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Mr. Cortez represented me in one of the most highly publicized legal proceeding in So. California. His attention to detail, aware of what was happening to me and the proceedings always provided me with the most available options to consider. His understanding of the complex nature of the case being brought against me only underscored his knowledge and negotiating skills in defending against it. He was my Counsel, my Interpretor of events and my only trust worthy Confident throughout the crises that surrounded my proceedings.
Tireless, efficient, capable and professional are just a few words I would use to discribe what Zeke brings to the legal system. My case was handled with a sincere and respective approach during a difficult time in my life. Zeke's professional staff where very supportive, excellant communications and deligent in their services provided to me. Zeke always made himself available to me, his ability to work and communicate with my other attorneys, made for a succesful outcome to my case. His ethics and professional integrity are always present.
From the moment Attorney Cortez accepted my case (over a weekend) he worked tirelessly, regardless of buisness hours or holiday schedules, first to get my bail, then on the case, analyzing then dealing with each part both efficiently and effectively, always aiming at our agreed upon goal, the outcome I wanted... Mr Cortez was brilliant in all phases of his operation and his carefully chosen staff contributed and complimented his peerless works! He even took time to work with my family, to minimize the trauma and help us through a very difficult time...
Ezekiel Cortez has had a remarkable variety of life and professional experiences as well as an intellect that is capable of understanding even the most abstract nuances of matters financial, international and even chemical, as pertains to Federal Law. Further, he is a remarkably quick study, allowing him to both understand and interface with professionals in EVERY discipline, and thus extract and utilize materials and information that would absolutely be lost on most other attorneys. Even those with "star" reputations.
I have hired and worked with a number of fine attorneys in my 30 years of adult life and NONE compare to Attorney Ezekiel Cortez, in terms of tenacity, responsiveness, knowledge and use of the law to help me (his clients). He truly CARES!
Finally, the most important issue, I got an outcome that EXCEEDED my highest hopes, that is, specifically, I went from an estimated 90 years at the bail hearing to 21 months, without compromising my integrity or giving anything to the prosecution that was damaging to myself or others.
I just cannot say enough good things about Ezekiel Cortez and his fine staff!
If I had engaged Mr. Cortez to begin with, I would have achieved a significantly better result. After spending nearly $200,000 on another less competent law firm which was taking their lead from another codefendent's lawyers to my detriment , he was able to obtain a great result for me