5.0 stars 33 totalReview Seda Aktas
Posted by Eufrazina
A 10/10 lawyer. I was in despair when I hired Seda. I was in Angola (Africa), because I was, I had very little hope. I needed to go back to the US for school. It was stressful. However, she handled things brilliantly. And her light. I was like "Really? Does this kind of person exist?". I was like "Wow" in my mind.
It was such a pleasure meeting you, Seda. And thanks for everything.
Posted by Matt
My name is Dr Matt S., and I provide my very highest regards to Attorney Seda Aktas for invaluable legal assistance that she provided to me in 2014. I was a recent transplant to South Florida--been here only 6 weeks--when I got in serious trouble with the law. I was charged with DUI and, frighteningly, felony drug possession for having some my girlfriend’s pain pills on me when at arrest. After spending 42 hours in a Dade County jail, and $6,000 in bail money to get released, the seriousness of my situation was crystal clear. What wasn’t clear to me, however, was how I would even begin to fight the unfair charges that could have put me in prison for several years. I was scared.
I needed a top-notch attorney, and time was running short for me. I researched local lawyers on the internet, and spoke with several by phone. No shortage of lawyers that were willing to take my case, but I was thoroughly unimpressed with most. I was 100% certain that I wanted to fight the charges against me as hard as I could—I wasn’t guilty and I was not going to settle for a plea ‘bargain’. Period. However, it was clear that most lawyers that I’d consulted with, without even examining the details of my case past a first telephone conference, were leaning towards that legal approach. Though embarrassing to admit, when younger I’d had a few run-ins with the law (misdemeanor) that of course don’t work in my favor in the courtroom. I badly needed an attorney who could take that into consideration and still mount an aggressive defense.
Fortunately, I met Seda Aktas. My girlfriend, a former attorney, reached out for legal advice for me, and Atty Aktas was recommended by several of her colleagues. I called her. I was impressed with Seda from our first conversation. On the phone, Seda was straightforward, sympathetic, and clearly knowledgeable about cases like mine. Talking with Seda was more encouraging vs all the other attorneys that I’d spoken with. Importantly, Seda is a former prosecuting attorney herself, so she knows very well the attitudes and approaches of both sides of a legal system that threatened to convict and imprison me, which would have destroyed my life. My only hesitation was that Seda was younger than most of the attorneys I’d talked with, and maybe didn’t have the same experience level as older attorneys—I was wrong. If anything, her relative youth equaled more energy. My favorable impressions of Seda were only strengthened after meeting her in person, and I left her office feeling so relieved to know that I had Attorney Aktas on my side.
Seda Aktas really came through for me. Accessibility to my lawyer, after legal knowledge and courtroom talent, is an important factor to me. Seda was always available when I had questions or worries, and was quick to get back to me. Text and email responses were always rapid, even when she was busy with major federal trials. If more detailed exchanges were necessary, then phone calls or office visits were never a problem. With Seda, I never questioned whether my attorney was truly on-the-job. Facing criminal charges is highly stressful, on top of all the usual pains in life. Though the legal system is fickle and final outcomes can be unpredictable, Seda’s attentiveness and proactive approach to my case greatly reduced my anxiety level.
Attorney Seda Aktas kicked some legal butt! Seda convinced the prosecutor that the drug charge evidence against me was weak, and that charge was dropped entirely. That left the DUI, which we targeted for trial. Although a DUI is minor compared to the felony, it still can cause serious lasting damage. And a DUI conviction is expensive. Very. After several court appearances, the DUI charge was also dismissed. My legal outcomes could not have been better!
I hope never again to face the legal system as a criminal defendant. However, if I ever again need a reliably excellent attorney, I will definitely call Seda Aktas.
Posted by Alexia
I needed a criminal defense attorney in South Florida to defend me and my mother against allegations by our [mentally disturbed] neighbor that lives below us in our vacation condominium in Fort Lauderdale. The neighbor constantly complains of noise even when we aren’t in the unit or in the state. Police, security, board and management found no negligence but eventually this raged our neighbor more and she escalated her accusations against us to assault, battery, harassment and injunctions for restraining orders on us. She had friends lie for her so we were dealing with a serious issue and finding the best attorney to represent us against these crazy allegations was important, no doubt. I researched for the top rated criminal defense attorneys in the Fort Lauderdale/Miami area and found the higher rated through Avvo.com. I phone interviewed at least a dozen and while mostly all of them seemed well trained, they only spoke about money and how much the costs would accrue during representing our case. Not one of them seemed to care about the facts of the case. My final call was to Ms. Seda Aktas and from the first conversation with her I felt at ease - my fear was minimized and I hired her on the spot. I felt her passion and knew she would represent my mother and I with utmost care. Most important, I trusted her and knew she would take the case serious and wasn’t just ‘in it for the money’. The final result was DIMISSA for criminal and civil, all charges dropped (two injunctions, four hearings and a final trial)! It was a scary and stressful year for me and my mother to go through this and Seda was always available to take calls and talk through any concerns with us. Most important – she reminded me to breath which I needed every now and then!!! Needless to say, we are very thankful to Seda and we love her as a person and an attorney. Winning this case for us made many people happy, including our security, the management and our board (since our neighbor has a history of harassing others in our building). Seda has become a hero in our building and within our community of friends that witnessed our challenges with the neighbor. I would recommend Ms. Seda Aktas to anyone that needs a Brainiac criminal defense attorney that achieves favorable results.
