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AWARD WINNING LOS ANGELES DUI ATTORNEYS

Our Team

Vincent Ross

Supervising Attorney & Chief Trial Attorney

Attorney Vincent Ross was born in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina in 1956. During his youth, and throughout his adulthood, Vincent Ross became an outdoor enthusiast, and a dedicated fisherman and hunter. Mr. Ross graduated University of North Carolina at Asheville with a degree in philosophy. While studying for his degree, Mr. Ross saved money by working on tobacco farms, eventually relocating to California and attending law school.

Prior to attending law school. Mr. Ross dedicated his time to a variety of projects, which were sponsored by a number of groups involved with Constitutional law; specifically the First Amendment. For several years, Mr. Ross dedicated himself to the ACLU and NORML. Over this time, Mr. Ross developed his passion for criminal defense, and protecting the rights of people who could not protect themselves. The end result of Mr. Ross’ brewing passion led him to attend University of San Diego School of Law.
Vincent Ross graduated law school in 1987, and passed the California Bar Exam on his first attempt. After graduating law school, Mr. Ross practiced law with a nation law firm that specialized in insurance law. After a few short years, Mr. Ross rediscovered his true passion for criminal defense. Mr. Ross opened his own practice for criminal defense, and has never looked back.

After nearly 30 years, Vincent Ross has defended almost 1,000 clients in cases that span the entire field of criminal defense. Mr. Ross has treated each, and very case he has ever been involved in as an opportunity to learn and hone his craft. Mr. Ross has been featured on the front page of the New York Times and has been interviewed by Dateline, 20-20, and various other news entities. 

At The Los Angeles DUI Attorney Law Firm our goal is simple: to vigorously, and ethically advocate for our clients’ rights. With our decades of experience, exclusively focused on DUI defense, the difference in the caliber of our representation is notable. At The Los Angeles DUI Attorney Law Firm, you will be treated like you are our only client; our legal staff understands the importance of receiving individualized and undivided attention, and prides ourselves on providing precisely that. Our unrivaled professionalism and customer service our one of many things the sets our firm above the rest, and we get results.

If you, or your loved one, have been accused of driving under the influence, contact us today for a FREE consultation. We will provide you, or your loved one, individualized representation aimed at achieving the best possible outcome. 

Greg Brenner

Attorney of Counsel

Los Angeles “Of Counsel” attorney, Gregory D. Brenner, is a well-known and accomplished attorney throughout the County of Los Angeles. He has an extensive knowledge of the law and is a talented litigator both inside and outside the courtroom.

Mr. Brenner was born in Los Angeles and has lived there his entire life except for the four years spent attending the University of Arizona where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree before coming home to attend Loyola Law School and obtaining his Juris Doctor Degree. At Loyola, he was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy. Mr. Brenner also served as a Federal Judicial Extern for the Honorable Stephen V. Wilson in the U.S. District Court, Central District during his time at Loyola.

Before practicing as a private criminal defense attorney, Mr. Brenner was a Deputy Public Defender for over six years with the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. This prior experience has given him invaluable insight into the criminal justice system and the entities that work within it. It is this experience and knowledge as well as these relationships that make him an asset in any criminal defense case. Today, Mr. Brenner is able to use his former position as a Deputy Public Defender and the connections that he forged throughout the criminal justice system to his advantage enabling him to better build a compelling case for every one of his clients.

With over two decades of experience, Gregory D. Brenner continues to provide unparalleled criminal defense to his clients, giving them the high-quality representation that they need and deserve. To him, there is no greater duty or obligation. Mr. Brenner has owned and operated his criminal defense firm since 2001. He has also been a member of the Los Angeles Superior Court panel of attorneys authorized to accept court-appointed criminal defense cases through the Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program (ICDA).

Mr. Brenner is admitted to practice law as an attorney and counselor of the United States District Court for the Central District of California as well as in all state courts throughout California. He has successfully represented clients in criminal and D.U.I. cases in Los Angeles, Ventura, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego, and Santa Barbara Counties. Mr. Brenner has also conducted hundreds of D.M.V. Admin Per Se Hearings. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the State Bar of California and the Los Angeles County Bar Association.

