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Marcus Bernard Polson

DUI and DWI Attorney at Birmingham, AL

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Mark B. Polson


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About Marcus

Learn Marcus’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    90%
    ARRESTED FOR DUI? We can help!! The lawyer you chose can make a difference. The lawyers at Polson & Polson defend Alabama drivers accused of DUI in all Alabama municipal and state courts.

    48 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    10%

    48 years

For over 40 years I've represented accused citizens throughout the courts of Alabama. My practice is exclusively focused on DUI and criminal defense. Having handled thousands of cases throughout my 40 plus years of practice, I have the experience you need.

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Licensed for 48 years
State AL
Status Occupational License - Authorized to Practice
Acquired 1974
Updated 11/10/2022

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

Contact Marcus

Marcus Bernard Polson
2824 Central Aveue
Suite 150
Birmingham, AL, 35209

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Posted by Zijian | March 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best in town
Mr.Polson claim on writing the book on DUI isn't just boasting, seeing him in action was something out of a good crime procedural. He was made me very aware of all my options at each stage of fighting my case and sometimes, just showing up is good enough when you're going to trial and prosecution has a case that's seemingly airtight. Mr.Polson disected every line of questioning to the officer carefully and was able to get his eyewitness testimony restricted as evidence only for administering the breathalyzer test, and after the prosecution mishandled one of the lines of questioning related to the draeger test, he was able to get the breathalyzer test thrown out as evidence as well. with the Prosecution holding no other evidence, the judge was compelled to acquit me on everything except the speeding ticket.
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Posted by Brian | June 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Polson and Polson LLC
To represent you for any type of charge Polson and Polson is the best out there. Have hired other attorneys in past and was never satisfied with the results. Mark goes way out of his way to help you and your family. Would hire in a heart beat for Dui or what ever your charge maybe.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2014
The way to go when you need legal help.
The team at Polson and Polson is awesome. They made what was the lowest point of my life hopeful. The team guided me patiently, without any judgment and with lots of reassurance that it would be alright every step of the way. Polson and Polson is the way to go if you ever find yourself in a position like mine.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2013
WONDERFUL attorney
Mr. Polson worked above and beyond on my DUI case and represented me for a not guilty verdict in front of a trail by jury. He has great court presence, outstanding knowledge in DUI law and the science of blood alcohol, and has a responsive, caring attitude to his clients. I highly recommend him! He was worth every cent. I can't put into words my gratitude for his services as well as his demeanor and advocacy in my case.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2012
Outstanding
Mr. Polson was outstanding in defending my DUI, which resulted in a NOT GUILTY verdict at a municipal court bench trial. While his services were neither the cheapest nor the most expensive in this area, his representation was worth every penny spent. Initially, I had contacted a few other law practices regarding my problem, where the receptionist would take my information and inform me that the attorney would be in contact with me in a few days. When I called the office of Polson and Polson, the receptionist asked if I would like to discuss my situation with one of the attorneys. After a brief phone conversation, I was on my way to his office for a more formal discussion of my case. Based on the knowledge he presented during this interview, and the personal attention to my case, I retained the services of Mr. Polson, and would recommend him to anyone who finds themself in a similar situation.
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Posted by doug | July 13, 2011
Review of Marcus Polson
Mark is a no nonsense Lawyer who is very much in tune with the laws of Alabama in regards to defending his client who has been charged with a DUI offense. He was very precise and complete in presenting my defense and my particular case ended in a dismissal thanks to his knowledge and professionalism
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Polson & Polson
  • 2009 - Present
  • Partner
  • Polson & Robbins
  • 1989 - 2009
  • Partner
  • Polson, Jones, Bowren & Robbins
  • 1985 - 1989
  • Attorney
  • Private Practice
  • 1974 - 1985
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Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974

Legal Cases

  • 3 car Accident, Injuries, DUI Dismissed
  • Dismissal
  • City v. DJ- Dismissal of DUI on day of trial
  • DUI Dismissed
  • City v. AL- .13 Breath Test, Speeding, Dismissal
  • Dismissal
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Birmingham Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer-DUI
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer-DUI
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • AV
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer-DUI
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer-DUI
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer-DUI
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer-DUI
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer-DUI
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer-DUI
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Samford University Press-Special Contributor
  • The Prosecution and Defense Of DUI Cases A Practitioner's Handbook by T. Brad Bishop
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Jefferson County Public Defender's Office
  • DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • DUI Update Seminar: Rules of the Road
  • DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • DUI Defense Nuts & Bolts
  • DUI Defense
  • 2010
  • DUI Defense: A Day With the Experts
  • DUI Defense
  • 2009
  • 2007 Criminal Defense & DUI
  • DUI Defense
  • 2007
  • DUI: The Law in Alabama, The Arrest and Prosecution of DUI Cases
  • DUI Defense
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (2)
Endorse Marcus
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly exceptional and professional attorney with an outstanding reputation in the legal field for providing high quality representation and results for his clients! I highly endorse Mr. Marcus"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mark Polson for over twenty years. In my opinion, Mark Polson is one of the best DUI defense lawyers in the state of Alabama. I have spoken with him regarding DUI defense issues on many occasions and have even been privileged to work on a case with him. His knowledge of DUI defense is cutting edge and his skill is exceptional. I have also been present at several seminars where he was a speaker. I always found his presentations to be among the most helpful, creative and insightful that I have ever attended on the subject of DUI defense. I have the highest respect for his skills and ability. He is truly an exceptional attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mark is one of the premier DUI lawyers in Alabama. I speak with him often on issues. I have attended seminars where he was the speaker. He is always helpful and he simply knows so much about what he does he is always able to offer great insight. He is excellent at thinking outside of the box. Actually, he is just excellent!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Clearly, Mark is one of the best DUI attorneys in the state of Alabama. He specialized knowledge leads him to successful results for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mark Polson is one of Alabama's top DUI defense lawyers. He is very experienced and very knowledgeable in all areas of DUI defense. His firm, Polson & Polson, is one of the very best DUI defense firms in the state of Alabama."
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Birmingham DUI and DWI Lawyer Marcus Bernard Polson
Marcus Bernard Polson
DUI and DWI Attorney
Birmingham, AL
Licensed for 48 years
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