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Hart Jasper Levin

DUI and DWI Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

5.0   275 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Hart

Learn Hart’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    60%
    Expert DUI Defense based on handling over 3,000 DUI cases.

    18 years, 3,200 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    40%
    As a former Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles, we offer top-notch criminal defense that has consistently delivered outstanding results for our Clients.

    20 years, 2,400 cases

LA'S #1 RATED DUI ATTORNEYS. FORMER LA PROSECUTOR. FLEXIBLE PAYMENT PLANS. FREE CONSULTATIONS. SE HABLA ESPANOL.

Named "Super Lawyer" from 2014 - 2021

Ranked #1 in the Law Firm 500 for 2017

Rated in the top 2.5% of all attorneys in California as a "Rising Star

Client's Choice Winner 2012 - 2021

Avvo Rating of "10.0" and Attorney Rating of "Superb" for 2012 - 2021

Selected in the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" in the nation by "The National Trial Lawyers".

 Chosen as "Top Lawyer" by the Global Directory of Who's Who

My firm is dedicated to providing the most vigorous and aggressive defense possible for each of our clients.  

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Contact Hart

Law Offices of Hart J. Levin
355 S Grand Avenue, Suite #2450
Los Angeles, CA, 90071
The Law Office of Hart Levin
4224 Spectrum
Irvine, CA, 92618
Law Offices of Hart J. Levin
401 Wilshire Blvd., 12th Floor
Santa Monica, CA, 90401
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Posted by Tony | January 28, 2015
THE BEST ATTORNEY IN LOS ANGELES!
If anyone is on here looking for quality legal representation, you have just found it! Hart Levin and Matthew Cohen are two of the finest attorneys I have ever had the privilege of working with. When our youngest son was arrested on a very serious felony charge as well as a probation violation, my wife & I were frantic and did not know where to turn for help. After doing hours of research online trying to find the best legal team to represent him, we stumbled across Hart Levin and his stellar reviews on Avvo & Yelp. Hiring him was the best thing we could have done and we are SO glad that we did! From the initial consultation to the final outcome, Hart was calm, confident, very honest with us about the seriousness of the charges, and extremely supportive at a time when my wife & I were both very fragile emotionally. My son was facing 4 years in prison - ready to be metered out by a cranky old judge (that should have retired ten years ago) and a very rigid female ADA with her own selfish agenda in mind. However, through a lot of very clever legal wrangling and positioning (and a few lucky breaks), Hart & Matthew were able to negotiate a suspended sentence, 3 years probation, and 6 months in a quality rehab program. I feel that the successful outcome can be directly attributed to the confidence, intelligence, and hard work that both of these men exhibited throughout the entire ordeal. As a former prosecutor, Hart was extremely knowledgeable of how whole system worked, and he must have been well-liked in the DA's office because he was stopped many times in the courthouse hallway by former colleagues inquiring how he was doing. I know that the decision to hire an attorney is always a difficult one, but if you are considering hiring Hart Levin, then it will be easy... If you want the BEST, Hart Levin and his team are the only way to go! Remember this old adage when you finally do decide on who to represent you or a loved one: "A good lawyer isn't cheap, but a cheap lawyer isn't good!" I know that you will make the right choice... Hire Hart Levin!
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2014
Superstar Attorney!!!
I hired Hart and Matt to defend a felony at the CCB in downtown LA. I was charged with felony possession of narcotics but I had a prescription for them that was issued in another country. Hart and Matt to the rescue! The case was DISMISSED ENTIRELY on the first court date. Couldn't be any happier with the guys. And, they are super nice and responsive. I hope I don't have more criminal cases but if I do, I wouldn't dream of using anyone but this firm.
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Posted by James | September 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond Grateful.
Words can't explain how grateful I am for the stunning work provided for me with my case at the Law Offices of Hart J. Levin. I instantly felt secure with the timeline that was given to me. The outcome was a victory; I could accept the accountability gracefully and closed a chapter of my life. I highly recommend the Law Offices of Hart J. Levin if anyone requires legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING!!!
I cant say enough good things about this lawyer and his team, i took my wife and kids to disneyland for my daughters birthday was staying across from a jack in the box went there to buy a chicken sandwich the lady called the police possibly thinking i was homeless i hired Mr. Hart and its almost as if it never happened. I do recommend this lawyer. Thanks again Mr Hart!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 21, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed Thanks To These Guys
Case dropped after a year of my arrest. The attornies here including John and Juan Carlos made the entire year long process a breeze, as well as setting clear expectations from the get-go. Their rates were on par or lower than other firms as well. Highly recommend if you’ve made a grave mistake and are freaking out about your future.