Mr. Brenner has been featured on several television shows including: “Good Morning America,” Court T.V.’s “Catherine Crier Live,” “On Air with Ryan Seacrest,” “Celebrity Justice,” and “Fox News Live.” He has been quoted in the New York Post.

Gregory D. Brenner has stood up for the rights of clients in courtrooms throughout the greater Los Angeles area his entire career. He is a compassionate, fair and honest advocate whose pugnacious spirit assists him in his fight to protect the rights of his clients. He understands both the importance and the need for justice.

His practice is devoted exclusively to D.U.I. and criminal defense. His sincere yet aggressive style has earned him a strong reputation in the legal community and it is a reputation he takes seriously. Mr. Brenner has developed strong relationships with prosecutors and judges throughout Los Angeles County
and his knowledge of the criminal justice system and how best to navigate through it puts his clients at ease. He understands that it is both what you know and who you know that matter when it comes to defending his clients and prides himself on being a voice for the voiceless.

Thomas J. Beck

Thomas J. Beck, Director of Operations

Thomas J. Beck joined Los Angeles DUI Attorney Law firm with the position of Senior Executive and Director of Client Operations. For over two decades, Mr. Beck has worked for industry leaders of consumer law in Arizona. The addition of Mr. Beck to Los Angeles Attorney DUI Law Firm brought a philosophy of success and excellence that is designed to continuously exceed the expectation of our clients. Through hard work and dedication, Mr. Beck has built a respectable name for himself, and for his company. Today, Mr. Beck primarily provides consultations for individuals accused of driving under the influence. In addition to providing free consultations, Mr. Beck has become a critical participant in the DMV Hearings; where he advocates against the suspension of your license. DMV Hearing (Link to DMV Hearing). Mr. Beck has made appearances both in person, and telephonically, on behalf of clients. Mr. Beck’s has developed an expertise in the key aspects of the DMV process, and provides aggressive, yet professional, defenses in an effort to aid clients facing a DUI suspension.

At The Los Angeles DUI Attorney Law Firm, we take the time to provide each and every client the very best customer service in the industry. Our attorneys are available via phone or e-mail all day, every day. Once you hire The Los Angeles DUI Attorney Law, you will receive your attorney’s personal cell-phone and e-mail. Our goal is to provide every client with the level of service that attorneys provide to their only clients. Our staff will take the time to hear your concerns, keep you informed on what is happening with your case, and answer any questions you have. Our team collaborates and fights to obtain the best results possible in your case.

Shakti Vadgama

 

Attorney of Counsel New Client Relations 

Shakti Vadgama was born and raised in Los Angeles County and earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  After graduating from UCLA, Mr. Vadgama attended California Western School of Law in San Diego.  While in law school, Mr. Vadgama received the highest score in his first-year legal research and writing course, which earned him a position as a legal research and writing honors instructor (tutor) for his final two years of law school.  Mr. Vadgama was also a member of California Western School of Law’s Pro Bono Honors Society, which he achieved through performing extensive pro bono work for individuals in need.   

During law school, Mr. Vadgama gained valuable public interest and criminal law work experience. Mr. Vadgama worked for Affordable Housing Advocates, a non-profit organization, where he advocated on behalf of individuals in Section 8 housing, helping them keep their homes and families intact. Mr. Vadgama also worked as a judicial extern in the criminal division of the San Diego County Superior Court, where he prepared bench memoranda for multiple judges on cases ranging from DUI to serious felonies. Additionally, Mr. Vadgama interned for a criminal defense firm, where he worked on various criminal cases and advocated on behalf of individuals serving life sentences at parole hearings.  After working as a judicial extern and as a criminal defense intern, Mr. Vadgama realized that he wanted to pursue a career as a criminal defense attorney in order to advocate on behalf of individuals against entities that are in a position of power. 

After law school, Mr. Vadgama returned home to Los Angeles and spent the first year and one-half of his legal career as a plaintiff’s attorney fighting for employees who were wronged by their employers.  In this capacity, he successfully managed, negotiated and litigated on behalf of hundreds of clients in both state and federal court.  Mr. Vadgama joined Los Angeles DUI Attorney as the firm’s Supervising Attorney in order to pursue his true passion and desire of practicing as a criminal defense attorney.

