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Mr. Santwier is admitted in California state courts and U.S. District Court, Central District of California. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and University of San Diego School of Law. Recipient of the Jerry Giesler Trial Attorney of the Year, Criminal Courts Bar Association, 1993. Recipient of the Donald R. Wright Distinguished Service Award, Pasadena Bar Association, 2004. Author of California Criminal Law Practice and Procedure Chapter, “Jury Deliberations and Verdict,” CEB, 1986. He is a member of the Pasadena (President, Board, 1993-1998), San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles County (Board of Trustees, 2000-2001; Co-Chair Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Committee, 1993-1995) Bar Associations; State Bar of California (Member, Executive Committee, 1996 and Chair, 2001, Criminal Law Section); California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Board of Governors, 1990-1996, 2000-2003; Treasurer, 2004; Secretary, 2005; Vice-President, 2006; President-Elect, 2007; President, 2008); Irish American Bar Association (Board, 2004; Secretary, 2005; Vice-President, 2006; President, 2007); Criminal Courts Bar Association (President, Board, 1985-1995); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; and California Public Defenders Association. (Certified Specialist Criminal Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization). Reported cases include: Joe Z. v. Superior Court, 3 Cal.3d 797, 1970; Carlos v. Superior Court, 35 Cal.3d 131, 1983.