5.0 stars 63 totalReview Brian Gurwitz
Posted by Sean
In my search for an attorney, I came across several prospects that seemed knowledgable but also came off more interested in gouging me for money rather than looking out for my interest. There were also a few that just didn't seem to show any integrity which was definitely not what I was looking for. The "cheap" attorneys seemed more content in just pushing me to settle despite the ramifications.
Brian charges a flat fee for service based on the amount of time he anticipates to spend on the case but that has never stopped him from putting in what I consider an extremely large amount of effort when necessary. He goes above and beyond and fought for me relentlessly (but not in a pushy or combative manner) but was also wise enough to show me which battles were worth fighting and which weren't.
As a former DA turned defense attorney, I trusted him to understand the ins and outs of the system and he did not disappoint. An extra bonus was that he recently brought on Kyle Molchan who has just also been an incredible asset when I'm unable to reach Brian immediately. Kyle shows the same integrity and the synergy they have is great. I can't say enough to show my appreciation for all Brian and his team has done for me but would highly, highly recommend him to anyone who's looking for criminal representation. If anyone is looking to contact me directly as a reference, let Brian know and I'll happily do so.
Posted by Miguel Exconde
I had to look for a lawyer to defend my case for "Reckless Evading," which is a wobbler and can be tried as a misdemeanor or felony. What seemed to be an easy case to be brought down to a misdemeanor because of the severity of my actions, ended up being a very stressful journey.
I was first paired with an incompetent lawyer who wouldn't even show up to my hearings. She was also immediately willing to settle with the sentence the judge was hinting to give me without showing any real effort of at least attempting to take it down to a lesser punishment.
I was then recommended by a close family friend to schedule a meeting with Brian and Kyle. I immediately noticed the difference between my previous lawyer and Brian. He was very knowledgeable, and even with his extremely busy schedule with his family and other clients, he still managed to make it to all of my hearings even if it were just a minor hearing which took a couple of minutes.
The judge was still willing to give me a felony which would have been very detrimental to my future as a graduating college student. Brian put up one of the best arguments I have ever heard, and delivered it to the court the best way possible during my open plea hearing. In the end, Brian was able to reduce my sentence to a misdemeanor.
I highly recommend Brian, he is the best lawyer out there.
Posted by Daniel
Brian is a bright, knowledgeable attorney with a great attitude. He is very personable and attentive. He listened to my situation, explained my options, and got me the best possible outcome. I needed my record expunged and Brian handled everything. A short time later I received notice from the court that my entire criminal history had been expunged. I am grateful to Brian for all his hard work on my case and would recommend him to anyone. Truly a class act. Thanks for everything Brian...
Posted by a client
When my son was accused of a crime he did not commit, our family was devastated and sent on an excruciatingly painful, emotional roller coaster. Our complete inexperience on similar matters landed us with unscrupulous attorneys who after 7 months of giving us the run around with callous indifference and taking our money did literally NOTHING. I was disheartened, exhausted and convinced that “ethical attorney” was an oxymoron. But then I met Brian Gurwitz.
From the very first meeting with him and his associate attorney I knew my son’s case would be in good, highly competent, ethical hands. He immediately immersed himself in the case; we were not just a client, we were human beings who had put their trust in him, a trust he honored thru the entire case. He was fully invested, determined, focused and comfortingly confident without making any promises. He was amazingly diligent and left no stone unturned in his search for the facts, uncovering the alleged victim’s less than unblemished background and highly questionable credibility. His associate attorney and his investigator were equally diligent in their research for the facts and their commitment to get justice for my son. At trial he was drama-free, professional, forceful, fully prepared, organized, never missing a beat. In less than 3 hours the jury returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty. Only 13 weeks had passed since Brian had taken the case!!
I wholeheartedly recommend Brian as an ethical, highly skilled, accessible attorney with a great sense of humor, who learns his cases from A-Z and who never loses sight of the fact that his client is a human being . Brian and his team will always be a very important part of our lives.
Posted by Lia Araceli
After a week of research and analysis, I retained Brian Gurwitz - on more than one occasion.
I cannot discuss the case(s) but they were very difficult. He exceeded each one beyond my expectations.
If I were to rate Brian from a scale of 1 to 10, he would be an easy 10 ++ starting with Intelligence, skill, knowledge and abilities. As a previously- successful prosecuting District Attorney, he has more than it takes to defend his client(s); for one thing, he can think like the prosecution and better plan his defense - he has been on "the other side."
The "plus" is for his genuine kindness and helpfulness. He instills trust and confidence. He is a good judge of character.
Brian treats his clients as friends yet maintains professionalism. I am at ease when I talk with Brian and I consider him a friend. Just as importantly, his honesty and integrity shines through. I can't say enough about him. I am grateful.
Look no further. Brian Gurwitz is the best - bar none!
Posted by a client
I have to say of the number of attorneys I've come in contact with none even come close to Mr Gurwitz in communication and attentiveness. I highly recommend him as a first choice and can assure you that you won't need to spend sleepless nights worried if he's able to get the job done or not.
