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J'Aimee L Oxton

Family Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   15 reviews

also known as J’Aimèe Oxton

  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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About J'Aimee

Learn J'Aimee’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce or Separation, Child Custody, Spousal or Child Support Matters, Juvenile Dependency, Prenups or Postnups, Domestic Violence and other related Family Law Matters

    14 years

  2. Criminal defense
    DUI, DWI, Suspended License, Drug Offenses, Expungements, Domestic Violence, Assault & Battery, Juvenile Cases, Theft, Burglary and other related Misdo. & Felony Matters

    14 years

  3. Juvenile law
    Juvenile law applies to young children and teenagers. Minors accused of breaking the law are processed under a juvenile justice system, completely separate from the one used for adults. It is the job of a Juvenile Defense Attorney to help minors & their parents understand the juvenile justice system and present their defense in juvenile court.

    14 years

OUR FIRM IS NOW OFFERING THE FOLLOWING REMOTE BASED SERVICES IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY for Criminal Law Matters, Juvenile Delinquency & Dependency Law Matters, Dissolution of Marriage, Visitation, Property Division, Child Support, Spousal Support, Emergency Ex Parte Issues, Post-Judgment Modifications of Support, Custody, and other related legal matters.

Protect your rights, don’t jeopardize your future. The decisions you make in criminal, juvenile, divorce and family law proceedings can affect you the rest of your life. We’re a full service law firm with a focus on criminal, juvenile and family law disputes with more than a decade of experience serving clients throughout Santa Barbara County.

Attorney J’Aimèe Oxton is a lawyer, licensed to practice law in the State of California for more than 10 years. Attorney Oxton has a strong level of commitment towards work & all every stage of her legal career she has consistently put in the long hours a legal matter needs to ensure that the job is done right.

Although our Santa Barbara Law Firm primarily handles legal matters here in South Santa Barbara County, under the right circumstances, our Law Firm will take cases in Ventura County, North Santa Barbara County, and other counties throughout the state of California.

If you've been charged with a crime in Santa Barbara County, look no further than the Law Office of J'Aimèe L. Oxton, A Professional Corporation, for the best criminal defense attorney in Santa Barbara. Attorney Oxton defends clients accused of crimes throughout Santa Barbara County.

When you are charged with a crime in Santa Barbara, it is imperative to have a local Santa Barbara criminal defense attorney like Attorney J'Aimèe Oxton who knows the law, who knows the prosecutors, who knows the local Judges, and who will fight for you.

Our Firm is dedicated to helping clients with their legal matters in the areas of:

Criminal Defense
Family Law
Divorce/Legal Separation/Nullity of Marriage
Child Custody and Visitation
Child Support
Domestic Violence
Pre and Post-Marital Agreements
Juvenile Delinquency and Juvenile Dependency


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Law Office of J'Aimèe L. Oxton, A Prof. Law Corp.
1220 1/2 State Street
2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

