Have you been charged with a crime? I assist adults and juveniles in both state & federal courts.I have the skill and experience to assist you in even the most serious of criminal allegations!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!
|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|
|North Orange County Bar Association||Board of Directors||2012 - Present|
|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. District Court, Southern District of California||Member||1995 - Present|
|U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit||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|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section||Member||1992 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1992 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||1992 - Present|
|Criminal Law Section - State Bar of California||Member||1992 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||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 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.
Posted by Stan
I needed Mr. Kent's services for a criminal issue, a very vulnerable time in my life. He exuded confidence, empathy, and communicated every step of the process in layman's terms. Although he didn't sugar-coat the possibilties, his knowledge and experience filled me with confidence, and his results were consistent with that confidence. The real surprise was that he was willing to advise me during my ensuing probation period. The flat rate he quoted me truly covered every step of the process and didn't terminate with the pronouncement of sentence. Although I hope I never need his services again, I retain his phone number on my speed dial and wouldn't hesitate to call him if the need arose. I strongly recommend him for criminal defense work.
Posted by Lynn G
Jeff Kent helped us through the darkest hours of our lives with his positive and caring attitude. He unravelled the tangled mess and minimized the damage. He was there for us from start to finish and then some. He has our thanks and respect always.
Posted by Rick
Without Jeff, i would not be typing this today. I was facing 7yrs in state prison and sitting in a cell with 150k bail. Jeff immediatley reduced bail so i could be released and began to fight for me. Jeff, was always direct with information and status and never gave me any false hopes - just the truth. His knowledge of criminal defense and presence in the courtroom is un-matched, he is number one.
Remember, its you vs the D.A when your charged, and the cards are stacked against you. Do yourself and your family a favor and call Jeff Kent. He is worth every dollar and more. Case was dimissed..
Thank you Jeff for being there!
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 Robyn
I highly recommend Jeff Kent for his knowledgeable expertise in criminal defense. He is counsel you can count on, if you want "muscle" in the courtroom. I have been a client with Jeff for almost 10 years and he has advised me through several arrests and court appearances. Every incident, Jeff was there to guide me through my mistakes and get me back on track. Even when I became angry at the system and lashed out at him, Jeff knew what was best for me in the courtroom. Recently, he orchestrated a plea I would never have been offered, if someone else was representing me. I should have ended up serving time in jail, but Jeff's skill and ability to navigate the courtroom saved me. He is far superior to his counterparts and his rapport with court officers is exceptional. Don't go to court without him!
Posted by anonymous
Couldn't ask for a better lawyer. Honest, kind, and it was clear in the first 5 minutes that he knows what he's doing better than the other lawyers I briefly met. Jeff Kent gave keen advice that saved me a lot of hassle, and consistently followed up with me and went the extra mile. Highly recommended!
Posted by Kristopher
Hands down best lawyer any one could ask for.
Trustworthy, intelligent, persistent and thorough; he got me results I thought were impossible.
I really do not know what I would have done with out Jeff.
Great guy. I would recommend him to any friend facing criminal charges.
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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