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Anthony M. Bettencourt

Lawsuits and disputes Attorney at Santa Rosa, CA

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Anthony M. Bettencourt focuses his practice in the areas of civil litiation, commercial cannabis activities, criminal defense, landlord-tenant disputes, and asset forfeiture. Mr. Bettencourt is admitted to prace before all California Superior Courts, various Federal District Courts (including the Southern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California), and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is an experienced litigator well versed in jury trial, law and motion, and appeal, and is recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney. 

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Licensed for 9 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 12/04/2022

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Geary, Shea, O'Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell, P.C.
90 South E Street
Suite 300
Santa Rosa, CA, 95404


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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Geary, Shea, O'Donnell, Grattan & Mitchell, P.C.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Founder
  • Law Office of Anthony M. Bettencourt
  • 2014 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Law Office of Michael E. Cindrich, APC
  • 2015 - 2018
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Glenn County District Attorney
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Disabled Advocacy Group, APLC
  • 2012 - 2014
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  • UC Davis SOL King Hall
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Univ of California Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Rush v. Sport Chalet, Inc., et al.
  • Remand
  • Dodson v. Strategic Rest. Acquisition Co. II
  • Defendants must plead "plausible" affirmative defenses.


  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Moot Court Board
  • University of California, Davis | School of Law
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Topical & Tinctures
  • California's Medical Marijuana Program Act
  • 2015
  • DeafNation
  • Effective Communication
  • 2014
  • KodaWest
  • Effective Communication in an Emergency Health Setting
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is an extremely intelligent attorney and dedicated advocate for his clients."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Anthony both personally and professionally for over a decade. His aptitude for understanding complex issues permits him to reach highly favorable client results. In addition, Anthony's negotiation and social skills allows him to maintain cordial relationships with both clients and opposing parties even in the most adversarial and hostile settings. I have utmost confidence in Anthony."
Civil rights Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Anthony for over four years. Since our first interactions in law school, I've noted that he is a brilliant and talented individual. He is passionate about the law and is, no doubt, a relentless advocate for his clients. Anthony occasionally consults with me regarding legal matters. From first-hand experience, I can attest to his dedication and commitment to his clients. He uses every resource and every lead to ensure that he provides the best representation for his clients. With that said, I highly endorse him."