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Lynn Gorelick

DUI and DWI Attorney at Pleasanton, CA

5.0   58 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 40 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Lynn

Learn Lynn’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    60%
    My practice has been dedicated to the defense of people accused of DUI for over 3o years. I am the President of the California DUI Lawyers Association and have lectured nationwide on issues related to DUI defense. I do a thorough investigation of each case. I am the attorney who will be personally handling your case. I never charge for an initial consultation.

    41 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%

  3. Expungement
    10%

EXPERTLY DEFENDING DUI AND CRIMINAL CASES FOR OVER 40 YEARS WITH PERSONAL ATTENTION. I WILL PERSONALLY HANDLE YOUR CASE. EXPERIENCE MATTERS. I AM THE PAST PRESIDENT OF THE CALIFORNIA DUI LAWYERS ASSOCIATION, A REGENT AND FACULTY MEMBER OF NATIONAL COLLEGE FOR DUI DEFENSE. CALL NOW 925-847-3006 !

Experience matters. I care about my clients.  I have devoted over 40 years to the defense of people charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of drugs and criminal cases.  

My clients are my priority.  I take the time to thorougly investigate all aspects of their cases.  I make myslf available to keep my clients in the loop about what is happening with their cases.  

I have been trained in operation of the breath machines and have done hands on labratory training in the analysis of blood for alcohol and drugs.  I've completed the same Field Sobriety Training course as the police officers.  Knowldge and training in these areas greatly assist my clients in their defense.  

I am the Past President and Specialist member of the California DUI Lawyers Association. I am a Regent, sustaining member and Faculty Member of the National College of DUI Defense.  

I have conducted trainng sessions for the Alameda County Bar Association, the Public Defender's offices in Alameda and San Francisco.  I have lectured at the Mastering Scientific Evidence Conference for the National College of DUI Defense on Blood Testing Errors and Medical Interactions with Alcohol Absorption and Elimination, Ethics and Diversity.  I continue to teach continuing education for attorneys and learn from others in my field.  

My goal is dedicated, thorough, compassionate and aggressive representation for my clients.  Please allow me to assist you, in what can be, a difficult time in your life. 

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2023,2022,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2020 + 4 ...
Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

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Location

Gorelick Law Offices
5900 Hopyard Rd
West Lobby, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA, 94588-3150

