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Richard Orville Middlebrook

DUI and DWI Attorney at Bakersfield, CA

4.9   78 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

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  1. DUI and DWI
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    Unparalleled representation by the unrivaled expert in Driving Under the Influence cases in and around Kern County.

    31 years, 5,000 cases

KERN COUNTY'S PREEMINENT DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY

Mr. Middlebrook is a Southern California Super Lawyer, is AV Rated (highest rating available by Martindale Hubbel) and has a perfect 10 rating on . He is considered the preeminent DUI attorney in the Southern San Joaquin Valley.

 

He spends hundreds of hours a year attending, moderating and lecturing in seminars. He exclusively represents persons accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and the forensic science associated with those areas.

 

He is a Founding Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and currently sits on their Board of Directors.  He is a Sustaining Member of the National College for DUI Defense.

 

He is a graduate of multiple summer sessions of the National College of DUI Defense held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Winter Sessions held worldwide. He is trained as an Instructor in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is a regular attendee at Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminars. He is an full member of the American Academy of Forensic Science and the American Chemical Society.

 

He is one of only six lawyers in the State of California and less than 50 worldwide to be designated by the American Chemical Society as a Lawyer-Scientist. The ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist is one who uses validated and legitimate science for the benefit of justice. These are lawyers who study the science and apply it legitimately in the courtroom. They expose invalid or non-validated science and use valid science in the courtroom. They eschew the smoke and mirrors techniques of old and embrace the science for the benefit of all.

 

He has tried over 230 DUI cases throughout his career with a 97% success rate. He has acted as lead counsel in over six thousand administrative hearings, writ proceedings, motions, and appeals. His success rate in those proceedings is unmatched anywhere in the Southern San Joaquin Valley.

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Licensed for 29 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/30/2022

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

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Middlebrook & Associates
8501 Brimhall Road Suite 404
Bakersfield, CA, 93312

