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Christopher J. McCann - Santa Ana, CA

1633 E. 4th St.Ste. 248 Santa Ana, CA 92701

Updated: 08/08/2019

Santa Ana Criminal Law Lawyer


Criminal Defense Firm With Offices in Orange County and Los Angeles County

As the sole proprietor of the Law Offices of Christopher J. McCann, I focus exclusively on criminal defense cases, specializing in representing those arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in court and with the DMV (see https://cjmdefense...

Criminal Defense Firm With Offices in Orange County and Los Angeles County

As the sole proprietor of the Law Offices of Christopher J. McCann, I focus exclusively on criminal defense cases, specializing in representing those arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in court and with the DMV (see, as well as those charged with drug possession and sales, domestic violence, theft crimes (including petty theft, grand theft, embezzlement and burglary), criminal threats, assault and battery, forgery and fraud. To get more information about each of these specialized areas of defense, please see:

Inspired Defense of My Clients

I take great pride and interest in fighting for my clients, but I also take a personal satisfaction in finding inventive defenses and creative solutions that take my client's personal needs into consideration. I have helped clients divert from "the system", and helped them to avoid lengthy periods of incarceration by finding dispositions that better suit their needs, such as pre-filing diversion, house arrest, electronic monitoring bracelets, drug and alcohol programs, mental health programs and many more. I enjoy finding integrative solutions that meet my client's needs. To see more examples of the successes I have achieved for my clients, please see:

Dedication to My Clients

I have made several thousand appearances in criminal court in Southern California where I have fought aggressively in defense of my clients' rights. I treat each client's case with utmost care and attention because I know it is likely the most serious and frightening thing occurring in that person's life. You have my promise that if you trust me with that responsibility, I will fight for you because it is also my reputation on the line. See how I personally handle each client's case at

Committed to Personal Service

When you hire me to represent you, you have my promise that I will personally handle your case from start to finish. No other attorney will appear in court or work on your case. I handle all court appearances. I do all of the work. No one else. When you call my office, you'll speak to me and no one else. I will personally return any unanswered calls within 24 hours. For more information on my personal commitment to customer service, please see:

About Christopher J. McCann

Year Joined Firm

  • 2007

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Law 100%
  • DUI / DWI / DMV
  • Drug Violations (Possession and Sales)
  • Domestic Violence
  • Assault and Battery
  • Theft Crimes
  • Forgery
  • Criminal Fraud
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Sex Offenses
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Parole & Probation
  • Traffic Violations


Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • California Bar Association, May 30, 2001 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Indigent Criminal Defendant Appointments Program
  • California Public Defender's Association
  • National College of DUI Defense, 2013 - Present (Member)
  • California DUI Lawyers Association, 2009 - Present (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Crimes & Immigration, Los Angeles County Bar Association, - April 19, 2019
  • Current Issues in Driving Under the Influence Cases, Southeast District Bar Association, - April 22, 2015


  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
    Juris Doctorate
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Bachelor of Arts


Accepts Credit Cards

Office Information


1633 E. 4th St.Ste. 248 Santa Ana, CA 92701


  • (949) 474-0306


Other Sources of Feedback About Christopher J. McCann

Included on the 2015 Southern California list

Past Lists

  • 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
  • 2007 Southern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Southern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Christopher J. McCann on Super Lawyers


  • Southern California Super Lawyers Magazine, "Rising Star", 2006 - 2015

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By Anonymous on May. 17, 2024
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5.0 out of 5 stars

Chris is undoubtedly the best attorney in this field in California. Beyond his exceptional technical skills, Chris is honest, reliable, and trustworthy--a testament, perhaps, to his Midwest upbringing. I sought help--both advice and research--for a resolved situation dating back to the 1990s. Since there was no fee involved, most attorneys were unmotivated to assist. However, Chris stood out as a true gentleman, offering me excellent advice and assistance unmatched by any other attorney. He's the type of attorney you want to befriend, characterized by his exceptional moral compass, ethics, and values. It was an honor to work with Chris, and perhaps one day, he could teach a Masterclass on becoming an attorney--a class that future and present lawyers should attend.


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By Anonymous on Sep. 13, 2023
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5.0 out of 5 stars

I don't always get myself in serious legal trouble, but when I did, Christopher McCann was there for me. He is the best attorney, and friend I have ever worked with. From our first meeting, he explained everything to me in terms I could easily understand. He is punctual, and was always prepared to speak to the judge on my behalf. In the end, we got the outcome we hoped for, and even got my case sealed. Chris is authentic, and will go the extra mile in your case. If anyone is looking for a knowledgeable super friendly attorney, then go to The Law Offices of Christopher J. McCann.


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By Anonymous on Jan. 04, 2022
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4.5 out of 5 stars

Chris is an expert who is super responsive, clear on the process, fees, etc. I was very happy working with him.


