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Lakewood Criminal Defense Lawyers

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The Miller Law Firm
from 65 reviews
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Garri M.
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Not that long ago I had a rough experience with the campus police department. Due to the fact that I was late to one of my classes I irrationally decided to use a disabled placard. After I returned to my car a police officer was waiting for me. The ticket which he issued stated that it was a misdemeanor. I was devastated and did not know what to do. A few weeks later when I decided to request some quotes from criminal defense attorneys. Unlike the rest Christopher did not mention a very high price and offered to arrange a meeting on Saturday. It was important for me to find an experienced attorney, because at that time I was in the process of acquiring my citizenship. As a result of his diligent and outstanding job, on the day of my interview there was nothing in the Court system regarding my ticket. Hence, the officer conducting the interview did not bother including this ticket to the application, because she read a letter explaining the issue (which could potentially have an impact on my case, possibly denying it). I am very glad that my family hired Chris. He is always polite, professional, and patient. I will definitely refer everyone who needs criminal defense. If you want the best service, do not waste your time looking for it elsewhere. Thank you again Chris and best wishes.

  • 18 years in business
  • 165 hires on Thumbtack
Danny N.
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You never want to have to place a call to a Criminal Defense Lawyer - it usually isn't a good situation that you've found yourself in if you have. But if you're in a situation where you need to find qualified representation, then you should seriously give California Legal Councel a call. I was really impressed with the way that they handled my best friend's case. I was with her when she was arrested, and placed phone calls to find her a lawyer. I was referred through friends to a highly recommended attorney explained the case to him. He listened attentively about all of the details and then he referred me to California legal counsel . I went online and did some research. Everything I found online in the area (Los Angeles) told me that California legal counsel had the best track record for dealing with criminal cases - specifically the type that my friend had found herself involved in. From the first point of contact to the successful dismissal of all charges, California legal counsel proved to be a trusted and welcome ally in navigating through the red tape of the California Criminal Court system. I was reassured several times, made to feel as though I was a part of the process, and in turn was able to make sure that my friend had the right people on her side. The professional and respectful way in which my friend and I were treated was above and beyond what I had expected. They treat you and your case with the seriousness it deserves - and they fight for your rights. I can't recommend them enough and if you're in a bad situation or need to find good representation, do not hesitate to hire California legal counsel. Because of them, my friend was cleared of all charges, and she can put this experience behind her and move forward with her life.

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  • 22 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan F.
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Bradley Sandler was responsive and very helpful to my request for legal help. His office did not specialize in the type of law I needed but he pointed me in the right direction. Mr. Sandler gave me more information in one thumbtack message than I have been able to get from reaching out to 20 lawyers from yelp, websites, phone book, etc. Hopefully I won't need his offices help in the future, but if end up needing a Family, Criminal, or Business Lawyer, Mr. Sandler will be the first one I reach out to.

McCready Law Group
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher M.
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Zack is a fellow attorney in OC that I've known for years. He is tough as nails and a no non-sense guy. He is incredibly persistent in pursuing motions and never lets th DA's off the hook. I really admire that. That's what you need in a defense attorney in OC because so many attorneys here are weak and not aggressive. Not Zack. He is thorough, knowledgeable and experienced.

  • 27 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Permanent Guardians J.
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Gerard Fierro is a highly trained lawyer in the Family Court system. He competently manages the very complicated Family Court system with the best interest of his client always the number one priority. Gerard represented our family in a very challenging case. He clearly presented the risks and possible outcomes of the case prior to taking on the case which demonstrates his high level of integrity and honesty. Once we retained Gerard, he was fast to action and was even willing to work over a holiday weekend to ensure our case was ready for court on Monday morning. The high level of professionalism and competency from Gerard and his staff resulted in a successful outcome of our case. His calm demeanor is also a bonus! We will be forever indebted to Gerard for his excellent work in managing our case. We would highly recommend Gerard to any family dealing with Guardianship issues in Family Court.

Gammill Law
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Dan R.
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David Gammill is an outstanding, seasoned and knowledgeable Attorney. What you see in his bio and webpage is exactly what you get. I hired Gammill for a criminal defense matter. He was very candid and always answered all my questions in a way that made them understandable. Prior to my court date I had additional questions and without hesitation he answered them all promptly. He was able to get me a better outcome that I had even hoped for. Highly recommend him.

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany L.
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I came to Peter back in the spring of 2014 due to an old traffic ticket that had come back to haunt me. The ticket itself was 7 years old, and honestly the situation itself was ridiculous. However, I needed help to end it. I am a single mom and lived no where near the place where the ticket in question was being dealt with. I contacted Peter after finding him online. He listened to everything I had to say and worked with me every step of the way. He appeared for all my court dates for me, worked diligently to bring the matter down to a more then reasonable offer with the prosecuting attorney, and has never failed to do more the 150% for me every step of the way. What could have potentially been a incredibly ridiculous situation was resolved swiftly and efficiently in my favor due to Peters hard work and ethical drive. I would easily recommend him to ANYONE I know, and would trust him wholeheartedly with any legal situation that i needed a lawyers help with. If you have traffic situation/ criminal defense situation, there is no one better, and no one who will fight harder for you to get the situation resolved fairly and quickly. I am so incredibly grateful I found Peter and again....would recommend him first and foremost in any traffic/ criminal court case.