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  78 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Richard received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer hands down!
Where do I even begin!? This man changed my life! I was a second time offender for dui and after I talked to Mr. Middlebrook he reassured me that I was in great hands and he was not kidding! I read all these posts you are all reading right now and honestly thought it was to good to be true but after reading countless posts I was quick to realize he didnt get these reviews for nothing. So we talked and he was straight forward with me and I felt confident after talking to several wishy washy dui lawyers something just felt different and reassuring with Mr. Middlebrook. I paid the money and off he went to doing EVERYTHING! I did not appear to a single one of my 6 or 7 court dates, him and his team handled everything and kept me well informed and in the loop and his staff is so courteous. I had so many questions and Tanis and their team were always there with a helping hand! So allegedly I had blown a .22 with the field breathalyzer but they took me to get blood because there breathalyzer machine at the station did not work. I thought I was dead in the water and it sucked because I am a navy veteran who was seeking a career in law enforcement and was in the hiring process, I had just passed my written exam and was scheduled for the physical fitness test I had waited the 5 years from my first dui and this was legitimately the first time i drank and drove from my first DUI, some friends came in town for christmas and we all went out on christmas eve and not thinking I got behind the wheel Well this DUI defense attorney guru got my case completely dropped and thrown out!! I honestly have no idea how he did it but he did! Im just an average joe sharing my success story with you because if you are in the situation i was in and reading these reviews well they are legit and he is legit! I got no fines no classes its as if it never happened, oh forgot to mention my license was never suspended from the DMV throughout the whole process especially being a second time offender I knew I would lose my license, I did after my first one but nope kept it the whole time! Thank you Mr. Middlebrook for saving my railroad career I have right now and my chances of my future in law enforcement career are still an option! The money is worth it if you want to save your future from a bad mistake! Im a good person I work everday I take care of my family and I don't go out often because of things like this but Mr. Middlebrook just allowed me to keep my career, my license and chances of a future one if I still decide to go that route. I cant thank this man enough!!! He saved my life and no amount of money will ever be able to repay the debt I owe him!!! I'm keeping this anonymous because I never told my job about it in hopes it would get dropped and it did because of Mr Middlebrook and now I will never have to tell them because if I lost my license working in the railroad I would not have been able to keep my job! Thank you Mr. Middlebrook and staff for saving my life!!
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Response from Richard Middlebrook July 23, 2018
Wow! Such kind words. I truly don't know what to say. Thank you from the whole team and from the bottom of my heart. Helping you through this was a privilege that you granted me that I can never repay. Some outcomes are better than others but this is one for the record books! Congratulations!
Posted by Joe | June 12, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior in every way, I feel like I got my life back.
From start to finish no one could have handled my case better. Mr. Middlebook and his staff handled my case with candor, accuracy and professionalism you'd expect from such an outstanding law firm. Have no doubt Middlebrook and Associates is the best in every aspect. I couldn't be happier.
Response from Richard Middlebrook June 13, 2017
Couldn't imagine kinder words! So grateful for your trust and heartfelt thoughts. Our staff truly cares about our clients and the outcome of their case. They always go above and beyond. I will make sure I pass on your thoughts to each of them! Congratulations on a fantastic result!
Posted by Nancy | January 23, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Everything you read is true
There are no words for the love and respect I hold for this firm. In July, 2022, I made a terrible decision. I drive to my then-boyfriend’s in Rosamond, CA from Long Beach. I had been drinking all day, celebrating with a friend who had gotten a new job. I made the decision to drive after receiving a provocative text. I had always been extremely careful regarding drinking and driving as I am a licensed Healthcare, professional. My livelihood is dependent on my ability to remain gainfully licensed, which is why I never consumed alcohol and drove. Until that night, in one instant, it all changed. I was desperate to keep the relationship. What's a 100+ mile dive a few mudslides, right? I woke up the next day extremely hangover and scared out of my mind. I could barely breathe. I was absolutely terrified and filled with unspeakable remorse. I googled DUI lawyers (I was in BFE and knew no one) and immediately found Middlebrook and Associates. I placed a call and Mr. Middlebrook immediately called me back. I felt like I was talking to the Tony Soprano of DUI lawyers. He instantly provided me with kind reassurance and told me that things were going to be OK during the most disastrous, bleak time of my life. And trust me when I say, my case was not an easy one. HIGH BAC--nearly 2.0--AND bad driving. By the grace of God I didn't kill my self or someone else. My case lasted six months. Throughout the process, I was introduced to Ms. Gabrielle LaCarre, also an attorney in the firm, who is beyond phenomenal. She is the most intelligent, committed, and passionate professional I have known and I encounter attorneys, doctors, and nurses daily. She fought tirelessly for me when I did not deserve it. Although I had an immaculately clean record, I was not “clean” on paper, and certainly not anywhere near clean that