Finding and choosing a California DUI lawyer in a drunk driving case can be a difficult process; there are many incompetent, inexperienced and/or unethical attorneys who will readily accept DUI clients. However, asking the following questions can be helpful in retaining a good DUI defense attorney:
The following California lawyers and law firms specialize in drunk driving defense, are members of the National College for DUI Defense and are reported to have excellent reputations in the field:
Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor: Los Angeles DUI Attorneys
Offices in Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Pasadena, Irvine, Riverside and Carlsbad. AV-rated 4-attorney firm, averaging 24 years of experience, specializing in representing DUI clients. A UC Berkeley graduate, senior partner Lawrence Taylor is a former prosecutor and Fulbright Professor of Law, former Dean of the National College for DUI Defense, Board-certified and the author of the standard textbook in the field, Drunk Driving Defense, 7th edition. This well-known Southern California firm is listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and is apparently unique in having a technical support staff of former law enforcement experts and officers.
Law Offices of Paul Burglin: San Francisco Bay Area
Offices in San Francisco and San Rafael. Mr. Burglin has 30 years experience and is the co-author of California Drunk Driving Law. He currently serves on the Board of Regents of the national College for DUI Defense, and is one of only five attorneys in California Board-certified as a DUI defense specialist. Serving clients in San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Napa and Contra Costa.
Law Offices of James Farragher Campbell: San Francisco Bay Area
Office in San Francisco. Mr. Campbell has 32 years of DUI defense experience and is Board-certified. He is a founding member and former Regent and Dean of the National College for DUI defense, and a past President of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. Serving clients in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.
Law Office of Jeffrey C. Stotter: Northern Valley DUI Attorney
Office in Redding. Mr. Stotter is a graduate of UC Irvine and Syracuse University College of Law, served as a deputy district attorney, has 16 years experience and is a member of the National College for DUI Defense. Shasta, Siskiyou, Trinity and Tehama Counties.
Law Office of Terry A. Wapner: Central Valley DUI Attorney
Office in Fresno. Mr. Wapner is a USC graduate, a former prosecutor with 19 years experience, and has been certified in field sobriety testing. Member, National College for DUI Defense. Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, Kings and Tulare Counties.
Law Office of Manny Daskal: Northwestern California DUI Attorney
Office in Eureka. Mr. Daskal specializes in DUI defense and is a certified instructor in breath-alcohol testing and field sobriety tests. Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino, Siskiyou and Trinity Counties.
Law Office of James E. Wasson: Central Valley DUI Attorney
Office in Fresno. Mr. Wasson is a former California Highway Patrolman and Deputy Sheriff, a member of the National College for DUI Defense, and is a federally-certified instructor for DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, Kings and Tulare counties.
The National College for DUI Defense
A national organization of approximately 800 attorneys specializing in drunk driving litigation. Dedicated to the continuing education of the criminal defense Bar, the College hosts an annual 3-day seminar at Harvard Law School.
California DUI Abogados
California's drunk driving laws and lawyers, explained in Spanish.