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Christopher John McCann

DUI and DWI Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

5.0   78 reviews
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  • Licensed for 23 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    80%
    See more information at my website at: https://cjmdefense.com/dui-defense

    24 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    10%
    See more information at my website at: https://cjmdefense.com/criminal-defense

    24 years, 1,650 cases

  3. Expungement
    10%

DUI / DMV ATTORNEY IN OC/LA. CALL (855) 466-7195 AND SPEAK PERSONALLY TO ME. FREE CONSULTATION.

I have made several thousand court appearances in courts throughout southern California. I believe in vigorously representing my client's rights through zealous advocacy in order to achieve an integrative solution that takes into account all of my client's needs.


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Education

 Juris Doctorate, 2000

     Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California.

 

Certificate in Dispute Resolution, 2000

     Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California

 

Bachelor of Arts, 1997

            University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

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Location

Law Offices of Christopher J. McCann
Law Offices of Christopher J. McCann
5220 Clark Ave., Ste. 347
Lakewood, CA, 90712-2618
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Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2009
Leading by Example
This guy actually cares...has to be one of the last honest attorneys. Never leaves you hanging...answers his calls or calls you back the day you left a message. The DA said 3 years...McCann got me 9 mo. and checked-up on me while I was away. Thanks for being more than just a contractor for hire, Chris...your professionalism and friendship has made a real diffrence in the lives of my family and I.
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Posted by anonymous | January 23, 2009
Great Lawyer
Christopher McCann is a professional and knowledgeable attorney that has helped me a great deal with my case and I will use him in the future for any issues I may have. i would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
By Far The Best Attorney in California
Chris is undoubtedly the best attorney in this field in California. Beyond his exceptional technical skills, Chris is honest, reliable, and trustworthy—a testament, perhaps, to his Midwest upbringing. I sought help—both advice and research—for a resolved situation dating back to the 1990s. Since there was no fee involved, most attorneys were unmotivated to assist. However, Chris stood out as a true gentleman, offering me excellent advice and assistance unmatched by any other attorney. He's the type of attorney you want to befriend, characterized by his exceptional moral compass, ethics, and values. It was an honor to work with Chris, and perhaps one day, he could teach a Masterclass on becoming an attorney—a class that future and present lawyers should attend
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Posted by Armando | May 14, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Christopher has representing me back almost 4 years. Christoper has delivered nothing but outstanding results for each and every case. He went above and beyond to get the charges dismissed.. I had gotten a 104+ mph on Shasta County .. This case took several months.. But I couldn’t have expected a better outcome. I highly recommend Christopher McCann. He went out of his ways to even make a phone call to the DAs office to verify the charge was dropped. Christopher is very knowledgeable and understanding of the court system.. He has a great follow-up and is very easy to work with and talk to.. I would absolutely recommend Christopher to anyone with major traffic violations… Thank you Christopher..!!!
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Posted by Dalfrey | September 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in the OC!
I don't always get myself in serious legal trouble, but when I did, Christopher McCann was there for me. He is the best attorney, and friend I have ever worked with. From our first meeting, he explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand. He is punctual, and was always prepared to speak to the judge on my behalf. In the end, we got the outcome we hoped for, and even got my case sealed. Chris is authentic, and will go the extra mile in your case. If anyone is looking for a knowledgeable super friendly attorney, then go to The Law Offices of Christopher J. McCann.
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Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No need to look for a lawyer any further
Chris is an expert who is super responsive, clear on the process, fees, etc. I was very happy working with him.
Posted by Bob | December 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
When Mr. McCann was referred to us, we were told that he was one of the best attorneys in Orange County. I can now attest to this myself. He was wonderful to work with, very knowledgeable, and he always took our call. In the end, he actually greatly exceeded our expectations, and as a result I can't recommend him highly enough.
Posted by Robin | December 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Christopher and his Paralegal provided a legal service for me that was professional, affordable, prompt, and successful. I called Chris to ask a few questions to make sure he was knowledgeable, capable, and affordable prior to hiring him. I had another attorney prior to hiring Chris that was completely opposite. I was very unhappy with the other attorney and sort out to hire a more reliable lawyer. I eventually found Chris and got everything done successfully on time. I would highly recommend hiring Chris as their attorney. Robin C.
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Posted by Heidi | October 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A++ Lawyer
Christopher walked me through everything! From beginning to end. I had unusual circumstances because I had moved to another area after getting my DUI. He ALWAYS answered my phone calls. He took care of DMV and my court case without me having to be there. Best money I ever spent was hiring Christopher. Extremely knowledgeable and professional. He knows the in’s and outs completely! He really cares about his clients and even helped with the DUI classes, SR22, and interlock device company’s. A truly dedicated lawyer who cares about who he is helping. I just had to follow his instructions, which were completely thorough and on point. A++ Thank you Christopher! In such a difficult time in my life you really made the difference. Heidi
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Posted by Jessica | January 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So happy I picked Christopher McCann!
If you want a hardworking, responsive, and diligent attorney, I highly recommend Christopher McCann. During quarantine I decided to handle some personal matters that I've put on the back burner for far too long. He made it so easy and painless. My life is forever changed thanks to him.
