VIEW MARK BLAIR’S 140+ FIVE STAR REVIEWS

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What an absolutely stellar defender Mr. Blair has been for me! I searched for a lawyer in San Mateo and his name came up on Yelp, I read some of his reviews and gave his office a call. As I tend to procrastinate, I waited until the last second to call, he followed up with haste asking me a series of questions regarding my case. He has a very pleasant and reassuring voice, and it would help bring solace to my peaking fears and anxiety.

Once I retained him, within a day, him and his staff went to work and Mr. Blair sent me a very detailed and comprehensive email of what to expect and how I should prepare. It included specific dates, times, people I should contact along with their phone numbers, foretasted probabilities, hell, even variables I didn’t think to ask about; and this was all before my first hearing! It was rather thorough to say the least. He informed me that I wouldn’t have to attend my first hearing, as it wasn’t mandatory because he would be there in my stay. Needless to say, saved me a lot of time in transit and time off work. Following my first hearing, he sent me a detailed email of the options and paths I could and should take. Almost everything he predicted was there to a fault.

When it came time for me to make my grand stand, he coached me at every step of the way, from what they were going to say to me and how I should respond, to what I should do at the culmination of the day, he also got extra charges dropped saving me a really nice pocket of change, and he did it all with an amiable disposition…You cannot pay enough that caliber of defense. After it was all said and done, I slipped up in the months following my case and email Mr. Blair solely for advice, he was there without hesitation, and he went out of his way to be there for me again, I cannot tell you how much that truly meant to me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him to anyone, simply phenomenal.

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Amazing!

Sometimes life throws you in the middle of a nightmare, and you just need outside help to find your way out again. Mark is your man for this kind of thing. I had a pretty unfortunate event with multiple issues that could have cost me dearly, and the outcome was even better than expected.

Miracles do happen, but you have to put in the work as well, so go ahead and reach out to Mark if you require the kind of service his practice provides.

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Mark is a great guy! He really makes the case stress free! I did not worry about what was going to happen because he exudes confidence in his craft. After speaking with him on the phone, he sent emails with great detail to help improve the case. I suggest you follow them because he downgraded my DUI into a wet and reckless. In addition, he was a very nice guy, not just to me but everybody around him. He’s a winner and you want winner on your team!

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I can’t tell you how much of a positive impact his knowledgeable guidance have had on me during this difficult and stressful time of my life.
I was informed of every detail and was contacted with any new results immediately.
He’s been always available and supportive.
His professional skills and representation in court made this process less difficult than I expected and I couldn’t have hoped for a better result.
I’ll never forgot his awesome efforts, taking professionalism to an art form is what I see.

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Prior to calling Mark..I spoke to several attorneys trying to figure out if it would even be worth getting one. As soon as I spoke to Mark ..he made me feel at ease about the situation explained how things related to my case would probably play out and he told me how he could help me. He was very clear, thorough, personable, professional and most importantly accessible. In the end we got the exact outcome we were hoping for and I absolutely wouldn’t have been able to receive this outcome and navigate the court system without Mark. Absolutely recommend his services!

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Mark definitely does his best to make sure your case gets handled in the most professional way possible.  He makes sure that all pertinent information is readily available to you through his extensive emails, and that your time is never wasted.  What made him especially amazing for my case was he successfully reduced my case from a proper DUI to a wet reckless, and aside from other attorneys who I’m would do the bare minimum, take the money and leave, he made sure to talk to me about the case and, at a more personal level, wished that we would never have to meet again in a similar setting.

Mark is definitely the man to hire, fair prices, intelligent person with great morals, and will do whatever it takes to make sure you are satisfied with his work.

Thank you again, Mark, you did a wonderful job.

-jesus o

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Great guy. Very nice and professional. Made me feel very comfortable after the notion that I may/may not get a DUI. I was really tripping out at first but he put me at ease. This guy knows what he is doing. He is on top of his game. I got 25 pamphlets in the mail after I was arrested…this guy turned out to be the best. He’s willing to work with you on the payment for his services, but don’t take advantage of his kindness. If you strike a deal, take it! I Highly recommend Mark Blair.

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I would like to start this review by saying how grateful my husband and I are for all of Mark’s help.  He was helpful, very responsive and most important an excellent attorney.  Our circumstances were a bit complicated and Mark broke everything down for us from beginning to end.  He was very upfront with us about what could be expected with our case and what he hoped to achieve – Then he more than delivered on those goals.

Mark more than exceeded all of our expectations. I would definitely refer him to anyone needing an attorney. He is great!

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First I will start off by saying yes, I did need an attorney for a bad decision on my part. And no I won’t publicly go into details. Let’s just say anytime you are faced with legal issues of any kind, it’s stressful and no fun.
At first, I wasn’t going to hire an attorney for the situation that led up to me writing this review. However, I’m glad I did. Furthermore, I’m glad it was Mark. He won’t sugarcoat anything regarding what you may be facing legally. On that note, he has a great relationship with the courts that carries over into the sentencing of his clients. I’m just going to say I got a great deal! I’m very happy with Mark’s work on all levels. Beyond his competence as an attorney, he is very responsive to clients; emails returned quickly and a detailed list of proactive measures to take that will help you on your day in court.
God forbid I ever need to hire him again for any criminal matter, I would in a heartbeat. He’s on my speed dial! Don’t waste your time getting the run-around from other attorneys -call Mark Blair – seriously!!

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Mark specializes as a DUI/DWI lawyer. After needing a lawyers help in this matter I reached out to several firms. Mark was the only lawyer that received my information and reached out to me rather. My partner and I were considering a few lawyers and ultimately decided to go with Mark based on how many good reviews he had.

He did not let us down! Our case went from being very difficult (added penalty for speeding, being on the cell phone, and running a red light) to being completely dismissed!

From start to end Mark remained very communicative with several emails outlining exactly what to expect every step of the way from worst to best case scenario. Even the day we called to inquire about hiring him as our attorney he was working in the very same court system (Oakland). This turned out to be a good thing; Mark has built a strong relationship with the DMV and others here. He was able to negotiate results for us that have saved my partners record and several hundreds of dollars that would otherwise have been spent over the years for a one time mistake.

I could not be more satisfied and would choose Mark for anyone facing the stress and weight of such a situation. He is very much an advocate for what you are going through with obviously lots of experience including being bilingual if that applies to you. Mark is very on point and does much of the work so you don’t have to!

If you need more convincing check out his reviews here as well: avvo.com/attorneys/94402…

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He is patient, quick response, trustworthy lawyer, and most importantly, he really does his job well.
I’m really satisfied by what he has done and will definitely refer him if someone needs.

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It’s almost a year and did not really have time to go on yelp but I would like to thank Mr Blair for all the work he did for me it was a pretty tough case where it could’ve been worse. I was clocked at the speed of 105mph and later on intoxicated and top of that i was under age. By the experience and just the amazing way Mr Blair works i had a great outcome. I recommend choosing Mr Blair over anyone and PLEASE LISTEN TO WHAT HE SAYS AND REQUIRES FROM YOU. Once again thank you Mr Blair and its almost time where i will be getting my license back.

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One word: Dismissed

Now obviously I can’t guarantee this result for you, but if you hire Mark, you will get an experienced professional who will move Heaven and Earth to fight for you. Not only does he know DUI law like the back of his hand, he also cares deeply for his clients. He went well beyond his duties as an attorney and spent considerable time on the phone with me, assuring me everything was going to be alright and brainstorming more strategies to use in negotiations with the prosecutor. On top of all that, he’s also incredibly friendly and down-to-Earth; you can always count on him to crack some jokes to lighten the mood. And the best part is that he charges a very reasonable fee. Go ahead and do your own research. Other attorneys charge more and have less experience.

I haven’t always made the best choices in my life, but one choice I got right was hiring Mark Blair. If you want the best outcome for your case, don’t hesitate to hire him.

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I will begin by saying that I am glad I made the decision to go with Mark Blair. For my first case I was very doubtful whether a lawyer would make a difference in my situation as I heard mixed thoughts. I knew one other friend with a similar case as mine and he said he was with Mark Blair and was pretty satisfied at the time. Instinctively I called and was greeted by the man himself. I had all my questions answered and I was given time to pick this man’s brain of what I could expect as far as results go in my case. Like any other human being I didn’t have any idea what to expect and how to go about treating my case by myself, so knowing I had this man by my side really boosted my morale. Court, email correspondences, phone calls, paperwork, and many days later I resolved my first case promptly and trouble-less. It was in no time that I had a second run-in with the law. Right away, I called Mr. Blair again and explained to him what had happened. This time, it was way more complex and probably one of the toughest cases for a lawyer considering the circumstances of this case. I look for people who are straightforward with me and do not cushion the reality to make one feel better, but yet “prepare for the worse, expect the best” out of the situation type of deal. Pricing on this one was quite a bit more than the last one, again considering the circumstances. I was curious to see what others were charging so I made a few phone calls. I was surprised to hear that no one offered a better price, and again I proved to myself that I made the right choice. I was given clear instructions of what I need to do in order to lessen my case sentence. After 3.5 months of following through with my duties and responsibilities, they paid off. I was expecting 60 days of community service, 6 years probation, and upwards of $3,500 as a fine. On the day of court I was assured by Mark Blair that he would do all in his power to convince and persuade the judge that I am a good, self-employed citizen that has made a few mistakes but I have done more to improve than anything else. When he came out after talking to the judge he said I got the best deal he could possibly wish for. 15 days, waived fine ($0) and half the probation time. I am nonetheless extremely satisfied with my results and work done. Thank you for your hard efforts and I will surely recommend you to the next friend in need.

Sincerely,

Stefan

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I got referred to Mark by a friend that was in the same situation.
Mark spends time to listen to your case and gives you honest advice and suggestions.
All during the process, Mark and his assistant took care of all my paperwork and made the process as smooth as possible. Mark’s price was also one of the cheaper quotes I received when I called a handful of  attorneys. In my case, Mark was able to get my sentence reduced which is very uncommon.

Mark gets the job done.

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I was in the unfortunate position of needing a DUI lawyer, and I was EXTREMELY fortunate to have Mark Blair recommended to me. He was honest, thorough, persistent, and most of all, successful! I came to him with a borderline case that he was able to take to the winning side, guiding me through this stressful process with ease. I am so very grateful to have found him!

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I would like to begin this review with a thank you to Mr. Blair for all the help he has done for me and my DUI case. I came to him with my DUI case, and he did not judge me but instead gotten to know who I was. He is very helpful and knows what he is doing. He would help me with any questions and concerns that I had. He would put in the extra time to help me with my case.. He prepared everything for me so that I could understand what was going on. After the hearing I was not charged with any felony or misdemeanor. BUT since I was under-aged the DMV suspended my license for a year. Good news! Mr. Blair was able to reduce the time of suspension by a month. Therefore, if you are ever in time of need, I would highly recommend to go to him.

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Hire him! No BS. Instead, he knows the DUI business inside and out. He’ll get you the best possible outcome given your particular circumstances — and with the minimum of stress on your part. His instruction to the client are straightforward and easy to understand. A total professional.

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By some legal maneuvering, and some luck, Mr. Blair was able to assist in the adjudication of an outcome that was far better than was expected.  The only better outcome would have been a dismissal of my DUI case which wasn’t going to happen.  When my charge was finally issued, which was a DUI and was a lesser charge than anticipated, Mr. Blair sought to move the court date up so as not to permit the DA to look as the case more closely.  By doing so, he was able to have the charge reduced further to a Wet and reckless charge.  The outcome is even better than I could expect under the trying circumstances, so I am very happy!

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I hired Mr. Blair by reading reviews online and talking to him briefly on the phone.
I cannot begin to tell you what a great job he did and most importantly the outcome he obtained for me from the court is nothing short of miraculous.  He does his job very well, and is very professional.  I contacted three attorneys before deciding on Mr. Blair and can tell you there is absolutely no regret.  He won’t make false promises and will be very upfront with you about the possible outcome of your case. However,
he worked absolute magic for me and made a very stressful situation better.  He will always follow up and you can always count on hearing from him as he responds to every email in a timely manner.  As busy as he must be, I truly don’t know how he does it.  I will be forever grateful and recommend him highly.

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I came across Mr. Blair via the web and reading other people’s reviews. I called him on Christmas Eve not knowing if he would be in the office, better yet even working. To my pleasant surprise Mark took my call and listened to my situation. I hired him that day and wanted to just move past this. Mark was very helpful and even though I didn’t get a chance to meet him in person first, he constantly sent me emails and was very thorough throughout the whole process. I cannot go into details for why he was hired on but he has kept every word he said he would do and hopefully I won’t ever need his service moving forward but if I did I would not hesitate reaching out to him or referring people to him.

