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Posted by Robin, a Domestic Violence client,
Patrick Griffin, criminal defense attorney - He is in practice for all the right reasons! Patrick was supremely beneficial in making sure my son’s life stayed on track and ultimately was able to have the charge dismissed, not even filed. My family and I will always owe a huge debt of gratitude. This case involved double the work: research, time and dedication due to the fact my son is in the Navy. Not to worry, Patrick has countless contacts. This wasn't just a civil case. Needless to say if weren't for Patrick, my son's future both in civil court and the Navy would now be quite a tragedy. Perhaps I should have started with the fact the he was innocent! And, it had to be proven?
His rates are fair and reasonable. I know this from interviewing many others. During the interview with Patrick, it was an instant connection. He cited information and possibilities to pursue faster than I could write. Encouraged us to contact others and make sure we were comfortable and how important it is during a time of crisis.
Ability to stay in communication? Emails and phone calls never went unanswered.
Well respected by clients and peers? Without a doubt!
I also thank him for mentoring my son and keeping him informed, as we were in Texas and it was California law.
With Warmest Thanks,
Posted by Ryan, a DUI client,
I can't say enough good things about Patrick. I was referred to him by a family friend after receiving back-to-back DUIs in Orange County, arguably the worst county in the country to get a DUI. I was facing 90 days in county jail and Patrick somehow convinced the judge and DA to agree to 20 days work furlough program. While receiving my sentence the judge commented that, "he'd never seen a criminal defense attorney go to bat for a client like that."
I loved working with Patrick because he is down to earth, knowledgeable, and nonjudgmental. He was readily available anytime I needed advice, no matter how minor it was. He stayed two steps ahead of the case and made sure communication was clear and up to date.
I would absolutely recommend Patrick to my closest friends and family. I am so grateful to have him as my attorney.
Posted by Lisa, a Criminal Defense client,
What do you do when you find yourself on the other side of the law and you know you are innocent. What do you do? Well this happened to me and I was in shock that this was happening to me. The first thing you get is tons of junk mail from lawyers who promise really nothing. I decided to research Yelp! and I am glad I did. If not my life might be a bit different and I would not be writing this letter today. Looking for a Criminal Defense Lawyer. Patrick Griffin was a name that came up with many 5 star and honest reviews. I decided let's give him call. I spoke with Mr. Griffin over the phone and he invited to his office to discuss my legal matter in more detail. I met with Mr.Griffin at his Law Office and discussed my case with him. I was very pleased and confident speaking with Mr.Griffin that he would do his best to ensure a positive outcome. I was surprised that his rates were very affordable and payment plan was very within my budget. I hired Patrick as my Criminal Defense Lawyer and I am very happy I did! Patrick kept me informed how my case was proceeding and at times when I was unsure, scared or had a question Patrick was there to answer my questions. The end result was that my case was dismissed. I give thanks for all the hard work to Patrick Griffin and his Law Office. If you ever find yourself between a rock and a hard place. I highly recommend Patrick Griffin to handle your case. Patrick Griffin will handle your case with professionalism, confidence, compassion and knowledge of the law. .
Posted by jordan, a Criminal Defense client,
Patrick got my entire case dismissed! I was almost sure we would lose but I am glad that I listened when him when he told me that the case was winnable. He always called me back the same day, answered my emails in a quick and timely fashion, and kept me in the loop with everything pertaining to my case. He also was helpful in the fact that he gave me pointers on how to handle MY particular case: what to do, what to say, and how to act. Thanks Patrick!!
Posted by Christopher, a Business client,
We sought out legal services when we decided to buy out our previous business partners earlier this year and could not be happier that we went with Griffin Law Office. Patrick is very knowledgeable and always accommodated our busy schedules. His expertise made the buy out process seamless and we still continue to use his service regularly on a business and personal level. He has helped us with general legal advise for new partnerships and contracts we have been presented with as well as creating custom contracts and agreements for new ventures we have taken on since the buy out.
I have worked with lawyers in the past but have never come across someone like Patrick. His attention to detail and genuine care for his client's needs are unmatched. He is very easy to get in touch with for emergencies or even just a simple question. When our landlord presented us with a lawsuit last week we immediately picked up the phone to give him a call. He got right on the case for us keeping us informed on every bit of progress he has made on the case. It has been a burden off our shoulders since Patrick stepped in.
