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     4.5 stars 12 total

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Brian

    Firm review...

    Steve Sitkoff and his entire law office have handled a few of my cases the past few years with great professionalism and success. They did their best to keep me informed and at ease the the rough situation I got myself into. One one his associates, James, was always very timely in handling my every question and concern. I highly recommend Steve and his entire firm.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Gavin

    He saved me from a bad situation and got me a great deal.

    I had a domestic violence incident and a bad lawyer who was not responsive and told me about a deal offered by the DA 10min before a preliminary where the victim took the stand against me and made me look very evil. I was in a bad situation. Steve Sitkoff took on my case and was the light compared to the dark of the other lawyer. He was responsive, careful, informative, and advised me to enter an intensive alcohol treatment program which I should have been in since the first day of the incident. He also said this case should not have gone to preliminary and a deal should have been worked out before hand. The deal I finally got had lower jail time than expected in combination with alcohol treatment. I can honestly and highly recommend Steve Sitkoff as a great advocate on your behalf whatever your trouble may be.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a DUI client

    I strongly recommend Steve Sitkoff as your attorney. He helped save my career.

    Steve is an extremely knowledgeable and well connected lawyer because of his past as a District Attorney and those relationships can go a long way when helping a client. I had a DUI 10% BAC and he was able to get it reduced to a reck less driving ticket. It saved my career coming out of college. I respect him and his case analyst, James Kim, because they were very honest from the beginning and made no false promises. I definitely recommend that you hire Steven and you will be well taken care of.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client

    First Rate Attorney

    Steve Sitkoff and James Kim were tremendous in helping me with my legal matter. I can't say enough about how impressed I was with them and their firm. They made me feel very comfortable and at ease. I found them to be highly knowledgeable and attentive. I would definitely recommend Mr. Sitkoff and Mr. Kim to anyone in need of an attorney.

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  • 2.0 stars

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client

    Very bad.

    Stephen and his associate James Kim were extremely misleading, first of all, Stephen barely knew anything of my case at all and James handled everything. If I am paying for a lawyer I expect to speak with them directly so I am informed directly. Second, I was offered a plea deal during my arraignment and wasn't told of it until I realized that I was being lied to, a month later, cut my ties with the firm, and went to my second court date alone, where I then found out about the deal and took it right away. All they wanted to do was gouge me for MORE money.

    I would never recommend a firm that takes advantage of young adults who don't know any better.

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    Steve David Sitkoff’s response: “This is a false review and a gross misrepresentation of the facts. We first met with this young lady in October, 2013 after she was arrested for a felony commercial burglary out of the West Covina court. Towards the end of December, 2013 and following nearly two months of constant communication (including two in-person meetings), she decided to retain us. Through almost daily phone conversations and over one hundred text messages, we assured her that the charge would likely be filed as a misdemeanor. Moreover, in light of her status as an unemployed college student with medical school aspirations, we agreed to accept her case and allow her to make payments over time rather then our common practice of collecting fees up front. Although she failed to make her payment commitments prior to the initial court appearance in January, 2014, I appeared in court on her behalf as her attorney and to obtain the case discovery. It was not until after becoming her official attorney of record that she admitted to being unable to honor the financial commitment she agreed to and only claimed that she could in order to keep me as her attorney. Based upon this development, it was then mutually agreed that she would appear on the next court date with Sergio Quijano, an attorney with our firm, to continue the hearing to a new date so the Public Defender's office could substitute into her case. At the second court appearance with this young lady present, Mr. Quijano successfully had me relieved from record and convinced the Judge to continue the hearing as planned. However, seeing an opportunity to resolve the case that day with the outcome she was seeking, Mr. Quijano was able to obtain a diversion program. If successfully completed, this would cause the charge to be dismissed, allowing her to maintain her clean record. This was not a disposition available at the first hearing as she claims in her review. This young lady was not mislead, nor was she present alone in court at the 2nd appearance as she claims in her review. This negative review is especially disappointing because she received the outcome she desired without being held accountable for the legal fees owed to us.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Jose