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I have used Mark Blair’s services recently and must say that he was excellent. For someone or business to receive my endorsement it is a very big accomplishment. The reasons for that are two fold: first of all they would have to earn that achievement, secondly when I recommend someone, my reputation is on line.
Mark’s experience was the main reason why I choose his services; however it was very clear from the beginning that it was the right choice. He took the time to explain the process, expectation, and possible outcomes; he did not over promise nor did he forget me after he had received his payments. Overall, he exceeded my expectation and worked diligently to have the charges reduced. I would highly recommend him to others or for any future legal needs that we may have.

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I can’t get into why I hired Mr. Blair, but he is a good guy who takes an informative approach, and made my entire run-in with the law much less stressful.

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If you are like me, you probably do not have any idea of what to expect after you get arrested after 2-3 glasses of wine. It happened to me recently and Mark Blair expertly helped me to get through one of the worst situations of my life. I went with Mark after reading so many good reviews and was not disappointed. He is very professional and gives you an honest opinion of your case. No sugar coating of what to expect and then delivers it. He has a fantastic staff who are knowledgeable and guide you through the process. Mark will keep you updated with all the information of the case progress through emails and is very thorough. I will not hesitate to refer him to anyone who needs his service.

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When you need help dealing with a wrongful citation or other legal matters who better to call on than terminator attorney, and Christopher Walken look-a-like, Mark Blair.  Mark Blair is a friend of my family and when I got a citation for driving in the car pool lane (this is the car pool lane that leads to the Bay Bridge and is very confusing as you are only allowed to use it during rush hour traffic from 7am – 10am, and outside of this time it is restricted to bus traffic).  There is a sign, but it is so long that reading it is like trying to read a dissertation while driving at 70mph on the highway.  When I told Mark about the ticket, he urged me to retain his services. I did so with full confidence.  Mark was able to get the court to throw out the car pool lane citation without so much as a whimper from the state.

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If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of a DUI I highly recommend you retain Mark Blair as an attorney. I don’t always trust yelp reviews but honestly he completely worth it. He will walk you through all the steps you need to take to make the experience as painless as possible. My experience with my DUI was I was driving home from a friend’s house nearby and was hit by another vehicle. The accident was totally their fault but the cops came and then assessed me. After a few months of waiting I found out that I had a BAC of .12. I had my license hard suspended for very little time as I went out of the country for that time. When I went to court, Mark had another client there that was being seen same day I don’t know that circumstances of her case but he worked out the same deal for both of us. The charges were dropped from DUI to wet and reckless in exchange for an extra day of work alternative for jail (cleaning up trash), along with about 1300 in fines and 3 months DUI course. It seems bad but without an attorney, it can be a lot worse. Also the retainer fee for Mark Blair was not that bad and made a discount considering I was a student. I am so grateful that I did get a lawyer in this case and don’t second guess myself for it, he literally works magic.

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Mark Blair was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He helped me get the best possible outcome for my situation. Without his help I would have been totally lost. I highly recommend him.

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Mark fought for me from start to finish. Would definitely recommend his services.

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I made a big mistake.  Not only did I have a BAC of .21 but I also had a charge of evading peace officers.  Mark led me through the entire process.  He gave me a company that shopped around for the best rate for my SR-22.  He told me not to self-report to my current insurance company saving me tons of money.  He advised me to go to AA meetings whether I thought I needed them or not.  He also gave me a company that would come to my house to install the Interlock Ignition Device (IID) that was required for all people convicted of DUI in my county.  I faced one year license suspension, 30 days of community Service, a nearly $2000 fine and possible jail time.  Thanks to Mark’s advice and guidance I was able to plead No Contest and received 90 day license suspension, normal fine, no jail time or Community Service.  Although this is something I would not wish on my worst enemy, Mark was able to make the best of a huge mistake that I made.  Thank You Mark!!

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Amazing!

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Posted by anonymous
January 5, 2017

I had a pretty awful experience involving a DUI with a hit-and-run component. Mark’s experience and willingness to support me through this ordeal resulted in the latter charge being dropped and the former reduced. He’s patient and knowledgeable and will support his clients every step of the way. Some professionals are just top of their field, and Mark is definitely among them. Highly recommended!

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Excellent Work by Mark Blair

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Posted by John
December 20, 2016

Mark Blair did an excellent job with my DUI case. I completely avoided any criminal charges and received no points on my record. I have to drive for my job. Mark was able to postpone any suspensions until I had time off to take care of it. My 30 day suspension was knocked down to 13 days and I was immediately ready to get a restricted license.

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Excellent work, great person, and very supportive!

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Posted by Benny
November 18, 2016

Mark is a great guy! He really makes the case stress free! I did not worry about what was going to happen because he exudes confidence in his craft. After speaking with him on the phone, he sent emails with great detail to help improve the case. I suggest you follow them because he downgraded my DUI into a wet and reckless. In addition, he was a very nice guy, not only to me but everybody around. He’s a winner and you want winners on your team!

P.s. He responds to your emails quick #nowaiting

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Outstanding

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Posted by Melissa
November 10, 2016

My family and I had spoken to several attorneys before ultimately hiring Mark to represent me and I can without a doubt say this was the right choice. From the very first phone call to today, Mark has gone above and beyond to ensure that all of my questions, concerns, and frustrations have been addressed and taken care of. He was always quick to personally respond to any of my emails at almost all hours. Mark was also very informative and straightforward, guiding me step by step through the process and ensuring me that I was in good hands. Though each case can be different and the results unpredictable, I received an outstanding result in court and I am beyond thankful to Mark for helping me to do so. I would highly recommend him.

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Mark was awesome.

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Posted by Kristin
November 9, 2016

Mark was a pleasure to work with. He was really good at communicating and make me feel informed on my case. He was able to get my DUI case dropped down to a wet and reckless. He was very friendly and took a genuine interest in my case. I highly recommend him.

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Highly Recommended

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Posted by Cristian
October 29, 2016

Mark is definitely the person who follows through with his work. After the first phone conversation i knew i was getting take care of. Mark did everything and more which was a surprise. He kept me informed with very detailed emails and phone conversations . Highly recommended.

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Saved me

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Posted by Yevgeniy
August 17, 2016

I can’t tell you how much of a positive impact his knowledgeable guidance have had on me during this difficult and stressful time of my life.
I was informed of every detail and was contacted with any new results immediately.
He’s been always available and supportive.
His professional skills and representation in court made this process less difficult than I expected and I couldn’t have hoped for a better result.
I’ll never forgot his awesome efforts, taking professionalism to an art form is what I see.

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Very smart, helpful, gives great advice – and results

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Posted by Emily
August 3, 2016

I came to Mark after the worst night of my life. Not only was I dealing with the shame and embarrassment of an admittedly terrible mistake, I feared for my future as I was about to enter into a system in which I had no experience. Given the circumstances of my actions, I was facing some stiff consequences. I have a full time job that I love and friends and family who mean the world to me, and I was convinced I could lose it all.

Mark made me feel so much more comfortable with the situation. He does not mince words and does not sugar coat anything, but let me know EXACTLY what was a head of me. For anyone who is a first offender, the biggest worry is the unknown, and Mark did his very best to alleviate that fear. My advice – listen to what he says, take the time to read everything, and follow his instructions to the last detail. He knows what he’s doing, and it shows. Mark is very communicative, kind and smart. He’s never condescending or judgmental. Worth every penny!

I am very happy with my result and know I would have never have received it if it weren’t for Mark’s counsel. I would recommend him to anyone in a similar situation.

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Highly recommend

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June 23, 2016

I highly recommend Mark if you find yourself facing DUI charges. I was facing DUI (BAC .1/.09) and hit and run charges. He was able to get DUI reduced to a wet reckless and dismiss the hit/run charge.

His initial email outlined detailed instructions on how to obtain the best outcome- which i followed as best I could. He was also very quick to respond to any questions or concerns that I had, and I had many. He is extremely knowledgable when it comes to DUIs and the local court system. Trust his expertise. I’m glad I did, because the outcome of my case far exceeded my expectations.

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DUI #2

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Posted by Roger M.
June 15, 2016

I had retained Mark Blair as my attorney for my 2nd DUI because he was wonderful with my 1st DUI. I also had a drug possession charge with my 2nd DUI that Mark Blair was able to have dropped. I don’t know how he magically dropped the drug charge, but I am grateful he did. He truly knows the law and I am glad I was able to trust him with my case. DUIs are tough for anyone to go through, but Mark is honest with details and replied to all of my emails within a short amount of time. Even though many of my questions were redundant and quite repetitive, Mark professionally answered my emails to ease my paranoia of my court case. I never write reviews for anything or anyone, but I feel I owe Mark Blair a review because of how amazing he was to be my attorney. Small cost for astounding results, I recommend anyone going through a DUI to hire him.

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I highly recommended Mark.

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Posted by Diana
April 7, 2016

After experiencing one of the worst nights ever, I was determined to find a lawyer. I didnt even know what to expect when looking for one. Put it this way I have never been arrested before. When I talked to him over the phone his compassion stood out to me the most. He took the time to explain everything to me and I had a lot of questions. I’m disabled and he took that into consideration as well. I was so anxious and of course nervous he always emailed me right back with answers The day of court he explained everything to me and made me feel comfortable. He was able to strike a deal for me 19 days of community service but no jail time ( thank God). I had a high alcohol level the night of my arrest and drove in a ditch. Im so glad I went with Mark, he’s very professional and will get the job done! Thank you again Mark. You saved me!

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Very Caring and Professional Attorney

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Anonymous review posted on
March 29, 2016

Go with his experience! I hired Mark based on his strong reviews and my initial phone conversation with him and am very glad I did! After discussing my unique case with several other lawyers, Mark stood out during that initial call with his straightforward perspective regarding the details of my case – a DUI with two counts of child endangerment.

At the onset, Mark provided a very detailed email describing what to expect during the process and what my choices were. After receiving the details of the police report I was left with a decision of whether or not to dispute some of the allegations and I am very happy I listened to Mark’s advice (which he generously provided over late night phone calls and detailed emails)! Long story short, I spent only 3 hours at the courthouse (my presence wasn’t required at the arraignment), I had a nice lunch at Pizza My Heart and I returned to find that Mark’s representation of my character resulted in the two counts of endangerment being DROPPED and I incurred only the minimum in fines and NO JAIL TIME for the DUI! I couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome!

Thanks again, Mark!

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Mark Blair is terrific!

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Posted by Linda
March 28, 2016

Mark Blair has been very knowledgeable , helpful, kind and professional. Since he began representing me, he helped me through this very dark, troubling time. He has been supportive, and his knowlegde and experience is a great comfort. I don’t know what I would do without him and his legal advice.

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The BEST decision I have ever made was hiring MARK BLAIR

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Anonymous review posted on
March 1, 2016

I found myself in a horrible situation after a bad evening. With no recollection of what transpired, I was in shock. After days of relentless research, I came to the conclusion that I should retain council. As soon as I spoke with Mark Blair, I knew I had someone in my corner. He never sugarcoated possibilities, always had answers to my myriad of questions, and faithfully communicated throughout every step of this long, arduous process. The one piece of advice I have for anyone who is unfortunate enough to need council, is to HIRE MARK BLAIR RIGHT AWAY. He will lay out a clear, concise plan on how to obtain the best outcome from your situation. By following Mark Blairs guidance(down to the letter), I obtained an outcome that, by all accounts, seemed unattainable. A felony DUI and resisting arrest charge was reduced to a minimum DUI through Mark Blairs guidance and council. From the get-go it was clear that this man knows his stuff. He knew exactly what to expect, what the worse case scenarios are, and happened to be correct 100% of the time in my case. He clearly had a great rapport with the courthouse staff, and knew the process inside and out. He was consistently courteous, always on the ball, and never once left me feeing unsatisfied with my legal council. I cannot stress enough how much hiring Mark Blair saved my bacon. If you ever find yourself looking for DUI lawyers, look no further than Mark Blair. This man has it down to a science. Every person that I have come across who retained Mark Blair’s legal council got “positive” decisions in court. FOLLOW HIS ADVICE, it is what you pay for. Do everything he recommends, ask any questions you have, and be sure to thank him when he gets you the best possible outcome for your case. This guy truly saved my ass from what was thought of as a forgone conclusion, and I am forever grateful for his candor and professionalism. as well as for keeping my butt outta jail 🙂

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Absolutely Recommend Mark

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Posted by Ruse
February 20, 2016

After calling several attorneys …I finally decided to call Mark and he immediately made me feel at ease about my DUI case. He gave me great advice and was very specific on what I needed to do prior to my court date. Mark has clearly done this several times and knew exactly what to do and how to try to get the best outcome. He was able to successfully reduce my charges to a “wet-reckless” and we were in and out of the court room in less than a hour. He is very professional, thorough, and most importantly very accessible. He made sure to call me and give me updates prior to my court date and made sure I understood everything. Best decision..absolutely would not have gotten the same result without Mark.

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Best decision of my life!!

