5.0 stars 96 totalReview Niranjan Thiagarajah
Posted by Mike L.
This is my second review for Fred Thiagarajah. Due to very unfortunate circumstances, I was in legal trouble again. Just like the first time, I got caught up in a bad situation by dating the wrong type of girl. I have a soft spot for bad girls, what can I say.
Anyhow, when the cops showed up the first person I ran to was of course, Fred. Why? Because he was the only one who didn't bull $hi# with me with scare tactics and stick me with a huge bill. Who care if he is nice and honest though, if he is no good?
He is good folks. Really good. He was on the other side as a DA in So Cal for a long time before going private l, which means he knows exactly how the system works, how the prosecutors think, and what motivates them. But how do I really know he's good? Cuz the Judge said so.
Huh? What? Yes that's right folks, the JUDGE, yes the JUDGE said: "I rarely see an attorney who knows how to conduct a preliminary examination well or even properly. That was some fine lawyerin'!" Can you believe that? I never heard of a judge complementing an attorney like that in front of everyone. Of course Fred was like "pshhh~ ain't a thang.”
(Just kidding about the last part, he acted very modestly and appropriately.)
So what were the results for the last honest AND talented lawyer left? Well if you read my first review you would know I was acquitted of all charges the first time. This time, I have to do some community service and such but no jail and no permanent or harsh penalties. I could have fought, and I actually wanted to out of principle.. I mean I was the victim for heaven-sake!
I had a video clearly showing I was the one attacked by a person who kicked my front door down and all I did was defend myself. But I’ve learned that with the police and DA, once you are in the system, all they care about is punishing you as much as possible to build a "tough on crime" image... It really was all about politics. After all, we asked them to review the video over half a dozen times but till the very end, I doubt they even took a look at it once. Anyone who saw the video would know what the truth was.
Anyhow, Fred said I had a strong case and he was 90% confident we would win, but he also warned me that there were no guarantees in a trial and that if I didn’t win, it would be very painful, expensive, and damaging. I'm sure most lawyers would have tried to push for the trial to get more money. In the end, for what I was offered, trial was just too risky and expensive, and even Fred said it was a no-brainer so I took the bargain. Our system really needs to change. There must be so many innocent people in jail is what I’ve learned.
Back to Mr. Thiagarajah, not only did he push to save me money at his expense, but he also suggested I release him and take care of the probation reporting and such myself since all I really had to do was show up and it would be a waste to spend $500 just to have him come along. Can you believe this guy? How does he make money?
So there you have it folks. Fred Thiagaraja! Not everyone desires a fine, honest, and affordable defense attorney when they are in trouble. But if you aren't swimming in cash, have a fetish for jail, or like playing mind games, then go with Fred. It’s a no brainer!
Oh and BTW his assistant Gay is super nice and compassionate. I couldn't forget to include a shootout for her as well. Thanks Gay and Fred, you guys are awesome! But I hope I never "have" to see you again! ;)
Posted by anonymous
I had a few criminal convictions in the past spanning a 20-year time frame. I consulted and hired Fred Thiagarajah & Associates to expunge/dismiss these prior convictions. Fred and staff ultimately was successful on these convictions. I would highly recommend this firm for anyone seeking an expungement/dismissal.
Posted by anonymous
He basically did nothing for my DUI. Officer lied about damage on my car, saying I crashed it while being pulled over. NOPE! I had evidence from Allstate showing that damage was from years prior. Fred said "oh well, nothing we can do." I got the standard classes and fine so he did nothing there. Now he wants $750 for a public record expunge when it only costs $120 to file it myself. It's literally a piece of paper. I said I was broke but his associate didn't care. ON TO THE NEXT CLIENT TO SCAM.
