J. J. Paul, III

J. J. Paul, III, is well known for his work in DUI defense. He was a Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), went on to serve as Regent and Dean, and was named a Fellow of the organization. Mr. Paul has lectured at seminars in OWI (DUI) Defense Law in Indiana since 1983, and has taught DUI defense strategies in 16 states, internationally, and, since 1996, at NCDD Summer Sessions conducted at the Harvard Law School.

In 2006 he was awarded the highest honor the NCDD may bestow on a DUI Defense Lawyer, the Erwin-Taylor Award—the fifth of seven lawyers in America to receive the award. He co-authors the yearly Board Certification examination in DUI Defense Law, given by the National College for DUI Defense, and was instrumental in the American Bar Association’s accreditation of the NCDD’s board certification program in 2004.

Mr. Paul has been recognized by Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers in Indiana, and carries an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, standing for the highest legal ability and ethical standards. He is Board Certified* in DUI Defense Law, the first of only two lawyers in Indiana to be Board Certified in DUI Defense Law by the NCDD.*

Mr. Paul is licensed in Indiana, the Northern and Southern Federal District Courts, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He has authored more than 60 appellate briefs, including the case of Hannoy v. State, in which a police policy of drawing blood in any fatal or serious bodily injury accident in the absence of probable cause or consent was ruled unconstitutional. He has authored two Petitions for Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in Indiana OWI (DUI) cases.


* The NCDD Board Certification in DUI Defense Law is not recognized in Indiana. It is accredited by the American Bar Association and recognized in more than half of the States. The National College for DUI Defense is not a governmental agency, and its Board Certification does not grant or imply a specialization status in Indiana.

J. J. Paul, III

Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A., Wabash College, 1970
  • J.D., Indiana University McKinney School of Law - Indianapolis, 1976

Awards & Associations

  • Founding Member, Regent, and Dean: National College for DUI Defense
  • Erwin-Taylor Award -- 2006, NCDD
  • Fellow, National College for DUI Defense

Publications & Presentations

  • NHTSA’s Visual Cues for Impairment of Motorcyclists, NACDL The Champion, August 2012

Gov. & Community Service

  • Marion County Deputy Prosecutor, 1979-1980