Myles Berman


Myles L. Berman is a well-known DUI defense attorney in Southern California, including Los Angeles, Ventura, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Santa Barbara Counties. He has worked over 30,000 Criminal cases as both a prosecutor and defense attorney in seven states. His education includes University of Illinois (B.A., 1976) and Chicago Kent College of Law (J.D., 1979). He also holds professional licenses with the state bar of Illinois (1980), the state bar of California (1987), Federal District Court for Northern District of Illinois (1980) and Central District California (1988) as well as Federal District Court for Northern District of California (2001), and Southern District of California (2001).  Additionally, Myles holds a professional license for the United States Supreme Court (1992). Professional organizations of Myles include the American Bar Association, Century City Bar Association, Cyberspace Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Known as Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney®, Myles concentrates in the area of drunk / drug driving defense. Further showing the expertise of Myles, especially in the courtroom, he has won multiple awards throughout his career, such as the Southern California Super Lawyer 2004 (Los Angeles Magazine), was voted “Best DUI Attorney” by Los Angeles Daily News 2011 (Readers’ Choice Awards), and since 2011 he has received the prestigious AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating by LexisNexis® Martindale-Hubble.

As a professional speaker, Myles has been speaking on a variety of topics since 1989 when he gave a speech entitled 10/26/89 “How to Respond to a Call Regarding a Criminal Case – From DUI to Narcotics to Government Investigations” at the Century City Bar Association, Los Angeles, California. Since then, Myles has continued to give numerous speeches on more topics like “Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI/DWI Cases”, “Opening Statements in a .24 DUI Breath Case”, “Winning Your DUI Case”, “What to expect if you are arrested for DUI”, “Ten Errors Cops Make”, and “Defending DUI Cases-The Defense Perspective” to name a few.

Myles’ works have also been published multiple times in prestigious places. His published titles include “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”, and Lawyers Mutual Insurance Co. Bulletin – October 1995.

The impressive work of Myles L. Berman has made a large impact on his community. He has not only diligently helped those he represents, but he has also helped to educate others about matters of law pertaining to DUI representation.

What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive?

My days are busy! I am either in court, communicating with clients or other criminal defense attorneys about cases, preparing for hearings/trials, meeting with experts or reviewing evidence. The lesson that I have learned is to keep a schedule and meet deadlines.

How do you bring ideas to life?

I bring ideas to life by following through with them. I have found that one of the best ways to make something come true is to work diligently towards making it happen even if it takes a long time. It’s always worth the effort.

What’s one trend that excites you?

The tech advances that allow us to work from anywhere, anytime.

What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur?

I make sure to eat healthy and stay fit – both physically and mentally. Also, focus! Without focus we accomplish little to nothing worthwhile.

What advice would you give your younger self?

To take more chances and risks in life.

Tell us something that’s true that almost nobody agrees with you on.

Everybody makes a mistake. Most people arrested Drunk Driving are first time offenders and do not repeat.

As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do?

Be early and prepared for all court proceedings.

What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business?

Mastered my field of expertise. It took me some time to learn the legal and scientific aspects of representing people arrested for DUI, either alcohol or drugs. After decades of practice, I’m still taking the time to learn new developments.

What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?

The thing is everyone has failures and successes in business. However, failure is an opportunity to learn and grow. Every time you fail, it will make the next attempt that much stronger.

What is one business idea that you’re willing to give away to our readers?

An online legal search engine where consumers can type in their legal matter and receive a list of attorneys who specialize in the subject matter along with testimonials from other clients who have used the attorney’s services. This would be very helpful for the “lay person” who has no idea where to start when looking for an attorney.

What is one piece of software or a web service that helps you be productive?

Abacus calendar program. We’ve been using this program for a very long time. It’s reliable and has a great format. The printed version is easy to read and use for future date references. It also has other applications that allows us to keep track of all our cases.

What is your favorite quote?

My favorite quote is something that people say to me when we meet – “Friends Don’t Let Friends Plead Guilty!”™ People have been hearing me say that in my radio and TV commercials since the mid-nineties.

Key Learnings:

  • Failure is part of life and critical to growth.
  • Take risks and chances in life.
  • Everything we do, we do for a reason.