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Roger Burton Lytel

also known as LYTEL & LYTEL, LLP

About me

Roger Lytel is the Nation's Top 1% Attorneys by The National Association of Distinguished Counsel and Lytel & Lytel LLP has been selected in Super Lawyers. He is a former police officer and has decades of experience as a lawyer. Given his unique background, he knows the legal system inside and out, with the keen ability to spot legal mistakes and identify deficiencies in DA cases. Lytel is aggressive and works tirelessly for his clients with 1,000+ of successful outcomes.  My award winning Partner, Diana Lytel, of Lytel & Lytel, LLP is equally skilled and is a seasoned trial lawyer and aggressive client advocate.

Lytel holds the highest Five Star AVVO Clients Choice Award and Nominated in the Business Digest for the Best Legal Services in Santa Barbara County. Lytel also holds the highest AVVO "Superb Top Attorney" rating. He is also a recognized leader in the community receiving the Mayor's Commendation for "Outstanding Service to the City of Santa Barbara," has been the recipient of the Governor's Special Commendation and has served as a Board of Director for non-profit organizations.











Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    23 years, 2.4 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
    23 years, 2.8 thousand cases
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
    1 year
  4. Litigation: 5%
    1 year



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (45 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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    Outstanding attorney.


    Gregory Young
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dennis Gene Merenbach

    I endorse this lawyer. Roger Lytel is a very capable, experienced and ethical attorney.


    Dennis Merenbach Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info


225 East Carrillo St.
Suite 203
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101-7166


1000 Town Center Drive, Suite 300-199
Oxnard, CA, 93036



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Lytel & Lytel LLP Selected in Super Lawyers Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Nation's Top 1% Attorneys AwardThe National Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Highest "Superb Top Attorney" RatingAVVO Attorney Rating Service2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Clients' Choice AwardAVVO Attorney Rating Service2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Nominated the Best Legal Services in Santa Barbara CountyBusiness Digest2005
MAYOR'S COMMENDATION Outstanding Service to Santa BarbaraCity of Santa Barbara1988
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerLYTEL & LYTEL LLP1993 - Present
Served as Pro Tem JudgeSanta Barbara Juvenile Court2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1998 - Present
American Inns of CourtBarrister1998 - Present
DARCFormer President, Former Chairman1997 - Present
California Deuce DefendersMember1995 - Present
DUI Defense DirectoryFounding Member1995 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1994 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
California Criminal Defense BarMember1993 - Present
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
ToastmastersFounder & Former President of Sedona Association1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
1000's of cases dismissed or with favorable outcomeWins & favorable legal outcomes (1000's)
People vs Daniel, Gdismissed
People vs Alexander, Ddismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Association of Southern California Defense CounselSummary on Gonsalves v. Li (A140284) verdict2015
Association of Southern California Defense CounselCase Analysis: Verdugo V. Target Corp2015
Articles Base ReviewExpanded Expungement Parameters to include Non-Traffic Infractions in California's New Law2014
Law Case Summary ReviewNew California Measure by Proponents for Immigrant Rights: Restricting Motor Vehicle Impounding of Unlicensed Drivers2013
Articles Database JournalNew California Law: Another "Wet Reckless" Plea Bargain Advantage for Clients (Bill AB 520)2013
State of CaliforniaAUTHOR of: Retail Shoplifting Prevention Manual (Author of Text Book)1974
AUTHOR: Hardcopy Authoritative Book for Office of Traffic Safety, State of CaliforniaAUTHOR: Study of Bicycle / Motor Vehicle Accidents (Author of Text Book)1973
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Glendale University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1977
California State University, Long BeachN/AUndergraduate programN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Association of Southern California Defense CounselLytel Hosting ASCDC's Speaker Seminar "Debunking and Redefining the Plaintiff Reptile Theory"2015
Presenter & Lecturer: Seminar for the UCSB Student BodyHEADLINE PRESENTER & LECTURER: Student Legal Rights and Consequences of Alcohol and Drug Arrests2014
Association of Southern California Defense CounselLytel Spearheads Seminar: "The Latest Developments in the New Howell Paradigm for Evaluating Personal Injury Damages"2014
LECTURER: developed a Seminar for the UCSB Student BodyLECTURER: Student Legal Rights2008