Top DUI Defense Attorney Manuel J. Barba is an expert in DUI Defense and is dedicated to defending people accused of DUI, as well as other driving related cases throughout Southern California.
Attorney Manuel J. Barba represents people accused of DUI throughout Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Imperial County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County.
Attorney Manuel J. Barba has been awarded "The ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation as recognized by the Chemistry and the Law Division of the ACS.” The American Chemical Society (ACS) and its Chemistry and the Law Division (CHAL) awards the ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation to lawyers who have met the rigorous criteria and have demonstrated their knowledge of the science related to defending DUI cases.
The ACS-CHAL designation of Forensic-Lawyer Scientist is the highest form of scientific recognition available to lawyers. It is a milestone and stands as a strong indication that the lawyer not only knows the law but truly understands the science in a fundamental way.
Currently there are only six attorneys in the State of California who have been awarded the ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist designation, and attorney Barba is the only DUI defense attorney in the Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino County area with the ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist designation.
Having the ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist designation gives attorney Barba the knowledge and expertise to analyze the proscution's chemical test results and look for errors to help his client's get a better outcome on their DUI case.
DUI Defense Attorney Manuel J. Barba has been awarded the AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. For more than 130 years, lawyers have relied on the AV® Preeminent™ rating while searching for their own expert attorneys. Now anyone can depend on this important, trusted rating. The Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers - members of the bar and the judiciary.
In addition, attorney Manuel J. Barba has been awarded a “superb” #10 rating by Avvo.com, the highest rating a lawyer can receive.
DUI Attorney Manuel J. Barba is a Specialist member of the California DUI Lawyers Association and is a member of its Board of Directors. Attorney Barba is also an active member of the National College for DUI Defense, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, California Public Defenders Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Attorney Manuel J. Barba has also attended the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, as well as theTrial Lawyers College in Dubois, Wyoming.
Attorney Manuel J. Barba is also a nationally recognized Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Instructor, having completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) / International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) DWI Detection Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Program, and has taught SFST courses throughout the United States to other lawyers.
Attorney Barba is also trained in Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) protocols set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This gives Mr. Barba the specialized knowledge necessary to evaluate arrests made by law enforcement officers for DUI-Drugs and skillfully cross-examine the arresting officer on issues related to drug evaluation protocols.
In addition, attorney Manuel J. Barba has received advanced training in Forensic Blood and Urine Analysis as it relates to testing for Alcohol and Drugs, including advanced courses in Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry at Axion Analytical Laboratories, Inc. in Chicago, taught by Dr. Harold Mc Nair and Dr. Lee Polite. Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry are the processes generally used to analyze blood samples for alcohol and drug content.
Attorney Manuel J. Barba is also an expert in Breath Testing Analysis, having attended various advanced courses related to breath testing analysis.
Attorney Barba is also a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS), which is the world's largest scientific society and one of the world's leading sources of authoritative scientific information. A nonprofit organization, chartered by Congress, ACS is at the forefront of the evolving worldwide chemical enterprise and the premier professional home for chemists, chemical engineers and related professions around the globe.
Attorney Barba has been awarded the "Top Lawyers" award by Palm Springs Life Magazine in 2012, 2013, 2014 and again in 2015. Attorney Barba has also been named a Top Lawyer in Inland Empire Magazine for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
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Attorney Barba is an experienced trial advocate. He has the necessary reputation, knowledge, experience and guts needed to defend those accused of a crime. He has earned a national reputation for his years of successful advocacy. Most of all, I trust him. I know you will too.
Justin McShane DUI & DWI Attorney
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Mr. Barba is one of the new breeds of lawyers known as the lawyer-scientist. When defending a person accused of driving under the influence it is imperative that the lawyer have a deep understanding of the science behind blood and breath testing. Very few lawyers spend the time necessary to be a lawyer-scientist. Mr. Barba has and does. You are in good hands with Mr. Barba representing you on an alcohol related charge.
