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Earl Edwin Conaway

Personal injury Attorney at San Luis Obispo, CA

5.0   12 reviews

also known as Earl E. Conaway, III

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
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San Luis Obispo personal injury lawyer Earl E. Conaway, III has spent his entire legal career as a trial attorney. He founded the firm with a goal to treat every client like family and go the extra mile to make sure they receive just compensation for their injuries. His law firm has the experience and passion to help the community with legal cases surrounding traumatic and life-changing accidents and injuries. These cases include car accidents, dog bites, slip and fall, motorcycle accidents and other similar incidents.


Earl Edwin Conaway
1065 Higuera Street
Suite 202
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401

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Posted by Nicole | February 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best attorney
Earl Conaway must have graduated at the top of his class I would recommend him to everyone. He is so very sharp and doesnt miss a beat. He worked a case against law enforcement for me and got it all dismissed in my favor. He holds true to his word and is very easy to get along with. Thank you Earl. You have given me a new opportunity for a fresh start and a good life.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2017
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Outstanding Service with Excellent Results
Five Stars Plus! Earl Conaway navigated my case masterfully through the San Luis Obispo Court System resulting in reducing my misdemeanor to a speeding infraction with a much reduced fine. Recently I consulted with him on another matter and everything again was 100% positive. Bottom line, his experience, honesty and integrity are unmatched and you will be glad you hired him to fight your case.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2016
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Fantastic Lawyer!
Earl Conaway is a dedicated attorney who goes the extra mile for his clients. He explores all avenues of defense, leaving no stone unturned, no avenue unexplored. And this means that whatever the final result, you can feel confident that it was the best outcome possible under the circumstances surrounding your case. Moreover, Earl keeps you informed of all developments in your case, and he is always available to discuss your concerns and answer any questions, which is so important considering being charged with a crime is already stressful enough without being kept in the dark by your attorney. I was arrested and charged for suspicion of driving under the influence and the initial blood results from the crime lab showed a blood alcohol content of 0.09%. It appeared that my goose was cooked and that I would end up with a DMV suspension AND a criminal conviction. But Earl did not simply roll over and advised me to take a deal for a first time DUI, like most attorneys do. No. Instead, he retained his own experts who performed additional testing on my blood sample and they returned with a BAC of 0.07%!!! But he did not stop there. He then subpoenaed all the evidence in my case, including the video of my driving and arrest, and he studied this evidence very closely, identifying every instance where the arresting officer had lied on the police report and poking holes in the prosecution's case. In the end, the DMV set aside my suspension and returned my license, and with their case against me now eviscerated by Earl, the prosecution was reduced to offering me a deal where I would plea to reckless driving, without the presence of alcohol (Dry Reckless), which I accepted. I have no doubt that had I chosen to spend the time and money to go to trial with Earl, we would have prevailed. But I live in Southern California and it simply did not make economic sense for me to push the matter to trial. If you get in trouble and need a skilled advocate, I highly recommend Earl Conaway.
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Posted by Patrick | July 14, 2015
Knowledgeable, Aggressive Attorney
I've seen Mr. Conaway in court numerous times, discussed many cases with him and had the pleasure to see him in trial multiple times. He is very smooth and has a great command of the law. If there is anything that he isn't 100% sure of, he makes it his mission to research the issue to the point of mastery. Very impressive.
Posted by D | May 20, 2015
Earl is the best SLO has to offer!
Mr. Conaway has been an excellent advisor through my conviction for wet and reckless. It was such a process to get all the facts sorted out. He was so honest and to the point and I respected that and it humbled me so much during that time. He recommended going to the lab experts, retesting my blood etc. He assured me that we would do everything that we should and could do to work the situation out in my favor so that it was not only going to beneficial to me, but it would be just. He is a great man and lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone. That of which I did! My dad has called him for some legal advice like a week ago :). He too is so happy with Earl's expertise!
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2014
Case dismissed! Very happy to have a clean record.
Being a citizen of another country, I was very concerned when I was recently arrested for an alcohol related offense. However, all of those concerns disappeared with the help of Mr. Conaway. Not only did Mr. Conaway get all of the charges against me dismissed, but he took the time to explain to me any questions I had about the court process. I would recommend this attorney to anyone facing any criminal charge.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2014