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Posted by Colin | August 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I Can't Recommend Hart Levin enough! Fantastic Law Team!!
I can't say enough great things about the team at Hart Levin. I was in an extremely bad spot with a high BAC and a hit and run charge, and the team made sure to handle everything. I was barely needed in court, and they got me off with no jail time, and just needing to do a 9 month DUI class and AAs. The professionalism of the team was absolutely unmatched, as I was consistently, and thoroughly communicated with updates regarding my case. I worked very closely with Darin King, as my primary lawyer- and he is a straight-shooter, was always completely honest about where I stood, and made sure I got the absolute best outcome I could've gotten. Thank you, Darin! Their internal team was always making sure I was up-to-date on court dates, and any requirements I needed to fulfill. A big shout out to Stephanie Barrera for being so on top of everything, and making sure that I was always on time sending documents, proof of AAs, etc- and it was a lot to be on top of. I couldn't have been in better hands than I was in with Hart Levin's team. From the first consultation (which Hart personally called me within ten minutes of requesting one), to the end result- this team was not only on top of EVERYTHING, but also understood how difficult this process is on clients and made sure I was always at ease. My one word of advice if you're in a similar situation- call Hart Levin. They will do everything they can to help- and will get results!!!
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Posted by Louis | August 10, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hart is a lifesaver!
Hart was absolutely amazing! He and his team worked absolute magic! Everyone was so compassionate during our time of need and went above and beyond to answer our questions and concerns and build a roadmap to fighting the false charges/accusations! If there is anyone you want representing your criminal case of any nature, you’re going to want Hart Levin and his phenomenal team! Thanks again!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped me every step of the way
Thanks HJL law for your on going support. I know this was a drawn out process due to my life obligations at the time but I appreciate you for sticking by my side and riding along till the end. The state of California does not make it easy and I’m so glad I had you on my side to answer all my questions and represent me before the court of law. I will recommend you to anyone I know, I hope I never need your services in the future but glad I found you! Once again thank you, please pass the message to anyone that helped my case as I appreciate all the help I received!
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Posted by Kevin | July 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
Hart is a fantastic attorney who gets the job done, and with integrity. He was not only able to clear two old DUIs with bench warrants for one of my relatives, but also get the records permanently expunged. Hart is highly communicative and answers his emails extremely quickly - never leaving you wondering. His fees were also very fair. The many five-star reviews are true. While it's not always a pleasant experience having to hire an attorney, you can rest assured that with Hart on your team, you are best positioned to have a successful outcome. Thank you Hart!
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome!
Hart Levin and his team have exceeded our expectations. From start to finish their team was professional, knowledgeable and always willing to help and answer our questions throughout the entire process. I was impressed by their expertise and knew we were in good hands. They are the real deal! Highly recommend.
Posted by John | June 28, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Felony DUI dismissal
I would like to take this opportunity to express my deepest gratitude to Hart Levin, the exceptional lawyer who guided me through one of the most challenging times of my life. Having faced a traumatic DUI arrest in 2022, which involved a car accident resulting in felony charges, I was overwhelmed with worry and immense stress. In my search for legal representation, I came across Hart Levin, who stood out among the many DUI lawyers in Los Angeles as the number one rated attorney. All the positive reviews I read about him turned out to be accurate and true. From our very first conversation, Hart Levin exhibited a remarkable level of professionalism and empathy. He understood the gravity of my situation and assured me that he would do everything in his power to handle my case effectively. I greatly appreciated his honesty, as he never made any unrealistic promises, but instead focused on providing his best efforts to achieve a favorable outcome. Based on these factors, I made the decision to trust him with my legal matters. True to his reputation, Hart Levin promptly began working on my case. One of the first steps he took was extending the court date, which provided us with more time and opportunity to strategize. Unlike other lawyers who seemed to prioritize financial gain, Hart did not burden me with exorbitant fees and was transparent in his approach. Additionally, he personally represented me in the DMV court, ensuring that my driving privileges were safeguarded