5.0 stars 47 totalReview Rebecca Nitkin
Posted by Jacob
I used Ms. Nitkin for a case that involved multiple misdemeanor and one felony charge. The felony charge was initially dropped to her credit. It has been almost three years since this case and I am still dealing with it's repercussions. I immediately, upon hiring her had made it implicitly clear that I wanted to take this case to a jury of my peers since I was confident in the lack of a case the state had against me. Ms. Nitkin proceeded without my knowledge to waive my right to a trial by jury at my preliminary hearing. I had no knowledge of this hearing until after it had occurred (she told me initially she would request a speedy trial) and she had not informed me previously that at the preliminary hearing, it would be the only time to request a jury trial. The day of the trial, which I was led to believe by Ms. Nitkin would be the actual hearing to request the jury trial I wanted, she came to me with the states prosecutor to offer a plea. Naturally I declined and all of a sudden I was up in front of the judge.
Upon receipt of the 1st payment she became non responsive and evasive. It was months after the trial (with a judge) occurred and many conversations with other lawyers when it dawned on me how misled I was. I cannot make accusations as to why Ms. Nitkin did me this way. All I can do is presume that she was incompetent, which is why I am writing this review on AVVO.
Posted by a DUI client
My life was over everything around me felt like it was coming down I had gotten myself into a big car wreck and had gotten my second DUI at the same time. I met with Rebecca after reading some reviews on this site so I made a meeting and went in. She sat me down and said it wouldn't be a big deal but as she learned more about my situation she changed. She went from being a lawyer to beings counselor and mother. She literally put me in my place told me I was an alcoholic and if I didn't help myself she wouldn't help me. She gave me a list of things I had to get done as long as my arm and then said I will work for you if you change your life. I went out of there thinking I pay this person and she is going put me in my place but I went out and did everything she told me to do. Well long story short not only did she help me change my life she saved my life. I was facing losing my kids my job thousands and thousands of dollars and probably jail time. She not only went into the court room with a plan she won she didn't just get me probation or a slap on the wrist she got me out of everything walked out a free man with a new chance at life. I owe her so much and can't thank her enough.
Posted by a DUI client
I consulted with several attorneys before ultimately choosing Rebecca and I knew immediately I had made the right choice. Not only did she have great reviews but even the other attorneys I met with said they too would recommend her. One of her greatest assets is her depth of knowledge and relationships with everyone in the Montgomery County Courts system. When we walked into court she must have been stopped by 10 different attorneys and policemen who all knew her well. She had a great court strategy to wait and see how the judge was handling similar requests to mine and then towards the end of the day when another courtroom freed up, after learning who the judge was she immediately got my case switched to the more favorable judge and ultimately my case was dismissed. Without her knowledge of the judges and her strategy to wait it out while she discussed with other attorneys, I may not have had the same outcome. The entire time I felt like I was in great hands and she was able to get me the best possible outcome and even had my record expunged. If you need an attorney, I highly recommend Rebecca. Thanks for everything!
Posted by a DUI client
This was my 2nd DUI - Rebecca is an affordable high quality attorney that from my observation is well respected in her industry. She has a great sense of humor that immediately puts her clients into a comfort zone. She is very informative, will hear your incident attentively and then recommend the best way to fight the case giving past examples etc. I was so worried and scared but after our consultation, I was in a much better mood. On the actual court date, she didn't back down, but rather stood her ground and we were able to obtain a best case scenario and result. I was so happy leaving that day - couldn't thank her enough. Not to mention, my wife also used her services in the past and that worked out as well. She also has a great well trained staff in her office.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Rebecca is one of the best attorneys in the DMV area she is very knowledgable in all areas of criminal law . She is the epitomy of someone who has perfected her craft. I recently was faced with 2 criminal charges an assault on a two police officers as well as disorderly conduct. She owned that courtroom when she steppped in there. She had States Atorney, officers even the judge scared to challenge her glad to say that i was awarded the option to have probation berfore judgement so i took it just to get the case over with but i believe whole heartedly that she would of won the case long story simplified i got off just having to pay a mandatory criminal fee of 57 bucks, probation for 1 day unsupervised, no conviction, no nothing and in three years this will be wiped off my record. If you are in any type of legal trouble, don't wait, don't hesitate call Rebecca. Her prices are very fair. She is the best !!!!
