What does board certification as a DUI specialist mean?

September 8, 2011


Board certification as a DUI defense specialist is a American BAR Association accredited certification through the National DUI Defense College. It’s a very elite status because there are over 900 members of the National DUI Defense College and as of 2011 only 42 members of that college had attained the level of Board Certified as a DUI Defense Specialist. It means that I took an exam through the National College for DUI Defense last year in January of 2010. In order to sit for that board certification exam I had to show the National College that I had litigated, and the number that I submitted that they asked for was 60 contested matters within a three year period to ensure that I was actually trying cases to verdict year in and year out. They then confirmed by way of docket sheets and certified copies from the courts that it was in fact me and not an associate or a partner that was doing all those cases. I also had to submit six judicial recommendations meaning I had to ask six different judges that are familiar with my work and my defense work in DUI to write recommendations to the National College and I also had to submit six lawyer recommendations. Lawyers that are familiar again with my practice and my DUI defense work. Once all of that was submitted I was accepted for examination. That examination was over the course of one day last January very much like a bar exam. The topics that were tested were constitutional law, ethics, science behind breath testing, blood testing, and then I also had to submit an atelic brief, and that argue that brief before a panel of three judges and those three judges were three regions of the National College for DUI Defense. I was very honored and very pleased to find out last April that I had passed the exam and I did obtain a board certification as a DUI Defense Specialist. I am one of only three attorneys practicing in Massachusetts that is board certified as a DUI defense specialist. I am one of only two lawyers practicing in the state of New Hampshire that is board certified as a DUI defense specialist.

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  • Mike Bowser is the only Board Certified DUI Defense Specialist who practices in MA, NH & ME. This means he had to pass rigorous examinations and interviews about his knowledge of DUI law to become certified.
  • Because he practices in all three states, Mike Bowser knows how to handle the complications that arise when you are charged as an out of state driver.
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  • He uses his deep understanding of forensic science to pick apart the evidence against you and looks for errors that he can challenge. He then carefully prepares your case with the goal of highlighting these issues and putting you in the best possible position.
  • He is a ruthless cross-examiner who is at home in the courtroom. Judges, prosecutors, and police officers often praise his professionalism and knowledge.

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