In 2013, I was arrested for a DUI and gave Steve a call to see if he would represent me in connection with the matter. I had never been arrested before and knew little about criminal law. Nevertheless, Steve proved to be an excellent lawyer, and I would strongly recommend Steve as a criminal attorney. Steve knows the law and the prosecutors around LA extremely well. Perhaps more importantly though, Steve is great at setting realistic expectations and counseling someone through an extremely difficult time. I always felt that Steve gave my matter the utmost attention, and after several months of speaking with the prosecutor on my case, Steve turned my DUI arrest into a reckless driving plea.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
He took my money and gave me no service. He made me feel as though he was working with the authorities. After taking over $100,000 he did not even have the courtesy to come and see me, nor did he pursue my case. I am filing a criminal case against him.
Posted by Glenn
Stephen is the criminal attorney that I can refer to my clients with confidence that he will not only treat them fairly in pricing their matter, but not overpromise results. Stephen has an oustanding base of knowldege in criminal law, and has cultivated many positive releationships with judges and prosecutors alike. The clients whom I refer to Stephen have thanked me for the service and fair pricing. Plus, he gets results!!
Posted by Gerald
Stephen Kahn is a rare find in criminal law, a knowledgeable lawyer, who cares about his clients, not merely their cases.
In Federal criminal law, where there are no guarantees, he identifies the core issues, and reconciles the expectations of his client with the uncertainties of the Federal criminal justice system.
Thus,Mr. Kahn chooses his words carefully, and then acts on what he says. If he needs to involve outside experts, he does. It is not about ego, but getting the best result for his client.
During the case.. he, or one of his staff, will call you back promptly, even if you call a little after 5pm. He will return your call as criminal cases are by definition very stressful on client/defendants.
In addition to strong client interaction, he knows the importance of reaching across the aisle to the AUSA to promote a professional, relationship based on mutual respect.
Bottom line, not only does he care about his clients, but he has the intellectual and personal gravitas to guide the process to its optimal resolution. A true class act!
Suggestion for improvement: Too bad Mr. Kahn does not do civil litigation, because when you find a good attorney, you like to engage him on repeat work.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
Stephen Kahn is an extraordinary lawyer. He is intelligent,and thorough and will work until he gets the desired result both you and he feel is right and just. His knowledge of the legal system and the law is exceptional. His guidance throughout our case was absolutely correct and he did this with the calmness that we all needed. We have worked with many attorneys in the past and he is by far the most honest and knowlegable. After working with Stephen Kahn we would not work with anyone else.