Our Criminal Defense Team

Our Criminal Defense Team is Here to Help You!

The criminal defense team at Kenney Legal Defense is always available to help you with your criminal defense needs. Leading the team is criminal lawyer Karren Kenney, who works with her team to make sure you are taken care of.

Jennifer Maag

Certified Paralegal
Jennifer Maag has been a criminal defense paralegal for 14 years. She attended Chapman University attaining a Bachelor Degree in Legal Studies and went on to receive a paralegal certificate from the University of California, Irvine. Jennifer worked at the Orange County Public Defender’s Office for over 10 years before joining the Kenney Legal Defense team. She has extensive experience working on white collar crime cases and other types of complex litigation. Her primary roll has been in preparing criminal cases for trial and handling appeals both within the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and also in the United States Supreme Court. When Jennifer is not working she enjoys ending time with her children.
Law Clerk Natalie Sahagun

Natalie Sahagun

Law Clerk

Natalie is a second-year law student at Chapman University, Fowler School of Law. Before attending law school she received her Bachelors Degree from California State University, Fullerton where she majored in Psychology and Criminal Justice with a minor in Law, Politics, and Society. Her passion for criminal defense stems from her time as an intern for the Orange County Public Defenders office. Natalie’s current position as a Law Clerk allows her to assist with case preparation through review and discovery,  conduct case research, and communicate with clients. Additionally, Natalie employs her fluency in Spanish to effectively serve Spanish-speaking clients and their families. Natalie strives to continually aid our clients in understanding the legal system and providing them with the utmost reassurance and professionalism.

Julianna Jorge

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Before Julianna joined the Kenney Legal Defense team, she was a criminal defense paralegal for almost two years. She attended California State University, Long Beach and received her Bachelor’s Degree where she majored in Political Science with a concentration in Law, Politics, and Policy. She also attained a minor in Communication Studies and graduated Magna Cum Laude. After graduation, Julianna studied abroad in The Netherlands through California State University, Long Beach where she studied advanced argumentation and debate. While studying abroad, Julianna was fortunate enough to tour the International Criminal Court and the Peace Palace in The Hague, Netherlands. Julianna’s passion for criminal defense derived from working as a volunteer at the Hoffman House. A Parolee Service Center contracted by the California Department of Corrections that provides a full spectrum of social services for formerly incarcerated women who are at risk of recidivating. Julianna was able to witness first hand how the legal system operates through service and professional aid. Nonetheless, Julianna is able to assist Spanish speaking clients by helping them and their families understand legal proceedings from beginning to end. For Julianna, understanding one’s pending criminal case is critical for having access to justice.

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