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Eugene Ellis, Attorney At Law (A.K.A. Mr. DUI)

Known locally as MR. DUI, Eugene Ellis is one of the pre-eminent DUI attorneys in Southern California. With 46 years of legal experience, more than 42 years of his career has been dedicated exclusively defending DUI and DMV traffic 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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May Ellis, PhD

Ms. May is the Executive Director, Manager, Paralegal and Assistant to trial Attorney Donte Wyatt and Mitch Mehdy for over two decades. Ms. May has worked intensively with DMV Attorneys Mr. Ticket, to keep tens of thousands drivers licenses from being revoked or suspended. Ms. May is also certified as an operator and instructor to all types of Breathalyzer machines including the Intoxilyzer 8000 and the ECIR 5000 Model I and II. She is also experienced in the administration and review of all sobriety tests required by the police departments. Ms. May has also attended over a dozen seminars in over a 10 years period at the National College of DUI Defense held at Harvard Law School in Boston, Mass., as well as, almost a dozen seminars on Mastering Scientific Evidence of Toxicology in DUI Cases. Ms. May has learned from the top National Defense Attorneys and several famous scientists such as A. W. Jones from Sweden, Alfred Staubus from Columbus, Ohio,  and Michael Hlastala from Seattle, Washington. She is detail oriented and professional with excellent communication skills and offers the highest level of care. She is a very creative and highly experienced hardworking women known in our office as the “DMV-DUI Mom”. She guarantees that you will have the best service possible from our law firm and give you the best chance of a positive outcome in court. You will not need to show up in court. We will go for you in your place. You continue to drive and go to work and take care of your family. We Welcome you and your family into our Law offices. You may call anytime at  1-866- NO-NO-DUI (1-866-666-6584) or (619) 563-1010.
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Donte T. Wyatt, Esq.

When a person is charged with a crime it is critical that they have a competent and experienced criminal defense attorney to guide them through the criminal justice system and insure that they obtain the best possible result in their criminal case. Effective criminal defense involves a mixture of skills that must be mastered in order to provide the best possible defense. An effective criminal defense attorney will be knowledgeable of criminal law, but will further have knowledge of the system as well. This includes knowing the tendencies and practices of the various judges, prosecutors and even the probation department. In addition, an effective criminal defense attorney will be skilled at identifying the issues in every type of criminal matter and leveraging these issues for the benefit of their client. This includes the effective investigation, negotiation and ultimately litigation of the criminal case.

Attorney Donte T. Wyatt possesses a unique combination of these skills forged from working for over a decade in the criminal justice system both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. Attorney Donte T. Wyatt is adept at deciphering the issues present in all criminal cases and setting reasonable and accomplishable goal specific to each client and fact pattern. These goals can include pushing a case to jury trial, filing motions and negotiating cases. As a former prosecutor Attorney Donte T. Wyatt has handled hundreds of cases ranging from DUI’s to Homicides. He has specifically worked in the Major Narcotics Unit (handling Wire Taps Undercover Operations and informants), in the Family Protection Division (Handling Domestic Violence and Child Abuse), General Felony Unit (Superior Court Handling Homicides and Rapes); Economic Crimes Unit (Handling Fraud and Identity Theft) and on a Drug and Gang Taskforce

Attorney Donte T. Wyatt obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from San Diego State University. Attorney Wyatt majored in both Political Science and Africana Studies. Attorney Wyatt was the Outstanding Graduate for the Africana Studies Department and he obtained his degree in Political Science with Distinction.

Donte T. Wyatt obtained his Juris Doctorate (Law Degree) from California Western School of Law. While Attorney Wyatt was in law school he was a recipient of a Dean Merit Scholarship, received a Pro Bono Honor Society Award and was on the Dean’s list multiple times. In addition, Attorney Wyatt graduated with a Concentration in Criminal Defense and Prosecution with Distinction.

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Mitchell J. Mehdy, Esq.

Since 1988, Attorney Mitchell J. Mehdy has fought traffic tickets, assisting hundreds of clients per month. Specializing in 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. Attorney Mehdy is the original Mr. Ticket and has 28 years of experience in this field, more than most other traffic ticket attorneys combined. Over the last several years, Mr. Mehdy’s experience has led to a positive and solid working relationship with City Attorneys and District Attorneys throughout San Diego County.

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Abel Galvan, Esq.

In 1995, Abel Galván joined Mr. Ticket and has devoted his legal career to fighting traffic tickets and misdemeanors. 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. Attorney Galvan is the firm’s premier Counsel when it comes to Misdemeanors and traffic matters, having handled over thousands of cases and having countless wins under his belt. Over the last several years, Mr. Galvan’s experience has led to a positive and solid working relationship with City Attorneys and District Attorneys throughout San Diego County.

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Amit S. Gundara, Esq.

Attorney Amit S. Gundara has quickly become one of San Diego’s most knowledge attorneys in the field of traffic tickets and minor infractions. Attorney Gundara has acquired a very detailed understanding of the California Vehicle Code and is in San Diego Superior Courts on a regular basis. In the process of becoming one of San Diego’s most recognizable attorneys, Attorney Gundara also expanded his reach and handles tickets in all of Southern California Superior Courts and Counties including Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, Kern, Imperial, Santa Barbara, San Bernadino, Ventura, and San Luis Obispo. Over the last several years, Mr. Gundara’s experience has led to a positive and solid working relationship with City Attorneys and District Attorneys throughout San Diego County.

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