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Posted by Luke, a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Koehler was thorough and knowledgeable from the very start of my case. He took the time to explain the laws, and how they applied to my charges. I was in a panic before we first spoke, but after our initial consultation, I knew I was in good hands.
As the case progressed, Mr. Kohler kept me up to date and informed and as my trial date drew near, Mr Kohler was a pitbull when dealing with the prosecution. He was able to get all charges dismissed. Now I do not have to spend the rest of my life worrying a blemish on my record, thanks to Mr. James Kohler.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Koehler did a fantastic job handling my case
Posted by DB, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
"If you run into a Pot/DUI charge in DC or VA and need a great attorney...LOOK NO Further.
You found the heavy-hitter you need to keep your record clean---ATTN. Jamison Koehler.
A seasoned-pro who is known on a first name basis throughout the downtown DC Courts, Mr. Koehler is the one of the best, most efficient/effective Lawyers I've ever met. Apart from being very affordable (considering the15-20hrs he spent on my case--Mr. Koehler's rate is $2,500 flat), Jamison is a really nice guy who treated me as a person he cared about helping--not just another client w a marijuana poss. charge.
He was diligent, highly-attentive to my case, tremendously quick in all correspondence, and always responded to any concern I had sameday, almost always within hours. Once I received a email from ATTN. Koehler @11:30pm following up on a matter he helped me w during a 8am meeting that day---he really followed through w/for me.
To top it off...Mr. Koehler went ABOVE and BEYOND what most other attorney would do. He went to bat for me w regards to a community service matter, pro-bono provided counsel on a separate entire issue that happened while he was representing me on the charge in DC.
My charges were dropped...because of ATTN. Jamison Koehler.
Don't make the mistake of hiring someone else to represent you.
Posted by Cathy Eckert, Flag
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank Mr. Koehler for the incredible legal service he provided to my 19 year old son. While visiting a DC monument during a recent vacation my son made the unfortunate mistake of forgetting to take out his pocket knife prior to going through security. He was immediately arrested and charged with possession of an illegal weapon. Being completely unfamiliar with the legal system in DC made for a nightmarish experience from the time of his arrest to the point when we returned for our son's arraignment. Though he was afforded a court appointed lawyer, it was quite clear that the system was overburdened and without quality and devoted legal assistance my son was going to be pushed through the system and would never be given an opportunity to defend himself.
Contacting Mr. Koehler was the absolute best decision we could have made! He first explained the judicial process and possible directions this case could take. He took the time to speak to me and did so with the highest professionalism and compassion. This was all done prior to him even taking the case. His fees were reasonable and given his expertise and timely responsiveness to my questions we felt confident in securing Mr. Koehler's legal representation.
Once Mr. Koehler was on the job he immediately went to work and literally within a week or two had the charges dropped! The weight of this distressing incident suddenly vanished and in its place was a deep appreciation for everything Mr. Koehler was so swiftly able to accomplish. We know without a doubt the ending to this would have looked much differently had it not been for Mr. Koehler's knowledge, expertise, professionalism and perseverance. Mr. Koehler did an outstanding job working with us long distance, maintaining excellent communication and support for my son.
Do not hesitate to contact Mr. Koehler if the need arises for defensive legal support. We are thoroughly impressed and you will be too!
Posted by H.C, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I had never been in any sort of legal trouble until couple years ago when I was charged with a serious offense that would put me in prison for many years if convicted. After researching qualified criminal defense lawyers, I was fortunate to come into contact with Mr. Koehler.
During the initial meeting, Mr.Koehler was very patient and sympathetic when I told him my side of the story. He explained the due process procedures and answered all the questions that I was unsure of.
The case went on for another year and half because of the government investigation and proceeding. Mr. Koehler and his investigator contacted many witnesses and prepared them to testify on my behalf. Mr. Koehler also filed a number of motions to help fight the case. Thanks to Mr. Koehler's hard work, we got an offer on the eve of trial that we could not refuse. Not only were the two felony charges dropped, I will also come out of this whole experience without a conviction on my record.
I highly recommend Jamison Koehler.
Posted by Gloria, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
When I contacted Mr Koehler, he did everything I expected of a lawyer. He also added a personal and caring touch to the case. He really did his homework prior to coming into court. He was always fully prepared. He also gave great advice as to how he believed the case should be handled. One of the best things I can say is that he was never a hungry money person. Every penny that was spent was worth his services. If I had to chose a lawyer today, I would chose Mr Koehler again. I fully recommend him to anyone. Mr. Koehler also made sure that we were informed of how he was planning to proceed throughout the case and he also listened really well as to what input we had and gave us advice in regards to our input. Again, I am very thankful Mr. Koehler was our lawyer.
