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Aaron Reuben Bortel

DUI and DWI Attorney at San Francisco, CA

4.9   41 reviews

also known as Aaron Bortel

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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Aaron

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Practice area
  1. DUI and DWI
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    32 years, 2,000 cases

OVER 30 YEARS DEFENDING DUI CASES IN COURT AND DMV. PRACTICING DUI LAW EXCLUSIVELY TO GET YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULT. CALL FOR A FREE CONSULTATION!

Since 1992 I've been helping those arrested for DUI's.  I fight for my clients in Court and at DMV to try and get the best results possible.  I've always stood up for those in need and fought to protect their Constitutional Rights.  

A DUI arrest can happen to anyone who drinks or takes legal or non-legal drugs, and then operates a vehicle. While most of us don’t intend to go out and drive under the influence, sometimes it does happen. In most cases, we had that one last drink that barely put us at or over the legal .08% limit. When we’ve have had too much, lack of judgment can kick in and the result might be what we never expected to happen – a DUI arrest. Sometimes we get that emergency call and decide to drive. We might have pulled over to sober up, but still got charged with a DUI. Whatever the situation is, we did something that we wish we could take back, and now we have no choice but to deal with the consequences.

I help defend people who made a judgment error. We are all humans, and we all make mistakes. Most of my clients are good people who are facing criminal prosecution and loss of driving privileges for the first time in their lives. There are so many questions and unknowns in a situation like this. It is a terrifying experience, and for many causes more stress than they’ve ever encountered.

Awards

Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2012,2011,2010
Client's Choice
2012 2011 2010
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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San Francisco Office in operation since 1992

