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Kirby Frederick Combs

Criminal defense Attorney at Temecula, CA

5.0   111 reviews

also known as COMBS CRIMINAL DEFENSE

  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Kirby

Learn Kirby’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Assault - Battery - Murder - Theft - Vandalism - Robbery - Burglary - Drug Charges - Vehicular Manslaughter - Child Endangerment - Criminal Threats - Firearm Charges - False Imprisonment -White Collar Crimes - VOPs - Expungement

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    You have 10 days from your arrest to contact the DMV - give us a call we handle it all! DUI Alcohol and or Drugs - Vehicular Manslaughter - Hit and Run - DMV Hearings - Out-of-State Defendant - Expungement FELONIES AND MISDEMEANORS

  3. Domestic violence
    30%
    Someone called 911 and now it's the State against you? Call us for your Battery, Spousal Abuse, Criminal Threats, Intimidating a Witness, or Child Endangerment charges. FELONIES AND MISDEMEANORS

  4. Expungement
    5%
    Need a new start? Give us a call for a free analysis.

  5. Personal injury
    5%
    Injured and not your fault? We can help.

MOST 5-STAR REVIEWED CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY in Temecula & Murrieta according to AVVO. -9-5-1-6-9-5-3-3-6-6- Handling all Misdemeanors, Felonies & Expungements. 23+ Years’ experience. Free Consultation & great Rates. Read our OVER 100 5-STAR REVIEWS & experience the difference. If you need someone who cares! 

 

