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William K. Gamble

Criminal defense Attorney at Santa Maria, CA

4.8   33 reviews
  • Licensed for 54 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1969
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About William

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During my 45+ years, I have represented more than 29,000 criminal clients. I have been retained in criminal matters to represent Judges, Attorneys, World Champion Boxers, Olympic Champions, Physicians, Dentists, Police Officers, Firemen, Accountants, College Students, and a large variety of other occupations. I have won numerous motions to suppress evidence resulting in my clients case being dismissed. I have tried hundreds of cases and obtained not guilty verdicts for my clients that were charged with murder, attempted murder, assault, assault upon a police officer, rape, robbery, burglary, indecent exposure, driving under the influence of alcohol, driving under the influence of prescription drugs, statutory rape, molestation, forgery, petty theft, domestic violence and many more. All cases are different and most cases are resolved by dismissal or negotiated disposition. 

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William K. Gamble Law Firm
301 East Cook Street Suite E
Santa Maria, CA, 93454

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
Posted by Devon | August 31, 2023
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Review of Attorney, Kim Nguyen
I was in my first true accident and didn't know where to begin. However, when I met my attorney Kim Nguyen, from the office of William K Gamble, I immediately was taken care of and my case was made clear to me. Kim Nguyen took the time to ensure I received all the care I needed, found the services that suited me best, and got me a settlement I was more than happy to accept. Throughout the entire process, Kim Nguyen shared her knowledge and expertise of the field, continuously checked-in on me and my recovery progress, and kept me in the loop on updates involving my case. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney and I am truly grateful for the work of the William K Gamble office.
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Posted by Glenn | June 23, 2022
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Fantastic law firm
I hired Mr Gamble for a felony traffic violation in Northern California, while I live in LA. Mr Gamble agreed to help me for a very fair price and was very easy to talk with and responsive to my concerns. His law firm was always nice to talk with. He got my potential 18 month sentence down to a suspended sentence with counseling and restitution, an amazing win for me. I find him calm and compassionate and very easy to trust. As his ad says, get Gamble!
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Posted by Brian | October 30, 2021
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Legal Representation
I had a criminal and thief who was my former neighbor who spent most of his time harassing me and stealing from me, he was also a former cop with the Santa Maria Police Department and used his former Police Officer buddies to constantly harass me. I was charged with a felony and three misdemeanors all which were frivolous complaints/charges without any merit to them. I sought representation from Mr. Gamble to handle these matters and each charge was either dropped or thrown out of court by the Judge, Mr. Gamble and his staff did an excellent job in representing me and I couldn't be happier with the service I received from him and his staff. It matters having someone like Mr. Gamble representing you with his many years experience when your dealing with the corrupt and dirty cops at the Santa Maria Police Department and the corrupt Santa Maria District Attorney. Unfortunately Santa Maria doesn't have a city Mayor who cares or is willing to take any action against the Santa Maria Police Chief or District Attorney for their misconduct in supporting and levying frivolous charges against good and honest citizens like myself and hold the dirty cops accountable, and the unethical Santa Maria District Attorney, this is just one more reason why you need an experience Attorney like Mr. Gamble on your side. Great Job Mr. Gamble well done.
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Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2021
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Client
I have never meet him before, I only spoke to him over the phone and ask if he can clear my old case , he say yes, and I say ok. Please help me, and about afew week later , he did it. He was with his words. Not many lawyer are like that. I can say enough how much I appreciate his works. Thank you so much for helping me.
Posted by Christopher | February 7, 2020
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Best Lawyer Ever
I came to Mr. Gamble with an impossible task. You see have some criminal history and the avoidance of jail in my instance posed a problem. Mr. Gamble was very fair and reasonable with respect to his fees and in fact he has bent over backwards to be there for me in this case. My case involves the allegation of insurance fraud. Shortly after accepting my case I was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer. This meant that if jailed I could literally die in jail. As we all know, the jails are not great medical providers. Mr. Gamble has worked tirelessly to keep me out of jail. Mr. Gamble presence in the courthouse is well respected and noticed. He has great command of the legal system. He knows the players and he is respected. Notably, Mr. Gamble's staff includes a very knowledgeable Paralegal (Kizzy Garcia). Together they have been there for me in a very real and professional and I can highly recommend Mr. Gamble.
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Posted by Steve | October 23, 2018