Location

THE LAW OFFICES OF AARON BORTEL Esq. DUI SERVICES
650 5th Street, Suite 508
San Francisco, CA, 94107-1540
Law Offices of Aaron R. Bortel
4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA, 94903
Aaron Bortel
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Suite 258
Oakland, CA, 94612
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  41 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Rafael Jr | January 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Dismissed
Where to start ? Well last year was a experience to learn and share. About a year ago I was out and about with some co- workers and had a little too many drinks, to the point where I was under the influence and go behind the wheel , next thing I know , I woke up behind the wheel and reared ended someone, the passenger got a minor cut due to her phone hitting her eyebrow and SFPD AND SF Sheriff came to the scene and ran the test . My alcohol level was 3 times over the limit and I was book for a DUI and sat down in jail for 3 days , on the third night the DA dropped my felonies into misdemeanors and was released . Got on the web to look for a lawyer and found Aaron , I never had a lawyer and reading past reviews on Aaron , I took my chance on him , and man , I thank God because he came in a time where I was stressed out and didn’t know what was going to happen. He took care of everything and had to do what the courts told me to do . Accomplished what the courts told me to do and today got the my case dismissed, I was in disbelief when Aaron told me the outcome. All I know is Aaron is a great lawyer , he’s understanding and does his best for his clients ! If you ever in a situation like me or similar I would recommend Aaron to you , he came in a time where I was losing hoping and was getting into the mindset that this was it and was going to do some time , but thank God that wasn’t the case! Thank you and your are very much appreciated Aaron !
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Posted by Morgan | January 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best DUI lawyer Hands Down!
Mr. Bortel was an excellent attorney from beginning to end. He helped me navigate the judicial system seamlessly, stepped in to be present at all my court hearings so I wouldn’t have to, and even assisted me with finding a great place to perform my community service requirements (a place that I still intend on volunteering for after the requirements were met). He made the process painless and ultimately my case was dismissed through the Pretrial Diversion Program. I really appreciate all he did to help me with this terrible situation. He is absolutely the best and with every penny.
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Posted by Tracy | July 7, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brilliant and caring DUI lawyer in the Bay area
This guy knows DUI law inside and out. Everyone arrested for DUI deserves to have Attorney Bortel on their side. He is a one of a kind in his field. He has a unique talent of maintaining his genuine concern for his clients while at the same time vigorously fighting for the best outcome in every case.
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aaron is the lawyer you want. No question.
If I could give Aaron Bortel more stars, I would. I was in a panic after getting a DUI arrest when I was out of town- also involving hitting a parked car. The DA wanted to also stick me with a hit and run charge - Aaron was able to get this charge dismissed and also negotiate out of the interlock device (note - depending on the county in which you get a DUI, this may not always be negotiable). But the bottom line is , Aaron will do everything he can to get you the best possible outcome. Not only is he an amazing lawyer- he is an incredibly compassionate and warm person. If he weren't such a great lawyer he should be a therapist. Aaron is also very responsive (more so than many of my family members!) - he always called, texted or emailed me back within the same day. One review I read questioned whether the services are worth the money - in fact, I think he's not charging enough given the quality of service. So if you have a DUI arrest in the SF Bay Area, don't even think twice - Aaron is the lawyer you want. I am so grateful that I found him. thank you Aaron!
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Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your go to guy for DUI
Aaron is an amazing lawyer. Got me out of a huge mess by reducing my DUI charges to a reckless driving and even winning the DMV hearing ! My license was hence intact. All this within 8 months.... A stupid mistake could have costed me a lot more. Thanks to his tremendous expertise in handling both DUI and DMV hearings, I can continue with my life with peace. If you are facing something similar, please call him and atleast get a consultation. Trust me, it might just change your life....
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the best
Aaron has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to DUI cases. I found myself in a horrible circumstance, staring at a DUI charge that would derail my career and all I had ever worked for. I contacted a number of attorneys before speaking with Aaron, who all said it was going to happen and the best thing to do was to prepare for the trial. After speaking with Aaron, it became clear that he was not only willing to listen to me, to what happened, and what I needed but that he was also far more knowledgeable than any of the other attorneys I spoke to. He is calculated and meticulous in his approach. He has great attention to detail and walked me through every step of the way. He was always responsive too, even the rare time when I had a question on a weekend or after hours during the week. He helped me get out of a situation where I was a victim of circumstance and didn't do myself any favors either. Without Aaron's help, I would have been hit with everything. Instead, due to him being a champion for me and knowing what he does about the system, he helped me save my career and my livelihood. I cannot stress how important all of this was to me. If you find yourself in a situation like this, don't hesitate. This is your guy. Give him a call, and you'll know within seconds exactly what I mean from the moment you speak with him.
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Posted by Jorge Gonzalez | January 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd DUI Charge Dismissed
I was facing charges for my second DUI and did not know where to turn for help. I went to several Defense Attorneys but non of them focused their practice specifically on DUI Defense. Attorney Aaron Bortel is a master of his craft, and I cant say enough about his integrity to fight for his clients. He listened to my case, and showed me step by step on how we were going to move forward. He kept me informed of any updates through out the court appearances. My case got dismissed thanks to Attorney Aron Bortel and I cant thank him enough.
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Posted by Judy | August 5, 2015
The best in the business
