Best 30 Attorneys in Torrance, CA with Reviews - YP.com

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04/29/2015
By: Chayla M.
Law Office of David Dastrup
A couple of years back I was driving with expired registration and a fix if ticket for it. My very first ticket so instead of asking the officer more questions I quickly came up with the money for the registration and went to the DMV to pay them. I guess I was a little to naive at the time because I assumed once you paid the DMV the ticket would be taken care of and you didn't need to go to court. This turned into a failure to appear. And it wasn't until the following year when I got pulled over again that I found out there was a hold on my license. I went to court to fight for one and mine own but these fines are so expensive that even with the reduce fee I was still not able to pay both tickets off in time. It's been a few years and now I live in Texas I've been trying desperately to find someone to help me clear this mess up so I can get my license back. I would get information but not enough that would actually answer my questions thoroughly. I found David's number online and surprisingly he answered. Not a secretary or and assistant. I spoke directly to him and I got more information on my case then I was able to get back in 2011 when all this first started! He was very patient. Told me what I could and couldn't do, the best way to resolve it, fees if I chose to hire him and even what other law firms charge for the same services. He even took the extra step and offered to look at my case himself since he was already on his way to that court house. I was beyond ecstatic. It's so hard to find decent helping and me fighting a case in California but living in Texas was not making it any easier. I was very satisfied with his services and I recommend him to anyone who's trying to get their background cleared up. It's hard to genuinely do the right thing when a lot of people want you to pay up front and do the bare minimal to even help you. I hope he's honest and hard work pays off. Because of him my case is finally getting taken care of and my license is back in my hands. Thanks David!
04/05/2017
By: Ricardo F.
Patinelli & Chang, LLP
A friend referred me to Michael Patinelli of Patinelli & Chang, LLP for their free estate planning consultation. I have been thinking about protecting my family in case of the inevitable. Michael asked my wife and me some questions and then presented a very detailed and personalized recommendation based on my family’s needs. Michael was very professional and knowledgeable. He thoroughly explained, in terms that were very easy to understand, the things I needed to protect my family and myself and provide for them should anything ever happen to me. The rates of Patinelli & Chang, LLC are very reasonable which made my decision to move forward with my will and living trust an easy one. As a bonus. They provide life-long support and review of my documents should my life events change. I appreciate that I can reach one of the partners directly at any time and that they make house calls. Don’t waste your time with anyone else! I can see why my friend spoke so highly of the firm and I recommend you schedule a free consultation sooner rather than later. I am comforted that I chose Patinelli & Chang for their thoroughness and professionalism and thankful the quickness they were able to meet with me and get everything setup. They truly care about my family, our needs and me. Give them a call today!
03/25/2015
By: Jessica R.
Law Office of David Dastrup
A few years ago, I got pulled over by CHP on freeway -- wish it was Eric Estrada but no luck : (I Forgot about ticket and the the DMV suspended my license. I couldn’t get my license until I took care of that ticket…ugh!!!! Didn’t want to go to court, not sure what to do. Luckily I found David Dastrup who talked me off the ledge. We talked on the phone a couple times about everything that needed to be done to get my license back. He explained how the DMV works and how to take care of my ticket and then take care of the DMV problem. I’d rather go to the dentist than go to the DMV. Not sure if I’d rather go to the dentist than go to court because I never had to go to court or leave home to take care of my ticket since David went to court for me. Turns out I had a kind of warrant but David got that cleared up, too. He explained how the court tells the DMV to stick it to me, okay, David never said that but you get the idea. I did go DMV to get my license back after he got my ticket dismissed!!!! He explained that means no DMV points!!! Wonderful to finally have my license back. Grateful to have an attorney who helped me out and took care of everything. Thanks David!
12/01/2014
By: Charles S.
Law Offices of Christie Cronenweth
I have met MANY attorney's in my life, having worked for the Public Defender's Office, the VA District Counsel and a private attorney. There is no doubt that she is the best attorney I have ever met and would HIGHLY Recommend her to EVERYONE. Christie explains things well and makes sure I understood the entire process. She has allowed me to contact her outside of her normal business hours when I had additional questions and answered them promptly. I can assure you most attorneys will not do that. Christie is friendly, she puts you at ease, extremely confident, well known by the legal community, works fast and without error. She knows the law thoroughly and is a blessing. My words cannot express how happy I was to have her as my attorney. She made the process appear simple and everything flowed smoothly. May God continue to bless her and everyone that is privileged enough to have her to represent them. Thank you so much Christie, may God bless you and your family always. Once again, she is the BEST ATTORNEY I have EVER met.
