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Mindy H McQueen

DUI and DWI Attorney at Ventura, CA

4.9   94 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 26 years
    Alaska - AK 35 years
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State AK
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Mindy

Learn Mindy’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. DUI and DWI
    100%
    Practice limited to DUI defense and DMV hearings. Creative and aggressive representation, with focus on obtaining the best possible outcome for clients.

    35 years

My law practice is limited to DUI cases and DMV hearings in Ventura County. I have over 29 years experience, and have handled thousands of DUI cases and DMV hearings. I will personally handle your case, and my goal will be to obtain the very best possible result for you.




 

Location

Mindy H McQueen Attorney At Law
840 County Square Drive
Ventura, CA, 93003
Mindy H McQueen
1000 Paseo Camarillo
Suite 100
Camarillo, CA, 93010-0747
Mindy H McQueen
2144 N Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood, CA, 90068
Mindy H McQueen
2655 First Street
Suite 205
Simi Valley, CA, 93065
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  94 customer reviews
Posted by Kyle | October 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mrs. Mcqueen is an outstanding attorney
I got a DUI, and I needed an attorney. A friend recommended Mindy Mcqueen. She was phenomenal. Her immediate intervention kept the DA from filing a felony. She moved my case to vet court and helped me get into counseling. The ultimate outcome was a Diversion, no criminal conviction, no record, no fines or fees to pay, and no jail time. Throughout the entire process, She kept an open line of communication and assured me that I could call her at any time with any questions or concerns. From my personal experience, Mindy Mcqueen is an outstanding attorney who goes above and beyond for her clients.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2022
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Highly Recommend!!!
Mrs. McQueen took on my DUI case around 2 years ago. Although there was no accident or injuries, with north of .25 BAC and all the evidence stacked against me, I had very little hope that I would come out of the situation without losing my license and/or more jailtime. Mindy explained the situation, expressed that it was not going to be easy but that she would fight to get me the best possible outcome. After following her instructions on next steps, she finally was able to get me informal probation, a few hours of community service, and NO jailtime. A year later, I regretfully broke a clause of my probation and ended up calling Mrs. McQueen again. As done previously, I followed her instructions, and I was able to come out of it with zero punishment. If Mrs. McQueen gives you advice on what to do to produce the best outcome for your case, DO IT and do it 10x over. Mrs. McQueen knows the judges and knows what she is talking about. She is not only a rockstar in the courtroom, she is someone that has changed my life around. She is also prompt and also fast to respond d to any and all questions. If you are looking for a DUI lawyer, don’t look any further.
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Posted by Christian | November 6, 2020
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The Best Attorney I Could Ask For
Mindy McQueen helped me through my 2nd DUI. I could not have asked for a better attorney though the most difficult time in my life. She was always there for me whenever I needed her. And kept me out of jail! There are attorney's that say they care and do simply do not, but are in contract. There are attorney's that say they will treat you like family, one of their own, and they do. Mindy McQueen did just that. My brother reached out to her to find the best attorney in the county. When I called her, I new immediately after the first conversation she was the one I wanted on my team. She is intelligent, confident, loyal, and honest! Thank you Mindy McQueen for all that you do! And thank you for helping me through the most difficult time in my life! I could not have asked for a better attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2020
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Best DUI Attorney
I can’t say enough good things about Mindy. I was referred to her by a friend who had used her and recommended her. After my DUI arrest I was ashamed by what I had done, and scared of what I was facing. Mindy was kind and compassionate, and took the time to fully explain everything. She helped take a lot of the emotion out of the situation. My case was a complicated one and Mindy was my advocate every step of the way. She promptly returned phone calls and emails, and answered all of my questions. I truly believe my case had the best possible outcome due to having her as my attorney. I was so pleased with her performance that I hired her again (after an appropriate amount of time) to assist with terminating my probation early and later expunging my record.
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Posted by Deanna | September 28, 2020
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The DUI Queen
The best DUI lawyer in Ventura County. In the first 5 min phone call with Mindy I felt more at ease than I had in 3 previous face to face meetings with other lawyers. Every case is different, and mine was pretty bad, but she had my case pegged from the beginning and everything she said came true for me. She made it happen. If you want a dedicated, supportive, honest woman on your side, go with Mindy "DUI Queen" McQueen.
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Posted by Alexander | June 4, 2020
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Above and beyond amazing.
I was referred to Mindy by chance, and contacting her is the best decision I’ve ever made. I did not expect any favorable outcome in my case due to the severity and evidence that I believed was against me. From the beginning I had 100% faith in Mindy’s tenacity and passion to give me a fighting chance so I decided to hire her. I would gladly pay 3x the amount because I believe she must have worked a miracle on my case. Mindy was always honest, reliable, and upfront about my case. She got my almost definite DMV 2 year suspension dismissed, even after I denied the BAC test!! In court I was very pleased with the verdict because I’m aware it could have been much much worse. I know she worked very hard and dedicated herself to getting a just outcome for me. I do not have enough words to express my deepest gratitude to Mindy. Thank you for fighting for me when all the odds were stacked against me.
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Posted by Ben | January 17, 2020
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Mindy McQueen got my Ventura County DUI case dismissed (.17 BAC!) and she won my DMV Hearing!!!
Mindy was amazing and personable for me as she worked hard to get my charges dropped!! Worth every dime because she fights for you as hard as she can! She handled everything and was detailed on things she needed me to provide and kept me up to date with any and all proceedings taking place. Never going to need something like this again but I’m very thankful to have had Mindy fighting for me! Worth all 5 stars!
