How does an attorney become a great DUI lawyer?


First of all, you've got to want to, and second of all, you've got to spend the time that it takes to do it. There are lots of places to get trained to do this job through seminars and things of that nature, and you have to go and learn, just like anybody else. It takes time and effort in order to do that. You have to do your research. You have to have the physical tools.

As an example, being one of the authors for Thomson Reuters's publication, I get access to computerized research, so I'm able to research issues just literally on the fly. I can do that in court. I have the ability to do that. You have to take the time to do it, be organized to do it, and be able to actually understand all the intricacies of a DUI case. DUI cases may not sound as serious as a murder, but they're 10 times more complicated, simply based on all the legal issues and factual issues involved in the prosecution of a DUI case.