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Experienced DUI Defense Attorneys

Members of the NCDD are the most experienced DUI defense attorneys in the United States and Canada. Regardless of your location, we can connect you with a lawyer who can help you understand the drunk driving laws in your state or province and work with you to determine your best options for defense.


NCDD Board Certification

Attorneys who are Board Certified by the NCDD can demonstrate that they have a substantive understanding of DUI laws, evidentiary issues, and effective methods of defense. To become Board Certified, a lawyer must pass written and oral examinations that reflect the knowledge and skills needed for an enhanced level of advocacy in the field of DUI defense.

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NCDD National Task Force Committee List 2021-2022

The National College for DUI Defense National Task Force maintains a number of committees that are intended to provide relevant information to members, represent the positions of the NCDD and the Board, and protect the rights of citizens pertaining to impaired driving cases. The individuals who serve on these committees play an important role in fulfilling the overall goals of the NCDD and its Board.

NCDD Sessions and Seminars

NACDL & NCDD's 26th Annual DUI Seminar - DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity™

NACDL & NCDD's 26th Annual DUI Seminar - DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity™

Sep 29, 2022 - Oct 01, 2022

NACDL & NCDD's 2022 Annual Seminar "DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity" Seminar "Practice Like a Pro" will be held on September 28 - October 1, 2022 at Planet Hollywood Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. If you are serious about being...

NHTSA SFTS Student Course

NHTSA SFTS Student Course

Oct 27, 2022 - Oct 29, 2022

This three day program will be held October 27-29, 2022 in Vancouver, WA. If you have not yet taken the NHTSA Student Course you are cheating yourself. This course is a must for anyone defending accused impaired drivers. Due to the...

SAVE THE DATE-2023 Winter Session

SAVE THE DATE-2023 Winter Session

Jan 12, 2023 - Jan 13, 2023

Andaz San Diego Hotel. Facing Death: Case Studies and Trial Practice in the DUI Death and Serious Injury Case Featuring: Mark Richards, Esq. ”I Don’t Represent Causes, I Represent Clients!” State of Wisconsin v. Kyle H. Rittenhouse SEMINAR DAY ONE-Thursday January 12, 2023 TimeEvent DescriptionPresenter 8:00...

SAVE THE DATE-Serious Science Advanced Course in Blood Drug Analysis & Trial Advocacy

SAVE THE DATE-Serious Science Advanced Course in Blood Drug Analysis & Trial Advocacy

Jun 09, 2023 - Jun 14, 2023

June 9-14, 2023 Arlington, TX The Serious Science Blood Alcohol Analysis course is designed to combine hard science and trial advocacy. There is no better course on forensic science and trial advocacy in America. More Information Coming Soon....



What is "Client Care" and How it Differs from "Case Management"

Sponsored by INTOXALOCK, the Official Alcohol Monitoring Partner of the NCDD

A 60 minute Webinar offered free to NCDD Members

Because this Webinar is presented free of charge as a benefit to NCDD members, CLE forms will be provided to attendees. Attendees desiring CLE credit are responsible for filing the form with their State Bar and paying any costs charged by their State Bar, if applicable.

When: August 25, 2022 1:00 PM PST / 2:00 PM MST / 3:00 PM CST / 4:00 PM EST

NCDD Journal

Find the latest news and announcements in our journal.

NCDD Journal
Members in the Spotlight


Kim Benjamin


Kim Benjamin The NCDD Member in the Spotlight is Kimberly Benjamin of Belton, Missouri. Kim has been practicing criminal defense for over 25 years. On top of her practice, Kim has committed herself to teaching trial skills as a faculty member of the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College (TLC). She was born in Sacramento, California and was adopted by parents who...



To Object or Not Object That is the Question


By Steven B. Epstein "Objection!" No other single word uttered during a trial can immediately capture the courtroom's attention. The next words uttered by both parties (if given that chance) will result in a ruling from the court. There will be a loser and there will be a winner. That contest is a moment bursting with dramatic tension, and drama demands...

