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Geoffrey L. Burg

DUI and DWI Attorney at Seattle, WA

5.0   121 reviews
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  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Geoffrey

Learn Geoffrey’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. DUI and DWI
    100%
    I focus my practice on representing people accused of DUI and other traffic related offenses. I have been doing this work for my entire career. My experience has helped me get many favorable results for my clients.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

DUI? 1000+ DUI CLIENTS; 10X SUPER LAWYER; 90+ SUPERB REVIEWS. I CAN HELP YOU TOO.

An active trial lawyer since graduating from law school, Geoff opened his own firm in 1994. He represents people accused of crimes, with an emphasis on DUI defense. Geoff was successful in bringing litigation that suppressed almost every breath test in King County and hundreds more around the state. Geoff is a founding member of the Northwest Academy of DUI Defense, Geoff is a graduate of both Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College and the NCDD conducted at Harvard Law School.

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Location

Geoffrey L. Burg
720 3rd Ave Ste 2015
Seattle, WA, 98104-1814

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  121 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Realistic, Patient, and Knowledgable
Geoff and his team were excellent throughout my alcohol-related case. He led me through the whole process, answered all of my questions, and was realistic about the result I could get. All of his services came for a flat upfront fee, and were worth every penny.
Posted by Lauren | November 5, 2023
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Geoff Burg is amazing!!
Geoff Burg and his team are incredibly professional and overall amazing. First time being in a legal crisis and Geoff walked me through what would happen step by step. He got back to me right away with any question that I had. The case was dismissed and I know I have him to thank. Not planning on needing representation anytime soon but if I do I know who I will be calling right away!
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Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2023
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Defense attorney you need
I would give 10 stars if that was possible, Geoff and team are professional, courteous, and totally on top of everything. If you need a defense lawyer I highly recommend law offices of Geoffrey Burg, you won’t regret it, they did so well, they got my alleged case dismissed, when I didn’t think that was even possible. Worth. Every. Penny. Not to mention, they were great people to work with and don’t just see “dollar signs” awesome group and couldn’t be more thankful
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Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2023
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Greatest of all time!
Need a lawyer? Well, you better hire Geoff Burg if you want someone to defend you from start to finish. Geoff is very professional and will keep you updated on what's going on (not a lot of lawyers do that anymore). All of your questions will be answered in a timely manner. I wish I could give him 10 stars!!!
Posted by Shanaya | September 6, 2023
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DUI Expert!
Geoff was so transparent and helpful throughout this whole process. Any time I had questions or concerns, he made himself available to make sure we were on the same page. It was such a relief to know that I could rely on good counsel and professionalism from both him and his office. Couldn’t be happier with his support!
Posted by Ethan | July 27, 2023
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Client
Geoff was great to work with, knowledgeable, friendly, and knew his stuff. I threw many questions at him and he was happy to help answer all of them. This was my first (and last) experience with getting a DUI. Geoff guided me to take the appropriate steps and expedited the process. In being proactive in getting all my requirements done, it allowed him to use all that as leverage and negotiate to get my charge down to reckless driving, best case scenario!! Couldn't be happier, highly recommend!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2023
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Expert, organized, detailed, effective, grateful
We had a great experience with Geoffrey Burg's legal representation. Geoffrey was an expert in his field and very organized and detailed in his work. He explained everything to us as parents step by step, which was very helpful since we had never been through something like this before. Geoffrey represented our son and we are extremely grateful that he was able to bring the charges down to a misdemeanor, avoiding all the penalties and stigma of a felony. If you find yourself in a similar situation, we highly recommend Geoffrey Burg. We couldn't be more grateful.
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Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2023
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Would Recommend
Geoff and his Legal Assistant Ana were a pleasure to work with. Geoff is very knowledgeable in his area of expertise. He was very honest and transparent from the beginning. He gave the facts of the situation and will lay out options with the pros and cons of each. I highly recommend Geoff and his team.
Posted by Jesse | June 20, 2023
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Best possible outcome
This was my first introduction to the legal system and Geoff was so kind and patient with me. I am so great full of the outcome and would recommend him 11/10
Posted by anonymous | June 20, 2023
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Grateful
Recently, our daughter was in need of legal representation for an alcohol related incident. After careful research, she retained the services of Geoffrey Burg. From the beginning, Mr. Burg was thorough and honest with our daughter about her options, and about possible outcomes. It was a stressful, intimidating and sometimes frightening time. He understood that, and was available to talk to our daughter whenever she had questions or concerns. His knowledge and experience were reassuring, as was his patience and kindness. Our daughter followed Mr. Burg's instructions and recommendations. He in turn worked diligently on her behalf. As a result, the outcome of our daughter's case exceeded our expectations. We are very grateful to Mr. Burg, for his help and expertise.
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Posted by Kirk | June 19, 2023
