KEVIN FARD, ESQ.

KevinFard-26Kevin is an experienced criminal defense and DUI attorney representing clients charged with anything from first-time misdemeanors facing small fines and probation to violent felonies facing thousands of dollars of fines and several years in prison.

Prior to opening up his own office, Kevin managed the criminal defense department of a multi-attorney Los Angeles law firm for nearly four years, where Kevin represented hundreds of clients in every criminal courthouse in Los Angeles and Orange County in addition to Ventura, Riverside and San Bernardino counties and DMV hearing offices throughout Southern California.

Kevin also has extensive civil litigation experience representing clients in employment law matters including wrongful termination to wage and hour violations and personal injury matters ranging from automobile accidents to property owner negligence.

Before practicing law, Kevin attended the University of California, Santa Barbara where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in History. During that time Kevin also spent time working as Congressional Staff Intern on Capitol Hill for Congressman Mike Thompson of the former First District of California. After college, Kevin attended the University of San Diego School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor degree.

It only took a few weeks of law school for Kevin to realize passion for defending those accused of crimes. After his first year Kevin accepted an internship in the Public Defender’s Office (Defensoría Penal Pública) in Santiago, Chile. When he got back to the States he began clerking at the San Diego County Alternate Public Defender’s Office, Adult Criminal Division where he worked on serious felony cases ranging from high profile murder, attempted murder, robbery, burglary, gang allegations, sex crimes, drug/narcotic possession, sales and trafficking and domestic violence cases to highly specialized sexually violent predator cases. Kevin also spent time in the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office of Children’s Counsel assisting in the advocacy and defense of children caught up in the foster system.

After graduating law school and sitting for the bar exam, Kevin was accepted into the Graduate Fellowship in Criminal Law at the University of San Diego School of Law where Kevin’s research and analysis helped the development of a Criminal Law textbook.

Education

  • University of San Diego, J.D. – 2010
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, B.A. – 2007

Certifications

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) & The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing