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Jon Bryant Artz

Jon Bryant Artz

JON BRYANT ARTZ, Attorney at Law
  • DUI & DWI, Criminal Law
  • California
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Biography

DUI defense attorney, author, and lecturer Jon Bryant Artz has specialized in DUI Defense for over 48 years and has been called “the Best DUI Lawyer in California” by CNN Legal Analyst Roger Cossack. Designated a 2020 SuperLawyer™, Mr. Artz is known throughout the California courts for winning "unwinnable" drunk- and drugged-driving cases and keeping 99% of his clients out of jail (and driving) on a first or second DUI offense. Artz has the confidence to win "Not Guilty" verdicts—all charges dismissed—in over 81% of his DUI jury trials, even in cases involving prior convictions, injury accidents, BAC test refusals, and eye witnesses. California prosecutors know Jon’s reputation and are motivated to make concessions rather than risk losing in an expensive public trial.

Mr. Artz has authored dozens of innovative Pre-Trial Motions and Special Jury Instructions that have become standard practice in CA DUI Defense. He is a sought-after speaker at the California Public Defenders Association, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and other prestigious legal associations. In 2015, the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) awarded Jon with the Edward Kuwatch Award, presented to the attorney who has made the greatest impact on DUI defense.

Mr. Artz received his Juris Doctor from UCLA Law School in 1971, and made history three years later by winning a 7/0 reversal from the California Supreme Court, in the first interpretation of Penal Code §1192.5 (People v. Johnson (1974) 10 Cal 3rd 868). He has served as a Judge Pro Tempore at Los Angeles County Superior Courts in Malibu, West Los Angeles, and Van Nuys, and taught at Pepperdine University School of Law.
Jon Artz has a Martindale AV rating of 5.0 "Preeminent" and an AVVO 10.0 score of "Superb," the highest scores possible. Based in West L.A., he offers comprehensive DUI services including DMV advocacy to win back clients' drivers licenses and their freedom to drive.

Practice Areas
    DUI & DWI
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
JON BRYANT ARTZ, Attorney at Law
- Current
Education
University of California - Los Angeles
Undergraduate Degree
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UCLA School of Law
J.D.
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Awards
Southern California Super Lawyers List
Super Lawyers
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Southern California Super Lawyers List
Super Lawyers
Top Contributor Award
Avvo
Southern California Super Lawyers List
Super Lawyers
Southern California Super Lawyers List
Super Lawyers
Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
Southern California Super Lawyers List
Super Lawyers
Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
Clients' Choice Award
Avvo
Every year, Avvo picks a few lawyers to present with its Clients’ Choice Award. The award is based on both the quantity and quality of client reviews that the attorney receives. Los Angeles DUI attorney Jon Artz has been honored to receive the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for 2016.
Top Contributor Award
Avvo
This award is given to attorneys who have answered a certain number of legal questions asked on AVVO.com. In 2016 alone, DUI lawyer Jon Artz earned 1,500 contributor points.
Southern California Super Lawyers List
Super Lawyers
Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel.
Edward Kuwatch Memorial Award
California DUI Lawyers Association
Each year the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) presents the Edward Kuwatch Memorial Award to recognize the attorney who made the greatest contribution and the most significant impact to the DUI field. It recognizes a lawyer who provides exceptional service to the field of DUI & DMV Defense.
Outstanding Contributions in Legal Education and Trial Advocacy
California Public Defenders Association
Excellence Award
The Private Defenders Association
Certificate of Appreciation
Superior Court of Los Angeles
Professional Associations
California DUI Lawyers Association
Specialist Member, Speaker
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Malibu Bar Association
Member
- Current
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California Public Defenders Association
Speaker, Member
- Current
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Santa Monica Bar Association
Member
- Current
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California State Bar  # 52187
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Lecturer, Ongoing, California
California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA)
Jon is a Specialist Member and Lecturer at California DUI Lawyers Association. In 2015, the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) awarded Jon with the Edward Kuwatch Award, presented to the attorney who has made the greatest impact on DUI defense.
Speaker, Sacramento
California Public Defenders Association
Contact & Map
Artz & Sturm Law Group
1010 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1415
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Telephone: (310) 820-1315
Fax: (310) 820-1691