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  • Jordan Cunningham
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    Cunningham Law Group
    1403 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 41 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Jordan has successfully tried dozens of criminal cases before juries and judges. His experience as a former prosecutor gives him a unique perspective from both the prosecution and defense standpoints. Call us today at (805) 706-8917 for a free con...

    Practice area
    50% Criminal defense, 50% DUI and DWI

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    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 2004

  • Peter Depew
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    The Law Office of Peter Depew
    1119 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 44 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    US Army veteran - Pepperdine Law graduate - Clerk to the Supreme Court of Rwanda's Chief Justice

    Practice area
    35% Criminal defense, 25% DUI and DWI, 10% White collar crime, and more.

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    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 2013

  • Kit Westbrook
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    1301 Chorro St. Suite A, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 30 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Aggressive Advocacy. Proven Results. A Serious Attorney for Serious Problems.

    Practice area
    50% Criminal defense, 50% DUI and DWI

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    15 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 2008

  • Gregory Gillett
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    Gillett Law, APC
    1042 Palm Street, 2nd Floor, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 17 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
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    Committed To Serving Families, Individuals, & Businesses With Straightforward & Honest Advice.

    Practice area
    20% Criminal defense, 30% Family, 30% Divorce and separation, and more.

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    CA, Active since 2003

  • Kara Stein-Conaway
    Stein-Conaway Law Firm
    1045 Mill Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 27 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Need a top-notch criminal defense attorney in San Luis Obispo? Call for a free consultation.
  • Amy Schroder
    Law Office of Amy Schroder
    956 Walnut Street, #200, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 14 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
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    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 Assoc...
  • Matthew Kraut
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    The Law Office of Matthew Kraut
    956 Walnut Street, Suite K, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 33 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.7  
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    I've played and followed sports my whole life. Basketball was my favorite early on. But now I play/follow them all. My athletic experiences have taught me how to compete, which is a skill I use as a lawyer. These days you'll likely find me on ...

    Practice area
    25% Criminal defense, 75% DUI and DWI

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 1992

  • George O'Neill
    O'Neill & Woolpert Attorneys
    1014 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 42 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.6  
    Licensed
    The DUI is tough but unless you know about everything coming your way you could really get hammered.

    Practice area
    5% Criminal defense, 95% DUI and DWI

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    License
    CA, Active since 1975

  • Lester Paredes
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    LP3 Law
    992 Monterey St., Suite D, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 7 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    San Luis Obispo's Most Trusted Family Attorney. Call or Book a Time Today!

    Practice area
    5% Criminal defense, 40% Family, 30% Divorce and separation, and more.

    Cost
    Contingency A contingency fee is the percent of the final award a lawyer will receive as compensation. For some of these cases, lawyers will only be paid if there is a successful outcome. 33%-40%Retainer Some attorneys require an upfront payment to secure their services before they begin their work Sometimes

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    CA, Active since 2011

  • Guy Galambos
    Stein, Casciola & Galambos, LLP
    1119 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 12 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.3  
    Licensed
    My firm defends clients charged with crimes in San Luis Obispo County, exclusively.  We do not practice any other type of law and we do not practice in any other counties.  Protect your future by retaining one of our attorneys at Casciola and Gala...
  • William Aron
    Aron Law Firm
    505 Higuera Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 61 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    William M. Aron is a graduate from the Duke University School of Law and an active member of the California State Bar. While at Duke University, Mr. Aron also earned an M.A. in Psychology, authoring a paper examining the efficacy of polygraph exam...
  • William Redell
    Central Coast Criminal Defense
    867 Pacific St. #220, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 2 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.9  
    Licensed
    If you are facing criminal charges on the Central Coast of California, in Santa Barbara or San Luis Obispo counties you should call me.  I have bee practicing criminal defense locally for nearly two decades.  My local experience and my familarity ...
  • Scott Taylor
    Taylor Defense Firm
    679 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 13 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    I started the Taylor Defense Firm in 2014.  I began my litigation career at the Public Defenders Office in Kansas City, MO.  I represented indigent clients ranging from DUI and drug cases to rape, robbery, and murder.  In 2010, I was challenged by...
  • Patrick Fisher
    1322 Morro St, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 9 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 6.6  
    Licensed
    I love being a criminal defense attorney.  I love the words "Not Guilty" and "Case Dismissed".  Nothing is more pleasing than to see my clients' faces when they hear those words. I grew up in San Luis Obispo County.  I believe this has helped me b...
  • Katherine Schwinghammer
    Katherine Schwinghammer, Attorney at Law
    4251 S. Higuera Street, (no mail at this address please, use PO box), San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 44 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    I represent people. From 2006 until 2020, the only type of cases I have taken are criminal defense cases, and most of those DUI defense cases. (As of 2020 I have expanded my practice areas to include Juvenile Dependency as well as criminal/DUI def...
  • Jasen Nielsen
    The Law Offices of Jasen B Nielsen, Esq
    956 Walnut Street Ste 200, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 72 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.1  
    Licensed
    I grew up in Ventura County, graduating from Westlake High School, and still have family in the area. I currently live in Santa Barbara, and focus my professional efforts on defending people who have been arrested Santa Barbara, Ventura, San Luis ...
  • James Askew
    Tri Counties Criminal Defense
    1301 Chorro Street, Suite A, Ste. # 220, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 6 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.7  
    Licensed
    I have dedicated the last twenty years of my professional career to the Criminal Justice system, helping those unfortunate enough to find themselves in our criminal justice system.   It is an intimidating and overwhelming process, and it is a sca...
  • Ginger Ortiz
    1042 Palm St 2nd Fl, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 1 review
    Avvo Rating: 6.8  
    Licensed
    Justice Matters! Defending the accused since 1991..
  • Adrienne Haddad
    Central Coast Criminal Defense
    1301 Chorro Street, Ste A, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 7 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.0  
    Licensed
    Review: “I was originally charged with a DUI and thanks to Adrienne Haddad, it is now a Wet and Reckless along with DUI terms which I was more than happy to except. She was extremely helpful and understanding throughout the entire...
  • Louis Koory
    Mission Law Center
    1026 Palm St Ste 212, San Luis Obispo, CA
    5.0 stars 2 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.5  
    Licensed
    Mission Law Center was founded by attorney Louis Koory. Lou is a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and Loyola Law School. Lou has been practicing law since 1990.   Lou began his career working as a law clerk and attorney for Girardi, Keese and Crane in...

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