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Meryl Elise Chambers

Criminal defense Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

4.8   21 reviews

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About Meryl

Learn Meryl’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%

    14 years, 2,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    14 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Appeals
    15%

    14 years, 100 cases

  4. Federal crime
    10%

    14 years, 100 cases

Eisner Gorin LLP works on all types of criminal cases, including DUI, White Collar Crime, Drug Crimes, Sex Crimes, Murder/Violent Crimes, Juvenile Crimes and Domestic Violence. The firm focuses on alternative sentencing options - to keep the client's record clean. We has obtained numerous pre-court case dismissals, despite an arrest having been made. In court, our goals to reached a  diversionary settlements on charges of prostitution, theft, and other serious allegation. Our lawyers are compassionate and committed to reaching the best result in criminal court.

 

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Eisner Gorin LLP, Top-Rated San Fernando Valley Criminal Attorneys. Our law firm provides aggressive legal representation against any type of criminal offense in all San Fernando Valley Courts, including Van Nuys, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale.
Eisner Gorin LLP, Top-Rated Los Angeles DUI Attorneys. Our law firm will aggressively fight any type of drunk driving arrest in all LA or San Fernando Valley Courts.
Eisner Gorin LLP, Top-Rated Los Angeles Domestic Violence Attorneys. Our law firm provides aggressive legal representation against any type of domestic violence charges in all Los Angeles and San Fernando Valley Courts.
Eisner Gorin LLP, Top-Rated Los Angeles Theft Crime Attorneys. Our law firm specializes in defending any type of theft related criminal offense in all Los Angeles County courts.
Licensed for 13 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2009
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Eisner Gorin LLP
1875 Century Park East
Suite #700
Los Angeles, CA, 90067
Eisner & Gorin LLP
225 S Lake Ave
Pasadena, CA, 91101
Eisner Gorin LLP
21250 Hawthorne Blvd.
Torrance, CA, 90503
Eisner Gorin LLP
14401 Sylvan St
Van Nuys, CA, 91401
Eisner Gorin LLP
355 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA, 90071
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by tom | August 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING ATTORNEY
This lawyer goes above and beyond for her clients. My case was dropped after 18 months in court because of her efforts. Recommend her highly at Eisner Gorin.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Meryl was a great attorney for me. She was empathetic and forthright - making sure that I felt comfortable, but also being honest with me about how things could progress in my situation. Ultimately, no charges were filed against me, and I feel that was due to Meryl's work on my case.
Posted by Anthony | January 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
Meryl was so professional! She guided me through my criminal case and was excellent in informing me on what options we had and how to proceed. I never had any doubt in her judgement, she was always available to answer any questions I had during my case. I highly recommend Meryl Chambers to anyone in need of a lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I highly recommend Meryl
I was charged with a felony and Meryl was able to reduce it to NO charges and my case was basically dropped. Meryl is very professional and knowledgeable and very easy and pleasant to work with. She was also very caring and compassionate towards me in my time of need. I highly recommend her!
Posted by Dirk | January 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic attorney
She really helped us with a ridiculous amount of HR crap, with great skill and efficiency. As a physician, I really respect someone who has such outstanding professionalism ans skill. Really nice to deal with and also a total Terminator against the other side, a perfect combination. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!!!!
Posted by Valerie | August 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Lifesaver...
I cannot say enough good things about Meryl Chambers and her firm. From Noreen, the office manager, to Dmitry Gorin, a managing partner, I was treated with utmost respect and the issues of my son's arrest were addressed as if we were their only client. I received their undivided attention during my (free) consultation, which took some considerable time, and I felt so confident with Meryl and their team that I hired her that day. Meryl was always available to answer my questions and concerns and was on top of my son's case as if he was her most important client. I never felt uninformed or unimportant thru the entire process. My son was very fortunate that his case did not go beyond arraignment, but if he had gone to trial I'm confident that Meryl and her team would have gotten him the best results possible. It's very scary having a loved one charged with a felony, but if you should find yourself needing a criminal attorney you cannot find better representation than Meryl Chambers.
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Posted by anonymous | June 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional
Simply put, the world would be a much better place, if more professionals approached their work with the intensity, thoroughness, and respect that Meryl does. I used to think that anyone who needed a defense attorney must have been guilty of something, until that “anyone” was me. My entire life turned upside-down when I learned that I was the subject of an investigation. I have never been through anything as convoluted, unfair, or downright scary. I selected Eisner-Gorin because of their outstanding credentials. Top-tier attorneys have a lot of clients and cases that they juggle. But from the very beginning, I never felt like I was just another case. That is true of my experience with the entire firm, but most especially with Meryl. She always took the time to make sure I was alright. She seemed to know that every day I was going to have new questions, and she never failed to make me feel like each of them was important to her. In each conversation with her, I felt more confident that she understood exactly how to approach my case, and that she had a plan to ensure success. I’m very thankful to have been represented by Eisner-Gorin, and even more thankful to have worked with Meryl. She made a very positive difference in my life.
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Posted by Marina | May 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Criminal Defense Lawyer / Mediator
I am a novice to the legal system and was thrown into it by some scammers. I became pretty disillusioned by the first lawyer I hired and by the legal system that did not seem to protect people from being scammed. The whole process made me feel frustrated, angry, and helpless. A trusted friend recommended that I switch to Meryl Chambers and the firm that she's a part of, Eisner & Gorin LLP. It was the best decision I ever made! Meryl was incredibly professional, friendly, and for the first time I felt like someone was looking out for my best interests. She took the time to meet with me, update me by email and phone often, and explain every part of the process to me in a way that a layperson could understand. She advised me on the best course of action and really fought for me. She worked very hard to mediate my case with the DA and the other party's attorney, who had made the whole process incredibly hard from the get go. Miraculously she got the other party to settle, for the judge to dismiss the case so we didn't have to go to trial, and kept my record clean! The only thing I wish was to have hired Meryl from the beginning. I have a feeling that this madness would have been over so much earlier. If you need an amazing negotiator, advocate, and someone you can trust to give you advice, Meryl Chambers is the one to go to. I am wholeheartedly recommending her to friends, family, and anyone who needs a great criminal defense attorney on their side. Thanks Meryl, you're the best!
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Posted by Brett | August 4, 2015
Excellent Choice