Posted by Zora
She handled my DUI case the best possible way. From the first day she was encouraging me that we'll get the lowest possible fine. And she did it. I got PBJ. I'm supposed to be good and my record will get cleaned within a year. It is difficult to go though this even with the good lawyer like she is, and I even cant imagine how I would have gone though this without a good lawyer as she is.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Rebecca A. Nitkin is an amazing attorney, with a winning streak that is unbelievable. In my opinion, her accomplishments only serve as a reminder of her years of knowledge and experience, matched with dedication. She went above and beyond the call of duty in representing me on my case, not only serving as my legal counsel, but also offering support and comfort in my times of distress throughout my legal matter. She reassured me that no matter what I was facing, I would be all right; going beyond reasonable measure to ensure that her word was golden. For that very reason, amongst others, I am truly endeared to Ms. Nitkin. In my particular case, I was facing a probationary violation with a 4-12 year sentence. My outcome was that of a nolle prosequi and a completion of my probationary terms with a motion for modification of sentencing. Ms. Nitkin utilized all research options to fight in the defense of my case and outcomed with a more than favorable result. I am exceptional thankful for the representation.
Posted by Amit
I had the pleasure to have Rebecca Nitkin represent me on my first (and last!) DUI/DWI case. Hands down, one of the most pleasurable, professional, and all-encompassing experience I could have asked for. She is truly a pleasure to deal with putting your worries at ease and explaining to you exactly what is going on with your case.
I really had no doubt that I was in good hands when I first went to her office, being impressed with her myriad achievements, rave reviews, and superior knowledge on many defense law scenario's. Her office staff is on point and are also very professional and treat you very nicely. I am very very happy how she handled my DWI case and how it turned out. I don't know if it would have turned out so great with any other "joe schmo" lawyer.
Truly a gem in the rough; this is one Lawyer and Law office I can truly endorse without the slightest hesitation. She will fight hard for your case and be straight up with you. I will always go to her if I ever need a defense attorney in DC/MD ever again.
If you are having any doubts, you can youtube her name. She's one of the best. 11/10.
Posted by Dustin
Rebecca Nitkin is as good as it gets in terms of effective and experienced counsel, especially on matters requiring local expertise and understanding the dynamics of the local court's personalities and processes. She is who I affectionately refer to as a "PITBULL in the Courtroom", as her demeanor and personality coupled with insightful legal strategy and litigation experience enable her to attack the prosecution with relentless persuasion. Though I won't go into details about my charges, I will tell you that I was facing two serious misdemeanor crimes and a related traffic offense cumulatively punishable by a 2.5 year jail sentence, roughly 2,700.00 worth of fines and 2 points on my license, but I walked away FREE and CLEAR (NO FEAR, NO FINES, NO TIME). There's not enough that I can say about Rebecca and her staff, but when your back is against the wall and all others say they can't, Nit-CAN!!!
Posted by Dan
About 10 months ago I found myself in trouble for the first time ever. I had no idea what to do or whom to turn to. I stumbled across Rebecca's website and this very site when I typed in "lawyer in PG county". If only all life savers were as easy as a google search. Rebecca maintains the utmost professional atmosphere at her Rockville office, while making it really easy and comfortable to lay it all out there. For some people my case may of seemed like a small and insignificant 2nd degree assault case, Rebecca saw in my eyes how scared and detrimental this case was to my family and I. The hardest part of the whole experience was waiting, once we were in the court room it became Rebecca's territory in which she owned. The table was filled with documents that she had been preparing for what seemed like weeks and had a counter and answer to anything that was thrown at her. She is easily the fastest person I've ever seen on their feet. Rebecca protected my rights, my future, and my innocents. If you don't pick Rebecca Nitkin you're missing out on the best criminal defense lawyer in the Maryland/DC area.