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The Miller Law Firm
5.0
from 63 reviews
  • 161 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
Danny N.
Verified review

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
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bryan F.
Verified review

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
4.9
from 25 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 58 hires 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.

Anthony Marcus Law Firm
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
Fayez M.
Verified review

After a night of fun and drinking, I was involved in an accident, the police were called and the Breathalyzer test showed 0.26 BAC. I called other attorneys, but they were not as affordable as attorney Marcus, he has a wonderful discount and payment plan. From the first meeting, I felt his care and professional manner. Although the 0.26 BAC got me thinking I am going to get jail time, attorney Marcus was able to knock out that and converted it only to 15 days community labor. Indeed I got the representation I was looking for and I am free to look after my little daughter. I recommend this lawyer for any criminal charges.

  • 12 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Troy J.
Verified review

I hired Parwana Anwar for my case through the recommendation of a friend. He suggested her because she used to be a DA and prosecute criminal cases before she switched over to criminal defense. And my friend was right. She's phenomenal. From her past experience as a DA, she knew exactly how the prosecutors were going to approach the case, and came up with a phenomenal defense. Long story short, I got the best possible outcome for my case. Beyond even what I thought was possible. She is phenomenally smart. I wouldn't hire anyone else.

The H&M Law Firm PC
4.7
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 68 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria H.
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The details of my case are somewhat sensitive, but I wanted to write and share how good H&M law firm is at what they do. This are the most experienced defense attorneys in California. They will do everything they can to prove your innocence. They are aggressive and professional and work with the DAs for you. I trust these guys completely and after my good news and my legal trouble behind me I now tell everyone I know about H&M and how they saved my life.

  • 19 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Baltasar L.
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My experience with Attorney Rosenfeld has been an overall positive one, both in and out of the courtroom. I am a US Army veteran and a financially struggling student at my local community college. Although Attorney Rosenfeld’s services were a higher cost than another attorney I was considering, I decided to have him represent me in my case due to his straightforwardness. Prior to appearing in court, he also displayed an extensive knowledge handling DUI cases during our correspondence. Throughout my experience, he worked extensively with me to renegotiate prices on services I could not afford, which would have made the process all the more difficult without. He kept in touch often and I was left with the impression that he cared to keep his client’s well-informed. He was also willing to clarify any misunderstanding promptly and efficiently. Attorney Rosenfeld was also very timely and incredibly informative when I had to appear in court. He was well known by those working for the court, and I had been told on more than one occasion that I had made the right choice in choosing him to defend me. Overall, I am remain confident I made the right decision in choosing him to defend me and would highly recommend his services.

  • 5 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tiffany L.
Verified review

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.

Gammill Law
5.0
from 8 reviews
    Dan R.
    Verified review

    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.

    • 13 years in business
    • 14 hires on Thumbtack
    Kelly D.
    Verified review

    I needed a criminal defense attorney for a DUI. I placed an ad a few months items ago and called them after receiving a quote. I was able to speak with the attorney very quick and they didn't hide the price and agreed to a payment. I feel very comfortable.

    • 10 years in business
    • 9 hires on Thumbtack
    Janet R.
    Verified review

    I had never been in any kind of trouble in my life. When I found myself in need of a criminal attorney, I was terrified, embarrassed ,and ashamed of the situation that lead to my arrest. Lisa Leversen was an answer to my prayers. I want to express my deepest gratitude to her for making this experience beneficial to me in so many ways. Lisa posses the rare combination of astute intelligence, compassion and understanding. She is confident and competent and reassured me every step of the way. She kept me informed on every aspect of my case, answered all my question in the most timely and efficient manner. Lisa was right by my side in the courtroom guiding me and was the greatest support I could ever ask for. I could not recommend Lisa more highly should anyone find themselves on this journey. Thank you Lisa from the bottom of my heart. JR Long Beach Client

    Law Office of James Gandy
    5.0
    from 5 reviews
    • 10 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Anonymous C.
    Verified review

