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Posted by a DUI client,
Ian responded very quickly to a cold call inquiry I had made with respect to a DUI case. I found him forthright, professional, focused and friendly. He went out of his way to steer me in the right direction and provided very helpful, if sobering information. I have dealt with many legal professionals over the years but none has impressed me more than he. I recommend him highly.
Posted by a client,
Right before Thanksgiving I was the victim of a crime which involved stolen property. I emailed Ian to see what my rights were regarding getting my property returned. To my surprise, he called me immediately (while on his Thanksgiving vacation), asked a few questions, and let me know what my options were. I followed up with another email with additional questions, and he once again responded the same day. Ian has a knowledgeable and friendly demeanor, and quickly put a number of my concerns to rest. Hopefully I never have another situation where I need Mr. Wallach's services, but if I do, I know he is a lawyer I would want on my side.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
I needed immediate legal representation. I was referred to Ian Wallach, called his office and was able to set up a meeting within a few days. I found Ian to be knowledgeable and confident with his role in the legal world. He did his research, always gave support and guidance throughout our situation. Ian is dedicated, hardworking, intelligent lawyer, who is also well respected by his peers. The outcome of our court experience was positive and my family is very grateful for choosing Ian Wallach for our legal representation.
Posted by a client,
I hired Ian to help me with my DUI case. He was great. Very responsive and intelligent. I knew that he would make this awful experience bearable. When hiring lawyers, he was the only one who told me it would be alright. He helped me stay calm during this process which was very appreciated. I highly recommend Ian.
Posted by a DUI client,
I was referred to attorney Wallach and after speaking with him and getting his 'non-sales pitch' (right!), I fell hook line and sinker! Paid 5K and did not get the representation I expected. I guess I should have known what to expect at the DMV hearing. He shows up and gives my name, but totally mispronounces it, that kinda shock my confidence. We have spoken on the phone and exchanged emails, so I'm not sure why he would that wrong. Prior to the DMV hearing, he had communicated to me via email that he put a stay on my driving restrictions. However, when we were in front of the DMV judge he seemed to forget that fact and told the judge that I could swear under oath that I hadn't driven! Needless to say, my faith was really shaken but haven paid him all the money, I felt stuck! I was stuck. We go to court and he's late, and didn't do anything that without representation would have yielded. After court he tells me all I have to do is pay my fines and we parted ways. Again he flips the script on me, because before court I had asked him to settle and he had asked me to give him one more chance and that he wanted to come to court as if he was ready to try my case, but of course that change and he just had me plea no contest. Fast forward to today, and I'm awaken by three police at my door with a warrant my arrest for failure to appear!! Apparently my attorney failed to tell me that I needed to show some sort of progress on my case, and for being being represented is absolutely unacceptable and truly a lack of ethics and true genuine concern for clients. Worst experience EVER!
Posted by Ashley,
I was fortunate enough to have the pleasure of meeting Ian at the Los Angeles Airport Courthouse during a very difficult and confusing situation. Although he was not involved in my case in any capacity, Ian overheard my questions and concerns while sitting next to me in the cafe. He graciously took the initiative (and out of his brief break) to provide me with the guidance and answers which I was unable to get from the attorney who was involved in my case. I work with attorneys in a professional capacity several times a month; and never have I encountered one whose moral and ethical standards are as impressive as his extensive knowledge, stellar resume and impressive business acumen. Simply put; if you are faced with legal battle, Ian is who you want in your corner.
Posted by Joseph P., a Domestic Violence client,
I was falsely accused and arrested for domestic violence during a custody battle with my former wife. Luckily, I was able to post bail but that hardly brought any relief. My life and everything I worked for and the possibility of not seeing my daughter was to much for me to bear. But I knew that the first thing I had to do was to find a lawyer quickly. When I met Ian, he quickly made gave me some relief and when I presented the evidence he immediately knew how to present it. He also patiently listened to my story and explained the next steps. Once I left his office, I felt much better and relieved that he was on the job. And what a job he did! Because of his manner of presenting the case and his knowledge of the ins and outs of the courthouses, his presentation convinced the city not to file the case. And just like that, it was over.
Personally, this was very important and not just for the obvious reasons. When I was arrested and in jail, I lost all faith in justice and it marked my darkest hour. I thought that my life would be over. It was absolutely horrifying to think that all that I have accomplished can easily be taken away because of a lie. Ian's talent and perseverance gave me back my life and restored my faith in the justice system and, most importantly, my faith in the future for me and my family.
Posted by Allan, a Criminal Defense client,
When my college going child in west LA faced a drinking in pubic charge 2 months ago, I called a number of soCal attorneys with concern that it might taint my child's record. I was either left confused or with the choice of a large retaining fee. That's when I came upon an online advice Mr. Wallach wrote pertaining to this charge years ago and I left a message at his number not knowing whether I'd get a reply. He called me back that same evening and in the first few sentences made me realize that I'd found the right help. After reviewing the citation, he gave me actionable advice on working with the City Attorney and court to resolve the case as an infraction, which my child followed on arraignment day to the desired outcome. He stayed in contact with concise and reassuring guidance through the whole process. Because he guided us towards self-help, which itself says a lot about an attorney, I did not really get to hire him. But if I ever need legal assistance in LA, he will be the first one I turn to. For all you did, Mr. Wallach, I am truly grateful.
Posted by LeeB, a Civil Rights client,
Outstanding and exceptionally ethical attorney specializing in criminal defense but knowledgeable in every other area as well. Takes his clients' welfare to heart and fights hard for them. Met him when he did a terrific job representing an indigent client in a criminal trial; I sat on the jury that acquitted. Passionate but not overly emotional, he presents a rock-solid, perfectly organized, and logical case. I contacted him later on a civil matter, he replied that day, and his advice has been invaluable. If I were litigating, I'd call him in a heartbeat.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
Ian represented me on a controlled substance charge and made me feel at ease from the very first call. He was knowledgable on all of the options within the system and fought for me to the best of his ability. I am beyond satisfied with the result and highly recommend him to anyone that isn't sure what to do in a similar situation.