About Attorney Myles L. Berman


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Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney® Myles L. Berman® is a well-known DUI / Drunk Driving lawyers throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and San Diego.  In this clip, Myles discusses his educational and professional background. Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney Myles L. Berman is a well-known DUI / Drunk Driving lawyers throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and San Diego. In this clip, Myles discusses his educational and professional background. Enlarge Video View All Videos

EDUCATION:

  • J.D. - Chicago-Kent College of Law, 1979
  • B.A. - University of Illinois, 1976

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES:

  • State Bar of Illinois, 1980
  • State Bar of California, 1987
  • Federal District Court
    • Northern District of Illinois, 1980
  • Federal District Court
    • Central District California, 1988
  • Federal District Court
    • Northern District of California, 2001
  • Federal District Court
    • Southern District of California, 2001
  • United States Supreme Court, 1992

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • American Bar Association
  • Century City Bar Association
  • Cyberspace Bar Association
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS:

  • Board of Governors and Criminal Law Section Co-Chair
    • Century City Bar Association
  • Traffic Court Judge Pro Tem Administrator
    • Beverly Hills Municipal Court, 1991 - 1992
  • Traffic Court Judge Pro Tem
    • Beverly Hills Municipal Court, 1990 - 1995
  • Traffic Court Judge Pro Tem
    • Culver Municipal Court, 1992 - 1995
  • Who's Who in California
  • Who's Who in America
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Who's Who in the West
  • Martindale-Hubbell; Rated A-V
  • Probation Monitor, State Bar of California
  • Editorial Committee, Century City Lawyer
  • Arbitrator, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • D.U.I. Committee, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Treasurer, Century City Bar Association, 1994 - 1995
  • Special Examiner, State Bar of California
  • Criminal Law Section Outstanding Service Award
    • Century City Bar Association 1992 - 1997
  • Secretary, Century City Bar Association, 1995 - 1996
  • Vice President, Century City Bar Association, 1996 - 1997
  • Evaluation of Professional Standards and State Bar Committee
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1996 - 1997
  • President-Elect, Century City Bar Association, 1997 - 1998
  • President, Century City Bar Association, 1998 - 1999
  • Criminal Law Award of Excellence
    • Century City Bar Association 2001 - 2002
  • Professional Responsibility and Ethics Committee,
    • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Southern California Super Lawyer 2004 - Los Angeles Magazine
  • Voted "Best DUI Attorney" by Los Angeles Daily News 2014 Readers Choice Awards
  • Voted "Best DUI Attorney" by Los Angeles Daily News 2012 Readers Choice Awards
  • Voted "Best DUI Attorney" by Los Angeles Daily News 2011 Readers Choice Awards
  • Received prestigious 2014 AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubble®
  • Received prestigious 2013 AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubble®
  • Received prestigious 2012 AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubble®
  • Received prestigious 2011 AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubble®

AREAS OF PRACTICE:

  • 1988 - Present
    • Law Offices of Myles L. Berman, 9255 Sunset Boulevard, Suite 720, Los Angeles, California 90069
  • 1982 - 1991
    • Law Offices of Myles L. Berman, 11 South La Salle Street, Suite 2600, Chicago, Illinois 60603
  • 1980 - 1982
    • Assistant State's Attorney, Cook County State's Attorney, Chicago, Illinois

PROFESSIONAL SPEECHES:

