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Attorney William R. Burgener is a prominent and well-known criminal
defense lawyer in San Diego.  He graduated from University of San Diego
Law School in 1979 and has been a sole practitioner for 31 years,
specializing in criminal litigation, in both State and Federal courts.

With an impeccable court appearance
record and commitment to handling each and every stage of the case
proceedings, criminal defense attorney Burgener is diligent in his
representation of clients.

Communication is vital to attorney-client
relationships, and if you or a loved one has been accused of a crime,
there are many questions and concerns. Therefore, attorney
Burgener makes a point to speak directly to his clients, their family
and friends, and has all phone calls promptly answered.

You may contact the office during business hours, 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.

The goal of  William R. Burgener's Law Office is to resolve cases in a timely
and direct manner while protecting the rights and records of its


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Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 40%
    36 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    36 years
  3. DUI & DWI: 20%
    36 years
  4. Probate: 5%
    36 years
  5. Family: 5%
    36 years



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Payment types:

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  • Scott Brandon Hullinger

    Attorney Burgener is highly effective for his clients in state and federal court. He does the impossible! I have know Mr. Burgener for 6+ years and have worked on a number of high stakes cases. Each case was prepared with utmost care. I highly recommend William Burgener for anyone facing serious felony charges in Southern California.


    Scott Hullinger DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact info

1775 Hancock Street
San Diego, CA, 92110

Law Office of William R. Burgener

1775 Hancock St #170
San Diego, CA, 92110



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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of William R. Burgener1980 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Criminal Justice Act PanelDefense Attorney1990 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
U.S. v. Hernandez-PantojaAcquittal
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San DiegoN/AJD - Juris Doctor1979