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~ Helping Good People Through Bad Times ~

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The Law Office of DENNIS JAMES BALSAMO, A Professional Law Corporation maintains the motto “Helping Good People Through Bad Times.” To us, this is more than just a motto. It is the driving force behind our representation of every client we are privileged to serve. YOU WILL NOT BECOME JUST A CASE NUMBER TO OUR FIRM. We pride ourselves on punctually returning telephone and e-mail inquiries. We know that what might seem like a very minor case to the uninvolved, can be, in the perspective of our client, a critical and/or overwhelming matter. To The Law Offices of DENNIS JAMES BALSAMO, A Professional Law Corporation, no one is more IMPORTANT than our clients. Thus, I and my staff execute our duties with the utmost diligence to:


  • Help alleviate the troubles of everyday individuals who are facing charges of crime(s);

  • Help accident and injury victims obtain the highest amount of compensation they deserve. We pride ourselves on helping the everyday citizen against the giant insurance companies, or the intimidating power of government, both of which operate under the guise that the individual is nothing more than a statistic.

  • Help our clients in vast areas of civil litigation, from contract disputes to developing and filing a proper business formation. We help those who are struggling with claims in dispute with another, either as one who needs to pursue a lawsuit, or as one who needs to defend against a lawsuit.

  • Help our clients in estate planning and prepare for them Wills and Trusts that suit their individual needs. Further, when the most unfortunate happens and a loved one is lost, we are capable of guiding and advising in the administration of the probate or trust;


Mr. Balsamo has successfully represented clients on matters such as: domestic violence, elder abuse, white collar crime, sex crimes, theft, embezzlement, juvenile court proceedings, and driving under the influence (DUI).  Our offices also defend those accused of felony crimes including those with complicating factors involving injuries and deaths. A signicant portion of our practice is in the area of will and trust contests. We are one of a handfull law firms in San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties that handle will or trust litigation. Call for a FREE initial consultation.


It is very important in these types of cases that you try to contact an experienced and reputable attorney as soon as possible – particularly before any arrests or prosecutorial decisions have been exercised. When notified early in the process, The Law Offices of DENNIS JAMES BALSAMO, A Professional Law Corporation can often prevent a potential in the escalation of troubles.


In his personal injury practice, Mr. Balsamo has helped accident and injury victims in matters involving: autos, motorcycles, bicycles, dog bites, and insurance claims. His highly qualified and dedicated staff works with him to further our other motto “Big Enough to Help You – Yet Small Enough to Care.” The staff at The Law Offices of DENNIS JAMES BALSAMO, A Professional Law Corporation are well known and beloved for their kindness, professionalism, and the help they provide to clients in difficult times and matters


Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas


  1. Probate: 40%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Trusts: 20%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Wills & Living Wills: 20%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Hourly ($250-300/hour), Contingent (40-50%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

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Contact Info

Law Offices of Dennis James Balsamo

67 South Street.
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401-5051



Professional Misconduct

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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal InvestigatorSanta Barbara County District Attorney1983 - 2001
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Barbara College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
College of the DesertLaw EnforcementN/A1977