5.0 stars 135 totalReview Nors Davidson
Posted by Oliver
Nors definitely provided a sigh of relief. From the moment we gave him my DUI case, I was able to let go of the constant stress that was impacting my day to day life, and focus on the present and future. Nors was able to get all my DUI charges dismissed resulting in a greatly reduced sentence. Nors was able to enter a plea of no contest to a reduced charge of wreckless driving involving alcohol, "wet and reckless". I was placed to 3 years of INFORMAL probation, three months of DUI school and $1,073 fine, which is an immense difference in the sentencing I was facing with a DUI charge. He even kept my license from becoming suspended. I received this charge while on vacation, and would not have been able to handle the case without Nors. I am happy I found him. My probationary period is now ending and I intend to hire Nors again to process my expungement. He and his staff are a pleasure to work with and it is my pleasure to do business with them again.
Posted by a client
Nors is a true DUI trial lawyer. He actually takes many DUI cases to jury trials unlike other DUI lawyers who would rather pressure their own clients to accept DA's offers to close the cases before going to trials. Before you retain a lawyer, ask him/her if he recently defended a client on a DUI jury trial. I bet you most will say no.
Why is this so important? Because reputation is everything. When the DA office reviews your case, they know which lawyer is defending you. DA office also knows which DUI lawyer is a pushover (their pet) who will accept any offers they throw at the defendant, and which lawyer is to be respected. So, it is your best interest to retain a reputable DUI lawyer who actually has a track record of winning DUI jury trials. The last thing DA wants to do is waste so much resources and time on a jury trial and lose. Hiring a real deal like Nors will force DA office to think over your case real carefully.
I didn't know anything I wrote above last year when I was charged with DUI, and paid huge tuition of retaining two lawyers. My case had a good chance of getting dropped since my BAC was 0.08 on the dot, and 3 out of 4 testings were actually below 0.08. I hold a professional license and it is hell to renew the license with any dent in my criminal record. I wanted my DUI charge to be dropped. I initially retained one of the most reviewed and highest rated DUI lawyers. Unfortunately, I found out first hand that he is a high volume DUI "settlement" lawyer, and not a trial lawyer. When I rejected DA's offer of wet reckless, this lawyer demanded $20,000 up front to take the case to a jury trial, which is a ridiculous rate even for a highly successful lawyer. It was basically his way of saying 'Accept the DA's offer or find another lawyer'. I got the hint and searched for another DUI lawyer who actually takes cases to jury trials. I spoke to Nors on the phone several times before retaining him to substitute in for the other lawyer.
Right away Nors requested breathalyzer accuracy check records, which wasn't done by the previous lawyer. A day before my trial date, Nors and I met at the location where I got pulled over, and went over everything in the police report in detail. On the day of the trial, Nors was ready for the battle, and the DA knew they were pushing their luck. The DA office dropped the DUI charge completely. No fine, no class, no record, and not even a traffic violation ticket.
Posted by SR
This was the first time I've ever needed a lawyer, but given that Nors was fantastic as a person and a professional, and the outcome was what I wanted, I can only give him rave reviews. There is no way I would have received the same outcome with a public defender. Thank you, Nors, for making a nightmare turn into a relatively painless experience.
Posted by Maria
I first spoke with Nors over the phone to see if he could help me with a DUI case I was charged with back in September. I was confused and frightened and prior to this I had never had any trouble with the law. In fact, I had never been pulled over or given a ticket and I have been driving for 9 years. Needless to say I was a nervous wreck when this happened. Nors understood completely and spoke with myself and my parents over the phone and let us know what he could do and his cost. He was completely open and spoke with us for quite some time to assuage my fears and answer any questions we had. It was an easy choice to hire him as my attorney. He was prompt and sent out the paperwork, went to my arraignment for me, and met with me in person prior to my court date in December. That court date in December was just as scary for me but Nors took charge, told me what to expect, do and say, and eased the tension with his polite demeanor and good humor. In addition, I noticed he is the first one up and ready to go. When he spoke to the judge and DA he told them all about me and the facts of my case. Thanks to him I was charged with a reckless driving charge rather than a DUI which was exactly what I had been hoping and praying for! My parents and I were so happy with him and the way he would always say if we needed anything or had any questions to please let him know. Overall, it sucks that I had to face this charge but Nors made the process so much smoother, easier and simpler! He took the majority of the stress away and was completely professional and competent.