Josh Lee DUI & DWI Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Advanced Blood Analysis Seminar Certificate||National College for DUI Defense||2015|
|Standardized Field Sobriety Test Lead Instructor||Robert LaPier and Associates||2015|
|Top Lawyer||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2015|
|Specialist Member||California DUI Lawyers Association||2014|
|Solid Drug Dose Testing IV Certificate||American Chemical Society||2014|
|Top Lawyer 2014||Palm Springs Life Magazine||2014|
|DUI- Drug Course Certificate||American Chemical Society||2014|
|Advanced Chromatography XIII||American Chemical Society||2014|
|The ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation||American Chemical Society||2014|
|AV Preeminent 4.7 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Coachella Valley Top Lawyers||Palm Springs Life Magazine - June 2013 edition - http://www.palmspringslife.com/Palm-Springs-Life/June-2013/Top-Lawyers/||2013|
|2013 Summer Session Graduate, Harvard Law School||National College for DUI Defense||2013|
|Alcohol Evidence: Arrest to Trial Course Completion||Scientific Law Forums||2013|
|Top Attorney||Inland Empire Magazine||2013|
|SFST Lead Instructor Award||Robert LaPier & Associates||2013|
|Top Lawyers 2012||Palm Springs Life Magazine - http://www.palmspringslife.com/Palm-Springs-Life/June-2012/Our-Top-Lawyers/||2012|
|Forensic Chromatography: Theory and Practice V||Axion Analytical Laboratories, Inc||2011|
|NHTSA SFST Practioner Course Class Instructor||La Pier & Associates||2011|
|NHTSA SFST Class Instructor||La Pier & Associates||2010|
|NHTSA SFST Class Instructor||La Pier & Associates||2009|
|Trial Lawyers College Graduate||Gerry Spence' Trial Lawyers College||2009|
|NHTSA SFST Class Instructor||La Pier & Associates||2008|
|NHTSA SFST Class Instructor||La Pier & Associates||2007|
|14th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases||Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||2007|
|Harvard Summer Session Graduate||National College for DUI Defense||2007|
|Training on Draeger Instruments - 7410 EPAS / 7110 MK IIIC||Hansueli Reiser, Draeger Corporation / Anne ImObersteg / Mary McMurray / Dr. Richard Lynn - Former CA DOJ Criminalist||2006|
|Harvard Summer Session Graduate||National College for DUI Defense||2006|
|NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor Course||Robert La Pier and Associates||2005|
|11th Annual Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases||William C. Head||2004|
|Harvard Summer Session Graduate||National College for DUI Defense||2003|
|NHTSA Standardized Field Sobreity Test Practitioner||Robert La Pier and Associates||2003|
|Trial Practice Insitute Graduate||National Criminal Defense College- Macon, Georgia||2002|
|Trial Attorney / Managing Attorney||Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba||2000 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||2010 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||General Member||2002 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||General Member||2001 - Present|
|People v a DUI Client||Charged with DUI, Case resolved for Reckless Driving, original DUI charges dismissed.|
|People v a DUI Client||Not Guilty on all charges after jury deliberated for less than 2 hours.|
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|On Amazon.com||Arrested For DUI in Southern California||2014|
|Blog - Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba||July 4th Tips To Avoid A DUI Conviction||2012|
|DUI Magazine||Your First DUI - What Now?||2009|
|DUI Magazine||You Have the Right to Remain Educated - Everything You Should Know About DUI Sentencing||2008|
|California St Univ||N/A||undergraduate||N/A|
|Western State University College of Law||N/A||law||N/A|
|CDLA Fresno May DUI Conference||Gas Chromatography||2016|
|CDLA Fresno Seminar||Cross Examination of Drug Recocgnition Expert||2014|
|NHTSA SFST Paractitioner Course||Standardized Field Sobriety Tests||2013|
|NHTSA Standardized Filed Sobriety Test Practitioner Course||Standardized Field Sobriety Tests||2012|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice - Rules of the Road XV||Deconstructing Standardized Field Sobriety Tests||2012|
|CPDA DUI Seminar-Monterey, CA||DMV APS Suspensions||2009|