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Posted by Pablo T | March 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing person and lawyer!
There are no words to say how J’Aimme excels in every aspect as a lawyer. Her skills, long experience and dedication to your case outside and inside the courtroom are characteristics that you will need in each phase of your process. She has an incredible family legacy and passion for what she does, that will be a priceless value on how she communicates with the Judge and the preparation of documents, this will make an incredible difference in the resolution for your case. J’Aimme is a person with integrity, she listens with attention and communicates patiently with you. She works with you as a friend, not like one more case. I have a huge respect for J’Aimme and I thank her a lot for how she managed all my case with great professionalism and for her human value. Her staffs are on top of everything and they will help you alongside everything. And If you are reading this, it is an indication that God has already chosen for you.
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Posted by John | February 22, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Multiple satisfied client
If you care about winning, you need J’AIMÈE She represented me for two years in multiple cases, never let me down & always won !!! My brother is a judge who has worked with J’Aimee and can’t find enough good things to say about her. Many in the law enforcement community have become happy clients, too ! She was an angel who helped me through the absolute toughest times in my life !!! Again: If you care about winning you need J’AIMÈE
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Response from J'Aimee Oxton February 24, 2021
Thank you so much for your kind words and for trusting me to assist you through each of your legal matters.
Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would trust "Ms. Oxton" with my life! Hands down the best criminal defense attorney ever, ever.. She was able to negotiate my 2nd DUI to a reasonable plea(I won't go into details because the plea is just to good to be true!). During the whole process, I left everything in her hands knowing she would represent my best interests and never once doubted her. She knows exactly what she is doing, is supper smart and funny! I recommend her to anyone seeking a criminal attorney!!! (and have actually recommended others to her who have had the best outcomes in the worse situations.) If I ever need a criminal defense attorney again, I know who I will be calling!
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Posted by Jakob | November 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
A wonderfully kind person and an amazing lawyer.
J’Aimee was the most fantastic lawyer I could have asked for. When I met with her for my consultation involving a serious felony charge, I was terrified about having ruined my future prospects during a dumb mistake my senior year of college. During our consultation J’Aimee not only provided top notch legal advice, but made sure to touch base with me as a person and make sure I was ok and gave some impactful advice about how to handle myself going into my adult life. Within an hour of meeting with her, the documents I needed to be sent to the court and my bail bondsman were prepared and sent out and by the end of our meeting all of my concerns were erased and I was able to walk out of the beautifully designed office in a much better mood than I entered. Plus she has two adorable dogs and wonderfully polite office staff, there was absolutely nothing not to love about my experience with Ms. Oxton’s law office.
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Posted by Pauline | October 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She’s a lawyer you can rely on!
I’m a big fan and has the highest respects for J’Aimee Oxton! As a single Mother myself, I admire her for being a strong role model for women. J’Aimèe is very smart, dedicated, hardworking and one of a kind. She is by far the toughest one, at the same time the most beautiful with a kind and big heart that I’ve ever met. She is genuine, down to earth and very transparent. I wish that I met her a long time ago, rather than seeking help from other lawyers who wasted my time and money but end up with poor results. J’Aimee doesn’t waste anyone’s time nor take advantage of anyone’s weaknesses regardless of their situation. I regret not researching hard enough in the past for a capable lawyer like her who has the ability to provide proper guidance and support to their clients. It saddens me that there are lawyers out there who use their knowledge to take advantage of vulnerable people, that’s why I’m glad that I found J’Aimee and proud to say that she represents me. She has worked tirelessly on my case and has connected with me in a way that I feel at peace even if everything around me is in chaos. She handles every case delicately and fearlessly. She had shared her own personal experiences very deeply and speaks openly about everything in her own life, which I very much appreciate. She takes the time to let her clients feel and know that they’re not alone. I also want to mention how great her whole staff has been to me. They’re always there for me when I have questions, concerns or just when I want to talk. They are amazing and heartwarming individuals. One thing that I’ve learned the hard way is that if you want something done the right way, hire a good lawyer. Spend the money because you’ll get what you paid for. You’ll get real results and proper representation.
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Posted by stephanie | May 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
J’Aimee was the miracle I had been praying for
