Posted by Kate
Words cannot express how grateful we are to have had Ms. Kartchner represent my son. My 14 year old son had a severe lack of judgement and was charged with multiple felonies. We were completely overwhelmed! But Ms. Karchner was extremely professional and incredibly kind and understanding. She never once judged our family and treated us with the highest level of respect. We were grateful that she took the time to explain all of the legal proceedings and jargon that we were not able to understand and she thoroughly and completely explained our rights and responsibilities so that dealing with the court system was less intimidating. She went out of her way to set up meetings, visit our son in juvenile hall multiple times and prepare a case that would give him a just sentence. She was present at every single court hearing (arriving early and sitting with our family the entire time) and, despite having some serious charges against him, she was able to get some charges dropped and others reduced. This resulted in our son having the opportunity to start over with a clean slate once probation is complete.
Ms. Kartchner is incredibly attentive and never once made us feel like we were a bother despite several phone calls initiated by us with yet another question. Even though we are certain that we were not her only client, it certainly felt like it. She is professional but has a great demeanor which instantly made us feel relaxed and ready to tackle the issue at hand. We would have never imagined that we would have needed a defense attorney but we are infinitely lucky that we had Ms. Kartchner as ours.
We could not recommend her more strongly! With an established and award-winning career, she truly is the best in San Diego. (We didn't find out how established she was in the community until AFTER she handled our case. However, we are not surprised that she has an impressive reputation).
Posted by Christina
Stacey did more for my son & our family, than we EVER expected or inclined to expect from a lawyer. Stacey went way above & beyond our expectations of her job description of lawyer, she not only got my son on home arrest,( when the DA wanted to give him 10yrs w/ no possibility of parole, among a list of other things ) my son has NO RECORD of anykind, a pillar to his community & is working on his career. No matter which way my son chose to go, pleading out or going to trial, she had my sons back, like he was her own son. She even treated my husband, myself & the rest of my family, as if we were apart of hers. She was available to me 24/7 ready to be there for an emotional, stressed out mom, to comfort, console & answer any questions needed. With No Hesitation!
She Always made me feel confident that all would workout! That she was going to take what was necessary to get my son back home with his family.,
I fully recommend Stacey to Anyone who ever needs a Criminal Lawyer! She is Definitely our families from here on out!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH STACEY ! Could NEVER repay or express the gratitude we have for what you've done for our son & our family! GODBLESS
Posted by GBCR
Stacey Kartchner came highly recommended by a family member who hired her for his legal troubles. Unfortunately I recently found myself in need of her service. I am overly grateful to have been represented by Ms. Kartchner. The outcome of my case ended in a DISMISSAL at my trial!! Unbelievable! Thank you Ms. Kartchner for putting me, your client, FIRST. Your expertise, HARD WORK, and professionalism never went unnoticed.
Posted by Bea
I highly recommend Stacey to anyone in need of an attorney in the city of San Diego. She came to me highly recommended and from the moment I met with her in her office I trusted her & felt I was in good hands. That has not changed! I continue to listen to her advise, knowing her expertise and honesty are completely trust-worthy. She's extremely professional as well as approachable. Thank you Stacey for your help with my legal matter, your generosity, and warmth. Best wishes, Bea
Posted by Kevin
Stacey has by far the most integrity of any lawyer that I have been associated with, and a professionalism and ethical demeanor that is very scarce in the legal profession.
Posted by John
Our adult son with a history of drug use and mental illness was arrested instead of being taken to the hospital when suffering from a psychotic break because the Carlsbad police claimed they could not justify a 5150 hold. I found Stacey through a network of other attorneys. She handled the criminal side of my son's case and brought in Mr. Stan Jones, who has a background defending those with mental illness. Their expertise combined with my own preparation in providing them with documents to strengthen my son's case resulted in no case being filed with the Vista Court. Working with Ms. Kartchner was very easy. She kept me informed of the procedures regarding this case and ultimately the satisfactory result. I would recommend Stacey Kartchner wholeheartedly and without reservation. I would work with her again immediately if needed.
Posted by Michael
Stacey Kartchner is an absolutely great attorney and I would recommend her to anyone I know. In fact, I already have. I wont go into details, but she saved my life! Making mistakes isn't easy and at times it can be extremely tough. In the past year I worked with Stacey she calmed my nerves, was extremely responsive(same day call backs) and got me the best deal possible. If your looking for someone who is professional, hardworking and fights for her clients don't look any further.
Posted by anonymous
Stacey was very helpful from the moment I was first put in contact with her. She was able to answer any questions I had in a timely fashion throughout the whole process. She explained to me everything I needed to do and my options at every step of the way. I would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Jacob
I highly recommend attorney, Stacey Kartchner! Her legal expertise and overall professionalism and dedication to me was second to none! She guided me every step of the way and exceeded all my expectations. I have worked with Stacey on two separate occasions and was very happy with both results. In the first instance, Stacey was able to lower my DUI fees substantially (thousands of $). In the second instance, Stacey got my "minor in possession" (alcohol) lowered from a misdemeanor to an infraction. I'm incredibly thankful for all of Stacey's hard work and would recommend her to anyone!
Posted by M.N.
Reliable. Knowledgable. Excellent professional contacts. Strategic. Supportive. Positive. Allied.
A friend suggested I hire Stacey after a public defender mismanaged my cases ...
I got to have a thorough first time sit-down meeting with Stacey within 48 hours after I called her office. After we discussed my legal situation, she explained clearly how the Court system operated and what would be expected of me in relation to these charges, then she clearly and confidently explained what her initial and long-term strategies would be. She spent a considerable amount of time discussing the case, answering questions, and explaining what my options would be; all this prior to my hiring her for services, which made me feel confident retaining her as legal representation.
In the first 72 hours after she took on my case she was able to prevent my Drivers License from being suspended with the DMV Court. Then during the course of my case she used her litigation skills and her well-developed professional contacts to help me obtain the time I needed to rehabilitate, and so we gather appropriate documentation needed. With her expertise and established professional relationships, she was able to negotiate the best possible deal with the DA.
Again, with her knowledge, guidance, and professional contacts, I had the time and opportunity to rehabilitate and improve my life without facing jail time.
I'd like to also mention that Stacy consistently returned my calls and emails; no question was too mundane. Furthermore, while maintaining atty/client confidentiality, she made herself available to speak with my family when they had questions or concerns. I am very impressed here because she not only represented me, she was supportive towards my family, AND she came to my final court date at nearly 9 months pregnant!
Personally, I would describe Ms. Kartchner as being very compassionate, easy to talk to, and extremely reliable. She was so encouraging! She helped me make a plan for myself and that encouragement helped reach goals that kept me out of jail, and really, ultimately too turn my life around.
I would 100% recommend her as a Criminal Defense Attorney. If you are contemplating representation, I suggest giving her office a call, set a meeting and hear what she has to say.