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I had a very odd arrest where I was accused of masturbating in public. Lonnie took the case he was gentle and as time went on he became more aggressive and was able to get me off.
In the end the charges were dropped and I was relieved. He really worked the case with style and finesse like a well oiled litigator.
Posted by Ora
My husband was accused of a crime he did not commit. Due to the nature of the crime, the case was complicated. I obtained an attorney who was not sensitive to the situation and refused to take suggestions from my husband or myself regarding the issues at hand. He ultimately withdrew from the case right in the middle of the pretrial. I prayed and was directed to Mr. McDowell, who not only listenedto the entire situation but offered some assurance that he would never leave us in the middle of the case and would fight to the finish. The entire process took 14 months and Mr. McDowell endured until the end. Case was ultimately Dismissed. I would recommend Mr. McDowell to anyone who needed an attorney who is not just looking at the facts but trying to get to the truth of the matter to service his client. His entire staff was kind and sensitive and made you feel like a person, not a criminal. I actually enjoyed the fact that Mr. McDowell was both professional and personable. It is Good to know that all lawyers are not just in the profession for only money. He cares.
Posted by Andy
There comes a time in your life, where many of us will make a mistake. Well, my partner was the kind of knuckle head that made a terrible, horrible mistake, where he was facing 25 years to life imprisonment. Our life changed immediately.
It was not until a friend recommended Mr. McDowell as our legal representative, I immediately saw a light at the end of the tunnel, hoping that he could save my partner’s life. His review and concern over my partner’s case was truly sincere and caring. He was not overly zealous with his retaining fee and the price for his legal representation was quite reasonable. I never felt as though he only cared about his financial gain. He dedicated himself to do his very best with our difficult case. When he reassured me that everything would be ok, I felt a lot at ease. He represented our case professionally and appeared as many times as required without additional cost. Mr. McDowell answered all my questions with a wealth of information, and kept me informed before, during and after the court in timely manner.
He worked really hard on resolving my partner’s case with a great outcome. He was miraculously able to reduce my partner’s life sentence to 6 years sentence, which is way below the mandatory minimum sentence! To be honest, after the sentencing, I hired another attorney to review the entire case of my partner. He said that from the facts gathered that were particularly egregious, my partner was exposed to significant state prison time and possibly extended prison time. His statement: “From my 33 years legal experience, Mr. McDowell did a truly miraculous job and your partner should consider himself lucky - I mean that.”
Who does that? There are not many attorneys out there like him. They usually give up and only move forward if there is more money coming in their hands. I will honestly and truly recommend his professional and sincere service to all who want an attorney that really cares about your case as much as you do.
Posted by Connell
I'm writing to thank you for the wonderful job you did handling my case from the beginning until my sentencing. I really appreciated your promptness, effectiveness, dedication, and ability to pay attention to detail. Thank you so much for your help and assistance.
Posted by Michael
He was Awesome!! The public defender seemed not to care about my case. She just wanted me to settle. This was even before the preliminary. I thought I'd better look for another attorney.
I called several attorneys, but they were all too expensive. I finally called, Mr. McDowell, and while not cheep his price was much more reasonable than the other 3 or 4 attorneys I received price quotes from. He even had some alternative financing options, including making payments over a few months.
I decided to hire Mr. McDowell and I'm so glad I did. First, in regard to the plea the public defender wanted me to take, he said, why do you want to plead when you haven't even seen the evidence the D.A. plans to use later. That was what I was thinking, so I knew I found my attorney.
Mr. McDowell was kind, compassionate, and best of all knowledgeable. He had his investigator look over the police report and found several errors. While not enough to get it dismissed without going to court, it did make a big difference in my case. Yes, I had a two word verdict on all counts "NOT GUILTY" I'm so glad I decided to fight instead of settle and have a conviction on my record.
I highly recommend anyone in need of criminal legal defense, to hire Mr. McDowell. He, and his whole staff, were just great. I owe so much to them. If your looking for an attorney in Southern California, give him a call
Posted by Lisa
Mr. Mcdowell is very compassionate and takes the time to really look at the issues involved. He is an excellent negotiator and obtained the exact outcome I was hoping for.
He would be my first call if I ever needed an attorney again.
Posted by LAURYN JONES
He was professional and he communicated very well his assistant was very nice as well overall he was a great lawyer and worked with me on my case!!!
Posted by Michael
I have worked with Lonnie on numerous occasions in the past, and he has exceeded my expectations each time. From the simplest criminal matter to the most daunting case, Lonnie will treat whatever he faces with the utmost professionalism and zeal. He is results-oriented, incredibly knowledgeable about the intricacies of the law, and unwaveringly honest. I highly recommend Lonnie.
Posted by Steven
I was facing serious charges which could have resulted in a very lengthy prison sentence. I interviewed a couple of attorneys, not feeling good about any of them. A friend happened to tell me about Mr. McDowell, who represented him a few years before. I called and spoke with Mr. McDowell. He really listened to me. By the end of our consultation, I decided to hire Mr. McDowell, and I'm really glad I did.
As I said I was facing up to 13 years in prison. Mr. McDowell was able to get me into a diversion program instead of prison, which I've been in for the past 3 years. I have almost successfully completed the program. I'm free from drugs and alcohol. I've got my life back. I didn't go to prison, and I will have a clear record. Mr. McDowell saved my life.
Posted by A.
Lonnie fights for his clients the way attorneys SHOULD fight for their clients. He goes after the other side relentlessly and won't let them get away with any crap. I've worked with a number of L.A. lawyers over the years -- many of whom should be disbarred. Lonnie was a refreshing tonic in a sea of sludge, and will go the extra mile for his clients. Can't recommend him highly enough.