Posted by a client
It is bad when you get to the point of having to sue your own lawyer for Malpractice, make a complaint agains’t him with the California State Bar. I am not sure if these reviews on here are all fake, but there is no way that they are legitimate with the experience I had.
Unfortunately I do what most are doing now; looking on Avvo at the reviews of trying to find a good lawyer. Obviously I was fooled by this mans scheme and made judgement solely on his reviews. I should have backed out at the beginning as it was problems from day 1. I still trusted the reviews were legitimate and stayed with him.
So I have a DUI case that he butchered and handled awfully. Its not a fact of winning or losing as I did not lose my case, but my friend who is a DA even said that he basically did what a public defender would do and I should have never wasted the money as in the end I just had to plead guilty to the DUI. I could’ve done this on my own.
So here is the rundown of my experience:
Countless times I would call him for updates, or even on days of court and he would just not respond. There was a time I had court and I emailed, texted and called and it took him days to respond. My case was dragged on for almost a year. He just doesn’t respond and I was only calling him on days after court as I wanted a status. He would go into his talk on how he had this client and that, and this is what he needed to do.
But here is the alarming part is how my case ended. The man after almost a year just signed papers for me. I am not from California and he knew this, after all, that is why he always went to court for me. I finally needed my case closed and so I accepted what the DA wanted which was just accepting the 1st time DUI and pleading guilty for it. But my attorney KNEW I was not in California and so accepted this plea like I was a California resident. Then he sends me some email after countless calls and emails after the case asking about it saying I need to enroll in this California School and etc.. Well I am not in CA so basically he from day one is making me violate courts wishes as unless I move to CA for 3 months to take classes, I violate courts orders and go to jail. Right after he sent me the email I called, emailed and everything asking what was going on and almost a month later he finally emails me back and tells me that he did his job the minute after he signed the paperwork. Real professionalism you want from your lawyer you paid huh? A MONTH after I finally hear back which as you know, courts don’t care if your lawyer isn’t doing his job.
So now I am having to get another attorney to do all the work that he didn't do. I am having to sue him for Malpractice as not only did he do nothing, he overcharged me $2,500 and won’t give the money back. So overcharged, having to pay another lawyer now, not being represented correctly and almost going to jail over my lawyer who gives zero communication…this is what will happen if you use him.
Posted by Kevin
DUIs aren't a joke and a 2nd one is even worse, but when you pin having a few other dreadful details on there as well, things just get more drastic and everything looks grim. I had called a few lawyers after my incident but they all sounded the same during the consultation. Each stated very vague details and answering questions in a broad manner, and some seemed a bit reluctant on taking up my case. However, when I finally came across Nors Davidson, he was spectacular and very understanding. He had far beyond answered all my questions thoroughly, and gave in extra details on how the whole court procedure would proceed, and put in step by step the course of action that would need to be done. Furthermore, he was the only lawyer out of many that I called that actually wanted my case. He had stated with great emphasis how because he had spent a amount of his time in San Francisco and having attended school here, that it was a case he wanted to take on because he is very familiar with the people and court in San Francisco. I knew then and there that Nors was who I wanted to represent me in this case. When the time came for a conference meeting with him, he was very friendly and welcoming. Initially, I had felt restless and terrified about the whole ordeal, and that it was the end of the world, but Nors had reassured me 100% that people make mistakes and that it isn't the end of the world because there was a fighting chance. Whenever I had any questions arise, he would answer with great knowledge and when something was unclear because law vocabulary and the whole procedure may be a bit confusing, he had broken it down into more simple terms.
Throughout the whole court hearings/procedures, Nors was very attentive and showed up to the court accordingly and on time. He kept me up to date on whenever I had to show up in court or when it was optional to do so. He's very reputable as a lot of the lawyers were striking up a conversation with him and was familiar with the court officials. Nors represented me at every step in the way and put up the best fight that he possibly could. Even in the event of him getting into an accident himself during his personal time, he still took the liberty to show up to represent me in court when he could've rescheduled, and on his off days he would return phone calls.
