Top-rated attorney in LA and Orange County as rated by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Listen: not all lawyers get great results for their clients. I do. Not all lawyers have realistic prices. I do. To put it bluntly: you want to win your case but you can't afford a $100,000 retainer. The big firms can't give you the responsive and affordable representation that I can. They have too much overhead. Some firms that quote rock-bottom prices will take whatever money you give them but they will not work hard to win your case.
Let's get real. You want to hire an experienced fighter who has both criminal trial experience and law enforcement experience. Eight years of experience as a cop have taught me how to deal with the police and beat them at their own game. I've read their play book and I know how to beat them.
I've gotten cases dismissed without my clients having to pay for trial or set foot inside a courthouse. I've won trials for my clients. What is more important is that I care about my clients, as my client reviews and professional endorsements attest.
Don't bet your entire future on an unprepared attorney or an expensive firm that doesn't care about you. Call me on my cell phone at 714-785-9978 for a free 90-minute consultation.
I'll keep you out of trouble.
Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, English
Hourly ($300-400/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)
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Zach Mccready is one of the best criminal defense lawyers I know. He is an outstanding trial lawyer and is well respected by the Judges and prosecutors in the Los Angeles and Orange County courts. In addition, Zach demonstrates an immense compassion and respect towards his clients which many other lawyers do not. His legal intellect and high moral character make him the best criminal attorney in town!
Ann Gottesman Criminal defense Attorney
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Zachary is a hard working and aggressive lawyer who is not afraid to go to trial and fight for his clients rights. His law enforcement backgound provides him with a unique set of skills and the ability to closely scrutnize police activity.
Meghan Taylor DUI and DWI Attorney
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dean's List/Honor Roll 2002-2005||Whittier Law School||2005|
|Owner||McCready & Associates||2011 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Shouse Law Group||2010 - 2010|
|Officer||Los Angeles Police Department||1997 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Member||2015 - Present|
|Long Beach Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Chairman||2015 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2015 - Present|
|West Orange County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|North Orange County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|La Casa (Orangewood Children's Home)||Vice President||2013 - Present|
|Orange County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||2010 - Present|
|California DUI Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|United States Tax Court||Member||2010 - Present|
|U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit||Member||2008 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Central District of California||Member||2007 - Present|
|Whittier Law School Alumni Association||Alumnus||2005 - Present|
|West Orange County Bar Association||Board Member||2014 - 2015|
|West Orange County Bar Association||Board Member||2013 - 2014|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2010 - 2011|
|People v. Jesus L.||Acquittal on 273.5 PC (Domestic Violence) charge|
|People v. Enrique S.||Acquittal on 2 of 3 counts|
|People v. Eduardo B.||Complete dismissal; DMV set aside license suspension|
|See all legal cases|
|McCready & Associates||McCready & Associates Launches New DUI Defense Website||2013|
|Whittier College School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Thomas Edison State College||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||2000|
|Whittier Law School||Building a Criminal Defense Practice||2016|
|Phelan Boy Scout Troop Meeting||Law Merit Badge||2014|
|Surf City BNI Roundtable||Advance Healthcare Directives||2013|
|Surf City BNI Roundtable||Aggressive DUI Defense Tactics||2012|
|Surf City BNI Conference||Pre-Trial Strategy in Criminal Defense||2012|
|Whittier Law School||Winning Domestic Violence Trials||2011|
|Pierce College||Illegal Searches by Police Officers||2011|
|Boy Scout Conference||The American Legal System||2010|