Manuel J. Barba


Area Served

Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Los Angeles Counties


Top DUI Defense Attorney Manuel J. Barba practices exclusively throughout Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange and Los Angeles Counties. Attorney Barba has been awarded the Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation from the American Chemical Society (ACS), Chemistry and the Law Division (CHAL). The ACS and its Chemistry and the Law Division awards the 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. Attorney Barba has also been awarded the AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence and is achieved only after recommendation by their peers - members of the bar and the judiciary. Attorney Manuel J. Barba is a Specialist member of the California DUI Lawyers Association and is a member of its Board of Directors. Attorney Barba is also an active member of the National College for DUI Defense, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Attorney Barba is also a nationally recognized Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Instructor, having completed the National 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 NHTSA. Attorney Barba is an expert in blood testing and breath testing, having attended advanced courses related to blood and breath testing analysis. Attorney Barba has been awarded the "Top Lawyers" award by Palm Springs Life Magazine from 2012 through 2018. Attorney Barba was also awarded the "Top Lawyers" award by Inland Empire Magazine also from 2012 through 2017.


Western State College of Law, Fullerton CA (Class of 1997) California State University, San Bernardino, CA (Class of 1991)

Litigation Experience

Trials 60+