Richard O. Middlebrook
Bakersfield DUI Defense Lawyer
Position: Managing Partner. Born Phillipsburg, New Jersey, June 6, 1968; admitted
to bar, 1993, California.
Background: Mr. Middlebrook is a Southern California Super Lawyer and is considered
DUI attorney in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. He spends hundreds of hours
a year attending, moderating and lecturing in seminars. He focuses on
the representation of persons accused of driving under the influence of
drugs and the forensic science associated with those areas. He is a graduate
of multiple summer sessions of the National College of DUI Defense held
at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Winter Sessions
held worldwide. He is trained as an Instructor in the administration of
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing through the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration and is a regular attendee at Mastering Scientific
Evidence Seminars. He is also a Founding Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers
Association and currently sits on their Board of Directors.
He has tried over 230 DUI cases throughout his career with a 97.4% success
rate. He has acted as lead counsel in over 6000 administrative hearings,
writ proceedings, motions, and appeals. His success rate in those proceedings
is unmatched anywhere in California.
Education: California Lutheran University (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1990); University
of California, Davis, Martin Luther King School of Law (J.D., 1993).
Professional Duties: Judge Pro Tem, Kern Count Superior
Court. Judicial Arbitrator, Kern County Superior Court and the State Bar of
Community Involvement: Kern County Sheriff's Mounted Posse, Board of Directors (1998-2003);
Bakersfield Active 20-30 Club, Board of Directors (2000-2003), 2nd Vice-President
(Fall 2001), 1st Vice-President (Spring 2002), President (Fall 2002).
National Director, Region 3, Active 20-30 International (2002-2003), National
President-Elect, (2004-2005), National President (2005-2006), International
President-Elect (2006-2007), and International President (2007-2008
Professional Affiliations: California Bar Association; Kern County Bar Association; American Bar
Association; Sustaining Member, National College of DUI Defense; Specialist
Member, California DUI Lawyer's Association; National Association
of Criminal Defense Lawyers; American Chemical Society; Member, American
Academy of Forensic Science; Founding Member and Board Member, DUI Defense
Lawyers Association, ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation
Position: Associate Attorney. Born Tarzana, California, August 18, 1984; admitted
to bar, 2009, California.
Education: University of California, Los Angeles (B.A.,
Cum Laude, 2006); Boston University School of Law (J.D., 2009)
Background: Patrick was born on in Tarzana, California. Patrick grew up in Santa Clarita
and Tehachapi. After his graduation from Tehachapi High School in 2002,
Patrick earned his B.A. in Political Science from UCLA. Patrick enjoyed
his last quarter of college in Washington DC where he studied at the UCLA
Center for American Politics and Public Policy and interned for the Chairman
of the House Ways and Means Committee.
In 2006 Patrick began his legal studies at Boston University School of
Law. While at BU, Patrick participated in the Litigation Clinic and Legislative
Internship Clinic in which he interned for the Massachusetts Senate Minority Leader.
Patrick obtained his Juris Doctorate from BU in 2009. Patrick is admitted
to the State Bar of California, and the Eastern and Central Districts
of California. Patrick was an associate attorney at Clifford & Brown
and then practiced in Washington DC. Upon returning home to Kern County,
he joined Middlebrook & Associates.
Patrick leverages his developed skills to effectively negotiate for his
clients and frame complex legal issues at the appellate level. He is part
of the team that handled and successfully argued
Department of Motor Vehicles v. Najera (5th Dist. Court of Appeal F069387) which is the first California appellate
case to address the issue of substantial evidence rebutting the presumption
that reported blood test results are reliable.
He practices law to promote justice for our community. We all know that
an arrest can happen to anyone; it takes just one momentary lapse in good
judgment or bad luck. Patrick is blessed with the opportunity to help
good people turn around bad situations one step at a time.
Patrick takes great pride in being a member of the Middlebrook Team because
we make a difference in people’s lives. Every day Patrick helps
people to stand up, dust off and move forward—stronger, wiser, more
focused and with greater appreciation for personal freedom. If Patrick
can reduce the fear factor and empower folks to use a difficult situation
as a fulcrum for positive growth and change, he has accomplished his mission.