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Ron S Bamieh

Criminal defense Attorney at Ventura, CA

4.8   46 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ron

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Attorney Ron S. Bamieh is a Ventura personal injury attorney the founder of The Law Offices of Bamieh & Erickson, PLC which in 2019 became the Law Offices of Bamieh and DeSmeth, PLC. Not only does Mr. Bamieh have 30 years of experience in the legal field, he was also the youngest lawyer to ever be promoted to senior deputy district attorney for Ventura County and one of the only attorneys to ever be named best Ventura County Prosecutor of the Year (2000) and Best Ventura County Defense Attorney Lawyer of the Year (2011).  Mr. Bamieh was also named a Super Lawyer in 2014 in the field of Personal Injury.  Bamieh and DeSmeth is dedicated to representing individuals throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara who have been the victim of personal injury or are facing criminal charges and has expanded their practice in the areas of Family and Employment Law, and opened a fully staffed office in Santa Barabara.  A Staff of 6 lawyers and 10 support staff specialize in excellent customer service and aggressive litigation   To find out more about retaining the representation of Attorney Bamieh, or Bamieh and DeSemth call our office!

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Location

The Law Offices of Bamieh & Erickson, PLC
692 East Thompson Boulevard
Ventura, CA, 93001-2089

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  46 customer reviews
Posted by Claudia | August 14, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr Bamieh Simply the best!!!!
Had a free consultation with Mr Bamieh. I really have to say he is the best and if I ever need legal assistance I would definitely contact him. He explained everything so clearly to me and followed up with me via e mail regarding everything he discussed with me. At the end of the consultation he let me know that my sons case had been dismissed and no charges by him were going to be needed. I initially went to his office thinking about how much money this was going to cost me, but at same time I needed to help my son out. When I heard everything that he had to say I was shocked on how quickly my sons issue was resolved and that Mr Bamieh was not going to charge me. His office staff was also great and very courteous. There are no words to describe how happy I am to have met Mr Bamieh and how wonderful he is. Truly appreciate it!! Thank you very much!!!!
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Posted by Robert | October 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Straight up
I had, what Mr. Bamieh explained to me, was a minor legal issue. And he made it clear I really didn't need to hire him for this matter. He was straightforward and up front about the whole matter. I could have been taken advantage of given my state of mind. But that isn't how he rolls. If I ever have need of a consultation with an attorney involving criminal issues Mr. Bamieh is who I'll call.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Awesome Consultation
I went in for a free consultation and I must say it was excellent service that felt like I had actually paid for it. I met specifically with Ron Bamieh and he was very straight to the point, but not in a negative way, it was in a let's cut the chase way. He explained my options so clearly and even followed up with me personally via email. Meticulous attention to detail is something this man possessed and if I ever need to seek assistance from a lawyer it would be Ron, professional and efficient. I left his office feeling confident in my consultation received 100% free.
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Posted by Elisabeth | September 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer We Could Have Hoped For!
A huge thank you to Mr. Bamieh for doing an absolutely wonderful job for my uncle on his case. What was a traumatic experience with the Ventura police (and their lack of competence) turned into a happy victory, with this lawyer. Being unfairly treated by law enforcement, and having his life almost torn apart by a DA who had never even met the person accusing him of completely unfounded events, my uncle was set back in so many ways. Mr. Bamieh understood the inner workings of the case, and was skillful in his handling of the case in the courtroom and outside of it as well. I recommend him to anyone in Ventura County looking for the best in the business. Thanks to him, my uncle got his life back!
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Posted by Kristin | August 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ventura's Best!!!!!
Ron represented me in a serious case that could have affected my whole family. I was so thankful he was able to win and have my case dismissed. He listened to me, believed in what I had to say, his office investigated the situation. He stood by me thru my situation and he also he didn't bend when the prosecutors tried to offer us deals. I'm very thankful he was able to help me put that situation behind me. I would go to Ron again if I ever have to deal with a legal issue of any kind. I know his office will fight to help me to achieve the very best outcome they can.
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Posted by Cheryl | August 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ron Bamieh is Top Notch!
