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In 2010 I was charged with DUI. Although I had a blood alcohol content of .007 and no criminal record I was in graduate school and very scared/concerned and found her by google. The DMV hearing was won based on the facts (prior to retaining her) and eventually my charge was reduced to a wet reckless. During my initial consultation we were rushed because she had to run to take care of some family errands which I felt was unprofessional. In all honesty, I didn't get much feedback or updates from her during the process and never really knew what was going on. Her assistant, whom seems to be shared among a group of other lawyers, was very rude and unhelpful on the phone every time I called. Although she had very affordable rates, I believe I would have had the same result without an attorney or with a public defender, and I was disappointed with how much service I feel I got for what I paid. Things may have changed since or she may have had other more important cases at the time. After the case, there was no discussion of how I could get the record expunged or any follow up on how to proceed, I felt like I was on my own. She was a nice person, and I hate to give bad review but this was honestly my perspective. I felt like it was just another lawyer collecting a check for showing up and doing the bare minimum.
Posted by Ann
Lolita Kirk is one of the few attorneys I would send a client to without hesitation. A referral affects my reputation, so I don't refer cases out without being sure my client will be impressed and well taken care of. DUI trials are difficult and extremely important to the lives of the accused - the fines are high, the conviction and the driving record are serious permanent records.
A DUI trial requires scientific knowledge, law enforcement knowledge and the ability to handle lay witnesses -- you MUST be an excellent and experienced lawyer to sustain a winning record in DUI trials. Lolita Kirk does this and she is beautiful, has a courtroom presence appreciated by judicial officers, she is an excellent choice for representation. I recommend her in Orange County whenever I can, and the feedback is reassuring that I am doing the right thing.