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Anonymous review posted on
February 9, 2016

When I was arrested for a DUI I was so scared because I had no idea what would happen to me or what the consequences would be. My immediate reaction was to hire an attorney and I chose Mark because he had such amazing reviews. Seriously, people only have good things to say about him and its because he’s the BEST at what he does. He was super attentive to me and made me feel secure that he was going to fight for me to get me the best possible outcome. At first he had mentioned that we would try to get my DUI either reduced to a wet reckless or dismissed and I thought this would be impossible because my BAC level was .11/.11 at the time I was taken to the county jail. I was also in an accident and when I was first given the breathalyzer test my BAC was .13/.12. Honestly I was so scared but Mark is seriously a miracle worker. Even though my BAC was at a .11 he was able to get me a wet reckless!!! I am forever grateful and hiring Mark Blair was the best decision I have ever made. If you were arrested for a DUI you would be a fool not to hire him. Trust me, you won’t regret it. He is affordable and he will fight for you.

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Hes amazing at what he does.

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Posted by Tony
February 4, 2016

I cannot extend my gratitude towards Mar . He made the impossible happen. He actually care and will make you feel comfortable . I’m glad I hired him because if it wasn’t for him my record would be ruined. Thanks again Mark

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Worked miracles

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Posted by luann
February 4, 2016

Got pulled over for no front plate. Officer took me in and my BAC ended up being .14. From one thoughtless mistake I got fired from my job as a nurse and my life went to shambles. Mark Blair had great reviews and I was still a skeptic but he worked miracles and my DUI got dropped down to a wet and wreck less and I couldn’t be more proud to say he has represented me. I am very thankful for someone like him who made sure that this case was just as important as it was to me, not “just another case” like most. Thank god for Mark Blair who saved not only my background but also my career.

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Excellent Lawyer

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Posted by Marian
January 23, 2016

I highly recommend Mark Blair to anyone who needs a DUI attorney. He provides expert explanations and advice regarding DUI law and DMV policies. He is always professional, responsive, and nonjudgmental. He recommends various actions you can and should take prior to your court date that will help you.

He was very honest about the potential consequences I faced and what options were available to me. When we went to court, he was able to achieve an outstanding resolution to my case. I am very grateful to Mark Blair for expertly handling my case and negotiating such a favorable result.

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Outstanding Attorney

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Posted by Mark
January 22, 2016

Mark Blair exceeded all expectations I had about hiring an attorney. I would highly recommend him – five stars all the way around. I found Mark to be supportive, personable, responsive and highly knowledgeable. I felt he was always on my side and trying to get the best possible result for me and not just moving on to the next case. If he could not take my phone call then and there he would get back by phone or email that day. He knows the court systems in the Bay Area and has established relationships with all the parties that were tied to my case. And because of this he was able to get my case dismissed! Based on my experience in working with him over five months I would not hesitate to hire Mark Blair – he did a fantastic job.

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MIRACLE MAN!

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Anonymous review posted on
December 16, 2015

I recently moved up to the Northern California area with already 1 DUI offense. For those of you familiar with how the legal systems works, a second DUI offense is harsh to say the least not too mention the court systems are very very srict when it comes to punishment. After knowing nobody up here and not a ton of money to work with I figured I would look on Yelp and get the highest rated attorney who was reasonably priced, Mark was my guy. Throughout the entire process leading up to my case his responsiveness was beyond excellent and so was Wilber’s (marks assistant). I knew I was dead in the water being as though this was my second offense but for some reason Mark kept me confident and at ease. To make a long story short Mark was able to get my second DUI offense reduced to a wet and reckless and save me thousands of dollars. I was beyond excited and grateful. You would be nuts to go with a different attorney. Mark genuinely cares about the people he works with and I feel as though I will forever be in debt with him!

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dui lawyer

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Posted by nathan
September 20, 2015

I was facing possible jail time 30 days in the county jail after my dui and I couldn’t of ask for a better lawyer to handle my case. Mark got it knock down to 5 days community service and 3 years unsupervised probation. Mark handles your case personally he just doesn’t pass it off to someone else like these other law offices do. There’s somebody to get a hold just about around the clock at his office if you have any questions. If your looking for a good lawyer in the bay area who takes pride in his work, I could not recommend a better lawyer to handle your than Mark Blair he has 29 years’ experience and it shows.

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Absolutely One Of The Best!

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Anonymous review posted on
July 16, 2015

I cannot express how grateful I am for the time and effort that Mark put into my case. From the beginning, he explained everything clearly and set my expectations properly. Professional and extremely knowledgeable, I felt he was fighting to gain every advantage every step of the way. In the end, Mark was able to achieve the best result possible in my case – dismissal of the charges. Mark gave me my life back…..he is so very good at what he does.More 

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Best DUI Attorney Ever!!!

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Posted by chwang
May 4, 2015

There is a reason why Mr. Blair has such stellar reviews on avvo.com. That’s because he is excellent at what he does!!!!! When I got my 1st offence DUI, I did a lot of research, talked to a lot of attorneys, and finally decided to retain Mr. Blair based on his extensive experience, expert knowledge, excellent track record, professionalism, and reasonable fees. It turned out that he is also very passionate and caring in protecting and fighting in the best interest of his client in every way possible, and I can go on and on. THIS WAS THE BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE!!! If you get a DUI, you NEED TO RETAIN MR. BLAIR, FOLLOW HIS ADVICE/INSTRUCTIONS AND YOU WON’T REGRET!!! I’m only writing this review because I’m genuinely extremely grateful for what Mr. Blair has done for me for my case. After retaining Mr. Blair as my attorney, it became more evident that he really knows his stuff, provides invaluable & detailed advice and guidance, truly cares for his clients, very prompt in answering all my concerns/questions, persevered to protect and fight for me as much as he can under the circumstances. I cannot thank him enough and that’s why I want to write a review to share my first-rate experiences with Mr. Blair. As many reviewers have stated, Mr. Blair tells you the truth and does not give you high hopes just to retain your service. He gives you all the possible outcomes based on your circumstances and truly tries to fight for to get you the best result. Mr. Blair could’ve easily settled w/ the DA during my first court date but instead he went beyond and scheduled another court date and provided me additional instructions. Like the rest of the reviewers, If you want a lawyer to be honest and up front with what you’re facing; give you great advice on what to do from arrest to resolution; a lawyer who’s fee is an absolute bargain in terms of his availability and effectiveness; a lawyer who will respond to your emails the SAME DAY you write them, and most importantly, a lawyer who will get you the absolute best outcome that you could have hoped…..HIRE MARK BLAIR! Finally, I love the fact that he kept our communications in writing so I can always reference back to what we discussed and what his recommendations are.

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Great Attorney

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Anonymous review posted on
April 19, 2015

Retaining Mark as my DUI Attorney was the smartest decision I could have made. I won’t go in to all of the nasty details, but I will tell you this was my first offense with a BAC of .22 AND a hit and run charge. I was absolutely terrified and had no idea what to do. Mark immediately put me at ease and gave me a clear outline of what I needed to do, and what I could expect of this situation. He didn’t make any unrealistic promises, only told me he would do his best, and that he did. Mark managed to get my hit and run charge dismissed which was a miracle. I have to do 4 days of community service with the Sherrifs work program and the 9 month DUI course. Considering the severity of my case this a huge blessing.
If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing a DUI attorney, Mark Blair is your guy!!

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Professional and skilled lawyer

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Anonymous review posted on
April 12, 2015

This is my first time involvement in an unlawful situation and needed guidance in facing challenge with court. After released from jail the next morning after my DUI, i did some research online (and through tons of letters from law firms) and found exceptional reviews for Mark, When i called mark, he listened to my situation and guided me through the next steps . He is very responsive and professional with in depth knowledge on CA DUI . I had tons of questions after DUI, he answered all of them with patience. With his constant follow up and guidance, he helped me in reducing my DUI charges to Wet reckless. He will never promise you anything, but he works his best to get best possible outcome to his clients.

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Second DUI offense

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Anonymous review posted on
April 1, 2015

I can not recommend Mark Blair enough! I got my second dui about a year ago and immediately started searching for a lawyer. Thank God I found Mark. He was understanding and let me know everything I needed to do. He did not promise a miracle but he definitely delivered! Second time around was way easier to handle thanks to Mark. HIRE HIM IF YOU GET A DUI!More 

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HIRE MARK BLAIR FOR YOUR BEST OUTCOME!

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Anonymous review posted on
March 9, 2015

I had a second DUI with .12 BAC, accident and after the fact reported injuries. The injuries were characterized as multiple and serious. I was facing a very real felony DUI. After getting released from jail, I went straight to my computer and started reading AVVO reviews. Who can sleep at 4am when you know you’ve probably just ruined your life? Well, I’m here to tell you that there is hope. Hiring Mark was a great decision.

If you’re looking for a lawyer to tell you the one in a million example of getting a guy off with no penalty, I’m sure you can find that attorney. I hired a lawyer like that on my first DUI. If you want a lawyer to be honest and up front with what you’re facing; give you great advice on what to do from arrest to resolution; a lawyer who’s fee is an absolute bargain in terms of his availabilty and effectiveness; a lawyer who will respond to your emails the same day you write them, and most importantly, a lawyer who will get you the absolute best outcome that you could have hoped…..HIRE MARK BLAIR!

My outcome was a simple second DUI. My court fine and Mark’s fee was the same as the fee from my first attorney. He resolved the case quickly and kept me out of jail. I have a narrow path to get through this in the other aspects of my life, but that’s only possible because Mark got the criminal aspect finalized in a way I hoped in my moments of extreme optimism was possible (by reading all these reviews), but was realistic in the knowledge that it could’ve been much worse.

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Mark Blair is a top class lawyer

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Anonymous review posted on
December 11, 2014

Hiring Mark was a phenomenal decision for my case. Mark is smart and experienced so he will quickly know how to go about handling your specific case. He keeps constant contact and is always available to answer any questions you may have during this stressful time. He is not going to sugar coat things, he tells you what your are looking, expecting the worst but working to get you the best possible results. He will constantly work to help you through whatever your case requires and will ultimately use his experience, expertise, and great repore and knowledge with the DA’s office and the local judges to get you the best possible end to your case. Hiring a class act lawyer like Mark is not only a big releif in this stressful time, knowing someone so skilled on your side, but also a big step in putting this unfortunate part of your life behind. I know this from my personal experiences with Mark and would highly recommend him to anyone who came into a situation like I found myself in.

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Highly Recommended

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Anonymous review posted on
November 16, 2014

I highly recommend Mark Blair. He is very knowledgeable, trustworthy, responsive and compassionate. His guidance through the process really simplified things.This was my first offense DUI with an accident and a high BAC. Mark was very clear in what I needed to do in order to stay out of jail and minimize sentencing. He communicated clearly and promptly with me and always conveyed realistic possible outcomes of the case.I came out with a $2000 fine, a 3 month DUI class, 3 year probation, installed the IID in my car for 5 months, no jail time.

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The best decision I could’ve made!!

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Posted by Christopher
November 1, 2014

I unfortunately had gotten myself into a predicament recently. I was quite stressed out about the whole thing to say the least. After my situation had occurred I had been inundated with mail and flyers proposing to help me in my situation. Needless to say this had only added to the increase of things that I knew I had to consider. At this point it was obvious and I knew it would be in my best interest to hire a lawyer. Mark Blair was one of many other Lawyers that had contacted me via mail. But, amongst all of the Lawyers Mark Blair stood out the most. I had picked up his small Pamphlet I had received in the mail. I was very drawn to the professionalism and scope of information that he had provided me. It was quite obvious that Mark knew what he was doing. Not to mention that just reading what he had to say put me at ease about my situation and he had presented himself very well. I also had realized that in order to get the best outcome from my situation I had to hire a lawyer. Someone that knew their stuff and the law well.
I immediately contacted him to get a clearer idea of him as a person. And most importantly as a professional. When I called Mark he was very easy to reach. He informed me that he was busy at the time and that he would call me and get back to me at a more appropriate time. Preferably In a couple hours…which he did. After we had spoke I had decided to hire mark as my lawyer. It was very clear to me at this point that I had a very good lawyer, if not great, on my hands.
During our time throughout our trial Mark was very helpful. Both in keeping me informed and educated on all my options available regarding the law and my case. As well as provided me with a sense of ease and comfort in knowing things would work out ok. If anything would come up, him or his assistant would always contact me immediately and at anytime I was able to get ahold of him quickly.
In the end, Mark was able to get me the best outcome for my situation. Having everything reduced to the minimum charges. And I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. His professionalism as well as scope of knowledge in regards to the law was unparralled. I cant begin to say how happy I am that I followed my instincts to contact Mark. For it made this whole stressful situation a lot easier to handle and move on from.
If you are looking for a lawyer that is professional, knowledgable and will work on your side to get you the best outcome for your situation and case. I cant stress enough to give Mark Blair a call…

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Services delivered as promised and then some

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Posted by Kevin
October 30, 2014

I retained Mr. Blair’s services after reviewing his brochure, which detailed all the facets of the charge for which I had been arrested. It was detailed, clear and conveyed a thorough understanding of the law and processes which I was facing. After contacting his office, he responded promptly and laid out a plan of action for defending my case. At all times he kept me informed of the status of my case, what would happen next, and made me understand my part and responsibilities in defending myself. At no time did he promise anything he did not feel he could deliver. Rather he portrayed a realistic picture of what might lie ahead, but assured me that he would do his best. And that he did, beyond anything I might have hoped for – he convinced the District Attorney’s office not to file charges against me.