Aaron is an incredible lawyer and person. If you have been pulled over for a DUI, there is no better lawyer you can find than Aaron. I received a DUI for blowing a 0.13 in Santa Rosa, and Aaron was able to help me win the DMV hearing and get the case dismissed. It was the best possible outcome I could have hoped for and though not every case will turn out this way, Aaron will fight for you and make sure that the law was upheld every step of the way. Just as importantly, he's honest, kind, and empathetic. He will give you the facts, and it's clear he has both the experience, expertise, and intelligence to skillfully navigate these legal situations. You truly can't find a better lawyer. I have learned my lesson and to this day, will not get into the car if I've even had a sip of alcohol. I am so grateful to Aaron for helping me with a situation that could easily have been the worst experience of my life.
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Posted by Younis | July 6, 2015
Tough DUI case
Aaron is the best lawyer you could get for a DUI. I got charged with a DUI with a speed enhancement for driving 117 mph on the freeway in alameda county. Aaron was able to get me off with a wet reckless and only 2 years of probation. I was able to keep my license and wasn't required to get sr22 or install a device to start my car. While I most certainly learnt my lesson Aaron made all the legal matters a breathe, now I'm able to put it behind me and move on. I know he's a bit expensive but he's worth every penny. Excellent service and communication, keeps you informed and goes the extra mile for you. I'm really very thankful for his devotion and determination.
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Posted by Daniel C. | July 3, 2015
Brilliant DUI Attorney
After intviewing a couple of DUI attorneys, I hired Aaron Botel and it was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Aaron was professional, trustworthy, informative and made me feel very comfortable thrroughout the entire process. Aaron saved my license, my job, and skillfully negotiated the best possible legal outcome for my situation. Aaron cares about his clients and their families. I couldn't reccomend Aaron Bortel enought as a DUI attorney.
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Posted by Scott | April 22, 2015
First rate.
When I had been his name by a trusted professional colleague of over 40 years, Aaron Bortel provided me prompt and very knowledgeable answers to all my questions. I needed to assist a client with a DMV driver record correction matter which would have caused considerable difficulties for many years if left uncorrected. Aaron Bortel knew exactly what to do. He clearly is a seasoned professional whose experience helps him navigate the difficult challenges of this area of law. He is also a good guy. He is now my number one go-to referral for when I have clients with DUI and related problems. Highest recommendation.
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Posted by Greg | February 12, 2014
Go with the best!!
Don't bother shopping around; Aaron Bortel truly is the expert. My friends BAC was .30 and she was able to have the DUI case completely dismissed. In addition, she won her DMV hearing and did not suffer a suspended license. This was incredible because, it did not affect her insurance and she had no community service. That’s what I call results !! ... He addressed all my friends questions and concerns were handled courteously and promptly. Aaron eased my friends mind and made the whole process very simple. He is a savior and we were extremely grateful! I highly recommend Aaron Bortel to anyone in this type of situation. Again Aaron - many, many thanks !
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2014
Excellent Experience and Knowledge
I went to Aaron with a DUI/Hit and Run Charge. Aaron kept me very informed throughout the entire court proceedings. He got back to all of my questions in a timely manner and is very professional. He was able to get my charges dropped down to a Misdemeanor Hit and Run and I never had to miss a single day of work. I highly reccommend Aaron Bortel if you end up in a situation similar to mine,.
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Response from Aaron Bortel January 15, 2014
And on top of no DUI conviction, we won the DMV hearing and there was no license suspension. This was a .13% breath test.
Posted by Hugo | January 4, 2014
Charged with 2nd DUI
I was in the stadium parking lot after the 49er game sitting in my truck with my wife when a man approached my vehicle yelling that I bumped his rear passenger corner bumper . My truck was parked in reverse position in the parking stall with the front bumper sticking out more than it should of been into the driving lane , however, due to tailgating policy my long truck had to be sticking out to be able to provide space for our BBQ equipment and chairs at the rear area , this set up was not possible to do in the front. I explained to the man I was not driving and the truck was parked and not on , we began to yell and it got intense very fast , the security showed up during our yelling and soon after the police they separated us and gave me a sobriety balance exam that I failed , I was asked some questions and arrested and placed into custody. My blood was withdrawn for an alcohol test at the police station in a holding room by a lady then I sat around for 8 hours and released. At the arraignment hearing I pled not guilty and was told to show up in a week for trial arrangements. I sat in my car and began to research DUI lawyers and reading reviews after narrowing my search to about five lawyers I decided on my gut instinct and chose Aaron Bortel. It took eight months for the trial but during that time he communicated with me and kept me up to date with the progressions of the case and made all the DMV arrangements and extensions for me. At the trial he kept me informed of every move , it really felt like I had a big brother in the court room with me , he gave me advice about how to carry myself and control my emotions in and out of the court room , but most important he didn't waste my time when it came to representing me he had a game plan and he stuck with it he knew how to read the situation and knew when to make moves and when to sit back , the District Attorney was just as good , after all he had not lost a case since joining the D.A office earlier in the year, Mr. Bortel countered our facts with their misconception and the jury was very involved even asking questions prior to the long deliberation in which they concluded into a hung jury and split 6-6 . I was very pleased with Aaron's cross examination game plan he had several scenarios with different types of questions depending on what was said and not said , he also was able to keep out important info like my BAC level (double the legal limit) and the fact that it was my second DUI by filing motions to suppress and was able to have it granted before the trial started and the D.A was not able to use that info to the jury. All the small things he did for me before and during the trial is why we won. In the end the case was sent back to the D.A office for a second review and they refused to dismiss the case and I did not want to go through the whole thing again so we agreed to take a lesser charge and ended up pleading guilty to a "dry wreck less" which doesn't count as a prior and a lot less cheaper than DUI fees and no classes , no community service , no ignition device and no suspended license , he won my DMV hearing that I never had to attend. I went with my instincts and i got a chance to fight in court against the system and won . Thank you Aaron Sincerely , Hugo
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Posted by Jonathan | August 12, 2013
The Wisdom You Need During A Stressful Time
