Andrew M. Jennings

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Santa Maria, California

Andrew M. Jennings Attorney at Law
Andrew M. Jennings
Andrew M. Jennings Attorney at Law

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI

Licensed in California since: 2011

Education: Santa Barbara & Ventura Colleges of Law

Selected to Rising Stars: 2021
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Andrew M. Jennings Attorney at Law

704 S McClelland St
Santa Maria, CA 93454 Phone: 805-688-9217 Email: Andrew M. Jennings Visit website


I am a second generation legal professional handling criminal law matters, including DUI's; assault and battery; serious and violent felonies; domestic violence; drug possession; gang cases and homicides. After graduating Valedictorian of my law school class, and earning several awards, I have earned a reputation in the legal community as an honest, straightforward and assertive advocate. I am a skilled negotiator and litigator, gaining favorable outcomes for clients through settlement and jury trials.

First Admitted: 2011, California

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Board of Directors for North Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • I was hired on to a juvenile dependency position in Santa Maria with the firm Servey and Martinez., 2023
  • I was hired on at SLO Defenders in San Luis Obispo County working a felony assignment, 2022
  • Member of Santa Barbara Defenders
Educational Background:
  • Witkin Award for highest grade in Real Property Award for second highest grade in Civil Procedure Award for second Highest Grade Point average., 2009
  • Award for Highest Grade Point Average in Third Year Graduated with Highest Honors, Valedictorian of Class of 2011
  • I tried the most cases of any attorney in Santa Barbara County 2016-2017., Public Defenders Office Trial Warrior of the Year, Fellow Attorneys, 2017
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Life top sex assault case jury trial., 2018
  • Cabrillo High School Mock Trial Head Coach.
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Tried to a jury a 5 co-defendant gang conspiracy trial lasting from August 2021-April 2022. Client was charged with ten murders, 14 attempted or conspiracy to commit murder. Alleged gang was MS-13.  Client was found not guilty of multiple murders and attempted or conspiracy to commit murder. Client was however, found guilty of many others. Clients received 6 life without parole sentences instead of 9, along with 330 years to life. This case is considered one of the most complicated and lengthy gang conspiracy cases at the state level in California. , 2022
  • After showing mitigation through investigation, convinced DA to give probation on very serious felony DUI with great bodily injury allegations with multiple broken bones., 2021
  • DUI charges dismissed after finally finding difficult witness who confirmed client was not driving., 2020
  • Convinced DA to agree to house arrest on third time DUI with injury and fleeing the scene while on probation for second DUI., 2021
  • Domestic Violence charges dismissed after finding dispositive surveillance showing client did not strike the complaining witness. , 2020
  • Client found not guilty of extortion with a gang enhancement with strike prior. Client was facing 19 years to life., 2018
  • Domestic violence charges dismissed by DA after showing weaknesses in case through defense investigation., 2020
  • Client found not guilty of two domestic violence charges but found guilty of conceded count., 2015
  • Client found not guilty of multiple counts of battery against multiple people at jury trial; jury hung on resisting arrest charge after arguing excessive force., 2014
  • Client faced sex assault charges against minor. After preparing for jury trial, DA dismissed on eve of trial., 2018
  • Client found not guilty of attempted kidnapping at jury trial. After jury hung on a lesser included charged, case settled for simple assault and credit for time served., 2017
  • Client pleaded to disturbing the peace infraction after hanging resisting arrest charge at jury trial., 2015

Office location for Andrew M. Jennings

704 S McClelland St
Santa Maria, CA 93454


1 Year Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021

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