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About Us

Central Coast Criminal Defense has earned a reputation for treating our clients with compassion as we aggressively pursue solutions to their problems. Our goal is to provide exceptional representation to those being charged with crimes on the central coast of California. We believe representation should be affordable and we are committed to providing superior customer service and defense at reasonable rates. We believe our firm is one of the premier criminal defense law firms in the State of California. Our attorneys and staff at Central Coast Criminal Defense are committed to upholding the standards of excellence in representing all of our clients. We can’t wait to discuss how we can help you in your case evaluation.

William Redell

William Redell is one of the most recognized and respected criminal defense attorneys on the Central Coast of California. For over 20 years, William has been successfully defending individuals charged with crimes. William Redell attended UCLA for his undergraduate studies, prior to attending law school at the Santa Barbara College of Law. Since becoming an attorney in 1996, William has worked as both a public defender, gaining years of valuable trial and negotiating experience, and also in private practice. William Redell has handled thousands of criminal cases on the Central Coast of California from the most basic to the most complex. This experience and knowledge is the foundation for the success William currently enjoys in the Santa Barbara, Lompoc, Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo Courts.

Cody Christiansen


Cody is a native of the central coast for over 25 years. Few people can say they grew up and went to high school in the same area in which they practice law. This gives Cody a unique understanding of the Central Coast of California. He knows the cities, he knows the communities, he knows the people.

Cody will tell you his career began when he lived in Brazil for two years giving voluntary service as a missionary. This experience made him acutely aware of the social, political and legal difficulties other people face and have to overcome. Upon returning to the United States, he earned a degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara in global and international studies focusing on the cultural and social migration patterns of people. With a strong desire to help and defend people, Cody then earned a Juris Doctor degree in law and became an attorney.

As a criminal defense attorney, Cody worked for the Santa Barbara County Public Defender’s Office. He handled an extremely complex case load that included domestic violence, drugs, DUI’s, theft, burglary, sex crimes, etc.

Cody worked as an arraignment deputy, handled Prop 36 drug calendar working closely with rehabilitative service providers and probation officers, and managed a child support contempt calendar. Of all his accomplishments, the one Cody is most proud of and upon which he places the highest importance is his family; his marriage to his wife of thirteen years and his four children.

Kit Westbrook

Kit Westbrook earned a Bachelors of Science from Brigham Young University and a Masters Degree in School Psychology from Utah State University. After practicing as a School Psychologist for 2 Years, Kit attended law School and earned his J.D. from Chapman University School of Law. Kit has practiced criminal defense exclusively for the past 9 years and has successfully defended hundreds of individuals in counties throughout the State of California. Prior to coming to CCCD, Kit was the managing attorney for the largest criminal defense firms in the state. In addition to representing individuals in court, Kit represents and consults many clients prior to the filing of a criminal complaint in an effort to help them avoid criminal liability.  Kit has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as one of the Top 40 Criminal Attorneys in California under the age of 40 and is also Lead Counsel Rated.  Kit has also received the coveted AV 5.0 Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbel.  This is a prestigious an award received by relatively few attorneys. In addition Kit has a SUPERB rating with Avvo.  If you are facing criminal charges on the Central Coast, Kit and his team are happy to help.

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