5.0 stars 40 totalReview Richard Middlebrook
Posted by Shannon
I don't typically find free time to post reviews, but I feel this is far too important not to share. I called and spoke to several attorneys in Bakersfield before choosing one that was cheaper than Mr. Middlebrook. Shortly afterwards, I happened to meet a Bakersfield police officer at a community event I was involved with who was kind enough to listen to my story and told me that most of the attorneys in Kern County have never even won a DUI trial but even more importantly they've never actually tried a DUI case before. He recommended that before things went to far, I call Richard Middlebrook. He has 20+ years of experience in trying hundreds of cases and won a vast majority of them. I don't know what your situation is, but for me my future, family and job were on the line and I couldn't afford not to hire him. Even though I've spent initial money on a different lawyer, I was lucky enough to be given that information because I came so close to putting my life in somebody's hands that didn't have the experience to handle it. Thank you Mr. Middlebrook for winning my future back!!
Posted by Jim
Mr. Middlebrook took my case and was up front in letting me know we had a good case, but no guarantees about the outcome. After eighteen months of wrangling with the Kern County D.A.'s office, he was able to have the case dismissed. He then took on the D.M.V. and again the case was dismissed. If you ever are charged with D.U.I., this is the only attorney to hire, bar none!!!
Anonymous review posted on
I was charged with a DUI to which there was also an unfortunate auto accident involving myself and a parked vehicle. Fearing the worst Mr. Middlebrook managed to work out a deal that I could never imagined getting. I avoided jail time, work release, and an interlock device. Mr. Middlebrook and his staff are excellent at what they do and would highly recommend them.
Posted by Christian
Everyone makes mistakes. If one of your mistakes happens to be a DUI, Mr. Middlebrook is the man to call to handle the situation. Mr. Middlebrook did the impossible in my case, and made sure my DUI did not ruin my life and career. His staff is extremely understanding and supportive through the entire process. If you are reading this it means you made the same mistake as so many others, and as so many others have come to realize; Mr. Middlebrook is the man to call to help you get out of this situation as smoothly and with the best outcome as possible. Make sure to learn from your mistakes, but in the time being stop the bleeding and call Mr. Middlebrook.
Posted by Gabriel
I was arrested for a first time DUI on December of 2015. I went to Mr. Middlebrooks's office the very next day and explained my case. He gave me a step by step overview of what is going to happen. It would be a shame on my part if I didn't review his teams work for me. I was updated promptly and they basically took over the entire area and only called me once or twice where I was actually needed with my case. After 6 months of deliberation, he managed to get my case thrown out due to technicalities and all charges were dropped against me. My greatest gratitude goes to his entire team. I've had sleepless nights over my arrest and how my future was going to be permanently affected if I had been convicted. After researching, I noted that he actually charges a bit more than the average for a DUI attorney in town, but I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever with his service and I would not hold back from recommending his office to anyone.
I truly appreciate his teams commitment to quality of work they have done.
Posted by Eric
Mr Middlebrook came highly recommended by a friend who is also an attorney. Mr Middlebrook's knowledge and experience was immediately evident to me during our first conversation about my DUI citation. While I've heard all too often that it's not worth trying to fight a citation for a DUI, he gave me the confidence to do so when I ended up getting one. From that day forward he and his team took care of everything and kept me well informed throughout the process. He was very responsive to any questions I had and while he provided options at every stage along the way, his advice (which you'd have to be a fool not to follow given his track record in these cases) prompted me to pursue the best outcome possible rather than settle for less. He knew he could win and he did. My case was dismissed by the judge before it ever made it in front of a jury. I couldn't be more thankful to him and to my friend for the reference. Hopefully this recommendation will help others acheive a similar outcome by utilizing his expertise. He's worth every penny. Give him a call and speak to him just once about his experience and advice as it pertains to your specific situation. You'll understand what I mean.
Anonymous review posted on
My experience with hiring an attorney and never being in trouble with the law was a first and without a doubt nerve wrecking. Mr. Middlebrooks was very professional and straight forward from the beginning as to what the worst and best case scenarios could be prior to moving forward. His sincerity put things at ease despite the charges. (DUI). Fortunatley, for me we never went to trial and after about a year, my charges were dropped to a wet and reckless and only having to do the minimum plus probation. In addition, I never had to appear in court. Mr. Middlebrooks handled all of the scheduled court hearings etc.. I would definitely recommend him to those in need of an attorney for a DUI. At the end, the results without a doubt were beyond satisfied and greatful.
Posted by David
I was charged with a DUI back in May 2015 and received a BAC of over .09 and was involved in a moderate collision with another vehicle. I contacted Richard Middlebrook immediately to avoid a license suspension. My license was taken away by the Bakersfield Police Department. I got another license within a week due Mr Middlebrook. Also I never had to go to court serve any more jail time and avoided the School for first time DUI offenders. My DUI was acquitted and the unlawful entry onto a highway was dismissed. The only charge was a dry reckless of which is a not counted in the 10 year rule for a second DUI after I served a 3 year probation. Mr Middlebrook and staff answered all of my questions and he assured me from day 1 and gave me relief from day. I was so scarred from going to jail and losing my license. We won the DMV hearing also I highly recommend Mr Richard Middlebrook.
Posted by Dustin
Obviously a man hiring a DUI attorney doesn't always make all the right decisions. Hiring Richard Middlebrook was the best decision I've made over the past couple of years! The arresting officers severely mishandled my case and I should not have been arrested. I came to his office broken and humbled, feeling like the protagonist in a John Grisham novel. I was even starting to doubt my own innocence. Enter Middlebrook, like a heftier yet better looking version Matt Damon in the Rainmaker. Not only did I leave with a sense of encouragement that carried over into the way I viewed my case, he and his highly trained staff of near geniuses eventually achieved a greater resolution than I thought possible. Middlebrook and his associates treated me like my case was the only one on the books. I felt at this time like Harrison Ford at the end of The Fugitive..... Vindicated. In all seriousness, they have restored my faith in justice, and proven that lawyers aren't just that good in movies. Not cheap, yet worth every single penny and in my opinion, if you find yourself in the clutches of Kern's famous good ol boy justice system, the ONLY way to even the playing field. I'm not a somebody, but who I am means the world to my family and I. I have my life back thanks to them, and I appreciate the fact that they fought so hard, just for me.
Posted by J
Don't waste anymore time looking for another attorney. If you have stumbled across Mr. Middlebrook in your search, or referral from a friend or word of mouth call him now for a consultation. You will not find a better option or attorney that will get the results you hope and wish for.
Not only is he extremely intelligent and resourceful, but has a profound understanding of the in's and out's of the legal system.
Mr. Middlebrook is very personable, approachable and has a good relationship with the court as well as a strong professional network with other attorneys in the trade. But he is also a staunch, steadfast and passionate advocate when you are dealing with a case like mine. I was facing 6 six counts and not simple matters. He is a bulldog when confronting non-reasonable people.
Mr. Middlebrook is no push over. When the other side tried to use coercive tactics, Mr. Middlebrook pushes back. Again, he is passionately, vigorously and non-reservedly spoke up to the Court. I would highly recommend him.
Richard O. Middlebrook Law Firm is professional, straight forward, and courteous, Mr. Middlebrook spoke with me personally letting me know what I may be facing. He did not, beat around the bush when he took my case. It's really a good feeling to have had some one on your side, that truly will fight for you.
He has the experience, expertise and resources to fight for his clients and get results. If you're facing a situation in which you need an attorney, you've found the very best. You get for you pay for and it is money well spent. I am so overwhelmed to have this situation put behind me.
Thank you so much I am blessed to have discovered you!!!