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Best money I ever spent!
I would not have wanted to face the Judge on my own without William K. Gamble by my side. It is way too easy to get yourself in even more trouble without a good lawyer helping you through the complicated judicial system. Mr. Gamble and his team are the help you need!
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2018
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Ms. Grandma
Bill is very professional and personable in all matters, without judgement. Bill took phone calls of questions at all times of the day or evenings. His Office is the best, nothing to small or large was answered right away!! I would recommend him for any legal matter!!
Posted by Anna H. | March 21, 2018
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With Great Appreciation for Your Excellence and Integrity!
I want to thank Mr. Gamble for his wisdom, compassion, and support during the months he represented my beloved sister in a very challenging criminal mental health case. I have no words to appreciate (even though he claims I "talk too much" :) that he negotiated the best possible deal for my sister under the difficult legal circumstances surrounding the case. I also want to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Gamble for being a man of honor with indisputable professional integrity! He did not always tell me what I wanted to hear, but he was certainly honest in his responses to the best of his knowledge and expertise in criminal litigation. I am also very grateful to Mr. Gamble and his outstanding office staff, Kizzy and Rebecca, for always making themselves available to speak with me and answer all of my questions in a professional, caring way. Mr. Gamble is a very savvy negotiator, and a great reader of character to predict Court outcomes. He knows the Court system like the palm of his hand. Therefore, one can trust that Mr. Gamble will fight hard to get his clients the best overall possible deal. After working hand in hand with Mr. Gamble for several months observing how he handled my sister's case, I can proudly state that Mr. Gamble knows when to hold them; knows when to fold them; knows when to walk away, and knows when to run! Thank you very much, Mr. Gamble, for everything you did to make it possible for my sister to come back home! With sincere appreciation, Anna H.
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Posted by Sonia | March 20, 2018
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Excellent Attorney
I highly recommend William K Gamble as an outstanding professional and knowledgeable attorney. He was very supportive during a very difficult legal situation where he represented my sister. He got the best deal possible for my sister under the circumstances . We are very appreciative to Mr Gamble and his excellent staff for everything they did to help us.
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Posted by Merrisa Suzanne | November 29, 2017
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9 year old drug charge dismissed!
When I was 19 I had found myself getting into some trouble with controlled substances I was arrested one time in the wrong place at the wrong time situation and was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance I went to court played guilty and was ordered to do drug counseling to avoid classes long story short I moved out of state because I had other legal things I needed to tend to that were more serious in my home state I was not sure what would happen for not continuing the classes however it has been nine years and I was trying to apply for licensure after finishing college to find out that things had come up on my background check only to find out that I had a misdemeanor warrant for being under the influence of a controlled substance so finding that my dropping out of drug counseling had caught up with me I was very worried because I don't research and found online that there was a chance I would have to do some jail time being the mother of a two-year-old daughter and nearly 9 years later completely turned my life over and around from where I was I was very nervous William gamble and his assistant Kizzy were so kind and helpful because he was always assuring me over the phone that things would get worked out and not to worry was very helpful along the way and answering any questions and Mr. Gamble although did not give them 100% guarantee was pretty confident that I would not have to do any jail time and said he would try to get the charges dismissed honestly I wasn't even sure I thought that I was probably just going to have to do drug classes all over again when I got back the verdict of the case being dismissed I was beyond ecstatic! Thank you mr gamble! Well with this guy he is worth it I had talk to another lawyer that I had also given me a guarantee the actual guarantee you could get the charges dismissed but when I asked him about Mr. Gamble because I like getting other peoples opinion as odds would have it this person had worked for Mr. Gamble at his firm for seven years before going out on his own and only had wonderful things to say about him so I'm glad I chose the choice of going with the teacher and not the student because turns out he really is the best lawyer in Santa Maria
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Posted by Peter | November 8, 2017
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Accident Representation
Mr. Gamble represented my wife and I in a traffic accident claim. He was able to negotiate a much higher settlement than that which was offered by the insurance company. Additionally, his Paralegal, Rebecca, was very responsive and helpful, as well.
Posted by anonymous | October 12, 2017
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Federal Court Representation