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Excellent outcome
I made a mistake, was charged with DUI, and was totally embarrassed and humbled. Geoff Burg did not shame me, instead, he was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. He guided me through the court process and ended up with a favorable outcome for my situation. He was realistic, practical and effective. If someone I know has a similar situation I would definitely recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2023
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DUI
I had a DUI case which I did not know how to proceed with. I contacted Geoff as soon as possible and he responded promptly. He educated me on my situation and answered all questions I had. During this stressful process, he listened to and addressed concerns that I had. The end result was satisfactory and I am glad I contacted Geoff!
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Posted by Daniel | July 21, 2022
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DV Case Dismissed Almost Immediately.
I see that Geoff is listed here as a DUI attorney, but in this instance he got the most ideal outcome for my Domestic Violence charge. Won’t bore with details, but I priced out of a public defender and he was at the top of the list of references given. Glad I called. Day one I was talking to him over video, the others it took a few days or I never heard back. He filed a continuance, negotiated with the prosecutor, and the charges were dismissed. Other than the arraignment with my of the day PD, I never stepped into a courtroom. Attorneys can be slimy, inexperienced, or just plain lazy. Geoff was very understanding, not judgmental, and very honest about expectations (though he well exceeded mine). If I could give more than 5 stars I would… if you make a mistake call this guy.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2022
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5 Star Super Lawyer
My family hired Geoffrey Burg as my personal attorney around October 2021 and i was in a very difficult situation and needed guidance and legal advice which Mr. Burg was able to provide for me whenever I needed it. I could always count on Mr. Burg and trusted him with my future.
Posted by Sharon | May 26, 2022
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Super Lawyer Geoffrey Burg
With superb guidance and drawing from extensive experience, Geoffrey Burg served as a lifeline.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2021
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Amazing Attorney- Recommend 100%
Geoff Burg was an absolute pleasure to work with. Geoff helped me get what was originally a felony, turned to misdemeanor, dismissed in a matter of months. Geoff clearly communicated each step of the process with me, and was always quick to respond to any questions I had along the way. I highly recommend Geoff Burg as an attorney. I cannot thank him enough for the time and effort he put into my case. I consistently felt comfortable and confident in his decisions and completely put my trust in him. Not once did I feel judged- he listened to me and came up with the best solution for my situation. Without a doubt, Geoff is a fantastic attorney and was clearly admired by others in the field. I could not have gotten through this without the help of Geoff and his team.
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Posted by Michael | November 8, 2021
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No Contact Order Defense
My wife and I were served no-contact orders as a result of a neighbor dispute over a fence. Neither of us had ever been in court or part of any legal trouble and had no idea what to do or how to defend ourselves. Geoff took the time to explain what was happening, answer any questions we had and set realistic expectations of what was to come. His professionalism, patience and understanding of the legal system allowed us some comfort in an otherwise difficult time. Geoff worked diligently and all 4 no-contact orders were dismissed. We are grateful for the effort and expertise he displayed and would highly recommend his services if you ever have a need.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2021
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Highly recommend
Faced with the charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, I was extremely anxious and stressed at the thought of the effects on my personal and professional life. During my initial consultation with Geoff, he walked me through the process and realistic possibilities of the outcome. He answered my many questions and helped to ease my worries. He and his staff were always very prompt to respond. The end result was far better than expected and I’m extremely grateful for his services. I would absolutely, without a doubt, highly recommend him!!
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Posted by Logan | May 3, 2021
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Navigating the judicial system made easy
I can’t thank Geoff and his staff enough for helping us through a harrowing and earth-shattering experience. He was always available, made certain we were well informed and assisted us through every decision along the way. Thank you again, Geoff! Although I hope we are never in need of your services again, we know exactly who to contact if we find ourselves in dire straits!
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Posted by anonymous | March 10, 2021
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Ideal Experience Working with Mr. Burg
Mr. Burg's services were brought to my attention via referral from a friend. Before I could even think about my own case and who would be representing me, Mr. Burg had taken the time to investigate my specific case. Immediately after speaking with Mr. Burg and his team, I felt very comfortable that I was in good hands. The communication with Mr. Burg was efficient and often, which ultimately led to me reaching a legal agreement I was very satisfied with. I would highly recommend his professional help in the case of a DUI. He is very educated in this field and a great person to work with. I am very grateful to have worked with Mr. Burg and would recommend to all.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Geoffrey Burg, LLC
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • 2001
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 1999
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Vermont
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Washington v. E.B.
  • DUI Charges Dismissed
  • State of Washington v. B.J.
  • DUI Charges Dismissed
  • State of Washington v. R.H.
  • DUI Charges Dismissed
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Associations