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | July 4, 2009
Shes a Great Lawyer!
I am in the process of going to court now and at first I was really worried. After going in and meeting with Lynn a few times I feel a lot more at ease because she really does know her stuff. She knows all the processes and paperwork pieces, after the first meeting I could tell that shes been doing this for quite some time and loves what she does. I had another lawyer at first, but I didnt feel comfortable with him at all. I wasnt going to stop searching for a lawyer till I found one I was completely comfortable with and luckily I was able to find Lynn before haviing to deal with anymore lawyers that just see my case as another paycheck. I was very glad that Lynn took my case and was just as happy to write a review for her. Everyone should know how great she has been to me because people that have situations dont need the added stress of a bad lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2009
TOUGH, SMART, FAIR, PREPARED, EMPATHETIC, COMPETENT — YOU WANT LYNN GORELICK ON YOUR SIDE.
I was panicked, possibly facing a 3rd DUI charge/conviction. My life seemed doomed. I needed an extraordinary attorney to be my advocate. I couldn't take the chance of rolling the dice regarding my future. I interviewed many attorneys and thank God, I found Lynn. I was expecting miracles and believe it or not, she produced miraculous results. Upon first meeting Lynn, I instantly knew that she would fight to the bitter end on my behalf and, she did. Lynn’s commitment to her clients is exemplary. Without hesitation or reservations, I put my complete trust in her and her skills ~ knowing that the results — regardless of what the outcome was — would be the best possible outcome. I have referred cases to Lynn since ~ Lynn understands the confidential nature of her client's cases more than any other attorney with whom I've worked. She obtained extraordinary results for these clients as well. One, a highly political case, was handled with the utmost confidentiality and competence. I was involved in family litigation for over 6 years so I've worked with an army of lawyers ~ Lynn is the best lawyer I've met. I've also went to law school as did my husband, so we were not easy clients as we had our own views and opinions as to how my case should be handled. Lynn was extremely receptive to our input and I felt that my best intersts were always paramount. I have said over and over again, "thank God I found Lynn!" Don't look any further - you have struck gold by finding Lynn.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Attorney who Genuinely Cares for your Well-Being
When the Criminal Justice System and I became entangled do to a driving related matter, Lynn was the masterful guide I needed to shepherd me through. I was clear that she had my well-being at heart, and that was priceless. Thank you Lynn!
Response from Lynn Gorelick October 10, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to send this review. Taking good care of my clients and their needs is my primary goal.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Lynn was wonderful, I recently had my second dui I was devastated, she really took care of it. She got it down to a wet and reckless small fee, 12 hour educational class & no hold on my licenses She is the Best !!
Posted by Larry | September 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI representation
I was an out of state client. Lynn attended all my court dates, provided excellent guidance, support and counsel. Her team was very professional, knowledgeable, and kept me well informed.
Response from Lynn Gorelick January 25, 2024
I appreciate you taking the time to review your experience. I always strive to provide A+ service to my clients.
Posted by Tom | September 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent DUI lawyer
I was dealing with a second DUI when I contacted and hired Lynn. From the first phone call, she showed professionalism, compassion, and more importantly, experience. I can't tell you how comforting it is to have someone as seasoned as Lynn on your side when you're dealing with such a stressful situation. She handled every step of my case, and saved me countless trips to court while we worked through issues with the blood test. And her fees were more than fair given her experience. In the end, I felt confident that we got the best outcome possible given the circumstances. Lynn is a class act. Edit: Oct 2021 - Called Lynn again looking to clear up my record (two DUIs and some little alcohol related issues). Sure enough, a month later, got the court orders dismissing all former convictions. I've got a clean slate.
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Posted by D. | April 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DISMISSAL OF RESTITUTION CLAIM
Lynn successfully got a large restitution claim against me completely dismissed. Her ability to analyze the weakness of the claim as well as her unsurpassed capability in negotiating with court authorities and related personnel achieved the dismissal. When you interact with Lynn you tap into her vast experience in dealing with Bay Area Superior Courts that includes experience in working with a vast array of court personnel. She also will put your mind at ease by working with you and explaining the intricacies of litigation. You are fully validated when putting your trust in her.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
One Amazing Attorney - PRICELESS!
Lynn is an incredible person, which is what makes her an incredible attorney, She truly cares about her clients as people, not pay checks! I cannot thank her enough for her care, commitment, thoroughness, and true professionalism! She truly saved my life, and words cannot adequately express my gratitude!
Posted by Rheya | November 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer!
I am SO very grateful I found Lynn to be on my side in one of the hardest times of my life. From the beginning, she made me feel confident in her skills and that I would not be alone through every step- and I wasn’t! The combination of her compassionate attitude and extensive knowledge of the court system makes her one of a kind. I was absolutely blown away by what she was able to do for me and so pleased by the outcome! Many many thanks Lynn you are truly a life saver.
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Response from Lynn Gorelick December 10, 2019
Thank you very much for your review. I am pleased with the result ! Take good care and it was my pleasure working with you.
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!!
DUI --> DRY RECKLESS! Yes you read it right. After getting arrested for DUI I was completely devastated. Further talking to attorneys across Bay Area was one heck of an experience to hire right attorney until I reached out to Lynn. Lynn is very professional, caring and has a clear thought process on how she handles a case. In addition to my case, I had a big personal life event waiting round the corner and also a possible immigration consequence if convicted of DUI. The whole situation was a mess and I had no idea what to do. Lynn comforted me and initially also made efforts to expedite the case if I wanted to meet my personal life event. She constantly kept me updated as the case progressed and pointed me to right immigration attorneys as needed. Lynn aggressively negotiated with DA to get me best possible outcome. Thank you Lynn so much :)
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best decision
I was arrested for a DUI and was in fear of losing my medical professional license. After reading many good reviews , I decided to go with Gorelick Law Office. Lynn and Theresa worked countless hours for me, provided continuous clear communication and preserved the status of my professional & drivers license. Best decision following the worst decision I ever made. If you're in a similar situation , I would absolutely consult Gorelick Law Office before making another bad decision.