during the legal proceedings. Throughout the entire process, Hart Levin and his team exhibited unwavering dedication and professionalism. Their attention to detail, combined with their expertise in DUI law, reassured me that I was in capable hands. Their passion for justice and tireless efforts culminated in a remarkable outcome: the dismissal of my felony DUI case. This favorable resolution was beyond my expectations, and I am forever grateful to Hart Levin for his instrumental role in securing my freedom and future. If you find yourself facing a DUI arrest, I wholeheartedly recommend reaching out to Hart Levin without hesitation. His track record of success, compassionate approach, and unwavering commitment to his clients make him an exceptional choice. Hart Levin's expertise and legal prowess can make a world of difference in your case, providing you with the best chance for a positive outcome. Trust me, you won't regret putting your future in the capable hands of Hart Levin and his exceptional team. Trust me you will be the one that will be righting this. Thank you, Hart Levin and his team, for your exceptional service and for giving me a second chance at life.
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Posted by Dave | May 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I couldn't have asked for a better experience
I contacted Hart Levin after my DUI arrest and the first thing he told me was "don't panic, you're going to be fine", He was right, and his team did an amazing job and charged very reasonable rates. They handled most of my court appearances without the need for me to be present and walked me through all the requirements at each step in the process. They helped me get through an extremely difficult time in my life and I'm truly grateful. I honestly couldn't have asked for anything more.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Got the job done and was honest, upfront and reliable
I'll be honest it's hard to trust lawyers but Hart delivered and helped me navigate a difficult case and also gave me recommendation to another lawyer for another matter. I can safely say that he's reliable and someone reasonable that you can trust.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Experience
Hart was extremely thorough and helpful throughout the legal process! He responded quickly, explained things in a clear way, and kept on top of the case for many months. I am so grateful that I was able to work with him.
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI Case
Hart Levin has been absolutely unbelievable in my process. They’ve been great with communication and kept me up to date on everything. Which truly made me feel comfortable and like I was their number one and only client. Even when they didn’t have an answer for me at the time they would all work to get me an answer! If you have any need for Hart Levin they are the one and only to go with!! Thank you so much to you all for all that you’ve done for me. I truly appreciate you all from the bottom of my heart! Brandon
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Trusted the Right Counsel
I cannot recommend Hart Levin and the staff enough. I am a middle-aged woman with zero histories of legal trouble or tickets outside of parking. I was in an accident of my own fault and ended up in the hospital - thankfully I was okay and no one else was injured - but nonetheless, I was very alone and uncertain of what would happen. I found Hart via Yelp and contacted him immediately - he reached out straight away and gave me the information I needed and talked through potential outcomes. I trusted the firm and the process and just a year after the accident, I was advised that there would not be any charges against me. While I was prepared for whatever consequence may come, I am obviously relieved and extremely grateful. I do not intend to require his services again, but if you are in need, do not hesitate to reach out.
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
2nd DUI offense within 10 years dropped to a wet reckless
I can’t say enough about Hart and his team. They literally saved my life and have worked tirelessly on my case for the best possible outcome. If you need a lawyer in LA, look no further than Hart Levin!
Posted by anonymous | March 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
It was a pleasure being represented by Hart
Hart and his team are professional, kind, and responsive. He did incredible work for me and I am very pleased. I would highly recommend Hart and his team.
Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dropped case
Mr. Levin and his team are the absolute best. They handled my first DUI from A-Z with the upmost professionalism. Not only did they answer all my questions and keep me posted but they also got my case dropped. If you’re in need of assistance with ur dui ID highly recommend Mr. Levin and his team
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely kind and a great attorney
Attorney Levin assisted me with a DUI a few years ago. His representation was excellent, and he helped me conclude the matter efficiently and quickly. Since then, he has assisted me with any and all questions I have, responded as fast as possible, and shown me compassion. I could not recommend him and his team more.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Offices of Hart J. Levin
  • 2011 - Present
  • Deputy District Attorney
  • District Attorney's Office Los Angeles
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Associate
  • McNicholas & McNicholas, LLP
  • 2005 - 2006

