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Kit Chandler Westbrook

DUI and DWI Attorney at San Luis Obispo, CA

4.9   31 reviews

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I have spent my entire career fighting for people who are being charged with crimes.  If you are facing criminal charges do not lose hope and do not be cripped by fear. I can help.  I have assmebled a small team of like-minded criminal defense attorneys with decades of combined experience to defend the rights of our clients.  We have successfully helped thousands of clients avoid jail.  If you are being charged with a crime you should call me.  I am happy to provide you a free and informative consultation that will almost certainly resolve many of your fears and concerns. 

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Licensed for 14 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/06/2022

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

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Kit Chandler Westbrook
1301 Chorro St. Suite A
San Luis Obispo, CA, 93401
Kit Chandler Westbrook
1007 7th St. #302
Sacramento, CA, 95814
Kit Chandler Westbrook
217A De La Estrella
San Clemente, CA, 92673
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4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer. Hire Kit. You’ll be happy you did.
Absolutely cannot say enough good things about Kit Westbrook. I was falsely accused of domestic violence and was facing 2 counts of felony charges and possible jail/fines. Time was of the essence and we had to work quickly. Kit was responsive and on my case in no time. Within a weekend we were able to put the information together to prove my innocence. He presented the facts to the DA and was able to get the charges dismissed. Not saying that will be the case for everyone but he gave me hope in a time where things were looking bad and no one else believed my story. Hire Kit, i couldn’t have found a better person to help in my time of need. Thank you so much Kit, I owe my freedom to you.
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Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer, very knowledgeable
Kit was able to help me over the phone, solved my issue, I didn’t even have to go to court, he saved me $2,000.
Posted by Katie | January 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's the Best!
Kit is a Godsend. He went above and beyond for my mom who was facing charges of domestic violence, being drunk in public, AND resisting arrest. He was so attentive and caring and made sure to keep my mom informed and at ease during this very stressful time. Kit was then able to get ALL of the charges dismissed in Placer County, which is practically unheard of! No fines or jail time, no record! I am so grateful to this law office for all of their help. If you are ever in need of an attorney, look no further! You will be in excellent hands. Thank you so much again Kit for all of your patience and hard work! I am forever grateful! Most sincerely, Katie
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Posted by Joshua | November 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No one better!
I hired Kit, and I couldn’t ask for more. Professional, knowledgeable and dedicated. Kit was able to reduce original sentence and provide the best possible outcome. He was able to walk me through a very tough situation and check on me throughout the process. He was honest and true. He kept every promise and never just settled for OK. He is the best. I know that he will do all he can for you.
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Posted by Andrea | July 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
So grateful I decided to consult this attorney
He helped me navigate a situation involving my son, who has a very complicated history of developmental disabilities. When his bicycle was recently stolen, I encouraged him to stay put until I arrived and call the police in the interim so we could file a police report when I got there. The police did show up at the scene and we were able to file a report, however by the end of the encounter my son was handcuffed and taken to jail for a warrant arrest from another county which neither me, nor my son, knew anything about. Needless to say, as I drove home I was totally engulfed by fear and confusion.....until I was able to consult with this amazing attorney. His straightforward, knowledgeable and calming approach to my son's situation was just what I needed to curtail my anxiety and having him map out a plan going forward was invaluable. I am so very grateful for his kindness and expertise.
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Posted by Justin | June 27, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The answers I need, when I needed them!
I’ve been dealing with a legal issue regarding a past DUI for months and months trying to find a solution that was suitable for my circumstance. One call to Kit and the answers were made simple and clear within a 10 minute phone call. Completely shocked with the convenience of his knowledge of which he supplied cheerfully. Kit is my go-to guy from hereon-out!
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Posted by Carolina | December 31, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest
Called many attorneys. Kit was honest and guided me. Even explained the why’s. I am truly grateful for Kit.
Posted by Susan | June 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
30 Years in Limbo....Dismissed