03/06/2015
By: Sarah J.
Law Office of David Dastrup
Fantastic to have my stop sign ticket dismissed. David handled it all. Called me same day it was dismissed. $249 for his services. Very nice person to deal with, a very frustrating thing made a bit nicer because he did right by me. He took my questions (and then some I didn't even know I had) and called right away when the case was dismissed. He told me about how he talked to the judge and the police. He must deal with them in the same likeable way as he talked to me. His friendly demeanor probably goes along way. (I don't think I could have gone to the trial without out getting all shook up about it. I stopped and shouldn't have been given a ticket. Glad he went to court for me. Well, I am peaceful normally, but getting a ticket you didn't do is frustrating.)This wasn't the only ticket I got, but the other one was just a parking ticket and he took the time to explain to me about it, for free. Nice. My friend's attorney told me about Law office of David Dastrup, saying David is smart and knows his stuff.
03/10/2015
By: Tristan M.
Law Office of David Dastrup
I used this attorney a few months back and was pleased, to say the least. Cool to have an attorney. first time I used an attorney. He was very professional. Well, it was only for a red light ticket my insurance was saved. Dastrup took the traffic ticket in Torrance and beat the system, it seemed. He didn't promise anything and made it clear his experience winning in these citation situations is good. Apparently he knew perfectly what he was doing from asking questions to me. The knowledge of the system he had was great.to be perfectly honest, I was a bit nervous about what could happen because how can you win these things. But Dastrup came through for me to have the citation dismissed. If anyone I know gets a speeding ticket I am sending them to call Dastrup.
05/07/2013
By: rod1967
Ruff Matthew J
I live in Texas and got a DUI in Hermosa Beach California. Coming back to Court was going to be a big problem and I was worried CA was going to suspend my license. I must have had a guardian angel that directed me to Matthew, he explained the process very well and took the time to see that I got the best outcome (the case took months) he went to Court for me every time and I never had to travel back to the area, the whole time he never charged me anymore than he originally quoted me. In the end he got the DUI charges dropped to a reckless driving even though my bllod test showed almost a .12. If I ever know of a friend that needs a good attorney, I am sending them to Matthew no doubt!
11/03/2014
By: Brenda G.
The Law Offices of Barry J. Simon
Absolutely the best attorney! I was rearended ...requiring two neck surgeries. Mr Simon settled my case for the maximum limit from the insurance companies. He was sympathetic to the incredible pain and stress I was experiencing. He was there for me in the middle of the night as well as all the other times I needed some one to answer my questions. He handled all of the issues with the insurance companies I did not have to have to worry. I was spared the stress of dealing with the obstacles they attempted to create. He is truly remarkable. A person can talk to him! He is brilliant and trustworthy. I highly recommend him. He is determined and tenacious!
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12/04/2015
By: Lee F.
Law Office of David Dastrup
David is an excellent attorney! He was kind, courteous and empathetic from day 1. He represented my case in traffic court to remove a suspension of my CDL. Because of Davids awesome expertise my $889 was reduced to only $104! I promptly received a phone call directly from the David right after the trial hearing and I never had to appear in court! The end result was better than expected...getting the DMV hold removed!! Thanks a million, David, you are the best! You are first and only on my list (if I ever encounter problems again) and I will heavily refer you to more clients. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!
02/26/2010
By: southbayremodel
Law Offices of Nadine M. Jett
Our journey with Nadine began almost three years ago when we were trying to get custody of our grand daughter.Our daughter has a drug addiction and was taking her 4 year old along for the ride. As anyone who has tried to get a parents rights terminated this is a daunting task. With Nadines help, compassion and knowledge of the legal system we have had custody of our grand daughter and as a result she is a happy smart and wonderful 8 year old!! Thanks to Nadine Jett and her wonderful staff. We love Nadine and will always have a special place in our heart for her.
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