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Jana Santiago Burrell

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5.0   12 reviews

also known as Jana Santiago


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Former Prosecutor for Orange County and Division I Basketball player for UC Irvine. 

Licensed for 8 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 12/06/2022

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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Bar None, the Best Attorney in the OC.
There's no stress or situation more defeating and exhausting than going through workers compensation issues with your employer. That was my truth until I hired Jana. From our first meeting, she showed compassion and confidence, which allowed me to leave her office feeling the best I had in weeks. She was very thorough with the questions that she asked, and she gave me a frank overview of what my options were. I ultimately chose to go with her and fight my case, and boy am I glad I did: she got me $45K and, more importantly, made me feel like I had the best attorney that money could buy. Thanks, Jana. I can never repay you for all your hard work.
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Posted by willy white | July 14, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive Lawyer
First lawyer that took my case was my family law attorney that also did workers comp. cases. He was getting old and wanting to retire and lost his fighting edge. 1 month before trial with my former employer I pushed him to discuss his strategy to get my future medical expenses paid off. He got pissed off and told me my case was virtually worthless and I should find another attorney if I expected more help. So I got a reference from another attorney for Jana Santiago Burrell. She took the case and got a total of 25K for my future medical buyout for my hearing loss that my first lawyer said was "virtually worthless". Great JOB Jana!!! thanks Willy
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Posted by Jake | July 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Classy & Personable! Helped me out BIG TIME!!
I went to Jana's office for my work injury and needed guidance.. And Jana gave me clear and concise direction. She answered all of my questions and was extremely knowledgeable.. and even told me how to handle my case on my own!! I ultimately hired her and its been a smooth and easy process.. Couldn't be more satisfied!
Posted by anonymous | July 8, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Representation
I highly recommend Jana as she did an outstanding job on my case, once I hired her I did not have to worry about anything. Jana handled all of the hearings, I never had to go to court or attend any DMV hearings.. She was able to get EVERY penalty significantly reduced. If you hire Jana and do what she says your outcome will be much better than you would ever have expected!
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Posted by Rich L | February 2, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation and Sensitive to Costs
I cannot recommend Jana highly enough. Very personable and straightforward, she listens carefully, is very responsive to email and text messages and gives answers that make the law as clear as possible to the layman. She is also very careful with how she uses your money to ensure that your final bill is as low as it can possibly be without ever under representing you.
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Posted by David | August 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jana is my ANGEL!!! Indescribably exceptional!!
While many attorneys out there didn't even give an email reply, Jana was like a ray of light in my dark life. She was strongly supportive, honest, sympathetic and of course, super-professional. I did a consultation with Jana for CA dental licensure issue. Actually I knew that she was specialized in criminal law and I did not anticipate much because my case was of administrative nature which does not involve criminal or disciplinary things. However, Jana and Michael Fell did listen to my talk with utmost care and suggested that she would check it up before retainer agreement. I was astonished by Michael and Jana's approach based on sincere interest in helping customers. A few days later, she sent an email that she talked at length about my case with a person in the board and based on a document I submitted to Jana, the board decided to credit my prior exam results so that I could proceed to further level for dental licensure in California. It was just 3 business days after I contacted Jana and Michael! Jana has proven her communication skills in a professional way. She even gave me an invaluable advice concerning future strategy with the Board. She was happy just like my family members and my wife and I couldn't help crying, literally. When I visited her office for the second time to express my sincere gratitude, she mentioned like this. "As I helped you out, you could help someone out there sometime and that's the way the world goes around" I'll cherish her remark and I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for the overwhelming display of performance and care for customers. I strongly believe that she is the best of the best for whoever needs the righteous legal consultation and further legal proceedings. Jana, you are my angel!!
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Posted by Daniel | August 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Daniel
I retained Jana as my attorney to help me with my court case. After speaking with several attorneys, I ended up retaining Jana because of her confidence in able to get the best possible results. She assured me that I would get good results and it felt like a weight lifted off my shoulders. Sure enough she was able to deliver, she got me the results I wanted and guided me throughout the whole process. She is very knowledgeable and a great communicator, I received messages every step of the way from her and was up to date on everything. Just like she said, good people find themselves in bad situations, and I would highly recommend Jana as an attorney if this happens to be you.
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Posted by Arthur | May 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Orange county case
If you are looking for an attorney I would highly recommend Jana Santiago. She is a highly skilled and aggressive attorney who was able to resolve a long standing case for me utilizing her skill and ability to present the case to the judge and prosecutor in such a convincing manner that not only was she able to recall my warrant, but was also able to expunge my record. I couldn't of hired a better attorney or received better results.
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Posted by Sade. F | April 20, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Doesn't get any better!
Jana, was everything I was looking for in a attorney! Honest, knowledgeable, fair, comforting, 100% on my side and understood my needs. She made me feel way better about my case, didn't leave me with any questions at the end. Even better she gave me her full undivided attention on my case consultation and all for free. I can't thank her enough she even told me the truth to hold off on hiring her and if my case moved forward she was ready to fight for me. Just thank you!
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Posted by Ruby | April 19, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Jana gave me peace of mind!!
From the moment I met her I felt an ease in how she spoke to me treated me and believed me. As she stated herself sometimes good people get into bad situations. Living with a legal matter pending is super nerve racking, scary and stressful because you have no idea what can happen. Jana was able to draw a game plan and explain what my options were and provide some peace of mind for me. I trusted her advice and she was right! I highly recommend her to anyone facing a legal matter. She definitely knows what she is doing and cares for her clients, the law and helping them. Thank god for people like her. Again thank you much Jana!
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Posted by J | April 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jana Santiago
Jana is a very professional, informed, and powerful attorney. She pushes hard for the best results for her clients and manages through the process with efficiency and compassion in dealing with unpleasant situations. I was extremely pleased with Jana and the results we achieved. I highly recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Client | March 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Client
There are a lot of highly rated attorneys here on Yelp. If you are reading this review, you may be looking for a really great attorney. I can tell you that you found one in Jana Santiago. In my situation, the result was the best possible outcome. She was able to deliver far better results than she cautiously outlined in her initial consultation. I feel much better about a professional laying out the reality of what is at stake and giving a great road map to success than one who underestimates the risk. I highly recommend Jana Santiago!
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Legal Cases

