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  • I definitely recommend him to anybody!
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    “I discovered Evan's law office through the recommendation of another reputable lawyer in Sonoma county and it was the best decision I could have made. He got my charges reduced to the minimal basics and saved me from a felony record. Even though my case is closed he still continues to answer any questions I have, and kept constant communication from the beginning to the end. He has a great reputation with the district attorneys office and in the courtrooms and I definitely recommend him to anybody who is looking for a criminal defense attorney. Thanks for all your help Evan!”

    Chloe D.

  • Mr. Zelig exceeded all my expectations! He genuinely cared and wanted to help.
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    “I would like to start by saying thank you to Mr. Zelig. From our first conversation I could tell that he genuinely cared and wanted to help me clear my name. Without going into too much detail I’ll share my experience with Mr. Zelig. In December 2017 I was traveling on US 101, going through Sonoma County with a friend, we were pulled over by plain clothed officers for speeding. ( According to the officer he paced our car by driving next to us. ) We were asked to exit the vehicle, as I was exiting the vehicle I stated to the officer that I had a folding pocket knife clipped to my pocket and a small 3 inch fixed blade knife on my belt, both knives were easily visible not concealed. He then disarmed me and had us sit on the side of the road. After some time the officers finished searching, we thought they were gonna let us leave but that wasn’t the case. I was placed under arrest for concealed weapons, even though they were being carried legally according to the law. I knew these charges were bogus but I had to spend the money to hire an attorney to keep me from being charged with a felony. I’m thankful to have come across Mr. Evan Zelig while looking for representation because Mr. Zelig exceeded all my expectations. He listened to my side of the story did his due diligence and after several court dates he got my charges dismissed. Thanks again Mr. Zelig if I could I would give you a 10 star rating but it only goes to 5. Hope I never need your services but if I ever did or anyone I know needs you, I’ll be calling you right away. Thank you again!!”

    Konstantine

  • Mr. Zelig is by far the best over-all lawyer in Sonoma county hands down!
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    “Evan, Is first class representation; I have had several criminal law specialists represent me throughout the last twenty odd years of my criminal justice involvements herein Sonoma County, These lawyers are well known by there reputations for being the best! My legal problems are solely based upon my alcohol & drug addiction behaviors which are not uncommon to most criminal justice defendants! And from my experience, Mr. Zelig is by far the best over-all lawyer in Sonoma county hands down! His vast knowledge of his client's needs throughout the criminal justice system process is exceptional, his patience handling difficult clients (such as myself) is stellar. His awareness of resources available for his clients is vast and so helpful not only for the client per se; But the clients family & friends, Evan makes the entire horrible process of court proceedings less stressful and easier for the client & his/her family and loved ones to cope with! You can trust Mr. Zelig, and that within itself gives one a sense of comfort in the midst of a very difficult process of criminal proceedings, Evan, is there for you 100%, all aspects, every question answered, every phone call, email, timely returned! He never left me hanging or in doubt, he was/is always available. For one such as myself with an extensive arrest record & criminal history (background), He has done wonders for me, that factually NO other lawyer could have ever accomplished!”

    Michael J. H.

  • He's patient and gets to the bottom of the problem quickly and professionally.
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    “Mr. Zelig has helped with not only my legal woes but with a friend's. He's patient and gets to the bottom of the problem quickly and professionally. Would recommend him to anyone who needs a criminal defense lawyer.”

    Erin H.

  • Evan was extremely accessible and thorough when it came to my representation.
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    “Evan was extremely accessible and thorough when it came to my representation. As a person who has used alternative representation in the past, I came into this situation extremely skeptical, to say the least. Evan put any doubts that I had to rest. He is a capable attorney who gave my case the attention it needed, as well as keeping me well informed every step of the way. Evan also made sure to take the time and explain things to me that I needed clarification on. I really felt like he had my best interest at heart and helped minimize the damage of my indiscretion.”

    Dominic H.

  • If you want someone that truly cares, then he is your guy. :)
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    “Evan was an amazing help to me. I made a terrible decision to drive under the influence when I was 21 years old. I had circumstances that didn't allow me to take care of the case until four years later. I was very nervous about the process and the fact that it was four years later. He has answered every question I've had almost immediately, kept me updated throughout the process, he has really gone above and beyond what he had to do as well. I'm so happy with my experience with Evan. If you want someone that truly cares, then he is your guy. :)”

    Alex A.

  • Takes the stress away from a very stressful time.
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    “Helpful and very good at communication throughout the court process. I would recommend him for any time you need a lawyer. He puts your case on his priority informing you step by step in the judicial process. Takes the stress away from a very stressful time.”

    Brent B.

  • Right off the bat, Mr. Zelig was very approachable and friendly.
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    “I hired Mr. Zelig on the recommendation of another fantastic lawyer to handle an early termination of probation, reduction of the charge to a misdemeanor, and subsequent expungement. Right off the bat, Mr. Zelig was very approachable and friendly. I'm used to lawyers having an iron backbone, so this was definitely a change. At first, there was a court issue because the official who had put it on the calendar did it for the previous year. Mr. Zelig not only added it to the docket on the same day but realized that although there was also an issue with which county has jurisdiction (since I was convicted somewhere else,) there was another solution that ended up turning out better for me than our previous strategy.”

    Jason A.

  • You believed in me and were there by my side through everything.
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    “I just want to say thank you to Evan Zelig for everything you did for me. You believed in me and were there by my side through everything. God gave me the perfect lawyer to get me through what I had to get through. I don't know what I would have done without you. You are an amazing person and even a better attorney. Words could never describe how much I appreciate you. Thank you so much for everything.”