night. However, she took the time to understand me and never stopped fighting for me. She knew what I had at stake. Two daughters to support and thriving career. She somehow saw me as a person, and she never ever stop battling. There is so much guilt and shame involved with a DUI, the fact that someone took the time to "see" me brings tears to my eyes. If you have any doubts about where to go, or to whom, abandon them right now. This firm could’ve charged me 10 x the fees they did I would have paid because the results they achieved were unparalleled. This is a miracle operation, but when you think about it, it’s not about miracles—it’s their determination, fastidious commitment to detail, their willingness to see people as they are, and their doggedness not to back down against unrelenting district attorneys. This is not a firm where they will farm your case out and never think of you again. There is no question they are the best and although I will never need them again in this capacity, these are individuals with whom I would trust my life. And I am a successful licensed Healthcare professional. Do not look further because any looking will be in vain and a waste. Make the call, make the investment, and you will not be disappointed. I assure you. Reclaim your life and let them help, you will never go to court...never face a scowling DA, but you will see results. This I can personally attest to an I am forever grateful.
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Posted by David | August 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.
This being my first DUI, I didn’t know where to turn. Thank goodness for Richard Middlebrook and Gabrielle LaCarre. This team is a fine tuned machine that keeps you in the loop, fights hard for you in court, and with DMV. Everything they said could happen,,,, did happen, and all in my favor. No DMV hearings to attend, No court appearances. Just great results.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience with Richard
Hello my name is Pedro I did the biggest mistake of my life and drove with alcohol in 2019 in my system. When I got caught I felt like I was never going to get through this by myself till I heard about Richard middlebrook. I went to their office very worried not knowing what was going to happen 2 me or my life. Before Richard and his team got to work they made sure i was calm down and started explaining to me everything by detail in how they work and what I liked the most Is that I didn't have to show up to court not once or twice. I really do recommend them for anybody who is going through hard times like I did you'll be in good hands with Richard and his team they do what they exactly promise to do and that is be their for you and you'll end up with good results by choosing them to pick up your case.
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Posted by Javier | November 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyers
Had a great experience with middlebrock The staff was very friendly and helpful the lawyer assigned to me made sure that i knew I was in good hands. I never had to appear in court they took of everything and I believe I got the best deal I could get giving the situation. Highly recommended
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best hands down !
Where do i begin, i have never been in a situation where i had to hire a lawyer but Richard made the whole experience a breeze. I was charged for a DUI and i knew i couldn’t fight this case alone. I hired Richard and he made the whole experience so smooth i didn’t have to worry about any court appearance that would have made my experience terrifying. I highly recommend Richard and his staff .
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Posted by Jason Cox | September 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Exceeding of Expectations
Like all others who have found themselves in the legal predicament of being charged with Driving Under the Influence I was confused and fearful of my future and the outcome. After asking around for recomendations from friends, Mr. Middlebrook was repeatedly and highly recommended. After my initial call and consultation with Richard Middlebrook and his very respectful and knowledgeable assistants my fears were drastically eased and my knowledge of the situation that I had found myself in was greatly improved. At every step of the process Mr. Middlebrook and his staff were on point and completely exceeded my expectations. I never once had to appear in court because Mr. Middlebrook would appear on my behalf. Anytime I called his office, his staff took the time to answer any and all of my questions. Most of the time his office to the initiative to call or email me with updates with my case. With Mr. Middlebrook's efforts the results of my case were exceptional and better than I could have hoped for. I would ABSOLUTELY recommend Richard Middlebrook and his magnificent staff to handle any case involving a DUI !! The first and biggest mistake someone could make with their case would be to not consult Middlebrook and Associates!
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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney and would highly recommend him
Mr. Middlebrook was hired for my second DUI. He got lost of my charges dropped and kept me out of jail. He kept me updated the whole way and was very easy to talk to. He explained everything thoroughly. Thank you for taking care of me and get me the best results.
Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Miracle workers
The details of my case made me think that there was no hope. Upon consultation by Middlebrook and associates, I was left with an actionable plan. The questions they asked were thorough and let them build a very compelling case, which in turn has allowed me to work through my issues with minimal consequences, and maximal results. I wouldn't have been able to do it without them, nor have the freedom I enjoy today. The portal that they utilize for communications and documents was very helpful and convenient.
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Posted by Thomas | April 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Took a bad Situation and made it better.
