Armstrong is only one of a couple of dozen criminal defense attorneys in San Diego County to be certified by the State Bar of California in criminal law.
San Diego, CA: This month, attorney Kerry L. Armstrong was certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization for criminal law, making him one of the few criminal defense attorneys with a criminal law legal specialization certificate in San Diego County.
Mr. Armstrong, one of the premier criminal defense attorneys in the United States, received this honor after meeting the rigorous requirements set forth by the State Bar of California. To receive a certified legal specialization, attorneys must:
- Pass a one-day written exam of the specialty area;
- Practice law for at least 5 years with 25% of that time dedicated to the specialty area;
- Complete continuing education;
- Demonstrate comprehensive experience in the specialty area; and
- Receive favorable evaluations by other attorneys and judges.
Once an attorney submits their application to become certified by the State Bar of California, the bar must review their application and the attorney must undergo an extensive background check. This includes a review of many of the attorney’s trials, motions hearings, writs, appeals, etc. After being certified, the attorney must continue their education in the specialty area and must recertify in five years.
Attorney Kerry L. Armstrong has more than 22 years of experience representing those accused of crimes in California. He received his J.D. from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and has many legal achievements. In 2012, the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association named Mr. Armstrong “Trial Attorney of the Year” after he won five full acquittals, one partial acquittal, and one partial hang out of nine jury trials.
Mr. Armstrong’s accolades didn’t stop there. In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020, The California Super Lawyers List selected Mr. Armstrong for inclusion, a rare honor is only given to 5% of attorneys in the United States.
In one of his most recent cases, Mr. Armstrong represented a man accused of murdering his husband following a New Year’s Eve party. After negotiations with the District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Armstrong convinced the District Attorney’s Office to dismiss all charges. The client was then set free from jail. Mr. Armstrong also has exceptional results in domestic violence cases. In January 2018, Mr. Armstrong represented a client accused of choking his wife so hard that she nearly passed out.
At trial, the client, his wife, and his two children gave conflicting statements about the incident. When the client took the stand, he said that he caused some scratches on his wife’s neck in self-defense. The jury found Mr. Armstrong’s client not guilty. Currently, Mr. Armstrong represents all types of criminal defense clients through his firm, the Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC. To learn more about his case results or to schedule a free consultation, visit www.sddefenseattorneys.com.