It is my absolute pleasure to write this review regarding J’Aimee Oxton...I found J’Aimee after several years, a lot of money and a lot of frustration with as well as poor results from my former family law attorney. Finding J’Aimee was the miracle I had been praying for. Upon hiring her, everything in my case shifted in my favor and I got the results that I had been hoping for for years. J’Aimee listened to me with compassion, leveled with me realistically, and honestly and professionally handled my case managing every little detail. Her advice was priceless. She was so attentive and responded to my emails and phone calls in a timely fashion. J’Aimee handeled my case as if it were her own and I will be forever grateful to her for that. She is an extremely educated, capable, no-nonsense professional and will get you the results she promises.
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Posted by Robert | March 29, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Works like your Best Friend
J'Aimee and her office staff are great! J'Aimee is always on top of her game; J'Aimee has an unparalleled reputation throughout the legal community and Santa Barbara, and it shows! After one court appearance with J'Aimee it became more than clear that she is well respected by her colleagues, the Judges she appears in front of, court staff, DA's and local law enforcement. Rumor has it some have even been known to call on her when they (or their loved ones) need legal assistsnce, and proudly call themselves her clients. Regardless, she gives her clients (and her cases) 150% at all times and is never afraid to speak her mind. J'Aimee was methodical with every decision made in my cases and anticipated things no one else could have, which significantly impacted the results she was able to deliver for me. An added bonus is definitely the fact that J'Aimee is one of the most reasonably-priced lawyers in Santa Barbara County, if not THE most reasonably-priced, but even if she wasn't, she still would be WORTH EVERY PENNY! Even more, J'Aimee provides her clients with an office atmosphere where you will always feel welcome and are made to feel more like a "friend" than simply a "client." Her pet-friendly office always manages to give clients a warm-welcome. (Note to others: J'Aimee loves Dr. Pepper so it never hurts showing up to your appointments with some in hand from time to time.) I couldn't more strongly recommend her for ANY Criminal or Family Law matters. You couldn't be in better hands!
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Posted by Jake | April 13, 2015
Most hard-working, honest, reasonably priced lawyer in Santa Barbara County.
By far the most hard-working, dedicated attorney in Santa Barbara County. Not only was she compassionate and patient with me, she was also honest and reasonably priced. J'Aimee is smart and ambitious and gave me no BS-she is a complete straight-shooter-whether I liked it or not. Additionally, her reputation among others in the legal community including other local lawyers, DA's and Judges, enabled her to get a better result for me than I ever thought possible! J'Aimee was worth every penny I paid and wouldn't recommend anyone go hire any other attorney in this town. It really is all about who you know, and this lawyer knows everyone important to do her job exceedingly well, that's for sure. Let's just say I'm glad she is walking into the courtroom WITH me and not AGAINST me. What makes it even better as most people, lawyers included, don't even see her coming. I think they must underestimate her because of how pretty and young she is (which doesn't hurt if you're stuck in a bad situation like I was, lol). I'm certain if you hire her you'll be saying the exact same thing! None of us ever wish to be in a position where we need a lawyer, but if you are an unfortunate soul like me and you do, I'm certain you'll be in excellent hands with Ms. J'Aimee Oxton. Good luck!
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Posted by Alyssa | November 29, 2013
Advocates like no other attorney I've met
If it wasn't for Ms. Oxton's consistently strong, compassionate advocating of kids like me I have no idea where I would be. She showed up for me in ways I wouldn't if ever imagined. Because she believed in me, she helped me to believe in myself for the first time in my young life. There isn't a better attorney out there.
Posted by Kathryn | June 18, 2013
Excellent Defense Attorney
J'Aimee Oxton is an excellent and compassionate attorney. She's hardworking, always appropriate, tireless, stubborn and understands the value of professionalism in the courtroom and off. She has passionately worked on a family legal matter going beyond the call of duty to give our family member the best case possible. She also has experience in dealing with the various courts, judges, DA's that work in SB County. She's familiar with the complexity of the human condition, mental health related issues, and we can recommend her highly.
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Posted by Nigel Clarke | June 7, 2013
DUI wake up call
After being put in jail after a DUI arrest I decided to seek legal help . J'Aimee was recommended by a friend !!! I went to see her and right away she was on top of things and making me feel like I could deal with the process of the next 18 months !!!! Throughout that period she was always available and expertly guided me through this ordeal culminating in getting the DUI expunged from from record , an early termination of probation with the fee waived . Well done J'Aimee :)
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2012
Highly J’Aimee to the Rescue In Santa Barbara
