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Juris Dumpis

Juris Dumpis

66 Bovet Road
Suite 360
San Mateo, California 94402
United States

Telephone: (650) 350-1744
Facsimile: (650) 525-9345
Firm: The Law Office of Juris Dumpis
Practice Overview:
Criminal Law ? DUI ? Juvenile ? Art Law

The Law Office of Juris Dumpis is committed to aggressively protecting the constitutional rights of individuals accused of criminal offenses in San Mateo County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We vigorously represent adults and juveniles charged with felonies, misdemeanors, and infractions in adult and juvenile court.

We also represent individuals who have been seriously injured by the willful or negligent conduct of private persons, corporations or governmental entities. Our goal in these cases is to obtain maximum compensation for our clients.

The Law Office of Juris Dumpis also represents artists, art collectors, art dealers, galleries and institutions in transactions and disputes involving works of art.

If you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense in adult or juvenile court, contact the Law Office of Juris Dumpis for skilled, experienced and aggressive representation.

If you have been seriously injured by another person, corporation or governmental agent, contact the Law Office of Juris Dumpis for a free consultation.

If you are an artist, art collector, art dealer or institution and need assistance with transactions involving artwork, or have a dispute regarding ownership or use of artwork, contact the Law Office of Juris Dumpis for effective legal advice.


Professional Profile:
Juris Dumpis has been in private practice since 1983 representing individuals charged with crime in adult and juvenile court in San Mateo County and the San Francisco Bay Area. He has represented thousands of clients charged with offenses ranging from minor traffic infractions to murder.

Mr. Dumpis graduated with High Honors from the University of California, Santa
Barbara in 1972 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. It was as an undergraduate that Juris Dumpis developed a profound devotion to individual rights. He witnessed the abrogation of civil rights and the deployment of police brutality during the Isla Vista riots of 1970.

Upon graduation in 1972 Juris Dumpis commenced with Ph.D. studies in European
History at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. After leaving the Ph.D. program he entered law school in 1978 at San Francisco Law School. Working by day and attending classes at night Mr. Dumpis earned his law degree in 1982.

Memory of the events surrounding the Isla Vista riots, graduate studies and law
school prompted Juris Dumpis to enter the field of criminal and juvenile defense. He has been representing individuals accused of crime in both adult and juvenile court from the very beginning of his law career. Along the way he has also been involved in representing people who have been injured by the willful or negligent acts of individuals, corporations and public entities.

While defending the rights of the accused and victims of governmental excess Juris Dumpis has continued to pursue his interest in art and music. As an artist and art collector he has followed the developments in the art world for the last 30 years with a particular interest in the rights of artists, transfers of art, ownership of art and related legal issues.

In his spare time Juris Dumpis is a printmaker and pianist, avocations that require
ongoing practice. He is married with two adult daughters.