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Almost a year and a half ago our 18-yr. son had a dangerous single-car accident that involved the police. Soon that was followed by drug problems which led to charges of domestic violence and criminal damage. The situation seemed overwhelming and we knew we needed the best lawyer possible.
A friend who is a top attorney in Tucson recommended Mike Harwin. We looked Mike up and saw that he had an excellent resume. We called him and he met with us right away.
Mike was friendly but professional, understanding but firm with our son and it was clear he was the right choice. We were concerned that the best could be unaffordable but he laid out his excellent prices and we accepted them and he got to work immediately.
A year and a half later we couldn’t be happier with Mike and his results. Throughout the process he fought for our son at every turn. He was right there when we needed him and he always knew the right thing to say at the right time and he even advised us on matters that weren’t involved with the case. We’d be in tough situations and Mike would call us out of the blue to offer advise and reassure us. He was so generous with his time and expertise that we felt we owed him more than our original financial agreement but he wouldn’t accept additional payment.
It hard to imagine how difficult this process is. Mike’s legal skills and the relationships he has with people in the legal system are critical, but his empathy and manner are invaluable when you feel your son’s world is crashing in around him. We feel so lucky to have had Mike defending our son and supporting our family. He always listened, was compassionate and helped us through some of our lowest moments. In the end we got an excellent legal outcome: the accident records were expunged and the domestic violence charge was dismissed..
We’ll never forget what he did for our family…
Let me preface this by saying that I am a military member so a favorable trial outcome meant the difference between being able to continue my 10-year career or possibly facing discharge. Harwin and Associates won my case at trial and had all charges against me dismissed. They put my life and career back in my control and returned my peace of mind.
On the morning after my arrest for suspicion of DUI, my wife and I researched extensively online for the best DUI attorney in Tucson. Mr. Harwin consistently came up in our search so we called him and he agreed to meet with us that same day. When we went to his office, Mike immediately struck me as a genuinely nice, no-BS guy who knew his job VERY well. He listened to my story and asked a lot of excellent and detailed questions. Mike even knew who the arresting officer was before I told him just based on where I was pulled over!!!
Because this was a serious matter and we wanted to make sure we were getting the absolute best attorney in town, we decided to speak with one other top Tucson DUI firm. After telling them with we had already consulted with Mr. Harwin, they actually told us that we had already talked to the best in town and that we'd be in great hands with Mike. That's saying a lot considering that they're competing for the same business.
By the time we got to trial about a year had passed and I didn't endure any hardships or suffer any negative consequences over that entire time. Mike successfully filed motions to keep my full driving privileges intact, got all DMV fines waived and ensured that we went to trial armed to the teeth with all of the evidence and the absolute best expert witnesses available.
Mr. Redmon took over my case as the lead defense attorney a few months prior to trial. He had just come over from the Tucson City Court prosecutor's office and brought many years worth of valuable experience with him. During his time as a prosecutor, Scott earned numerous awards which shows that he is an extremely hard worker, is great at what he does and is very well regarded. Throughout my trial he knew every move the prosecuting attorney was going to make and was always three steps ahead. In our time together, I got to know Scott quite well as we talked about everything from hobbies to sports to family. He is an extremely genuine, intelligent and likable guy who is a devoted husband and father with strong family values. He was absolutely the perfect fit for my case and our win at trial was as much a testament to Scott's abilities as it was to my innocence.
I trusted Scott and Mike with my life and can honestly say that I would do it again without hesitation. They are the ONLY attorneys I now recommend to family and friends (and we even have several family members and friends who ARE attorneys). If you ever find yourself in a lurch, please do yourself a favor and hire Harwin and Associates. I promise you will not regret it.
