About This Firm
Mr. Santwier is admitted in the California State Courts and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco (B.A., History, 1965); University of San Diego School of Law (J.D., 1969). Recipient: Jerry Giesler Trial Attorney of the Year, Criminal Courts Bar Association, 1993. Recipient: Donald R. Wright Distinguished Service Award, Pasadena Bar Association, 2004. Recipient: Joseph Rosen Justice Award, Criminal Courts Bar Association, 2011. Inducted: American College of Trial Lawyers, 2013. Southern California Super Lawyers, 2007-2014. Pasadena Top Attorneys, 2009-2013. Author: California Criminal Law Practice and Procedure Chapter, "Jury Deliberations and Verdict", CEB, 1986. Current Member of: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; State Bar of California, (Criminal Law Section Executive Committee, 1996-2000, Chair, 2001); California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Board of Governors, 1990-1996, 2000-2003, Board, 2004-2007, President, 2008); Criminal Courts Bar Assn, (Board, 1985-1994, President, 1995); Los Angeles County Bar Assn (Co-Chair Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Committee, 1993-1995, Board of Trustees, 2000-2001); Pasadena Bar Assn, (Board 1993-1997, President, 1998); Irish American Bar Assn, (Board, 2004-2006, President, 2007); California Public Defenders Association. Reported cases include: Joe Z. v. Superior Court, 3 Cal.3d 797, 1970; Carlos v. Superior Court, 35 Cal.3d 131, 1983.