Posted by Ron | April 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Chris is a caring, diligent and honest Attorney that I highly recommend. He listens, takes comprehensive notes, and develops a game plan that you can believe in. He also develops great strategies that will help you be successful in your court case. He is very prompt. He is easy to contact, returns calls in a timely manner and does not rush you when discussing your court case. He carefully lays out your options and makes you feel good about the disposition of your court case without telling you what you want to hear i.e. blowing smoke. He tells you the realistic expectations of your court case. He is knows the law and is very familiar with the intricacies of the court system so you can be assured of the most successful outcome in your court case. He explores every option and makes good on his word. He is a man of integrity and character and genuinely cares about his clients. His retainer fee is reasonable and he does not nickel and dime you. I am 100% satisfied and again, I highly recommend him. Thank you, Chris!
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Posted by Rhiannon | February 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best Lawyer out there!
I unfortunately made some irresponsible decisions in my past and since a good amount of time had passed, I needed legal counsel. I originally paid for a different lawyer who basically took my money and didn't do crap for me, he even wrote a lot of incorrect information in my motion. I then found Chris through searching DUI lawyers in Orange County here on Yelp and it was one of the best decisions I could have made. He is on top of his game and he fought for me! I will recommend Chris to anyone I know if they ever have an encounter with the law and need legal counsel. I cannot praise him and the work he does enough. Thank you again Chris
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Chris has represented me once back almost four years ago and now just recently for traffic infractions. The thing I appreciate the most, is that he is attentive and responsive with me regarding any questions or progress updates about my case. Each time Chris represented me, I always felt confident and comfortable with him representing me on my behalf legally.
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Posted by Rigo M | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nothing but the Best.
8/7/2019 Thank you Christopher for helping me thru this stressful time in my life, I truly appreciated, you delivered exactly what you promised since day one, a dismissal, and for that I will be forever grateful to you and your firm. You are without a doubt an asset to all of us navigating thru troubled times and I wish you nothing but the best today and always, Nobody better brother.
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Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent DUI Attorney!
After interviewing several attorneys for my DUI arrest, I decided to hire Christopher McCann. He came across as the most honest, sincere and knowledgeable, specifically as it relates to marijuana DUI’s. Chris was concise in explaining the process and was very forth coming in setting the expectations. His fees are more than reasonable, he answers his own calls and responds to his own emails, which is unheard of with attorneys. Although the District Attorney was not willing to make any concessions, that didn’t stop Chris from fighting and finding weaknesses in the case, which eventually led to having my case dismissed 2 weeks before my trial. Chris did his due diligence and left no stone unturned, I will be eternally grateful. Chris doesn’t just go through the motions of defending you, he truly cares for you as a person and works hard to get the best possible outcome.
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Posted by Brandon M | January 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
One of the Most Honest and Helpful Lawyers
Christopher McCann is one of the most honest and helpful lawyers I have ever met. Not only did he look over my paperwork to see if there was anyway to fight my DUI but he was very straight froward with me and what was going to happen. He answered all my questions and gave me a few options but recommended what would be best for my situation. Even though I decided to not fight the case Christopher still offered his assistance if I ever needed it or if I had any other questions. The world needs more lawyers like him and I will definitely recommend him to anyone that needs a DUI or criminal defense lawyer. Thank you Chris and all that you do!
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don’t painic call Chris McCann
Mr.McCann made it so easy to understand what was the best he can do to help me get out of this hardship. He made it easy to understand his game plan he had. He is very understanding and is easy to talk to. He helped ease my pain and panic and helped me understand that there was hope. Mr. McCann was very helpful every step of the way and worked with me every step of the was making everything so crystal clear. I would recommend Mr. McCann over and over again to anyone in a rather sticky situation. I would not trust any other attorney with my case. Especially when it involve my freedom of life.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Domestic Violence Case
I ended up going with Christopher J McCann for my case after searching and searching for the right attorney. From the very beginning, not only did he set up a plan, but he didn't try to scare me into anything. He was very honest, respectful, knowledgeable, straight forward, and his prices were very acceptable. He constantly checked in with me to keep me updated, and always kept a positive attitude when doing so. I had homework to do in order for Chris to build my case efficiently. Even though I wasn't able to get everything done right away, Chris was extremely patient and worked with me to get my case resolved. Due to Chris being a wonderful attorney and many prayers, my case was dropped! Thank you for your amazing services, but also for being a wonderful person!
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
"Diamond in the Rough"
We consulted with Christopher J. McCann and will hire him to handle an administrative DMV hearing. He's experienced, a good listener and an excellent communicator. He also has empathy and is patient. We feel blessed to have met such a "diamond in the rough" attorney.
Posted by Luis | January 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An alliance you’ll need for Battle in the courtroom.
Christopher is one heck of a DUI attorney, his game plan on getting my case structured from the beginning was a complete success. One thing I like about Chris is that he is a straight shooter and does not beat around the bush. I followed his instructions and did my part and we prevailed Victory! I'm home being a productive member of society. Bottom line we fought a very tough case up in till the end, we did not give up, we did our due diligence and I'm typing this review from the comfort of my home rather than the big house. Chris is family that's the way he made me feel, he is a sleeper he looks like a computer science nerd but, a beast in the court room. He knows his stuff, I'm a broker with twenty plus years in the business and it's been a while since I been wet behind the ears, so I know when somebody is being truthful or trying to take me for a ride. I would recommend him and have his back in battle any day just like he had mine. Truly a blessing from above...
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Sole Proprietor
  • Law Offices of Christopher J. McCann
  • 2006 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Kamoroff & Associates
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Wallin & Klarich
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Senior Associate
  • Law Offices of Andrew M. Stein
  • 2001 - 2005
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Education

