Posted by George
I’m writing the day I received my new unrestricted California driver’s license. I owe this joyous occasion entirely to my attorney, Ms. Lynn Gorelick. This outcome seemed impossible the night I was arrested. The details of my case are much less important than the lessons I learned as Ms. Gorelick guided me through the process.
DUI cases involve multiple departments - police, district attorneys, judges, DMV hearing officers - any of which can dramatically affect your outcome. In appearing before these agencies, I witnessed Ms. Gorelick’s integrity and capability assure my case a fair hearing.
Ms. Gorelick’s reputation for integrity provided the trust necessary for an open minded consideration of the “facts”. Her capability, a combination of long experience and comprehensive knowledge of case law, presented the “facts” of my case in a compellingly different light.
Ms. Lynn Gorelick, is currently serving as ‘President’ of the California DUI Lawyers Association. On her site you’ll see the prominent roles she has in other local and national professional DUI defense organizations.
Posted by Joe
Well hell, if your reading this, you are mostly likely in a little bit of trouble. It sucks, and its hard, and its going to take a long time to work it out. There is help out there.
About two years ago I was in an accident where I was driving too fast to impress a friend and ran into a parked car... It was a dumb move for sure, but don't let my stupidity keep you from reading on, let it fuel you. A few minutes after my friend and I got out of the car and found there were no injuries, I was promptly given a once over by a law enforcement officer and arrested for a DUI.
I was terrified. After a horrible night, it was 10:00 in the morning and I had just gotten out of Santa Rita jail. I called my parents and broke the news... luckily they told me the very first thing to do was contact a lawyer. Like yourself, I found myself doing Google searches and found this website. I looked for the highest rated Lawyers and called them all. Most were helpful, but I had no idea what I was doing...
...Then Jason answered the phone when I called Lynn's office. He was one of the most compassionate and understanding individuals I had ever spoken with. He spent nearly an hour with me. He listened carefully to my story and proceeded to tell me all about what was going to happen, what needed to happen before that, and how to get on with my life in the meantime. He inspired confidence in me, and helped me understand that this situation had not instantly ruined my life. I needed that so much.
Soon after, I spoke with Lynn, who was fascinated with my case. See, my job is to fix vehicles and then test drive them, so being able to continue driving was absolutely vital to me maintaining my employment. Lynn understood this and was determined to help me reach an outcome that helped me keep my license.
Countless hearings came and went. Lynn was there to instruct me on each piece I was to be involved in. She was patient with me the whole way and helped me to be comfortable when it was my time to testify. As afraid as I was of the process, she did her best to prepare me and give me the confidence I needed to get in there and tell my side.
Our case took a very, very long time to conclude. Lynn was determined to finish our DMV hearing first to secure my driving privileges as best possible. About 20 months into the case, She won my DMV hearing. My license was reinstated. About two months later, she got me the most favorable outcome I could have hoped for on my DUI. My charge was reduced to a Wet Wreckless with a manageable fine, standard court probation and 12 hour DUI class. I could hardly believe it. I can still hardly believe it. She's good.
A couple of points I want to make.
1. She is expensive. More so than many of the other lawyers out there. However, she also saved me thousands of dollars in fines, classes, devices, etc.
2. She is patient. This basically means she is going to take things slow in your case. I cannot speak to all lawyers, but your case is most likely going to be ongoing for over a year.
3. Speaking of taking things slow, you may lose faith. You may think "How is it possible that after all this time she still has any interest in my case?"... She does. After 20 months of continuing and waiting, she picked just the right moment and struck. Did I mention shes good?
I just want to say thank you to Lynn, Jason, and the rest of the staff that makes this operation work. You guys all do an incredible job and I will never forget what you have done for me.
All my best,
Posted by Will
Almost a year ago, I was arrested for suspicion of a DUI. The circumstances in my situation were somewhat abnormal. I was not initially charged so, I hired the least expensive attorney I could find at the time to help work with me through the DMV administrative process. Throughout that process, he kept saying he would give it his best shot, but typically people do not win the DMV hearings. I was told not to get my hopes up. Based on the abnormal circumstances of my case, he was somehow able to win the DMV hearing. He told me I probably would not get charged with the actual DYI since it had already been 5 months since the incident. Two months after that, I was charged, I reached out to my previous attorney and he told me he really didn’t think I had a solid defense in court, but he would try if I wanted. I reached out to a friend who told me about avvo.com. As I looked at the reviews, those of Lynn Gorelick seemed to stand out. I made the phone call and upon speaking to her I felt that she wouldn’t just ‘try” to help me out, but would strongly advocate and fight for me. I was very satisfied with the outcome of the case she was able to obtain. My suggestion to anyone faced with this dilemma is to hire Lynn, do what she asks you to do, sit back, and let her do her thing. Bonus points for having a wonderful paralegal, such as Teresa Vickers.
Posted by Chase
Lynn and her office team were amazing! I had a long process in court, as well as, the DMV and Lynn was there with me every step of the way.