I highly recommend Mark Blair for his professionalism, knowledge of the law, and his effectiveness in obtaining the best possible outcome for me. The fee for his services was more than made up for by the positive outcome he achieved for

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One word: Dismissed

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Posted by Victor
October 27, 2014

Now obviously I can’t guarantee this result for you, but if you hire Mark, you will get an experienced professional who will move Heaven and Earth to fight for you. Not only does he know DUI law like the back of his hand, he also cares deeply for his clients. He went well beyond his duties as an attorney and spent considerable time on the phone with me, assuring me everything was going to be alright and brainstorming more strategies to use in negotiations with the prosecutor. On top of all that, he’s also incredibly friendly and down-to-Earth; you can always count on him to crack some jokes to lighten the mood. And the best part is that he charges a very reasonable fee. Go ahead and do your own research. Other attorneys charge more and have less experience.

I haven’t always made the best choices in my life, but one choice I got right was hiring Mark Blair. If you want the best outcome for your case, don’t hesitate to hire him.

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Sincere Helping Hand

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Anonymous review posted on
October 20, 2014

Mark Blair from the start of the first phone call was very nice and easy to talk with regarding my case. He was not aggressive and did not sound like he had little care like many other Attorneys i had tried to contact. He was always on top with every little bit of information and did what i thought was the impossible by getting the least amount of punishments for my case. He is definitely someone i would refer.

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Great Laywer

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Posted by Thanh
October 17, 2014

Mr. Blair was able to help me more than I could have thought possible. My case was hopless and he somehow got my charge reduced. I can’t thank him enough! I was treated kindly, and kept informed through the whole process. I endorse Mr. Blair wholeheartedly as a DUI lawyer!More 

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Very Satisfied Client

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Anonymous review posted on
October 13, 2014

I hired Mark for my DUI case after talking to 3-4 lawyers due to his substantial ratings and confidence. Mark was very responsive and had great intuition about the case just by talking to him. He always kept me up to date about any new notifications and outlined all the steps I had to take. He also took care of the necessary paperwork and court dates for me so that I practically didn’t lift a finger. At first the case did not appear to have a good outcome; however, Mark managed did a great job and reduced my 0.23 BAC DUI charge into a mere wet and reckless. This is almost impossible to accomplish and most definitely the best outcome for my case. If you need a DUI lawyer, Mark is the best choice in my books.

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Very satisfied client…effective, efficient, economical

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Anonymous review posted on
October 8, 2014

I talked to 4+ lawyers. Money was not the primary concern and I went with the lawyer who gave me the most realistic situation assessment and was responsive.
Mark turned out to be super responsive & crisp and demonstrated deep expertise on the DUI / DWI cases. He guided me through all the steps from SR-22 insurance to timing of DMV hearing. Until the case was closed, I felt like a professional lawyer was fully looking out for my interest. I work with many lawyers for my job and I don’t always feel this way.

I ended up getting wet & reckless, no hard suspension, and restricted driving. Given the circumstance, it was the best outcome that I expected.

I would highly recommend Mark to anyone.

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One of the best DUI lawyer in the Bay Area

5.0 stars

Anonymous review posted on
October 3, 2014

A friend who used to work for an attorney who now has retired referred Mark for me when I got involved into a DUI case. After reviewing several “five star” lawyers on Yelp and Avvo (Mark is among those as well) I decided to pick Mark. An I was so happy that I’ve made a right choice to have Mark on my defense side. First off all, Mark is prompt responsive, whether email, phones, or letter from the DMV sent to him regarding about my case. Secondly, he explained to me very clear step by step what will happen, what he can do for me and what should I do in order to get my DL back ? He has a wonderful demeanor, extremely knowledgeable and his response time in responding to any queries you might have flat out amazed me.

Alameda County has had a tough law if you have a DUI in their county. One of the punishment is you must install Ignition Interlock Device. You will have to pay for the cost of installation plus monthly rental until you get your license back. To make it short: I don’t have to install the Ignition Interlock Device, I don’t have to do the public services. I can not say enough positive and wonderful things about Mark, I strongly recommend Mark to anyone who has had a DUI case and is desperate for help.

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My DUI case

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Posted by Terry
September 17, 2014

Mark Blair represented me in my DUI case. He kept me well informed throughout and was very well prepared at my court appearance. I believe he played an integral part in the positive outcome of my case.

 

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Offices of Mark Blair

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Posted by David
August 28, 2014

Mark Blair and his staff were very helpful with my situation after my arrest. Mark has a wealth of knowledge of the different courts in the bay area as well as the DMV. He is very patient with questions and responds very quickly to clients.
Once Mark is familiar with the facts of one’s case he has a method that may not make sense at first. I realized very quickly that it is not his method that makes one wonder, but the quirks in the systems of courts and DMV. Mark’s great knowledge of the systems of the courts and the DMV from years of experience tends to take some stress out of the situation and gives one hope to moving on in life.

At my court date Mark managed to get the enhanced penalties that were suggested by the prosecutor dismissed. This will help me get on in life in a much quicker and better way then if they were not dismissed. I have a lot more to go thru, mainly with the DMV, yet I have confidence that Mark Blair and his staff will be there to help me along the way.

I can sincerely recommend the offices of Mark Blair to anyone going thru a similar situation.

 

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Difficult DUI Case

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Anonymous review posted on
August 25, 2014

Mark specializes as a DUI/DWI lawyer. After needing a lawyers help in this matter I reached out to several firms. Mark was the only lawyer that received my information and reached out to me rather. My partner and I were considering a few lawyers and ultimately decided to go with Mark based on how many good reviews he had.

He did not let us down! Our case went from being very difficult (added penalty for speeding, being on the cell phone, and running a red light) to being completely dismissed!

From start to end Mark remained very communicative with several emails outlining exactly what to expect every step of the way from worst to best case scenario. Even the day we called to inquire about hiring him as our attorney he was working in the very same court system (Oakland). This turned out to be a good thing; Mark has built a strong relationship with the DMV and others here. He was able to negotiate results for us that have saved my partners record and several hundreds of dollars that would otherwise have been spent over the years for a one time mistake.

I could not be more satisfied and would choose Mark for anyone facing the stress and weight of such a situation. He is very much an advocate for what you are going through with obviously lots of experience including being bilingual if that applies to you. Mark is very on point and does much of the work so you don’t have to!

Mark and my review are also posted on yelp under San Mateo DUI lawyers.

 

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The best lawyer ever!

5.0 stars

Posted by katb1123
July 15, 2014

I have nothing but good things to say about Mr. Blair! I can go on and on. He eased the pain of my DUI case. A lot of lawyers are sales men but Mr. Blair did not even show the slightest of that. If you’re going through hell like I did with a dui turn to Mr.Blair! He’s hard working and genuine and will do everything in his power to help. Today was the first day since my arrest that I no longer felt depressed. He’s quick to respond. Whatever he tells you to do, do it and you will get the results you’re looking for. If you’re reading this, don’t drink and drive, even if you aren’t a drinker and you do so one time, it’s not worth it! Mr. Blair is the best!!! And I can not thank him enough!!!

 

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5.0 stars

Anonymous review posted on
April 28, 2014

Trustworthy, attentive, informative, and overall top-notch lawyer. Hiring Mark Blair was the best decision I could have made to help me navigate the complexities of my legal situation. He always took the time to explain every last detail and never tried to sugar-coat anything, always providing me with all the facts and potential outcomes to my case regardless if they were positive or negative. Fortunately he was able to negotiate a very favorable outcome for which I am extremely grateful.I would not hesitate to recommend Mark to my family, friends, and colleagues.More 

 

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Great outcome to a possible bad day in court

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Anonymous review posted on
April 6, 2014

I was facing a possible felony DUI with serious consequences but due to following Mark’s instructions, I ended up with minimal punishment. Mark will tell you exactly what to do including getting a head start on mandatory classes and obtaining the SR-22 which gets your license back. He keeps you informed whenever something comes up and responds to all questions to keep your mind at ease. I would recommend Mark to anyone who is scared of DUI consequences or wants the peace of mind knowing you have someone with experience and can help.More 

 

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He is the best!

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Posted by Bob
April 4, 2014

Look no where else! Mark Blair is the best lawyer you can get in a DUI case. Getting a DUI is tough enough. A day you were supposed to be on a fun ride ends up in jail is no fun. When I was pulled over and was sitting that night in the jail, I thought my life is over. I looked for a lawyer even though I was skeptic of that since this is my first DUI (probably the last too) and all I heard was a lawyer makes no difference. When I talked to Mark, I decided I will get his help even if I lose some money. It was a bumpy 1.5 months ride till it reaches the court and all I can say is Mark made it so easier for me. I met him only twice in court but email communications were proper and apt to the point.
I was scared to hell when my blood results came back as .20. Mark said he cannot do any magic but can try his best.. and boy he did. I get a 1 work day (1 compensated for the night in custody) and 3 month class. My hard suspension came 28 days after the decision date which means I was able to get a restricted license in 2 days.
Going through this was tough. But I am glad Mark and his experience helped a lot. As somebody said here, there is a reason he is 10/10!!!

 

 

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Mark Blair is excellent!

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Posted by Nancy
April 1, 2014

I thought my life was over when I got my DUI. Mr. Blair helped me with every aspect of the trial, the DMV problems. He managed to get me a very good deal with the court and I am eternally grateful to him. I recommend him to everyone. Thank you Mr. Blair!

 

 

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Outstanding! Highly recommended!

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Posted by Daniel
March 31, 2014

Mr. Blair was fantastic. He gave me the information I needed to get through this difficult DUI incident and was nothing but helpful and responsive whenever I had questions or concerns. I felt comfortable that he was in charge of the situation and he did not disappoint. I would highly recommend Mr. Blair and his team to anyone in need of DUI representation.

 

 

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The best DUI representation available

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Posted by John
February 19, 2014

Mark is an amazing person and a great lawyer. He is easy to work with gets great results!
Mark communicates very effectively via email which makes it easy to follow his directions and get him the information he needs to help you. His advice saved me thousands of dollars $$$$$.
I would recommend him very highly.

 

 

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Very detailed and professional Lawyer!

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Posted by RDC
January 29, 2014

As an Engineer, you get to appreciate the level of detail and the ways he presents your case. I definitely will recommend Atty. Mark Blair to anybody that needs an expert and experienced lawyer. You dont need to tell him what results you wanted from him, he just delivers even better than you expected. Also, he responds to my inquiries right away. Very professional!

 

 

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Incredible work

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Posted by Joe
January 16, 2014

I was pulled over doing 115mph with a .09 BAC in San Mateo. The police report suggested that I tried evading the police, and acted like an arrogant drunk during the stop. The District Attorney charged me with the additional speeding enhancement, carrying an additional 60 day jail sentence.

I discovered Mark through the brochure I received in the mail. It was full of valuable information, and provided the first alert about contacting the DMV within 10 days to avoid suspension. I was so overwhelmed by the quality of the mailing that I researched Mark on the Internet to find his avvo profile. I decided to contact mark based on avvo’s feedback, the quality of his mailing, and that he has only ever defended people in court.

As some reviews said, I reached an office line where an assistant took my information. Mark called me directly within an hour and advised me that the speeding violation was the most critical part of the case. I decided on the spot to retain Mark as my attorney.

I purchased my SR-22 insurance through a broker per his suggestion, which hides it from my actual insurance company. Provided my insurance company checks about 20% of their customers annually for SR-22 filings, that gives me about a 50% chance of getting through all three years without a check of my record, and avoiding the insurance increase.

Because of my speeding, the DA elected to not reduce my case to a wet-reckless. However, Mark advised me beforehand that it was highly unlikely, and I wasn’t expecting it either. I gladly accepted the DUI charge, but had the speeding violation dropped, no court ordered suspension on my license, immediately available for restricted license, the 3 month DUI class, and only 1 day of the Sheriff’s work program. This, as Mark put it, was a miraculous sentence. I completely agreed.

Due to out out-of-state suspension from 2000 (yes, the year 2000), I had a hold on my license through the national DMV which I was unaware of. As a result of trying to fix this, I didn’t technically have a license during the period after my temporary license expired and the court date, which was approximately 2 months. Mark settled my DMV hearing and got my 30 day hard suspension backdated to that period, completely avoiding the DMV ordered 30 day suspension as a result.

My experience with Mark was absolutely phenomenal, and I give him my absolute highest recommendation.

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Forever Grateful,

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Posted by Jim
January 11, 2014

I spent my lifetime building our business and our life’s, Then in a perfect storm at Christmas of 2014 I thought I threw it all away. Mark Blair performed a miracle and gave me a fresh start for 2014. I will be forever grateful that I choose you Mark.