  • People v. J. S.
  • Dismissed
  • People v. J. C.
  • Dismissed
  • People v. S. N.
  • Dismissed
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (27)
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Unknown Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jana has been my "go-to" criminal defense attorney for issues relating to juvenile crimes. I have referred several of my own clients to Jana and they have shared their appreciation for her candor and prompt response to their needs. I endorse Jana's professional work and she's definitely gained my trust."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jana is awesome. I had a client for an unrelated matter, who was involved in an unfortunate DUI incident late on a Saturday night (around 2AM). I referred him to Jana, and she returned his call within the hour. She provided him with information regarding DUI defense and was able to diffuse an extremely tense and worrisome situation on the spot. Jana is extremely caring and kind, and willing to go far out of her way to help her clients. We cannot thank her enough for being such a zealous advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Jana is an outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. Her work ethic and tenacity inside the courtroom are unparalleled. It is no wonder why she is a staple at the most highly recommended criminal defense firm in Orange County. I would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Santiago is an excellent attorney with a reputation for her zealous advocacy and results. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Santiago is knowledgeable in her field and responsive to clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Santiago a rising star in our legal community and is well respected by the courts."
Unknown Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jana is a tough and intelligent criminal defense attorney. She has built a reputation for being a fierce Courtroom advocate and a skilled litigator. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jana is a highly qualified lawyer. She is hardworking and knowledgeable about all aspects of criminal defense. I endorse Jana!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly recommend Jana. The world of criminal law can be daunting and contentious. Despite the stresses involved, Jana's bright personality and positive demeanor help to diffuse difficult situations and put clients at ease. Her knowledge having worked on both sides is a unique asset for any client who finds themselves in need of a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jana is a strong competitor and expects nothing but the best from herself resulting in an advocate clients can trust and rely on. She has experience on both sides of the ball giving her a perspective on criminal matters that few can offer. I would send my friends and family to her if the need arise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jana is a detailed, eloquent, and caring attorney. I would recommend her to any of my clients who need an amazing advocate in their corner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the opportunity to work with Ms. Santiago and wholeheartedly endorse her. She is a zealous advocate who works hard for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Friend
"Jana is a fierce advocate for her clients. You can rest assured that she will handle your case with commitment, honesty, and vigorous representation. Jana's integrity is without question. She can be counted on to provide her clients with the best possible defense and advice. Not only is she a zealous advocate, she is warm and infectious person. Her kindness and work ethic make her the ideal choice for representing your needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Professionally, Jana is a fierce advocate who believes in and is passionate about being a criminal defense attorney. Her true commitment to justice and to her clients is what separates her from many attorneys in the field of criminal law and criminal defense. To say she is a hard worker is an understatement, as her level of commitment makes her an invaluable asset on any case for any firm. Furthermore, she has gained a great amount of valuable trial experience as a former OC District Attorney. On a personal level, Jana is a kind and caring individual, and these traits really come through in her work. She has the ability to communicate and show compassion, and is able to relate to her clients through these traits. I highly endorse Jana Santiago as an exceptional attorney, advocate, litigator, and overall human being."
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