Mr, Middlebrook and his firm made my situation stress free and took care of everything. Every call, every email was returned in a timely manner and never once through the whole process were my concerns ignored. I was extremely satisfied with the results that Mr. Middlebrook got for me and my case. There is no one I would recommend more highly then Mr. Middlebrook for a DUI case.
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Posted by Matt | February 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
#1
Middlebrook and associates team were very friendly, informative and helpful. I was very satisfied with the results. I would recommend Middlebrook and Associates to anybody.
Posted by Brian | December 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Job Well Done!!!
I called Middlebrook and Associates directly after receiving my first DUI. The aftermath itself can be quite confusing and terrifying to go through; Yet, Richard made the process simple and easy to follow. He ensured I would get the best deal and never stop fighting for me. I could not recommend him and his team anymore!
Posted by Skyler | December 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer out
I had a wonderful experience with this firm couldn’t have ask for a better team to fight my case for me being both very friendly and yet so determined to fight for me until I got the results I wanted!! Would highly recommend
Posted by Steve | December 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client exceptionally pleased.
Referred a client to Middlebrook & Associates and they said Richard and his staff were outstanding. This means a lot to me because if I’m going to recommend someone to my clients, I want to know I’m sending them to the best.
Posted by Patricia | November 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Choice for Legal Representation
I would like to express my deepest and most sincere appreciation and gratitude to all of the staff at Middlebrook & Associates for their help and support with my case. I'm not a resident of Kern County and wasn't familiar with Middlebrook & associates prior to my incident. I searched the web and reviewed various firms but after reading their reviews I immediately called and signed up with them. I'm so lucky I found them! After a lengthy process, they fought for me and took care of everything. They were able to remove and reduce the number of counts I was facing to minimal charges. I didn't even have to go to their office until everything had been resolved. All business was conducted remotely via phone and video conferencing. I was also kept updated on the progress of my case via their private online web client portal where I could upload and download any documentation that needed to be exchanged between myself and staff for court proceedings and of any upcoming court hearings, which I didn't even have to attend. They also were very responsive when I called their office any time I had questions. Their team really took care of me and gave me peace of mind through a very difficult process of my life. Mr. Middlebrook and staff is very caring, professional and does outstanding work. I'm extremely grateful to all of those who worked on my case. I highly recommend Middlebrook & Associates to handle your case to alleviate your worries and get you the best outcome possible to get your life back on track. I am very grateful to them. Special thanks to Mr. Richard Middlebrook, Claudia, Melissa, and Gabrielle.
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Posted by Daniel Budd | October 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Service
Richard Middlebrook provides great service and communicated well. The results on my case came out better than expected. Highly recommend.
Response from Richard Middlebrook October 21, 2020
Thanks so much Daniel! It was pleasure working with you. While the case was difficult, we agree that it was an excellent outcome. The team is grateful for your faith and trust in us. We are glad we proved worth it!
Posted by Monike P. | October 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent to work with
I highly recommend Middlebrook & Associates . Very thankful for all your help during my process .
Response from Richard Middlebrook October 21, 2020
Thank you so much Monike!
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Middlebrook's firm did an excellent job handling my DUI case. I didn't have to worry about a thing and they took care of all the details.
Response from Richard Middlebrook October 16, 2020
Thanks so much for taking time out of a busy day to share your experience with those going through a similar situation. If we can ever be of assistance, we are a phone call away!
Posted by Erik | July 8, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best DUI Attorneys in town
Richard and Patrick were amazing team they helped me with all my questions and concerns. I recommend Richard or Patrick they're compassionate ,hard working and have your best interests in mind.
Response from Richard Middlebrook October 16, 2020
Thanks so much for taking time out of a busy day to share your experience with those going through a similar situation. If we can ever be of assistance, we are a phone call away! We both appreciate the vote of confidence. We couldn’t do it without an amazing group of support staff that never seem to settle for “good enough.”
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Middlebrook & Associates
  • 2015 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Richard O. Middlebrook, A Prof. Corp.
  • 1995 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Borton Petrini & Conron
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Kern County District Attorney
  • 1994 - 1994
  • Prosecuting Law Clerk
  • Yolo County District Attorney
  • 1991 - 1993
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Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • California Lutheran University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • People v. Damon B.
  • Offered an infraction
  • People v. Jacob M.
  • Dismissed DUI for an infraction
  • People v. Shannon D.
  • Hung jury.
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Associations

