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Posted by V, a Domestic Violence client,
I was charged with domestic violence and hired a supposedly "well-known" criminal attorney who, basically, did **barely anything** after charging me a **non-refundable fee of $4500**. Because of my unique situation, I was in no position to accept a plea bargain. It had to be an outright dismissal or acquittal.
After three months, I replaced this "well known" lawyer with Edward Ajlouny. I called Edward Ajlouny on a Sunday evening and, he not only showed up at his office, but also came up with some strategies for defense. The next day, Ed Ajlouny visited the scene of the alleged incident, scoped out the place, role-played the alleged incident, elicited all the information, and took notes and photographs.
He was enthusiastic, aggressive, and detail-oriented from the very outset and did not lose the tempo and laser-focus throughout the case.
The case was at a logjam and it was complicated because of the presence of an alleged "independent witness" who gave a statement to the police. When the DA would not drop the charges, we opted for a jury trial and Ed Ajlouny was meticulous in his preparation. To make a long story short, the case was dismissed and the charges were dropped the morning the jury trial was supposed to begin.
Ed Ajlouny's total fees (fixed, including trial preparation and representation) were about one-third of what I would have paid the other "well known" attorney. Ed Ajlouny was worth every penny.
**Pros: Extremely reasonable fees, aggressive, meticulous, affable, enthusiastic about my case. I was always comfortable in talking to him about any concern I had about my case.
All calls were answered by Edward Ajlouny himself, as opposed to the calls being ambushed by a paralegal at the other law firm I had hired early on in my case. This included calls made on the weekends for a status update!! Unless Ed Ajlouny is in the courtroom, all calls are answered or returned promptly. You cannot imagine how, this alone, is a comforting factor when going through the criminal process!
If you hire Ed Ajlouny, he's the one who'll work with you and not his "assistant". As a matter of fact, he does not have any assistant whatsoever and is a one-person law firm!
Punctual and never late for any hearings. **Excellent analytical skills to analyze the case** and present the various options (plea bargain, reduced charges, jury trial) and their consequences.
Will not railroad you into taking a plea bargain that could affect your job prospects because of background checks. *Not afraid to take a case to trial.*
Extensive trial experience. You need a lawyer who has been there, done that, and got the T-shirt!
None I can think of. I was fortunate to have Ed Ajlouny as my attorney.
Posted by Robert, a Domestic Violence client,
Mr Ajlouny was brought into the case late in the game. After preliminary. But he had the confidence and composure of a true warrior. I was looking at a maximum 7 years. Mr Ajlouny kept me informed more than any other attorney I have ever worked with. He went above and beyond the capacity of an Attorney. (Got my dog back for me) LOL. Thanks Ed.
Mr. Ajlouny was confident and was able to lift my spirits when I felt that I just wanted this to be over and considered changing my plea. I would highly recommend Mr. Ajlouny to anyone that is seeking a competent, confident and knowledgeable attorney.
Posted by a Child Abuse client,
Edward is super good at family law. He listens to his client's case details extremely well, and prepares strong and persuasive documents before approaching the prosecutors. I went to Edward (luckily I went to him!!) for help with a Child Abuse case. He was able to identify the key defending grounds in a couple of minutes. Within 10 days from our first meeting, Edward got the case dismissed with DA - before the case even reached the first court date. This is a lightening speed far beyond my expectation. I recommend Mr. Edward Ajlouny with no reservation. He can save you and your loved ones from serious legal troubles!!
Posted by Dewey, a Domestic Violence client,
If you are reading my review, then I hope that my testimony will give you a sense of relief and confidence. Mr. Ajlouny is an experienced, smart and effective attorney that will give you RESULTS!!
He is also compassionate and is a "friend". My family and I owe him many many thanks because he'd "saved" my life. He really is magical..
I was faced with a domestic violence felony charge that, if convicted, could send me to prison/jail for up to a 12 months. Due to the complexity of my case and the biased nature of my domestic violence case, I was worried and felt hopeless. But thanks God and to Edward that he was able to get a settlement (from a felony charge to a misdemeanor with no jail time) from the DA office. This was a few days before we would have gone to trial. As a productive member of this society who has never been in trouble with the law throughout my entire life, this settlement means the world to me and to my career. I can not thank Mr. Ajlounly enough...
Whatever situation you are in, I can assure you that retaining Edward to represent you is the best choice you can make for yourself. I would also be happy to talk to you if you need a personal reference. Just ask for my number from Mr. Ajlouny. I wish you well.....
Posted by Charlotte, a Domestic Violence client,
Mr. Ajlouny is by far a 5 STAR rated lawyer! He is aggressive and confident. He defended my brother, who was charged with 2 felony counts of DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. The case went to trial and ALL 12 jurors voted NOT GUILTY! He is so knowledgeable of the law and puts sooo much effort in your defense! He was determined to fight this case to the end with Victory and that he did! I highly recommend him to anyone looking for a criminal lawyer - if you want JUSTICE.... AJLOUNY IS THE WAY TO GO - DEFINATELY!
