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Jamie Evan Silverstein

DUI and DWI Attorney at Calabasas, CA

4.8   22 reviews

also known as James Evan Silverstein

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Jamie

Learn Jamie’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    15%
    Including driving on suspended licenses, wet and dry reckless driving, DMV hearings, etc.

    19 years

  2. Domestic violence
    15%
    Including Civil Harassment and Domestic Violence Civil Restraining Orders

    19 years

  3. Federal crime
    15%

    19 years

  4. Sex crime
    15%
    Rape, statutory rape, sex offender registration pursuant to Penal Code Section 290, etc.

    19 years

  5. Violent crime
    15%
    Homicide, robbery, battery, assault, firearms, etc.

    19 years

  6. White collar crime
    15%
    Fraud, extortion, embezzlement, grand theft, etc.

    19 years

  7. Criminal defense
    8%
    General Criminal Defense Practitioner, including, but not limited to, all of the case types listed below.

    19 years

  8. Expungement
    1%
    As well as sealing arrest records, criminal appeals, administrative hearings, etc.

    19 years

  9. Juvenile law
    1%

    19 years

Seasoned Criminal Defense Attorney James E. Silverstein has been Criminal Defense Attorney his entire career. Mr. Silverstein’s practice is geared solely towards the representation of people who are being investigated for, or charged with alleged crimes, in all stages of State and Federal criminal proceedings. This includes trials, preliminary hearings, contested motions, post-conviction relief, and appeals. Mr. Silverstein’s calendar is among the busiest in Los Angeles County. On any given day, he and his staff travel throughout the County, at times appearing in a dozen or more courtrooms. Mr. Silverstein also appears in neighboring counties and states. 

James E. Silverstein was born in Beverly Hills, California, and has lived in Southern California for almost 40 years. His career mission is to help people in need; those who feel oppressed and powerless because of the powerful and long reach of the Government. James was a Dean’s List student in College, and then graduated with a Juris Doctorate cum laude in law school.

Today, James E. Silverstein is very passionate about protecting his Clients and their rights. He represents people from all walks of life, including both high profile and low profile individuals. Mr. Silverstein has represented numerous police officers and their family members, medical doctors, and even fellow attorneys who have been accused of crimes. He has also represented several celebrities, and is a regular celebrity legal analyst for various media outlets, including the  website

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Location

Law Offices of James E. Silverstein
23901 Calabasas Road
Suite 2069
Calabasas, CA, 91302

