Andrade Law Offices

Andrade Law Offices

At Andrade Law Offices our core belief is to look at every possible strategy to win our client's case. This is this reason that we have a high success rate for both our Criminal defense and Personal Injury/Accident clients. We Get Results

Firm Overview

At Andrade Law Offices, we offer experienced legal representation and counsel in a range of legal matters. Our founder, Steven Andrade, is known as the attorney that other lawyers turn to for help on high stakes negotiations and settlements.

Types of Cases We Handle:

Personal Injury
DUI/Drunk Driving
Criminal Defense

Attorney Andrade has successfully defended thousands of DUI and other criminal cases in Santa Barbara County. He has obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for his personal injury clients. As a former prosecutor, Supervising Deputy District Attorney, and Assistant Attorney General, you can be confident that your case will be managed by an attorney with insider knowledge of both sides of the courtroom.

At Andrade Law Offices, each client and each case is given full support and attention by our California personal injury attorney, Santa Barbara criminal defense lawyer, and staff. We provide the teamwork necessary to obtain the best possible outcome for all of our clients cases. It is not uncommon to have more than one attorney and a legal support team working on a single case. We guarantee exceptional client services.

Main Office

Andrade Law Offices
211 Equestrian Ave
Santa Barbara CA 93101




Free Initial Consultation?

Consulations Are Always Free

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Our criminal and DUI fees are fixed fees. We offer tier level fees. If Misdemeanor, we charge one fee for the representation up to trial and then a fee for the trial should you decide to hire us through the trial. For felony cases, we charge one fee up to the preliminary hearing, a separate fee for the preliminary hearing and a separate fee for trial should your felony case go that far. We do not take cases on retainer. No matter how many times we have to go to court for you, you pay one fee. For our Personal Injury clients, we offer a no fee guarantee. If we don't win your case, we don't get attorney fees or case costs.

Office Information

Office Hours


Office Manager

Kathleen Andrade

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

English and Spanish

Criminal Defense

Our Attorneys are former prosecutors who are knowledgeable about both sides of the criminal justice system and we make the District Attorneys prove their case. We are firm that works to get dismissals and reduced charges. Let Us Work For You.

With his experience as a former prosecutor, Santa Barbara Criminal Lawyer Steven R. Andrade is knowledgeable about both sides of the criminal justice system. This knowledge and experience, combined with Mr. Andrade's legal skills, works to the advantage of our DUI and criminal defense clients. We make prosecutors prove their cases and we fight aggressively for our criminal clients.

All of the criminal attorneys in our offices fight vigorously for our clients. We make the prosecutors work by filing motions and briefs and position papers. We are not a firm that has the reputation of "read em and plead em" to avoid doing the work it takes to put on a strong defense. If there is a way to get a reduced charge or a dismissal we will find it. We are a trusted criminal defense firm in Santa Barbara. Look no further. We are here to help 24/7.

We take all kinds of criminal cases from white collar crime to murder. If you have been arrested for a crime or suspect that you will be arrested, your freedom depends on hiring the most aggressive attorney possible. You want one that will take your calls on weekends and evenings. You want an attorney who understands that for YOU, this is the only case that matters and is determined to fight for your freedom.


Our DUI Expert Attorneys have achieved successful defenses for thousands of drivers charged with DUI in Santa Barbara County, Ventura County and all over Southern California.

Attorney Steven Andrade specializes in DUI defense. He is renowned for his DUI defense strategies. He has even written a book on DUI defense. We have represented thousands of clients with excellent results.

If you have been charged with a DUI, you should call Andrade Law Offices for a free consultation. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by understanding your rights and knowing what lies ahead for you through legal process. Our attorneys vigorously fight for dismissals and reductions of charges.

Our fee includes attorney representation at your first DMV hearing. We also offer student discounts.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

As a former prosecutor, Attorney Andrade understands their are various sides to each case that must be considered. When he left the Office of the District Attorney, he decided to become a defense attorney because he felt he could best serve criminal clients because he knew the inter-workings of the court system. In addition, he chose personal injury because he believed injured people needed someone to stand up for them against the insurance industry. People do not understand, until they are injured themselves, the struggle attorneys go through to obtain fair and just compensation for their injured clients. Andrade Law Offices does not back down and just "settle" for the first offer like so many other attorneys. They fight for every dollar they obtain for their clients because they believe their clients deserve it.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others?

Attorney Andrade obtained one of the largest jury verdicts in California history. $60.7M for a Medical Malpractice lawsuit in Los Angeles County.

