.
  • Case Dismissed
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  • Orange County Barristers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association, Federal Litigation Section
  • Attorney Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2005 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Riverside DA
  • N/A
  • Barrister Society
  • Barrister Society
  • N/A


  • Capital Defense Journal
  • Gang Enhancement as a Death Penalty Qualifier
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Pepperdine Trial Advocacy Seminar
  • Jury Selection
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (8)
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Domestic violence Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles is an excellent attorney. I’ve known him both as a prosecutor and as a criminal defense attorney. Charles has experience working on both sides, so he knows how to evaluate a case and to get the best deal possible. I endorse Charles as a criminal defense attorney; his experience and skill is unmatched."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Charles since law school and can say that without a doubt, he is one of the most highly skilled criminal defense attorneys in Riverside. As a prosecutor, he always handled cases fairly and since being a defense attorney, I have found him to be an extremely knowledgeable and very hardworking advocate who truly cares about his clients. His negotiation skills are second to none and he leaves no stone unturned in his preparation. He also possesses the unique ability to present a case at trial in a highly organized and persuasive manner – a trait that is more rare than you may think with attorneys. I have seen Charles work miracles in the courtroom, and give him my highest endorsement. If you need a top criminal defense attorney in Riverside, then look no further."
Domestic violence Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Kenyon, He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Charles. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Kenyon is knowledgeable and experienced in defending all severity of criminal a charges. He is aggressive and has a proven trial record. I would endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Mr. Kenyon. He is diligent, knowledgeable and highly regarded."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Riverside Criminal defense Lawyer Charles Edward Kenyon
Charles Edward Kenyon
Criminal defense Attorney
Riverside, CA
Licensed for 18 years
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