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Jeanne M. Normandeau

About me

I believe a defense attorney is more capable of defending clients when that attorney has also been a prosecutor.  I have over 8 years of experience as a prosecutor, both while in the Army and while working for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.  My experience as a prosecutor has helped me to look at both sides of the case and anticipate the problems that may arise on either side to help me defend my clients. Having tried these cases as a prosecutor, I already know what the prosecutors have been trained to do and this helps me to attack their cases more effectively.

I have always been a very thorough and detailed oriented individual. This means that I look under every stone to overturn any evidence that I can find to assist me in defending my clients.  My tenacity in locating this evidence will often result in turning the impossible and indefensible case into a very triable and strong case for my clients.  If there is a way to get my clients out of the mess that they find themselves in, I will find it.

I also work for the Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor that exclusively defends those accused of driving under the influence.  Every month we receive training in our field and I constantly stay abreast of the latest DUI case law and legislation.  Visit our website to learn more about me and our firm:


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Rosanne Faul

    I endorse this lawyer. Jeanne is a fabulous DUI and DMV lawyer. Her persistence and legal knowledge consistently achieve her clients excellent results for what seems like an impossible case.


    Rosanne Faul DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joshua Paul Shelton

    Jeanne is fantastic. She put's her clients needs above her own, and will burn the candle at both ends until what needs to get done - is done! I have worked with Jeanne on several cases that most would deem "extremely serious," and her level headed can-do work ethic is always the defining factor in the case.


    Joshua Shelton Business Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Law Offices Of Lawrence Taylor

11801 Pierce Street
Suite 200
Riverside, CA, 92505

Law Offices Of Lawrence Taylor

701 Palomar Airport Road
Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA, 92008

Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor

3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 310
Long Beach, CA, 90806



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Standardized Field Sobriety Test PractitionerNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration2006
Army Commendation MedalUS Army1995
3rd Place BriefJessup Cup International Law Moot Court Regional Competition1993
National Defense Service MedalUS Army1993
Army Service RibbonUS Army1993
Admitted to practice before U.S. Army Court of Military ReviewUnited States Army1992
Semi-Finalist, Linden Cup Moot Court CompetitionGonzaga University School of Law1990
Linden Cup Moot Court Competition, 3rd Best BriefGonzaga University School of Law1989
Quarterfinalist, Linden Cup Moot Court CompetitionGonzaga University School of Law1989
American Jurisprudence Award for Legal Research and WritingThompson West Publishers1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Lawrence Taylor2003 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Virginia Blumenthal2001 - 2003
Deputy District AttorneyLos Angeles County District Attorney's Office1995 - 2001
JAG AttorneyUnited States Army Jag Corps1992 - 1995
Legal InternWashington State Attorney General's Office1990 - 1991
Legal InternUnited States Army Defense Appellate Division1990 - 1990
Legal InternMurtaugh, Miller, Meyer & Nelson1989 - 1989
ParalegalMurtaugh, Miller, Meyer & Nelson1986 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2003 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1992 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. A.R.Case Dismissed. Won DMV. No Suspension.
People v. T.F.Client pled to Dry Reckless
People v. R.B.Dry Reckless
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Publication nameTitleDate
AVVO Legal GuidesLatest News on California DMV Hearings Relating to Discovery2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolN/ANational College DUI Defense Summer Session2004
US Army JAG SchoolGraduateJAG Basic Course1992
Gonzaga University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of San Diego School of LawPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1986
University of San DiegoN/AParalegal Certificate1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Military Law Enforcement Training SeminarSearch and Seizure Law1994