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Steffeny Holtz

Criminal defense Attorney at Beverly Hills, CA

5.0   42 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1995
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  1. Criminal defense
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    Defense Attorney of the Year, 2016 and Jerry Giesler Memorial Award Winner, 2016. WILL FIGHT FOR YOU! All Criminal Cases.

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Steffeny Holtz
9903 Santa Monica Blvd #377
Beverly Hills, CA, 90212

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Posted by Valarie Rayford | October 27, 2021
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#1 Lawyer
I actually got a referral from a very good long time friend of mines who happens to be a DA he referred me to Ms Holtz after I was charged with a SERIOUS crime, Ms Holtz stepped right in I never had to show up to court she did all the work for me and got my case DISMISSED!!! I actually fired my first lawyer because in my life time as a plaintiff and defendant most lawyers SUCK !!!! But Ms Holtz is the BUSINESS !!! Not only is she SMART she’s also PERSISTENT,DEPENDABLE,PATIENT,ORGANIZED,,DETERMINED,THOROUGH,FEARLESS, must I go on she gets the job DONE !!!
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Posted by Marlon | July 28, 2021
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A New Me
Ms Attorney Steffeny Holtz was referred to me by my baby sister Attorney Sheridan. Attorney Holtz is nothing but the absolute truth. She's extremely professional and hands on from start to finish. She was able to get all of my old felonies expunged & reduced to misdemeanors. I'm truly blessed to have had Attorney Holtz on my side I'd refer her services to anyone that needs excellent representation. Luv u Steffeny, sincerely M.BRANDON
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2021
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Excellent representation!
Before 2019, I enjoyed a challenging and meritorious life, a successful practice, and an excellent professional and personal reputation. But when I was blindsided by a vexatious litigant (a proxy plaintiff for a predatory billion dollar industry) and a sympathetic (woke) court, I suddenly found myself in the midst of a media storm, threats of prison time, and the dubious prospect of an unbiased downtown LA jury. After a referral by other counsel, Steffeny took immediate charge of my case, informed me of my options, and arranged for the best outcome possible. I followed her advice and, today, am recovering what’s left of my life and reputation to transition to a quiet, peaceful, and rewarding retirement. Without Steffeny’s expertise, guidance, familiarity with prosecutors, judge, media, and the law, I fear that the outcome would have been more disastrous as it was. Having worked with hundreds of prosecutors, defense attorneys, courts, and my involvement in hundreds of criminal, civil, and military cases through the years, I am impressed by Steffeny’s expertise and work ethic. Don’t be put off by her sometimes-brash demeanor - she’s not the right person if you seek a sweet bedside manner. She’s a warrior, more than worth the time it took to post this ridiculously short note of praise. The bottom line - Steffeny Holtz is the right choice!
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2021
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Excellent in all respects!
I worked with Steffeny via a Family member. She was very professional, present, approachable and unrelenting! I highly recommended her! We were pleased with the outcome.
Posted by James | March 13, 2021
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Steffeny Is The Real Deal!
I had the pleasure of working with Steffeny Holtz and she completely helped prevent my life from falling apart once I was found myself entrapped in legal issues. Ms Holtz has a very sharpened knowledge of the law and life in general, giving her a personal extra edge. Her ability to absorb information in addition to knowing how to respond to the circumstances is something I personally learned from. The short time I was able to work with Steffeny not only preserved my freedom during a very unfortunate period for myself but also rewarded me knowledge that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. Steffeny is a very strong communicator and an even stronger listener, making her knack for putting herself in your shoes extremely effective. I highly recommend Steffeny Holtz to anybody who is facing an unfair criminal charge especially. She will go to bat for you like she were your own mother. Thank you so much Ms Holtz!!!
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Posted by GG Green | February 23, 2021
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Single mom in destress
Having Stephanie for a lawyer was the best thing that I could have done for my case, for my peace of mind, for my sanity! working with her assured me that things were going to be handled in a professional manner. not only am I pleased with the outcome I was able to rest at night knowing that she was on the case! everything she said she was going to do she did and got the results that she went out to get!!! I would recommend Stephanie and Lynda this law firm to all of my family and friends..Thanks For the dedication and taking my life situation as serious as you did...
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Posted by Raquel Martinez | January 26, 2021
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She's the best!
I was fighting a first degree murder and Steffeny Holtz fought my case and beat it she was very dedicated to helping me out she really cares bout her clients she has a passion for law you can see it in her work she's an excellent lawyer I would definitely recommend her to anyone who finds themselves in a difficult criminal case.
Posted by MJ | January 17, 2021
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A Woman of Great Integrity, Commitment, & Respect!
I procured the legal services of Steffeny Holtz this past year (2020) by strong recommendation of a peer. She proved just right and then some. I felt respected throughout the entire process and was assured a victory of vindication. Though the journey to such was humbling & eye opening - vindication was the win! I appreciate Steffeny for seeing me as a human being worthy of respect & discretion as opposed to simply being another number. I’m convinced her legacy will impact well beyond the courtroom - for the greater good of communities near & far. I recommend Steffeny Holtz for ANY of your legal needs. You will be seen, heard, & understood - the representation you deserve. -M.
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Posted by Lamarr | January 16, 2021
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Dismissal
I was given Steffeny number by a friend that informed me how outstanding she is in and out of the courtroom. She proved herself each and everytime. This attorney wears many hats friend/confidant/therapist etc. etc.
Posted by Victor | October 20, 2020
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Most proactive lawyer
I interviewed several lawyers before hiring Steffeny. During the interview process, it became clear that she had a plan and would execute it immediately. Upon hiring Steffeney, she immediately started communicating with the DA's office. Steffeney provided the DA with information she thought would help my case. She persisted with updates. The DA eventually decline to file charges. I believe that it was due to Steffeny's proactiveness in contacting the DA immediately upon being hired and perseverance in executing her plan. I will be eternally grateful to her for getting the best outcome possible for me.
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Posted by Christopher | August 14, 2020
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The Best of the Best
I was facing lot's of time & Ms.Holtz got me the best deal possible with no jail time. She is FEARLESS, A TRUE PROFESSIONAL who knows what's shes doing,&EFFORTLESS.She deserves all the LOVE, RESPECT, & RECOGNITION in the world for being so truly dedicated to her craft & changing peoples lives . Thanks Ms.Holtz for helping me with everything because my life wouldn't be the sam without you !!!
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Posted by Simon S. | July 14, 2020
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A time to kill..my Lincoln Lawyer.