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
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Posted by Oscar | November 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Competent, and tenacious
Mr Silverstein and his team are amazing. They work hard and are exceedingly smart. They know case law thoroughly and helped me vacate 3 complicated cases. I can't thank Mr. Silverstein enough for all his help and support. Highly recommend!
Posted by Adrian | June 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you Attorney Silverstein
I would like to thank Mr. Silverstein for his wonderful representation in my case. He was patient, very knowledgeable and kept me up to date every step of the way. He was always available for me and answered all of my calls. His staff is very well organized and working with them was a smooth process.  I would gladly refer Attorney Silverstein to anyone in need.
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Posted by Kevin | May 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Los Angeles County
James Silverstein is - hands down- the best Criminal Defense attorney and I cant begin to thank him for all that he did for me . I was a Suspect in a Domestic Violence case , ( Never arrested) upon learning their was an open Investigation I immediately retained Mr. Silverstein to conduct a pre-filling Investigation and contacting the Investigating Detective on my behalf , Mr. Silverstein was able to convince the Detective by presenting evidence beyond a reasonable doubt I could not have done what was alleged . After further conversation with Detective a decision was made by the Detective to recommend (No charges be filed) , the District Attorney with-in 72 hours receipt of the Completed Investigation Rejected Criminal charges filed against me . I recommend Mr Silverstein to any one facing Criminal Charges or have reason to believe they are a Suspect in a Criminal Investigation to contact Mr Silverstein , Im a Retired Policeman and know in the Criminal Justice system you are Guilty until proven innocent ! You can not put a price tag on your Freedom , retain the best Criminal Defense Attorney James Silverstein .
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Posted by Michael | November 26, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dedicated Attorney Who Gets Results
James is an excellent lawyer. He is kind and compassionate. He is incredibly responsive. Even when I would email him at night, not expecting a response until morning, he would reply within the hour most of the time. He is very knowledgeable and does his best to get the most beneficial outcome for his clients. I would highly recommend his services.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Top Criminal Attorney
Mr. Silverstein is a top criminal attorney. He is knowledgeable and knows the criminal law to the best. When I met him for the first time he knew how to approach my case and was able to dismiss it without any records in place. He is very professional and supportive. He was present at all of my hearings and the judges respect him a lot. His staff are very professional and supportive. He responded to all my calls and emails on time. I highly recommend him to any one who has a case without any reservations.
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Posted by Steve | July 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Freedom
Wow! I had a PC1000 case hanging over my head since 2018, and now it’s all over and dismissed- Thank You James! I am so blessed to have had you represent my future. James has strong values which guide him to work hard in your favor. Here is a man a trust fully , especially when my freedom is at stake! Thank You for caring!
Posted by Simon | December 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
James Silverstein represented me for an extremely difficult case which took many months and some clever jousting, for want of a better word, and managed to achieve a favorable result. He was always available when I called him and kept me up to date with the progress of the case. I am extremely grateful to him for his advice and guidance!
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Posted by Michelle | June 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Great Attorney with Proven Results
As a 10-year client, Mr. Silverstein has represented the owner of our company on various moving violations throughout the years. His experience and knowledge of the LA Courts and Judges, has always been successful with dismissals of our cases. His law firm is straight-forward, minimal paperwork, great communication, and very easy to reach if you need to speak with him. Unheard of these days in Los Angeles. He is excellent and I highly recommend.
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Posted by Amy | May 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t Ask For More!
We are forever grateful for James! We were in a very bad position facing charges that could potentially destroy our lives. We are so happy we hired James as he was with us through the entire process—never more than an email or call away. He was always there for us to offer a reassuring word and we are so grateful for the patience he demonstrated no matter how many times we reached out. His connections and skills are top notch—he was able to get our charges dropped and we never had to even go to court! He is truly a miracle worker.
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Posted by Shelby | April 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Mr. Silverstein is an outstanding attorney who not only goes above and beyond to get results. He got my case dropped to a misdemeanor and took away all my anxiety about the case. He kept me informed of all court proceedings when I did not attend and led me through the entire process with kindness and professionalism. I would highly recommend Mr. Silverstein.
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Posted by Patricia | March 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Our family was very lucky to be referred to James Silverstein on a case that started out with 3 felony charges and with his very wise counsel, expertise and representation was reduced in court to one misdemeanor charge. His attentiveness and kindness toward us was genuine over the year he worked on the case. When we went to court last week, we observed three attorneys go before the judge before our case was called. Their presentations were not impressive and their motions were all denied. Our case was called and James was so professional and impressive. The judge accepted all recommendations without questions and we left with a heavy burden lifted.
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Posted by Marjorie | July 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case Dismissed
Mr. James Silverstein is a wonderful lawyer and got my traffic case dismissed. His office is conveniently located in Beverly Hills. He kept me updated on his progress. He is professional and organized. I definitely recommend Mr. Silverstein to anyone who needs a great lawyer.
Posted by Rosie Davila | March 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case dismissal
I am beyond thankful for James! Let me start off by saying how genuine and attentive he is! No lawyer compares to him! He kept me away from jail time, misdemeanor, points etc. I did not need to take days off of work either! I highly recommend! Thank you again, James!
Posted by Marlen | September 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Citation Dismissed!
I'm extremely satisfied with Attorney James Silverstein. He was patient and very knowledgeable. A good friend of mine referred him to me, and as we know word of mouth referrals are always most trustworthy! He handled a Traffic Citation I had for speeding and was able to get it dismissed for me. He saved me money, and a point on my driving privilege. All i did was give him the ticket and he was very fast at getting to work on it. I recommend him to anyone, who doesn't have time to deal with these painful traffic citations, and of course want to maintain a clean driving record lol. THANK YOU AGAIN Mr. Silverstein.
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Posted by Jackie | August 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Help you can count on
I am so thankful to James for everything he did to help me not only get my case completely dismissed, but for always being willing to listen and offer comforting and confident words of encouragement during a time that was very unsettling. If it had not been for Mr.Silverstein the outcome of this situation would have been far more costly, timely, and potentially detrimental to my future.
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Posted by Evan | August 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Red Light Camera Ticket
My friend borrowed my car and got a stupid red light camera ticket by making a right-turn-on-red near the Metro Orange Line. The ticket came in my name for $500. I read that supposedly you can ignore these but after months of ignoring it and several notices from the court, a letter came from the DMV stating that my license was going to be suspended for failure to appear. Now there's two charges against me - the failure to appear and the actual citation. James met me at the court on two occasions. On the first occasion he got the FTA thrown out. On the second occasion he saw the judge while I waited outside the courtroom. 45 minutes later he emerged from the court and said "dismissed." Fantastic! James was honest, professional, friendly and knew what he was doing. Couldn't ask for more.
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Posted by Leanne T. | August 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the best Criminal Defense Lawyer in LA
I can't say enough great things about James Silverstein. He is both experienced and an expert in Criminal Law, and he came highly recommended by an attorney friend of mine. I retained him on a traffic case, and he made himself available before our 1st meeting to answer all of my questions over the phone (on a weekend). Then at our meeting, he listened carefully to everything I had to say about the case (I was pretty emotional), then he explained thoroughly about his experience with similar cases in the past, and was very honest about the possibilities of what COULD happen in situations like these. At the same time, he reassured me that he will do whatever it takes to fight the case. And HE DID! He got me out of a case, and I owe him my life! James is very good about following up on new developments, and giving the best advice on how to win a case. His assistants always made sure to return my calls if I had any questions/concerns, and I was continually impressed with the level of professionalism and service they provided. If you are looking for an attorney who can help, I highly recommend James Silverstein. He will and can help!
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Posted by Rob | August 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Auto vandalism/ hit n run
Auto vandalism- Mr. Silverstein navigated me through what I needed to do to get restitution for my vehicle that was damaged and had get the receipts from my mechanic and present them to the court for restitution which I had no clue how to do and was most helpful . Hit n run- I was accused of hitting and running from an accident. Per Mr Silverstein, I took a picture of the front of my car and no parts were taken or damaged and nothing was changed. In the picture, you can still see the sun fade on the top of the bumper from age fade from the sun, the airbag did not deploy and it was Mr. Silverstein's deduction that someone hit the person 2 cards in front of me and then immediately moved into the next lane before the injured party could react and I just happen to be the first car that they saw.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer!
I have nothing but the best to say about James. He is patient and kind, responded to every single one of my emails with care and understanding. He made my case a priority to him, he never took longer than a few hours (if not minutes) to respond to me, even if I had the dumbest question. When shopping for a lawyer I saw one other prior to meeting with James and the minute I stepped into James' office I felt reassured and had an immediate feeling of trust. I know how scary legal troubles can be, but do yourself a favor and hire James. My case was dismissed, enough said.
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Posted by Stan | August 3, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Stan K
James is the utmost of professionals!!! I have had the pleasure of having him numerous times as guest/expert on my KABC radio show. He knows criminal law inside and out and is a great relief to our vast listening audience!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Attorney
  • Law Offices of James E. Silverstein
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices Of James E. Blatt
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Certified Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Judicial Intern
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • 2002 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of James R. Gotcher
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • Glendale University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • California State University, Northridge
  • Minor
  • 2002
  • California State University, Northridge
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Robbery and Burglary
  • Case reduced to misdemeanor trespass and credit for time served
  • Narcotic sales
  • Case dismissed

