5.0 stars 77 totalReview Joel Heiligman
Posted by Ben
I've hired Joel twice now, and I couldn't be more impressed by the work he's done for my family. I hired Joel to defend a family member in their second DWI case. The charges and potential fines were very serious and would've bankrupted all parties involved, not to mention jail time and felony record charges. Joel somehow managed to get the charges reduced from felony to misdemeanor, and get all the penalties and fines reduced to their absolute minimum. This is the second time Joel has come through for us in a big way, and we're very happy to have him in our corner. If you need someone to defend you, you won't find any better than this guy.
Posted by Julie
If you are looking for a trustworthy, dependable, honest, hard working, results-driven attorney you need to look no further than Joel Heiligman!! I can't say enough good things about my representation and positive outcome in my very dire situation. I first hired Joel in 2010. I had gotten two DWIs in a matter of a few weeks. Joel researched my case, kept me informed and worked hard to achieve an incredible outcome of no jail time, minimum fine and probation and in return I entered into a drug and alcohol program though the Hennepin court system. The program was instrumental in playing a key role in my recovering. Unfortunately, a few years later in 2014 I was experiencing some hardships in my life and began to relapse and not work the program as I should. As a result, I found myself with a third DWI in a period of just five years. I was mortified and petrified. I called Joel desperate and scared from jail in the middle of the night. He immediately took my call and was there in court the following Monday. I was not even supposed to be released that day but Joel worked his magic and I was able to go home. The police took my car the night of my arrest which was a newer SUV that I still owed a lot of money on. Joel was actually able to get my car back for me when I was told by the police there would be no hope. My overall legal situation was extremely grim! I was facing a lot of jail time. Additionally, because I did not take the blood test the night of my arrest I was looking at multiple charges. As a Mom of three girls and a working professional woman, I was very concerned about my bleak future. For the next year, Joel stood by me through the entire process. He took my panicked calls both day and night. We went to court multiple times in hopes of achieving the best outcome. During this time, Joel encouraged me to go back to treatment and take my recovery more seriously which I did. I am so thankful that not only did I get back on track and start giving back in my community but Joel was able to present all of the things I had done in a positive light to both the prosecuting attorney and judge and in the end I was given the minimal sentence of 16 days in jail with work release along with some house arrest. The prosecutor initially wanted 150 days in jail which would have devastated me to be away from my family for so long. All in all, I can't say enough good things about Joel. He is the most compassionate, responsive, caring, kind, hard working, tenacious attorney there is. You would be hard pressed to find those traits in most attorneys. Lastly, I would say he is extremely fair! Never did he charge me more money after my initial payment even after we had multiple court dates, calls, emails etc. The price I paid him to represent me for three DWIs is less than most attorneys charge for one! I hope to never be in a situation where I will need Joel again, but I will highly recommend him to anyone who needs or knows of someone who needs an awesome attorney!!
Posted by William
Mr. Heiligman did aa excellent job in representing us with our legal problem. The result was much better than we had hoped for
Posted by Steve
Joel was highly recommended by a noted estate planning law attorney. Joel dropped everything to meet with me on New Year's Eve to take on my case. His confidence and experience was evident within the first 5 minutes. He skillfully handled the case and kept me updated over the 5 months that it took to bring to trial. He managed my case and positioned it for the best judicial outcome possible. The hit and run citation was reduced to inattentive driving with a minimal fine. I would not even consider using a different lawyer. Joel is a great lawyer. I trusted him with my life and I am so glad that I did!
Posted by Denny
Joel did a great job with my DUI case. Got everything reduced. He had to travel to southern MN to go to court for me. He went out of his way to help me.
Posted by Stpaul
Joel represented me in a DWI case and took care of everything in a reasonable price and got my charges reduced. I was completely clueless with this situation and I'm very happy I called Joel to avoid a disaster that would have followed without a good representation.
Posted by Bobbi Montour
I was charged with my first DWI last July and was looking for a lawyer. My husband's office is in the same building as Joel's practice and I'm very happy we hired Joel. Joel is smart and knows the legal system and has years of experience working DWI cases. I was overall happy with the sentencing I received and the overall cost and fees I had to pay. If I had any questions or concern he was just a phone call or email away. I can't imagine anyone else getting the results Joel did with my case. I will again go to Joel with any future legal issue and would recommend anyone I know to hire Joel as well.
Posted by Patrick
I was charged with a DUI and Joel was able to get my charge reduced. He was helpful through the experience and was glad I chose him to represent me. He also took my first call on a Friday at midnight
Posted by Michelle
Joel did an excellent job for me! I received a better than expected outcome on my DWI case. I also did not have to do any additional jail time. Joel gave me excellent advise and was very knowledgeable and professional and caring. Thank you Joel!
Posted by Craig
Joel represented me in my DWI case. All criminal matters were dismissed and we won the drivers license revocation. Doesn't get any better than that. Highly recommended.