John McCurley

John McCurley is a legal editor at Nolo, focusing on DUI and driving laws. He has a degree in engineering physics from U.C. San Diego and completed law school at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Before joining Nolo, John practiced criminal defense and juvenile dependency law, primarily doing writs and appeals. He's an appellate law specialist (certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization) and has four published appellate victories: In re Juarez (2010) 182 Cal.App.4th 1316, K.F. v. Superior Court (2014) 224 Cal.App.4th 1369, People v. Hill (2015) 236 Cal.App.4th 1100 (co-counsel), and In re Bianca S. (2015) 241 Cal.App.4th 1272. John maintains a small private practice in San Diego (see