Posted by a client
Once I was arrested for DUI with a .179 BAC, I knew I had the long road ahead of me and I needed the best lawyer I could get. I did a lot of research and talked to many lawyers. I went with Carla because every other lawyer I spoke with made it seem like this whole thing was going to be a slam dunk and shared with me how many cases they had dropped or dismissed. I knew better then to fall for the trap of going with a lawyer who promises the world to me. I wanted to lawyer who was straight up with me, even if it was not an answer I wanted to hear, at least it would be the truth. Carla was there to explain everything to me and guide me through the system. She was always available to me when I had questions or concerns. With Carla's help and a bit of luck, I had the charge dropped to a Reckless Driving and no additional fines. I was shocked to go from double over, to a reckless in the court that I was in. I can't tell you that you should expect to have charges dropped with factors I was facing, but I can tell you if you go with Carla, you will be in good hands. I truly appreciate the help!
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
I was arrested for DUI December 29. I called and spoke with many lawyers, in regards to helping me fight my case. I felt the most confident in Carla. They were not only open and up front with me about what I needed to do, but with the costs associated with a DUI. They also worked with me to help make payments, as I did not have the funds right away.
Carla was there for me and very helpful. I was able to call or email her anytime with questions or concerns. And she was very calming, when I felt like freaking out.
Bottom line, by following Carla’s direction, I was able to win the DOL hearing and my charge was reduced to a negligent driving in the first degree. This kept me from losing my license, having to obtain SR-22 insurance and lowered my fines.
Posted by Glen
Carla is amazing. She took the time to talk with me on the phone regarding my situation and meet with me at no cost. She was pleasant and professional and clearly is an expert in her field. I hired Carla because I trusted her more than any other attorney I spoke with. My intuition turned out to be correct and her hard work resulted in a much better outcome than I could have imagined. I cannot recommend Carla enough - the best!
Posted by JOSEPH
CARLA T. LORD WAS VERY METICULOUS IN HER RESEARCH OF THE FACTS CONCERNING MY CASE AND EXPLAINED ALL MY OPTIONS. SHE IS VERY INTELLIGENT AND I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER SERVICES . HER DEDICATION ,PRIDE AND PROFESSIONALISM ARE IN KEEPING WITH THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF HER FIELD.
Posted by William
Carla T. Lord represented me recently in a legal proceeding dealing with a DUI arrest. She was the Senior Associate Attorney from the law firm of David N. Jolly, P.S.- Immediately it became clear to me from the moment that I met Carla, that she was experienced, and took charge of my issues. She gathered facts, ran down data, and advised me slowly and methodically. She listened intently and cared, I mean really cared about my situation. She exhibited understanding over the surrounding & encompassing financial elements of mitigation and extenuation that I was dealing with personally prior to the arrest, and made me feel comfortable throughout the communication process of letting me know my legal situation. She and the entire staff at the firm from the front to the back were in one word-PROFESSIONAL. I can't imagine being represented by anyone other than a competent lawyer like Carla and her wonderful support team. I am in a much better place having had the pleasure of her legal representation, and frankly her caring friendship.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
You want Carla on your team. Upon recieving my D.U.I in King County last June, I knew I needed the best representation. Unfortunately that doesn't come cheap in most cases, however, I was referred from a family member and co worker to David Jolly. I called right away to get information and realized that the attorney costs weren't due up front and were a lot cheaper than most firms. I made an appointment and went in to discuss my case. I was assigned with Carla Lord and the whole year during the trial, she was so much help. She kept an optimistic attitude (without making any promises), gave plenty of options, and was very patient. She showed up on time and early to every court appearance. She took care of most of everything making this terrible situation I put myself in, less stressful. I recommend Carla 100 percent.
King County has a strict policy on D.U.I cases. For example, If you are involved in any accident after consuming alcohol, it's automatically 1-3 days in jail, no negotiation & no chance of deferring to a reckless or negligent. Carla was able to negotiate my case to a reckless driving. You must take it seriously and do everything you're required to do in a timely manner though. I would hire Carla again in a minute if this situation ever occurred again. You need a confident and responsible attorney and that's Ms. Lord.
Posted by Kimberly
Carla was terrific. I have never in my life hired or needed an attorney for any reason. She walked me through everything, step by step, she was patient, very kind, and extremely understanding. Carla knew my situation wasn't an easy one and was always there when I had questions, anxieties, etc... I've spoken to a lot of people who felt their attorneys sort of left them in the dark, didn't have the time or patience to answer their questions, and did nothing more than collect their fee. I'm very fortunate to have had Carla on my side. She contacted regarding all necessary information, possible glitches, and key date reminders. I was fully informed of my options and was given the right tools and details to make decisions regarding my case when necessary. I would absolutely recommend Carla Lord and the Law Firm of David Jolly.
Posted by Alex
I was so impressed by the speed and efficiency of Ms. Lord and I wanted to share that in this review. I heard she could help me with a speeding ticket and get it reduced so that it would not affect my current insurance rates, which was my top priority, so I decided to hire her. With her expertise in the field she was able to get it completely deferred with no fines! The process was quick and I'd return to her if I ever got another traffic violation in a heart beat.
Posted by GaryT
Carla defended me in a speeding ticket in Snohomish county in Jan 2012.
The result was outstanding beyond my expectation. Carla is a very thorough professional who communicad very realistically without any hype about the outcome.
Hire her if you want solid , no BS representation.
I hope I don't have to do it but I know who to call if I ever have a need.