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My practice is dedicated to helping juveniles through the criminal process, both in juvenile court and in adult court.  I have extensive experience in cases ranging from homicide, sex cases, robbery, burglary, to drug cases and various misdemeanors.  Regardless of the level of severity, my goal is to get your son or daughter to adulthood with a clean record and in a manner in which the arrest does not get in the way of being a success.  Knowing the complex details of juvenile law and procedure is critical in accomplishing this goal.    


Practice areas


  1. Juvenile: 100%
    20 years, 3 thousand cases

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  • Joshua Kaizuka

    Kevin has been a fixture in Sacramento not only for his work in juvenile delinquency defense, but his years of involvement with the Sacramento County Bar Association Board. I would have no problem referring a juvenile delinquency case to Kevin.


    Joshua Kaizuka DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

9608 Kiefer Blvd Ste 1
Sacramento, CA, 95827


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Myer J. Sankary Lawyer of the Year AwardState Bar of California, Solo and Small Firm Section2012
Distinguished Service AwardSacramento County Bar Association2007
President's AwardSacramento County Bar Association2006
Dean's ListSaint Mary's College1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Principal AttorneyLaw Office of Kevin J. Adamson1997 - 2014
AttorneySacramento Public Defender's Office1996 - 1996
AttorneyNossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott1996 - 1997
Law ClerkNossaman Guthner Knox & Elliott1993 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Solo and Small Firm SectionMember2011 - Present
SCBA - Indigent Defense PanelIDAC Member2007 - Present
Sacramento County Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2005 - Present
Indigent Defense PanelChair2005 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2000 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney1996 - Present
Indigent Defense Panel Peer ReviewMember2005 - 2009
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. M.W.Not Guilty
In Re TLNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Sacramento LawyerSacramento Indigent Defense Panel History2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
St Mary's College of MarylandEnglishBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Indigent Defense Panel MCLEWhat to know about Juvenile Law for Adult Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Annual High School EventSocial Media Concerns and Juvenile Law2014
Sacramento County Bar Association MCLEJuvenile Law2010
Moot Court Honor SocietyTrial Advocacy2006
Moot Court Honor SocietyTrial Advocacy2005
Moot Court Honor SocietyTrial Advocacy2004
Sacramento Police Intervention ConferenceJuvenile Law2000