The Law Office of Blackie Burak

Blackie Burak, Esq.

8 Reviews

Attorney Blackie Burak has nearly 40 years of successful criminal defense experience. He effectively uses this experience to mount an aggressive defense against even the most complex DUI / DWI charges. His keen focus on this area is based on his cutting-edge knowledge, skills and courtroom techniques. He is often able to obtain a much more favorable outcome than might otherwise be expected.

Attorney Burak defends his clients vigorously against DUI / DWI charges and has a remarkable record of accomplishment in hundreds of jury trials and thousands of hearings. He has secured acquittals, not-guilty verdicts, reduced charges and lessened penalties through his aggressive defense strategies.

Areas of Practice:

  1. DUI/DWI Defense
  2. Criminal Law


  • University of San Francisco School of Law
    • J.D. – 1971
  • La Salle University
    • B.A. – 1968
      Major: Pre-Law

Published Works:

  1. Diablo Magazine
    Top DUI Lawyers (2004)
  2. East Bay News
    Who You Gonna Call? (2002)
  3. San Francisco Banner/Daily Journal
    DUI Lawyer Brings Colorful Past to Court (1995)

Honors and Awards:

  1. Distinguished  – Martindale-Hubbell (2016)
  2. DUI Specialist  – California DUI Lawyers Association (1995)
  3. Certified Specialist – Criminal Law  – State Bar of California  (1983)

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  1. California DUI Lawyers Association
    • President (1994 – 1995)
  2. Contra Costa County Bar Association, Criminal Section
    • President (1991 – 1992)
  3. California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
    • Member (1983 – Present)

Work Experience:

  • Law Office of Blackie Burak (1972 – Present)

"I used Blackie for a DUI defense in 1997. He did everything in his power to help me through it, and I was completely satisfied. He was a competent professional throughout the process. Then, just recently, I called on him again to help me with a misdemeanor violation..."


"Mr Blackie Burak is my hero. I got a DUI in Siskiyou County. I live in SF Bay area. After having a terrible experience with a first attorney I hired who gave me only lip service, I was directed to Mr. Burak. From our first meeting he impressed me by his wealth of knowledge in this field. He is a very..."


"I retained Blackie as my attorney and it was the best decision I could have made. I had no idea at the time that I was going to get the best possible outcome to my case. When you appear in court, you have to sit through other cases before it’s your turn..."



8 Reviews

"I endorse this lawyer. Blackie Burak is a direct competitor of mine. Notwithstanding that fact, I have no problem endorsing Blackie due to the high level of professionalism and integrity he brings to the profession..."

Peter Johnson DUI & DWI Attorney

"I endorse Barry. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."

Michael Waddington Military law Attorney

"I endorse this lawyer. Blackie is a great lawyer and his client’s really like him as documented by his client reviews. Blackie is also a gentleman and a down to earth guy."

Bradford Weston Criminal Defense Attorney


3 Endorsements