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Martindale-Hubbell Award Recognition

Kerry L. Armstrong, of The Law Offices of Kerry Armstrong, APLC, received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Rating in December 2020. The AV Preeminent Peer Rating is reserved for attorneys who demonstrate the highest ethical decision-making skills and professional aptness. According to Martindale-Hubbell, only 10% of lawyers earn this elite distinction.

Attorneys in the United States and Canada peer-review their colleagues via Martindale-Hubbell. Practicing attorneys submit reference requests to other lawyers and judges, and that rating becomes part of Martindale-Hubbell’s national database. Attorneys rate their peers in five areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. Lawyers and consumers across the country use the rating system to refer clients or find experts on specific legal issues. 

To earn an AV Preeminent Peer Rating, a lawyer’s peers must consistently rate him or her highly across all review areas. The distinction is widely respected across the legal field because the ratings are submitted by other members of the state bar and judiciary. Armstrong is among 62 attorneys to earn the distinction this December.

The Law Offices of Kerry Armstrong, APLC, is a criminal defense law firm based in San Diego, California. Kerry L. Armstrong, along with his associates, has been to trial more than 100 times and received not guilty verdicts for clients charged with sex crimes, assault and battery, domestic violence, and theft.

Armstrong has collected many other awards and honors for his work as a criminal defense attorney. To name a few, Armstrong was:

  • Named Attorney of the Year by “The Recorder” in 2012,
  • Listed as a Top Attorney by “Los Angeles Magazine” in 2014, and
  • Mentioned on the California Super Lawyers list from 2014 to 2019.

Armstrong approaches his legal work with compassion; he is committed to going the extra mile to ensure the best resolution for his clients. Armstrong is not afraid to take on challenging cases because he believes that anyone charged with a crime has the right to share their side of the story.

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Kerry L. Armstrong


Attorney Kerry Armstrong opened up his law firm in June 2007. Mr. Armstrong attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California, and received his B.S. from Middle Tennessee State University. Kerry L. Armstrong became certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization for criminal law in August 2020, making him one of the few criminal defense attorneys with a criminal law legal specialization certificate in San Diego County.  Between 2014 – 2019, Mr. Armstrong was selected for inclusion in the California Super Lawyers list, an honor only awarded to 5% of the nation’s attorneys.

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