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.