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  • William Makler
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    Law Offices of William C. Makler, P.C.
    140 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 184 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Tons of happy clients. 182 five star reviews says it all. No better reviewed lawyer in SB.

    Practice area
    30% Criminal defense, 70% DUI and DWI

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 1996

  • Douglas Ridley
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    Ridley Defense Santa Barbara Office
    7 W Figueroa Street, Suite 350, Santa Barbara, CA
    4.5 stars 31 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Former DA. Premier Criminal Defense.

    Practice area
    30% Criminal defense, 30% DUI and DWI, 20% Sex crime, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 1998

  • Jasen Nielsen
    The Law Offices of Jasen B. Nielsen
    735 State Street, Suite 219, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 72 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.1  
    Licensed
    Former Prosecutor. Knowledge and skills to fight and wisdom to mitigate. the cases that can't be won
  • John Chambliss
    Law Offices of J. Jeff Chambliss
    140 E Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 57 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.9  
    Licensed
    Review: “Mr Chambliss was my number 1 pick out of several attorneys that I spoke with before hiring him for my case. He was very prompt, easy to communicate with and very patient in explaining the best way to handle my case. On to...
  • Christy Horowitz
    Christy Horowitz Criminal Defense, APC
    1032 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 20 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Experienced trial attorney with a demonstrated history in the field of criminal law as a previous prosecutor and curent criminal defense attorney. 
  • Robert Landheer
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    Robert F. Landheer
    924 Anacapa Street, Suite 1-T, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 2 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Robert F. Landheer is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist in Santa Barbara, California.

    Practice area
    20% Criminal defense, 20% Domestic violence, 20% DUI and DWI, and more.

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    CA, Active since 1981

  • Adam Pearlman
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    Law Offices of Adam L. Pearlman
    735 State Street, Suite 217, Santa Barbara, CA
    4.5 stars 16 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Charged with a Crime? Contact an Experienced & Dedicated Ventura Criminal Defense Attorney Today.

    Practice area
    10% Criminal defense, 40% DUI and DWI, 20% Domestic violence, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    60 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 1993

  • William Aron
    Aron Law Firm
    15 West Carrillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 61 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
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    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...
  • Sanford Horowitz
    Horowitz Law
    1032 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 32 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.7  
    Licensed
    Horowitz Law was established by the husband and wife legal team of Sanford and Christy Horowitz. Sanford and Christy are extremely skilled and effective trial lawyers with experience, energy and compassion.   Their partnership as husband and wife ...
  • Dennis Merenbach
    Dennis G. Merenbach, esq
    225 E Carrillo St Ste 202, Santa Barbara, CA
    4.5 stars 15 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
      When it comes to experience and results, few Santa Barbara attorneys can match Dennis Merenbach’s achievements. Merenbach has delivered successful outcomes for 1000’s of clients and has an impressive array of legal accomplishments that go far be...
  • Gregory McMurray
    Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C.
    1035 Santa Barbara St., Second Floor, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 20 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.5  
    Licensed
    Gregory McMurray has been practicing law in California for more than 13 years and has significant trial and courtroom experience. During his legal career, he has handled more than 3000 cases and has argued over 250 motions . He has also has extens...
  • Ian Morse
    Appel & Morse
    209 E Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 11 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 7.9  
    Licensed
    Unparalleled Representation from Former Prosecutors - We Offer Free Consultations!
  • Daniel Simon
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    Law Offices of Daniel K. Simon
    1114 State Street, Suite 221, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 8 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 8.9  
    Licensed
    No Case Too Small. No Case Too Large. Dedicated Personal Injury Attorney.

    Practice area
    10% Criminal defense, 30% Personal injury, 25% Car accident, and more.

    Cost
    Free Consultation
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    30 minutes

    License
    CA, Active since 1984

  • Robert Sanger
    Sanger & Swysen
    125 East De La Guerra Street,, Suite 102, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 1 review
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Robert M. Sanger - born Arlington, Virginia, 1949; Admitted to Practice Law: 1973, California; 1974, U.S. District Court, Northern, Central, Eastern and Southern Districts of California; District of Arizona; Western District of Oklahoma; 1975, U.S...
  • James Askew
    Tri Counties Criminal Defense
    5276 Hollister Avenue, Suite 455, Suite 455, Santa Barbara, 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...
  • Hogan Ganschow
    Ganschow & Horowitz
    3 W Carrillo St., Ste 203-B, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 9 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.3  
    Licensed
    I am a second-generation criminal defense attorney, the son of two career public defenders, with over eight years experience myself as a public defender in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. I believe in treating my clients with respect, listenin...
  • Danielle De Smeth
    Bamieh & De Smeth, a Professional Law Corporation
    15 West Carrillo Street, Suite 104, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 9 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Danielle De Smeth has experience with a wide range of legal matters, from personal injury to complex environmental litigation to criminal law.  No matter the case, Danielle fiercely represents her clients in court.  While working for Bamieh & De S...
  • Steven Andrade
    Andrade Law Offices
    211 Equestrian Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA
    4.5 stars 6 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 10  
    Licensed
    Our Tag Line defines the essence of who we are at Andrade Law Offices "A Passion for the Law,  Compassion for Our Clients" regardless of whether you come to us because you have been seriously injured or arrested for a crime.  At Andrade Law Office...
  • Stephen Dunkle
    Sanger Swysen & Dunkle
    125 E. De La Guerra Street, Suite 102, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 1 review
    Avvo Rating: 8.5  
    Licensed
    I am a partner at the law firm of Sanger Swysen & Dunkle, with offices in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.  My practice is primarily criminal defense and appeals.  I am an Appellate Law Specialist, certified by the State Bar of California Board of L...
  • Kenneth Hamilton
    Exclusive DUI Defense, Inc.
    3 W. Carrillo Street, Suite 203, Santa Barbara, CA
    5.0 stars 19 reviews
    Avvo Rating: 9.6  
    Licensed
    Certified criminal law specialist for expertise with DUI defense and appeals in Santa Barbara, Ventura & the entire South Coast.  All of my education and experience has been constitutional criminal defense. I believe in protecting the innocent by ...

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