|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Kuwatch Award for Lifetime Achievements in DUI Defense||California DUI Lawyers Association||2013|
|Board Certification In DUI Defense||National College for DUI Defense (ABA Approved Certifying Organization)||1999|
|Senior Attorney||Law Offices of Barry T. Simons||1971 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Dean Emeritus||2009 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Founding Member||1995 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Board of Directors||1995 - Present|
|South Orange County Bar Association||Board of Directors||1985 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Dean||2007 - 2008|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Co-Chair DUI Committee||2001 - 2002|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Co-Chair - Misdemeanor Practice||1995 - 1997|
|Orange County Bar Association||Former Director||1990 - 1992|
|South Orange County Bar Association||President||1990 - 1991|
|Illinois v. Lidster (2004) 540 U.S. 419||Reversed|
|Stogner v. California||California Supreme Court Reversed|
|Baker v. Gourley||Court of Appeals Overturned DMV Suspension|
|See all legal cases|
|California Drunk Driving Law||Author||2009|
|Champion, National Assn. of Criminal Defense Attorneys (May 2009)||"Challenging the Blood Test for Alcohol", B. Simons, R. Moore||2009|
|National College For DUI Defense||DUI Law & Trial Skills||Board Certification||1999|
|New York Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1971|
|American University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1968|
|Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Assn., Continuing Legal Education Seminar||"The Laws Of Nature -v- The Laws Of Man||2012|
|California State Bar Association Annual Convention, Long Beach, Ca. 9/18/2011||How To Use Science In Your Practice||2011|
|Ultimate DUI Defense: Strategies for the Courtroom Warrior||Turn Your Client into a Patient and Win - Medical Defenses to DUI||2009|
|Annual California State Bar Conference||"How To Effectively Present Medical Defenses that Win",||2009|
|Mastering Scientific Evidence Dallas||Cross Examination of the People's Expert"||2008|
|Jury Insight Project||Juror Persuasion||2007|
|International Assn. of Chemical Testing Experts||"The Defense Perspective"||2006|
|California State Bar Conference||DMV - Don't Get Made - Get Even!||2006|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Latest Law Changes & Sentencing Update||2006|
|Rules Of The Road||"Final Argument"||2005|
|National College For DUI Defense||"Opening Statements"||2005|
|California State Bar Conference||"Duece-A-Rama"||2005|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||"Taking On The DMV In 2005"||2005|
|National College For DUI Defense||"Using Technology In Closing Arguments"||2004|
|NACDL Los Vegas||Bring Your Own File Workshop||2004|
|California State Bar Conference||"Closing Argument The Code Of The West"||2004|
|California Attorneys For Criminal Justice||"Breath Test Challanges To Alcosensor IV||2004|
|National College For DUI Defense||"Making Mountains Out Of Molehills"||2003|
|California State Bar Conference||"DUI Represntations and Practices"||2003|
|California Attorneys For Criminal Justice||"Title 17 Compliant Breath Testing"||2003|
Posted by anonymous
I first met Barry Simons ten years ago when I was midway through medical school. At the time, I had been charged with a felony DUI, which I feared could have abruptly ended my aspirations of becoming a physician very early in my career. Barry guided me through the complex legal process, from the criminal proceedings to DMV hearings, via various creative resources to deal with my specific situation. As a result, he helped to minimize the legal ramifications I had to face. With Barry’s help, I completed medical school on schedule and went on to become an interventional cardiologist, which is what I practice today. Throughout the years, Barry has continued to provide guidance when needed, for example, answering questions on professional applications regarding disclosure of information. He has tirelessly been an advocate for me and has always remained sensitive to my primary goal, which is to be able to practice medicine. I cannot thank Barry enough for his assistance; without him, I truly do not think I would be in my position today.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Simons and his office provided me with a great deal of help. I was charged with petty theft recently and Mr. Simons was able to bargain with the DA to give me a DEJ. There isn't really much more to add. Everything was extremely smooth and professional; he always kept me informed of my situation. I am profoundly grateful for his office's service and would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous
To Barry Simons and his extraordinary team of attorneys,
I cannot begin to express how grateful and blessed I am for the outcome of my case. Prior to my incident, I have never had to hire an attorney for anything, and quite honestly, thought I never would have to. In circumstances like these where you admit to being responsible, you are also blindsided and more scared than ever of what lies ahead. At the very beginning of this emotional time, my only concern was to find legal representation. I couldn't tell you what the key was in finding the right lawyer, or even what makes a good lawyer. However, I can tell you that choosing one carefully based on their merits, as well as their reassurance is what I believe led me to find Barry Simons.
Naturally, no promises can be made, and nothing is ever guaranteed, especially for DUI charges. After my incident, I sought further counsel, including consultations with five other firms in addition to Barry Simons to compare and contrast. Barry was the first attorney I consulted with, and he had spent an hour with me going over the possibilities of my case. I had never been in any serious trouble before, and I was financially unprepared for what the fight would cost. But, nonetheless, Barry put me at ease by being honest with my situation and making me feel like I wasn't a criminal. Truthfully, the reassurance of his having my best interest was the big motivator in my final decision to proceed.
Barry and his team used a series of tactics to explore all angles of my case. What could easily be overlooked by anyone else, Barry and his team discovered and examined even further. Their knowledge of criminal defense, as well as their excellent communication and persuasive skills made it possible for every portion of this matter to be considered.
Barry kept me well informed throughout my case via correspondence and explained to me his motives for the steps he and his team were going to initiate, as well as the potential consequences. With such unsettling circumstances, it makes a world of difference to find an attorney that will exceed your expectations. In the end, the DUI charges were dropped and I was given an exchange plea of admitting to a Wet Reckless; I took the plea and the case concluded after 9 months.
I feel as though a huge burden had been lifted off my shoulders, and an enormous weight removed from my heart. I've grown so much from this experience, not only personally, but professionally and spiritually. I have a renewed sense of peace and continue to show my positivity and gratitude every single day. I will never forget your efforts, and know that if a good friend of mine or family member should need assistance in the future, I will refer you, and only you.
With deepest thanks, kindest regards, abundant blesssings to you and yours, and infinite prosperity...
S Joshua Macktaz, DUI and DWI Attorney
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I have had the pleasure of interacting with Attorney Simons on a social media platform on all issues related to DUI/DWI defense. He is as knowledgeable and as experienced as any other lawyer I have encountered and I endorse Barry highly.
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