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Andrew C. Janecki

Attorney at Law

I know the legal system can be intimidating for anyone — and it is especially daunting for people who never expected to be charged with a crime. I have worked hard for the underdog in many situations throughout my life. My personal and professional mission is helping men and women, youths and their parents through some of life's most challenging situations.

In law school at Loyola in Los Angeles, I was taught by the best criminal law professors and realized a criminal defense career was the right fit for me. I continue to work every day to be the type of lawyer who works harder than his opponent, reacts more productively and serves people like you with total dedication. For more detailed information on my background, follow the link at the bottom of this webpage.

"You get to make the decisions, but I'll be by your side every step of the way."

My energy and determination are assets to clients facing problems ranging from DUI to serious drug charges, from assault to theft, and beyond. I also adeptly handle appeals of driver's license suspensions and criminal convictions.

My 20-plus years of experience have been in the Santa Cruz area and surrounding counties such as Monterey and San Mateo counties. I know this region and its people well. You not only get an experienced criminal defender when you contact the Law Offices of Andrew C. Janecki, but also get one who has likely handled your type of case in the court or specific DMV jurisdiction where you must appear. This combination could well make the difference in the outcome of your case.

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1990


  • J.D. - Loyola Law School, 1990

    • Los Angeles, California

  • B.A. - University of California, Santa Barbara, 1986


  • Santa Cruz County Bar Association, Member

  • Santa Cruz County Criminal Defense Bar Association, Member and Past President

  • Santa Cruz County Bar Association, Board of Directors

  • California Public Defenders Association, Member

  • Santa Cruz County Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Compeer Santa Cruz

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Biggam, Christensen & Minsloff, Attorney