The Law Offices of Katherine Schwinghammer

About Katherine

Katherine Scwhinghammer

After a career of proud service in the Canadian Armed Forces, Katherine Schwinghammer attended college in Florida and Texas graduating summa cum laude from Texas A&M University in Corpus Christi. Katherine received her Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD) in 2005, from The University of Texas School of Law in Austin Texas, one of the top law schools in the country.

Spending several years as a public defender allowed Katherine to handle many cases and hone her skill as a criminal defense trial lawyer. In private practice on the central coast since 2009, Katherine has a deep understanding the complexities of the California Superior Court system in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. The Law Office of Katherine Schwinghammer is located in Arroyo Grande, California with a meeting office in SLO.

Katherine is or has been a member of:

The State Bar of California - Criminal Law Section

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Women Lawyers Association of San Luis Obispo

Northern Santa Barbara County Bar Association

San Luis Obispo County Bar Association - Criminal Defense Section Chairperson 2014/2015

California DUI Lawyer's Association

American Bar Association - Criminal Justice Section


"It was a big relief to hear the Judge's decision at my last court date. I really appreciate very much your hard work and the big help that I got from you. Thank you very much for your help!"

- L.B.

"Thanks for all your help -- I want you to know your kindness made all the difference. You are so super! Thanks for helping me in my legal problem. I believe you have found your calling."

- R.W.

Katherine Schwinghammer Attorney at Law