I have never been involved in any type of legal matters or ever had a lawyer before for that matter so I don't have much to compare Aaron to; however, I will say that Aaron was a lifesaver in a huge time of need. I contacted Aaron after doing research and finding out my license was suspended at the time of me being charged while Driving Under the Influence. I looked online and found out jail time may be required for this offense depending on the ruling so as you can imagine I was very hectic and stressed out. I called a handful of lawyers and made my decision on how sounded the most authentic as that would give me the best gut feeling, and I felt very confident by picking Aaron based on the fact he was the only one that told me to check other options and decide what was best for me. Long story short, Aaron was extremely responsive the whole duration of the process. He was very knowledgable and provided me with all the options. Most importantly to me he was very reassuring and I always felt like I had a great resource on my side. He was able to get my charges reduced to a Wet and Reckless based on his expertise and great reputation. I would recommend Aaron to anyone without a flinch of the eye!
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2013
Top Notch DUI Attorney! Look no further...He"s your guy. You will realize why when it's all said and done.
I am a 50 year old single white female who just recently moved to Marin County. It was a job related move. I am in sales. I NEED to drive in order to do my job. Public Transportation is NOTan option. So when I got a DUI less than 30 days of moving to Marin, I was absolutely devastated. Most of my closest friends and my family live on the East Coast. I was completely alone and frightened. I knew I needed to hire an attorney. I immediately got online and googled DUI attorney's. I found three in Marin County. I made an appointment with each of them. Aaron Bortel was the last attorney I met with. I knew almost immediately after meeting him that he was "the guy"...and you will too. He emits honesty and integrity. ...Characteristics not typically synonymous with "lawyer". Even after I agreed to hire Mr. Bortel, I was overwhelmed with the whole process between the DMV and the Court...I knew I had to just trust him. After he reviewed the police report and the video of my FST's, he recommended that we do not try to fight this in court. A decision that I had to accept despite my disappointment. However, here's what he did do: I never lost my driving privileges (in some cases you can't drive for up to a month or longer), I did not have to do any community service, and I only had to complete 10 weeks of DUI classes. My last class is tomorrow night. And after hearing other people's stories, I became increasingly aware of how fortunate I was that Aaron Bortel was my attorney. Don't think twice. Hire this man. You will be so thankful you did.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2013
If You've been arrested for DUI, Aaron Bortel is who you DEFINITELY want representing you.
After being arrested for DUI and having no idea how to represent myself, I immediately called several attorneys the morning I was released. I was impressed that, not only did Aaron return my call personally but within ten to fifteen minutes. (only two others got back to me and not in a timely fashion). I explained what had happened and Aaron told me there were a couple things that didn't sound right, and he was very confident we could win in court. Well, he was right. Even though my breath alcohol level was .15% (almost twice the legal limit) he won the Motion to Suppress and the court case was dismissed. He also won the DMV hearing. As a result of Aaron's great work, there was no conviction, no license suspension, no fines, no points. 100% WIN. Aaron Bortel made a huge problem in my life go away. I can't thank him enough.
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2012
I was able to keep my drivers license!
I was referred to Aaron by a work colleague who was familiar with Aaron's skills as a DUI attorney. From the first moment I walked into his office and met him, I was impressed. Aaron is very professional, and you can tell that he knows his stuff. He even had a breathalyzer in his office and he explained to me how they worked and where they can be misleading. Since I was a science guy, he also went over how your body metabolizes the alcohol you consume and how it goes into your blood. In our initial consultation, he asked me details about my arrest and answered every question that I had (which was a lot). I was very nervous about my arrest, especially since I am not from the U.S., I was just here visiting when I was arrested for DUI. He told me what possible outcomes he thought he could get from the charges, and what kind of time frame I should expect. I felt very comfortable with my decision to hire Aaron after walking out of his office after our first meeting. Aaron kept me informed every time there was a development on my case. In each event, he would describe the situation and let me know what to expect next. When it came time to for Aaron to talk to the D.A. about my case, Aaron was able to have my charges significantly reduced at the first hearing. Given my situation, it was a very good outcome, and I was able to accept the charges, pay a small fine and move on. The best part of this entire process was that Aaron was able to help me keep my drivers license! I am very grateful for the help that Aaron provided, and I highly recommend him to anyone needing help with DUI charges.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2012
Knowledgeable and Responsive
Arrested for DUI in SF but did not live there. Had some worries regarding making and attending the court dates especially since I did not live there and travel often for work. Glad to know that my case, although it took some time, was dismissed (DMV) thanks to Aaron. Also I did not have to change my life and daily routine because of this incident all thanks to a very knowledgeable attorney. I was able to get a temporary licences and finally get back my real license and I didn't even have to show up once to court.
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Posted by anonymous | July 16, 2012
Thank you Aaron for all your help!
I did not know Aaron prior to requiring his services. I did speak to another lawyer about him and he came highly recommended. Aaron called me quickly and reviewed my case with me thoroughly. He did all of the leg work to set up appointments and handle both the Court and DMV requirements. He always made me feel like a deserving citizen rather than a criminal! He was very responsive throughout the length of our engagement, taking time to respond by phone and by email with any and all details that I needed or asked for. I had an extremely positive outcome in both my Court and DMV meetings. I know that I would not have won either of those hearings without the professional and personal attention that Aaron gave in both of these courts while representing me. Thank you Aaron for giving me my life back!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Law Office of Aaron R. Bortel
  • 1992 - Present
  • Juror on a week long DUI Trial
  • Marin County Superior Court
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Contract Attorney
  • Quigley Law Firm
  • 1992 - 1994
  • Law Clerk
  • Quigley Law Office
  • 1991 - 1992
  • Law intern
  • San Francisco Public Defender's Office
  • 1990 - 1991
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Education

