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Eve Maestre

Criminal defense Attorney at San Diego, CA

5.0   29 reviews

also known as Law Office of Eve Maestre, San Diego Criminal Lawyer

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  • Licensed for 6 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Eve

Learn Eve’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    All Felony & Misdemeanor

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

  3. Expungement
    15%
    Post-conviction relief, including motions to reduce felonies to misdemeanors.

COMPASSIONATE ADVOCACY WITH EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS. RATED IN TOP 2.5% OF ALL CRIMINAL LAWYERS IN SAN DIEGO. AVVO'S 2023 CLIENT'S CHOICE AWARD.

'Top 10 Under 40' Criminal Defense Attorney with an accomplished history of noteworthy dismissals and successful litigation across all San Diego, Orange County, and Riverside courts. 

Handling all types of misdemeanor and felony matters in California, including post-conviction relief.

Eve Maestre was recently awarded as a "Top 10 Under 40 Criminal Defense Attorney" by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has been named on the Super Lawyers "2023 San Diego Rising Stars" list, an honor reserved for only the top 2.5% of all San Diego lawyers. Before founding the Law Office of Eve Maestre, she practiced law at the prestigious Law Offices of Anna R. Yum - a former prosecutor who used her experiences to become a highly respected Criminal Defense attorney in San Diego. Prior to this, Eve managed the San Diego branch of The Law Offices of Michael Scafiddi under Mr. Scafiddi, a former police officer who has earned numerous legal awards as Criminal Defense attorney and is the current President of the San Bernadino County Bar Association. 

Her experiences working with SoCal's foremost leaders in Criminal Law, in addition to her time with the San Diego County Public Defender’s Office, has provided Eve with comprehensive knowledge of the most effective Criminal Defense strategies. 

Ms. Maestre graduated from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2017. During law school, Ms. Maestre served as Board Member and Coach for her school’s Appellate Moot Court Team and competed on their national team. As an undergraduate, she attended Pennsylvania State University where she graduated with honors and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, with minors in Economics and Spanish.

Ms. Maestre was born in Paris and speaks fluent French. When not practicing law, Eve is passionate about traveling, cooking and practicing yoga.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2020,2019
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2020 + 1 ...

