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About Our Mendocino County DUI Lawyers

DUI Attorney Dave Jake Schwartz About Jake

Dave Jake Schwartz is a 1988 cum laude honors and law review graduate of UC Hastings Law School, with dean’s list honors and undergraduate prelaw degrees from UC Davis in political science and English. Jake is a former federal district court judicial clerk to the honorable Alan C. Kay, and a nationally qualified field sobriety tests practitioner (the same as police).

Jake was raised in Stanford and has lived in the Bay Area for 50 years, and in the North Bay for over 20. After law school, Jake practiced at the San Francisco and New York offices of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, before moving to the more scenic North Bay, where he bought a local tavern in Guerneville, became a director of the Russian River Chamber of Commerce, and then ten years ago he founded and wrote his massive local DUI website which he still writes today,

Jake is a member of the California DUI Lawyers Association and the Mendocino County Bar Association. He has proudly volunteered with the following organizations: Legal Aid, Legal Services Foundation, Active 20-30 Club, Women's Recovery Athena House, Empire Law School Mock Court, Community Development Commission River Task Group on Homelessness, Police Accountability Clinic and Helpline, Copwatch, Juvenile Hall, O/22 Rally Against Police Brutality, Community School, Northern California Cannabis Harvest Festival, Homeless Count.

DUI Attorney Ryan WilberAbout Ryan

R. Ryan Wilber has wanted to be a criminal defense litigator since his first year of college. While attending the Santa Rosa Junior College, Ryan concentrated on communications, criminal justice, and sociology. Notably, Ryan experienced a lecture from Greg Jacobs, the prosecutor in the Richard Allen Davis murder trial. It was during this lecture that Ryan thought about what the defense attorney was tasked with.

Later, while attending San Francisco State University, Ryan concentrated his studies on anything and everything involving civil rights and criminal justice. Ryan externed for the Honorable Adrienne Jacobs Miller in San Francisco Juvenile Court. Ryan also focused a considerable amount of time on his internship at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights where he took complaints of police abuses of the citizens of the San Francisco Bay Area. Ultimately, Ryan earned degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science in 2005.

While applying to law school, Ryan worked as an underwriter for complex SBA, agricultural, and commercial real estate transactions. While in this profession, Ryan specialized in the financial intricacies of small business and large entities seeking financing from a range of institutions, as well as the technical nature of real estate transactions.

DUI Attorney Rachel WilberAbout Rachel

Rachel Wilber is a Sonoma County native who graduated from Ursuline High school in 1994. Prior to studying law, she attended Santa Rosa Junior College and Humboldt State University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in French after spending a year in the south of France. Rachel went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Education and a teaching credential from Mills College in Oakland. She taught English and Social studies to eighth graders for a year in the East Bay before returning to Sonoma County and enrolling at Empire College School of Law in 2005.

Rachel has dedicated her practice to criminal defense. While studying law at Empire and working two other jobs, she began clerking at the Sonoma County Public Defender’s Office. She graduated from Empire College Cum Laude in 2009, having contributed to both the Moot Court team competition and the Law Review. Since her first days in the Public Defender’s Office, Rachel knew she was where she belonged. She began practicing full time as a Deputy Public Defender as soon as she passed the Bar in 2009. During her time as a public defender, Rachel handled thousands of cases from misdemeanors to felonies with successful results, including everything from DUIs to gang related assaults to medical marijuana.

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Each of our Mendocino County DUI Lawyers are North Bay Residents, Local & Northern California Schools, Members, Mendocino, Sonoma, and Napa County Bar Associations

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Mendocino County Court Results that Prevent or Reverse DMV DUI License Suspensions

Driver's License Ins & Outs, Including Work & School Licenses, Bad Driver Points, Employer Pull Notices, Impoundments, Insurance, Rentals

Valuable Tips for Out of State Licensees, Including Home State Issues, Administrative vs. Criminal Effects, Clearing CA Holds

Mendocino County Court or DMV Delays to Resolve Personal Issues or Ease Work, Family or School Impact

Mendocino County Alcohol/Drug Treatment, Anger Management, Family Counseling, Community Service Alternatives to Prosecution or Jail in DUI Cases

Critical Need Licenses for Mendocino Minors, Including Advice on How to Best Complete the Application

Coordination of Mendocino Court DUI Results & Santa Rosa DMV Results

Ins & Outs of Mendocino DUI Program Classes

Our Mendocino DUI lawyers have defended clients in the Superior Courts of Mendocino, Sonoma, Napa, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, Solano, Sacramento, Humboldt, Lake, Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Riverside, San Luis Obispo and Kern Counties, and defended driver licenses in DMV hearings with the DMV Driver Safety Offices in San Francisco, Oakland, Sacramento, Redding, San Bernardino and Oxnard.

**Understand that great ideas and past resolutions are not a prediction or guarantee of an outcome in your unique circumstances; no Mendocino DUI lawyer can ethically guarantee a certain result. A DUI attorney's legal advice will only be provided after being retained and after thorough legal analysis.


Any result portrayed was dependent on the facts of that case, and the results will differ if based on different facts.

Our DUI Lawyers

Dave Jake Schwartz is an Honors Graduate from UC Hastings Law School, and UC Davis, former Federal Judicial Clerk, and Nationally Qualified Sobriety Tests Practitioner. Member of the California Bar for 30 years, North Bay resident for over 20 years, handles only DUI cases, including thousands of North Bay DUIs and DMV hearings: first/multiple offenders, minors, seniors, tourists, undocumented immigrants, veterans, probation violations, suspended license, public intoxication, open container, minor in possession, child endangerment, collisions, hit and run, evading, resisting arrest.


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