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Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Brian Gurwitz is an excellent attorney. Our son , a firefighter, was falsely accused of assult with a deadly weapon and vandalism. This person that made this accusation pushed my wife. I, a licensed professional, was also implicated and therefore we both needed legal counsel. We called at least ten lawyers on a Saturday afternoon. Brian was the only one to returned a call immediately. One other called three days later. Brian listened to our situation over the phone for about 45 minutes on the first phone call. He arranged a meeting at his office on the next day, Sunday evening. He referred our son to another excellent attorney. Brian made all the arrangements with the investigator. Our son's attorney gave him exellent advice and referred him to a private investigator. Brian advised us what to answer and how to handle certain questions. He completely prepared us for our statements. He drove and accompanied us to the police station to meet with the investigator. He was with us the entire time. There was a disagreement between the investigator and Brian regarding my wife pressing battery. The investigator said, " filing battery this late will look vindictive." Brian told the investigator that in his professional experience as a prior District Attorney he has advised his client to press battery charges. Brian told the investigator that the DA will probably drop all charges against both parties when the case is reviewed. Also, he told the investigator, "If you file any charges of vandilism or assult against their son, I want you to file battery charges on behalf of my client at the same time." The investigator said "that will look vindictive and this could take months to resolve." It was about a month later that the investigator told our son that all charges were dropped. Brian is an outstanding lawyer. He communicated with our son's lawyer to formulate the plan. I highly recommend Brian Gurwitz.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Brian listened to me. Although I was an emotional wreck, he stayed clam and put all the pieces of the picture together. I found him to be honest, forthright and, in the end, his experience proved to be priceless. On a personal note, Brian is pleasent and easy to talk to.
Posted by Sandie, Flag
Brain was referred to me by a friend. He was professional & had a good sense of humor. He took care of a situation from my past allowing me to have my record expunged which helps me with my career & with providing for my family. He was on top of things the whole time & took care of all the details from beginning to end. Great experience!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I agreed with someone's statement “ Brian was the answer to my prayers”. When your life enter to the darkest days, all you wish for is finding the best lawyer. Brian Gurwitz is the one! With his expertise, knowledgeable and impressive experience, Brian has showed how smart and talent he is as the Professional Criminal Defense Attorney. He walked me through the court process with confidence and comfort. I couldn't be happier with the result.
If you are seeking for a lawyer to representing your case, you are in the right spot. Brian Gurwitz, the answer to your prayers. T.H.
Posted by CS, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
This man without a doubt is worth every dime he charges. He is not just a lawyer collecting a fee, doing a job by making phone calls & pushing paperwork, he is a humanitarian and is really passionate about his clients’ well being. He was there in my time of crisis, giving me hope, calling me randomly just to see how I was doing, genuinely showing concern & care. He really looks out for the best interest of his client as a person, NOT as a dollar sign.
When I retained Brian I was a wreck! I had been charged with two violent felonies and one misdemeanor. I was looking at a minimum of a five year sentence to a max of 10 years. In the beginning, it was all we could hope for just to get everything reduced to misdemeanors and serve a partial sentence. With his direction and counsel over the last year, I enrolled and completed anger management and domestic violence classes. Since the incident that occurred was the result of prescription drug and alcohol abuse, I also attended ADAT (Alcohol Drug And Therapy) outpatient rehab as well as individual therapy. He kept in touch with the DA and continually communicated with them my progress to showed them that I was NOT a danger. I had made a mistake. I was remorseful and sought guidance and counseling resources to gain back my life as well as correcting my addictive behavior. With Brian’s recommendation, The DA dropped ALL charges and closed the case. My relationship with my wife and family has never been better. Life is the way it should be. I am beyond grateful that I never had to go through the court system. Because of my hard work under Brian’s counsel and efforts, I am a new man with a new life.
Brian has guided and counseled me as not just a lawyer, but as a friend. He really helps those who truly seek reform and will listen to his counsel. He was worth every penny and more! Thank you, Brian, for being the source for helping me get my life and family back.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Where can I start? Brian literally saved my life. A mistake I made could have cost me my career, my home, and my freedom. After my incident, I placed calls to a few attorneys and left messages. Brian went out of his way to follow up with me on a Saturday afternoon having never spoken to me before. He took time out of his Saturday for a young guy who was endlessly worried about his future. From there, I hired Brian and the rest was history... and a second chance for me was born.