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Location

Law Office of Eve Maestre
402 W. Broadway
Ste #400
San Diego, CA, 92101

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
Client's Choice is an Avvo award granted to attorneys with a significant number of client reviews over 4 stars in a given year.
Posted by Adam | June 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Above and beyond compassionate professionalism
Working in a service industry as I do, I know from first hand experience that you can't fake caring. When I was in a difficult situation, it gave me great comfort that I found someone who was not only knowledgeable and responsive, but compassionate and genuinely invested in my needs to help me navigate to the best possible outcome. I would hope to not need such services again, but would turn to Eve an her associates again without hesitation.
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Posted by Brett | December 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the business! True professional!
Eve Maestre was extremely professional and she was an absolute pleasure to work with! Eve was with me every step of the way for almost two years of my case. She was always available and she could answer any question that I had regarding my criminal case. If it was not for Eve I would have lost a 17 year career in the military. Eve was able to get my charges dismissed and file closed for my case and honestly she saved my career. I couldn't have dreamed of a better outcome for my case and I have her to thank for that. I can't say enough great things to describe how grateful and blessed I am to have had such a great lawyer defending me. I will be forever grateful that I had Eve to help and guide me through the darkest time in my life. I would recommend Eve to anyone that was looking for a great lawyer and someone who will always have your best interest in mind. Eve is truly the best in the business!
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Posted by Eva | December 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and experienced!
Eve was wonderful to work with, she was highly experienced and professional. Each time I had a question or concern, she was able to reassure me and walk me through each scenario logically. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a defense lawyer, you will be in great hands with Eve!
Posted by Brooklynn | July 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AMAZING!
Eve was absolutely AMAZING! She did my consult and everything else till the day of my hearing from across state lines. She answered every question or concern right away so I wasn't left worrying about what was going on. even when things got confusing or went outside of the spasific case she was working on for me she went above and beyond to help in any way she could! I couldn't of picked a better person to help resolve this issue and I highly recommend her for anyone that needs help with legal issues of their own! THANK YOU EVE!
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Posted by Prag | July 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One Of The Best
Eve is the best at what she does. She’s a very professional and responsive attorney. I was falsely accused of several things by extremely cunning neighbors. They did not tell me they had any issues with me but went to court and got a TRO against me. Now I realize about what the elders say, No matter how much education one has, it really matters how you are raised (those neighbors are both MDs at Kaiser in Southern CA). Eve did a thorough research and prepped us for a case that never should’ve been. Eve and the lead attorney, Mike, made their case against them. It’s a passion and Eve is very passionate about what she does. Needless to say, we won the case because the other people insulted the court at multiple occasions. The judge, more than likely, even knew they were lying from day one. The wife, husband and their friend’s story didn’t match once Eve and Mike questioned them about the incidents. We can’t say enough Thank You-s to Eve and the lead attorney Mike for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast, efficient and considerate.
Eve was fantastic at explaining the intricacies of my situation and my options for proceeding. She delivered an outcome that was better than I allowed myself to hope for. I would absolutely recommend her to anyone who finds themselves in need.
Posted by BK | January 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful client that never writes reviews..Ever!
I highly recommend Eve Maestre and the Law Office of Anna Yum for legal representation! I needed help desperately handling a criminal court case where I was being charged with a felony. I had no idea how to navigate the process or what to expect. Initially, I was worried and skeptical about retaining a lawyer for my criminal court case because of two prior legal cases, one as a defendant and one as a plaintiff, where my lawyers were not engaged or well informed, they weren’t available or attuned to my needs as a client, and in the end they failed to deliver on the expectations or goals that they had set for themselves. But my experience with Eve Maestre was the complete opposite! She was very understanding, professional, and respectful from the moment I hired her as my attorney. She made herself available for questions throughout the entire process. She was very exact and direct with what was happening, why it was happening, and what options I had. At times during court proceedings, she had to redirect judges and prosecutors to details, evidence, and information they were misunderstanding or flat out wrong about, which highlighted her commitment and attention to the case. I felt she always had my best interest in mind and in the end the felony charge was dropped because of her hard work. It’s as simple as that! Hire her if you need help!
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Our first time lawyer experience was GREAT!
We never thought we would have to hire a criminal defense attorney but unfortunately, our autistic son got tangled up in legal issues so needless to say, we were very scared and anxious for him. We shopped around and Eve was highly recommended to us…from another lawyer! We are so grateful that our first time hiring a lawyer went smoothly and well. Eve was very honest, professional, explained legalese language in layman’s term so we didn’t feel overwhelmed, provided her experience/insights to prepare and reassure us, and was very responsive to our needs!! Her fees were also very reasonable so it lessened our burden and anxiety in this traumatic process. But the best news was that her representation got our son’s charges dropped so our holidays was definitely “merry and bright”!! We are truly appreciative and thankful for Eve Maestre and highly recommend her!!
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Posted by Joshua | October 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing service and results
Eve and her office went above and beyond, my consultation was smooth and to the point. And once hired the process was direct and effective. Easy to contact and great at her job. I’ll hopefully never have to hire them again, but I’m glad I did.
Posted by Barbara | September 28, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
