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Edward Jerome Blum

DUI and DWI Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.1   13 reviews

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About Edward

Learn Edward’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%
    Have represented 100s of clients charged with DUI in criminal courts and in front of the DMV.

    26 years, 500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    10%
    Represented hundreds of clients in criminal matters including taking matters to jury trial. I have a proven track record of standing up to the prosecutor and obtaining the best results for my client.

    26 years, 300 cases

  3. Domestic violence
    10%
    Represented those accused of Domestic Violence, including domestic violence jury trials.

    26 years, 100 cases

  4. Violent crime
    10%
    Represented those accused of violent crimes, including misdemeanors and felonies.

    26 years, 50 cases

With over 18 years of legal experience concentrating on Criminal Defense, I have defended numerous clients accused of violating California and Federal Criminal Law. I have a high success rate in obtaining favorable outcomes for my clients. I work personally with you, one on one, to obtain the best possible resolution of your case. I have extensive experience obtaining crucial evidence and information from the police and prosecution, making motions to suppress evidence or dismiss the charges, negotiating beneficial plea bargains and trying cases to juries. In the event your case doesn't go the right way I have experience with appeals and writs.

Prior to serving people accused of crimes, I served my country as an infantry soldier in the U.S. Army, obtaining the rank of Sergeant and leading an infantry squad.

Here are a few cases to give you an idea of how I have been able to obtain positive results for my clients:

-- In a recent DUI drugs case, I was able to obtain a not guilty verdict.

-- In a recent DUI refusal case, I was able to obtain a not guilty verdict.

-- In a recent DUI case, I was able to get the case dismissed after winning a motion to suppress evidence.

-- In a recent DUI case where the blood came back at .23 I was able to hang the jury and obtain a favorable resolution by threatening to retry the case.

-- In a recent DUI refusal case, I was able to hang the jury and obtain a reduced charge.

-- In one particular domestic violence case, my client was accused of beating his girlfriend. I took the case to jury trial and was able to get a not guilty verdict on three counts.

-- In another case, my client was charged with felony theft by deception of a tax refund. I represented my client at the preliminary hearing and got all his felony charges dismissed. My client was then able to plead to a misdemeanor which allowed him to avoid jail time.

-- In the numerous DUI and Driving on Suspended License cases I have handled, I have been able to obtain dismissal of the charges, a reduction of charges or to modify the sentence. Most cases never had to go to trial.

-- In a recent DUI case, I defended a client for whom I was able to get all charges dismissed after I successfully argued a motion to dismiss for failure to prosecute.

-- In the single Driving under a Suspended License case which neccessitated a trial I won a victory (a Not Guilty verdict) for my client.

-- In a domestic violence case, I was able to get my client a plea bargain that allowed him to avoid negative immigration consequences by utilizing my substantial background in Family and Criminal Law.

-- In defending a writ brought by the City to stop the court's order to turn over bad deeds the cop did, I was victorious.

-- In an appeal for a checkpoint case, I was able to overturn the trial court's ruling on a motion to suppress.

-- In an appeal of a DUI case, I was able to get one of the out of state priors stricken by the Court of Appeal.

 

Representative clients: I defend clients accused of violating Criminal Law. My clients have been accused of Assault and Battery, Child Abuse, Criminal Fraud, Drug Possession and Sale, Drunk Driving / DUI / DWI, Embezzlement, Felonies, Gun Possession and Homicide. I have taken cases defending clients accused of Misdemeanors, Parole and Probation, Record Sealing or Expungement, Securities Fraud, Serious Auto Crimes, Sexual Abuse, Speeding and Moving Violations, Tax Evasion, Theft, Vandalism, White Collar Crime, Juvenile, Federal, Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence. I have taken and defended numerous writs and appeals from Criminal judgments when the trial courts didn’t see things my client’s way.

