Attorney Profile: J'Aimee L. Oxton

Attorney J'Aimee L. Oxton is dedicated to helping clients with their legal matters in the areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law, Divorce/Legal Separation/Nullity of Marriage, Adoptions, Child Custody and Visitation, Child Support, Juvenile Dependency and Delinquency matters, Domestic Violence, and Pre/Post Marital Agreements.

Prior to practicing law, J'Aimee worked as a paralegal for over 15 years in law firms that specialized in both Family and Criminal Defense Law, where she regularly drafted pleadings, created & maintained case files, met with clients, their families, witnesses, private investigators & other attorneys. J'Aimee was frequently called upon to head up preparation for preliminary hearings & trial.

J'Aimee has researched & drafted a variety of motions and has assisted in the preparation of pretrial motions in a variety of divorce proceedings, assault & battery cases, DUI cases, child custody and support proceedings, juvenile dependency proceedings, multiple 1st degree murder and other serious felony cases. She has had extensive trial prep experience working on over 50 serious felony cases, which include capital murder cases, assault, burglary, fraud, attempted murder, embezzlement, conspiracy, forgery, rape and kidnapping.

J'Aimee was born and raised in Santa Barbara, and centers her law practice around providing her clients the personalized representation they need and deserve. J'Aimee is also dedicated to giving back to her community, and in her spare time volunteers with various local organizations, and is currently a Court Appoint Special Advocate with CASA of Santa Barbara County. Contact J'Aimee L. Oxton if you are looking for dedicated, experienced representation from a hometown attorney.


Juris Doctor, 2010: Southern California Institute of Law

  • Class rank: Top 5%
  • Student Bar Association Vice-President 2009 & 2010
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity Vice-Dean 2009 & 2010
  • Editor of SCIL Newspaper, The Advocate, 2009 & 2010
  • Recipient of Santa Barbara Women Lawyers Academic Scholarship 2009-2010
  • Recipient of the SCIL Outstanding Professionalism Award 2008-2009
  • Recipient of the SCIL Outstanding SBA Leadership Award 2009-2010


Bachelors Degree, Major-Sociology, Minor in Law & Society, 2000 University of California, San Diego (UCSD)


Member of the State Bar of California, Santa Barbara County Bar Association, Santa Barbara Barristers, California Public Defender's Association, Santa Barbara Women Lawyers, William L. Gordon Inn of Court, Court Appointed Special Advocate for CASA of Santa Barbara, Law Professor at the Southern California Institute of Law, Director of Alumni Relations for the Southern California Institute of Law, 2011-2012 Vice-President of the Southern California Institute of Law's Alumni Association.

Members of the Firm

Paralegal Gregory Rader


Gregory Rader is the team's law clerk and scribe. He researches and drafts writs, motions and appeals in all state and federal courts, with a focus on issues arising under the United States Constitution.

Commissioned an Army officer at age 19, Mr. Rader graduated from the Foreign Service/Defense Language Institute, East Coast, before service in Vietnam, where he commanded an artillery battery, served as the fire support coordinator for an infantry battalion, and where he was awarded two Bronze Stars and the Air Medal. He graduated cum laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was twice selected to serve on the C. Herman Pritchett Constitutional Law moot court.

Mr. Rader has drafted several U.S. Supreme Court petitions for certiorari to state and federal appellate courts; countless petitions for review to the California Supreme Court, and over 100 briefs on appeal to the First, Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal, and to the California Courts of Appeal. The subject matter of these pleadings has ranged from issues arising under the First, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, to immigration matters, employment discrimination, family law disputes and juvenile dependency and delinquency questions. He has also researched and drafted pleadings in the British Columbia Supreme Court for an Appointment of Review of Solicitor's Bill. Mr. Rader's writs and motions practice includes petitions for mandamus, probation and habeas corpus to trial and reviewing courts, as well as pre-trial motions, e.g., in limine, suppression, exclusion, and the drafting of pin-point jury instructions.


B.A., Political Science, Cum Laude 1974
University of California at Santa Barbara

Investigator Bob Strong


Robert Strong is a former Santa Barbara Police Lieutenant. His Police investigative experience includes working as a Detective, Detective Sergeant and Detective Lieutenant. His Private Investigator experience includes working as a Licensed Private Investigator specializing in Criminal Defense for twenty years. While working as a Police investigator and Private investigator he has been involved in the investigation of over fifty homicides and has interviewed over ten thousand people. He has a degree in Police Science from Santa Barbara City College and has training certificates in Homicide, Narcotics and Sex Crimes investigation from California State College. He has an advanced P.O.S.T. certificate from the State of California. He has attended CPDA seminars in all phases of investigation including the Death Penalty Seminar in Monterey.