Home> Legal Associations> Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations >CDLA - California DUI Lawyers Association
Logo of the CDLA
Contribute to the information on this page: Suggest Edits

California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA)

About the CDLA


  • Founded: 1989
  • Focus: DUI/DWI
  • Location: Fresno, California

Mission and History

The California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) was founded in 1989. CDLA is focused on issues impacting the DUI and drunk driving defense attorney in California. The organization also advocates for legislative changes to improve the laws of this state. 

CDLA recognizes that DUI cases in California require special expertise, resources and specialized knowledge in both the science and law behind DUI enforcement. Membership in CDLA is one important indicator that validates an attorney's claim that he or she is focused on DUI defense.

CDLA membership is limited to DUI defense lawyers in Calfornia who agree in writing with the Statement of Purpose, and who are not involved in either the prosecution or law enforcement nor any organization that is interested in the prosecution of men or women accused of drunk or impaired driving. Many of the top DUI defense attorneys in California belong to the CDLA.  

The CDLA is also devoted to educating the public about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. On the website, the public can find numerous articles related to the DUI law, punishments and penalties in California for a first or subsequent DUI arrest or conviction. The CDLA website also provides important information on DUI statistics throughout the state of California.

The California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) is an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA).



Board of Directors

Lara Jayne Gressley
Riverside, CA
Manuel Jess Barba
Vice President
Riverside, CA
Terry Alan Wapner
Fresno, CA
Virginia Louise Landry
Laguna Hills, CA

Past Presidents

Felipe Plascencia
Felipe Plascencia
Whittier, CA
Donald Gray Drewry
San Leandro, CA
Ronald Jackson
Ronald Jackson
Ventura, CA

CDLA Members Active on Lawyer Legion

Jeremy Carl Brehmer
Brehmer Law Corporation
Bakersfield, CA
View Profile
Virginia Louise Landry
Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc.
Laguna Hills, CA
View Profile
J. Lynn Gorelick
Gorelick Law Offices
Hayward, CA
View Profile
Vincent John Tucci
Braden & Tucci
Irvine, CA
View Profile
Manuel Jess Barba
Law Offices of Manuel J Barba
Riverside, CA
View Profile

Contact the CDLA

California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA)
7429 North First Street Ste 104
Fresno, CA 93720
Office: (951) 788-2230

More About CDLA


Membership in CDLA is designed to foster the integrity and expertise of DUI lawyers in the state of Calilfornia. Types of memberships in the California DUI Lawyers Association include an associate membership, regular membership, and a specialist membership.

Attorneys designated as a "specialist member" must have at least five years experience, comply with certain continuing education requirements include 20 hours of credits approved by the California Bar M.C.L.E, and have experience defending at least 70 DUI cases with 20 jury trials (among other requirements). 

Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership in the CDLA include the following: 

·   Access to CDLA’s Listserv

·   Featured on the CDLA’s Membership Directory 

·   Invitation to CDLA live and online events year-round 

·   Platform to advocate for issues vital to DUI defense and its administration 

·   Certain voting rights within the organization 

·   Networking opportunities with other DUI lawyers





Directory of DUI Defense Attorneys in California

Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of DUI defense lawyers in California which includes both CDLA members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a DUI attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the CDLA and other professional associations. This includes recognition for CDLA Past Presidents, CDLA Specialist Members, and CDLA members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile with information about their involvement with theCDLA.

Use this directory to find a California DUI lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county or city from the list below.

DUI / DWI Lawyers by County


Suggest an Edit

Thanks, your suggestion has been sent to our support team