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When a person is charged in a criminal case or is threatened with losing their professional license, it is one of the scariest moment's in their life.  I understand the need to have a professional, aggressive attorney that is going to fight to preserve the client's rights and win their case.  I have a team of professional staff, investigators and experts that help ensure my clients are provided the best defense possible.

After years of public service as a public defender, I opened my own law firm so that I could provide my clients with the very best legal representation without the limitations endemic of a case load that is too high. If you are looking for an attorney who can handle a tough case, give me a call. I love the challenge of trial and the joy of helping clients win their cases




Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
  2. Federal Crime: 30%
  3. Licensing: 20%



Hourly ($350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Clemente Montano Jimenez

    Ms. Babineau is a superb attorney. She is a zealous and experienced advocate with a demonstrated compassion for her clients. You can rest assured that Ms. Babineau will fight for your rights.


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  • Albert Smith

    I endorse this lawyer with the highest compliment that I can give in this profession. If I need a lawyer for myself I would go directly to her office.


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Contact info

The Law Office of Kelly Babineau, APC

455 Capitol Mall, Suite 802
Sacramento, CA, 95814


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyers 2015Sacramento Magazine2015
Best of the BarSacramento Business Journal2015
Traynor Honor SocietyMcGeorge School of Law1997
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Kelly Babineau2009 - Present
Lead AttorneySacramento Public Defender's Office1997 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Women Lawyers of SacramentoCo-Chair of Programs2012 - Present
American Association of Nurse AttorneysMember2012 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. RileyNot guilty on all 7 counts of attempted murder
People v. LopezNot Guilty on all three counts of attempted murder
In re Jennings; S106707Conviction reversed and dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
San Francisco State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CrimLaw 101 Intensive TrainingCross Examination2014
CPDA Seminar - Kelseyville, CAPitchess Motions2005
CPDA SeminarProsecutorial Misconduct2004
Annual Felony Defense PracticeSentencing after Blakely v. Washington2004