California's Premier DUI
Defense Attorneys Since 1979
Experience. Reputation. Commitment.
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
Nationally-known as The Dean of DUI Attorneys, Lawrence 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 a Founding Father of today's 2200-member National College for DUI Defense, 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 and leads 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.
- 48 Years
- L.A. Deputy D.A.
- Attorney General's Special Prosecutor
- 26 Years
- US Army Judge Advocate Gen.
- L.A. Deputy D.A.
- 29 Years
- Voted Orange County Public Defender of the Year
- 14 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: 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; 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, 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. And 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 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 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.
OC Rising Stars Award
was named in peer attorney surveys an "Orange County Rising Star"
Super Lawyers 2017 Award
was voted a Southern California DUI "Super Lawyer" in attorney surveys
Top OC DUI Attorneys Award
named among "Top DUI Attorneys in Orange County" by OC Metro magazine
2017 Avvo rated: "Superb"
Taylor & Taylor
Awarded highest possible 10 rating for competence and ethics
Top 100 Attorneys in Southern California
Taylor & Taylor
Featured in Los Angeles magazine
2017 M-H rated: "Preeminent"
Taylor & Taylor
Martindale-Hubbell highest peer-review "A-V" award
Rising Stars 2016 - 2019 Award
Recognized as a Superlawyers Rising Star for 2016 - 2019
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.
In annual surveys of over 65,000 Los Angeles and Orange County attorneys, Lawrence Taylor has been voted a Super Lawyer for 13 of the past 15 years.
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