I retained Mr. Akouri for a criminal proceeding and he is completely inept and arrogant. He will spend more time talking to you to get your money than he will spend on your actual case. He incorrectly advised me twice regarding the same issue because he either 1) failed to read the statute I pled under, or 2) doesn't understand the statute I pled under. Mr. Akouri basically failed to respond to any of my inquiries until I asked for some of my money back (go figure). Definitely do not hire this guy for a criminal case, he has no idea what he's doing. Hopefully for the sake of his future clientele, he is better in other areas of law. It's guys like Mr. Akouri that give other lawyers a bad reputation.