5.0 stars 113 totalReview Loren Dickstein
Posted by Andrew
I hired LEWIS & DICKSTEIN to be my lawyers for DUI and a resisting the police charged in Rochester. Loren was a really good attorney and did a great job. I've worked with defense lawyers before unfortunately so I can tell you there is no comparison. I'm going to be staying out of courts from now on but if I ever had a problem again, there is absolutely no one else I would go to as my lawyer and no one else I would trust.
Posted by Karena
I made a HUGE mistake and got charged with a felony. I thought I was going to jail for sure! The detective that investigated my case treated me very nice and convinced me to confess before I got to an attorney. Another lawyer treated me like I was really dumb for talking with the police and didn't care that I have never really had contact with the police before. Loren was very respectful and helped me understand that I just made a common mistake. I appreciated being treated with respect. I'm very happy with Loren and his firm, the communication was very good and they did a great job with my case. Loren is a very good lawyer and very deserving of the accolades given to him by all the rating companies and his prior clients.
Anonymous review posted on
Mr. Dickstein's office handled my case with an average amount of competency and with an outcome that I feel I could have secured if I hired an attorney at half of what they charged. The process was made more stressful by the fact that with the exception of one time, Mr. Dickstein or the associate he sent in his place (without informing me ahead of time) were late to my hearings or meetings with the prosecutor. One of his associates handled an oral argument for me where it was clear he knew nothing about me or my case and had just scanned my file before he arrived. He trailed off after a few sentences where he gave some incorrect information about me. They also failed to warn me that the judge would ask me to say a few words myself, and I was completely caught off guard. The filings submitted to the court by their office were almost uniformly riddled with grammatical and spelling errors. Overall it was an unprofessional experience considering they charge more than the average criminal defense firm in the area, and I was less than blown away by the results.
Posted by Jeff
I was accused of committing a crime against my employer. Background checks I routinely done in my industry. One of my closest friends is a lawyer who told me how important was I get a good attorney early and try and prevent the charge it possible. I was referred to Loren Dickstein and met with him in his office. Ultimately, I hired Lewis & Dickstein and they represented me on a pre-charged basis. Because of their hard work, I was able to avoid charges. I am glad to post this review and I hope others will benefit from me sharing my experience.
Anonymous review posted on
I hired Loren as co-counsel for a criminal charge in Royal Oak. He was always one step ahead of the prosecutor and worked very hard. I was able to see him cross-examine one witness before the case was declared a mistrial and he was lethal in cross-examination. I would recommend Loren to anyone who has a lot on the line and needs to win a case.
Posted by Darrell
My wife and kids are the most important things in my life but, I've got to say, Loren is in the top 10 for me. When I was facing losing everything, I had no room for error when I hired a criminal defense attorney. I found myself in a position of being charged with a very serious crime. In my wildest dreams, I never thought I would need a criminal lawyer. I'm not a "criminal". Unfortunately I had to search for an attorney and talked to quite a few. I hired one before I was charged and she promised me that she would get them to drop the charges. She said because she was a former prosecutor that she was connected. What a joke. I was charged and arrested one night at home out of the blue. She didn't know a warrant had been issued for me and apparently didn't do much to help. I fired the first lawyer and I was recommended to Loren by my company's corporate lawyer. Things were much different from here on out. Loren is different because he uses a team of people to help clients. His staff has tons of experience and they work together really well. There was always someone I could talk to and they all worked together to help me. I didn't know something like this was around for someone like me and I only thought "the rich" could get legal representation like that. My case took a long time to resolve and was complicated but they never gave up and it was resolved in a very favorable way. I'm very happy with the help I got from Loren and his team. It may seem weird but I invited Loren to my daughter's wedding because I couldn't have afforded the reception if he had lost my case because that would have cost me my job.
Posted by Dane
I was charged with two felony charges and two misdemeanors. The detective on my case seriously hated me and showed up at every court date. Mr. Dickstein formulated a plan to use the officer's aggressiveness against him by convincing the prosecutor and judge that he lost his objectivity. We got a great resulution to the case and I'm very happy with the outcome. I think many lawyers would have been intimidated or worried more about themselves, their time or their connection with the police as opposed to their client's interests. This is not Mr. Dickstein's way and he proved to me that there still are amazing lawyers who are not just about money and fast, easy resolutions. At sentencing, the judge even scolded the officer which made my day. A big THANK YOU to Mr. Dickstein and his team!! I highly recommend anyone work them if you need help. You may have to pay legal fees that are a bit higher than some other lawyers but you cannot do better anywhere. Finally, I wanted to mention that one of the things that convinced me to hire Mr. Dickstein as opposed to one of the other lawyers I met with was that he talked about how he would consider how any resolution to my case would impact my future and my wife. This was very important to me and he was the only one who could see the big picture and not just how to get me to plea guilty.
Posted by Zhang
I'm from Toronto. My son lives in Michigan. He got into deep trouble. I came to US to interview 4 attorneys. Mr. Loren was the most confident and honest with us. He helped my son out of this trouble and he is fine now. We didn't think he would be able to stay in US. He is not an American citizen. He can now stay and continue work as an engineer. My son said this lawyer fought and won several important law battles in court and government prosecutor was overwhelmed. I recommend this lawyer to anyone who has high stakes case and cannot lose. Extremely good attorney for criminal charge.
Posted by Vladimir
I'm an immigrant and in the US on a temporary work visa. I was falsely accused of several crimes. Other lawyers were not confident or I felt they were lying about what they could do or who they knew. Mr. Dickstein spoke plainly, did not make guarantees and was confident in a way that made me feel comfortable for the first time since I was arrested. I'm a professional and could have hired any lawyer but the choice was clear to me. I interviewed several lawyers that I found on Avvo, even one who had a similar number of reviews in the area. Frankly, there was no comparison. the outcome of my case was better than I had even open for. I was able to avoid any immigration consequences and the case was settled with the DA in a way that was fair to me. He always returned my calls and emails and even though he is very busy, he always took time for me. I'm very satisfied and forever indebted.
Posted by Anthony
The review title is the definition for Loren. He will give you a no nonsense answer and for me, delivered a more than favorable result. I really can't say enough good things about he man.
He guided me through multiple nervous breakdowns and reassured me that things would be fine and they ultimately were. My case coincided with a mental health issue and I was all over the place psychologically. Loren was more than patient with me and helped me tremendously in keeping my case in perspective and not allowing it to drive me crazy. I was in good hands.
4th DUI 13 days in incarcerated.
5th DUI (while on probation for my 4th) 7 months incarcerated.
6th DUI 28 days incarcerated.
Those numbers would be at least a hundred-fold with a less competent lawyer. I know because I heard the stories online and in jail. Not only a remarkable lawyer but a man you can learn a lot from. Oh, and the reviews are correct in that he doesn't cater to small talk. Very efficient in his language, which is what you want from a man in his line of work. I wish him the best in everything he does.