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I will fight to protect your future despite whatever mistakes you've made or whatever mistakes made by others have impacted you.   I believe  that without a zealous and passionate defense, the presumption of innocence is meaningless.  I never give up fighting for my clients and I never let prosecutors forget that.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
    23 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    23 years



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  • Francis Richard Cole

    Nan and I have worked the same courts for more than ten years. She is awesome.


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Contact info

Nan L. Bucknell, Attorney at Law

1010 W Taylor St
San Jose, CA, 95126-1851


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Associatioin2015
Clients' Choice Award 2015AVVO2015
Top 10 Northern CA AttorneysAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Clients' Choice Award 2014AVVO2014
Clients' Choice Award 2013AVVO2013
Clients' Choice Award 2012AVVO2012
Emery Law Scholarship WinnerSanta Clara University Law School1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Nan L Bucknell1994 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyers AssociationCriminal Defense Specialty Assn2015 - Present
California DUI Attorneys AssnAttorney Member2014 - Present
Business Network InternationalAttorney Member2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Boy Scouts of AmericaAdult Member2002 - Present
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1993 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member1993 - Present
Supreme Court of CaliforniaAttorney Member1993 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of CaliforniaAttorney Member1993 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Law Offices of NLBClient's Presentence Interview With Probation: The Golden Rules2009
Law Offices of NLBThe Golden Rules For Surviving on Probation2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Santa Clara University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoBusiness - Information SystemsBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Academic Excellence Awards BanquetFinding Your Life's Path2006