I contacted Ms. Chambers after recieving a ticket for a fake id. She was incredibly helpful and kept me in the loop throughout the entire process. In the end she was able to find a resolution which would not show up on my record and would not require the suspension of my license. Hiring Meryl Chambers was by far the best decision I made.
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2015
Simply the best
Meryl is absolutely the best attorney I could have asked for. She was patient, stern, knowledgeable, persistent, sympathetic, and had excellent communication with me. She very well may have saved my life. I know my situation was unique, but she made me feel normal. Professional and personable. Would recommend her to anyone and everyone.
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2015
Excellent Lawyer
As my lawyer, Ms. Chambers was extremely responsive and comforting during our engagement. I am extremely pleased with the performance and personal touch that was placed on my case by both Meryl and Mr. Gorin. I will continue to work with this agency and recommend them to anyone wanting excellent and flawless representation.
Posted by willy nilly | June 23, 2015
My Review
In concise statements which were clearly spoken Ms. Chambers has addressed my concern in a direct manner. I am grateful to her and thankful that such an organization as this is available to those with no one else to turn to. I sincerely hope that AVVO will long be a source of help for those who need it. Thanks again, Paul
Posted by Derek L. | February 7, 2015
Meryl Chambers was able to negotiate an extraordinary deal on my case.
I was represented by Meryl Chambers for a criminal case against me that, if I were prosecuted for, would have been greatly detrimental to my personal and social life, as well as likely my mental health. I hired them because I had a free consultation with Ms. Chambers and was blown away by how approachable she was. I really liked how she took the time to answer all of my questions thoroughly, and her friendly demeanor made me feel that she took a very personable approach to her work, which was invaluable to me considering I was very embarrassed, overwhelmed, and terrified about my legal situation. I ended up going against my gut and hired another lawyer initially, for other reasons I thought made sense at the time. I was so uncomfortable with the way this other lawyer communicated with me that I ended up forfeiting my payment to him to go back and hire Eisner & Gorin, LLP. It was the right thing to do because Ms. Chambers worked diligently on my case, were readily available at all hours of the day, and communicated clearly to me every step of the process. She gave me such confidence that I was finally able to sleep at night knowing that they truly had my best interest in mind, and wouldn't settle for anything less than the results we all agreed were favorable. However, the firm was able to negotiate a deal for me that was beyond favorable and was actually extraordinary. I couldn't even have dreamed to walk away with anything near as good as the deal I was gifted, and I will forever be grateful for their efforts to make it happen. I truly felt I got a new lease on life because of them. I know my review sounds like hyperbole, but hyperbole is the only justifiable way to describe the experience.
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Posted by derek | February 3, 2015
Best decision I've ever made!
I was represented by Meryl Chambers for a criminal case against me that, if I were prosecuted for, would have been greatly detrimental to my personal and social life, as well as likely my mental health. I hired her because I had a free consultation with Ms. Chambers and was blown away by how approachable she was. She took the time to answer all of my questions thoroughly, and her friendly demeanor made me feel that she took a very personable approach to her work, which was invaluable to me considering I was very embarrassed, overwhelmed, and terrified about my legal situation. I ended up going against my gut and hired another lawyer initially, for other reasons I thought made sense at the time. I was so uncomfortable with the way this other lawyer communicated with me that I ended up forfeiting my payment to him to go back and hire Ms. Chambers. She worked diligently on my case, was readily available at all hours of the day, and communicated clearly to me every step of the process. She gave me such confidence that I was finally able to sleep at night knowing that she truly had my best interest in mind, and wouldn't settle for anything less than the results we agreed were favorable. However, I couldn't even have dreamed to walk away with anything near as good as the deal I was gifted. I highly recommend you hire Ms. Chambers if you are in need of counsel.
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Posted by Adam | February 2, 2015
The Good and the Bad About Meryl Chambers
I live out of state, and was looking for a lawyer to help resolve a legal problem dating back several years. As the result of my previous attorney's incompetence, (bad communication, bad advice, not filing / misfiling paperwork, etc) I had a bench warrant and was facing the probability re-doing hundreds of hours of community service.... and even jail time. Anyway, I wanted to get it behind me and was prepared to do what was necessary to move on with my life. I was not optimistic, considering my past experience. In a 10 minute phone consultation, Ms Chambers looked up my case and last lawyer, zeroed in on the heart of the issue, suggested a game plan, and prepared me for the possible outcomes. She was all business and as professional as they come. I hired her. Long story short: In about two weeks, Ms Chambers appeared in court on my behalf, and FIXED EVERYTHING. Literally the best possible results. Years of aggravation and the weight on my heart... suddenly lifted. Now for the downside: * If you want a lawyer who will hold your hand and sing you lullabies, look elsewhere, because she's not going to do that. Some other things she wont do- she wont ignore your calls, and she won't draw things out to bleed you with billable hours. She WILL do her job, and she'll do it damn well. (And Meryl, if you read this, thanks again)
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Posted by Daniel B. | November 6, 2014
Meryl Chambers has done an outstanding job legally representing my family
I was a client of Meryl Chambers who has done an outstanding job representing my family's concerns and needs to the juvenile court. From the moment I contacted her office I felt that I was treated with the utmost respect and professionalism. She was able to listen to a very complicated situation and offer clear guidance and options. Meryl has a warm and reassuring demeanor that is greatly appreciated during the stressful time spent in the court. Whenever I contacted her with updates and questions she responds in a prompt manner. I would highly recommend her for any family dealing with the juvenile justice system.
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Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2014
An Excellent Attorney
I contacted Ms. Chambers on a matter that was very upsetting to me. She was able to give me excellent legal advice and I feel like I sailed through the episode which had made me feel so afraid. She is very knowledgeable and uses practical sense, too. I highly recommend Meryl Chambers.
Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2014
Trustworthy and Well-Informed Lawyer
I trust this lawyer. In particular, she was personable and friendly, well informed and trust-worthy. She was available to me at any time, and always answered my questions fully and succinctly. She has my gratitude and support. Don't hesitate to seek her counsel. She will give you what you need.
Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2014
Client Testimonials
You have been generous and very informative regarding the legal process. The outstanding research set up referring us to the great behavioral management group and that deserves a heart-felt 'Thank you.'
Posted by Geoff | April 3, 2013
Approachable, dependable, reachable... thank you, Meryl
Meryl was a tremendous help to me and my family during a very hard time. Her confidence, knowldge and approachability made a hard situation much more tolerable. I don't know what I would have done without her. She was very thorough from start to end of my case, replied to ALL of my emails (sorry!) and she kept me up to date on everything along the way. I would recommend her services in a heartbeat.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Eisner Gorin LLP
  • 2012 - 2017

