I'd like to start this review by stating I have never had so much as a blemish on my record. I have lived an exemplary life, personally and professionally. What I can guess is if you're on this page looking for a criminal defense attorney, then life has thrown you an unexpected curveball - and that is exactly what happened to me in January of 2017.
I found myself in a situation from which all control had been taken from me. I was powerless to stop a set of events that had spun into motion, and this was a situation that I had never been in before.
I felt anxious, scared, and alone. I felt like I had zero knowledge of the law, what was happening to me and around me, and I also had a feeling of "frenzy," and what I mean by that specifically was my future was "up in the air" with no certainty as to what was going to happen down the road.
I was searching AVVO for an attorney and that in and of itself was daunting. You can't trust the internet, ever. I was lucky to find Greg - it was more than luck. He actually was IN the courtroom when I was being arraigned so when I reached to him online he responded immediately. He knew my case, clearly, because he saw it first hand. Call it coincidence, call it luck, call it whatever you want.
Here is what I was looking for in my attorney:
Let's start with understanding. I can say quite sincerely that I was in a situation that spiraled out of control through no fault or little fault of my own. Greg did not look at me like a bad human being or a bad person. He understood EXACTLY what had happened to me and what I was going through at the time. It was mortifying to walk in and have to explain what happened, why it happened, and that I didn't know the gravity or severity of the situation I was in. He put me at ease from the get-go.
I remember him listening as a coach or teacher or parent would - and I didn't feel like I was a bad person. He understood that I was in a way, a victim of the events that surrounded me and that was extremely helpful. When you are in a bad situation, being able to have an attorney who believes in you is a great start.
Then he mapped out in excruciating detail what was going to happen, what could happen, what we could do, and all the variables. He took the "uncontrollable" and made it "known." He took the powerlessness that came with this scenario and gave power back to me through knowledge and a very specific plan of attack considering all the variables.
His rates were awesome. He is responsive and ridiculously fast when you email, text, or call him. This is CRITICAL when you are on the wrong side of a criminal legal battle. Knowing that someone is on your side and is going to respond to you when you need to talk or have a question (in my opinion) is one of the most important aspects of a good attorney (I've been divorced so trust me when I tell you that I know the opposite).
Finally, he gets results. Not only were the charges dropped but I got exactly what I wanted in terms of our "action plan." Here is the best part. My relationship ended with Greg in February of 2017, or so I thought. The criminal aspects of the case lingered and manifested in different ways throughout 2017 and 2018.
Greg answered every email. Every text. Every phone call. Even on Sunday. 17 months after I paid him, it was as if he was still "working for me."
I give Greg the strongest recommendation possible for a criminal defense attorney. If you are looking, stop here. Trust in this review and in Greg. I owe him so much and I have to give him the credit that he deserves. He went above and beyond in every way possible and he actually deserves twice what his rate was for me. For the record, I got (according to Greg) the worst possible prosecutor in the county.
It didn't matter. I had Greg Schwesinger on my side.