Saedra W.
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Mr. Mcallister counseled me through a very difficult time in my life. He is an excellent attorney. I am very impressed by his knowledge and skills. If I ever need a lawyer, he is the first person I would call. -SW

Gutteriez Law Office
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Julianna L.
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Nicole is extraordinary Divorce & Family Law lawyer. She genuinely cared for the well-being of myself and my two young boys. I went into my divorce feeling lost and scared. Immediately, Nicole eased my anxieties and fears. She not only became my voice but she understood my overall goals and embraced my morals and values. She was always available when I needed her, whether in person, phone or email which made the process even smoother for me. She approached every obstacle with such ease that my anxieties always seemed to dissipate every time another speed bump approached. When I felt I was being bullied by the opposing party, Nicole was my calm, reasonable and professional voice that I could not be. She always had my children as the #1 priority and was ultimately, able to bring my case to a happy ending. I know it may be awkward to say "happy ending" but when both parties come to an agreement that benefit the children, I would say it was a very, happy ending. Nicole was not only able to help me close my case with my children ultimately benefitting, but she also helped me to receive half of the proceeds from our house. I did not expect to receive any money once our house was sold because my name was removed from the deed once we refinanced. However, she was able to get the opposing party to agree to put my name back on the deed and disburse 50% of the proceeds to me. Nicole is amazing and I highly recommend her to anybody searching for a lawyer that will fight for what you believe in and what you deserve.

Gurovich, Berk & Associates
from 6 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Glen A.
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The Glendale PD does not tolerate too- too much especially, the biker ones. I got a DUI near Glendale and South Pasadena with a little bit more on me than just some beer. I was expecting the hammer to come down especially for my second time but all- in all the experience was not that bad looking back. I panicked at first. I thought I was banned from everything and was about to lose everything (which is common in Los Angeles so). None of that mattered because Elon Berk and Dmitry Gurovich are tough criminal defense attorneys. They pleaded my case and I received a far lesser sentencing than what all of my friends and family ever expected. Before court them and their office staff were easy to talk to and get along with. Mr. Gurovich is more than a genius and he was my lead defense lawyer. He is wonderful and I highly recommend him and the entire defense firm.

  • 28 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie S.
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I don't know where to begin with my experience with Michele. She is just amazing! I hired her after I got pulled over for dui for not using blinker at an intersection that one was at! But anyways such a stressful time in my life considering the fact that I was only a block away from home and blew a .09. So anyways I shopped and talked to everyone around. Research around you name the person I probably called and ask for a quote with my case. All other Lawyer told me they could help me but wouldn't give me any advice unless they got some payment from me. I understand it is their job, I understand they need to make a living. But Michele was different, I told her my case and she listened, she told me different options, and results if I choose to hire her or not. I didnt feel pressured and she had such an interpersonal way of communicating with me that made me feel so comfortable. Well the result was I hired her and it was the best move I could have done. Shes the easiest person to talk to about anything and she knows her stuff. The final result well we won my DMV hearing and pending on my court case which i feel shouldn't anything to worry about. I went with Michele to my DMV hearing and saw her challenge everything being thrown at her so I feel confident that my court hearing will go smoothly. I m so confident with her that I even recommended her to my boyfriend which we liked his turn out as well with his case. No complains here, only results, compassion, and understanding.

Rob R.
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Daniel is a fantastic criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles. He has helped me out of various traffic tickets and helped my friend get his dui case dismissed. I would recommend Daniel for any criminal matter.

Mark G.
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Matt has handled many cases for me and he always gets great results. He can handle any traffic or criminal appearance needed and he knows how to clear license suspensions. He is the right guy to hire.


I am a criminal defense lawyer with over 22 years of experience in both state and federal matters. I provide vigorous and effective representation in all criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to serious felony charges.


WILL & WILL, LLP is a Riverside criminal defense law firm with offices in Los Angeles,Orange, Riverside, San Diego and San Bernardino counties. Made up of former prosecutors and experienced criminal defense attorneys, WILL & WILL, LLP has many years of experience in the criminal justice system in in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego and San Bernardino counties. Our attorneys are the best at defending clients against all types of misdemeanor and felony charges. We have had substantial experience in sex crime cases.

  • 18 years in business

Our attorneys are former prosecutors and legal experts in the area of criminal justice. We pride ourselves with a great reputation for being zealous advocates for the accused. Helping people in a time of need.


Who better than a former prosecutor could defend you or a family member facing pending criminal charges? Jeffery K. Rubenstein and his experienced team of former district attorneys will soundly guide you and relentlessly fight to win the best possible outcome to your case. As part of the Los Angeles Judge Pro Team and teaching professor of law at both the L.A. County Sheriff's Department and the National University, Mr. Rubenstein possesses a unique perspective on tactics used by both State and Federal authorities to incriminate the accused. If you have been accused or arrested for a crime, it is important that you get only the best Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys to represent you. Criminal law is quite complex and each case is unique. Only those Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys who are experienced with handling all of the variables involved in criminal matters can provide you with the type of representation that will insure that your rights are protected. Call the Law Offices of Jeffery K. Rubenstein to receive top legal help now. Your initial case evaluation is free.


Our services include: - Real estate law - Foreclosure and predatory lending - Truth in lending - Mortgage law - DRE Defense - Admissions - Investigations - Eminent domain - Arbitration - Mediation - Real estate litigation - Internet - Social media - Intellectual property - Entertainment law


My work stands out from others because I offer personalized attention to each of my clients. Most firms either take way too many clients to offer that kind of attention or once the big name attorney has landed the client he is shifted to a less experienced attorney or the person who happens to be available when the client calls. I like my job becaue I am able to help people navigate the criminal justice system. Most of my clients have never been accused of a crime and so I am able to use my knowledge and experience to help them fight against the prosecutor -- who almost never has their best interest in mind -- and to obtain the best results possible given their individual facts.


I have over 30 years of experience. I'm a former judge. I'm a graduate of USC Law School in Los Angeles, CA. I'm practicing immigration and criminal law.

  • 7 years in business

Attorney and bar certified criminal defense specialist Seppi Esfandi has been defending the innocent since 2001. Graduate of the prestigious UCLA Law School he practices strictly criminal and DUI defense.

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