Cherie L. Brenner is one of the most highly respected criminal defense attorneys on the Central Coast of California. For over 30 years, Ms. Brenner has been successfully defending individuals charged with misdemeanors and capital felony crimes. Ms. Brenner attended UCLA for her undergraduate studies, attended law school at Western State University Law School. She passed the California State Bar examine on her first attempt and continued to advance her knowledge through special studies at Harvard Law School, Downey College of Law at Cambridge University in England, and Hastings Law School. She is also an adjunct professor at the Southern Institute of Law in Santa Barbara. Since becoming an attorney in 1990, Brenner has worked as both a public defender, gaining years of valuable trial and negotiating experience, and also in private practice. Cherie Brenner has handled thousands of criminal cases in California from the most basic misdemeanors to the most complex felonies, including capital death. This experience and knowledge is the foundation for the success Ms. Brenner currently enjoys in the Santa Barbara, Lompoc, Santa Maria, and San Luis Obispo Courts.