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Jon Bryant Artz

About me

DUI criminal defense attorney, author, and lecturer Jon Artz has specialized in drunk driving defense for over 41 years, and been called "the Best DUI Lawyer in California" by ESPN Legal Analyst Roger Cossack. Mr. Artz is known throughout the California court system for winning "unwinnable" drunk driving and drug-driving cases, even when they involve test refusals, injury accidents, prior convictions, and eyewitnesses.  In spite of his remarkable 91% success record -- both with the criminal courts and the DMV -- Mr. Artz is surprisingly approachable, down-to-earth, reassuring, and affordable.

Mr. Artz is one of only two lawyers whose trial strategies have changed the way DUI Defense Law is practiced in California. He has authored dozens of widely practiced Pre-Trial Motions (“Artz Motions”) and Special Jury Instructions that have become standard practice in CA DUI Defense, and is popular speaker on DUI Law and DUI Trial Strategies at the California DUI Lawyers Association, the California Public Defenders Association, and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, among other respected legal organizations.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    44 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Robert Daniel Berglund

    Jon's knowledge and understanding of California DUI law is outstanding. I have personally learned a great deal from him and have become a better attorney thanks to the wisdom that he has shared with me. I highly recommend Jon to anyone facing DUI charges.


    Robert Berglund Consumer protection Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael John Shambrook

    Jon is an awesome lawyer. He is skillful and understands the nuances of the law. He knows you are disadvantaged by the justice system that has unlimited $$ to fight your case. He is in your corner from the start, and will be with you through thick and thin.


    Michael Shambrook Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Office of Jon Bryant Artz

12400 Wilshire Blvd, 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90025-1058


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Edward Kuwatch AwardCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2015
Outstanding Contributions in Legal Education and Trial AdvocacyCalifornia Public Defenders Association2008
Excellence AwardThe Private Defenders Association2003
Certificate of AppreciationSuperior Court of Los Angeles2000
CertifiedThe Supreme Court of United States1973
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Jon Bryant Artz1971 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
California DUI Lawyers AssociationSpecialist Member, Speaker2000 - Present
Malibu Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationSpeaker, Member1980 - Present
Santa Monica Bar AssociationMember1980 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1972 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Pickup truck rollover (solo accident) in Malibu w/ .14 BACFelony DUI reduced to Misdemeanor “Exhibition of Speed”
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Publication nameTitleDate
James Publishing publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Law2009
Strategies in Defending DWI and DUI Cases (conference)Strategies in Defending DWI and DUI Cases2008
Lorman Education ServicesAdvanced Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1969
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Cutting Edge DUI Defense Seminar Los AngelesVOIR DIRE: Selecting ther Best Jury for a DUI Jury Trial2013
7th Annual CDLA DUI SeminarGetting that Jury to Like You and Your Client Before the Trial Starts2012
2011 “Fast Eddie” Kuwatch All DUI SeminarThe Psychology of Trial - Why a Not Guilty is the right thing in DUI Prosecutions2011