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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 Female Criminal Lawyers – Karren Kenney. Whether you are fighting a criminal case or your business is under attack, start planning your defense NOW. 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.  These cases range from low-level drunk in public charges to more serious felony cases involving murder.  Attorney Kenney handles numerous aggravated white-collar crime cases.  These include healthcare fraud, investment fraud, wire fraud, mail fraud, securities fraud, insurance fraud, real estate fraud, and embezzlement. She has extensive jury trial experience ranging from misdemeanor offenses to felony drug crimes, gang crimes, weapons crimes, and murder.  Her experience in court has also been impressive and has resulted in numerous dismissals and a “not guilty” verdicts.

Criminal Lawyer Experience

For more than 25 years, Criminal Lawyer Karren Kenney has practiced law in Southern California. 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.  She welcomes the opportunity to go to trial.

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.  She 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.

Why You Should Hire Attorney Karren Kenney

Ms. Kenney has fought state and federal cases that were completely dismissed.  Her clients were charged with transporting drugs across the US border.  Fortunately, both clients were completely innocent because neither had knowledge of the drugs secretly hidden in their cars.  Ms. Kenney zealously fought for these clients, set the cases for trial,  and prepared for trial.  As the time for the trial came closer, 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.  The client served over 9 years in state prison for a murder he did not commit.  Ms. Kenney got is murder and attempted murder charges re-designated as misdemeanor offenses!

Criminal Lawyer Attributes

Attorney Kenney has been a licensed attorney since 1994 and is one of the top female criminal lawyers.  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 with 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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