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COMBS CRIMINAL DEFENSE
28780 Single Oak Drive #230
-9-5-1-6-9-5-3-3-6-6-
Temecula, CA, 92590
COMBS CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Serving Riverside Hall of Justice
-9-5-1-6-9-5-3-3-6-6-
Riverside, CA, 92501
COMBS CRIMINAL DEFENSE
Serving Rancho Cucamonga Superior Court
-9-5-1-6-9-5-3-3-6-6-
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730
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Posted by Erica Horsley | July 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Blessing" Feat. Mr.Kirby & Mrs.Kim.
I was calling lawyers left and right while my husband sat in jail for domestic violence against me (not important please ignore). I called Kirby's number, and Mrs. Kim answered! She answered all my questions, since I had no clue what to do; and they weren't even my attorneys...yet...A couple more days and phone calls went by and I decided to go with.....MR.KIRBY & MRS.KIM!!! Thank the Lord Himself I did my Frankie was facing 14 years plus another strike. BUUUUT Mr.Kirby and Mrs.Kim worked their magic and got my baby 3years!! I will forever be grateful to ya'll. Call up my homies if you in a pickle, I did....and thanks be to God.
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Posted by Kaci | June 10, 2024
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Expungment
I have been searching and searching for a lawyer that could help me with my situation. I had 2 misdemeanors on my record and I actually moved to Idaho, so it was nearly impossible for me to go down to Temecula. Or riverside to deal with this. In searching for someone that can help me. I landed upon this lawyer and I must say the care and help that they gave me was remarkable. The day that I called they started on my case and kept me in the loop with everything. A lot of attorneys that I have contacted wanted to charge me upwards of 3500 and of course, a single mom, I could definitely not afford that. This is the first time I actually had to hire an attorney to help me and it was very daunting, but coming across this attorney made it effortless. I didn't have to do much and living in a different state made me concerned that it was even possible to do. The cases were dismissed so fast I honestly couldn't believe it and the cost was actually very reasonable that I could even afford. I can't express enough how happy I am that I actually, pushed through and decided to make one last call to an attorney and ended up with them. I am so grateful to this attorney for doing what they did in such a short amount of time and keeping me updated throughout the process. I would highly highly recommend this attorney to anyone, and everyone that is searching for a great person and attorney to represent them in a difficult situation you will not regret it.
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2024
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Out of State Felony
I am very grateful for meeting Mr. & Mrs. Combs they are very nice and work greatly as a team. Mr. & Mrs. Combs always updated me on my case. They made sure to instruct me properly on what to do with certain forms and anything I had to do on my end. All of my questions were answered and they understood my situation. Mr. Combs told me something no other lawyer told me, he said he will show up to court on my behalf, knowing I was out of the state. My warrant was removed without me having to be there. The next court date my felony would be dropped which was another court date I did not have to attend. This helped me out tremendously! It would have been very costly for me to travel back and forth since I'm preparing for university. Knowing that, he worked really hard for me to not have to show face. Thank you very much Mr. & Mrs. Combs. Lovely people, great personalities, I haven't even met them in person and I know this. To anyone reading I highly recommend this wonderful team!
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Posted by anonymous | April 29, 2024
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Amazing lawyer
I can not thank Kirby enough for helping our son get through his court case. It was such a scary and traumatic ordeal, but Kirby was right there with our family the whole way through. We never wanted to have to use a lawyer, but Kirby helped in getting the charges dismissed as well as excellent communication throughout the entire process. He kept us informed and was there on our behalf during court as well. They stayed in touch with us throughout the whole process, and let me say it was months of process. I hope we never have to use him again, lol, but if we ever do need a defense council, hands down first choice for sure!
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Kirby and his wife Kim were the best
I was charged with Vandalism and throwing a object at a moving vehicle, both misdemeanors, Kirby and his wife kept me in the know at all points and times during the duration of the case. After a couple of court appearances Kirby able to get one charge dropped and no probation or a fine, just restitution. Kirby and his wife Kim handles my case like a pro, he came highly recommended to me by and close friend and I have to say he has earned his reputation, again thank you , Kirby and Kim
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mr. Combs and his assistant (his wife) are a dream team. Both are very kind and knowledgeable about the law. One thing that I appreciate is that they are available at all times by text, email, or call to answer any questions that you may have. Mr. Combs was able to get my charges lowered, he was on time, and very personal. I would definitely suggest using him.
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Posted by Robe | September 11, 2023
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The best Lawyer
Thank you to the law office of Kirby Combs and his Wife Kim for taking on my case and thanks to their knowledge and their experience in criminal cases as mine, they believed in me to the very end without them who knows what would have happened, I was blessed to have the law office Kirby Combs to represent my case, I would very strongly recommend him and his firm So thank you again.
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Posted by David | March 17, 2023
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Excellent Lawyer. Went above and beyond!
Kirby and Kim Combs did an excellent job on my case. What started out as a simple expungement turned into something much more complex. They worked tirelessly to get the job done, despite all of the extra hoops we had to jump through. What I appreciated most was their responsiveness and attention to detail. Thank you both for everything you have done for me. I am very pleased with the outcome.
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Posted by Geo | July 11, 2022
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Hire Mr and Mrs Combs They are that good.
I heard horror stories of DV cases where defendants end up losing jobs. Spouse ends up controlling owning lives, financially, mentally and physically. That defendants have no rights. I hired Mr. Kirby Combs when everyone, from bail bondsman, court clerk, friends told me; I did not need one. That DV cases get written up as felonies, thanks to over-zealous peace officers, that majority of the DV cases end up as misdemeanors. My major concern was losing job, and secret clearance. I admitted to a slap, and physical confrontation. Got three felonies to start with. From robbery, assault n battery, and keeping a person from calling 911. Kirby Combs pro-active approach can win, charm, or just plain satisfy a DA. These charges were dropped to misdemeanors, Thanks to Mr and Mrs Combs Charges were dropped even further, to one disturbing the peace. When you hire Kirby Combs you basically get two for the price of one. Mrs Combs understanding of cases and constant companion to Mr Combs, is a God send, to communicate scary concerns, legal jargon that has different meaning in this day and age. Mr Combs is constantly busy, his positive empathetic confident demeanor is plus to his legal knowledge and pro-active approach. I give a 20 stars, 10 stars for each. Hire them they are that good.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2022
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So grateful