Education

  • Loyola University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • CLIENT ARRESTED FOR FELONY STALKING, VIOLATION OF PENAL CODE SECTION 647.6.
  • Plea to Infraction
  • FEDERAL DRUG TRANSPORTATION CASE. 5-TONS OF MARIJUANA
  • No Mandatory Minimum Sentence
  • DUI WITH INJURY CASE
  • No Jail Time
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • San Fernando Valley Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Pre-Eminent US Law Firm
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Pre-Eminent US Law Firm
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • AV® Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV® Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV® Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
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Publications

  • Valley Lawyer magazine (SFVBA)
  • DUI Defense
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Eastern European Bar Association
  • Criminal Defense Strategies
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (74)
Given (87)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 13
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Meryl Chambers is an exceptional criminal defense attorney. She is known for her aggressive advocacy and her impressive Courtroom skills. I unreservedly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
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"I highly endorse Mr. Chambers. Very knowledgeable and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
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"From reviewing Attorney Ellse's profile, endorsements, reviews and answers you can see that he is an excellent attorney that cares deeply for her clients."
Car accident Attorney | Jul 04
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"I endorse this lawyer. Intelligent and compassionate with superior communication skills."
Unknown Attorney | May 07
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"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, especially for criminal defense. Clients trust Ms. Chambers for her expertise and excellent client-relations."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Other
"Meryl is an experienced professional who focuses on many complex law practice areas. She has an impressive track record of success and is clearly committed to clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
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"I endorse this lawyer. Her AVVO responses are very detailed and resourceful. Great asset to the AVVO community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
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"I endorse this lawyer. An excellent attorney; well respected by other lawyers, and loved by her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 02
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"I endorse this lawyer. She is a great lawyer and a wonderful person!"
Unknown Attorney | Feb 16
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"I endorse this lawyer. Her analysis as exemplified by her AVVO commentary is top notch."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
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"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. she gives strong valid answer to client issues"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is tough and talented. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Other
"Not only do I endorse this lawyer, but I also give them five stars for their tremendous work with the community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly respected member of the legal community."
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