Thirty years ago I chose to take care of a family issue rather than appear on two tickets. Being a wife, mother, daughter, employee, grandmother, and great-grandmother I kept on taking care of "issues" rather than tickets. Weeks became months, months became years and tickets became warrants. For fear of being arrested, I became "low profile". I tried to hire an attorney at 3 different firms but no one would take my case. Bottom line {this paragraph}, I have been eligible to collect social security for eight years but thought the warrants prevented me doing so and I am sure I should get a physical but don't have insurance for the same reason. Time to address "MY" issue. I checked out the internet for attorneys and after an hour or so I realized I kept going back to CCDA for more info. I felt good vibes. Keep in mind I haven't had the best self-esteem and haven't been easily impressed, so when I called I wasn't expecting a lot. However, the receptionist who answered was very pleasant. She expressed the need to have a little information so she could get "the right person for me". When she connected me with Kit Westbrook I was gratefully surprised and relieved to find him nonjudgemental and empathetic. Without a lot of repetition, he seemed to totally listen and understand where I was coming from. Then by him asking just the right questions, he knew what was needed. He was upfront about the possibilities of jail time and fines but he was also supportive and encouraged me to get this settled. It was maybe a 30-minute phone conversation but I hung up believing all would be well. I believe it was the next day when he called back. He had wanted to check out my warrants to see what needed to be done and if they were still current. They were. He told me his fee [which was less than it should be] and in the next couple of days, the case was on put on a calendar. About 3 to 3 and a half weeks later Kit called one more time....."Susan, are you ready for good news"? "Your case was dismissed! Totally gone. Never to be brought up again." Not only was it "good news", it was given with genuine delight. God Bless Kit Westbrook, his family, his friends, his pets and his co-workers (not necessarily in that order) c
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Posted by Jackie | March 21, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I need my record expunged. it was easy and trouble free. I have a clear record, and it was so quick!
Posted by Larry | January 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CCCD experience
Suddenly I needed a lawyer on behalf of my son. He was arrested coming out of a frat party at Cal Poly. The charge was misdemeanor Public Intoxication. With no local contacts for guidance, I picked Central Coast Criminal Defense (CCCD) to represent him. I’m glad I did. Kit and Adrienne worked diligently on our behalf to overcome a number of issues. I'm very pleased with the outcome. I highly recommend this season team that successfuly operates at a reasonable price.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, Honest, and Kind
I was referred to Kit through a friend and I couldn't be more grateful for the recommendation. Kit took a couple hours out of his evening to meet with me while I explained the situation I had gotten myself into. During that time I never felt judged for my actions. Kit saw the good in me and understands that we all make mistakes. After listening and supporting me, Kit gave options with thorough explanations of what the consequences would be for each. We made a plan of action and Kit followed through. He was always there for me, responding to my calls and emails with a kind and supportive attitude. Because of Kit, the best resolution possible has been achieved. I can't thank him enough for his support through this trying time in my life.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Attorney
Being a first time offender, I was not very knowledgeable about my options and very nervous about how to proceed with my legal situation. Kit Westbrook and his team made me feel instantly more calm and informed about my case. Throughout the entire process, I was very satisfied with their communication, thoughtfulness and overall professionalism. I highly recommend to anyone looking for exceptional legal representation.
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Posted by Heather | August 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I am confident that I would be serving time if it were not for Mr. Westbrook's work on my case. His understanding of the law and ability to navigate complex situations is truly amazing. I highly recommend him if you're facing any type of criminal charges. He is great at communicating and explaining things. Most importantly, he sees the good in people, which I believe gives him the ability to really defend a person from a place of integrity.
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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Arrested for DUI
I went through a very scary situation recently. I went to dinner with some friends and had one glass of wine. On my way home I was stopped but never told why. The officer immediately had me take a breath test and said it was over the limit but he never showed me the result even when I asked what it was. I was arrested and charged with drunk driving. They took my divers license away and released me after a few hours. Having never been through something like this I didn't know what to do. I called a few attorneys but Mr. Kit Westbrook made me feel like I wasn't just not another client. Kit explained everything in detail from my drivers license to going to court for me. I am very pleased with the results of my case. Thank you Kit for all you did and also to your staff and Jaime at Central Coast Criminal Defense for keeping me updated every step of the way. If you need a great attorney, I absolutely recommend Kit Westbrook.
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Posted by Mercedes | July 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