I spoke with two other lawyers before I had my appointment with Mr. Harwin. When I walked into Mr. Harwin's office to discuss my DUI case he absolutely did not make me feel like a criminal, he made me feel like a person that has a light at the end of the tunnel. I felt like my life was over but he is a very kind and personable guy that makes you feel at ease. He does not make promises on how a case will end but he does promise that he will give his all to your case. After what felt like a life time, 9 months later, Mr. Harwin contacted me and said "I have some good news!" My case was being dismissed! He is definitely the best. He keeps in contact with you throughout the entire process. At the very LEAST contact Mr. Harwin for a consultation. You will NOT be disappointed.
Michael Harwin is an amazing lawyer, as well as a really funny and great guy! He helped me step by step get through my DUI case, when I was really scared. I was looking at a pretty harsh sentence and he had it lowered to practically nothing. He always returns phone calls and e mails as soon as possible. He keeps in touch with his clients and makes sure that they are doing well. He recommends great programs too. I would definitely recommend him to any of my family or friends that may be in a difficult situation with the law. He is an extremely skilled and bright guy. In my opinion he is the greatest lawyer in Tucson! I really thank him for helping me in many ways. Do not hesitate to call him as soon as possible he will most probably meet with you the next day to get the process started, again great lawyer!!!!
Michael was an excellent ally throughout what was a very troubling time for me. I was arrested for a DUI and Michael guided me through what would have otherwise been an unnavigable ordeal. I wanted to be informed on my case throughout the process and Michael was accommodating in this respect. He met with me often just to do status updates and was upfront about my potential prospects of a trial. In the end we were able to get a plea to a lesser charge. I am quite certain that without his representation I would have a DUI on my record right now.
If you are currently looking for a lawyer due to a DUI charge, I cannot stress enough how important it is to have legal representation. You do not know enough to maximize the chance of a positive outcome alone. I am very comfortable recommending that you consult Michael Harwin to be your representative.
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I had an issue downtown where I wasn't sure what exactly to do. So I thumbed through some online ads and started to set up consultations to see what my options where. Mr. Harwin happened to be the first and only lawyer I talked to. When I first met Mr. Harwin he made me feel comfortable about meeting with him and discussing my situation. Mr. Harwin was up front with me on how things would and could go regardless of outcome. I found that quality to be one of the biggest things that stuck with me. (Honesty)Which is very hard to find these days. Mr. Harwin wasn't about just doing his job he wanted to make sure I was making the right choices to hire him to defend me as well as the right choice for me. After our consultation he was even willing help me with some things even before I eventually chose to hire him. That in itself says a lot about him as a person he truly cared about my situation as a "person" not a client. Once I hired him a few days later he went to work on my case and was very informative with anything new and this went on for a little over a year. He kept the same motivation as the first day all the way to the very end. He always asked how I was doing and how things where for me throughout the whole process. Once he succeed in my case he was still very honest with my case and letting me know the possibilities. I'm truly thankful for all the hard work, dedication and true compassion Mr. Harwin had towards me and my case. I would recommend that if you have any situation that you at least call Mr. Harwin and see for yourself.
My son was charged with Criminal Damage resulting from an automobile accident. Allegations related to drug use were involved. I was asked for help in hiring an attorney. Unfortunately I live out of state and have no familiarity with Tucson lawyers. I do however have a law degree and know what to look for and what questions to ask when hiring an attorney.
Three critical areas immediately come to mind - competence, integrity and communications. Michael excels in all three and also has a fourth quality which serves his clients well - compassion! Prior to speaking with him, I checked Michael's rating in Martindale Hubbel to see what his peer group thought of him. He has an exemplary rating.
With that information in hand, I called and spoke with him. He had none of the arrogance often found in highly rated attorneys. Quite the opposite. He was gracious, engaging and focused on the problem at hand. After our conversation, I was convinced that Michael was the best choice in Tucson to handle my son's case. Just to be sure, two other criminal defense attorneys were also interviewed.
Michael and his staff thoroughly investigated the charges and the evidence. If found guilty, my son faced a possible multi-year sentence. Rather than go to trial, Michael was able to negotiate a deal with the District Attorney resulting in a 6 month sentence for which my son was incarcerated for about 3 months. Our family viewed this outcome as a major success, a definite win!
