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Christopher William Zander

DUI and DWI Attorney at Newport Beach, CA

4.9   68 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Christopher

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With offices in Orange County and San Diego, we serve clients in the greater Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, Ventura, and Imperial County areas.

As a seasoned and highly experienced trial attorney, Christopher Zander has first hand knowledge of how to get the best outcome possible for your case.

The Law Offices of Christopher Zander are committed to producing the highest quality service to you with the utmost attention to your case. Although any criminal charge is serious, it does not have to destroy your life. The Law Offices of Christopher Zander & Associates will aggressively combat the charges against you and guide you through the confusing and dangerous criminal justice system.

Christopher Zander is a former criminal investigator, with a background in Criminal Justice and Psychology in addition to a Juris Doctorate obtained at the Western State University of Law, Fullerton, CA. Member of the California Bar Association.

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Location

Law Offices of Christopher Zander
4590 MacArthur Ste 500
Newport Beach, CA, 92660-3002
Law Offices of Christopher Zander
101 W. Broadway Ste 1770
San Diego, CA, 92101
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Mr. Zander handled everything as he said he would made things easy and was very informative during the entire process I highly recommend you work with him as he is on top of it! Appreciate your work again.
Posted by Jordan | June 20, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful
Made some mistakes as a minor and our family hired Chris to represent me. Chris told me his goal was to make sure that I’m home with my family and that I’m able to move forward with my life once all this is taken care of, and he did exactly that!
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Easy and simple
Took care of my dui case and got me through the process easily. Would recommend to take care you’re case
Posted by Alicia | April 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent choice!
Mr. Zander was very professional and to the point. He took care of my DUI case and I didn’t have to worry about a thing regarding court dates, missing work, and I felt confident knowing he was representing me based on the reviews I read prior to hiring him. After my case was settled he informed me on my next steps and gave me all necessary information.
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Posted by Giovanni | April 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Hardworking Attorney
He is an Expert in “Military Diversion” for California Veterans. I was caught driving while still dealing with a DUI case, he was able to get both counts sealed upon my graduation of the diversion program. I am also sober now!!
Posted by John | March 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best outcome
Was great Help me get my case taken care of and had the best outcome If you and military and need help this is the man to call
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Could. It have asked for a better defender
Mr. Zander really cares. Did an amazing job in my defense. Waited until the best possible outcome and let me say he KILLED IT for me. Always reminding when court is needed. Really worked with me as far as payments and was overly communicative. I would 1000% recommend Christopher for your defense.
Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable and Great
Mr Zander is a great lawyer, he explained everything thoroughly. I was going through things and happened to got me two DUIs, he is very prompt and replies quick. Offers payment routes and does things behind the scene that is like an Angel. Highly recommended .
Posted by Ray | November 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent work
10/10 would recommend. He’s is very professional always updating you on the progress of your case and always available if you have any questions(via text is the best way). He will handle your case and you dont have to appear in court. I’m satisfied with the outcome of my case. Of course we’d all love to get charges dropped but in reality certain circumstances will prevent that from happening and he’s here to make sure we get the best outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Dui
