My past experience as a prosecutor gives me a unique and invaluable set of skills that I bring to the defense of all my clients. I know the tactics and strategies that law enforcement officers and prosecutors use to get convictions and I will fight to defend you at every stage of the criminal process.
My past experience as an insurance defense attorney gives me a unique and invaluable set of skills and insight that I bring to my clients and their families in personal injury and wrongful death cases. I know the tactics and strategies that insurance companies use in defending personal injury and wrongful death claims, and I will fight to obtain the maximum compensation for my clients and their families.
Admitted to practice law in California and the District of Columbia.
GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTER, WASHINGTON D.C. Masters of Law in International and Comparative Law, May 1988
Honors and Activities:
Graduate Advisor of Georgetown Immigration Law Journal
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF LAW Juris Doctor, May 1987
Honors and activities:
Best Written Brief Award in Moot Court Competition - 1985
Semi-Finalist in Advocate of the Year Competition - 1985
Co-chairman, La Raza Law Students Association - 1985-1986
Member of Philip C. Jessup-International Law Moot Court Team - 1986
Member of National Moot Court Team - 1986
Member of National Appellate Advocacy Team - 1987
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, CHICO Bachelor of Arts, May 1984
Major: Political Science
Minor: Speech and Drama
Honors and Activities:
Deans List: Fall 1983, Spring 1984
Forensic Team: Debate, Impromptu and After Dinner Speaking
Member of Student Law Union of Minorities
SANTANA AND CARLOS LAW FIRM, P.C.
Partner Yuba City, CA June 2014 – Present
THE SANTANA LAW FIRM
Yuba City, CA August 2011 – June 2014
BEACHAMP AND SANTANA LAW FIRM
Yuba City, CA 1995 – August 2011
CROSBY, HEAFEY, ROACH & MAY
Associate Attorney Oakland, CA July 1988-December 1992, March 1994-March 1995
FRESNO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Deputy District Attorney Fresno, CA January 1993-February 1994
CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT, CENTRAL STAFF
Judicial Extern San Francisco, CA Spring 1987
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOL OF LAW
Tutor San Francisco, CA Fall 1985-Spring 1987.
LAW OFFICES OF JOSEPH W. CARICIONE, JR.
Law Clerk Redwood City, CA January-June 1987
LAW OFFICES OF WILLIAM VEEN
Certified Law Clerk San Francisco, CA May-December 1986
SAN FRANCISCO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT - LAW AND MOTION DEPARTMENT
Judicial Extern San Francisco, CA Spring 1986
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
Consumer Attorneys of California
Yuba-Sutter Bar Association
The Proverbial Catch-22: The Unconstitutionality of Section Five of the Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments of 1986, 25 Cal.W.L.Rev.1 (1998) Stop Prematurely and You Will Go Astray, A Judicial Blunder In Re Korean Air Lines Disaster of September 1, 1983, 13 Suffolk Transnational L.J. 135 (1989)
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