Meet Our Attorneys

Bruce Kapsack
Bruce KapsackSenior Partner of Kapsack & Bair, LLP
Bruce Kapsack is the senior partner of Kapsack & Bair, LLP an AV rated firm practicing exclusively in DUI / DWI Defense. Bruce graduated with honors from Plymouth State College in 1984 with a BA in Interdisciplinary studies. His Juris Doctorate was awarded to him from Washington College of Law at the American University in 1987 where he not only completed the usual curriculum, but also participated in clinical work which led him to argue before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Kapsack pioneered many DUI defense strategies currently used by other California attorneys as well as law firms throughout the country.

He is:

  • The first California attorney to take and pass the American Bar Association’s Board Certification exam for DUI Specialization;
  • The first California attorney to write for both California Drunk Driving Laws (James Publishing) and California Drunk Driving Defense (Thomson-West Publishing), the two seminal works for California DUI defense strategies;
  • The first California attorney to author supplemental editions of California Drunk Driving Defense;
  • The first California attorney to become an Instructor of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s) under the guidelines of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA);
  • The first California attorney to qualify as a DRE under DrugEnsic Systems;
  • The first and only California attorney to own and operate the Draeger 7410 and 7110 Breathalyzers;
  • The first California attorney to own, operate and use in court an Intoxilizer 500 breath machine designed to measure blood alcohol content (BAC);
  • The first and only California attorney to depose Marceline Burns, the inventor of field sobriety tests;
  • One of the first attorneys to be trained as a user and maintenance technician of the Alco-Sensor IV hand held roadside BAC breath machine;

In addition to the above milestones, Bruce Kapsack consulted on a number of precendent setting DUI cases including State v. Dahood (NH), People v. Chun (NJ), Bruce has worked and/or lectured with virtually every major expert in the DUI arena.

When not defending clients, Mr. Kapsack writes and teaches other attorneys the keys to successful DUI defense. Mr. Kapsack’s novel developments in science, law, and courtroom technique are frequently used by attorneys across the United States. In fact, virtually every DUI defense attorney in California has been trained by, read the works of, or attended one of Mr. Kapsack’s lectures. His lectures for both the State Bar and for the California Public Defenders are among the best attended and they are videotaped and used for continuing education and training. Mr. Kapsack has been asked to write for DUI and criminal publications in California, where he writes the regular update on California DUI for the Public Defenders, and other states including New York, Nebraska, Ohio and nationally for The Champion magazine.

Currently, Bruce is under contract and almost done with a new nationwide DUI defense book through James Publishing. He is also at work on a new California DUI book for Thomson/West publishing.

Hudson Bair
Hudson BairPrincipal, Kapsack & Bair, LLP
Hudson T. Bair, a California native, went to law school at Golden Gate School of Law located in San Francisco, California. He graduated in 1994 and was admitted to the California Bar in December of that same year. In 1997, he joined with Bruce Kapsack to form one of the top defense firms in California, focusing exclusively on defense of driving under the influence charges.

Mr. Bair has continued to focus on driving under the influence cases. As a member of the Association of California Deuce Defenders and the National College of DUI Defense, he frequently attends training sessions presented by these organizations.

To further his skills and training, Mr. Bair has also achieved certification as a Drug Recognition Screener. This very specialized training significantly elevates the chances for success in cases where alcohol is not the suspected cause of the driver’s impairment.

In June of 2000, Mr. Bair received certification as an Instructor in Standardized Field Sobriety testing (SFST). Completing a rigorous, forty-hour training session that included both classroom and practical training in the proper administration and use of SFST’s.

Mr. Bair knows that his continued emphasis on education in the area of DUI defense strengthens his skills at negotiation and trial. Knowledge of the latest issues with regard to breath and blood testing, friendships with many of the top state and national defense attorneys and hard work are the best tools for a successful outcome to your case.