5.0 stars 97 totalReview Hart Levin
Posted by Sandra
I cannot express how grateful I am to Mr. Hart and his team. In February, I was arrested on DUI charges. I'd never even had a ticket, so I was very stressed and lost about what to do. I called/met numerous lawyers, read reviews, contacted previous clients, but still I could not make a decision. It's' very difficult since many attorneys say just what you want to hear. I listened to my gut and went ahead and hired Mr. Levin. I could not have made a better decision! He was honest from the beginning and speaking to him made me feel at ease. I was later connected to Mrs. Celia Cho, who works with Mr. Levin, and I must say that she is amazing!
This amazing team was able to have the 2 DUI charges dropped! I couldn't not believe it! Truly they for their clients and it showed every step of the way.
Posted by Shaya
I am beyond impressed with Hart and his team. I was recommended to Hart by a friend and I could not be any happier.
I went in there thinking I had no hope and no chance. I was expecting the worst. Turns out Hart pulled off the impossible and I got the best result I could have asked for.
Unlike most big law offices Hart personally sees to all aspects of your case. Most offices delegate their work to other members but Hart pays close attention to each case and comes up with creative solution to get the results you are looking for. On top of all that Hart is a very calming force. He's able to reassure you that there will be a light at the end of the tunnel. He allows you to calmly focus on your life while he completely takes care of your situation.
I 100% recommend Hart to anyone looking for a trustworthy, skillful, and creative lawyer.
Posted by Lia
BELIEVE ALL THE REVIEWS ABOUT HART LEVIN! When the nightmare of my DUI happened last summer, I was in utter disbelief and shock and scared to death. After doing some research I found Hart and based off of his reviews decided to call him up. The minute I left my contact number, he responded with a call back within 10 minutes. We spoke briefly and met the very next morning in his office. I told him the story of what happened. I was at a gathering and left to pick up a family member to then go straight home. I was less than a mile away when another car hit me with the result being only a minor fender bender. I pulled over and made contact with the other driver to exchange information. The other driver was a minor who became very erratic and uncooperative so I called the police for assistance. CHP arrived on scene and did not want to handle it because it was not their jurisdiction and no one was injured. So they made me wait for LAPD who never showed up. CHP began asking me for my account of what happened and then asked the other driver for her version of what happened. CHP came back to me and asked me what I wanted to do to which I replied that I wanted a report of the accident because the other driver would not provide any information. After an hour and a half on scene the CHP officer then decides to ask me if I had been drinking that evening and the rest turned into a nightmare. At the station i blew a .09.
Hart listened very intently and at the end of my story he put me at ease and said not to worry and that he could help me. I heard and felt the honesty in his voice and I felt that he really was going to do his best to help. I told him that I was putting my life in his hands and he said I know and understand and that it would be alright. Hart was very honest and direct with me. He did not make any promises. Hart was very professional and sincere and said that he would work hard for the best outcome for my case. He then started to explain to me in detail what would happen from this point on with regards to the court and DMV hearings. I explained to Hart that I have a job that requires LiveScan. Hart said for me to report it right away and go to my employer first. This was one of the hardest things I every had to do in my life but I followed his advice. My employer said thank you for reporting it to us first before we would of found out through LiveScan. Very thankful that my job is fine.
Hart went to work right away on my case and throughout the legal process Hart and his awesome assistant Jill were so very responsive and helpful and kept me informed every step of the way. When I called him or emailed him with concerns he and or Jill would respond right away or within the same day.
After the last court hearing, Hart called me and informed me that my DUI was reduced to a wet reckless and that I would only have to pay the minimum fines and also that I would not have to install a vehicle interlock system. I was overcome with appreciation and so thankful that I had hired him.
Hart helped me get through this horrible experience and truly saved me from this nightmare so again believe all the great reviews about how he has helped all of us on here.
Thank you for all your hard work to help me Hart!
Posted by Pearl
I have so much gratitude for Hart Levin and his team. Getting arrested was terrifying and I thought my life was over. I literally had a panic attack. They arrested me for DUI and possession of narcotics, because a friend had left a small baggie of drugs in the back seat when the cops ordered us out of the car. I got horribly depressed after the arrest thinking that I ruined my career and this was going to haunt me for the rest of my adult life. So I started asking around about who should help me and Hart was recommended to me. But I wanted to do some independent looking so I went online…and Hart was clearly the top choice. At first I didn’t believe some of the reviews because they were so great. And I have to admit I was skeptical. So I met with a couple other attorneys in West LA and near downtown LA. Total waste of my time.
