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Amy Randall Schroder

Criminal defense Attorney

5.0   14 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2011
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About Amy

Learn Amy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Suspected of a crime? Charged with a violation of law? Amy Schroder can work with you to create a defense strategy or negotiate a resolution.

    12 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    From the DMV hearing to the criminal court case, Amy Schroder has handled 100's of DUI cases and will use her expertise in the area of DUI for your case.

    12 years

  3. Domestic violence
    Whether you have been arrested and charged with domestic violence or you are victim of a DV incident, the consequences of a domestic violence case can be life altering. Amy Schroder can provide the necessary representation as you and your loved ones navigate the legal system.

    12 years

  4. Expungement
    If you were previously arrested or convicted of a crime, Amy Schroder can help you remove those charges or seal your record from public view. This can be beneficial for both your professional and personal life, and Amy Schroder can help you navigate the criteria and process for applying.

    12 years

Amy Schroder graduated from the University of California at Irvine magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. While at UCI Amy was a member of the UCI Law Forum. She continues to support the organization through the Alumni Association and its efforts to introduce undergraduate students to the importance of the ethical practice of law.

After graduating from UCI, Amy attended Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California. At Chapman, Amy was a member of the Appellate Moot Court Board and worked as an editor for the Lexus Journal of Law and Policy. Amy earned her Juris Doctor degree and passed the California State Bar Exam on her first attempt. Amy continued her education, receiving her Master of Laws in Trial Advocacy from Chapman.

Following law school, Amy worked as a prosecutor for the Orange County District Attorney. As a Deputy D.A., Amy prosecuted numerous felony and misdemeanor criminal cases and she brings this knowledge and experience to her criminal defense practice on the Central Coast.

In addition to volunteering as an Attorney-Coach for the Constitutional Rights Foundation Mock Trial Program, Amy has been an active member and on the board of numerous Bar Associations, including, the San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, West Orange County Bar Association (Secretary), Orange County Women Lawyers Association, and The William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of Court (Secretary).

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Lisa | February 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
1st DUI
I received my first DUI almost three years ago and wanted to forget about it right away, this review is long overdue. Amy helped navigate me through the entire process. She answered all of my questions right away and handled the case well. If I had to go through this all over again I would hire Amy (although I won't have to because I've learned my lesson)
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Posted by Eddie | May 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd DUI Case
I hired Amy for my 2nd DUI defense and I'm very glad I did. From the beginning, she made it very clear to my what the strategy and plan was for my case, and delivered as promised. She was easy to communicate with, and more importantly, she showed she genuinely cared. Unfortunately, I was kicked out of my court-mandated DUI program and had to be back in front of a judge, but Amy, without hesitation, assured me not to worry and that she would show up on my behalf and take care of things -- which she did. Overall, my experience with Amy was pleasant and stress-free. I would easily recommend her to anybody unfortunately dealing with a DUI. Thanks again, Amy
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Posted by Tom | August 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply Outstanding
Amy provided professional, competent, and friendly representation for my third DUI case. I felt that I was in great hands while Amy handled my case. Beyond her top-notch legal representation, Amy also held my hand through the process. She is as much an excellent emotional counselor as she is an excellent attorney. I was very frightened regarding the outcome of my case and she helped alleviate my fears and explained what I should expect as we proceeded. I always felt very well attended to by Amy. You may trust her and rely upon her for your legal needs. Sincerely, Dr. Thomas, Ph.D.
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Posted by Denise | September 19, 2014
So happy to have met you!
Amy is extremely knowledgeable; she knows the law inside out and loves what she does. When looking for a criminal defense attorney you want and NEED Amy. She will go above and beyond for you and always has the best interest of her clients in mind. Not only is she an exceptional lawyer but a great and very real person as well. I would recommend Amy to 100% with fullest confidence that she would do her very best. Thanks Amy!
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2014
Top notch!!
Amy is a top notch defense attorney that has the knowledge and experience to get you the best result possible. I wouldn't trust the outcome of my case (and future) to anyone else.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2014
Amy will get the best for you.
Amy was extremely helpful in getting my case resolved. She got me the best deal possible and throughout the process she kept me informed and up to date on everything. Amy is an exceptional lawyer and I highly recommend her.
Posted by Eric | April 10, 2014
A Great Lawyer!!
Amy is the real deal, one of the absolute best in California. Her skills and dedication inspire me, and the results she gets for her clients define her excellence. In short, Amy is both an amazing lawyer and person. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Gustavo | April 9, 2014
Le Tip fellow member
Amy is a knowledgeable attorney with nothing but her client's best interest at heart. I would not hesitate to refer all my legal business, clients, relatives and friends to her when the need arises.
Posted by Kristi J | April 3, 2014
Ahead of the Curve
She did an amazing job! I felt well taken of care and continuously informed the entire time. She went above and beyond what my expectations were. I have referred her out to friends and they have been equally as satisfied. If you want a sharp attorney who knows what she's doing and keeps ahead of the curve Amy is your gal.
Posted by Robyn | March 26, 2014
Goes the Extra Mile
Amy helped me understand my rights as a victim in my ex-husband;s domestic violence case. She was very information and respectful of my situation. Although she did not need to, she followed up me me multiple times and made herself available to me when I needed her. She is very professional and willing to go the extra mile for her clients. I feel so blessed to have been able to work with someone so dedicated during this difficult time in my life.
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Posted by Keigan | March 22, 2014
Professional, Helpful Lawyer
My case closed a few months ago, but I am just now having the time to revisit this and leave this review. I live in Wisconsin, and not in California where the Misdemeanor crime took place and so I needed to hire an attorney who could represent me at all of the court dates so that I could come back home and go to school. Amy Shroeder was the nicest, most empathetic individual I could have asked for. She helped me so much, and I have no idea what I would have done without her. She explained everything very clearly and she definitely made sure everything was done on my terms, while at the same time giving me unbiased legal advice. I would recommend her absolutely, 100% to anyone who needs help with any sort of criminal case.
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Posted by Jose Antonio | March 8, 2014
The Best Attotney #1 She save my life Amy Schroder
I don't have words to describe Amy she's an excellent attorney she always care about me. working with her in my case was very easy great communication I feel that I just make a new friend. Thank you Amy!!
Posted by anonymous | March 3, 2014
Ease of mind
My wife was cited for traffic violations (fix it tickets and an expired license) when she was in her third trimester of pregnancy. We certainly believe the oversight on these items were due to the focus on our first child. With the both of us having many things on our plate and a fast arriving court date that my wife could not attend, we hired Amy Schroder. Amy represented my wife and handled the situation perfectly. The court date was one less thing to worry about and we got the results that we wanted. Amy was responsive, professional and easy to work with. I recommend hiring her.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2013
Case dismissed in less than a month !
Amy Schroder was responsive, helpful, and informative. She went out of her way several times for me and conducted excellent results. My case was dismissed in less than a month. She's great and I highly recommend her to anyone.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Amy Schroder
  • 2012 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • Orange County District Attorney
  • 2011 - 2012


