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Dan Eugene Chambers

Criminal defense Attorney at Santa Ana, CA

4.9   60 reviews

About Dan

Learn Dan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    Award winning criminal defense attorney Specializes In High Stakes Felonies That Carry A Potential Life Sentence. We defend individuals and businesses in all types of criminal and administrative cases, in both federal and state court in California.

    10 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Orange County's #1 DUI Attorney will represent You aggressively & fight for your rights in court. We do the right thing for you! Get help immediately for all of your DUI questions today. We offer a Free DUI Case Review.

    10 years

  3. Sex crime
    20%
    Sex crime convictions can be extremely damaging to your future. In addition to facing whatever penalties come with the crime you allegedly committed, you will probably have the burden of lifetime sex offender registration. Free Consultations

    10 years

  4. Violent crime
    20%
    Have you been charged with a serious felony? Do you face a potential life sentence? Is this your 3rd strike? We specialize in High Stakes Felony Cases that could carry a potential life sentence or death penalty verdict.

    10 years

  5. White collar crime
    20%
    Being convicted of a white collar crime can have a lasting negative impact on your personal and professional life. This means you should never just accept a conviction. You need to fight back with help from an experienced white collar attorney.

The founder of Chambers Law Firm, Dan E Chambers, has been in practice for 30 years. He served as a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney for six years and was in private practice at other firms for approximately 15 years, handling a wide range of highly complex litigation matters. Dan’s primary area of practice now involves the representation and defense of individuals and businesses in all types of criminal and administrative matters, in both federal and state court throughout southern California. As a former prosecutor, Dan has unique insight into the criminal justice system that enables him to provide his clients with quality representation for charges ranging from DUI, petty theft, domestic violence, and other misdemeanors to homicide, kidnapping, sex crimes, and other serious felonies.

 

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Licensed for 31 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1991
Updated 08/06/2022

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

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Chambers Law Firm
404 West 4th Street
Suite L
Santa Ana, CA, 92701

