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.

Nelson Montano


Nelson has been with the Kenney Legal Defense Team since June 2020. He obtained his B.S. degree in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Cal State Long Beach and has worked extensively in criminal cases ever since, including expungements of criminal convictions through the state courts.  As a paralegal in the Kenney legal Defense Team, Nelson assists with both federal and state criminal cases.  He thoroughly reviews and summarizes voluminous amounts of discovery, ensures all cases are electronically filed and up to date, keeps clients and their loved ones informed of case progress, and assists the attorneys in case preparation and mitigation. Nelson is also bilingual in Spanish and is a tremendous help with our Spanish-speaking clients and their families. When not working, Nelson enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

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