The only reason why I'm sharing my experience with Mr. Westbrook is because I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one with a son underage age that likes to drink and smoke and while being under the influence will make stupid decisions like driving. Let me tell you how thankful my husband and I are of having found the offices of Central Coast Criminal Defense and under the care of Kit Westbrook, what an exceptional attorney he is. He fully explained the severity of my son's charges but at the same time gave us a great peace of mind when it came to his plan of action in court. When the case was settled he did exactly what he promised us. My son was able to avoid any jail time, minimize his fines and got him the help needed for his rehab. One more thing, very reasonable cost involved. I highly recommend this law firm. Thank you Kit from the Bravo Family.
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Posted by Tyler | July 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
So grateful!
I'm so thankful that I put my trust in Mr. Westbrook. I had a DUI case that was weighing heavy on my conscious but Kit reassured me that everything would be taken care of. I was able to have the charge reduced to reckless driving. I'm very grateful that I didn't have to deal with a DUI on my record & a licence suspension. I'm in Mr. Westbrooks dept for saving me from the embarrassment & hassle of dealing with that charge. I would most definitely recommend him to any of my family or friends, God forbid they ever are in my situation. If you are looking for a reliable, dependable, confident, attorney I couldn't suggest anyone better. Thank you Mr.Westbrook!
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Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No Jail
I hired Kit when I thought my life was going to fall apart. I am a first time offender, but the chargers were no joke. Multi accounts of theft. I was looking at facing anywhere from 18-54 years locked away. I am not a bad person. I am a husband and father and I was looking at losing it all. I worked with Kit everyday. He was always willing to answer any questions I had. He literally walked me through the whole process, as I have never experienced any of this. He was dedicated and committed to keep me out of prison. He worked non stop with the DA to plead my case, to show him that I do not belong in prison. After months of court appointments and constant communication, came sentencing day. Kit was able to get me probation and 4 months work release. Not 1 day behind bars. I am able to work full time, be there for my wife and kids and live. I am beyond grateful for Kit. He was always there for me, day or night. Even my family would reach out to him for questions. He was a tremendous support during a time of complete misery and pain. There is no other lawyer like Kit. Honest, knowledgeable and more then anything, he will get the best possible outcome for you. He did it for me. I know for a fact he will do it for you. Kit is my hero and is the reason I am even able to write this review. Think about that for a second, I am actually able to write this review because of what he did for me. Kit is the real deal and I know he is the best. THANK YOU KIT.
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Posted by James | May 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic, resourceful counsel.
Kit Westbrook and the whole team at Central Coast Criminal Defense were incredibly resourceful and competent in representing me in an isolated criminal matter. I called Kit and was shortly thereafter presented with multiple defense options concerning my case. Kit went right to work. Thankfully, my case was dismissed due to the fantastic and timely counsel the whole team provided. To Kit, Jamie and the whole team, thank you. I highly recommend Kit and Central Coast Criminal Defense if you ever need a competent, professional, and aggressive legal team.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional in Court
Kit was able to stand up in court and knowledgably defend my son. Of all the professions he could have chosen, I will forever be grateful that he chose to be a criminal defense attorney. He is able to walk a painful path with families who truly are trying to emerge from a situation that does not define who they really are.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Literally saved my life!
Hiring Kit was the best decision I could have made. He has been there for me when ever I needed him. Always willing to answer questions or help in anyway possible. He made light it very serious, scary situation. Kit is the most knowledged and dedicated attorney I have worked with. I searched for weeks to find the right attorney for me. If I had not of hired Kit, I do not know where I would be. I will only and Always work with Kit. There is no reason to even look else where. Kit knows what needs to be done and works non stop to accomplish the best possible outcome. There is no other attorney that will work as hard as Kit to achieve the best possible results. Thank you Kit for all you have done, and continue to do for me and my family. I owe you my life. Can't thank you enough.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Central Coast Criminal Defense
  • 2014 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • The Law Office of Christopher Parkhurst
  • 2014 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • The Law Office of Christian Schank & Associates
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Managing Attorney
  • The Law Office of Earl Carter
  • 2008 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • San Bernardino County Conflict Panel
  • 2008 - 2014
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Education

