Amy Morell



Exclusive DUI Attorney serving the Bay Area

  • Has more than 20+ years experience Exclusively in DUI Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Practice is 100% Exclusively DUI Defense
  • Is a former DUI prosecutor
  • Will personally handle every aspect of your case - including the DMV Hearing and Court Appearances
  • Knows the judges and prosecutors in Northern California Courts
  • Has appeared more than a thousand times in Northern California Courts
  • Is Certified in Standardized Field Sobriety and Breath Testing (the same training police officers receive)
  • Has conducted more than a thousand DMV hearings
  • Member, National College for DUI Defense
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DUI seminar speaker
  • DUI newsletter author
  • 50 hours of advanced legal training at DUI seminars each year

What sets Morell Law Office apart from other DUI Law Offices:

Complete and thorough Investigation.

On EVERY case we conduct a thorough investigation and subpoena every bit of evidence. Even though a client may just want to get this over with, it is important to have all the evidence available before resolving the case. Only a thorough investigation can reveal potential defenses that are not apparent after reading the police report.

Keep in mind the police reports are written by trained officers that actually take classes on how to write police reports. After reading thousands of police reports, they are written skewed towards guilt. There are very few circumstances in which a case should be quickly handled. Obtaining the additional evidence offers potential defenses and deficiencies in the prosecutor's case. Thus, we are able to negotiate with the prosecutor in a persuasive manner letting them know that Amy Morell “has done her homework” and knows the case inside and out. This results in some cases being dismissed, charges reduced, or consequences minimized.

Obtaining Evidence:

  1. Dispatch records/911 calls from the police agency.
  2. Breath maintenance and calibration records from breath machines including the device out in the field.
  3. Blood trial packages from the lab that tested the client's blood.
  4. Police officers qualification and certifications.
  5. Video and audio of the stop/arrest/tests.
  6. ...and anything else needed.

We work with experts in the area of Forensic Toxicology

We regularly confer with some of the most highly regarded Forensic Toxicologists in the field of DUI defense. We have  personally worked with and been taught by the leading authorities in the DUI field. If your case needs expert testimony, we will thoroughly discuss the expert's testimony with you so that an informed, educated decision can be made on whether to use the expert at a DMV hearing or court proceeding.

We are 100% Exclusively DUI Defense 

We have defended more than a thousand DUI cases, including conducting more than a thousand DMV (Department of Motor Vehicle) hearings. We know the judges and prosecutors in all of Northern California having appeared in court more than a thousand times. We are knowledgeable of the local rules and procedures of DUI cases in all surrounding counties.

Amy Morell started her law career as a Deputy District Attorney. As a prosecutor, she prosecuted those charged with DUI offenses. Therefore, she knows what prosecutors are looking for and thinking - having been one herself. As a Defense Attorney solely defending DUI cases for over 22 years, she knows the arguments to make to get the best possible outcome in your case, including dismissals and reduction of charges. You deserve an attorney that specializes in DUI defense.

Why choose us as your Criminal Defense law firm?

Your Personal Attorney

We PERSONALLY handle each of our cases from beginning to end. We will be investigating your case personally. We will be attending your DMV hearing. NO other attorney will be taking over your case.  Amy Morell has won DMV hearings saving her clients' licenses from being suspended and their insurance rates increasing. She knows the DMV hearing officers and what it takes to win your DMV Hearing.

Amy Morell is Certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing after completing a rigorous three day student course. This course is the same course given to police officers across the state. She knows when officers have failed to properly administer these tests to subjects.

