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Mark Blair

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI

About Me

I wish to provide high quality and affordable representation to those persons charged with DUIs throughout the Bay Area. I offer you personal attention and accessibility so that you can reach me after hours and on weekends. My goal is to treat each client the way that I would want to be represented: be accessible to you, obtain all police reports and test results, investigate your case meticulously, preserve your rights aggressively, and achieve the best possible outcome.

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Languages Spoken: French, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    29 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

28 total 

  • Douglas MacMillan Borthwick

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Douglas Borthwick Family Attorney
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  • Matthew Paul Krupnick

    I endorse this lawyer. This is not only a great attorney that one would be lucky to have on their side, but an honorable one. Mark is a great guy and fantastic attorney, and I endorse and recommend him.

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    Matthew Krupnick Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

520 S El Camino Real #530
San Mateo, CA, 94402

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198508/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lawyer Referral ServicesSan Mateo County Bar Association2014
Cannabis and psychomotor performanceCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2014
Pro bono workPro bono work for indigent poor persons2014
DUI Drugs Thoughts and StrategiesCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2014
Case law updateCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2014
Mock Expert TestimonyCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2014
Lawyer Referral Services DUIsSan Mateo County Bar Association2014
Lawyer Referral Services DMV issuesSan Mateo County Bar Association2014
Lawyer Referral Services DUIsSan Mateo County Bar Association2013
Pro bono workPro bono work for indigent poor persons2013
McNeely court caseCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2013
Lawyer Referral Services DMV issuesSan Mateo County Bar Association2013
May 2012 seven hour seminarCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2012
Blood analysis level 3California DUI Lawyers Association2012
Lawyer Referral Services DMV issuesSan Mateo County Bar Association2012
Lawyer Referral ServiceSan Mateo County Bar Association2012
Laywer Referral Services DUIsSan Mateo County Bar Association2012
Scientific EvidenceCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2012
Pro bono workPro bono work for indigent poor persons2012
Intro Blood Alcohol Chromtagraphs Part 1California DUI Lawyers Association2011
Intro to Gas Chromatography Part 2California DUI Lawyers Association2011
Pro bono workPro bono work for indigent poor persons2011
Lawyer Referral ServiceSan Mateo County Bar Assocation2011
Lawyer Referral Services DUIsSan Mateo County Bar Association2011
Lawyer Referral Services DMV issuesSan Mateo County Bar Association2011
Certificate of Attendance 1538.5 Suppression MotionsCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2011
Certificate of Attendance March 2010 Kuwatch All Day DUI SeminarCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2010
Lawyer Referral Services DMV issuesSan Mateo County Bar Association2010
Pro bono workPro bono work for indigent poor persons2010
Lawyer Referral ProgramSan Mateo County Bar Association2010
Lawyer Referral Services DUIsSan Mateo County Bar Association2010
Certificate of AttendanceTwo Day Annual DUI Defense PracticeCPDA2010
Certificate of Attendance May 2010 DMV Ins and OutsCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2010
Certificate of Attendance "New DUI Laws and Tactics"California DUI Lawyers Association2009
Certificate of Attendance "Fast Eddie" Kuwatch DUI SeminarCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2009
Certificate of Attendance, "Rules of the Road XII" SeminarCalifornia Attorneys for Criminal Justice2009
Certificate of Attendance, "Rising BAC"California DUI Lawyers Association2009
Lawyer Referral Services DUIsSan Mateo County Bar Association2009
Lawyer Referral Services DMV issuesSan Mateo County Bar Association2009
Pro bono workPro bono work for indigent poor persons2009
Lawyer Referral ProgramSan Mateo County Bar Association2009
Certificate of Attendance "Fast Eddie" Kuwatch DUI seminarCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2008
Lawyer Referral ProgramSan Mateo Bar Association2008
Certificate of Attendance "Advanced Trial Skills Institute"California Public Defenders Association2008
Certificate of Attendance "Lexis-Nexis Legal Research"San Mateo County Bar Association2008
Lawyer Referral Services DMV issuesSan Mateo County Bar Association2008
Lawyer Referral Services DUIsSan Mateo County Bar Association2008
Certificate of Attendance, "DUI Case Law & Legislative Update"California DUI Lawyers Association2008
Administrator of Standardized Field Sobriety TestsNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration2007
Lawyer Referral ProgramSan Mateo County Bar Association2007
Certificate of Attendance, "Avoiding Deportation for Crimes"California DUI Lawyers Association2006
Certificate of Attendance, "Chemical Test Issues-DUI Seminar"San Mateo County Bar Association2006
Certificate of Attendance, "Sentencing Basics-DUI Seminar"San Mateo County Bar Association2006
Certificate of Attendance, "MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar"California Public Defenders Association2006
Lawyer Referral ProgramSan Mateo County Bar Association2006
Certificate of AdmissionNorthern District of California2006
Certificate of Attendance, "DUI Seminar"San Mateo County Bar Association2006
Certificate of Attendance, "The Crawford Decision"San Mateo County Bar Association2005
Certificate of Attendance: Crime Scenes & other Forensic IssuesSan Mateo County Bar Association2005
Certificate of Attendance Perfecting your Clients Appeal RightsSan Mateo County Bar Association2005
Certificate of Attendance, "Three Strikes Discussion Group"San Mateo County Bar Association2005
Certificate of Attendance "Blakely Decision"San Mateo County Bar Association2004
Certificate of Attendance Homicide Defense-DUI Related DeathCalifornia Public Defenders Association2004
Certificate of Attendance, "Three Strikes Discussion Group"San Mateo County Bar Association2004
Certificate of Attendance "Courtroom Evidence Seminar"California Public Defenders Association2004
Certificate of Attendance "The Jury is Out, Now What?"Law Offices of the Public Defender2003
Certificate of Attendance, "Felony Practice Seminar"California Public Defenders Association2003
Certificate of Attendance Homicide Defense-DUI Related DeathCalifornia Public Defenders Association2003
Certificate of Attendance, "Lexis I"Lexis Nexis2003
Certificate of Attendance, Mental Health Diagnoses in ForensicsLaw Offices of the Public Defender2003
Certificate of Attendance, "Public Defender Seminar"Law Offices of the Public Defender2003
Certificate of AppreciationMonterey County Public Defenders1997
Certificate of AppreciationRiverside County Public Defenders1995
Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality LawCalifornia State Bar Association1989
Certified SpecialistImmigration & Nationality Law1989
Pro bono workCatholic Charities1985
Law Review International lawUniversity of California Los Angeles Law School1985