I Recommend , Christopher’s 100% percent , I was arrested last year for a DUI and I was looking for a good lawyer I was Google and I see Christopher and I was Looking at all reviews immediately I send a message to him. He responded, and he is very professional, and we set a meeting right away. I hire him because I know he was the right lawyer and I’m so grateful To have Christopher represent And I was very happy with his work Thank you Christopher God bless you
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First time DUI
I was recommended to Christopher Zander’s from a friend that hired him previously, he mentioned to me that he was a great lawyer and was able to help him with not just one DUI but 3. Throughout my process Mr. Zander’s was always very helpful with information, I was always able to reach him if I had a question or a concern. Today my case was settled and I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome thanks to Mr. Zander’s. I highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1st time DUI
Mr. Zander was great! He helped through this horrible mess I got myself into. He was able to win the DMV hearing a zero’d out my fines/fees. I highly recommend him if you are in need of an attorney.
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you had a DUI, Christopher is your guy!
I know it sounds corny, but he is the best at what he does. I had two, did not learn from first one, and both times he is very professional, accommodating and very easy to work with. Can not recommend it him enough.
Posted by Drew | July 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Mr Zander represented me on a very lengthy case that went on for 5 1/2 years. During that time he always kept me informed on what was going on with my cases. He is honest, has excellent communication, he has an awesome attitude, his skills in a court room especially during a trial are PHENOMENAL. I could not recommend a better lawyer.
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Posted by Irene | June 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer!
Mr. Zander did an excellent job at representing me. He was able to bring my DUI down to a wet reckless . He was great at guiding me thru the entire process and answered all my questions! He was also able to win the DMV hearing so I was able to keep my license . Excellent work! I would recommend your services for sure !! Thank you !
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Posted by Markus | June 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Work!
Mr. Zander did a phenomenal job on my case. Excellent communication from the beginning, helped me understand what was going on with this being my first DUI he was very informative. He was able to get all of my court fees dismissed along with a couple traffic tickets I had previously! Saving me just over 3k. Amazing work.
Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Christopher Zander was an amazing lawyer who helped me a lot through a very traumatic and confusing process. I wouldn’t have been able to get through this difficult time without his help and representation.
Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
I am so thankful for all of Mr. Zander's hard work! He helped me navigate the court process from start to finish, through multiple motions, ultimately leading to an expungement. He was always professional, honest, knowledgeable, and available for questions/concerns. Needing a lawyer is undoubtedly a high stress time, he made the process super straightforward and easy which helped reduced the stress level as much as possible.
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Posted by Juana | May 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
Mr. Zander is an excellent attorney! He was able to get 2 charges on my case DISMISSED. Reliable, knowledgeable, and great communication. 10/10 I highly recommend.
Posted by Andrea | May 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
Mr Zander realky helped me out made my first offense as stress free as possible for me thank you so much.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Christopher Zander
  • 2010 - Present
  • Law Clerk / Paralegal / Office Manager
  • Law Office of Villalobos & Borthwick / Law Office of George Vargas / Law Office of Diane Vargas
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate Private Investigator
  • SJL Investigations
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Aid Society Of Orange County
  • 2004 - 2010
  • Librarian Research Clerk
  • Western State University College Of Law
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Intern
  • Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office Firearm’s Enforcement Unit (Ceasefire)
  • 2002 - 2002
  • Intern
  • Milwaukee County Public Defender’s Office
  • 2001 - 2001
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Education

