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Chris P. Andrian

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Santa Rosa, CA

Andrian, Gallenson & Gaskell
1100 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone: 707-527-9381
Fax: 707-526-9051
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed in California Since: 1972
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (90%), Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Andrian & Gallenson, Chris P. Andrian provides dedicated legal representation to clients in Santa Rosa, California, and throughout Sonoma County. He focuses his practice on criminal defense, generally handling cases that involve DUI and DWI, drug crimes and marijuana law, domestic violence, sexual assault, and computer and Internet crimes. He also accepts environmental law cases.

After obtaining an undergraduate degree from San Francisco State University in 1966, Mr. Andrian went on to attend the University of California Hastings College of the Law . He received a law degree in 1972.

With nearly 40 years of experience, Mr. Andrian knows that the criminal justice system is not without flaws. For that reason, he does everything in his power to support his clients through what is often a stressful time for them and their families, and he works to help make sure their rights are upheld. Mr. Andrian stands by his clients from the start of their case until it has been resolved. He has relationships with prosecutors and judges at both the state and federal levels, which he uses to help him provide justice for his clients. Over the course of his career, Mr. Andrian has frequently been named in The Best Lawyers in America,* he has received the highest possible rating of AV Preeminent** from Martindale-Hubbell and he has received the Sonoma County Bar Association's Career of Distinction award .

Active in the legal community, Mr. Andrian is a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice , the California Public Defenders Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Sonoma County Women in Law. Mr. Andrian currently serves as co-chair for the Sonoma County Criminal Defense Bar .

*The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White Inc., Aiken, SC

**AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Criminal Defense
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

About Chris P. Andrian

First Admitted: 1972, California

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Sonoma County Women in Law
  • Co-Chairperson of the Sonoma County Criminal Defense Bar
  • California Attorney for Criminal Justice
  • California State Bar


  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Northern California’s top criminal defense attorneys
  • Received the Sonoma County Bar Association’s top honor, being recognized for his “Career of Distinction”, 2008

Educational Background

  • San Francisco State University, 1966
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Office Location for Chris P. Andrian

1100 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Phone: 707-527-9381

Fax: 707-526-9051

Last Updated: 3/3/2021

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