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Ernesto Tristan Verburgt

Criminal defense Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Tristan Verburgt

  • State Years
    California - CA 15 years
    Texas - TX 7 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2017
    MCLE Non-Practicing No misconduct found

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

About Ernesto

Learn Ernesto’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    DUI, Felonies, Misdemeanors, Expungement, Search & Seizure

    15 years

  2. Employment and labor
    Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Wage & Hour, Wrongful Termination

    7 years

  3. Personal injury
    Car Accidents, Slip & Fall, Wrongful Death

In over a decade as a lawyer, I’ve handled thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases. I have worked as a Deputy District Attorney in the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office and Shasta County District Attorney’s Office. After leaving the District Attorney’s Office, I have used my skills and experience as a prosecutor to successfully defended people charged with crimes.

  • A decade of experience as an Attorney
  • Eight years of experience as a Prosecutor
  • Former Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorney
  • Extensive Jury Trial Experience
  • Handled thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases
  • Successfully obtained dismissals for multiple clients charged in criminal cases
  • Years of civil litigation experience / Obtain six-figure settlements for multiple clients
  • Experienced Employment Law Litigator

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Law Offices of Tristan Verburgt
1020 State Street #107
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

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5.0 / 5.0
  6 customer reviews
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Posted by Carlos | October 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer That Cares!
I needed a local lawyer to help me through a difficult situation. When I called Tristan, he reassured me that he would do what he could to resolve the issue. Tristan kept me calm and level headed. I could tell that he genuinely cares about the people that he helps. I am so thankful to say that Tristan resolved everything completely. Even when I had little hope left. He is an amazing lawyer to have by your side. If I could, I would give him a ten star review. I highly recommend him, he is well versed in what he does and goes the extra mile! Cheers Tristan, thanks a million. I wish you nothing but the best! Best regards, Carlos Elizarraraz
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Posted by Maureen | September 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I went to consult on an employer situation and ended up suing the company and I am grateful to have had the support of anti-Cooney and associates. Tristan was a valuable member of the team and was always open to answer any questions or provide any clarifications. If you feel like you’ve been wronged Get a consultation
Posted by Matthew Bitter | January 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A steady hand to guide me through a terrible situation
Tristan is an incredible resource that always had my best interest as first priority. He has made a positive impact on how I view the legal process which is incredibly overwhelming most of the time . Tristan is always thoughtful in his approach and methodical in his actions. There was many times where I was on the verge of giving up and breaking down when he and his team picked me back up and basically held my hand through some of the most difficult and heart breaking days of my life. Tristan is an amazing lawyer but an even greater person who cared more about my well being than any bottom line. I recommend him to anyone who is in need of someone who is honest, genuine and diligent to get results. Consider yourself lucky to have him and his team helping you. A+++++++
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Services
I highly recommend Tristan to anyone needing quality legal counsel here in the Santa Barbara area. He was efficient and knowledgeable and walked me though all the necessary steps we would be taking during the court process. My case had been dragging on for a year or so before Tristan became involved. He was able to dismiss the case, so I could finally get the burden off my back. If you are looking for the best representation, then Tristan is your guy.
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very Grateful!
Tristan was extremely helpful with my case. He listened to me and took my case very seriously. He was always quick to respond to any questions or concerns I had while walking me through a very difficult and stressful situation. Tristan made knowledgeable and honest recommendations and helped guide me through a complex and emotionally charged case. He made sure I understood every step in the process while working towards a resolution. I'm very grateful for his work and all that he and the firm did for me!
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent advise!
Mr. Verburgt assisted my business with our employee legal questions related to time card compliance and various other items. He was prompt, extremely knowledge and helpful. It was a pleasure working with Mr. Verburgt.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Conflict Defense Associates
  • 2019 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Tristan Verburgt
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Anticouni & Associates, Apc
  • 2017 - 2020
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Santa Barbara County District Attorney
  • 2010 - 2017
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Shasta County District Attorney's Office
  • 2009 - 2010
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  • University of San Francisco
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Peopel v. J.P
  • Dismissal
  • People v. T.B.
  • Felony dismissal through a civil compromise
  • People v. J.A.
  • Dismissal through a civil compromise


  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Recognition of Dedication
  • Domestic Violence Solutions
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Domestic Violence Solutions Vigil
  • Domestic Violence Prosecution
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Ernesto
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Tristan and I were co-counsels on a case involving a plaintiff's employment matter and I was impressed with his knowledge, his character, and the care he showed his clients. He is a true advocate and works hard to ensure that he obtains full and fair compensation for them. I strongly recommend Tristan's services."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Tristan is an excellent litigator. He is articulate, compassionate and highly professional and always has his clients' best interests in mind. I have the highest regard for his legal skills and ethics."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tristan is a highly knowledgeable attorney who gets results. I without hesitation would endorse and refer Tristan to anybody looking for the highest level of representation."
Personal injury
Employment and labor
Santa Barbara Criminal defense Lawyer Ernesto Tristan Verburgt
Ernesto Tristan Verburgt
Criminal defense Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 15 years
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