I was unexpectedly arrested in Santa Barbara:( My head was spinning and thankfully I called J’Aimee for help/advice. She is extremely knowledgeable and was able to give me with (well needed) peace of mind. Jamie grew up in Santa Barbara and has worked in the legal system for many years. She has an understanding of the intricacies of the local system and has gained many allies. I was very happy with her professional service and I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2012
Completely renews my faith in lawayers and the legal profession!
When I first found myself in need of an attorney I was in shock, angry and scared. Frankly, I didn't think it was possible to find an attorney that would advocate for me as if there wasn't anything more important to them than me and my children, while at the very same time doing so in an honest and dignified manner. My children and I would never have had a chance at any kind of life had it not been for Ms. Oxton's compassion, listening, counseling, patience and commitment to my case. Truly, there aren't enough words I feel adequately express the gratitude I have for Ms. Oxton's hard work and dedication. I certainly hope my children and I are never again in need of any legal services, but knowing that Ms. Oxton is always there if we need her, and knowing that she is MY lawyer gives me a comfort and peace that is difficult for me to describe. I don't know how she did it, but somehow she made me feel like my case was her top priority at all times, and she managed to keep me calm and rational at times when I felt like I could be anything but. Ms. Oxton was a miracle in my life during a VERY difficult time and her acts of kindness, dedication, hard work and service changed the course of my life and my children, I truly believe that. Thank you, thank you, thank you J'Aimee Oxton!
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Posted by Judi | April 18, 2012
Very thankful
J'Aimee Oxton is the most reliable, trustworthy Attorney I have ever come in contact with. I would recommend this Attorney to anyone who wants to always be a number one client. I always felt like I was the most important client J'Aimee has ever come in contact with. She has the biggest heart and gives more then 100 percent.
Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2012
My experience with J'Aimee Oxton
From the initial point of hiring Ms. Oxton, I have been extremely pleased with my support and advice given by her. I have found her to be knowledgeable, hardworking, honest, driven, professional, and ethical. I believe that Ms. Oxton's heart is in the right place- she advocates for children, and for what is right for them. She has given me amazing support during a difficult time in my life, and I feel it an honor to work with her.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 385-525 per hour
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of J'Aimèe L. Oxton, Prof. Corp.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Criminal Attorney, Appointed by Santa Barbara County Courts
  • Criminal Defense Associates
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Paralegal, Office Manager, Case Assignment Supervisor
  • Criminal Defense Associates
  • 2003 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • Bryan Cave, LLC
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Legal Assistant
  • Law Office of W. Carl Gans
  • 1999 - 2000
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  • Southern California Institute of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of California - San Diego
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 2001
  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Attempted Murder 664/187(a) PC-Felony
  • Attempted Murder, Strike Enhancements, Other Related Serious Felony Charges Dismissed; Plea to 245(a)(1) Assault, Credit for Time Served
  • Attempted Murder 664/187(a) PC-Felony
  • Attempted Murder, Strike Enhancements, Other Related Serious Felony Charges Dismissed; Plea to 245(a)(1) Assault, Credit for Time Served
  • Lost Boys: 'Out of Sight, Out of Mind'
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  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Defense Attorney
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Lawyer
  • 2011 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Lawyer
  • 2011 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • Lawyer
  • 2011 - Present
  • California Defense Counsel
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Catholic Lawyers Society
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate, Santa Barbara County
  • 2010 - Present
  • Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Santa Barbara Barristers
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Southern California Institute of Law
  • Law Professor
  • 2012 - 2015
  • William L. Gordon American Inn of Court
  • Student Member
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Academic Scholarship
  • Santa Barbara Women Lawyers
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"J'Aimee is an outstanding attorney. I endorse her work as a criminal defense and family law attorney. She fights hard and is completely honest and trustworthy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. J'Aimee is aggressive, extremely competent and always obtains great results for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Oxton works tirelessly for her clients to achieve the best possible outcome."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"J'Aimee is honest, sincere and an incredibly hard worker. She is a conscientious and loyal advocate for each of her clients."
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Santa Barbara Family Lawyer J'Aimee L Oxton
J'Aimee L Oxton
Family Attorney
Santa Barbara, CA
Licensed for 13 years
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