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Donald Guy Sowers

Donald Guy Sowers Retired

also known as Don Sowers

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Premier Trial Attorney for CaliforniaAmerican Academy of Trial Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
2015 TOP ATTORNEYS - "Criminal Defense"Orange County Coast Magazine2015
"Top 100 DUI Attorneys in Souther California"The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC2015
"Top 100 Criminal Defesne Lawyers in the State of California"The American Society of Legal Advocates2015
Lead Counsel Rating Drunk Driving Defense & Criminal LawLead Counsel Review Board2015
"Top Lawyers in California"The Legal Network2014
2014 Top AttorneyOC Register Metro Magazine2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
"10 Best" Attorneys for the State of CaliforniaAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Top 100 DUI Attorneys in CaliforniaNational Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC2013
Top Lawyers in California - Highest Standards & ExcellenceAmerican Lawyer Magazine2013
2013 Edition of Global Who’s WhoGlobal Who's Who, Inc2013
Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in CaliforniaAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Annual Orange County Top Rated AttorneysOCMETRO Magazine "Top Attorneys"2012
City Council ProclamationCity of San Juan Capistrano2011
The President's Volunteer Service AwardPresident's Council on Service and Civic Participation2010
Congratulatory Letter from President Barak ObamaThe White House2010
Alumnus of the YearSouthwestern University School of Law2000
Silver Key AwardAmerican Bar Association1986
Outstanding Police Detective of the YearRotary Club of Santa Monica1986
Who's Who American LawWho's Who Legal USA1985
Who's Who in America's UniversitiesWho's Who Legal1984
Student Bar Association President of the YearNational Student Bar Association1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney-at-LawThe Law Offices of Donald G. Sowers2012 - Present
Former PartnerTakakjian, Sowers & Sitkoff, LLP1989 - 2011
Volunteer Instructor (Laws of Arrest - Search & Seizure)Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy1987 - 2015
Former Los Angeles County Deputy District AttorneyLos Angeles County District Attorney's Office1986 - 1989
Former Police DetectiveSanta Monica Police Department1977 - 1986
Sergeant - ReserveBurbank Police Department1974 - 1977
Grocery ManagerRalphs1970 - 1977
Association namePosition nameDuration
Former District Attorney's Association of Los Angeles CountyMember1989 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1986 - Present
Orange County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2013 - 2014
City of San Juan Capistrano - CERTChairman2007 - 2011
California Public Defenders AssociationMember2006 - 2015
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2008
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2000 - 2014
Los Angeles County Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionChairman1997 - 1998
Southwestern University School of Law - Board of TrusteesTrustee1995 - 1999
Southwestern University School of LawPresident - Alumni Association1993 - 1995
Make-A-Wish Foundation InternationalVice President1992 - 1994
Santa Monica JayceesChairman1989 - 1990
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1989 - 2012
Santa Monica Bar AssociationMember1989 - 1996
Malibu Bar AssociationMember1989 - 1996
Santa Monica Junior Chamber of CommercePresident1988 - 1989
Make-A-Wish Foundation of AmericaDirector1988 - 1993
American Bar Association, Law Student DivisionExecutive Lt. Governor1984 - 1985
Southwestern University School of LawPresident - Student Bar Association1983 - 1984
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Los AngelesChairman1983 - 1996
Ameircan Bar AssociationN/A1982 - 2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Recruit Training AcademyLD-15 "Laws of Arrest" - Instructor2015
California State PTA ConventionDisaster Preparedness - What You Do Before, During and After?2014
I.D.A.P. - Impaired Driver Apprehension ProgramOfficer Testimony at DMV Hearings and Court Proceedings2013
College of the Canyons - North Academy - Santa ClaritaLaws of Arrest - LD-152012
IDAP - Impaired Driver Apprehension ProgramCourtroom Testimony - Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer in a DUI Case2011
LD-15 Laws of ArrestConstitutional Law2010
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy ClassLaws of Arrest2009
Southwestern University School of LawKeynote Speaker - Entering Class Orientation1998