  • Chapman Univ Sol
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Utah State University
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2005
  • Brigham Young Univ
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • People of The State of California V. Fernandez
  • To be determined

Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (26)
Endorse Kit
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyerAn 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."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kit is easy to talk to and upholds the highest professional standards. If I had to use just one word to describe him it would be integrity. Integrity in his profession and dealing with others."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Kit Westbrook for years. I knew him even before law school, we attended the same law school, and we have had opportunities to work together and collaborate throughout the years. Hands down, Kit is one of the finest humans, and best attorneys you will ever meet. Kit has held leadership positions at some of the best law firms in the state. Kit is wise beyond his years, and has a wealth of legal knowledge. Kit has worked on a very close basis with, and been mentored by some of the very best attorneys in the state and as a result Kit is incredibly knowledgeable. Moreover, Kit genuinely cares about people and his clients can feel that. More importantly they benefit tremendously by how passionately Kit cares about their cases. I give Kit my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Knowing and working with Kit Westbrook has been an absolute pleasure. Kit has a way with clients and other attorneys that makes him very special. I highly endorse Kit as a bright and capable criminal defense attorney. You cannot find one better than Kit. Kit is in a class all his own."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kit Westbrook is simply one of the highest caliber people I have ever known. He is extremely smart, hardworking and dependable. But somehow, he is so much more than just those things. Kit's social and emotional intelligence, decision-making ability and integretity is virtually unmatched. I cannot imagine a situation in which Kit would not be an asset. I have referred several clients and friends to Kit and each has been not only satisfied, but truly grateful for his guidance and assistance. I know that if I ever found myself in need of a criminal defense attorney, Kit would be my very first call. I cannot endorse him enough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Kit for a number of years and have worked with him on many cases during that time. Kit is an extremely trustworthy and capable attorney. He tirelessly gives his time and energy to his clients and fights hard to acheive the best results possible. I would highly recommend him to any individual in California who is seeking a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Kit will treat you like a person and not just another file. He understands the real life implications of a criminal conviction and will fight for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"compassionate, knowledable and effective attorney who obtains wonderful results for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Westbrook is a highly skilled litigator that zealously represents his client's. It was honor working for Mr. Westbrook in the past. He is a wealth of knowledge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known him for several years and worked together in the past. He is an honest, and hard working attorney who is a great advocate for his clients. I have seen Kit work both inside and outside of the courthouse and I would not hesitate to refer a friend to him for his services. If you are considering hiring Kit; know he will take good care of you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Westbrook is an excellent attorney who excels at practice management. Most attorneys are terrible at business; Mr. Westbrook has a proven track record of building successful practices that place the needs of the clients first and foremost while strengthening the health of the firm and ensuring a supportive work environment where attorneys can excel and provide the highest quality representation. I highly recommend Mr. Westbrook as an attorney generally and specifically as a managing attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I’ve known Kit for several years and have seen him grow into a talented attorney who is well respected throughout Southern California. Hardworking and diligent, his advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients. Can definitely endorse and recommend Kit without reservation."
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San Luis Obispo DUI and DWI Lawyer Kit Chandler Westbrook
Kit Chandler Westbrook
DUI and DWI Attorney
San Luis Obispo, CA
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation