Meet Our DUI Lawyers

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Lawrence Taylor, attorney-at-law(retired). 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 51 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 8th edition after 35 years as the national best-selling textbook on the subject. Mr. Taylor is one of 11 founders of the 2300-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, and in 2018 he was selected by Southern California peer attorney nominations as a “Super Lawyer” — as he has been for 14 of the past 16 years.

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

Christopher Taylor, attorney-at-law. A partner and the Managing Attorney of the firm with 17 years of experience, 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. The firm’s managing partner has been named by Coast Magazine to its annual “Orange County’s Top Attorneys" list and, in 2018, Mr. Taylor was selected by his fellow Southern California attorneys as a Rising Star for the 3rd consecutive year for “attaining a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement” in the DUI defense field.

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

Jeanne M. Normandeau, attorney-at-law. A University of San Diego and Gonzaga University Law School graduate, Ms. Normandeau has 29 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 Taylor & Taylor for the past 17 years.

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

Lane Scherer, attorney-at-law. With 32 years of experience and having represented over 3500 DUI clients, Ms. Scherer is the senior attorney at The Law Offices of Taylor & 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 Taylor and Taylor for the past 19 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

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

The Law Firm of Taylor and 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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Offices Located In

  • 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.