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Michael J. Kennedy

Michael J. Kennedy

Primarily Yucca Valley/Joshua Tree and Indio
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Appeals & Appellate...
  • California
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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.

Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • Traffic Tickets
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    I give a true retainer fee that keeps me available for a person's case and which will then include performing certain tasks for certain segments of the case. The retainer is consumed upon my commencing work and making a commitment to not let other cases crowd my calendar. I generally do not take payments; payment in advance is the norm. Fees for matters outside of agreements are billed at $500/hour.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
Education
Southwestern University School of Law
J.D. (1981) | Law
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Honors: SCALE
Awards
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Lifetime Achievement Award
Private Defenders of California, Inc.
"For decades of Unparalleled legal scholarship and advocacy devoted to the protection of liberties, and to the education and enlightenment of the entire legal community."
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"The Eddie," Lifetime Achievement Award
CALIFORNIA DUI LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
Professional Associations
California DUI Defenders
Board of Directors
Current
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Member
Current
California Public Defenders Association
Member
Current
California State Bar # 101804
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Website
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Michael J. Kennedy, APC
56244 Papago Trail
Suite 7
Yucca Valley, CA 92284
USA
Telephone: (760) 228-0027
Cell: (760) 964-1321
Fax: (760) 365-3005
Cabrera Suite
82632-B Hwy.111
Suite 3
Indio, CA 92201
USA
Telephone: (760) 972-4708
Cell: (760) 964-1321
Fax: (760) 863-3842