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Posted by L.A. Jones, a Criminal Defense client,
He will play you against his many contacts (DA, JUDGES, ) and
Take the easiest way to keep you guessing. He will manipulate you into paying
For what you would get with a public defender. If you catch on and ask him questions, he will get angry at you. He took my case which was gun manufacturing and very controversial. Later in the case when i began to lose faith he told me he
didnt know about gun laws or guns period. He took my money and quit on me. Nevereturned a dime. I got nothing butvhwn i paid up ahead.
Posted by Adam, a Criminal Defense client,
I would highly recommend Mr. Pokorny as a criminal defense attorney. He is very knowledgeable and professional. More importantly he is honest and to the point. He kept me informed and aware of what was going on in my case from day 1 until it was finally resolved and I could not be more happy with the result.
Posted by B. David, a DUI client,
When choosing an Attorney, it really comes down to Knowledge & Experience in the particular matter for which you find yourself needing one. And when my wife recently got arrested for a DUI, none of the corporate Attorney's that I know would have been able to meet those requirements.
So I polled friends and colleagues for a reference. Surprisingly, more than one Attorney recommended James Pokorny's firm directly. I picked up the phone and initially spoke to Michele. She took the time to walk me through the process, set reasonable expectations, and even an initial plan of attack. She even recommended that I talk to a number of firms before I made my decision, and told me what to look for and ask. Frankly, I was so impressed with her knowledge and attitude, that I was sold on her personally from the onset, and I agreed to move forward.
From then, the experience continued to get better. I additionally worked with Jamie, who coordinated just about everything there was to get done. She kept me educated throughout the process, got every question answered, and basically handled every single detail without flaw. By the time our case was finished, I felt like i had a developed a friendship with their team. In fact, what the actual Attorney's did in our case was almost a formality, as their team was so professional and communication was so virtually flawless, that it all went like clock work.
As far as results, in the end they were able to get my wife's DUI dismissed, and we plead guilty to reckless driving. My wife and I felt like that was an amazing result which we were quite happy with. They, as a firm, had gone over and above to make sure we got the resolve for which they had hoped.
To say that I would recommend this law office is an understatement. If you want a Law Firm that cares, takes the time to make sure you understand your options and how the process works, communicates amazingly fast and without flaw, and then goes over and above to do exactly what they said they were going to do, then you found the right place. And if you think this is a commericial written specifically about how great they are, then you are also right! Because I don't impress easily.
Thank you Mr. Pokorny & Team!
Posted by a DUI client,
Amazing, compassionate individual and great attorney. Unfortunately had to deal with him multiple times over a few years for family members- and each time he was very honest upfront regarding the situation and the probable outcome. Always felt he gave it his best.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
Jim is the epitome of an excellent and trustworthy attorney. I was charge with a felony drug possession and Jim was able to get the charge entirely dismissed. Regardless of the results, Jim demonstrated throughout the case why he is considered to be one of the top criminal defense attorneys in San Diego. (I am so thankful that a good friend of mine recommended me to Jim or my case may have had a much different result.) His legal skills and relationship with the Judges in San Diego cannot be understated. The minute he walks in the courtroom the judges give him respect and take his arguments seriously. His seemed to know everyone at court and his relationship with the judges is simply invaluable. Finally, Jim's ability to cross-examine witnesses (i.e., the cops who were testifying against me) was incredible to watch. Jim is so comfortable in the Court room and it paid off tremendously in my case.
Jim is also the ultimate professional and sincerely cares about his client (at least it was clear to me that he personally cared about my case and the impact a conviction was going to have on my life). He went above and beyond making sure me and my family knew what the entire legal process was going to entail. He made sure my wife and I were comfortable with the process and decisions that were being made. I would not hesitate to recommend Jim to anyone who is facing a criminal charge.
Posted by Josh, a DUI client,
Last Year I was charged with a DUI in San Diego and my whole world stopped on a dime. I had no knowledge of the court or law and was scared out of my mind. Someone suggested Mr. Pokorny and his law office to help me through the process. I called and from that point on they were very helpful and knowledgable in keeping me on track with the law and out of trouble. The price for retainment was very affordable and the whole team was on my side to help me in the best way possible. If it had not been for the Law offices of Mr. Pokorny I would have spent time in jail lost alot of money and had extreme headaches over the whole thing. When my job didnt allow me to be in court they were right there to represent me in court. Thank You to Mr. Pokorny, Eric bruner, and especially there Sceretary Michelle without you guys I would have failed. I strongly suggest Mr. Pokorny for any of your attorney needs. Thank You so much.
Posted by Melissa, a Criminal Defense client,
When I was arrested and under duress because of my criminal issues...Mr. Pokorny helped me through the entire process. I was scared and unknowledgable of the entire process. Mr. Pokorny and his Legal Secretary were very patient and helpful...Thank you so much for everything.
Posted by Mark, a DUI client,
I got a dui - Jim got me a wet reckless which saved me a lot of time and money! I would use him again and recommend him to my friends in trouble.
Posted by Melanie, a Criminal Defense client,
I was arrested for a pretty serious charge - actually, I was facing prison. Mr. Pokorny ended up getting me probation! He is the best. His office is the best. They are always available to answer questions and Michele held my hand and kept me from losing my mind. I highly recommend Mr. Pokorny and his staff to anyone in legal trouble.
Posted by dustin, a DUI client,
Mr.pokorny is a life saver he helped me with my case that I thought I would never get out of.His assistant Michelle is extremely helpful as well. They answered every question that I had and we're completely honest with me.I highly recommend anyone who gets in any kind of trouble to contact James Pokorny. I don't know how to thank him enough, I am extremely satisfied with the choice I have made.