  • Rotary, Bakersfield West
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Active 20-30 International
  • Past President
  • 2008 - Present
  • Active 20-30 United States and Canada
  • Past President
  • 2006 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Sustaining Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Specialist Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Board of Directors
  • President
  • 2002 - Present
  • Board of Directors
  • 1st Vice-President
  • 2002 - Present
  • Board of Directors
  • 2nd Vice-President
  • 2001 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Bakersfield Active 20-30 Club
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California DUI Lawyer's Association
  • Specialist Member
  • N/A
  • California Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Active 20-30 International
  • International President
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Int. President-Elect
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Active 20-30 United States and Canada
  • National President
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Active 20-30 United States and Canada
  • National President-Elect
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Active 20-30 United States and Canada
  • Region 3 Director
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Active 20-30 Club of Bakersfield
  • Club President
  • 2002 - 2003
  • National Director
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Kern County Sheriff's Mounted Posse
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2003
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Rotaract Club of California Lutheran University
  • President
  • 1988 - 1990
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Lawyer Scientist Designation
  • American Chemical Society- Chemistry and the Law
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Graduation- Legal and Forensic Science and Mass Spectrometry
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Graduate, Winter Session
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • 2012 Summer Session Graduate
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thompson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Graduate, Summer Session
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • Graduate- Winter Session
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2011
  • Graduation- Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2010
  • Graduation- Winter Session
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2010
  • Graduation- Legal and Forensic Science and the Gas Chromatograph
  • American Chemical Society
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Graduate- Summer Session at Harvard Law School
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2010
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Graduation- DUI in the Desert
  • Califoria Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • 2009
  • Graduation- DWI- Defending with Ingenuity
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Graduation- NCDD Winter Session
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2009
  • Graduation- NCDD Summer Session
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2009
  • Graduation- SFST Training
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 2008
  • Graduation- Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • Manuel Molina, National President of the Year
  • Active 20-30 International
  • 2006
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Rotary International
  • 1990
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Publications

