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Aaron Reuben Bortel

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%
    24 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (120 minutes)

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Attorney endorsements

33 total 

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  • Bruce Steven Kapsack

    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


    Bruce Kapsack DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Adam G. Gasner

    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.


    Adam Gasner Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


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

1611 Telegraph Avenue
Suite 1030
Oakland, CA, 94612

San Mateo, CA

Santa Rosa, CA

San Jose, CA



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Certificate of Attendance Fast Eddie Kuwatch DUI SeminarCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2010
Certificate of Attendance - "Fast Eddie" Kuwatch DUI SeminarCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2009
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Certificate of Attendance - Ultimate DUI DefenseNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2009
Certificate of Attendance - Winning with DUINational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2008
Certificate of Attendance - 2008 Winter SessionNational College for DUI Defense2008
Certificate of Attendance - "Fast Eddie" Kuwatch DUI SeminarCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2008
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Certificate of Attendance - 2007 Winter SessionNational College for DUI Defense2007
Certificate of AttendanceNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2007
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Qualified Expert Witness for DMV Admin Per Se hearings for DUI.San Francisco Superior Court2006
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Certificate of Attendance - Advanced DUI Law SeminarCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2006
Certificate of Attendance - Making Over Your DUI PracticeNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2006
Certificate of Attendance - Annual DUI Defense Practice SeminarCalifornia Public Defenders Association2006
Certificate of AttendnaceNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2005
Certificate of Completion - Mastering Scientific Evidence in DUITexas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and NCDD2005
Certificate of Attendance - Presenting a Gold Medal DefenseNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2004
Certificate of Attendance - New VoicesNational College for DUI Defense2004
Certificate of Attendance - Superheroes of DUI DefenseNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2003
Certificate of Attendance - First Annual DUI SeminarCalifornia DUI Lawyers Association2003
Certificate of Attendance - DMV and Intoxilyzer AutopsyCalifornia Deuce Defenders2002
Misdemeanor Appointment PanelBar Association of San Francisco1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding AttorneyLaw Office of Aaron R. Bortel1992 - Present
Juror on a week long DUI TrialMarin County Superior Court2009 - 2009
Contract AttorneyQuigley Law Firm1992 - 1994
Law ClerkQuigley Law Office1991 - 1992
Law internSan Francisco Public Defender's Office1990 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
DTLLLBoard of Directors2010 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2003 - Present
Marin Community Food BankBoard of Directors, President 2007-20092003 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember1998 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember1996 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeN/A1995 - Present
Bar Association of San FranciscoMember1993 - Present
State Bar of Californiamember1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. BonhamCase Dismissed after won suppression motion
People v. VillegasNot Guilty Verdict at Jury Trial
People v Jay CabreraFelony DUI - serious injuries reduced to Misd.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National Highway Traffic Safety AdministrationStandardized Field Sobriety Testing ProgramCertificate of Training Award2003
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of California - Santa BarbaraLawBA - Bachelor of Arts1988
Redwood High SchoolN/AHigh School Diploma1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI DefenseMCLE 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