San Mateo & Burlingame Criminal Defense Attorneys


If you’ve been accused of a misdemeanor or a serious felony – whether in San Mateo county or elsewhere in the Bay Area – a Burlingame criminal defense attorney can help. At Summit Defense, our goal is always the complete dismissal of all charges. If this isn’t possible, we often negotiate solutions for our clients that allow them to avoid jail and sometimes even prosecution.



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Summit Defense


533 Airport Blvd #400
Burlingame, CA 94010

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Summit Defense is an exclusively Criminal Defense firm with 7 Bay Area offices. That means that our attorneys are devoted solely to the art and science of Criminal Defense. Our attorneys are frequently featured in San Mateo criminal news coverage and have appeared on Kron4 as well as Mercury News.

Our Burlingame office serves residents of Redwood City, Millbrae and surrounding areas.

Some of the criminal cases our team of attorneys frequently handle:

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 4 reviews
 by Noah H.
Location: Foster City, CA
Charge: Felony DUI

Attorney Steve Davidson is absolutely 100 percent there for you at all times! Personally, he saved me from what I’d assume to be the depths of hell.

A made a few mistakes and he was able to get me out of jail time. He works hard for you and is loyal to your case. He goes over and beyond what he is paid for, and has a calming demeanor when I was faced with the court appearances that were beyond stressful and scary. His communication skills are excellent . I honestly can't thank him enough. You will be in excellent hands with a brilliant mind to help your case!

 by Akash Jay
Location: Pacifica, CA
Charge: Domestic Violence

Tennille Duffy is an amazing, fierce, & hard-working attorney. From our initial meeting, she was very passionate about my situation and showed the utmost concern for my fear as this was the first time I found myself in a helpless position. I felt a range of emotions starting from nervousness to guilt, but Tennille had always communicated with me in such a personal level to where I was assured that I was in good hands. Throughout the entirety of my case, Tennille and her paralegal always kept an open line of communication with me and was extremely patient; I would receive updates from the firm as they came & felt very much in the loop at all times. Ultimately, Tennille got me an offer I didn’t even think would across the table! I am so very grateful for Tennille & the entire Summit team for the tireless effort they put towards my case.

 by Sarah F.
Location: Brisbane, CA
Charge: Misdemeanor DUI

Tennille was such a pleasure to work with! She was the most thorough, attentive, and professional attorney I have ever dealt with. She was always a call or text away from answering my questions and concerns. Tennille was able to get my DUI arrest dismissed on the grounds that I was factually innocent. I feel like a huge burden was lifted off my shoulders, and now I can go back to a squeaky clean record. I am in sincere gratitude for all of Tennille & Summit’s efforts! Highly recommended.

 by Naomi D.
Location: Burlingame
Charge: Embezzlement

I can’t imagine where I would be today without Summit Defense, Rabin Nabizadeh and the whole staff who worked tirelessly for me.  I have a future thanks to them.  Highly recommend if you need a criminal lawyer.

Burlingame Court Information


  • Maple Street Transitional Facility – This is the jail where all inmates in the San Mateo/Burlingame are received and processed. Some prisoners will stay here if they remain in custody. There is also a women’s facility here.
    • Phone: (650) 363-4310
  • Maguire Correctional Facility – This facility is where male inmates are often sent after booking at Maple Street Transitional Facility.
    • Phone: (650) 363-4000

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Driving Directions to our Office in Burlingame

From the North (Millbrae)

From Millbrae, get into US-101 going South. Follow 101 for just over a mile, driving past Sentient Energy, Yaseen Burlingame Center and It’s-It Ice Cream on your left. Take exit 419B. Upon reaching Hanson’s Auto Body on Broadway, take a left onto Broadway. Broadway will quickly turn into Airport Blvd., follow this past Bayside Park and Burlingame Golf Center until you see our office on the right.

From the East (Foster City)

Merge onto US-101 N for 2 miles, passing Poplar Creek Golf Course and Victoria Park. Take exit 419A for Anza Blvd. Take Anza Blvd. until you reach the Hilton Garden Inn at Airport Blvd. Take a right onto Airport Blvd., passing Sparks Marketing Group and Burlingame Airport Parking on your left. Our office is in the Bay Area Executive Offices building on your right.

From the South

From San Mateo Central Park head North onto S El Camino Real for just over a mile. When you see the Park Royal Apartments on your left, take a right onto Peninsula Ave. Follow Peninsula Ave for a mile, passing Vespa San Mateo and Pacific Rim International School on your right. Once you reach Poplar Creek Golf Course, take a left onto Airport Blvd., passing Peninsula Humane Society. Once you reach Fisherman’s park, take a left, continuing on airport Blvd. for about a half mile. Our office is on your left.

From the West (Hillsborough)

Get on Carmelita Ave driving North-West for about a mile, passing Roosevelt Elementary School. Once you see Burlingame Alignment Center on your right, take a left onto California Dr. Follow California for .1 miles, take a right onto Broadway which quickly turns into Airport Blvd. Follow Airport Blvd., passing Audi Burlingame and then Crowne Plaza San Francisco Airport on your right. Once you see Qlik Technologies and Acumen, our office will be on your right.

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