Aggressive Results-Oriented Representation!
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Preeminent 5.0 out of 5||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Departmental Citation--Outstanding Undergrad. Accomplishment||U.C. Davis, Political Science Dept.||1990|
|Research, 3 Strikes Team||District Attorney's Office Santa Clara County||1991 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1998 - 2012|
|People v. M. Duran; Docket C1108362||No offers so we went to Jury Trial. Not Guilty.|
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|Santa Clara University School of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||1994|
|Univ of California Davis||Political Science||Bachelor of Science, With Honors||1990|
Posted by V
I was charged with domestic violence and hired a supposedly "well-known" criminal attorney who, basically, did **barely anything** after charging me a **non-refundable fee of $4500**. Because of my unique situation, I was in no position to accept a plea bargain. It had to be an outright dismissal or acquittal.
After three months, I replaced this "well known" lawyer with Edward Ajlouny. I called Edward Ajlouny on a Sunday evening and, he not only showed up at his office, but also came up with some strategies for defense. The next day, Ed Ajlouny visited the scene of the alleged incident, scoped out the place, role-played the alleged incident, elicited all the information, and took notes and photographs.
He was enthusiastic, aggressive, and detail-oriented from the very outset and did not lose the tempo and laser-focus throughout the case.
The case was at a logjam and it was complicated because of the presence of an alleged "independent witness" who gave a statement to the police. When the DA would not drop the charges, we opted for a jury trial and Ed Ajlouny was meticulous in his preparation. To make a long story short, the case was dismissed and the charges were dropped the morning the jury trial was supposed to begin.
Ed Ajlouny's total fees (fixed, including trial preparation and representation) were about one-third of what I would have paid the other "well known" attorney. Ed Ajlouny was worth every penny.
**Pros: Extremely reasonable fees, aggressive, meticulous, affable, enthusiastic about my case. I was always comfortable in talking to him about any concern I had about my case.
All calls were answered by Edward Ajlouny himself, as opposed to the calls being ambushed by a paralegal at the other law firm I had hired early on in my case. This included calls made on the weekends for a status update!! Unless Ed Ajlouny is in the courtroom, all calls are answered or returned promptly. You cannot imagine how, this alone, is a comforting factor when going through the criminal process!
If you hire Ed Ajlouny, he's the one who'll work with you and not his "assistant". As a matter of fact, he does not have any assistant whatsoever and is a one-person law firm!
Punctual and never late for any hearings. **Excellent analytical skills to analyze the case** and present the various options (plea bargain, reduced charges, jury trial) and their consequences.
Will not railroad you into taking a plea bargain that could affect your job prospects because of background checks. *Not afraid to take a case to trial.*
Extensive trial experience. You need a lawyer who has been there, done that, and got the T-shirt!
None I can think of. I was fortunate to have Ed Ajlouny as my attorney.
Posted by Dewey
If you are reading my review, then I hope that my testimony will give you a sense of relief and confidence. Mr. Ajlouny is an experienced, smart and effective attorney that will give you RESULTS!!
He is also compassionate and is a "friend". My family and I owe him many many thanks because he'd "saved" my life. He really is magical..
I was faced with a domestic violence felony charge that, if convicted, could send me to prison/jail for up to a 12 months. Due to the complexity of my case and the biased nature of my domestic violence case, I was worried and felt hopeless. But thanks God and to Edward that he was able to get a settlement (from a felony charge to a misdemeanor with no jail time) from the DA office. This was a few days before we would have gone to trial. As a productive member of this society who has never been in trouble with the law throughout my entire life, this settlement means the world to me and to my career. I can not thank Mr. Ajlounly enough...
Whatever situation you are in, I can assure you that retaining Edward to represent you is the best choice you can make for yourself. I would also be happy to talk to you if you need a personal reference. Just ask for my number from Mr. Ajlouny. I wish you well.....
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