Creating justice one client at a time.



Breach of contract, partnership disputes, corporate fraud, etc. Whatever your civil dispute is, we have the know-how to secure a money judgment anywhere in Southern California.


If you have been injured during a car accident, we have the know-how to secure your money-judgment anywhere in the State of California. Focus is on one-on-one case strategies, as this office carefully selects its car accident cases. 



Car accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, conversion of personal property, and anything else that leaves your “person” “injured.”



If you’ve been arrested, you need serious representation from an attorney that is not afraid to put his name on the line to defend you. Criminal judges and prosecutors do not look beyond the facts of the crime and the arrest. If you call a 1-800 number for this service, you deserve what follows. Call for a no obligation consultation today.

DUI (Driving Under the Influence)


We have another website dedicated to DUI defense. You can learn why we set the bar in DUI defense by clicking here

APPEALS (Civil & Criminal)


Appeals are where you really need a smart and creative attorney with superior writing skills. As a senior editor on law review, Patrick Santos was published in legal writing before even being sworn in to practice law. He graduated magna cum laude, and conducts dozens of criminal and civil appeals.

Habeas Corpus


The godfather of all criminal motions is the habeas corpus. If you are in custody and have exhausted all your appeals, there is still a way to get a court to grant you relief. We have had success with felony habeas corpus writs on several occasions. The law is constantly changing, and with time, you may be able to take advantage. Call for a free consultation.

Child Custody & Domestic Violence

When it comes to your family, we know you will accept nothing but the best. We offer aggressive yet fair flat-fee retainer approaches in child custody cases and domestic violence matters. The best interests of the child is always our first concern.

(Misdemeanor & Felony)


You complied, or substantially complied, with the terms of your probation, now reap your benefit by expunging the conviction, you deserve it! Employers ask a lot of questions.

Search & Seizure 
(4th Amend. Warrantless Searches)


Your home or vehicle was searched without a warrant and without your consent, and now you face criminal charges for what was found? Not okay. This is our true passion, and we simply cannot get enough of the Fourth Amendment!

Pro Bono Work


If you are a member of one of the branches of America’s armed forces, or if your case is important to California jurisprudence, we may take your case for free, or at substantial discount.

Petitions for Review
(California Supreme Court)


We have filed a great deal of Petitions for Review, and know how to persuade the highest judges in California. The court of appeal is never our last stop!

Unlawful Detainer | Evictions
(Prosecute & Defend)


Tenant not paying rent, landlord interfering with your quiet enjoyment, something not disclosed during walk-through, or perhaps tenant left a huge mess behind. You need a neutral evaluation, so get one today, for free. 

Seal/Destroy Record of Arrest (Adult & Juvenile)


You were arrested, but no case was ever filed against you. Destroy that record of arrest! If you were acquitted, and in other limited cases, it is possible to send your rap sheet to the incinerator in Sacramento.

Stay-Away Orders (TRO)

The police can quickly get involved in domestic disputes and turn your life upside down. We can help you get a "stay-away" order, or defend against someone trying to unlawfully get one against you, whether or not it involves your significant other. 



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High Court to Consider Admissibility of Traffic Camera Photos.
High Court to Consider Admissibility of Traffic Camera Photos.

High Court to Consider Admissibility of Traffic Camera Photos.

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The Impending Death of California's Community Caretaker.
The Impending Death of California's Community Caretaker.

The Impending Death of California's Community Caretaker.

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Hungry to win and passionate to achieve, we embrace the unknown, fearlessly taking calculated risks, confident in our ability to deliver results. We are eager and ambitious. We tenaciously preserve surmounting obstacles with grit and determination.  Above all, we find joy in our work, and in serving the needs of our clients.





Professional and polite service, exceptional representation . . . We delight in presenting premium quality in all we offer. No matter how big the case, we strive for excellence and relish perfection, where possible. We cherish our clients, and represent them with honor.





Ambitious and aggressive, driven and determined, enthusiastic and energetic, we cultivate client-driven results better than the competition. We thrive in challenges, viewing them as an invitation to show what we are made of. A true fiduciary, we work together to routinely please our clients, surpass of record of achievements, and drive this office to greater and greater success.   





Bound by conviction, we prize dedication, and are moved to help clients, giving nothing less than complete loyalty. We are true to your cause, whatever it may be.





We wholeheartedly believe in our ability to win; our goals and objectives are our mission, and we enthusiastically embrace them and relentlessly pursue them.





Professional. Polite. Reliable. Trustworthy. Honest. Our integrity is a critical asset and we are committed to upholding it at all costs. We set high standards, and we abide by them as we practice law fairly and behave ethically.  





None of the Following Testimonials or Endorsements Constitute a Guarantee, Warranty, or Prediction Regarding the Outcome of Your Legal Matter.





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Patrick Santos
California State Bar No. 265982
Case Law Publications:


People v. Troyer (2011) 51 Cal.4th 599

California Supreme Court

as Amici Curiae


People v. Goldsmith (2014) 59 Cal.4th 258 

California Supreme Court

as Amici Curiae


Legal Publication: 


“Why the ABA Should Permit Lawyers to Use their Get-Out-of-Jail Free Card: a Theoretical and Empirical Analysis.” 

31 U. La Verne L. Rev. 151 (2009)


Los Angeles Daily Journal:


“What To Do With An ‘Innocent Convict’”

Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2010


“The Impending Death of California’s ‘Community Caretaker’”

Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2010


“High Court to Consider Admissibility of Traffic Camera Photos”

Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2014



B.A., University of Southern California, (USC), 2006


J.D., University of La Verne, College of Law, 2009

Magna cum laude

Law review senior editor (2008-2009)


Admitted to Practice Law

December 2009

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