    James Gandy represented me in a criminal case that started last year. When I contacted Mr. Gandy I have already hired another attorney. Once I spoke to him on the phone and then met him in person I decided to switch attorneys. He didn’t promise me an easy way out of my case, but he promised to work hard and do the best he can to improve my legal position. I was facing a tough prosecutor demanding I served 6 month in county jail. Mr. Gandy helped me reduce the sentence to 90 days and serve it in pay to stay facility which help me keep my job and maintain some freedom throughout this difficult times. In my view he is a great attorney, work hard on my behalf and provided me with constant communication throughout the ongoing case. He is very honest and I felt safe knowing he will do what he can for me as a client. I am very confident recommending him and am sure he is the right attorney for you as well

    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Claude A.
    Verified review

    Thank you to attorney Rodriguez and Emmanuel. I was in distress over doing prison time on two grand theft charges (the other charge came 2 months later) and a charge for possession of an illegal substance. Their legal team was helpful and I was able to put my life back together with a decent paying job while my case was being fought in court and I am grateful for the help I received. I ended up only doing 6 months on house arrest on all three charges, and of course paying court fines. I highly recommend the services of attorney Rodriguez and his legal staff, they are a winning team.

    • 26 years in business
    • 7 hires on Thumbtack
    Nadia A.
    Verified review

    Farah is an excellent, accomplished attorney who exuberates care, confidence and tenacity in the legal arena. She led me through my court process from start to finish, made me feel courageous in what I was doing, and reassured that I had her as my attorney. Many years have passed since I worked with Farah, but from time to time, I remember what she did for me, and I will be forever grateful. Farah went above and beyond what I could have ever expected, and I felt so comforted and cared for. Hopefully, I will never have to go through an experience like that again, but if I ever do, without question, I would want Farah by my side.

    • 18 years in business
    David D.
    Verified review

    I endorse this lawyer. Seppi is a great guy and a professional attorney. He is passionate about his work. I would recommend him for someone who is looking to hire a criminal defense attorney.

    OCLaw
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 16 years in business
    Brad J.
    Verified review

    Brad Jensen worked as one of four full time members of the Los Angeles District Attorneys Office who helped actually convict the Menendez Brothers for the shotgun killings of their parents. He is very good with judges, prosecutors, court staff, witnesses and anyone in a position to help him help you get the best possible plea bargain or result. He has helped me and many others who I have referred to him regardless of the criminal charge he is an attorney you want by your side.

    • 15 years in business
    Aanna Z.
    Verified review

    I must say that Mr. Hashemi is the best lawyer ever and i have had a few dealing with my case, he kept me out of jail and i did think i would have to do some kind of time. 10 plus!!!!!

    Law Office of Zulu Ali
    3.7
    from 3 reviews
    • 14 hires on Thumbtack
    Ann R.
    Verified review

    Mr. Ali and his staff really care about the clients. It's nice to know that someone has your back when you're going through a tough and stressful time in your life. Mr. Ali and his staff are also great about making your family feel welcome and make them feel at ease. I was referred to Mr. Ali when I my husband was in the process of being deported. Mr. Ali not only worked on our immigration case but also our criminal matter. When I really thought there was nothing we could do, I was relieved when Mr. Ali informed me that he was able to keep my husband from being deported and also kept him from going to jail.

    • 28 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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    I give frank and uncomproming advice regarding the tri-ability of my clients' cases. I never sugar coat my opinion as to the outcome of any legal proceeding, regardless of whether it concerns trial, plea negotiation or sentencing. This is my promise to you.

    Budris Law Group
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 16 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Janet T.
    Verified review

    Lisa is awesome! I can not speak highly enough of her and professional work. I would recommend he to anyone. She is the BEST!

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    El Cajon, CA

    • Criminal matter
      Domestic violence
    • Service type
      Representation
    • Details
      I was on probation for domestic violence for almost two years now on plead agreement the probation is three years two years formal or informal I'm not sure I want to terminate the floney reduction to a misdemeanor is Also on plead agreement, in may it the two years will be completed I'm wondering if you guys can represent me and terminate the probation at the same time too and how much would it cost thank you
    • $750
      Average price
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