Awarded 5 stars by Yelp based upon client reviews


Awarded by AVVO highest possible 10 rating ("Superb") for competence and ethics for past 7 years

    • I contacted Lawrence Taylor's Irvine office after being arrested for a DUI in Garden Grove. Mr. Taylor came up first when I searched for DUI lawyers in OC. Hiring Mr. Taylor has made it so much easier for me to move forward after such an unfortunate incident. They were able to handle everything for me without me having to ever come out to court and I was always updated with new information as soon as things came up. With a clean record, I can't be happier with Mr. Taylor's services!

    • When I received my first DUI offense, I was in distressed and in a world of new trouble. I had no clue as to what I had gotten myself into, but what I did know was that I had to hire an attorney quick. My first lawyer was unsuccessful and only after my money, so I found myself searching to escape the awful experience. I then decided to take advice from my brother in-law, who is a police office, and hired the Law Firm of Lawrence Taylor. What an entirely different experience! They literally guided me through the entire process, meticulously took me through each step, and assured that I was fully engaged and understood the process. They also provided me with all the contact numbers I needed to get my life back as it used to be. They kept me up to date with details of my case, never neglected my calls or voicemails, and excelled in customer service. Once the trial came about, my beliefs that the Law Firm would continue to excel and do the best for me came true as they pushed through their full potential and handed me the results I wanted. With a BAC of 1.5 I walked away with a wet reckless. Thank you Lawrence Taylor

    • Good Law Firm, 2nd DUI, but got my license back, no jail time. Way better than my first lawyer.

    • You should never drink and drive anywhere, but especially don't do it in la Jolla! Cops down here have nothing better to do then make your life miserable. It is also a college town which adds assault to injury. I should take my own advice because I was recently arrested for a DUI down in La Jolla. A friend of mine referred me to Mr. Taylor's office and I am extremely glad I got into contact with them. I hardly blew over the legal limit and did perfectly fine on the sobriety tests but still was arrested. Thankfully Mr. Taylor was able to help fight my case without me ever having to go to court and I was able to have the charges dropped. Extremely professional law firm with the experience to get you the results you want.

    • I don't even know where to begin with what an amazing choice this firm turned out to be. First let me say that although this was my first DUI ever, it was a difficult and complicated case to say the very least. Mr. Chris Taylor made this awful time from my horrible mistake as easy as was possible to navigate through and finally resolve. His knowledge of the courts and his relationships from working with them for so long and so often clearly helped me out, he knows all the players by name from his time working there in the past. In fact that's how I was led to hire him. A friend of a friend currently works as a public defender and when the time came she said if it was her family member in my situation she would unquestionably seek out this firms help instead of even thinking of the public defenders office. She was right. I'm confident I'll never need this sort of help again, but I'd recommend him without hesitation to any of my friends or family for sure.

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    • Mr. Taylor and his team are extremely professional letting me know that I was in the best of hands. I was in a very difficult situation and had no idea what to expect and how it was going to affect my life. They were able to guide me every step of the way to help me feel confident and at ease. The work that Mr. Taylor and his firm has done helped me keep my record DUI free; something I am truly grateful for.

    • Lawrence Taylor truly saved me. He and his firm lived up to their reputation as #1 and more. To be honest, I didn’t expect to get more than handling my court and DMV dates. But they were sincerely caring of my situation, and showed every effort to speak to me personally and get to know me. Best of all, they were able to get that DUI off of my record and get my license back. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Taylor and his staff to anyone in a situation like I was.

    • They set my mind at ease during a difficult time and not only made me feel safe, but kept me out of a potentially horrible situation. I couldn’t have asked for a better DUI lawyer.

    • From the moment I was in need of a DUI lawyer and found Taylor’s firm, I began to feel at ease. Not only is the entire staff helpful, but they’re genuinely caring and responsive. These guys created a level of expertise other lawyers should be striving for.

    • After that one dreadful incident, I knew i needed to find the best firm possible for DUI defense. After shopping around for the best defense in town. I was able to find Jared from the LT's firm and couldn't be more greatful for his dedication and work. The DUI charges were aquitted and I could not be any happier!

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California's Premier DUI
Defense Attorneys Since 1979

Experience. Reputation. Commitment.