Mr. Bamieh met with me for free and assured me of his ability, willingness and unlikely need to defend me after I had been threatened with a law suit. He was kind, compasdionate and never condescending or arrogant. He has my utmost respect for refusing to take advantage of my fear and vulnerable state. He's top notch and I recommend him to anyone and carry his card on me all the time, including in my kids glove compartments in case of an accident. I'm so grateful a lawyer friend recommended him to me!
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Posted by Shawn | June 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation with Ron Bamieh
I had a free consultation with Ron Bamieh recently on a criminal case that I am facing. Unlike some other lawyers I had also consulted with, Ron seemed to have all the right answers and made me feel like he would put in the work necessary to defend me. He spent a considerable amount of time with me and answered every question I had. I feel extremely confident in his abilities and plan to retain him as counsel shortly. I felt he was honest and didn't try to "sell" me on anything. If you are going through any legal trouble, Ron would be a great resource.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Upfront and Honest
Mr. Bamieh has been there for me on four separate issues. My divorce, defense for my son, a personal issue, and custody related issues. Two of which I hired him and was pleased. On one occasion Ron was there for me for a consultation. I explained my situation, he listened and gave me recommendations in the direction which I should take. Ron was honest to advise me that I didn't need his representation for the custody issue. It was in my favor. I appreciated that he took the time to meet with me. I have recommended Ron to my friends as well.
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Posted by Miranda W | October 9, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Lawyer
Ron Bamieh and Danielle Smith took my case and they were both good at keep contact with me during the duration of the case. Ron always emailed me back so quickly reassuring any questions I had at any time. Danielle Smith who helped with the case was good at keeping me calm when I had my little freak out moments. All in all everything they said would happen happened. There were no surprises or disappointments.
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Posted by Chris | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Defense attorney
Ron Bamieh was the criminal defense attorney that my husband and I chose to defend him over some very serious charges . Ron was very forthcoming in what we should expect should we go to trial and the probable outcome . He was very thorough, a difficult adversary against the state , and we were altogether pleased with his knowledge and presentation of the case .
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Posted by Ken | September 1, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your top defensive pick
For any criminal charge Ron Bamiehs indepth knowledge of criminal law is unsurpassed . I observed him on my own case desimate the prosecutor in the opening five minutes. The prosecutor overly stated facts he claimed were on the record but were not after it was examined . He then went on to totally pick apart their supposed victim who now has became our best witness for the case. The man knows the law in the back of his head like a inborn compass. If you want to win go with Ron hands down!
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
10
I read the reviews of many people about your service. I have no question about your excellent service to people you work with in every case. God bless and more power ..
Posted by Maxi-yisel | March 2, 2015
Excellent and trustworthy
Mr.Bamieh is an excellent lawyer and I have the upmost respect for him. He helped me out in the hard time I was going through and was very compassionate and I felt very confident that he did the best on my case . I would recommend him to anyone that wants to get the best result of their case . He is very knowledgable and will not give you false hopes just the truth. Overall I was extremely happy with his services.
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2014
Excellent is An Understatement
Ron Bamieh has exceeded my expectations as an attorney. I have a deep sense of gratitude towards Ron and his entire staff for the incredible amount of support I recieved during such a difficult and scary time in my life. I was always treated with the utmost respect and the office was very accommodating with my tight schedule. If you ever find yourself in a situation where you need legal representation you're confidence should be in Ron Bamieh.
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Posted by Alonzo | December 23, 2014
Most definitely recommend
I pray you are never in a situation where you need an attorney, but if you do, without a doubt Ron Bamieh is the attorney you want on your side. Very rare do I endorse or give recommendations, but in this case I must! Ron is light years ahead of other attorneys, in my opinion. His passion, persistence, and over all knowledge is extremely refreshing. After you meet with Ron and talk with him you will immediately sense a confidence (He does not lack confidence at all.) and a commitment that he will do everything humanly possible for you, his client. This is certainly what I experienced. Navigating through the maze of the legal world can be frustrating, having an attorney who understands, and who really cares about his clients makes all the difference in the world. I mean he really gets it. Ron will give you the facts, and he will give you the truth, but most important with Ron you get somebody who will treat you like a family member, meaning he will have your best interest in mind at all times. I rate his services as impeccable! Some attorneys do great… But Ron is a Great attorney! He is in your face, but he is definitely on your side!
