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Joshua Rollin Bourne

DUI and DWI Attorney at San Diego, CA

4.9   32 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joshua

Learn Joshua’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Our firm has vast experience in drunk driving cases and we are prepared to use our experience to aide you in your situation. Fighting a charge like this is not easy. It's important to have a qualified lawyer on your side fighting for you.

    22 years

  2. Criminal defense
    15%

  3. Domestic violence
    15%
    Welcome to the Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne. We are dedicated to providing quality legal services and are skilled in the areas of domestic violence, family law, divorce procedure, as well as criminal and DUI defense.

    22 years

  4. Juvenile law
    15%
    Need a juvenile delinquency attorney in San Diego? Call the Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne for a free consultation.

  5. Expungement
    5%

WELCOME TO THE LAW OFFICE OF JOSHUA R. BOURNE. WE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING QUALITY LEGAL SERVICE.

Call for a free consultation about your case.

Welcome to the Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne. We are dedicated to providing quality legal services and are skilled in the areas of juvenile delinquency, family law, divorce procedure, as well as criminal and DUI defense. At the Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne, our ultimate goal is to guide our clients through the legal process with competence, understanding and compassion.

 

  I make the following commitments to each client I serve:

 I will provide affordable and thoughtful legal representation.
 I will promptly return your phone calls and emails.
 I will keep you informed about the progress of your case.
 I will charge a reasonable fee, and explain that fee to you.
 I will treat you with courtesy and respect.
 I will always preserve the confidentiality of your communications.

  

I am experienced in all areas of family law including CPS cases, divorce, child custody and child support cases. I regularly help my clients through the challenging aspects of the dissolution process. I treat each case and client as unique, and will work toward meeting your goals. In some cases, you may need me to mediate and counsel you on family law issues, or I may need to aggressively litigate and defend your rights.

 

I am also skilled in criminal and DUI defense cases.

 

 Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne
 185 West F Street, Suite 100
 San Diego, CA 92101
 

 

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Client's Choice 2022,2021,2019
Client's Choice
2022 2021 2019