Brian used his expertise, industry contacts, and charisma to bring my case to the most amiable of outcomes. He was able to get me a dismissal on a felony charge.
I would absolutely recommend Brian to anyone who is in a similar situation or any criminal defense situation for that matter. He is a man of his word, a friend, and a great attorney.
Posted by Janet, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Brian Gurwitz is the best Attorney at Law, No Questions Asked!! Not only did he go Above and Beyond to help me out, but he would take time of his Off hours to sit down and talk to me. I had never needed a Lawyer before and given my case, i was really scared and didnt really know what to do. From the first day that I met with Brian, he spent a great deal of time explaining how the legal process was going to work and explaining the details of my case. Brian wasted no time taking action and at the end of my case...He was able to get me off without any problems and really made me feel Confident again. They say, Theres a light at the end of the Tunnel...and to Me, Brian was that Light. Thanks to him i am now able to move on with my life, most importantly, Feeling Free.
Believe me, You will not be disappointed in Brian!!!
If you need a Lawyer...Hes a Must!!
Thank For Everything Brian!!
Posted by ken, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Where do i begin? I can't say enough about Brian and his commitment to me as a client. I had a serious problem after I passed out behind the wheel of my car and hit two parked vehicles. I was arrested on charges of dui and hit and run. Very serious charges and was facing certain jail time. I was referred by a friend who had an excellent experience with BrIAN. I immediately could tell that he truely carried about me and what the out come of my case was. Not just from the perspective of the results but more about my well being and seeing me through the entire process. Brians fee was reasonable and quite frankly less than other attorney's I had met with. More importantly Brian had been a DA for many years and his knowledge and experience OF the da's office and the judges proved to be invaluable in having the hit and run charges dismissed entirely. Later I screwed up and didn't complete a portion of my program and brian stepped in kept me out of jail! YOU NEED BRIAN AS YOUR ATTORNEY!
Posted by a Domestic Violence client, Flag
I am a Military Veteran, and a Fire Fighter, Brain defiantly stepped out on the battle field for me and my family, for my freedom and rights. Just watching the other lawyers in the court room work there cases for there clients, and then watching Brian we knew, we had the best lawyer for my case within the first 15 mins of setting in the court room. I have a strong feeling that if we did not retain Brain as my lawyer. I would have lost every in my life i care about, my freedom, job and loves.
Posted by a client, Flag
Brian offered much needed helpful advice and assurance when things went wrong unexpectedly and we found ourselves being interviewed by the police. His extensive and long term experience in the prosecutor's office has made him a top-notch defense attorney. If you need a knowledgeable, compassionate, and strong defender, then Brian Gurwitz is the attorney you are looking for.
Posted by jack, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Brian,not only represented my family in the most proffesional manner,he made me feel comfortable ,with all decisions ,as well apart of that prcess.I will and have recommended him to other friends who need help . Brian Gurwitz is not only a great criminal lawyer he is truly a great human being.
Posted by a Juvenile client, Flag
Brian Gurwitz was very helpful when our 16 year old son was picked up for curfew violation and a minor in possession charge in Laguna Beach. Brian walked us through the court process and after completing a one day drug and alcohol class and 20 hours of community service, these offenses did not go on our sons record. We are especially grateful since these convictions are reportable to colleges.
Posted by Ellen, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Brian was the answer to my prayers. I was directed to a website that rated attorneys. Brian Gurwitz came with glowing reviews from his peers including judges, lawyers and DA's. To me, this spoke to his honesty and integrity. These were other professionals he'd worked with.
I retained him on the spot even though I'd planned to interview three lawyers. I was impressed with his focus, his honesty, personableness and his knowledge of current legal options.
Throughout our attorney/client relationship, I followed his direction and placed my faith in him. I trusted him and his professional expertise. He consistently took my calls, usually on the spot, and if he was tied up, he'd return them within minutes.
