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William Carlos Makler

William Carlos Makler

William Carlos Makler is a dedicated criminal lawyer based in Santa Barbara. Focusing on criminal law, William Carlos provides you with a strategic and vigorous criminal defense.

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William Carlos Makler

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140 East Figueroa Street, Santa Barbara, California

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Mr. Makler is the only Santa Barbara lawyer that has been awarded the top rating (A-V) by Martindale-Hubbell (since 2013), 10 out of 10 by avvo (since 2010) and who is also ranked in the Nation's Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has also been determined to be in the Top 100 by the National Trial Lawyers. He is a former felony deputy public defender for both Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara Counties. He also has taught Evidence as a member of the regular faculty of the Santa Barbara College of Law. He has gained more than 20 years of experience working in the state and federal criminal justice systems; including law enforcement. His considerable experience and skillful lawyering brings his clients very satisfying results at a reasonable cost. In addition to his work as a criminal defense, Mr. Makler has brought class action lawsuits as lead class counsel against police agencies resulting in system-wide changes that benefit individuals who were arrested but whose cases were never prosecuted. He remains active in various trade organizations, including an association of Santa Barbara criminal defenders he helped found: Santa Barbara Defenders. Mr. Makler is regularly recommended for hire by other criminal defense lawyers, judges and members of law enforcement.

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Practice areas

  • Assault
  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Assault
  • Impaired/DUI
  • Drugs
  • Fraud
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft

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About me

Mr. Makler is the only Santa Barbara lawyer that has been awarded the top rating (A-V) by Martindale-Hubbell (since 2013), 10 out of 10 by avvo (since 2010) and who is also ranked in the Nation's Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has also been determined to be in the Top 100 by the National Trial Lawyers. He is a former felony deputy public defender for both Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara Counties. He also has taught Evidence as a member of the regular faculty of the Santa Barbara College of Law. He has gained more than 20 years of experience working in the state and federal criminal justice systems; including law enforcement. His considerable experience and skillful lawyering brings his clients very satisfying results at a reasonable cost. In addition to his work as a criminal defense, Mr. Makler has brought class action lawsuits as lead class counsel against police agencies resulting in system-wide changes that benefit individuals who were arrested but whose cases were never prosecuted. He remains active in various trade organizations, including an association of Santa Barbara criminal defenders he helped found: Santa Barbara Defenders. Mr. Makler is regularly recommended for hire by other criminal defense lawyers, judges and members of law enforcement.

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