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Manny Daskal

DUI and DWI Attorney at Eureka, CA

4.1   7 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 31 years
    Massachusetts - MA 35 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1988
    Retired No misconduct found

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

About Manny

Learn Manny’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    I have spent many years studying DUI law and have attended numerous seminars all over the country. I have obtained certificates as a FST instructor, DRE certificate and breath machine operator and instructor. I have also lectured or instructed on these subjects in California and Florida.

    36 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    I have practiced at the state and federal level. I have handled primarily marijuana cases, although I have handled and won murder cases and three strikes cases in California.

    36 years, 2,250 cases


Manny Daskal
P O Box 593
Eureka, CA, 95502-0593

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4.1 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | August 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome! Manny walked me through the process and let me. Know what to expect. At the HART program other people in the program spoke very highly of manny.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Manny provided excellent litigation and worked very hard to get a good outcome, id reccommend him to anyone. I couldnt compliment him enough to express my happiness and level of care.
Posted by Jeff | June 10, 2012
I will always call Manny first
Manny represented me for a DUI case. My trail was drug out over 4 hearings. I never had to take time off of work. Since that time I have called for legal advice which proved to be very helpful. I have recommended Manny to several people and will continue to do so
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2012
Manny was discreet, extremely knowledgeable, and genuinely concerned about my well being and livelihood. He has a great attentive staff, and I could not have been more pleased with the outcome of my case. Better than I could have hoped for! Manny is just the best. I can't thank him enough for his efficiency, timeliness, and overall kindness and understanding!
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Posted by Andrea | January 6, 2010
Excellent Lawyer
Manny Daskal is a very genuine, honest, and knowledgeable lawyer. The most amazing quality about Manny is his ability to listen and put you at ease. He is very easy to talk to, thoroughly knows the law, and he takes the time to explain things to you. He was a beacon of light during an extremely stressful and scary process. He worked diligently on our case and we won, a feat I am not sure another lawyer could have accomplished. Manny gives you the deal straight up and we never felt like we were in the dark or didn't know what was going on. He was very attentive and always replied quickly to our phone calls or emails. He is highly respected in Humboldt and there is a reason why, he knows the law and he wins cases. I am so thankful to have had Manny as a lawyer and I would recommend him to anyone that asked. Besides being an amazing lawyer, he is a great friend to have by your side during those longs hours of waiting that always happen around a case, he can make you laugh or smile when you need it the most.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2015
I lost so much more by going to Manny
My DUI was 2,300, Mannys service's to try to reduce charges 4 grand. I came to this site and saw so many good reviews from this guy. I was like its pricy but hes gotta be the one! This was my first offense so I really wanted and needed to be walked through every part of the process, and gosh I was paying so that things could be a little easier for me! I would call and inquire about my case to the receptionist and he would say he knew nothing about it and I would speak to Manny who would often use sarcasm about how aggravating I was, insinuating I was taking up his time but was never refered to a paralegal or anyone to do the explaining he didnt want to do. Eventually I had to leave and he did not even pick up my calls, or would say to call in a month and further contact him on email. Attempting a reduction of charges, the case prolonged for over 4 months, he did represent me in court so I didnt have to go but kept vital information from me that would have helped to know like to tell me to pay the fine right away. Instead of that I was coldly forwarded to a number and my case minutes when it was finally over to deal with no reduction of charges whatsoever but a bunch of late fees on top. If I know anything about how to deal with tickets now it is for how much I lost going to this guy and reading law online on my own. Really, trust your gut feeling asnd not these reviews.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I met with him for about 15 minutes, wrote him a check for $4,000 and never talked to him again. He didn't show up in court. When I went to talk to him about not showing up, his secretary told me that he was at the courthouse. Later, I got another bill for $35.00 for a supposed telephone interview. When I asked to see the results of that interview, his secretary went into a backroom at his office, came back, and told me he said that nothing important came from it so there were no notes! I wonder if this review will disappear.... I wish there were some way to give him 0 stars.... I recommend one stays as far away from him as possible when needing an attorney.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Solo Practitioner
  • Law Offices of Manny Daskal
  • 1988 - Present


  • Northeastern Univ SOL
  • law
  • N/A
  • Wayne State Univ
  • undergraduate
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • P. v. C. B
  • dismissed
  • P.v. Dan B
  • not guilty
  • P. v. Michael T.
  • Not guilty
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  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Vice President & Chairman of the Legislative Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 1998 - Present
  • CACJ
  • 1997 - Present
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • 1997 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1994 - Present
  • 1989 - Present
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Honors and Awards