  • Bob La Pier & Associates
  • Certificate of Training Award
  • 2016
  • Bob La Pier & Associates
  • Certificate of Training Award
  • 2014
  • University of Wisconsin
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A
  • Western State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Criminal: DUI
  • Dismissed
  • Criminal: DUI
  • Wet Reckless
  • Criminal: Robbery
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • 2010 - Present
  • Supreme Court of California
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society
  • 2004 - Present
  • Legal Services Corporation
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Top Attorney
  • Coast Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorney
  • OC Register
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Excellance
  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Excellence
  • L.E.A.P.
  • 2014
  • 10 Years of Service
  • Legal Aid Socirty of Orange County
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Instruction
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • 2014
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Superior Court of California, County of Orange, Lamoreaux Justice Center
  • 2006
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Publications

  • The Notice
  • California DUI
  • 2014
  • Nolo.com
  • Law Offices of Christopher Zander
  • 2014
  • State Bar of California
  • Law Offices of Christopher Zander
  • 2014
  • Nolo.com
  • 1538.5 Suppression Motions in DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Nolo.com
  • California Field Sobriety Tests (FST'S)
  • 2014
  • Nolo.com
  • California DUI
  • 2014
  • The Notice
  • DUI DO'S AND DON'TS
  • 2014
  • Lawyers.FindTheBest
  • Law Offices of Christopher Zander
  • 2014
  • Justia Lawyers
  • Law Offices of Christopher Zander
  • 2014
  • The Notice
  • DUI and Know Your Rights
  • 2013
  • The Advisor
  • The DUI Basics
  • 2013
  • The Advisor
  • McNeely - Forced Blood Draw Warrants
  • 2013
  • The Advisor
  • DUI Checkpoint Do & Don'ts
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Solo Practioners
  • Criminal Defense - DUI
  • 2014
  • Solo Practioner Start Up
  • Solo Practioner Start Up
  • 2014
  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County
  • DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • L.E.A.P.
  • DUI - Rising BAC Absorption
  • 2014
  • L.E.A.P.
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2014
  • DUI Defense
  • DUI Defense - Suppression Motions
  • 2014
  • Western State Business Association Guest Speaker
  • How to generate business as a sole practitioner.
  • 2013
  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County
  • Common Landlord Tenant Issues
  • 2013
  • Legal Aid Society of Orange County
  • Marketing for Solo Practitioner
  • 2013
  • DUI Defense of Southern California
  • McNeely - Forced Blood Draw Warrants
  • 2013
  • Center for Solo Practitioners
  • Criminal Defense for a Solo Practitioner
  • 2013
  • Center for Solo Practitioners
  • Avvo and the Solo Practitioner
  • 2013
  • Center for Solo Pactitioners
  • Internet Marketing for a Solo Practitioner
  • 2013
  • Western State Business Law Association Guest Speaker
  • From law school to sole practitioner.
  • 2012
  • Legal Aid Society
  • Criminal Defense for a Solo Practitioner
  • 2012
  • Legal Aid Socity of Orange County
  • DUI Defense
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (18)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Zander is one of those rare lawyers who actually has a passion for his work and also takes pride in the quality of his work. Highly recommend if you're in a bind."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is an exceptional criminal defense attorney whose reputation speaks for itself. Highly recommended lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Administrative law Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher Zander is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients as well as his level of experience. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Zander. He's a great attorney who cares deeply for his clients and is very knowledgable. I'd trust Chris with any matter."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zander is a true Champion to his clients. I have personally worked on cases with Mr. Zander and I believe that anyone facing a DUI in Southern California would benefit tremendously from having this lawyer in his/her corner! If I had to sum up Mr. Zander in three words I would say that "Dedicated, Honest and Aggressive" would accurately describe him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Zander has a reputation as a very intelligent and hard working attorney. He gets excellent results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Zander is a true professional. He's always dedicated to his clients and gets along well with other attorneys, prosecutors and judges. He's reliable, trustworthy and hardworking."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Zander has a solid understanding of the issues in criminal cases. I know he is a zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a savvy attorney. He's able to communicate with a wide variety of people with legal problems and take their case to heart. He is an independent guy and a perfect fit into criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Zander is honest, dedicated to his clients and reliable. He has unsurpassed knowledge and experience handling even the most complicated criminal cases."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a smart young lawyer. Works hard for his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Chris on several occasions. His knowledge of criminal procedure, degree of professionalism and the strength of the advocacy that he provides his clients is unparalleled."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a great lawyer and a great guy as well. I would highly recommend his work on a variety of legal areas -- from landlord tenant to family law/divorce and criminal defense."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Zander's personality and drive make him an excellent advocate for his clients. His experience working with diverse clients also gives him the knowledge and confidence to better represent his clients. Mr. Zander is friendly, highly competent, and trustworthy, a trio of traits hard to find in any attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Zander is a true asset to his clients. He is extremely diligent and interested in the best possible outcome for their cases. I would strongly endorse Mr. Zander's legal services."
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Newport Beach DUI and DWI Lawyer Christopher William Zander
Christopher William Zander
DUI and DWI Attorney
Newport Beach, CA
Licensed for 14 years
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