High I.Q. And E.Q. - great attorney!
Eve is a great example of how an attorney should be: great listener, asked all the right questions intelligently, really cares about seeing your issue gets handled expeditiously. Unfortunately, she does not handle the kind of case with which I need help, but she recommended another attorney at the firm and is setting up a consult with him! She reminds me of a famous attorney who wrote an amazing book called, “How To Argue and Win Every Time”, who outlined how to consistently win for your clients. She seems to have all the skills and attitude the writer discussed, without ever reading the book!
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Posted by Matthew | August 16, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing work on the DUI case
Eve worked on the case for over a year dealing with a complex legal situation and many continuances. She was always great at communicating and got the best possible agreement for my friend. I would recommend Eve to anyone facing a DUI /DWI case in the area!
Posted by Ritchie | July 9, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I am happy with this lawyer
I’m really happy with this lawyer. She kept me on the loop and answered all my questions. My case was dismissed and I am so happy I can put this behind me and move on.
Posted by Chris Favret | July 6, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chris F.
My friend recommended I contact Eve to help me with some traffic issues in San Diego County and I'm glad I did. From start to finish, Eve and her team were total pros. Clear communication throughout the process, and she fully explained what to expect before, during and after the court date. My traffic issues were fully resolved thanks to Eve and her team!
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Posted by Carlos | June 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great and professional!
I highly recommend Eve as a lawyer for anyone seeking assistance with a legal issue. She was incredibly helpful and understanding throughout the entire process. Eve provided excellent advice and guidance, demonstrating her extensive knowledge in the field.   One aspect that truly impressed me was Eve's responsiveness. She promptly addressed any questions or concerns I had, ensuring that I felt supported and informed at all times. Her quick responses played a significant role in achieving a positive outcome for my case.   Eve's expertise and clarity in presenting the available options were exceptional. She took the time to explain everything in a way that was easy to understand, allowing me to make well-informed decisions.   Overall, I had a fantastic experience working with Eve. Her professionalism, knowledge, and dedication to her clients are commendable. I wholeheartedly recommend Eve to anyone in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Salvador | December 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Expungement
I waited 22 years to hire a lawyer. They worked with me on payments. Being across country I was skeptical. They handled everything through email and text. It was a wonderful job. I finally have my record expunged. I'm so happy with everything Eve did. I would recommend for anyone.
Posted by Nathan | June 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
World Class Act
The Law Offices of Michael Scafiddi are a world class act, professional, attentive, as well as knowledgeable. I have had this law firm represent me for over three years during a DUI Felony and various other charges. Throughout this legal process Eve has not only assisted but has continued support to bring my conviction of all charges reduced, dismissed, and expunged from my record. I highly recommend Eve!
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Posted by Mark | January 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My experience..
Eve took care of business for me. Her level of professionalism and attention to detail is unsurpassed. I truly appreciate her and her staffs efforts. With their guidance, it's been a life changing event for me..
Posted by Josh | December 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eve Maestre and Michael Scafiddi were blessings in my life
Eve Maestre and Michael Scafiddi represented me in my case. They brought in medical professionals for my defense. Attacked the case at the DAs weakest points and proved that I shouldn’t be charged with what they had filed. They answered all questions at any time, day or night. I would of been lost without them. Their office staff was so greeting and always informed me of upcoming hearings or meetings I needed to attend. I am forever grateful for the help and it’s a true gift what they do for people in their worse situations. No judgments. Always welcomed with open arms. Felt like a true family how they treated myself and my wife. Eve was so helpful during my prelim and was such a professional during it all. Again, I would like to thank them again for all the help, information, and knowledge they showed me. From the beginning, they told me I would never have to plead to something I didn’t believe I deserved. All said and done, we got the best possible outcome. So pleased and grateful. Thank you again! Highly, highly, recommend. Thank you again Eve.
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Posted by Josh | October 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly professional, dedicated team on my side
I was in a tough situation, facing potential jail time for gun charges. Michael Scafiddi and Eve Maestre nailed it - they coordinated an aggressive approach to intervene before charges were filed. They created a plan together with me, and followed through consistently, doing complete work. The result was successful: charges were not filed.
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Posted by john | October 30, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional performance
I was "picked out of a group" of cars and given a speeding ticket. I disagreed with the ticket and Eve placed a legal argument that explained my concerns. She successfully had the ticket thrown out. She is professional and I highly recommend her.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner & Lead Counsel
  • Law Office Of Eve Maestre, APC
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices Of Attorney Anna R. Yum
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Chair of Client Relations
  • Law Offices Of Michael A. Scafiddi, Inc.
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Chair of Business Practices Committee
  • Law Offices Of Michael A. Scafiddi, Inc.
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Chair of Law Practice Ethics Committee
  • Law Offices Of Michael A. Scafiddi, Inc.
  • 2020 - 2021
  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Michael A. Scafiddi
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Law Clerk
  • San Diego Public Defender's Office - Juvenile Division
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Law Clerk
  • San Diego Public Defender's Office
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Law Clerk
  • San Diego Alternate Public Defender
  • 2016 - 2016
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Education

