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     4.5 stars 23 total

Review Manuel Barba
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Attorney & Scientist

    Attorney Manuel Barba has not only excellent legal skills but a full understanding of the science related to the toxicology and forensics necessary to argue competently for a defendant with DUI charges. He is calm and methodical when working thoroughly to challenge the DA's data and makes it easy for the jury to understand and comprehend the nuances of breath and blood results, how they were obtained, tested and interpreted. His strong presentation of the laws, rights of the defendant to good science and how the testing lab failed to meet those requirements resulted in a jury that was engaged in really questioning the validity of the numbers. Attorney Barba fights with two swords- legal and scientific.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client


    I had been convicted for a DUI about five years ago and had been arrested for another DUI several months ago. I was terrified as I did not want another DUI on my record. I met with Mr. Barba and somehow I instinctively felt confident that even if the charges were not dismissed that they would at least be reduced. He was able to get get the charges reduced to wet reckless. The only thing I was left with was paying a fine.
    I trusted Mr. Barba and his staff from the time I met them. They answered all of my questions precisely and always in a timely manner. They kept me informed every step of the way. Mr. Barba and his whole staff are a true model of professionalism. I would highly recommend him.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by David

    Best DUI Lawyer

    Mr. Barba worked very hard on my case. It was a difficult case to win. Mr. Barba brought in great experts and his staff was extremely helpful.
    My trial ended with a hung jury and the DA made a deal.
    Couldn't have asked for any more.
    Thanks, Mr. Barba

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Charlie

    Dedicated to getting the best results

    Mr. Barba heard my case and used his specialized skills to argue the charges. Not only was I amazed by his knowledge and tactics but so were others in the court room. I would highly recommend him. He stood by me and kept me informed on the process for the entire 15 months my case took to come to an end.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Satisfied and very grateful client

    I am a 64 year old lady who unfortunately was arrested on March 17th for suspected dui and I rear ended another car. The driver was taken to hospital and I was taken to jail
    I had hit my head on the steering wheel and had some memory loss and not realizing how hard I hit my head had a concussion and contusion I had told the deputy I was fine but when I was released the next day had no memory of any phone numbers and fortunately one of the inmates gave me a ride home.
    I am from the UK and because the driver of the other vehicle was injured Thankfully not seriously I could have been convicted of a felony and deported.
    Manuel Barba was wonderful.He was not judgmental He was very knowledgable and informative and explained everything to me.
    He was patient and had empathy for my situation
    I have never been in any trouble in my life and this experience was something I never want to go through ever again
    Manuel plea bargained with the DA and The outcome was a misdameanor DUI
    I was so relieved and grateful to him and his associates. I would most certainly recommend Mr Barba to anyone getting a DUI

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by George

    Experience and professionalism in one firm

    I highly recommend Mr. Barba's services for DUI related cases. He has a very well organized team and they treated me with the outmost respect and professionalism. They kept me informed about my case every step of the way. They made the whole ordeal simpler and way less stressful. There were no hidden fees or unexpected charges. I felt truly represented throughout this whole process. I was really lucky to find Mr. Barba.

  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    waste of time and money

    I paid $5000 upfront and had to wait an entire year for my court case. I didn't even meet Mr. Barba until 2 days before the case was finally going to court. I drove all the way to Palm Springs to meet him (i live 5 hours away and would have preferred to have been told beforehand that i didn't need to appear in court and could have been told the bad news via a phone call) and within the first 5 minutes, he said "I can't get you a lesser sentence."

    Important things to know...
    1. If you have a BAC over .11 from a breathalizer machine, you are screwed. Apparently, doing a blood test is better option.
    2. They could have told me I didn't have a shot in the first 5 minutes of my initial called. I would have preferred to get the whole ordeal over with right away and spend that $5, 000 on fines.
    3. Because he postponed the case for an entire year, I had to have a restricted license twice! If you go to court right away, the restriction runs concurrently with the DMV suspension/ restriction.