Posted by Tami, a Criminal Defense client,
Ed is committed to producing results by understanding the issues and people involved and bundling the knowledge into a winning strategy. Ed demonstrates a deep understanding not only of a situation but also the extraneous circumstances and those who influence the outcomes. It's this type of in-depth experience and interpersonal skills that earned him my confidence and why I retained him several times. He has represented my family on matters from expunging of records to reduced felony charges with wonderful success. I thank this man from the depths of my heart for his diligence. Thank you Ed!
Posted by Eddie, a DUI client,
I found Edward Ajlouny through Google.
The situation for me was one of the most terrifying experiences I have ever had, first time arrested, and really felt injustice had been done in a big way - probably more shocked in a naive way that this could happen to me. I felt quite alone and began looking for advice in a desperate way. It was a Saturday morning, and after several calls to lawyers in the area, I got two to call me back, and Mr. Ajlouny agreed to meet with me that morning (despite the fact he had family flying in that afternoon).
To keep a long story short, Mr. Ajlouny was the best choice I could have made. After listening carefully to the details of my situation, he explained very calmly the process and the steps that would need to be taken, he did not over promise, and there would be no surprises on costs . He did exactly what needed to be done, and what he said he would do, and was always available for advice and consultation over the following months.
In the end I got a few breaks. I honestly believe it was because of his professionalism, not just with me, but with the authorities involved. He was also able to help me help myself, while also discovering information that I would never have known how to obtain, thus leading to him being able to get all the charges dropped.
Its easy to be angry looking back on things. The legal system is so frustrating you simply want to blame everyone associated with it. Even when you are completely innocent, there is a futility and guilt that does not go away, even after more than 2 years since this happened to me. I like to think that I would still write this review even if the breaks went against me and I was convicted (I guess I would have some more time on my hands).
I do know that I feel negligent not writing this sooner. Its hard to post things which you want to forget about. However, for those who are in a jam like I was I hope this review helps you make the right decision.
Posted by Dusty, a Child Custody client,
Mr. Ajlouny is the best lawyer one can ask for. He is very understanding and gets the job done. And he does so in a timely manner. I look at him as a family member. He has done so much for me and I greatly appreciate it. I will always be in touch with him. He is a man of his word, and as you know, that is hard to find now and days. Mr. Ajlouny, thank you from the bottom of my heart. !!!!
Posted by a client,
My wife and I really appreciate the work that Mr. Edward N. Ajlouny has done to save my and my family’s future life. Argument with wife and a little out of control, as a result I ended up with facing serious charge. Nothing like this had ever happened to me, as I didn’t even have a traffic ticket before in my history. This is the most terrifying experience in my entire life, especially when I learned that even a misdemeanor will leave a record which will impact future employment. Both my wife and I regret the argument we had, and worried about the impact this may bring to our family.
I did some research on the internet and compared several attorneys. From Mr. Ajlouny’s webpage, I learned that he worked in DA office before, and knows the law and legal system extremely well, e.g. charging policies and standards of DA office. He is the hard hitting defense attorney to defend your rights! After the initial case evaluation, I decided to work with him immediately.
During the processing, because of my over-thinking and anxiety, I probably annoyed him by keep calling him although I didn’t want to bother him while he is doing his work, but he always responded to phone calls himself promptly and answered all my questions and concerns, no secretary! He knows how to best approach your case and give you the best possible outcome before the charge is filed! That is the best possible outcome you could ever hope for in such a situation. That is exactly the outcome of my case after the excellent work has been done by Mr. Ajlouny. Thank you Mr. Ajlouny for giving us a second chance in life, and now our family has got back to our normal life again!
When you touch the law, consequence could be really serious. I would highly recommend Mr. Edward N. Ajlouny to anyone in need of an attorney! He is the one on your side guiding you through the complicated legal system, and gives you the best possible result!
Posted by a Domestic Violence client,
I was accused with domestic violence charges by my wife. I wanted to fight the charges . I did not have any experience with dealing with courts and attorneys. So I did little bit research on internet and called couple of attorneys for initial consultation. After meeting with Edward I felt very comfortable and I hired him immediately in my first meeting. He is very good and explains things very well.. Good thing about him is that you can call him directly . You do not have to call secretary first . He always try to answer call or return the call if you leave voice mail.
Since my case is still in the initial phase and I cannot tell how will it go and how will be handled by Edward.
we had only one court date so far (Arraignment ). yes I know & I have also read on the forums that attorneys are usually nice in the beginning , So I decided that I will keep on writing reviews as my case progresses . But I just want to tell - so far I am happy with him.
Again I will write a fresh review later and share my experience and relate to this review as my case progresses.