Jon Bryant Artz had more than 50 years of practicing law, defending DUI cases involving drunk driving and drugged driving defenses. He has tried over 600 cases. As a Los Angeles DUI attorney, with a proven track record, Jon Artz helped 99% of his clients stay out of jail and keep their license on a first or second DUI offense. He won “Not guilty verdicts in his jury trials, including “Unwinnable cases – all charges dismissed even in cases involving prior convictions, accidents, high blood alcohol levels, and BAC test refusals. There are only a few Los Angeles DUI attorneys who have the confidence to take difficult DUI cases to a full jury trial.
Mr. Artz was a compassionate, down-to-earth person who cares about his clients’ well-being. He was willing to go the extra mile, helping his clients get sober by taking them to AA meetings and being with them throughout the way. He brought a lifetime of wisdom, experience (and humor) to people who need comfort and reassurance. He always told his clients to drive safe on the road, but if you are facing DUI charges it’s important to seek legal counsel right away.
Mr. Artz graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles with a B.S. in Economics (1968) and a Juris Doctor from UCLA Law School (1971). He is a member of the California Bar Association, California DUI Lawyers Association (Specialist Member and Lecturer) California Public Defender Association (Lecturer and Member) Malibu Bar Association.
His legal prowess as a Los Angeles DUI attorney was immediately evident when, three years after getting his law degree, Mr. Artz won an historic 7/0 reversal from the California Supreme Court in the very first interpretation of Penal Code §1192.5 (People v. Johnson (1974) 10 Cal 3rd 868). Mr. Artz served as a Judge Pro Tempore at Los Angeles County Superior Courts in Malibu, West Los Angeles, and Van Nuys, and has taught law classes on Trial Practice and Evidence as an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law.