The first guy told me to do a ton of AA meetings and admit I had an alcohol problem – so ridiculous. I hardly ever drink and I was shocked he was asking me to do say that I was an alcoholic. The second guy was crazy expensive and so I then met with Hart at his office.
Hart immediately put me at ease. He explained the process but also explained that I was going to be okay and he could help. He is an ex-DA so he knows how it all works in court. He clearly had a TON of knowledge about fighting duis and criminal cases, but more important to me was that I felt like he cared about me and my situation and I wasn’t just a number to him. He sat with me for an hour and I felt a huge weight lifted off me by the time it was over. I hired him on the spot and he even gave me a payment plan.
Hart put together a defense and on the 2nd court date had the drug charge thrown out through illegal search seizure. Now we just had the dui which was a relief. I wasn't drunk since I was the designated driver but the officer was really intimidating and demanding me to take a test and I asked him what my rights were but he got mad and said I refused. Hart did a dmv hearing for me and got the officer to admit that he didn’t properly give me my rights to take the breath tests and I wasn’t a refusal. He had the officers statements brought into court and got my dui thrown out too. I am sure not every case gets thrown out so I was shocked and super grateful.
He was super responsive to me when I had questions (I had a lot) and didn’t get impatient with me. In the end all I can say is that my life is better because of the help Hart gave me. I don’t think he’s a magician, even though some people have said that in their reviews – I just think he’s amazingly good and truly cares. His staff was super supportive and responsive as well.
So thank you Hart. Really I am so grateful you helped me and I will recommend you to ANYONE who needs the best help out there. And if you are someone out there who is in trouble for dui or drugs, I couldn’t recommend Hart and his team anymore!!! Don’t even bother going anywhere else. They are known as the best for a reason. They are awesome!!
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Hart Levin and his team are MIRACLE WORKERS! From first contact, they were attentive, understanding and FAST ACTING! I was called immediately once I submitted my query through his website and able to set up a face to face meeting within hours. Hart walked me through the charges - DUI, Hit & Run and Refusal and explained all the possible scenarios. He carefully discussed what each step of the process would entail and what to be prepared for. Once engaged, he completely took over. He presented the best possible case to the DMV regarding my refusal but ultimately the DMV enforces the mandatory 1-year suspension just about 100% of the time. The refusal carries mandatory jail time but he got that erased. He appeared at my hearings on my behalf and I never stepped foot in the courthouse. It's of course a terribly stressful and slow process but he kept me completely updated and aware of important dates and appearances. I don't know how he did it but the man made magic happen with my deal. Refusal was dropped, Hit & Run was dropped & DUI was reduced to a Wet Reckless and only 12 hours of classes - all this despite the D.A. wanting jail time for the accident and Hit & Run - ALL ERASED! No community service, No interlocking device, No probation officer, No additional license suspension - that could have been up to 2 years! He professionally navigated me through easily the worst experience of my life and I can't thank the whole team enough. He's the top rated DUI Attorney in Los Angeles for good reason, he's simply the BEST!
Posted by Ed
Words can not express how happy and grateful I am with Hart J. Levin after hiring him to represent me. Back in July I found myself in trouble and was arrested and charged with interfering with police. After researching and talking to various attorneys I found myself on the phone with Hart who after listening carefully to my story, put me at ease with his knowledge, experience and professionalism. He set an appointment for me to come into his office early the next morning. During our meeting he again listened carefully, took notes and at the end told me not to worry and that he could help me get through this bad experience. He was upfront and honest never promised me a for sure or particular outcome, but sincerely the best possible outcome. I hired him and felt so relieved after our meeting. Hart went to work on my case and in the weeks to come kept me informed every step of the way. I would get sick with anxiety, worry and sometimes panic. Questions would constantly pop into my mind during this hard time I could only think to call him. He would answer my calls or get back to me within the day. He answered all my emails right way and let me tell you I sent him a lot. Hart and his amazing assistant Jill were so very graceful, patient, understanding and so responsive with me. I can't say how thankful I was when I got the call from Hart after he met with the DA informing me that my case was dismissed. That's right DISMISSED! I literally held my head in my hands and was so thankful and happy I had hired him. Hart is the ATTORNEY'S attorney. If you need legal help go see him you will be in good hands.
Posted by Jennifer
HART IS A ROCKSTAR ATTORNEY!!!!