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The Winning Side

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Anonymous review posted on
December 16, 2013

I received what I believed was a questionable DUI. This opinion was reinforced by the arresting officer, who suggested I argue against the DUI, and the case was later rejected by the courts. However, I still had to deal with the DMV, and this is where Mark and his expertise came in and won me the case. The DMV approaches this in a much more black and white fashion, and Mark was able to gather the evidence needed to prove that there were errors within the process. He successfully argued my case with the DMV and I was fortunate enough to become part of a small percentage of people who had the case set aside. Other lawyers insisted this could not be done. Obviously, it could, and Mark Blair was the one who did it. He kept me in the loop, was very detailed and responsive, and was always respectful and honest, which was much appreciated. HIGHLY recommended!

 

 

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Outstanding

5.0 stars

Posted by Ray
December 12, 2013

Mark did a great job with my case from start to finish. I had taken ambien and rear ended one vehicle before hitting another one that was parked. I was arrested and spilled my guts to the cops. The case was further complicated by the fact that two days later I was offered a promotion and took a job in MA.

Mark did a great job of representing me and ensuring that the charge remained a misdemeanor (this kept me up nights because a felony would have resulted in my termination and made 8 years of college basically worthless). My sentence was light and Mark assisted me in getting things squared away with California while I was living on the other side of the US.

Mark takes a no-nonsense approach to things and I really appreciated that. I spoke with a couple of other DUI attorneys before locating Mark and they had ridiculously high rates and seemed preoccupied with “closing the sale” as opposed to listening to my concerns.

I fully recommend Mark Blair.

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Professional & delivers on his word

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Anonymous review posted on
December 12, 2013

If you are like me, you probably do not have any idea of what to expect after you get arrested driving after 2-3 glasses of wine. It happened to me recently and Mark Blair expertly helped me to get through one of the worst situations of my life. I went with Mark after reading so many good reviews and was not disappointed. He is very professional and gives you an honest opinion of your case. No sugar coating of what to expect and then delivers it. He has a fantastic staff who are knowledgeable and guide you through the process. Mark will keep you updated with all the information of the case progress through emails and is very thorough. I will not hesitate to refer him to anyone who needs his service.

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Helpful and responsive lawyer who takes pride in his profession

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Posted by Nathan
November 25, 2013

Mark stepped in mid-stream to handle my second DUI case after I had to fire my previous lawyer for utter incompetence and unresponsiveness (see my negative review of Robert Tayac). Mark was exactly what I was looking for in a lawyer: knowledgeable about the law and the courts, friendly with relevant court personnel (in a way that benefited me), clear in explaining my options and potential outcomes, and affordable.

He began by working through many of the mistakes left by my previous lawyer and getting important court dates on calendar. He knew that I was frustrated with the process, so he put in extra time to help me understand exactly what was happening and what actions were available to me.

In court, he was clearly familiar with the judges and prosecutors, and was able to use those positive relationships to explore settlement possibilities that would meet my needs while saving me the time and expense of going to trial.

I was very pleased with his handling of a difficult situation, and would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking representation in a DUI case.

 

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Best Investment, Happy Client

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Posted by Angeliza
November 13, 2013

Although I won’t get into detail about my circumstances as to why I reached out to Mark Blair, he was by far the best investment that I could have made at that time. Immediately after my encounter with the law, I wanted help but more importantly, an expert who could break down everything from A-Z in laymen’s terms. Mr. Blair was all that and more. I did ample research online and came across Mr. Blair as being highly qualified with an impressive track record from his previous clientele. I thought: if he was able to eliminate/reduce the consequences for all of them, he must be able to help our my circumstance. Because compared to repeat offenders, those who had to pay restitution, etc — I was just a person who made a mistake.

I met with Mr. Blair before hiring him. I drove over an hour to see Mr. Blair when there were countless lawyers conveniently located closer to home (Vallejo to San Mateo). But convenience doesn’t necessarily mean the best. Mr. Blair was worth the distance and every penny. On the phone, he was extremely kind and a great listener to my case. In person, he was no different. In addition, he is extremely down-to-earth and made me feel comfortable right off the back. His support staff (Willberg and another fellow) were helpful in answering any technical questions that I had.

After being contracted to Mr. Blair, not once did he leave me astray. He answered every question that I had and promptly too! I would receive an email back in no time. He would break down, analyze, and interpret all the paperwork. He was upfront about what I should expect and what he would aim to achieve. Mark over-delivered.

His expertise on how to lock in your good driver rates and attend classes all helped in my case. Mr. Blair was able to get the multiple charges against me completely eliminated or greatly reduced and for that, I thank you Mr. Blair. Will definitely refer others your way because not only does Mr. Blair care about his clients, he goes above and beyond to get the best results for them.

 

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2 CASES, BOTH GREAT RESULTS! THANK YOU.

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Posted by Stefan
November 11, 2013

I will begin by saying that I am glad I made the decision to go with Mark Blair. For my first case I was very doubtful whether a lawyer would make a difference in my situation as I heard mixed thoughts. I knew one other friend with a similar case as mine and he said he was with Mark Blair and was pretty satisfied at the time. Instinctively I called and was greeted by the man himself. I had all my questions answered and I was given time to pick this man’s brain of what I could expect as far as results go in my case. Like any other human being I didn’t have any idea what to expect and how to go about treating my case by myself, so knowing I had this man by my side really boosted my morale. Court, email correspondences, phone calls, paperwork, and many days later I resolved my first case promptly and trouble-less. It was in no time that I had a second run-in with the law. Right away, I called Mr. Blair again and explained to him what had happened. This time, it was way more complex and probably one of the toughest cases for a lawyer considering the circumstances of this case. I look for people who are straightforward with me and do not cushion the reality to make one feel better, but yet “prepare for the worse, expect the best” out of the situation type of deal. Pricing on this one was quite a bit more than the last one, again considering the circumstances. I was curious to see what others were charging so I made a few phone calls. I was surprised to hear that no one offered a better price, and again I proved to myself that I made the right choice. I was given clear instructions of what I need to do in order to lessen my case sentence. After 3.5 months of following through with my duties and responsibilities, they paid off. I was expecting 60 days of community service, 6 years probation, and upwards of $3,500 as a fine. On the day of court I was assured by Mark Blair that he would do all in his power to convince and persuade the judge that I am a good, self-employed citizen that has made a few mistakes but I have done more to improve than anything else. When he came out after talking to the judge he said I got the best deal he could possibly wish for. 15 days, waived fine ($0) and half the probation time. I am nonetheless extremely satisfied with my results and work done. Thank you for your hard efforts and I will surely recommend you to the next friend in need.

Sincerely,

Stefan

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Professional and knowledgeable Attorney

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Anonymous review posted on
November 8, 2013

I hired Mr. Blair after reading reviews online and speaking with him on the phone. After speaking with three attorneys I chose Mr. Blair because of his professionalism and demeanor. The outcome of my case was more than excellent and better than I could have ever anticipated. He does not give false hopes or predict what will happen with your case, however, he follows up and keeps you informed. I am extremely pleased with his service and am so glad he is the Attorney I chose. I would highly recommend him.

 

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Mark Blair reduced my case from a DUI to a Wet Reckless!

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Anonymous review posted on
November 5, 2013

I was pulled over by the CHP for speeding 20 MPH over the legal limit. After making way too many honest remarks about my drinking habits and refusing to blow into the field sobriety test device, I was arrested and brought to hell, also known as Santa Rita jail, where I blew a BAC of .12

When the bombardment of attorney letters arrived in the mail, Mark Blair stood out from the rest. I appreciated the amount of detailed information he provided in his brochure and felt that I could trust him from the beginning. After hiring Mark, he immediately sent me a thorough email with all my action items. I was well prepared for court and even received a temporary license in the mail.

When I met Mark in person on the morning of my court date, he was so informative and charismatic. Imagine a building full of anxiety, frowns and fear. Now imagine you are standing next to Mark with his light-hearted personality and positive energy. He made the whole experience painless and easy. The most amazing part was that Mark was able to reduce my case from a DUI to a wet reckless! He was genuinely excited for me and when it came time to stand before the judge, he was by my side with a smile.

Thank you Mark!

 

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Go with Mark!

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Anonymous review posted on
November 3, 2013

Mark is very knowledgeable, communicates well, and guides you every step of the way through this unpleasant process– both through the courts and DMV. He is compassionate and really goes to bat for you. Just do what Mark says and you should be alright! I highly recommend his services.

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Excellent Lawyer

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Posted by Steve
October 30, 2013

I made a big mistake. Not only did I have a BAC of .21 but I also had a charge of evading peace officers. Mark led me through the entire process. He gave me a company that shopped around for the best rate for my SR-22. He told me not to self report to my current insurance company saving me tons of money. He advised me to go to AA meetings whether I thought I needed them or not. He also gave me a company that would come to my house to install the Interlock Ignition Device (IID) that was required for all people convicted of DUI in my county. I faced one year license suspension, 30 days of community Service, a nearly $2000 fine and possible jail time. Thanks to Mark’s advice and guidance I was able to plead No Contest and received 90 day license suspension, normal fine, no jail time or Community Service. Although this is something I would not wish on my worst enemy, Mark was able to make the best of a huge mistake that I made.

Thank You Mark!!

 

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Highly recommend

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Anonymous review posted on
October 18, 2013

He is patient, quick response, trustworthy lawyer, and most importantly, he really does his job well.
I’m really satisfied by what he has done and will definitely refer him if someone needs.

 

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Mark Blair, excellent attorney

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Anonymous review posted on
October 15, 2013

I highly recommend Mark Blair. He is very knowledegable, trustworthy, responsive and compassionate. His guidance through the process really simplified things. In addition, his staff members were excellent to work with. Be sure to trust his advice because his ultimate goal is to obtain the best possible outcome for your case.

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Great Experience

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Posted by Ryan
August 13, 2013

This was my second offense DUI with an accident and a high BAC. Mark was very clear in what I needed to do in order to stay out of jail and minimize sentencing. He communicated clearly and promptly with me and always conveyed realistic possible outcomes of the case. I not only avoided any jail time, but was able to enroll in a voluntary alcohol monitoring service (SCRAM) in lieu of community service. My fines were that of a first time DUI offense as well, which made hiring Mark a net savings to me in the long run. I was also able to continue driving for 10 months after my arrest.

 

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DUI with a great result

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Anonymous review posted on
August 13, 2013

Following my DUI arrest I was very scared and unsure of what was going to happen to me. I did not know what to do. I found a few attorneys before Mark, but decided to give Mark a chance after reading some of the testimonials and his rating. I called his office and spoke to his assistant. Mark called me back in a matter of minutes and took the time to explain to me the situation and what I was facing. I retained him immediately as my lawyer, thank G-d, this turned out to be a great decision. This was my first DUI and I was facing very tough circumstances as there was a refusal to submit to BAC testing as well as speeding, so I was facing harsh DUI penalties and possible jail time. Through the grace of G-d, Mark was able to get the charges reduced down to a wet reckless, 3-month DUI program, minimum fines, and no jail time or community service. Mark was great throughout the entire process laying out his strategy to me and was very comforting and reassuring day of the court hearing. I see why he has such great ratings and tons of great testimonials. Thank you Mark!

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In need of an attorney? You’re set

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Anonymous review posted on
August 12, 2013

I’m 24 years old and I received my first DUI in Alameda County. From the beginning he was very knowledgeable about DUIs and its consequences, he definitely comforted me without sugar coating the situation and assured me of what may happen and clearly told me what he would try to do. My BAC was a .20, not only was it above the .08 but more than double. I came out with a $2000 fine, a 3 month DUI class, 3 year probation, installed the IID in my car for 5 months, no jail time, I was credited one day for the night I was booked and 1 day of the sheriff’s program. All of which are either minimum consequences or even less (from my knowledge I should be receiving a 9 month DUI program). I didn’t expect to get off clean or with a wet and reckless – need to be practical here. But with the outcome of the situation I couldn’t complain and it definitely could’ve been much worse. Not to mention Mark also helped cut down my 30 day hard suspension with the DMV, to a mere 10 days. As for response time, if Mark wasn’t at the office his assistants were always available to help and knew just as much, emails and calls were prompt. I would definitely suggest Mark as your attorney if you have received a DUI.

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Outstanding Job!

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Posted by Brandon
August 12, 2013

Mark helped me get through a very difficult time. He was professional, patient, and thorough. I would highly recommend using his services.

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Very worth the money

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Anonymous review posted on
July 6, 2013

Meets all expectations, previous reviews tell the entire story. Don’t expect him to hold your hand and tell you everything will be ok, but do expect to receive the best result any lawyer could achieve. He took care of everything from the DMV hearing (reducing my hard suspension to 10 days), to appearing in court on my behalf multiple times. This was my first DUI (BAC 1.2). He showed up to court brought me in front of the judge immediately and managed to get the charge reduced to a “wet and reckless.” 3 month Driving class and 900$ fine, thats it. He even helps you with insurance so you don’t get hit with insane premiums. He is a bit hard to reach personally by phone but If you have concerns email him and he will respond to you within a day. This guys your best shot guaranteed, and worth every penny.

