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Kirby Frederick Combs

Criminal defense Attorney at Temecula, CA

5.0   107 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? Check out our web page at expunge-now.com

  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 anonymous | April 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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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| Hired Attorney
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
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| 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.
Posted by Ryan | September 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Hiring Kirby was the best decision I've ever made!
I was facing a third DUI charge in California but living out of state in Washington. As you can imagine, this made it very difficult to get the case taken care of. After contacting multiple attorneys that all wanted to charge me outrageous amounts of money, told me I would still have to fly to California, and that it would be impossible to avoid jail time, I felt hopeless. I couldn’t believe I was about to lose my job and home to go spend months in county jail out of state. I decided to reach out to Kirby before hiring these other attorneys and let me tell you — this was the best decision I've ever made! Kim answered the phone and instantly made all my anxiety about the case go away. Not only was Kirby able to help me avoid Jail time (mandatory 120 days county jail) but I also never had to fly to California to go to court. Kim was there for me every step of the way. They managed to get me on house arrest in lieu of jail time which made me able to keep my job and home. I will be forever grateful to Kim and Kirby for what they did. Thank you guys!
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Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2020
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The reviews are real !!! He’s amazing!!
He’s really the best out there. Kirby and his wife are AMAZING. You won’t regret it!!! Best choice I ever made!! I promise
Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI Attorney
September 22, 2020 I am a medical professional who lives out of state. While working a contract at a hospital in Riverside County, I made a bad decision. The consequences of that choice was hitting a parked vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. The police were called and I was arrested for a DUI and taken into custody. I was alone here in California and only knew the people I worked with at the hospital. My car was towed (phone left in car). When released from jail in the morning, I didn’t have the faintest idea who, what, where to go or do. The following night I looked up 4-5 different attorneys and called and spoke to them all including Kirby and Kim Cooms. After speaking with Kim Cooms at length, I felt they were the only ones who seemed to really care about the process that lay ahead of me and how it would affect me. I hired them the next day and they began the proceeds of helping me through the steps that needed to be taken. As confusing as a DUI case can be, it only made it more complicated because I had an out-of-state driver’s license, and of course I was very concerned about my CA nursing license., but none of this phased Kirby and Kim, they went full steam ahead. I was kept abreast of court dates, new data they received, I was never left in the dark. I could never think straight each day after the arrest or not worry what lay ahead. Kim and Kirby kept me grounded (with tough love) and focused on process. When the B/A results were back, it made the case even more difficult but neither Kirby or Kim were rattled. The case finally came to a close last month. They managed to get me probation, some fines and a driving class on line without losing my license. I not only believe they gave me the best legal representation that “money can buy”, but I also feel I have made longtime friends. MC
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Posted by Manuel | September 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best decision, 3 dropped charges
I had various felony charges that would have landed me in jail. Kirby took my case and made me feel confident from the start. He and Kim were absolutely wonderful in keeping me updated with changes and developments in my case and were awlays forthright and honest. I was looking at possibly 36 months in jail but with Kirby on my side we got it knocked down to just 120 days of house arrest. I am beyond happy with my experience letting Mr. Combs take my case. He and Kim are truly professionals and wonderful people who put major time and effort into perfecting their profession. Thank you again, your amazing people!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, 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 (7)
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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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