Geoffrey Burg

Geoffrey Burg is a highly rated criminal defense attorney. Geoff has been defending people accused of crimes and DUIs 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.

Gov. Gregoire Signing DUI Law

Geoff regularly presents to other lawyers at continuing legal education seminars and writes in legal publications. Geoff has lobbied 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 on the board of directors for the Cardozo Society and co-chair of their judicial evaluation committee.  He is also a board member of the Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice, a select group of unanimously elected individuals dedicated to educating lawyers and assisting those accused of DUI.  Geoff has been repeatedly 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.

Gov. Locke Signing HB1859

Contact

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense, emphasizing DUI Defense

Awards

  • Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, 2019
  • Super Lawyer by Law & Politics Magazine, 2018
  • 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, 2019
  • Superb Lawyer, AVVO, 2018
  • 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, Co-Chair 2016-present; Member 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, 2017
  • Brd. of Directors, Lawyers Association Trust, 2016
  • Brd. of Directors, Lawyers Association Trust, 2015
  • Brd. of Directors, Lawyers Association Trust, 2014
  • 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
  • Founding Member, Northwest Academy of DUI Defense 1998–present
  • Member, Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice 1999–present

Speaking Engagements to Lawyers:

  • Breaking Bad News, Defending DUIs Seminar, 2018
  • 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:

  • A Week in Botswana, 2017, Washington State Bar Association Journal
  • 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.

Recent Blog Posts

Recommendations

  • "Awesome!!!" Review by a Client Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    I was in a really bad situation where I felt guilty until proven innocent, and if it wasn’t for Geoff’s having even more knowledge of the law then the judge did, and his great white shark like agression. I probably would’ve been found guilty of something I didn’t do. Thank...
  • "The best working Lawyer I've ever had." Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Geoff helped me out so much. I would recommend him to anyone.
  • Attorney recommendation from Jeffrey Foster, bankruptcy attorney in Seattle, WA

    "I have known Mr. Burg for three years now. Mr. Burg is among the finest criminal defense attorneys I have ever come across. In addition to his superior knowledge and success rate, he is personable and a really great guy. A rare combination in the legal field. I strongly and unequivocally endorse...
  • "A Lawyer With Integrity!" Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Finding myself in legal trouble was traumatic, to say the least, but the moment I walked into Geoffrey Burg’s office his demeanor put me at ease. I interviewed other attorneys and chose Mr. Burg because of his track record, professionalism, and likeable nature. These qualities proved infallible w...
  • From Andrew Who Had A Prior Negative Lawyer Experience Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    My previous experience with a lawyer was not a pleasant one. I felt that my case did not get the attention that it deserved. So when I got arrested a second time I was very cautious in hiring the right person for my case. After going through the legal process for a second time I know that Geoffre...
  • Attorney recommendation from William Bowman, fellow lawyer in the community.

    "I endorse this lawyer's work. Geoff is an incredible lawyer. He is tenacious and skilled in the courtroom and he has a passion for the pursuit of justice. He has a reputation as one of the best trial lawyers in the state and I recommend him without hesitation."
  • "Great Lawyer" Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Mr. Burg did an outstanding job with my case and was able to reach our goal of dismissing many of the charges. He always kept me up to speed on everything and gave me personal updates by phone instead of just sending me information by mail or email. I would recommend him for any case and plan on ...
  • "Excellent Lawyer.... Highly Recommended" Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    I would highly recommend Geoffrey Burg. Geoffrey handled my case effectively and efficiently and achieved the best possible results given my situation. Mr. Burg’s experience and expertise in his field allowed me to consider all options before taking the appropriate course of action. Prior t...
  • "I Highly Recommend Geoffrey Burg!!!!!!!!!!!!" Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    I would Highly recommend Geoff!!!!! Geoffrey Burg was a GODSEND During this time of turmoil in my life. Geoff was very professional and client oriented. He was straight forward and very hands on in relation to my case. He was very knowledgeable about the law. As soon as i stepped into his office ...
  • "Above and beyond the call of duty." Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Geoff made the process of dealing with a potential DUI transparent and objective. He is a professional, his staff is professional, and they went beyond what was asked of them to ensure I fulfilled every requirement set down by the courts to downgrade a potential DUI to a lesser non-life damaging ...
  • "Amazing Lawyer" Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Geoff is an amazing lawyer. A good friend recommended him and it was the best decision I made. He’s very understanding. His knowledge of the law and what to expect makes you feel very comfortable from the very beginning. He was able to reduce my charges dramatically.
  • Attorney recommendation from Kevin Trombold, DUI / DWI attorney in Seattle, WA