  • Cardozo Society of Washington State
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee, Co-Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Mock Trial Coach
  • 2017 - Present
  • Cardozo Society of Washington State
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Northwest Academy of DUI Defense
  • Founding Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member; Former Board of Directors
  • 1997 - Present
  • Kings County Bar Association
  • CLE Advisory Committee
  • 2013 - 2019
  • Lawyers Association Trust
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Cardozo Society of Washington State
  • Judicial Evaluation Committee Member
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Citizens for Judicial Excellence
  • Founding Member; Treasurer; Board of Directors
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Graduate
  • 2001 - 2001
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Certficate of Appreciation
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2003
  • Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Defending DUI Seminar
  • DOL Hearings - $375 Well Spent?!
  • 2015
  • Breath Test Issues at Trial
  • Breath Test Issues at Trial
  • 2010
  • The New Ignition Interlock License
  • The New Ignition Interlock License
  • 2009
  • Understanding the WSP Database
  • Understanding the WSP Database
  • 2009
  • Defending DUIs Seminar
  • Prying Reasonable Doubt from an Unreasonable Breath Tech
  • 2008
  • Private Seminar for Civil Attorneys
  • The Civil Attorney’s Field Guide to Criminal Defense in Washington State
  • 2008
  • The Defender Assocation
  • Issue Spotting on Breath Test Cases
  • 2008
  • 2006 Annual Conference - To Win the Unwinnable Case
  • Bad Facts, Bad Law, Try a Little Emotion
  • 2006
  • Defending DUIs
  • Destroying the Datamaster
  • 2005
  • Best of the Year
  • What Every Lawyer Needs to Know about Criminal Defense: The 2 a.m. Phone Call
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (34)
Given (37)
Endorse Geoffrey
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When a close family member needed representation in a DUI matter, I sent them immediately to Geoff's firm. He is an accomplished and renowned expert in his field, with the track record to prove it. On top of all that, he's smart, creative, and one of the most well-respected attorneys in the community. I give him my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geoff is an amazing advocate -- not only for his clients, but for all citizens of Washington. He represents the interests of his clients with passion and intensity, treating each with care and attention. He fights for the best possible result in every case, and does not hesitate to use creative and unique approaches to argument and trial. On the Statewide level, he is a tireless contributor to the lobbying efforts surrounding important legislation. I would have no hesitation recommending Geoff to anyone in need of a defense attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer friends and collogues to Geoff without hesitation. He is a master in the field as demonstrated by the tremendous results he produces. He also generously shares his knowledge with other attorneys, making him a valued asset within the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. the Best DUI/DWI attorney in town! I highly recommend him to anyone facing those charges..."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer every DUI or criminal matter that comes my way to Geoffrey. He is always so charming and diplomatic and helpful when I call him to discuss a criminal matter. He is able to practice criminal law with style and panache. He's definitely in the right niche. A+."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Burg is a very experienced attorney who often contributes to very complicated areas of the law on AVVO."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Geoff is a role model and mentor for me. He is uncommonly talented and very knowledgeable. I've sought his advice many times for criminal law matters and found him to be a tremendous resource. Highly recommended!"
