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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client's Choice Award 2016||Avvo.com||2016|
|Client's Choice 2015||Avvo.com||2015|
|Client's Choice 2014||Avvo.com||2014|
|Certified Specialist||State Bar of California||2013|
|Client's Choice 2013||Avvo.com||2013|
|10 out of 10||Avvo.com||2013|
|Certified Specialist||State Bar of California||2012|
|Client's Choice 2012||Avvo||2012|
|Certified Specialist||State Bar of California||2011|
|Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Award||State Bar of California||2005|
|Ward Albert Public Service Award||Riverside County Bar Association||2004|
|Wiley W. Manuel Pro Bono Award||State Bar of California||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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization||Certified Legal Specialist||2012 - 2016|
|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|
|DUI negotiated to WET with Helmandollar acquittal on the B count||WET - with DMV set aside|
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|Riverside County Lawyer Magazine||Opposing Counsel: Kirby Combs||2007|
|Riverside County Lawyer Magazine||There Ain't No Money in Pro Bono.||2006|
|University of Miami School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of California - Davis||N/A||BA||1986|
|University of California - Davis||Education Abroad Program, Salamanca Spain||N/A||1984|
|Rutter Group||N/A||Trial Advocacy||N/A|
|California Public Defender Assc.||N/A||Trial Skills Institute||N/A|
|AAML||N/A||35th Annual Trial Advocacy Institute||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association||N/A||College of Trial Advocacy||N/A|
|Metro Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Dept.||Juvenile Criminal Procedure Instructor||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
The charges I was facing were as follows:
Inflict Corporal Injury/Spouse (Felony)
Assault of a person by means of force (Felony)
Abuse/Endanger Child (Misdemeanor)
After court yesterday I left convicted of misdemeanor false imprisonment.
I interviewed (3) Lawyers after my incident with Kirby being the last one I interviewed. The 1st lawyer was outrageously priced offering me a flat rate of $10,000 assuring me that this would go to trial and that I wouldn't find a better price. The 2nd lawyer actually cut the interview short saying that he promised his wife to have lunch with him that day. Then I called Kim and she took the time to talk with me and answered all of my questions and set an appointment with Kirby. After my interview with him there was no question that my search was over. The plan was laid out and the execution was flawless. At the arraignment, the DA tried to plus up my bail and give me a protection order from my family and the judge wouldn't have it. After my first hearing the DA gave me a deal of dropping (2) charges and giving me misdemeanor of the Inflict Corporal Injury/Spouse charge. While it was a good deal, I couldn't take it as it would forfeit my right to use firearms or deal with ammunition which is not an option for military servicemen. If I took the deal I would have been processed out of the military, for which I served the past 12 years with combat tours, immediately. At the next hearing the DA wouldn't budge and threatened to go to trial saying that he didn't care about my situation, service or potential financial burden on my family to come. The problem was the DA hadn't shared evidence with us he said he had so we got another hearing scheduled. It was apparent that the judge was getting a little annoyed stating the fact that this case was being dragged out but Kirby used the fact that we lacked the evidence to my advantage. My next and last hearing was yesterday and I left with 20 hrs of community service, 29 days house arrest and some DV classes. I will not receive any punishment as far as my military career goes, in fact it's almost as it didn't happen. My family and I are very grateful to Kim and Kirby for their hard work.
Posted by Kevin
I can't begin to express how great Kirby is. I was arrested for DUI after falling asleep at the wheel and crashing into a Police Detective. I called 9 attorney's and after talking with all of them, I decided to hire Kirby. It took 8 months but Kirby was able to get my 2nd offense DUI reduced to a Reckless driving. Not only did he get my charge dropped with a relentless District Attorney, but I kept my license as he fought my DMV hearing and WON! I wish I had called Kirby for my 1st DUI arrest.
Even though it took a long time to get a resolution, I was always kept informed of what was happening, what my options are and what to expect next with best, worst and most likely scenarios given.
Every time I called with a question, I was given a very detailed answer with all additional questions answered as well. I never felt rushed or like there was something more important to do. Most phone calls with Kirby lasted 10-15 minutes for one or two questions about my case.
In conclusion if I could, I would give Kirby 10 stars, he is an excellent attorney and if you find yourself in need of an attorney he should absolutely be your go to guy. If me or anyone I know ever needs an attorney, I will without question tell them to contact Kirby.
Posted by Captain
Kirby was great, he was able to dismiss 6 felonies. I ended up with a misdemeanor. Kim was great she kept me informed at all times. Kirby was instrumental in the case and in addition to being my lawyer he helped my co defendant's by coming to an agreement with the DA. That benefited everyone. His tact and friendly attitude helped to keep communication open between me and the DA. I will recommend Kirby to anyone he has been great through this ordeal.
Thomas Derryberry, Criminal defense Attorney
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.
James Fox, Child custody Attorney
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.
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