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  60 customer reviews
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Posted by Sergey | July 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best criminal defense lawyer.
Dan is absolutely amazing - he listened - gave great advice - was smart and direct - and got incredible results. Can’t say enough about him.
Posted by Araseli | December 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% recommended
Words can not explain, how thankful and glad I am to have crossed paths with Dan Chambers.I placed my future in his hands, and let him do what he’s best at. He delivered in every way possible. Since the beginning he was upfront and truthful when it came to telling me if he could help my case. Dan , I am forever grateful and owe my freedom to you. My charges were no walk in the park and could have cost me a decade of my life. Being a mother I can not even imagine what that could have been like for my 8 year old daughter. God bless you and thank you for my freedom.
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exelente trabajo
Sin lugar a duda, estoy sumamente agradecido(a) principalmente por su arduo y atento trabajo que ha realizado durante el desarrollo de mi caso. No hay palabras que describan lo muy contento(a) que me hace sentir el que haya podido lograr exitosamente sacar adelante dicho caso y sobre todo no hay palabras que basten para reconocerle su gran esfuerzo por lo que ha logrado y por lo que ha tenido que trabajar
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Posted by Vivian S | November 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Defense Attorney
“I was represented better than I could have ever imagined. My needs were put first and was treated as a friend rather than a number. My opinions were valued and my doubts were always reassured. My nerves were calmed and the process was always explained. Dan fought hard for me. He went above and beyond and did everything he could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. Thank you Wolf!!!
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing, knowledgeable, professional, and caring attorney!
I was glad for Dan's calm and professional help during the most stressful time of my life. I was facing felony charges and, from day one, Dan helped me navigate through the legal process, kept me updated on the progress, and provided great advice. And, on top of that, his responses to all my anxious queries were always prompt and measured! With the help of his PI, he was able to gather enough evidence to convince the DA to reject all charges. Dan's previous experience as Deputy DA, the relationships he has cultivated with law enforcement and the DA's office, and his amazing ability to focus on all the right details are incredible. I had talked to 4 other lawyers before hiring Dan because of his straightforward, knowledgeable, and caring responses. I am so glad that I hired Dan to handle my case and highly recommend him!
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Posted by Kevin | August 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I swapped lawyers and it was the best move of my life
In simple terms, I had an attorney that I found online that had good reviews but I could tell he didn’t want to listen to me or dig into the evidence to see where there was conflicting evidence. I paid this person but I knew he wasn’t going to do anything to help my case because he wouldn’t listen so he didn’t have a compelling case to negotiate with the DA. I was ready for trial because their offer was ridiculous for a non-physical resisting charge (in my own home). I was not confident in him as my attorney, let alone someone I would want to go to trial for me. I was referred to Mr. Chambers and upon him listening to my case and gathering the evidence he was able to challenge the entry to my house and even through the judge denied that motion the officers contradicted the police report. Over two years+ Mr. Chambers patiently showed up and waited to go to trial knowing I had confidence in him and we were going to have a good case if it went to trial. Many other attorneys might have tried to settle quickly but that would have been probation with search and seizure (for a non-violent & non-drug incident) to instead having to complete a 5-hour online class. What a world of difference it makes to having someone like Dan who actually cares about his clients and enjoys fighting for them the absolute best he can.
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Posted by Daniel | August 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dan the man!
Chambers Law Firm, and specifically Dan Chambers himself, is nothing short of incredible. Dan is very knowledgeable and professional. He’s is very efficient, and he gets things done. We were in a very stressful situation and Dan was able to help get us out - and he was right by our side the entire way. You can tell that he loves what he does, it shows in the way he treats his clients.  People never hope to need an attorney, but if you ever do- I would 100% recommend Chambers Law Firm. There’s a reason for that 5 star rating - every single star is deserved. 
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Posted by Alvaro | July 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Alvaro DUI Case
I highly recommend Dan to represent your case, I had a very high loos on a dui case with the excellent performance knowledge and experts teamwork representation Dan make what a very High lawyer does proof and left the district attorney’s no choice to dismiss what I can say a very difficult case to win I appreciate the help and for those how are looking to get the best defense I warranty Dan will fight for the best representation on your case.
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Posted by Alexandra | May 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Unfortunate circumstance and he helped!
I was in a very unfortunate circumstance which literally crushed me. I was filled with so much anxiety on how someone’s lie could ruin my life. I was recommended Dan from a friend and I sent him a message. He got back to me right away and reassured me that I would be okay. He went into “ we need to get started now” mode and I am so thankful! You may not hear from him often but just know he’s getting things done on the back end. Just like it should be done! Thank you!
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Posted by akbar | March 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Akbar Attary M.D.
Legal situations are stressful to say the least and can cause a general feeling of uneasiness especially when in the infant stages. Dan was a beacon of hope to me and my family when our options appeared limited and likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed almost impossible. Our brilliant attorney not only took a calculated and aggressive approach to our case , he vehemently defended my rights from an unjust accusation. I was able to determine in a rather short amount of time that Mr. Chambers was the perfect blend of legal acumen and human decency. From that point and as each month passed during the three years period my sense of normality returned knowing that Mr. Chambers was defending me. If you are looking for an attorney I hereby recommend Mr. Dan Chambers without reservation.
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Posted by Ana Morales-Barrios | January 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent legal services
Very professional, polite and patient as we are first timers dealing with the law in the family. Dan and his office staff are always available and willing to respond to any questions anytime. For sure I will recommend to hire Dan Chambers.
Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent support and advice over a long journey
Dan Chambers was a trusted partner and advisor throughout my interactions with the judicial system. Early on he ensured I gained the time to make some adjustments to my work and commute schedule in anticipation of driving restrictions. Throughout the journey, I felt informed about my position and knew what to expect. Through patience and persistence, Dan was able to get an outcome I was happy with. I’ve come to know Dan not just as a great attorney but also as a great, personable and kind man. I strongly recommend Dan and his firm to anyone who takes their legal situation seriously.
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Posted by Nasser B. | October 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Incredible Lawyer (HIGHLY RECOMMEND)
I have found my self in some quite almost irreversible problems with the law and I am more than thankful to have been acquainted with Mr. Chambers and his law firm, his skills and knowledge are phenomenal and this is the main reason I have returned for his service. They treated my family and myself as their own, and gave me the absolute smoothest ride I could possibly have had with the road we were on. Also to add, court cases can be very confusing with trials and correct documentation, Mr. Chambers was always professional and explained everything to me in fine detail, I never had any surprises. I will always cherish Mr. Chambers and I will always come back to him for advice in the future. If my closest friend or family member needed help with the law I wouldn’t hesitate to have them contact Mr. Chambers. He is someone I can trust, he is smart, and he knows his way around the courtroom. I know you will not regret meeting or consulting with him or his law firm.
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Posted by Darius | September 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer around
Dan is a excellent lawyer !! He is my lawyer now on nobody else. I got a forth dui and he handled it for me was always making sure everything was taking care of and good. I highly recommend. If you need a lawyer don’t walk run to him !!
Posted by Randall | September 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The only lawyer you need
I don't have much experience with attorneys, so my review might now be the best; however, if I ever find myself in the position where I need one again, Chambers Law Firm will be the first and only law firm I call. I reached out to Mr. Chambers back in 2018 to help with my case, a misdemeanor DUI, a misdemeanor under the influence charge, and felony possession with the intent to sell charge. Where other attorneys did not even return my call, Mr. Chambers did return my call and decide to see me. After meeting Mr. Chambers for a consultation, I decided that I would take his offer and retain him for my case. I chose to do this in part because he was the only attorney that agreed to see me, but also because I was impressed by his knowledge and skill and, more importantly, his heart. I could tell after that first meeting Mr. Chambers was an attorney who was doing what he did because he enjoyed the work, and he enjoyed helping people. He saw people as people, not just paychecks. However, this initial assessment of Mr. Chambers was, lucky for me, not accurate. I underestimated how much of a personal interest in his clients Mr. Chambers takes. As my case went on, I began to see Mr. Chambers as much as a friend as an attorney. A friend that was skilled and knowledgeable in law and was willing to fight and keep fighting till was confident he was getting me the best deal. By the end of the case, Mr. Chamber managed to get two of the three charges dropped, and the third one was reduced to a misdemeanor, and while Mr. Chambers was willing to fight longer to get the final charge dismissed, I decided to take the deal that was offered. In summary, Mr. Chambers is an exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled attorney who cares about his client and will fight to bring you the best outcome on your case. And while I hope that you may not need an attorney, chances are if you are reading this, you probably do, and if I am correct, stop looking and call the Chambers Law Firm. Now.
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Posted by Danny | August 13, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer
Great lawyer highly recommended him he’s helpful and friendly Keeps you update on your case.. he gave me a great deal.. chambers is the man... don’t sleep on him take my word give him a call
Posted by Joseph | June 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Animal cruelty 2016
In 2016 I was charged with three counts of animal cruelty with no where turn my text lady at the time said call attorney Dan chambers I called mr chambers who admitted that he knew nothing about horses his expertise was 187 after hearing more about my case mr chambers said I can help you with that to my surprise mr chambers knowledge of horses grew he was a stallion in the court room to make a long story short i was found not guilty on all three counts of animal cruelty 3/15/2018 Dan is the man if he don’t know it he will educate himself he is worth the price of admission
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Free man
Lancaster animal control and district attorney was going to railroad me until.i called the law offices of Dan chambers.mr chambers direlle that train today 3-15-2018 . I Joseph Jordan Davis was found not guilty of three counts of animal cruelty so don’t delay call the law office of Dan chambers.i did in I’m a free man
Posted by C. Anumudu | February 8, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated Fighter
Dan Chambers was a representation of hope to me and my family. He empathetically fought for me as if he was fighting for himself. He and his team's dedication to my case made me feel comfortable. Not only was he able to defend me from unjust accusations; He did it with a skill that produced just results. My family and I will be forever grateful for his help in winning my case.
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Posted by AJ | October 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney and person
I hired Dan for a DUI case. Was tried two separate times, first resulting with a hung jury and second resulting in a not guilty verdict. Dan is very professional, personable, and knows his stuff. He works magic in the court room and his experience shows. I would highly recommend Dan to anyone. You will not regret the decision. Plus you'll get some laughs along the way (he's a good, funny dude).
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Troutman Sanders, LLP (Formerly Mays & Valentine)
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Partner
  • Jeffer Mangels Butler & Marmaro
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Partner
  • Rutan & Tucker
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Berry & Perkins
  • 1996 - 2003
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney
  • 1991 - 1996
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Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Iowa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Confidential
  • Charges were not filed due to early intervention with the detective and District Attorney's Office. Client's job was reinstated.

