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Awarded by AVVO highest possible 10 rating ("Superb") for competence and ethics for past 7 years

    • I contacted Lawrence Taylor's Irvine office after being arrested for a DUI in Garden Grove. Mr. Taylor came up first when I searched for DUI lawyers in OC. Hiring Mr. Taylor has made it so much easier for me to move forward after such an unfortunate incident. They were able to handle everything for me without me having to ever come out to court and I was always updated with new information as soon as things came up. With a clean record, I can't be happier with Mr. Taylor's services!

    • When I received my first DUI offense, I was in distressed and in a world of new trouble. I had no clue as to what I had gotten myself into, but what I did know was that I had to hire an attorney quick. My first lawyer was unsuccessful and only after my money, so I found myself searching to escape the awful experience. I then decided to take advice from my brother in-law, who is a police office, and hired the Law Firm of Lawrence Taylor. What an entirely different experience! They literally guided me through the entire process, meticulously took me through each step, and assured that I was fully engaged and understood the process. They also provided me with all the contact numbers I needed to get my life back as it used to be. They kept me up to date with details of my case, never neglected my calls or voicemails, and excelled in customer service. Once the trial came about, my beliefs that the Law Firm would continue to excel and do the best for me came true as they pushed through their full potential and handed me the results I wanted. With a BAC of 1.5 I walked away with a wet reckless. Thank you Lawrence Taylor

    • Good Law Firm, 2nd DUI, but got my license back, no jail time. Way better than my first lawyer.

    • You should never drink and drive anywhere, but especially don't do it in la Jolla! Cops down here have nothing better to do then make your life miserable. It is also a college town which adds assault to injury. I should take my own advice because I was recently arrested for a DUI down in La Jolla. A friend of mine referred me to Mr. Taylor's office and I am extremely glad I got into contact with them. I hardly blew over the legal limit and did perfectly fine on the sobriety tests but still was arrested. Thankfully Mr. Taylor was able to help fight my case without me ever having to go to court and I was able to have the charges dropped. Extremely professional law firm with the experience to get you the results you want.

    • I don't even know where to begin with what an amazing choice this firm turned out to be. First let me say that although this was my first DUI ever, it was a difficult and complicated case to say the very least. Mr. Chris Taylor made this awful time from my horrible mistake as easy as was possible to navigate through and finally resolve. His knowledge of the courts and his relationships from working with them for so long and so often clearly helped me out, he knows all the players by name from his time working there in the past. In fact that's how I was led to hire him. A friend of a friend currently works as a public defender and when the time came she said if it was her family member in my situation she would unquestionably seek out this firms help instead of even thinking of the public defenders office. She was right. I'm confident I'll never need this sort of help again, but I'd recommend him without hesitation to any of my friends or family for sure.

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    • Mr. Taylor and his team are extremely professional letting me know that I was in the best of hands. I was in a very difficult situation and had no idea what to expect and how it was going to affect my life. They were able to guide me every step of the way to help me feel confident and at ease. The work that Mr. Taylor and his firm has done helped me keep my record DUI free; something I am truly grateful for.

    • Lawrence Taylor truly saved me. He and his firm lived up to their reputation as #1 and more. To be honest, I didn’t expect to get more than handling my court and DMV dates. But they were sincerely caring of my situation, and showed every effort to speak to me personally and get to know me. Best of all, they were able to get that DUI off of my record and get my license back. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Taylor and his staff to anyone in a situation like I was.

    • They set my mind at ease during a difficult time and not only made me feel safe, but kept me out of a potentially horrible situation. I couldn’t have asked for a better DUI lawyer.

    • From the moment I was in need of a DUI lawyer and found Taylor’s firm, I began to feel at ease. Not only is the entire staff helpful, but they’re genuinely caring and responsive. These guys created a level of expertise other lawyers should be striving for.

    • After that one dreadful incident, I knew i needed to find the best firm possible for DUI defense. After shopping around for the best defense in town. I was able to find Jared from the LT's firm and couldn't be more greatful for his dedication and work. The DUI charges were aquitted and I could not be any happier!

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Orange County DUI Attorneys

Our Orange County DUI attorneys in the firm's Irvine office welcome you. Guided by the nationally-known "Dean of DUI Attorneys", the firm of DUI lawyers has specialized in DUI defense exclusively since 1979: the Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor only represents clients charged with DUI or facing DUI driver’s license suspensions. Our Irvine staff focuses entirely on Orange County criminal courts and DMV offices. With an average of 21 years criminal experience, each DUI lawyer (including 3 former prosecutors) is backed by a unique group of DUI experts: 2 former law enforcement officers (including a former Orange County homicide detective), a former head of a major crime lab blood-alcohol unit, and a former California DMV license suspension hearing officer.


  • 44 Years
  • L.A. Deputy D.A.
  • Attorney General's Special Prosecurtor


  • 21 Years
  • US Army Judge Advocate Gen. prosecutor
  • L.A. Deputy D.A.


