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Edward Ray Flores

Criminal defense Attorney at Tustin, CA

5.0   32 reviews

also known as Ed Flores


Licensed for 32 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    20%
    The firm handles all criminal cases and other matters that need a trial attorney. Mr. Flores has handled thousands of criminal cases with the District Attorney's office and in private practice, having risen to the top level trial lawyer with the DA.

  2. Car accident
    10%

  3. Drug Crime
    10%

  4. Juvenile law
    10%

  5. Litigation
    10%
    The law firm handles all cases that may need to go to trial. Mr. Flores has tried both criminal and civil cases to verdict. Though the practice area indicates only 10%, litigation is emphasized in all areas of the firm's practice and includes business, personal injury and criminal trial matters.

  6. Personal injury
    10%

  7. Sex crime
    10%

  8. Violent crime
    10%

  9. Wrongful death
    10%

Ed Flores is  a former Orange County Senior deputy district attorney.  Before that he was a big firm lawyer and worked with Justice Cameron on the Arizona Supreme Court.  He has tried more than 100 cases to verdict. Mr. Flores has experience across the entire range of criminal cases, from misdemeanors to felonies.  For 4 years he prosecuted strictly the sex crimes of rape and child molestation, including allegations of kidnapping and torture.  He also spent 3 years prosecuting only fraud and workers compensation fraud cases.  The remainder of his time in the Orange County District Attorney's office was spent prosecuting an array of felony and misdemeanor cases, from DUI to attempt murder.  As a private trial lawyer, Mr. Flores handles all criminal defense cases, from DUI and petty theft to homicide.  He has also used his breadth of trial experience to prosecute civil cases such as police misconduct and serious injury cases.

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Licensed for 32 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 09/07/2022
State AZ
Status Inactive
Acquired 1990
Updated 09/18/2022

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

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Flores
1422 Edinger Avenue
Suite 100
Tustin, CA, 92780

