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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2014|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2013|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2012|
|Associate||Price Benowitz, LLP||2010 - Present|
|Clerk||Clark County Public Defender's Office||2008 - 2009|
|Emory University||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|George Washington University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2005|
Posted by anonymous
I found Mr. Sukumar to be solidly competent and equally aggressive and client-focused, with a good client manner, all good traits for a criminal defense lawyer – and what a client should be looking for when looking for defense counsel, as I was. Moreover, I found him to be knowledgeable, non-judgmental and completely centered on protecting client rights – someone I would recommend without reservation or hesitation, based on my firsthand experience.
My case concerned a potential Federal criminal investigation I'd become emeshed in, which Mr. Sukumar quickly and aggressively got in front of. Those charged with a crime (or who are being investigated or may otherwise put into a tough situation) tend to believe they can talk their way out or explain a situation, even if nothing really is there, so it goes away. That’s naïve, especially facing a trained investigator who can legally say anything to the interviewee, true or false, act friendly and/or minimize potential consequences (e.g., “You have the chance to help yourself . . “) to make their case, which is their goal.
Investigators count on your not wanting to be disrespectful, or hang up or say you don't want to talk, which appears suspicious. That same investigator is required to be truthful to an attorney, so, also in my firsthand experience, you want a Shawn Sukumar or someone similarly competent and experienced to be that attorney. I’m fortunate to have gone with Mr. Sukumar. Yes, his hourly rate is high but fully justified in terms of his obvious client dedication and focus, and his aggressively acting to obtain the desired client result.
Whether the same positive result would have happened (they backed off) with other counsel is speculation. After our initial meeting, I do know I was able to relax for the first time in several days, confident I was in good legal hands. That confidence turned out to be fully justified.
Posted by PAUL
Shawn glows with congeniality, exudes professionalism, and projects absolute integrity, WALKING THE WALK. On trial day we didn't even have to enter the courtroom, Shawn already had the case dismissed! Now that's results! And then we were blown further away when Shawn informed us the there would be a partial refund since he got the charges dropped? Wow!! Too many others would never have even mentioned let alone offered such a bonus/windfall. Shawn didn't make promises or excuses, he just executed. This edifying experience has imparted upon me a new faith and appreciation in the law/legal representation profession.
SO WHEN YOU NEED HELP HIRE SHAWN SUKUMAR!!
Posted by anonymous
Shawn helped me out with my case and exceeded every expectation! I would recommend him to anyone.