Jeffrey Kent

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Fullerton, CA

The Kent Law Firm
 | 1400 N. Harbor Blvd., Suite 601
Fullerton, CA 92835
Phone: 714-401-3827
Fax: 714-908-3827
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2004 - 2007
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As a founding partner at The Kent Law Firm, Jeffrey Kent has been practicing criminal law exclusively for over two decades. He is a Criminal Law Specialist by The California Board of Legal Specialization and represents clients in greater Orange County, California.

Mr. Kent graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and political science from the University of California, Irvine, in 1989. He then earned his Juris Doctor with honors in 1992. While in law school he worked with both the Orange County Public Defender and Orange County District Attorney's Office.

He began his legal career as an attorney at Bridgman, Mordkin, Gould & Shapiro in 1992, and in 1995, he joined the Law Offices of Michael R. McDonnell, Inc, and soon became a named partner at McDonnell & Kent, Inc. In the decades to follow, he has handled thousands of criminal cases and over one hundred jury trials.

He is licensed to practice law before the state court of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California. He has also appeared before the California Supreme Court. OC Metro Magazine has named him one of the top attorneys in Orange County, and he was listed as one of the top 100 criminal attorneys by ASLA. He is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the California DUI Lawyers Association, the Oakland County Bar Association, and as member and secretary of the North Orange County Bar Association. He holds a perfect 10.0 "Superb" rating through Avvo.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (100%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2004 - 2007

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About Jeffrey Kent

Admitted: 1992, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.not-guilty.org/About/Jeffrey-D-Kent.shtml

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • Preeminent Lawyer, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2017
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, Martindale.com, 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2016
  • Preeminent Lawyer, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2016
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, Martindale.com, 2015
  • Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Preeminent Lawyer, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2015
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, Martindale.com, 2014
  • Southern California's Top Rated Lawyer's, Martindale-Hubbell Legal Leaders, 2014
  • Top 100 DUI Lawyers, National Advocacy for DUI Defense, 2014
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Preeminent Lawyer, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2014
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, Martindale.com, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Preeminent Lawyer, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2013
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, Martindale.com, 2012
  • Orange County's Top Attorneys, OC Metro Magazine, 2012
  • Preeminent Lawyer, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2012
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, Martindale.com, 2011
  • Preeminent Lawyer, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2011
  • Mr. Kent has been rated a 10.0/10 by Avvo.com, Avvo Rating 10.0, Superb, Avvo.com, 2011
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, Martindale.com, 2010
  • Preeminent Lawyer, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2010
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubble, 2009
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2008
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, Matindale-Hubbell, 2007
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubble, 2006
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2005
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2004
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2003
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2002
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, AV Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2001
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, Martindale.com, 2000
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, AV Rated, Martindale.com, 1999
  • Matindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 1998
  • Preeminent Lawyer, Preeminent Lawyer, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 1998
  • Super Lawyers
  • AV Rated, Martindale.com, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Criminal Law, California Bar, Board of Legal Specialization, 2012

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board Member, North Orange County Bar Association, 2017
  • Board Member, North Orange County Bar Association, 2016
  • Board Member, North Orange County Bar Association, 2015
  • Vice President, North Orange County Bar Association, 2015
  • Board Member, North Orange County Bar Association, 2014
  • Vice President, North Orange County Bar Association, 2014
  • Board Member, North Orange County Bar Association, 2013
  • Board Member, North Orange County Bar Association, 2012
  • Board Member, North Orange County Bar Association, 2011
  • North Orange County Bar Association, 2011
  • Board Member, North Orange County Bar Association, 2010
  • Secretary, North Orange County Bar Association, 2010
  • Secretary, North Orange County Bar Association, 2009
  • NOCBA, Secretary, Board Member, 2009 - Present
  • Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA), Member
  • California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA), Member
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Member
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1993
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1995
  • California, 1992

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Larsen v. DMV, 12 Cal. 4th 278 (CA Sup. Crt. 1995)

Educational Background:

  • University of California, Irvine (B.A. in Economics with Honors and B.A. in Political Science with Honors), 1989

Industry Groups

  • California Attorneys For Criminal Justice
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • North Orange County Bar Association
Office Location for Jeffrey Kent

1400 N. Harbor Blvd.
Suite 601
Fullerton, CA 92835

Phone: 714-401-3827

Fax: 714-908-3827

 

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Last Updated: 8/7/2018

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