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Sarah Ann Nicole Garrick

Criminal defense Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   10 reviews

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About Sarah

Learn Sarah’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    State and Federal Criminal Defense

  2. Violent crime

  3. Sex crime

  4. Civil rights
    Use of Force/Officer Misconduct

  5. DUI and DWI

  6. Juvenile law
    Juvenile Delinquency

Fighting the good fight isn't just a job, it's a calling. And I am relentless in pursuing the best possible outcome for my clients.

Licensed for 11 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2011
Updated 12/06/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding lawyer
Sarah is an outstanding lawyer who is completely devoted to getting the best results for her clients.
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In the right hands
I have never been in a position to need legal assistance and was scared and unsure of how to protect myself moving forward with my case. From the beginning with speaking with Sarah Garrick, her confidence and counsel made me feel reassured that everything was being done for my case. She was very patient with me and also persistent with contacting the right people. I never felt I couldn't reach her or that any question I had was too small. Nothing seemed to get by her. For example, I recieved a notice and the phone number listed as my call back number was not correct. She caught that and contacted the agency to correct it. I felt completely prepared for our hearing and got the best outcome possible. I am very grateful for Sarah Garrick. I would definitely recommend and seek her representation if I ever needed to again.
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Posted by Glenda | December 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Heart for Justice
I am very happy that Sarah Garrick is my grandson's lawyer. She is very committed to his best interests, has given us excellent advice and guidance, and is very thorough in following through with the necessary paperwork and communication. Having to go to court with a member of my family is not something that I ever dreamed would happen. She has made a situation that has been very difficult to deal with emotionally much easier to accept. She helped my grandson get the best possible outcome and helped him to see that this is not what his life should be in the future. She is a lovely and personable person and very pleasant to work with. Sarah was the perfect lawyer for us and I am very glad that she was recommended to us.
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Posted by Shaunte J. | April 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
My ex fiancé accused me of assaulting him. He lied about everything. I was arrested and charged with felony assault. Being someone that has never had more than a fix it ticket I was terrified. I was also pregnant during this time. I attended court several times while being representing by a public defender. He did nothing to help. I then found Ms. Sarah Garrick and felt as though a weight was lifted off of my shoulders. She walked me through everything, explained things I did not understand. She consulted with the court for reasonable accommodations for me during my pregnancy. Best of all she got my case DISMISSED! Words can not describe how grateful I am. I wouldn’t have gotten through this awful situation without her. Thank you Sarah!
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Posted by Gary | February 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sarah is an amazing esquire who is not afraid to dig in and truly understand a case. Words can’t describe Sarah Garrick’s dedication, compassion, how tenacious she is not to mention a TRUE PROFESSIONAL. She has been the only attorney on a case against a Southern California School District that actually listened, put the facts together prepared for court when two other attorneys could not resolve the case in a seven-year time frame. Sarah saw through the politics and corruption of the case discreetly pointing out them by creating a timeline for the judge to be able to see through everything that happened that allowed for a win in court. Anyone who comes across Ms.Garrick in their lifetime is truly blessed beyond belief. Sarah was always available for questions during reasonable business hours. This was the first time I knew my attorney had my best interest at hand. Ms Garrick goes above and beyond all expectations. Words can’t say enough about Ms.Garrick Esq.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Sarah
I would recommend Sarah to anyone. I was charged with multiple convictions and she protected me against an overzealous prosecution. Thanks to Sarah I can still drive and only have one conviction due to the fair deal she worked out with the DA.
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Sarah!!
I hired Sarah (along with other family members) for an application for commutation for a close family member. We all worked together as a team with Sarah and I personally worked very closely with her, as we all did, on the application. Sarah was incredibly awesome to work with! She is extremely intelligent and savvy and she also had an innate ability to recognize the special nuances that made our family member's case unique, and she was able to highlight those nuances in a respectful and dignified manner for the application, which was successful!! Speaking on behalf of our family we are all so grateful that we were able to work with Sarah and it has meant so much to all of us who were closely involved in the process that the application was successful!! I highly recommend Sarah, as I know she will treat every case that she takes on with the same caring and personalized attention that she gave to the commutation application for our family member.
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Posted by Ryan | May 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service
Sarah is a very good attorney. I hired her through The McCready Law firm to help me with my felony case out of Orange County. She explained everything very well, made me feel comfortable and did her homework on my case to get me the best possible deal. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a criminal attorney.
Posted by Magdalena | May 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI case expert
Sarah is a great criminal defense attorney. She was on my case with all the updates. Had no problem reaching out to her very professional , took time to explain my case step by step . Great lawyer. I will definitely recommend her to my family and friends .
Posted by Kyle | May 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing service!
I was charged with brandishing a firearm in a public place. Sarah was able to get the case completely dismissed upon completing the required tasks. Very easy to talk to and takes the court lingo and breaks it down to us simple people so that we understand what's going in every step of the way! If recommend her in any case in the future!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)


  • California Western School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws: Federal Criminal Defense Trial Advocacy
  • 2015
  • San Diego State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2010
  • California Western School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • York University
  • N/A
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Legal Cases

  • Drugs At the Mexican Border - Facing 35 Years in State Prison
  • Ultimately, I was able to have the charges reduced and Client was sentenced to probation. No Prison time.
  • DUI With a Strike - Facing Prison
  • The Strike allegation was dropped, and Client was granted probation. No Prison time.
  • Federal Drug Case - Facing Federal Prison
  • Persuaded the Court to grant probation. No prison time.
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  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • California Western School of Law
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Legal Aid Society San Diego
  • N/A
  • Wiley W. Manual Pro Bono Service Award
  • California State Bar
  • N/A
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Trial Practice
  • American Jurisprudence
  • N/A
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Legal Ethics
  • American Jurisprudence
  • N/A
  • American Jurisprudence Award, Legal Writing
  • American Jurisprudence
  • N/A
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San Diego Criminal defense Lawyer Sarah Ann Nicole Garrick
Sarah Ann Nicole Garrick
Criminal defense Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 11 years
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