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William Grant Bettencourt

Criminal defense Attorney at Orange, CA

5.0   13 reviews

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     Mr. Bettencourt is a criminal defense and immigration attorney based in Orange County, California. Mr. Bettencourt serves clients in Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino  County, Los Angeles County, as well as clients throughout the State of California and the entire United States.

     Mr. Bettencourt handles criminal cases ranging from infractions and minor misdemeanors all the way up serious felony matters.

     Mr. Bettencourt has achieved successful results for immigration clients applying to become U.S. Citizens and those applying for a Green Card, as well as non-citizens facing deportation and removal from the country.

Licensed for 12 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 09/07/2022

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

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The Law Offices of Grant Bettencourt
2230 West Chapman Ave, Suite 221
Orange, CA, 92868

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Posted by Nattha | December 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Angel without a wings ! No joke he’s a man
I met Grant thru Yelp desperately try to find the right lawyer from the review he got on yelp I was so confident to choose him. He would answer his phone call if I have any questions concern. And would do anything just to make sure that you have crystal clear vision , direction and all the option that I have a right to have and know how to choose, pros and cons of all the choose I make. He’s the real lawyer with etiquette. I will put my name and my life for his reputation! He’s the one example of all lawyer should follow. I am so lucky, blessed , hornered just to have him. He would never leave me hanging , always followed up of all his work or even give a free advise for my friends ( are you serious , right ? ) he told my friend step by step how to do things without paying him. That’s tell a lot.!!! He is the man for you. The lawyer that other lawyer should look up to. God bless you Grant !!!
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Posted by Jason | July 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grant is your man!
Grant is a phenomenal lawyer. Our family faced a very challenging criminal case that had the potential to ruin the course of our lives and threatened our present success. In an attempt to resolve the issue we sought counsel from Grant having read several reviews from a plethora of websites. Grant was very accessible. We were able to speak directly to him without going through tiers of staffing. We met with him right away and he advised that we go to court ahead of the scheduled court date. We went the beginning of the following week and Grant argued the negligence of the court. Over the course of two months or so the case was settled and totally dismissed without record. Throughout the entire duration, Grant was extremely knowledgeable and professional. On a financial note, Grants price was competitive. We had sought out a couple different lawyers and Grant's prices was cheaper, he was more knowledgeable and exuded confidence that he'd be able to have the case dismissed. He was flexible and allowed us to make payments. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND his services. If you want someone who makes you feel like He's on your team, Grant is your man!
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Posted by Sally | November 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional lawyer!
If you are looking for an amazing, professional criminal attorney look no further! I hired Mr. Bettencourt after talking to several other lawyers. Right from our initial phone conversation he was very attentive and sympathetic towards me. I was extremely stressed out about my case since I never had a criminal charge before this one but after talking to him I felt like a huge weight had been lifted off my chest. I told him that I desperately needed to have the best possible outcome , which is getting my case dismissed. He was optimistic all along and said that we had a very good chance of getting it. At the court date, despite the fact that the circumstances were working against us, Mr. Bettencourt was able to turn everything into our favor and got my case dismissed!!!!!! He truly cared about my best interest and followed up with me even after the court date was over to make sure everything was going all right. Do yourself a favor and hire him! :)
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Posted by Sarah | October 22, 2014
Great Attorney
I was referred to Mr. Bettencourt by a friend and I am very thankful for the referral. He was extremely knowledgeable about the law regarding my legal matter and I felt comfortable talking to him. I was able to be honest, which in the end, was a huge benefit to myself. What impressed me the most, and why I rated Mr. Bettencourt so high, was because he returned my call immediately. I had contacted another attorney for this same legal matter and didn't hear back for a few days. If you are in need of legal advice, call Mr. Bettencourt
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Posted by Mike | October 22, 2014
Best Lawyer, Hands Down
On two separate occasions I have needed legal assistance and was referred to Mr. Bettencourt. He was very attentive and followed up my inquiry immediately even though it was after normal business hours. As I had a very busy schedule, he was flexible and discussed my predicament when it was convenient for me. He also laid out all the possibilities so I could make the most informed decision. Mr. Bettencourt held my hand throughout the process, and followed up with me to make sure that everything was going alright even after my matter was resolved. Hands down, working with Mr. Bettencourt was the best lawyer experience I have had; he is professional, timely, well spoken, and most importantly good at what he does. I know it is difficult selecting a lawyer, as when the time comes you want to move as quickly as possible - I would highly recommend Mr. Bettencourt to my friends and family.
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Posted by Margaret | October 9, 2014
Consummate Professional
A friend with first hand knowledge of Grant Bettencourt's legal expertise and discretion referred me to him for help with a legal matter. Mr. Bettencourt put me at ease by promptly addressing my legal issues and taking that burden off my shoulders. He swiftly achieved a successful conclusion of my case, allowing me to move on with my life. I recommend him with utmost confidence and should I require legal services in the future I would seek him out without hesitation.
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Posted by Matt | October 7, 2014
A good lawyer with a great work ethic.
We have known Grant for many years and turned to him when we had a situation regarding an ex spouse. He researched the case, provided thorough details and was very quick in his response. He listened well, asked questions and followed up. We won!
Posted by Gavin | October 4, 2014
Bet on Mr. Bettencourt
I used Grant Bettencourt's services and couldn't have been happier with the results. Facing a legal issue was scary for me, but Mr. Bettencourt walked me through the whole process and made me feel so much better. He was always there to answer my questions and made me feel like my case was important to him. I've gone back to him a number of times for legal advice since then and I would continue to do so in the future if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2014
My Experience with Mr. William Grant Bettencourt
I have used the services of William Grant Bettencourt on more than a few occasions and want to say with certainty that he has been thorough, knowledgeable, communicative and all around professional in every situation in which I have worked with him. He has spoken to my adult child (24 year-old, 2x's DUI) while representing him at a time when my son would not even speak to me----about DUI or anything else. Mr. Bettencourt made a bad situation so much more tolerable with his skills. I must add that Mr. Bettencourt calls me back (always) same day. He listens to me attentively whenever I need his advice. Perhaps most importantly, he gets great results with the court! I highly recommend the services of William Grant Bettencourt.
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Posted by Devin | October 2, 2014
Review of Grant Bettencourt after two years of history.
I have been a client of Grant's for 2 years and I can say without a shadow of a doubt he is the fairest most professional attorney that I have dealt with. I feel he has gone above and beyond what I ask of him and provides me with the advice I need. I always feel he has my best interest at heart and I can emphatically recommend him for anyone needing legal help.
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Posted by Bill | October 2, 2014
Great attorney!
I recently hired Grant to represent me, and he did a fantastic job. You often hear people complain about not hearing from their attorneys/being kept up to date on their cases. Happily, this was not my experience with Grant. From the very beginning, Grant kept me up to date and let me know exactly what was going on with my case. In his capable hands, the my legal issue was resolved quickly and efficiently. He got me a great result. I would definitely recommend him to anyone needing legal help.
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Posted by Kieran | October 1, 2014
Professional, Reliable and Energetic
Usually when you see an excellent review such as I am giving William Bettencourt its too good to be true. In this instance, that could not be farther from the truth. I had Mr. Bettencourt look into some legal troubles I had years back and I was very pleased with his performance. He was very informative, proactive and honest. He was very upfront with everything and kept me up to speed through the entire process. If you are looking for an attorney I could not recommend anyone better.
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2014
Very helpful attorney
I called upon Mr. Bettencourt to help a friend with a personal matter and he went above and beyond being helpful and honest. Mr. Bettencourt got back to me and my friend within an hour of calling. He was very clear what needed to happen in order for my friend to get the help she sought, sent her the forms to complete the work, followed up daily until the matter was settled and was reasonable in his charges. If you want someone honest and hard working, ask for Mr. Bettencourt.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Grant Bettencourt
  • 2014 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Robinson Calcagnie & Robinson
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Managing Partner
  • The Law Offices of Trinh & Bettencourt
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Orange County District Attorney
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Senior Mediator
  • Riverside Superior Court
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Honors Fellow
  • Office of the California Attorney General
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable W. Michael Hayes
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • The Law Offices of Kenneth L. Schreiber
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Orange County Public Defender
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • Chapman University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Oregon
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • People v. M.H.
  • Not Guilty
  • In re R.P.
  • Client became U.S. Citizen
  • People v. H.C.
  • case dismissed
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Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Chapman University School of Law Criminal Law Society
  • Vice President
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Chapman University School of Law Criminal Law Society
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Chapman University School of Law Public Interest Law Society
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Vietnamese

