Meet Our DUI Lawyers

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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, 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.

Kevin Hogle, attorney-at-law. Mr. Hogle received his under graduate degree from University of Michigan, and his law degree from the Michigan State University College of Law, before joining the Offices of the Orange County Public Defender. As a Deputy Public Defender, he has represented several thousand clients on charges ranging from misdemeanors to serious and violent felonies.

In the course of trying dozens of criminal cases to juries, Mr. Hogle has cross-examined over 300 police and expert prosecution witnesses and was successful in achieving acquittals for his clients in a majority of them. Most recently, he was assigned to the DUI Court of the Orange County Superior Court, where for two years he focused exclusively on the defense of clients charged with drunk driving.

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, 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, 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 10 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

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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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