5.0 stars 129 totalReview Jonathan Katz
Posted by a DUI client
If you are looking for DUI or DWI lawyer, look no further. I was very hesitant to hire Jon at first based on google search but he is very experienced and he can be your hero too.
Posted by Jay
This was not my first time dealing with the VA court system unfortunately. I was a third time DUI offender. I was down on luck, life and myself for getting into a predicament I promised myself, I would never be in again. I was willing to spend what ever it takes to get a great lawyer this time around. The first two times around I didn’t have the best lawyer and didn’t get the best results. After going through two lawyers and about 4 grand I spent about 30 days total in jail on my 2nd DUI charge. I felt I was totally screwed over because the defense case was weak and my BAC was only .11. I eventually took total responsibility and promised never to see another jail cell. Three years go by and things are going pretty well until life circumstances start to happen. I will not go into them all but my life had become a mess. In the attempt to have a good day for a change a friend invites and offers to drive me to a beer and wine festival. I of course accept. The wine tasting turns into a whole night on the town this left my designated driver to inebriated to drive home. So being so appreciative of finally having a great time for the first time in a while, I took the chance and drove home. As they always say most people get pulled over close to home. Five minutes from the house we get pulled over and now my life goes from bad to worst in just the matter on a few minutes. I see my job at a fortune 500 company flash before my eyes. Third DUI conviction is a FELONY. I just sat an imaged all the hard work I done in life will be for nothing because of a little too much drinking. The long nights studying in undergrad and master’s program, all for not.
I do a little research and praying and come across Jonathan L Katz. Lawyers and I don’t usually mix because they promise you the world and the ending always sucks. Kind of like most relationships. Mr. Katz was different he was confident when I wasn’t. Most lawyers want you to take the first plea, Mr. Katz was the opposite. He told me that deal was crap when I just wanted to do the week in jail and keep my job. I took Jon’s advice reluctantly and didn’t take the plea, requested for another court date. Months went by but that date finally came and we happened to get a better Judge and State Attorney. Mr. Katz went to work before I knew it he came out of the court room like I got you a deal with No jail time and you will be able to plea to a DUI 1st. I was cool with that but he didn’t stop there he still tried to look for holes in there case to get me completely off. He left “ NO STONE” unturned but there was nothing there. So for a 3rd DUI in Fairfax county VA I do No jail time plea to a 1st DUI and get three other chargers dropped with the exception of reckless driving which he eventually got changed to an improper driving.
I just wanted to personally take the time to thank Mr. Katz for his hard work and dedication to not only my case but his profession as a whole. You saved my career and gave me a second chance to get my act together in life.
Jonathan L Katz = God Sent
Posted by a DUI client
I am a two-time Jon Katz client, most recently for a DUI case in Prince William County. Mr. Katz is an example of every attribute you want to see in a lawyer: he is intelligent, passionate, discreet, experienced, skilled, and gets results. His work was good enough to earn repeat business from me, and his results in my DUI case were amazing. The prosecutor had such an open-and shut case that she didn't even offer me a plea - but she didn't count on Jon Katz, who fought her every step of the way and eventually secured a not guilty verdict. In the event I have to retain the services of an attorney in the future, there is only one name on my list: Jon Katz.
Posted by Robert
I owe Jon Katz much more than my thanks and appreciation for everything he did for me. Having been charged with a DUI (0.13 BAC) during a vacation in Virginia, it was a difficult choice to choose the best lawyer in the state based on internet reviews. Being a college student with my whole future ahead of me, the stakes were high and I really needed the best defense out there... From the get-go, he explained the entire process very clearly and called me frequently to follow up with my case. In the days following up to the hearing, he went over the whole defense argument and made sure I understood every detail and what to expect. When we finally went to trial I was extremely nervous and had been reluctant on making this decision. I was more inclined to taking an offer and avoid the possibility of a conviction. However, Jon inspired confidence in me and I entrusted him when he promised he'd make sure to do everything in his power to win my case. When our turn was up, he was simply miles ahead of the prosecution. He knew how important this case was for me as an individual and showed a genuine concern. He fought my case with the great passion he has for being a lawyer and ultimately had the judge dismiss my case. I had the opportunity to chat with Jon after my trial and learned so much about him and his unique background. He is an expert at what he does and I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone looking for the best out there. I was in your place one time wondering if I was about to waste my money on a lawyer. But Jon proved me wrong... He was worth every penny if not a bargain for the quality of service he delivered. I will forever be grateful of Jon !!
Posted by a DUI client
I was charged with a DUI In Arlington Co. in July. I immediately hired Jon and I have no regrets. He got it reduced to a charge that I felt was fair. He and his staff were very helpful all through the 2 month process. He explained everything very clearly and obviously was very experienced in every detail.
Jon works long hours and will meet with you by phone or in person late into the evening. On top of that he responds to emails very late at night or very early in the morning. The day of my case in the Arlington courthouse he was with me every step of the way, taking me everywhere I needed to go to get all the paperwork done.