When first looking for an attorney, Lynn was 1 of 4 that I contacted. The ONLY attorney I spoke with that seemed genuine and passionate about working on my case. Once I saw her in action, I was very impressed with her knowledge and track record she has within the judicial system and the DMV administration.
Hands down the best choice I could have made in an attorney. Thank you Lynn Gorelick and your team for all your hard work.
Posted by Elizabeth
After my DUI arrest, I was panicked and terrified of the process! As I began receiving letters in the mail from lawyer after lawyer, I did my research and Lynn stood out the most. I am glad I made the decision to hire her to take on my case. The minute I spoke with her, she responded compassionately and I could feel that she was truly invested in helping with my case. She is extremely knowledgeable about her work and knows exactly what to do to get you the best results for your case! Now, a year after my arrest, I am stress free! My DUI was reduced to a Wet & Reckless and I won my DMV hearing. I would HIGHLY recommend Lynn Gorelick to anyone that needs representation for a DUI/DWI. Thank you Lynn for your amazing care, expertise, and representation throughout a stressful time!
Anonymous review posted on
Lynn helped me deal with a situation that had gotten out of hand in the moment, and had the potential to really mess with my future. She was compassionate, calming, and I knew instantly that whatever she told me, I could trust her. She and her whole firm are really wonderful.
Posted by Oscar
The law office of Lynn Gorelick and staff, are the embodiment of professionalism. I found them all to be very informative, diligent, and accommodating in all aspects. Thank you.
Posted by DUI Client
Lynn got my DUI reduced and helped get my life back on track. She is very professional and helped me and my family through the whole process. I am sincerely grateful for everything she has done.
Posted by M.
I believe Attorney Lynn Gorelick resolved my DUI case in a manner most pragmatic given the circumstances. She collaborated with the DA to help minimize the potential damage I could have experienced, advised me as warranted, and kept me informed throughout the process upon demand. In all, I am a satisfied client, and would recommend her to anyone who needs help resolving a DUI case in an informed, pleasant, and pragmatic manner.
Posted by ronc2010
I thought this would not happen to me-but it did. I was stopped by the CHP on a Saturday night in which I had no idea why I was stopped. The officer told me he stopped me because I had crossed a over a solid white line.
Right away he asked me if had been drinking that evening. I told him I had. He asked me to step out of the car and proceeded to give me the tests that the police give you if they think you have been drinking and driving.
After administrating to me the tests the officer arrested me and I was taken to
Santa Rita Jail.
The next day I was looking for an attorney who speicalized in DUI law. Let me tell you starting from scratch and trying to find a excellent attorney to represent you is not easy. I received a number of advertisments in the mail from DUI attorneys who wanted to represent me in this matter. I also researched a number of attorneys on line and narrowed my choice to three attorneys that I would like to talk to.
When I first talked to Lynn Gorelick she told me she hoped that I did not need her services – because at that point I had not been charged with anything. She told me that I could go to court on my first hearing date and tell the judge that I am searching for an attorney to represent me. She did not need to be involved at that time.
About a couple of weeks later things started to get serious as I was charged with drivng a car with a blood alcohol count in excess of .08.
After being charged I immediately wanted to meet with Lynn. This was the first time in my life that I was involved with the criminal justice system. This was not a traffic ticket. I was being charged with a criminal offense.
After meeting with Lynn I knew that this was the attorney I needed to represent me in this matter.
She immediately went to work and through the discovery process recquesting the infornation that the police had in their possession regarding my case. After receivng the information Lynn reviewed the video that the CHP had made during my stop. Lynn felt the DUI charges should have not been filed against me in the first place- as the video showed me driving across a solid white line for only two seconds. Lynn felt that this was not a justified stop by the CHP.
In a DUI case there are two issues to deal with. One is the criminal charges and the other is the DMV who will suspend your license if your blood alcohol content in your blood exceeds the legal limit.
Lynn went to my DMV hearing and won a set aside -meaning the DMV did not suspend my license.
A fantastic result considering I had read that it is very difficult to win a DMV hearing .
After the DMV win by Lynn, she focused on the criminal charges and sought to have those dismissed.
Lynn scheduled a hearing for the Judge to hear my case to determine why the DUI charges against me should be dismissed.
Lynn methodically presented my case to the Judge. After the Judge had heard the presentaion from Lynn and reviewed the video that Lynn had received from the CHP, the Judge dismissed the charges against me. A great, great job by Lynn Gorelick.
By winning my case , having all charges dismissed Lynn saved me thousands of dollars in fines, the expense of DUI school, increased insurance rates, probation period and having a DUI conviction on my record. But the biggest win that day for me was peace of mind. This issue was behind me thanks to the efforts of an outstanding attorney Lynn Gorelick.
If you find your self in a situation like mine you will need an excellent attorney to to represent you. Give Lynn Gorelick a call. She defintely will help you. Lynn knows the law.