4.5 stars 25 totalReview William Bruzzo
Posted by T.M.
After talking to several Attorneys, I felt most comfortable with Attorney Will Bruzzo. His outstanding testimonials and past cases speak for themselves. He never pressured me into choosing him unlike the others. He did a great job with the case and ultimately exceeded my expectations. Furthermore, I can say that he is an Attorney with great character and takes pride in his work. He is second to none, you will not regret him by your side when it comes to legal matters.
Posted by William
I was fortunate enough to be referred to Will Bruzzo from another Attorney who felt my complex need required a true expert. Mr. Bruzzo was able to identify the need, craft a solution and present it to the proper people in a timely manner and with great tact and professionalism, he produced the exact solution I requested. I highly recommend Mr. Bruzzo to anyone seeking a Professional with integrity.
Posted by William
I was referred to Will Bruzzo by another Attorney who felt he was the specialist that could best handle an unusual problem for me personally. Mr. Bruzzo utilized his experience and knowledge, combined with research and tact to achieve the exact goal I sought plus did so quickly and efficiently and thus my overall cost was minimized because of his approach. Anyone seeking legal help should most definetly consult Mr. Bruzzo, as I have experienced the benefit of his legal ability first hand and thank him for that.
Posted by a client
Mr. Bruzzo missed the mark at every single phase of his representation.
I'm not sure what's worse -- that he he didn't know the specifics of the "programs" that the prosecution offered, or that he didn't even bother to show up in Court to ensure that the dismissal was recorded properly -- after I had paid him to do so.
Seriously, shouldn't your lawyer at least show up???
Posted by Ryan
I was originally arrested for 2 felonies and 2 misdemeanors. Will acted quickly and got the case filed as two misdemeanors, no felonies: a great start! He compiled letters of recommendation and previous performance reviews from my employer and built a solid package to present to the DA. With materials in hand and a convincing personality, Will persuaded the DA to dismiss the case altogether after I completed some community service. I now have nothing on my record and have been given a second chance thanks to Will.
Posted by a client
I was involved in a civil harassment case in which, the party accusing me of harassment was not only lying about the situation, he was trying to win the case and use it against me in an on going child custody case that we are both involved in Family Court.
Will, was able to tell me that the burden of proof was on the petitioner and what the law says specifically about my type of case. Will's knowledge of the law, made the difference in this case. He was able to show the holes, expose the lies, and untangle misinformation that the petitioner offered to the Judge. It makes all the difference to have a lawyer who knows the law and explain what your rights are under it and fight for you.
In the end, I won my case! Will listened to me, identified the issues in my case, worked with me and fought for me in court. This is exactly the type of person I want to represent me if I need help. Thank you for your hard work Mr. Bruzzo. You did exactly what you said you would.
Posted by Corkye
My name is Corkye. I am bipolar. In 2005 I had an episode, I drove my car against traffic and hit 9 cars. Thank God nothing happen to anybody but there was substantial property damage. I was arrested and in need of a good attorney. After interviewing several attorneys my family hired Mr. William Bruzzo to represent me. He did an excellent job.
I was charge with assault with a deadly weapon nine times. There were nine felonies that thanks to Mr. Bruzzo the Judge dismissed six of them. I received five years probation and three months time served in jail.
More recently, I hired Mr. Bruzzo to represent me again. I was confident I would win the case because he did such a good job the last time. For this case, Mr. Bruzzo asked me to put together letters from my health care providers who have seen me so I could show the uninterrupted treatment.
On 10/22/2014 Mr. Bruzzo prepared a motion to reduce the felonies to misdemeanors, my doctors wrote letters indicating I was a good patient and that my symptoms are under control and that I had learned how to manage them.
Mr. Bruzzo represented me so well in front of the Judge that after considering all the evidence Mr. Bruzzo gathered he granted me the reduction of the felonies to misdemeanors. I am very happy with the way Mr, Bruzzo represented me that now I have the opportunity to get my life back, I will be able to gain employment and my driver's license.
I am happy to recommend Mr. William Bruzzo to anyone. My family and I are forever grateful for his excellent job.
Posted by David
This was my first time needing an attorney, and Mr. Bruzzo helped make a difficult situation much more bearable. The Police came to my home to investigate a hit and run [Vehicle Code Section 20002(a)] where someone claimed I ran into them with my car. I denied any collision, but the officer said he found some damage on my vehicle consistent with the accident claimed by the victim and I was issued a citation for Vehicle Code Section 20002(a), Hit and Run.
