Posted by Kanin
Getting arrested for DUI is scary; spending a night in jail is equally scary. If you're reading this then you already have some idea. With a blood alcohol level of .12, a court date looming and a DMV hearing to contend with, I was told that it was best to get a lawyer for situations like this. I was referred to Derek through a friend. From the beginning, he was straight forward and clear as he explained each step in the process and how I needed to respond. Every step of the way I could ask questions and he was always willing to explain things so I never felt in the dark. This really came into play during the court proceedings. I arrived feeling very nervous but Derek kept me calm and informed. As a result of Derek's expertise and impressive knowledge of previous DUI cases, my case was dismissed completely – NO DUI on my record! I can't say enough about Derek Devermont.
Posted by anonymous
I contacted Derek after being recommended to him by a friend. I met him immediately in person and was able to explain my case. He was efficient and very clear about my options. I had a very high BAC(.24) and I didn’t think that anything could have been done until I met him. He was able to calm me down and got straight to work. Not only did he make sure to keep in contact with me the whole case, he made me feel very comfortable about calling with any questions or concerns. I now have no DUI on my record, and could not be more grateful. I will recommend him as an attorney to anyone I know. He reminded me constantly that he would do the worrying for me. I could not be more satisfied.
Posted by Oscar
Derek is an excellent DUI defender, who knows how to make a case for you. He is great in explaining the whole legal process to you, and I'm very thankful for his services. If your looking for someone who honest and hard working, then Derek is your man. Thank you once again.
Posted by Freddy
Derek was very professional and handled my case from start to finish. His office was helpful, courteous, and kept me up to date on my case. I would recommend them to anyone and was very happy with my results.
Posted by Arthur Fass. DPM
Our medical practice has referred dozens of patients who needed help with social security disability to Devermont & Devermont over the past 20 years. Every patient we have referred to them has come back to thank us for putting them in contact with Devermont & Devermont. Everyone of our referrals has won their case. Whenever we have been in contact with the office the staff they were VERY helpful
Posted by Clare
This group is awful. They may be ok at defending drunk drivers, but as far as disability lawyers they are just plain awful. They were of no help at all and the terrible receptionist who answered the phone was awful and rude. They never once kept me updated on my case and they never passed along very important records to the Social Security office. I may have won my case if it was not for their inept representation. They basically wasted 4 years of my life with them.
I am now with a very reputable company who has done more for me in 2 weeks than Devermonnt did in 4 years.
All I can say is do not use this firm for a disability claim. If you do you will be very sorry.
From the rude staff to the lawyers and the rinky dink shack of an office they had me meet them in. I'd be surprised if they really did have an office in Santa Monica. They are a straight out terrible law group.
Posted by anonymous
My first DUI was 8 years ago. I was so disappointed in myself when I got pulled over for my 2nd and my BAC was .14! A friend recommended Derek Devermont and said that he was best! From our first meeting to the end of my case he always kept me informed on what all the outcomes could be. He was available 24/7! If I ever had a question, I just texted him and he would respond within minutes!
At the end of it all... I didn't get a DUI on my record and I was found NOT GUILTY which saved my license! No jail time, no DUI classes, no restricted license... my life is back to normal! I just had to pay a fine to the court. I am so grateful and so happy that I chose Derek as my lawyer. He really is the best!!! Even other people in the court room asked me for his info after my case was done because they realized that I was found not guilty for a 2nd DUI with a BAC of .14! I didn't think it was possible to save my license but Derek found a way to do that and I don't have the DUI on my record!
To say I'm happy is an understatement. I'm THRILLED, ECSTATIC, AMAZED! Derek is your dude for any DUI case!
Posted by Dee
I hired Devermont & Devermont to represent me in my Social Security Insurance case. Right from the start I got static from their receptionist. I NEVER spoke to one of the Devermonts because I never could get past their receptionist. The communication was horrible! I never knew what was going with my case. I hired the Devermonts to sue the State of California, and come to find out that the State was holding ALL the cards. I went to the State's own doctors which they contradicted my own personal doctors evaluation. They stated that nothing was wrong with me when it fact there is. The Devermont's did NOTHING! Very poor representation. This case has been going on for over a year, and after all this time, and waiting it all ended with nothing. The Devermonts may be good at DUI's but steer clear of them for your SSI cases! AND THEY NEED TO FIRED THAT RECEPTIONIST OF THEIRS !!!
Posted by JC
I was arrested at a DUI checkpoint with a BAC of .11. I had no clue where to begin, but quickly realized that the process of addressing the multiple legal matters that arise in this circumstance was difficult and convoluted. After doing some research on various DUI lawyers, I was told I should contact Derek Devermont by not one but two practicing lawyers. Derek proved himself to be very knowledgeable of the criminal process and DMV hearings. Derek was able to explain both of these daunting systems to me and provide up to date information whenever there was a change. In the end, Derek was able to use strong statements made in the DMV hearing to my benefit in the legal case to get my charges reduced significantly from a DUI to a Exhibition Speeding charge. If you find yourself in need of a smart attorney who understands the various legal processes and is able to navigate the Los Angeles criminal courts environment, Derek is worth every dollar. Most importantly, Derek takes pride in doing his job well, and will work his butt off for you.
Posted by anonymous
Derek is a all around great lawyer. His concern for you and winning your case is evident. When I first contacted him, I was incredibly stressed. He not only relieved that by taking aggressive actions immediately, but he was kind enough to adjust the pricing. Derek's motto throughout my case has always been, "Leave it up to me. Don't worry about it!", and that to a person in a sticky mess is priceless. As my lawyer, Derek always kept me in the know and explained the process and/or anything that I had questions about. He was reliable and comforting. So as my lawyer, we discussed a realistic verdict that I was hoping for. However, proving his competence, Derek surprised me when he got the best verdict of all: not guilty! So thank you Derek!! You really are the best!