5.0 stars 34 totalReview Holden Green
Posted by bobbbsagggat
I called Mr. Holden's office for a free consultation, and was transferred to him within minutes. He allowed me to explain my situation over the buzz of his electric razor. I got about 8 minutes to talk to him instead of 35 minutes advertised because he was "about to go into court." The last two minutes of his call seemed like his standard spiel to sell himself about how he "knows the court officials" and ambiguously explain his loose pricing policy.. apparently oblivious to how poorly he was representing himself. I certainly wouldn't want to be the person he was about to represent in court!
His pricing policy also isn't clear.. when he gives you a range due to his hourly rate, I would personally expect the higher end. Many lawyers have a flat fee for standard DUI services that covers most standard services from the DMV hearing through pre-trial, and will specify what will be "extra" if needed. I like the flat fee because an hourly rate incentivizes lawyers to drag out a case as long as possible, while a flat fee does the opposite.
At first, when I was interviewing lawyers for my DUI case, I kept Mr. Green on my list because he does have very good reviews, but after I realized that he may or may not respond to e-mails (I got a response to one, no response to the other), I dumped him from my list and found a much better lawyer to represent me. Since internet reviews led me to him, I decided it might help to share my experience with people.
It's clear that I'm reviewing from only preliminary interactions with Mr. Green, and thus my only conclusion is that you should interview around before choosing him; but personally I dropped Mr. Green because I couldn't imagine him representing me well if he couldn't even show the most basic professional behavior even in the courting stages: Disheveled demeanor during the consultation, charging by the hour yet giving me 8 minutes for a "35 minute consultation," and seeming to not remember anything about me over e-mail exchanges or forgetting to respond to my e-mail.
I'm not saying that Mr. Green is necessarily a bad lawyer, but I know that you can find plenty of lawyers that don't have all these red flags.
Posted by Scott
Holden helped me with a legal matter. He was always extremely responsive and pushing for a better resolution. He got my charges reduced to a more reasonable level, and further reduced to an infraction upon record clearance. Very happy with the outcome.
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I was wrongly charged with public indecent exposure at a college campus. Being a young male with future job prospects, I could not afford a plea bargain or risk going to trial and losing at trial. Holden Green got my public indecent exposure case dismissed due to lack of evidence using 2 key witnesses in the classroom at that time. This was a serious charge because it will get me on the sex offender's list for life. He responds fast to emails. I recommend him for any criminal defense case. He worked out a deal with me for $2050. I was low income, so I was eligible to receive a free public defender, but public defenders are overworked and do not pay close attention to detail for each client's case. I could not risk a public defender. The money my parents used to hire Holden W. Green was well worth it. After the court case, Holden offered me to have my record cleared so my job prospects would not be affected.
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Mr. Green has helped tremendously on my case. He brought it to a great conclusion that I am satisfied with. He keeps me informed about the progress of my case. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who needs a similar assistance.
Posted by Jake
I contacted Mr. Green to get my record expunged in a extremely time sensitive manner. Mr. Green went above and beyond my expectations, was lightning quick on completing and sending the paperwork needed for the cases. Mr. Green kept me updated on my case and would talk to me via telephone and he was very accessible when needed. I would highly recommend Holden Green's expertise in law, he is a life saver!
Posted by Maggie
Holden Green Attorney At Law has just saved my life as I know it! I am a
senior citizen, over seventy, who has been driving for over fifty years and
recently after taking a driving test with a DMV monitor was told that my
license was suspended and after trying to make contact with a DMV person
who could help me I came to the conclusion that there wasn't anything I
could do to change their bureaucratic minds! I definitely needed help! I
went on-line and found Holden Green!
Attorney Green instantly contacted the DMV people in charge of cases like
mine, set up a personal hearing for me, arranged for me to retake the
written test and another driving test with one of DMV's key monitors! Once
the hearing officer and I connected and she reviewed the results of the new
tests, and because of Attorney Green's interventions, I am officially
driving my car with a new, reinstated license!
