I was born in Oakland, California, grew up playing around Lake Merit. I joined orignial Roller Derby in 1960, and my fist job was with Bay Bombers as skate-boy, Charlie O'Connell coach, in 1962. Was trained by Bombers as score-keeper, building of tracks, publicity, and became an in-house announcer in1965 at age 16. I did radio game results with Wolfman Jack when I became the New York Chiefs syndicated television announcer in 1972 at Madison Square Garden at New York, and then back with the Bay Bombers in 1977 and 78. During this time period, I also became a truck driver for the league moving the track from city to city and state to state for each game.
My career was interrupted in August of 1967 through April 1969 when I was drafted into the Vietnam war. I was promoted to SGT, Specialist E-5 Non-commissioned officer in 18 months and received an Honorable Discharge. When the Roller Derby closed, I worked as a courier by day and went to night school to complete my high school education, college and law school. The entire process took 13 years of night school. During this time, I also worked as a Reserve Police Officer, in a solo capacity for a little over 3 years. I have also worked as a bartender in local clubs in San Leandro, CA.
I enjoy roller skating, but have a broken ankle with a plate in it that prevents me from skating these days. My favorite time is body surfing in Hawaii and long walks in the hills with my dog KC everyday. This time with KC gives me a chance to get some exercise, relax, and think of defenses for my clients without interruptiton.
I became a criminal defense lawyer because I saw how abusive the judicial system is to people who have little to no money, and coming from a family where my mother supported 2 sons after the death of my father without insurance, and watching her struggle, I wanted to be able to help people get a fair shot in the system, and I do so by keeping my fees geared for the blue collar worker.
I am greatly assisted by Araceli the officer manager and her sister Olympia who works part-time learning the legal business and going to school to become a lawyer. Clients who use our firm always comment on the help they receive from Araceli. Araceli's photo is featured at the top of this area. Additionally, Araceli helped me develop a special program for lawyers in selecting a jury called Grand Voir Dire. I also developed a special video for lawyers in trial with GERD cases that is used across the United States in trial.
Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
Licensed since 1992
Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (45 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit Card
Don Drewry is a true fighter for his clients! I've known Don for years and he is a widely respected DUI Attorney across the Bay Area. Whenever Judges or even DA's have questions about DUI law, they ask Don. By hiring Don, you'll have one of the best DUI attorney's in California in your corner!
Amy Morell DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Good DUI lawyers are a rare commodity, and great DUI lawyers appear only once in a while. Donald Drewry is tht rare and great DUI lawyer. He has pioneered the GERD (acid reflux) defense against breath testng, and he has taken many valuable hours to teach this defense to lawyers around the country. Donald's dedication to defending citizens accused of DUI is second to none. If I or anyone near or dear to me ever needed a DUI attorney in the Bay area, Donald would be at the top of that list.
Darryl Genis DUI & DWI Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|President's Award||California DUI Lawyers Association||2012|
|Certificate of Appreciation for Training Employees||California Department of Motor Vehicles||2007|
|Alpha Gama Sigma Gradutate with Honors||Chabot College||1982|
|Qualified Standardized Field Sobriety Tests Instructor||National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA||2006 - 2009|
|Judge, Pro Tem||Superior Court State of California||2004 - 2007|
|Lawyer||Donald Gray Drewry, Attorney-at-Law||1992 - Present|
|Reserve Police Officer, Level 1, Solo Officer||Hayward Police Department||1982 - 1985|
|Specialist 5/E-5/ SGT||United States Army||1967 - 1969|
|Truck Driver||Bay Promotions, Inc||1962 - 1978|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||President||2013 - Present|
|CALIFORNIA DUI LAWYERS ASSOCIATION||VICE PRESIDENT||2011 - 2013|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member Lawyer||2005 - Present|
|California Attorney for Criminal Justice||Member Lawyer||2004 - Present|
|San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association||Trial Lawyer||2000 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association CDLA||Board of Directors||1997 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Lawyer||1992 - Present|
|Alameda County Bar Association||Trial Lawyer||1992 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Lawyer||1992 - Present|
|Caliifornia Drunk Driving Law||Defending Gerd||2010|
|Attacking and Defending Drunk Driving Tests||Field Sobriety Testing||2010|
|GERD||Defending the GERD Case in Trial and the DMV||2007|
|Ventura College||Alco-Senor IV Training||Certified PAS Coordinator||2005|
|Indiana University||Law in Action Toxicology for Lawyers||Toxicology for Lawyers||2000|
|Northwestern California U||Law||Juris Doctor||1991|
|Chabot College||Broadcast||undergraduate with Honors||1982|
|Fresno Annual Luncheon for Central Valley Lawyers||Winning Your Case at APS Hearings||2011|
|CDLA Annual Seminar 2011||Defending GERD at The DMV Hearing||2011|
|CDDL Annual Seminar||Voir Dire of the State's Expert||2010|
|CDDL||Impeaching the Local Police Officer with SFSTs||2010|
|California DUI Lawyer's Association||In Trial in San Francisco||2010|
|Mastering Scientific Evidence||GERD||2009|
|Fresno DUI Seminar||GERD/Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST)||2009|
|California DUI Lawyers Associtiation||Cross Examination of the Police Officer on FSTs||2008|
|CDDL||PAS Coordinator Training Course for State Certificate||2007|
|California Deuce Defenders||Defending the GERD Case In Trial||2002|