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Commitment to Public Service Award
  • Chapman University School of Law
  • 2010
  • Constitutional Jurisprudence Award
  • Claremont Institute for Constitutional Jurisprudence/Chapman University School of Law
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (15)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fantastic lawyer! I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional attorney with great attention to detail."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Grant Bettencourt is an excellent attorney that goes above and beyond for his clients. I couldn't endorse him more highly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bettencourt is a young and aggressive attorney in the field of criminal defense. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bettencourt is a fine attorney. I thoroughly endorse him and would encourage anyone to seek his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Mr. Bettencourt, he is an excellent attorney with a proven track record."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bettencourt is a responsive, hard working, knowledgable attorney who handled my referral for an immigration matter in a professional and efficient manner. I would not hesitate to refer matters regarding immigration and criminal defense to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Bettencourt for several years and have had the pleasure of working with him on a few matters. He practices with professionalism and is always candid with clients and counsel. I highly recommend his services and abilities."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Bettencourt for many years and can attest to his dedication and attention to all his clients."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer all of my immigration clients to Mr. Bettencourt. Every client has been more than pleased with his hard work and the results achieved."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Grant always provides his clients superior representation. He is knowledgeable and efficient, and has a great rapport with those he assists."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several clients to Mr. Bettencourt for his expertise in immigration law. Each time I have received overwhelmingly positive feedback."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've referred several cases to Mr. Bettencourt and the feedback has always been excellent."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bettencourt provides great representation for his clients. He is an extremely knowledgeable and professional attorney.I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Grant is a dedicated and hardworking advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
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Orange Criminal defense Lawyer William Grant Bettencourt
William Grant Bettencourt
Criminal defense Attorney
Orange, CA
Licensed for 12 years
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