5.0 stars 10 totalReview William Haney
Posted by Female in Ventura County
It was truly an auspicious day when I was referred to Bill Haney to represent me in a first-time DUI case where my BAC was over .15. When I initially met Bill several days later, I felt terrible about my bad choice as well as traumatized and intimidated by a system I knew would soon turn its gaze upon me. However, Bill is a breath of fresh air, both as a caring attorney who knows exactly what he is doing, and as a man of principal who wanted the best possible outcome for my situation. He determined the best possible outcome by making a sincere effort to get to know me as an individual, and my unique circumstances. As a result, the best possible outcome was achieved and achieved again, and again. Over the past two years, I have come to know Bill as a reliable, personable, affable professional who is wholeheartedly knowledgeable about the legal process. I particularly admire his consistent ability to quickly apply necessary reasoning skills in a myriad of circumstances. Because of Bill's efforts, the nightmare of getting a DUI turned into a transformative experience where I learned about honesty, integrity and decency in action. Bill Haney is both encouraging and sympathetic, a rare combination which I find reassuring! Ultimately, Bill achieves positive results and is completely present in his work.
Anonymous review posted on
William Haney was an incredible lawyer and was very personable and down to earth. He was understanding of situations and was amazing to watch work. He was able to reduce my Minor in Possession of Alcohol to a distruption of peace. He rarely ever handles these cases but handled it like it was the most important case he'd seen in a while.
Posted by Kim
My son who struggles with some mental illness issues got into some serious trouble with the law. My son should have been offered mental health but unfortunately he was not and he was brought up on some pretty frightening charges. We were very confused as to what direction we should take and wanted a second opinion. My sister referred Bill to us and said he is simply the best. She had called Bill and explained our situation and he told her "please have your sister email me, I want to help". I emailed Bill and he responded right away. He set up an appointment to meet us on his own time and dime, ON A SATURDAY! Bill put us at complete ease from the moment that we met him. He not only listened patiently to a hysterical mother (ME) but he calmly, professionally and with extreme compassion for my son and his situation, explained to all of the laws. He carefully explained what all of this meant for us and the possible outcomes. He put our mind at ease and assured my son that no judge was "going to hurt him" over this situation. He explained that sometimes people have bad days, he said even he has bad days. My son is a very quiet young man and is not very comfortable in social situations, especially when he is the focus of attention but Bill made him feel comfortable and really relieved a lot of his anxiety just speaking so frankly with him. We did not end up needing Bills services but his advice truly helped assist us and we ended up with a very satisfactory outcome in the end. He took this time to help us even though he was going to become a daddy any day! Need I say more about his dedication to his profession? I am eternally grateful! If I ever find myself in need of legal help again I know exactly who to call and would wholeheartedly refer him any chance I get to any one who is need of his services! Thanks for everything Bill!
Posted by James
Bill Haney is the most caring, dedicated, reliable and intelligent attorney. He truly put all his expertise into my case and if it wasn't for his knowledge and hard work I would still have a felony charge. After speaking with Bill Hamey for the first time, I knew I choose the BEST attorney. Bill is reliable and he put such effort into my case that I can't thank him enough. I would highly recommend Bill Haney. He is truly exceptional!!
Posted by Melanie
Bill Haney is an extremely caring, compassionate, knowledgeable, professional and trustworthy attorney. He has an infinite amount of experience and worked diligently to get me the very best possible result in my case. He literally worked miracles for me and I will be forever grateful to him. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal help.
Posted by Sean
Bill Haney is not only a respectable lawyer, but an incredible guy. Bill's honesty and punctuality was a breath of fresh air, and throughout my entire case process I was confident that I was in the right hands. His ability to formulate a game plan and handle unseen adversity is top tier. Bill has kept me happy and informed since our very first encounter. 10 out of 10.
Posted by Josh Morningstar
I would highly recommend Bill Haney he is a great lawyer and a very carrying person he is not just any kind of lawyer. He truly cares about his clients he is always in contact and keeps you informed anytime he attends court on your behalf. I have had many issues with the law and he makes sure you are aware of what is expected of you by the courts. If I ever need a lawyer again he will be my first call.I appreciate everything Bill has done for me. He truly is a great man and lawyer.
Posted by Joshua
William Haney is by far one of the best attorneys in Ventura county. He was previously a DA for Ventura county court house and has a great amount of experience. He is very informative and is always looking for your best interest.
Anonymous review posted on
I HIGHLY recommend Bill Haney!! He is one of a kind criminal defense attorney. My case was for a second DUI and a probation violation in Ventura County- one of the toughest counties in the country. I have had three lawyers in the past- all which were difficult to get a hold of and never returned my calls. Bill always called me and always kept me informed. He was very honest about the charges I had against me. He met with me several times in person and was available by phone and email. If I left a message he always returned the call the same day, or the next day at most. He is, by far, the BEST attorney I have ever had. I am a graduate student and was concerned with the case interfering with the completion of my degree. He worked with the courts to delay my sentencing until after I was finished with school. I had multiple court appearances and he went to every one of them while I was in school. He called me after every single appearance to let me know what happened. Bill was always available to discuss my case and my concerns, and we were in constant communication throughout my entire case (which lasted about a year). Bill made sure that I was aware of the charges against me and gave me copies of the paperwork, called me if he had any new information, and always kept me updated. When I had first come into contact with Bill I was 3 months sober. Bill connected me to the right people to help me to stay sober and on track with school. He helped me get in contact with an alcohol treatment expert and expert witness, who assessed my alcohol problem, kept track of my progress, with going to AA, treatment, following the laws, and finding a therapist. Bill was always in contact with everyone who was helping me and cared about the progress I was making. Bill not only helped with my case, but he also helped me to get involved in my recovery and back on track with my life! For the first time in my life, I have been sober for over a year! Bill always cared to ask me how I was doing with my sobriety and school every time we talked, and since my main priority was to finish my degree, he helped me ease a lot of my anxiety about the case so that I was able to focus on finishing school. Bill Haney is an extremely personable, supportive, and caring lawyer-all of which are very rare traits to find. He kept me informed of new laws and the status of my case. I had a violation in 2008 for a "dry reckless" and I was being charged with an enhancements as if this was a 3rd DUI violation instead of a 2nd!! Bill told me about this and helped to settle this in court- he won the case and had the enhancement charges dropped! He is very knowledgeable about the laws and did everything in his power to ensure the best possible outcome of my case. He used to be a DA and is well-known within the court system and is very knowledgeable about criminal law. For a 2nd DUI and probation violation, he was able to get me the minimum jail time (45 days), he was also able to extend my payments for 6 months, extended my remand date, and got me approved for the work furlough program! He even walked me over to apply for work furlough after court! I will definitely have Bill take care of any case that I have in the future- he is an excellent criminal defense attorney and I highly recommend Bill Haney to anyone!!
Anonymous review posted on
Bill is definitely better than most, he knows what he's talking about. I would use him again if ever in need of a criminal defense attorney. Since he use to be a deputy DA he knows both sides of the court room better than most. The only problem worth mentioning is the answering service they have is not any good, other then that Bill is a very good guy. And they need to revamp their email service it didn't work when I tried to use it.