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 I was born in Oakland, California, grew up playing around Lake Merit.  I joined orignial Roller Derby in 1960, and my fist job was with Bay Bombers as skate-boy, Charlie O'Connell coach, in 1962.  Was trained by Bombers as score-keeper, building of tracks, publicity, and became an in-house announcer in1965 at age 16.   I did radio game results with Wolfman Jack when I became the New York Chiefs syndicated television announcer in 1972 at Madison Square Garden at New York, and then back with the Bay Bombers in 1977 and 78.  During this time period, I also became a truck driver for the league moving the track from city to city and state to state for each game. 

    My career was interrupted in August of 1967 through April 1969 when I was drafted into the Vietnam war.  I was promoted to SGT, Specialist E-5 Non-commissioned officer in 18 months and received an Honorable Discharge.  When the Roller Derby closed, I worked as a courier by day and went to night school to complete my high school education, college and law school.  The entire process took 13 years of  night school.  During this time, I also worked as a Reserve Police Officer, in a solo capacity for a little over 3 years.  I have also worked as a bartender in local clubs in San Leandro, CA. 

    I enjoy roller skating, but have a broken ankle with a plate in it that prevents me from skating these days.  My favorite time is body surfing in Hawaii and long walks in the hills with my dog KC everyday.  This time with KC gives me a chance to get some exercise, relax, and think of defenses for my clients without interruptiton.

    I became a criminal defense lawyer because I saw how abusive the judicial system is to people who have little to no money, and coming from a family where my mother supported 2 sons after the death of my father without insurance, and watching her struggle, I wanted to be able to help people get a fair shot in the system, and I do so by keeping my fees geared for the blue collar worker. 

  I am greatly assisted by Araceli the officer manager and her sister Olympia who works part-time learning the legal business and going to school to become a lawyer.  Clients who use our firm always comment on the help they receive from Araceli.  Araceli's photo is featured at the top of this area.  Additionally, Araceli helped me develop a special program for lawyers in selecting a jury called Grand Voir Dire.  I also developed a special video for lawyers in trial with GERD cases that is used across the United States in trial.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    24 years, 1.5 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

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Contact info

Donald Gray Drewry Attorney-at-Law

President California DUI Lawyer's Association
14895 E.14th Street, Suite 485
San Leandro, CA, 94578-2991

Donald Gray Drewry Attorney-at-Law

President California DUI Lawyer's Association
1300 Clay Street
Oakland, CA, 94612

Donald Gray Drewry Attorney-at-Law

President California DUI Lawyer's Association
6200 Stoneridge Mall Road, 3rd Floor
Pleasanton, CA, 94588



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
President's AwardCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2012
Certificate of Appreciation for Training EmployeesCalifornia Department of Motor Vehicles2007
Alpha Gama Sigma Gradutate with HonorsChabot College1982
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
LawyerDonald Gray Drewry, Attorney-at-Law1992 - Present
Qualified Standardized Field Sobriety Tests InstructorNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA2006 - 2009
Judge, Pro TemSuperior Court State of California2004 - 2007
Reserve Police Officer, Level 1, Solo OfficerHayward Police Department1982 - 1985
Specialist 5/E-5/ SGTUnited States Army1967 - 1969
Truck DriverBay Promotions, Inc1962 - 1978
Association namePosition nameDuration
California DUI Lawyers AssociationPresident2013 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember Lawyer2005 - Present
California Attorney for Criminal JusticeMember Lawyer2004 - Present
San Francisco Trial Lawyers AssociationTrial Lawyer2000 - Present
California DUI Lawyers Association CDLABoard of Directors1997 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationLawyer1992 - Present
Alameda County Bar AssociationTrial Lawyer1992 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaLawyer1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v OlsonCase Dismissed while Picking Jury
People v Avila IINot Guilty
People v HauptNOT GUILTY
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Publication nameTitleDate
Caliifornia Drunk Driving LawDefending Gerd2010
Attacking and Defending Drunk Driving TestsField Sobriety Testing2010
GERDDefending the GERD Case in Trial and the DMV2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ventura College of LawAlco-Senor IV TrainingCertified PAS Coordinator2005
Indiana UniversityLaw in Action Toxicology for LawyersToxicology for Lawyers2000
Northwestern California University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Chabot CollegeBroadcastundergraduate with Honors1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Fresno Annual Luncheon for Central Valley LawyersWinning Your Case at APS Hearings2011
CDLA Annual Seminar 2011Defending GERD at The DMV Hearing2011
CDDL Annual SeminarVoir Dire of the State's Expert2010
CDDLImpeaching the Local Police Officer with SFSTs2010
California DUI Lawyer's AssociationIn Trial in San Francisco2010
Mastering Scientific EvidenceGERD2009
Fresno DUI SeminarGERD/Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST)2009
California DUI Lawyers AssocitiationCross Examination of the Police Officer on FSTs2008
CDDLPAS Coordinator Training Course for State Certificate2007
California Deuce DefendersDefending the GERD Case In Trial2002