I Highly Recommend Mr. Conaway
After I was arrested for DUI, I didn’t believe there was any hope in getting a reduced charge. Not only did Mr. Conaway get the case reduced to reckless driving, but he was also able to get the charges against me “expunged” less than two years after my arrest. I would highly recommend Mr. Conaway to anyone facing criminal charges.
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Posted by anonymous | May 24, 2014
DUI convictions expunged
I would definitely recommend Mr. Conway! He advocated strongly on my behalf and was able to get some old cases of mine expunged. He was forthright and honest, which immediately won my trust. I would use him again without question as he's a proven, professional leader in criminial defense.
Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2014
If you want an attorney to Fight For Your Right's! "Think Conaway"
I highly recommend Earl if you ever find yourself needing a DUI Attorney. I was involved in an accident and under the influence at the time. I searched for a DUI Attorney and contacted two other Attorney's before Earl. They seemed to be interested in nothing but money and promised little results. I finally contacted Earl, who was very compassionate when I explained my story, he took my case and offered a reasonable payment plan. Earl kept me informed every step of the way. He fought hard for me even when the DA was out to hang me dry, but Earl would not have that. Earl even helped me in the case to follow which was above and beyond the call of duty. I have the up most respect for Earl Conaway III. If you need a Great Attorney call Mr. Conaway he is highly recommended.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2014
Earl E. Conaway~ Excellent young reasonably priced attorney!
Mr. Conaway kept me informed, worked with me on a payment schedule and always answered my questions and concerns in a prompt fashion. Mr. Conaway has handled two legal matters for me and I have gotten the best results possible from both cases. He has even followed up the initial legal matter with letters and correspondence that went above an beyond what he had to do. I would recommend Mr. Conaway in a heartbeat and can attest to his knowledge and ability.
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Posted by Derrick | February 25, 2014
Mr. Conaway will fight for you!!
Earl Conaway helped me keep my license when I didn't think I had a chance. I needed to keep my license in order to work, go to school, etc. He always kept me informed, really nice guy, and he's smart man who explained my options very well. He is the best lawyer I could have asked for!
Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2012
Fantastic attorney who will fight for you!
I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Conaway. When I was accused of DUI last year, he really stepped up and represented me faithfully and aggressively. If you have not learned yet, the San Luis Obispo County DA's office is known nationwide for being one of the toughest counties in its criminal prosecutions. You need the best, so why not get the best? I hired Mr. Conaway after meeting with 4 other attorneys who all seemed more interested in just telling me how much it would cost to take my case, and that I still would not have a chance of coming out clean in the end. After meeting with Mr. Conaway, he was more interested in listening to my side of the story and crafting a viable defense which he did. He is straightforward, honest and cares about his clients. I have referred over others who also share my sentiments. If you just found yourself in the same position I did last year, don't get down on your luck. Get the best there is. Get Earl Conaway.
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Earl E. Conaway, III: Attorney at Law
  • 2009 - Present


  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 2007
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 2003


  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, Criminal Defense Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse Earl
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred several people to Earl for various personal injury matters and each one has been very happy with the level of service they have received. Earl is extremely knowledgeable and professional and is a tremendous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Conway didn't ask me to endorse him but I am going to write a note anyway, I was doing something else on AVVO when I ran across his mugshot !! I've been practicing law in SLO for a long time now and can recognize a good lawyer when I see one .I am impressed with the effort that Mr. Conway puts forth for his clients and he doesn't take any crap from the opposition. Good job Mr. Conway."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Other
"Earl is a tireless advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Earl Conaway combines decency and compassion with tremendous legal skill. He is highly regarded by lawyers and judges, and has particular expertise in DUI matters and all forms of criminal appeals. As a prosecutor I had many cases opposite of Earl, and he always did an incredible job for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone facing criminal charges in San Luis Obispo County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Earl has that admired combination of both street smarts and book smarts, whereas many other lawyers have either one trait or the other. I endorse his work with no reservation"
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San Luis Obispo Personal injury Lawyer Earl Edwin Conaway
Earl Edwin Conaway
Personal injury Attorney
San Luis Obispo, CA
Licensed for 15 years
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