Richard Wagner

Attorney of Counsel 

Richard Wagner earned his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Santa Barbara, and law degree from Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California.  In law school, his academic achievements included serving on the Law Review, being awarded the Dean’s Merit Scholarship and the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence.  Mr. Wagner’s work experience in law school included serving as a law clerk with the Orange County Alternate Public Defender’s Office, and as a judicial extern to the Honorable Justice Edward Wallin (Ret.), California Court of Appeal, in Santa Ana, California.

After graduation from law school, Mr. Wagner worked 2 years as a criminal prosecutor for the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, the third largest municipal law office in the country.  During his tenure as a deputy city attorney, Mr. Wagner prosecuted thousands of criminal cases, including drunk driving and domestic violence cases in Los Angeles.  He also was a speaker at the Los Angeles Police Department, Impaired Driver Apprehension Program (IDAP) on Case Preparation and Courtroom Testimony Training, and for the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Trial Advocacy Project (TAP) in May 2000 and March 2001.  

Since 2002, Mr. Wagner has been in private practice. In 2006, he presented a lecture, “What to Do If You Are Arrested for Drunk Driving” at Whittier Law School. Mr. Wagner is one of the few dedicated DUI defense attorneys who has successfully completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA), International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course.

Mr. Wagner managed the Orange County office of Top Gun DUI Defense Attorney® Myles L. Berman, where he learned the art of aggressive DUI defense throughout Southern California courthouses.  

In addition to representing privately retained clients, as well as, Mr. Wagner is on the Los Angeles Superior Court panel of attorneys authorized to accept court-appointed criminal defense cases through the Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program (ICDA).  

Mr. Wagner has handled thousands of Southern California criminal defense cases, resulting in excellent results for his clients, including not guilty verdicts, acquittals, dismissals, and reductions of charges. 

In one particular instance, he won a jury trial in Newport Beach for a woman accused by the Orange County DA of DUI in Corona Del Mar.  In another, he got a man’s DUI dismissed who was accused by the Los Angeles DA of DUI in the Compton Courthouse after two jury trials ended in mistrials.

In another DUI case, Mr. Wagner won a jury trial in Whittier for a man accused of his second DUI, defending against evidence put on by the LA District Attorney that his client caused a traffic accident, failed the FSTs, and had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.19% measured by a blood test. 

Mr. Wagner’s victories include a complete dismissal of felony charges for his client facing significant state prison time and lifetime drug registration accused by the San Bernardino District Attorney of second degree commercial burglary, transportation of marijuana for sale, and possession of marijuana for sale in the San Bernardino Superior Court. 

Mr. Wagner also persuaded the LA District Attorney to dismiss serious felony sex charges in Bellflower, avoiding prison and sex registration for his client. 

Mr. Wagner is admitted to practice law and defend clients in Federal Court in the Central and Southern Districts of the United States District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal and in all State courts throughout California. He has successfully represented clients in criminal and DUI cases in Orange, Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Joaquin, San Bernardino, Riverside, Tulare, Imperial, and San Diego Counties.  Mr. Wagner has even been hired to defend clients in Georgia, Idaho and New Mexico.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, State Bar of California, and the California Public Defender’s Association. 

Brandon Naidu

Attorney of Counsel Los Angeles, D.M.V. Hearing Expert

Attorney Brandon S. Naidu attended the University of Utah, where he obtained both his B.A. and M.A. in Economics. Mr. Naidu then attended California Western School of Law, where he obtained his J.D. During his education at California Western School of Law, Mr. Naidu received the “Academic Excellence Award”, which is an award for receiving the highest grade in his class, in Legal Research, Legal Writing, and Professional Skills. In addition to his accomplishments inside the classroom, Mr. Naidu took pride in accomplishments outside the classroom as well. During law school, Mr. Naidu worked as a law clerk for some of the best criminal defense attorneys in practice in San Diego where you gained comprehensive experience in DMV Hearings, DMV Hearing Appeals, and the criminal defense system. Mr. Naidu also believes in giving back to his community; Attorney Naidu has worked with many San Diego based pro bono clinics, which include the Legal Aid Society, and the Community Law Project.

