5.0 stars 23 totalReview Joshua Newstat
Posted by James
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a letter to attest to the professionalism, acumen and personal care that Attorney Josh Newstat takes with my case.
First off I can tell you that my case is one of the most difficult to handle being a “white collar” crime and Mr. Newstat handled it with flying colors. What I felt I was charged with I honestly believed to be innocent. Mr. Newstat told me what I needed to hear not what I wanted to hear. He laid out all the options and every step of the way worked with me financially and strategically. To this day I still believe I could have beat my case completely if I had fought it in court but I am glad with the deal I took so I could move on with my life.
Mr. Newstat has a staff that is second to none. After speaking to several of the employees in his office they all know me by name. When there is an issue it is handled quickly and efficiently. They are always friendly on the phone and when I have visited their offices.
Now let me tell you about Mr. Newstat as an attorney. First of all, honest to the core. He will tell you exactly how he feels and will not mince words. I don’t know how you feel about that but there are three people I want unadulterated honesty from, my doctor, my wife and my lawyer. Mr. Newstat was very kind to work with me on a payment plan. My case caught me a bit off guard so my finances were not in the greatest shape. He was considerate to understand that.
I work in Professional Sports and have for close to 20 years. My career has included working in 3 different countries including the United States and is very high profile. Mr. Newstat was so detailed in what it would take to take the deal I needed to allow me to continue my career without being hindered with a Felony, he worked very hard to ensure this happened.
I am a purveyor of details, especially in my business of professional sports, we watch everything. There was one instance in particular I will point out. This is so important because it gave me the impression that Mr. Newstat was not only an “outside the box” thinker but also would look at all the possible resources involved.
As we were leaving the court room during my hearing, Mr. Newstat asks me to walk behind him, to wait for his signal. These instructions were given with a rather intense look on his face, this was important to him. I complied naturally. At first I was a bit perplexed that he would think it was so important to walk behind him and at his timing. As we exited the courtroom, Mr. Newstat, obviously knowing that I can hold a conversation pretty well and I would expect given the fact I had been asking him to give me an audience with the DA planned an impromptu meeting with the DA and the investigator. It was genius, I had my meeting all because of strategic planning and picking his move. I still feel to this day that chance meeting because of Mr. Newstat in the Ventura County Courtroom hallway was the reason why I got the deal I did. Mr. Newstat knew how difficult it is to shoot someone when looking them in the eye. Just the type of thinking you want when your life can be ruined because of a few bad choices.
As a man of God, while I was going through this ordeal I kept asking God for forgiveness. I was referred to Mr. Newstat by a close friend of mine who didn’t use his services. I feel that God will never give us more than we can handle but enough to teach us lessons along the way. I have addressed Mr. Newstat for professional courtesy but through this time I have got to know Mr. Newstat and I consider him a friend. If I ever need any legal services anywhere my career takes me, jurisdiction or not Mr. Newstat will be the first one I call.
I thank God every day that I found Mr. Newstat and his offices for my case. No matter how convoluted or simple your case is Mr. Newstat has the resources and acumen to handle it.
I thank you Josh for your strength and ability to see my case through to the end.
Posted by Jon
After getting my license suspended & facing revocation, I contacted Josh & his team for assistance. Given that Josh had gotten my previous charges from a separate, much more serious incident dismissed, I was confident in their ability to handle this. As predicted, Josh was able to help me reinstate my drivers license. In addition, he also got one of my traffic offenses removed (saving me a point on my license) and also saved me several thousand dollars in potential fees. His assistant Ariana was similarly diligent and helpful with my DMV-related issues. With this in mind, I thank Joshua Newstat & Associates for coming through again. I endorse them and recommend 100 percent.
Posted by a client
As my lawyer, both Mr. Newstat and his support staff provided me with peace of mind and reassurance as my case proceeded to trial. Mr. Newstat's legal aide, Ariana, kept me informed and updated on the details off my case on a daily basis, which allowed me to continue working and living my daily life with limited stress and interruption from the legal process. Without Mr. Newstat's help, I would have an irrevocable blemish on my public record. I fully endorse Mr. Newstat's office.
Posted by a client
Recently, a member of my family had a scrape with the law. I contacted the Law Firm of Lessem & Newstat and requested their representation. Joshua E. Newstat, Esq. accepted the case. He explained what to expect regarding his investigation from beginning to end. He kept me well-informed in every step of his investigation, going to the ends of the earth and back to get a case dismissed everyone else said would be sadly impossible.
Mr. Newstat’s support staff was always responsive and he was always available which helped settle my anxiety and the pressure I was feeling.
My compliments to the Law Firm of Lessem & Newstat LLP. Clearly, their No. 1 priority is achieving positive outcomes for their clients.
Posted by a client
Getting my DUI was a very scary thing for me. Not knowing what I was up against, I turned to the law offices of Lassem & Newstat, witch came highly recommended through a friend.