As I did the footwork, my self confidence grew. I committed to an action plan that would serve to prevent me from returning to my past pattern of behavior. I shared this action plan with Brian.
My past behavior did not serve me or anyone else. Brian obtained the best possible result as he believed in my commitment. He knew "I got it."
Thank you so much, Brian, for your support. I will sing your praises to anyone who needs an excellent criminal defense attorney who practices with honesty and integrity. You addressed my every concern. Your assessments of my situation gave me the peace of mind I so needed.
Posted by Tara Lee, a DUI client, Flag
I hired a DUI lawyer for my case and it was a nightmare. At one point I didnt even know when my court date was because it kept getting continued, in the end the papers never got sent to me and I had a warrent for my arrest.
Freaking out, I looked on-line and found Brian, and he saved my life! I called him around 3pm that day and said I needed him to be in court for me the next day and he was there. No questions asked, no waiting, I told him what happened and he fixed it. I tend to get in trouble sometimes, I'm not going to lie, but nobody has ever gotten me out of trouble so smoothly or as fast. Brian, you are the best! Thank you again!
Posted by SMV, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
As we travel every day through the journey of our lives, we never know what kind of life altering experiences we might encounter on that road.
When I found out that my son was arrested, my life was suddenly struck and drifted in an unknown direction. As I was devastated, confused, and emotionally vulnerable, all I knew at that time was that I need to find an excellent criminal defense attorney who will be able to lead my son and my family through those difficult and unfortunate times.
After hours and hours of online researching and reading numerous pages with the profiles of different criminal defense lawyers, I was fortunate to cross Brianâ€™s Law Officeâ€™s website. After reading his profile, I realized that Brian had all qualities that I was looking for.
Throughout his career Brian had an extensive and impressive experience both as a top Orange County, CA , district attorney/prosecutor and top Orange County , CA, criminal defense attorney in private practice. That experience gave Brian the advantage of the thorough understanding of the dynamics of both sides of the criminal law- prosecution and defense process.
From the first conversation with Brian, you will immediately become aware of his integrity and commitment to his clients, and moreover, for his passion he exudes for his work. Any concerns I addressed were immediately addressed and all phone calls, e-mails, and text-messages were answered in timely manner. With his always attentive, courteous, and warm personality, he was not only there for my son, but he was tremendous source of comfort for the entire family as well. We have found that his integrity, professionalism, and expertise to be exceptional.
Choosing the right attorney to represent you in a criminal matter is as important as selecting a physician when you are sick. You do not want to compromise quality with either situation.
If you have an criminal defense issue that is making you and your family members sick, you should talk to Criminal Defense Attorney Brian Gurwitz.
I highly recommend Brian to anyone seeking legal criminal defense advice.
Posted by Mark, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
From the very first time that I met Brian Gurwitz for my initial consultation days before my arraignment, to the successful dismissal of my crminal case, Brian Gurwitz has been THE MAN has been a true angel and a Rock of Gibralter in sheparding me through the criminal court proceedings. Brian Gurwitz has truly been the sincerest answer to all of my heartfelt prayers. If you or a loved one are looking for the most trusted, caring, considerate, and extremely loyal criminal defense lawyer that you can possibly find that will steadfastly endeavor to keep or bring your loved one home safely and keep them out of jail, than do yourself a huge favor and call to arrange an initial consultation with Brian Gurwitz. This man has truly been my savior throughout my darkest hour and a true friend for life.
Posted by a Credit Card Fraud client, Flag
Brian is one of the best criminal lawyer I've meet. From the first day I went to his office he was honest with me. I found Brian's number threw the internet. I had a felony case where if sentenced I could of been locked up for yrs. MR. Brian told me he will do everything possibale for me not to go to jail. But never promissed me anything. Well he was a man of his word. He did everything in his power so I wount go to jail. I was givin house arrest instead of 2yrs state prison. I am greatful that Mr. Brian was my lawyer. If you ever have a case in Orange County I highly recomend you hire Mr. Brian Gurwits as your lawyer. Best lawyer
Posted by Allen, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Brian Gurwitz is an exemplary model of what all lawyers should aspire to become.
