I have been a constitutional defense attorney for over 30 years [after serving a few years as a federal judicial law clerk and as a deputy district attorney], 13 of which were as a deputy public defender for San Bernardino County, after which I retired and helped form Ledger & Kennedy, which evolved into Kennedy & Roe at the beginning of 2007, which I dissolved in August of 2012 and commenced my current sole practice.
I concentrate exclusively on criminal and constitutional litigation, and I have handled every manner and nature of criminal case, from infractions to LWOP murders.
I am an invited MCLE lecturer at numerous venues, for various attorney organizations, including the California State Bar, California Public Defenders Association [CPDA], California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California DUI Lawyers Association [CDLA, of which I am a Board member and listserver moderator], Private Defenders of California, Inc., National College for DUI Defense, Inc. [NCDD, of which I am the California State Delegate], Atlanta Criminal Defense Bar, Georgia Criminal Defense Bar, Georgia Public Defender Boot Camp, San Antonio Criminal Defense Bar, Missouri State Bar, Arkansas State Bar Mock Trial Seminar, Annual Las Vegas Public Defender Retreat, Lonestar Seminars [Texas], California Desert Trial Academy, and various public defenders’ and alternate public defenders’ offices, and regional Bar associations.
I have been called upon to testify as an expert witness on various matters, including Fourth Amendment jurisprudence, before the trial and writ courts of the State of California.
I have also lectured at various middle and secondary schools, and I was a BSA Counselor for Law, Citizenship in the Nation, American Heritage, and Scholarship Merit Badges, to assist the Youth of today understand that the Republic of today is, as distinguished sometimes from what its Founders intended.
Hundreds of my motions and appeals are used by attorneys throughout the State.