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Posted by Kyle, a Juvenile client,
Ryan was an enormous help in a matter concerning a social hosting charge against my daughter. He very clearly explained the law, the possible consequences and what we could expect at the hearing. He was prompt, thorough, friendly, and really helped relieve a lot of the stress we were feeling.
I highly recommend Ryan to anyone facing a juvenile court issue.
Posted by Edgardo Pangan, a Juvenile client,
If you are really serious in getting the work done right and looking for the victory you are praying for. I highly recommend Atty. Ryan McGlinn. He was able to help us when everything seemed hopeless. He is competent, knowledgeable and well experienced to turn your hopeless situation to your favor. This might surprise you from a client speaking about a lawyer, but with the knowledge Ryan has and his years of experience in court, he is not at all greedy but a man full of integrity! If you want positive results for any Juvenile cases, don't just go for anyone who will burn you financially and leave you in the dust; go for the best, and get Atty. Ryan McGlinn. I personally recommend him.
Posted by a Juvenile client,
My wife and I had a unique situation in the neighborhood. Two young girls who we had grown to adore were eventually removed from the custody of their father by CPS due to substance abuse issues and the resulting neglect/abuse. Their mom was incarcerated at the time. The daily life of these two beautiful children was terrifying. We contacted CPS to see if we could help. Several weeks later the girls were living with us as part of the foster system. After 8-10 months of watching CPS try to reunify the girls with their father while all the while he was relapsing repeatedly we contacted Ryan. The father had come against us and most importantly was making the girls terribly uncomfortable on the phone and during the CPS required visitation. We were severely frustrated with the system which seems to favor abusers over children and we feared that the girls would be required to go back to live with their father against their will.
From the beginning Ryan was extremely diligent in gathering information. He stayed on us for a very detailed chronology and also obtained a devastating file of police reports on the mother. He made a solid case and was in touch constantly with Minors Counsel and CPS. First step, Ryan argued for and won de facto parent status for us. This gave us the right to be represented, cross examine witnesses in the trials to come, etc. After many hearings and delays due to lies from each of the parents, at 18 months the judge turned things in our favor by terminating both parents right to reunify. And 8 months later back in November 2013 parental rights were terminated. Pending the parents appeal the girls are all but free to be adopted into our family now.
It was clear that Ryan believed in our case from the beginning. His communication skills are at the highest level. He is very well respected by CPS, Minors Counsel and the adoption case workers. Each time he addressed the judge he spoke with authority, absolute knowledge of the law and persuasiveness based on the best interest of the girls. His line of questioning was devastating for the birth parents during testimony at the 18 month trial.
We highly recommend Ryan McGlinn for any similar case.
Posted by a Child Abuse client,
Ryan McGlinn was highly recommended by two different lawyers when I was clueless of how to protect myself and my child and fight the wrong accusation claimed by the CPS. Ryan had me well prepared throughout the entire legal battle against the CPS. Not only he helped me to have my child back from the foster care in two days, he also won the case even though my chance of winning was 50/50. If you want someone honest, trustworthy to fight for you, you should definitely contact Ryan. Ryan knew the family court in CV very well and explained how and what I should do whenever I wasn't sure what to expect. He was very responsive to e-mails and phone calls even on weekends. He was also every reasonable with his rates, and I felt blessed to have him defend me in the midst of the emotional roller coaster that seemed to never end until the judge dismissed the case. It is one thing to be innocent, but it surely is a different matter to have a good defense attorney like Ryan McGlinn to fight for you and your child.
Posted by Lina, a Child Abuse client,
I would highly recommend Ryan M. as a great attorney. I called him for advice on my CPS issue and he was able to listen and advice me on what he thinks may be right to do but left the choice back to me of course. He seemed very knowledgable and smart. My case did not go to court so I did not need a lawyer and when I called him to thank him for advice he still gave me advice on a way ahead and what to look for. I believe that lawyers should be this way but ultimately they are here to help people in their stressful times. We spoke to 4 other lawyers and they all would not spend 5 minutes speaking to us unless we hired them first. It should not work this way and this is why I recommend Ryan M and his father.
