Don Bartell Memorial Service this Saturday (11/5)

CDLA is honored to sponsor a special memorial service for Donald Joseph Bartell who passed away of natural causes on October 2, 2022 in Riverside, California:

Saturday, November 5, 2022
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Commemorative Air Force
Inland Empire Wing
6936 Flight Rd.
Riverside, CA 92504

RSVP needed by Thursday, November 3:
Email Phillip Crawford at [email protected]
Subject line: RSVP Don Bartell
Please indicate the names of attendees in your message.

Donald Joseph Bartell started the practice of law on June 13, 1984. He was a fantastic trial lawyer and a nationally recognized speaker on issues related to DUI. Don Bartell wrote the leading treatise on DUI defense - Attacking and Defending Drunk Driving Tests.

As the twice-elected past President of CDLA, Don led the DUI defense bar to success on many fronts. Don had become the leading source on the topic of DUI defense in California. Don was serving on the CDLA Board of Directors at the time of his passing.

Don has lectured other lawyers on those topics across the nation - from New York to San Diego. Don was invited to be one of only two defense lawyers in a mock trial put on by the National College for DUI Defense in New Orleans, and spoke at the California Public Defenders Association seminar in Monterey, California in June of 2017.

He co-argued the state's two leading DUI cases in the Court of Appeal and in the California Supreme Court. Don had written 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 and held the prestigious title of Super Lawyer.

Law Partner Lara Gressley recalls that Don would walk down the hall of their Canyon Crest Office, stop by her door, and remind her how lucky they were to be lawyers, "What do we get to do today? We get to practice law!"

For additional information about this service, please contact CDLA Board Member Phillip Crawford at [email protected]

The CDLA Board of Directors salutes the passing of a true legal legend and encourages everyone to attend this memorial service.

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