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Fight Your Case – Choose the Best Criminal Lawyer

Everyone Makes Mistakes!  No matter how daunting your criminal case may seem, there is almost always a way to fight it. Don’t just throw in the towel and give up. Fight for what you believe in and contact one of Southern California’s Best Criminal Lawyers – Karren Kenney at Kenney Legal Defense. Whether you are fighting a government prosecution team or your business is under attack, you need to start planning your defense NOW so call criminal lawyer Karren Kenney today!

Criminal Attorney Karren Kenney, CFE

Criminal Lawyer and Certified Fraud Examiner Karren Kenney has spent her entire legal career litigating cases throughout Southern California. As a former Senior Deputy Public Defender, she became one of the best criminal trial lawyers in Southern California. Ms. Kenney has tried over 100 trials at the state and federal levels. Her litigation experience includes state misdemeanor and felony cases ranging from low-level drunk in public charges to more serious felony cases involving murder.  She also handles numerous aggravated white-collar crime cases involving healthcare fraud, investment fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, securities fraud, insurance fraud, real estate fraud, worker’s compensation fraud and embezzlement. Ms. Kenney has extensive jury trial experience and had tried cases ranging from misdemeanor offenses to felony conspiracy, drug crimes, gang crimes, weapons crimes, and even murder.  Her experience in federal court has also been impressive and has resulted in numerous dismissals and a “not guilty” verdict in a complex investment fraud case.

Criminal Lawyer Experience

For more than 25 years, Criminal Lawyer Karren Kenney has been practicing law in Southern California where her local knowledge of the courts and procedures has proven priceless to her clients innumerable times. Attorney Kenney has defended thousands of cases throughout all stages of criminal prosecution in local county and federal courts throughout Southern California and welcomes the opportunity to go to trial.  Ms. Kenney started her criminal defense career as a public defender, fighting the criminal justice system on behalf of the indigent.  Although currently in private practice, Ms. Kenney still fights for justice on behalf of the indigent as a member of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Trial Panel in the Central and Southern Districts of California. Attorney Kenney has NEVER been a prosecutor and is committed to being the voice for those who find themselves involved in the criminal justice system.

Over the years, Criminal Attorney Kenney has obtained dismissals of criminal charges in federal and local state criminal courts.  She has obtained numerous diversion dismissals in county courts that allow our clients to move on with their lives and not suffer the consequences of a criminal conviction.

Recently, Ms. Kenney was set to go to trial on two federal cases in which her clients were charged with transporting drugs across the US – Mexico border.  Both clients, who were charged in their own separate cases, were completely innocent and neither had knowledge of the drugs secretly hidden in their cars.  Our firm zealously fought for these clients, set the cases for trial, prepared for trial, and when the time came closer to start the trial, the United States Attorney’s Office DISMISSED  all charges!

Our firm also recently obtained a dismissal of all federal criminal charges in a million-dollar mail fraud and money laundering case.  This particular case involved a long drawn-out fight with the federal prosecutors that took over 3 years.  After zealous litigation, the federal prosecutors dismissed the case against our client!

Our most impressive win occurred in January 2022 thanks to the new law – SB 775.  Our client served over 9 years in state prison for a murder he did not commit.  Due to his lack of involvement in the actual murder, his murder and attempted murder charges were re-designated as misdemeanor offenses!  His life sentence was then vacated and he was ordered to be immediately released.

Criminal Lawyer Attributes

Attorney Kenney has been a licensed attorney since 1994.  She is licensed in all California state and federal court districts, as well as Washington D.C.  In addition to being a successful and zealous criminal lawyer, Ms. Kenney is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and assists other attorneys with complex fraud-related matters. Prior to becoming a successful trial attorney, Ms. Kenney had the privilege of performing as an NFL cheerleader during and after law school for the San Diego Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams. The performance and public appearance skills obtained during her NFL cheerleading career have been a cornerstone in her exceptional relational skills to jurors during the jury trial process.  Ms. Kenney is a fearless advocate for her clients and will not back down when fighting for justice!

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