DUI criminal defense attorney, author, and lecturer Jon Artz has specialized in drunk driving defense for over 41 years, and been called "the Best DUI Lawyer in California" by ESPN Legal Analyst Roger Cossack. Mr. Artz is known throughout the California court system for winning "unwinnable" drunk driving and drug-driving cases, even when they involve test refusals, injury accidents, prior convictions, and eyewitnesses. In spite of his remarkable 91% success record -- both with the criminal courts and the DMV -- Mr. Artz is surprisingly approachable, down-to-earth, reassuring, and affordable.
Mr. Artz is one of only two lawyers whose trial strategies have changed the way DUI Defense Law is practiced in California. He has authored dozens of widely practiced Pre-Trial Motions (“Artz Motions”) and Special Jury Instructions that have become standard practice in CA DUI Defense, and is popular speaker on DUI Law and DUI Trial Strategies at the California DUI Lawyers Association, the California Public Defenders Association, and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, among other respected legal organizations.
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Jon's knowledge and understanding of California DUI law is outstanding. I have personally learned a great deal from him and have become a better attorney thanks to the wisdom that he has shared with me. I highly recommend Jon to anyone facing DUI charges.
Robert Berglund Consumer Protection Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Jon is an awesome lawyer. He is skillful and understands the nuances of the law. He knows you are disadvantaged by the justice system that has unlimited $$ to fight your case. He is in your corner from the start, and will be with you through thick and thin.
Michael Shambrook Criminal Defense Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Edward Kuwatch Award||California DUI Lawyers Association||2015|
|Outstanding Contributions in Legal Education and Trial Advocacy||California Public Defenders Association||2008|
|Excellence Award||The Private Defenders Association||2003|
|Certificate of Appreciation||Superior Court of Los Angeles||2000|
|Certified||The Supreme Court of United States||1973|
|Owner||Law Offices of Jon Bryant Artz||1971 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Specialist Member, Speaker||2000 - Present|
|Malibu Bar Association||Member||1985 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Speaker, Member||1980 - Present|
|Santa Monica Bar Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1972 - Present|
|Pickup truck rollover (solo accident) in Malibu w/ .14 BAC||Felony DUI reduced to Misdemeanor “Exhibition of Speed”|
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|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1971|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1969|
|Cutting Edge DUI Defense Seminar Los Angeles||VOIR DIRE: Selecting ther Best Jury for a DUI Jury Trial||2013|
|7th Annual CDLA DUI Seminar||Getting that Jury to Like You and Your Client Before the Trial Starts||2012|
|2011 “Fast Eddie” Kuwatch All DUI Seminar||The Psychology of Trial - Why a Not Guilty is the right thing in DUI Prosecutions||2011|