5.0 stars 36 totalReview Cassandra De Arriaga
Posted by anonymous
Cassandra was a ray of light in a dark time for me. She was remarkably caring, thoughtful, hard-working, and frankly phenomenal at her job. I trust her with my life, my future, and with my sensitive information. If you are every going through a painful time, I would highly recommend seeking out Cassandra. It will be the greatest decision you will ever make for your future. She is simply the BEST around from a professional, and character standpoint; I will forever be grateful that I found her.
Posted by Terrence
I made a poor judgement call which forced me to put my life, my job, & my family in the hands of a stranger. I was scared & nervous. I begin researching DUI attorneys, talked to friends, family, co-workers & interviewed 5 different lawyers. Some prices were ok but lack of attention or over confident salesman attitude came across. Some prices were high but I felt their interest in my case would've been low. My arraignment date was approaching & my nerves were high. I thought this should be a slam dunk so I decided a public defender was all I needed. I went to the PD’s office & LUCKY for me a friend through the PD’s office referred me to a lady called Cassandra. My first thought was, "I’m not sure about a lady lawyer”. The minute I walked into her office, compared to all the pervious offices, I felt drawn in. It was not overwhelming and not sleazy. It was inviting. There she was sitting behind her desk working away. I talked, she listened attentively. Wow! Somebody was actually listening to my story. Then she began talking, not about the case but about her. Before I left her office, I knew if I had to have an attorney, she was the person I was going to in trust my life, my job and even my family. I was still Very Scared but I quickly found out that it’s really true, there are people who want to make a difference and Cassandra is at the very top of that list. SHE’s SMART, PROFESSIONAL and SHE CARES!!
Promptness: She was on time to every court date. Constantly reminding me of dates, times and locations. She’s very good at multitasking. There were times when I felt like there were 4 of her.
In my particular situation, due to the stubbornness of the Prosecuting Attorney, my situation was forced to go to trial. I was very glad I did not choose a Public Defender.
Jury Selection: During the Jury selection, Cassandra was very through, purposeful and cunning. She maneuvered around the courtroom engaging and educating the jurors while all the time building relationships. She explained what she felt and why every step of the way. She also asked me what my thoughts were and at that point I knew we were a team and I had made the right decision. I felt like I was in the old school TV show, “Matlock”.
Dedication: The day before trial the PA ask to have a Toxicologist testify. She stayed late to prepare her review of the Toxicologist and got up early to interview him prior to his testimony. Those efforts, she was able to negate any statements made by the toxicologist that was harmful to our case.
Court Room: Cassandra’s calm, professional demeanor came across in the court room as a caring parent combined with a sophisticated trial lawyer. It was like a game of chest, every move she made, questions she asked or did not ask, were carefully planned. Based on the relationships she made with the jurors, they listened to her attentively while she painted a picture negating everything the state said.
Cassandra’s cross-examination questions were leading & insightful. This is where she shined her brightest. Her knowledge of the LAW forced the Judge & PA to make tough decisions to the benefit of my case. She identified & brought to light small mistakes the officer made, she read every transcript & watched every video, she knew what to say & what not to say, she knew what to have thrown out & what to have admitted, she filed all the right papers in the right time. She was PERFECT! She sincerely loves the law & takes being a lawyer very serious. She eats, sleeps and breaths law. Do not let her small stature fool you. She's a SHARK & does not give up in a fight! She has made a lifelong friend in me & I can’t thank her enough for giving of herself during our time together. Thank you for your interest in me & my case. Ms. Cassandra Lopez De Arriaga you are an Angel & an OUTSTANDING LAWYER!!! Thank you for looking out for the little guy. God Bless You!!!
Posted by Liz
She was amazing! She handled my case very professionally and she always answerved any questions I had. She also explained a lot of the court terms that I didn't understand!
She relived a lot of the stress the situition caused and I felt very secure and safe with her handling my case.
She's very knowledgeable and I'm so glad she was my lawyer!
Thank you for everything!
Posted by Casey
Cassandra was very helpful with a juvenile charge my son was dealing with. She was straight up with facts and options. She worked very efficiently to give us the very best defense. She actually cares about her clients and it is very evident! I would absolutely recommend Cassandra to anyone needing an attorney!
Posted by Mia
Cassandra took an extraordinatell amount of time getting to know us as clients. She did the work of three attorneys and kept in constant communication with us about our case. She got a great settlement offer for us in a situation that seemed impossible to overcome. She is a tough, we'll prepared attorney, with an excellent demeanor in court that has earned her the respect of judges and other attorneys in the courtroom.
Posted by Juan
I went ahead and hired Cassandra as my case was unique and every other attorney I had spoken to didn't convince me the way she did. Definitely went above and beyond to make my case as simple as possible. Every other attorney gave me very little chance to win my case vs. the state of Washington because of how complicated it was . Cassandra simplified it and we got a dismissal didn't even have to go to trial. She is great at what she does and smart about each individual case. I'm extremely happy with her services. If your in a pickle and need a good lawyer she will go above and beyond to do whats best for you. Takes every case personal she was great with my family as well explaining everything to us.
Posted by Rachel
My husband received a traffic ticket that was, we thought, an open and shut case. It turned out to be far more complicated than any of us thought. Cassandra went above and beyond, researching everything. She then explained it in such a way that we both could understand and make an informed decision. I would highly recommend Cassandra due to her knowledge and hard work! Also, and even more important, her kindness and compassion.
Posted by anonymous
I came to cassandra with a serious case that would of left me with charges that would last for life. She talked to me and explained the situation. She knew all the courts in the area and knew how they deal with people. She also didnt just treat me as a client. When she spoke with me i fealt like i was speaking with a true friend who really was looking out for me. In the end she got all of those charges off my back and lowered them to a point to where i could get them dismissed. If it was not for her I wouldn't be going to Canada anymore or be able to own a fire arm. She is a wonderful person and very passionate about her work. Glad to know there is someone out there who works for the people!
Posted by Michael
I had a great experience working with Cassandra. I am clueless about the court and paperwork. Cassandra made it easy and convenient for me. I have a busy schedule and she was always good about keeping me inform on what is going on and made it less stressful and always positive. I am so glad I picked Cassandra.
Posted by Erick
Is the worst thing that can happen to someone more in a young age, my life was totally change, been falsely accused off a sex charges very serious not a easy situation because the nature off the charge but she being human was able to see right thru off the lying accuser, using her awesome professional staff.
and i thanks God he is REAL! That help me to choose the right lawyer on a live changing situation like this one, thanks u and you're staff!! God bless all! You are the best!!