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Richard Orville Middlebrook

also known as Richard O. Middlebrook

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI

About Me

Professional accomplishments are only a small fraction of my involvement locally.  I am proud to have served in the Kern County Sheriff's Mounted Posse and the Rotary Club of Bakersfield.  But my extensive involvement in assisting children's charities throughout Kern County and Internationally as President, National President and International President of Active 20-30 are my crowning achievements.


 


I live in Bakersfield with my wife and two daughters. 


 


 

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    23 years, 3.43 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

  • Heberto Avila Sala

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Middlebrook is an exceptionally effective litigator in the area of driving under the influence cases. He has a remarkable knowledge of the science of forensic alcohol testing which he uses to the benefit of his clients during cross-examination of the prosecution's experts. Mr. Middlebrook has achieved an unparalled record of acquittals in DUI cases and enjoys a national reputation as an outstanding trial lawyer.

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    Heberto Sala Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Justin James McShane

    Attorney Middlebrook is the type of attorney that we should all strive to be. Impassioned, dedicated, over-prepared, gutsy, intelligent and in touch with the law and people. On a day-in and day-out basis, Attorney Middlebrook uses his well-earned national reputation, his considerable experience, and his vast knowledge to minimize or eliminate the consequences that may face a citizen among us who has been accused of a crime. It is through personal observation that I can attest to his skills. He is also utterly trustworthy and someone I call a friend. I therefore issue my highest and greatest form of endorsement to him.

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    Justin McShane DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Middlebrook & Brehmer, LLP

5201 California Avenue, Suite 450
Bakersfield, CA, 93309

Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199308/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Graduation- Legal and Forensic Science and Mass SpectrometryAmerican Chemical Society2013
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Graduate, Winter SessionNational College for DUI Defense2013
Super LawyersThompson Reuters2013
2012 Summer Session GraduateNational College of DUI Defense2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyersThompson Reuters2012
Mastering Scientific Evidence SeminarNational College of DUI Defense2011
Graduate, Summer SessionNational College for DUI Defense2011
Graduate- Winter SessionNational College of DUI Defense2011
Graduation- Winter SessionNational College for DUI Defense2010
Graduation- Mastering Scientific Evidence SeminarNational College for DUI Defense2010
Graduation- Legal and Forensic Science and the Gas ChromatographAmerican Chemical Society2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Graduate- Summer Session at Harvard Law SchoolNational College of DUI Defense2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Graduation- DUI in the DesertCaliforia Attorneys for Criminal Justice2009
Graduation- DWI- Defending with IngenuityNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2009
Graduation- NCDD Winter SessionNational College of DUI Defense2009
Graduation- NCDD Summer SessionNational College of DUI Defense2009
Graduation- SFST TrainingNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration2008
Graduation- Mastering Scientific EvidenceTexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2008
Manuel Molina, National President of the YearActive 20-30 International2006
Paul Harris FellowRotary International1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Founding PartnerMiddlebrook & Brehmer, LLP2011 - Present
Managing PartnerRichard O. Middlebrook, A Prof. Corp.1995 - Present
AttorneyBorton Petrini & Conron1994 - 1995
Prosecuting AttorneyKern County District Attorney1994 - 1994
Prosecuting Law ClerkYolo County District Attorney1991 - 1993

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Active 20-30 InternationalPast President2008 - Present
Active 20-30 InternationalInternational President2007 - 2008
Active 20-30 United States and CanadaPast President2006 - Present
Active 20-30 United States and CanadaNational President2005 - 2006
Active 20-30 United States and CanadaNational President-Elect2004 - 2005
California DUI Lawyers AssociationSpecialist Member2003 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2003 - Present
Active 20-30 United States and CanadaRegion 3 Director2002 - 2003
Active 20-30 Club of BakersfieldClub President2002 - 2003
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
Rotary InternationalMember1994 - 1996
Kern County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
Rotaract Club of California Lutheran UniversityPresident1988 - 1990

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Bussard v. Department of Motor Vehicles5th District COA decision defining DMV rights
People of the State of California v. Eric JonesDismissed
People of the State of California v. Bradley TennisDismissal of .09 DUI

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Kern County Public DefenderDUIs: From A to DMV2010
Kern County DUI BlogThe APS Suspension and Conviction Suspension2010
Kern County Bar Association NewsletterThe Effect of Bussard: Continuances for All2008

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
California Lutheran UniversityPolitical Science; PsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
National MeetingThe Misleading Nature of Unconfirmed Headspace Gas Chromatography Flame Ionization Detector Single Column Based Alcohol Reports - A Criminal Case Study2013
MCLE SessionChemical Testing in DUI Cases2013
American Chemical Society - San Diego Conference March 2012The Misleading Nature of Unconfirmed Headspace Gas Chromatography Flame Ionization Detector Single Column Based Alcohol Reports - A Criminal Case Study2012
American Academy of Forensic Sciences- National Convention 2012Transparency of Crime Laboratories to End Users2012
Kern County Public Defender MCLE SeminarDUI Defense for Public Defenders2010
Kern County Bar Association Criminal Defense SeminarScientific Evidence in DUI Cases2010
DUI Scientific Evidence for the Non-ScientistDUI Scientific Evidence for the Non-Scientist2010
DUI RefresherDMV Hearings: Winning Can Mean Everything2010
A Day In the LawPrivate Criminal Defense Counsel and Their Role2010
Swearing in of Judge Charles BrehmerRequirements of a Great Judge2009
A Day In the LawPrivate Criminal Defense Counsel and Their Role2009
World Council of Service ClubsCharitable Giving2008
WOCO 2008Various2008