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Posted by Alisa | October 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
100% Recommend
Mr. Flores has been our attorney for almost 3 years, through a long and difficult case that has just recently been resolved. We are beyond grateful for all of the work and time Mr. Flores and his team gave to my case. He was upfront and knowledgeable with our outcomes, and we feel that his advice got us the best possible result. Through the worst time in our life, he was there with us and has helped change our life for the better. From the beginning consultation, we trusted Mr. Flores and felt that he would have our best interest in mind. He always answered any questions we had and made us feel that he was on our side to guide us to a resolution. Ruth, his office manager, is also amazing and helped us throughout the process. Thanks to Mr. Flores and his team, we can continue on with our life with this case finally resolved. We would absolutely recommend him to anyone in need. Thank you so much for everything Mr. Flores.
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Posted by Deborah | November 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You Ed Flores
Ed Flores represented me with the utmost integrity and honesty regarding my car accident. He is competitive, compassionate, and completes what he starts. Mr. Flores walked me through every step of the way and was by my side during my 3 hour deposition. Ed took care of all phone calls regarding this accident so they would not bother me during the time I needed healing after my two surgeries. He was always available when I needed to ask him questions. His morales are what makes him a great attorney. Thank you for your representation and being there every step of the way.
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Posted by Ken M | July 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
a true professional
I met with two lawyers and Mr. Flores was one of them. I decided to go with Ed because I felt like he cared, his fees were fair, and I believe he had the experience. He was very proactive with my case. He saved me a lot of time and was very insightful. What I love most is that Ed is the kind of guy who is very approachable and trustworthy. I held nothing back and he got me the best possible results I could expect. Ed Flores gets my highest recommendation. I cannot think of a better person to have on your team.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest & Caring
Mr. Flores helped me with a small situation where I was trying to decide whether I need to retain a lawyer or not based on the circumstances. Mr. Flores initial assessment on Avvo was no need for a lawyer. Being concerned and not familiar with the court system, I asked Mr. Flores if I could schedule a consultation visit to get a thorough assessment and more information/education. After the consultation, Mr. Flores advised that there was no need to retain a lawyer. I was very impressed with his honesty. He could have easily convinced that I needed to retain one, and I would have probably retained him. In addition to his honesty, knowledge and expertise, Mr. Flores is personable and kind!
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Posted by Seth | August 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hiring Edward Flores was one of the best decisions I've made
Hiring Edward Flores was one of the best decisions I’ve made. Can’t find great enough words to describe this attorney. Here are just some of them: highly knowledgeable and skilled, smart, straightforward, dedicated, work hard to achieve the best results for his clients. Mr.Flores always returned my calls in a timely and efficient manner and found time to meet and address any concerns. I'm really grateful for the service he provided me in my domestic violence charges and the results we accomplished together. Thank you Edward!
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Posted by Todd | February 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eternally Grateful!
I was charged with felony criminal charges. Accusations that were totally unfair, and out of line! I had never been in trouble with the law in my life! In fact, all of my adult life, my career was about enforcing the law as a Peace Officer! Now, here I was a defendant. Confused and shaken! Fortunately, a good friend of mine, and associate to Mr. Flores, recommended his counsel. After contacting and meeting with Mr. Flores, he agreed to take on my case. Over several aggravating months of legal rambling, questioning many witnesses, including me and my own actions, Mr. Flores stood tall for me! And, in the interest of justice, my case was dismissed! I never even had to appear in court! His many years of experience, as a prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, along with his friendly bedside manner including encouragement with clients, but a bulldog demeanor in the court room produces remarkably fair results! The aforementioned also extends to his office staff! Ms. Ruth, his secretary, is very knowledgeable, personable, and helpful as well! I highly recommend the office of Mr. Edward R. Flores for any accusations resulting in criminal charges filed against you!
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Posted by Clementina | November 15, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent counsel
Mr. Flores gave us a detailed plan for accomplishing our legal objective. He directed us to consider using the public defender's office at considerate cost savings to us while still expressing a willingness to take on the matter himself. We were impressed with his integrity. He was very personable and expressed a sincere interest in helping.
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Posted by Berkan Kansu | June 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced attorney that will do his very best to get you the best possible outcome with your case!
My life changed a few summers ago when I was accused with sexual assault while vacationing in California. There were 4 stunning criminal charges made against me, all felonies, that could have resulted in me being imprisoned for as long as 40 years. During the early phases of this process I used two different lawyers, but they did not make me feel confident in any way. Mr. Flores is well known in legal circles in Orange County; he has a reputation for taking on the toughest cases with the most severe of penalties for defendants if he is not successful. I met with Mr. Flores and talked about my situation in great detail without feeling rushed in any way and he agreed to represent me in my case. As it turns out, this was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Mr. Flores is a no-nonsense attorney who demonstrates relentless energy in a calm, cool and collected manner with determination. From my experience I believe he is very experienced and capable. He exudes calm confidence and certainty and he has a great wealth of legal experience and extensive contacts throughout the criminal justice system in Orange County. Mr. Flores is “the real deal” when it comes to proactive, aggressive criminal defense. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a stout defense and I make this recommendation of Attorney Flores without any reservations. After negotiating with the D.A., for over a year, Mr. Flores was able to get me a plea agreement that I would have never imagined possible. They lowered my charges to simple assault and put me on probation, with no jail time. This was the greatest day of my life. After 3 years of probation my charges will be reduced even further. I'm very thankful for all the hard work and dedication Mr. Flores provided me. I can say with absolute confidence that he helped me not only in a legal perspective but psychological comforted me as well. I thank him for giving me my life back and have full confidence that he will do the same for anyone else he is representing.
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Posted by Kendra Dyas Hutto | June 8, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Such a great lawyer
Mr. Flores is outstanding, he is a rare find not only did he prove to be a great lawyer he is also a kind, considerate, caring, honest man. He was prompt in returning my calls and emails, he listened to me and he took care of legal needs. I had some trouble 10 years ago part of my problem was drug related, I found that most people treated me poorly once they knew drugs were involved, but not Mr. Flores. He gave me back my life, we went to court on a warrant that was clearly a mistake but the court was seeing me as guilty, Mr. Flores not only got my warrant withdrawn he also got my record expunged. I walked out of that court room with my head held high and him by my side. I didn't even consider being expunged. You can't imagine what having a criminal record had done to my life, I was looked at differently, treated poorly, couldn't get good jobs, and even my children were criticized for their mother being a felon. All that is gone, I am a good person and now nobody has to doubt that, I am forever grateful to Mr. Flores and his office manager, Ruth. Both treated me with respect and dignity. Thank you Ed Flores!
