CDL Attorney difference with cdl legal

CDL Attorney difference with CDL Legal

At CDL Legal, we are passionate about drivers having access driver legal protection and quality CDL Attorneys. We are constantly hearing about drivers who lost their ability to drive because of violations they received. We wanted to change stories like these and give drivers access to high-quality CDL Attorneys to defend them in court.

Truck drivers who don’t have a legal service are left exposed to the unexpected. CDL Attorney fees for out-of-state drivers can be expensive.  Not having proper representation can be costly. Things could get even worse if drivers select the wrong CDL attorney. However, legal plans for CDL Attorneys that are designed to keep drivers safe from all these pitfalls often don’t do enough. We hear many drivers saying that legal plans are a scam. Why? Usually because when the driver needed to utilize the service, the legal service provider refused to help or the attorney didn’t show up in court.


These faulty legal plans not only hurt drivers, but attorneys as well. Often, the attorney attached to a legal plan that a driver relies on is not a qualified CDL attorney for CDL cases. Or the CDL attorney may not be motivated to show up or give his or her best effort on the driver’s behalf. This is because most attorneys are dictated a set price for their services when working these cases. They are also seldom paid until 60-90 days after the case finishes. No one wants to work for less than they’re worth, and then only get paid 3 months after the work is over.

The problems with mis-matched or unmotivated CDL attorneys, high out of state fees, and the general lack of access drivers have to their legal needs all stem from one thing. Many legal service companies do not have direct experience in the trucking industry. They try to approach CDL law from the legal side, not the trucking side. The business model is wrong. It hurts drivers more than helps them.


CDL Legal is changing the way citations are handled. The first problem we tackled was our own structure. We are not a company of attorneys that thought offering driver legal services was a good way to make money. We are a trucking organization. It starts from the top. Our CEO, Scott Shacklett, was previously a co-founder and CEO of a 500 driver fleet. Our staff is made of former dispatchers, former recruiters, and former safety people. Our approach to helping drivers is based on our understanding of trucking and law, not just law.

CDL Legal revolutionizes the way attorneys connect to drivers.

  • Attorneys must meet high requirements to be part of our network.
  • We do not dictate price to attorneys.
  • We agree to pay their price.
  • We pay our CDL attorneys upfront, not a month or more after the case.
  • We have the proper system in place to communicate with CDL attorneys.
  • Our network focuses on attorneys local to the area where the driver got a citation.

The result is very motivated CDL attorneys that are highly qualified and that get exceptional results for our members.  That is why we lead the industry with just over a 95% success rate and have more ticket dismissals than other driver legal service companies. It’s also why more and more drivers and trucking organizations are choosing to rely on CDL Legal.