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Nancy Lee Bucknell

DUI and DWI Attorney at San Jose, CA

4.8   110 reviews

also known as Nan L Bucknell

  • Licensed for 30 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Nancy

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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.

Location

Nan L. Bucknell, Attorney at Law
1010 W Taylor St
San Jose, CA, 95126-1851

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Pamela | March 18, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Multiple DUI lawyer
I was with another lawyer who never contacted me and was just taking my money, a friend recommended Nan and she went above and beyond to help me with my case! I highly recommend her for anyone that needs help!
Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2024
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The Lawyer you have been searching for
I highly recommend this criminal defense lawyer. She is outstanding, genuinely caring about her clients. Her direct approach and no-nonsense attitude save time and get results. Some might find her upfront style a bit blunt, but it's a testament to her honesty. With extensive experience and abundant resources, she's tough, knowledgeable, and not to be underestimated. She is always available and easy to get a hold of. I am grateful for her service. Trust her – she knows what she's doing. I was interviewing lawyers for my case and she immediately stood out. She fought so I do not get jail time and she made it happen. Thank you, Nan!
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Posted by Lora | February 22, 2024
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5 Star Attorney!
I've had the opportunity to work with Nan over the years , & I have to say that she is an amazing attorney & more importantly, human being. She truly cares about the outcomes of her clients & I'm so grateful to have found her. She's detailed-oriented, attentive, always responsive, she fights for her clients, & gets the utmost best outcomes. Her fees are more than reasonable with the amount of time & effort she puts forth - she has always gone above & beyond to help those in need. I highly recommend Nan & will recommend her to anyone that needs help....she is the best of the best, & the services & support that she provided will never be forgotten.
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Posted by Jade | May 21, 2023
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Excellent Criminal Defense Lawyer
Nan far exceeded my expectations of a criminal defense attorney. This was the first time we encountered a situation where we had to untangle complicated legal circumstances. When laws work against you, everything happens in a chain reaction in such unexpected ways. We had to find a knowledgeable, experienced, professional, and aggressive lawyer to fight for our case, and Nan came in with the highest recommendation by another lawyer. My part that I did right was to call her and get her on my team as soon as possible. It took about a month to leave the case with a discharge (the case does not get filed in the district attorney's office), which is the best possible result we could ask for; our case was dropped even before getting filed! Nan was to the point and honest with what possible outcomes would be. She explained all the legal terms, advised us about how to be prepared, responded promptly whenever I asked questions, and walked us through every step of the process. She said, "Don't worry about it and leave everything to me," that's exactly what we experienced. Nan gets her work done and gets it done in the best way possible. Absolutely No BS, just excellent results. Thank you, Nan!
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Posted by Sheriff | May 4, 2023
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The best hands down
If there was a hundred stars she would deserve every one. She is absolutely tenacious and will take her time to defend you. She is in for the win.
Posted by D. | February 10, 2022
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Cares About Her Clients
Nan represented me at a time in my life when I had been through hell and back. She always treated me like a person instead of only seeing the bad choices I had made. She honestly wanted to see me get my life back and be the person that I am now. If it wasn't for Nan, I could have stayed on a downward spiral for a long time, instead she helped me get back on the right path without having the bad decisions I had made constantly being there, defining me for the rest of my life. She probably doesn't even know how big of a difference she made in my life, our business was brief thanks to her experience and legal expertise. She is straightforward and if you are trying to BS her, she'll through it but even when she is being tough on you and not letting you get away with lying to yourself, you can feel her compassion and desire to see you do better. Thanks Nan. You really did help save my life!
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Posted by Jamarco | July 16, 2021
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Felony dui
Was facing Very serious felony dui charge nan was able to get me very favorable results after public defender told me there was nothing that could be done
Posted by Dragan | March 24, 2021
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Gets things done
Nan is a tremendous professional with lots of experience and a very high success rate. The moment I spoke with her I knew she had my back. She will give you direct answers and explain everything in detail. Her passion to defend her clients is unparalleled. She was the only one out of many attorneys I interviewed who spoke to me like a human and not through the prism of money. She moved fast, asked for very specific documents and identified the right people to talk to in the judicial system. The result - a felony & a misdemeanor turned into a case not filed. If you are lucky enough to get Nan due to a high demand for her you will be in best possible hands.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2021
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Excellent
I was looking for an old lawyer of mine and nan was so kind enough to help me locate him, very professional and supremely helpful. Very kind person. Thank you nan
Posted by Brandon | August 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Professional, and will get you the best result!
Nan helped me achieve all charges reduced and deleted all of my fines and fees! Nan fully understands how to navigate in and out of the court room. Brutally honest, Nan will evaluate your charges and give you an analysis at your initial consultation. It will be your decision to hire. In all Nan was always present in all court appearances and pushed for the client's best interest. From 5 felony to no felony charges - reduced to misdemeanor. Results speak for themself. Way to go Nan, thank you for all you have done!
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Posted by Moh | January 24, 2019
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Awesome Extraordinarily Persistent Lawyer - Nan!!!
I chose Nan as my lawyer after firing my 1st lawyer in my case as he was ineffective and was very passive. After Nan coming on board, she worked really really hard to resolve my case in my favor. Nan was extraordinarily persistent throughout my case. She exceeded my expectations and produced awesome result. She has lots of confidence and executes very well in court. Nan does not just take the case as her routine work, but she gets into characters of the case, understand their situation and identifies the impediments in the case. I nicknamed her "Court Queen" :) She had multiple 1:1 meetings with me to gather information for my case. She was easy to reach and would reply back the texts anytime including the court hours. I found Nan to be a great Lawyer and a person. I am an Indian Muslim and saw that she had an affinity to learn my culture and religion and respected them. She is a great team player and would give accolades to others for the success. I highly recommend Nan to anybody who is looking for a great people's person lawyer. I would use Nan's services in a heartbeat should I require legal help in the future. — Moh
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2018
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Domestic Violence
I was arrested despite being the caller/reported of the domestic violence issue, as the unfortunate result of a relationship with an individual with their own record (that I hadn’t been aware of). As a professional who works in corrections, this will leave a huge stain on my hirability. However, through Nan’s incredible diligence and persistence in working my case, she was able to get it discharged (no charges filed)—the best possible outcome in my case and thus the harm to my career was significantly minimized; and would not have been possible without her. She worked tirelessly to compile my case from all angles, and was thoughtful to explain everything to myself and my mother throughout the process. Nan was responsive to all questions asked, no matter how many times they were asked, with the patience of a saint. Hiring Nan was unquestionably the best choice and I would recommend her to anyone looking for a component, knowledgeable, dedicated, and incredibly hard-working attorney.