    "I endorse this lawyer's work. Geoff is the most organized and helpful attorney to not only his clients but other lawyers in the field who are struggling to understand this complicated area of law."
  • "Made a terrible experience less terrible" Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Geoff Burg is an awesome lawyer! Once he took my case, I received frequent communication from him via text, phone, and email, and felt secure that he was actively working towards our goal: case dismissal. He was knowledgeable and informed me of all my options and possible outcomes, including thos...
  • "Oustanding Legal Counseling!" Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Geoffrey Burg & his firm’s legal support throughout my first (& hopefully last), defendant experience within our legal system, from first contact through final settlement, was outstanding. They provided top quality legal advice & guidance, with patience and understanding, helpin...
  • "Incredible experience" Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Geoff is by far the best lawyer I’ve ever worked with. He’s obviously well respected and knows the community. He’s extremely good communicator; nearly always accessible or very prompt replies. He did an excellent job of setting reasonable expectations of what the process was, he...
  • "Great excellent" from foreign citizen in King County District Court. Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Best lawyer ever we work. Before. Excellent R.P.
  • Lynwood Municipal Court Client Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Geoff Burg helped protect and guide me through a terrible experience. I have no doubt, without his superior knowledge and expertise, the outcome would have been more painful, expensive and unfair and would have had severe adverse consequences for my career and personal life. I felt well guarded a...
  • From Randy, a fantastic carpenter and builder. Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Geoffrey is very professional and showed me great compassion for my circumstances. I respect him as an attorney and a friend.
  • "Great Laywer that gets results!" Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Geoff has helped me with 2 DUI’s in the past 10 years. The first I was found not guilty at trial due to his knowledge of the law. The latest that involved a minor accident was reduced to a reckless driving charge and he won my DOL hearing. Geoff is very responsive and knowledgeable and well...
  • "Superb experience every step of the way" Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Geoff Burg is a high integrity guy. He knows his stuff and has a calming, professional demeanor that immediately sets you at ease. I contacted Geoff to help me with a DUI charge. He explained my options clearly and was totally open and honest with me at every step of the way. He was always there ...
  • "5 Stars All Around" from a Seattle Municipal Court DUI Client Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Geoff did a fantastic job for me. He achieved an outcome that far exceeded my expectations and did so in a professional and reassuring manner. This was tough experience, Geoff made it easier.
  • "Great Attorney" From a former FBI agent and airline pilot. Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    I was a guy who has never had any legal problems in 63 years of life. I had never even come close to having an encounter with the police or the court system for anything. The only attorneys I had ever used was for estate planning and a civil action. However, that changed in an instant one afte...
  • Attorney recommendation from Blair Russ, DUI / DWI attorney in Seattle, WA

    "Geoffrey is an exceptional attorney. He has a strong passion for helping his clients. He has a wealth of knowledge and uses his experience to provide remarkable advocacy. A great choice for those facing criminal charges."
  • Attorney recommendation from Peter Peaquin, DUI / DWI attorney in Seattle, WA

    "I first observed Geoff as an attorney fighting in court to protect his client's rights. Since then I have had the privilege to work side-by side with Geoff for almost eight years. Every day I am impressed by his meticulous preparation and attention to detail in representing his clients. I whole-...
  • Attorney recommendation from Daniel Jaffe, fellow attorney in the community.

    “When I first started practicing law in Seattle in 1999, Geoff was one of the attorneys that I looked up to for his legal skills, work ethic, and willingness to share with other lawyers in the defense community for the collective benefit of our clients. I look up to him still to this day an...
  • "Wholehearted endorsement"

    Dear Geoffrey: I must thank you once again!!!! I had the fortunate experience to meet with Geoffrey Burg in his office earlier this year to discuss an upcoming case issue I was involved with. There are so many strong legal minds in the Seattle area that sometimes choosing the correct advocate ...
  • Attorney recommendation from Aaron Kiviat, criminal defense attorney in Seattle, WA

    “I endorse this lawyer’s work. Simply one of the best.”
  • "Professional with a DUI" in Seattle Municipal Court Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    In December of 2009 I was pulled over for suspected DUI after a work Christmas party. I was not charged immediately because I had a blood draw due to a health condition. Despite not being charged, I went out and spoke with a variety of attorneys because I needed my license for my job since I was ...
  • "Very Helpful" Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Geoff was very helpful and knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone. He is very responsive and did a good job with my case.
  • "Great Lawyer" Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Geoff did a fantastic job with my case. He was very responsive to all my questions and did a great job in the court room as well. I will certain recommend him to my friends.
  • "Brilliant and very accomodating Attorney" Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    I have engaged Geoff on 2 occasions to represent me and in both cases he won. Geoff was very straightforward to deal with, very honest, his fees never changed and he really fought for me. He is the kind of lawyer that you want on your side!! He never asked me to take an early plea deal, fought th...
  • "Experienced and Thoughtful" From a senior executive in King County that travels to Canada Recommends Geoffrey Burg

    Let me start off by saying it was clear from the beginning Geoffrey knew what he was doing and provided council in a thoughtful personal manner. From the moment I met with him the stress level was greatly reduced. Every conversation was handled with integrity, honesty and professionalism. He pres...
  • Geoff was amazing!

    From my initial meeting with Geoff, I knew working with him was a no brainer. I was referred to him by a friend and am very grateful I was. Geoff laid everything out for me to understand in our initial meeting and didn't sugar coat anything either which was nice. The step by step packet he provid...
  • I must thank you once again!!!!

    I had the fortunate experience to meet with Geoffrey Burg in his office earlier this year to discuss an upcoming case issue I was involved with. There are so many strong legal minds in the Seattle area that sometimes choosing the correct advocate seems like a daunting task. Geoffrey met and exc...
  • Highest recommendation...

    Geoffrey Burg handled my case with compassion, insight and great attentiveness. His relaxed demeanor and incomparable knowledge of the system immediately put me at ease, and made a scary time infinitely less traumatic. Geoffrey was recommended to me by several experienced attorneys, and I am so g...
  • "[T]reated with fairness, honesty and respect."

    I recommend Geoffrey Burg to anyone that wants to be treated with fairness, honesty and respect. He was available for questions anytime, and was very reassuring. He followed through with what he said at the beginning of my case. He was fast and efficient. Because of Geoffrey the charges were amen...
  • "[H]e went above and beyond" from employee of large software company

    After being recently arrested I was worried and needed some answers to questions as quickly as possible. While I had access to free law help through my work I found the Law Offices of Geoffrey Burg to be much more helpful as well as much faster then the lawyers my Company provided. I decided t...
  • Success!

    I was incredibly nervous about my case until I finally met with Geoff. His professionalism and his plan of action was really impressive and it allowed me to relax a little. In the courtroom, his demeanor, I felt, was much more controlled than the other attorneys present. While the others scramble...

Menu