Members of the Firm
Robert M. Sanger, senior partner in the firm, is an experienced trial lawyer who has practiced in Santa Barbara since 1973. Mr. Sanger is a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, certified by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Sanger has tried a number of high profile...
Miguel A. Avila is an Associate with the firm working on civil, administrative and restraining order matters.
Mr. Avila graduated from the University of California Santa Barbara with a degree in Chicana/o Studies and Sociology. He obtained his law...
Sarah Sanger is an Associate with the firm working on criminal defense matters in both the state and federal courts primarily involving capital cases.
Ms. Sanger graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Philosophy. She attended the...
Firm Manager / Senior Legal Assistant
Has been with the firm for over a decade, works with the attorneys on criminal and civil litigation matters. Oversees day-to-day operations of the firm.
Mr. Swanson graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Environmental Studies and a minor on Global Peace and Security.
Works with attorneys on criminal and civil litigation matters.
Ms. Platonova graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Economics and Art History with an emphasis on Museum Studies.
The Honorable Frank J. Ochoa (Ret.) is of counsel to Sanger Law Firm, P.C. He retired after 32 years on the Santa Barbara trial court bench in 2015. He has an active arbitration and mediation practice, and takes selective civil and criminal cases in his return to practice as a lawyer...