4.5 stars 12 totalReview Michael Berg
Posted by Melody
Attorney Michael Berg is the best Federal Attorney you will find in Southern CA. He sincerely cares about the future of his clients and will get the positive results that you are seeking.
He kindly asked early in our conversation to please call him Michael…..he’s just that personable yet 100% about business, (he will get the very best possible results).
I live in NC and my Son is serving out a sentence in Victorville’s Federal Penitentiary. He is due to be released next year but he still had an outstanding violation of his probation and it was serious enough to give him and additional 5years after serving a 10 year sentence. He was very fearful that after release he would get picked back up and bought in to serve the outstanding violation of his parole. I decided that this required an attorney with lots of experience and one that could get the results we were looking for. Michael has over 30 years of experience in Federal Law so who else could be better to represent my Son? I looked on-line to see his track record, I did my homework with so much at stake he needed the very BEST; a hero in the court-room that would get the positive results that we were looking for.
Another success…Michael got his case to run concurrent with the time he’s already been serving with no additional time added!!! We are thrilled and thank him for the work that he did and having the best attitude and demeanor of any attorney I have ever encountered…Look no further he is "The Very BEST".
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I consulted with Michael long before charges were filed, and he did a great deal of work on my behalf BEFORE he asked for a single cent from me. When I did retain him, he worked within my budget, which is incredible, as he is certainly a high-profile and highly desired attorney in the San Diego area. Besides being my attorney, he listened to all my questions and concerns with therapist-level compassion and understanding, a rare trait for such a tough and notable lawyer.
The outcome of my case was exceptional, despite my spotted record. I'm currently on vacation visiting my parents and planning a new addition to my family instead of stressing over a real possibility of prison time.
Michael Berg is the best of the best. If you are looking for criminal defense, you can't go wrong with him.
Posted by Don
He was very good to us and our son , he told us at first contact he would take care of our son like his own , and he did. From 3000 miles away he was very reassuring and fulfilled his assurance with results . I would definitely recommend him .
Posted by Abby
Michael is seriously the best lawyer ever! He's honestly one of the most humblest men I have ever met. Not only is he fantastic at what he does, his energy and smile is extremely contagious. I don't know what I would have done if I didn't find him. He saved my life. I had a serious felony case facing 25 years to life and he helped me in getting my case dismissed. If you're looking for a criminal defense attorney, I'm telling you he's the one. He's a miracle worker!
Posted by brandon
Can't say enough good about this man. Thank you for your help in my case. you rock and I will always use you as a reference for any legal matter from here on out. Absolutely the Best, no doubt about it. He guided me through a potential felony case with complete ease and frankly relieved all stress that i had . Its been an extreme pleasure working with you and thanks for everything you have done for me and my loved ones.
If you are looking for the most Professional, hard working, stress free attorney for your criminal defense. I highly recommend you call this man. It would be a shame if you didnt. Again, cant say enough about how this man helped turn my year around. Thanks Michael, you are the best.
Posted by Sarah
I have never needed a lawyer in my life. In 2012, my boyfriend needed one. I came across Michael Berg. This man is an intellectual shark; he is renowned in San Diego for his experience and his talent. He handled my boyfriends case for 2 years. The outcome was astoundingly positive, seeing as how my boyfriend was originally facing upwards of 22 years in federal prison. On Monday Nobember 3, 2014, he was sentenced to only 110 months. I know in my gut that if Michael Berg hadn't been our defense attorney, the end result would not even be close to what we received. I am still astonished. Mr. Berg knows what he's doing. Eternally grateful doesn't even begin to describe how we feel towards him. I really have no other words to describe my experience with Michael Berg other than 110% satisfied, amazed, and happy. I was kept in the loop, I was never rushed, I was never left waiting for an answer from him. I hope I never need another defense attorney in my life, but if YOU do, I highly recommend Michael Berg.
Posted by Don V.
