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Barry T. Simons – Lawyer Reviews

Top Rated. Well Respected
But don’t just take our word for it.

Life Time Achievement Award For DUI Defense

Regent Of NCDD

California State Bar

Board Certification DUI Defense

Dean’s Award National College for DUI Defense

Founding Members Award (NCDD)


James Balagia, DUI / DWI Attorney in San Antonio, TX –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“What an honor to endorse my friend and mentor Barry Simons as one of the best criminal defense attorneys in the United States. Barry is one of the driving forces nationally in trial strategy, jury analysis and cutting edge representation of those charged with a criminal offense. Barry has the trial experience, legal knowledge and a total dedication to our field that you need next to you in a courtroom. I have attended numerous seminar presentations by Barry and have always gained insight that improved my courtroom performance. Barry has a reputation for the highest ethical standard in our industry and he demands excellence in his staff and of himself. Without hesitation I encourage you to make Barry your first choice in the courtroom.”


Peter Carini, Criminal Defense Attorney in Medford, OR –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“Mr. Simons is a legend among DUI/DWI lawyers. He has taken care of a number of my clients who encountered problems in Laguna, and every single one of those clients has thanked me for sending them to him. The highest endorsement that I can give to another attorney is to send them one of my clients.”


Donald Drewry, DUI / DWI Attorney in Oakland, CA –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“I endorse this lawyer because he is a leader of lawyers. Former Dean of the National College of DUI Defense, and a member of the Board of Directors for the California DUI Lawyer’s Association (CDLA), and he co-authors the leading text on DUI defense in California (California Drunk Driving Law). Judges ask for his opinions in DUI cases; lawyers from around the nation call him for advise in their cases. How could you not want this man and his office to represent you in your defense of a DUI charge? I would want him if I had a DUI charge to face.”


George Mueller, DUI / DWI Attorney in San Diego, CA –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“God, Mentor, Champion, Hero, Sherlock, Your Highness, what do I call the all-time boom-time DUI attorney of the century. For a large book-full of reasons, I endorse this criminal defense lawyer’s work.”


Andrew Mishlove, DUI / DWI Attorney in Glendale, WI –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“I had the honor of assisting Mr. Simons in his trial advocacy workshop at the NCDD summer meeting at the Harvard Law School in July, 2009. He is one of America’s most extraordinarily talented DUI defense attorneys. A man of great integrity, I would not hesitate to send a family member to him.”


Zaki Ali, Criminal Defense Attorney –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“There isn’t much that I can say about Barry Simons that would give his excellent reputation any more merit. I am happy to endorse him, but its not endorsements that motivate an attorney like Barry. Its his clients and the fight for their rights. He is a tireless advocate and strong and powerful presence when they need it most. California needs an attorney like him. Other attorneys need an attorney like him. He is happy to share his wealth of knowledge with us. That’s kind of a rare thing these days. I gladly endorse his work”


Jon Artz, DUI / DWI Attorney in Los Angeles, CA –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“Barry is a great trial attorney and an expert on legal issues such as the reasonableness of forcing a blood draw. He was creative in taking a case which he won on behalf of his client, that the procedures used by a police agency in O.C. violated the Fourth Amendment by requiring blood and not allowing the statutory choice of blood or breath. Barry is a true constitutional scholar.”


Paul Burglin, DUI / DWI Attorney in San Rafael, CA –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“Brilliant, prepared, and honest — three adjectives that describe Barry Simons as a lawyer. Always on the cutting edge of DUI defense, Barry is a lawyer’s lawyer.”


W. McKinney, DUI / DWI Attorney in Houston, TX –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“Barry Simons is one of the best DWI lawyers in the country. Having been Dean of the National College for DUI Defense, Barry exemplifies professional excellence in the defense of his clients and promotion of the profession. If I was facing a DWI charge in California, Barry would be at the top of a very short list of lawyers I would consider to represent me or a loved one.”


Donald Ramsell, DUI / DWI Attorney in Wheaton, IL –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“Barry is highly respected by fellow attorneys as a successful DUI/DWI attorney. I am proud to have had Barry help me with my case before the United States Supreme Court. Barry can and will help anyone!”