I felt compelled to write about my experience with Hart and his firm. In July I was contacted by LAPD about a possible hit and run with a car that looked like mine. I had nothing to do with it and was asked to interview with the police about the incident which I had zero knowledge of. There were some old scuff marks on my bumper and the officers tried to say that it was caused by this other hit and run incident they were accusing me of. I was totally panicked and freaking out.
My brother in law works for the LA County sheriff's department and I went to him for help. He told me to call Hart because he's referred a bunch of people to him in the past and he is really great. I called Hart and he made me feel much better. He was really calming and told me the best way to go about fixing this situation. I told him I was innocent and I'm an professional and I can't have anything like this on my record. He told me not to worry and that he knows exactly what to do. So he had a private investigator find evidence that the damage to my bumper was more than a year old. Hart had the the investigator order surveillance video from a bank that was on the corner of Sepulveda near where the incident supposedly took place.
The bank didn't even want to provide the video but Hart contacted the branch manager and by the time the conversation was over he was given access to the surveillance tapes. The tapes showed that it was a car similar to mine but had a license plate that was 2 digits off. He turned over the info the the LAPD and the entire case was dropped. They even apologized to me about the misunderstaning and said your lawyer did excellent work.
I believe I got the best result but I'm also really appreciative of his team. Alison worked with me on a payment plan which made it totally affordable and gave me several months to pay the balance. Hart and his team were really responsive whenever I had any questions.
I doubt I'll need his help again but if I do, I know who to call. They are the absolute best!
Posted by Rob
In 2015, when my wife was arrested for a DUI, it was completely devastating for the entire family. None of us had ever experienced anything like this and didn't know what to expect. I knew it would be best to hire an attorney and after researching reviews on Yelp, interviewing a number of attorneys and looking at other sites, we decided on Hart because of the glowing reviews and high respect that is attached to his name in the Los Angeles court system by clients and peers.
First, Hart and his staff could not have been more warm and reassuring in this frightening time. Even though it was a first-time DUI, my wife's BAC had been high and the prosecutor was looking to give her 90 days in the county jail. As someone who had never been in any kind of trouble before this in her life, you can imagine that a sentence like that would have been crushing. Hart assured us that he could get the sentence vastly reduced and encouraged us to call him at any time if we had any fears or questions.He was also very generous with his fee and payment plan, making it possible for us to finance the fees over several months.
Throughout the entire process, Hart and his wonderful assistant Jill answered all our questions and kept us up to date about the progress of the case so that we never had to wonder. We did still worry, but it was greatly reduced by their kindness and attention to detail. Any time I or my wife had a question, Hart or Jill got back to us in a very short amount of time, which is very impressive considering how many clients they must have at any given time. Hart appeared in court for us through all of the initial proceedings, limiting the stress that such appearances cause, and in the end the sentence was reduced to the lowest possible fine, and my wife spent less than a day in jail. Compare that to the 90 that would have happened if Hart hadn't fought so hard!
After the sentencing, Hart and his staff were still there for us, making sure we understood all the steps that had to be completed--there were some classes and community service requirements--and filed those certificates of completion with the court for us. Everything was made so much easier knowing they were there to guide us through all of the red tape! Everything is completed now, and while it's been an extremely emotional and difficult year, Hart and his staff made the entire process SO much easier to handle and provided a great deal of comfort as well as excellent legal work. I can't recommend Hart Levin highly enough. Be smart and hire the best!
Anonymous review posted on
I engaged Hart for a cycling while impaired charge. It was a fairly ridiculous situation, and every lawyer I consulted with told me as much, but as a professional who needs to maintain a spotless record I was nonetheless freaking out. I wanted to ensure that my choice of attorney would maximize my chances of a dismissal or the equivalent. Hart was extremely responsive (all emails answered within hours) and represented me for a fair price. Most importantly, he succeeded in getting the prosecutor to decline to prosecute. When I heard the news I let out a huge sigh of relief - one that I'd been holding the whole time. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Posted by Scott
I was arrested for DUI back in February, and the very next morning I called Hart Levin's office.
I honestly didn't look at a single other attorney, because everyone on yelp said they were the best.
Hands down, BEST decision ever. They hooked me up with a great attorney named Matthew Cohen. They got my charge reduced to a Wet & Reckless, my court fines were lowered, and I avoided getting an IID (interlock device).
In my AB451 class (dmv/court required) everyone was talking about how crap their lawyers were. How they overcharged their clients and produced ZERO results. How they'd be better off representing themselves.
I told them to call Matthew, and I'm telling you the same thing. DO IT! Trust me.