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Location

Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne
Bristol Square
185 W 'F' St Ste 100
San Diego, CA, 92101
Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne
863 Bowsprit Road
Chula Vista, CA, 91914
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Ismael | February 6, 2015
A lawyer you can feel comfortable with.
I could not thank Joshua enough for what he did for me. It was a dog case against S.D. animal control. The department charge me with 2 felonies and I could not describe to you the stress that this case put on me, my family, and my career which I must keep a security clearance. The prosecution though they could strong arm me to a deal. I was not having it and we went to trial. The trial lasted 4 days and Josh performance was great. I walked away as I came into court, with a free record and my life back on track again.
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Posted by Jess | January 27, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Mr.Bourne was with me for 2 YEARS. He helped fight my DV case and got me a deal that is pretty much unheard of no probation, no time served, fees waved & got it expunged off my record. He’s quick to respond and keeps you up to date on any new information as soon as he gets it. All you have to do is be patient and submit the required information asap, and he’ll do everything in his power to get you the best deal possible. Definitely keeps his word.
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Posted by Sergio | October 11, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job
Really good Service , Great job .thank you very much , se los recomiendo es un muy buen abogado
Posted by Joe | August 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience! Best possible outcome!
I was arrested and charged with a felony. When I spoke to my public defender the best option she could give me was to plead guilty for the felony and take 2 years of felony probation. I contacted attorney Bourne and explained my case to him and he got the the charge dropped down to a misdemeanor, unsupervised probation and I didn’t even have to pay any court fees! Thanks Josh !
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Posted by Daniel | May 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
10/10 experience
Highly highly recommend Bourne legal. After consulting with several lawyers about my first DUI case I went with Mr. Bourne due to his reasonable rates and clear communication. This was my first time ever getting in trouble with the law, so the whole process was very intimidating and could have easily turned into a complete nightmare. With the help of Mr. Bourne, I was easily able to navigate what needed to be done and was able to put this huge mistake into the past. He did a fantastic job guiding me every step of the way and managed to get my case to be dropped to a wet and reckless. I will always be grateful for Mr. Bourne's help in getting my life back on track.
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Posted by Hugo | May 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire Joshua Bourne’s
joshua bourne Kept me out of jail, appeared in court for me with out having to miss WORK, worked with me on my fees and was on it from the day I hired him . He also communicated with me right away. He made it stress free on me.
Posted by Jennifer | April 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Godsend
At a time i was confused and scared didn’t know what to do with my DUI Joshua Bourne was there he allowed me to make reasonable payments and he was one text away to answer any questions he made my tough situation easier for me to continue working and living life thank you Joshua Bourne! I highly recommend. Him
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
josh handle my case the best way he could my chargers where high level but josh did his thang you just have to Communicate & tell him everything. the outcome was great .. im out of jail the case is over and now i can move on with my life
Posted by Elizabeth Hiday Stephens | February 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Even with the odds against us, Mr. Bourne still fought for me and we WON.
I highly recommend Mr. Bourne. I have a history of fraud charges and recently got convicted of sending drugs into a jail while on probation. I was only out 4 months when they came to my home to arrest me. I hired Mr. Bourne based off his good reviews and I was glad I did. For some reason the justice system does not like me, but Mr. Bourne fought for me and got me 6 months in a work furlough program even when I had no county time left. One month into my sentence my mom passed away and she was my dads caregiver who has an LVAD and requires a caregiver. My Dad and I hired Mr. Bourne again to go back to court for a sentence modification. After serving 85 days it was our court date and Probation kept denying house arrest saying I was terrible on probation and had no desire to help me or put me on house arrest and felt I should've went to prison and was upset I was even at work furlough. Mr. Bourne pleaded my case to the judge who really wanted to help me based on my circumstances but said only the DA could modify my case. Mr. Bourne and the DA spoke and WE WON!!! The judge and the DA recalled my sentenced and modified it to time served and I was released that day from work furlough and sent home on probation. I have NEVER seen anything like this happen. I kept telling my dad, we only had a 20% chance of winning, and Mr. Bourne and I both knew the outcome probably wasn't going to be good, but he still fought for me. This man is truly a GREAT ATTORNEY. Its because of him, that I am back home with my Dad and we can now grieve the loss of my mother. Hire him, you wont regret it. #HIDAY #STEPHENS
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Posted by Alejandro | January 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great job joshua
Joshua helped me stay out of jail he is very reliable and will come through rain or shine i highly recommend him he made everything easier to understand and gose beyond what I was expecting.
Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome lawyer!
I hired Josh to help me with some DUI issues and eventually, when eligible, to help with expungements. He is a great attorney that helped me out, highly recommend!
Posted by Ruben | December 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely satisfactory work.
It was such a great pleasure working with Mr.Bourne. He made sure I was well informed about my case, stayed reasonably available with great information throughout the lengthy process, and made sure to get my case finalized. Very happy with my results
Posted by Ty | December 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I retained Joshua approximately two times now and on both occasion he did an amazing job and was able to get the charges dismissed.
Posted by Andrea | November 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and Dependable
Joshua was extremely helpful in representing my case. He knows the law and process very well. At all times he was very dependable and always address any fears and concerns that I had. His advices were also trustful and were what I need during my stressful period. I highly recommend using Joshua for your case.
Posted by Amber | November 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd time I used his service
Face it!! The unknown can be very scary! All the legal language and your freedom at stake. Not only did Josh keep me free, now, a few years later he got my cases expunged!! I can't say enough about the guy. I hope I never need him again, but it's wonderful to know he's there!!!
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joshua Bourne Knowledgeable and Dependable
Needing a lawyer means you’re probably in a stressful situation. Joshua understood that and was able to provide me with a strategy and results that helped calm my nerves. He kept me in the loop at all times and advised me accordingly. His ability to emphasize and his knowledge of the the legal system makes him one of the best lawyers in our county. Call him you won’t regret it.
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Posted by Tiffne | April 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Lawyer who actually cares
If you’re looking for an amazing and professional lawyer Joshua Bourne is who you should go to. He has been my lawyer for about two years now and when I say I have had nothing but an exceptional experience with him I mean that. I’ve had legal issues and he made the whole process beyond easy and stress free. His prices are also really amazing and I really respected the fact that there was a payment system if you can’t pay in full that helped me so much. Again if you’re looking for a caring and beyond professional lawyer Joshua Bourne is the person you should go to!
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Posted by Tiffany | April 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely professional
I would highly recommend Josh Bourne as your lawyer for your legal needs. Josh made the unpleasant process of getting a divorce as simple and painless as possible. I appreciated his timely communication, professionalism, and sage advice. Definitely felt that he had my best interest at heart.
Posted by Steven | October 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Joshua Bourne
I received a letter from Joshua Bourne in the mail offering legal help. After calling and speaking with him about my case i felt very comfortable and confident about the situation. His price was very reasonable and fair, i was able to make payments. He is very professional and friendly and has great communication. He was there with me in court multiple times. Josh has been helping me with my case for the past year and i am hoping to have the case dismissed soon. I highly recommend Joshua Bourne. Thank you.
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Posted by John | October 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Retain him!
I have never had to call for an attorney! I called on Joshua Bourne! He came to my side and made it clear to me what I needed to know and what to do! He was patient and understanding! He will be the same with you!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne
  • 2006 - 2015
  • Deputy City Attorney
  • San Diego City Attorney
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Post Bar Law Clerk
  • San Diego District Attorney's Office
  • 2002 - 2002

Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Tufts University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
  • Institute of European Studies
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Juvenile Dependency Cases
  • Reunification of Child with Parent

Associations

  • San Diego County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • San Diego Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • South Bay Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Criminal Defense Bar Association (CDBA) and Criminal Defense Lawyer's Club (CDLC)
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AVVO Client's Choice
  • AVVO
  • 2019
  • Traynor Moot Court First Place Oral Advocacy
  • State Moot Court
  • 2002
  • Witkin Award Trial Practice
  • UC Davis
  • 2002
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Publications

  • The Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne
  • The Best Interest of the Child - A Quick Guide to Reclaiming Your Parental Rights
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Juvenile Dependency at the Law Office of Joshua R. Bourne
  • The Best Interest of the Child - Reclaiming Your Parental Rights
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (19)
Endorse Joshua
Family Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Mr. Bourne. Josh is a hardworking and trustworthy attorney. Your in good hands with Mr. Bourne."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is a great attorney. Our office has sent our own clients to him for representation in matters that we don't handle. Josh is very responsive and takes care of his clients personally. Hire Josh if you want a real advocate."
Family Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a lawyer that I would absolutely trust with my family and my life. He puts his heart and soul into your case and definitely knows his stuff. I would not hesitate to hire him for family related matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Joshua as co-counsel on cases as well as referred client to him. I trust Joshua and believe his is an honest and hard working attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Bourne for about 4 years. We have worked together on cases and I have found him to be very professional and his attention to detail is impressive, It takes a particular personality to represent family law clients and I have found him to be patient with persons in these highly stressful life events. Mr. Bourne is personable and highly respected in the family law legal community and I can recommend him without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Josh since he started practice many years ago. He is not only a good, caring and compassionate person but a very talented and tenacious lawyer.. it is without hesitation the I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a great guy and a great lawyer. He is always busy which says it all. Thank you for Josh Bourne"
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have know Josh for many years and he is a great lawyer!! I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua Bourne is an excellent attorney I have known and observed in court for more than 10 years. He works extremely hard on behalf of his clients and has tremendous courtroom experience. He is professional, experienced, and has a great reputation in the legal community. Josh is reliable and steady. He is there for you when he is needed most. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known josh for years. He is a great lawyer. I trust him and know the legal community trusts him. I have referred him cases and he does a great job."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Josh is a great lawyer and is responsive and knowledgeable."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Josh is a great trial attorney who works hard for his clients. I've seen him in trial and he's very good."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We opposed one another in several juvenile dependency matters. Mr. Bourne is a great trial attorney and fights hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have found Mr. Bourne to be both an excellent attorney and an honest person, which are rare and desirable qualities not often found together. I have personally witnessed him achieve outstanding results on behalf of his clients and have even sought his advice as it applied to my own practice. I strongly recommend that anybody seeking representation trust their legal matter to Josh. I endorse this lawyer. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joshua Bourne is an excellent lawyer. I have referred my own clients to him when they have needed help with family law matters such as divorce and custody issues and he has always provided top notch legal representation. He has a stellar reputation amongst lawyers, judges and those in the legal field in the San Diego community. He always zealously advocates for his clients and I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking help for a divorce, child custody, or any other family law matter."
Family Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Friend
"Josh Bourne is an excellent attorney who works extremely hard on behalf of his clients. He is professional, experienced, and has a great reputation in the legal community. I strongly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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San Diego DUI and DWI Lawyer Joshua Rollin Bourne
Joshua Rollin Bourne
DUI and DWI Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available