We highly recommend his services to anyone needing legal services whether business or personal.
Posted by Daniel, a Federal Crime client,
Patrick Griffin is, hands down, the most vigorous, aggressive, and approachable, criminal defense attorney I’ve ever met. I had a simple accidental misfire of my handgun, while about to clean it in my house. Cops were called, and I explained everything that happened, and made peace with the neighbors who own the other side of the wall I shot accidentally. Several Months later, I was arrested and thrown in Jail not knowing what was going on. Turns out the wonderful police detectives who interviewed me, twisted things around and made things look worse than they actually were; therefore, inducing the DA to take my case and pursue it, since it looked like a ‘slam dunk’ case. If I were to attack these felony charges by my lonesome, I’m 99% sure I’d end up in Prison, as that was the minimum penalty, as this was a Federal offence, IF they could prove the major element: Did he or did he not deliberately fire his weapon off.
Such a convoluted case, with so many angles, Patrick took it by the reins and charged straight through all the BS, and fought for my cause! He was awesome, and helped me calm the hell down, as I was a nervous wreck thinking about facing a felony and prison time for something I did on accident. He even hired a nationally recognized gun expert to supplement my case, and fully investigate my firearm’s trigger sensitivity, at no cost to me at all.
His courtroom demeanor is awesome, confident, and professional. He alleviates anxiety in there too, as you know that he’s going to take care of the prosecution. It was easy to present my case to Patrick, and I was really worried that he would charge a huge up-front rate, and demand full payment then and there, which I could not do since bail ($25,000) costs really got me just before talking with him. Did he charge me with dollar signs in his eyes? No. He tailored a retainer to my personal financial situation and even threw in a nice discount to my parents for helping out with paying his fee.
Another thing that’s really great about Patrick is that he hates the lazy, passive, money-driven lawyers who do not really care about you or your case, and do not fight for your cause. He’s the opposite of what you portray in your mind when you think of a lawyer. Just picture a terrible public defender in your mind, then think of the exact opposite of him/her; you have Patrick. With an insane plethora of legal attacks and alleged charges and new angles, he over prepares for anything and any other angles, to error on the side of over-preparedness and not under-preparedness. He personally cared about me and my situation, no doubt about it, he’s a guy you wouldn’t mind grabbing a beer with either.
I kid you not, I think we were in court about 9 different times, for hearings, and prosecutors making things difficult. The DA’s refusal to budge, is based mostly on their reputation, and cannot just admit they are wrong so easily, so he turned what would be an uphill battle and made it a bike ride down a slope. So if you’re ever in a really tight bind, with charges and allegations against you or your friends, I’m telling you all to talk to no one else, other than Patrick. I hope this helps you if you’re currently researching criminal defense lawyers.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
Patrick has been by far the most helpful lawyer. I was pulled over by a officer for ''J" walking, and being under the influence. Once I was in the hoolding cell I was involved in a ohysical altercation where I was than charged for assault. Patrick was able to help me find a program that was suitable for me to avoid spending any time in jail. I got a second chance to live right and definately corrected my actions.
Posted by a Education client,
Patrick helped with my DUI, and pulled off a wet and reckless for me when the odds were stacked against me. His professionalism is not to be questioned, he made sure I was tended to every step of the way, and was not only proactive throughout my entire ordeal, but reactive in helping address my concerns at virtually any hour of the day. At this point, beyond our professional relationship, I consider Patrick a friend I confide in. Hiring Patrick is worth it's weight in gold, so at the very least, you owe it to yourself to consult with him and feel him out for yourself.
Posted by a DUI client,
I was arrested for a DUI with a really high breath test. I didn't want to hire an attorney because I thought that I would be guilty no matter what and it seemed like a waste of money. I have a 9-5 job in Orange county and I knew that going to court all the time would be a pain so I decided to hire Patrick. Rather than charging a big upfront fee he made it so I would only pay according to how far the case went along. This worked out great because a plea agreement was reached a few weeks after the first court date and I didn't have to miss work. This was my first time being arrested and Patrick was great about explaining everything.