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Jeffrey Donald Kent

Jeffrey Donald Kent


Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
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McDonnell & Kent
La Habra, CA

About Jeffrey Donald Kent

Attorney Biography

Jeffrey D. Kent, Attorney at Law, has been practicing exclusively criminal law since he began his legal career in Orange County, California, in 1992. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of California, Irvine receiving B.A. degrees with honors in both Economics and Political Science. He then graduated from Western State University, College of Law in Fullerton, California with honors in 1992, and immediately passed the California State Bar Examination. Jeff worked with both the Orange County Public Defender and Orange County District Attorney's Office while in law school.

During a career marked with high-profile successes, Jeff has handled several thousand criminal cases, including over 100 jury trials, in both state and federal courts, and a number of homicide cases. He also has had the privilege of being one of a select group of lawyers to have argued before the California Supreme Court. Jeff has been granted the honor of being a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He is one of approximately 25 in Orange County and 350 in the entire State of California to hold such certification!

As testimony to the quality of his preparation and conduct of complex cases, Jeff's clients have included judges, politicians, private attorneys, public defenders, and law enforcement officers. He is also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell with an AV rating (the highest given), Avvo.com with a 10.0 rating, and has been listed for numerous years in the Super Lawyers publication by Los Angeles Magazine.

Jeff is a member on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and a co-founder of the North Orange County Bar Association. He has been admitted the California State Bar (#162237), the United States District Courts of the Central, Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeal for the 9th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Jeff has also represented clients in Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, New York, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington in their respective Federal District Courts.

A native of Southern California, Jeff is married and has both a son and a daughter.


Practice Areas

 
Criminal Defense (50%)
 
DUI / DWI (50%)

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Résumé - Jeffrey Donald Kent

Bar Licenses

California State Bar
California
Member in Good Standing
1992

Education

Western State Univ College of Law

Specialty Certifications

California Board of Legal Specialization
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Law
California Board of Legal Specialization

Associations

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

California DUI Lawyers Association
Member
California DUI Lawyers Association

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Jeffrey Donald Kent
McDonnell & Kent
418 East La Habra Boulevard
La Habra, CA 90631
www.mcdonnellandkent.com
Office: 714-401-3827
Fax: 714-908-3827

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Bar Membership Information

California Bar Membership -

Jeffrey Donald Kent - Profile information with the State Bar of California - Find more information about Jeffrey Donald Kent on the State Bar of California website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.


Specialty Certification Information

Criminal Defense Specialty Areas -

CBLS Board Certification in Criminal Law - The California Board of Legal Specialization certifies lawyers as specialists in criminal law. Attorney must show substantial experience, completion of specific task requirements, pass an examination, submit to peer review, and show completion of continuing education requirements in criminal law.


Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


California Attorneys for Criminal Justice -

CACJ works to preserve due process and defend the rights of the accused while providing quality continuing legal education courses to criminal defense lawyers in the State of California.


California DUI Lawyers Association -

CDLA works to promote a fair criminal justice system and protect the rights of the accused while providing support and education to lawyers focused on DUI defense in California.



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