5.0 stars 22 totalReview Derek Ewin
Posted by anonymous
There were several factors that I considered when hiring an attorney to represent me for a DUI charge, which included being local, having extensive experiences with DUI cases, understanding his fees, and most importantly, treating me with dignity. Mr. Ewin previously worked for the Contra Costa County DA office, and this experience and his connections was necessary given that I do not reside in the Bay Area. I decided to contact Mr. Ewin after doing extensive research about where he went to law school (UC Davis), types of cases he represents, and reading many of the online reviews. Several consistent themes emerged from his online reviews that prompted me to consult him: he is personable, aggressive, well connected, knowledgeable, and handles cases with the utmost professionalism and dignity.
During consultation over the phone, Mr. Ewin explained in layman’s terms the paralleled process of the criminal court and DMV administrative hearing for DUI cases. He then interviewed me about my personal background and ascertained the facts of my case, which led to his advice about the best way to proceed. After this consultation, I decided to hire Mr. Ewin.
The first thing he did was schedule the DMV administrative hearing to coincide with my court date, which allowed me to drive for three months legally. Next, he represented me at the initial court hearing that I was unable to attend. After the initial court hearing, Mr. Ewin negotiated with the DA’s office to reduce the charges. It is necessary to understand that Mr. Ewin was upfront and never promised me an outcome, but suggested based on his knowledge and experience he would aggressively work with the DA’s office to get my charges reduced.
Mr. Ewin prepared me for the second court hearing by walking me through the documents and what I should expect. He made sure I understood the legal ramifications of my options. The morning of my second court case, Mr. Ewin was able to move my case to the front of the docket even though scheduled for a later time. While in court, I understood how important it was to have hired Mr. Ewin. Other folks in my situation were meeting their court-appointed attorneys for the first time. In fact, I was astonished to bear witness to one court-appointed attorney publicly call her clients by their names, introduce herself, and briefly talk to them about their cases for the first time. Also, while in court, Mr. Ewin called DMV to see if they had made a decision about my case.
Mr. Ewin successfully got my DUI charges reduced to wet reckless. As a result, I paid lower fines, and the court did not suspend my license. Although I did not win the DMV administrative hearing (from what I have read and confirmed by Mr. Ewin only 9 – 10% of cases are won), Mr. Ewin aggressively argued my case based on a discrepancy he found in the police report.
I highly recommend Mr. Ewin if you are seeking a talented, aggressive, well-connected, and personable attorney to represent you in a DUI case.
Posted by David
Derek is one of the most dedicated, hardworking,ethical attorneys I have had the pleasure of working with. He is a forceful advocate for his clients and a formidable adversary.
Posted by Jason L Skerik
Mr Ewin kicks ass . He not only understands my needs he demonstrates his ability to go above what is expected by doing simple things like going and interviewing my partner in jail before he accepted a dime from me . He worked with me on payments , and did not make any promises that were unrealistic .
Posted by Aurora
Derek Served our family excellently and I would recommend him and his services to anyone I know. We recently needed an attorney for a serious family issue and was nervous about who to contact to guide us through the legal process. I came across Dereks website and gave him a call. He personally answered the phone and after hearing his voice and a brief conversation I felt we had made the correct choice in attorneys. He was very knowledgeable but also very easy to speak with and addressed every question we had and was available when every we needed him. He was a blessing when we needed it the most and he has brought peace of mind back into our home. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know who needs the services that he provides.
Posted by anonymous
Third DUI. No jail time! Impossible, right?
Not only did Derek believe in me from the beginning but he worked tirelessly to ensure that I got the best possible deal. His knowledge of the process and hands on experience with the DA's office are the key differentiators that make him THAT GUY! You know, the guy who turns your life around, makes you want to be the best you can be and does it with a great attitude, one that is always frank but positive and no nonsense. I feel fortunate that I found Derek.
Posted by Nicholas
I spoke with several attorneys concerning a d.u.i. case. Derek was very honest and calming, in what could have been a disaster in my life. . He handled everything with integrity as if he was defending himself. .
Posted by Danville Mom
I am so very grateful to have found Derek through a Google search. My daughter was in a desperate situation and needed help. We could not have found a more perfect person for the situation. I hired the impressive background, but got so much more.
The first time Derek walked into court, it was apparent that people knew and really liked him. I believe it is the long-cultivated relationships that went a long way toward the incredible resolution he was able to obtain.
As important to me, as a mother of a young girl, was the immediate bond Derek formed with my daughter. She liked his integrity and the rules he had for working with him. He inspired her to step up and change her life. Derek was as responsible for her change in attitude and decision-making as anyone else attempting to help her.
Throughout this brief relationship, I've been impressed by Derek's honesty, compassion, communication skills, strategic thinking and consideration for everyone involved. I could not have found a better attorney or a more impressive human being.
I cannot recommend anyone more highly than I wholeheartedly recommend Derek.
Posted by Brian
Derek Ewin is everything these reviews say. He is honest, fair and was able to negotiate the best possible outcome for my case. Mr Ewin handled every detail to make sure that as long as I keep up my end of the deal, I would be given the chance to provide for my family and make the right decisions in the future. Derek was definitely the right choice of attorney.
Posted by anonymous
Was very open and forthright when discussing the issue brought to him, which is appreciated - it's easier to handle a situation when you know what it is from the beginning.
Posted by Kristina
First I would like to start by saying I am beyond impressed with Derek's skill set and conduct throughout my case. He didn't set unrealistic expectations about possible outcomes or make promises he could not deliver on. He was professional, honest, diligent, prompt, knowledgeable and an asset to my case. He did not nickel and dime me, but provided attentive service and I am glad I retained him as my lawyer. I hope I do not need his representation again in the future, but if I am in need of a lawyer, I'll be calling Derek again. There are a lot of options out there. I highly recommend Derek Ewin.