5.0 stars 27 totalReview Vijay Dinakar
Posted by Mike
Vijay Dinakar is an excellent attorney who offers very personalized and compassionate representation.
I hired Vijay Dinakar to handle a domestic violence case I was charged with. I was married to my now ex-wife and had one small child. I had been talking about getting a divorce with my wife for sometime because the marriage was not working out. My wife didn't work and had some personal problems. I ran a business mostly from home so I suggested to her that I stay in the house and take care of the child and I would pay for a rental for her and she could see the child every other weekend. My wife seemed to be going along with this but she then called police and said I beat her. She had somehow hit herself causing injuries and to my shock, the police everything she said. I was arrested and had to bail myself out of jail.
After talking to different lawyers I decided to hire Vijay Dinakar. I hired Vijay Dinakar because I was comfortable in how expert he was and I was satisfied that he would personally handle every part of my case. After a few months with only supervised visits with my child, it became clear that I would have to go to trial to keep a clean record.
I was able to stay confident because Vijay was confident throughout this whole ordeal. He delivered big time as I was able to get a not-guilty after a jury trial. If you have a need for a skilled criminal attorney, I highly recommend Vijay Dinakar.
Posted by Vikram
Words can not describe how fortunate I am to have found Vijay Dinakar to take up my case. Vijay literally saved my life and my future.
I came to the US from India several years back on H1B visa after graduating with masters degree from high ranking university. A couple years back I got married in India. Things were good but shortly we began constant arguing. She wanted to go home and began talking to relatives on how to do this. Once after we argued she called 911 and lied and said I hit and choked her and hit her many times before. I told the truth but the police arrested me and charged me with felony domestic violence. I later found she had consulted domestic violence shelter on what to say to try to get U Visa. After paying bail bonds I frankly had no idea what to do. I called few attorneys and hired a very famous attorney. In meantime my wife had flown back to India and filed dowry case against me. I tried to explain this background to my attorney but he did not care to hear. I frankly did not feel comfortable explaining the Indian issues in the case. In fact, I had great problems talking to him directly and only reached his assistants. This case dragged on for months and attorney wanted me to take deal which would deport me or he wanted more money to go to trial. Finally I found Vijay who agreed to take up the case. He understood exactly what had happened and said he had other cases just like this. He is born in the US but understands the Indian issues perfectly well. He personally interviewed many witnesses and took time to have Indian court documents translated. He consulted with my attorney in India that was taking care of dowry and marriage cases. He was expert in every device in the law and really fought to prove this case. I told Vijay that I could not take any deals so he went for the dismissal. He had investigator take statement from my wife which was contradictory. Finally we went to trial. On day of trial, the prosecutor decided to dismiss for insufficient evidence! I am now filing petition for factual innocence with Vijay to fully clear my name.
Vijay is outstanding attorney who understands the concerns of immigrants like me. Highly recommended.
Posted by a client
Vijay is very professional and a great attorney. He make sure he is always available for his client. He listen very patiently, give his honest opinions and is not greedy. I am very thankful to him for his precious time and recommend him strongly!
Posted by a client
I don't know how to say thanks to Vijay.
Before I came to him I had hired two other attorneys, and trust me those behaved like the gang mans. Nice at the beginning to get the money and stated playing with the matter to see it gets worse so that they can milk you more (just like the drug dealers does).
Vijay listened my situation very carefully as I never had any complaints in the past and he looked at the setups used in my case. He then exposed them to DA's office strongly and got the matter dismissed. It was scary with such thing that was fabricated to me by my spouse after filed for a divorce just to take away the kids from me and more. Vijay showed full integrity of his words and actions. Even though he did not know the outcome but he did everything based my suggestions to him including speaking to potential sources that may speak on my behalf as witnesses. He has great relations to his private investigator and both of them worked with me with full trust, understanding and as a friend like relationship. Even though I did not know the outcome but was very comfortable as he did work based on what I knew will make the case dismissed and that has happened.
I strongly suggest you should try Vijay if you have already troubled by other attorneys like my case or in fact he better be your first attorney in any case. You can only compare him with others only if you had hired others before.
Posted by a client
I have had a chance of interacting and working with Vijay for my misdimeanour case. He provided his sincere advices and showed concerns for me and my family.
He is an aggressive and knowledgeable attorney who will fight for your best interest. He made sure to be available for me and return calls and messages, sometimes even in odd hours.
I was able to come out of the legal issues with the best possible outcome, which seemed so impossible in the beginning.