Most lawyers would take on whatever bargain the DA first proposed, as they want to get the whole procedure over with already, but Nors went beyond and encouraged me to fight for a better deal and that was what I wanted. He believed that he would be able to bargain a much better deal after the first hearing and put forth with confidence that it would be a satisfying outcome. I wanted to minimize as much of the problem as I could but given my circumstances, the evidence was clearly against me and so were the odds but I was intent on putting up a fight. After much negotiations and going back and forth, Nors got the what he believed to be the best deal which to him was outstanding and a very lucky and amazing bargain. The outcome wasnt having a DUI charge dropped, which wouldve been a godsend bargain, but rather I had 3 other misdemeanor charges dropped, no jail time, the least time required for a probation class, as well as SWAP reduced from 30 days to 0 days which was outstanding and a very pleasing outcome, and I'm still very thankful for such an amazing deal!
You won't go wrong with having Nors Davidson represent you, and I highly recommend him to anyone who feels like things are grim. Throughout the process, he gave the persona that he wasn't just your lawyer, but your friend as well. Outstanding professional representation in court, and very amiable during outside meetings and phone calls. If you ever run into troubles, give this man a call, because I definitely will be if trouble ever knocked on my doorstep again!
Posted by a client
Thank you Nors!
I was facing with Second DUI and didn't know what was going to happen. From beginning to end, the experience was AMAZING... he took care of everything! After a hard battle, thanks to Nors, we got great results. I can't thank him enough, he saved my life!!! It's scary enough to be facing jail time, so having a lawyer who is respectful and supportive can make all the difference.
He was willing to fight for me every step of the way. He kept me informed throughout my entire case, taking time to fully explain things to me so that I could feel comfortable and knowledgeable throughout the ordeal. His fee was reasonable.
You can't go wrong by hiring this attorney. Great lawyer and very reputable in the legal community. Knowledgeable, talented and diligent. I recommend Nors to anyone seeking a lawyer.
Thank you Nors very much.
Posted by Doug
A DUI isn't cheap and neither are the DUI lawyers, but it's good to know that when you hire Nors to represent you in your case, you are hiring a lawyer who will get you the best possible outcome.
It was my 2nd DUI and the evidence was strong. I could only dream that I would end the case scot-free. Outside of having the case dismissed, I knew what the maximum, typical and best case scenarios were for me. And after negotiations with the DA, Nors was able to get me the best possible sentence.
I later told a sheriff it was my 2nd DUI. He asked how many days of SWAP I had to do. I told him, "3." He said, "Wow, you must've had a good lawyer."
Posted by a client
Nors appeared on my behalf at multiple DMV APS and pre trial hearings saving me a LOT of time. Although my case ultimately settled pre trial with some good and bad aspects overall Nors is really an expert in the area of VC25102. If you ever find yourself in the unfortunate situation of needing representation in this area of the law you will be well served with Nors.
Posted by Stephen
I had the misfortune of getting arrested for a second DUI 6 years after my first. I had retained a very well-respected attorney on my first case so I knew, more or less, what to expect. Upon doing a little research I came across Nors and spoke with him about my case. Based on the results of my first conviction, I didn't have high hopes for this one (especially with a .12 BAC) but Nors made me feel like he could really make a difference -- boy was he right!
Throughout the entire process, I was thoroughly impressed with how down to earth, likeable, funny, knowledgeable and most importantly, how effective he is at his job. A 2nd offense is a daunting experience and by no means was it fun but having Nors by my side relieved a lot of the stress because I knew I was in good hands even before there was an outcome. His natural easy-going personality helped make me feel like my life wasn't over and it made all the difference in feeling less alone in this scary matter.
Nors always briefed me on what to expect and was honest about my chances for relief. That made it all the more surprising when he came out of the courtroom with an amazing deal -- a reduced charge of wet reckless on my 2nd conviction! I could not even get a wet reckless on my first offense with a lawyer so I was over the moon and absolutely shocked at the outcome. I ended up not having to do jail time, SWOT, community service, or even DUI school.
I cannot begin to express my gratitude and how pleased I was with Nors' ability to convince the court for relief on my behalf. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone with a DUI/DWI case regardless of how horrible you think your case looks. Nors is a world-class attorney in his field and if anyone can help, it's him!