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Look no more

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Posted by Tony
May 15, 2013

I made a poor decision to drive my car after a few adult beverages. Long story short, I was arrested for DUI. I was totally coherent, aware, alert, however, the police officers decided to arrest me, even after I passed my FSTs.

After my release, I contacted several attorneys to seek advice and get price quotes. Mr. Blair promptly returned my call and listened as I explained what happened. He asked me several questions regarding the circumstances of the incident. Unlike other lawyers that I spoke to later. He also asked about who I was, my history, my record, and if I thought I should have been in that situation. He didn’t treat me like someone who was looking for a way out. He was kind, understanding and genuinely wanted to help me. Yet, after listening to some co-workers, I tried to secure a different lawyer. I was told this other lawyer would be much better, but after getting the run-around for almost a month, I called Mr. Blair once more. He remembered who I was and what he quoted me and was still eager to help.

After learning what my financial situation was, Mr. Blair established a payment plan for me and got right to work on my case. Any information or evidence he received was immediately sent to me at my home for review. After he reviewed the police reports, blood test results, breath test results, and my explanation, he was able to convince the district attorneys not to file charges against me. This was solely because of his extensive knowledge in blood alcohol content. He knew that when the officers pulled me over my content was lower than the limit. With that information in his hand, he was able to fight on and convince the Department of Motor Vehicles not to suspend my license.

When I decided to hire Mr. Blair, he told me what his plans were. He did exactly what he said and because of that, I will definitely be keeping his information on file. His name will be recommended to anyone in need of his services.

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If you are arrested for DUI in the San Mateo County, call Mark immediately

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Posted by Alex
January 14, 2013

I was referred to Mark by a friend who had recently obtained a DUI earlier in the year and had already completed the whole process that one goes through when arrested for such a thing. I called his office as soon as I could and while he was not available in his office, he returned my phone call on his cell phone within the hour. I could tell he was extremely knowledgeable and experienced in handling DUI cases the moment we started conversing on the phone and hired him on the spot, despite the fact that I had several other lawyers on my to call list. It did not matter as not only was Mark able to reduce my charge down to a Wet Reckless for me, he was also able to convince the DMV to forego the hard suspension of my license. Needless to say, I felt reassured by his calm and collected demeanor throughout the entire ordeal. Mark is reliable, punctual, and very easy to reach. I felt that I was getting a bargain with his fixed rates, and compared to some of my colleagues experiences with their attorneys, I they share my sentiment.

There is a reason why Mark is highly rated on Avvo. I suggest he is the first person you call if you ever get a DUI in the Bay Area.

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Good luck and gods speed…

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Posted by Tony
January 10, 2013

I wanted to leave a review for two reasons. First, I truly believe Mark did a fantastic job with my DUI case and deserved an honorable mention. And second, to HELP any of you that may be looking for a high quality DUI lawyer to decide on the RIGHT lawyer. I was charged with my DUI in Aug of 2012. Starting that time and up to my trial in Jan of 2013 Mark (and his support staff) handled my case with the highest levels of professionalism. He was clear in his communication, always available when I had questions, kept me thoroughly informed of the entire process (with both DMV and court proceedings), shifted court dates to support a very busy personal and professional schedule, and sympathetic during this very difficult time. Sadly to say, this was my 2nd DUI and the second time I secured a lawyer to handle my case. In comparison to the previous lawyer, Mark was more effective and thorough than my first lawyer and cost me less money.

The truth is, he is NOT a miracle worker; nor would he claim that he is. What he does well is leverage his understanding of the law AND personal relationships with court judges, DA’s, and other court staff to ensure you end up with the best results possible; and that’s all you can really ask for in a good lawyer. Might I retain him to defend me if I was charge in Oregon or Florida? Probably not as he does not have the same level of relationship in those areas. But I hardly think there’s a better networked lawyer in the Santa Clara County and/or the San Jose area. Mark is deifnitley the who’s who’s of lawyers in San Jose. In the end, what prompted me to write this review is simply…”would I pay my money and have him defend me again if needed?” The answer is a definitely yes!

Hopefully you’re not reading this review. Hopefully you’ll never need Mark’s services. But if you’re looking for a great DUI lawyer in the San Jose area, you would be making a huge mistake not going with Mark Blair. For the service you get compared for the fee you will pay, you simply cannot beat his value.

Good luck and gods speed.

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Wow

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Posted by Nicole
January 9, 2013

I recently really messed up. I got a second DUI with an accident and a BAC of .29 while still on probabtion for my first one. I was pretty scared so I decided to hire Mike Blair as my lawyer, and I would be in jail right now if I hadn’t. I don’t know how he did it but my penalties were less than my first DUI (except for the 18 month DUI program and loss of license, but I don’t believe there was anything that could have been done about that).
Mark always answered my emails very quickly and kept me at ease through a very troubling time. His rate is also more than reasonable considering the work he is able to do.
I don’t even want to think about what the outcome of my case would have been if I hadn’t hired Mark Blair, I would recommend him with no hesitations to anyone who gets a DUI

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Thank you Sir.

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Posted by Chinh
January 9, 2013

I blew a high BAC of .15 roadside, and Mark Blair was able to help me get a reduce fine of “wet and reckless.”Mr. Blair also greatly helped with my DMV license being suspended. I highly recommend this Attorney Blair.More 

 

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Personable, knowledgable, and superb lawyer

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Posted by Todd
January 8, 2013

I am very happy that I chose Mark Blair as my lawyer for my DUI case. It was much more complicated than I had imagined, and he was fantastic in making sure I understood everything, at each step. Whether by phone or by email, he communicated clearly and answered all my questions. He told me everything I needed to do in order to best prepare myself for the court appearance, to optimize my chances of a favorable outcome. And when it came down to it, my outcome was as good as I had dared to hope. On top of his thorough knowledge of DUI law, I feel that his professional working knowledge of the Alameda County Court system was also helpful in my case. I have told my friends that I know who can help them, if they ever wind up in a situation like I did.

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If you are facing a DUI Call Mark Blair!

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Posted by Jennifer
January 4, 2013

I would highly recommend Attorney Mark Blair!!
From our 1st phone call he has been kind, very knowledgeable and able to explain the law, procedures, & protocol with exemplary skill. He’s always keeping me informed, and recommends the best advice. I had never had a DUI before, But he & his staff have held my hand and guided me wisely so far. He was able to bring my DUI down to a Wet and Reckless in court. We still have the hearing with the DMV coming soon, and I have no doubt he will do his best to help me attain a restricted drivers license verses any hard suspension as my business requires me to drive and i would face severe financial challenges and possible loss of clients if a Hard suspension is issued.

The Bottom Line is if you are facing a DUI Call Mark Blair! I did interview several other attorneys and Mark was the most knowledgeable and had the best “bedside” Manor.

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Outstanding Lawyer

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Anonymous review posted on
January 1, 2013

I would highly recommend Mark Blair as a DUI Attorney. He handled my case with ease and kept me informed at all times. He was honest at all times and did not over promise anything to me, which I appreciated. He was available when I needed him and spent lot of time on the phone with me answering any questions I had regarding my case. His years of experience show through his work and successful results. He was able to reduce my charge to a wet/reckless when my BAC would have pointed to a DUI. Not only was I impressed with Mark but with his assistant David as well. David was always available to assist me and handled a lot of details with the DMV and insurance that would have been time consuming and tedious. He was also extremely knowledgeable about my case and he followed through with every request I had. If you have been arrested for a DUI I would absolutely call Mark Blair. He made an unfortunate situation much more enjoyable.

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2nd DUI charge reduced to wet reckless! There’s a reason why he has a perfect 10 score on AVVO, which is not to be overlooked!

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Anonymous review posted on
December 19, 2012

As for my case, I was facing a second DUI conviction. I was initially pulled over because I was accused of honking the horn illegally and then driving at an unsafe speed for conditions. I had no idea I was going to be questioned for alcohol because I drank the night before, slept at a friend’s house, then started driving home in the morning. Well, I failed the breathalyzer and got 0.09. Went to the station and got 0.07. This is supposedly a very bad scenario because the DA can easily argue I was even higher at the time I honked my horn and sped.
I went straight to AVVO and found Mark to have a perfect score of 10, which was the determining factor for me in obtaining his representation. He got back to me right away and was very informative in our initial consult. I just knew he was the guy to hire. Throughout the process, he was very honest, gave realistic possibilities, and really did his magic in the courthouses as well as the DMV hearings.
Jumping to the outcome, my charge got reduced to a wet reckless, which is supposedly very rare for 2nd time offenders. Not only did that reduce some of the penalties, I did not even get my license suspended! It was an unbelievable outcome! Let me also state how well he handled my DMV hearing that I did not face a single day of driving privilege suspension during the whole process. I had so much to lose from this DUI charge, but now I feel like I can regain control of my life.
If you are facing a DUI charge in Santa Clara County, you are in for a rough ride because you may be facing one of the toughest DUI prosecutions known to have very little leniency. However, don’t give up! If you’re even thinking about hiring a lawyer, trust the AVVO score! Everyone’s situation is different so there can’t be any promises, but Mark will definitely give you the best outcome for your case because he actually cares. He handles numerous cases but he never hesitates to give you his full attention. Furthermore, he has so much experience with the Santa Clara County court system, his resources within the system is so invaluable. That is the magic I’m talking about. I cannot stress the importance of that. You may second guess whether or not you hired the right guy with other lawyers, but you won’t with Mark.
Thanks for everything, Mark!

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Above and Beyond…

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Posted by Mike
December 15, 2012

A few months ago I wrote a review for Attorney Mark Blair on what an excellent job he did on my DUI case and what amazing results he obtained. He not only did a great job in court for me by getting the Best Possible Outcome for my case… but he also did a great job of Following Up on things afterwards. He helped me get my sentance of doing “Straight Time” switched to house arrest on the Electronic Monitoring Program (EMP). This was a huge thing for me because it saved me the horror and humiliation of doing Jail time … and allowed me to continue to work and move forward on my path of getting my life back on track. He also helped me get things handled with DMV so that I could get my license back as soon as possible. And here is the kicker … he did it all free of charge. This was on top of the Great Deal he gave me initially on the Fee for his services. I can say with absolute conviction … he is not only the Best Attorney …especially with DUI cases … but he is also the Most Reasonable when it comes to the legal fees he charges. He and his Staff are very helpful, knowledgeable, and responsive to your needs. Furthermore … he is not only an awesome attorney… but a really nice guy. I can’t imagine anyone getting a “better shake” from an attorney … unless they went with a Public Defender…!
And you would never get his kind of experience by going that route.
I would be happy to recommend Mark Blair to anyone needing legal counsel… and would be open to speak with anyone considering using him as their Attorney.
Sincerely,
MF

 

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Mark Blair is fabulous! You got DUI, call him now!

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Anonymous review posted on
December 8, 2012

On July 20th this year, I got arrested for a DUI. My situation is that I had pulled my car over and called my husband to come get me, but a resident who I asked for help with directions decided to call police. Police came, (I was not in car when they came, however, I admitted that I drove to that location), they arrested me, I spent night in San Mateo Jail and recorded a .21 BAC. It was a horrible depressing experience. I had never been in any trouble with the law before in my life. I spend the following two days after the arrest in bed crying and searching for a lawyer. Reviewing Marks clients reviews here was what attracted me to him and on the Monday morning, I called his office. I was still very upset on the phone, but David was so kind and not in the slightest bit judgmental when he took my details and informed me that Mark would call me back. Mark called me within a few hours and explained his business model. A one time only fee that covered both court and DMV hearing. Marks style of communication is mostly written via email, but he does take calls and is patient in his response. Communicating through email is a style that suits me perfectly. If you are someone who needs a lot of face to face time with your lawyer, you might want to have a conversation with Mark about that first. I’m pretty busy so not having to visit his office was fine with me. I travel a lot for my work and my court hearing was set on a day I was due to be away, so Mark handled it for me in my absence. This spared me the embarrassment and time of having to be in court. When the police report got revealed it was pretty damning. Mark immediately advised that he felt I would get DUI conviction, 3 years probation, a fine, community service and due to my high BAC a 9 month ‘enhancement’ DUI school term might be a likely conviction. He advised that I enroll in 3 month DUI class and attend 3x a week aa classes before court. (I attended a few short of 40 before the sentence date). As I mentioned above, I was unable to attend court due to work, so I watched emails all day and was so delighted to hear that although I had gotten convicted of first time DUI, I got credit for community service so didn’t have to do any (yahoo :)), I got a fine and 3 month (not 9 month) DUI class, (as I had already started, I was more than half way through on this sentence.) This was a phenomenal result, a few weeks later, the DMV hearing was set. My expectation was that due to the fact I was convicted with first time DUI, I would get one month mandatory off the road and 4 months restricted license. Again, Mark handled the hearing for me and all that was left was for me to wait for his email. Mark pulled off a miracle!!!! My one month mandatory off the road date was set to one month earlier so I was immediately able to get a restricted license with no time off the road. I could not be more happy with the service provided by Mark. His emails were honest and pragmatic, he never committed to more than he could deliver (in fact, my experience with him was the opposite). I never met him in person, but know that he had my best interests at heart and am happy to advise anyone who finds themself in the unenviable position of getting a DUI to call him immediately. Another individual in my DUI class also has Mark as his lawyer, and Mark succeed in getting him a ‘Wet & Reckless’ although he had a .16 BAC. We are both very satisfied customers and having heard results from others in DUI classes, got lucky that we decided to work with Mark. Apparently a lot of other lawyers are a lot more expensive, have hidden fees and at the end of the day, their clients ended up with standard convictions. I’m sorry for you, if you have just been arrested, I know how it feels, believe me when I say, that this too will pass, Call Mark today, with him on your side, you will get the best possible outcome.