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15 Years of Experience Winning Cases like yours
Licensed for 26 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1996
Updated 12/01/2022

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

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Edward Jerome Blum
3699 Wilshire Blvd Ste 700
Los Angeles, CA, 90010

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Posted by Stacy | October 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!!!
I’m so thankful I found Edward Blum, he is the best attorney and really helped me out. Mr. Blum is very knowledgable and really knows what he’s doing. He is a trustworthy lawyer and doesn’t hammer you with hidden fees. He actually cares about his clients! I’ve tried others and he is by far the best!
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
My savior!!
It's rare to find such a great attorney who gets the job done!! Edward Blum was able to achieve what most attorneys did not even know about. Edward's pricing was extremely fair and I would trust Edward with any legal matters that he specializes in. If you want a great attorney by your side, Edward is your man!!
Posted by Misael Arias | February 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
He will fight for you.
This guy went over and beyond to help me out, in a situation where I was practically screwed. I got a count dropped. Did alot of work on my case when I wasn't financially stable . He really came through for me. His great. Thanks
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
I got caught with four guns in a complete swat raid and Edward Blum got me only 3 months in jail. I prefer him to anyone that is having a hard time. Best lawyer once again. God bless you. He represented my uncle and my father. You won't regret hiring him.
Posted by Allen | April 20, 2015
Edward Blum did the impossible!
Edward Blum did the impossible! I was facing some pretty staggering charges. DUI +, I didn't expect much, it felt pretty stacked. He promised me a good fight and delivered. Excellent communication throughout the entire process. We beat it!!! He saved my life. I'd highly recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2014
Happy to Recommend -- solid, skilled, genuine
Integrity... is so nice to find. Helping a friend with a matter before the LA court, we count ourselves very lucky to have found Ed Blum to represent. His genuine communication style, his comfort with and command of the law and court process, made the whole experience as stressless as possible… And with a positive outcome. We are grateful and sincerely recommend him. JP
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Posted by Law | May 23, 2014
Glad my google search led me to Ed!
Found Ed Blum by luck looking doing some googling. Was very straightforward and honest. Did not take advantage of me at all, which I got the sense a different lawyer I talked to was trying to. Ed told me what I could do just fine on my own, and I was glad I found him.
Posted by Krystal | March 18, 2014
A+ defense attorney
Ed Blum helped me come out of the darkest days of despair in my life. I had been partying in Hollywood, and all was on point, until I decided to drive home. I was pulled over, and what began as a great night turned into one of my worse nights. I did not know what to do, but found solace in meeting with Ed Blum. He is a very knowledgeable attorney, who related well to me and no doubt all his other clients. He is a A+ defense attorney!
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Posted by Matt | March 26, 2011
Wow - the service was great
This last week I needed an attorney in Los Angeles for an emergency situation impacting both my wife and myself. The situation is a little personal, but Attorney Blum not only went to the county for us (saving us a major hassle of driving at least 600 miles round trip), but kept me on his cell phone and even talked to supervisors to get the situation handled. He was very calm when dealing with the people, some that obviously didn't know how to handle the situation and even ended up getting a supervisor to fix our situation. I was in the unique position of being able to hear how he handled most of it while I was on hold on his cell phone several times. In summary, he was professional, looked for ways to fix the situation and very easy to deal with. I would not hesitate to send my mother, sister, wife or father to him with any legal problem.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2009
Ed Blum got me exactly the results I was hoping for.
Mr. Blum is on the ball and seems well connected. He and his resources were invaluable in winning my case.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
poor legal knowledge and worst mannerism
he was recommended by another lawyer, what a mistake! he swiped my cc .that's it. he won't answer any Q, dumped me once and then he elected himself to continue on my case, no consultation given, punished me for providing relevant info.Dumped me one day before trial,HE ENDED UP REFUNDING FULL AMOUNT, LAWYER REFUNDS MONEY??? Don't hire him, don't get hurt . his office is a tiny room with no assistant. solo man and bad temper, poor law schooling
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Posted by stephen | February 25, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Self Serving - Tired Methods - Big mistake
Ed took my case on contingency basis because I was rear-ended, and had we won - gotten a wet reckless - we would have collected handsomely. He advised me "not to take" a wet reckless offer after a 10 day trial ended in a mistrial. (UNBELIEVABLE!) In the next trial I was convicted of DUI. I needed a wet reckless outcome in order to sue the driver who hit me for "pain and suffering" the bigger amount in the claim, and Ed would've received 33% (or more). Why was I advised not to take the offer we were trying to get? The second trial he was always busy texting, talking w/ acquaintances, and seemed uninterested. He did an awful job and was interested in hurrying the trial along to appease the judge. He is more concerned about his reputation and money than actually helping his clients. He ruined my life, prolonged my DMV suspension, did not apologize, and left my files to "come pick up". Today I am still struggling with the P.I. company of the driver who hit me just to recover lost wages and medical expenses. Self serving is an understatement. Your client should ALWAYS come first. He gave me AWFUL advice and I am paying dearly! Should not be trusted!!! His reputation is more important to him than his clients outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2013
Be careful
We called him to handle a criminal case, where the chances of the case being dropped are very high. He met us at a location for the initial consultation (job interview), we decided to hire him. During that time, he took a couple phone calls, returned VMs, and wrote a demand letter requesting personal property back, which we did get back on our own. We later decided we no longer require his services, the bill came in and we were charged $625.00 for the job interview, (initial consultation), which most places state the initial consultation is always free. "I Am Waiting To Give You a FREE Consultation and Evaluation of Your Case", verbatum from his website!! Additional charges were $200 to write the letter, and $400 for phone calls. Be careful with this lawyer.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Edward J. Blum
  • 1996 - Present