Associations

  • Orange County Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • Provisors
  • 2013 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2013 - Present
  • Celtic Bar Association of Orange County
  • 2011 - Present
  • Special Assets Management Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Bankruptcy Forum
  • 2010 - Present
  • Los Angeles Bankruptcy Forum
  • 2010 - Present
  • Turnaround Management Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • Financial Lawyers Conference
  • 2007 - Present
  • Association for Corporate Growth
  • 2006 - Present
  • California Receivers Forum
  • 2005 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association (Orange County chapter)
  • 2005 - Present
  • Association of Business Trial Lawyers
  • 2005 - Present
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • 2004 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Top DUI Attorney
  • Coast Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor 2013
  • Avvo
  • 2013

Publications

  • Law 360 Bankruptcy
  • Q & A with Dan Chambers
  • 2013
  • Construction Today
  • Mechanic's Lien Law Update
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • 523 Non-Dischargeability Actions
  • Non-Dischargeability Actions
  • 2012
  • IMN Lender's Conference--Western Region
  • Distressed Real Estate Litigation
  • 2011
  • California Bankruptcy Forum
  • Alternatives to Bankruptcy
  • 2009
  • Trademark Law Course
  • Trademark Law
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (56)
Given (31)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the wonderful opportunity of working with Dan on a couple of matters during my time as a Law Clerk. Can't say enough about the passion and energy he brings to the work he does."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Chambers. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who produces great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is a privilege to write this endorsement on behalf of Mr. Chambers. Mr. Chambers' comments on Avvo are relevant, respectful, and helpful. His efforts and contributions bring credit to the legal profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent and well respected member of the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With a great track record of published answers to consumers' questions on Avvo.com and the recommendations from clients and attorneys alike, it is easy to see that attorney Chambers is skilled and knows the law well too. If you have a legal question in his area of expertise, he is your answer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. It's obvious that Attorney Chambers has a commitment to helping out not only his clients, but the greater community by giving insightful answers on AVVO."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch lawyer! Battle tested and experience. Well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Dan Chambers due to his extensive experience in criminal and DUI matters and his track record of success."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan's reputation as a lawyer is impeccable. His experience, local endorsements and rating is off the charts. Reviews by former clients speak volumes. READ THEM! If you are in or near Irvine do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation with him first."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Dan Chambers. If you need counsel in Orange County, look no further. Call Mr. Chambers and obtain a consultation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dan. He is a fierce litigator with experience and compassion."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is fierce defender of his clients. He is a well respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dan. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He's smart and helps his clients with his legal skills."
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