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Robert M. Sanger - Santa Barbara, CA

222 East Carrillo StreetSuite 300 Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Updated: 08/01/2023

Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Lawyer

About Robert M. Sanger

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • State and Federal
  • Business and Securities Offenses
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Homicide

Litigation

  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Senior Partner

Qualifications

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1979
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1975
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Oklahoma
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit

Specialties and Certifications

  • Criminal Law, California Board of Legal Specialization, 1982

Other Affiliations

  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, 1976 - Present (President)
  • California Public Defenders Association, 1977 - Present (Member)
  • Santa Barbara County Bar, 1977 - Present (Chair/Member, Criminal Law Section)
  • American Civil Liberties Union, Santa Barbara (President, 1987 - 1989, 1991 - 1993)
  • Santa Barbara County Bar Association, 1977 - 1979 (Member, Board of Directors)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Bar Association (Co-Chair, 1993-1994)
  • Criminal Courts Association (Member)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member)
  • Board of Governors, 2006 - Present (Member)
  • American Bar Association (Member)
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) (Member)
  • Santa Barbara Women Lawyers (Member)
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) (Board of Governors, 2006 - 2014)
  • Death Penalty Focus (Director, 1998 - Present)
  • Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference between 2004 and 2007 (Delegate)
  • Firearms and Toolmarks Academy Standards Board (Chair)

Education

  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 1973
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California, 1970
    B.A.

Classes and Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Civil Practice, Santa Barbara College of Law, 1975 - 1976
  • Homicide Seminar, Public Defenders Association, Napa, California
  • Death Penalty Seminar, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Berkeley, California
  • Grand Jury Practice Seminar, Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Bar Association, 1994 - 1994
  • Capital Case Defense Seminar (CCDS), Co-Chair

Achievements

Other Sources of Feedback About Robert M. Sanger

Included on the 2024 Southern California list


Past Lists

  • 2023 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Southern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Robert M. Sanger on Super Lawyers

Honors

  • Bill of Rights Award, ACLU, Santa Barbara Chapter, 1994
  • Santa Barbara Criminal Defense Bar Association Order of the Reasonable Doubt, 1993
  • Selected to Super Lawyers, by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Fellow, American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)
  • California State Bar Board of Governor's Award for Pro Bono Services, 1982
  • Death Penalty Focus Special Achievement Award, 2004
  • Listed in Naifeth and Smith
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • AV® Preeminent™ Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

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Office Information

Address

222 East Carrillo StreetSuite 300 Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Fax

  • 805-963-7311

Accepts Credit Cards

Yes

Office Hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and on holidays and weekends by appointment

Publication

Articles

  • Chinese Encounters American Bar Association Journal, April, 1981
  • Confessions of a Criminal Lawyer American Bar Association Journal, October, 1982
  • The Execution Protocol, Federal Bar News and Journal, June, 1993
  • Dead Man Walking Federal Bar and News Journal, June, 1994
  • Defending the Devil Federal Bar and News Journal, September, 1994
  • Three Strikes, Santa Barbara County Bar Association, 1994
  • And Then There Were Seven, (The OJ Simpson Trial) Legal Times, March 27, 1995
  • The Truth School's Curriculum, (The OJ Simpson Trial) Legal Times, April 3, 1995
  • Will Loose Lips Sink Simpson Jury?, (The OJ Simpson Trial) Legal Times, April 10, 1995
  • The Best Justice Money Can Buy, (The OJ Simpson Trial) Legal Times, April 17, 1995
  • Among the Lowest of the Dead: The Culture of Death Row, Federal Lawyer, July, 1995
  • Jury Reform: Is It About Time? The American Lawyer, September 1995
  • Making Sense of the OJ Verdict, The American Lawyer, November 1995
  • Race for Justice: Mumia Abu-Jamal's Fight Against the Death Penalty/ Live From Death Row,by Mumia Abu-Jamal, Federal Lawyer, May 1996
  • Basic Concepts of Legal Thought, Federal Lawyers, September, 1996
  • Comparison of the Illinois Commission Report on Capital Punishment Recommendations with the Capital Punishment System in California in Volume 44 of the University of Santa Clara Law Review, September 2003
  • Monthly column for the Santa Barbara Lawyer Magazine entitled Criminal Justice, Author, 2006 - Present
  • IQ, INTELLIGENCE TESTS, “ETHNIC ADJUSTMENTS” AND ATKINS, 10/2015
  • Respondeat Superior in Criminal Cases, 04/2013
  • Science and the Law – A New Rule for Admissibility, 04/2012
  • Mental Retardation and Being Put to Death by the State, Part 1, 08/2011
  • Money Laundering and Financial Crimes in Santa Barbara, 01/2011
  • "A Scientific Approach to Scientific Evidence: A Four-Stage Rule for Admissibility and Scope", UTILIZING FORENSIC SCIENCE IN CRIMINAL CASES, 2014 EDITION LEADING LAWYERS ON ANALYZING THE LATEST TRENDS IN FORENSICS AND INCORPORATING THEM INTO DEFENSE STRATEGIES. (2013 WL 5757941.)
  • “Duties of Capital Trial Counsel Under the California 'Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016” in Volume 53, Number 3 of Criminal Law Bulletin

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