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Dorian Claude Cotlar

Dorian Cotlar’s client reviews

     4.5 stars 23 total

Review Dorian Cotlar
  • Patient, Diligent, Innovative, Brilliant Counsel

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Consulted attorney

    Dorian is readily available, a reliable communicator, very well connected and respected in the local legal community among his peers. He gives reassuring advice to his clients that he is able to back up with a professional reputation that reassures his peers that his recommendations are sound. Whether operating in a for-fee or Public Defender capacity Dorian is on-point. My dealings with him were on a private consultation basis and his attention and recommendations were second-to-none. The person who recommended Dorian to me was one of Dorian's PD clients who was facing impossible odds of escaping jail time owing to his record and charge. Thanks to Dorian's experience and reputation, he was able to get the initial offer of several years incarceration reduced to a Community Supervision order and deferment. Nothing short of a miracle. Because of who he is, how he conducts himself, the amount of time he has served the local legal community, he literally gave someone their life back. Can't say anything better than that.

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  • The Patron Saint of Law

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Michael Foster

    Hired attorney

    Dorian is a true hearted and honest man. He just happened to the last lawyer available for my case in the court room. The judge asked if he'd take it and did! Dorian seemingly caught a raw deal in retrospect. But he fought for every inch that he helped me with, financially as well. I listened and trusted him. Did everything he asked of me and he made the impossible, possible! He worked for me harder than any court appointed ever would. He sees no difference between a client who pays or an appointed client. I have to click hired on this review so that I can post it. He was a appointed to me by the courts. Don't speak ill will of this man. He's the epitome of a man. Don't sell him short or doubt, just listen.

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  • Research him before you hire him

    1.0 star

    Posted by A Criminal Defense Client

    Hired attorney

    When I met Dorian for the first couple of times he seemed like a nice and good attorney. After I hired him and went to court it seemed as if he was siding with the prosecutor. He was always upset to hear from me and hung up in my face a couple of times. He and I did not see eye to eye. I had to hire another attorney to get my case dismissed.

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    Dorian Claude Cotlar’s response: “As this is an anonymous posting, I can not address directly what this supposed former client's actual complaint happens to be. I agree with this anonymous person that any lawyer should be "research[ed]" first. If you do "research" our firm, you will find a trail of outstanding results and hard work on behalf of our many clients. I would love to discuss this matter further with this person, but he or she has decided not to contact me directly, but rather to post accusations that are almost impossible to defend in this forum. Such are the downsides to Avvo, which, by the way, did not ask me (or any other lawyer) before putting a profile up. We are forced to defend baseless, anonymous postings. We are also constantly barraged with "offers" from Avvo for "better placement" if we pay Avvo several hundred dollars a month. I refuse to do so. We have never had to pay for advertising and won't start now. I wish this anonymous person the best, assuming that they really were a legitimate client of mine at some point.”
  • Excellent Service from Dorian Cotlar

    5.0 stars

    Posted by bob

    Hired attorney

    We could not have been more fortunate than to locate Dorian Cotlar. For an indefensible felony offense he secured Probation from the Court with deferred adjudication and later managed to have the probation conditions mitigated favorably. Throughout the course of the case he acted professionally, extremely capably, courteous and caring. In my opinion, he went "the extra mile" in representing our deaf son.

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  • Very professional, intelligent and understanding. Highly recommend.

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Mark

    Dorian and his team represented me in an unusual case for a situation I found myself in whilst holidaying in Houston from Australia.

    Dorian and his team presented a very competitive fee and after diligently getting a second quote I made the easy decision to select Dorian to represent me.

    He explained the whole process very well and guided me through what needed to be achieved. He's incredibly knowledgeable and is very good at explaining himself in what was a very unfamiliar experience to me.

    He provided a range of outcomes with a best to worst case scenario and eased my anxiety with his confidence and by answering all the questions I had, which were plentiful.

    With Dorian and his staffs help, we managed to achieve a dismissal which was the best result we could have hoped for. His attitude and personality have resulted in him being noticeably well known and well respected in Houstons legal community. Attributes that no doubt helped when dealing with the states legal representatives.

    I will soon employ Dorian to get my arrest expunged. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice. His honesty, friendliness and diligent work will be forever appreciated.

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  • Step Son

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Laura

    Mr. Cotlar called me immediately and gave us all of my step son's options, did not hide anything from us at all unlike other lawyers I have dealt with in the past. Mr. Cotlar did his best to help, and got my step son off and out of jail, something that we did not expect to happen.

    Thank you!

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  • Just assigned as court appointed

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    I was a little worried that my son wouldn't get fair attorney representation but after reading this, I feel confident Mr. Cotlar will do his very best. If so, any referrals I get will certaintly go to him. I'll post and let you know after the judgement.

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  • criminal defense

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client

    Mr. Cotlar was very informative, and ensured we understood what all was to take place throughout my brothers case. He was very personable and professional. The sentencing was extremely minimal considering the charges my brother was facing, and we were very pleased with the outcome.

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  • Great with communication and follow through!

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Victoria

    Dorian made a difficult situation bearable with his advice, guidance and understanding. He went over and above what was expected of him to help my family. If you are looking for answers and results hire Dorian Cotlar.

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  • Dorian Cotlar and his team were dedicated to my case and due to all their hard work I am able to have a future again.

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Janet

    Dorian Cotlar and his team were extremely compassionate and dedicated to my case, due to all their hard work I am able to have a future again. He went far and beyond his duty and was able to pull off a miracle that another attorney would not have been able to do. Their are no words to express my appreciation for all that Mr. Cotlar was able to accomplish. I would recomend his services to anyone in need,he is honest,reliable and has a Heart of Gold!

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