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Robert Marshall Sanger

Criminal defense Attorney at Santa Barbara, CA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1973
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Robert

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Robert M. Sanger - born Arlington, Virginia, 1949; Admitted to Practice Law: 1973, California; 1974, U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California; District of Arizona; Western District of Oklahoma; 1975, U.S. Tax Court; 1979, U.S. Supreme Court; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit. Education: University of California at Santa Barbara (B.A. 1970); University of California School of Law at Los Angeles (J.D. 1973). Author (Articles): Frequent contributor of articles and book reviews published in the American Bar Association Journal, The Federal Lawyer, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Forum.  Writes a monthly column for the Santa Barbara Lawyer entitled Criminal Justice (2006 to present). Author (Law Review):  Comparison of the Illinois Commission  Report on Capital Punishment Recommendations with the Capital Punishment System in California  published in Volume 44, University of Santa Clara Law Review, September 2003.  Faculty:  Adjunct Professor of Law, Santa Barbara College of Law, 1975-1976; Capital Case Defense Seminar, 2006 to present.  Lectured:  University of California at Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara City College as Guest Lecturer.   Lectured at MCLE courses for the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), the California Public Defender's Association (CPDA), Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Kern County Bar Association and the Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Bar Association.  Presented at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Symposium on the Wrongfully Convicted. Member (Professional Legal Organizations): American Bar Association; Federal Bar Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 1976 to present (Board of Governors 2006 to present; Co-Chair of the CACJ Legislative Committee, 2007 to present); California Public Defenders Association, 1977 to present;  Santa Barbara Women Lawyers; Santa Barbara County Bar Association (Member Board of Directors 1977 -- Chair, Criminal Law Section, 1978-1979, 1981, 1986-1988); Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Lawyer's Bar Association (Co-chair 1994-1995). Member (Law Related Organizations): Death Penalty Focus (Director 1998 to present); American Civil Liberties Union, Santa Barbara Chapter (President 1987-1989; 1991-1993). Delegate: Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (2004-2007). Awards: California State Bar Board of Governor's Award for Pro Bono Services, 1982; Bill of Rights Award, A.C.L.U., Santa Barbara Chapter, 1994; Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Bar Association Order of the Reasonable Doubt, 1993; The Death Penalty Focus Special Achievement Award, 2004. Board Certification: Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. PRACTICE AREAS: Criminal Defense (State and Federal): Homicide; Death Penalty; Business and Securities Offenses; Sex Offenses and Crimes Against the Person; Complex Civil Litigation.

 

  Listed: Naifeth and Smith, The Best Lawyers in America; Martindale-Hubbell, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Mr. Sanger is designated a SuperLawyer:     visit superlawyers.com

Location

Sanger Law Firm, P.C.
222 E. Carrillo St., Ste. 300
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101

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Posted by Sam | July 1, 2013
Thank you, Mr. Sanger
I found Mr. Sanger through the review of his peers on this website; then meeting Mr. Sanger in person and having him handle my case, I’m of the opinion that he is truly the lawyer of lawyers. He examined my case from the macro to the micro, and how both sides of the matter might strategize or approach the issue. His office (Sanger,Swysen & Dunkle) is the definition of integrity and ethics. I’m grateful beyond words for his experience, knowledge and professionalism. If it’s your first time in trying to choose the finest lawyer for a matter that can’t afford mistakes, I highly recommend calling his office.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • Sanger & Swysen
  • 1973 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor of Law
  • Santa Barbara College of law
  • 1976 - 1978

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State and Federal Criminal Cases
  • Numerous wins at trial and avoidance of indictments and favorable resolutions pretrial

Associations

  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 1977 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Officer, currently Vice President
  • 1976 - Present
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Lawyers Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Lawyers Bar Association
  • Co-Chair
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Criminal Law Section Santa Barbara County Bar
  • Chairman
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Criminal Law Section Santa Barbara County Bar
  • Chairman
  • 1981 - 1981
  • Criminal Law Section Santa Barbara County Bar
  • Chairman
  • 1978 - 1979
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 1977 - 1977
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Honors and Awards

  • Southern California Super Lawyer, 2009, 10, 11
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Special Acheivement Award
  • Death Penalty Focus
  • 2004
  • Bill of Rights Award
  • American Civil Liberties Union - Santa Barbara
  • 1994
  • Order of the Reasonable Doubt
  • Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Lawyers Bar Association
  • 1993
  • Award for Pro Bono Services
  • Board of Governors California State Bar
  • 1982
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Speaking Engagements

  • Capital Cases Defense Seminar
  • Death Penalty Defense -- Member of Faculty 2008, 09, 11
  • 2011
  • Numerous Conferences
  • Criminal Law
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sanger is an exemplary attorney that I would not hesitate to refer to anyone and everyone. He provides excellent and informed answers here on Avvo. I have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, law professor, and private attorney over the past 24 years and I still regularly learn new aspects about the law from his answers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Knowledgable, committed, articulate, and civil."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sanger is a regular contributor to another chat /professional service to which I am also a subscriber. Mr. Sange regularly respnds thoughtfully and sagely. Definitely endorse this attorney"
Securities and investment fraud Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Robert Sanger is one of the finest criminal defense attorneys in the State of California. He is committed, intellectual and a dynamo in the courtroom. He is definitely one of the legal "gurus" of the California criminal defense bar. Anyone who hires Bob Sanger will achieve the best possible result in his/her case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work: conscientious, hardworking, trustworthy, honest, and fundamentally dedicated to every Client, familiar Californians recognize that Mr. Sanger is an excellent defense attorney who is a beneficial asset to Santa Barbara and the entire Criminal Defense Bar community. Any person in need of a premier criminal defense lawyer will know he or she is in capable hands. For a number of reasons, I am honored to endorse this superb lawyer."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sanger provides education and knowledge to the community. His responses on Avvo are erudite and very helpful."
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