5.0 stars 44 totalReview Andrea Mertz
Posted by Ken
Hello, my name is Ken. This year I had very "severe" charges brought against me pertaining to a DUI & other motor vehicle violations that if convicted, I would be looking at jail, fines, loss of license & other negative ramifications that would have negatively affected me financially & personally for a long time. I spoke with multiple other Lawyers before I consulted with Andrea, they all agreed that the charges were serious but I did not feel comfortable with any of them representing me & my best interests. IMMEDIATELY when meeting Andrea, I known within 10 minutes that her abilities were off the chart with her ambition, her intelligence of the laws & what I really respected & appreciated is that she listened intently to me & did not just wait to talk. Hiring Andrea was the best move I could have made. Through the process she personally called me & took my calls numerous times. When it came for my case to go to trial she researched diligently for hours & hours of case law to get the best outcome for my situation. I was acquitted of my DUI and immediately felt at peace mentally & physically with the outcome. I TRULY believe without Andrea and her hard work ethic & intelligence revolving around the laws -- I would not have won this case. If I ever and & "hopefully" I wont ever have any trouble with the law -- I GUARANTEE Andrea will be my first & last call. Thanks Again Andrea!!! :)
Posted by a client
Wonderful person and lawyer. Very kind and personable, very considerate of your situation. Works incredibly hard on the case. Returns calls, e-mails, answers your questions quickly.
I can't say enough about Andrea, she helped me put my life back together...
Posted by Andrew
One thing that sets her apart from others is her energy. She flies around the courthouse and I couldn't help but feel that the other lawyers present appeared tired and sluggish in comparison. Andrea is a hummingbird in a courthouse. Schedule your consultation and see what I'm on about.
My case: DUI, (BAC refusal).
In relation to DUI cases, Andrea demonstrated a masterey of the process and she was excellent at getting me in and out of trial quickly. Some people suggest you do not to hire a lawyer on your 1st DUI since the BAC tiers and consequences are cut-and-dry, however I do not regret spending the money. Her guidance was greatly appreciated, she told me exactly what to expect and made the process quick and painless. If you do not hire a lawyer expect to spend more time sitting in the courtroom as well as time interpreting the paperwork that the court sends your way.
Posted by Jeff
My preliminary hearing was today. All 4 of my charges were dismissed.Andrea was an absolute pleasure every step of the way. She saw me for a consultation promptly and explained the situation and our options and generally made me feel confident in her abilities to represent me in court.She was thorough in doing everything she says she's going to do including taking and returning calls and e-mails. She is extremely friendly and made me feel like I could sit and talk with her for hours. Very intelligent yet easy to talk to.I chose to hire her because of her profile , resume , and her reviews on this site. I have dealt with a number of attorneys and Andrea is the best in every way. I would choose her and would refer her to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney. Andrea will fight for you and she truly cares for her clients and obtaining for them the very best result. Hire this attorney!!!
Posted by a client
She is knowledge and a good listener to your concerns.
Posted by a client
Andrea did an amazing job very diligent in her work.. Down to earth and ethical appreciate her researching and taking the extra time to go the extra mile to resolve the issue.. very good
Posted by a client
No need to look further hands down the best lawyer in the state!
As a college graduate, I researched & researched & researched lawyer after lawyer to find a reliable, dedicated & cost efficient lawyer to help me throughout the mess I got myself into this past year. My first ever legal issue was a summary retail theft - Serveral months later I was involved in an antagonizing harassment legal issue containing 200+ M3 harassment charges. Andrea has guided me through the legal process & walked me through what we may or may not encounter each step of the way.
Although, a summary retail theft seems to be so simple & basic it is definitely something you do not want on your record. Andrea filled out the paperwork for ARD admission - which was accepted. Program was a great experience to encounter & become a little vulnerable with a group of ALL ages it was incedible to be able to visualize why people do the things they do (trill, need, want, boredom, etc) During the process of my summary ARD submittal I did tell Andrea that I may be charged with a series of more serious charges at that point nothing was pressed - once I recieved the probable case she told me not to be shocked as to what was written - nothing stated in it would be nice.
To explain the case a little - I was involved with an antagizing issue that began back in 2010 I tried Serveral times to handle to situation in a civil manner & years had gone by that nothing was ever solved. I submitted a private criminal complaint & later filled charges with an officer - both in which were denyed. Once the charges were pressed I submitted documents to Andrea in regards to what has push it to this limit. She completely understood where I was coming from and took the time to review the years of depth this case had. She reached out to the DA to inquire if ARD would be an acceptable approach with having a prior SUMMARY ARD approval within the same time frame as a MISERMEANER case. As she stated the summary ARD program was something fairly new - the DA is open for the ARD submittals/approvals due to the differential of level of charges. At this point, I wanted to do whatever it took to have no chagres behind my name considering what I have to offer in life, my education & work history - I didn't want to lose it all. Although, all the "victim" really wanted was for a record to be present behind my name - she pushed for the ARD not to be approved (THIS WAS NOT THE CASE). As Andrea reviewed the documents I submitted prior she put together a very detailed letter to the DA. In addition, during the ARD court hearing the "victim" was present & tried to make a statement for reasons why I should not be approved. Concluding her statement the judge had asked Andrea if she would like to add anything....
Too be completely honest, Andrea was 110% on point with her documents, reasonings & input towards my approval the victum later literally stumbled over words and was jaw dropped about the evidence we had behind her antagonizing image.
I am beyond thankful for what Andrea has pushed for with the both ARD programs. Although, we are all human & may hit some speed bumps in life she had got me over them. I highly respect her knowledge, honesty, ability to look at the whole picture, & give a realistic perspective on the issues involved; while being upfront & addressing my concerns. (Never once was someone else's case more important then mine - she always had time or made time) & YES RETURN PHONE CALLS!!
Moving forward, I NEVER want myself or anyone to be placed in this type of situation; I would recommend ANDREA MERTZ to anyone seeking competent representation!!!
; ) With Her "right arm hooks & ROCK STAR BADASS attorney skills & dedication" - my fears are now at rest!! Again, much appreciation and thanks for all your time and efforts!
Posted by Amanda
Andrea was awesome, simply put. She was down to earth and realistic. She talked with me like a real person, not just like a lawyer to a client. I was always able to contact her and she replied as quickly as she could with all the answers I needed. She kept me on track and helped me get ARD for my first time DUI. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for the perfect DUI attorney. Thanks again Andrea!
Posted by D
Andrea was a huge help from the first time we talked on the telephone before I hired her as my lawyer. Andrea was extremely helpful, available and understanding of how stressful a DUI case can be for the accused. She is very well connected to the judicial system and was able to get me into the ARD program. As my lawyer she stayed on top of any updates I needed, information or documents she needed or questions I had before, during and even after my hearing. If you're looking for a lawyer you can trust it's Andrea. If you're looking for a lawyer who will treat you like a person and not just a case hire Andrea. If you want one of the most knowledgable and personable lawyers handling your case especially a possible DUI conviction then hire Andrea. She helped me out of one of the biggest holes I have ever dug for myself and I will never forget her help. She is worth it.
Posted by Linda and Tim
Andrea E. Mertz is the best attorney I have dealt with. She knows the laws and puts it into full when dealing with your case.
I highly recommend Andrea you will feel at home while being treated like her only client. I would say she is the best of the best.
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