From my first conversation with him, he impressed me as a winner who cared. That's not always an easy-to-locate combination.
He's a highly-skilled advocate who knows the law well and has the experience and savvy to resolve your legal dilemma to your optimum benefit.
They say a lawyer's time and advice is his stock and trade. Brian will give you much more than that. He's also a compassionate man who's undaunted by the weaknesses in your case and creative enough to take advantage of numerous aspects of your situation which may not be readily apparent.
While enduring the stressful pressure of your legal situation, you deserve, from start to finish, to be represented by someone who will give you the serenity of knowing that all is being done to further your best interests, both in and out of court.
If you find yourself involved in a potentially disastrous legal morass, that is not the time to gamble your outcome on anyone less than the very best. Brian did his very best for me and for that I will always be grateful for the enormous beneficial difference it made to have him as my lawyer.
Posted by Chris, a White Collar Crime client, Flag
I am very pleased and satisfied that I followed the advice of my trusted friend in getting Mr. Brian Gurwitz to represent me. The first day that I met with Brian, he spent a great deal of time explaining the legal process and going over the details of my case. I had never had to hire a criminal defense attorney in my life, and to say I was frightened, would be an understatement. My career, family and life as I knew it, was on the line! Brian wasted no time taking action. He made me feel very confident that he knew how to handle a complex issue like a possible Grand Jury indictment. After spending many hours working with Brian on my case, he was able to get me off without an indictment. I’m afraid of what could have happened if I had hired a less experienced attorney to represent me. You will not be disappointed in Brian Gurwitz. Thank you Brian! CR
Posted by J.B., a Criminal Defense client, Flag
A very close personal friend passed away suddenly, and unfortuantely, her estranged / disfunctional family initiated a full blown criminal investigation focusing on me as the primary suspect. I have never been involved in any criminal investigations, and was extremely nervous even though I had no part in her sudden passing. Brian's past experience as a High Profile District Attorney was exactly what I was looking for in a Defense Attorney so I could better understand how the system worked and what the Detectives would need in terms of providing them with information and evidence to reach a fair / impartial and final assesment for the cause of death. Brian was incredibly intuitive and walked me calmly through the process. More importantly, Brian had the resources to retrieve erased video from a video camera that was critical evidence in the case and played a large part in my ultimate exoneration. Brian kept me completely abreast of the progress of the case, which significantly cut down my anxiety. If you are looking for a fair and honest Criminal Attorney, you can't miss with Brian. I hope to God I never need to be represented again, but if I do, Brian will be the first person I call (and yes, believe it or not, he made himself available on evenings and weekends for phone conversations and updates!).
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Brian was more than I expected him to be. He handled all my issues with outstanding results. He knows his way around a court room, and with this he knows how to influence the judge to make the right decision. I would recomend this lawyer to anyone who needs help getting there voice's heard by the legal system. After all my experience with him he feels like a part of the family. I can not thank him enough for all the things that he's done for me.
Posted by Christine, Flag
I had my qualms about lawyers and I did my research when I didn't know who to trust. You can look for other lawyers, but no one else will truly give you the compassion that Brian has shown me through my lowest moments. Any lawyer can get the job done, but Brian will get go above and beyond to make you feel like a person and not just another case. Trust him and you won't regret your decision to go with Brian.
Posted by Chris, a DUI client, Flag
Brian is an excellent, knowledgeable attorney. I had a second DUI and he was able to get an almost Miracle sentence and the path of least resistance for me and my family. He is connected, smart and extremely capable. And he cares about his clients. We are not just dollar signs to Brian. I have never been so happy with an attorney. Thank you, Brian!
Posted by Peter, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I recently contacted Mr. Gurwitz with a legal problem I was facing. I found his website courtesy of a search engine. After reading his profile I knew I had to call this guy. It was a Sunday afternoon when I called him, I did not figure him to call me back until Monday. Not only did he call me back, but he even took time out of his day off to meet with me. Brian did not just talk about my legal problem he talked to "me." He understood me and listened to me. He not only got my charges dropped, he made sure that the charges never got filed. He didn't stop at that, he helped me with my own personal demons and taught me a lot. I would definitely recommend Mr. Gurwitz to anyone for anything. Thank You Brian for saving my life. P.R.