At the time of the incident I was very concerned about having this conviction on my record, feeling that it could effect my career. I hired Mr. Bruzzo to represent me because I saw that he had gotten very good results in many other hit and run cases like mine. Mr. Bruzzo informed me that even a diversion offer from the District Attorney would not be helpful to me because it requires a guilty plea, which is as good as a conviction for many professions.
Mr. Bruzzo made contact with the person who accused me to negotiate a civil compromise, but this person was uncooperative and we were unable to get a civil compromise letter whereby the victim could put in she did not desire prosecution. Despite not having the civil compromise letter, Mr. Bruzzo still managed to get the case dismissed without my pleading guilty when I showed that my insurance company had paid the damages and after I agreed to provide DNA.
Despite the hurdles, Mr. Bruzzo stuck with my case, and helped me get a very satisfactory result. I would enthusiastically recommend Mr. Bruzzo for any similar hit and run, vehicle Code Section 20002(a) matter.
Posted by Don
I hired Will Bruzzo to defend me on charges of assault with a deadly weapon, terrorist threats and brandishing a deadly weapon. Every attorney should do his or her best to represent the client. Someone needs to tell Will Bruzzo this, because he seemed to be doing his best to represent the prosecution. His attitude and demeanor toward me was hostile and rude. He did not answer any of my questions.
During the first round of hearings I asked Will Bruzzo what the prosecutor was offering, and he refused to tell me. I told him that I would be willing to plead guilty to a misdemeanor if the sentence were two years or less. Will Bruzzo told me that I was an idiot, and said that I was stupid for considering jail time. He told me that because I am a “white boy” I would be raped and beaten in jail. I am a Marine Corps veteran, well worked-out at 200lbs, and I do not look like or behave like a victim, nor am I afraid of jail. I got along fine with the other inmates when I was in jail, and told him so. What I didn’t want was a felony conviction because I would forever lose my rights including my right to bear arms, but he still refused to answer my question or consider my feelings on the matter. My right to bear arms is important to me, even more so than to other veterans and American citizens because my stepson owns a chain of gun stores, and was about to hire me to manage one of them.
When the court learned that I am a veteran, I was offered Veteran’s Treatment Court pursuant to California Penal Code Section 1170.9. Vet Court sounded like a great option to me because I could plead guilty to the charges and still avoid jail time, and upon completion of the program all charges are dismissed.
I had to discuss it with Will first because Vet Court only takes veterans whose crimes are related in some way to their service. I have PTSD and told Will about the events which occurred during my enlistment that led to my PTSD. Will didn’t believe anything that I said, calling me a liar and telling me that I sounded as if I was “detached from reality.” Thank God Judge Perez, Judge Lindley and the Vet Court team didn’t rely on Will’s opinion! I explained to the Vet Court team what happened to me when I was in the service, and they did a bit of research and confirmed that I was telling the truth. I pled into Vet Court and entered their treatment program.
Even though I am happy to be a part of the Vet Court program, it upsets me that I had to plead guilty to all charges. I am now a convicted felon. Even though the charges will be dismissed, the law specifically states that I will never again be allowed to possess a weapon. I can’t even carry a knife. If Will Bruzzo had done his job and helped me get a deal for a misdemeanor, that wouldn’t have happened and I would still have my rights.
Once the hearings were over and I was accepted into the Veterans Court program, Will Bruzzo approached me with a testimonial he had written (written as if I had written it) that he wanted to put on the Internet. That testimonial made it sound as if Will had saved me from some horrible fate. It was dishonest, and so I told him that I didn’t feel comfortable signing it or letting him use it. He once again became verbally abusive, telling me that I had “buyer’s remorse.” He flung a few insults at me, and I ignored him. I was just happy to finally be rid of Will Bruzzo.
I cannot in good conscience recommend Will Bruzzo as an attorney for anyone who has been charged with a crime. He is verbally abusive to his client. He refuses to answer any questions, choosing instead to fling insults and verbally berate you into complying with his wishes. He writes his own testimonials to make himself sound good. You would be better off with a public defender.
Posted by David
After moving to OC and getting charged with Reckless driving, hit and run, and driving on private property with a suspended license and with my record I figured I would have to shell out for a lawyer and best case scenario not have to serve time. Will Bruzzo came in and not only got all the charges dropped but provided me with a peace of mind through out the entire process. I've never walked out smiling at a court room until I had Bruzzo defending me. The best investment and phone call i've ever made by far was calling Will Bruzzo and knowing that I have a shark defending me not an incompetent attorney. Would recommend to everybody regardless of situation.