5.0 stars 54 totalReview Elizabeth Padula
I've worked with Lizanne twice and had the good fortune to have both of my charges result in a dismissal. I've found Lizanne to be very diligent and willing to work with you to drive to a positive outcome.
Both cases took a significant amount of time, but I would attribute that to the nature of the legal prosecutorial process and a lawyer that is fighting to negotiate for the best possible outcome for her clients.
In summary, I would highly recommend Lizanne and would not hesitate to work with her again if I should be in a situation where her expertise and experience is required.
Some time ago I was charged with a DUI. My alcoholism was egregious. I had thoroughly incriminated myself, so the case was far less about getting off the hook than it was mitigating the damage I had already done to myself, and allowing me to come out the other side best armed to pick up the pieces.
Prior to retaining Padula & Associates I'd qualified for a public defender and set out to take my chances. I spent some time in jail, was released, and then returned to jail following another poor decision. Meanwhile, my parents recognized the dire position I was in and offered to help me retain an attorney. I was in no position to shop around, but they were. After looking at options they asked Lizanne for help and she visited me in jail to have a conversation. She was candid in that conversation, painting a plain picture of my current situation and what to expect moving forward if I elected to retain her, which I did.
She provided good advice and simple steps to follow to best rebound from the charges (and subsequent poor decisions) as quickly as possible. In my hubris I ignored every bit. Never the less she pressed forward, providing assistance at every turn in spite of my best efforts at self-sabotage. Always actively looking at ways to improve my situation with the court. Returning every phone call. Calling me with updates on the case. Patience is a virtue Lizanne has in spades (I put this to the test).
As time wore on I began to see that my strategy wasn't working, and got behind hers. Things began improving almost immediately. The outcome with the courts thus far, all things considered, has been wonderful. I am left in a position to be the person I've always wanted to be. Padula & Associates could not change who I was, but they certainly provided every tool I needed to help myself.
I cannot recommend this firm enough. Just make that when they are giving advice, you're listening.
Last year I found myself sliding towards the bottom of a very deep hole (of my own making) on several fronts in my life. The bottom came in the form of me being charged with several crimes. In my darkest hour, I picked up the phone and called Lizanne. Without hesitation she jumped straight into the hole with me, grabbed my hand, and said "Don't worry, hold my hand and follow me. I know the way out". I did, and it is the best decision I have ever made. She has worked tirelessly for me on all aspects of my situation that had me in that hole, and with her help, that hole is a distant memory. You can have no better advocate, confidante and friend than Lizanne Padula. Call her to help you, you won't regret it.
I was referred to Padula by a friend and was very intrigued by her reputable demeanor and experience, I immediately hired her on the spot! She definitely was very accessible and worked around my budget and took my hit and run unattended down to a negligent driving second degree! I would highly recommend her to anyone! She is a true attorney, that would fight for clients!
Working with Liz Anne and her team was a pleasure. The entire process of getting a DUI was terrible, but Liz Anne and her team made me feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire process. She never let me feel like I had anything to worry about and anytime I started to feel nervous, I just picked up the phone and called her directly on her cell phone. I'm not sure how she did it, but she answers every time. And these calls were usually to talk me off the ledge or to answer some random questions. Everytime I called, she would take as much time as I needed to make sure I was clear on every step of the process.
Of course the best part of Liz Anne is that she doesn't lose. My DUI got dropped to a negligent driving and my DOL hearing found me innocent. I didn't lose my license, no "blow and Go," needed, minimal fines and worth every penny.
Hire Padula, then just sit back and let them do all the work.
I got my first DUI and was horrified. I didn't want to tell anyone, but finally shared with a friend who knew of Lizanne. I made the call and was able to see Lizanne within a couple days. She put my mind at ease, but was also very clear about what I could and could not respect. She resolved my case with results I could live with. I always felt that Lizanne really sympathized with my predicament and never judged me for my bad decisions. Thank you Lizanne!!
Lizanne Padula has helped me resolve several matters, and I always appreciate her speed and professionalism. I've recommended her to my friends to help them resolve complex DUI cases.
I had a DUI for the first time in my life. I felt embarrassed and humiliated. Even making the phone call to an attorney was mortifying. When a friend recommended Lizanne, I apprehensively made the call. Her assistant made an after hours appointment for me within 2 days. I was so grateful. Lizanne was straightforward about what she could and could not do for me. I felt like she was honest and compassionate, but very realistic. It was my first offense and she resolved my case with a result I could live with. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
I was charged with a DUI and referred to Lizanne Padula by a friend. At our initial meeting she was incredibly supportive (being charged with a crime is a scary experience) and non-judgmental. She got all the facts and set about crafting my defense. She is a strategic thinker and her staff was highly professional researching all aspects of my case and developing a solid defense. She seems to be highly regarded by the prosecutors (I had checked Avvo before hiring her and learned she was once a prosecutor herself) and was able to ultimately get my case dismissed. Her efforts saved me a lot of money and disruption in my personal and work life. I'll never put myself in a position of being charged with a DUI again, but if I do she will be the first one I'll call.
I hired Lizanne (Elizabeth) because she was experienced and had a great reputation. A friend referred me to her and told me that she did a great job for him. He said she was the best. Boy was he right! Nothing frightens her and she does not back down from anyone or anything. The thing that stood out the most is that she really cares. Both her and her staff were responsive and wonderful to work with. Hire Lizanne if you want things to go your way.