My son received 2 felonies and 2 misdemeanors. In as much as he put himself in this situation without actually meaning to, we felt the cops seriously wanted to find things to arrest he and his girlfriend on. The subsequent treatment by these supposed cops, was inexcusable. My sons girlfriend was stopped at at a checkpoint. The cops tried hard to have her do multiple breathalyzers and she came up zero. So they figured they would do a blood test. She not knowing the law I. This refused. So they put her in jail…with no clothing or shoes or cash or even a phone. Then the next day threw her out in to the street to find her way home which was many miles away with nothing. Then they went after my son who was not driving and was just a passenger. They found a gun IN A CASE LOCKED…but insisted it was too easy to open. They found a trace amount of coke…and that was it…he too was in jail. They were driving my car and the cops decided it would be a good thing to trash it. They lied, accused my son saying things he did not and conveniently “lost” by video recordings. Thus it became his word against the cop. It was a disgusting sham. Kirby and Kim worked relentlessly on his cases. They were easy to reach out to and so kind to me the very worried mother. It took time, but in the end, all charges were reduced l, no felony thankfully and the end result was much better than anticipated. He received probation for one year and has to do some community service to finally put this behind him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2022
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Extremely satisfied and grateful client
Kirby represented me during what I thought was going to be a simple case. I was originally charged with 1 felony and 3 misdemeanors. Months after the arrest there was a very unexpected twist in the case. The co-defendant in my case was now facing homicide charges for a homicide that occurred during my relationship with that individual. I was innocent but the cases coincided together, they directly related to each other. It was the scariest thing I’ve ever experienced. Kirby and Kim fought for me every step of the way, they knew I was innocent and they not only showed empathy along the way but they gave me the support I needed. It was through their perseverance that I walked away with 1 misdemeanor charge. Kirby and Kim always listened to what I had to say and more importantly they believed me. I can not even imagine where I would be today if I didn’t have Kirby on my side and representing me. Kirby was so proactive on my case, always making sure my side was being heard and I was receiving my right to a fair hearing each and every time. Over a year after I retained Kirby my case was finally settled, it was a grueling year, an emotional rollercoaster. Kirby was there every step of the way, he always went above and beyond to fight for me and Kim always went above and beyond to be my support system. They truly are a God sent, I can not thank them enough. Being wrapped up in a brutal case when you’re innocent is beyond what I can describe with mere words. Kirby and Kim are the reason I’m free today.
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Posted by Cole | April 20, 2022
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Best lawyer
Hands down best lawyer out there. They really go out of there way for you! Thank you guys much appreciated for everything you have done for me.
Posted by Mario | March 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
3 felonies and a violation of probation dismissed!!
I had met Kirby through a reliable coworker and thank the lord i did! My coworker had said he had done miracles for him, and miracle was definitely what I needed. He went above and beyond with his work and was always punctual (even when he was coming all the way from Temecula to Fullerton!!). I honestly believed I was going to come out of court with something on my record since the case was pretty bad, but nope by the grace of God and Kirby's awesome work it was all dismissed!! This man is a walking blessing, and his wife is also! Both are just amazing, kind people. Thank you again both of you for everything you did for me!
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Posted by Curt | December 15, 2021
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KIRBY IS THE MAGIC MAN!!
What else can I say Kirby and Kim are amazing!! I was looking at some serious Time on my Fourth DUI, Kirby Came in Swinging For me, all said and done he got me an Astronomical low sentence Deal. They treated me like family and Kim was always keeping me in the loop n on top of everything to make it a very smooth and understanding process. Thank You Very Much Kirby and Kim for all that you've done I Couldn't Of Asked For a Better Team.
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Posted by Ben | December 12, 2021
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Seal and Destroyed Dismissed case of Domestic Violence
In February of 2014 I was arrested for a domestic violence charge. The case was dismissed completely. After I decided I wanted the arrest off my criminal record completely and retained this law firm to seal and destroy the arrest record. At a very affordable price, I retained a attorney from this law firm and my petition to seal and destroy the arrest record was granted in Riverside county. The law firm was always professional and kept me updated. I recommend them to anyone seeking a criminal lawyer in the Murrieta/Temecula area.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2021
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Highly Recommended!!
Hired Kirby Combs to represent me in my case. Him and his wife were super communicative and helpful through the whole process. Got me from 2 felonies to 1 misdemeanor! Great people, would recommend to anyone in need!
Posted by Tyler | September 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Domestic Violence Case 2021
Kirby was very understanding, accessible when it came to my dilemma. I was very happy with the outcome & if I could give a higher rating I would! Kirby & his wife Kim were a huge relief to work with, forthcoming about the process, set realistic expectations, and always kept cost in mind. Kirby Combs is a lawyer you can Trust!
Posted by Sara | April 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Would hire again if needed
Attorney Kirby Combs and his wife, Kim, made the dreadful process of going through court as easy and comfortable as possible for me and I am greatly appreciative. Anytime I had questions, they were prompt with their responses and kept me up to date with all the information I needed to get through the process. I highly recommend Attorney Combs and his team because they show you that they genuinely care and want to help you. He is also good at what he does; Attorney Combs was able to get my misdemeanor charge reduced to an infraction, which I am so grateful for.
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Posted by keith | December 25, 2020
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Client
A+ Performance Superior Representation This is your guy! Impressive customer service attentive to details this law firm does what they say they're going to get done
Posted by Andrew | November 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney on this side of the Mississippi !
Kirby and his wife Kim were the best. They always keep you in the loop. And keep in contact. Communication is key. They helped reduce a serious charge which I was grateful for! I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and awesome Legal representation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • KIRBY F. COMBS - COMBS CRIMINAL DEFENSE
  • 2001 - Present
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Riverside County Bar Asscociation - Public Service Law Corp. - Temecula Family Law Clinic
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Riverside County Bar Asscociation - Public Service Law Corp. - Riverside Family Law Clinic
  • 2001 - 2008
  • Legal Intern
  • Public Defender's Office Florida Miami-Dade - Supreme Court Certified Legal Intern Felony & Misdemeanor Division
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Administrative Assistant
  • US Congress, Washington D.C.
  • 1982 - 1983
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • University of California - Davis
  • BA
  • 1986
  • California Public Defender Assc.
  • Trial Skills Institute
  • N/A
  • AAML
  • 35th Annual Trial Advocacy Institute
  • N/A
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • College of Trial Advocacy
  • N/A
  • Rutter Group
  • Trial Advocacy
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Assault deadly weapon, GBI, and Spousal abuse DIMISSED AFTER 3 Hearings
  • Dimissed
  • Felony Vehicular manslaughter w GBI dismissed no Jail
  • Misdemeanor Veh manslaughter without gross negligance
  • 2nd DUI negotiated to Wet with a DMV set aside
  • 2nd DUI to Wet with DMV set aside
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Associations