Posted by Rebecca, a Adoption client,
My daughter and I hired Ryan McGlinn to represent my daughter and son-in-law in an out -of- state adoption of a baby who is a distant relative.. The odds were against us since there was also a couple from California who also wanted the baby. There were also complication from other biological relatives. After a year and several hearings, meetings, phone calls, emails etc. the child was sent to live with my daughter and son-in-law and this past year she became my grand-daughter.
I met Ryan once and instantly knew he would give this case every ounce of energy he had. He is very personable and has a sense of humor. He is great at explaining the law or situations so it is easy to understand. Also his prices were extremely reasonable. Although we were all living in another state, Ryan kept us informed. Once my daughter had a legal emergency on the weekend and Ryan called right back with the solution. Would I ever hire him again? Absolutely! Since I met him only once , he probably doesn't even remember me. I will always remember Ryan and I am so greatful to him. Thanks to him, my new grand-daughter is in a safe, loving home with a sister, brother and tons of relatives who love her.
Posted by MARK, a Criminal Defense client,
I am a retired attorney. Over the past thirty years, I have known or worked with over 100 attorneys. When my son was accused of DUI with drugs, I called my most trusted attorney friends. They all referred me to McGlinn & McGlinn. They treated my son with compassion and respect. Due to their never ending hard work, my son's case was ultimately dismissed. This was an extremely difficult case as that my son's blood tested positive for marijuana and xanax. Both Mike McGlinn and his son Ryan McGlinn worked as a team to represent my son. They are also the most reasonably priced juvenile lawfirm in town-and the most important thing-THEY ARE RESULTS ORIENTED!!
Posted by Rick & Judy, a Juvenile client,
We were referred to McGlinn & McGlinn by the Lawyers Referral Service in San Diego, CA. We contacted the McGlinn office late on a Friday. Ryan was actually on vacation but returned my call within a couple hours. We needed help in defending our niece in a juvenile matter. He not only kept in touch throughout his vacation but began forming our defense and preparing our niece for the upcoming hearing with only a couple days lead time. His expertise in juvenile law and the way he handled our case really put our family at ease throughout the proceedings. We can recommend Ryan and his firm without reservation. His attention to our needs were superb. His work on our case was exemplary, always available to us and prepared for what was needed and beyond that Ryan was always fair and honest in his billing. We highly recommend Ryan and his firm.
Posted by a Domestic Violence client,
Ryan McGlinn was recommended to me by a well know law firm in Los Angeles to handle my domestic abuse case. I honestly don't know what I would have done without Mr. McGlinn. I filed for divorce from my husband of only a year and ten months and was moving out when suddenly and unknowingly he accused me of hitting him, which was a false statement. He filed a police report and a temporary restraining order and I was served by a Sheriff at my new home. It was the scariest thing I have ever encountered in my whole life. I called Ryan McGlinn late on a Friday evening and he answered the phone himself as he was working late. From that point on, he worked tirelessly on my case for a whole month. He was able to go before the judge himself and was granted a temporary restraining order on my behalf against my husband. I was working and unable to go to court myself. Mr. McGlinn was very compassionate and at the same time, very competent. He did not make me feel bad about any question I asked him. When I emailed or called him, he was very prompt in getting back to me. I never had to wait long for any answers, which is very important when experiencing anxiety like I was at this time. He knew the law very well and had experience in handling domestic abuse cases. His writing skills are excellent and accurately expressed. He did not judge me in any way and answered my many questions very professionally. He even worked on a Saturday to accomodate my schedule. My case was settled in court in a very nonthreatening way. Ryan knows how to talk to the judge and it is obvious he has a lot of experience in the courtroom. I am so grateful that this restraining order is not on my permanent record,as justice was served. I would recommend Ryan McGlinn for any and all cases he specializes in.
Posted by Julian, a Child Abuse client,
I recommend This attorney. In the very difficult times when I was in the need of support, he was there to help me in my case. Very professional attorney that helped me successfully through my case.