Posted by andrew, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
anything can happen in life when we face some trouble on our path in life that no physical presence of god in nature can remedy for need.
but he is god-send to secure all emotional anxiety and calm to realize your innocense nature which help great confidence for keep your conscience in level to norm.
very knowledgeble and experienced to help my need in order to handle the problem to zero.
he made potencial big problem to dismiss.
I highly recommend this very talented lawyer to anyone who may confront court of law.
I become to be more religious since I met brian, cause he prove that god not just exist in heaven but actually here to help when we asked.
Posted by VU, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Brian Gurwitz has been an amazing lawyer. He has perfect knowledege about laws and court system, as well as the ability to make a huge difference in my case. Not only that, he is also very altruistic. He has considered my plight and goals so he did more to help me. I'm sure that he would do the very same thing with his every client. Thank you very much Brian. Keep up the wonderful works!
Posted by William, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
Brian reviewed my case and gave me the best options I feel were available for me. He represented me always in a very professional manner.
Posted by Bonnie, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
If you are on this site looking for a defense lawyer, you can get stopnow and call Brian so that he can get started on what needs to be done. I believe that I waited too long, hoping that the public defender assigned would do their job. That was a huge mistake. After several months of agony, no communication on the part of the appointed public defender, and the frustration I knew my son was suffering in the justice system--- that too many endure--- finally a miracle happened and Brian Gurwitz took over my son's defense.
After I was 100% convinced that my son would be going to prison for 45 years to life, not because of guilt or innocence, but because once a person is in the system, without powerful legal representation---you know the rest---the insanity sets in.. My belief is the system of justice in orange county is that it forces defendants into making the best plea because the exposure is stacked too high and the gamble is too great to risk.
You have to have the best legal negotiator on your side. Brian Gurwitz is the best. My son was represented by a warrior. He was able to achieve the best possible results for my son. Yes, a plea was reached but it was what we would call a "reasonable plea" and gives my son the chance for a futre. Without Brian Gurwitz this would not have happened. My gratitude to Brian is eternal and shared by my son and every member of our family.
I read all the other reviews before I began this one, so I won't use this space, or your time, to repeat what they all say. Every word written by the others is heartfelt and sincere. However, what is now your darkest hour, Brian Gurwitz can bring in the light. You can trust him. You can trust him because he is a man of Honor.
My name is Bonnie and I hope this helps you in your search.
Posted by Andrew Carlson, a DUI client, Flag
Knowledgable, helpful, personable, and most importantly available whenever I had questions or concerns. Brian really took personal interest in my personal history, me as an individual, and my personality, rather than just the details of my case. I was charged with DUI while driving 98mph and faced 2 months in jail due to the speed enhancement. Thanks to Brian I'm doing a week of Cal Trans work and going to self-help meetings instead of serving any jail time. DUI's are stressful and there's a lot you need to do to get past them smoothly. Brian was always available to answer my questions and guide me in the right direction. His personal interest laid not just with getting a good result out of the case, but with making sure I am headed in the right direction in all areas of life: work, family, relationships, stress, financial, etc. I would recommend Brian in an instant and have utmost confidence that if I ever have legal trouble again, I have the right person on my side.
Posted by Karen, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
I was terrified after being arrested and felt very alone. Brian came highly recommended by another lawyer in my family and I couldn't have been more pleased by what he has done for me. He spent 3 hours with me in our first meeting before I had decided to retain his services. After our meeting, I knew I had found someone who cared about me and what I was going through. I had been charged with a felony and didn't know what was going to happen to me. I was afraid that my personal and professional life were ruined. Thankfully Brian recommended going to court sooner to help me with my anxiety.While in court, I witnessed Brian's expertise in working with the DA and the judge. I knew immediately that I had the right guy representing me and I felt proud to have him there for me. In short order I was able to avoid being arraigned and made a deal with the court to have the charges against me dropped. The load I was carrying was lifted. I had received news from my doctor while at the court that I had a serious medical crisis to face and Brian was there to support me through that also. I can't say enough praise for this man. I hold him in high respect. My son is unfortunately facing his own troubles right now and Brian is the first person I thought to call. He is providing the same level of care and representation for him and I am confident that he will have a positive outcome. If you're in trouble, you want Brian to help you get through it.