  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals For the Ninth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2000 - Present
  • Screen Actors Guild
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Screen Actors Guild Motion Picture Nominating Committee
  • Member
  • 2021 - 2022
  • State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  • Certified Legal Specialist
  • 2012 - 2016
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Honors and Awards

  • 2022 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2022
  • 2021 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2021
  • 2020 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo.com
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice Award 2019
  • Avvo.com
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice Award 2018
  • Avvo.com
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice Award 2017
  • Avvo.com
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award 2016
  • Avvo.com
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice 2015
  • Avvo.com
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice 2014
  • Avvo.com
  • 2014
  • 10 out of 10
  • Avvo.com
  • 2013
  • Certified Specialist
  • State Bar of California
  • 2013
  • Client's Choice 2013
  • Avvo.com
  • 2013
  • Certified Specialist
  • State Bar of California
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice 2012
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Certified Specialist
  • State Bar of California
  • 2011
  • Superb rated
  • Avvo
  • 2010
  • Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Award
  • State Bar of California
  • 2005
  • Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Award
  • State Bar of California
  • 2004
  • Ward Albert Public Service Award
  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • 2004
  • Juris Doctorate
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 1998
  • Dean's Achievement Award
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 1997
  • Community Recognition Award - Juv. Criminal Procedure Instructor
  • Metro Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Dept.
  • 1997
  • Oral Finalist
  • Advanced Moot Court Board Competition
  • 1996
  • Best Brief, American Jurisprudence Book Award Winner
  • Advanced Moot Court Board Competition
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Riverside County Lawyer Magazine
  • Opposing Counsel: Kirby Combs
  • 2007
  • Riverside County Lawyer Magazine
  • There Ain't No Money in Pro Bono.
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Metro Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Dept.
  • Juvenile Criminal Procedure Instructor
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (8)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Kirby Combs is an excellent Attorney! I have had the privilege of working with Mr. Combs on several cases. He is always prepared to fight for his clients and has had tremendous results! Mr. Combs is highly intelligent and fluent in several languages. Mr. Combs cares for each and every client that he represents. I highly recommend Mr. Combs for Criminal Defense as well as Family Law matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kirby Combs is dedicated to his craft. I have always been impressed by his desire to be the best at what he does - represent his clients. He is constantly seeking new and innovative approaches to the practice of law, all for one goal - to be better tomorrow than he is today. His dedication to our profession is unmatched and a compliment to his professionalism and passion for the practice of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kirby is a very caring, hardworking lawyer who dedicates himself to helping his clients in court. I wouldn't hesitate referring a client to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kirby Combs is a highly skilled lawyer who truly cares about his clients. He and his staff are a pleasure to work with."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kirby is great! A real asset to Avvo!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kirby. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.A consumate professional and a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended."
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I met Kirby about a 2 years ago at a local seminar. He has an impressive resume and knows his stuff. Plus he is one heck of a nice guy. I would not hesitate to recommend criminal defense clients to Kirby. (btw, no relation, same last name is a coincidence)"
Family Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Kirby on a professional level for several years. I am familiar with the quality of his work and find him to be an outstanding, ethical and knowledgeable attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Kirby has a great reputation with his clients and within the local community. His firm commitment to pro bono service is a testament to his true desire to help people. Glad to be his colleague in the profession."
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Temecula Criminal defense Lawyer Kirby Frederick Combs
Kirby Frederick Combs
Criminal defense Attorney
Temecula, CA
Licensed for 23 years
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