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With over 20 years of experience, Geoff Burg has established himself as a leader in the legal community among clients and peers alike. Geoff is a dedicated practitioner who is constantly examining and raising legal challenges to RCW changes that may impact his clients or violate the constitution. In trials, hearings and negotiations, Geoff’s clients receive competent, compassionate and zealous representation every time. I whole heartedly endorse Geoff Burg."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I initially heard Geoff speak at a DUI CLE back in 2003. He is likely one of the biggest influences in steering me toward a focus on DUI Defense. Geoff takes a careful, thought out approach to his preparation and it shows in his results. If I was charged with a DUI Geoff would be my first call."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first observed Geoff as an attorney fighting in court to protect his client's rights. Since then I have had the privilege to work side-by side with Geoff for almost eight years. Every day I am impressed by his meticulous preparation and attention to detail in representing his clients. I whole-heartedly endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I work with Geoff on a regular basis and can say I am a better lawyer for it. As one might imagine, being a DUI defense attorney often involves working with complex legal and scientific issues. Geoff is a master at being able to break such matters down to their simplest components so that they can be easily absorbed by judge and jury. This in turn leads to results in the courtroom for his clients. I recomend Geoff without hesitation...he really is a Super Lawyer!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Whenever I have a question or concern about a narrow point of law, I call Geoff. His knowlege and 'know how' about DUI law AND the technology is amazing.Even more impressive to me are his expressions of concern and care for his Clients.If someone in my family were to be charged with DUI, I would have Geoff represent them. The results he obtains for his Clients are incredible."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geoff Burg is a very adroit defense attorney, and is very well known in the defense lawyer community at being on the cutting edge of DUI defense. His reputation among all area lawyers is of someone who has a broad, encyclopedic knowledge of the cases that come to bear on evidence suppression. I highly recommend Geoff Burg; he is sharp and passionate at defense of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geoffrey is an exceptional attorney. He has a strong passion for helping his clients. He has a wealth of knowledge and uses his experience to provide remarkable advocacy. A great choice for those facing criminal charges."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geoff is top on my list of great DUI and criminal defense attorneys in the Seattle area. Whenever I get a call from a client or friend needing this kind of help, I tell them to call Geoff. I've known Geoff for over 17 years on both a professional and personal level and his dedication to his clients is second to none (not a bad soccer player either). Bright, aggressive, compassionate, and responsive to your needs. I highly recommend him!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Geoff is an incredible lawyer. He is tenacious and skilled in the courtroom and he has a passion for the pursuit of justice. He has a reputation as one of the best trial lawyers in the state and I recommend him without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geoff is tremendously gifted and efficient as a criminal defense attorney. He knows ever angle and issue involved in DUI defense and uses them all to defend his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geoff is master at representing those accused of DUI. Without reservation I endorse him for your consideration as the right attorney to represent you. He is thorough in his preparation, knows the law, and delivers the absolute best in the courtroom for his clients. I have seen Geoff in trial and in motions. Without doubt he is in the top 10 for DUI defense lawyers in this state."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Geoff is a stalwart of the Washington DUI defense community. His creativity and hard work has benefitted not only his clients, but the entire defense bar as well. I give Geoff my highest endorsement."
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Seattle DUI and DWI Lawyer Geoffrey L. Burg
Geoffrey L. Burg
DUI and DWI Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 29 years
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