All that and Jon is also very friendly, very funny and who actually relates to you as a person. A lot of lawyers don't seem to care. Not Jon! Highly recommended.
Posted by David
Jon definitely knows his stuff and more importantly you can tell that he is genuinely passionate about what he does. I don't want to get into the details of my case, but needless to say it was a complicated one. He respected my wishes and at the same time protected me from myself. On the day of my hearing I met Jon at his office. We walked together to the court house and by the time I reached the court room I was feeling calm and confident despite thinking I'd be a nervous wreck. Jon just has that sort of effect on people. He even stayed with me after it was all over to walk me through the paperwork and answer any other questions I had. If you want someone who will FIGHT for you and won't back down Jon is your man. Jon if you are reading this, I just want to say thank you. You really made a difference in my life, my career, and my future. I'm thankful I was able to find someone like you to represent me. I wish you the best and congratulations on your new office.
Posted by a DUI client
If you're looking for an aggressive DUI/DWI defense, there's none better than Jon Katz . He negotiated my DUI charge down to a traffic infraction, and I couldn't be happier with his counsel and his proven results. Look to Jon if you want the best defense for your case.
Posted by Richard
How does one pose a review without coming across the fanboy? I decided it is impossible, but I waited two months to pose this review to let the emotions settle. Earlier this year I found myself facing a situation I had no experience handling; I was angry, lost, angry, clueless where to turn, and flipping angry. I was charged with assault/battery. I turned to the web and found a respected lawyer, but when I went to discuss my case I ended up with someone who did not engender confidence. I left horrified by his disposition and projection of the case. I was going to jail. I was ready to hire that lawyer impatiently ready to move forward, but something prodded me to research more. I found Mr. Jon Katz. Jon and I bumped heads initially as I prefer email and though he uses it the output is limited, he would not tell me his fee via email, but I liked what I read about him and decided to risk it and sacrifice more time for him to assess my situation. I will never forget my first sight of the man. The impression invigorated; his countenance experienced, the equanimity settled me before a word was said about the case. We went over the case and I was lifted far from the depths of hell I had lived the previous 48hours after the first lawyer. We discussed the case and I learned to love the man for his boundless energy for his profession; he loves trying to help us. We discussed everything he needed and I was tasked with homework. The last thing I expected and certainly nothing like it from the other lawyer. I am not sure Jon knows, but it did wonders for me when he said I have homework. I have no idea how he addresses other cases, but I had homework. It snapped me out of my funk. I had things to do, to focus on, to strengthen my case as I was in trouble but not as was presented by the lying sob who called the police. Jon made time for me when needed, in-person and especially by phone, from the beginning to the end. There is nothing like he gets your money and fades with this guy. Throughout he is full of energy, and encouraging. He is busy, but makes time. He is like a machine such is his commitment to us. You may be like I was suffocating in a puddle of my own stupidity for allowing myself to fail as I did. You may not realize it now, but depression is a likely enemy waiting for you. I think he knows this as he does a great job keeping the roots in the ground and he does so honestly. It was a struggle, but he helped me cope. I must say after reading and hearing for most of my life about unscrupulous underhanded defense lawyers, this man is a genuine and honest soul. At no point did he try to whip up something dishonest or encourage or lead me to fabricate a path he could use to strengthen my case. In my opinion, he does not need that as the power of his expertise and personality does wonders just walking in the court room. I am sure he does not win every case as some are not winnable--mine was not, but he got my charge lessened and saved me from jail. He performed a miracle for me, and it is clear from the other reviewers I am not alone. On a personal note about the man, I have never met such a lively interesting mind as Jon Katz. There is a reason why he is regularly on major media outlets providing his respected opinion. This is a great man, and if you are still wondering if you should research further for the person to help you through the legal mess you are in, then I wish you well. I am convinced had I went with the first lawyer, I would be in jail right now. I wish you well with your choice as it could be the biggest of your life. This man is a fighter and fighting for us. NOTE: I plan to pose this sentiment on several sites in my support of Jon and to help others get closer to making a choice. I mention this as it may seem suspicious to some that the same post or very similar is on other sites. I do not like writing and have no intention of creating new reviews for every site.
Posted by Donald
Ive been meaning to do this a very long time ago. Im just not that type of guy to write reviews but in this case Jon deserves all the credit. I remember facing 6 felonies when i was age of 18 for theft. U can believe how nervous i was heading into circuit court believing i wasnt coming home. But after leaving that court with just probation i knew Jon was the man. I hired him for a few more cases while i was on probation n till this day i never spent a day in jail. After a few cases he beat i now am never nervous when i have Jon on my side in court no matter what my charge is. I recommend jon as the best lawyer in this country hands down. Thanks for all your hard work Jon you deserve all the credit!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I have never in my life seen a lawyer like him! He's not like most lawyers my family and I have met. He's really friendly and VERY intelligent. What he can do is mind blowing! He always responded quickly and kept us updated. Very pleased with him and the results from this case. He is the best lawyer in the Maryland/DC/Virginia area. I would definitely recommend Jon Katz! I can't thank him enough for what he has done for us.