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George Fredrick Mueller

George Fredrick Mueller

also known as Rick Mueller

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George Mueller

About Me

Certified CDLA San Diego DUI SpecialistOnline DUI & DMV Evaluation Form to receive A to Z emailed info. 


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See California DUI Lawyers Association Specialist George (Rick) Mueller in action on video as the DMV DUI Guru.


Independently rated by his peers and clients as "Superb", Rick is one of the top San Diego DUI Lawyers. Rick Mueller is also a Level 7 Contributor of Avvo Answers and writes about what to do when faced with a DUI.


Rick has been practicing drunk driving defense law since 1983. He received his Juris Doctor degree from Chicago Kent College of Law and is also a licensed attorney in Illinois.  


Rick actively, exclusively and personally defends San Diego DUI & DMV cases. California DUI Attorney George Fredrick ("Rick") Mueller is in Good Standing with the California State Bar (No. 114305).


Rick is the only San Diego DUI criminal defense lawyer who is the Editorial Consultant for "California Drunk Driving Law," the most comprehensive reference for California DUI & DMV law. Known as California's Bible of DUI Defense, authored by legends Ed Kuwatch, Paul Burglin (San Francisco) and Barry Simons (Laguna Beach), the book features San Diego DUI attorney Rick Mueller's hard work.


Rick is the only San Diego DUI criminal defense attorney who was the featured Speaker at seven DUI / DMV seminars in San Diego County in recent years. Rick was selected by Attorney of the Year Felipe "Mad Dog" Plascencia to lecture at the Mexican American Bar Association's Annual DUI Seminar "Attacking & Defending DUI Cases" held at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

At the request of California DUI Lawyers Association
President Vincent Tucci, Rick lectured at the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice Rules of the Road DUI Seminar.


Rick is a Specialist member of the California DUI Lawyers Association & a member of the National College for DUI Defense.


Rick lectured at "Strategies in Handling DUI Cases" seminars. Rick lectured at the DUI & Drug Defense seminar at the San Diego Bar Building, at the North San Diego County Bar Association's Drunk Driving/DMV seminars, and at the Public Defender's Office DUI/DMV Training seminars. His DUI/DMV work is also featured in the California DUI Lawyers Association's Advanced DUI Skills seminar materials and Association of California Deuce Defenders' (presently the California DUI Lawyers Association's) materials. Rick spoke on "Current DMV Suspension Hearing Issues, Techniques & Writs" at the San Diego County Courthouse. Rick was the featured Speaker at the DUI - DMV Seminar in downtown San Diego. He also was the Lecturer at the Public Defender's Office criminal defense & DUI seminar. Rick's extensive expertise is often utilized by other attorneys on various DUI/DMV matters.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

Photos and Videos

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    32 years



Retainer (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

68 total 

  • Vincent John Tucci

    I have known Rick Mueller since I started my practice eleven years ago and frequently seek his advice on DUI related issues. The passion, experience and dediction he exhibits in defending his clients is inspiring. I highly endorse and strongly suggest that if you or you're loved one is facing a DUI charge in San Diego you hire Rick to serve as your legal representative. Sincerely yours, Vincent John Tucci President of the CA DUI Lawyer's Association and Co-Chair for the DUI Committee for the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice


    Vincent Tucci DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael James Kennedy

    There is no finer nor more effective DUI lawyer anywhere than "Rick," who is a credit to the profession in general and to DUI defense in particular. He is creative, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and has the rare ability to be able to speak convincingly both to judges and to juries. I could not speak more highly of anyone than I could speak of Rick, and it is an honor to pen these words for such a true craftsman and warrior.