Posted by Sloane
I posted my bail and got home after my arrest, but was astonished to find that my arrest was all over the news. I was now being portrayed as a monster to the public and my outlook was not very positive. I had reporters on my doorstep and threats in my email inbox. I was not allowed to see my children and I thought I would be going to jail. I knew that I needed an attorney, and I needed a really good attorney. I found Brian Gurwitz, and after retaining his services, my outlook changed. I was an alcoholic and I needed help, not punishment. Brian understood that and made that the priority. He really looked after me during the the entire process. At one point during the process while I was at home, I got seriously injured in a completely unrelated accident. Brian came and got me to a hospital! His excellent relationship with the court and prosecutor's office made it possible for him to relate the issues and find a mutually beneficial conclusion. I really mean beneficial. Brian was able to get me into a rehabilitation program instead of any jail time. I got the help I needed, not a prison sentence that would have taken me farther away from my family and a good future. Now, 3 years later. I have completed my sentence and remain sober and productive. Today, Brian is currently working on the expungement of my felony and the possible reduction to a misdemeanor. He has stayed with me from the very beginning with sound advice and steadfast encouragement. My whole life changed that fateful day when I was arrested. Thanks to Brian Gurwitz, it was changed for the better.
Posted by Melinda
I looked on the searching for a proper attorney for my son in trouble. After much research I found Brian and from the recommendations from his prior customers, I took a chance and gave him a call. Not only did I find him very knowledgeable but also very compassionate. He immediately gave a visit to my son in prison. And within a short period of time gained the trust of my son and took my son's truthfull image before the judge. My son is not a convict or deserved to be behind bars. He has made a few mistakes but is a very good and loving soul that was lost. Brian saw that right away- recommending my son to go to a rehabilation facility by the name of Delancey Street Foundation. It was the perfect answer for my son. My son had to write numerous letters to Delancey Street as per their rules to be sure he was a candidate for their program. He did this and proved his eligibility to the program and they accepted him. If it were not for Brian's faith in my son he would have spent years in prison which was the wrong place and may have hardened my son's heart. Instead, after two years at Delancey my son became a positive person who believed in himself with the esteem he never had prior. Thank you Brian for saving my son's life. Brian still today stays in contact with my son and follows through to help him clear his record. Brian is an attorney with heart. That is hard to find today and I will always appreciate what he did for my son. He even picked my son up from jail and drove him to Delancey Street Foundation at 2 a.m. in the morning after first taking him to breakfast. What attorney does that? I recommend Brian to anyone who needs help. He has heart!
Posted by Derek
I had the pleasure of meeting Brian Gurwitz back in 2011 while being detained. At that time i had all loss of hope. Brian visited me in Jail to get a full understanding of what had happened upon my arrest. After reviewing my case he was very informative of what my options would be. with my court date just three weeks away a friend of mine had posted my bail. Being the person I once was at that time, I was arrested again and caught a whole new case to add to the one i was on bail for. Now i was in deep. Awaiting to see the judge I was asked if I had a attorney working my new case. I told them that Brian Gurwitz was working on another case and asked them to please contact him. By the end of the day Brian arrived and assured not to worry. By my surprise Brian took on my new case at no charge. With my two cases, I was facing up to five years in prison. Brian informed me of Delancey Street as being another option, a two year Behavior Modification Program. So I submitted a letter to Delancey Street and awaited an interview. After two weeks, I was interviewed and accepted. Thanks to Brian's success as a great attorney and respectful attitude with the law he was able to convince the judges that Delancey Street would work for me. I was granted the opportunity to try something new and change my life around. When think that was good enough, to add, he picked me up from jail, took me to dinner, and drove me to Delancey Street. During our dinner meeting, Brian gave me his word that if I complete and graduate from Delancey Street, he would take all my cases to the courts and have my record sealed, and let me tell you, Brian Gurwitz is a man of his word!
Posted by Lee Ann
In Nov. 2012 I found myself in a really bad situation. I was fired from my job and was going to be prosecuted for Grand Theft. I had never been in trouble before and was scared to death, but knew I needed to get any attorney right away. I searched the Internet and contacted several...Brian was the first one to call me back. I made an appointment to see him the next day. He was very kind and listened to my story without judging me. He gave me a realistic idea of what I could expect , told me he would work to get the best outcome possible and would keep me informed as we went along. I left his office feeling much better and trusting that he would help me. I expected prison time or at best, house arrest. We went to court a few months ago...The results were truly miraculous! No prison time, no house arrest, no community service and the charge reduced to a misdemeanor when restitution is paid in full.
Brian truly cares about his clients. He looks at the person you are and not just the crime you have committed. He has always treated me with kindness and caring, not like a criminal. He is very knowledgeable about the law and having worked both prosecution and defense gives him a lot of insight into the whole process. He has a great sense of humor and has definitely been able to make me laugh in the midst of a bad situation. He explained everything to me as we went along, telling me what to expect and then worked hard to make the situation the best it could be...he truly gave me back my life! His fee is very reasonable, I'm sure he spent much more time on my case than he was compensated for.
I would recommend Brian to anyone that needs legal help. He is professional, funny and really cares about the outcome. I can never repay him for what he has done for me.