Meet Our DUI Lawyers

Lawrence Taylor


Lawrence Taylor, attorney-at-law. A graduate of the University of California (Berkeley) and the UCLA School of Law, the nationally-renowned "Dean of DUI Attorneys" has specialized in DUI defense for over 34 years.

He is a former Marine, Los Angeles Deputy D.A. and Fulbright Professor of Law, and is the author of "Drunk Driving Defense" -- now in its 7th edition after 31 years as the national best-selling textbook on the subject. Mr. Taylor is one of 11 founders of the 1300-member National College for DUI Defense and served on the Board of Regents and as its Dean. He has lectured at over 200 seminars for DUI defense attorneys in 38 states, and is one of only 5 lawyers in California to be Board-certified in DUI defense by the NCDD/American Bar Association. The National College has recognized Mr. Taylor for his accomplishments by awarding him the "Lifetime Achievement Award" at Harvard Law School.

Member: State Bar of California, United States Supreme Court Bar, National College for DUI Defense.

State Bar of California  United States Supreme Court Bar National College for DUI Defense

Jeanne M. Normandeau


Jeanne M. Normandeau, attorney-at-law. A University of San Diego and Gonzaga University Law School graduate, Ms. Normandeau has 21 years of prosecution and criminal defense experience and has handled well over 4000 DUI cases.

She served as a Chief Prosecutor with the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General Corps and prosecuted as a Special Assistant United States Attorney. Ms. Normandeau then spent 6 years as a Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney, followed by her tenure with the Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor for the past 12 years.

Member: State Bar of California, Riverside County Bar Association, San Bernardino County Bar Association, National College for DUI Defense.

David R. Demurjian


David R. Demurjian, attorney-at-law. A former Orange County Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Demurjian graduated from New York University and Fordham University School of Law and has practiced in the criminal field for 26 years. In the course of his remarkable career, he has prosecuted and defended 1000s of DUI and criminal cases, supervised legal training for thousands of police officers, deputy sheriffs, and federal agents, and both prosecuted and defended hundreds of police officers and deputy sheriffs in both DUI and criminal cases.

He is the author of numerous articles (including publications of the Orange County Bar Association, Orange County Trial Lawyers Association and California District Attorneys Association), and has lectured to law enforcement agencies.

Member: State Bar of California, Orange County Bar Association, National College for DUI Defense.

  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense

Lane Scherer


Lane Scherer, attorney-at-law. With 24 years of experience and having represented over 3500 DUI clients, Ms. Scherer is the senior attorney at The Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor. A graduate of St. Mary's/Notre Dame University, she immediately turned to criminal law as an Orange County Public Defender.

In the course of her distinguished career defending the most serious felony cases, she was voted by her fellow lawyers as "Public Defender of the Year". Lured away shortly thereafter by Mr. Taylor, Ms. Scherer has now been with The Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor for the past 14 years.

Member: State Bar of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, National College for DUI Defense.

  • State Bar of California
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National College for DUI Defense

Christopher Taylor


Christopher Taylor, attorney-at-law. The Managing Attorney of the firm, Mr. Taylor's son is a graduate of the University of Santa Clara and the University of San Diego Law School. He served in the San Diego City Prosecutor's office and was subsequently awarded a position as extern to a Justice of the California Court of Appeals.

He was an Orange County Deputy Public Defender for 9 years, during which he was assigned to be Supervising Attorney for misdemeanor cases (including DUI), and has handled well over 5000 criminal cases from DUI to murder.

Member: State Bar of California, Orange County Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College for DUI Defense.


  • State Bar of California
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • National Association of criminal defense lawyers
  • National College for DUI Defense

Jina Kim


Jina Kim, attorney-at-law. Ms. Kim is an honor roll graduate of California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo and Western State University Law School. With over 17 years of experience, she is a veteran of more than 4,500 criminal cases including representation of over 3,000 clients charged with drunk driving.

Member: State Bar of California, Riverside County Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College for DUI Defense.

We invite you to review the client comments concerning the quality of representation received from our DUI defense attorneys.

The Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor maintains offices in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and Riverside, and serves most communities in Southern California.

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