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Kresta Nora Daly

Attorney

4.1   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1998
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Caring and Professional with a passion and tenacity that is unyeilding
Kresta is not only professional but very personable. She helped me through one of the most difficult situations in my life. I cannot thank her or her staff enough for all of their hard work and diligence in handling my case. Money aside, I feel forever indebted to Kresta and her staff. I would strongly recommend her to anyone in need of a defense attorney. I cannot express the gratitude I feel towards her and her staff.
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Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2016
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Great Representation
Charged with two federal tax felonies. I hired a top lawyer out of San Francisco, spending over 200K. Did nothing but make things worse. On the eve of pleading guilty (out of desperation and depletion of funds) I found Kresta via the Internet. She changed my life. Never had doubt as to my innocence, hired the best investigators. When all was said and done, pled to one misdemeanor.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2014
Highly Recommend Kresta for Federal Criminal defense!
My case is a big one. Very complex. It is a financial/Federal investigation, I was in complete shock and fear when the FBI included ME in this investigation. So choosing a Lawyer for me as another complete unknown. Kresta came highly recommended to me and has truly gotten to know me and my case. She has shown up for me when I need her to be there and I am confident that she has the legal knowledg, heart and ability to best represent me. When something so life threatening happens to you, it is cruicial to have someone like Kresta in your corner
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2014
Kresta
I can only say thank you to Kresta for the great work in my case and to her hard work in finding a solution to a situation that could have spiraled out of control.
Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2014
Honest Trustworthy Lawyer!!
At first I did not know what I would do, where to look for. Meeting Kresta in person really made me feel relieved at how much she knew about the law. Kresta has saved my life, got my felony charges reduced to misdemeanor serving no time and I am very thankful that she was with me answering any questions I had at a moments notice.
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2014
Great Lawyer
Kresta defended me in federal court. She got the charges against me dismissed. She was always available and very responsive. She answered all of my questions - she did a great job!
Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2012
Great Lawyer
Kresta defended me when I was wrongfully accused of child molest. She won the trial and got me a finding of factual innocence after the trial. She saved my life. My family and I are so thankful.
Posted by Eric | May 30, 2019
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Did not meet expectations - Do not recommend
Kresta suggested a fixed payment and I agreed to that. She advised that she has worked similar charges/cases before and it usually takes approximately 10hrs. So I was getting a "$500 discount". For $3500, my case was worked for a total of 2.40hrs. Quite often her response time to calls and emails were slow and did not meet expectations. My specific incident involved alcohol so I was unaware of what actually transpired the night of my arrest. When Kresta received my police report, we spoke over the phone and she detailed what was in my report. I entered my plea, went to court and was granted work project (keep in mind at this time I had not been given my police report to view for myself). I was denied at the work project office and was given the option to appeal. I advised Kresta of this and she was good in giving me advice of writing a letter (and reviewing it for me). At this time I was also given my report and that's when I realized she left a lot out when we initially spoke about what was in my report. A lot meaning things I said that would make any work project want to deny you and send you to jail. It was the type of stuff that would have been good to know before entering a plea. I had depended on Kresta to divulge these details on our call and she failed me there. I notified her of this (10/15/2014) but never heard from her again. My appeal went through successfully and I was awarded the option of work project versus serving jail time. This was due to a mixture of writing the letter, providing references of my character and going into the work project office to speak to an officer. Fast forward a year and I get a call from my wife stating that three uniformed DOJ officers showed up to my home looking for me and requesting to forfeit my firearms. They wanted to search the house but did not have a warrant and were denied at the door. I was able to work with them and get the ownership of those firearms transferred to my wife. In doing further research on my charge, I am not allowed to own a firearm in the state of California for 10 years. Kresta NEVER told me this. I feel you pay a lawyer to do their due diligence on your charges and she did not. If you plan to use her services, make sure you do your own due diligence on your charges (although you're paying her to do that job.) I can not, will not and do not recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2015
Don't call for her hype
She was my attorney. I honestly think she works for the federal prosecutors. She convinced me to sign a horrible plea. The federal prosecutor promised me things for my plea. She did nothing, and I mean nothing, after countless requests crying for help to get the prosecutor to fulfill their promises. The old term for attornies, meet them and plea them them is her motto. She told me to expect 24 months or less. I got 7 years! Do not believe these reviews from others. (Probably her).. She will sell you down the river and send you a letter how sorry she feels. If you don't heed my warning, get everything in writing.
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Response from Kresta Daly April 14, 2015
I became a criminal defense lawyer because I believe every person deserves the best possible defense. I think the government has too much power and criminal laws are harsh. The penalties imposed by judges every day in this country destroys families and people's lives. The sentence this client received is truly an outrage. I fight every day to get the best possible results for my clients. Unfortunately I don't always get the results my clients deserve. This case is one of the rare instances where I was unable to achieve truly remarkable results for my client. I feel horrible both for the client and the client's family. Avvo has very strict policies guarding the reviews are posted on their site. Avvo employs the latest technology to ensure lawyers do not post their own reviews or manipulate their ratings. If a lawyer attempted to do so they could banned from the site.
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

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Speaking Engagements

  • Private Law Firm
  • Criminal Law For Civil Litigators
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kresta Daly is an ethical, established, highly competent criminal defense attorney and a valued member of the legal community."
Federal crime Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the absolute best. Exceptional attention to detail, service next to none. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I cannot say enough good things about Ms. Daly. She is a truly skillful advocate with nothing bet her clients' best interests in mind."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 24
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer strives to get the best results for her clients. I endorse this lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know Ms. Daly through her activity on Avvo. Ms. Daly is always willing to answer questions and I always learn something from her responses. I would not hesitate to recommend clients to her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney"
Unknown Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms.Daly constantly provides excellent legal advice that not only benefit the asker of the question, but also fellow attorneys. Even though I have been an attorney for 23 years and even a judge and magistrate, I learn new aspects about the law from her every day."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her insightful contributions to Avvo show her thorough knowledge of criminal law."
White collar crime Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kresta is an extraordinary attorney and strong advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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