  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • 2013
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • 2012
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • 2011
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • 2010
  • Forensic Blood and Urine Seminar
  • Headlines Marketing
  • 2009
  • mastering scientific evidence
  • tcdla
  • 2009
  • DRE
  • LaPIer /IACOP
  • 2007
  • SFST Instructor
  • LaPier/IACOP
  • 2005
  • SFST Qualified
  • LaPier
  • 2002
  • Specialist
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2001
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  • NCDD Journal
  • Marijuana in DUI/DWI Cases-A difficult Burden of Proof
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Practical Legal Skills
  • Handling a DUI
  • 2009
  • Humboldt County Lawyers
  • How to Defend a DUI
  • 2008
  • Intoxilyzer 5000
  • Use and Maintenance of this machine
  • 2002
  • Police Traffic Stops and the 4th Amendment
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (50)
Endorse Manny
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny is an outstanding lawyer who will fight for you tenaciously in the courtroom. In addition to having superior trial skills and knowledge of the law, Manny regularly attends conferences on the science of DUI and has developed an expertise that few can equal. If you need a criminal defense attorney, I recommend Manny without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny is a fellow member of the National College of DUI Defense and a nationally known advocate for his clients. His success in defending the citizen accused is well known to members of the DUI defense community across the country. I recommend him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny Daskal is an outstanding attorney who fights hard for his clients, gets all kinds of charges dropped, and wins jury trials. Call him as soon as you can to get a consultation on your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I was referred a case by Manny and cannot say enough good things about him and his firm. He is an A+ attorney and I would not hesitate to refer him clients in the furture!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny Daskal passionately defends the Constitution and gets great results. You would be hard pressed to find an attorney more knowledgeable and talented than Manny Daskal. I endorse this lawyer - not just because he a friend and colleague - but because he is truly a great lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny is the best marijuana dui defense attorney in the State of California. This is a fact. I have known him for about 20 - years and I rely heavily on his expertise in the area. He is also an outstanding DUI attorney and is also an outstanding criminal defense attorney. I would describe him as being a genius."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny is the "go-to" lawyer in and about Eureka, and the Humboldt County area. I have known Manny for several years as a leader of the CA DUI Lawyers Association, a group of the very finest DUI lawyers in the State. He fights hard for his clients and gets results. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny was a constant resource for the criminal defense bar in Humboldt County, and throughout the state. He is always willing to impart knowledge, resources, and assistance to court appointed attorneys, and personally assisted me with matters when my career was in its infancy. He is a great resource for attorneys, a great attorney, and an overall good guy. I would highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Manny is the finest criminal defense attorney in the north state.I've practiced in ciminal and dui defense for 40 years and I know genius when I see it. I often correspond with Manny through Cal Dui Defenders internet hot line and he always has the answer I am seeking. Joe Vandervoort Chico Ca."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Daskal is the North Coast's premier DUI Attorney. I would routinely be opposing counsel with Mr. Daskal while working as a Deputy District Attorney. Mr. Daskall was well known for his knowledge and skill as a DUII & Criminal Defense Attorney. On numerous occasions judges used Mr. Daskall as a resource regarding DMV law, medical marijuana law, and DUII law. Mr. Daskal is a skilled litigator and has the ability to obtain very favorable results for his clients. I strongly recommend Mr. Daskal without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny has what it takes to get the job done when it comes to DUI Defense. If you or a loved one needs help. call Manny now!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Attorney Daskal as a valuable member our profession and of this forum. Attorneys who participate in this forum are providing useful information for those in need and should be commended. Further, the type of information conveyed is in the true spirit of professionalism where information is provided to help those in need which is the underpinning of the legal profession. Often the users of this forum are given second opinions that expand on information or provide contradictory information. Providing information empowers the uninformed to go forward with confronting their legal problems. I recommend and endorse this attorney for all listed areas of practice in his profile."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Daskal is an outstanding attorney and an expert at drunk driving and criminal defense matters. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny is one of the most knowledgeable DUI defense attorneys in Northern California. I wouldn't hesitate to refer a friend or family member to him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Manny since I started practicing DUI defense 12 years ago. I met him at the national conferences. Manny is a lawyer of a tremendous talent with a national reputation for being a go to guy in California. We served together as intoxilyzer instructors at an intoxlyzer course taught in Florida. Manny is one of the great ones. Without hesitation, I endorse Manny."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny is a tireless fighter in the DUI defense community. I have known him through the National College for DUI Defense as well as his key membership in NORML for several years. He is an attorney you can trust if you are charged, and I endorse his work!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Daskal has shown as a member of the National College for DUI Defense that he is committed to providing cutting edge DUI defense. The National DUI College members represent the most experienced DUI defense attorneys in the country. If you are charged with a DUI, a general practice lawyer is not the answer. Good DUI defense is hard work and few offenses in our court system call for greater attorney expertise than cases involving driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. DUI cases are especially complex because they require defense counsel to understand BOTH scientific and legal issues. As a fellow member of the College, if you are looking for exceptional representation, I would not hesitate to recommend Manny Daskal"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Endorsement: I endorse this California DUI Lawyers Association member who knows how and why to fight a California DUI case both in the Superior Court and at the Department of Motor Vehicles - DMV. He has the expert knowledge to fight for and protect his client's rights."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny Daskal is one of the most fierce and dedicated defense attorneys that you can find for a DUI or drug case. He is committed to his clients and fighting their cause in court. He is also constantly working to increase his knowledge and skill in defending people in these case. If you need an attorney, I would highly recommend and endorse Manny Daskal."
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