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Representation on DUI and other selective criminal law cases for law-abiding people who are innocent or have made an uncharacteristic mistake. I am dedicated to using my knowledge and experience to help deserving people, to establish their innocence or obtain a favorable resolution of their legal problem. We also help them deal with the collateral consequences, such as the potential effects on their driver's license, professional license, or effect on their career. We assist deserving people in cleaning up a stain on their record through expungement or declarations of factual innocence. In short, we are dedicated to representing good people who want and deserve the best possible legal representation. If you are such a person, we will stand with you.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    26 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    26 years



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

27 total 

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  • Michael Eric Kraut

    Orange County's top attorney in criminal and DUI law. I endorse this lawyer's work. I have worked on cases against this attorney and find him exceptionally well qualified. His work product and the way that he handles his clients is top notch. Mr. Brewer is very knowledgeable on the law and his relationships with the prosecutors and judges make him well respected in the courts


    Michael Kraut DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Keith John Bruno

    Mike is a tremendous lawyer. I don't hesitate to use his experience and expertise in my own practice and he always delivers. Mike is one of a very few lawyers that I would send my family to if they were accused of a crime.


    Keith Bruno Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Brewer Law Firm

Jamboree Corporate Plaza
4425 Jamboree Road, Ste 130
Newport Beach, CA, 92660-2120


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top 10 California AttorneyNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2015
Top Orange County DUI LawyerOC Metro Magazine2015
Top 10 California AttorneyNational Academy of Criminal Defense2014
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top Orange County DUI LawyerOC Metro Magazine2014
Top 100 LawyerBest Attorneys in America2013
Top Orange County DUI LawyerOC Metro Magazine2013
Top Orange County DUI LawyerOC Metro Magazine2012
Top Orange County DUI AttorneyOC Metro Magazine2011
Top Orange County Criminal Defense AttorneyOC Metro Magazine2010
Top Orange County DUI AttorneyOC Metro Magazine2010
Top Orange County Criminal Defense AttorneyOC Metro Magazine2009
Top Orange County DUI AttorneyOC Metro Magazine2009
Leading LawyersThomson-Reuters Publications (Westlaw)2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense AttorneyThe Brewer Law Firm2005 - Present
Prosecuting AttorneyLos Angeles/Orange County, CA1998 - 2005
Criminal Defense AttorneyLos Angeles County Public Defender1991 - 1998
ProsecutorSan Diego County District Attorney1990 - 1991
N/AUnited States Attorney's Office1989 - 1990
N/AUnited States Army Judge Advocate General Corps1989 - 1989
N/AU.S. Department of Justice Organized Crime Strike Force1988 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMember2006 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2006 - Present
South Orange County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Small Firm SectionMember2005 - Present
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Solo Practitioner/Small Firm SectionChairman2011 - 2012
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Police Officer ExoneratedDismissed
Misdemeanor for Court OfficialFelony Reduced to Misdemeanor
San Diego Hit and Run Charges AvoidedNo Charges Filed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Thomson-Reuters Leading Lawyers SeriesStrategies for Defending DUI Cases in California2008
Orange County Lawyer MagazineShould You Open Your Own Law Practice?2007
Court TVConsultant2007
Law & Order Television SeriesConsultant2001
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Tulane University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Orange County Bar Association Last DashDUI and Other Substance Abuse Issues for Attorneys2016
Orange County Bar AssociationThe Business of Lawyering: How to Run an Ethical and Successful Practice2016
Orange County Bar Association MCLE EventDUI and Other Substance Abuse Issues for Attorneys2015
Orange County Bar AssociationDUI Law for Attorneys in other Practice Areas2015
Snell & Wilmer Law FirmSubstance Abuse and DUI Cases2014
Orange County Bar Association Real Estate SectionThe Century 21 Trial2013
Orange County Bar AssociationSubstance Abuse and DUI Cases2013
KRLA RadioWhat To Do If You Are Stopped for a DUI Investigation2011
KRLA RadioDealing with Alcohol or Other Substance Abuse2010
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationCriminal Law 911 - Representing a Professional on a DUI or Other Criminal Law Emergency2009
Orange County Bar AssociationClient Relations2008
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationDefending DUI Cases2008
West Orange County Bar AssociationStalking Laws and Cases2007
South Orange County Bar AssociationWorkplace and School Violence2007
Orange County Bar AssociationOpening Your Own Law Firm: Starting and Maintaining a Law Office2007
New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceDomestic Violence, Stalking and Threat Assessment2003
Los Angeles Police Department AcademyCriminal Investigation and Prosecution2001
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department AcademyCriminal Investigation and Prosecution2001