Working for The Los Angeles DUI Attorney Law Firm, Mr. Naidu’s primary task is to oversee all DMV related tasks including: “admin per se” hearings, reviews by the Department of Motor Vehicles, and judicial reviews. Attorney Naidu has comprehensive experience with the process of a DMV hearing, and aiding his clients in avoiding the suspension of their driver’s license. Attorney Naidu believes that taking a simple “cookie cutter” approach to DMV Hearings in the exact opposite of providing each client a unique defense, each case is different and requires calculated decisions; Mr. Naidu knows this and prides himself on his proven track record of providing that caliber of work to his clients.

There are some situations where a decision to suspend an individual’s license can be challenged in a court of law. Appealing a DMV suspension to a court of law is a difficult and complicated process, which requires extensive research, comprehensive legal writing, and court appearances. Throughout his career, Mr. Naidu has excelled in legal research, writing, and advocacy; all of which translate directly into positive outcomes for clients facing license suspension. The skills Mr. Naidu possesses have been crafted, and fine-tuned during both his legal, and master’s education. Mr. Naidu continues to hone these skills and provide the very best representation to his clients.

K.T.

Private Investigator of Counsel

Kevin Roncevich was an armed service member who served with the U.S Navy from 1997 through 2001. Mr. Ronecevich was deployed twice during his service, onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, to the Persian Gulf as a member of Operation Southern Watch. As a result of his participation in two critical missions, Mr. Roncevich’s service was acknowledged when he received numerous medals for his contributions to the operations.

Personal Accomplishments / Awards:

  • Sea Service Deployment Ribbon (2).
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (2).
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (2).
  • Good Conduct Medal.
  • Coast Guard Unit Commendation with Operational Distinguishing Device.
  • Battle “E” Award.
  • Flag Letter of Commendation.
  • Navy Achievement Medal.
  • Letter of Commendation from Rear Admiral, United States Navy.
  • Sailor of the Month.
  • Junior Sailor of the Month.
  • Letter of Appreciation from Commanding Officer HS-4.
  • Letter of Commendation from Commanding Officer HS-4.

After his service to our nation with the US Navy, Mr. Roncevich enrolled, and completed a course of study with the Golden West Police Academy. After working as a patrol officer, Mr. Roncevich was promoted to a position with the local SWAT team. Ultimately, Mr. Roncevich became a criminal investigations detective receiving thousands of hours of training from top experts in the industry. 

Christopher Vaughan

Department of Motor Vehicle Specialist

Chris Vaughan has been one of the leading Administrative Law Specialists at Los Angeles DUI Attorney Law Firm for several years. Mr. Vaughan has spent most of his professional career aiding clients whose entire lifeblood is based on their ability to legally operate a motor vehicle. Whether the client have pilot’s licenses, a commercial license, or any other license, Mr. Vaughan understands the importance of that license. Mr. Vaughan works closely with every client, because he knows how important it to them to maintain their licenses. Mr. Vaughan has represented clients in a vast number of DMV hearings, and has always provided the highest quality of service; he has overseen thousands of hearings, and will thousands more. 

Joseph A. Gross

Head of Legal Research

Joseph A. Gross was born in Newcastle, PA in 1985. Mr. Gross attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, and obtained his B.A. in psychology. Next, he gained entrance to California Western School of Law on the “Creative Problem Solving Scholarship.” During his time in law school, Mr. Gross obtained the highest grade in class, or the “Academic Excellence Award” for Constitutional Law I and Constitutional Law II. Mr. Gross also excelled in legal research and writing, obtaining nearly top grades in Legal Research, Advanced Legal Research, Legal Writing, and International Legal Research. In addition to his academic accomplishments, Mr. Gross also made finals in the Lynch Appellate Competition as well as the Negotiation and Mediation competitions, each time the competition was held. Mr. Gross genuinely enjoys researching the law, and often does so on his own free time “just because.” He believes that to be the very best, you have to work the very hardest with the best team; Mr. Gross believes he has found the best team in The Los Angeles DUI Attorney Law Firm.