Lynn Gorelick

Lynn Gorelick

This week's member in the Spotlight is Lynn Gorelick of Berkeley, CA. She has practiced law for over 31 years. Lynn earned her B.A from the University of California, Berkeley in 1978 and her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1982. Lynn grew up in a family that was actively involved in politics out of a spirit of caring for others. Her father and mentor Allan was a respected defense attorney and worked in the Alameda Public Defender's office before starting his own firm. He inspired Lynn by always reminding her that "… but for the grace of God go we…" and that our clients are not just clients but "… our people". Lynn's legal work can best be described in her own words: "I want my clients to know that I care about them."

Lynn is a sustaining member of the National College of DUI Defense (NCDD), as well as a faculty member. She is the immediate past Vice President of the California DUI Lawyers Association, serving on its board for 15 years. She is a member of the California Attorneys of Criminal Justice, and a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She makes it a point to give back to the legal community that needs it most. She has conducted training sessions for the Alameda County Public Defenders Office, the Alameda County's court appointed program, and the women defenders program. She is the "in court" contact for the Alameda County Public Defender's Office on DUI/DMV issues. Lynn holds certifications relating to preliminary alcohol testing devices, the National Highway Safety Administration's (NHTSA) standardized field sobriety tests and completed blood analysis training at Axion Analytical Laboratories. She takes pride in serving her community by being on the board of a women's recovery and treatment program gaining much satisfaction "in being able to watch the successes of those who work so hard to achieve recovery."

Lynn was voted Alameda County's best firm for six years straight. She maintains a superb client rating of a 10 on AVVO. Not only is Lynn well loved by her clients (as her testimonials and referral base show), but her staff as well. Her paralegal, who started off as her receptionist, has been with her for 29 years. Her colleagues will tell you the same of her loyalty. Starting out at the Alameda's Public Defenders Office, a group of four lawyers including Lynn, have had a "dining" date once a week for the past 31 years.

Lynn is married to Jason Lewis, a wine connoisseur of the industry. They have raised two talented and bright girls. Alana is a sophomore at the University of Puget Sound. Olivia is a freshman at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Lynn has a love of thoroughbred horses and raised her daughters to compete as Hunter jumpers. She and Jason enjoy traveling and have spent a considerable amount of time in Spain. Lynn enjoys taking cooking classes, and sampling wine that her husband chooses which are "always a perfect pair" to their meals. They have a chocolate lab named Lola, which is helping them adjust to their new empty nest! True to Lynn's caring nature, she raised her family next door to her parents and have taken care of them in their old age, with her father Allan recently passing away.

Theodore Roosevelt wisely said, "Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care." You do what the public desires most of lawyers and that is to truly care. You do it so beautifully in every aspect of your life. You are a tribute to the NCDD and we are proud to have you among us. Thank you Lynn Gorelick for all you do. You are a gem both inside and out.

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Benefits of NCDD Membership

Members of the NCDD not only demonstrate that they are qualified DUI defense attorneys, but they have access to valuable information and resources. We provide access to documentation blood alcohol testing devices and scientific articles related to alcohol, drugs, driving, and testing. We offer training on trial techniques and scientific testing, and we provide access to experts and a comprehensive knowledge base of cases and motions. With all of these resources at your fingertips, you will be able to win more cases.

Membership Plans

Depending on your level of experience, we offer multiple plans for NCDD Membership. Attorneys who have been practicing for less than six years are eligible for a New Attorney membership, while those who have been practicing for over six years can receive a Seasoned Attorney membership. We also offer memberships for Public Defenders. Members may select our Auto-Renew option, or they may manually renew their membership each year.


NCDD members have access to a comprehensive forensic library that provides invaluable information to be used when defending clients charged with DUI. This library includes scientific articles on drug and alcohol intoxication, toxicology and pharmacology, methods of testing for blood alcohol content, field sobriety testing, potential errors that may occur during testing, accident reconstruction, expert testimony, and evidentiary rules. This valuable information can ensure that you provide a high quality defense to clients charged with DUI based on the circumstances of their case and the laws in their state.

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