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Posted by Jose | February 19, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Commercial License DUI Expert
I meant to write this review a week ago, my experience hiring Lynn and Theresa was the best decision. I looked them up on Google and their 5 star reviews convinced me. I have a commercial license and was stopped on my car. I got a wet reckless conviction in court and no license suspension from dmv. Lynn is definitely really experienced and I was so amazed how they have constant communication with you on everything! And so much patience with all my questions. I will definitely recommend them. Thank you again for everything.
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Posted by Ricardo | January 25, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best of the best.
Lynn Gorelick was super helpful with my case. Professional and highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lynn is EXCEPTIONAL
As a college student, I truly felt that my future mentality, success, and overall life were at risk after getting arrested for a DUI. Lynn was able to bring not only the DUI charge down to reckless driving, but she ALSO got my DMV case set aside. I wholeheartedly recommend attorney Lynn Gorelick for legal representation. She was able to achieve outcomes far beyond my expectations. The dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment that I felt from her throughout the entire process was unmatched! I seriously could not have asked for better results than what I received with Lynn. I am forever grateful and absolutely cannot recommend Lynn enough.
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Posted by Louie | October 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you very much Lynn and Teresa!
Before my birthday,I was doing charity event for the kids,heading back to Hayward from South Bay,just because I was tired,wanna go home and take a shower asap,got pulled over for speeding and falsely arrested me for DUI and the CHP made up story on my report. Never gotten so upset and such disappointed in my whole life,I used to donated money for CHP but not anymore after they falsely arrested me. I found Lynn and Teresa because of their professionalism and customer service,I believed the Justice of America,you can’t put innocent citizens in jail,they helped me collect the evidence and showing me love and support,never more than that and I highly recommended Lynn gorelick,she is the best of the best hands down. Thank you very very much Gorelick law firm.
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Posted by Sam | May 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic lawyer gave our son a new start
When our son got two DUIs in two different counties Lynn kept him out of jail got one of the charges reduced. She was able to work with the DAs office in both counties and the DMV to correct a mistake another lawyer made. He avoided having to get an IID or do the 18 month DUI school. She also gave him great personal advice. He just got his unrestricted license back . She is very well known and respected by the judiciary as well as DAs offices which helps. Saved him lots of money in fines and serious potential restitution. Great lawyer. Hiring her was the best decision we could have made.
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Posted by Miles | March 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable and Caring Lawyer
Very thorough with shepherding my case thru the legal process, including negotiating down the initial plea deal offer from the DA. She and Teresa (her paralegal) quickly responded to all my questions, and even assisted me with some aspects of my case beyond the scope of our initial agreement.
Posted by Leonard | March 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My Full Appreciation To Gorelick Law Offices
Greetings, If you are reading this, it is because you are in need of counsel, and wondering if Gorelick Law Offices is the right team to guide you through an extremely difficult time. Please read on it is my sincere thanks to Lynn and Teresa of Gorelick Law Offices which I am sharing with you: Hello Lynn and Teresa, I am extremely grateful to you both for leading the way with my recent court and DMV case and carrying me through a very stressful life situation. You stuck by me every step of the way, through all these worrisome months, with professional representation, direct communication, and knowledgeable guidance. As a result: I am starting a new chapter in life, I am moving on, and I am motivated. This is all due to your work ethic, your attention to detail, and your admirable assurance in the courtroom. Your decades of working together and networking throughout the court system brought my case to a comforting closure and again, I write today to express my gratitude for your help and service. In closing, I'm sure there are many skills that law school doesn't teach you, however Lynn and Teresa, you possess the real skills that count which got me through this trying time; a keen vigilance for my overall well-being and a passion for the law. Best regards, L. Flynn
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Posted by Ariana | October 9, 2022
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Lynn 10 out of 10
Lynn is a miracle worker! Last year I was in a very low place and made some troubling decisions. Luckily I made the smart decision in hiring Lynn to get me through it! I thought my DUI would permanently limit the rest of my life— but over the course of a year Lynn has secured an amazing outcome. She let me know I was in good hands and guided me through the process. She was easily accessible and I was sent updates with any new information about my case. She managed to get me the minimum consequences for my charges. Lynn and her team were empathetic to my situation and zealous in their advocacy. I am forever grateful for the amazing work she put in on my behalf and the care she took with my case. I cannot recommend a better DUI lawyer!
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Response from Lynn Gorelick October 10, 2022
Ariana: I has been a pleasure helping you with your case. I am very very pleased with the outcome. I know that things will only get better for you.
Posted by Sima | September 24, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
I contacted Lynn when my son was stopped and charged with DUI in April 2021. From day one of my call with her to just a couple of days ago when everything was resolved Lynn and her office members especially Teresa Vickers were simply awesome and made me feel comfortable as they knew what they were up against and what needed to be done. My son did not have to attend any court hearings and Lynn took care of the entire process and kept us informed every step of the way. Couple of times I called the to understand a few things and immediately everything was explained clearly so I knew what was going on. Anytime anyone needs a DUI lawyer Lynn is the person to go to. Awesome lawyer who knows and take care of everything she says she will. She even was ok with my payment to her in installments. I cannot thank enough how she handled the case and helped. Very grateful to have found her and her team. I am so glad I went to her for my son's case and came out clean. Thank You Lynn.
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Response from Lynn Gorelick October 10, 2022
Thank you Sima. I am pleased that I was able to secure such a favorable outcome for your son. It is always a pleasure to assist my clients.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Allan Gorelick
  • 1984 - Present

