Posted by david
Doesn't return calls, doesn't return emails. Won't provide documents. Doesn't keep up with the status of the case. Declines exculpatory evidence if she finds the the witness not to her liking (she considered having someone testify but declined to interview him when he was difficult). Manipulates the client (paraphase: "keep your brother out of this, or I'll resign"). Ethically questionable with regards to client competency—client has very low reading skills, is very often drunk, and is marginally able to participate in his own defense.
Posted by David Rodriguez
Some months ago I went through the unfortunately situation of getting arrested under the suspicious of DUI while I was visiting San Francisco, since I live in Los Angeles things looked very difficult, on top of that I'm a foreigner with a working visa... I called all the lawyers with 5 star reviews in Yelp and Avvo and was scared to hear the "standard" fee to represent me in a case like this, thanks god I came across Kristina's profile and gave her a call. We set everything through the phone and email in a super easy way, her rate was more than reasonable and the communication went perfectly fine, she answered every question I had and explained me every step, we met on the first court date even though it wasn't necessary for me to be there, but after our brief meeting I was feeling even more confident to work with her.
Final result: Case dismissed at the Oakland Courthouse and she also won the DMV hearing!!!
I didn't had to do anything but trust her!
I highly suggest her legal services!
Let a true professional who cares about her customers represent you!
Thank you so much for your help Krissy!
Posted by anonymous
When I first interviewed Kristina, I found her to be an excellent listener and a compassionate person. She was very patient as I told my story and she comprehended the facts of the case instantly. She also took the time to ask about any personal background information that could be helpful in making her defense. She was very quick to layout several alternative strategies for the defense from the most beneficial to the worst and offered to start with the most beneficial to me even though that could be the most time consuming strategy on her part for the fee structure established.
The result of my case concluded with a dismissal due to Kristina's time spent on the best possible strategy she had first mentioned in our initial meeting. It was a huge relief to me to put this matter behind me with no criminal record to have to deal with in the future. Kristina showed me that she has a great knowledge of the local courts and knows her way around them. I would highly recommend her as your advocate in any dealings with the justice system.
Posted by Rosalinda
I was referred to Kristina by another attorney. She has successfully assisted me and another family member on two separate DUI cases. Events happen in life to all of us when we least expect it. Sometimes these events, if not handled correctly, can have a very strong negative impact on your life and career. it's always a relief to know that there is someone who is very knowledgeable and is there to effectively and efficiently help should such a situation arise. Both cases were dismissed as Kristina researched the case, found, and pointed out requirements that were not met by law enforcement. Kristina, from my family and myself, THANK YOU!
Posted by Sam
I couldn't have asked for more from Kristina Lynn Kliszewski. When I contacted her she gave me a thorough and pragmatic overview of my case's given the information I was able to provide. The case's could have had many different results, but my 5 star rating would not have changed, she handled everything with the most care, listening to my concerns. She knows her job wll. I am so impressed with her ability and knowledge of the law. Kristina ended up winning my case's mainly due to her efforts. I recommend Kristina to all my family & friends. I know, she will take care of the situation. Thank you Kristina Lynn Kliszewski.
Posted by anonymous
I recently had a first-time DUI arrest in Oakland. I was measured at a 0.12 blood alcohol level and it looked like I was in some serious trouble. I had no idea what to do or what I was facing. After searching the web and going to several appointments with different attorneys I found Kristina by chance and she turned out to be the best attorney I could have ever asked for.
Unlike the other attorneys I met, who seemed only interested in letting the process (both the DMV hearing and court case) take its course, Kristina listened to what had happened and all the circumstances of my arrest. She immediately made me feel better about the whole incident and what we were likely to be facing. She explained the entire process, what penalties were likely, what we might hope for given the facts of my case.
Over the next few months, Kristina conscientiously worked through our entire case taking care of all the hearings and appointments. She arranged and represented me at the DMV hearing and she spotted a number of problems and inconsistencies in the DMV reports. This resulted in the DMV license suspension being set aside, which is a rare and amazingly good outcome. She also attended to all the court proceedings including negotiating a settlement with the District Attorney. Her arguments were obviously understood and received well. The DUI was reduced to an offer of a wet reckless with significantly lesser penalties. I received a fine and two years probation, and no school time.
So, in total, this was about the best possible outcome I could have hoped for. This was all thanks to Kristina. If left to any of the other attorneys I met, we would never have reached this outcome and would have faced far stiffer fines, a long license suspension, and other severe consequences.
Kristina is a great attorney, very professional, very conscientious. She is also an extremely kind and caring person. Sometimes bad things can happen to good people and I was very glad to have Kristina in my corner when trouble came to me.
Posted by MicHAel
Twice in a year & a half Khristina has got felonies reduced to misdemeanors for me. One of carried 9 years 4 months. That one I did a 95 Day MISDEMEANOR probation violation. The other which was my eighth 10851 case she somehow negotiated to 60 days and just 2 years misdemeanor court probation. I owe my seeing the last two summers as s free man to her. She is very understanding, easy to talk to, and exudes confidence in the court room.
Posted by anonymous
Kristina was extremely helpful. Not only was she extremely easy to talk to, she wanted to hear all of my story. She was extremely responsive, and available for me even if my schedule was tight. Kristina was able to get my case dropped, she understood how important it was for me to have a clean record. If you want an easy going, responsible attorney, go to Kristina!
Posted by Ilya
I have worked with Kristina twice for traffic infractions. She is amazingly responsive. She really works to find an outcome that works well for her clients. She handled everything. After speaking to her on the phone I didn't have to do anything until our court date, at which point I simply had to show up. Kristina took care of everything else. I would highly recommend her. She is top notch and I give her an A+++.
Posted by Todd
Kristina handled my DUI case with total know how and professionalism. She was able to put my mind at ease as she guided me through an embarrassing and stressful situation. Her incredible organization allowed me to limit our interaction to a few short meetings and therefore was an incredibly good value for the work she accomplished. There was absolutely no doubt that she was extremely capable and confident in handling my case from day one. I was aware of the status of my case throughout the entire process, because she did such a good job of keeping me up-to-date. I could not have been in better hands, as Kristina made me feel secure that she could achieve the best possible result for me. And that she did! She turned my worries into confidence and there were no surprises, as she charted a road map and clearly set my expectations. Kristina established a high level of trust between us that was maintained throughout the process. She appeared on my behalf in court and negotiated a very favorable result. Kristina was easy to deal with, very straight forward and in my opinion (having dealt with a number of other Attorneys) represents the best of her industry. If you need representation in the Bay Area, I couldn't recommend anyone more highly. Thanks so much Kristina!