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Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers

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The Miller Law Firm
5.0
from 56 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 149 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Garri M.
Verified review

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
  • 162 hires on Thumbtack
Christine X.
Verified review

Sharen Ghatan is an AMAZING attorney! I am beyond blessed to have been able to have her represent me. I recently had some trouble with the law and Mrs. Ghatan was able to reassure me that I had nothing to worry about and made me feel less nervous about the entire situation. She was able to work out a better deal for me that what I had expected. She was able to reduce a felony to a misdemeanor and dismiss another charge completely. No jail time, no fines or restitution and cut probation by more than half! She is truly amazing and very knowledgeable especially with her advise. Her and her staff are great at communication and keeping you up to date on your case. I would definitely recommend her to anyone in need of a criminal defense lawyer, dui etc.; Sharen Ghatan cares about the best for her clients and will fight for you! Thank you to Sharen and entire staff for all your hard work!!

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McCready Law Group
4.9
from 23 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Christopher M.
Verified review

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.

  • 22 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Ri G.
Verified review

Great family lawyer, always looking out for the Client. He won’t over charge and is always prepared. Easy to talk to and finds the best solution for the whole family. Thanks Brad!

  • 27 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Permanent Guardians J.
Verified review

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.

Saedra W.
Verified review

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

Law Office of Ann Gottesman
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Mark P.
Verified review

Ann is a caring and knowledgeable attorney who really helped me and my fault get through a difficult time. Her DUI knowledge is apparent and she fought for me at the dmv and in court, leading to a great result. She saved my license and my job. I highly recommend Ann to anyone looking for a good criminal defense lawyer!

  • 11 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel A.
Verified review

I reached out to Mr. Youngquist regarding a family matter. I hadn't even paid him and he offered to go see my family member that was incarcerated. That meant so much to me. Now days you don't get attorneys who will do that. They want the money first. We are still working with him and we feel that he will put all he has into our situation. I would recommend Mr. Youngquist to anyone who is in need of a criminal defense attorney.

Law Office of Jimmy Cha
5.0
from 7 reviews
    Roy G.
    Verified review

    I was being charged with a DUI with an injury. I was really on the fence about getting a lawyer due to everyone having different opinions about them when it comes to a criminal case. Not only am I glad I got a lawyer, I am glad that I chose Jimmy Cha to represent me. I have heard the horror stories others have had when it comes to lawyers, yet my experience was everything but that. Jimmy was straightforward from the get go. Never promising anything he couldn’t do, and ultimately fulfilling his goal that he set from the beginning about my case. I was looking at 6 months in county jail, due to the circumstances of my case. Not only did I not spend one day in jail, I was able to complete community service instead of jail time. The relationships Jimmy has built at North Court in Fullerton allowed him to personally speak on my behave to the district attorney and the Judge about my case. That was ultimately the deciding factor to cut me the deal I got. I would personally recommend Jimmy to represent anyone who gets into trouble, and plan to work with him again to expunge this from my record.

    Weinrieb Law Firm
    5.0
    from 7 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Aaron S.
    Verified review

    Garret is the best criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles, simply said. He helped my very close friend get out of a tough situation in which he was facing 20-30 years in prison, and ultimately he was required to serve only one year in a veteran's facility.

    Kellan Martz Law
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
    • 4 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Olivia G.
    Verified review

    Mr. Martz is not like other lawyers. He is above and beyond the nicest and most down to earth lawyer I've met. Most lawyers are slow to reply, charge you a ton, and are rude. Not Kellan. He helped me with a DUI case I had a few months ago and got me a plea deal that was very fair. I made a mistake and needed help, Kellan did a great job and was very clear in explaining how everything worked in court. His prices were very competitive and he let me pay in three installments so I didn't have to come up with that much all at once. Thanks Kellan.

    • 28 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Stephanie S.
    Verified review

    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.

    The Omofoma Law Firm
    5.0
    from 4 reviews
    • 13 hires on Thumbtack
    Cal T.
    Verified review

    I found the Omofoma Law Firm on yelp when I searched for a criminal defense lawyer for a family member. From what I hear, they were the best lawyers they had ever hired. I can't go into detail on the case, but all of the charges were dropped. When you need a solid lawyer on your side, I recommend them.

    The Omofoma Law Firm
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    James B.
    Verified review

    Ese is one of the sharpest criminal defense lawyers you will find here in Los Angeles. He is not only very personable, but super knowledgable in criminal law and civil rights. I was looking for a lawyer that would devote 100% of his energy to my case. He gave me 110% and after a long and explosive trial that we just wrapped up, the court read back the NOT GUILTY verdicts I was hoping for! The level of stress one goes through trying to find the right lawyer can be overwhelming. I knew I found the right lawyer after my first meeting with him. I highly recommend the Omofoma Law Firm.

    About

    We are a law office specializing in criminal defense and family law matters. I am a former Orange County deputy district attorney.

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    The Law Offices of C.W. Blaylock is your criminal defense and personal injury attorney. Whether you have been charged with DUI, drug possession or any other crime, I believe that you are entitled to representation by an attorney who will fight for your rights. I understand that the conflict that brings you to my door is a critical moment in your life, and I am committed to overcoming obstacles to achieve the best resolution possible. No matter the legal issue you are facing, I firmly believe that the law is ultimately about service to the individual. I like to take the time to demystify the law and its processes so my clients understand how their cases evolve, whether the process is criminal or civil. You won't get "just let me handle it" from me. I will take the time to explain how cases like yours have worked out in the past, what the important facts are in your case and how the law applies.

    • 7 years in business
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    Backed by more than 20 years of experience, our Ventura County DUI attorney at The Law Offices of Robert F. Sommers handles matters exclusively involving DUI defense. We know that this is a difficult time in your life, and our goal is to help you navigate the process. We have handled more than 4,000 cases, including 50+ trials. This experience and knowledge has given us the opportunity to successfully help our clients defend their driving privileges. If you need strong legal counsel after a DUI arrest, call on our team at and learn how we can help you move forward.

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    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.

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    All cases are handled personally by Attorney Colley.

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    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.

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