  • Kern County Public Defender
  • DUIs: From A to DMV
  • 2010
  • Kern County DUI Blog
  • The APS Suspension and Conviction Suspension
  • 2010
  • Kern County Bar Association Newsletter
  • The Effect of Bussard: Continuances for All
  • 2008

Speaking Engagements

  • Spring Seminar
  • Preparing A Client To Testify
  • 2019
  • MCLE Session
  • Chemical Testing in DUI Cases
  • 2013
  • American Chemical Society - San Diego Conference March 2012
  • The Misleading Nature of Unconfirmed Headspace Gas Chromatography Flame Ionization Detector Single Column Based Alcohol Reports - A Criminal Case Study
  • 2012
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences- National Convention 2012
  • Transparency of Crime Laboratories to End Users
  • 2012
  • Kern County Public Defender MCLE Seminar
  • DUI Defense for Public Defenders
  • 2010
  • Kern County Bar Association Criminal Defense Seminar
  • Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases
  • 2010
  • DUI Scientific Evidence for the Non-Scientist
  • DUI Scientific Evidence for the Non-Scientist
  • 2010
  • DUI Refresher
  • DMV Hearings: Winning Can Mean Everything
  • 2010
  • A Day In the Law
  • Private Criminal Defense Counsel and Their Role
  • 2010
  • Swearing in of Judge Charles Brehmer
  • Requirements of a Great Judge
  • 2009
  • A Day In the Law
  • Private Criminal Defense Counsel and Their Role
  • 2009
  • World Council of Service Clubs
  • Charitable Giving
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (29)
Endorse Richard
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Middlebrook is an exceptionally effective litigator in the area of driving under the influence cases. He has a remarkable knowledge of the science of forensic alcohol testing which he uses to the benefit of his clients during cross-examination of the prosecution's experts. Mr. Middlebrook has achieved an unparalled record of acquittals in DUI cases and enjoys a national reputation as an outstanding trial lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse Richard on any driving related offense. I have worked for several years with Richard and have been privileged to know him professionally and as a great friend. His success in trial is indisputable. Richard’s knowledge of the science behind blood and breath alcohol analysis is unmatched. Having obtained more training than the officers administering field sobriety tests and having advanced training in headspace gas chromatography, beyond the level of understanding of the analysts testing for blood alcohol, he is unmatched in DUI defense. I am personally aware that he had successfully tried more DUI related cases than any other 10 attorneys in Kern County California combined. His ability as a trial lawyer and his specialization in the area of DUI defense has without question earned him the reputation of the being one of the best DUI Attorneys in California hands down. This is evidenced by the fact that his new clients are referred by former clients, other lawyers, law enfo"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I would absolutely hire Richard Middlebrook for a DUI arrest. He works tirelessly on his cases for his clients. His knowledge base in the law is impeccable as is his formidable trial skills. He has a fantastic record of wins in over 200 jury trials. Richard is always increasing his expertise in this area of the law. I have consulted with him on many, many cases. He is also meticulous in his preparation for trial. You or your family member will be well served by having Richard Middlebrook represent you. He has my highest recommendation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having practiced DUI Defense for 17 years now, coupled with serving on the faculty of the National College for DUI Defense and current Board of Director for the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, I have had the privilege of getting to know and work with many of our nation's finest DUI defense attorneys over the years. Without hesitation, Richard Middlebrook is amongst the finest DUI defense attorneys you will find anywhere in America. Well trained, professional, experienced, compassionate, talented, you name it, he's it. If anyone in central to northern California finds him or herself in the unenviable position of being charged with DUI, do not hesitate to call Richard Middlebrook. I promise, you will be glad you did."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Middlebrook is the DUI attorney that you want in Kern County. The prosecutors in Kern County know Mr. Middlebrook as a fearsome opponent and have a great deal of respect for him. I highly recommend him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.This lawyer has an expertise in DUI defense. By attending DUI seminars throughout the year to keep up on the latest in the law, field sobriety testing, blood testing, and breath testing, this attorney is an asset to the clients. This lawyer is a member of the California DUI Lawyers Association. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Middlebrook is the without a doubt the DUI go to guy that most of us other criminal lawyers refer to on our complex and serious DUI matters. I have adopted his approach to DMV hearings, Chemical test imperfections and other complex DUI defense strategies with great success."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is known far and wide as one of the finest DUI and Criminal Defense Lawyers in the country. Without reservation, I would recommend his services to any friend or family member."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kern County's premier DUI defense attorney ... without a doubt!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rich Middlebrook is a top notch DUI defense attorney, both in Court and with the DMV. Well trained and highly respected in the legal community. He has my full confidence and endorsement."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If I ever get a DUI in Kern County, this is who I would call. Mr. Middlebrook is an expert in the complex area of DUI law. I have repeatedly observed how well his clients favor due to his diligence and skill."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am proud to endorse Mr. Middlebrook for his honest, integrity and hard work. He is an excellent DUI defense attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Richard Middlebrook is simply at the top of the food chain. There are but a small handful of DUI defense trial lawyers in the country that can do what this man can do & has done. We worked on a matter together -- the defense of a 2nd offense DUI allegation -- and I was able to see firsthand how effective Middlebrook really is. He pitched a perfect game ~ won the DMV hearing and had all charges dismissed on 4th Amendment grounds. This man is a heckuva trial lawyer and one simply cannot do better in Kern County. I fully endorse this excellent attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Middlebrook is quick to respond to any inquiries and offers excellent advice. I wholeheartedly endorse him and would not hesitate to refer friends or family members to him as I know him to be committed to the defense of his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Richard is dedicated to representing those charged with DUI. Richard and I have attended numerous seminars on defending DUI cases in order to understand both the legal and scientific aspects to the case. Richard is dedicated to representing his clients and obtaining the best outcome and that is why he continues to learn and improve his skills. If you need an attorney for a DUI case, I would not hesitate to hire Richard."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Middlebrook is the type of attorney that we should all strive to be. Impassioned, dedicated, over-prepared, gutsy, intelligent and in touch with the law and people. On a day-in and day-out basis, Attorney Middlebrook uses his well-earned national reputation, his considerable experience, and his vast knowledge to minimize or eliminate the consequences that may face a citizen among us who has been accused of a crime. It is through personal observation that I can attest to his skills. He is also utterly trustworthy and someone I call a friend. I therefore issue my highest and greatest form of endorsement to him."
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Bakersfield DUI and DWI Lawyer Richard Orville Middlebrook
Richard Orville Middlebrook
DUI and DWI Attorney
Bakersfield, CA
Licensed for 29 years
Free Consultation
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