Our daughter was arrested, put in jail, and charged with felony domestic violence against her boyfriend. Obviously, my wife and I were extremely stressed as we saw her life's goals slip away before our very eyes. We searched for an attorney online and were disappointed that there were so many out there that basically claimed to be the best deal out there. We were lucky, as Mr. Berg was recommended to us by a family friend. I accompanied my daughter to court and we didn't even have to venture into the courtroom. Mr. Berg handled the case smoothly and efficiently - so much so - that the case was dismissed. Thank you Mr. Berg for putting our family at ease with you extensive experience, knowledge of the court system, and ability to set your clients at ease. I would highly recommend Mr. Berg to anyone requiring piece of mind!
Posted by Rhonda
I hired Michael Berg to defend me in a criminal case approximately 3 years ago. My case finally ended today so I feel comfortable in writing this review now. When I first contacted Michael he was very responsive and called me back immediately. He set an appointment for me right away and without reviewing anything assured me that my case would be easy for him to get dismissed or at least reduced to a minimal charge.
As soon as I gave him my $5,000.00 retainer I quit hearing from him. I called numerous times with no return calls, and finally had to call the main receptionist at the building where he rents office space, to have him call me back. I did get a return call that day, but it was from an assistant who obviously knew nothing about my case as she stated that I was charged with something that wasn't even part of my case! When I explained to her that I wanted to hear back from Michael it was another week before he called it was the day before I was due in court, and at that time he was very rude and condescending toward me, again though, he assured me that my case was going to be easy and not to worry.
When I arrived the following day for court I waited 1/2 hour for Michael to show up. He went in and talked with the judge and DA and came back to me with the most ridiculous "deal" possible. It was the opposite of what he had promised me and not a deal that anyone would have taken. When I reminded him of his promise to me he stated that this was the best he could do. I had to lose all of the money I had given to Michael and hire a new attorney. I did, and within a few months had my case settled and with a much better resolve than Michael tried to get me to settle on.
When I contacted Michael and asked for my retainer back as he didn't do anything on my case he presented with a ridiculous statement of charges and tried to make me feel like I had gotten a deal for the $5,000.00 I had paid him, and denied me any refund although he did absolutely nothing to work on my case.
I would not recommend Michael to anyone, not even my worst enemies!
Posted by Michelle
3 months ago, at 2 am we got the call every parent dreads... My College age daughter was arrested for a DUI (she is half way around the country) and although there were no injuries, other charges were added as a bonus for her great behavior that night. Frantic, I called my friend at 6am since she had a similar issue with her teen a year before - without hesitation she recommended Michael Berg warmly. by 6:10 am I called him. He answered the phone. I started to cry. by 7am we posted bail for my daughter, she was out of jail that afternoon and we were able to meet in Michael bergs office to discuss the game plan and all the possible outcomes. He is possibly the kindest and best mannered professional I have ever interacted with. He was calm. Not intimidating. He was logical. Without writing a book here, I will say with his connections and dedication my daughter was able to save her potential career and future. We are Thankful Beyond Words. God Bless.
Posted by Davyd
I first found Mr. Berg through a Google search. I was searching for someone to help me on a probation case where I never reported for five years. Turns into a FEDERAL case., if you know anything about being busted by the feds, you know you need a lawyer. Public Defenders are NOT concerned with your case, they are concerned with their own caseLOAD. Michael and his more than competent and brilliant partner Gerissa Santos, were amazing. I can't just say amazing...(and apparently I can't swear either) It would be a a blocked review. Listen....If you need to get out, if you need to be with your family, take care of business, get the deal of a lifetime, even get the case thrown out, you MUST call Michael and Gerissa. I was fortunate to have the attention of both of them...I had a rather complicated case. And you know what? I was not an easy client. They rock. It will cost you NOTHING to ask their opinion on your case. It will cost you more to go with a guy or gal that gives you empty promises. You know most lawyers are less than honest. They get the retainer. Then, they deliver the bad news. You want to go with the norm? Don't call Michael. Don't call Gerissa. You want someone who is going to get you the deal of a lifetime, or even get you home? Call Michael. Call Gerissa. I have only one more thing to add to this....I'm a criminal. A felon. A blight on society. And yes, I did my time, alot less than I would have done had I not had Michael and Gerissa. But you know what is great?...They don't treat me like a second class citizen, they treat me like a human....with rights. I have rights. Criminal or not, I HAVE RIGHTS....and Michael and Gerissa....they protected mine.