  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Certificate of Training Award
  • 2003
  • Golden Gate University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of California - Santa Barbara
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
  • Redwood High School
  • High School Diploma
  • 1984
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Bonham
  • Case Dismissed after won suppression motion
  • People v. Villegas
  • Not Guilty Verdict at Jury Trial
  • People v Jay Cabrera
  • Felony DUI - serious injuries reduced to Misd.

Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • DTLLL
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Marin Community Food Bank
  • Board of Directors, President 2007-2009
  • 2003 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • member
  • 1996 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • 1995 - Present
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • member
  • 1992 - Present
  • SF/Marin Food Bank
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Attendance Fast Eddie Kuwatch DUI Seminar
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Certificate of Attendance - Ultimate DUI Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Attendance - "Fast Eddie" Kuwatch DUI Seminar
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Attendance - Winning with DUI
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Attendance - 2008 Winter Session
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Attendance - "Fast Eddie" Kuwatch DUI Seminar
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2008
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Attendance
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Certificate of Attendance - 2007 Winter Session
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Qualified Expert Witness for DMV Admin Per Se hearings for DUI.
  • San Francisco Superior Court
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Attendance - Advanced DUI Law Seminar
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Attendance - Annual DUI Defense Practice Seminar
  • California Public Defenders Association
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Attendance - Making Over Your DUI Practice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Certificate of Completion - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUI
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and NCDD
  • 2005
  • Certificate of Attendnace
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Certificate of Attendance - Presenting a Gold Medal Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Attendance - New Voices
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2004
  • Certificate of Attendance - Superheroes of DUI Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2003
  • Certificate of Attendance - First Annual DUI Seminar
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • 2003
  • Certificate of Attendance - DMV and Intoxilyzer Autopsy
  • California Deuce Defenders
  • 2002
  • Misdemeanor Appointment Panel
  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • 1993
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Speaking Engagements