After law school, Steven served as a Deputy District Attorney for Ventura County and then as an Assistant Attorney General in the Northern Mariana Islands. In 1987 Steven opened Andrade Law Offices in Santa Barbara, California, focusing on litigating personal injury and criminal defense cases. Andrade Law Offices is an established law firm that has been in practice for more than 30 years.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

For over 30 years, Andrade Law Offices has been serving the needs of clients from all over Southern California. Attorney Andrade lives in Santa Barbara County. We understand that legal decisions have real life consequences for our criminal defense, DUI, and personal injury clients. Consultations are always FREE at Andrade Law Offices. In all cases, the lawyers and staff of Andrade Law Offices work quickly to engage investigators, witnesses, and experts. We carefully analyze the circumstances to determine the best strategy to win your case.

Year over year, Steven R. Andrade is recognized as one of the "TOP 100 Trial Lawyers" in California because he is known, by his peers and judges, for taking even the most difficult cases to trial. He is known as the lawyer that other lawyers turn to for high stakes negotiations, settlements, and trials.

We provide legal services in all of Santa Barbara County including Santa Barbara, Montecito, Goleta, Lompoc, Santa Maria, Carpinteria, Buellton, Solvang, and Guadalupe. We also serve San Luis Obispo, Ventura, and Los Angeles. We accept serious personal injury cases from the entire state of California.

Steven Andrade

Andrade Law Offices

Attorney Steven R. Andrade
Attorney Steven Andrade is a Top 100 Criminal and Personal Injury Attorney in California.

Steven Rudolph Andrade was raised the youngest of two siblings in a blue collar family near San Francisco, California. Steven's father was a shipping clerk and his mother was a bookkeeper for a grocery store chain. When Steven was a teenager, his father was laid off from his job after decades of service. This resulted in significant stress to the family. Steven decided to go to law school, in part, so that he would always have the option of having his own business and would be able to take care of his parents in their later years.

Steven graduated Magna Cum Laude from San Francisco State University with a degree in Political Science. After college, Steven attended UC Davis Law School where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1977. He made law review at UC Davis.

Santa Barbara Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Law Firm

After law school, Steven served as a Deputy District Attorney for Ventura County and then as an Assistant Attorney General in the Northern Mariana Islands. In 1987 Steven opened Andrade Law Offices in Santa Barbara, California, focusing on litigating personal injury and criminal defense cases. He has the reputation as an attorney who is not afraid to take any case to trial. He is also known as a great courtroom strategist. He has recovered millions of dollars in personal injury verdicts and settlements and in 2002 obtained a jury verdict in excess of 60 million dollars in Los Angeles, California. He has handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from DUI cases to murder. Steven Andrade loves the law and after more than 30 years as a trial attorney, has no plans of retiring any time soon.

Steven Andrade resides in Santa Barbara with his wife Kathleen and his two dogs Marla and Baron.


Bar Number: 079718
California, 1978


University of California Davis Law School
JD, 1977

Matthew Conley

Andrade Law Offices

Matt spent his formative years growing up in Overland Park, Kansas. While in high school, Matt began competitive debating which quickly became his primary academic focus. Matt competed across the nation, winning or placing in dozens of tournaments. Matt's success in debate sparked his initial interest in pursuing a career in law.

Matt attended the University of Kansas and received an academic scholarship. During his time at KU, Matt was a Washington D.C Dole Intern Scholar. Matt graduated with honors in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.

After graduating, Matt decided to pursue a career in law. In 2006, Matt enrolled in the Washburn University School of Law. Matt was awarded the Washburn University School of Law Scholarship and was also presented with the Collegiate All-American Scholar Award. While in law school, Matt represented individuals accused of crimes as a licensed legal intern with the Washburn Criminal Defense Law Clinic. Matt also served as the student body representative on the Washburn Law Admissions Committee. Matt graduated from Washburn in 2009 with Dean's Honors.

Matt began his career in law as an Assistant District Attorney at the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office. Matt charged and prosecuted criminal and child in need of care cases for the State of Kansas.

In the fall of 2011, Matt transitioned to private practice at the Law Firm of Tenopir and Huerter. Matt focused primarily on criminal law and brought to jury trial a wide range of cases including DUIs, felonies, and homicides.

Matt has a strong passion for the law believes all individuals deserve competent, thoughtful representation during the important times in their lives when the assistance of an attorney is needed.


Bar Number: 304465
California, 2015


Washburn Univ SOL; Topeka KS

Taylor Dann

Andrade Law Offices


Bar Number: 312083
California, 2016


Santa Clara Univ SOL; Santa Clara CA
JD, 2016

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