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Barry Thomas Simons

Barry Thomas Simons

Orange County's Only DUI Super Lawyer 2014 - 2018 - Board Certified DUI Defense
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law, Domestic Violence
  • California
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Summary

Mr. Simons has been a criminal defense lawyer in Southern California for over 40 years. Mr. Simons has presented his cases and lectured at seminars all over the country including the highly specialized intensive program presented by the National College for DUI Defense on subjects including scientific evidence, legal motions, DMV practice and procedure, and the interstate implications of DUI convictions from across the country. Mr. Simons was selected as the only Orange County "Super Lawyer" for DUI Defense from 2014 thru 2018, This is the (10th) time Mr. Simons has received this peer-reviewed honor and recognition. Mr. Simons was selected as a "Top-Rated DUI Lawyer" by O.C. Metro Magazine from 2010-2015 Mr. Simons was presented with the "Lifetime Achievement Award for DUI Defense" in recognition of his contributions in this highly specialized field of criminal defense by the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) Mr. Simons is the Former Dean and a Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense Over the last several years, he has successfully challenged the Irvine Police Department's practice of compelling blood tests from DUI arrestees in Nelson v. City of Irvine in the 9th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals. This case established for the first time that an arrestee has a constitutional right to choose a breath test and that police cannot compel a blood test from a driver who wants a breath test except under unusual circumstances. Mr. Simons is a fighter and has successfully taken his client's cases to The United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court. Mr. Simons is a Founding Member and current Fellow of the National College of DUI Defense and was a Founding Member of the Board of Directors of the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) and is a "Specialized Member" of CDLA. Mr. Simons is also co-author of California Drunk Driving Law, the Bible of DUI Defense.

Practice Areas
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Free 60-Minute Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founding Member, Former Dean, Faculty Member and Board Certified in DUI Defense (Recognized by American Bar Association)
National College for DUI Defense
- Current
Board of Directors, Specialist Member
California DUI Lawyers Association
- Current
President - Senior Lawyer
Law Office of Barry T. Simons
- Current
Co-Chair Dui Committee
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Frequent Speaker at DUI Seminars
Education
American University
Undergraduate Degree
New York Law School
Law Degree
Awards
Ed Kuwatch Lifetime Achievement Award in DUI Defense
California DUI Lawyers Association
Professional Associations
California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) # http://lawyers.california-dui-lawyers.org/california/barry-thomas-simons
Specialist Member - DUI Defense
Current
California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) # http://lawyers.california-dui-lawyers.org/california/barry-thomas-simons
Board of Directors
Current
National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) # https://ncdd.com/member/5208d6159afe0b53323e9032/barry-t-simons
Fellow
- Current
National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) # https://ncdd.com/member/5208d6159afe0b53323e9032/barry-t-simons
Faculty Member
- Current
National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) # https://ncdd.com/member/5208d6159afe0b53323e9032/barry-t-simons
Board Certified DUI Defense Lawyer
- Current
National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) # https://ncdd.com/member/5208d6159afe0b53323e9032/barry-t-simons
Founding Member
- Current
California State Bar # 51585
Member
- Current
National College for DUI Defense  # https://ncdd.com/member/5208d6159afe0b53323e9032/barry-t-simons
Dean Emeritus of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
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National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) # https://ncdd.com/member/5208d6159afe0b53323e9032/barry-t-simons
Dean of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD)
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Publications
Articles & Publications
California Drunk Driving Law - Author
James Publishing
"Challenging the Blood Test for Alcohol"
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Speaking Engagements
"How to Effectively Use Science in DUI Defense", 84th Annual California State Bar Seminar, Long Beach
California State Bar
Websites & Blogs
Website
DUI Lawyer Orange County
Website
OC Criminal Defense Lawyer
Social Media
Contact & Map
Laguna Beach Location
260 St. Ann's Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
USA
Toll-Free: (888) 938-4911
Telephone: (949) 497-1729
Fax: (949) 497-3971