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Posted by H.P., a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I consulted with 5 or 6 attorneys before deciding to work with Lou Shapiro. Though many of the attorneys I spoke to were informative, none of them were as personable as Lou. He not only provided great information and insight into my case during our initial consultation, but also spent time empathizing with my situation and building rapport.
He approached my case with optimism, but also explained to me the different approaches he would take if needed and guided me clearly through each possible scenario. His communications were consistently prompt and professional, yet he always maintained a positive, even easygoing energy.
Eventually, my case was resolved using his initial strategy (the best-case scenario!). Even the hearing officer told me that he commended my "good counsel" in resolving the case so efficiently.
He is experienced and knowledgeable in his field - that's a given. What really sets him apart is that he is also friendly, kind, and seems to genuinely enjoy what he does. That's rare, and it goes a long way. Needless to say, I would confidently recommend Lou to any of my closest friends or family without hesitation.
Posted by Alex Wang, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was falsely charged with a felony assault with a deadly weapon a few weeks ago. Panicing, I went to thumbtack.com, avvo.com, spoke to friends / referrals and spoke with over 20 different criminal defense lawyers. I interviewed about 10 of those had multiple meetings with about 3 and chose Lou.
The diligence paid off because he was was able to get the case dissmissed even before the arraignment. I've dealt with many lawyers and have never met one that was as genuine as this one. He walked me through each step of the proccess, was honest and realistic, and delivered everything and more. Plus hes a genuinely cool guy.
To recap on why I chose him:
1. Extremely honest
2. Peers spoke highly of him (and vice versa)
3. All over the media (MSNBC, NBC, ETC)
5. Praise from previous clients
6. Specializes in Criminal defense
7. Was a referral from a friend
I rarely write reviews for anything but feel so strongly about this experience that I decided to. In fact, if you need more information about please private message me or email me at alexwang09 (at) gmail (dot) com, I am definitely willing to vouch for him.