It’s hard trying to paint the words that would do Steffeny justice. I’m not going to act like I’m a veteran in the courtroom, but, I have dealt with a handful of different attorneys throughout my days. From my experiences, it doesn’t matter if the attorney is a graduate of Harvard Law or Robert Kardashian himself, 9 out of 10 lawyers don’t give a damn about you and will charge you 2 arms and 2 legs for it. That being said, Steffeny has repeatedly been that 1 out of 10 diamond in the rough for my family and I. Let me just reiterate how much I despise the thought of having to work with an attorney in a court of law, let alone an attorney that I don’t have 100% of my trust or confidence in. Steffeny on the other hand, has always been very active in handling our cases, transparently communicative with my family and myself, as well as staying strategically, mentally, and verbally 2 steps ahead of the courtroom. She has been the light both throughout and at the end of my tunnel on multiple legal cases over the years, she won’t hesitate to go above and beyond, and she won’t try to charge you both your arms and legs. But what’s more important, in my opinion, is the peace of mind you’ll get knowing you’re in the best of hands. Can’t thank you enough Steffeny! - Simon S.
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Posted by Kyna | February 4, 2020
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Fearless Fighter With A Big Heart
Steffeny Holtz is a fearless fighter. Empowered by her fast thinking and thorough knowledge of the law, this attorney will strategize with you to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. When my legal battle was emotionally overwhelming, Ms. Holtz was in the trenches with me and doing all of the heavy lifting. I felt at ease once she took command over my difficult situation. She is an excellent and assertive communicator, both verbally and in writing. Those skills are important when someone is going to be representing you. She is surrounded by a team of professionals that share her integrity, competence, work ethic and dedication to your case. I was pleasantly surprised by how easily accessible this attorney made herself to me. She answers her own phone or personally returns my calls promptly. No fancy secretary? This is very rare for most high profile attorneys, but it is a perfect demonstration of Ms. Holtz’s personable yet no nonsense style. In short, you will not find a more passionate, intelligent or hard working attorney to fight on your behalf. I highly recommend her and can honestly say that she is worth every single dollar of her fees.
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Posted by Alex | January 11, 2020
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Life saver!!!
Hello my name is Alex, to start off I just really want to thank Steffeny for saving my life in a bizzare case. This case really had me stressed out from the get go, however Steffeny rolled up her sleeves and Went to work. She is very very detailed in what’s going on with the case. I was looking at three years prison!! I came out with only probation!! I was very very worried day and night for this matter, Steffeny made the impossible possible, she will fight for the freedom of her clients. She uses common sense , something that most people lack now a days. She will guide you every step of the way and what to prepare for. If you are worried for ANY legal issue DO NOT hesitate to call her, have your trust in her as much as you can for she will do what Is best for you. I cannot stress how grateful I am for her, she is truly a blessing and I thank her very much for the dedication she puts in her clients. My case was a bizarre hit and run that changed my life, Steffeny saw how bad I was shook up from this tragic event and guided me through thick and thin.
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2019
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Amazing Attorny
A friend referred Steffeny to us and when I reached out to her, she took on my daughter's case. After hiring Steffeny, she was personal and professional. Steffeny treated my daughter as if she was her own and was able to connect with my daughter and defend her above and beyond expectations. Steffeny was able to have all charges dropped because she took action quickly and believed in the better good. I would recommend her to all that are looking for a criminal attorney.
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Posted by Chris | April 17, 2019
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GREAT ATTORNEY, walked FREE
We met Steffeny Holtz after she was recommended by another well known attorney in the Los Angeles area however this time we needed a criminal defense, we already had a criminal attorney in place which was not giving us the results we wanted, resulting in firing him. We were facing 10 years and we needed an Experienced attorney. When we met with Steffeny Holtz and gave her all the details, she ASSURED us she has had previously worse cases and what we were dealing with was nothing and she would handle it. Fast forward 1 year later, we came out clean not guilty of any charges and with time served. The exact day we went in 1 year later we were out. Probation for 3 years which will later be reduced as well. All meanwhile working hand in hand with our immigration attorney and was not affected by anything. Steffeny is a great attorney she fights for you, she's communicative, and overall friendly. We are thankful for all her help during that 1 year she was with us throughout everything.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2019
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DUI
There's no words to describe how much we appreciate Atty Steffeny Holtz. She treated us, not only as her client, but as her own family. She knows exactly what to do from the very start. She's knowledgeable in all her cases. She's well prepared and had given us advices and referrals on what to do next. She will never leave you behind. She is involved from start to end. We are blessed to have her. She's accessible via phone if not, she will call you back immediately. If there's 100% rating, she is 200% to me. She's excellent and worth it.! She will work with you. She's a God sent to us. She will fight for you and give you the best settlement there is! I can't expressed how much Atty Steffeny had helped us. She's one of a kind! She's an atty with a heart. I'm a testimony of her great job well done!!!
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Posted by Isabella | January 25, 2019
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EXCELLENT
Steffeny Holtz is one of the best lawyers in LA. The knowledge that she has is unbelievable and I would recommend her to anyone I know. Steffeny helped me get out of my legal troubles and saved my life!!
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2018
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Rape accusation
Steffeny Holtz was referred to me by a friend of mine who's a superior court judge in Los Angeles. He told me that Steffeny was one of the very best criminal defense lawyer he knew. I was falsely accused of rape by a former coworker who at one point was a close friend of mine. After accessing the situation, Steffeny quickly reassured me that the plaintiff was clearly a psychotic liar and that she didn't see how a case could be made against me. She proceeded by calling the detective in charge of the investigation to tell him that there was absolutely no evidence to support any wrong doing and that the accusations were ridiculous. It's been 2 month and I haven't heard anything from the detective...
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2018
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A Father...
Steffeny Holtz was referred to me by an Attourney friend to represent someone I Love. As a father, husband, and community leader in compassionate philanthropy, I chose Steffeny. To translate the circumstances of my loved ones legal case is not possible; but, I can translate the relevance of Steffeny's kindness, consideration, compassion and profound motivation to protect the beauty and dignity of her Clients. She innately understands the vulnerability of loving another. She protected us with legal knowledge, professionally earned credibility with the Court, and profound dedication to defend those that may be institutionally and socially prejudiced against. Our legal outcome was singularly exceptional. Dignity, fairness, and appropriate legal tools where molded into a successful legal defense outcome. A written review can not fairly represent the professional success, legal aptitiude, dedication, and compassion held by Steffeny Holtz. My undying gratitude, deepest appreciation, and highest recommendation is given....
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Steffeny Holtz
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • Southwestern University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Univ of California at Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Anthony Adams
  • Jury Trial Not Guilty
  • People v Jeffrey Simonek
  • Acquittal - Jury Trial