Remember that fourth quality I mentioned earlier, compassion? That played a significant role in the process. My son surrendered himself and was taken into custody 2 months prior to his sentencing hearing. During that time, aside from communicating with the family, Michael made a special effort to provide guidance to my son's spouse who had no one else to turn to. That showed me a lot. I am convinced without a doubt that Michael was the best choice.
While I normally refrain from granting endorsements, I happily make an exception in this case. If you, or a loved one, find yourself in need of legal counsel, I heartily recommend Michael Harwin.
I was stopped for a DUI and felt that my life had ended. I had actually pulled over and went to sleep because I was feeling unable to drive, but the officers didn't take that into consideration at all. I was so confused as what to do next. I went online and started doing some investigation. What I found out scared me. This situation could've cost me a lot of money and possibly my job. I read a lot of reviews on lawyers and decided to make some appointments. I went to see Michael Harwin and then cancelled all the other appointments. He was very easy to talk to and he was honest and upfront about the situation. He told me the best way to proceed then kept me informed along the way. Whenever I had questions or concerns, I would e-mail or call him and receive prompt, honest answers from either himself or his assistant. About a month into the case, I received a letter saying the case was dismissed and called him. He explained that the case could still be re-opened. I appreciated the honesty. I received a call from him the other day (4 months later) to give me info. about MVD and he told me my case was dismissed for good. It can't haunt me anymore! I was so relieved and I felt that I could breathe again! I am so glad that I hired Michael. I was concerned at first about spending the money on a top-notch lawyer, but his rates were not that bad especially when you consider the money he saved me. And he gave me back my life!
First I have to say, I have never had a run in with the "the law" and I am naieve to all things legal. So when I let my dog off his leash and got a ticket from an overzealous dog cop, I was devastaed. Especially to learn this was a misdemenor felony. I contacted Mr Harwin and initially spoke to his assistant Letty. Letty is an angel. Letty walked me through the whole process and was so kind and responsive to every email or phone call I made. I was actually suprised at how responsive she was and how much meeting her in the front end, really put my mind at ease. Then came time for me to meet with Mr Harwin. As I mentioned, I am not accustomed to lawyers, all I know are the stories I have heard, so I was trepedatious as I made my way to our appointment. As soon as I walked in however, my fears diappeared. Mr Harwin was engaging, honest, to the point, compassionate and above all else, really cared about my case. Even though I imagine that for him, this case was "small potatos", he understood that it was a big deal to me, and he really showed up for me everty step of the way. I am very grateful to Mr Harwin, Letty and my family member who referred me. I would recommend Mr Harwin to anyone looking for an attorny who is different than all the stories we hear about lawyers. Someone who cares, hes fair and he does his job and does it well. Thank you Mr Harwin and Letty, I really appreciate you both from the bottom of my heart
I was falsely accused of a DUI driving home one evening, I thought my life had ended, I was in a panic and could not believe some of the things the officer was saying about me, I was treated like a convicted criminal. The next morning I contacted one of Tucson's well known and highly experienced attorneys, Michael Harwin. My anxiety level was off the charts, I was the sole support of two children and carried a license that could be put into jeopardy by the accusation alone.
Mr. Harwin treated me with respect, told me he would fight for my rights. I developed a deep sense of peace of mind and trust after my first meeting with Mr. Harwin. He then went to work for me to prove my innocence. He was mindful of the judicial protocols and showed respect for the courts, judges and law enforcement agencies, but never intimidated by them. Mr. Harwin is a deeply committed attorney, he has heart and truly cares about his clients. He was patient with my endless parade of questions and fears of the unknown, he walked me through every challenge that was put in front of us, he is fearless, intelligent, and a deep thinker, someone you want in your corner if the situation arises.
I was found NOT GUILTY on all charges, thank you for giving me back my life. Tucson is truly blessed to have such a highly experienced attorney.. Mr. Michael Harwin.