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Patrick Thomas Santos

Appeals Attorney at Century City, CA

4.7   28 reviews

also known as Patrick Santos


Licensed for 13 years

About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Appeals
    30%

    14 years, 50 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%

    14 years, 100 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%

    14 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Business
    10%

    14 years, 20 cases

  5. Criminal defense
    10%

    14 years, 250 cases

  6. Personal injury
    10%

    14 years, 20 cases

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA (USC) ALUM. 12-YEARS' CIVIL AND CRIMINAL LITIGATION AND APPEAL EXPERIENCE. AGGRESSIVE. AFFORDABLE. RESPONSIVE. DILIGENT. PEER REVIEWED AND CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT PUBLISHED (TWICE). MAGNA CUM LAUDE. SENIOR SUBSTANTIVE EDITOR ON LAW REVIEW. SEE CLIENT REVIEWS.

My law practice covers Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange, Santa Barbara, San Benito, Solano Counties, which is very rare. Appeals can take you anywhere, as can civil litigation, and I have never geographically restricted my practice to one or two counties like almost all other attorneys. 98% of my clients are by referral only. 

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Licensed for 13 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 12/07/2022

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015. See details

Contact Patrick

Law Office of Patrick Santos
2029 Century Park East
Ste. 400
Century City, CA, 90067

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Trust and Confidence
Patrick Santos restored my trust in the system, more specifically in attorney's. After being taken advantage of by a predatory lawyer, Patrick successfully did everything he promised within his retainer and more. Patrick told me that he could get all the erroneous fees thrown out and the other fees lowered and Wow! Patrick got my fees lowered from $84,000.00 to $5,000.00. The emotional distress, anxiety, shame and sense of abandonment that I experienced by someone who was supposed to champion my cause, truly destroyed any trust and confidence, however, thanks to Patrick, not only did he do everything he told he would do, he put my best interest first, championed my cause and restored my Trust and Confidence.
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2022
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Anonymous
Patrick has been absolutely amazing throughout this process!! He was able to bring my DUI down to a wet reckless while guiding me throughout the separate process with the DMV. My probation time of 3 years was cut by a year!! Two massive wins!!! Well worth the spend!
Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Legal assistance
I had a very emotional case, facing eviction from a aggressive landlord’s attorneys over rent control. Patrick has helped me tremendously & put me at ease thru all of this taking care of everything. He was very detailed in fighting back while still making it easy on me. Was honest with me about all the factors, always available for my millions of questions & in the end completely relieved my stress. I am very happy with the outcome & can’t thank him enough!! He is confident & caring which is exactly what I needed for this case. Thanks again Patrick!!
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Posted by Olga | August 13, 2021
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Highly recommend
I had a case ongoing for more than a year. My ex-business partner filed a lawsuit against me. Patrick was my second lawyer on this case, my first lawyer was good, but I he charged me hourly, so you know after some time I had to find another one. Patrick charged a flat fee, and the price was very reasonable. Patrick was always there to take my call or respond my emails and keep me entirely updated through the entire process. He is a great professional, he was sometimes pushy and even aggressive in negotiations with opposing counsels to defend my interests, which was very helpful and important for me (my first lawyer acted like he was not sure if I was the person who was right in this matter, so I felt a frustrated). Eventually we signed the agreement and they filed a case dismissal. I am really grateful to Patrick and highly recommend him to everyone who needs a real lawyer, who will really defend a client’s interests.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2021
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A hero without a Cape
I was in a low place between a rock and a hard place There seem to be no light in sight then he came in to my life and showed up every time I was in court and not only did he take a way the fear of being alone in the court room he made my voice heard and proved my innocent that now allows me to feed my family from the bottom of my heart I thank you so much Patrick you are truly the G.O.A.T
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Posted by Giancarlo | May 27, 2021
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Best lawyer in Los Angeles!
I cannot recommend Patrick T. Santos enough. After reaching out to many firms through connections, some that didn't have the courtesy to respond, many that told me to pass on my situation, and two separate firms I actually retained and engaged who did absolutely nothing, I was finally referred to Mr. Santos. He came in at the 11th hour and made himself aware of everything going on and immediately took on the matter. He is smart, articulate, and very responsive. I highly suggest hiring him. Thank you!
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Posted by Carlos | April 8, 2021
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Gift from God
I had prior legal representation that was not communicating with me and was just destroying things. I met Patrick one day when I had an office in Century City, I felt based on our conversation that he is the right person to help me with my situation. I let go of my prior legal counsel and hire Patrick, best thing I could have ever done. The other lawyer I had was being bullied by the other parties lawyer. Patrick put a stop to everything and found so many flaws in the other parties claims and their unprofessional lawyer. He made me feel safe, taken care of and always kept me up to date on everything. I was able to carry on with my day to day and work because of him. He will never know how much he helped me and made me feel like I am human.
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Posted by Galust Kledgyan | February 12, 2021
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Most awesome lawyer in Southern CA
Wow! I dont know where to begin. Patrik has been my go to Lawyer since day one(est 2012). Not one time did he represent me and have the case go awry. He has by far exceeded my expectations. I really do Recommend him for all your lawyer needs.
Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Knowledgeable and Experienced.
Patrick Santos is professional, knows & understands law, and is experienced. With Patrick Santos you are in excellent hands.
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer top of the line
Mr. Santos I would like to start off first saying thank you you are one of the best lawyers I know from Los Angeles California you are very honest you are very reliable and you stand firm on every thing you do even when speaking with you I appreciate all your honesty and keeping it real I would definitely refer you out to those that are in need of a excellent lawyer you got me through a case that I did not know where to begin so I'm saying thank you and I appreciate you
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2020
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Privacy act harassment
Privacy act harassment Thank you so much for taking my case handling it with care and getting me the settlement that I was due
Posted by Juliia | August 11, 2020
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Professional. Efficient. Personable.
I know about Patrick Santos from my close friend who was his client for over 5 years . I have seen him handle litigation and a large variety of business matters with the highest degree of professionalism. Patrick is not only intelligent, incredibly timely and efficient but carries a wide scope of wisdom and experience. He listens intently, is respectful, direct and trustworthy. From the beginning to the end, I felt confident in my legal representation and was highly satisfied with the results. He worked diligently and always took the time to explain the legal minutiae that I am highly unfamiliar with. I know if I refer friends or clients to him, they will be in strong capable hands with an attorney who truly cares and fight till the end for his client ! I recommend Patrick Santos without hesitation .
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2020
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Excellent DUI Attorney
We hired Patrick Santos to handle my husband’s DUI case after he got in a car accident after taking painkillers. It was a frightening time, especially not knowing what would happen. I was afraid my husband would be sent to prison and we would lose our house. I was a handful... but Patrick explained everything to us and was able to calm my worst fears. He didn’t offer false promises, but his sensitivity to my concerns, clear explanation of the process, and strategy for addressing the charge helped me cope with a difficult situation. Today he called with the amazing news that there will be no further repercussions. I don’t know what he did or how he did it - I might have been crying in relief too hard to ask, but I am extremely grateful for both his legal expertise and the care he showed me. I never want to hire him again, but if you need someone to represent you in a DUI, I highly recommend Patrick Santos.
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Posted by Matthew | February 20, 2020
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Awesome
Patrick is a true professional. He handled 4 large traffic tickets for me so far and was able to get each ticket completely dropped! Thanks again Patrick!
Posted by Joseph | February 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the best
Patrick is dependable from my personal experience with his services. I’ve had ridiculous tickets issued to me for just driving with the flow of traffic, I get pulled over I don’t argue with the traffic officer, I sign it and have Patrick handle the ticket. His success rate speaks for itself. If you haven’t looked please do, I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Michael | January 24, 2020
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Best Attorney in Southern California
Patrick is an excellent attorney! He got me the best deal I could ever have hoped for getting. I will recommend him to anyone who needs a brilliant lawyer. He walked me through everything with patience and guidance.
Posted by Brian | January 10, 2020
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My Case Was Dismissed Under Mr. Santos' Representation
I was recently charged with a hit and run. The case was aggressively pushed forward by the District Attorney's office. They were out for blood. Mr. Santos kept a calm demeanor and quickly went into action upon me retaining his services. He implemented a genius legal strategy to get my case dismissed. The DA's office was not happy but the judge ultimately ruled in our favor. Mr. Santos delivered results which is exactly what you need in an attorney.
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Posted by Chris | November 6, 2015
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Passionate & Up Front
I was refered to Patrick by a good friend of mine. Since the first call I knew Patrick was the one I wanted on my case. Never once did I feel like he wasn't doing his absolte best for me. He always kept me in the loop and did his best to explain my situation in laymen terms. I would definitely recomend Patrick to my closest friends or family.
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Posted by Tamer | June 23, 2015
An attorney you can depend on
Mr. Santos has helped me resolve several citation matters and won them all!!!! He's always responsive when you call and makes you feel comfortable. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Rosemarie | June 4, 2015
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Patrick is an excellent DUI lawyer. He is blunt when explaining how things may go for your case but it definitely helps that he doesn't try to sugarcoat the situation. He will tell you how things work for that county and the different possible outcomes. He made sure to keep me informed about the status of my case and whether things have been filed yet (or as happened a few times, when dates were changed).
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2015.