    Steve David Sitkoff

    Was referred to Steve Sitkoff's offices through a friend..worked with a few law offices before contacting Sitkoff (James was my contact thoughout the whole Case). Regarding my issues with the other law offices, it was all about Communication and feeling confident that you are working with a knowledgeable office. James was very helpful and always had an answer for all my questions. Happy to say that James was prompt in returning my phone calls. He was always there for me when I needed any questions answered and for support. I would definitely highly recommend Steve David Sitkoff to anyone that needs an attorney.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a DUI client

    Extremely Pleased with Outcome of Public Intoxication Case

    I was arrested for public intoxication. This was an embarrassing situation for me. Steve Sitkoff and his team handled my case with professional compassion and demonstrated expertise in this legal area. I received fantastic counsel on the best course of action. I had my misdemeanor charge reduced to an infraction and only had to pay minor court fees and penalty assessments. This means I do not have the stain of a misdemeanor on my record. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of this case and highly recommend Steve Sitkoff's services.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client

    Angels in a Suit

    ...I was in despair and had no idea where to go or what to do. I researched criminal lawyers and Takakjian & Sitkoff appeared with raving reviews. After reading many of the great reviews I decided to call. I was scared and a ashamed but from my first phone call to my last handshake walking out of the courtroom a freeman, I was treated with respect and dignity. I wasn't treated like a" number", James is awesome; he is attentive and genuinely cares. Steve is amazing, he knows his way around the courtroom and I felt secure with him. Just a short experience I had with Steve...

    It was the day of reckoning for me, I showed up to court gittery and nervous. Steve greeted me in the hall and we walked into the courtroom. I sat down and Steve walked to the bench where all the other lawyers were...the bench was full but right away one lawyer stood up and offered Steve his seat. All the other lawyers knew Steve or knew of Steve, they all greeted him and shook his hand...Steve seemed to be the "big man on campus"...on the way out of court, another lawyer shook my hand and said, "If Steve is your lawyer then you're in good hands"...

    That felt good to me. My point is that Steve knows what he is doing. He knows his way around and he is respected amongst his peers. He is truly a master of his craft.

    I know my situation may be worse or better than the next man's...but give these guys a try...They're down to earth and I promise you they will do their best to get you out of your worst situation and into the best.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Sergio

    Thank you.......

    I was arrested and charged with DUI (.13) and was at risk of losing 15 years at my current place of employment. I contacted the Law Offices of Takakjian & Sitkoff and spoke to James Kim (Case Analyst). James was very knowledgeable and personable and immediately put me at ease. Mr. Steve Sitkoff handled my case and was able to get the charges reduced to a wet reckless which allowed me to remain employed and salvage 15 years of hard work. Thanks again.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by A

    Why go to anyone else???

    I was at a frightening position, and I needed sound legal help. To be honest, I had some preconceived notions of attorneys, but only because of horrid past experiences. Working with Steve changed my impression of attorneys. Steve is brilliant, successful in his cases, and incredibly empathic. He truly cares about his clients. I had not seen that before. It was so wonderful to feel safe and protected. Steve Sitkoff is like a FORTRESS to his clients. Add to that his amazing knowledge of the law. He assessed my situation thoroughly, and quickly shifted into Warrior mode. So impressive. He also gave me a gamut of various general information that I needed to know. Honestly, why choose any other attorney? My dad loves Steve, because it's my dad's fatherly advice to always go for the best. I know many attorneys who are relatives, friends, neighbors, and unfortunately some who represented me in the past. I have not seen one attorney who is as compassionate, brilliant, and effective as Steve. Steve gets the job done right. It inspired me to take my own profession seriously. Thank you Steve. And my dad thanks you dearly. You make me feel very safe and protected.
    Folks, honestly, just save yourselves from any heartaches, and go to Steve. Any other attorney would just be not good enough. Trust me on this.
    Steve Sitkoff is a Warrior, a Fortress, and a wonderful friend to have.
    I wrote this comment straight from the heart, hoping it will help someone out there.
    Take care,
    A.

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