Extensive Experience In Trials & Challenging DMV Decisions.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Rated Attorney||Lead Counsel||2016|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Partner||Cahners & Samuels||1995 - Present|
|Trial Counsel||Geoff Hudson Attorney at Law||1990 - 1995|
|Trail Counsel||Randy Moore Attorney at Law||1990 - 1995|
|Attorney||Santa Clara County Superior Court||1989 - 1990|
|Volunteer Motions Team||Santa Clara County Public Defender Office||1988 - 1989|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|Palo Alto Area Bar Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||1995 - Present|
|California Deuce Defenders||Member||1988 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||1998 - 2015|
|People v Brian B.||dismissal of all charges|
|DMV v. Hung T.||Set Aside|
|D.M.V. v. Carolyn P.||Set Aside|
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|Peninsula Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|California State University, San Jose State University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1974|
Posted by Gadi Zohar
Ed is fantastic. He is exceptionally responsive, very helpful, a true expert in his area of law, and yet he maintains genuine humility. Not only would I refer a family member to Ed, but I have referred a family member to Ed.
Posted by Julia
Ed is a fantastic lawyer and my experience with him could not have been better. I had never before had any issue with "the law" but was cited for a DUI on Halloween (2012)..which completely caught me off guard. I had no idea what to do or how to handle it. Ed took care of everything and I could not have been happier picking him. I was in total shell shock and really lucked out finding him. I honestly don't know what I would have done without Ed! He was so patient and spent a lot of time talking to my mom and I about the process (I literally knew nothing about it). After hiring him he was really communicative and kept me informed as the process moved forward too. My case was pretty straight forward (although not completely...I definitely could not have navigated it on my own) but I talked to someone in my alcohol course who had a really complicated situation and he raved about Ed as well. Talking to people in my course also, Ed is very reasonably priced. He is very hard working and was always available to answer my questions as well. In addition, about a year later I had to provide my disposition for a job (background check..and needed it immediately!) and he went straight to the court and faxed it to my employer! It was a lifesaver.
Obviously getting a DUI is a pretty unfortunate situation to be in and to make matters worse, dealing with the criminal court and DMV is very very complicated. I would never recommend going through it without a lawyer...I just don't know how I could have gotten through it without Ed. He's been doing this for a long time, knows everything and can make the process understandable and manageable, I highly recommend Ed as a lawyer! I normally would never write a review but Ed was so great during the whole process and then recently went so out of his way to get me this additional information (a year later!) I hope it helps other people who are in a similar situation pick Ed, you can't go wrong! I'll definitely be hiring him again in a year or so when I am eligible for it to be expunged.
Thomas Greenberg, Criminal defense Attorney
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Ed Samuels is a an extremely well respected lawyer who fights diligently for his client. He is a quick thinking hard charging attorney. I have seen Ed fight cases in the trial courts on several occasions and would highly recommend him for any criminal defendant.