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2014
I knew I found the right man for the job right away
After receiving a letter from the district attorneys office that I had been charged in a domestic violence case against my ex girlfriend, I knew I needed help. I didn't realize that the police or DA could charge me with anything without talking to me and getting my side of the story first. You always hear about the "he said , she said " scenario, and the next thing I know , my freedom, reputation, and 2nd amendment rights are on the line with this type of charge. I was worried. After calling Mr. Bamieh, I really felt at ease.. Not only did I feel like he knew what the proper legal strategy would be, but he also had a certain confidence about things that I just had not seen with the other attorneys I had spoken with. He was very informative and prompt with keeping me up to speed with everything and keeping my anxiety at bay. As the case moved through the legal process, I also thought that his experience with the district attorneys office was imperative. He seemed to have a great reputation with the district attorneys and kept in communication with them. The case was dropped by the district attorneys office and I feel that his experience, reputation, and tenacity were integral in making that happen. I have referred others to him and would not look at anyone else for legal advice or representation should the need arise.
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2014
Smartest decision I've made
Retaining Ron as my son's attorney was one of the smartest decisions I have ever made. He treats my son with firmness and kindness in the right amounts and at the right times. In court, Ron and his team always know what is going on and have saved my son from any and all surprises. Ron explains what is going to happen before we go into court and answers all of our questions until we feel comfortable with what he is telling us. We are always confident that justice will prevail if Ron is representing us in our legal matters.
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Posted by Robert | September 28, 2014
When You Need a Winner Who Will Fight for You
A friend of mine was facing two felony and two misdemeanor charges, and the lawyer he was with at the time was doing a very poor job, and he wasn't even a criminal attorney. Due to the complexity of the case, and the fact that the majority of people involved were Chinese, my friend turned to me for help. I needed to find him a good criminal lawyer, so I asked a colleague of mine who had done some pretty extensive court reporting in Santa Barbara, and since he was also in law school at the time, I figured he could point me in the right direction. He listed off three names, with Ron Bamieh being at the top of that list. I called Ron's office that day and set up an appointment for my friend. The following year was filled with ridiculous allegations, bizarre testimonials, and crazy plea offers by the DA. Without Ron on our side, I'm positive my friend would have done time in prison and been deported back to China without the ability to come back to the States, thus losing the businesses he'd worked so hard to build. Ron and his dedicated staff made sure to explain every detail of the trial to us, and helped us feel at ease during the lengthy proceedings. I'm really glad I found Ron, for my friend's sake, and for the opportunity to see a dedicated, knowledgeable attorney cut through all the B.S. that was thrown his way. If you need someone to fight for you, Ron's your man!
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Posted by MARTHA | October 29, 2013
2013 MAN AQUITTED AFTER 6 YEARS INCARCERATED
I AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY LAWYER RON BAMIEH HE IS A VERY SMART AND WISE MAN AND HE WORKED HARD ON MY SONS CASE AND SOME I JUST WANT PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR A LAWYER THAT HE IS THE BEST ONE OUT THERE AND WILL WORK HARD FOR YOU HAS A CLIENT AND WE WENT TO TRIAL AND IT WAS A MISTRIAL AND THE 2ND TRIAL HE GOT MY SON AQUITTED OF ALL CHARGES BECAUSE HE DOES HIS OWN INVESTIGATION AND CONTINUES TO WORK HARD I AM VERY GRATEFUL AND FOR ALL THE HARD WORK HE PUT INTO THIS CASE I JUST KNOW THAT IF I DID NOT HAVE HIM BY OUR SIDE THAT I WOULD NOT HAVE MY SON HOME TODAY SO I WOULD LIKE FOR EVERYONE OUT THERE LOOKING FOR AN ATTORNEY TO LET THEM KNOW THAT HE IS THE BEST CHOICE OUT THERE SO DON'T HESITATE ON HIRING HIM TO REPRESENT YOU HE IS THE RIGHT DECISION I WISH THERE WAS MORE I COULD SAY TO HIM THAN JUST THANK YOU BECAUSE HE MADE ME WHOLE AGAIN WHEN HE BROUGHT ME MY SON HOME FREE BECAUSE IT WAS LIFE IN PRISON OR HOME AND HE CAME HOME SO AGAIN RON YOUR THE BEST AND ALL OF YOUR FIRM STAFF AND YOUR INVESTIGATORS FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YOU ALL PUT INTO THIS CASE I WILL ALWAYS BE THANKFUL TO YOU RON M.R AND FAMILY
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Response from Ron Bamieh July 22, 2014
Thank you, Martha. It was a pleasure serving your family.
Posted by Lee | July 11, 2013
Ron delivers . Would not go anywhere else.
Ron was straight forward and delivered beyond expectation. Thanks to go out to Ron and the entire staff.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-475 per hour
  • Contingency 25%-45%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Bamieh & Erickson, PLC
  • 2002 - Present
  • Senior Prosecutor - Major Crimes
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Office
  • 1992 - 2002
  • Trial Attorney - Aviation Division
  • Department Of Justice
  • 1991 - 1992

