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Bruce Steven Kapsack

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI

About Me

When I am not practicing law, I spend most of my time with my family.  We like to ski at lake tahoe, where my eldest is a top to bottom black diamond skier, and the youngest is starting black runs at age 9.


 


I still enjoy playing volleyball, but no longer do so at the competitive level.  Instead, I am now a competitive poker player anked in the top 500 in Omaha Hi-Lo.


 


During my last World Series of Poker tournament (2nd place), I was asked  how I did so well as a non-professional.  "Reading poker players is like reading a witness, neither one will tell the truth unless you makee them."

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. DUI & DWI: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

58 total 

  • Bruce Michael Blythe

    Bruce has a well deserved reputation for fighting DUI in California, he is one that stands up to the DA and advocates for his clients.

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    Bruce Blythe Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Gregory Allen Willis

    I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Bruce for any and all DUI matters. He is considered an expert in this field by all his peers.

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    Gregory Willis DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Kapsack & Bair, LLP

2100 Embacadero
Suite 202
Oakland, CA, 94606

Kapsack and Bair

795 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107

Kapsack and Bair

2121 North California Blvd
Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

Kapsack and Bair

2033 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA, 95110

Kapsack and Bair

303 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA, 94065

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Resume

License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199308/19/2015
NYSuspended198803/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
I Got Your BackOhio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2010
Board Certification in DUI DefenseAmerican Bar Association2005
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbel2004
Whos WhoNational Registry of Whos Who1999
Commendation City and COunty of San Franciscosan Franciso Board of Supervisors1995
Whos Who in Americcan CollegesNational Registry of Whos Who1983

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior AttorneyOffice of Citizen Complaints1994 - 1995
AttorneyLaw Office of Bruce Kapsack1993 - 1994
Senior Trial AttorneyLegal Aid Society1987 - 1992
Senior AssociateLaw Office of Marvin D. Miller1985 - 1987

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeMember2001 - Present
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2000 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1998 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember1955 - Present

Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Innovative DUI Trial ToolsJames Publishing2008
West Group publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Defense2007
West Group publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Defense2006
West Group publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Defense2005
West Group publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Defense2004
West Group publicationCalifornia Drunk Driving Defense2003
CPDA MagazineRequirement of Presence for Misdemeanor Arrests2003
The ChampionFST’s Post Horn2002
DWI Law & Science JournalDefendant’s Exhibit A: The Intoxilyzer2001
DWI Law & Science JournalTitle 17 Lives Again in California2001
DWI Law & Science JournalTracking Police Officer Stories2000

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Plymouth State CollegePolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Plymouth State CollegeHistoryBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Plymouth State CollegeEnglishBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
DWI 2003 SeminarCross of the arresting officer2003
Harvard Law SchoolPre-Trial Motions2003
CPDA Annual DUI Defense ProgramCross Exam of the Arresting Officer2003
San Francisco Public DefendersBasics of DUI Defense2003
Marriot HotelDiscovery and Defense Case2003
Rathburn Law Office, Las VegasSFST Student Course2003
BallysKiller Cross Examination Techniques Ethical Considerations2002
Hilton ResortRules of the Road V SFST’s, How to Handle Them2002
Hilton ResortRules of the Road V SFST’s, How to Handle Them2002
Westin HotelMaster Techniques for DUI Cases Key Note - Motions In Limine2002
Pan Pacific Hotel, Cal. Deuce DefDMV and Intoxilyzer Autopsy SFST’s and the DMV2002
Shannon Court Hotel, K & B, LLPSFST Student Course2001
Shannon Court Hotel, K & B, LLPSFST Student Course2001
Shannon Court Hotel, K & B, LLPSFST Student Course2001
Lincoln Law SchoolScientific Evidence Status of the Law post Kumho2001
Lincoln Law SchoolScientific Evidence Status of the Law post Kumho2001
Lincoln Law SchoolScientific Evidence Status of the Law post Kumho2001
Lincoln Law SchoolScientific Evidence Status of the Law post Kumho2001
Lincoln Law SchoolScientific Evidence Status of the Law post Kumho2001
Lincoln Law SchoolScientific Evidence Status of the Law post Kumho2001