Education

  • Loyola Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of California - Berkeley
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • Felony Drug Sales
  • Dismissed after client completes 10 NA meetings
  • 2nd DUI with accident reduced to Wet Reckless
  • DUI dismissed, reduced charge
  • First Degree Burglary Dismissed
  • All burglary counts dismissed, no jail time.
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Associations

  • State Bar of California, Criminal Law Section
  • 2012 - Present
  • South Bay Bar Association (LA)
  • 2012 - Present
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • Associate Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • California Judicial Council
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • NACDA
  • 2017
  • Top DUI Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Winner
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top DUI Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Ranked #1 US for most successful law firms and fastest growth
  • Law Firm 500
  • 2016
  • "Top Lawyer"
  • Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyer
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • TOP 100 TRIAL LAWYERS
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top 5 Defense Attorneys
  • Top 5 Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles
  • 2012
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Amjur-Rated #1 in Criminal Procedure
  • Loyola Law School
  • 2005
  • Amjur - Rated #1 in Criminal Law
  • Santa Clara Law School
  • 2004
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Publications

  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Dirty Dozen - Police Abuse Unchecked
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • South Central Scholars
  • Juvenile Justice
  • 2012
  • South Central Scholars
  • Best Attorneys in Southern California
  • 2012
  • Project Lead
  • Criminal Law Reform
  • 2011
  • Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Abuse of Police Authority
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (16)
Endorse Hart
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hart is a stellar attorney! From time to time I need to refer a client to a criminal defense attorney and I have never hesitated to refer the client to Hart. I have heard nothing but excellent feedback from the clients I have referred to Hart."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Hart Levin is a brilliant attorney who cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with criminal defense attorneys, civil litigators, and quite a few corporate attorneys throughout my time practicing. When I secured Hart's services for a friend of mine, I was expecting a criminal defense attorney with the same approach as every other criminal defense attorney out there. This certainly was not the case. From the moment my friend starting working with Hart I noticed something different about his approach with clients, he is engaging, proactive, and always communicative. Now, the prior may not seem very impressive, but when one considers how many clients he works with and how many different matters he addresses, it is thoroughly impressive. His ability to engage with the client, take charge of the situation, and provide the guidance necessary to resolve the issue presented in an expedient manner is second to none. I WHOLLY endorse Hart Levin for any of your criminal defense needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Hart as a prosecutor and now as a defense attorney. He is smart, dedicated and has a tremendous amount of courtroom experience. His results speak for themselves."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was defending a felony DUI case in Compton Court when I met him, good guy!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I saw Hart in court today handling a motion and I was impressed with his skills in cross-examination and how he represented his client. I didn't know him before today, but was impressed with his abilities as an attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I do mainly corporate and employment law. Its good to have Hart's expertise and professionalism for Criminal matters. His clients not only get a committed, hard working attorney, but they also get the benefit of his insight into the district attorney's office."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a corporate attorney, I refer criminal matters to Hart Levin's law office. Hart is an experienced criminal-law professional and a strong advocate for his clients. His insight as a former deputy DA is invaluable. Hart is flexible and understanding - a true professional whom I trust to put up the most vigorous defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Hart back when he was a Deputy District Attorney. Hart is very skilled in honing in on the salient facts and issues of a case, and knows everything there is to know about how the DA's office works. His experience and natural ability combine to make him a true asset to anyone in need of criminal defense work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Friend
"Saw him in action last week - always attached to his phone and incredibly responsive to client matters. I strongly endorse Hart - I was impressed by his interactions with clients and how available he was to them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Hart is an experienced, tenacious criminal defense attorney to whom I have referred numerous difficult matters. He is the attorney you want to represent you when you have a lot on the line."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Great guy; excellent legal mind. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Hart is well versed in his field, efficient, effective, and has a strong presence in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Had a pleasure working with him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Hart is a great attorney and mentor. He works hard for his clients. I have seen him use his advocacy skills and knowledge of the criminal justice system to obtain good outcomes for his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking a good criminal defense attorney."
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