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Southern California
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People V. Manuel Rodriguez
  • Client Acquitted on All Charges, Court grants Defense Motion.
  • People v. F. Rodriguez
  • Client Acquited on All Counts on Defense Motion at close of Prosecution's case.
  • People v. G. Cauchon
  • Jury Hung 7-5 Not Guilty, case dismissed
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Associations

  • Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar
  • 2002 - Present
  • Ventura County Bar Association, Business Litigation Section
  • 2002 - Present
  • Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • West County Favorite Law Firm
  • Ventura County Star Newspaper
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Defense Attorney of the Year
  • Ventura County Criminal Defense Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • Ventura Downtown Rotary
  • 2010
  • Circle Of Excellence Award
  • Kipp Financial
  • 2009
  • Small Business of the Year
  • Ventura Chamber of Commerce
  • 2006
  • Positive Image Award For Action IN The Community
  • Baseballers Against Drugs
  • 2004
  • 40 Under 40 top Business People
  • Pacific Coast Business Times
  • 2003
  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Office
  • 2000
  • Prosecutor of the Year
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Office
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Bamieh and Erickson, PLC Books
  • Know Your Rights
  • 2013
  • Confidential Communications
  • Recent California News
  • 2010
  • Confidential Communications
  • 10 Things To Do To Win Your Personal Injury Case
  • 2010
  • Manual on Investigation of Domestic Violence - For Law Enforcement
  • Investigation of Domestic Violence Offenses
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ventura Morning Lions Club
  • Legal Issues in Ventura County
  • 2013
  • Ventura High School
  • Prosecuting or Defending Cases
  • 2013
  • Rotary Step Down Dinner
  • President Farewell
  • 2013
  • Career Day
  • A Career In Litigation
  • 2012
  • President Step Down Dinner
  • President Farewell
  • 2011
  • High School Career Day
  • Career In Litigation
  • 2009
  • Ventura College Of Law Class
  • Criminal Law Practice
  • 2006
  • National Charity League Gala
  • Parents with Children With Cancer
  • 2006
  • Professor At Ventura College School Of Law
  • Advanced Evidence
  • 2005
  • National Charity League Ventura County Gala Event
  • Parents of Children with Cancer
  • 2005
  • Professor at Ventura College School Of Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • 2004
  • ventura rotary
  • Prosecution of Skin Head Gang Members
  • 2002
  • Philippine cultural night
  • Master of Ceremony
  • 2002
  • Election of 2002
  • Office of District Attorney
  • 2002
  • Election of 2002
  • Office of District Attorney
  • 2002
  • Election of 2002
  • Office of District Attorney
  • 2002
  • Lunch Speaker Republican Women's Group
  • Ventura County District Attorney's Position
  • 2001
  • Election of 2002
  • Office of District Attorney
  • 2001
  • Election of 2002
  • Office of District Attorney
  • 2001
  • MCLE Ventura County District Attorney's Office
  • Understanding 1101(b) Evidence
  • 2000
  • MCLE on Jury Selection for New Prosecutors
  • Jury Selection
  • 2000
  • MCLE Program At Ventura County DA's Office
  • Domestic Violence Investigations
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (39)
Given (22)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ron is an amazing attorney with great trial court and advocacy skills. We handled, as co-counsel, a highly complex family law matter. I could not possibly had asked for a better attorney to partner up. Ron is aggressive, smart, well informed and highly respected by the Judicial Officers in Ventura County. I miss working with him !!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. If I ever were in any type of criminal trouble, I would want Mr. Bamieh as my attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bamieh is, in my opinion, one of the top criminal defense attorneys anywhere in Ventura County. He is knowledgable, confident, and a vigorous advocate for his clients. I strongly recommend Mr. Bamieh."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Bamieh. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. You definitely want him on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ron is a hard hitting trial lawyer who knows how to win. Bottom line, he gets results."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is unfair that I can only recommend Mr Bamieh in one category. I have just read his biography on his profile. Extraordinary. Although new to Avvo, his answers are accurate, analytic and customized to the needs of the Avvo asker: exactly the qualities that any client would look for when hiring an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Ron personally for years, and have had occasion to witness his passion and ability to argue and present, both in court and out. He is a zealous representative, always prepared, has a keen legal mind...and he enjoys what he does! Ron is the kind of lawyer you want representing you when your neck's on the line. He'll protect his client. I heartily endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Ron Bamieh. Ron is a smart, tenacious, passionate and quick-thinking advocate. Ron's courtroom skills are unparalleled. He is a seasoned, unflappable trial attorney who oozes confidence in the courtroom. I don't know a better trial lawyer than Ron Bamieh. Ron also demonstrates high moral character and is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Ron Bamieh."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bamieh is a BEAST of an Attorney! He will fight to protect his clients & seek the best solution for you on Personal Injury matters. He is extremely intelligent, resourceful and creative. I highly recommend the firm of Bamieh & Erickson, LLP for all of your personal injury needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked closely with Ron on a number of cases. I can say without hesitation that he is one of the best trial lawyers in Ventura County. He does not hesitate to fight for his clients, and he almost always obtains a favorable result for his clients. I recommend Ron Bamieh without hesitation."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ron. he is the gold standard of criminal defense attorneys and was an excellent evidence professor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My practice is strictly limited to Family Law, so when I have a request for a recommendation for a criminal defense lawyer - without hesitation - I give Ron's name.."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ron is a highly effective and succesful criminal defense attorney with superior litigation skills."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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