Posted by Christina
I had met with other attorneys before I found Sonja Duckstein on AVVO. None compared to her. She not only settled my case, she saved me from going into debt. Imagine your worst nightmare: getting ran over in a crosswalk across from your work and waking up in super girl underwear and not feeling like a super girl at all. That was me. The financial stress and the worry of how this affected my family made it impossible to focus on my health. Sonja Duckstein invested more time and attention to this matter than even half of what I was able to invest into it. She even represented me with some of the doctors that were greedy and getting out of line. When one of the doctors questioned me about it I proudly responded "she makes these decisions because she is representing my best interests". This accident has changed my life and it is pretty devastating. I know that she really went above and beyond in representing me and for that, I am able to move forward with my life. Maybe I won't have the life that I dreamed of, but it will still be a good life because of Sonja Duckstein.
Posted by Ian
I don’t recommend Sonja Duckstein as a defender for any DUI case. Not only did she push to plea right away, she tried to charge me an additional $3,000 for a revocation packet that only cost me $105 to do myself. Her lousy defense has ruined my life and kept me from employment for two years. I’m homeless! She didn’t even interview the officer who lied about almost every single charge and detail regarding the stop. If I knew the damage that she allowed the prosecutor and a dishonest officer of the law was going do to my reputation, I would have never given her a second chance. She also promised to get the charges set aside; more bs. She did almost nothing to win my case. She’s doesn’t fight for anything but increasing her fees and minimizing her workload. Sonja is more of a prosecutor than a defender and it shows. Sonja is a dishonest defender and doesn’t give a hoot about her clients.
Posted by Brad
On one occasion I was facing prison time for an aggravated DUI and Sonja was able to bargain for work-release jail instead, effectively saving my career. On another occasion, I was facing an assault charge and Sonja was able to get the case dismissed before I even appeared in court! She also handled my set-aside for a very fair rate. On top of her performance, she and Marcy are very prompt and pleasant to talk to. Over the years, with them on side, I've been well taken care of and can honestly say I feel like I've gotten more than my money's worth.
Posted by David Engdahl
When I injured my back from an auto collision, Sonja Duckstein went to work immediately to ensure that I received good medical attention and initiated contact with the insurance company. She was able to negotiate a settlement that was much more than what the insurance company initially offered. She was a pleasure to work with and always showed that she represented by best interests.
Posted by Morgan
I have not even hired her yet, but I have to say that I will more than likely be doing so if she decides to take my case. What a wonderful woman! You can tell she truly cares about her clients, and that means more to me than anything. She answered all my questions, and took the time to review my paperwork. I was torn between accepting a plea for something that I didn't feel I did wrong, or taking it to trial, and she made me feel more at ease. I had to talk to many arrogant lawyers before I found her. They refused to answer any of my questions. Even if I don't end up needing her for trial I still feel that she's knowledgeable and makes herself available to you. Thank you, Sonja. Your compassion is clearly what gets you your rave reviews on here!
Posted by Pierce B.
I was referred to Sonja after contacting another attorney, and she was immediately advising me, how to best interact with my significant other, and guide me through my case. She quickly spoke with the Prosecutor and got my charge diverted with classes, but the reassurance of having her on my side kept me on track with work. She's become my legal resource for my father and I, and I would highly recommend to anyone with criminal charges.
Posted by pablo
Miss Duckstein has represented my family in serious criminal matters over the past seventeen years.
She always has represented our best interests and has helped us to achieve fruitful, productive lives due her representation of us before the Courts.
She is very aggressive, hard working, professional and very capable.
I highly recommend Miss Duckstein.
Short or long term, excellent represntation.
Posted by anonymous
I called Sonja on Sunday (today) and I want to say how much I appreciate her for calling me back right away and answering some DUI related questions for me. She was very kind and considerate and very professional. Thanks Sonja!
Posted by Charles
I hired Sonja for a very serious matter in which I was facing life in prison. Ms. Duckstein was very on top of her work and always made sure to keep me informed. Sonja was always available if I ever needed clarification on anything concerning my case. She is a hard, aggressive and passionate worker. Sonja truly cares about her clients and the outcome of the case, and is not just out to get your money like past lawyers I have worked with. Sonja was able to save me from a prison sentence with a probation plea. You will not be disappointed! Thanks again Sonja.
Posted by anonymous
Excellent lawyer with a heart. Did a good job in keeping a mandatory plea or was looking at more time
in the joint. I will make sure I hire her next time,hopefully its not a DUI!