5.0 stars 88 totalReview Niranjan Thiagarajah
Posted by a client
When first going through the whole "legal process" and trying to figure out my options I figured I would wing it and not spend the money on an attorney. However, the more research I did the more I realized how important it would be for me to get an attorney, and not just any attorney, a good attorney. Fred was polite, caring, and thorough in explaining all options available. He understood what was important to me, but also gave me both sides of the picture. I would recommend Fred to anyone seeking legal advice.
Posted by a client
I was a visitor in California when I got arrested for DUI with a high blood alcohol level. I was supposed to fly back to my home country in a week, and I was worried if I could go ahead, with my court hearing scheduled a month later. I spoke to a few attorneys, but Fred was clearly the best, right from the first phone call. After that conversation, I felt confident that I was in safe hands, and I could fly back without any worries. And thats how it panned out.
It has been a year now since the termination of the case, Fred has been extremely responsible, diligent and sincere with his handling of my case all along. He would always explain all possibilities and strategies in detail, of how to go about my case, and was patient in answering all my questions. He ensured that I didn't have to visit US to attend the hearing in person, and he negotiated the plea so that I will only have to pay the fine and complete a class online, in addition to being on probation. Despite the distance, Fred was always quick and clear with his communication over emails, and his team of assistants were also extremely helpful in retrieval and exchange of documents on time. Thanks a lot, Fred and team!
Posted by Nadia
I retained Fred Thiagarajah (Feb 2015) after receiving notice of a bench warrant out for my arrest for failure to complete my dui program within the time allotted. I reached out to several law offices requesting free consultations, and was most impressed by the law offices of Fred Thiagarajah. The level of professionalism exercised by his staff was outstanding, and I knew that I was making the right choice. Fred instantly put my mind at ease. He patiently answered all of my questions and concerns and assured me that i would be more than happy with the outcome. He got the bench warrant dropped, immediate reinstatement into the program with NO PENALTIES, over $1500 in fines dropped, and an extension to complete the program if need be. Fred's a total rockstar and I would hire him again in a heartbeat!!!!
Posted by a client
Let me begin with this first even though I was not able to afford his fees. But he still took his time and talked to me on the phone for half an hour discussing my case. Giving me straight forward leagl advice as if I am his actual client. Before I had got in contact with Fred I had spoken with few other attorneys on the phone for less than 5min. But Fred he understood my concers and took his time answering all my questions. I am very greatfull for that.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
It was a holiday weekend and Fred responded to my email immediately. He advised me of every step to take from the DMV requirements to classes to be taken and possible outcome. He followed up with me on weekly progress and always responded quickly to me when I had questions. He and his staff are all there for you. I highly recommend Fred Thiagarajah when you are in need of an excellent attorney.
Posted by Kevin
By far, Fred is superior in every way to all lawyers within the entire Inland Empire. Fred is not only fair and honest, but delivers outstanding service and is nothing but trustworthy. I cannot stress enough how good Fred is. My experience with him is nothing short of spectacular, if I could give him 6 stars, I would. Definitely the best around.
Posted by a client
Extremely insightful and very helpful in getting to the crux of all of the legal angles involved. Was able to provide excellent guidance throughout the process and kept me calm and assured by assessing the possible outcomes and the relative possibilities of each outcome.
I would recommend him in a heartbeat over any other lawyer in the entire state of California even if he is not highly proximate to you. His fees are very reasonable for the level of expertise and due diligence he brings to the table.
Posted by Mike
I spoke with many of the top attorneys recommended by Avvo and Yelp before choosing Fred. I was being charged with totally fabricated charges because I was at the wrong place at the wrong time. I was at a "friend's" place and there was some drama so the cops showed up. Even tho I said I didn't feel comfortable being questioned or examined without a lawyer present and didn't want my bag searched they did anyways. What they found was a bag of vitamin C I was carrying because it was cold season. But they didn't believe, accused me of having drugs and arrested me. Of course they later found it was vitamin c but at that point the charges were in.
The charges were serious so despite the costs and knowing I was innocent, I decided to hire a lawyer. What made me chose him are the following:
1. While other lawyers used scare tactics and intimidated me with talks of possibly going to jail etc, right from the start Fred said I need not worry about jail and reassured me the worst case scenario was a drug program.
2. Others wanted to charge me 4000 or more to handle the pre-trial etc. I knew I was innocent so that felt like a lot considering this could possibly be one hearing and I was already out a couple thousand on bail. Fred said he would only charge me for each time he appears in court and even then up to a maximum cap of like 4 or 5k no matter how man times he had to go to court for me during pre-trial.
3. Of course I wanted someone good. Not only could I tell he was knowledgable from talking with him, he called me back on a Sunday night after I initiated an email (after the Super Bowl no less) and spent close to an hour describing my options and his tactics. That's dedication and personal attention for you!
4. Finally what put him over the top was that he had great reviews online sure, but another top rated attorney on Avvo who I contacted asked me who I was considering and when I told him it was Fred he immediately told me he was too expensive for this case and highly recommended I look no further than Fred who he knows personally and is a stand up guy! "Wow.. Endorsing another competing lawyer?" I thought. That was when I made up my mind.
Not only that, even during the case he helped with some other stuff that wasn't related to the case. He really was attentive and responsive and tried to do what would would get me cleared the quickest and not what would line his pockets. In the end all my charges were dismissed and I only had to pay Fred a couple thousand.
I would say Fred went above and beyond for a really decent rate and I would highly recommend him. Thank you Fred, sorry for the late review but don't think I forgot everything you did for me. Hope you are well and I wish you the best!
Posted by Cynthia B
After thorough research that led my siblings, here and abroad, and me, we put our trust in the legal expertise of Atty. Fred Thiagarajah. While we are all foreign-born, we were very concerned about our only brother who was too distraught to make the research and choice for a criminal defense lawyer. Needless to say, Mr. Thiagarajah performed his utmost to negotiate the best settlement offer which left us almost overwhelmed with relief from what could have been more devastating for our brother. Without a doubt, Mr. Thiagarajah has successfully done an excellent job in representing our brother's legal rights such that 10 out of 11 counts of complaints were dropped by the prosecution. Therefore, it is with absolute assurance that we will be more than happy to recommend the expertise of Mr. Fred Thiagarajah to our friends or anyone else who truly needs competent legal representation in a serious criminal matter.
Posted by Craig
I found fred from this website (AVVO) regarding my DUI and it was the best decision I made. I contacted 10 other laywers who seemed good, but once I made the decision to call Fred I felt like I was talking with one of my friends who I trust. My favorite person who I found most helpful was his receptionist who truly is a great person and has the heart of gold and she felt like a mother figure to me and she cares so much for everyone. She deserves a raise! I let him know my situation and how I would like the process to go and he was able to get me the lowest amount of DUI class and my DUI fine was only $2,062. Fred is the Bees Knees