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I couldn't ask for a better defense attorney than Russ Pietryga. You can tell he really takes pride in helping his clients and fighting for them. This is not a lawyer that is just going to stand next to you while you plead guilty! I was amazed how quickly he was able to get my case resolved, I thought my life was ruined and I was going to jail. Hopefully I won't need a criminal lawyer again, but if I do I will call Russ. He is awesome!
When I selected Russ as representation for a domestic violence case, I partially relied on the reviews here at Avvo. Because of that fact, I wanted to add my own thoughts for others to read. Right after calling Russ he began filing all necessary documents. So he jumped right on it. Right from the start Russ kept telling me not to worry but to let him do what I hired him for and that was to do the worrying and to take care of things. That impressed me and meant allot to me and I knew I could trust him. He brought up the main points that needed to be discussed in court and what was the key issues that we needed to talk about and ultimately how my case would be dismissed. He was right on. I wanted someone who would be very forceful and loyal in representing me and should be part of Russ’ resume. Thanks Russ.
I have use Mr. Pietryga twice in my lifetime so far, and never had a second thought on if I was hiring the wrong person or if I was wasting my money. I was very confident and trusting of Mr. Pietryga abilities and knowledgeable of our court system.
The one biggest quality that draw me back to Mr. Pietryga, was always up forward and honest person and still down to earth, so the whole lawyers being all greedy thing was nothing but only a joke.
In the end I'm grateful for finding his law firm, cause now I know who I can trust and know he will do everything in his abilities to fulfill my needs in my case.
I called Russ after I was wrongfully charged with Domestic Violence. Because these cases are treated very seriously (and quite rightly so) it is necessary to have Legal council and a Lawyer that knows the ins and outs of the system and how to get you the best results. Russel was confident from the get go and very reassuring even when my relatively simple case took several appearances to resolve. I was happy and relieved when my charges were dismissed without prejudice, thanks to Russel's hard work.
If you need a competent Attorney to resolve your DV case Russel is the right guy for the job.
I called Russ a couple days after I was arrested for a DUI. He immediately wanted to meet up and go over everything that happened. He asked me what I wanted the outcome of this to be. I said "I want this to stay off my record." It was a long process but in the end I couldn't be happier. My record is clean and I owe it all to Russ! He does great work!
I called Russ one day after getting booked overnight for a DUI. After listening to my version of what happened and looking over the police report he developed a gameplan that went through perfectly. My case was dismissed! It only took 3 weeks and minimal effort on my end. Russ contacted me whenever new information was available and kept me in the loop, but also kept me out of the courtroom and even handled my license hearing for free which was great because it was held over an hour away from where I live. Communication and timeliness were top notch. I recovered the fee to for having my car towed and got my license back before the temporary license expired. My driving record remains clean! I could not be happier with the end result. A+++ overall.
Russ has so far represented me on two (2) separate alleged criminal matters that spanned Justice & District court with seven (7) severe counts of Domestic Violence labeled offenses.
Russ's performance is stellar. In the circuit it is obvious he is well-know and liked.
He has always been available to me to talk or text.
I was convicted in Justice court in the first matter : 3 counts DV (with a different lawyer), Russ appealed the 1case to district court.. with no bail warrants in 2case - Russ negotiated bail, got warrants dropped, never missed a beat, and ultimately negotiated My entire mess away to a one (1) count disorderly conduct (without a trial).
It should also be know his fee was realistic and reasonable and only contingent to decline.
Thank You Russ!!!
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Russ represented me aggressively and tenaciously in a criminal matter which resulted in a very favorable outcome (Plea in Abeyance). Although faced with many delays and obstacles, Russ relentlessly advocated for my interests. He took a personal interest in my case and kept me well-informed throughout the entire process. Clearly, I made a good decision in hiring him and would highly recommend him.
Open and honest worked hard to resolve my case. Kept me informed on what was going on with my case. Really made me feel that he had my best interested at heart. Would highly recommend!!
Russ got my case dismissed for an assault charge. I never worried when he was handling my case. He is so powerful in both courtroom presence and knowledge, I felt completely taken care of. I never thought an assault charge could be dismissed, but Russ did!