Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba Awarded ACS Forensic Lawyer Scientist Designation

Mr. Barba from revived the award which is the highest form of scientific recognition available to attorneys

Manuel J. Barba, DUI Attorney Palm Springs was recently awarded the Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation as recognized by the Chemistry and the Law (CHAL) division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This award is for successfully completing the advanced, hands-on courses in DUI Drug Analysis, Mass Spectrometry, and Gas Chromatography. This designation is the highest form of scientific recognition that a DUI defense lawyer is able to receive.

“Earning this recognition allows me to better serve the clients I represent,” stated Manuel J. Barba, DUI Defense Attorney. “The courses and exam were rigorous but it was worth the time and effort I put into it to be one of only seven lawyers in the state of California to have this designation and be the only attorney in the Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles County area.”

Mr. Barba is considered an authority in all types of DUI arrests including alcohol and drug related DUIs; he has been trained in the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driver Enforcement (ARIDE) and Drug Recognition Evaluation (DRE) protocols as prescribed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. This gives attorney Barba the unique knowledge necessary to evaluate DUI arrests made by law enforcement. Mr. Barba is confident, knowledgeable, and aggressive when needed in the courtroom. He is able to cross-examine the arresting officer on the important issues that are related to DUI investigations, as well as those related to alcohol and drug analysis.

“My goal is to continue working diligently to ensure that clients who come to me have the best possible chance of a successful defense,” Barba continued. “I put time and effort in this profession, serving as an active member of the National College for DUI Defense, the California DUI Lawyers Association, and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, as well as other organizations.”

In addition to his extensive education in DUI defense, Mr. Barba is an outstanding trial lawyer, having earned recognition after attending the National Criminal Defense College and the Trial Lawyers College. Attorney Barba is regarded by his peers as an expert DUI Defense Attorney Riverside County and San Bernardino County by providing diligent and aggressive representation for clients accused of DUI crimes.


Serving the area of Southern California since 2004, DUI defense attorney Manuel J. Barba has been awarded several prestigious recognitions and awards for his dedication to increasing his ability and effectiveness as an attorney. In 2015, he received the ACS-CHAL Forensic Lawyer-Scientist Designation, making him one of seven to hold this award in the State of California. In addition to this prestigious recognition, he has also received a number of other awards. Mr. Barba and his entire staff strive to provide superior representation for each client served to ensure the most aggressive defense possible for any DUI or drug related charge they may be facing in the court system.

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Name: Manuel J. Barba
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Organization: Law Offices of Manuel J. Barba
Address: Cathedral City, CA 92234
Phone: 760-770-3377

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