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If you're faced with a DUI in California, you're probably asking yourself a lot of questions.  Questions like: Do I really need a lawyer?  What will happen to my license?  Will I go to jail?  I answer questions like that everyday for free.


Just call me for a FREE CONSULTATION. 714-462-8968.


Why call me?  I've been focused on DUI defense right here in Southern California for more than 14 years.  I've handled more than 1000 DUI cases during that time!


I've received the same training that police officer's have on the Field Sobriety Tests, and breath testing equipment.  I have even helped train other lawyers on DUI issues. 


Frequently, other lawyers refer thier clients to me, to take the DMV to court for wrongful suspension of thier driver license.


I have taken DUI cases and DMV cases to the Court of Appeal and even to the California Supreme Court. Not many lawyers can say that. I'm confident that if you hire me, you will be represented by one of the best attorneys in the state. 


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    17 years, 1.7 thousand cases



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

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Contact info

Law Offices of Chad R. Maddox

4000 MacArthur Blvd. #900
Newport Beach, CA, 92660

Law Offices of Chad R. Maddox

5120 E. La Palma #207
Anaheim, CA, 92807-2091

Law Offices of Chad R. Maddox

2600 Michelson Drive #1700
Irvine, CA, 92612

Law Offices of Chad R. Maddox

500 N. State College #1100
Orange, CA, 92868

Law Offices of Chad R. Maddox

17011 Beach Blvd. #900
Huntington Beach, CA, 92647



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Premier 100 Trial AttorneyAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Certificate - Rules of the Road XVIICalifornia Attorneys for Criminal Justice2014
1 of 5 Top DUI OC AttorneysOC Metro Magazine2013
Rising StarCalifornia Super Lawyers2011
Certificate of Completion - Rules of the Road XIIICalifornia Attorneys for Criminal Justice2010
Certificate of Completion - DUI from A to DMVCalifornia Attorneys for Criminal Justice2010
1 of Top 5 DUI Attorneys in OCOC Metro Magazine2009
Certificate of CompletionNorm Fort Forensic Alcohol Specialist2006
Certificate of Completion of Advanced DUI Training SeminarCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2006
POST Breath Alcohol Testing Device CertificationVentura College2006
Certificate of TrainingLaPier & Associates2006
Certificate of CompletionNational College for DUI Defense2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Solo PractitionerLaw Offices of Chad R. Maddox2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2007 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Arias v. Superior Court (2008) 167 Cal.App.4th Supp 1Dismissal after appeal - new precedent in CA
Driver v. DMVWin
People v. GodinezWin after appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
California Drunk Driving Law§3:33 Complaint Within 25 Days of Citation2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California State University, FullertonN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Western State University College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Rules of the Road XVIIAdvanced: DMV to Writ Granted2014
West Orange County Bar Association MeetingDMV Writs2013
Rules of the Road XIIIDMV Hearings and Writs2010
DUI from A to DMVDMV suspensions and restrictions2010
Discovery in General, Pitchess Motions, and Striking DUI PriorsStriking Priors based on Ex Post Facto Prohibitions2006