Posted by A.S, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I wish I found Brian Gurwitz before I fired two of the worst incompetent criminal defense attorneys in orange county, that took thousands of dollars and did noting. I was fortunate enough to find Brian Gurwitz a great criminal defense attorneys. I did my homework this time and searched around on the internet and blog's and found him.
Brian truly cares about his clients and he is a good criminal defense attorney, He's very smart and knows the law and he love's what he does. Brian got 2 felony charges dismissed, I was very lucky to be represented by Brian Gurwitz. I would reefer him to anyone and everyone. He is an all around a very good criminal defense attorney and a very good person. If you want to know more about Brian Gurwitz of what a good attorney he his, just call him and ask him to give you my phone number or email. Brian Thank you very much.
"California Superior Court Need's More GOOD Criminal Defense Attorney's Like Brian Gurwitz"
Posted by Christian & Hector, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Gurwitz did an outstanding job with my case. This was a case in witch I was certain I would end up with a very severe punishment. Mr. Gurwitz with all of his professional experiance and great reputation was able to get me the least amount of punishment possible. I would reefer him to anyone and everyone! He is an extremely dependable and reliable person. He is an all around amazing person.
Posted by Jenna, a State & Local Law client, Flag
Brian Gurwitz is a great lawyer and really helped me in one of the most stressful times of my life. He always kept me well informed and every time I emailed him with question he responded either the same day or the next at the latest. I felt as though he cared about me and my future as though we were family. The best thing I can say is when I was standing in front of the judge I was terrified but when Brian came up and stood next to me to represent me I had a great sense of comfort. I would recommend Brian Gurwitz to anyone who wants a great lawyer representing them.
Posted by Brentt, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Brian know's the industry very well and that was very comforting going through my legal process.He is a truelly an asset to the Guriwitz Law Firm.
Posted by Carathompson1162, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I am not sure a brief review could do justice to what Brian has done for me. I had become involved in a very high profile case and charged with over 100 felonies. I had never been arrested before, my only contact with the Police had been a traffic ticket. Before Brian took the case I had been incarcerated for 8 months and had just been told my best offer was 4 years State Prison time! I still did not know what the offer was based on as I had never spoke with my Attorney of record other than in Court. My family interviewed numerous Attorney's and thank God selected Brian. They met with him on Sunday 12/19/09, and he came to see me that same night at 9:00pm. I remember the exact date and time because after talking with him I knew I had someone who would move heaven and earth to help me. To go from the feeling of total despair to having hope again is an awesome feeling! Brian was always available to not only myself but to my family as well,no matter what the question or issue was. I am writing this review from my home, not State Prison, I believe that says it all. Brian goes over and above for his clients. I always told him "Carol Brady doesn't belong in Prison", Thanks Alice....
Posted by Steve, a Litigation client, Flag
How to start, well Brian is without a doubt the best Attonery I have ever had the pleasure to have his outstanding talents. Brian is not only a top notch attorney of impeccable knowlage of leagle matters he is a man of passion.Brian is more a human that understands the needs of people caught up in the leagle system, such is the case when he defended my son.Brian fought for my son as if he were on of his own.Brian goes well The best way to describe Brian is a careing,comforting,and an excellent man.When the time comes to retain an attorney call Brian Gurwitz and you be dissapointed
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
If you’re looking for a great attorney, look no further. Brian Gurwitz is hard working, professional, caring & friendly. He truly cares about your case with true passion. His cross examining skills are beyond belief. I couldn’t have asked for someone to do a better or more thorough job. Because of his hard work the jury found me not guilty of all four charges. He did everything he could to insure justice was received. He’s not just a great attorney but he’s a great friend. My whole ordeal was so stressful, but he always tried to lighten the mood with some humor to make me feel more relaxed. He’s the most trustworthy attorney I know and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Brian Gurwitz is a highly respected Criminal Defense Attorney of Orange County. Not just by his colleagues but judges and District Attorneys alike. Both his extreme knowledge for the criminal justice system and his dedication to each case; makes his in my eyes the BEST ATTORNEY I've even encountered. Immediately after our first consultation he made me feel very confident in the success of my case. He made a conscious effort to keep in touch with me personally and efficiently. Mr. Gurwitz always informed me before court dates and continually worked on my defense. He is well educated, articulate and has been successful in many high profile cases. He is not only well educated, respected, successful, he is sincere on helping his clients to the best of his ability. I could not have been more pleased with the out come of my case. I would recommend to anyone. Working and hiring Mr. Gurwitz was an absolute pleasure and I consider myself very fortunate to be represented by him.