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By Anonymous on Oct. 07, 2021
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5.0 out of 5 stars

Christopher walked me through everything! From beginning to end. I had unusual circumstances because I had moved to another area after getting my DUI. He ALWAYS answered my phone calls. He took care of DMV and my court case without me having to be there. Best money I ever spent was hiring Christopher. Extremely knowledgeable and professional. He knows the in?s and outs completely! He really cares about his clients and even helped with the DUI classes, SR22, and interlock device company?s. A truly dedicated lawyer who cares about who he is helping. I just had to follow his instructions, which were completely thorough and on point. A++ Thank you Christopher! In such a difficult time in my life you really made the difference. Heidi


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By Anonymous on Nov. 02, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars

Mr. McCann, is by far one of the best criminal attorney's I have ever dealt with. I have retained his services more than once, and each time I got the best possible results. He's knowledgeable, professional, and he actually cares. I have referred family and friends to him. You can't go wrong with the law offices of Christopher J. McCann


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By Anonymous on Apr. 13, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars

Chris is a caring, diligent and honest Attorney that I highly recommend. He listens, takes comprehensive notes, and develops a game plan that you can believe in. He also develops great strategies that will help you be successful in your court case. He is very prompt. He is easy to contact, returns calls in a timely manner and does not rush you when discussing your court case. He carefully lays out your options and makes you feel good about the disposition of your court case without telling you what you want to hear i.e. blowing smoke. He tells you the realistic expectations of your court case. He is knows the law and is very familiar with the intricacies of the court system so you can be assured of the most successful outcome in your court case. He explores every option and makes good on his word. He is a man of integrity and character and genuinely cares about his clients. His retainer fee is reasonable and he does not nickel and dime you. I am 100% satisfied and again, I highly recommend him. Thank you, Chris!


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By Anonymous on Aug. 27, 2018
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I ended up going with Christopher J McCann for my D.V. case after searching and searching for the right attorney. From the very beginning, not only did he set up a plan, but he didn't try to scare me into anything. He was very honest, respectful, knowledgeable, straight forward, and his prices were very acceptable. He constantly checked in with me to keep me updated, and always kept a positive attitude when doing so. I had homework to do in order for Chris to build my case efficiently. Even though I wasn't able to get everything done right away, Chris was extremely patient and worked with me to get my case resolved. Due to Chris being a wonderful attorney and many prayers, my case was dropped! Thank you for your amazing services, but also for being a wonderful person!

By Anonymous on Nov. 18, 2017
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I recommend Christopher McCann not only because of his professionalism and effectiveness but he treats like a friend not only a client. He recently helped me get through probably the most traumatic event of my life and I am truly grateful for his services. In my opinion he's the best criminal defense attorney you can hire and his prices are fair and affordable. Thank you.

By Anonymous on May. 23, 2017
Verified Client

Chris McCann was so helpful to me regarding information for an out-of-state DUI. He spent considerable time over the phone - at no financial charge - explaining the intricacies of the situation I am in, and gave me many options to pursue that I had previously been unaware of. I cannot recommend him more, please don't hesitate to call - he's friendly, prompt in getting back to you, and extremely knowledgeable in Cali DUI laws.

By Anonymous on May. 13, 2017
Verified Client

Highly recommend Christopher McCann he knows what he is doing always answers your questions and explains everything in detail. He helped us out with a 3rd DUI case he was able to get it dismissed. If any of my friends or family ever need legal help he will be the first attorney we will be calling.

By Anonymous on Apr. 27, 2017
Verified Client

I highly recommend Christopher as an dependable lawyer. Unfortunately he was not the first lawyer I had hired pertaining to my case. Having a case in CA and living on the east coast, it was important for me to find a lawyer that was dependable. Chris had cleared everything and explained clearly what was needed from me by the court. After completion, about a week later, Chris had contacted me again informing me that paperwork was not received from the court, something that had happened in the past as well. I promptly had them sent again and I am sure if Chris did not check up with me, I would have had to have done everything again. Something my previous lawyer failed to do. The follow up is enough for me to recommend his services over any others.

By Anonymous on Mar. 23, 2017
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I found Christopher J. McCann to be very professional and diligent attorney. He was very easy to talk to and realistic when it come to my situation. He was able to completely reverse everything and I have my life back thanks to Christopher McCann. I have already recommended him to a friend and I feel confident he'll be able to take care of their situation as well.

By Anonymous on Mar. 09, 2017
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I have been working with Chris couple of years ago and I couldn't be happier. He was helping with all of the little details I didn't even know I needed. Hi was always friendly and ready to answer all of my questions. His attention to my case has allowed me to focus on what's important to me, healing and recovery. Thank you!

By Anonymous on Jan. 26, 2017
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Got a DUI case while I was at home, the police knocked on my door and proceeded to give me a sobriety test on the spot. Took me in, and I was booked for the night. Luckily, I found Chris on findlaw and he was able to retract my DUI case and even set aside all the the bad records that usually will stick with you via DMV. Chris was exactly the lawyer I needed. He helped me all the way through the case until the very end, and he was incredibly persistent in doing his very best to win both court and DMV hearing cases. I could not be any happier with the result. If you get in a DUI case, I highly suggest him as your lawyer as he will be your money's worth.

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