Kelly Babineau

Kelly Babineau

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Law Offices of Kelly Babineau
 | 455 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-442-4948
Fax: 916-492-2909
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1997
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
    Attorney Profile

    Ms. Babineau has dedicated her 23 year career exclusively to providing powerful, effective representation to defendants in state and federal courts. By focusing on criminal defense, Ms. Babineau has developed the in-depth knowledge and polished trial skills required to defend those faced with prosecution. Ms. Babineau has successfully defended clients accused all types of charges, including murder, white collar crime, mortgage fraud, bank fraud and sexual assault.

    About Kelly Babineau

    Admitted: 1997, California

    Professional Webpage:


    • Awarded Best of the Bar by the Sacramento Business Journal in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, Best of the Bar, Sacramento Business Journal
    • Attorney of the Year, Sacramento Bar Association - Indigent Defense Panel, 2016
    • Named one of Sacramento Magazine's Top Lawyers in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, Top Lawyer, Sacramento Magazine

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Vice Presidence, Women Lawyers of Sacramento, 2020
    • Treasurer of Women Lawyers of Sacramento, 2018
    • Secretary, Women Lawyers of Sacramento, 2019
    • Sacramento Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Women Lawyer's of Sacramento, California Women Lawyers
    • Member of Sacramento Bar Association - Indigent Defense Panel Committe
    • Member of Sacramento Bar Association Judicial Committee. 

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Guest lecturer on voir dire for Stanford Law School's trial advocacy program., Guest Lecturer, Trial Advocacy, Stanford Law School
    • Lecturer on cross examination at the Crimlaw 101 Intensive training for CACJ , Lecturer, CrimLaw 101 Intensive Training, CACJ, 2014


    • My client was charged in Sacramento County with sexual assault and kidnap for purposes of sexual assault. The client was facing life in prison. After an intensive and difficult trial, the jury returned a verdict of 11 to 1 for not guilty. Ultimatley, the district attorney's office dismissed the case. , 2019
    • People v. Riley, Sacramento Superior Court case 09F05999; Client was facing 7 charges of attempted murder with gang and gun enhancements and one count of shooting at an occupied vehicle.  He was acquitted of all charges., 2011
    • My client, a well respected doctor, was facing 15 counts that involved prescribing medication without a medical purpose and medical fraud. After a lengthy trial, the jury returned not guilty verdicts on all 15 counts. (Sacramento Superior Court case 14F05977), 2016
    • People v. Lopez; Sacramento Superior Court 12F06388 Mr. Lopez was facing 75 years to life based upon three charges of attempted murder with  a gang ehancement.  The jury returned verdicts of not guilty on all counts, 2014

    Educational Background:

    • McGeorge School of Law

    Industry Groups

    • CPDA
    • NACDL
    • Women Lawyers Of Sacramento
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    Office Location for Kelly Babineau

    455 Capitol Mall
    Sacramento, CA 95814

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    Last Updated: 2/24/2020

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