5.0 stars 42 totalReview Peter Liss
Posted by Mike
Peter Liss is an excellent criminal defense attorney and I would recommend him highly to anyone needing help in the Vista court system. I was charged with a domestic violence charge in Vista by a former girlfriend after I called the police asking for their help to remove her from my home. Although there was no evidence of violence, she claimed that I had threatened her so the police charged me. In such cases it becomes a "he said/she said" situation and the police are obligated to charge someone when called. In most cases they side with the woman for safety and caution if the facts are unclear. They did so in this case even though I had called them for help.
My arrest and pending prosecution was an extremely traumatic event for me. I was worried about my employment, reputation, financial losses, and physical safety. When I met Peter and he heard my story he immediately made me feel better by carefully explaining the legal process and possible outcomes and costs. He also never promised an outcome, but told me the probability that my case would be dismissed due to the circumstances and why things happened the way they did. He took the time to tell me who would be involved in the decisions, what would happen next, and what he would do on my behalf. He went out of his way to return every phone call himself, make every appearance himself, and charge me the lowest possible fees. I shopped around and some firms were charging more than double. Peter keeps a very lean staff, but don't let this fool you. He is one of the most professional lawyers I have ever met and I have dealt with many in my business life before. He just believes in giving personal attention and keeping costs down. He also wants to know the people handling the case in the courthouse from the DA and their staff to the Judges and clerks. He has spent his whole career in Vista and north county San Diego. If you need a kind, compassionate, competent, and professional attorney; you should call Peter Liss. I was very happy I did.
As a final note....I was so happy with Peter's service after my charges were dismissed, that I offered to pay him the higher fees charged by a competing large firm. He refused to accept the higher payment. He is an honor to his profession in my opinion.
Posted by John
Precise, down to the point, informative, and prompt. I'm glad I picked him as my attorney. Not only he handled my case professionally, but also he supported me with legal informations assuring me preparing for the best and worst outcomes. Thank you, Peter! And thank you, Erika for your warm reception.
Posted by a client
Peter Liss is not only a talented criminal attorney but also a great human being. He represented me for a misdemeanor charge. In 25 years of my living in US, I had no idea what that means. I and my wife were so scared that we had several sleepless nights. It was Peter who not only handled our case, but also comforted us so that we could get some sleep during this 3 months ordeal. He knows the criminal justice system so well, we followed his advice (taking anger management course, writing a letter of apology to the judge, and doing community voluntary work) and at the end, we were happy to get out with just probation. Thank you Peter.
He is accessible by phone any time of the day and late in the evenings. He was always available for a 1 on 1 meetings at our convenience. Simply put it, trust him, follow his advice and sleep well, and he will take care you. As for the fees, he charges fixed rate/case and we felt it was very reasonable.
Posted by Ryan
I managed to get myself in a heap of trouble with two back to back DUI's (bad ones). Peter was terrific and managed to work with the prosecutors and judge and got me a really fantastic result. He went far and above my expectations and talking to people in my DUI class made me realize he did more far more for me than other participants lawyers. While I am certain I will not need his services again I would strongly recommend anyone whose got themselves in a bad situation.
Posted by Minnie
Mr. Liss was extremely diligent in handling our son's case. He kept us informed of progress and possible outcomes. His representation of our son in court resulted in a better than expected outcome. His fee is reasonable and he will return calls promptly and after normal working hours. We recommend him highly to anyone needing his area of expertise.
Posted by a client
Peter handled my case of DV. My wife called the police in heat of moment and we regretted that decision soon after the police came.
As per the law, Police filed a DV case against me. We approached Peter and explained him the whole situation.
Peter worked diligently with DA, explained her the situation and ultimately got my case dismissed even before going to the court.
During the process, he was very responsive to us. He calmed our nerves in midst of all the tension.
Many thanks to Peter and his team. Excellent lawyer to work with.
Posted by Helen
I am forever grateful to have Attorney Peter Liss represent me on my case. I was very close to having a permanent record against me that could have negatively impacted and very likely ended my professional career. From the moment that I met Peter, I felt very confident that my case was in good hands. He worked diligently and expertly from day one and the case against me was rejected by the D.A. within a few days! I never had to go to court. He went above and beyond to help me and my case as this was a very emotional time in my life. I will be forever grateful for all that he's done. Peter and his secretary Erika were there for me from beginning until the end. Patiently addressing all my questions and concerns. They are an awesome team and I would highly recommend Peter to anyone who needs an expert attorney who is very skilled, intelligent, supportive, caring, and thoroughly knows the justice system to handle your case. I could not have expected a better outcome!
Posted by SarahK
Mr. Liss helped us when our daughter was going through a difficult time. He answered calls promptly and navigated the course so that NO CHARGES were filed. He does not over charge for services and he doesn't make promises. He just proceeds methodically, proactively and swiftly to get the best possible result. He assisted us when we were very lost and didn't know the next steps to take. We are eternally grateful and consider him the best lawyer California!!!
Posted by a client
Words cannot express our gratitude towards Attorney Peter Liss. We came to him in turmoil and fear. However with his expert knowledge in Criminal Law, we knew he would not lead us astray. He really went beyond what he needed to do to protect our rights and voice our opinions. However besides all the technicalities of law and court, he is just a very kind hearted person. He did not promise us things that were impossible. He was very straight forwards with us and wanted the best for us. On top of that, he is VERY familiar with everyone at the Vista court. He replied back calls instantly and always kept us informed, even if it was news that was hard to take at first. He prepared us for the worst and let us know that we would be taken care of. What was different about Peter was that I felt he was not the stereotype "lawyer". He was not the lawyer who would lie to you about your case and lead you astray. He is also not a lawyer who would take advantage of you. HIs prices were very reasonable, maybe a little too reasonable given his experience, expertise, and degree from Berkeley. Throughout the process, he acted like a very caring friend, letting us know what was to come. What you don't see anymore these days is a genuine lawyer who actually cares about his clients. At the end of the day, if you don't go to Attorney Peter, be ready to lose. We are all once again very appreciative of what he has done for the family and would recommend him 100%. THANK YOU ATTORNEY PETER AND YOUR TEAM!!!!
Posted by Scott
I was arrested and charged with a Felony DUI with injury and needed a top notch lawyer to help defend me. After I did my research and read many reviews on several attorney's, I chose Mr. Peter Michael Liss and I am ever so glad I did!
Without going into details, I was faced with a Felony DUI with injury and Great Bodily Harm which could have been strike 1 and up to 3 years in jail just on that one charge alone.
I was open and honest with Mr. Liss right from the start and you need to be, so he knew exactly what he needed to do to defend me in court.
Mr. Liss told me right from the very first time we talked, that I was facing very serious charges and what I was looking at as far as punishments and penalties. He did not sugar coat anything and it was pretty scary for me to say the least.
I have already been sentenced and because Mr. Liss did his research on my case and fought very hard for me, he was able to articulate to the court that I was a decent person who made a mistake and being labeled as a felon did not fit me and the person who I really am. I am truly remorseful and Mr. Liss has seen that in me.
My Felony charge with injury was reduced to a Misdemeanor with injury and adding the Great Bodily Harm charge was NOT added either.
Do yourself justice and let Mr. Liss defend you and like me, you probably will be writing one of these good reviews and thanking him for being in your corner and giving you the best defense that you deserve!
I would like to say Thank you Peter once again and thank you for not only believing in me, but for the great defense and protecting me and my name. I will always be so very grateful to you!