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Heaven sent
This is to share our superb experienced hiring an attorney who have done an exceptional job handling my case with sincerity, knowledge and expertise. The outcome of my case is beyond what I and my family expected. When we met with him for a second opinion hoping that we should have met him in the first place and we are very confident that he can deliver the best for my case and putting our trust on him no doubt he truly turned my life around. He knows how to handle it both ways as a former prosecutor too and I did not feel being rushed to close my case with his diligence and dedication to get the best outcome. The outcome was that I will not serve jail time but instead, I have home confinement reduced to 6 months. That was a great deal for me and for my family it has been an ordeal in dealing with my case. Attorney, Flores gave me a chance to be free for jail and he did a miracle for me. He is good in his negotiation and being a former prosecutor and knowing the justice system really made a big difference. I highly recommend him as a trial lawyer he gives you his 101% performance with confidence. No doubt about it he is upfront and will tell you where your case stands and no nonsense when he gives you his opinion.
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Posted by Ira | July 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ed Flores
My consultation with Ed Flores required investigation at several levels to ascertain all relevant information. He performed admirably thinking of things that didn't occur to me. He presented everything in detailed and honest way and advised me to forgo any action at this time., passing up an opportunity to enlist me as a client. I appreciate his advise and hold him in high regard. In the future I would not hesitate to hire him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job Well Done!!
Mr. Flores helped me out with my probation case. He dropped all felony charges to misdemeanors. Probation wanted to extend my probation for an additional 2 years; Mr. Flores terminated the additional time. I am now probation free and no felony convictions. Overall, I am very content and satisfied with my outcome. I am very fortunate to have come across Ed. I truly recommend him. Thank you Ed for all you hard work.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
THE BEST CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY in the WORLD
Dear Prospective Clients of Edward Flores, Esq.: I am a former California licensed professional who due to a pathology was compelled to relinquish my license and if you believe the press clippings was facing 13 years in state prison in an ensuing funding mishandling criminal case that was preceded by a related civil lawsuit. I was blessed by entrusting both my civil and criminal cases to Mr. Flores who deftly resolved the civil lawsuit pursuant to a written settlement agreement that included a 30 year repayment schedule. Mr. Flores topped his performance in the civil case by incredibly obtaining a 6 month sentence for me (in the face of a potential 6-13 year state prison sentence) in my criminal case which I served on an electronic ankle bracelet in an at "home arrest" context. To top what he had miraculously already accomplished, Mr. Flores went the "extra mile" and obtained by separate written motion, an order modifying my original probation order which eliminated a 10% rate of interest imposed on the original ordered restitution amount that reduced my restitution burden by $190,000. Lastly, Mr. Flores' staff including Angelica, were extremely informative, helpful and pleasant to my family and I which alleviated a good degree of the stress, anxiety and uncertainty in dealing with the civil and criminal justice system. Thank you Law Offices of Edward Flores, Esq.
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Posted by Lynn | July 14, 2015
Deferred Entry of Judgment for our minor child
I highly recommend Ed Flores. We came to him scared, concerned and without direction. We immediately felt confident that Ed would represent our son and that we would get the best outcome. Our son felt secure with Ed's representation and took his advise to heart. The outcome was after everyone's hard work our case was dismissed and sealed as if it never happened. Thank you Ed for your kindness and professionalism. Lynn
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2015
Best Lawyer
Edward was very professional with my case.Did the best possible to fight for me, was very pleased with the way he handled my case.Best recommend lawyer in my books.
Posted by Pete | May 20, 2015
Integrity, Patience, Going Above and Beyond, Honesty, and really seemed to Care about his Clients!
I got a very strong sense in the beginning that Ed had at least several great qualities that I've already listed! Ed proved that he had those qualitis by the end of my case! I'm a recovering Alcoholic that relapsed and ended up with both felonies and misdemeanors that could have put me in jail for quite a while! I felt confident with Ed after one meeting! He was professional, thorough, and diligent in doing what it took to get me a good deal without having to go to trial! I didn't feel like I needed to stay on top of him to do a good job and I didn't spend the money I could have to stay in close contact with him! I felt quite confident he would do his best and I felt that his best was going to be very good! He went above my expectations and I'm very grateful that I got lucky in finding him, that the felony was dropped, no required Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings, no jail time beyond the initial time to get bailed out, no treatment center, and he met with people on about six occasions to discuss reducing my charges! I don't take the time to write things like this unless they knock my socks off and he did that good of a job!
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Posted by Mutasem | March 24, 2015
Edward is your best friend when you need legal help.
Edward really care a bout you as as person, you are not just client , early on I planned to challenge the DA by going to trial, Edward advice me to the risk and financial obligation of going to trial, He recommended that a trial is the last resort and should presume the option of negotiating with DA , through his negotiation with DA, Edward was able to delivered the best out come I was hoping for , the case got dismissed , Edward always responsive to my E-mails and phone calls, he is a trustworthy lawyer.
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Posted by paulg1k1 | October 23, 2014
excellent attorney
Ed was amazing. Knowledgeable, timely and very very precise. He handled my case. Quickly and efficiently.
Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2014
Restitution was dropped significantly!!! Thank you!
I previously hired my first attorney on this case, which screwed up badly. I had to fire him and search for a new attorney. That is where I was very fortunate to have found Mr. Flores. Mr. Flores was so kind and very knowledgeable in helping me with my case. He was always professional and always answered my questions. He explained the process every step of the way, I never felt lost in the entire case. I was recently stuck with a huge restitution balance of 38K, he was able to drop that down significantly to 13K. I truly recommend Ed Flores, I'm very content and grateful to him for all his hard dedicated work to my case. THANK YOU ED!!!!!
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Posted by Lucy | May 12, 2014
RN
I am the wife of FF, first trial was hung jury second trial he was convicted but outcome came in our favor, my husband was looking at a minimum of 3-6 yrs, he was sentenced to 180 days of which he only served 45 days. I thank GOD every day for Mr Flores guidance and experience, he held our hand throughout the process and explained everything to our family. Our ordeal started Jan 2012 and we are currently dealing with classes and probation but nothing like the turmoil we experience in the beginning. I highly recommend Mr. Flores for he was our ANGEL. Look no further for a well experienced and professional lawyer for you have found him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Flores Law Group
  • 2006 - Present
  • Senior Deputy District Attorney
  • Orange County District Attorney
  • 1994 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Arizona Supreme Court
  • 1990 - 1991
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Education