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Posted by Eric | August 21, 2019
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Stunned by the good news
My nightmare started in a rental car on my way from LAX up through Ventura where I got pulled over and arrested for DUI. Not good. I blew a .20 and this was after I had been driving for an hour. I was in Cali for work, and am from New York, so I thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown. The next day after they released me from the absolute hellhole I was kept in (with 5 other inmates), I googled DWI lawyers Ventura and called the first person that popped up. Mindy called me immediately and started explaining everything to me. The good and the bad. I told her I didn't do well on the field sobriety test and started blaming it on what I perceived as unfairness of the test and she said "You blew a .20 dude, of course you did poorly on the test". From that point on I just shut up and took her advice. From there she was awesome. I thought I was going to jail. I kept whining about it to her. She simply said stop worrying so much. Well...she got me credit for spending the night in the clink which satisfied the 4 days jail time, saved me $2,000 on crazy fees, got me only a 6 month online alcohol program (could have been a LOT worse), and got me "informal" probation. She brought me out of hell. I think most of all though is she's not some slip and fall type lawyer. She let me know I narrowly avoided some serious stuff, and that if I do it again there will be "dire" consequences. She's not just cranking out repeat offenders. Also, Melissa is the nicest, and most helpful Paralegal assistant you could possible ask for!
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Posted by anonymous | August 13, 2019
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The Best DUI Attorney- Fights hard
Mindy went above and beyond for my DUI case. It was my fourth DUI and she was able to reduce any jail time by 50% and also I’m able to keep my license and drive. She answered all my calls promptly, kept in consistent communication and made sure I was clear every step of the process. Right after my court hearing she scanned me my minute order instantly. Definitely a champion in her field. Well-known and well respected by all the judges. I would highly recommend using Mindy as your attorney. As I would never use anyone else but her.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mindy got my Felony DUI reduced down to a Misdemeanor!
Through what proved to be a very long and arduous process, Mindy advised and steered me so that the best possible outcome could be obtained. I am so appreciative of her time, patience and forthrightness. I needed an attorney who would level with me and not sugar coat what was coming next, and she did that. She was also very responsive returning my phone calls and emails in a timely manner, which is very important to me. Many thanks Mindy ;-)
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2018
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So glad I used Mindy McQueen
So the nightmare started and I was extremely concerned and lost in what to do in the process of an upcoming DUI conviction. The first hurdle it seemed was choosing an attorney and after researching came across Mindy McQueen. I am so thankful that I used Mindy's services - I met with Mindy within 48 hours of the incident and she really took the time to help me understand what the process would be and what to expect. Mindy has a solid understanding of the law and also what to expect during the court appearances. I listed to Mindy's advise and to be honest I got far less of a punishment than what I was expecting - Ventura County seems to be one of the toughest counties for DUI convictions. No jail time, no work release, no morgue, no MAD - just a fine, 30 day suspended license and DUI school. A pending conviction can put a lot of stress on people and possibly lead them to make incorrect decisions when options are being presented. I left the decision making to Mindy and took all of her recommendations and this error of judgment/mistake did not end up being the end of the world that I had pictured. Thank you Mindy for your outstanding work and helping through this ordeal.
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Posted by John | October 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Mindy got my Ventura case dismissed!!!
I came to see Mindy for my case for a unique reason. A friend of mine had been in her building for some other reason, happened to go into Mindy's office because my friend needed a key for the building's bathroom, and Mindy was kind enough to lend her the bathroom key even though my friend wasn't a client or in the building to see Mindy. This occurred a few weeks before I was in need of a criminal attorney, and I was inspired by my friend's experience and Mindy's kindness. At my consultation she spent over an hour talking with me about my case. She was up front and very honest about the expectations I should have regarding the outcome of my case. She told me that she would fight for me and do all in her power to advocate on my behalf. After I hired her she remained in constant contact with me and eased my worries and concerns. She went to court twice on my behalf, I didn't even have to go. She communicated the results to me right away. The thing that is her greatest asset, in my opinion, is that she knows how to advocate for her clients. She stuck with it and put in extra time to convince the DA to evaluate the case based on her assessment of the circumstances. Other attorneys I have hired wouldn't have worked as hard as she did. I probably would not have gotten the same results Mindy got for me had I hired another. She knows how to talk well and communicate effectively. She put in countless hours in communicating and negotiating with the DA's office. During the entire time she helped me feel positive and helped me complete all that I was asked to do. In the end, Mindy got my case was dismissed. In general, I don't like attorneys and don't trust most to put my interests first. But with Mindy that is different. I saw her put my interests first and fight hard for my case. It has been my experience with this case that you won't be disappointed if you go see Mindy for your case even if the outcome isn't the same as mine. She is the kind of attorney everyone wished they had.
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Posted by judith lakkis | April 27, 2017
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Excell
Mindy Mc Queen was very knowledgeable and professional . I hired her for a DMV hearing NOT involved with a DUI, but an accident. I am a senior citizen. I have never been involved with a DMV hearing so I was not only anxious but uninformed of the legal aspects. Mindy was very calming and assured me that my outcome would be positive. And she was correct. Thank you Mindy Judy
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Posted by TL | April 7, 2017