    There were a few more details that could have saved me time and money had they communicated with me. I was hopeful, of course, things would have turned out better, but because of the lack of communication and the fact that all lawyers just make deals with the DA, chances are you are wasting your money on this one.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a DUI client

    No one will fight harder and smarter than Mr. Barba

    If you're faced with a DUI, no one will fight harder and smarter than Mr. Barba. He is phenomenal, and the absolute best at his trade; "Not Guilty" on a DUI involving Blood.

    Very seldom in life we're faced with challenges that can shape our future in a big way. When faced with a first time DUI Charge, I quickly found out the havoc a DUI can have on my Family, Finances, Job, and Future Aspirations. In all honesty, please take a DUI charge very seriously, even a first time DUI; this is a career ending charge for many people.

    Even though the DA was very aware that an Alcohol related charge (DUI) would end my career, the DA didn't care. Moving forward with the Trial was the best decision I could have made. Mr Barba took a very tough case and completely demolished any leverage the DA had. During a very hard fought 1 week trial, the DA tried every trick in the book to convict, without any success. Mr. Barba fought incredibly hard on every point and didn't leave any stone unturned. I have a high amount of respect for people that take their trade seriously, and Mr Barba is an absolute expert in DUI - At many times, he left the Government "Expert" witnesses fumbling for words, destroying their credibility.

    With the help of a highly skilled lawyer like Mr. Barba, I was acquitted of the DUI charge and my name is clear! "Not Guilty"..the best two words I could hear!

    I've definitely learned that Drinking and Driving is simply not worth it; in this process I've had the privilege of meeting a great man like Mr. Manual Barba who fought so very hard for my future.

    I owe my future to you Mr. Barba; from the bottom of my heart, Myself and My Family are eternally grateful.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Satisfied client

    Saw advertisement while I was getting my car washed a few days after I was pulled over. So glad I saw the ad. Helped me avoid a DUI, and negotiated a more lenient sentence. Mr. Barba was very knowledgeable in the science of DUI cases. The staff was very helpful and friendly. Always quick to reply. Thank you Manuel Barba and Co. I fully recommend to anyone looking for DUI legal assistance.

  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Jorge


    Mr Barba quite literally has helped me get a new lease on life. I can't tell you how terrifying or you unfortunately probably already know how terrifying it is to have all you have worked for hang in the balance of people who truly do not know you, only what you've done.

    I made a terrible mistake. and drove intoxicated. the saddest thing of all is that, this was not my first. In fact the term used i think is "third time looser".

    i hired Mr. Barbra so that he can alleviate the severity of the punishment. I knew i was going to jail and quite possibly loose my car....and who knows maybe even my wife. and sure enough the prosecution wanted no less than 240 days in jail which pretty much guaranteed i loose a great deal or all of the listed.

    Mr Barba said ^&$# that!

    3rd time DUI. with a BAC of .23% and the end result after Mr Barba and his team accepted my case: brace yourself.

    wet reckless!!!!!!, 18month program, 00000 days in jail.

    I now have to deal with consequences which i accept. but if it weren't for Mr. Barba. they would have been a whole lot worse, and in turn, because of him. I have kept my job, i'm able to get on my feet , full fill my requirements and on to a better future.

    First and foremost DO NOT GET WASTED AND DRIVE! . but no one is perfect and some learn later that others. and if you fall in the later and need assistance. believe me, Mr. Barba is the man.

    he really is that good. if this is your first DUI or hopefully your last. Call Mr. Barba.
    I highly recommend his expertise.

    on a side note. even after he has settled my case. I'll get the occasional text to see how I am and how my family is doing. I really appreciate that. and Thanks again Manny. I'm pretty sure i'll never need your services again. But I wont forget your contact and i'll send you anyone who is in need of this service.
    keep up the good work , amazing job and thanks again.