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Posted by Kristen | March 7, 2018
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She’s earned her 5 star ratings!
I was a victim in a domestic violence case and I did not trust that my best interests were being fully accounted for. After feeling pressured by the DA and threatened by the PD representing my ex, I decided to find a lawyer. It’s unfortunate that victims aren’t provided with legal aid because it can often feel overwhelming when you’re on your own as a victim. True to my nature of researching everything, I meticulously scoured through client’s reviews of various attorneys and narrowed it down to a final select few. The other attorneys did not answer, nor did they ever return my call. In hindsight, I appreciate their lack of professionalism because it lead me to Nan Bucknall. She was the only one who took a moment during the lunch hour to personally answer her phone. She allows you direct contact with her through her cell, despite having secretaries and a paralegal at her office! This is incredible and you can rest assured that you won’t be waiting long for anyone to relay her messages to get back to you (as many attorneys do). After a brief discussion with her, I knew I needed to look no further. Now, I understand my particular case was not especially time-consuming or strategically daunting, but I needed Nan in my corner. When I hired her, I knew I was safe. I told her I was vehemently against testifying in court and I can tell you this: after all the subpoenas and continuances, I never had to appear thanks to her. Nonetheless, she was at every court date and reported back to me right away. The peace of mind she gave me was priceless. While no lawyer can ever guarantee you the outcome you wish, it is exciting when they do. With her help, the case was resolved exactly how I had hoped it would be. I am pursuing a career in law and have been around various types of attorneys — Nan is the kind of lawyer I’d aspire to be because she’s brilliant, driven, and holds herself to a high moral standard. She gets right in there and gets the job done. With all due respect to Santa Clara County, don’t expect a public defender to yield even a fraction of the results that Nan can! I highly recommend that you look no further and give Nan a call!
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Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2018
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Best Results Possible
We hired Nan to represent a family member. He was facing a second felony strike. All of the evidence was recorded and in the possession of the police. Nan managed to persuade the District Attorney to dismiss the felony strike and allow him to plead guilty to lesser charges. She saved him from being sent to prison. We met with her several times throughout the case. She took the time to explain what was happening. I cannot thank her enough.
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Posted by Haygreev Chincholi | January 5, 2018
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The best go-to DUI attorney
Definitely the best DUI attorney you can go to, no matter what you're situation is, may it be a misdemeanour or aggravated offence, Nan will always find a way out in a structured and methodical manner. I am a current international student (under F1 visa), got into a DUI situation recently(with an alcohol reading of 0.11). I had no idea what to do as I had to deal with the Visa revocation as well. The only option I had was to contact an attorney who could help me out. Nan was the first person I contacted and the response was immediate. I set up an appointment with her and got to explain my situation. After hearing me out she actually didn't promise me anything as my Visa was a fragile one for DUI cases. She was very helpful regarding all the matters and also suggested an immigration attorney(who was also very professional and helpful). My court date was pushed ahead, but she still managed to get an early hearing. My case was reduced to WET and RECKLESS and all credits go to Nan. I am so relieved at the moment and would like to share this moment and advice all the individuals who are currently dealing with a DUI: contact Nan Bucknell law firms. Once again thank you Nan
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Posted by Rene | December 10, 2017
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The best of them all!
Nan Bucknell is absolutely the best DUI defense attorney you could ever hope to have. She actually cares about getting you the best possible outcome. I talked with many attorney's before finding Nan. To a person they were all very dismissive, and basically indicated "you'll get the outcome you get". They gave no indication they were going to work hard, and I believed them. Nan on the other hand, was from the first conversation, committed to the best possible outcome; she was relentless, and would not settle for the DA's offer. She got me an outcome I did not even think was possible. My charges were not serious, but Nan still worked tirelessly to get my issues dropped down to nearly nothing. Nan also happens to be a great person. She is warm, engaging, and helps tremendously to put you at ease. She will also listen to your inputs and take them in to use in your defense. Few people would be willing to be this open and flexible. Nan is. You will not find a better attorney, it is simply not possible.
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Posted by Mel | November 10, 2017
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Honest, Reliable, and Determined
I recently had the worst scenario ahead of me, about to lose my license because of a DUI. Nan was able to quickly see me and access my situation, she was honest, confident, and sincere. Nan prepared me for worst case scenario and also told me what she thought she could do for me and what I could expect. Nan is upfront about the situation and she is confident in her ability to make it go away as quickly as possible. She helped me feel like this total disaster was just a standard day to day thing and that I shouldn't let it upset me. Nan was always available by text and emails and never made me feel like there wasn't a question I couldn't ask, even if I asked it 10 times 10 different ways. She is clear about steps, provides a lot of details, and her assistant/receptionist is timely in updates. It really did seem like dark skies were ahead but it would not have been as easy as it was without Nan. I relied on her and depended on her confidence and it was worth every damn penny. THANK YOU NAN!
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Posted by Vanessa Martinez | September 29, 2017
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Nan exceeded my expectations :)
I was extremely overwhelmed with my case when it first happened. I met with a few lawyers but none of them relieved me like Nan did from the start. I felt like all of the weight and stress was lifted off of me because of her powerful, dedicated, and compassionate work ethic. She turned my ugly DUI into a DRY reckless charge which was unbelievable and amazing! I know I am very lucky. She always remembers everything you say and is very personable and kind! All while being a very assertive and strong woman at the same time. No matter the case, she will take amazing care of you because she is very smart and goes above and beyond to help you. I'm beyond glad I found her!
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Posted by Yonghong Shen | August 23, 2017
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Nan follows through
Nan has great empathy for her clients. I have worked with her on my son's case. She understands well what is his concern and follows through with her expert help. Highly recommend her for criminal law defense.
Posted by Nick | June 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer who can deliver Outstanding results.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Nan was able to get my case discharged and dropped by the prosecution before it was ever filed in court. I too was in serious trouble and did not know where to turn. Searching for criminal defense lawyers and reading reviews online to see who would be best to represent me. Consulted with a few lawyers including Nan who were all highly rated, recommended, professional, and informative. But retaining Nan to represent me was one of the best decisions I have ever made. She is very informative, honest, detailed, and driven. She mapped out the complete criminal procedure and explained each step of the process. And for my case she was able to resolve it before it even went to court, which is the highest, most-best outcome that could ever be achieved and Nan achieved it. I would highly recommend Nan who sets the bar high and works hard to get you the best outcome. Thank you so much Nan! You’re an outstanding lawyer who can deliver outstanding results.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Nan L Bucknell
  • 1993 - Present