Attorney Green is efficient, effective, powerful and dynamic! I HAVE MY
LIFE BACK THANKS TO THIS MAN!!
Posted by Srisai
I am from India and one year back my wife been to JCP for shopping and she has involved unknowingly in a theft case , cops didn't arrested her but after 4 months we got a arrest warrant. My wife got scared and also she would like to go back to India. After living in US almost 10 years first time we got into this kind of problem. I searched in Google I got Mr. Holden Green. He is very relaible he charged us only 1600$ and never asked me any extra money. With in 9 months the case has been resolved by paying 650$ fine.My wife never attended any court date. After hiring Mr Green so many Indian community attorneys called us to take over this case but honestly they scared us and also they wanted to charge more money, I convinced my wife and we stick with Mr Holden Green. Finally my trust saved us. He is a very nice person and he is very good in immediate response through email. I would like to recommend Mr Holden Green to every one who is really looking for best attorney in Bay Area. Good luck and God Bless you Mr Holden Green. More than money he will concentrate on case and help to his clients with honest and dedicated work.
Posted by Gabriel
I recently was detained and was being housed in Santa Clara Counties Main Jail for a probation violation(My first). If you know the system, you understand how confusing, drawn out, and stressful your days can go. Luckily, I had a Fiance that was more then supportive and we both agreed that we weren't going to take our chances with a public defender so she quickly hopped online and starting browsing for lawyers in the bay area. She spoke with a few and was disappointed to see how impatient some of them were and on top of that asking for so much in return for such rude service. Then she stumbled upon Mr. Green who instantly stood out to her from his reviews and also his professionalism, and after calling him was almost instantly called back with a free consultation that same day to discuss my case. After hearing my case, discussing our living and financial situation, he didn't just set a demanded price but he asked my Fiance what we could afford to pay which wasn't what we were expecting at all. We gave him an idea of what we were looking to spend and we agreed on a very reasonable cost. That same day he went to work collecting as much information about my living situation and personal life that would help show the judge that I've gotten my life turned around and set on a straight path. He didn't stop checking in with my Fiance and also visiting me in county till my first court date and he showed up more then prepared. I was informed at my court date that i was possibly looking at 7 months and it was absolutely nerve wracking but Mr. Green didn't let me loose hope. He had a set game plan and stuck to it. He requested a sit down court hearing with just the judge, the D.A., and himself, less then a week after my first court date. It was hard to stay strong and keep my composure but Mr. Green continued to show great service and reassure me that the end results would be worth the patience. At my next hearing Mr. Green showed me everything I needed to see, to ensure that I will never need to look for another Lawyer again. I went from looking at 7 months to getting 45 days w/ half time..which at the point of this court date, was only 2 days away. This was the best outcome I could have imagined and unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to get a second chance like I did. After my release not only did Mr. Green keep in contact with me to make sure that I was getting back on track with life and also getting reinstated with Probation. I give him 5 stars and would definitely recommend Mr. Green to anyone who is looking for a very educated, professional, caring, and result seeking lawyer.
Posted by Debra
I contacted Mr. Green to see if he could help my friend who was in jail. Although I never actually hired him, he was very responsive and gave me good general advice and told me about the process necessary to help my friend.
He has a kind, empathetic manner. I will definitely call him again if I need an attorney.
Posted by Aristotle
Before I hired Attorney Green as my attorney, I had tremendous research online. I have chosen Attorney Green for his professionalism. Not only he is a very organized attorney, he is indeed honest. In addition, Attorney Green is always updated with the current law. I remembered when I showed him a printout that it cannot be done, Attorney Green assured me it can be done. I was delighted knowing that Attorney Green still gave me hope. He is direct to the point. Also, he always keeps me updated with my case. Thank you so much, Attorney Green for your service. I really recommend you. You are a great attorney.