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Jeffrey Donald Kent

Jeffrey Donald Kent

As a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, I have the skills to best assist you!
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • California
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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 various United States District Courts of the State of California, the United States Court of Appeal for the 9th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    30 minute free case evaluation and consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
The Kent Law Firm, APC
- Current
Partner
McDonnell & Kent, Inc.
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Associate Attorney
Bridgman, Mordkin, Gould & Shapiro
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Certified Law Clerk
Orange County District Attorney's Office
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Law Clerk
Orange County Public Defender's Office
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Education
Western State University, College of Law
J.D. (1992) | Law
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Honors: High Honors
UCI
B.S. (1989) | Political Science and Economics (Double Major)
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Honors: High Honors
Awards
Preeminent Lawyer
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubble
Preeminent Lawyer
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubble
Preeminent Lawyer
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubble
Top 100 DUI Lawyers in California
National Advocacy for DUI Defense
Preeminent Lawyer
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubble
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers
Top Lawyer
OC Metro magazine
Preeminent Lawyer
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubble
Orange County's Top Attorneys
Metro Magazine
Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
American Society of Legal Advocates
Preeminent Lawyer
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubble
Preeminent Lawyer
Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubble
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubble
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubble
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubble
Southern California Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubble
Southern California Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
Martindale-Hubble
Southern California Rising Stars
Super Lawyers
Professional Associations
North Orange County Bar Association
Co-Founder
- Current
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
California State Bar # 162237
Member
- Current
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
- Current
California Public Defender's Association
Member
- Current
Publications
Articles & Publications
Larsen v. DMV (1995) 12 Cal.4th 278
Supreme Court of California
Certifications
Certified Specialist in Criminal Law
California State Bar Board of Specialization
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Kent Law Firm - A Criminal Defense Boutique
Website
Avvo Top Rated Lawyers
Blog
The Kent Law Firm - A Criminal Defense Boutique
Social Media
Contact & Map
The Kent Law Firm, APC
1400 N. Harbor Blvd.
Suite 601
Fullerton, CA 92835
USA
Telephone: (714) 401-3827
Cell: (714) 401-3827
Fax: (714) 908-3827