Posted by Elizabeth, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Mr. Koehler took a very tough situation that I was going through and instantly put me at ease; I got the results that I wanted and never felt worried about my case because Mr. Koehler was always on top of everything pertaining to the case. He was very easy to talk too and very easy to understand and to work with. I very highly recommend Mr.Koehler, he is a great lawyer and actually knows what he is talking about which is hard to find at times in the legal field.
Posted by Steve, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Koehler provided very knowledgeable and effective representation to my son in a controlled substance possession incident. He thoroughly reviewed the evidence, fully explained all the available options giving positives and negatives of each, he pursued several opportunities to discuss the case with the prosecution, was able to get the prosecution to agree to an acceptable pleading, and admirably presented a pleading to the judge that resulted in an expected and mutually agreeable result. We were impressed with his thoroughness, willingness to put in time after hours, and the ethical behavior that he exhibited. We would highly recommend retaining his services relating to similar situations in DC Superior Court.
Posted by Michael, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Let me tell you about Jamison Koehler. Mr. Koehler is one of those rare individuals, attorney or otherwise, that embodies the characteristics of a consummate professional and expert in his field, while also retaining the ability to relate to his clients as human beings and be sensitive to their needs as individuals.
I hired Jamison Koehler to represent me after being arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault as a result of being involved in a minor altercation on the Metro. The U.S. Attorney's office had decided to prosecute--even though it was only my first offense. I was outraged, of course, as I felt I had acted only in self-defense and I had these outlandish, preconceived notions, a la Law and Order, about correcting what was obviously a gross miscarriage of justice. At the end of the day, however, the complainant had a split lip and I didn't have a scratch--or a witness!
After meticulously analyzing the facts and calmly discussing my options, Mr. Koehler wisely counseled me to pursue a DSA (Deferred Sentencing Agreement). Thanks to Mr. Koehler's skillful negotiation with the AUSA on my behalf, the request for a DSA was granted. And, while this required me to plead guilty to the charge of simple assault, it also provided me with the opportunity to later withdraw my plea, upon successful completion of the terms of the DSA, and have the prosecution dismiss the charge.
Throughout this entire process, Jamison Koehler was impressive. He was always supportive and encouraging, while also remaining honest and practical. He was always quick to respond and answer any question or address any concern that I might have. The guy made me feel as if I were his only client, even though I knew that to not be the case. Mr. Koehler was also able to have my reporting requirement to Pre-Trial services waived by the AUSA after a short period of time, which had up until then been a significant inconvenience And, in the instance of a bureaucratic hiccup, when the Pre-Trial services officer assigned to my case was not informed of this waiver and called to not-so-pleasantly remind me to continue reporting, Mr. Koehler addressed it immediately and I was never bothered again. In short, Mr. Koehler had my back.
I highly recommend Jamison Koehler. You can count on him.
Posted by Ross, a DUI client, Flag
I've been arrested for DUI, DWI December 2009 and I emailed alot of lawyers in Washington, DC. Some of them replied but aren't that helpful. I was nervous about what's going to happen to me but Mr. Koehler explained to me what's going to be consequences I might face. After the arraignment, judge told me to look for a lawyer so I called Mr. Koehler and he guided me with everything. He filed a motion to suppress my DUI and it was suppressed. He never stopped there. He wants my DWI dropped as well. We went to the scene where I got arrested for himself to see how it all happened. He took pictures and everything and examined every single possible thing he can't think of.
I highly suggest Mr. Jamison Koehler. My case got dismissed and I don't know how to thank Mr. Koehler. That's why I wrote this review so that everyone will know how good this guy is!
Posted by Carlos, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I hired Mr. Jamison Koehler after pre-trial when the prosecution decided to take my simple assault charges to trial. Mr. Koehler was very thorough in his analysis, asked very specific questions and was diligent in contacting the prosecution looking for a non-trial disposition. As I was foreigner student, the criminal charges also had immigration implications. Mr. Koehler went the extra mile and got the necessary advice to make sure that my immigration status wasn't jeopardized.
My case was dismissed (the prosecution decided not to pursue the case) after Mr. Koehler discussed the facts with the prosecution before the trial.
I am sure that the result of this case would have not been the same with my previous attorney. Mr. Koehler's committment and diligency with the case was fundamental to the final result.
He always responded my questions promptly and was fundamental to mantain the peace of mind of the members of my family during those difficult moments. I will always be thankful with Mr. Koehler for that. I recommend him with no hesitation.
Posted by Chris, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Jamison Koehler is one of the finest lawyers I have had the pleasure of meeting. He was extremely professional, reliable, and comforting throughout the entire process. He is respected among his peers and I highly recommend him. I honestly can not thank him enough for his work.
Posted by Charles, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Mr. Kohler took my case on short notice and handled it with professionalism and courtesy. He was flexible and reasonable with his fees. His experience helped me see the serious repercussion of the charges I was facing. We won our case and as a direct result I was able to spend the holidays with my sons. Much gratitude to you Mr. Kohler!