Posted by Debi, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Most of the attorneys I know are either family or friends.
Working with Brian, you wouldn't know it was on a professional
level. He treats you like a friend,and has your best interest at heart,as
if you were family.
Even when he wants to choke you, he gives you nothing but respect.
He has a passion for his work like no other and will always give you 150% with a smile on his face. It doesn't get any better then that.
Brian, thank you for having patience with me and thanks for lending
Posted by Michael, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I was fortunate enough to be referred to Brian Gurwitz by another top defense attorney in Orange County. Brian is one of the most intelligent and experienced Attorney's anywhere. He truly cares about his clients and works extremely hard to give them the very best defense possible. In my case that meant a complete dismissal of charges and the return of my freedom. How do you put a price on that ? If you are looking for the very best criminal defense attorney, you can stop here. They don't come any better than Brian Gurwitz. I was very lucky he represented me. Thank you for your talent, skill, hard work and integrity, you truly are an Excellent Attorney and a great person.
Posted by a client, Flag
He helped me solving a case while I'm living oversea.
Posted by Alyssa, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I could not be happier with Brian's services. He was very personable and took an honest interest in my case. He believed in me from the first meeting to the dismissal of all charges and a declaration of innocence. Never having dealt with the legal system before I was very glad to have Brian on my side.
Posted by Heather, Flag
I met Brian Gurwitz when he worked for the Orange County district attorney's office. I came home to a robber in my house and later found myself being questioned for hours by that same man and feeling like the victim and defendant at the same time. He was able to question me because he was acing as his own attorney. Brian Gurwitz is a strong attorney and was able to get him convicted on a third strike and he is still in jail. Thank you Brian. Congratulations on moving over to private practice.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Brian Neal Gurwitz is the best lawyer i have ever had. He possesses a superior knowledge of the law, he is cunning and aggressive. He will defend you with passion as if he was defending himself. He never judged me. I believe in him completely, i trust him, i recommend him highly.
Posted by Jeff, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
A 13 year marriage and 7 children with no prior criminal history turned into a horrible divorce as I became a defendant in a criminal law case resulting from the divorce; I found myself trapped in endless court appearances lasting approx. 2 and 1/2 years and eventually was guided by another attorney to a guilty plea that I was not guilty of. The bargain the previous counsel arranged did not come to fruition and I suddenly was sitting in county jail wondering what happened...
I was a beaten man sitting in jail being manipulated by the system while my ex-wife took everything I had including my kids and the system supported her in the process never questioning her stories or her intentions.
Mr. Gurwitz came to the jail and spent more time than expected with me. He made me feel a new hope that I had completely given up on. He started the process by leveling the scales of justice and bringing back my dignity in his dealings with the district attorney and the judge.
He worked diligently to catch up on 2 and 1/2 years of data and within 30 days he was able to get my plea withdrawn and get me out of jail and back to my life. I can appreciate my situation was unique and these results may not be for everyone however it was Brian's attention to detail, his liberal time allocation compared to what I was accustomed to from previous counsel and his dedication to my case that truly impressed me. Brian cared about me and made me feel like he cared the same way a close family member would. He cared that I was in jail and he took it upon himself to make sure to execute the actions necessary to get me out as soon as possible! (28 days to be exact) Once back in society Brian didn't drag the case on for years or even months. He took the time to meet with the District Attorney before the court dates. He arranged another plea bargain that I could swallow and avoided a very costly trial both emotionally and financially for me and my family.
