On April 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in the landmark DUI case of Missouri v. McNeely. In so doing, Chief Justice Roberts cited Mr. Taylor's preeminent treatise Drunk Driving Defense (7th edition) as authority in the field.
California's Premier DUI Defense Attorneys
A nationally-recognized firm of 5 highly experienced DUI lawyers (including 2 former prosecutors) with each DUI attorney practicing DUI defense exclusively, the Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor serves clients from offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside and San Diego. Guided by the renowned "Dean of DUI Attorneys", the 5-attorney team is supported by a unique group of DUI experts: 2 former law enforcement officers, a former head of a major crime lab blood-alcohol unit, and a former California DMV license suspension hearing officer. The team is highly specialized: we represent only clients charged with misdemeanor or felony drunk driving (driving under the influence of alcohol or driving under the influence of marijuana or drugs) and the accompanying license suspension.
- DUI defense attorneys exclusively since 1979
- Average experience of the firm's DUI attorneys: 19 years
- Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers every year since 1998
- Rated "A-V" by Martindale-Hubbell ("Very High to Preeminent")
- Voted "Southern California Super Lawyers" (Los Angeles magazine)
- "Best Lawyers in Orange County" (Orange Coast magazine)
- Author of 2 books on drunk driving defense and California DUI law.
- AVVO client-based attorney ranking: 10/10 ("Superb")
- Only California DUI defense attorney featured in Wikipedia
- Listed in Who's Who in American Law every year since 1989
- Ranked A+ by Better Business Bureau for past 13 years
- Unique support staff of former law enforcement and DMV experts
Let our highly-rated DUI defense attorneys guide you through this ordeal. The experience, courtroom skills and reputation of our DUI lawyers are well-known. But at the Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor, the focus is always on personal attention to the client. We invite you to review a few of the many complimentary letters we received from our valued clients, as well as recent case results, and to call our Firm's founder, Lawrence Taylor; our Managing Attorney, Christopher Taylor; or our Client Services Attorney, Joshua Shelton, for a free consultation. Credit cards are readily accepted and payment plans are available.
Veterans: Mr. Taylor, a former Marine, offers a discount on fees to veterans and active service military.
For further assistance in obtaining the services of a qualified DUI defense attorney, please feel free to review our answers to the frequently-asked-questions "How can I find a good DUI lawyer?" and "What does it cost to retain a DUI attorney?".
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More About The Firm
The Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor was the first law firm in California -- and one of the first in the nation -- to specialize exclusively in defending clients charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (and, later, DUI drugs and DUI marijuana). The highly specialized firm, with each DUI defense attorney averaging 19 years criminal experience, has been awarded the coveted peer review rating of AV ("very high to preeminent" in legal ability and ethics) by the Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory "” the highest rating awarded to attorneys and one shared by fewer than 7% of all lawyers in the United States. The Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor is also listed in the prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, and has twice been featured in the American Bar Association Journal ("Today's DUI Defense Bar is More Focused and Aggressive" and "New Test for DWI Defense"), one article noting the successful DUI defense specialization and unique technical support of former law enforcement drunk driving experts for each DUI lawyer in the firm. And in a May 2009 expose article on DUI defense attorneys, California Lawyer (the professional journal for members of the California State Bar) observed:
"Defendants often get from their DUI lawyers what they pay for. At the Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor": blood and urine samples are routinely reanalyzed; breathalyzer maintenance, calibration and administration are investigated; and sometimes even the scene of an arrest is revisited. Taylor's firm also boasts a support staff that includes a forensic toxicologist who once did DUI testing for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's crime lab, a former hearing officer for the DMV, and a former police officer who was on the Santa Ana police department's DUI task force. That's a far cry from the firms where lawyers, by their own admission, do the same thing over and over again."
The result of experience, specialization and technical support is success in the criminal court and at the California DMV license suspension hearing. The Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor is proud that 3 of our former attorneys now serve on the bench as judges or magistrates. And Mr. Taylor's firm of drunk driving attorneys remains the only one approved by the California State Bar to provide continuing legal education to the legal profession.
We invite you to meet our DUI lawyers, review their qualifications and contact us for a free conference. Videos, FAQs, and comments from our clients are also available for your review. We look forward to serving you and helping you through this difficult time.
The "Dean of DUI Attorneys"
The firm of California DUI lawyers is guided by the nationally-known "Dean of DUI Attorneys", Lawrence Taylor. A University of California (Berkeley) and UCLA Law School graduate, Mr. Taylor is a former Marine, criminal prosecutor, Fulbright law professor and author of the two most respected drunk driving law books in the criminal defense field. With over 33 years experience, he has presented lectures to DUI lawyers at over 200 seminars on DUI laws and penalties and drunk driving defense techniques in 38 states and is today one of only 5 DUI attorneys in California to hold the ABA-approved designation of "Board Certified in DUI Defense Law", and the only one to be further designated "Senior Specialist".
In annual surveys conducted by Los Angeles magazine, over 65,000 Southern California attorneys have voted Mr. Taylor a "Super Lawyer" in each of the past 9 years, one of only two California DUI attorneys so honored. He is listed in Who's Who in American Law and in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. On July 25, 2002, at Harvard Law School, Lawrence Taylor was presented with the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the National College of DUI Defense.
Larry Taylor is recognized as one of the finest DUI trial tacticians in the country.
Editor, "California DUI Report"
(Taylor) excels at trial preparation and tactics... His expertise is incomparable.
"Trial" (Assoc. of Trial Lawyers of America)
Taylor, a former Marine with nearly three decades of practice, has come to be known in California as the dean of DUI defense.