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As a Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense, I have the skills necessary to assist you in court!Have you been charged with a crime? I assist adults and juveniles in both state & federal courts.DUI's are not simple crimes to properly defend. You need a lawyer that knows the ins & outs of DUI'sMost criminal lawyers don't handle federal cases. I have handled many and tried several!I have handled cases form Unlawful Intercourse to Rape, and have been successful in trial, as well!Violent crimes come with very serious consequences. I can help with negotiation or trial!I can help you with your Domestic Violence matter!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent Lawyer||Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||2014|
|Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell Legal Leaders||2014|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 100 DUI Lawyers in California||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Certified Specialist - Criminal Law||State Bar of California||2014|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Southern California's Top Rated Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell Legal Leaders||2013|
|Preeminent Lawyer||Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||2013|
|Certified Specialist in Criminal Law||California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization||2013|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Top Lawyer||OC Metro Magazine||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys in California||American Society of Legal Advocates||2012|
|Certified Specialist in Criminal Law||California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization||2012|
|Orange County's Top Attorneys||OC Metro Magazine||2012|
|Preeminent Lawyer||Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||2012|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Preeminent Lawyer||Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2011|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Preeminent Lawyer||Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|Southern California Rising Stars||Super Lawyers Magazine||2007|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|Southern California Rising Stars||Super Lawyers Magazine||2006|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|Southern California Rising Stars||Super Lawyers Magazine||2005|
|Southern California Rising Stars||Super Lawyers Magazine||2004|
|Harvard University Trial Skills College||National College of DUI Defense||1995|
|Managing Partner||The Kent Law Firm||2013 - Present|
|Partner/Attorney||Law Offices of McDonnell & Kent, Inc.||1995 - 2013|
|Attorney||Bridgman, Mordkin, Gould & Shapiro||1992 - 1995|
|Certified Law Clerk||Orange County District Attorney's Office||1991 - 1992|
|Law Clerk||Orange County Public Defender's Office||1989 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Tax Court||Member||2010 - Present|
|Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Northern District of California||Member||2009 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court||Member||1996 - Present|
|U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit||Member||1995 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Southern District of California||Member||1995 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1995 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Central District of California||Member||1993 - Present|
|U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California||Member||1993 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Member||1992 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1992 - Present|
|Criminal Law Section - State Bar of California||Member||1992 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||1992 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|North Orange County Bar Association||Vice President||2014 - 2015|
|North Orange County Bar Association||Board of Directors||2009 - 2011|
|North Orange County Bar Association||Secretary||2009 - 2011|
|North Orange County Bar Association||Co-founder||2009 - 2009|
|People v. T.D. - Unlawful Intercourse and Lewd Conduct with a Minor > 14 years of Age||Case Dismissed! Charges were kept from being filed!|
|People v. J.P. - Greater Then 600 Images of Child Pornography - NO JAIL!||No Jail! Client can earn a misdemeanor!|
|People v. JR - Felony DUI with Injury with a Prior: Resolves for No Jail and Misdemeanor!||Misdemeanor with No Jail or Fine!!!|
|See all legal cases|
|California Supreme Court||Larsen v. DMV (1995) 12 Cal.4th 278||1995|
|Western State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of California - Irvine||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|University of California - Irvine||Economics||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
Posted by anonymous
I had another attorney prior to hiring Mr. Kent and they got me no where, once jeff was on my team I immediatly saw things happen. Judges acted differently and DA's were more willing to reduce my charges, and we never went to trial, My case was dissmissed due to lack of evidence and illegal search and seizure. Jeff made things happen fast and got me off! He seems to be well known in the system and is recognised as one of the best. thanks jeff!
Posted by Ben
Jeff got my case dropped from a felony to a misdemeanor. There's no doubt that his knowledge and passion for my case kept me out of serious jail time and a lifetime of being labeled as a convicted felon. I would recommend Jeff for anything from a first time DUI, to a very serious criminal charge. I have a huge respect for his dedication and powerful legal representation.
No need to look any further for an attorney.
Posted by anonymous
i was charged with sales and possession of narcotics (painkillers for an injury). i called a knowledgable lawyer friend of mine who recommended jeff kent.
i was neurotic, confused, and having a mental breakdown. jeff was the perfect antidote. he was responsive every step of the way. he was passionate and went above and beyond what was needed to make sure justice was realized.
and it was. i made a single mistake that could've ruined my life. instead, it just ended up costing some money. well worth it. every cent.
if not for jeff, i would've probably hired some random lawyer and made some type of mediocre deal. maybe they would have even advised me to plea guilty for a reduced sentence. who knows? but what i do know is that i now have some classes to take and court fees to pay.
he's the type of guy who will take an active interest in your case. you want him on your team. it's a privilege.
thank god for jeff kent.
Jeffrey Tatch, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is super connected and as such, it helped us get a great result on a co-defendant matter in North court. He is always at that courthouse and his presence there really helped us negotiate a great disposition for both our clients. He is well versed on the law, and always has a clever argument for his clients. He fights extremely hard.
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