4.5 stars 6 totalReview Kerrisa Chelkowski
Posted by Daniel O.
I hired her in 2013 to handle a case and was not satisfactory, she took any easy way out she could find or excuse. You would think her being a former judge would make her more knowledgeable, but it doesn't she just kept asking for a continuance. She was not helpful in any manner and would have been better to go with public defender, for example most of the time I had a question about my case she was unavailable. I would receive calls more often about money than anything useful. After I payed her she was never in her office. I lost money, work, vehicle and my livelihood because she said my case was not important after paying her to take another case, bad idea she cost me roughly $7500 and that's not including court fees and everything else I had to pay to the courts, probation, and DMV avoid her and go else where. Also after three years she had my review pulled from Avvos' site by disputing it, so also if you want honest reviews that aren't held back I would start looking at AngiesList.
Posted by James
The Texas DWI nightmare is something you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy and you need first class legal counsel if you have any hope of it not completely destroying your life. Kerrisa is that counsel and I was extremely lucky to find someone as skilled and knowledgeable to handle my case. If you're unfamiliar with the DWI process, it has both DMV and criminal components that seek to permanently ruin you - Kerrisa understands the intricacies of both processes and will guide you through the legal minefield to get the best result in your case.
DWI cases are set up to find you guilty and it takes a skilled attorney to fight your corner - even if you get found guilty, only a great attorney is going to keep you out of jail and minimize the ridiculous fines. Kerrisa is definitely the person to speed-dial if you're unlucky enough to end up in this mess - I wouldn't even bother calling anyone else. She knows how to negotiate with the prosecutors and judges to get you the best deal possible, and helps mitigate the enormous levels of stress and hardship that inevitably follow a DWI arrest.
Posted by anonymous
Kerrisa was amazing! I found myself in a very unfortunate situation and I was panicked to say the least. Kerrisa made me feel very comfortable talking with her and she kept me informed about my options. We went to trial on a VERY tough case and she won. Everyone in the courtroom responds to her in a positive manner. She is professional, confident and knowledgable. I felt like she truly cared about me and winning my case. Most of all, she made me feel human! This was one of the most stressful things I have endured and she was there at every turn assuring me. The law is complicated and the process was cumbersom, however Kerrisa simplified things to help me understand. She looks sweet, and she IS, but do not let that fool you! She is DYNAMITE in the courtroom and she knows what she's doing. Her follow up was impecable. She is extremely genuine and I am very grateful for her service. It was also very clear to me that those in the court; criminal defense attorneys, the judge, bailiff, court reporters, etc. had a great deal of respect for her as well. I highly recommend Kerrisa for your legal needs.
Posted by Mike
Me and my family knew when we left Kerrisa's office we were in good hands. She took a horrible situation and made us feel at ease. She handled everything in such a professional manner and with great results. Her office staff was also very helpful and informative throughout the entire process.
Posted by anonymous
Very impressed with Kerrisa and very happy that my case was dismissed. I recommend her highly. Only lawyer that I have ever worked with that I would use again.
Posted by anonymous
She kept me informed throughout the whole process.