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Mindy got my DUI case dismissed in Ventura County & won my DMV hearing!!!!
I, like most of you, searched the web for the best qualified DUI lawyer. I had picked 3. After speaking with all 3, I was convinced that Mindy was the righrt one. She came across as knowledgeable with many years of expirience. As it turned out, I made the right choice. Mine was a border line case. I had just come out from dinner and there was checkpoint within less than 10 minutes. I didn’t think much of it since I only had 2 glasses of red wine. This officer asked a few questions and obviously figured out that if he kept me long enough, my BAC would be climbing. He waited almost an hour and it was 0.08. Mindy along with an expert in toxicologist where able to get the case dismiss by the DA as well as the DMV. Need I say, Mindy proved me right. I don’t wish anyone to be in the situation I was, but if anyone asks me to recommend a DUI lawyer I would not think twice before emphatically recommending Mindy.
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Posted by Erik | March 12, 2017
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Best in the business!
Words cannot express the gratitude I have for The McQueen. I was looking at potentially harsh punishment for my DUI. There were certain circumstances involving my case that even she was skeptical. In the end, she prevailed and the outcome was extremely appreciated. Her knowledge and energy is beyond exceptional; her thoroughness and dedication are admirable. She gets the job done; no sugar coat, direct, and to the point. She is passionate in her field and does her homework to accomplish the best result possible. I highly recommend McQueen for even the most complex case. Five stars does no justice in regards to the amount of time and work she spends working with your individual case. I am forever grateful my case was placed in her hands.
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Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2017
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Top Notch Lawyer!
Where do I begin?! I found myself being pulled and in a situation where charges for impaired driving were laid. Given what transpired, the outlook of beating the charges looked pretty bleak to me. I contacted Mindy after having spent time calling other lawyers who seemed to rush me off the phone without a care about my livelihood, most of them asking how fast I could make a deposit. Mindy was very accommodating, dedicating me the time to listen. She was professional and very honest in assessing my side of the story. What I admired the most about Mindy is that right off the bat she laid it out for me; she didn’t bullsh*t about anything and was forthright about what I would be expecting. Even when I would try to plea with her and say “well what about this” and “what about that”, she didn’t sugar coat it - she told me what I NEEDED to hear, not what I WANTED to hear. You have to admire someone whose going to be real with you in a situation like this, because it doesn't get any realer than this; and that’s exactly who I want on my team, representing me. She gave me solid advice and the confidence that led me to hand my case to her with zero hesitation. Throughout it all, I was kept in the loop and up to date, and if I had any questions she had answered them promptly -- after hours and on weekends-- it didn’t matter the time. With the seriousness of the case, the results far exceeded my expectations in a very short time. I honestly count my blessing finding her and having her represent me. I now have my life and livelihood back thanks to Mindy McQueen. I STRONGLY recommend Mindy to anyone who needs a great defense lawyer. -AA
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Posted by Thomas | January 3, 2017
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The reviews don't lie!
I ended up getting a really bad DUI in April 2014 and they sent me a letter in late December saying i would have court in January. I was completely nervous and had no idea what i was going to do. I needed a lawyer immediately and since my case was out in Ventura county i figured i better look for one out there as well. I found this website when googling Ventura county lawyers and Mindy's name popped up on top, so i clicked it, read through all her reviews and was blown away by what everyone had to say, so I decided to give her a call and she took on my case with compassion and a very simple breakdown everything I needed to know. Its been two years since that time and Mindy handled my case so well, I've been depression and stress free since. I was facing 3 misdemeanors when Mindy went to court for me and as of right now i am charged for only one. I could not thank her enough for that she did for my case. i suggest you call Mindy if you need the best lawyer!
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Posted by Paul | September 9, 2016
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UNBELIEVABLE, I WAS IMPRESSED!!
As a client, I can attest that mindy is without a doubt a true professional who delivers what she promises. She truly cares about her clients and will go the extra mile to be there for you. Moreover, she brings the human element to the attorney-client relationship. For example, when I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2015, she researched the disease and would call me at night after being in court all day to find out how I was doing. Unbelievable, I was impressed!! More importantly she wins her cases.
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Posted by Seta | August 24, 2016
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Mindy McQueen is my Angel!!
When I got my DUI I was utterly devastated. I had never been in trouble with the law before and I cant express how ashamed I was for my mistake and how deeply scared I was because I had no idea what to do. Then after a while of sifting through the internet I found Mindy and after reading some of her reviews I knew she was the one. Lo and behold Mindy McQueen was my godsend. From the moment I spoke to her on the phone I knew I could trust her. Mindy was patient, reassuring, extremely knowledgeable and most importantly kind and understanding of my plight. She got me through the entire process with absolute ease and literally saved me from what could have been a very bad outcome in court. I was on my way to gradschool on the east coast before I got my DUI and if it wasnt for Mindy, I would not be in that very same gradschool right now. Mindy thank you with all my heart! Thank you!
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Posted by David | April 23, 2015
Mindy got my 2nd Time DUI Case Dismissed in Ventura County and She Won my DMV Hearing.
That's right, DISMISSED! No fine, no school, no jail, no probation, no license suspension, no insurance hike, no problem. The dismissal and DMV win saved me between $10,000-$15,000. Her charges were fair. She took care of everything. I'm DUI clean 'cause of McQueen.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Offices of Mindy H. McQueen
  • 2000 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office
  • 1989 - 1996

