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I am Board-Certified by the National College for DUI Defense (as approved by the American Bar Association), and have 30 years of experience in defending professionals and others charged with DUI.  I handle cases throughout the Bay Area as well as Placer and Eldorado Counties (Lake Tahoe).  I co-author the two-volume treatise, "California Drunk Driving Law," and serve as a Regent with the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD).  I am the Editor-in-Chief of the NCDD Journal.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 100%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Peter John Marek

    I endorse Paul burglin author of the two book treatise "California drunk driving law". A scholar. teacher, mentor to many of us. Not just any DUI lawyer but a " certified Specialist " who has an enviable track record defending DUI clients. KUDOS


    Peter Marek Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • John Joseph VanDervoort

    Paul literally wrote the "bible" on dui law for lawyers. He is one if not THEE most knowledgeable and well known dui attorneys in the State of California and USA. I have been a DUI lawyer 42 years and I aspire to be as close a second to Paul as possible.


    John VanDervoort DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


999 Fifth Avenue, Suite 350
San Rafael, CA, 94901


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certification in DUI DefenseNational College for DUI Defense2007
A-V RatedMartindale-Hubbell2000
Certificate of Achievement - Borkenstein CourseIndiana University1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CEO/PresidentBURGLIN LAW OFFICES, P.C.1985 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseRegent2008 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember1997 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1985 - Present
Marin County Bar AssociationMember1985 - Present
Marin County Bar AssociationChairman2004 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
NCDD JournalCase Law Updates & Analysis2015
The Champion magazineMitigating The Monster2014
California Drunk Driving Law - James PublishingBook2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gonzaga University School of LawLawN/A1984
University of California - BerkeleyN/AN/A1980
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Las VegasMitigating The Monster2014
NCDD Winter Session 2010Culturing Trial Pearls In Rough Seas2010
DUI Defense Practice InstituteWinning Over A Jury In A DUI Case2010
New DUI Laws & Strategies 2009New DUI Laws and Defense Strategies2009
CDLA Annual SeminarCase Law and Statutory Update2006