  • Chapman Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Univ of California Irvine
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
  • Chapman University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Saved Client's Career
  • Wet Reckless instead of 2nd DUI


  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, Criminal Defense
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • West Orange County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • N/A
  • Orange County Women Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of Court
  • Secretary
  • N/A
  • State Bar of California
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • President's Award
  • West Orange County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • President's Award
  • West Orange County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Excellence for the Future: California Constitutional Law
  • CALI
  • 2010
  • Golden Quill
  • Rutan & Tucker
  • 2009
  • Excellence for the Future: Legal Research & Writing
  • CALI
  • 2009
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  • Greenhaven Press
  • Election Spending: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Orange County Le Tip
  • Criminal Consequences of Hit and Run
  • 2014
  • Orange County Le Tip
  • DUI Basics
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (7)
Endorse Amy
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Amy Schroder during my time as a prosecutor with Orange County DA's office. She always conducted business professionally and held her clients best interest at all times. I recommend and endorse Amy as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Amy Schroeder at an attorney. She is professional and provides quality legal services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Attorney Schroder for several years in Orange County. She is always a professional both in and out of Court. I would have no hesitation in referring a friend or family member."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. Schroder for several years, and she is an outstanding attorney. She is a dedicated professional and provides excellent legal services. I wholeheartedly recommend Ms. Schroder."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is a skilled defense attorney and a tenacious advocate of her clients' interests. I endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is an excellent attorney who works hard for her clients. I highly endorse her"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the pleasure of working with Amy, even when she was with the DA's office, she was always knowledgeable, well prepared, and reasonable. Now that she doing defense work those same qualities make her an asset to her clients and to her fellow attorneys."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred numerous cases to Amy and she has handled every crazy and complicated matter I've thrown at her. Whether you are a potential client or fellow lawyer in the community looking to refer, I highly recommend Amy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is one of the top criminal defense lawyers in Orange County. She often gets cases dismissed before trial. Her trial skills are impressive. Hire her if you need a lawyer who can really fight for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amy knows both the prosecution and defense sides of a case, having worked in the D.A.'s office. She is aggressive, intelligent, and really cares about her clients. I have recommended clients to her and will continue to do so based on the great results she obtains and the feedback I have received."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a very intelligent and successful criminal defense attorney. I would recommend her for your criminal defense needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Amy since her time in the District Attorney's office. Now, in representing her clients, she is dedicated and tireless in trying to achieve the best outcome she can for her clients. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
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Criminal defense Lawyer Amy Randall Schroder
Amy Randall Schroder
Criminal defense Attorney
Licensed for 12 years
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