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Donald J. Bartell

With over 35 years of experience, Don Bartell was the go-to attorney for DUI defense.

Don Bartell wrote the leading treatise on DUI defense - Attacking and Defending Drunk Driving Tests. As the twice-elected past President of the California DUI Lawyers Association, Don led the DUI defense bar to success on many fronts. Don became the leading source on the topic of DUI defense in California. Other lawyers routinely called Don for advice in the areas of DUI defense, jury selection, cross examination techniques, DMV hearings and consequences, legal writing, and appellate work. Don lectured other lawyers on those topics across the nation - from New York to San Diego. Don co-argued the state's two leading DUI cases in the Court of Appeal and in the California Supreme Court. Don worked on briefs submitted to the federal court and to the United States Supreme Court. The Supreme Court called his book an "authoritative source." Don received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions. Don also held the prestigious title of Super Lawyer.

Many lawyers of Don's caliber are seldom seen in the courtroom. Don regularly appeared in court, and tried several cases every year. He seldom lost. Don had a stellar reputation amongst his colleagues, clients, and friends for good reason. 

Don believed in the team approach. Attorney Lara Gressley and Mike Donaldson worked on every case with Don. That team approach has resulted in many favorable outcomes for BH&G clients, as can be seen in the Case Results link. Lara and Mike continue Don's legacy by working on every case together.

Other lawyers have called Don "the best attorney in the nation." Don will never be forgotten, and his legacy lives on at BH&G.


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Law Offices of Bartell, Hensel & Gressley
5053 La Mart Drive, Suite 201
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 788-2230
Law Offices of Bartell, Hensel & Gressley
43537 Ridge Park Drive
Temecula, CA 92590
(951) 788-2230