Jack Smith


Jack Smith is an experienced Police Practices and Procedures Expert that has qualified and successfully testified as a Standardized Field Sobriety Test expert witness in the Federal and State courts.


Jack has personally reviewed and evaluated well over 3,000 DUI arrests made in San Diego County by local police agencies and the California Highway Patrol.  Moreover, he has supervised and managed Law Enforcement  “Driving Under The Influence” investigations as a law enforcement supervisor and executive and is extremely competent in finding investigative error that supports a professional defense.


Jack Smith is currently President of JACK SMITH Consulting and Investigative Services, a full-service consulting firm providing assistance to government, attorneys, the business community and persons needing professional assistance regarding police practices and procedures.  His success as a consultant, investigator and expert witness is based upon his extensive law enforcement training, education, knowledge, skills and experience acquired over a 35-year law enforcement career.


Our company is pleased to be part of the Eugene Ellis team and provide professional expert testimony, advice and investigative assistance in a very effective and caring manner as we work together to resolve your important case.



BS Degree – California State University at Long Beach, Criminology

MS Degree – Pepperdine University, Social Psychology

Graduate – Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy



President, JACK SMITH Consulting and Investigative Services

Own and manage a full-service consulting and private investigation firm, providing assistance to government, attorneys, the business community and private sector.

Serve as an expert witness on the subject of Police Practices and Procedures and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.


Assistant Sheriff, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department

Developed and directed the Human Resources and Support Bureau for the SD County Sheriff’s Department and co-chaired the San Diego Regional Police and Sheriffs Academy.


Chief of Police, City of El Cajon, California

General Manager of the El Cajon Police Department.


Los Angeles Police Department

Served 26 years with the Los Angeles Police Department as an officer, supervisor and manager.  Extensive experience providing critical policy review on traffic accident investigation, driving under the influence investigations and training, lawsuit evaluation and defense.


Mitchell Mehdy “Mr. Ticket”

Known locally as MR. TICKET, Mitch is probably the only attorney in San Diego who devotes his entire practice to low-cost defense of traffic tickets and DMV Hearings!

Mitchell Mehdy passed the bar in 1985 and join the team in 1988. Since then he has fought numerous traffic tickets and assists hundreds of clients per month. At DMV hearings he has helped many clients retain their licenses after multiple tickets. Mr. Mehdy is the respected traffic ticket expert and has been featured repeatedly in the news media, including on KNSD (Channel 39), KFMB (Channel 8), KGTV (Channel 10), KUSI (Channel 9), KOGO-AM 600, KFMB-760 AM, Union Tribune, and the Los Angeles Times.

Mitch has been 100% successful in getting Red Light Camera ticket offenses dismissed. He has even got many red light cameras turned off in San Diego County. [Read the story here]

There are numerous reasons to keep a clean driving record:

1) As many motorists know, a clean driving record is important in keeping your insurance rates low.
2) A clean driving record is important in keeping your license.
3) For some, a clean driving record is important in keeping your job.

An attorney who specializes in traffic tickets will be better able to help you. Experience breeds expertise. Expertise helps clients with legal matters. Choose an attorney with more traffic ticket defense and DMV Hearing experience than any other attorney in San Diego.

Mr. Ticket, Mitchell Mehdy:

For over 23 years, Mitchell Mehdy has slugged it out in the trenches of the courts helping hundreds of clients per month. At DMV hearings Mr. Mehdy has helped many clients keep their licenses after multiple tickets! He can help you avoid getting points on your license after multiple tickets!


Abel Galván

In 1995, Abel Galván joined Mr. Ticket and has devoted his legal career to fighting traffic tickets. He has appeared on KFMB ( Channel 8 ) as a traffic ticket expert. Attorney Abel Galván is fluent in Spanish. He attended the University of San Diego and Pepperdine University School of Law where he graduated with honors.

Eugene Ellis “Mr. DUI”

Known locally as MR. DUI, Eugene Ellis is one of the pre-eminent DUI attorneys in Southern California. With 36 years of legal experience, more than 32 years of his career has been dedicated exclusively defending DUI and DMV only cases.

Education : Mr. Ellis graduated from the Western State University  College of Law in 1975, took the 1976 winter California Bar Exam, and was one of the 37% of first-time exam takers to pass on the first attempt.  He went on to take post-graduate law courses at the University of Southern California, University of San Diego, and Hastings University School of Law.  After completing his education in San Diego, where he has lived most of his adult life, Mr. Ellis has continually upgraded his skills as a DUI attorney. Please take a minute to look at just a few of the courses he has taken that are outlined in the Expertise Is Required to Beat the System section.

Early Career : Beginning his career with a two-attorney medical malpractice firm, Mr. Ellis learned the lessons of David and Goliath.  At times facing defense firms with up to 60 lawyers, he learned he could take on difficult cases and beat the large firms at their own games. Unwilling to give in to the Goliath law firms, Mr. Ellis often worked around the clock fighting the frequently bullying tactics used against smaller firms. These experiences cemented his desire to fight on behalf of the underdog and are used in his battles against a massive government system designed to prosecute DUI defendants.

Practice Limited to DUI : After years of practice, Mr. Ellis concluded that the attorney who limits his practice to one area of the law inevitably gains sufficient expertise to have the upper hand in litigation. In the words of Russell Cromwell: “Find something, anything, and do it better than anyone else in the world, and the public will eventually find out about you and beat a path to your door.”

In 1980 Mr. Ellis began the “San Diego Ticket Clinic.”  After years of fighting every sort of traffic violation from ordinary traffic tickets to driving under the influence (DUI) cases, he had the honor to work for some time with Bill Fielden, a famous DUI and federal criminal attorney. Together, Mr. Ellis and Mr. Fielden were extremely aggressive attorneys, not only in their methods of practicing law, but also in their ability to “swim upstream” and fight unpopular causes which they felt were just. In 1986, after building a successful practice, Mr. Ellis decided that he would further limit his practice to handling only DUIs.

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