Posted by Edward
Ms. Aktas represented me 2 years ago in a very difficult criminal case. She was very professional and skilled in her defense of my case. She handle my case in a very skilled manner and was victorious. I would highly recommend Ms Aktas
Posted by Brian
Ms. Aktas has been extremely helpful in assisting me through my legal issues. Takes the time to explain my options and strategies we can explore. Is quick to return phone calls any time of the day. She was good with communicating the status of my case, what to expect and what to be prepared for. Her office can be flexible with payment terms, which helped my family be able present a better defense and better outcome for my case.
Posted by Leigh
Ms. Aktas had an anwer to every question I had I was very confused with the whole process and she took the time to call me after hours and explain everything, in 2 days she was more prepared than my previous lawyer who was on the case for weeks. The odds were completey against my fiance it was his 4th probation violation with a judge who was notoriously harsh but she was able to sway the prosecution and the judge and he was home the next day. Not only did she get great results for us in court but she also waved the rest of my payment she was literally our shes everything we prayed for and we couldnt have hoped for a better outcome.
Posted by Phillip
Choosing her as my attorney was one of the best choices i ever made. She is authentic and very dependable to say the least. She picked up my case with only two days to prepare and she still worked wonders . She will do her best and she will keep it professional but also take it personally like it's her but is on the line. She's the perfect person you need in your corner to represent you. When things got rough she fought extremely hard for me. She fought for me like a family member would or guardian angel. I will always appreciate her and what she did for me
Posted by anonymous
Seda Aktas is an excellent attorney. I was arrested by the Miami Beach Police Department and charged with misdemeanors. When I was searching for an attorney, there were several positive comments on AVVO, in reference to Seda Aktas. I called Seda Atkas office and she returned my call promptly. I explained to her what happened on the date of the arrest. She was understanding, compassionate and went into action immediately. She stated that she would do her best. My case was dropped in a short time frame afterwards.
Seda Aktas is easily accessible. I resided outside the state. She answered any questions and kept me informed on what was going on with my case. I would definitely recommend Seda Aktas.
Posted by Justin
If you are searching the internet for the"best" lawyer then you are extremely lucky to have landed on this website! Seda Aktas destroyed the United States prosecutor along with the Federal DEA task force, in a 2 year investigation ultimately leading to an entire Molly drug trafficking organization, comprised of multiple facets including a worldwide overseas distributor! A grand Jury Indicted me and I was arrested in April 2015 at which time I had a different lawyer on retainment who advised me that it was in my best interest to sign a Plea Agreement with the government facing a 10 year Plea with a possibility of a reduction to around 7 years if I signed and followed through with FULL cooperation. So I searched the internet and found Seda Aktas. EVEN after my previous lawyer had made a request for a trial continuance which resulted in a filing mistake at the time of transitioning lawyers and which left Seda Aktas with ONLY two weeks to prepare for this massive Federal Drug Conspiracy trial. In which time she kept me constantly updated within minutes of new information arriving, As well as going out of her way just for personal check up calls to reassure my state of mind and free me of any possible questions bouncing through my head to keep us both on the same wavelength! Although there was a staggering amount of first hand witness testimonies coming from 5 key individuals from within the drug trafficking organization that testified against me, to include the leader of the organization who was referred to as a kingpin by DEA who implicated me as the Kingpins second in command. As well as confidential informants and 65 kilos of Molly totaling an estimated value of around 2 million dollars destined for my address that were intercepted by DEA agents throughout the course of their investigation. Still Seda Aktas diligent and unwaveringly trudged through the United States overwhelming "discovery" consisting of well over 8,000 pdf documents, countless Plea Bargains, as well as wiretaps acquired by the DEA when worn by the Leader of the drug trafficking organization, who contacted me for a meeting in an informant capacity in an attempt to further implicate me and build the United States case against me. She relentlessly prepared a genius defense with elegantly skilled lines of emotionally charged questioning, asked in such a way and at just the right times in which it left all 5 witnesses testimonies seeming as if they were random lies, as she would intricately expel numerous inconsistencies pointed out over the course of the trial. Most surprisingly the DEA special agent in charge of the investigation who testified alongside of the 5 drug traffickers he brought down had taken the worst mental assault from Seda Aktas, as he made the least sense while growing noticeably embarrassed and angry as she increasingly exposed their mistakes and improper handling of the undercover 2 year investigation by his task forces and him. The special agent stammered and repeatedly asked for clarification of specific questions, noticeably to stall. Or he would flat out become flustered and have no viable answers or reasoning for Seda and her artful line of questions! Seda was FEARLESS in her courtroom mannerisms during all cross examinations, never missing a word to use against them! Also I realized the sense of calm and confidence she unknowingly instilled in me with her extremely professional, trusting and utmost determined demeanor carried in the courtroom during all three days of trial. The Jury had to have found her as refreshingly knowledgeable, trusting and undeniably better at putting the right pieces of the puzzle together forming a well articulated defense. I was found NOT guilty as a result of her and her alone! I truly believe no other attorney would have cared as deeply as her and actually dug to get justice with such a bleak outlook. I owe my life to Seda! If you have a lawyer drop them because they pure and simple can not match up to her