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St. Bedes College, Shimla
Himachal Pradesh University – J.D.
Certified Family Law Specialist, State Board of Specialization
University of California Irvine - Double Major with honors (1989)
Western State University, College of Law – J.D. (With Honors) - with honors (1992)
10.0 Rating Superb, Avvo.com
Orange County’s Top Attorney- OC Metro Magazine
Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, State Board of Specialization
Jeffrey D. Kent, Attorney at Law, began practicing exclusively criminal law since he began his legal career in Orange County, California, in 1992. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of California, Irvine receiving B.A. degrees with honors in both Economics and Political Science. He then graduated from Western State University, College of Law in Fullerton, California with honors in 1992, and immediately passed the California State Bar Examination. Jeff worked with both the Orange County Public Defender and Orange County District Attorney’s Office while in law school.
During a career marked with high-profile successes, Jeff has handled several thousand criminal cases, including over 100 jury trials, in both state and federal courts, and a number of homicide cases. He also has had the privilege of being one of a select group of lawyers to have argued before the California Supreme Court. Jeff has been granted the honor of being a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He is one of approximately 25 in Orange County and 350 in the entire State of California to hold such certification.
As testimony to the quality of his preparation and conduct of complex cases, Jeff’s clients have included judges, politicians, private attorneys, public defenders, and law enforcement officers. He is also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell with an AV rating (the highest given), Avvo.com with a 10.0 rating, and has been listed for numerous years in the Super Lawyers publication by Los Angeles Magazine.
Jeff is a member on the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and a co-founder and Past-President of the North Orange County Bar Association. He has been admitted to the California State Bar (#162237), the United States District Courts of the Central, Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeal for the 9th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Jeff has also represented clients in Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Virginia, and Washington in their respective State or Federal District Courts.
A native of Southern California, Jeff has both a son and a daughter.
Estate Planning Law
University of Southern California (1994)
Southwestern School of Law (1997)
* NLADA Clara Shortridge Foltz Award for outstanding achievement in indigent defense in the nation.
* Co-Founder and past President of the North Orange County Bar Association.
* Cal State University, Fullerton guest lecturer.
* Avvo perfect 10 rating (Superb).
Prior to opening the Law Office of Steven K. Bloom in 2005, Mr. Bloom worked as an associate attorney for eight years under several law firms in Orange County and San Diego County. During this time, attorney Steven K. Bloom learned a great deal from 20 to 30-year veterans in the business and was acknowledged by his peers as an upcoming super lawyer. From 1998 to 2001, he worked with the Alternate Public Defenders Office in San Diego and was a nationally distinguished award recipient. He was among a small group of lawyers who was recognized by receiving the National Legal Aide Defense Association’s Clara Shortridge Foltz Award for outstanding achievement in indigent defense in the entire nation.
From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Bloom worked at a large criminal defense firm in Orange County. While there, he perfected the nuances of handling a criminal case and learned how to give his paying clients first class treatment and unprecedented results. Those first eight years as a criminal defense attorney were very rewarding, but not having complete control of the case to better serve his clients left Mr. Bloom seeking self-employment.