Posted by anonymous
Drunk/violent X girlfriend made a bogus call to 911 against me. I did NOT touch her. I decided to leave for various reasons. Next the local DA is hunting me down full force. Domestic issues are no joke and I was looking at serious time, based on her drunk lies! The DA was trying to move forward with a case. I did NOT want to make a deal. I did NOT want to do any Cal-trans freeway clean-up or community service . I did NOT want 52 weeks domestic violence classes. I retained Fred and he took care of me. After listening to my situation Fred provided a plan of action. Keep your good name, choose Fred.******1000% WORTH IT******
Posted by Rob
Fred striked me as a guy who's a straight shooter and gets right down to business. If your looking for a defense attorney who knows what he is doing, and is well known in the business to "win"...it's a no brainer. Glad I was able to retain this wonderful human being. Best of luck to your future endeavors Fred! Your a life saver!!!
Posted by Chris
Fred came recommended to me by a friend and I still keep thanking that friend to this day. What seemed like a hopeless situation was completely resolved with Fred's action and responsiveness. With all cards working against me, he still managed to pull it off and serve justice with a clean slate. I really appreciate it Fred and will keep your number handy.
Posted by anonymous
Fred Thiagarajah was referred to me by a friend. It was the best thing that could have happened in my life. Fred was attentive to my case from the very first conversation we had together. He was quick to take to my defense and NEVER left me wondering what was going on. He further appeared in additional unrelated hearings for me just to show that he cared about my situation. He was half the price of every other attorney I spoke to and gave twice the service.
I was facing two felony counts and Fred got the entire case dismissed!! Nothing! Nada! Not a plea bargain and not my pleading guilty to charges I didn't commit just to get this awful time of my life over with. All charges dropped and bail exonerated!! You cannot believe what that meant to me and my family. Do not think that just because you are innocent that the DA won't try to find you guilty anyways. Let's also not forget about the recent headlines where DA Prosecutors are being ordered off of cases for contriving with police to have innocent people found guilty. You need an attorney that isn't afraid to get down to business and make sure your rights are protected because if you think the DA is gonna do it - think again!
If Fred hadn't believed in me then I don't know what I would have done. He is not just an attorney - he is a savior. You won't believe to what extent the DA's Office went to in order to tarnish my reputation and support a soured ex-wife. Fred had the jury jumping to answer his interview questions, the judge complimented his argument during prelim and even the DA Prosecutor told him he was an excellent attorney. I mean, Fred's ability is unbelievable! Just unbelievable. This man knows how to turn the courtroom into his ready and willing listeners. How many defense attorneys have you seen receive compliments by the Judge AND the Prosecutor? I would bet none.
Now let's talk about his staff. His assistants are terrific, especially his office manager Gay. They make sure that you are in constant contact with Fred, (even when he is in trial for someone else) and have even responded to me after hours. It took the support of his entire team to get me where I am today - a free man! With that said, let's not forget that Fred would also speak with or meet me in the late evening, weekends and during holidays. He didn't care what else was going on in the world around us if there was something that I needed. He truly prioritizes his clients.
You just cannot go wrong in choosing him. You can't. I fully endorse Fred to represent anyone. He is your friend. He is your best defense. He is your attorney. I am not a religious person, but I thanked God the day I hired him.
Posted by Ray
Fred was incredibly helpful and resourceful when we needed his assistance with a DV case. He is very knowledgable about how the system works and will get you the best possible result. Can thank him enough for his work. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous
Fred Thiagarajah and his associate Mukund Arun did an outstanding job negotiating with the DA and getting my case dismissed! The staff members Gay and Hannah both kept me updated throughout the case. Gay was very friendly, helpful and professional in the process and quick to respond. I would highly recommend anyone to hire Fred for his professionalism, communication skills and desire to work hard for his clients. Thanks a million, team!
Posted by anonymous
i was arrested by petty theft..i have concerned about what will happened..I really didn't know anything about American law, jail, court and anything.I didn't know that how to defense myself. because it was first time in my life..Also i was on the green card application process..I was searching on the internet, ,i read many review about Fred Thiagarajah..and Thanks God I found him..He is really professional..He totally dismissed my case..and I didn't have to go to jail or anywhere to defence myself..Now I feel really relaxed and I pass the green card interview and I got green card...;)