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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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The Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor, widely regarded as one of the preeminent DUI defense law firms in the nation, welcomes you. We invite you to meet our DUI defense lawyers and to compare their experience and expertise with those of other Los Angeles DUI attorneys.


  • 44 Years
  • Los Angeles Deputy D.A.
  • Attorney General Special Prosecutor


  • 21 Years
  • US Army Judge Advoc. Prosecutor
  • Los Angeles 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)

Guided by the nationally-known "Dean of DUI Attorneys", the Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor is a highly specialized firm of experienced criminal lawyers practicing DUI defense exclusively - no cases but misdemeanor and felony drunk driving are accepted. The firm has specialized in DUI and DUI-related DMV license suspensions defense since 1979, averages 21 years of experience per attorney, and continues to represent only clients charged with drunk driving or facing DUI license suspensions. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or drugs anywhere in Los Angeles County, each DUI lawyer in our 3 conveniently located Los Angeles offices is highly qualified to defend you in your Los Angeles DUI case and DMV license suspension hearing.

The Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor is nationally-recognized as one of the top DUI defense firms in the country. The firm of 5 DUI defense attorneys, including 2 former Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, is unique in having its own technical support staff of former DUI law enforcement experts. Recognizing its reputation in the profession, the firm has received the coveted A-V rating (very high to preeminent) from the Martindale-Hubbell International Directory of Lawyers - the highest rating awarded to attorneys and one shared by fewer than 7% of all lawyers in the United States. The firm also is listed in the prestigious Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, has been awarded AVVO's highest ranking of 10 ("Superb") and has the highest client reviews on Yelp ("5 stars").

Our highly experienced Los Angeles DUI attorneys and staff are prepared to guide you through this ordeal. Although nationally-recognized for its experience and expertise, the firm never loses sight of the need for personal attention to the client. We invite you to read some of the many grateful letters we've received from our valued clients and to review the experience and qualifications of our staff of highly-qualified DUI defense attorneys. If you wish to inquire into our services, please feel free to call our Firm's founder, Lawrence Taylor; our Managing Attorney, Chris Taylor; or our Client Services Attorney, Saman Manavi, for a free consultation. Credit cards are readily accepted and payment plans are available.

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

Court TV DUI Interview imageWith a national reputation as The Dean of DUI Attorneys, Lawrence Taylor is a former Los Angeles County prosecutor, Fulbright Professor of Law and Dean of the National College for DUI Defense, and is the author of the standard textbook in the field, Drunk Driving Defense, 7th edition. He has consistently received the highest ratings possible from AVVO, Martindale-Hubbell and The Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, and has been repeatedly named in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Southern California Super Lawyers" issue based upon polls of over 65,000 attorneys. Mr. Taylor is one of only two DUI attorneys in the U.S. to be recognized with a biography 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 "Senior Specialist".

...that 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.

Extensive information concerning the nature of your DUI arrest, the criminal and license suspension procedures, the possible consequences and far more can be found through the links on the drop-down menus of the navigation bar at the top of this page. These include such critically important subjects as:

IMPORTANT: You or your Los Angeles DUI attorney must call the local DMV Driver Safety Office (DSO) within 10 calendar days of the DUI arrest to request an administrative hearing in order to challenge the DUI license suspension. If this is not done by the end of the 10th day, your right to a hearing will be lost and the suspension of your drivers license will take effect 30 days after the arrest. Although it is preferable to have a Los Angeles DUI defense attorney arrange for the hearing, if you are unable to retain one before the 10th day you should call the DSO yourself to schedule the hearing; your attorney can later make any changes if necessary, such as the hearing date. Drivers Safety Offices in Los Angeles County are located in City of Commerce (323-724-4000), Covina (626-974-7137), El Segundo (310-615-3500) and Van Nuys (818-376-4217).

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Long Beach [Google Map]
Kilroy Airport Center
3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Suite 310
Long Beach CA 90806
Phone: 562-989-4774
Fax: 562-989-0555

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Pasadena [Google Map]
1055 East Colorado Blvd., 5th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
Phone: 626-204-2858
Fax: 626-240-4625

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Beverly Hills [ Google Map]
Wilshire Beverly Center
9465 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 300
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-746-1960

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The Law Offices of Lawrence Taylor serves clients throughout Los Angeles County, including residents of Bellflower, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Burbank, Cerritos, Downey, Glendale, Hollywood, Inglewood, Long Beach, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pomona, Santa Clarita, Santa Monica, San Fernando, Torrance, Van Nuys, West Covina, Whittier and Woodland Hills.

How can I get my driver's license back?

How can I get my driver's license back?
Interview (5 of 15)
September 20, 2010
Running Time: 1 minutes, 53 seconds

What Are The Best DUI Defenses?

What Are The Best DUI Defenses?
Interview (6 of 13)
July 02, 2010
Running Time: 3 minutes, 26 seconds


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