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My attorney promised my specific identity theft case could be handled within the quoted fee; although she spent several hours with me in court, she handled the matter completely and effectively within the quoted fee and in a timely manner. My issue had been hanging over my head for a long long time and my attorney understood that and the urgency to get this matter cleared. She delivered on both items! I now feel as a weight as been lifted from my shoulders. My attorney was also very prompt to respond to my emails and calls. I couldn't be happier! Thank you Elena!!
I couldn't be more complimentary of Elena and her staff. To date, I have used her 4 times for traffic citations, between my husband and me, one of which was a ticket for 5 mph over that had ballooned into over $900 bail and a threat to suspend my husband's license because of the bungled "work" by another firm. (You can be sure that there is a less complimentary Yelp for that firm.) I see that another reviewer had much the same situation - it looks like Elena's firm has been pulling lots of us from the fire this year... I'm not sure about Ira's experience, and I am at a loss to explain it. I have never even met Ms. Mebtahi in person. We have spoken on the phone and through email, and she has always been polite, but to the point. Let someone else coddle. Her job is to win, and she does. Obviously she can't promise that something will be dismissed. But you can be sure that she will never miss an opportunity to try on your behalf. She won't miss a court date, forget to file a form, or forget to keep you informed. To date, I have never had to show up in court, and she has taken several sticky situations (including one where the court would not pick up the phone for several days running and I could not make a scheduled appearance, one where the other attorney botched it, and one where the court had dismissed my case but had neglected to tell DMV, who had suspended my license...), and she has removed ALL of the worry about it. Knowing that you have a, excellent attorney with excellent staff is life-changing. I couldn't have made it to the courthouse in some cases to clear up the lost paperwork, etc., I couldn't afford to take off work, and I didn't have a vehicle to get there. I can't begin to explain the amount of pressure that she has taken off of my shoulders in the last year, and she has done it so graciously and professionally. Don't expect a fuzzy, lovey-dovey kindergarten teacher. That's not her job. Give her the facts, the paperwork, let her do her job, and know that regardless of how it turns out, there is no way that you could have done better.
Attorney Mebtahi is no doubt the best!!!
My husband and I secured her for a bogus child support case he had from a previous marriage, and she saved us a total of $92(k).
From start to finish, she and her team were responsive. We were a bit apprehensive in the beginning since the case originated out of California, thus requiring us to hire an attorney from there (even though we live in Missouri). Communication and trust were key since we relied on her to respond to all of our inquiries via phone and email, and trust that the money we authorized to be debited from our credit/debit cards would not be spent in vain.
For this reason, we highly recommend her services for any child support case that needs to be modified. Her professionalism, flexibility and attention to detail added to the successful outcome, and we greatly appreciate working with someone of her knowledge and expertise. Elena is the truth and definitely our California attorney.
I had a case of arrears due to unemployment and unforseen circumstances, Elena was able to handle my case and go to court for me even though I was on a business trip to Puerto Rico. She was in constant contact with me during the court case, handled all the paperwork for me and basically kept my stress level to a minimum. She was able to work out an agreement that kept my payments affordable and I am very happy with the outcome. As many of you fathers know, getting hit with the paperwork and threats of garnishments at the beggining can make you feel like you dont know what to do, I would say to anybody go ahead and hire Elena and watch your stress and worries go away. I would recommend Elena to anybody that needs help with DCSS!!!!!
Elena Mebtahi was the best. I retained Ms. Mebtahi to take care of an eight year old misdemeanor traffic case that had turned into an arrest warrant. This was a California case and I had since moved to the east coast. She informed me that she would try to recall the warrant without my being present. This is EXACTLY what she did. Not only did she recall the warrant, but she also got the case dismissed!!! Everything went smoothly; the communication between myself and Ms.Mebtahi was clear and understanding. I highly recommend Elena Mebtahi to anybody who is in need of an attorney.
Elena Mebtahi was a great lawyer. I had an accident that the insurance claimed it was my fault. I left everything up to her and she handled it perfectly. Always fast with responses. she really goes above and beyond for all her clients. she has always got the job done and very trustworthy. she is very knowledgeable. highly recommend her.
Elena Mebtahi was hired by me from out of state. I was served by mail to appear in court for child support arrears. I knew there was no way I could make it to court on the date that was provided to me. Therefore I went to the websites to hire an attorney to represent me. Elena Mebtahi site captured my attention, because it stated all the areas that she has experience in, that I needed for my representation. Elena was very professional, she did everything she said she would, and at the day of court, she fought diligently for me. Trust worthy attorney that gets the job done.
Without going into too many details, my child support case was very complicated and many lawyers I spoke to had no idea how to approach it or what the law was regarding it. I spoke to Elena and then met her in person after she was the only lawyer that was familiar with the law in my case and had a plan to deal with it. In a very stressful situation, she made me feel very at ease and dealt with my case efficiently. There was no drama, no hassle and she was a buffer between myself and a brutal Californian court system that is stacked against those of us that want to do the right thing and look after our children.
Even after the case had finished, when something occurred in conjunction with it, she was on point immediately and resolved the issue with no fuss. It was obvious that she is well respected in the courts and I would recommend her to anyone who has Child support issue....especially fathers. She is fair and gets the job done, shielding you from the stress of the system.
Elaina Mebtahi took my case for reducing child support arrears that i was paying. With her strong knowledge and expertise she knocked it down 85%. I am so thankful to her and I will recomment her to any one looking for a good Lawyer. Thanks Ms. Mebtahi. God bless you.
I retained Ms. Mebtahi to handle a very complicated child support case for me few months ago. i had three open cases in different jurisdictions with two different moms one of whom had kept on moving from one state to another and opening up different cases in different jurisdictions. My life was a mess with my driver's license and my professional license suspended. Wages garnished for 50 percent, bank levies and on and on. Even I could't figure out what was going on. It wasn't long before Ms. Mebtahi did her homework and informed me about my issues and how we could resolve them. In the past I had spoken to other attorney's who didn't even know how to approach this case But Ms. Mebtahi somehow managed to bring a motion for all these cases and straighten everything out for me so that i can start living again. Thank you Ms. Mebtahi for bringing peace and security back into my life. Your professionalism and knowledge saved my life. I would definitely recommend Ms. Mebtahi for all child support cases. And i didn't even had to appear in court.