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Andrew M. Jennings

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Santa Maria, CA

Andrew M. Jennings Attorney at Law
704 S McClelland St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Phone: 805-688-9217
Fax: 805-257-0285
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed in California Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
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Attorney Profile

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.

About Andrew M. Jennings

First Admitted: 2011, California

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Bar/Professional Activity

  • Board of Directors for North Santa Barbara County Bar Association
  • 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.


  • 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
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Office Location for Andrew M. Jennings

704 S McClelland St
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Last Updated: 5/27/2022

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