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Hudson Thomas Bair

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Hudson T. Bair, a California native, went to law school at Golden Gate School of Law located in San Francisco, California. He graduated in 1994 and was admitted to the California Bar in December of that same year. Following graduation, he worked on behalf of individuals injured by work-related contact with asbestos. While representing these individuals he became acutely aware of medical issues relating to lungs, specifically impaired lung function due to asbestos and other occupational causes. That interest led him to the area of breath testing, specifically breath testing for the presence of alcohol. In 1997, he joined with Bruce Kapsack to form one of the top defense firms in California, focusing exclusively on defense of driving under the influence charges.\Mr. Bair has continued to focus on driving under the influence cases. As a member of the Association of California Deuce Defenders and the National College of DUI Defense, he frequently attends training sessions presented by these organizations.


To further his skills and training, Mr. Bair has also achieved certification as a Drug Recognition Screener. This very specialized training significantly elevates the chances for success in cases where alcohol is not the suspected cause of the driver's impairment.


In June of 2000, Mr. Bair received certification as an Instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety testing (SFST). Completing a rigorous, forty-hour training session that included both classroom and practical training in the proper administration and use of SFST's.


Mr. Bair knows that his continued emphasis on education in the area of DUI defense strengthens his skills at negotiation and trial. Knowledge of the latest issues with regard to breath and blood testing, friendships with many of the top state and national defense attorneys and hard work are the best tools for a successful outcome to your case.


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Contact info

Kapsack and Bair

2100 Embarcadero, Ste. 202
Oakland, CA, 94606

Kapsack and Bair

2033 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA, 95110

Kapsack and Bair

303 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA, 94065

Kapsack and Bair

2121 North California Blvd
Suite 290
Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

Kapsack and Bair

795 Folsom Street
San Francisco, CA, 94107


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%



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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
CertificationInstructor in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing2000
CertificationDrug Recognition Screener1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerKapsack and Bair, LLP1997 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseSustaining Member2006 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember1999 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1994 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember1998 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
P. v TeresiDismissed following suppression hearing
P. v. SmithDismissed
P. v. ArguelloReduced to "wet" reckless, No Jail, No house arrest
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Publication nameTitleDate
Scientific Evidence in California Criminal CasesEvidence of Alcohol Intoxication2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
National College for DUI DefenseN/AN/A2006
National College for DUI DefenseN/AN/A2005
National College for DUI DefenseN/AN/A2004
National College for DUI DefenseN/AN/A2003
National College for DUI DefenseN/AN/A2002
National College for DUI DefenseN/AN/A2001
National College for DUI DefenseN/AN/A2000
National College for DUI DefenseN/AN/A1999
National College for DUI DefenseN/AN/A1998
Golden Gate University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of UtahN/AN/AN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
San Francisco Family Lawyer GroupHow to tell whether your client is on drugs2009
Defending the Intoxicated DriverEthics and DUI Defense2002
Surviving Prop. 65Survival Tools for Getting the Best Settlement2001
Defending SFST'sDiscovery in DUI Cases1999