I would recommend Vijay to anyone who is seeking an aggressive defense in their criminal case.
Posted by Sunil
Attorney Vj is very approachable, honest and knowledgeable about the legal & law enforcement system here and understands our cultural roots & values.
He is very professional & quickly responds to calls/text & emails even in odd hours. He was most helpful in my situation and made me feel confident.
Very Reasonable with the fees.
Will definitely approach him for any legal need.
Posted by a client
Last year I got in a lot of trouble during a crucial time in my life. Vijay got my felony case with immigration consequences down to a misdemeanor and made to so that I would not be in trouble with immigration because of this. This was a very important stage in my life as I am about to finish school and look for jobs soon and without Vijay I would not be still here.
Posted by a client
I wish I could tell everyone that if you are looking for dedicated help during your time of crises, then Dinakar Law Firm is the end of your search. I was facing criminal charges since last year, found Vijay in the long list of attorneys on the internet. Made an appointment ( free consultation ) and discussed my case with him. He listened promptly and without hiring told me about the weak and strong points of my case. I then hired him and that was the best decision I made in my situation. Liked his patience and dedication. He communicated very promptly and never made me feel like this is just the another case. It is so unfortunate to have these happen in your life and after that, if you don't have any good guidance, then I don't think it is that easy to get over it. Vijay handled my case very wisely and as the result of his expertise, the case is going to be dismissed. He was very professional, compassionate, knowledgeable and understanding towards my case. Plus his charges are reasonable. Besides being a lawyer he's a good human being which connects you to him very quickly. I couldn't have expected more than that.
I can't express in words how appreciative I am of his hard work and expertise. A million thanks are not enough when I see myself free from what could have been a life-changing, troubled incident.
In short: Vijay is a blessing in disguise. He'll go the extra mile to help you in your time of need.
Posted by Private
Attorney Vijay Dinakar, a law firm of one, represented me in a Petition for Factual Innocence - 851.8 - case. To make a long story short, it was granted, erasing my arrest record! He went the proverbial extra mile and, without making any promises about the outcome, let his work speak for himself. I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer to represent me.
He is accessible, even on weekends and after hours, and all calls are answered by him! He will even give you his cell phone number, something that most lawyers don't, so your only recourse to contact them being a message left with a paralegal or the switchboard. This alone will provide you with some peace of mind knowing you can reach him directly!
Posted by Derek
Last year, I was charged with a DV case and also other counts of charges. Needless to say, this is very serious to me and my family, especially with the immigration consequence.
With Vijay's help, the case was dismissed this April.
Initially, I was really stressed and had no ideas of the legal processes and consequences. I quickly found 2 local lawyers by googling. Both have great reviews from Google/Yelp.
One seems to be experienced and engaging but was not really interested in my story; after 10 mins of the conversation, the only thing he talked about is the consequence of this charge (which everyone could google to learn) and the amount of money he would charge for the case. I thanked him and talked to another for obvious reasons. The other one is great, she was friendly and listening carefully to me. And she did walk me through some general guidelines, the legal processes of the case, and the possible anger management courses we could take to help the case at that point. Still I had my doubts, so I later posted a question in AVVO.
Vijay responded promptly; I talked to him through the phone for around 20 minutes-- the first impression of the conversation was great that I knew he is knowledgeable and professional-- he CARED to give you advice, no matter you are retaining him or not.
I then asked for an appointment. During the meeting, he again carefully listened to my story the 2nd time, although we just went through this from the phone conversation. In fact, I brought my wife with me and he provided brief consultation for her and clarify all questions she had as well. The meeting lasted for over an hour or so. He literally articulated all the details in ways that we could understand, not just legal terms. He then enumerated the possible outcomes of the case, and the strategies he would take at each stage.
Again he really cared to listen to and explain the details to us-- only after I asked to retain him, he then bring up the topic and his charging is fairly reasonable. I immediately retained him as my attorney after the meeting. Of course, he could not be my wife's advisor, so he recommended another lawyer to stand for my wife.
During the course of the case, It's a long dragging process, months after months and one court appearance after another. He responsively answered any doubts I have through text, email, or phone calls. Vijay constantly advised me on the case, informed me the development and then explained the strategies against the case. He resolves a case with a methodological way like he stated in our first meeting. He is thorough with all the details and evidence, and that's how I got the case dismissed in the 2nd pretrial.
I am very thankful to him, my wife and my friends-- they have given me the 2nd chance to move on with my life and I have learned my lessons. I wish Vijay all the best and will highly recommend him to anyone in need!