Richard O. Middlebrook
Position: Managing Partner. Born Phillipsburg, New Jersey, June 6, 1968; admitted to bar, 1993, California.
Background: Mr. Middlebrook is Southern California Super Lawyer and is considered the preeminent
DUI attorney in the Southern San Joaquin Valley. He spends hundreds of hours a year attending, moderating and lecturing in seminars focusing on the representation of persons accused of driving under the influence of alcohol and
drugs and the forensic science associated with those areas. He is a graduate of multiple summer sessions of the National College of DUI Defense held at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Winter Sessions held worldwide. He is trained as an Instructor in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is a regular attendee at Mastering Scientific Evidence Seminar. He is also a Founding Member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and currently sits on their Board of Directors.
He has tried 231 DUI cases throughout his career with only 7 losses. He has acted as lead counsel in over five thousand administrative hearings, writ proceedings, motions, and appeals. His success rate in those proceedings is unmatched anywhere in the Southern San Joaquin Valley.
Education: California Lutheran University (B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 1990); University of California, Davis, Martin Luther King School of Law (J.D., 1993).
Professional Duties: Judge Pro Tem, Kern Count Superior
Court. judicial Arbitrator, Kern County Superior Court and the State Bar of California.
Community Involvement: Kern County Sheriff's Mounted Posse, Board of Directors (1998-2003); Bakersfield Active 20-30 Club, Board of Directors (2000-2003), 2nd Vice-President (Fall 2001), 1st Vice-President (Spring 2002), President (Fall 2002). National Director, Region 3, Active 20-30 International (2002-2003), National President-Elect, (2004-2005), National President (2005-2006), International President-Elect (2006-2007), and International President (2007-2008
Professional Affiliations: California Bar Association; Kern County Bar Association; American Bar Association; 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; Founding Member and Board Member, DUI Defense Lawyers Association