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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


A nationally-recognized firm of 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 North San Diego. Guided by the renowned "Dean of DUI Attorneys", the DUI defense attorneys average 21 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 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 DMV license suspension.

Nationally-known as The Dean of DUI Attorneys, Mr. Taylor 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 one of the original 10 founders of the 1500-member National College for DUI Defense (serving as its 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 7th edition after 33 years of being the best-selling textbook in the field, and remains one of only two DUI attorneys in the world recognized with a biography in Wikipedia.

Meet Our Experienced DUI Defense Attorneys

With his distinguished 44-year career and a national reputation in the field, Mr. Taylor has created and leads an all-star team of highly experienced and widely-respected DUI attorneys - a team that has received the highest possible 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
Taylor

  • 44 Years
  • L.A. Deputy D.A.
  • Attorney General's Special Prosecurtor

Jeanne
Normandeau

  • 21 Years
  • US Army Judge Advocate Gen.
  • L.A. Deputy D.A.

Kevin
Hogle

  • 10 years
  • Orange County Deputy Public Defender
    (Lead Deputy,
    DUI Court)

Lane
Scherer

  • 23 Years
  • Voted Orange County Public Defender of the Year

Chris
Taylor

  • 10 Years
  • Orange County Deputy Public Defender (DUI Supervisor)

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: 21 years

Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers every year since 1998

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

Author of 2 books on drunk driving defense and California DUI law.

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 Firms founder, Lawrence Taylor, or our Managing Attorney, Chris Taylor, for a free consultation. Credit cards are readily accepted and payment plans are available.

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.

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?".

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 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 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 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. 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 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, Mr. Taylor has been voted a Southern California Super Lawyer for 10 of the past 12 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. On July 25, 2002, at Harvard Law School, Lawrence Taylor was presented with the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the National College of DUI Defense.

Voted
Southern California
"Super Lawyer"

In annual surveys of over 65,000 Los Angeles and Orange County attorneys, Lawrence Taylor has been voted a Super Lawyer for 10 of the past 12 years one of only 2 DUI defense attorneys so honored

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"

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