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|VA||Authorized to practice law||2012||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Attorney||Steven Krieger Law, PLLC||2013 - Present|
|Founder||Access to Justice Lawyer Referral Service||2014 - 2015|
|Hearing Examiner||Los Angeles Department Of Transportation||2012 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Lyon Village Citizens Association||Assistant Volunteer Coordinator||2013 - Present|
|Arlington Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Alexandria Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|United States Professional Tennis Association||Professional Instructor||2007 - Present|
|Online Defamation in DC||Client was able to keep review posted.|
|Arlington Tear Down Project||Approval of variance by Arlington Board of Zoning Appeals|
|Landlords and Tenants Both Have Rights||My clients rights were protected -- landlords or tenants|
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|18 The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Race and Social Justice 144||Low Bono Legal Counsel: Closing the Access to Justice Gap by Providing the Middle Class with Affordable Attorneys||2016|
|14 New Criminal Law Review 333||Why Our Justice System Convicts Innocent People and the Challenges Faced By Innocence Projects Trying to Exonerate Them||2011|
|45 Creighton Law Review 131||Do “Tough on Crime” Politicians Win More Elections? An Empirical Analysis of California State Legislators from 1992 to 2000||2011|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2011|
|University of Michigan||Business Administration||BBA||2002|
|D.C. Bar Lunch and Learn||Low Bono for the Small Firm Lawyer: How to Start Grow and Manage a Low Bono Practice in D.C.||2016|
|Looking into Low Bono: Reduced Fee Legal Referral Services||Looking into Low Bono: Reduced Fee Legal Referral Services||2015|
|D.C. Bar Lunch and Learn||Low Bono for the Small Firm Lawyer: How to Successfully Start/Manage and Grow a Low Bono Practice in D.C||2015|
|District of Columbia Bar||Low Bono for the Small Firm Lawyer: How to Successfully Start and Manage and Grow a Low Bono Practice in DC||2013|
Posted by Amber
I suffered a massive flood at a townhouse I was renting in January 2014, which ultimately left my boyfriend and myself, as well as our two dogs, completely homeless. That’s in addition to the massive property losses incurred. Although the upstairs tenants were 100 percent responsible for what happened, it wasn’t long before the landlord, the upstairs owners and their shared insurance company felt like a united front against us.
Within the first month, I knew we needed an attorney and started calling everyone I could find. Most didn’t even call me back, and those that did were dismissive and ridiculously overpriced. Steven Krieger returned my call within hours and I very nearly committed to him during our first conversation—within 24 hours I’d committed entirely. Honestly, it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
It turned out that we had a long and bumpy road ahead of us. Within months our landlord illegally moved to evict us, despite the property being essentially condemned and loaded with asbestos, at the same time the insurance company stopped funding our hotel accommodations. Steven’s guidance throughout the process allowed us to keep our sanity, which is something that is vital when you have to find a new home in less than five days, in order to avoid homelessness.
He handled all communications for us and was in communication exactly as much he needed to be. When there was a lull in our case’s progress, there was a lull in billable hours—absolutely no surprises. He was extremely flexible with payment arrangements and methods, with a very reasonable retainer, and was very open and up front about billing. It was an extremely bad time for us financially, but even so, his rate never seemed unreasonable.
Throughout the entire ordeal I maintained meticulous financial records, tracking every loss and expense. Although I tabulated our losses at upwards of $25k, I never expected to get anywhere near that, mostly because that number was reached assuming everything we lost was brand new, which obviously wasn’t the case. I figured they’d probably offer us half that in the end, and that would be fine. When we got a settlement offer in November, it was for just over $26k.
I know for certain that Steve was integral to the successful outcome we achieved. Emotions were running so high for us at the time that it was impossible to keep a level head and deal the many roadblocks as they came. I highly recommend him to anyone looking legal representation in any sort of landlord-tenant dispute—or anything else really.
Posted by KP
The title of my review is enough to indicate the satisfation that we received from Steve's legal services.
I thought of using 'wow', but that might mean either way. So, the clear positive title. But I digress.
Background: we live in NJ and have an investment home in VA; had an issue simmering with the tenant that was threatening to esclate to a more serious and stressful level. We felt at our hearts that we were not wrong and had proof that we did everything we could to address the unfortunate situation that the tenant faced for a few weeks. Just as it was about to get worse, we decided to check with Steve and are so glad we reached out to him.
From the first complemntary call - we never saw him or had to drive down - he put our minds at ease and laid out the options we had and their respective pros and cons. He also mentioned the fees for each option if we proceeded to engage him and asked us to first attempt something on our own before going thru him. We thanked him and followed one of his suggestions.
Situation defused but got messy the following month when the tenant wanted a new credit based on a new hospital expense. She also hinted that she had also spoken to a lawyer, who felt that she had an extremely strong case.
We promptly reached out to Steve and engaged him by paying a retainer. Steve was extremely thorough and prompt in responding to our emails/calls. He suggested the best course of action, which was both a compromise and a small credit to the tenant but involved her signing a declaration that she can no longer come to us for any future claims however damaging that might be.
Tenant agreed and signed.
And get this: Steve emailed us a check later for nearly 25% of our payment and informed us that the total time he spent on our calls/emails and preparing the letter was less than what he anticipated.
You can now see why Steve will always be the first attorney that I will reach out to for ANY real estate legal issues.
HIGHLY recommend him!
Posted by Anthony
Steven recently assisted me with a landlord-tenant matter, and I couldn't be happier with his help. He very quickly responded to the inquiry that I made through his website and was soon assisting me with an issue related to the termination of a lease. I never had to wait long to hear back from Steven and I always felt like he was engaged with my case. He not only helped with interpreting the lease, but also gave important insight into how the issue would probably play out based on his experience. Ultimately, Steven suggested a fair compromise based on the likely outcome under the law and his practical insight, and the compromise was accepted by the other party. His legal opinion definitely helped broker the compromise and saved us all a lot of time and grief while also protecting my legal rights and property.
Although not every issue might be resolved as cleanly as mine was, I am confident that Steven will quickly work with any client to handle their issues, and he will give candid advice to help his clients to make a smart, informed decision.
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