5.0 stars 39 totalReview Ann Gottesman
Ann represented me in a DUI case and I hired her after interviewing with four other lawyers. I immediately had a sense of relief after talking to Ann and felt more informed about what to expect than I did after speaking to 4 other lawyers. Ann seemed to geniunly care about me and my gut instincts are usually correct. I found her fee reasonable and she gave me a fair payment plan that I was able to live with. I soon discovered that my instincts were right! Ann always updated me on the events and the evidence that she got and always had time for me. I never really expected to get out of my DUI because I had a .13 and a minor accident. The experience was a nighmare I don't wish on anyone. But I was so happy when Ann met with the prosecutor and told me I could walk away with a wet reckless with only 2 years of probation. For me this was a big deal because if I was convicted of a DUI I would have to install a breath machine in my car and due to the job I have, there would be no way to keep my job. I was very happy with this result. Ann helped me get my license back and made the whole process easier. She is a great lawyer and really knows her stuff and way around the court room! I highly recommend Ann for anyone in trouble with the law.
I love Ann! I wish I could meet her in person to thank her for saving my friend's life! You see, I found out on a Monday, that my friend was being held at the Pasadena Jail. My friend did not know anyone around the area. My attorney friend googled Criminal law Defense and found several lawyers...something about Ann that caught my attention was her previous public defender experience, so I knew that she had insider knowledge of the Pasadena court system.
She went above and beyond. She showed up the same day that I called her to my friend's court appearance and got all the charges taken care of. She handled the case extremely professionally, especially considering that she only had a few hours to look at the case prior to the court appearance. She got my friend an extremely good plea bargain and out of JAIL!!!
She explained the case and kept me updated. Another great thing about Ann is that she quoted me a flat fee so I knew there wouldn't be any surprise charges after.
She was such a huge help when my friend and I didn't know anyone and handled the case better than we could have ever hoped for.
I definitely recommend her services to anyone who is in legal trouble.
Posted by a client
I was arrested for a DUI in March. I had never been in trouble with the law before, and I was scared what lied ahead. I must've called around 6 different lawyers, each asking me to walk me through what would happen next. A few told me that my case would be very hard, and were relatively uninterested (I had a .13 BAC, but no accident and I was only pulled over for an expired registration). Other lawyers told me that they would be able to save my license and that they had won cases like mine before, sounding almost too good to be true. Ann was the only one who took the time to really listen to my case, and then provided honest feedback. She said it would be hard but that she would turn over every rock and fight for me. She did. Anytime I had a question, or worry, she was a phone call or text away. She read through the police report thoroughly, gathered all the evidence, and watched my arrest video to see if anything seemed out of place. While my arrest was by the book, Ann was able to show the court that my actions had been out of character that night, and that I was not the type of person that would fall into this type of trouble again. Ann was able to get my charge reduced to a wet and reckless, a decision I was extremely happy and fortunate to get. Never did she guarantee that she would be able to get a reduction, and if a lawyer tells you that, they most likely only care about cashing your checks. Ann was straightforward, she said that she would fight her hardest, but that it would be a hard fight. I would rather take someone who will work their hardest, than guarantee a victory without reading the facts. Ann's a trustworthy and compassionate lawyer I would recommend to anyone!
Posted by Elton
Ann represented me about nine months ago on a drug and Dui case. She is not like other lawyers. After meeting with three other lawyers I then met Ann and knew right away she would be the one I wanted to represent me. Ann was patient, caring and really calmed me down at a time I thought I had no hope. My job and license were at stake and I didn't know how the "system" works. Ms. Ann went through the court evidence with me and took all my calls and questions. She is a sweet caring woman who worked hard to help me. I could not have asked for a better outcome on my case. Ann knows her stuff and took the time to explain things to me. I am lucky I found her and forever thankful. I highly recommend attorney Ann if you are in trouble with the law!
