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Posted by a client, Flag
I hired Kristopher Califano to deal with a misdemeanor offence that could have seriously affected my future in terms of my career and travel prospects if I were found guilty. Due to my career field, being found guilty of even a misdemeanor, prohibits you from travelling to certain countries, which would have stopped me from being able to apply for certain jobs, or be very difficult to explain in job interviews,and very embarrassing. Kristopher was very thorough, sympathetic and focused in his approach as to how we would tackle my defense.
Where other attorneys I had interviewed told me that there was no chance, and I would have to plead guilty and my career was over before it had even started - Kristopher truly believed in me and my chances. He was the only attorney that believed that we would be able to go for Diversion successfully and that my world was not about to crumble all around me.
Right from the start when we contacted him over a weekend, he called right back. He was always very swift in replying, very calm and collected and very reassuring, which was great when I really thought that all was lost for my career after working so hard for many years.
I cannot thank him enough for all of his assistance, reassurance and professionalism.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I needed the best---and got it! There are several DUI reviews on AVVO that are highly complimentary of Mr. Califano's DUI defense skills. With such high praise he was chosen after talking to others well-recommended ----none of whom seemed as excellent in availability, compassion, practicality, and skill. At this point I would say that IT DOES NOT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS !
DUI defense is practiced by many, but you can't go wrong with Mr. Califano ! His glowing
reviews I read were surpassed by the top-notch plea results in my case, matching or exceeding
any plea experience I have seen reported on AVVO or anywhere.
Posted by Mike, a DUI client, Flag
A few months ago, I had my first arrest of any kind, involving DUI. I was referred by a friend to Kristopher Califano. I have been very pleased with his services and I recommend him highly. Kris is very professional and understanding and he worked hard on my behalf. My case was handled smoothly and with a great deal of time invested by Kris. We reached a good plea agreement and I am very pleased with the results. He demonstrated outstanding skills in working with all aspects of my case and he has a good working relationship with the prosecutors and court system as well. If anyone finds themselves needing a competent DUI attorney, Kris get my strong endorsement.
Posted by Anon., a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I retained Kris's counsel for a criminal defense matter. Without going into too much detail, I was about to move out of state for school and I was scared that my life was over. I wanted to be sure I hired the right lawyer. When I met Kris he reassured me that the sky hadn't fallen and that life wasn't over. He read my police reports, and was honest about what I was facing. He offered me a generous rate, and I felt pretty good about him. That's why I chose him, after having contacted many of Avvo's other top-rated attorneys.
I'm really glad I did. I always had questions and concerns, and he always answered or returned my calls to address them. He explained to me in a clear way what my options were, and what could/would happen, at every step. He was patient, respectful and understanding. I felt that he cared about the outcome of the case, and that he sympathized with my situation, and that he was really trying to help me. He's continued to help me with questions even now that the case has been resolved, and offered advice on how I might get my conviction set aside in the future, even offering to help with that free of charge.
Although I didn't get the result I wanted (diversion or dismissal), I got a plea offer that lowered my charges to something I could live with, and that would let me go back to a normal life. Thanks to him, I am able to continue my education and still have a chance at getting my dream job, which means a lot to me. I would recommend Kris to anyone caught up in the criminal justice system. He saved my life
Posted by Erika, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
My father and I had a problem with my neighbor since we moved into our new home, until it came to the point that he sent us to court for our dogs, because supposedly they were "barking to much." Our neighbor would not budge or want to come to an agreement with us for the suppose dog problem. Not even after he sent my father and I to court for the barking issue would our neighbor and the prosecutor who was handling the case come to a bargain. Mr. Califano helped us find a way to come to a settlement and when we finally did, Mr. Califano was there in every step of the way until my case was finally dismissed.
Our neighbors have not bothered us and I'm cleaned from a misdameanor criminal record Thank Attorney Califano for helping me with my case!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Provided expert assistance with my legal issue even though I was located out of state. Kris thoroughly explained the the case and all options so we could make an informed decision going forward. My case was similar to 3 colleagues of mine, they all paid fines and now have a record in AZ. My case, with the help of Kris, was dismissed. He was always easy to reach, and in summary, it was a great attorney/client experience.
Posted by Robert S., a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was referred to Kris through another attorney. I was thoroughly impressed with Kris's capabilities and support throughout the process. He provided me with honesty, dedication and realistic details regarding my case. Kris is professional, knowledgeable and extremely thorough. A negative outcome would have impacted my professional career so it was important for me to hire a reputable and experienced attorney. Kris worked very hard in obtaining a positive outcome for which I am very grateful. I would highly recommend Kris to anyone seeking outstanding representation
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
Mr. Califano was my lawyer for my DUI case. He was very thorough with finding all the information we needed to fight my case. He was very professional yet compassionate...not very common these days! He knew exactly what he was doing and somehow gave me more than what I wanted! I would highly recommend Kristopher Califano to anyone that needs a very good lawyer that's also on a budget! Thank you Mr. Califano.
Posted by Pamela, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Professional, Intelligent... Compassionate...well versed in the issues..great communication... Skilled in the Courtroom....Fabulous outcome........Thanks Kris!!!!
Posted by Kip, a DUI client, Flag
I hired Kristopher Califano after I received my second DUI in five years. I was skeptical of attorneys after my last encounter but given he charges I was facing I decided to try again. I was fortunate enough to work with Kris and to my surprise Kris was extremely underestimating his skill. For the cost I received top notch service. I was facing 90 DAYS in jail plus fines for the most part. Kris was able through his excellent negotiating and legal knowledge to plea my case down to a first time non extreme DUI. While I wasn't extreme to begin with my jail time was cut to 1 day and the fines were treated as first time offense. Essentially Kris saved me over $3.5k and that is being conservative. The intangibles of Kris's service were the most beneficial. I had a lot of personal issues that Kris understood and used to the fullest extent to achieve this outcome. Kris truly saved my life considering the likelihood was I would lose my job and essentially my family and I would be in serious trouble. While I did suffer a great setback this was all my doing and Kris effectively handled the situation gaining my respect and admiration. My setback was in no way avoidable Kris just minimized the damage which I am certain no other attorney could have done. The reason is because Kris cares about his clients. I am an MBA graduate that has a great deal of assets to protect and Kris ensured that I didn't suffer any losses that were not capable of being replaced. I have worked hard for my life and family and both were in jeopardy, but Kris ensured that those remained in tact. If anyone has the unfortunate need for an attorney Kris Califano is the only call he or she should hire. Any other choice, in my opinion, is a roll of the dice and I would deem a mistake. Kris is single handedly the best DUI attorney in AZ and quite possibly the nation. Just give it time everyone will know how valuable Kris is to the legal community. In a world where attorneys get a bad wrap Kris is raising the bar and bringing respect back to his profession.
Posted by Josh, a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
In the weeks preceding my case, Mr. Califano was VERY helpful in explaining my options. Initially the whole process seemed a little overwhelming and confusing but he made sure I understood what he was doing and why. I was very impressed with his professional manner and his no-nonsense attitude. Although hiring a lawyer can be very expensive, I found his fee to be very reasonable. Great value for the service! I seriously carry his card in my wallet wherever I go.