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Kenneth Neil Hamilton

Kenneth Neil Hamilton

also known as South Coast DUI Law Center

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About Me

ALWAYS A DEFENDER.  All of my education and experience has been directed towards helping individuals accused of crimes.  I've never been a cop or prosecutor.  I've never arrested people or argued to send people to prison.  I was Valedictorian of my graduting class at law school.  While in law school I interned with criminal attorneys for 3 years including a private firm and a public defender's office.  I served as a public defender for Ventura County and Tulare County.  I regularly provide consultation to other criminal defense lawyers throughout California and trained public defenders and private lawyers on effectively defending clients accused of a DUI.  I am qualified to administer standardized field sobriety tests after competing the IACP/NHTSA student course on DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and understand their limitations.  When I'm not helping the innocent and wrongfully accused or helping my kids with homework I can be found sailing on the sea, shooting at the range, or brewing beer in my garage.


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Practice Areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 90%
    12 years
  2. Appeals: 10%
    12 years



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Attorney Endorsements

1 total 

  • Nicholas Milan Loncar

    Ken Hamilton is a tremendous trial lawyer and knowledgeable DUI advocate. Fighting for his clients in one of the harshest jurisdictions in the state, Mr. Hamilton consistently achieves great results. I endorse this lawyer.


    Nicholas Loncar Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kenneth N. Hamilton

Ventura, CA



Professional Misconduct

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Trial Lawyer of the YearPrivate Defenders of California2014
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Deputy Public DefenderVentura County Public Defender2008 - 2015
Deputy Public DefenderTulare County Public Defender2006 - 2008
lawyerKenneth N Hamilton Attorney at Law2002 - 2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseGeneral Member2015 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
People v. DECase dismissed two times. Client at home with wife and daughter.
People v. WWCase dismissed after 2 mistrials following 2 deadlocked juries
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Western Sierra Law SchoolLawN/A2002