Kerry Armstrong

Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC
2214 Second Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 234-2300
www.sddefenseattorneys.com


Kerry’s successes have been covered by some of the most reputable news outlets in the nation. In 2012, Kerry was named “Trial Attorney of the Year” by the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association. Additionally, The Recorder, a legal magazine in San Francisco, named Mr. Armstrong “Attorney of the Year” for 2012 based on these victories.

In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 Mr. Armstrong was selected for inclusion in the California Super Lawyers list, an honor only awarded to 5% of the nation’s attorneys. In 2017, he was also selected for the Super Lawyers Top 50 in San Diego list. In 2014, he was selected as a Top Attorney by Los Angeles Magazine. Additionally, Mr. Armstrong was also named as a Top Attorney by the San Diego Business Journal in 2014.

Areas of Practice
Criminal Defense
Juvenile Delinquency Law
Sex Offenses
Drug Cases
Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Weapons Offenses
Fraud
Theft Crimes
DUI/DMV
Federal Cases
Drug and Alien Smuggling
Grand Jury Proceedings
Juvenile Crimes
Parole & Probation Violations
White Collar Crimes
Expungements/Reductions to
Misdemeanors

Education
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California

Honors: Numerous Scholastic Awards
Law Review: School’s Law Review, Senior Editor
Law Review: School’s Law Review, Later Executive Editor
Middle Tennessee State University

Bachelors of Science
Major: Political Science
Minor: Criminal Justice
Minor: English

Professional Assocations & Memberships
San Diego County Criminal Defense Bar Association, Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

Achievements & Accolades
In 2012, Mr. Armstrong conducted nine jury trials, a record for him for one year. Several of these trials lasted three weeks or longer, and seven of the nine were cases where the maximum term was life in prison. After winning full acquittals in five of those trials (including three life trials), and winning a partial acquittal and a partial hang in another, Mr. Armstrong was named 2012’s “Trial Attorney of the Year” by the San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association. Additionally, The Recorder, a legal magazine in San Francisco, named Mr. Armstrong “Attorney of the Year” for 2012 based on these victories.

In 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, Mr. Armstrong was selected for inclusion in the California Super Lawyers list, an honor only awarded to 5% of the nation’s attorneys. In 2017, he was also selected for the Super Lawyers Top 50 in San Diego list. In 2014, he was selected as a Top Attorney by Los Angeles Magazine. Mr. Armstrong was also named as a Top Attorney by the San Diego Business Journal in 2014.