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Boris Bindman

Criminal defense Attorney at Walnut Creek, CA

4.7   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2016
    Status
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Boris Bindman began his career in criminal defense at the Solano County Public Defender's Office after graduating with honors from Washington and Lee School of Law and UCLA. Mr. Bindman sharpened his skills through exposure to a vast and varied caseload as a Deputy Public Defender for Lassen County and later as an associate at the Maas Law Offices before founding The Law Offices of Boris Bindman. Mr. Bindman's defense experience ranges from petty offenses to violent crimes, including Driving Under the Influence & Reckless Driving, Resisting Arrest & Reckless Evading, Vandalism, Assault & Battery, Mayhem, Assault & Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Battery on a Spouse or Intimate Partner, Child Cruelty, Domestic Violence, Restraining Order Violations, Sexual Assault & Sexual Battery, Criminal Threats, Robbery, Burglary, Drug Possession and Possession for Sale, Marijuana Cultivation & Transportation, Fish and Game Violations, Gun & Firearm Offenses, Identity Theft, Forgery, and Embezzlement.
 
Mr. Bindman's extensive experience includes representing juvenile and adult clients in Pretrial Proceedings, Jury Trials, Court Trials, Administrative Hearings, Plea Bargaining, Motions to Suppress, Motions to Dismiss, Motions to Quash a Warrant, Sentencing Hearings, Probation Violation Hearings, Appeals, Writs, and Post-Conviction Relief & Expungements (Sealing Arrest(s), Dismissing Past Convictions, Reducing Felonies to Misdemeanors, Certificates of Rehabilitation & Pardons). 
 
Boris has devoted himself to a career in criminal defense and fighting for the rights of the accused—a passion emanating from being erroneously arrested at age thirteen due to a misidentification. Being intimately aware of the kind of stress and fear a criminal accusation causes in one's life, Boris  isn't afraid to stand up for his clients and fight with integrity to vindicate their rights. 
 
The Law Offices of Boris Bindman is proud to represent clients in federal and state courts throughout the Greater Bay Area, including San Francisco County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Solano County, Napa County, San Mateo County, Marin County, and Santa Clara County.
 

