Christopher M. Glew

Christopher M. Glew

Founding Partner
Attorney
Location:
Santa Ana, California
Phone:
866-416-2161
Fax:
714-648-0501
Email:

Christopher Glew is the leading defense attorney in Southern California for marijuana dispensaries, winning groundbreaking trials in the field of medical marijuana in the state of California. Called "The hottest criminal defense attorney in Orange County," he has been recognized as one of the 2013 Top Lawyers in California by American Lawyer Media, and one of the Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers Southern California by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He has been featured in local and national media, including The Orange County Register, OC Weekly, Culture Magazine, and High Times. He is a dynamic public speaker, and has provided commentary for ABC and NBC.

An Ohio native, Christopher Glew graduated from Kent State University in 1998 with a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice, Political Science, and History. He then moved to California to attend Whittier Law School, where he was recognized on the Dean's list and honor roll as well as the Trial Advocacy Honors Board. He graduated from Whittier Law School in 2000 with a Juris Doctorate in Law and is the Founding Partner of Glew & Kim.

Christopher Glew has been admitted to the California Bar, Federal Central District Court of California, Federal Northern District of California, and Court of Appeals. He attended the Comparative Law Seminar at Oxford University, and has completed the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing certification course to provide additional expertise in DUI cases.

He is a member of National College for DUI Defense, NORML Legal Committee, Orange County Bar Association, American Bar Association, The American Association of Nurses Attorneys, National Trial Lawyers Association, Orange County Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Newport Harbor Bar Association, West Orange County Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Life Member.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California

Education

  • Whittier Law School, Costa Mesa, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 2000
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: Honor Roll
    • Honors: Trial Advocacy Honors Board
  • Kent State University - 1998
    • Major: Criminal Justice
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: History

Honors and Awards

  • One of the 2013 Top Lawyers in California by American Lawyer Media
  • One of the Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers Southern California by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Featured in local and national media, including The Orange County Register, OC Weekly, Culture Magazine, and High Times
  • Called “The hottest criminal defense attorney in Orange County”

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National College for DUI Defense, Member
  • NORML Legal Committee, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The American Association of Nurses Attorneys, Member
  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Orange County Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Newport Harbor Bar Association, Member
  • West Orange County Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member