2017 yelp award recipient As seen on news

Congratulations to Lawrence Taylor, retired, for his selection by Marquis "Who’s Who in American Law” as recipient of the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

We are pleased to announce that Lawrence Taylor, retired, and Chris Taylor have both been voted by their peers as "Southern California Super Lawyers -- 2 of only 6 California DUI attorneys so named.

The Law Firm of Taylor & Taylor, a nationally-recognized criminal defense firm of highly experienced DUI lawyers (including 2 former prosecutors) with each attorney specializing in DUI defense, serves clients in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. Founded by the "Dean of DUI Attorneys", the DUI defense attorneys average 32 years of experience and are 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 specializes in representing clients charged with: misdemeanor or felony drunk driving (driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or drugs) and the accompanying DMV license suspension.

More About this Firm Christopher Taylor and Lawrence Taylor

Nationally-known as The Dean of DUI Attorneys, Lawrence Taylor, retired, is a U.C. Berkeley and UCLA Law School graduate and a former Marine, Los Angeles Deputy D.A. and Fulbright Professor of Law. He is a Founding Father of today's 2200-member National College for DUI Defense, Drunk driving defense books serving as it’s first Dean, and has lectured to DUI defense lawyers at over 200 law seminars in 38 states. He is the author of Drunk Driving Defense, now in its 8th edition after 35 years of being the best-selling textbook in the field, as well as California Drunk Driving Defense, currently in its 5th edition. He writes the most-visited DUI blog on the internet, is one of only two attorneys in California who is Board-certified as a senior DUI defense specialist, and remains one of only three DUI attorneys in the world recognized with a biography in Wikipedia.

Meet Our Experienced DUI Defense Attorneys

With his distinguished 48-year career and a national reputation in the field, Mr. Taylor has created an all-star team of highly experienced and widely-respected DUI attorneys - a team that has received the highest reviews and ratings from Yelp and Avvo. We invite you to meet the members of this team, and to compare their qualifications with those of any other DUI defense firm in the country.

  • Lawrence

    • 51 Years, now retired
    • L.A. Deputy D.A.
    • Attorney General's Special Prosecutor
    • Rated “A-V” by Martindale-Hubbell (Very High to Preeminent)
    • Author of "Drunk Driving Defense" -- now in its 8th edition after 40 years as the national best-selling textbook on the subject
  • Christopher Taylor


    • 17 Years
    • Former attorney for the County of Orange - represented misdemeanors to murder cases
    • Supervised misdemeanor team of attorneys (DUI Supervisor)
    • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
    • Superlawyers Rising Star for 3 consecutive years
    • See Chris’s Google Reviews
    • People Love Chris on Yelp Long Beach and Yelp Irvine

  • Jeanne

    • 29 Years
    • US Army Judge Advocate Gen.
    • L.A. Deputy D.A.
    • 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
    • 2020 Top 3 DWI Lawyer in Riverside - Three Best Rated
    • See Jeanne’s Google Reviews
    • People Love Jeanne on Yelp
  • Lane Scherer


    • 32 Years
    • Voted Orange County Public Defender of the Year
    • Superb Avvo Rating
  • Click here for more information about each of our DUI defense attorneys.

DUI defense attorneys exclusively since 1979

Rated "A-V" by Martindale-Hubbell ("Very High to Preeminent")

"Best Lawyers in Orange County" (Orange Coast magazine)

AVVO client-based attorney ranking: 10/10 ("Superb")

Listed in Who's Who in American Law every year since 1989

Average experience of our DUI attorneys: 23 years

Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers every year since 1998

Recipient of Yelp’s “People Love Us” award for 2017

Voted "Southern California Super Lawyers" (Los Angeles magazine)

Author of 2 best-selling textbooks on drunk driving defense and California DUI law.

Only California DUI defense attorney featured in Wikipedia

Ranked A+ by Better Business Bureau for past 13 years

Unique support staff of former law enforcement and DMV experts

Only DUI defense firm certified by California Bar to provide legal education to attorneys.

Featured twice in American Bar Association Journal

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 Firm of Taylor & 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(retired); our Managing Attorney, Chris Taylor; or our Client Services Attorney, Saman Manavi, for a free consultation.

...that the United States Supreme Court has 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.