Posted by Corey
I found myself in the unfortunate position of having to utilize the services of a DUI attorney. But fortunately, I found Ann. Ann was referred to me by a friend and I am forever grateful to him. Getting arrested for a DUI was the worst thing that has happened to me but Ann provided comfort, knowledge and experience to a scary situation. Ann kept me informed throughout each stage of the legal process and ensured that I completely understood my rights. She worked tirelessly with the prosecutor in negotiating a great resolution to my case. I was very proud and pleased to watch Ann in court as she was very professional, astute and had the respect of the court and prosecutor. I would most definitely recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Erika
Ann is THE BEST. Don't hesitate to call her if you need legal help. She is friendly, honest and capable and she will make whatever bad situation that you are dealing with better. I got charged with a DUI and Ann worked her magic and got it down to a Wet and Reckless she also helped me out with finding the best insurance and reduced some of my comunity labor days. The minute I called her I already felt confident that she was going to help me out and I am very satisfyed with the outcome!!
Posted by a client
I was arrested for a DUI charge when stopped for no other reason then finding myself in a precarious position late at night. I was followed from a destination and drove all the way back to my residence, parked my car, then the police lit me up after finding no fault in my driving other than to make what I (know) believe is still an erroneous claim. An officer claimed that I was going 40mph in a 25 zone. I hired Ann and with her help hired an expert and proved that the officer was either in gross error or purposefully lying. I still lost the DMV hearing due to what I (know) believe was incompetence. With the situation looking grim, Ann was still able to use the evidence from a second DMV hearing to convince the DA to reduce a DUI to a wet reckless on a .13 BAC, in a tough court. Even the judge was surprised at such a plea bargain. Ann charged $3,500 and worked for 7 months!! on my case. She answered/returned my phone calls after her regular 9-5 hours and on weekends, responded to all of my emails/text messages, and updated me on my case even when I did not inquire throughout the whole process. She got me a temporary license in the interim period of the battle, never ceasing to get a favorable outcome for me and make the process as painless as possible. Every step of the way she offered me insight and advice, even connecting me with another more-than-credible attorney who did not try to make a quick dollar out of me, but instead offered me their free consultations and sincerest advice about my situation. In the end, I decided to plea on the wet reckless instead of risking the loss of a fight in a climate of a less-than-fair justice system that appeared to be working backwards: basically finding evidence then looking for a way to make it stick, instead of asking, "how was the evidence found." Knowing that I had no legal recourse than to accept the wet-reckless, I realized just how favorable this outcome was, given the circumstances of my case. It is extremely rare to plea to a wet reckless in my situation, and Ann proved to be worth the money in avoiding a DUI charge on my now established criminal record. Although I wish the circumstances were different, and every individual case will vary, I made the decision not to go for a motion to suppress given the court I was working with. I feel I made the best choice (it essentially came down to gambling) and I know Ann did everything possible to gain the most favorable outcome with the cards we were dealt. I could not have asked for a better experience with an attorney. Ann has my utmost confidence and I whole-heartedly believe in her ability to perform the duties necessary and possible in any case she takes on. Her compassion, attention to detail, scrupulous attentiveness to the evidence and my thoughts on the case, availability, genuine concern for my well being, and overall willingness to do everything in her power to resolve the case in my favor proved to be worth more than what was paid to her. When an attorney stands by you for 7 months for a fraction of what such labor is worth, even if working a minimum wage job--and still gets you a favorable outcome--you know you have struck gold. I am grateful and indebted to Attorney Ann Gottesman.
Posted by Mike
Ann is a rare combination of an excellent lawyer and a real, down to earth, and compassionate person.
I liked her from our very first meeting and I can say the same thing now that the dust has settled on my case. I would not hesitate to refer her to my closest friends and family as I know they would be in good hands.
Thank you, Ann.
Posted by christine cabrera
Ann is absolutely amazing, very helpful, and very professional! She made our difficult situation pleasant, and quite simple. A ten year old criminal case was resolved with one court appearance. Thank you Ann!
Posted by Sylvia
I recommend Ann completely 100%. She has helped me close a bad chapter in my life
And now I am able to travel to and from US thanks to her. I had a no bail warrant and was living outside the US
she asked me to send her paperwork to show I had bettered my life and was able
to get warrant recalled so that I could travel to US for court date.
Everything worked out for me and now I am happy I can move on thanks to Ann.
Thank you so much