Associations

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee Member ICDA
  • 2012 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Defense Lawyer of the Year
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • 2016
  • Jerry Giesler Memorial Award
  • Criminal Courts Bar Association Los Angeles
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

  • Familes to Amend California's Three Strikes
  • Criminal Law
  • 2000

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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have practiced immigration law in Los Angeles for 20 years. During this time, Steffeny has been my go-to defense attorney for many of my clients facing immigration consequences due to pending criminal charges. Fortunately, Steffeny has come to the rescue on each case. Without reservation, I can say Steffeny is simply the best. She is very professional, has great instincts, and knows how to articulate a winning strategy. In my experience, Steffeny has always produced the desired result, no matter how difficult the case. I have found Steffeny to be relentless in her defense. She will not be intimidated. Steffeny is a master at dismissals, negotiating pleas, and trying cases. Recently, she got a dismissal under very trying circumstances in a case that could not be won at trial. In another, she got my client a relatively harmless accessory after the fact instead of a much more serious drug offense. No case is too difficult."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Friend
"Steffeny is AMAZING!!! She is my go-to referral for criminal defense work and I highly recommend her. She really will FIGHT for you and an added bonus is she's compassionate. You can not go wrong hiring or referring her. We met first year (more like first day) of law school and it has been a blessing for me to have known her for more than 25 years. Congratulations Steffeny on all of your accomplishments. I applaud you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Other
"I am a civil litigation attorney that has a long time friend who was charged with multiple counts of horrible crimes that could have added up to multiple life sentences. I participated in the interviewing and retention of Ms. Holz and watched her try my friend's case. She is smart, courageous and persistent. She was not afraid to confront opposing counsel, unfavorable witnesses and even the court when necessary. She stood behind my friend, looked the jury in the eyes and told them she was proud to represent him. He is now free. I would recommend her to anyone."
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