  • Pepperdine University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Robert M.
  • Case dismissed.
  • People v. Latoya A.
  • Case dismissed.
  • People v. Lee P.
  • Case dismissed and DMV action set aside
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine)
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine)
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine)
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine)
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine)
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine)
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine)
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine)
  • 2007
  • Rising Star
  • Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine (Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine)
  • 2006
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Southeast District Bar Association - Felony and Misdemeanor DUI Cases
  • Felony and Misdemeanor DUI Cases
  • 2015
  • Hollywood Weekly May 2012
  • DUI Defense
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (29)
Given (31)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a talented and skilled attorney in the field of DUI defense and criminal defense. He cares for his clients and understands the law and how to fight for his clients at the DMV and in court. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I did not know what it really meant to be an attorney until I worked for Chris as a law clerk. He is a compassionate, diligent, and experienced criminal defense attorney who never loses sight of the fact that his work can make a difference in the lives of his clients. He taught me much of what I know about being an attorney, and I consider myself fortuntate to have worked for him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Worked with Christopher on a client-in- common who demanded nothing but the best results in a difficult situation. Christopher was diligent in finding new paths around whatever road blocks materialized. Pleasure working with him. No hesitation in recommending his services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher's reputation as a lawyer who will "fight for your rights" is outstanding. He is entirely dependable and reliable."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Christopher. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney McCann is a trial attorney. What I mean by that is that he is someone who holds the government to its proof. He uses his reputation, knowledge, experience and guts for the benefit of the motorist among us who has been accused of a crime. He stands up every day for those who are merely accused. He makes sure that justice is done."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Chris for many years and have seen his professionalism and skill inside and outside the courtroom. He is well respected by judges, prosecutors, and fellow criminal defense attorneys."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Chris several years ago. He is as sharp as they come. He has gone above and beyond to learn the finer points of a DUI and has mastered the technical defenses so vital to a top notch defense. I highly recommend Chris McCann."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"The best attorney is one who is resourceful and creative in getting the best result for his client. Mr McCann is such an attorney. Yesterday, Mr McCann contacted me out of the blue, seeking information that would help one of his clients. I did not know Mr McCann previously, but he impressed me with his genuine concern for getting a good outcome on behalf of his client. A brief and cordial conversation resulted in Mr McCann getting the information he needed. We need more attorneys like Mr McCann. I will be glad to refer matters to him in the future, knowing his clients are in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chris for many years. He is a true advocate for his clients and brings great skill and integrity to each case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris McCann is an outstanding advocate for his clients. Legally, he is one of the most aggressive well versed lawyers I have ever met. He knows the law and knows how to use it to aid his clients. Most importantly, Chris is effective. He wins. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of meeting Christopher McCann when he was a student in the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Participant course that I was co-teaching with Robert LaPier. Christopher was one of the top scoring students in the course. Mr. McCann works hard to defend his clients and is extremely knowledgeable and is dedicated to fighting for his clients’ best interest. He is a tremendous asset to the DUI Defense Bar and community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris knows the law and the southern California legal community extremely well. He always fights for his client's rights and does a great job."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an excellent California criminal defense attorney. He has the experience to fight for your rights and win. He has resolved hundreds of criminal cases, including DUIs, and has achieved great results for his clients. If you are looking for a DUI defense attorney, call Chris McCann."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris McCann is an excellent attorney - he is reliable for advice when I need it and knowledgeable about the law. I gladly endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Chris McCann is one of the few lawyers that I can count on for advice when working through a legal issue."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. McCann is a sharp, well spoken attorney. He is a true advocate. With his help, you are assured excellent representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is a hard working young lawyer who cares about his clients and will fight hard for them."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an outstanding lawyer. Highly endorsed!"
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Santa Ana DUI and DWI Lawyer Christopher John McCann
Christopher John McCann
DUI and DWI Attorney
Santa Ana, CA
Licensed for 23 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available