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Mark Blair got the best outcome I could’ve asked for in court!

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Posted by Gabriela
November 7, 2012

I was facing my second dui with a BAC of .09 with a possible refusal charge in addition. Mark was able to get me the minimum sentence for a 2nd dui charge, no refusal charge, and reduced fines. The judge was even surprised at how lenient my sentence was. My only complaint would have to be that I sometimes felt when we spoke over the phone that he was confused about the details of my case and often mistaked details with other cases he was working. He was very easy to get a hold of when I had any questions and responded to emails/phone calls very promptly. I met with a handful of other lawyers regarding my case and Mark definitely was the most knowledgable of Dui’s. I would definitely recommend Mark Blair to anyone facing a DUI!

 

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The Mark Blair … Simply the Best …

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Posted by Mike
October 11, 2012

A little over 4 years ago a received a DUI in Santa Clara County … which is very strict on DUI’s. It was my second within ten years… so I was very worried about what the possible outcome would be. I asked around and did some research on DUI Attorneys. I was told by several people that Mark Blair was the best… but I got schmoozed by another Attorney that said he was” The Best”…and promised that he would get My case dismissed or at the very least reduced to a lesser charge. Since my Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) was very low … right at .08% …as determined by a Breathalyzer Test…and the reason for the traffic stop was bogus… and I had two witnesses… I believed him. When I spoke to Mark Blair he was less optimistic and more realistic … So I decided to go with the other attorney who was three times more expensive than Mark Blair on his Initial retainer fee. Since I was making a lot of money at the time … and wanted to beat the DUI charge and not just reduce it… I thought it would be worth it. I couldn’t have been more wrong in my decision …! My Attorney dragged out the case for 14 months … and blew way over the initial retainer fee. I came to find out soon thereafter that he was charging by the hour … (for everything…!) and not a flat fee for all services up to the time it went to trial … if that happened… like Mark Blair does. In the end … after spending over $19,000 dollars on just attorney … I didn’t get anything dropped or reduced to a lesser charge. Although my sentence was not excessive (9 days of WWP) … I was charged with a 2nd DUI and also lost the DMV hearing and received a 1 year suspension of my driving privileges and 3 years probation. I was devastated by the whole experience and by the financial impact it had on me. During the whole 14 month duration of my DUI case I kept in touch with Mark Blair who gave me not only strait forward advice but also support and was very sympathetic with my plight. We kept in touch occasionally even after my case had been resolved. During that time I sent him several referrals whenever someone I knew got arrested and charged with a DUI. I was always pleased with the service he provided and outcomes of the cases … as were the people I referred. A little over 2 months ago I was arrested for another DUI … I was just barely finishing up all of the consequences from my last DUI and still on probation and My Suspension of my driving privileges had also not been lifted as I thought it had because of an oversight by DMV. My Blood Alcohol Level was also high at .19%… I was extremely afraid of what the consequences would be and rightfully so … I called Mark Blair and told him what had happened. He was sympathetic … and because of what I had been through the last time… and because my Financial Situation had changed for the worse… he gave me a great deal on his services… and I retained him immediately. He also helped to ease my stress by giving me an honest and accurate estimate of what the possible consequences would be. Sure enough he took care of everything with The Court Case and DMV Hearing …and advised me of what to do on my own (AA Meetings, Alcohol treatment Programs, etc.)to get the best possible outcome for my case. I followed his advice to the letter and beyond and it really paid off. I received the minimum sentence possible … which was almost exactly as he had predicted after reading the police report and charges filed against me. He also had the whole matter resolved in a little over 2 months and I was very relieved not to have it hanging over my head anymore. I would highly recommend Attorney Mark Blair to anyone arrested for a DUI charge. It’s not often in Life you can get the Best Service for the Best Price. Mark Blair deals with a high volume of cases … instead of exploiting the few unlucky clients that come their way … like many attorneys do. I would be happy to be contacted by anyone who has questions about Attorney Mark Blair.

 

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Outstanding legal service, advice and outcome of case

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Posted by dcmartin10
October 8, 2012

I recently recieved my second D.U.I. After many hours of stressful research and going through the many attorney letters I recieved in the mail I decided Mark Blairs Law Office was the correct route for me. From my first call to his office I realized this was deffinately the way to go. He is extremely professional, kept me informed on every outcome that could possibly happen; good or bad. Although untill the day of my court date I had not met him face to face, he made me feel comfortable with my choice and with no question in my mind he was the one to trust with the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend Mark and his office. The outcome of my case was a first offense D.U.I. with the minimum in all fees with no jail time. Thank you Mark I appreciate the hard work and professionalism.

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Mark Blair Review

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Anonymous review posted on
October 7, 2012

Mark did an outstanding job getting us a fair and equitable judgement with a very stern and obstinate judge. His compassion towards our situation was remarkable given the justifiable negative aspect of this case. We highly recommend Mark to anyone in this situation.More 

 

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Excellent attorney with excellent customer service.

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Anonymous review posted on
October 5, 2012

Our 18 year old son was faced with a DUI charge. As a family we were out of our comfort zone in this type of situation. Mark’s expertise, professionalism and great communication helped us tremendously through this difficult time. We really appreciate how he made our son feel comfortable and prepared to meet the judge. Mark worked really hard for his case and was able to get a reduced sentence, which we are all grateful for. Thank you Mark for your guidance, support and hard work.More 

 

 

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thankful

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Anonymous review posted on
October 3, 2012

I was scared to death. I got a DUI and recieved all this mail about how we are the best (DUI Attorney) Google them and you will see like I did that Mark is the best. Hoped for the best and received it.. He put me at ease during the court date, even tried to make me laugh. I did later, after everthing turned out OK. If you need a GOOD attorney he is the one.More 

 

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Thanks for a great job!

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Anonymous review posted on
September 20, 2012

I hit a car and got scared and left the scene because I had been drinking. It was so stupid to do, and I really didn’t know how to handle all the problems that happened. I happened to find Mark on the internet. When I spoke with him, Mark was sincere. He wasn’t judgmental. He listened and gave me some wonderful advice. Somehow, he got my hit and run dismissed and my .14 DUI reduced to a wet reckless! Thanks for a great job

 

 

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What an honest, understanding, knowledgeable Lawyer! If you’re in trouble hire Mark!

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Posted by Dominic
September 12, 2012

Mark was EXCELLENT in his approach to my delicate and very serious matter of my 2nd DUI. He was successful in my acquittal to the DUI and was successful at making sure I promptly was re-issued my Driver’s License. He is nice, easy to work with, always reachable, hardworking, very helpful lawyer. I would say the best in the bay!! Don’t hesitate to call Mark for any of your legal troubles as you will be in the best hands. Mr Mark Blair is the best!

 

 

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Great Lawyer – Straight Forward and Answers Questions

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Posted by Lucy
June 25, 2012

I was in the process of moving to the East Coast when I received my DUI. I was very stressed, for the new job and the DMV dealings, and I would not be able to appear myself in court. After talking with a number of lawyers in the area, I went with Mark Blair, and I’m happy I did. He kept me informed and up-to-date, even across the coast. I had many questions, and Mark and his staff were able to answer them for me. He also handled my case to get me the best possible outcome. I strongly recommend him as a lawyer.

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I couldn’t have found a better Lawyer

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Posted by Ren
April 12, 2012

Mark was recommended to me by a friend and I could not have been happier with the results. He was always quick to respond to my questions and guided me through the worst time of my life. His knowledge and expertise resulted in my not having a 10 year blemish on my record and instead just have a lesson learned. On top of all this his rates are extremely affordable. Do not be fooled by more expensive Lawyers who promise the moon. If you want the best representation possible hire Mark!More 

 

 

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From DUI to Wet-and-Reckless thanks to Mark!

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Anonymous review posted on
March 14, 2012

Despite a pretty high BAC of mine, Mark was able to reduce the DUI charge to Wet-and-Reckless! He has been extremely helpful from the beginning of the hell and very clearly responded to all of my request in a timely manner.

He knew what he needed from me to gain what we wanted and clearly notified so we were able to prepare all the things. He was very professional at the court (it was today!) and made my wife and me feel relaxed and comfortable during the whole time. Thanks to his expertise, we got what we desperately hoped for without any trouble. My court case ended painlessly before I realized what happened. If someone is desperate for help on a DUI case, Mark Blair must be the best choice that you can go for without any doubt.

 

 

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Excellent Attorney

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Posted by Thomas
February 24, 2012

Mark did an excellent job with my case. He was well prepared and ready to tear the DA’s case wide open. He noticed that they did not call an expert witness to testify that my blood was drawn in a “medically approved manor.” However, the judge allowed the DA to re-open his witnesses and sided with the DA based on the non-professional opinions of a police officer and convicted me. Mark realized on the spot that I had grounds for an appeal and recommended an excellent appeal lawyer. I ended up winning my appeal on the same grounds that Mark had suggested the case be dismissed. He should have won in the first place and was still able to make a good recommendation that allowed for me to be treated justly by the system. I would strongly recommend Mark, he did right by me and knows his stuff!!

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Excellent is an Understatement

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Posted by Freddy
February 13, 2012

Getting into legal trouble can be a bewildering and daunting process, especially the initial step of finding a credible lawyer to assess the situation and recommend the appropriate steps to minimize your problems. The main thoughts streaming through my mind during the aftermath were how is my lapse in judgment going to affect my career and life going forward. After combing through my network for advice and referrals, I contacted Attorney Mark Blair.

To this day I cannot emphasize how happy I am to have found the referral of the Law Office of Mark Blair. Messrs. Mark Blair and his assistant, David, were instrumental in navigating me through the legal system while assuring me of all possible avenues to proceed. These gentlemen were not only consummate professionals, but caring individuals who took the extra step most lawyers I worked with previously had not. They helped me on two separate legal situations, which resulted in life and career saving decisions. I have recommended multiple friends and associates to him. Every one of my referrals raved about Mark’s service and character.

If you are reading this review and considering legal representation, I highly encourage you to look no further and contact the Law Office of Mark Blair.

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Excellent Law

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Posted by Matthew
February 10, 2012

Mark helped me out in every way i could think of, he has the knowledge and experience to get you in the best situation possible. Mark also talks to you directly and is very personable, conversation are with him directly.

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He got my DUI WITH ACCIDENT REDUCED!!!!

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Posted by Aakash
February 9, 2012

I will be perfectly honest with you here…as soon as I got into this mess I searched for a lawyer with the mindset that all lawyers are sharks.

Mark Blair wasn’t my first choice, and even after meeting with him I had my doubts. However, he communicated sooo much information over the phone and in-person even before I retained him as my lawyer. This honesty and thorough knowledge on his part convinced me that he would be able to help me.

He is incredibly professional in that he keeps you in the loop in regards to the progress of your case. Also, he sticks true to his word, and discusses your case with you with simplicity and without false promises. He told me that the best I could hope for was a reduction of charges to a Wet Reckless. I was facing, at worst, a felony DUI because the other party involved in my high-speed accident claimed personal injury…

I don’t know how he did it, but he did it. Mark Blair got my charge reduced to a misdemeanor Wet Reckless Driving charge.

I recommend Mark Blair a thousand times over for all your DUI defense needs.

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Worth the money!

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Posted by Mark
January 25, 2012

I got my first and only DUI in San Mateo County and after reading many lawyer websites and making many phone calls to various lawyers I decided to retain attorney Mark Blair. Mark had some great information on his website and when I called his office his assistant David answered. David was the only assistant I spoke with in my many calls to law offices that was able to answer my questions vs. just taking a message. Also, Mark Blair made it a point to call me back the same day as I had called him even though it was in the evening as he was driving home from a day in court.