Veterans: Lawrence Taylor(retired), 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?". You may also wish to browse the many informative pages within our website, including such topics as DUI license suspensions and DMV license suspension hearings, and such common DUI defenses as, for example, the effects on breathalyzer accuracy of many variable factors such as diabetes, body temperature, male vs female metabolism or eating and smoking.

Featured in Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, People, Playboy, American Bar Association Journal, National Law Journal, California DUI, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Magazine, Orange Coast, Lawyer's Weekly and California Lawyer.

More About The Firm

The Law Firm of Taylor & Taylor was the first law firm in California -- and one of the first in the nation -- to specialize 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 26 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 Firm of Taylor & 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. DUI Attorney Lawrence Taylor InterviewAnd in an expose article on DUI defense lawyers, reporters from the State Bar magazine, 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 Firm of Taylor & 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. The 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 Firm of Taylor & Taylor is proud that 3 of our former attorneys now serve on the bench as judges or magistrates. And the renowned 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 was founded by the nationally-known "Dean of DUI Attorneys", Lawrence Taylor(retired). 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 44 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, Mr. Taylor has been voted a Southern California Super Lawyer for 13 of the past 15 years making him 1 of only 2 DUI defense attorneys with that distinction. He is listed in Who's Who in American Law and in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. One of the original 10 founders of the 2200-member National College for DUI Defense, Mr. Taylor was awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at Harvard Law School.

  • Orange County's Rising Stars Award

    OC Rising Stars Award

    Christopher Taylor

    was named in peer attorney surveys an "Orange County Rising Star"

  • Lawrence Taylor(retired)

    was voted a Southern California DUI "Super Lawyer" in attorney surveys

    Christopher Taylor

    was voted a Southern California DUI "Super Lawyer" in attorney surveys

  • Top OC DUI Attorneys Award

    Top OC DUI Attorneys Award

    Christopher Taylor

    Lawrence Taylor(retired)

    named among "Top DUI Attorneys in Orange County" by OC Metro magazine

  • 2020 Avvo Rated: 'Superb'

    2020 Avvo rated: "Superb"

    Taylor & Taylor

    Awarded highest possible 10 rating for competence and ethics

  • Lawrence Taylor(retired)
    Rated by Super Lawyers

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    Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California

    Taylor & Taylor

    Featured in Los Angeles magazine

  • Martindale-Hubbel highest peer-review A-V award

    2020 M-H rated: "Preeminent"

    Taylor & Taylor

    Martindale-Hubbell highest peer-review "A-V" award

  • Rising Star Award

    Chris Taylor is a Lawyers of Distinction Member. Lawyers of Distinction recognizes excellence in the practice of law.

  • Rising Star Award

    Rising Stars 2016 - 2019 Award

    Christopher Taylor

    Recognized as a Superlawyers Rising Star for 2016 - 2019

  • Orange County's Rising Stars Award

    OC Rising Stars Award

    Christopher Taylor

    was named in peer attorney surveys an "Orange County Rising Star"

Rated A-V
for 19 years

Mr. Taylor has received the prestigious A-V Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell for ethics and legal ability every year since 1996 — one of less than 1% of attorneys to be so honored with the 130-year old award.

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.
"California Lawyer"

Southern California
"Super Lawyer"

In annual surveys of over 65,000 Los Angeles and Orange County attorneys, Lawrence Taylor(retired) has been voted a Super Lawyer for 13 of the past 15 years.

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  • Orange County
  • Orange 1045 West Katella Avenue #350, Orange, CA 92867 714.716.2589
  • Irvine 19800 Macarthur Boulevard #300, Irvine, CA 92612 949.752.1550
  • Huntington Beach 16152 Beach Blvd, Suite 280, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 562.989.4774
  • Inland Empire
  • Riverside 7121 Magnolia Avenue Suite H, Riverside, CA 92504 951.369.4999
  • Rancho Cucamonga 8608 Utica Avenue, Suite 220, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 909.689.4515
  • LA County
  • Long Beach 3780 Kilroy Airport Way #200, Long Beach, CA 90806 562.989.4774
  • Torrance 21515 Hawthorne Boulevard Suite 200, Torrance, CA 90503 424.271.0490

Call or email the Firm’s founder, Lawrence Taylor (retired), or our Managing Attorney, Chris Taylor, for a free consultation.