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLaw Offices of Mark Blair2003 - Present
Public DefenderSan Bernadino County2002 - 2003
Of CounselAmericorp Credit Corporation1997 - 2002
PartnerLaw Office of Mark Blair1997 - 2002
Public DefenderMonterey County1995 - 1997
Judge Pro TemRiverside County1993 - 1993
Public DefenderRiverside County1990 - 1995
Director of Non Profit CorporationIngles Para Amnestia1987 - 1989
VolunteerCatholic Charities1985 - 1996
PartnerLaw Offices of Mark Blair1985 - 1990
ClerkFederal Court of Appeals1984 - 1985

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Yolo County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Nevada County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - 2009
San Mateo County Lawyer Referral Panel AttorneyMember2003 - Present
San Mateo County Private Defenders AssociationMember2003 - 2009
San Mateo Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember1997 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationMember1990 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1985 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
DUI dismissed: San Jose!Dismissal
Wrongfully stopped late at night Santa Clara CountyDUI dismissed!
DUI dismissed: Four Car Crash San Mateo CountyDUI dismissed; wet reckless conviction

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
bookletDUIs What to do (and not do) and why Volume 62014
BookletSR22s for DUIs2014
BookletDUIs what to do (and not do) and why Volume 52013
BookDUIs Explained2013
BookletDUIs what to do (and not do) and why Volume 42012
BookABCs of DUIs2012
www.fightduis.comAttacking your DUI charge2012
Bay Area DUI LawDUIs: What to do (and not do) and why Volume 32011
BookletHow to find flaws in the police reportN/A
ArticleHow to get the best outcome in a DUI caseN/A
ArticleHow to save your licenseN/A

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI blood issuesDUI Gas Chromatograph Level 22011
California DUI Lawyers AssociationDUI blood issuesDUI Gas Chromatograph Level 12011
National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationFSTs in DUI investigationsStandardized Field Sobriety Program2007
University of California, Los AngelesLatin American HistoryMasters Degree1985
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Paris 10 Naterre, FranceLawThree year law degree1982
Paris 10, Nanterre, FranceHistoryThree year degree1982
Indiana UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Discovery TechniquesDiscovery Techniques in difficult cases2004
Riverside Public Defenders AssocationTrial Techniques1995
Talk Radio Shows500 DUI, criminal law and immigration programs1990