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense
  • 2015 - Present
  • California State University, Northridge Pre-Law Society
  • Vice President
  • 2001 - 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation Selection
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation Selection
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers Invitation Selection
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • American Jurisprudence Awards
  • Glendale University College of Law
  • 2005
  • American Jurisprudence Awards
  • Glendale University College of Law
  • 2004
  • American Jurisprudence Awards
  • Glendale University College of Law
  • 2003
  • American Jurisprudence Awards
  • Glendale University College of Law
  • 2002
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Publications

  • Glendale Law Review, Volume 20, Numbers 1-2
  • Olmstead v. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Erodes A Civil Litigant's Ability to Recover Sanctions and Attorney's Fees for Conduct That Was Once Legislatively Sanctionable
  • 2006
  • Glendale Law Review
  • Editor
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Jamie
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this attorney as he is thorough, competent, and an advocate who thinks outside of the box to get the best outcome for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer 100%. Working with Mr. Silverstein on many matters, I am really impressed by his level of expertise and success on cases. He has something that very few attorneys have, which is an incredible sense of creativity. He takes impossible situations and creates solutions. His diligence, hard work and incredible skill set make him the only attorney I would ever choose. His talent and legal mind are unparalleled."
Violent crime Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"James is a dedicated and hard-working attorney who is committed to getting the best possible outcomes for his clients. James is well respected by fellow attorneys, opposing counsel, and judges throughout the County. I strongly endorse him!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jamie for some time. I have had cases with him. Complicated cases. He is aggressive, determined, and extremely effective. He is also well respected by the courts and judges. He is an overall good guy and an effective defense attorney. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. James Silverstein is a remarkable attorney who fights for his clients and obtains fantastic results! He is respected by prosecutors, judges, and other defense attorneys in the community; and he is a great lawyer to have by your side!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jamie Evan Silverstein is an outstanding professional and a very competent and ethical attorney who is truly a trial lawyer. I have known him for years and we have worked together on some matters. I endorse my friend and my colleague Jamie Evan Silverstein."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Silverstein is a fine lawyer. He fights for his clients and obtains very good results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I STRONGLY endorse James Silverstein. NO OTHER criminal defense attorney can compete with James' tireless pursuits on behalf of his clients. I have referred dear friends to James, and they have always been so thankful for his unending quest for justice on their behalf. Whether you have a high-profile white collar case, or a smaller criminal issue, James will get the best outcome possible for you. He treats all clients with the respect they deserve. He is easy to talk to and get along with. My referrals have told me that they feel comfortable with him right away. James knows how to LISTEN and analyze your issues in a more creative way than I have seen with other criminal defense attorneys. He has gotten uniquely favorable outcomes for clients due to his strong RELATIONSHIPS with various judges, attorneys, court employees, DAs, police officers, etc. This is why I refer my clients to him. James gives FREE consultations; do yourself a favor and CALL HIM. You will be thankful you did!"
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