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Jon Bryant Artz

Jon Bryant Artz

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About Me

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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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1972

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    43 years



Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

  • Joshua Matthew Dale

    Jon Artz is amoung the best Los Angeles DUI attorneys in our group, the California DUI Lawyers Association. You cannot go wrong w/ him handling your matter. Make sure you talk with him before heading to court or the DMV.


    Joshua Dale DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jonathan Pierre Lacour

    One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer.


    Jonathan Lacour Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Jon Bryant Artz

12400 Wilshire Blvd, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90025-1058




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Outstanding Contributions in Legal Education and Trial AdvocacyCalifornia Public Defenders Association2008
Excellence AwardThe Private Defenders Association2003
Certificate of AppreciationSuperior Court of Los Angeles2000
CertifiedThe Supreme Court of United States1973

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Jon Bryant Artz1971 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
California DUI Lawyers AssociationSpecialist Member, Speaker2000 - Present
Malibu Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationSpeaker, Member1980 - Present
Santa Monica Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1972 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Pickup truck rollover (solo accident) in Malibu w/ .14 BACFelony DUI reduced to Misdemeanor “Exhibition of Speed”

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Publication NameTitleDate
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law2009
Strategies in Defending DWI and DUI Cases (conference)Strategies in Defending DWI and DUI Cases2008
Lorman Education ServicesAdvanced Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of California - Los AngelesEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1969

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Cutting Edge DUI Defense Seminar Los AngelesVOIR DIRE: Selecting ther Best Jury for a DUI Jury Trial2013
7th Annual CDLA DUI SeminarGetting that Jury to Like You and Your Client Before the Trial Starts2012
2011 “Fast Eddie” Kuwatch All DUI SeminarThe Psychology of Trial - Why a Not Guilty is the right thing in DUI Prosecutions2011