Richard O. Middlebrook

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Richard O. Middlebrook Founding Partner


Richard Middlebrook is a ten-year Southern California Super Lawyer and is considered the preeminent DUI attorney in the San Joaquin Valley. He focuses on the representation of persons accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs and the forensic science associated with those areas. Richard has 29 years of legal experience that's specifically focused on DUI law. He spends hundreds of hours a year attending, moderating, and lecturing at DUI seminars throughout the world to assist those defending allegations of driving under the influence while expanding his own knowledge and expertise.

He is a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and served on its board since its founding. He is also a Sustaining Member of the National College of DUI Defense and a Specialist Member of the California DUI Lawyers Association and also sits on its board. He is trained as an Instructor in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

He has tried over 280 DUI cases throughout his career with only 8 losses. He has acted as lead counsel in over 15,000 administrative hearings, writ proceedings, motions, and appeals. His success rates in those proceedings are unmatched anywhere in California. Additionally, he is the only lawyer in California who holds all the following distinctions:

  • ACS-CHAL Lawyer Scientist
  • AV rating
  • AVVO rating perfect 10, and
  • Southern California SuperLawyer

AV Preeminent 2014

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  • California Lutheran University (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1990)
  • University of California, Davis, Martin Luther King School of Law (J.D., 1993)

Professional Experience

  • Judge Pro Tem for Kern County Superior Court
  • Judicial Arbitrator for Kern County Superior Court and the State Bar of California


  • California State Bar, 1993

Community Involvement

  • Rotary, Bakersfield West (2015-Present)
  • Active 20-30 International
  • National Director, (2002-2003)
  • National Pres.-Elect, (2004-2005)
  • National President (2005-2006)
  • Int. President-Elect (2006-2007)
  • Int. President (2007-2008)
  • Bakersfield Active 20-30 Club,
  • Board of Directors (2000-2003)
    • 2nd Vice-President (Fall 2001)
    • 1st Vice-President (Spring 2002)
    • President (Fall 2002)
  • Kern County Sheriff's Mounted Posse, (1996-2003)

Professional Affiliations

  • Founding Member and Second VP, DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation
  • 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
  • California Bar Association
  • Kern County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association

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