News & Press

Forensic Magazine published an article, authored by Robert Sanger, entitled "The Forensic Community Can Educate Lawyers, Judges."  The original article is available here:  https://www.forensicmag...

Robert M. Sanger, senior partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle, spoke on May 5th at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) 10th Annual Forensic Science & the Law Conference, "Making Sense of Science."  Mr. Sanger presented on the topic of "Confronting and Utilizing the...

Robert M. Sanger, senior partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle, spoke on March 31st at the 2017 Jacobus tenBroek...

Stephen K. Dunkle, partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle, was presented with the Skip Glenn Award at the 2016 California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) Annual Seminar on December 10, 2016 in San Francisco.  The purpose of the award is to ...

The law firm of Sanger Swysen and Dunkle is pleased to announce the association of The Honorable Frank J. Ochoa (Ret.) with the firm. Ochoa retired after 32 years on the Santa Barbara trial court bench in 2015. He has an active arbitration and mediation practice, and will be taking selective...

On May 1, 2016, Robert Sanger, senior partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle, gave the keynote speech at the commencement for the Class of 2016 from the Santa Barbara College of Law.  Mr. Sanger serves as an adjunct professor for Santa Barbara COL where he teaches Jurisprudence, Restorative...

Robert Sanger, Senior Partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle and Past President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, sat down with ...
Proposition 47, passed by California voters on November 4, 2014, provides that drug possession crimes and a number of forgery, theft, grand theft offenses, in which the value of the property is less than $950, can now be charged only as misdemeanors rather than felonies, unless the defendant...

A paper authored by Robert Sanger, senior partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle, entitled Full-Scale Intelligence Quotient Test Scores and the Impropriety of “Ethnic (or Socio-Economic) Adjustment” in Atkins Cases has been accepted for presentation at the 67th Annual Scientific Meeting...

Sanger Swysen & Dunkle partner Stephen K. Dunkle was one of the leaders of a team of attorneys who defeated an effort by the City Attorney and District Attorney of Santa Barbara to obtain a civil gang injunction.  

In March of 2011, the People of the State of California filed a...

Stephen Dunkle, partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle, was certified as an Appellate Law Specialist by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.  In order to be certified as a specialist, an attorney must pass a written examination, demonstrate a high level of experience in a...

Robert Sanger, senior partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle, was nominated to the American Academy of Forensic Sciences based on his writing and work on legal/scientific topics,...

Catherine J. Swysen, managing partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle, was elected to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation on January 29, 2014.   The Fellows of...

Catherine J. Swysen, partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle, was the subject of an article on Noozhawk, an online news publication, highlighting nominations for Santa Barbara’s Man and Woman of the Year awards.  Ms. Swysen was recognized for her volunteer work in Africa with Chad Relief...

The law firm of Sanger Swysen & Dunkle is proud to announce two new additions to our team of criminal defense and civil litigation attorneys.  

Associate attorney Julie A. Lawrence graduated with honors from Santa Barbara College of Law in 2012.  She was...

Robert M. Sanger, partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle, was sworn in as the president of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) on December 14, 2012 at the Annual Fall Criminal Defense Seminar in San Francisco. CACJ is the country's largest statewide organization of criminal defense...

In March of 2011, the City of Santa Barbara and County of Santa Barbara filed a complaint in Santa Barbara County Superior Court seeking an injunction restricting the activities of thirty named defendants within certain zones of the city. Stephen K. Dunkle, partner at Sanger Swysen &...

Catherine Swysen, partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle, prevailed in obtaining a dismissal for her client, Daniel Ellsberg, as part of a team of attorneys representing protesters accused in federal court of trespassing at Vandenberg Air Force Base to protest the February 25th...

Robert Sanger, partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle, was co-counsel in the criminal trial of the late Michael Jackson in the Spring of 2005.  Stephen Dunkle, partner at Sanger Swysen & Dunkle, was responsible for the law and motion and appellate work during the case.  Mr. Sanger and his...

Death Penalty Focus awarded Robert Sanger the Special Achievement Award for his work against the Death Penalty.  The award was presented at the DPF Annual Dinner at the Beverly hilto Hotel in Los Angeles.  In attendance were Mike Farrell, actor and human rights advocate, Harry Belafonte, Former...

 

Sanger Swysen & Dunkle partner, Catherine Swysen, defended human rights advocate McGregor Eddy in the United States Magistrate's court in Santa Barbara.  Ms. Eddy acknowledged that she had violated the law by crossing the "green line" at Vandenberg Air Force Base.  She said she...

Catherine Swysen was presented with the 2009, Richard Abbe Humanitarian Award for her outstanding efforts in the African country of Chad.  Ms. Swysen is a member of the Board of the Chad Relief Foundation (CRF) and has made numerous trips to the country to further relief efforts for refugees...

 

The Third District Court of Appeal handed down an opinion which represented a significant victory for one of the firm's clients and for all people accused by secret Grand Jury proceedings.
 
On August 15, 2000, six years of fighting on behalf of their client paid...