Attorney William Gamble represented me in a lengthy Federal Court case. Mr. Gamble worked extremely hard for me and the conclusion of the case came with the best possible outcome.
Posted by Ilse | September 15, 2017
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Ecellent
I had an excellent experience they were very helpful since the first day. the front desk is very friendly and helpful, I defiantly recommend William Gamble and his team
Posted by Darwin | July 24, 2017
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Most Grateful.
Mr Gamble's and staff, Miss Garcia's efforts on my behalf half a state away recently. Made all the difference in the long prosecutor's attitude towards me and the case recently concluded. In a more favorable (for me) outcome. On the central coast of California. There's none better. Or any other that I would recommend
Posted by Ryan | July 8, 2017
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The Best Attorney By Far!!!
Mr. William K. Gamble is very professional, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable when it comes to the Law. When I was younger I made a terrible decision which resulted in Criminal charges being filed. I am very blessed to have great support from my family who found and spoke to Mr. Gamble within hours of the incident and arrest. Mr. Gamble personally appeared in Court on my behalf while I was able to work and continue my day to day life. Mr. Gamble and his associates were able to answer all of my questions and concerns in a prompt and professional manner. If I did not speak directly with Mr. Gamble his Paralegal Kizzy who is always friendly and available would help me immediately. Mr. Gamble was very understanding of the situation and was able to negotiate with the District Attorney to Dismiss 2 of the 3 serious charges filed. Additionally Mr. gamble was able to Terminate my Probation Sentence early and successfully filed a petition to have my Felony conviction reduced to a Misdemeanor ( P.C. 17b ) and simultaneously Dismissed ( P.C. 1203.4 ) I am extremely fortunate to have met Mr. Gamble and retained him as an Attorney. I can not thank Mr. William K Gamble or his law firm enough. They saved my life in more than one way. I would recommend Mr. Gamble to anyone who has or may have a legal issue.
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Posted by Neal | June 15, 2017
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Best of the Best
Was well prepared, treated me with kindness, and respect, and was able to get the charges against me dropped!
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2017
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Great Experience
Mr. Gamble was a saving grace in my matter. Communication with he and his secretary was extremely easy and fluid. Any questions we had throughout the trial were answered in a prompt and professional manner. Mr. Gamble appeared for me in most cases and negotiated the best possible outcome for my circumstances. He was very understanding and even traveled to meet me and my family and hear about the details of the case in person. I am very blessed to have found an attorney like Mr. Gamble and would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs this kind of help.
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Posted by Danny M. | June 7, 2017
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The attorney to go to!
Im very pleased to have Mr. Gamble help me and my family in times of need. I appreciate his staff who is willing to answer all my questions and very friendly. I would definitely recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | June 5, 2017
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Mr. Gamble came through for me -
I'm from out of town when it became necessary to find an attorney. I needed experience, connections and compassion. Mr. Gamble displays all three, and I am thankful that he represented me as my attorney- and dare I say- friend. Thank you, Mr. Gamble
Posted by Oren | May 5, 2017
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DMV Hearing
My lawyer guided me through a hearing at the DMV.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney Aviation Law
  • Shaw Aviation
  • 1975 - Present
  • Judge Pro Tem
  • Westminister Municipal Court
  • 1975 - Present
  • Attorney-Aviation
  • Newport Skyways
  • 1973 - Present
  • Owner
  • William K. Gamble Law Firm
  • 1969 - Present
  • Attorney agi farming
  • Alamo Farming
  • 1974 - 1981
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Western State Law School
  • 1971 - 1973
  • Head Master
  • Wilkins Private Hight School
  • 1966 - 1968
  • Night Supervision
  • Wittenberg Juvenile Hall-Reno,NV
  • 1961 - 1962
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Education

  • University of Southern California
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 1970
  • San Francisco Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1968
  • US Navy Corpsman School
  • Graduate
  • 1956
  • University of Southern California
  • N/A
  • Hancock College
  • N/A
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • University Nevada-Reno
  • N/A
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Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1969 - Present
  • Sigma Nu
  • Fraternity
  • 1961 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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Personal injury Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Bill Gamble. I've known Bill for 15 years and have referred several clients to him, including two family members with personal injury matters. I know Bill to be highly experienced, knowledgeable and effective in personal injury and criminal defense matters."
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Santa Maria Criminal defense Lawyer William K. Gamble
William K. Gamble
Criminal defense Attorney
Santa Maria, CA
Licensed for 54 years
Free Consultation