  • Univ of Arizona COL
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • People v MC
  • DUI case dismissed for illegally seized evidence
  • People v. RA
  • Rape case dismissed one week before trial
  • People v. S.M.
  • All original counts dismissed. Client pleaded to unlawful sex with a minor, and went home with zero additional jail time and NO lifetime sex registration.
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Associations

  • Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney's Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2018

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer Orange County
  • OC Register Metro Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Worker's Compensation Fraud
  • Worker's Compensation Fraud
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ed is an outstanding trial attorney, and one that I refer cases to without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Edward. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Flores is a passionate and zealous advocate for his clients. He truly knows the law, the courts, and the system. But above all, he cares about the outcome. I give him my highest recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Edward Flores since our days in the District Attorney's Office together. Since then, I have seen Mr. Flores in all the courthouses representing his clients with the utmost care, diligence, and skill. He is an asset to the criminal defense community and will continue to excel in this area of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a lot of experience and he will do a great job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Edward Flores for many years and have had the pleasure of working along side of him for 5 of those years.He is a knowledgeable and caring lawyer.He provides his clients with a very high level of representation.Edward Flores is one of orange counties best lawyers.I would have him represent one of my own family if the need should ever arise."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known ed flores 15 years. I have handled cases against him while he was a prosecuter in the D.A.'s office and cases with him as a criminal defense attorney. Ed is an outstanding trial attorney who has racked up an impressive winning record since leaving the D.A.'s office and entering private practice. He is also an honest and ethical attorney who truly cares about his clients. I endorse ed flores without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ed has an outstanding reputation in the community for his work and also volunteers his time to noble causes. I endorse him completely!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ed Flores for over 12 years having previously worked him in the D.A.'s office as a prosecutor and now as a fellow lawyer in the Orange County legal community. In my view Ed Flores is the complete package: he knows the law, he has a great deal of empathy for his clients and he fights hard. It is rare to meet a lawyer who understands not only the system, but the human aspects of each case and how it relates to getting the best possible disposition for his clients. Ed excels in these things and I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone who has found themselves in a difficult legal situation. His reputation among his peers and the Bench is impeccable and you can count on him and trust him to provide sound and practical legal advice. He is a superb lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedy endorse this lawyer's work. Criminal defense is a specialized area of practice and it is important to have an attorney experienced in this area. Mr. Flores knows what it's like to go to trial and is experienced in handling all types of cases from misdemeanors to major felony cases. Mr. Flores can help if you or a loved one has been arrested or is under investigation for any criminal offense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I first started work as a new lawyer in the Orange County District Attorney's office, I had the good fortune of getting assigned to the juvenile court branch where Ed started about a year earlier. We worked together for more than 10 years, and he was the first former prosecutor I called when I was deciding whether to start my own criminal defense practice. I can name many attorneys who, like Ed, are very bright and strong courtroom advocates. But very few of them come close to sharing Ed's level of commitment to justice, integrity, and fair treatment to all. A client who retains Ed will have a talented, hard-working advocate who has earned the well-deserved respect of judges and opposing counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked with Ed for several years in the District Attorney's Office. He is an outstanding trial attorney and dedicated to his clients. I have referred clients to him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Ed in the Orange County District Attorney's Office. He is among the best trial lawyers I know. He is a dedicated and skilled lawyer and will obtain the best results for his clients."
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