Discipline, Probation; no Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2015
updated on 01/19/2016

This sanction means the attorney had a suspension placed on hold (and ultimately removed) by complying with certain requirements.

Discipline with Actual Suspension issued in CA, 2015
updated on 01/20/2016

This sanction means the attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Office of Patrick Santos
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • The Ticket Dump, APC
  • 2011 - 2020
  • Associate
  • Ronald Richards & Associates
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Southern California
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • International Relations
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • Christie et al v. Ridge et al - Case No. B259189 (Unpublished)
  • Reversal of Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars ($800,000) in attorneys fees and costs.
  • The People v. Washington - Case No. E057957 (Unpublished)
  • Two years shaved off felony sentence. Client released 2 years early.
  • Christie et al v. Vincent et al - Case No.(s) B235047, B235672 (Unpublished)
  • Trial Court Order Affirmed (in favor of our Clients)
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Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked for and have worked with Patrick. He is extremely intelligent and works hard for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Patrick in several matters. He is a highly intelligent lawyer that has an outstanding understanding of the law, and goes above and beyond for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Patrick is a relentless advocate for his clients. I would not hesitate to refer any matter to Patrick."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He's cooler than the other side of the pillow"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick is a wonderful lawyer. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Patrick is a knowledgeable and very thorough attorney. I would work with him and refer clients to him again!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Outstanding work product; Extremely knowledgeable in the area of criminal law; Excellent analytical and writing skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred people to Patrick in the past as he is a diligent and zealous advocate for his clients. Patrick is highly intelligent and fearless in the courtroom. I unhesitatingly endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Works hard to assist clients and other attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Santos is hard-working and strives to achieve the best possible result."
Appeals Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Patrick Santos. He worked hard to represent his client and he was very ethical in doing so. Mr. Santos also displayed a zealous advocacy for his client. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Patrick Santos is a hard working attorney who thinks outside the box and is not afraid to put in the long hours for his clients. He is willing to put himself on the line for his clients when he believes that their rights are being infringed upon. I strongly endorse him and his practice."
Litigation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hardworking, zealous, sharp. Those are just a few things that make Patrick an amazing attorney."
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