Education

  • Santa Clara University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Criminal Defense Specialty Assn
  • 2015 - Present
  • California DUI Attorneys Assn
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Business Network International
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Adult Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Associatioin
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award 2015
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Northern CA Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Clients' Choice Award 2014
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice Award 2013
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice Award 2012
  • AVVO
  • 2012
  • Emery Law Scholarship Winner
  • Santa Clara University Law School
  • 1989
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Publications

  • Law Offices of NLB
  • Client's Presentence Interview With Probation: The Golden Rules
  • 2009
  • Law Offices of NLB
  • The Golden Rules For Surviving on Probation
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Academic Excellence Awards Banquet
  • Finding Your Life's Path
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (35)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Nan is an excellent attorney and mentor. She kicks ass for her clients and they love her."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nan is an exceptionally hardworking attorney who gets results in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nan and I have worked the same courts for more than ten years. She is awesome."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nan is an exceedingly gifted attorney. She definitely knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and knows how to sway a jury to her client's advantage."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this attorney. Very intelligent and very thorough when analyzing legal issues! Compassionate with clients and aggressive with legal issues! 5 STARS!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Bucknell is a very experienced attorney. I know that she works hard and I have seen her get excellant results on many cases. She is a fine advocate and straight shooter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nancy “Nan” Bucknell is a very good attorney. She cares about her clients and is always willing to “go the extra mile” to get the best legal outcome possible. Her experience also makes her very good at “sizing up a case” with regard to what legal outcomes are realistic. I endorse this lawyer."
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