Education

  • University of Denver College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. K.F.
  • Not Guilty on 2 priors

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Women of National College DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Women Lawyers of Ventura County
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Ventura County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Women Lawyers of Ventura County
  • President
  • 2004 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Award of Excellence
  • DUI-Help.com
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Public Defenders
  • DUI Defense & DMV Hearings
  • 2010
  • DMV and the Senior Driver
  • Senior Driver Issues
  • 2006
  • Alaska Teacher's Seminar
  • Formal Probation
  • 1994
  • Alaska Police Academy
  • Testifying in Court, Search Warrants, Police Procedures
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (9)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse Mindy McQueen. I've had the opportunity to see her in action and if I were on the opposite side and my good name were at stake, she would be my choice as my counsel."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work: As a former Dean of the National College for DUI Defense I have had the opportunity to meet and work with hundreds of lawyers throughout the State of California and throughout the Nation. I can say without hesitation that Mindy McQeen is a standout. She has the skills, she has the knowledge, she has the respect of the Court. She fights for her clients and never forgets the importance of compassion and communication. Mindy has worked with me on several cases in Ventura and has proven herself to be a true professional."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mindy's work and recommend you talk to her about your case right away after arrest - if you are a lawyer who needs a great DUI lawyer, give Mindy a call about your, or your client's, case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mindy McQueen because she is an excellent DUI defense (and DMV hearings) attorney of extremely high moral standards. But she's not just a terrific lawyer who gets great results for her clients, she is also a wonderful, compassionate person who is a pleasure to talk to. I recommend her without qualification to anyone with a Ventura County DUI case and would certainly hire her myself if I were in that situation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mindy McQueen enjoys a superior reputation in Ventura County as a tenacious attorney who fights hard for her clients. Ventura County is a tough community for DUI cases, but Mindy consistently achieves great results for her clients. She's a born fighter, and her practice is limited to DUI Defense and DMV Hearings, so she is at the top of her game. If you are arrested for DUI in Ventura County, your first order of business should be to hire Mindy McQueen to help you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mindy is hard working, ethical and represents her clients with integrity. Mindy, although an expert in DUI law, never ceases to increase her knowledge by attending continuing education in advanced issues related to her practice. You will be well served having Mindy handle your case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work for a multitude of reasons: brilliance, veracity, professionalism, competence, consumer satisfaction and DUI ingenuity. Camarillo is lucky to have her expertise. www.SanDiegoDUIhelp.com"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer's work. She know her stuff."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mindy McQueen is an outstanding lawyer and is, by far, the best choice if you are facing a DUI charge in Ventura or Los Angeles County. Mindy fights hard for her clients in Court and before the DMV and achieves outstanding results. She has kept many a hard working person on the road, and out of jail, in spite of tough laws and hard-nosed prosecutors. Mindy is hard-working, personable, insightful, and, because of these traits, she enjoys a state-wide reputation for her excellent efforts defending people charged with DUI."
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