I was amazed to learn that I didn't have to do anything else from the moment my case was in there hands. Blowing more than twice the legal BAC, Joshua Erin Newstate got me off with no jail time. He handled my case thoroughly and with professionalism.
Posted by David
Frivolous attacks and threats can come from anywhere at anytime. The one I received recently was potentially damaging to me personally and to my business. My heart was in my stomach, my life was in disarray, I couldn't work effectively, and this issue took over my personal life. The end result if it had gone poorly could have been devastating. I called Lessem & Newstat LLP and attorney Joshua Newstat assisted me. Immediately, the threat was dissected and analyzed at all angles to determine how to best approach my serious problem. I feel that was a very critical component, as the wrong move could have definitely created a nightmare for me. Joshua made several key and strategic calls with various parties and within a few weeks, he had checkmated my attacker. The matter was no longer an issue. What started as an enormous ball of stress for me, quickly diffused into nothing and my life continued back to normal. Nothing replaces your peace of mind. There is no better feeling, than to know you are going to battle with the best. Joshua Newstat is an advocate that is polished yet aggressive, thoughtful yet decisive, intelligent - both book smart and street smart, extremely resourceful, crafty...I could continue on. Lessem & Newstat LLP and Joshua Newstat needs to be in your contacts whenever you need help, an incredible asset to have on your side in your most desperate times of need.
Posted by francisco
Bueno no tengo cabeza para pensar en que problema estoy metido pero siempre la esperanza muere ala ultima?y tengo fe ? Quiero agarrar un abogado queme quite el orden de arresto y que me limpie mi caso para poder sacar licencia para conducir
Posted by HEAVEN
I was researching attorneys online like most people that havent found themselves in a situation before where needing an attorney was necessary. Not knowing any attorneys personally and not fully understanding my situation I came across Lessem & Newstat website and am I glad I did. Josh and his staff were extrememly helpful. Josh went above and beyond to make sure I received the best possible outcome in my case. He was able to negotiate a better deal than I was even expecting. I can not say enough good things about this law firm. If you are trying to choose the right attorney for your situtation make sure he is at the top of your list. He made sure the outcome was quick and easy.
Posted by Michael
Joshua Newstat was truly extraordinary in the way he handled our case: from his high level of proffesionalism, high regard for our lack of experience in this realm, and consistent communication pertaining to our case status. Joshua was referred to us by our trust and deeds attorney. His educational and work experience gave me the confidence to hire him, but this recent experience has ensured that I will be an avid promoter of Attorney Joshua Newstadt. I am completely satisfied with his service and outcome.
Posted by a client
Imagine..if you can - having just been on a flight from Australia in Business Class; drinking the requisite champagne and enjoying a good movie. You land at the airport and are handsomely escorted off the aircraft by your first class purser and airline staff. Off to customs and the functional passport swipe to start the morning back in the US. Except, this time (after 17 years of international travel), rather than an entrance stamp, I was handcuffed and ignored for 4 hours, before I was told that I had a 16 year old warrant for grand theft. Enter Josh and his crew. My spouse found Josh via the AVVO site and immediately was drawn to the fact that he had available resources in LA County and SB County -- as I was currently in the bowels of the LA system. Josh's associate came to see me within hours, reviewed my rights as it pertained to communication with law enforcement (let me help everyone with that one - DON'T EVER TALK TO THEM) and advised that I was facing a rough road with respect to county-to-county transfer and ultimately the hearing in Santa Barbara. My case was literally 16 years old, with very little information available for review by either Josh’s crew or the justice system in SB. My first interaction was with Megan, his assistant. I will admit, I was frustrated with her approach - until I finally realized that with a case as old as mine - there was a process that couldn’t possibly move any faster than I willed it to. I’m a fairly aggressive guy (communication) and I think I may have been a little much for our initial meetings. She was professional and answered my questions; but alas, could not provide any solutions as the process couldn’t yield any — not her fault. Finally, the week of Thanksgiving enters Josh. He reviewed the case and had his initial meeting with me. I explained my position, the history of what I could remember and asked that we fast track a solution. My primary objective was not me, but to protect my spouse and workplace which desperately needed me out of custody to perform critical functions. Josh heard me and put a plan together to make that happen. That was on a Monday. Josh worked with information that was 16 years old to fashion the best defense and influence an understanding from the District Attorney that was fair, relevant and took into consideration that I had no criminal activity for over 15 years. Definitely a tall order. He continued the case until Wednesday - and 100% delivered on the plan to get me released. Not only was I released with an incredibly fair disposition, but I was able to travel back to my home State immediately. That’s the case — a little about Josh. You need to be very factual, you need to be very direct and you absolutely need to hold your ground if you feel the facts, background and resolution are at hand. He will give you an honest and true assessment of where you and your case stand — listen to him. It’s ok to be forceful, but find a way to meld his assessment with your desire. If you do, your case will pass quickly and you’ll be onto greener pastures. In short - HIRE HIM.