5.0 stars 31 totalReview Michael Bruckheim
Posted by a client
Mr. Bruckheim was awesome! I am CDL driver and after being arrested for DUi I searched for an attorney and found him on this website. I saw a couple good reviews and thought what the heck! I called him up and explained the details of the case and he immediately suggest we meet in person. After meeting and discussing the details, he explained what his angle would be, he didn't sugarcoat anything and after retaining him he got right to work. Throughout the whole process (and it was a long one) he was always available if I wanted to talk about or just simply had a question. When the day came for him to do his thing in court it was like magic, there was a twinkle and you could see the passion in his eyes. He was very educated, and persuasive in swaying the court in my defense. He was also very professional with a comforting sense of humor. Overall I was very satisfied with his service and would recommend him to any one who thinks there caught red handed.
Posted by a client
I have never been in trouble with the law and facing a DUI charge and terrified. Michael calmed my nerves through the entire process and fought for me while still following the rules of the law. I am forever grateful and appreciative in the way he represented me and put me first. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law (even more than the police apparently) and will make sure that it was followed to a t. Search no more; Michael is the lawyer who will fight for YOU!
Posted by WMH
I'd been scouring the 'net looking for the perfect person to represent me when I was faced with a ridiculous DUI Charge. I stumbled on Avvo and found Michael had gotten rave reviews. I called him early on a Saturday, and he got back to me within MINUTES! Said he would meet with me that day at a time convenient for me. After that meeting and talking with several other lawyers, I knew he was my guy.
Not only is he knowledgeable about the DUI laws in DC, but he's worked with the DC Courts specifically on several occasions and can speak confidently and honestly to what will happen and what to expect.
I needed someone sharp, smart, with a history that showcased their expertise, and Michael was that person and then some.
Thanks Michael - for helping me get through one of the most trying times of my life. You are so worth it.
Posted by a client
I am extremely grateful for the way Michael represented me in court for a recent DUI charge in Washington DC. He was knowledgeable, experienced, and responsive. He was always available to communicate including during random times when I would have a question pop into my head and text him. He responds quickly and with clear explanations. Going through the legal process was scary for me for the simple fact that I've never dealt with the system before. I especially appreciated how comforting Michael was to a person who was venturing into an overwhelming unknown.
Michael truly knows the law, especially when it comes to DUIs in DC. That was evident and apparent from the very beginning and continued to be through the end of my case (which resulted favorably). While knowledge of the law is crucial, it isn't what sets attorneys apart. In my view, one of Michael's true assets are his relationships within the court system. Based on the interactions I witnessed, he is highly respected among his peers and has cultivated relationships on both sides of the law.
I would recommend Michael without any reservations. If you decide to retain his services, rest assured that you will be in the very best position for your case.
Posted by Jay
I must say I was incredibly nervous and scared about the dui charge that I faced. It was my first time ever dealing with a situation like this and man was it a long process ! Michael Bruckheim is a top notch lawyer and I mean every word of it. He kept everything honest and upfront and he was blunt with my potential outcomes. He didn't sugar coat anything, yet still displayed his confidence and proved why is considered an expert in this field. With that being said... I WAS FOUND NOT GUILTY... Michael looked like Michael Jordan in the courtroom every part of his carefully rehearsed defense worked seamlessly, it was much like watching dominoes fall in a line. From day 1 of us meeting before my first payment or anything Michael started setting up his defense incase we went to trial. The best thing about my client-lawyer relationship with Michael is the truthfulness, I easily asked a million questions! Often times the same ones over and over again to see if the answers would change and they didn't. Michael addressed every single concern via a phone call or text by the end of the same or next day. This was truly a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders and a blessing! I could not be more happy with my results and outcomes he also recommended an excellent pre-trial alcohol class to take that really positively affected my life (in a lot of ways) nonetheless I'm tremendously grateful and satisfied with my outcome and I recommend Michael to anyone who is nervous and wants a lawyer that will fight for them! Lastly WHEN you retain him ask about his car. Michael I can't thank you enough for all of your help and support. I'm truly thankful. I hope you continue to help others the same way you helped me.
Posted by LaShawn
Well, I am happy to report that if you are ever in a DUI/DWI incident and find yourself in need of representation Michael is by far your best bet! Being someone who has never been in trouble in their entire 32 yrs of life, to say the least, this incident was by far the scariest situation I have ever been in my entire life. When the incident occurred I did not know where I needed to do but everyone told me I needed to get a lawyer and because of the type of job I have I know I could not depend on anyone. But I did not know where to turn....I did a Google search and talked to a lawyer that would have cost me close to $5K and that was just in retainer fees. But thank God I had enough sense to not go with the first lawyer I contacted so I went on here to look at lawyers in my local area.
Apparently when dealing with anything legal in DC you need to make sure your representation knows their way around the DC legal system because they do things differently here. But needless to say I read his reviews and decided to take a chance and set up a meeting with him that very same day. Just that first meeting with Michael he explained the entire process and listened as I explained to him my particular situation. After our talk I felt very confident that I hired him on the spot! Even though I knew my situation was particularly different from most DUI/DWI arrests and a lot of bs would come to light about it, I wanted to try and stay positive and optimistic about the outcome. Michael let me know that he would represent me very vigorously, but did not promise me anything until he was able to look more into my case.
So throughout the (2) court appearances I had, I was so damn nervous I wanted to pass out and throw up all at once, but Michael held my hand the entire way and ensured me that I would be ok. Even when I had questioned at odd hours of the night or day he would return all my texts and emails in an extremely timely matter. So finally the day of reckoning came and I did not sleep at all that night before....but when he told me that my case was DISMISSED I almost fainted! I was so damn happy I could have jumped to the moon! I am so glad that I chose Michael to represent me because the price was half of what I would have paid the other lawyer I was thinking about using and because Michael works for himself you are able to contact him directly and not be channeled through 20 people before they will speak to you! If I am ever in some kind of trouble (and pray that I never will be again!) I will run to Michael again!
Posted by Eric
I had my first DUI case in Washington DC and didn't know the process at all and any information I found online was either incorrect or confusing. So I contacted Mr. Bruckheim and he explained the entire process and made suggestions without even hiring him, that's how honest and courteous he was from the very beginning. Once hired he explained every step of the way and was always available to answer my questions regardless of the day (including weekends). He was able to make a bad situation into a manageable one which I appreciated a lot. Make sure to follow and do everything he says and you'll be fine. I was very satisfied with the end result and highly recommend him if you are going through the same ordeal.
Posted by James
Getting a DUI was scary, but Mr. Bruckheim made the experience a lot less terrifying. He answered all my questions, was honest with me, and fought hard for me. I cannot recommend him enough. If you end up in a DUI or DWI situation, go to Michael Bruckheim.
Posted by Wil K.
I was facing a duo and dwi along with reckless driving. Michael was able to sway the court to give me another chance. His personality alone won over the other lawyer and officer whom were prepared to make life a living hell. Because of Michael I walked away with no dui, no dwi, no alcohol assement classes and no driver improvement classes. I walked away with no charges just a simple fine. It's as if it never happened! I say this to say if you are looking for a trustworthy lawyer he is it and he gets the job done
Posted by a client
Michael has an extensive resume, and is dedicated to strategically utilizing his experience, knowledge of the law, and relationships to negotiate the best possible outcome for you! I am completely confident in his abilities, and I would recommend him to my family and friends if they ever needed representation.
When working with him, he not only kept me informed, but also at ease. He was able to negotiate a great deal for me, although my situation was complicated. I couldn't have asked for better representation!