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Burglin Law Office - San Rafael is rated
4.8 out of 5.0 based on 26 reviews

anonymous Sep 08, 2022

Paul is simply spectacular. When I was arrested for a DUI, I was in an extremely panicked state and I contacted his office. He returned my call within an hour. His straight-forward, no BS demeanor immediately put me at ease. He is in the field for all the right reasons — he is a man of honor and integrity, and genuinely wants to help. His credentials speak for themselves — he’s probably a top 5 DUI lawyer in the state of California. Hire him and don’t second guess yourself, he will fight for you and be on your side.

John Barron May 04, 2022

Paul made the outcome of my case amazing. There was absolutely no way possible I could have accomplished this without his knowledge or help. He navigated this case from start to finish and educated me on what options i had available that I did not know existed before. I highly recommend his services to anyone in need!

Sebastian Feb 11, 2021

Mr. Burglin was very experienced, helpful, and honest. It is nearly impossible to get a DUI charge dismissed in Marin county, but he was able to do so for me. He was the light in my life during a time of darkness and I will always remember his kind words.

Jennifer Gerstenzang Jul 21, 2018

Outstanding Counselor!! Paul is an attorney I frequently reach out to when I want to consult with a talented peer on a case. He is always quick with a response and is incredibly helpful, brilliant, and has an encyclopedic knowledge of his craft. He is highly respected in the legal community and is a leader in the DUI defense practice on a national level. I highly recommend him!

John Jul 10, 2018

Mr. Burglin helped me when I needed it most. He was fair and honest and told me what I needed to hear not what I wanted to hear. He is the most dedicated attorney you can find when you really need help. He told me that my judgement would be better if I quit drinking and boy was he right. Not only did he help me resolve my DUI case, which by the way I was convicted because I should have been, but because I listened to him I lost 100 lbs. since my arrest 4 years ago. I not only owe him for resolving my case but I owe him for more than that because I probably added twenty years on to my life!!

Diana Camacho Jan 16, 2018

Paul is an excellent Attorney! The outcome of my case came out beyond my expectations. Once I turned over the case in his hands it was a huge relief, from the beginning he explained the process, expectations and possible outcomes. The final result was phenomenal!

Todd Kline Dec 02, 2017

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William Barabino Aug 19, 2017

Very Smart, Know the OUI Stuff and Knows it Well! And I'm a Lawyer. Great Teacher Too!

Nabiel Hijazeen Feb 22, 2017

I highly recommend his service

anonymous Nov 06, 2015

Seriously, I researched so many DUI lawyers and no one can help you like Paul can. It's been a year since mine and I am SO grateful I found him. I guarantee you will not find a better lawyer and whoever tells you that you don't need one is ignorant. I didn't get away with mine but I got the best possible outcome.

anonymous Oct 10, 2015

Decades with a spotless driving record ruined by one bad decision to get behind the wheel when I shouldn't have. Luckily, no one was hurt. Being driven away in handcuffs with my car being towed was enough to convince me that there is no way I would ever let this happen again. Lesson learned! And fortunately, I found Paul Burglin to help me weather the months of turmoil with the legal system and the DMV that ensued. Paul's encyclopedic knowledge (literally - he co-wrote the textbook!), and his familiarity with the local systems and people assured that I got the fairest possible sentence. Not only is Paul a consummate professional, he is also compassionate and understanding, and his kind words helped ease the trauma of a difficult process. On top of all that, he provided referrals to other knowledgable and caring professionals who provided outstanding advice on insurance and other aspects of this confusing and stressful process. I can't imagine having a better person beside me in this situation than Paul Burglin. Thank you Paul!

anonymous Feb 05, 2015

Paul was very helpful in guiding me through the most arduous and confusing DUI process, with both the court system & the DMV. His professionalism and kind precise way, granted me the chance to have this mindful burden made a bit lighter. Not only did he get my license restriction minimized, he also requested a smooth transition for me to retain my driver's license almost immediately and have my record expunged, after my 3 year probation period ended. My birthday was just last week and it could not come at a better time. it's a new year, new year of life, new lessons learned (leaving an important chapter behind..;) and I am expunged thanks to Paul. I feel so very grateful and would recommend Paul highly in alleviating the stress of muddling through this very difficult and complicated experience.

anonymous Jan 22, 2015

Paul possesses deep knowledge of his specialty area within the industry. He guided me through a complex process in which both legal and DMV issues needed resolution - and we were successful on all fronts! This was partly due to Paul's strong connections/contacts and relationships across all relevant agencies and especially, with the district attorney's office. I highly recommend Paul Burglin as an expert in his field, who gets results!

RR Feb 14, 2014

I was pulled over for not having a front license plate by the CHP and they smelled alcohol on me. I was arrested for a DUI based on the breathylizer results showing just at .08. This occured at a small town so cops there tend to look for stuff to pull you over such as no front license plate. A week later I hired Paul Burglin who showed the CHP didn't follow the protocol of processing me. A few months later in court I was able to get it down to reckless driving. This incident was the only time I had been in trouble with the law prior (or since). I would recommend him for anyone looking for a DUI attorney in the north bay area.

