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The Margolings are the best attorneys anyone could ever hire! I was in SO MUCH TROUBLE and they got me off completely! It is so important to hire great attorneys (like the Margolins) from the very begininng because that is your best chance for getting off on a technicatliy. We argued entrapement and made a Motion to Disclose the Witness against me and they folded. They didn't want to make the disclosure and the case was dismissed before the Preliminary Hearing. (They usually don't want to disclose their confidential informants so make sure to get a great atty like A.Margolin because you may get off like I did) No jail, no probation, no house arrest, no rehab, no penalties and fines. no community service. DISMISSED COMPLETELY
These attorneys are THE BEST and have great reputations with the Judges and DA's office (which is very important). They are celbrity lawyers and it is always fun to hang out at the office on Sunset Blvd. and see what intersting people show up :) Anyway, I totally recommend them and owe them my freedom!See MoreRead Less
It was a lucky turn for me to have met Elias Dsouza. What began as an attorney/client relationship transformed into a long association manly due to Elias’ sincerity of purpose in whatever he undertakes.
I had the privilege of meeting Elias about ten years ago, when a mutual friend introduced me to him with a solid recommendation.
I was, at the time going through some serious financial difficulties. Elias suggested I should file for bankruptcy. Upon hearing this, my anxiety rose to new heights, as I knew nothing about the bankruptcy process. However, Elias patiently explained the whole process to me in great detail, and from my very first meeting with him I felt calm for I could see light at the end of the tunnel.
The efficiency, knowledge, professionalism and sincerity he exhibited while navigating me through the whole process was truly very impressive. During the process he constantly advised and guided me on my financial matters, which further strengthened my faith in his professional abilities. Ever since then he has been a source of guidance for me in my financial matters.
Over the years that I have known him I have seen him successfully steer people through foreclosure defense and other civil matters. He is very compassionate about his clients’ well-being and goes to great lengths to achieve this.
I recommend him highly for any legal civil matters, as one can be assured of his most sincere and best attention.
In his office, Elias has a quotation well displayed , “ Nobody cares how much you know – until they know that you careSee MoreRead Less
I'm proud to know Jamie both as an attorney and a friend. He is a tireless advocate for his clients and a vigorous defender of their rights in court. Jamie's background as a police officer gives him a unique perspective on the criminal justice process and some valuable insights as to how often police procedures can trample the rights of the accused. Jamie has training far above and beyond that which is required; training that makes him a formidable opponent in court. Since I first met him, Jamie has always been a proud and vocal proponent of defending the Constitutional rights of the citizen accused, rather than just giving in and taking the quick and easy deal. When you hire Jamie, you've hired a fighter who will bring 100% effort to protecting you and your rights.See MoreRead Less
When it comes to providing a top-notch legal consultation(s), Bruce Margolin and his staff are undoubtedly professionals without peer. Truly working as a team, they're a welcoming bunch, and I've always felt that my personal concerns were comfortably taken into account when most necessary... Unfortunately, in this day and age, there is a dearth of trustworthy law firms or lawyers left in our society. Sadly, it seems as if now, more than ever, there's a fresh overabundance of legal psychopaths who are more than willing to hang a newborn baby with a lamp chord, rather than engage their clients with some semblance of humanity. So in short, if you're truly looking for a quality legal team of real distinction, and the exact opposite of the miscreant, degenerate, baby poisoning ,fluoride pushing, corporatist legal sophists of today and yore, then look no further... But as for me, it's merely a redundancy to even write this in a way, since I've always assumed that anyone who has done their research would've already knew this. Not only is Bruce the best thing that's ever happened to the L.A. community and NORML since sliced bread, the guy is genuinely a caring and kindhearted person. I Hope to work with you again in the future...See MoreRead Less
Tamara represented me at a very distressing time in my life after I suffered a minor traumatic brain injury due to negligence by a New Orleans business. I was not a US citizen which complicated the situation. Tamara went above and beyond to assist me with expert medical attention and she took diligent measures to demonstrate the legal merits of case. She negotiated a good settlement that prevented me from what would have been a lengthy and draining court case. Tamara is a skilled and expert lawyer and I would not hesitate to use her again should the need arise.See MoreRead Less
For years I had heard of Oliver Max Gardner III as a consummate consumer defense attorney, a titan in foreclosure defense. His name is deservedly at home in a pantheon of effective activists, alongside that of other impactful contemporary visionaries Noam Chomsky, Bill Black, Chris Hedges, Lawrence Lessig, April Charney, Neil Garfield, Tom Ice and other exceptionals.
Max has become synonymous with his Max Gardner Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Boot Camp(s) which I for years have longed to attend. From his inviting home in Casar, known for its beautiful setting and ambiance and his wife Virginia's signature hospitality (generously pampering those soldiering on in one of his esteemed boot camps), he has mentored and trained lawyers and activists to take the battle, like soldiers at the frontline of battle, to banksters and corporations that defraud, flaunt or corrupt the law, while subverting the courts in order to illegally wrench homes from embattled homeowners.
Max and I became acquainted over social media where I moderate Economic Justice Activists on Facebook, am active in many social justice groups and provide a nationwide clipping service for fellow activists. Max has generously and warmly shared his insights and fielded questions I have posed to him, or gently shown me where the truth lay when I was in error, or missing crucial context. Max is one of a kind, simultaneously authentic as a vulnerable, caring human being, while effective in the real world of commerce, holding parties accountable and to the rule of law (and equity).
We discovered we had a shared connection with Asheville, NC as well each having an ancestral family member who was also a physician. I even introduced Max to my former next door neighbor in Florida whose grandfather was also a governor of North Carolina.
With a growing cadre of boot camp alumni, Max's brilliance and effectiveness in litigation (and in avoiding litigation in favor of settlement) is radiating out across the world from a most hospitable home in the very North Carolina where his grandfather governed. Max is empowering Davids to more effectively level the playing field so they can better take on the entrenched and protected Goliaths in the very fields of battle where they till now benefited from the deference courts paid to plaintiffs. This deference works in plaintiff banks' favor, as defendants, in the millions, too destitute to retain (scarce/overworked) counsel, too often were like low-lying fruit in this latest contrived land grab. This deference yields a "perfect storm," that provides parties wrongfully foreclosing, an unjust enrichment and windfall.
Max has encouraged those bankruptcy practitioners reluctant to be retained by impecunious filers, to reconsider first impressions, and look to filing (treble damage) adversarial actions, especially where the debtor owns or owned a home mortgaged to banks that skirted agreements and statutes in securitizing their loans.
Max carved out for himself a unique niche and with each boot camp graduation, turns out another wave of skilled warriors to take on the fight for economic and social justice.
For the reasons stated, I rate our incomparable Max Gardner 5 gold stars of Excellence.
ALLAN O'BRIEN DENCHFIELD
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130See MoreRead Less