Kent Law Firm LLC is proud to announce that on November 12th, 2019, Attorney Shaun Kent became a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL).
Being accepted into the ABCL is one of the highest professional honors for attorneys. The board now spans the United States of America, Canada, and Europe.
Shaun Kent is one of the few attorneys to have this distinction currently practicing in the state of South Carolina.
What Is the American Board of Criminal Lawyers?
Nathan Cohn, an attorney in San Francisco founded the ABCL in 1978. His objective in starting the ABCL was to create a fellowship comprising the finest, most ethical, successful, and dedicated attorneys across the states.
Nathan saw there was a real benefit to those accused of criminal conduct from being able to lean on the collective experience of so many of the best attorneys in the country.
ABCL Fellows are regularly involved in some of the most high-profile criminal cases in the country. Being a Fellow enables attorneys to draw from the experience, and aid the other fellows in the ABCL.
Standards of Acceptance for the American Board of Criminal Lawyers
There are strict standards for acceptance into the ABCL. Candidates need to have a wealth of major felony trial experience, and exceptional recommendations from current Fellows and distinguished jurists.
To be accepted, attorneys must meet the following requirements:
- 10+ years of criminal trial experience
- 35+ felony trials and 50 trials overall
- Recommendations from current ABCL Fellows
- Exceptional criminal defense and litigation skills, and a strong ethical character
About Shaun Kent
Shaun graduated from the University of South Carolina Aiken in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a dual major in Political Science and Speech Communication.
He went on to attend the Thomas M. Cooley School of Law in Lansing, Michigan. Where he graduated Cum Laude and received his Juris Doctorate in 2000.
After graduating from law school, Shaun returned to South Carolina. Here he started teaching criminal law at a local university.
Shaun went on to serve as a Public Defender for Aiken, before moving to Charleston, South Carolina. Where he served as Assistant Solicitor under the late Ralph Hoisington.
While working as a prosecutor, Shaun also oversaw the training of young prosecutors. As well as handling complex and high profile criminal cases.
After leaving the prosecutor’s office, Shaun has primarily practiced law in Manning, South Carolina. In 2012, he started his own law firm, Kent Law Firm LLC.
During his 20 years’ experience practicing law, Shaun has been involved in, tried, and defended almost every type of case imaginable. Therefore, Shaun brings a wealth of experience with him as a Fellow in the ABCL.