Bill Mar 14, 2013

I hired Paul to help with my son's DUI after an accident. It was a very serious case involving a felony with injury. After reasonable adjustments, he managed to get it reduced to a misdemeanor and saved my son's career as a result. I can't say enough good things about Paul's professionalism. I highly recommend!

anonymous Jul 11, 2012

I was arrested for a DUI when I hit a woman in a crosswalk, in the dark, in the rain, going about 5 mph. I was drunk and so was she. She had ran out in front of me as I was making a turn and I didn't see her until it was too late. I was arrested and had a .16 bac when tested. I was referred to Mr. Burglin by a friend of mine who is also a lawyer. This was after my first lawyer informed me that I would probably be doing some prison time. It was my first DUI. Throughout the court proceedings Mr. Burglin kept me informed about everything that went on. While he is sometimes hard to reach on the telephone, his emails are VERY prompt and if you get his cell number, he is is fast with the text messaging too. The person I hit lied to the courts throughout the process on many instances in an effort to get as much money from the accident as possible. I was outraged. He told me it didn't make any difference in my case and to remain calm in court. At first the courts wanted me to serve a six year prison sentence, then it went down to two years, and eventually he worked out a deal where I served four months of a six month jail sentence and was allowed to do a work furlough program so I was able to save my job and business. I almost lost everything. Part of what helped soften the sentence was his recommendation that I voluntarily wear an alcohol monitoring ankle bracelet for the time I was making court appearances to show the courts that I was taking the matter seriously. After my conviction, the head of probation said she thought I got an incredible deal for my offense and should feel very fortunate. She said I was the only person they had ever heard of wearing a monitoring bracelet without being ordered by the court. It wasn't cheap (about $500 a month), but in the end was worth every penny and helped my cause. I wore it for nine months. He said it was the only way to PROVE to the court that I was not drinking a drop. After my sentence was served I had a misunderstanding of my terms of probation. I thought I could still legally drink alcohol, but not to intoxication. I don't know where I came up with that one, but I was naive and basically stupid. This was ridiculous thinking after such a major conviction. One thing led to another and my drinking picked back up, not to previous consumption levels, so I had a lower tolerance and more severe drunks. About 7 months after I got out of jail, I wound up drunk and passed out on the side of a street, the cops found me and arrested me, and I had a violation of felony probation on my hands. I was incarcerated and once again hired Mr. Burglin. The DA wanted me to do some serious time and have by business license revoked. Mr. Burglin convinced the courts that I didn't need to do time, but needed help because of my alcoholism. He was able to get me released from jail into a 28 day rehab program and in the end was able to save my business once again. Furthermore, the violation of probation was dismissed and my probation was reinstated. After the last court appearances he stayed in touch with me, gave me AA attendance forms to have signed for probation, and checked in occasionally on my well being, encouraging me to get into AA and pursue a sober lifestyle. He was genuinely caring and helpful in getting me on the road to recovery. I have been sober since my second arrest and have no plans to drink in the future. I attend AA meetings, and while not required to anymore, I still get my form signed and give it to probation. Without the help of Mr. Burglin I would probably still be in jail or prison and have lost everything. He is a good dude and did everything he could to help me out. I would highly recommend his services if you are in some deep trouble. I know he has worked miracles for many others who have been in deep crap and has a way of massaging the system if you are willing to take his suggestions and advice on helping you help yourself.

Barry Mar 30, 2012

I am writing this review with regards to my wife's first DUI with injury case. Needless to say we were very intimidated by these charges and how we were treated by the police and courts. After contacting Paul Burglin, we were immediately put at ease and assured that he was experienced in this type of charge. He was able to contact the courts and handle matters in a very professional and timely fashion while diminishing the impact of the legal and financial responsiblities. On a more personal level, he was always available and always had answers to our questions. The charges were reduced and we were extremely pleased with his services. I would recommend him highly to family and all friends. He is extremely professional and excellent in the courtroom

JR Mar 29, 2012

I Hold a Commercial drivers license , the stakes were high and I had everything to lose . Mr. Burglin treated me with respect and kept me in the loop . I felt confident with him handling my case . He was able to get my charges reduced !!! I was able to keep my license and my job . He is the GREATEST ...

anonymous Aug 21, 2011

I was charged with a DUI that involved a crash and injury to two other parties, which meant that I was facing a wide spectrum of possible outcomes, including potential prison or jail time. It was in Napa County, which everyone told me was the toughest place to get a DUI. However, it was clear from the very start that Paul Burglin was familiar with the court and its players. He had spectacular timing, knowing when to play which cards. His litigation skills and extensive knowledge of the law was pivotal to getting the charge reduced to a misdemeanor and keeping me out of jail. In addition, Mr. Burglin was completely reachable and responsive, and treated me with the utmost respect and consideration, helping me get through this ordeal. I am so extremely grateful to Mr. Burglin, and would therefore highly recommend him.

Nathan Jun 17, 2010

I was charged with my second DUI in 10 years, and was facing a possible 18 months in prison and losing my license for many years. I felt my arrest was unfair, and I was honestly scared of the potential outcome, so I knew I had to hire the best attorney I could find. Paul called me up and honestly told the potentials of the case, and his professionalism and knowledge put a little bit at ease. And a month later, he called to tell me he won the DMV part of my trial! Two months later, he had the prosecutions attorney agree to a dry and reckless! Paul Burglin ended this nightmare of a situation, and I am truly indebted to him.