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Peter Hun Kang

Criminal defense Attorney at Bakersfield, CA

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Licensed for 24 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/04/2022

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Kern County Public Defender's Office
1315 Truxtun Ave
Bakersfield, CA, 93301


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Posted by DP | December 28, 2011
Former Client
This guy is amazing. He really believed in my case and fought for me. I know I'm not the only one to say this, but I would be in prison right now if not for him.


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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • JAG
  • US Air Force Jag Corps
  • 1997 - 2002


  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Legal Specialization Education Death Penalty Conference
  • 2013
  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Death Penalty College
  • 2008
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
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Legal Cases

  • People v. Pena
  • Not Guilty - Special Circumstances Murder (187)
  • People v. Pierce
  • Not Guilty - Special Circumstances Murder (PC 187)


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • National Defense Service Medal
  • US Air Force
  • N/A
  • Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Clusters
  • US Air Force
  • N/A

Speaking Engagements

  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Civility in the Courtroom
  • 2014
  • Kern organizations (county)
  • Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs
  • 2013
  • Kern County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Section
  • Effective Use of Multimedia in Court
  • 2012
  • Kern County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Section
  • Use of Technology in the Courtroom
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Kang has always shown excellent dedication and representation to his clients. He is an asset to the criminal defense bar in Kern County."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Peter. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Peter since his first days in Kern County. Over the past ten years I watched him grow from a very good young attorney to one of the best trial attorneys in Kern County. He is very hardworking, organized, and compassionate. He is a tenacious advocate in court, but his mild nature makes him very endearing to his juries, as well as the entire legal community. I have learned a lot from Mr. Kang, and it is a privilege to have him here in Kern County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Peter is one of the very few "Top Shelf" attorneys at the Kern County Public Defender's Office. He is a true asset to his clients and the criminal defense bar in general."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Peter is an incredibly talented member of the criminal defense bar and a former mentor of mine. I admire Peter's ability to handle the most challenging of criminal defense cases. Peter is consulted by lawyers all over the state re three strikes, complex gang cases and a variety of other intricate matters. Peter's military background and straight forward approach make him a force to be reckoned with. He is a true trial warrior."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure to know Peter as a colleague and watch him in court for many years. He is truly dedicated to his clients and provides them with the competent and aggressive defense that they deserve. Anyone who finds themselves faced with criminal charges and happens to have Peter Kang as an attorney should rest assured that they are in very good hands. Peter is truly a credit to the profession of criminal defense and he stands heads and shoulders above most any other criminal defense attorney that I know. When it comes to hard work, integrity, and aggressive advocacy, Peter Kang is in a class of his own. I cannot recommend him highly enough."
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Peter Hun Kang
Criminal defense Attorney
Bakersfield, CA
Licensed for 24 years