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Posted by Michael, Flag
Valerie got my cased dropped completely, she worked very hard on my case for a year and a half and always kept me notified about anything i needed to and should know. Very knowlegeable and hardworking, i could always depend on her to be there for me. She never talked down to me, made me feel safe, and she also has a great personality which makes it very easy to talk to her. Thanks Val
Posted by James, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
In my profession (forensic CPA), lawyers are my clients and I have worked with hundreds of them. When it came time for me to hire a criminal attorney, I interviewed several before making a decision. Valerie Lopez was by far the most impressive during this process. Valerie was conscientious about all aspects of my case (e.g. how it might affect family court issues) and an excellent listener.
She was extremely professional, well organized and communicated ideas, thought processes and developments in my criminal case in a timely and easy to understand manner.
Valerie has great court presence and the ability to work with the prosecution and the judge so that they clearly understand the issues in a light more favorable to her clients. I also hired Valerie because she has the ability to connect with so many different types of people. This is an extremely important skill when it comes to a jury trial.
Fortunately, Valerie did such a tremendous job in preparing for trial that I was offered a great deal. Up until the trial, I was offered 2 years in the state penitentiary. Once the DA received our pretrial motions, witness list and evidence, they offered no jail time and 3 years probation. Without a doubt, it was Valerie’s hard work and communication skills that won that deal.
Further, let it be known that Valerie was very passionate about my innocence and was extremely upset that I had to take the deal. [Given the particulars of my case, this was the best decision I could have made.] She isn’t one of those attorneys that always try to settle cases. SHE ISN’T TOO FRIENDLY WITH THE PROSECUTION.
In addition, Valerie has a great rapport with her colleagues. In preparing for trial, she recruited the help of a fellow attorney/friend. Together, they put in several days preparing for trial. She paid him out of her own pocket. My point is that Valerie was more concerned with doing the best job possible for me than she was about making a dollar.
After my case was settled, Valerie has offered to appear in my family court to explain the particulars of the disposition in my criminal case. This is evidence, once again, that she truly cares.
Valerie Lopez is an up and coming attorney, hungry to prove herself as one of the best. I recommend her with the highest regards possible. If anyone wants to speak with me about her performance in more detail, you can reach me at my personal cell number: (562) 787-5467. My name is James