  • DUI Defense
  • MCLE lecture DUI's, FST's, Breath Machines, Medical defenses and other related DMV topics. Demonstrations conducted on unreliability of Alco Sensor IV breath machine and problems with other alcohol detecting breath devices.
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (17)
Endorse Aaron
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Aaron is one of the most compelling attorneys in the field. He has trained relentlessly in the science and other aspects of DUI defense. You can not go wrong with Mr. Bortel's help"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron Bortel is an expert attorney in the field of DUI defense. He is successful in both court and DMV proceedings. If you are looking for top notch representation by a lawyer who will fight for you, contact Aaron."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron is an expert in DUI defense. Not only does he know the law and the scientific defenses, he has an intimate knowledge of the Marin county court system. I recently collaborated with Aaron on a Marin case and was so impressed by his inside knowledge of the local system and important players involved. His local expertise was invaluable and helped my client avoid jail. I cannot recommend Aaron enough!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. With strong advocacy, he remains current with new law and nuances within various counties. A real DUI attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bortel is one of the most exemplary and extraordinary attorneys that I have encountered in 24 years of practice. Despite being a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, and private attorney for nearly two and a half decades, I continue to learn valuable information from his posts every day. I would highly recommend."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Aaron is an excellent criminal defense attorney, and can be trusted to obtain the best possible result when facing a DUI - be it a dismissal, favorable plea deal or trial."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bortel is an excellent attorney whom I have consulted with on many issues. I find him to be extremely well prepared and well versed in all areas of crimal defense. He is a great attorney whom I endorse without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Easily one on the top DUI lawyers in the Bay Area. There is no way you can go wrong with his counsel and representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Aaron is an aggressive advocate for his clients and a knowledgeable DUI attorney. He is well repsected by his colleagues. I do not hesitate to endorse him as an attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron is an outstanding DUI Attorney whom I've known since High School. He has achieved excellent results that I've personally witnessed in court. I highly recommend him to anyone who is facing a DUI charge."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Conscientious, very hardworking and extremely dedicated, it is becoming clear that Mr. Bortel is an excellent trial attorney who is a tremendous asset to the DUI Defense Bar community. Any one in need who hires Aaron will know he or she is in capable hands. For a number of known reasons, I am honored to endorse this fine lawyer. I endorse this lawyer's work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Aaron Bortel is one of the most experienced DUI attorneys in San Francisco. He is very devoted, and genuinely cares for his clients. I strongly endorse Aaron's work, and recommend you make him one of your interview choices."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 06
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"I endorse this lawyer's work. Aaron is a passionate attorney who I can say from experience, actually attends DMV hearings! Mr. Bortel knows the San Francisco courts as well as anyone and will give you everything he's got."
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San Francisco DUI and DWI Lawyer Aaron Reuben Bortel
Aaron Reuben Bortel
DUI and DWI Attorney
San Francisco, CA
Licensed for 31 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available