Areas of Practice

We are licensed to practice in all trial and appellate courts in the State of California, including the District Courts of Appeal and the California Supreme Court and all federal courts in the state, including the Untied States District Courts for the Central, Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of California, U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of Illinois, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, Ninth Circuit and D.C. Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Criminal Defense

Sanger Swysen & Dunkle's criminal practice includes defense of persons accused of white collar crimes, securities fraud, wire fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, embezzlement, anti-trust violations, SEC and FTC matters, RICO offenses and business and regulatory offenses, as well as, capital crimes, homicide, other crimes against the person, drug and alcohol offenses, drunk driving, DUI, theft and other offenses. 

Business Litigation

Sanger Swysen & Dunkle's business litigation practice includes individual, business and corporate litigation, complex cases, employment and regulatory matters, SEC, FTC, anti-trust and defense of civil litigation related to governmental investigations.

Civil Litigation

Sanger Swysen & Dunkle's civil litigation practice includes, on a selective basis,  complex litigation cases,  representing individuals, business and corporations as either plaintiffs or defendants.

Civil Rights Law

Sanger Swysen & Dunkle's civil rights practice includes, on a selective basis,  discrimination on the basis of race, gender, age and disability and police misconduct, including wrongful death.

Professional Licensing Defense

Sanger Swysen & Dunkle represents individuals and businesses in professional licensing matters before professional licensing boards, in administrative hearings and the courts.  Our professional licensing practice includes matters such as accusations of professional misconduct, investigations, criminal allegations, appeals and petitions for writ of mandate.

School Expulsion and Discipline

Sanger Swysen & Dunkle represents students facing expulsion hearings and other disciplinary proceedings at schools in Santa Barbara County, Ventura County and San Luis County.

Writs and Appeals

Sanger Swysen & Dunkle's writs and appeals practice includes writs and appeals to the State and Federal Courts in criminal and civil cases, including complex capital litigation, writs of mandamus and prohibition, writs of habeas corpus, writs of coram nobis and vobis, direct appeals, motions for new trial, writs of administrative mandamus and  2255 motions. 

White Collar Crime

Defense of individuals and companies accused of fraud, money laundering, tax evasion, embezzlement, anti-trust violations, SEC and FTC matters, and RICO offenses.

SANTA BARBARA Office:  222 East Carrillo Street, Suite 300, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
SANTA MARIA Office:  301 East Cook Street, Suite A, Santa Maria, California 93454

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