  • 10 years
  • Orange County Deputy Public Defender
    (Lead Deputy,
    DUI Court)


  • 23 Years
  • Voted Orange County Public Defender of the Year


  • 10 Years
  • Orange County Deputy Public Defender (DUI Supervisor)

Click here for more information about each of our DUI defense attorneys.

Considered the premier firm of DUI defense attorneys in the United States today, and with offices in Irvine, the Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor has twice been featured in the American Bar Association Journal for its unique specialization and technical support. The firm has repeatedly been named among “Orange County‘s Best Lawyers” in Orange Coast magazine and voted “Southern California Super Lawyers” in Los Angeles magazine, and continues to be listed in the prestigious International Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers. With each attorney specializing in DUI defense exclusively, the firm has received an “ A-V ” rating ("very high to preeminent") for ethics and competence from the Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory, the highest rating awarded and one shared by only 7% of attorneys in the country. Further, the firm has been awarded AVVO‘s highest ranking of 10 (“Superb”), and has averaged 5 stars for client reviews on Yelp, and has been awarded the highest “A+” rating by the Better Business Bureau for the past 13 years.

He wrote the book!
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Known as the Dean of DUI Attorneys, Lawrence Taylor is a University of California (Berkeley) and UCLA Law School graduate, a former deputy district attorney and a Fulbright Professor of Law. He is the author of the best-selling textbook in the field, Drunk Driving Defense, now in its 7th edition after 27 years of continuous publication. He is one of the original 12 founders of the National College of DUI Defense, later serving as Regent and Dean, and is today one of only 5 attorneys in the State of California to be Board Certified in DUI Defense. In 2002 Mr. Taylor was presented with the College’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Harvard Law School. Since then, he has been voted one of Southern California’s Super Lawyers by over 65,000 Southern California attorneys for 9 of the past 10 years. Mr. Taylor consistently receives the highest ratings awarded by the leading guides, The Martindale-Hubbell International Directory of Attorneys, The Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, and AVVO. He remains the only California DUI attorney whose biography is featured in Wikipedia and one of only five in California to receive the ABA-approved designation "Board Certified in DUI Defense Law" -- and the only one further designated as "Senior Specialist".

Featured in People, National Law Journal, American Bar Association Journal, Wall Street Journal, Orange Coast, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Lawyer’s Weekly, California DUI, Los Angeles Magazine, Playboy, California Lawyer.

Interview of Orange County DUI Lawyer image If you are facing criminal charges and a DMV license suspension for drunk driving anywhere in Orange County, each DUI lawyer at the Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor is prepared to guide you through this ordeal. Although widely known for its experience, expertise and courtroom skills, the attorneys and staff never lose sight of our focus: you, the client. You will enjoy ready access to your attorneys and personal attention unknown in most firms. This focus is reflected in the many grateful comments we receive from our valued clients -- which we invite you to review.

We invite you to meet our DUI attorneys and review their experience and qualifications, and to call our Firms Founder, Lawrence Taylor; our Managing Attorney, Chris Taylor; or our Client Services Attorney, Saman Manavi, for a free consultation.

On April 17, 2013, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in the landmark DUI case of Missouri v. McNeely. In so doing, Chief Justice Roberts cited Mr. Taylor's preeminent treatise Drunk Driving Defense (7th edition) as authority in the field.

For information on DUI attorneys' fees, read " What will it cost to retain a DUI lawyer to represent me? For further information concerning your DUI case, please review the drop-down navigation menu at the top of this page, where you will find such important topics as: DUI laws and penalties, license suspensions, sobriety checkpoints, police procedures (field sobriety tests, etc.), accuracy of breathalyzers, how to calculate your blood alcohol, driving under the influence of drugs or marijuana, and how to find a good DUI attorney.

PLEASE NOTE: Your attorney must call the California DMV Driver Safety Office in the City of Orange within 10 calendar days of the arrest to demand an administrative hearing to contest the license suspension. If this is not done by the 10th day, your right to a hearing will be forfeited and your drivers license will automatically be suspended 30 days after the arrest. If you are unable to retain a DUI defense attorney before the 10th day, you should call the DSO yourself to schedule the hearing; your attorney can later change the hearing date if necessary. You will need to provide the DSO with information from your notice of suspension and citation (arresting officers name, serial number, etc.). The Orange County Driver Safety Office is located at 790 The City Drive in Orange; the phone number is (714) 703-2511.

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Our Orange County DUI attorneys in Irvine serve clients facing DUI charges in all Orange County Superior Courts: Santa Ana (Central Justice Center), Newport Beach (Harbor Justice Center), Westminster (West Justice Center), and Fullerton (North Justice Center). Our Orange County DUI lawyers also represent clients in driver’s license suspension hearings at the California DMV Orange County Driver Safety Office, located in the City of Orange.

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