Founding Member of National College for DUI Defense
Regent National College for DUI Defense 1999 -2006
Dean NCDD 2007-2008
Dean Emeritius NCDD 2008-2010
BOARD CERTIFIED BY THE NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR DUI DEFENSE- 1999
Barry has spent the last 40 years specializing in defending DUI cases in all courts in Southern California. His cases include successful challenges in both trial and appellate courts to DUI Roadblocks; Preliminary Alcohol Screening Devices; DMV procedures and practices; refusal to take chemical test cases. He filed a Federal class action suit against the entire Irvine Police Department for failing to give DUI arestees a choice between blood/breath and urine tests which reached the United States Supreme Court. In Nelson v. City or Irvine 9th Circuit Fed. Ct. of Appeals he established for the first time that an arrestee has a constitutional right to choose a breath test and that the police cannot compel a blood test from a driver who wants a breath test. Barry has presented his cases and lectured at seminars for DUI attorneys throughout the U.S. on subjects including scientific evidence, legal motions, DMV practice and procedure and the interstate implications of DUI license suspensions. Barry is the Co-Author Ed Kuwatch’s treatise on California Drunk Driving Law. Mr. Simons was selected as a DUI Superlawyer for 2007-2014. In 2013, Barry was presented the Kuwatch Life Time Achievement Award by the California DUI Lawyers Association.