Once retained Mark Blair continued great communications throughout the whole process. Mark kept me informed of what to expect at each step both on the court side and the DMV side. Everything Mark told be to expect is exactly what happened. Mark also recommended that I start the DUI classes prior to my court date, which paid off when the DA tried to get the judge to give me more months of DUI class vs. the 3 months of class I got (the minimum). Mark met me at court before my arraignment explained to me what to expect and then resolved my case that morning in court. He then went with me upstairs to pay my fine and to get signed up for community service. On the DMV side Mark was able to minimize the impact on my license so I did not have to go through the 30 day hard suspension and instead I had a restricted license during the whole DMV penalty period.

I highly recommend retaining attorney Mark Blair if you are facing DUI charges!

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Mark Blair is the man

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Posted by MissLeanne81
January 23, 2012

Mark Blair is representing me on my 3rd DUI case. He has been great! Him and his staff have taken care of everything. He is extremely knowledgeable about DUI laws. He has done everything to get me the best possible outcome & has been an extremely great help. I am very happy that I decided to go with him, I would most likely be in jail right now if it wasn’t for him. Thank you so much Mark Blair! You are the man!

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The best lawyer money can buy

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Posted by Gary Allen
January 12, 2012

I hired Mr. Blair for two separate cases. The first case turned out better than I could have hoped for. The second case, believe it or not, even turned out better than I could have possibly imagined.
Mr Blair, in my opinion, not only knows the law inside & out, but actually CARES about his clients.
If you need an attorney that is both experienced AND affordable, then Mark Blair is your man.
Without sounding “overly-sincere”, I strongly recommend Mark Blair, should you happen to be in need of a professional Lawyer.

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Worst night I ever had.

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Posted by Qiang
January 11, 2012

I have never been in trouble before and I was referred to Mark Blair, I was very confused and scared in my situation at the time. Mark explained the situation and the steps I needed to complete to get this all behind me. To my surprise looking at my situation, Mark has made it a more positive result and without his services I’m certain it would have been worse. I highly recommend his services to anyone. Sincerely, Qiang

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Excellent Attorney

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Anonymous review posted on
January 9, 2012

Mark Blair was an excellent attorney in assisting me with my case. He was very responsive to my questions and ensured that I was well prepared for my court appearance. During such a stressful time, I would only want someone with Mark’s excellent reputation and experience.

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made things easy

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Posted by jonathan
January 8, 2012

Working with mark was so enjoyable and made my bad experience so much easier and I felt he was a friend that was looking out for me more than just my lawyer. He called me often to make sure everything was going well and ensured me that he had everything under control, which was reassuring to say the least.

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Mark is the MAN

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Posted by Steven
January 7, 2012

Mark did a wonderful job on my case. I did not lose my driver’s license and penalties were kept to the absolute minimum. I have recommended him to all my friends and associates. Thanks Mark!!!

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Outstanding result

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Anonymous review posted on
January 7, 2012

Mark was wonderful. I had worked with other lawyers before, but Mark really came through for me when I needed it most. I had a third DUI, and Mark pulled some magic and got me a drunk in public! No jail, just a fine! He came to me to court and everything went much better than I could have ever expected! I would definitely recommend Mark. He was great, as well as responsive. His assistant, David, is really helpful!More 

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Results far better than expected

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Posted by Richard
December 29, 2011

I’m a Class A driver with a good driving record that made the mistake of relying on an iPhone BAC app to determine if I was safe to drive. Long story short, I got my 1st (and last) DUI in Nov. I was inundated with spam mail for DUI attorneys but Mark’s mailer stuck out. I met with 3 attorneys (1 strongly recommended by my family lawyer) but after speaking with Mark, my guts told me he was my lawyer in this case. I’m ecstatic that I made the correct choice. On my initial call, I wasn’t passed off to an assistant but instead spoke with Mark directly. The conversation was positive, uplifting and empowering. He and his staff kept me informed and truly eliminated all of the stress associated. Ultimately, he artfully persuaded the Court to reduce my DUI to a wet-reckless. We are presently pursuing a Helmandollar ruling with DMV to avoid license suspension. I believe Mark has a genuine concern for his clients and truly puts in maximum effort to get the best possible outcome. I strongly recommend his services to anyone facing DUI charges.

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Wet Reckless!

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Anonymous review posted on
December 29, 2011

Attorney Mark Blair was very informative during my DUI case. He quickly responded to my emails and provided support during the time. I was an emotional and mental wreck, but he continuously assured me that things will be fine. He would send me an email to see how I was doing through my DUI process. I was arrested in the San Mateo County. My BAC level was a 0.10. At my court date, my charges came out to be a Wet Reckless, 3-month DUI Program, NO jail time, and NO community service. Also, his fees were very affordable. Thank you Attorney Mark Blair!!

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DUI

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Posted by Sarah
December 21, 2011

I received my first DUI this year in Sept. I contacted him shortly after and he took care of everything for me, which really reduced my stress level. He also kept me well informed with all the proceedings of my case with DMV as well as the court. He was able to reduce my DUI to a wet and reckless and was able to have my license just restricted rather then fully suspended. He is very knowledgeable about all aspects of DUI, and can explain everything in terms you can understand. He is also very personable and comforting in a time that can be scary! I would suggest his services to anyone facing a DUI.

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Mark was superbe!

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Anonymous review posted on
April 18, 2011

When I was arrested for my DUI, I felt really alone, because I was so ashamed. I knew I needed advice, but I didn’t want to tell anyone what happened. Then I found Mark, who was a tremendous help. He listened to me and gave me the information that I needed. His fees were very reasonable and the result was great!

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He really helped me!

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Anonymous review posted on
April 18, 2011

Mark helped me through a really tough time. He was thorough and patient. When I first contacted Mark, I was a nervous wreck. I had absolutely no idea of what to expect, or what was going to happen. Mark provided an incredible amount of information! He got a great result for me and saved my license. I would definitely recommend Mark.

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Fyrmancraig

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Posted by craig
April 11, 2011

I strongly recommend Mark as A DUI related case attorney. From our initial phone conversation I felt confident in Marks ability and that he would give me his best attention to my case. Mark was very flexible with payment options and made it easy for me to pay for his services. Mark made me feel at ease by giving me an honest assessment of my situation and what the outcome was most likely to be based on his experience. To my pleasant surprise Mark was able to secure a reduced charge and significantly reduced the license suspension which was much better than anticipated based on the police report. I found Marks’ office staff to be top notch as well and very helpful in answering questions when mark was otherwise committed. I am totally satisfied both with the outcome and with the way Mark treated me throughout this stressful ordeal.

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Fantastic defense!

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Posted by Jennifer
September 30, 2010

Mr. Blair was concerned and personable throughout my whole experience. I was initially hesitant to even hire a lawyer to represent me. I was advised by friends and family to just plead ‘no contest’ and save myself the money that I would have otherwise spent on a lawyer to pay fees and insurance instead. However, at the last minute I spoke to David, Mark’s assistant, and made an instantaneous decision to trust this team. Throughout my case, Mark proved time and again what a good choice I had made in going to him. Mr Blair not only was prompt and reliable in keeping me informed of my next steps to take on my own behalf, but he was a great source of information. He was patient when I had questions and EXPLAINED why a particular defense would or would not work. In the end, he aggressively defended me in the courtroom, dropping my case down from what would certainly have been a DUI with enhancements, to a wet reckless charge. He was at my shoulder the whole time in the courtroom help me with the judge’s questions, and was the first attorney in the door to file his cases. We got in and out of the courtroom fast, I mean within 30 minutes! Getting arrested for my DUI was stressful in the extreme, but retaining Mark Blair was the best choice I made throughout the whole ordeal. He offered hope where no other lawyers I spoke to would. He was concerned and solicitous, and worked hard to help me. In the end I feel it was well worth it to hire him as my representative.

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Mr Blair is your back up

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Posted by BJ
June 12, 2010

Trough my hardest time, when I caught my second DUI I received tonns of brochures. Among them was ONE, with suggestions which helped me in the future. Anyway at that hardest time I met mr.Blair who explained to me that he can back me up. And he did.
Just to tell: I had BOC .33 which is twice of my previous,
I was driving and had a witness, in first case I was at parking lot
And with his professional help I was sentenced 2-3 times
less than my first DUI
I really appreciate his professionalism
Even with my broken english I easily understood him and was understanding me without me struggling to explain
I’m knocking on the wood. But if anybody I know will catch the DUI I will recommend him. He is the BEST

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If you need a good DUI lawyer in the SF Bay Area, YOU NEED Mark Blair!

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Anonymous review posted on
February 17, 2010

I highly recommend Mark Blair. He is the nicest lawyer. He was genuinely concerned for my situation and worked diligently to make a horrible experience tolerable. He appeared in court on my behalf and professionally handled and explained every detail. Emails were sent for each development. His informative magazine was so helpful. What I liked the most was that he tries and handles his own cases, makes his own phone calls & sends his own emails. In some larger law firms, there is no level of personal service. With Mark, the service is fantastic!! His rates were extremely reasonable. His wisdom and knowledge of the law and DMV process (which is not the same thing as law) were appreciated. I tell everyone I meet – if you ever get a DUI – GET A GOOD LAWYER. Having help during this process, and having top professionalism in the court system, is vital to your health and well-being. If you live in the SF Bay Area and you need a DUI good lawyer, YOU NEED MARK BLAIR!! Hiring Mark SAVED me money and time. Do yourself a favor. Call him at 650.344.3443. You will not be disappointed!

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A friendly face during tough times

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Posted by Veronica
February 2, 2010

Mark Blair is an outstanding attorney. He handled my case with professionalism and personality. My phone calls were always promptly returned, e-mails were informative, and Attorney Blair was always on time. Beyond his dedication to professionalism Attorney Blair’s exuberant attitude put me at ease. I truly felt that he cared about my case and my well-being. I would recommend Mark Blair to my family, my friends, and anyone who finds themselves in legal trouble.

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Good guy

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Anonymous review posted on
January 20, 2010

Although Mark Blair did an incredible job with my case, I felt that after the money situation was taken care of it seemed like I was a second hand client. I appreciate all that was done, but I feel that the communication could have been a bit better, or more consistent after all the funds were collected. I gave him a good rating based on his performance in the courtroom, which he excelled in, but I his personal communication was just like any other lawyer that I have dealt with in the past. I know that I am not his only client, so I guess that I can give him a pass

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rating for “themarkblair”

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Posted by kenneth
January 13, 2010

  1. blair provided very exceptional service for me. He kept me informed and provided answers to many of my questions. His e-mail responses were prompt and in lay terms when possible. I recommend mr. blairs services. he was also very helpful in providing reasonable financial assistance.

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Knowledgeable, thorough, fantastic

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Anonymous review posted on
January 13, 2010

Mark took my extremely stressful situation and solved nearly all the issues by explaining what was happening and how he would proceed with my case. He is calmly confidant in his knowledge of the process and shares that calming effect by sending prompt emails and fallow up calls to his clients. Mark was careful not admonish or embarrass me; anyone having been arrested for a DUI has had enough of that already. A steady stream of good advice and answers came my way throughout the whole process. Working with him allowed me to be an empowered person coping with a DUI as opposed to a victim of the system.

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Excellent! Worth every penny!

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Posted by Miguel
January 2, 2010

Attorney Blair was excellent. He was affordable, knowledgeable, and helped me tremendously through a very difficult time. I always felt like I was in good hands and was confident that the situation was being handled in the best possible manner. He was always upfront, honest, and provided all the services that were promised. I am truly grateful that I was able to find a lawyer that could actually help me out. Thank you Attorney Blair!

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wonder worker

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Posted by Harry H.
December 29, 2009

Mr. Blair was a great attorney throughout the duration of my case. He guided me step by step throughout the entire process and kept me completely informed on even the most minute details. He clearly demonstrated a thorough knowledge and understanding of DUI laws and regulations, and always informed me of all possible options that could be afforded to me. Also, his fixed rates were exactly what I needed considering my less than adequate financial situation. The majority of other DUI attorneys that I researched would have been twice as expensive if not more. During the duration of my case, his office was more than patient with me. I unnecessarily called them to check on the status of my case numerous times and the office manager was extremely patient with me. Furthermore, they contacted me as soon as any major developments occurred and notified me of any further actions that should be taken on my part. If any of you reading this need legal advice or need to retain a DUI lawyer, I would highly recommend that you at least consult with Mr. Blair and his offices.

DISCLAIMER: The results of any person’s DUI case described on this web site and/or in the Bay Area DUI Law newsletter depend on factual and legal circumstances that are unique to a specific person. Information provided by this web site and/or the Bay Area DUI Law newsletter does NOT constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Any reference to laws, procedures, punishment or license consequences at court or the DMV in this web site and/or Bay Area DUI Law newsletter is NOT intended to be complete description of what can and will happen in any or every DUI case but instead is a simplified summary to facilitate the reader’s understanding of general issues involving DUI law. The law is in constant change; penalties and consequences change; as such, the reader should not and cannot rely upon anything mentioned in this web site and/or Bay Area DUI Law newsletter. The reader is strongly advised to seek competent legal counsel to ascertain the law, penalties and consequences that apply to his/her unique circumstances.