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Geoffrey L. Burg

DUI and DWI Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.9   109 reviews

Licensed for 28 years

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About Geoffrey

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  1. DUI and DWI
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    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.

    29 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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Licensed for 28 years
State WA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/25/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  109 customer reviews
Posted by Daniel | July 21, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
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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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2021
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Patronizing Case Dismissed - 2nd Chance
I generally keep out of trouble so when I was charged with patronizing I was stressed about the negative affects it could have in my personal life and on my career advancements. When I hired Geoff, he clearly explained my rights, the phases, and most likely outcome throughout the whole process. He was responsive when I reached out and his calm and down-to-earth personality helped put me at ease. He was diligent with my case and had my case dismissed; I felt like I was given a second chance. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Khan | December 17, 2020
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Extremely Personable, and professional.
Amazed, by the quality of consultation, and professionalism, Geoff has given, will definitely remember his advice, and good intentions. Got me out of a situation, which I'm very thankful for.
Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2020
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Criminal Case Dismissed
I hired Geoff back in February of this year to fight criminal charges and dispute the case against me. He went above and beyond to work with me and draw up evidence and write letters to the prosecuting attorney which resulted in my case being dismissed before we went to trial. Thanks again to Geoff and his team for helping me get rid of this nightmare!
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Posted by Luiza | November 23, 2019
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Best judgement call I ever made
Geoff was such a pleasure to work with, he and his team were always on top of everything and super responsive, which was important to me. I was expecting some bad outcomes with my case but Geoff got me a deal which I was pleasantly surprised with, something I wasn’t expecting at all. If you’re looking for an attorney that will fight for you, go with him! Thank you again Geoff.
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Posted by Douglas | November 23, 2019
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Spectacular Attorney
When you find yourself in a desperate situation as I was and need legal advice and representation, I highly recommend Geoffrey Burg attorney at law. When I met with Geoffrey, he was not in a rush to go over my case, he took the time to ask all the important and pertinent questions to see what legal grounds I had in my case. Geoffrey and his staff are very easy to talk with and we're definitely there for me in my desperate time of need. Geoffrey is a realist and does not sugarcoat the situation or promise anything that he cannot deliver. I am extremely satisfied with the work that Geoffrey did on my case and the outcome of it. I was referred to Geoffrey Burg through a friend and I am so thankful that I didn't have to do a whole bunch of research to find an attorney. Since you're reading this review, I know that you're Desperately Seeking an attorney, and Geoffrey Burg is the one you need to be talking to.
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2019
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Hire Geoffrey Burg
I was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. This is a serious charge and can have lasting effects on ones life and career. The stakes were high for me and I needed top notch representation. I met with Geoff within days of the charge and he took his time taking me through the entire process and answered all of my questions. I left his office feeling I was in very capable hands and prepared for what was ahead. He was always prompt in returning my Emails and available by phone. The case was just settled and with the best possible outcome thanks to him. Geoff worked with the prosecutor and negotiated a lesser charge equivalent to a speeding ticket. I can't express my relief and appreciation for his outstanding work. It is a tremendous weight off of my shoulders. If you ever find yourself in similar circumstances, look no further, hire Geoff Burg....you'll be glad you did.
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Posted by Robert | June 26, 2019
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Unquestionably the Best!
Integrity and thorough best describe Geoff Burg's actions in representing my case. Geoff Burg provided extremely valuable and concise advice in regard to the law. He tirelessly represented me in communication with the other party. He brought the case to a positive resolution for all parties involved. I personally observed in interactions with others in the courtroom that Geoff Burg is very highly respected by other attorneys practicing in the region. Geoff Burg is unquestionably the best.
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Posted by James | March 1, 2019
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Best lawyer ever
Geoff handled my DUI case and was the best! He not only got it reduced to reckless driving but also got my hit and run thrown out! The case dragged on for a long period and he was by my side every step of the way. THIS IS THE LAWYER YOU WANT IF YOU GET A DUI. I will recommend Geoff to ever person I know that gets into this situation because you need someone that will fight for you, be there and stand up for you! know that you are in good hands with Geoff.
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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2018
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Very Helpful and Supportive!
Geoff represented me during an unfortunate DUI charge. I was very frightened and shameful during the process, but Geoff made himself available to answer my questions and support me in the best possible way through the whole experience. His professionalism and care reassured me and his positive relationship with those that work in the legal system was very comforting. With his knowledge and talent we navigated the whole process successfully and were able to get the charge reduced to a reckless driving. Geoff was an absolute blessing during a very dark time. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Dave | October 18, 2018
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Client
Geoff is an excellent advocate and counselor. He did an extraordinary job on my case and obtained an excellent result after a lot of hard work.
Posted by Brian | October 2, 2018
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Great lawyer
Geoffrey was everything I could ask for in a lawyer. He represented me in a BUI case and was able to get it dimissed. He really knew his craft. I can’t say enough for what he did for me. Very reliable and easy to work with. Always there to clarify any issues and answered every question I had. I’m not looking to get into trouble any time soon but if I do I know who I’ll be calling. Thanks again Geoffrey!
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Posted by anonymous | September 10, 2018
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Great DUI/Criminal Attorney!
I never thought the day would come when I would need to hire a criminal attorney. However, when the time came and I needed an attorney for my son, I searched around the Attorney Burg came highly recommended from several other attorneys in the Seattle area. I was not disappointed. Not only was he able to get my son's DUI ticket reduced to negligent driving, he also won the DOL hearing. He far exceeded our expectations and was very informative and responsive to all questions, concerns and communications along the way. I absolutely felt my son had the best attorney representing him during this difficult process, which made the whole ordeal a little less daunting. I would recommend Attorney Burg to anyone who needs a criminal DUI attorney and would hire him again if needed.
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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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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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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
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Washington Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2004
  • Certficate of Appreciation
  • Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Rising Star
  • 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

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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 28 years
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