  • 03/13 - Present
    • "Defending DUI Cases-The Defense Perspective" - Cavenaugh & Associates D.U.I. Seminars, Laguna Woods, California
  • 01/13
    • "Defending DUI Cases-The Defense Perspective" - Cavenaugh & Associates D.U.I. Seminars, Laguna Woods, California
  • 11/12
    • "Cross Examination of Police Officers" - Cavenaugh & Associates D.U.I. Seminars, Laguna Woods, California
  • 09/12
    • "Cross Examination of Police Officers" - Cavenaugh & Associates D.U.I. Seminars, Laguna Woods, California
  • 07/12
    • "Cross Examination of Police Officers" - Cavenaugh & Associates D.U.I. Seminars, Laguna Woods, California
  • 05/10/12
    • "Cross Examination of Police Officers" - Cavenaugh & Associates D.U.I. Seminars, Laguna Woods, California
  • 03/12/12
    • "Cross Examination of Police Officers" - Cavenaugh & Associates D.U.I. Seminars, Laguna Woods, California
  • 01/12/12
    • "Cross Examination of Police Officers" - Cavenaugh & Associates D.U.I. Seminars, Mission Viejo, California
  • 11/17/11
    • "Cross Examination of Police Officers" - Cavenaugh & Associates D.U.I. Seminars, Mission Viejo, California
  • 09/15/11
    • "Cross Examination of Police Officers" - Cavenaugh & Associates D.U.I. Seminars, Mission Viejo, California
  • 07/14/11
    • "Cross Examination of Police Officers" - Cavenaugh & Associates D.U.I. Seminars, Laguna Woods, California
  • 05/12/11
    • "Ten Errors Cops Make" - Cavenaugh & Associates D.U.I. Seminars, Laguna Woods, California
  • 03/17/11
    • "Ten Errors Cops Make" - Cavenaugh & Associates D.U.I. Seminars, Laguna Woods, California
  • 05/22/08
    • "DUI Courtroom Techniques" - Beverly Hills and Santa Monica Police Departments, Santa Monica College, Santa Monica, California
  • 02/21/08
    • "What to expect if you are arrested for DUI" - Beverly Hills/Century City Legal Secretaries Association, Los Angeles, California
  • 07/07/07
    • "DUI Implications on Professionals and DMV Administrative Procedures" - Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • 07/07/06
    • "DMV Administrative Procedures" - Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • 06/28/06
    • "DUI Defense" - Beverly Hills and Santa Monica Police Departments, Santa Monica, California
  • 08/23/05
    • "Cross Examination of Arresting Officers" - Beverly Hills Police Department, Beverly Hills, California
  • 12/09/04
    • "Field Sobriety Tests" - Santa Monica Police Department, Santa Monica, California
  • 04/21/04
    • "DUI Sobriety Checkpoints" - Beverly Hills Police Department, Beverly Hills, California
  • 07/14/03
    • "Hearings before the DMV" - Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • 04/27/02
    • "Voir Dire", "Opening Statements" and "Closing Argument" - National Drunk Driving Defense Task Force® and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Newport Beach, California
  • 01/31/02
    • "Being a DUI Defense Attorney" - National Youth Leadership Forum
  • 01/26/02
    • "DUI Defense - Top Gun Style" - Orange County Bar Association
  • 06/12/99
    • "Voir Dire", "Direct Examination of Defense Expert", and "Closing Argument" - National Drunk Driving Defense Task Force®
  • 01/12/99
    • "1999 DUI Laws/DMV Admin Per Se Hearings" - South Orange County Bar Association, Laguna Beach, California
  • 10/09/98
    • "DUI and Professional Athletes" - Black Sports Agents Association, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 06/27/98
    • "Cross-Examination of State's Expert" and "Cross-Examination of Defense Expert" - National Drunk Driving Defense Task Force®
  • 02/05/98
    • "Cross-Examination of State's Expert" - California Department of Health, Forensic Alcohol Supervisors, Newport Beach, California
  • 12/16/97
    • "Winning Strategies: The Right Stuff!" - Association of California Deuce Defenders
  • 10/13/97
    • "DUI and Civil Considerations" - Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 06/27/97
    • "Winning Your DUI Case" - National Education Network
  • 05/29/97
    • "Jury Selection" - Trial Advocacy Program, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California
  • 01/16/97
    • "Defending a DUI Case" - Automotive Services Council
  • 11/16/96
    • "Opening Statement, Jury Selection and Closing Argument - Anatomy of a .17 Blood Case" - Century City Bar Association, Los Angeles, California
  • 09/17/96
    • "Defending a DUI Case" - Rotary Club of Tarzana, Tarzana, California
  • 08/20/96
    • "Defending a DUI Case" - Rotary Club of Palos Verdes, Palos Verdes, California
  • 02/13/96
    • "Defending a DUI Case: Direct Examination of Defense Expert" - South Orange County Bar Association, Laguna Beach, California
  • 01/17/96
    • "Cross-Examination of the Arresting Officer and the State's Chemical Expert" - Orange County Public Defender's Office, Santa Ana, California
  • 11/10/95
    • "Opening Statements in a .24 DUI Breath Case" - Century City Bar Association, Los Angeles, California
  • 02/03/95
    • "Cross-Examination of the Arresting Officer - California Style" - Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • 12/06/94
    • "Closing Argument in a DUI Case" - Century City Bar Association, Los Angeles, California
  • 10/14/94
    • "Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases" - Atlanta, Georgia
  • 06/21/94
    • "Defending A DUI Case" - City of Hope, Van Nuys, California
  • 05/20/94
    • "DUI Laws and Minors" - Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, California
  • 10/14/93
    • "Effective Cross-Examination of the Arresting Officer in a DUI Case" - Century City Bar Association, Los Angeles, California
  • 02/17/93
    • "What Everyone Should Know About Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol and Drugs" - Century City Rotary Club, Los Angeles, California
  • 12/02/92
    • "Successfully Defending DUI Cases" - Century City Bar Association, Los Angeles, California
  • 05/30/91
    • "The Art of Plea Bargaining" - Century City Bar Association, Los Angeles, California
  • 10/22/90
    • "What To Do When Your Client Receives a Grand Jury Subpoena" - Century City Bar Association, Los Angeles, California
  • 10/26/89
    • "How To Respond To a Call Regarding a Criminal Case - From DUI to Narcotics to Government Investigations" - Century City Bar Association, Los Angeles, California

LEGAL TREATISES:

  • "California DUI Trial Notebook"
    • Revere Legal Publishers
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 3rd Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 4th Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 5th Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 6th Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 7th Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 2005 Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 2006 Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 2007 Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 2008 Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 2009 Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 2010 Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 2011 Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 2012 Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 2013 Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 2014 Edition
  • "Driving Under the Influence Cases"
    • California Criminal Law Procedure and Practice - 2015 Edition

ARTICLES PUBLISHED:

  • "The Rules of the Internet"
    • Century City Lawyer - November 1996
  • "The Rules of the Internet"
    • Los Angeles & San Francisco Daily Journal - June 24, 1996
  • "Drunk Driving Defense and Malpractice"
    • Orange County Lawyer - April 1996
  • "Drunk Driving Defense and Malpractice"
    • Metropolitan News - November 2, 1995
  • "Drunk Driving Defense and Malpractice"
    • Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co. Bulletin - October 1995

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

  • Over 30,000 Criminal cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney in seven states.