Geoffrey Burg

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Geoffrey Burg is a highly rated criminal defense attorney. Geoff has been defending people accused of crimes since 1994 and has been involved with many of the major criminal defense motions, including winning a series of motions in 2002 that resulted in benefits to hundreds, if not thousands, in King, Island, and Skagit Counties.

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Gov. Gregoire Signing DUI Law

Geoff regularly presents to other lawyers at continuing legal education seminars and writes in legal publications. Geoff also lobbies on behalf of WACDL for people accused of crimes and has written and fought for several bills and amendments that were passed into law that have actually helped protect the rights of people accused of crimes.

Geoff is also on the board of directors for both Citizens for Judicial Excellence and the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Geoff has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” by Washington Law and Politics Magazine, is rated “Superb” by AVVO, and is a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College.

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Gov. Locke Signing HB1859

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Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense, emphasizing DUI Defense

Awards

  • Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, 2017
  • Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, 2016
  • Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, 2015
  • Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, 2014
  • Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, 2013
  • Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, 2012
  • Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, 2011
  • Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, 2009
  • Super Lawyer, Law & Politics Magazine, 2008
  • Super Lawyer, Law & Politics Magazine, 2004
  • Rising Star, Law & Politics Magazine, 2004
  • Rising Star, Law & Politics Magazine, 2003
  • Rising Star, Law & Politics Magazine, 2002
  • Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2017
  • Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2016
  • Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2015
  • Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2014
  • Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2013
  • Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2012
  • Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2011
  • Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2010
  • Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2009
  • Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2008
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004

Associations

  • King County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Advisory Committee, 2013 - present
  • Cardozo Society: Cardozo Advisory Group - 2013 - present
  • Cardozo Society: Judicial Evaluation Committee - 2013 - present
  • Brd. of Directors, Washington Association of Criminal Def. Lawyers, 2013
  • Brd. of Directors, Washington Association of Criminal Def. Lawyers, 2012
  • Brd. of Directors, Washington Association of Criminal Def. Lawyers, 2011
  • Brd. of Directors, Washington Association of Criminal Def. Lawyers, 2010
  • Brd. of Directors, Washington Association of Criminal Def. Lawyers, 2009
  • Brd. of Directors, Washington Association of Criminal Def. Lawyers, 2008
  • Brd. of Directors, Lawyers Association Trust, 2013
  • Brd. of Directors, Lawyers Association Trust, 2012
  • Brd. of Directors, Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2012
  • Brd. of Directors, Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2011
  • Board of Directors & Treasurer, Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2010
  • Board of Directors & Treasurer, Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2009
  • Board of Directors & Treasurer, Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2008
  • Board of Directors & Treasurer, Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2007
  • Board of Directors & Treasurer, Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2006
  • Member, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1997–present
  • Founding Member, Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2006 - present
  • Founding Member, Northwest Academy of DUI Defense 1998–present
  • Member, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice 1999–present

Speaking Engagements to Lawyers:

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

Publications:

  • Ignition Interlock Licenses, www.DUIWashington.com, 2009.
  • 2008 DUI Legislative Update - Ignition Interlock License, WACDL Criminal Defense, 2008.
  • Seattle Municipal Court DUI Guide, www.DUIWashington.com, 2008.
  • Felony DUI Law and 2006 Legislative Update, WACDL Criminal Defense, 2006.
  • DUI Changes - A Boost for Deferred Prosecutions. SB 5644, WACDL Criminal Defense, 2005.
  • The DOL Labyrinth: Basic Questions - Complicated Answers, WACDL Criminal Defense, 2004.
  • DUI Legislative Update - The New ABCs of BACs, IIDs & TRLs, WACDL Criminal Defense, 2004.
  • State Patrol Violates Breath-Alcohol Testing Rules, Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers, 2002.
  • Judge, Jury And Executioner: The DOL and Due Process in Administrative Hearings, WACDL Criminal Defense, 2001.

Work Experience:

  • Criminal Defense Work since 1994 when I founded the Law Offices of Geoffrey Burg, LLC.

Licenses:

  • Washington State Bar Association, Licensed to practice law in Washington State since 1994.
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Washington, since 1994.
  • No bar complaints or actions.

Education:

  • 1994 JD – Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology.
  • 1990 BA – Bachelor of Arts, University of Vermont.
  • 2001 Graduate:   Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College.
  • 1999 Graduate:  National College for DUI Defense.

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