  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Reimbursement of $10,000 in Unemployment Benefits
  • $10,000 Judgment Dismissed
  • Burglary Enhancement Dismissed
  • Allegation Dismissed
  • Temporary Restraining Order
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • San Diego Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • San Bernardino Bar Association
  • 2018 - Present
  • California DUI Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2018 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2023
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Quarter Finalist National Entertainment Law Moot Court
  • Pepperdine School of Law
  • 2016
  • Third Place Petitioner Brief National Moot Court
  • Pepperdine School of Law
  • 2016
  • Third Place Petitioner Brief Intramural Moot Court
  • University of San Diego
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • LOMAS Continuing Legal Education
  • AB 1276 - Youthful Offender Program
  • 2020
  • LOMAS Continuing Legal Education
  • SB 1437 - Accomplice Liability for Felony Murder
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
Endorse Eve
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The best in the business. Tremendous attorney and a better human being. You would be lucky to have Eve Maestre on your case!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"As good as it gets. Her compassion and will to win are simply unmatched. There is not a situation she cannot handle and she consistently gets the best results for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Maestre goes above and beyond for her clients. She is highly focused on the details and achieving the best possible results for everyone she represents."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Eve Maestre is an exceptionally talented and passionate criminal defense attorney. She has excellent trial advocacy skills when representing our clients in court with a commanding courtroom presence. She's also very compassionate, empathetic, and fights tirelessly for our clients. Eve is truly an all star associate at my firm, and I undoubtedly know that our clients are always in great hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Having known Eve for several years I have had the opportunity to see her in action as well as work with her on cases. She's a great lawyer and one I would call on if I were in need of representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Eve is a fantastic attorney well versed in all kinds of subjects, I would definitely hire her to represent me!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eve is a fierce advocate for her clients. I have worked with her on many occasions. I am impressed by her smarts and knowledge. However, what separates her is the extra work that she puts into it because she TRULY cares about her clients. That is what makes her special."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Eve is a wonderfully gifted attorney. One of the brightest legal minds I have encountered in my legal career. Eve works tirelessly to get the best results for her clients. I am proud to have her as an associate at my firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Eve Maestre is an awesome attorney! Not only is she extremely knowledgeable about the law, she is also very personable. Clients, fellow attorneys, and the judiciary all give her the utmost respect (as she deserves!) She is adept at both law and motion work along with appearing in court to negitotiate cases. You can't go wrong with Eve!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Maestre is consummate professional and a brilliant, young attorney. Her written advocacy skills are exceptional. Ms. Maestre cares fiercely for her clients and goes the extra mile to ensure that their needs are met. I highly endorse Ms. Maestre."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Eve on a number of matters and have always been impressed with her abilities and professionalism! I endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ms. Maestre is an excellent new attorney who is destined for sucesss. I have supervised Ms. Maestre as a law student intern for three years, and now as an attorney. Her passion for the law and helping her clients is unmatched. She strives to provide the best legal represenation, while exhbiting compassion and tenatcity, not often demonstrated but other new attorneys. Ms. Maestre is an excellent choice for legal represenation and I feel strongly that she will be among the best rising stars in the San Diego legal community. I highly recommend Ms. Maestre for your legal needs."
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San Diego Criminal defense Lawyer Eve Maestre
Eve Maestre
Criminal defense Attorney
San Diego, CA
Licensed for 6 years
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