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Manuel Jess Barba

Manuel Jess Barba

Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Lawyer
Law Offices of Manuel J Barba
Riverside, CA
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Attorney Biography

Southern California DUI Defense Attorney Manuel J. Barba is an expert in DUI Defense and handles only DUI cases.

Attorney Manuel J. Barba represents people accused of DUI throughout Riverside County, San Bernardino County, Imperial County, as well as parts of Orange County and Los Angeles County.

Attorney Manuel J. Barba has been awarded "The ACS Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation as recognized by the Chemistry and the Law Division of the ACS." The American Chemical Society (ACS) and its Chemistry and the Law Division (CHAL) awards the ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation to lawyers who have met the rigorous criteria and have demonstrated their knowledge of the science related to defending DUI cases. The ACS-CHAL designation of Forensic-Lawyer Scientist is the highest form of scientific recognition available to lawyers. It is a milestone and stands as a strong indication that the lawyer not only knows the law but truly understands the science in a fundamental way. Currently there are only four attorneys in the State of California who have been awardedthe ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientistdesignation.

Attorney Manuel J. Barba has also been awarded the AV Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell . The Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent™ rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence. It is achieved only after an attorney has been reviewed and recommended by their peers - members of the bar and the judiciary.

In addition, attorney Manuel J. Barba has been awarded a "superb" #10 rating by Avvo.com, the highest rating a lawyer can receive.DUI Attorney Manuel J. Barba is a Specialist member of the California DUI Lawyers Association and is a member of its Board of Directors, and is also an active member of the National College for DUI Defense, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Attorney Manuel J. Barba has also attended the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, as well as theTrial Lawyers Collegein Dubois, Wyoming.Attorney Manuel J. Barba is also a nationally recognized Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Instructor, having completed theNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration(NHTSA) / International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) DWI Detection Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Program, and has taught SFST courses throughout the United States to other lawyers.

Attorney Barba is also trained in Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) protocols set forth by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This gives Mr. Barba the specialized knowledge necessary to evaluate arrests made by law enforcement officers for DUI-Drugs and skillfully cross-examine the arresting officer on issues related to drug evaluation protocols.

In addition, attorney Manuel J. Barba has received advanced training in Forensic Blood and Urine Analysis as it relates to testing for Alcohol and Drugs, including advanced courses in Gas ChromatographyandMass SpectrometryatAxion Analytical Laboratories, Inc.in Chicago, taught byDr. Harold Mc NairandDr. Lee Polite. Gas Chromatography and Mass Spectrometry are the processes generally used to analyze blood samples for alcohol and drug content.

Attorney Manuel J. Barba is also an expert in Breath Testing Analysis, having attended various advanced courses related to breath testing analysis.

Attorney Barba was awarded the "Top Lawyers" award byPalm Springs Life Magazinein 2012, 2013 and again for 2014 as well as "Top Lawyers" award by Inland Empire Magazinein both 2012, 2013 and again for 2014.

Practice Areas

DUI / DWI (50%)
Criminal Defense (50%)

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Résumé - Manuel Jess Barba

Bar Licenses

California State Bar
Member in Good Standing


Western State University College of Law


California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Founding Member
DUI Defense Lawyers Association

California DUI Lawyers Association
California DUI Lawyers Association

National College for DUI Defense
General Member
National College for DUI Defense

California DUI Lawyers Association
Vice President
California DUI Lawyers Association

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Awards & Honors

American Chemical Society,<br /> Chemistry and the Law Division
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ACS-CHAL Lawyer-Scientist
American Chemical Society,
Chemistry and the Law Division

Commercial Recognitions

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Recognized for Community Leadership
Lawyer Legion

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Recognized for Professional Involvement
Lawyer Legion

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Manuel Jess Barba
Law Offices of Manuel J Barba
3800 Orange St Suite 100
Riverside, CA 92501
Office: 951-680-9125
Fax: 951-680-9161

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Bar License Information

California Bar Membership -

Manuel Jess Barba - Profile information with the State Bar of California - Find more information about Manuel Jess Barba on the State Bar of California website, including: current status, actions affecting eligibility to practice law and disciplinary history.

Nonprofit Organizations

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice -

CACJ works to preserve due process and defend the rights of the accused while providing quality continuing legal education courses to criminal defense lawyers in the State of California.

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.

California DUI Lawyers Association -

CDLA works to promote a fair criminal justice system and protect the rights of the accused while providing support and education to lawyers focused on DUI defense in California.

DUI Defense Lawyers Association -

The DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc. (DUIDLA) was founded in 2014 by a group of 27 charter members. The group prides itself on the quality of its Spring and Fall CLE seminars which help train hundreds of dedicated drunk driving defense attorneys on innovative techniques for fighting these unique and complicated criminal offenses.