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With offices in Los Angeles, Orange County and Riverside, the firm has specialized in DUI defense since 1979 and is supported by a staff of former law enforcement DUI experts. The attorneys are led by the nationally-known "Dean of DUI Attorneys", Lawrence Taylor, author of the standard textbook Drunk Driving Defense and former Dean of the National College for DUI Defense.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    46 years



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  • Allen Matthews Trapp Jr.

    What can you say about the man who wrote the book, has trained hundreds of other lawyers, and continues to be the foremost expert on DUI defense in the country? There are no more than a half dozen lawyers in the country who can be mentioned in the same breath with Lawrence Taylor. He is THE DEAN of DUI Defense, and much of my success is due to what I learned from him. The very best of the best - that's Lawrence Taylor.


    Allen Trapp DUI and DWI Attorney
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  • Ryan Lansing Russman

    Attorney Taylor is more than just the nations top DWI lawyer. He is a man who you can trust to be a zealous advocate and honest counselor when assisting you with your DWI charge. He has served as an inspiration to me to be the very best in my profession as he has kept such a high standard for himself. Without hesitation, Attorney Taylor is a man you can trust with your case and your life.


    Ryan Russman DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

The Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor

Irvine Towers
19200 Von Karman Avenue, 4th floor
Irvine, CA, 92612

The Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor

Kilroy Airport Center
3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 310
Long Beach, CA, 90806-2498

The Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor

Camden Business Center
468 N. Camden Drive, 2nd floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90210

The Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor

Granville Center
7121 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA, 92504

The Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor

Century Square
155 N. Lake Avenue
Pasadena, CA, 91101

The Law Offices of Taylor & Taylor

Pacific Center
701 Palomar Road, Suite 300
Carlsbad, CA, 92008



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
A+ ratingBetter Business Bureau2014
10.0 rating - "Superb"AVVO2014
Martindale-Hubbell International Law DirectoryA - V rating : "Preeminent"2014
Top Attorneys in Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles Magazine2012
Who's Who in American LawMarquis (since 1897)2012
A - V Professional RatingMartindale-Hubbell International Law Directory2012
Southern California "Super Lawyers"Thomson Reuters2012
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersMartindale-Hubbell International Law Directory2012
Orange County's Best LawyersOrange Coast Magazine2010
Board-Certified DUI SpecialistNational College DUI Defense/American Bar Association2003
Lifetime Achievement AwardNational College for DUI Defense2001
DeanNational College for DUI Defense1996
Professor of the YearGonzaga University School of Law1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Lawrence Taylor1985 - Present
Fulbright Professor of Anglo-American LawOsaka University Faculty of Law (Japan)1984 - 1985
Professor of LawGonzaga University School of Law1981 - 1984
Visiting Associate Professor of LawPepperdine University School of Law1980 - 1981
AttorneyLaw Offices of Lawrence Taylor1973 - 1980
Deputy District AttorneyLos Angeles County District Attorney1971 - 1973
Deputy Public DefenderLos Angeles County Public Defender1970 - 1971
N/AUnited States Marine Corps1960 - 1963
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseFormer Dean1996 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarMember1975 - Present
U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th CircuitAdmitted to practice1970 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1969 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. HernandezReckless driving, no jail
People v. PattersonCase dismissed
People vs. TimmonsDUI reduced to "exhibition of speed"
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Publication nameTitleDate
Aspen Law & BusinessDrunk Driving Defense, 7th edition (textbook)2010
Thomson West publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Defense, 4th edition (textbook)2008
William Morrow"The D.A." (non-fiction book)1996
William Morrow"To Honor and Obey" (non-fiction book)1992
Greenwood Press"Born to Crime" (non-fiction book)1984
Lexis Law Publishers"Scientific Interrogation" (law textbook)1984
Charles C. Thomas Publishers"Witness Immunity" (non-fiction book)1983
Icarus Press"A Trial of Generals" (non-fiction book)1981
Simon and Schuster (N.Y.)"Trail of the Fox" (non-fiction book)1980
Lexis Law Publishers"Eyewitness Identification" (law textbook)1980
Bancroft Whitney publications"Handling Criminal Appeals" (law textbook)1980
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
University of California - BerkeleyHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Winning Trial TacticsCross-Examination in DUI Cases2009
Defending the DUI ClientDUI Defense and the Constitution2008
National College for DUI DefenseThe DUI Exception to the Constitution2007
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersUsing Technology in DUI Defense2007
Mastering Scientific EvidenceCross-Examination of the Blood-Alcohol Expert2006
DUI Defense StrategiesWinning Through Cross-Examination2006
Defending the DUI ClientWinning Tactics and Techniques2006
Wisconsin Annual Criminal Defense SeminarKeynote Speaker2005
Super Heroes of DUI DefenseCross-Examining the Cop2005
Advanced DUI SeminarNeutralizing Field Sobriety Tests2005
National College for DUI DefenseCross-Exam of Officer: Demonstration2004
Annual DUI Defense SeminarEthics and the DUI Practitioner2004
Advanced Trial TacticsBeating the Machine2004
National DUI Defense SeminarCross-Examination of the Arresting Officer2003
Defense of Drinking Drivers InstituteCross-Examining the Arresting Officer2003
The Ultimate DUI SeminarDefending the DUI Client Today2002
Defending the DUI ClientHow to Successfully Defend the DUI Client2002
5th Annual DUI InstituteNystagmus: Cross-Exam Demonstration2002
Strategies in Handling DUI CasesPretrial Attack in DUI Defense2001
Military Tribunals: U.S. vs HommaJapanese War Crimes Trials2001
California State Bar ConventionDUI Defense2000
Strategies in Handling DUI Cases in CaliforniaCross-Exam of the Cop1999
Nebraska Drunk Driving Defense SeminarWinning Through Effective Cross-Examination1999
Defending DUIs in WashingtonAttacking Blood-Alcohol Evdience1998
Ethics and the DUI PractitionerProsecutorial Ethics in DUI Cases1996
DUI DefenseWinning Cross-Examination1995
National College for DUI Defense - 1st Annual Seminar at Harvard Law SchoolCross-Examining the Officer1994
Winning Strategies in Handling DUI CasesHandling the DUI Driver's License Suspension1993
Winning Strategies in Handling DUI CasesHow to Destroy the Breath Machine1992
Multiple Aspects of Drunk Driving LitigationCross-Examination Tactics and Techniques1990
National DUI SeminarCrossing the Cop1988
Advanced Criminal Defense SeminarBeating the Breathalyzer1987
Washburn University Annual DUI InstituteExposing the Field Sobriety Tests1986
Washburn University Annual DUI SeminarUnderstanding Blood-Alcohol Analysis1985
American Bar Association's 1st National Drunk Driving Defense SeminarPutting the Breathalyzer on Trial1982
Winning Criminal Defense StrategiesWinning DUI Defense Techniques1979