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Location

The Law Offices of Boris Bindman
1801 Oakland Blvd., Suite 370
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best of the best criminal defense attorney!
Boris is not only one of the best, but the best of the best defense attorney in the SF Bay Area, perhaps the whole country! Boris helped me get my case dismissed where I was the reporting party of a stalking neighbor with possible ties to Hamas or other terrorists. When I reported them to the police, they reversed it against me and prosecuted me as the terrorist. "In an insane world, it is the sane who is called crazy."
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Posted by anonymous | November 28, 2023
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Mr. Bindman worked hard for me
I was referred to Mr. Bindman from a prominent Attorney & I’m extremely satisfied with the results Mr. Bindman was able to provide. He worked very hard for me , was very professional & exemplifies great character & compassion.
Posted by Peter | November 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Mr. Bindman is a talented criminal defence attorney. Not only is he skilled with interpreting evidence and facts, he has a talent for reading people and anticipating needs. Mr. Bindman cares about the well being of his clients and devotes his time to winning your case. I'm thankful Mr. Bindman was able to get me justice. I highly recommend his services and talents!
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Posted by Dave | November 8, 2023
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Let Boris set you free
Case dismissed. Like it never happened. What more can you ask for? I’ll tell you. Boris and I met for the first time at the lowest point in my life - in a jail cell on Christmas Day. Yes, you read that correctly. He showed up when no one else would. He was my counsel for the better part of a year and during that time he made it his mission to get the best possible outcome - Not guilty, no arrest record, and he fought diligently on my behalf so I didn’t have to. Beyond that, it’s clear that Boris loves and is passionate about both his clients and the law itself. I was not always an easy client to work with, and this man didn’t break a sweat. True professional, great guy, and I would recommend him to any family member or friend (or internet stranger) that needs an ally in their moment of need. If you’re reading this, than I wish you the best of luck to you in your situation - but with this man in your corner, you won’t need it. Five stars.
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Posted by Heather | June 6, 2023
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Client
Two words life saver. I am more than grateful I hired Boris to handle my case. I was looking at a serious dui charge and he helped me out a lot. He worked with me with payments and really seemed to have a heart for the business. Walked me thru case step by step. Spoke to me with patience and understanding. I appreciate his help a lot and now don’t have to worry about dui charge on my record. Was more than a pleasure to work with. I recommend Boris for anyone worried about dui case or not wanting to do it alone. He is professional and beyond helpful.
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Posted by Fox | July 7, 2022
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Boris the life saver !
Where should I even start. My case was so complicated that not only would I have gone to Jail but I would have lost my Immigration status too since my Green card was still pending. Boris made sure we get an immigration safe plea with almost zero custody time and no sexual offender registry(which would have basically destroyed my life and career) He worked so hard for me talking to the D.A. and making sure we get the best plea. He is the most knowledgeable and patient attorney you can find. That focuses on the smallest thing that could make a huge difference. For me is an Angel sent by god because I owe my life to this man. Work with him and you’ll know what I am talking about
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Posted by anonymous | June 11, 2021
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Justice!
Boris is the man! He got me the justice I deserved on a twisted case where I was pinned against for self defense from a violent intruder. A mess of a situation it was from uninvited trouble that entered my life and landed me in trouble. Unfair to say the least. I met Boris over the phone had every question answered and was given a clear path of what to expect. He handled everything professionally and timely without having me step foot outside. Now fast forward few months later, I got everything dismissed! As always, truth wins.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2020
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Boris is the best criminal defense attorney to fight for you
I have done extensive research before I found Boris, he is one of the best lawyers in the Bay Area and I highly recommend him to fight for you. He is not only the sharpest, but also devoted to win your case. Boris helped me to resolve an incredibly complicated restraining order case. It turned out that I made the best decision in finding Boris. From the initial consultation, I was impressed with Boris’s brilliant advice and smart strategies in winning this case. He knows the law very well, extremely easy to talk to, take time to listen, made lots of efforts reading and researching my case. There were several surprise turns in my case, but throughout the 3 months that he worked with me, he was responsive, always on my side and patiently guided me every single step of way on what to do. I may be the 100th client who say he’s genuinely caring. Many times he went above and beyond for my case. Lastly, we went through a week long difficult back and forth mediation. Boris’s work and advice are game changer, which lead me to where I am now, finally resolving one of the most complicated restraining order cases, making the impossible possible. If you're looking for a great criminal defense lawyer, help with restraining orders, give Boris a shot, rest assure that you’re in good hands.
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Posted by Jaeer | October 5, 2020
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Juvenile assistance
Boris was available to help us with a perfect combination of compassion and professionalism. while we felt others we approached tried to sell their services, his attitude stood out in its integrity. Thank You, Boris!
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Knowledgeable, Personable, Honest, & Caring
Trying to find a lawyer, specially a Criminal Defense lawyer, can be daunting and overwhelming. I found Boris in the recommended lawyers section of the Nolo Press website when I needed help with a domestic violence case. From the first phone consultation I felt that he was not only very professional and knowledgeable, but also honest, caring, and non-judgmental. He walked me through the entire process and gave me an honest opinion about what I could expect. I had many questions throughout the process, and he was very patient and made me feel at ease. My case was dismissed. About a year and a half later I contacted Boris again to try and get my arrest record sealed, as well as a previous DUI arrest record from 15 years ago. Again, Boris walked me through the entire process and gave me an honest opinion about the outcome. It all worked out great for me and it took a lot less time than I expected. I fully trust Boris and recommend him 100%.
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Posted by John | January 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Boris is the Best!!!
Boris continually "moved mountains" on my behalf. Not just with recent charges 2018 charges that he got reduced and expunged; but more so with the initial case from 2001 which resulted in the 2018 charges. To this day he is still eager and willing to help with any questions or concerns related to these matters. I could not be more satisfied with Boris and the service he provides.
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Posted by Joseph | December 17, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Boris is the real deal!
This was my 1st time seeking legal advice and he did an amazing job explaining everything I need to know in handling my situation. He even met with me after hours on two separate occasions which no other lawyer offered to do. He was nice, personable, and had a great personality. Boris really seemed to care about helping me in a tough situation which I really appreciated. I'm very satisfied with his services and I highly recommend.
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
I have nothing but positive things to say about Boris. Starting from the initial phone call and all the way through the proceedings, he was a pleasure to work with. My co-worker and I were calling around a few criminal defense lawyers after getting pulled over in alameda county. Ultimately my coworker was arrested and taken to jail. From the start the situation didn’t seem right. After she was released we started calling different attorneys and ultimately Boris was recommended to us. He seemed personable, down to earth, and like he cared about what happened. First impressions make a huge difference and Boris definitely left a great one. The whole process lasted about 6 months and the case was dismissed! If you’re looking for a great criminal defense lawyer, give Boris a shot. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Stephen | August 14, 2018
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Bindman's a star!
Boris Bindman handled a hearing for me with the Labor Commissioner. He was engaged, attentive, and thoroughly prepared. I know he gave me the best legal representation possible.
Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Go elsewhere!!!
If I can leave no stars, I would. Let me first start off by saying this. Boris Bindman will show his willingness and eagerness to help you with your legal issues. He will also show you that he cares sooo much about you. All is an act! Once he has your money, he will ghost you, not respond to your calls and voicemail on his office and cell phone, ignore your texts, as well as emails. He just disappears. Leaves you out in the cold, defenseless. The man doesn't care about your case, only the money. If you want a lawyer whose passionate about your case, willing to help you, is professional, Boris Bindman is NOT the one. Take your money elsewhere. There are many other lawyers that won't treat you wrong. I will be filing a complaint with the Ca Bar. Those of you out there that he has screwed over, there is help. File your complaint at link. https://www.calbar.ca.gov/public/complaints-claims/how-to-file-a-complaint Also check his reviews on Yelp.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Boris Bindman
  • 2018 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Lassen County Public Defender
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Maas Law Offices
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • Solano County Public Defender
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Student Attorney
  • Washington and Lee Criminal Justice Clinic
  • 2015 - 2016
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Education

  • Washington & Lee Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2011

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Charles M.
  • Motion to Suppress Granted & Case Dismissed

Associations

  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States District Court, Northern District of California
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • California Public Defender Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • California Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • Public Interest Fellowship
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • 2016
  • Washington and Lee Law Review
  • Lead Online Editor
  • 2016
  • Burks Scholar Legal Writing Teaching Fellow
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • 2016
  • Appellate Advocacy Competition Finalist
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law
  • 2015
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Speaking Engagements

  • Access to Justice Presentation for the Legal Clinic at the University of Tirana School of Law in Tirana, Albania
  • The American Jury System
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Boris is a skilled lawyer who keeps up to date on current changes in California and federal laws. He serves his clients well and is respected by local prosecutors and judges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Trust him with your life, he won't disappoint. He cares about his clients and he will work harder than most attorneys you'll ever meet."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Boris is an immensely talented and creative litigator. I could not endorse him more highly!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bindman is aggressive, hard-working, intelligent and truly cares about his clients. I would not hesitate to hire him."
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Walnut Creek Criminal defense Lawyer Boris Bindman
Boris Bindman
Criminal defense Attorney
Walnut Creek, CA
Licensed for 7 years
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