KG Law San Diego
KG Law San Diego

Who you can trust

Fighter. Defender. Advocate.

Attorney at law

Kenan Gultekin

Kenan Gultekin has experience in every aspect of criminal cases, from arraignment to motions to suppress evidence to jury trials to probation and parole violations. Let someone who knows the inside of a courtroom represent you.
He has appeared for years in San Diego County Superior Court, where state misdemeanor and felony cases are heard. He has also appeared in federal court in the Southern District of California. Because we are a border district, most cases involve the smuggling of drugs, narcotics, or people from Mexico. People who have been previously deported may be charged with illegal reentry. Contact Kenan Gultekin for assistance fighting the federal government. 

Bar Membership

Admitted to the California Bar on December 10, 2009
Admitted to the United States District Court, Southern District of California on June 17, 2010

Awards/education

Loyola Law School; Juris Doctor, May 2009; Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review; Loyola Scholarship
University of Virginia; Bachelor of Arts, January 2001; Echols Scholar; Intermediate Honors
California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division Three; Judicial Extern, Summer 2007

Recent Jury Trial results

2024
– Torture, aggravated mayhem, assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury (GBI), and six counts of felony child abuse with GBI allegations. Not Guilty verdict on torture, Not Guilty verdict on aggravated mayhem, assault charge dismissed by the Court, Not Guilty verdicts on three felony child abuse charges, Not True on three GBI allegations. Client was facing life in prison and was found guilty of only three felonies, zero strikes, and was granted probation.

2022
– Conspiracy to Import fentanyl and importation of fentanyl: Not Guilty verdict on conspiracy; hung jury on importation, resulting in a mistrial and a time served resolution of the case.

2020
– Double attempt murder: hung jury on both attempted murder counts, resulting in a mistrial; both life allegations dismissed after motion hearings. Resolved for a determinate term.

2019
– Robbery and assault with force likely to cause GBI: Hung jury, resulted in a mistrial; client released on his own recognizance. Later resolved for a misdemeanor.
– Felon in possession of a firearm with two strike priors: Hung jury, resulted in a mistrial.
– Assault with a deadly weapon: Not guilty verdict.
– Assault with a deadly weapon: Not guilty verdict.

2018
– First degree murder: Hung jury, resulted in a mistrial. The case gained international media attention. https://www.thestarnews.com/suspected-bank-robber-faces-second-murder-trial/
– Assault with force likely to cause GBI: Hung jury, resulted in a mistrial; client released on her own recognizance. Later resolved for a misdemeanor.

2017
– Assault with a deadly weapon with two strike priors: Hung jury, resulted in a mistrial.
– Possession of controlled substance for sale, weight enhancement over one kilo, transportation, and false compartment: Split verdict; not guilty on the possession for sale.
– Vehicle theft and intimidation of witness: Split verdict, not guilty on the strike (serious felony) charge of intimidation.