Education

  • Hastiings College of the Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Yordamlis v. Zolin 11 Cal.App.4th 655
  • Successful appeal on DMV suspension

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors Officer
  • 1995 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2004 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyer
  • Alameda Newspaper Group
  • 1995
  • Best Lawyer
  • Alameda Newspaper Group
  • 1994
  • Best Lawyer
  • Alameda Newspaper Group
  • 1993
  • Best Lawyer
  • Alameda Newspaper Group
  • 1992
  • Best Lawyer
  • Alameda Newspaper Group
  • 1991
  • Best Lawyer
  • Alameda Newspaper Group
  • 1990
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Publications

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Trial Tip
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • The DUI and the DMV
  • How the DMV and DUI Consequences Interact
  • 2009
  • Women Lawyers Association
  • Department of Motor Vehicles Actions
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (38)
Given (38)
Endorse Lynn
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the Bay Area's best. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would endorse Lynn for any client in need of DUI representation. Her dedication to learning all she can about the entire DUI process is unparalleled. I would highly recommend her."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Lynn for anyone looking for premier representation in a DUI matter. She has the knowledge, experience and intellect to get the best result possible."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. As a former judge, magistrate and prosecutor over the past 24 years, I can tell you that she is an exemplary attorney. I would recommend anyone and everyone for her services. There is no better decision that you could make."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lynne for about twenty years. I have referred clients to her, including several of my "former students" as I used to teach high school in Fremont, California, but I know live/practice in the Sacramento area. I have also referred a relative to Lynn and I have always received positive feedback about Lynn from those referrals. I attend workshops for DUI/DMV law on a regular basis and I don't think that I have ever attended one where Lynn was not present. She is a very warm, supportive person and is also an excellent attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lynn is one of the nicest and smartest people you'll ever meet in this business. She is experienced and gets the best results for her clients. She is always willing to help fellow attorneys and is the "go to" attorney that other attorneys turn to with questions. I endorse Lynn with no reservations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lynn is phenomenal. She's experienced, kind, and gets the best results for her clients. I have yet to meet one person who does not love Lynn. She mentors other attorneys and is always willing to share her ideas on how to deal with tough cases. I would not hesitate to hire her as my attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Gorelick is one of the leading DUI lawyers in California. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lynn is very knowledgeable about DUI Defense and is always willing to share her insights with fellow attorneys. I wholeheartedly endorse her work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Gorelick is a nationally known and highly regarded skilled trial advocate whose tireless efforts on behalf of the citizen among us who has been accused of a crime has earned her the many endorsements and accolades that one can read here. However, they understate her true value and worth in this field of criminal defense. I can attest to her reputation, knowledge, experience and trustworthiness. I gladly give her my highest form of endorsement. You will too."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Ms. Gorelick is incredibly knowledgeable in California DUI Law. Consequently she is an accomplished and ferocious litigator. If you are charged with DUI/DWI, you want her at your side!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Gorelick is a hard-working and effective advocate."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know this attorney through my work with Virginia Landry. Lynn is one of the best and brightest lawyers in the Bay Area. I have met her at a number of DUI conferences and know that she constantly strives to do the best for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lynn is not just brilliant (and she is). Lynn knows how to work with people. She gets cases dismissed ... I don't know how sometimes. She knows the facts inside and out and she knows your case inside and out. I go to her for questions in her areas of specialization and I get answers that I rely on. I can't trust many other attorneys to that level but I trust Lynn. Dan Horowitz"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Gorelick because she always spends the time reviewing the small details to get her clients the best results that can be obtained. In her 26 years of being a criminal defense lawyer, she has never lost a trial in a case where her client was charged with a DUI refusal. Never!!! That is an outstanding result. Ms. Gorelick's concern for obtaining the best results for her clients can be seen in the courthouse hallways when you see her clients thanking her for helping and representing them, and I have seen that. Presently, Ms. Gorelick is a leader in the largest California DUI defense organization the California DUI Lawyer's Association (CDLA), and as I write this, she is the Vice President of the CDLA. It is just a matter of time this excellent lawyer will become President. What more could you ask for when seeking a lawyer to represent you in your criminal charge of DUI. Lawyers seek her advise, and you would be well advised to hire her to represent you. I would!!!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor

Lynn earned significant contribution points in 2012.

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Pleasanton DUI and DWI Lawyer Lynn Gorelick
Lynn Gorelick
DUI and DWI Attorney
Pleasanton, CA
Licensed for 40 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available