Victor Carmody, DUI / DWI Attorney in Flowood, MS –
Relationship: Worked together on a matter

“I have personally known Barry Simons for 20 years as a friend and associate in the National College of DUI Defense.  We have worked together on several DUI programs and publications of national application to the practice of DUI defense.  I know him to be of the highest moral character and a true genius in the defense of his clients. He is a stalwart in the truest meaning of the term and I count him as a close friend.”


Edward Fiandach, DUI / DWI Attorney in Rochester, NY –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“I endorse this lawyer’s work. Barry is one of the preeminent DUI/DWI practitioners in the nation. Further, Barry is undoubtedly the most technologically savvy attorney in the nation when it comes to practicing in this area. I would not hesitate to have him represent myself or a loved one.”


Jesse Beale, DUI / DWI Attorney in Woodbridge, VA –
Relationship: Other

“I have known Barry Simons for more than 15 years through the National College for DUI Defense. Barry is one of the top DUI lawyers in the country and has led the defense of DUIs in CA. He also has taken the time to help train other attorneys so that they may better defend their clients as well. Barry knows what he is doing, and is able to explain the issues to both a judge or a jury when defending someone.”


Peter Gerstenzang, DUI / DWI Attorney in Albany, NY –
Relationship: Worked together on matter

“I endorse this lawyer’s work. Barry Simons is a nationally recognized DUI defense attorney. My practice is in New York, but I have had the pleasure of working with and learning from Barry Simons. He is a lawyer’s lawyer. He generously shares his knowledge and expertise with DUI defense lawyers from all over the country. In addition to his skill and competence, he is a truly caring person who fights for his clients with all his heart. Barry has been honored and recognized by many DUI defense organizations. Most recently he served as the Dean of the National College For DUI Defense, the largest organization of its kind in the country.”


Richard Middlebrook, DUI / DWI Attorney in Bakersfield, CA –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“Literally wrote the book on California DUI Law along with Mr. Burglin. A tireless advocate for all of his clients. An incredible resource for his clients and other DUI lawyers: a true leader in the DUI Defense industry.”


John VanDervoort, DUI / DWI Attorney in Chico, CA –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“I endorse this lawyer’s work. I’ve been a criminal defense attorney 37 years I have always specialized in DUI law. The last 20 years plus I have exclusively devoted 100% of my practice to DUI/DMV. I know the experts! I read Barry’s published cases and treatises, and often quote him. Barry is the most experienced attorney in all of California. He is a recognized expert in DUI/DMV law among lawyers, judges, and the appellate courts. He has presented cases and lectured all over the country. He is a founding member of the National College of DUI Defense, on the board of C.D.L.A., Co-author of Ca Drunk Driving Law, a treatise for lawyers. If I were to need a legal opinion or representation in the Orange Co area I would contact Barry.”


Garth O’Brien, DUI / DWI Attorney in Seattle, WA –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“I endorse this lawyer’s work. Mr. Simons is a tenacious drunk driving defense attorney. He dedicates himself to every case and will do his very best to secure a favorable outcome for his clients. He also is very willing to discuss his craft with other attorneys.”


Robert Chestney, DUI / DWI Attorney in Atlanta, GA –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“Barry Simons is truly one of the elite DUI lawyers in the country. He has built an extremely powerful team of lawyers at his firm.”


Justin McShane, DUI / DWI Attorney in Harrisburg, PA –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“An attorney of the caliber of Attorney Simons doesn’t need and its rating system. It is his career and his body of work that we on this site should be measured against. He is a leader among his colleagues and a hero to his clients. Endorsing him is as easy as it gets. I endorse him highly.”


William Head, DUI / DWI Attorney in Atlanta, Fulton County, GA –
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

“I have known Barry for about 15 years. I recommended him to become a Regent for the National College for DUI Defense over 10 years ago, and he has proven his mettle in that stellar organization every year since, topped off by becoming the new Dean for 2007-2008. He is a speaker, author and fearsome advocate for his clients.”

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By Barry T. Simons: “It is my honor and privilege to fight for my clients; challenge unjust laws; protect our Constitution and to be a thorn on the side of injustice”.

By Barry T. Simons: “It is my honor and privilege to fight for my clients; challenge unjust laws; protect our Constitution and to be a thorn on the side of injustice”.