Education

  • University of West Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • U.S. Army Basic Non Commissioned Officer Course
  • 1988
  • U.S. Army Primary Leadership Development Course
  • 1987
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985
  • U.S Army Basic Training
  • 1985
  • U.S Army Advanced Infantry Course
  • 1985
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Legal Cases

  • People v. Kevin H.
  • Case dismissed after I suppressed eyewitness ID.
  • People v. S.E.
  • Exhibition of Speed / License Suspension Vacated
  • P. v. Carlos D.
  • Jury Verdict of Not Guilty On All Counts
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Associations

  • Deuce Defenders
  • Associate Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association -- Criminal Law Section
  • Member -- Criminal Law Section
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • October Lunch MCLE Event
  • Intro to Criminal and DMV Writs & Appeals
  • 2016
  • CDLA So Cal Spring Seminar
  • Eliminating Bias
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (9)
Endorse Edward
Unknown Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Blum is a very conscientious and effective advocate."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. They don't make 'em like Ed anymore. Ed is a solid, no holds barred true believer trial defender that I am proud to call a friend and colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Blum is one of the hardest hitting criminal defense attorneys in Los Angeles. He has an excellent reputation for getting his clients results, both through negotiations and through jury trials. If you or a loved one have been charged with crime your first call should be to Attorney Blum’s office."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Edward Blum is a practitioner with over 12 years of expertise in the field of Criminal Defense. His experience and consistency in achieving results on behalf of his clients make him a highly respected member of Southern California's legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Blum shows a mastery of the law and a willingnes to help potential clients. His experience is evidenced by his thoughtful contributions here on avvo. He is a credit to the legal community in Southern CA"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Blum has made a subtantial number of contributions on avvo.com. I have read several of his contributions and have found them to be thoughtful, informative and practical. I endorse this lawyer's work"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Blum is a tenacious drunk driving defense attorney. He dedicates himself to every case and will do his very best to secure a favorable outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Edward Blum is an outstanding criminal defense and DUI attorney. When requested to refer a lawyer in Southern CA I would not hesitate to send them to Mr. Blum"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work without hesitation. I like his passion for his work and his care for his clients. He's a nice guy and honest who will look out for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Blum lives in Southern California while I live on California's Central Coast. When my clients need expert legal representation in the Southland I always refer them to Ed. Each of my clients has gotten GREAT legal representation and results because of the referral; they report that they were very satisfied with the legal services received, which makes us both look very good! I highly recommend Ed Blum for all of your legal needs!"
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