5.0 stars 126 totalReview Mark Blair
Posted by Brandon
Mark helped me get through a very difficult time. He was professional, patient, and thorough. I would highly recommend using his services.
Posted by Manish
Mark was of a great help to me to get my DUI case handled without much of my involvement. He is a very knowledgeable and well informed lawyer and was always prompt in answering any queries/doubts I had.
Being an international, I was very nervous at the beginning but with Mark's detailed analysis of the case and my options and his plan of actions, I had a sigh of relief and at the end things worked out very well in my favor.
Posted by anonymous
Meets all expectations, previous reviews tell the entire story. Don't expect him to hold your hand and tell you everything will be ok, but do expect to receive the best result any lawyer could achieve. He took care of everything from the DMV hearing (reducing my hard suspension to 10 days), to appearing in court on my behalf multiple times. This was my first DUI (BAC 1.2). He showed up to court brought me in front of the judge immediately and managed to get the charge reduced to a "wet and reckless." 3 month Driving class and 900$ fine, thats it. He even helps you with insurance so you don't get hit with insane premiums. He is a bit hard to reach personally by phone but If you have concerns email him and he will respond to you within a day. This guys your best shot guaranteed, and worth every penny.
Posted by Tony
I made a poor decision to drive my car after a few adult beverages. Long story short, I was arrested for DUI. I was totally coherent, aware, alert, however, the police officers decided to arrest me, even after I passed my FSTs.
After my release, I contacted several attorneys to seek advice and get price quotes. Mr. Blair promptly returned my call and listened as I explained what happened. He asked me several questions regarding the circumstances of the incident. Unlike other lawyers that I spoke to later. He also asked about who I was, my history, my record, and if I thought I should have been in that situation. He didn't treat me like someone who was looking for a way out. He was kind, understanding and genuinely wanted to help me. Yet, after listening to some co-workers, I tried to secure a different lawyer. I was told this other lawyer would be much better, but after getting the run-around for almost a month, I called Mr. Blair once more. He remembered who I was and what he quoted me and was still eager to help.
After learning what my financial situation was, Mr. Blair established a payment plan for me and got right to work on my case. Any information or evidence he received was immediately sent to me at my home for review. After he reviewed the police reports, blood test results, breath test results, and my explanation, he was able to convince the district attorneys not to file charges against me. This was solely because of his extensive knowledge in blood alcohol content. He knew that when the officers pulled me over my content was lower than the limit. With that information in his hand, he was able to fight on and convince the Department of Motor Vehicles not to suspend my license.
When I decided to hire Mr. Blair, he told me what his plans were. He did exactly what he said and because of that, I will definitely be keeping his information on file. His name will be recommended to anyone in need of his services.
Posted by Alex
I was referred to Mark by a friend who had recently obtained a DUI earlier in the year and had already completed the whole process that one goes through when arrested for such a thing. I called his office as soon as I could and while he was not available in his office, he returned my phone call on his cell phone within the hour. I could tell he was extremely knowledgeable and experienced in handling DUI cases the moment we started conversing on the phone and hired him on the spot, despite the fact that I had several other lawyers on my to call list. It did not matter as not only was Mark able to reduce my charge down to a Wet Reckless for me, he was also able to convince the DMV to forego the hard suspension of my license. Needless to say, I felt reassured by his calm and collected demeanor throughout the entire ordeal. Mark is reliable, punctual, and very easy to reach. I felt that I was getting a bargain with his fixed rates, and compared to some of my colleagues experiences with their attorneys, I they share my sentiment.
There is a reason why Mark is highly rated on Avvo. I suggest he is the first person you call if you ever get a DUI in the Bay Area.
Posted by Tony
I wanted to leave a review for two reasons. First, I truly believe Mark did a fantastic job with my DUI case and deserved an honorable mention. And second, to HELP any of you that may be looking for a high quality DUI lawyer to decide on the RIGHT lawyer. I was charged with my DUI in Aug of 2012. Starting that time and up to my trial in Jan of 2013 Mark (and his support staff) handled my case with the highest levels of professionalism. He was clear in his communication, always available when I had questions, kept me thoroughly informed of the entire process (with both DMV and court proceedings), shifted court dates to support a very busy personal and professional schedule, and sympathetic during this very difficult time. Sadly to say, this was my 2nd DUI and the second time I secured a lawyer to handle my case. In comparison to the previous lawyer, Mark was more effective and thorough than my first lawyer and cost me less money.
The truth is, he is NOT a miracle worker; nor would he claim that he is. What he does well is leverage his understanding of the law AND personal relationships with court judges, DA’s, and other court staff to ensure you end up with the best results possible; and that’s all you can really ask for in a good lawyer. Might I retain him to defend me if I was charge in Oregon or Florida? Probably not as he does not have the same level of relationship in those areas. But I hardly think there’s a better networked lawyer in the Santa Clara County and/or the San Jose area. Mark is deifnitley the who’s who’s of lawyers in San Jose. In the end, what prompted me to write this review is simply…”would I pay my money and have him defend me again if needed?” The answer is a definitely yes!
Hopefully you’re not reading this review. Hopefully you’ll never need Mark’s services. But if you’re looking for a great DUI lawyer in the San Jose area, you would be making a huge mistake not going with Mark Blair. For the service you get compared for the fee you will pay, you simply cannot beat his value.
Good luck and gods speed.
Posted by Nicole
I recently really messed up. I got a second DUI with an accident and a BAC of .29 while still on probabtion for my first one. I was pretty scared so I decided to hire Mike Blair as my lawyer, and I would be in jail right now if I hadn't. I don't know how he did it but my penalties were less than my first DUI (except for the 18 month DUI program and loss of license, but I don't believe there was anything that could have been done about that).
Mark always answered my emails very quickly and kept me at ease through a very troubling time. His rate is also more than reasonable considering the work he is able to do.
I don't even want to think about what the outcome of my case would have been if I hadn't hired Mark Blair, I would recommend him with no hesitations to anyone who gets a DUI
Posted by Chinh
I blew a high BAC of .15 roadside, and Mark Blair was able to help me get a reduce fine of "wet and reckless."Mr. Blair also greatly helped with my DMV license being suspended. I highly recommend this Attorney Blair.
Posted by Todd
I am very happy that I chose Mark Blair as my lawyer for my DUI case. It was much more complicated than I had imagined, and he was fantastic in making sure I understood everything, at each step. Whether by phone or by email, he communicated clearly and answered all my questions. He told me everything I needed to do in order to best prepare myself for the court appearance, to optimize my chances of a favorable outcome. And when it came down to it, my outcome was as good as I had dared to hope. On top of his thorough knowledge of DUI law, I feel that his professional working knowledge of the Alameda County Court system was also helpful in my case. I have told my friends that I know who can help them, if they ever wind up in a situation like I did.
Posted by Jennifer
I would highly recommend Attorney Mark Blair!!
From our 1st phone call he has been kind, very knowledgeable and able to explain the law, procedures, & protocol with exemplary skill. He's always keeping me informed, and recommends the best advice. I had never had a DUI before, But he & his staff have held my hand and guided me wisely so far. He was able to bring my DUI down to a Wet and Reckless in court. We still have the hearing with the DMV coming soon, and I have no doubt he will do his best to help me attain a restricted drivers license verses any hard suspension as my business requires me to drive and i would face severe financial challenges and possible loss of clients if a Hard suspension is issued.
The Bottom Line is if you are facing a DUI Call Mark Blair! I did interview several other attorneys and Mark was the most knowledgeable and had the best "bedside" Manor.