    Michael Kennedy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Begin with Free Online DUI / DMV Consultation at

4660 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 500
San Diego, CA, 92122


ILInactive or deceased198311/03/2008

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
DUI Attorney SpecialistCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2014
DUI Attorney "Specialist"California DUI Lawyers Association2013
2012 San Diego’s Top Attorneys - DUI / DWISan Diego Metopolitan magazine2012
A+ Accredited RatingBetter Business Bureau2012
2011 San Diego’s Top Attorneys - DUI/DWISan Diego Metopolitan magazine2011
2009 Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2009
2008 Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2008
2007 Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2007
2006 Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2006
2004 Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2004
2001 Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense2001
DMV GuruBar Association2001
1997 Session GraduateNational College for DUI Defense1997
Judge Pro TemSuperior Court of the State of California1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentSan Diego County DUI Law Center1999 - Present
AttorneyLaw Offices of Rick Mueller1983 - 1999

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College for DUI DefenseMember1997 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationSpecialist Member1989 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAdmitted1985 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of CaliforniaAdmitted1985 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAdmitted1984 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisAdmitted1983 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMemberN/A
California Deuce DefendersSpeaker - MemberN/A
San Diego County DUI Law CenterPresidentN/A
California Consumer Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
San Diego Consumer AttorneysMemberN/A
San Diego Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Association for Criminal JusticeMemberN/A
National Drunk Driving Defense Task ForceMemberN/A
The American Academy of Clinical ToxicologyMemberN/A
Mendocino County Public Defender's OfficeSpeakerN/A
Mexican American Bar AssociationSpeakerN/A
San Diego County Bar AssociationSpeaker - MemberN/A
North County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
La Jolla Bar AssociationMemberN/A
South Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Illinois State BarAdmittedN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMemberN/A
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeSpeaker - MemberN/A
Deuce DefendersMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Prince v. DMV, et. al.,Drivers' Licenses / Blood Test Records Lawsuits

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Publication NameTitleDate
San Diego DUI Lawyer CenterComprehensive summary of California DUI law and Drunk Driving news2014
California Drunk Driving LawEditorial Consultant2014
California DUI Lawyer CenterNews and information on San Diego, California DUI law and Drunk Driving in Southern California2014
California Drunk Driving LawEditorial Consultant2013
San Diego DUI Lawyer CenterComprehensive summary of California DUI law and Drunk Driving news2013
California DUI Lawyer CenterNews and information on San Diego, California DUI law and Drunk Driving in Southern California2013
Attacking & Defending Drunk Driving TestsContributing Editor2013
Associated ContentActions You Must Take when Arrested for a DUI in San Diego2010
Associated Content Information from the SourceSan Diego California DUI and Drunk Driving Convictions2008
California Public Defenders Association's DUI Defense SeminarPetition for Writ of Mandamus2000
Association of California Deuce Defender DUI SeminarDMV Defense2000

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of TechnologyLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Southern Illinois University, CarbondaleFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual DUI SeminarAttacking & Defending DUI Cases2009
Strategies in Handling DUI Cases in CaliforniaStrategies & Tactics2008
Annual DUI Seminar - Rules of the Road CACJAdvanced Strategies & Tactics for Handling California DMV APS Cases2008
Strategies in Handling DUI Cases in CaliforniaAdministrative Per Se (APS) Hearings for DUI Cases2007
Strategies in Handling DUI Cases in CaliforniaHandling Writs From A to Z2004
DUI / DMV Seminar - North County Bar AssociationStrategies at DMV APS Hearings2004
Criminal Defense Seminar, sponsored by the Public Defender's OfficeDMV Consequences in DUI Cases2003
Strategies in Handling DUI Cases in CaliforniaAttacking DMV's Evidence, Attacking Blood and Breath Test Evidence, Tendencies, Under 21 / Zero Tolerance Cases, Refusals2001
DUI Seminar sponsored by North County Bar AssociationDMV Writs2001
DUI Seminar for San Diego County Public DefendersHow to Handle DUI Cases2001
Strategies in Handling DUI Cases & Introduction of Mary C. McMurray of Forensic Associates to California DUI Defense AttorneysObjections, Successful Strategies and Tactics, New Developments, Shifting the Burden of Proof, Rebutting the Presumption, Hearing Officers, What Your Client Should Know Before Testifying1999
DUI & Drug Defense Seminar at San Diego Bar AssociationDUI / DMV Defense1998
DUI Seminar for North County Bar AssociationDMV issues in DUI cases1997