From the time I retained Mr. Gurwitz till the case was settled was literally within 60 days allowing me to put this behind me and get back to my life and what's important! He did an amazing job and spent at least 100 hours on my case outside the courtroom. Including one all day meeting with me to help me understand all the aspects of what I was facing prior to agreeing to a new plea bargain. Way above and beyond his required duty as my attorney! That time truly saved the District Attorney and the County of Orange money as he showed me all aspects of the risk of trial and how it could affect my life.
I was determined to go to trial and Brian showed me a better way for everyone.
Thanks to the work of Brian Gurwitz I’m in the process of being able to get custody of my children back, attend law school and will be allowed to take the bar upon completion of law school. All of which would not be possible without the proper plea bargain arranged by Mr. Gurwitz.
Having experienced many attorney client relationships in business and other fields of law I can truly attest that Brian Gurwitz is 1st class and the first guy I would call if ever forced to deal with criminal law in the future.
Posted by Christopher, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I would highly recommend Brian Gurwitz. He is highly competent, I trust him, and seriously appreciate everything he has done for me and my family. Brian Gurwitz is my best friend, now that he has helped me get my life back on track. Brian helped me in the best way in the worst time of my life. I was sent to jail for vandalism and trespassing. While I was in jail, I was pepper-sprayed, tazered, and thrown in solitary confinement. My bail was set at $20,000; Brian got it down to $0. Not only did Brian get me out of jail and get both my charges dropped, but he comforted my like a true friend.
Brian is the most personal, caring lawyer you could have the privilege of being represented by. He is congenial, easy-going, and has the best sense of humor ever. Seriously, he is the funniest man alive. Brian stayed with me and my family overnight at the hospital after I was released from the jail. He also calls me on a regular basis to check in with me and see how I am doing. This attorney truly cares about his clients.
Throughout the whole experience, I felt really comfortable knowing that I could rely on Brian. He was extremely knowledgeable and experienced. His experience paid off as I got the best possible outcome for my case. The whole time Brian was very responsive to my needs and kept me informed. I really trust him just because of the way he made me laugh and treated my like a true friend. I feel lucky to have been represented by Mr. Gurwitz.
Posted by a DUI client, Flag
I'm a client of Brian Gurwitz and did not know him, until he took on my case. During our first meeting to go over my case, I allready felt like we were friends and that I was'nt there just for him to make money off of me. I really left our first meeting feeling safe with him being in control of my future. To me it is very nerve racking picking a lawyer and getting a good feeling about them and what they will do for you. I felt like he has gone above and beyond what he needed to do for me and my case. I will hopefully not need him for anyother services but; if I did need a lawyer again this is who I'll be calling. I would trust him with my family and friends. Thank You Brian Gurwitz !!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I found Brian Gurwitz through a search engine while trying to find a decent attorney. I spoke to a handful of attorneys before him, most of whom were egotistical, impatient, or overpriced. The things that I first noticed about Brian was that he was very straightforward with his fees and generous with his time to explain everything. After a few conversations I decided to choose to work with him.
He's easy to talk to, doesn't talk over you, and understood where I was coming from with empathy. I've worked with a lot of attorneys in the past and there was something noticeably different about Brian. While working with him I learned he also was a part of the governing body of his church. This stood out to me as one of the reasons he was so ethical and honest with people. He is a principle driven man who is quite contrary to your typical lawyer.
He was very quick to get to work on my case had my case completed in less time than the other attorneys said it would take. He's thorough, yet works fast. Phone calls, emails, and text messages were all returned immediately. There was never a moment when I was left hanging with broken communication.
In the end, he also won my case with the best possible outcome. No matter how it ended I would have had the same things to say about him. Of course it's nice when you actually prevail in court, yet a good honest attorney can make the journey a lot easier on you.
Though this sounds like it was written by someone close to Brian, I assure you I've only known him for a couple months and have no interest in writing a bogus review. He's a stand up guy I'd recommend to a family member in a heartbeat. All you have to do is talk to a few typical lawyers then give him a call and you'll see for yourself.