Recent Blog Posts


  • Absolutely the Best DUI Attorney

    Without a doubt Amy has exceeded my expectations. The DUI process can be a long, frustrating, and confusing process. Amy was there to answer ALL and I mean ALL of my questions. She will always get back to you in a timely manner, available by phone or email. This was my second DUI and I though...
  • Amy was AMAZING, she saved my career, education and my future

    What can I say, Amy was AMAZING. She never once gave up on me or my case. She worked with me closely to prepare my defense and to make sure that no detail was lost. She looked at every detail, leaving no stone un turned when it came to putting my defense together. She LISTENED to my side of the s...
  • I cannot speak highly enough about Amy Morell

    I cannot speak highly enough about Amy Morell and how well she handled my DUI case. She always had time to speak with me and was never rushed during our meetings. She explained everything in great detail, answered every question, and gave me the peace of mind that if there could be a positive res...
  • Highly credible and knowledgeable attorney

    If you are reading this review you are probably in the position I was this past summer. A horrible event just happened to you and you wish you could turn back time. You keep talking to yourself saying "if only I didn't take that route home/ if only I was 5 min later I would have missed that cop"....
  • She is good. Very good.

    When I was charged with DUI, I researched the area and decided go with Amy after talking to her on phone. She responded almost right away, although it was a holiday. She listen to the whole story and gave me a very detailed plan and possible outcome of the situation. With her help, DMV charge was...
  • I couldn't do it without Amy

    After being charged with a DUI, I researched DUI lawyers in the area. And I met with 2 which lead to me choosing Ms. Morell. She listen to my whole story and found the important facts for my case. My charges were reduced. It's hard to say if I could get it reduced without a lawyer and save some m...
  • Amy SAVED me from a DUI and saved my career

    I am a 25 yr old male that's an EMT and pursing a career in the fire service. I was acused of a DUI and took a breathalizer of 0.16 (double the limit!) on scene and was taken to jail that night. I did a great amount of research on lawyers around the Bay Area and found that Amy was the only person...
  • DUI Goddess

    Great service, good communication would recommend her highly to anyone in need of a lawyer, and yes she is the DUI goddess.
  • She transformed a nightmare into a manageable situation

    Our 19 year old son was accused of a DUI while driving with friends one evening. He was given the breathalyzer test incorrectly, was cuffed and sent to the police station while the car was impounded. That same evening, once our son was released to us, I immediately started searching the web for t...
  • Look no further for a San Francisco DUI Lawyer

    Honestly, navigating the dual legal systems of the courts and DMV is a nightmarish challenge fraught with complexity, and if you end up in this situation, your nerves are frayed and you can't focus from the outset. I spoke with about 5-6 "DUI attorneys" before settling on Amy, and it's been a...
  • Amy literally saved my life

    Amy literally saved my life! I had a super hairy DUI case, that involved several rarities, and throughout the whole process, Amy was upfront and honest with me, kept me informed, and got 4 counts reduced to only 1. I cannot say enough good things about her. I would recommend her at a heart beat t...
  • Fantastic Bay Area DUI Lawyer

    Amy Morell was fantastic! This was a very scary and confusing time for me, and from the minute I first met with Amy, she made me feel comfortable and at ease. She was very knowledgeable and always responded in a timely manner. I have no hesitation recomminding Amy to anyone caught in this scary a...
  • Amy Our LIfe Saver

    I was referred to Amy by someone in her office when I called for information. She called me almost immediately. I told her our son, Daryl had gotten a DUI. He was going through a Divorce ,was unemployed at that time and had his two children by himself for over 2 months. He was very stressed and u...
  • What a relief to have Amy an experienced professional DUI Attorney on my side

    I was so upset and worried about my career, however after my first appointment with Amy I knew I picked the right Attorney. She listened to my story, offered advice, answered questions, kept in contact and took care of everything and did a fantastic job. She was able to obtain plea deal for me....
  • Because of Amy I was able to get my life back to normal

    A case like this can be a very nasty experience. A lot of good people get caught up in such a situation either out of ignorance or out of error. Amy did a great job understanding my case and the possible ramifications on other aspects of my life. Indeed such a silly misdemeanor, even when fort...
  • DUI Defense Attorney Amy Morell was with me every step of the way

    I was going through a very stressful time and was able to worry less once I hired Amy. She was with me every step of the way.

Proven Track Record

Proven track record of successfully helping people charged with DUI.