    Daniel

  • He believed and me and wouldn't back down!
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    “Found Evan just by chance. He has done everything he had said he would. His price never changed, and he was so honest. He believed and me and wouldn't back down! I give him 5 stars!!”

    Courtney

  • Mr. Zelig got me RESULTS!
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    “Recently, I retained Evan Zelig to represent me for my criminal case in Sonoma County. I interviewed 2 other lawyers, one of which seemed uninterested and lazily suggested pleaing out during the interview. The other tried to scare me and asked more than double Evans fee for a retainer. From the very beginning, Evan displayed an intimate understanding of the judicial process as well as the local jurisdiction, including familiarity with D.A. etc. He displayed very high levels of discretion and integrity. After explaining my options and the process, he was completely supportive of following my goals for the direction and handling of my case. He did not try to steer my decisions nor did he want to be lazy and cop a plea. instead, he fought hard for me and earned every penny. Evans level of communication was outstanding; he never let me wait more than a day and frequently responded immediately even well after hours. He keeps his word for EVERYTHING and follows through till the end, as many months after my case he still fought successfully for the return of my property that had been kept as evidence. Evan seriously earned my trust and respect and grossly outperformed the other 4 attorneys I have had the misfortune of retaining. MOST IMPORTANTLY Mr. Zelig got me RESULTS! A lying off-duty detective claimed I pointed a pistol at him and made threats, and further lied during his report. The dishonest police also put several thousand of my dollars into a dog bowl in an order to get their canine to hit on it, which they then seized - but NOPE Evan chewed up the case I walked away with no conviction and got my money back way before completion of the case. I tried to retain Evan again for another case because he earned my trust and although that case was unfortunately outside of his area of practice, he referred me to a competent colleague. I would strongly recommend Mr. Zelig to friends or family in a heartbeat. THANK YOU, EVAN!”

    Former Client

  • I know Evan to be one of the best criminal defense litigators in Northern California.
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    “I know Evan to be one of the best criminal defense litigators in Northern California. The DA's respect him, he puts his clients above all else, and he has a courtroom presence that commands respect. Evan works tirelessly for his clients and his knowledge of the justice system is something they can depend on. Evan's results are what anyone considering hiring Evan should focus on, and not my review of him.”

    Ryan W.

  • He was super knowledgable and represented me at my court hearing.
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    “I went in for a consultation and being scared to death that a little housewife like myself was facing felony charges, he immediately put me at ease in regards to my situation (which wasn't a pretty one). He was super knowledgable and represented me at my court hearing. The charges were dropped and he seemed just as happy as I was. He even called me a few hours later to check in and make sure I was ok. Hopefully, I will never need his services again, but if I did, he is definitely my go-to man.”

    Former Client

  • Evan was great, every step of the way.
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    “Evan was great, every step of the way. He was in constant communication, was honest, knowledgeable and very forthcoming and available to answer any and all of my questions. He expunged a prior felony conviction for marijuana and had I know him when I was arrested I would have used him on the original case. Thanks, Evan!”

    Former Client

  • Evan Zelig is exactly what you want from a lawyer.
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    “Evan Zelig is exactly what you want from a lawyer. Knowledgeable, honest, fair, hard-working, committed, enthusiastic, and aggressive. He will stand up for his client's rights, and not be pushed around by prosecutors. Mr. Zelig was my savior, and he really helped me through a scary time.”

    Former Client

  • Evan fought hard to achieve the best possible results on both legal matters.
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    “I would highly recommend Evan Zelig to handle any criminal matter. He represented my nephew on two serious criminal matters. I am actually a business attorney myself. Evan fought hard to achieve the best possible results on both legal matters. He was incredible about updating us and explaining all of the alternatives. It is clear to us that the Criminal Judges, District Attorneys and everyone else respects Evan and listens to his recommendations. Evan inspired my nephew to turn his life around for the best. He did this by being a caring, aggressive, knowledgeable attorney and a terrific role model.”

    Former Client

  • He is a pit bull amongst lawyers.
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    “I wanted to take a minute to thank and endorse Evan for his stellar work on my criminal case. He was completely honest upfront when I came to him. He diligently worked on my case and responded within minutes of my every request. He took the time also to educate me as to the process. He was able to negotiate me a killer deal with the DA. I highly recommend his services if you get yourself in a serious "felony" bind. My case was resolved with my complete satisfaction! I could not be more pleased. On top of that, I consider him a friend. A great guy! He is a pit bull amongst lawyers.”

    Sevan

  • CASE DISMISSED!
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    “Trustworthy. Responsive! Knowledgeable. Always kept me informed. Provided an excellent defense. No worries. - ! CASE DISMISSED!”

    Former Client

  • Evan presented a detailed, concise and professional defense then executed beautifully.
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    “Evan presented a detailed, concise and professional defense then executed beautifully. Evan was not willing to stand on the sidelines, he took the initiative to brilliantly take control of the case from the very beginning. He not only handled the case with the utmost professionalism, he offered sympathy and compassion. I was extremely impressed with his expertise, but what impressed me the most was his follow up after the case closed and his willingness to assist with final details that most would have ignored by easily explaining that they were out of his scope of responsibility. Evan is different he from the very beginning all the way through conclusion went the extra mile and exceeded expectation! I always felt that I truly had the best player on my team!”

    Former Client

  • Always returned my calls or emails promptly. Seemed to really care what happens to you as a person.
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    “Evan is very knowledgeable, knows a lot of people in Sonoma County. kept me well informed. Always returned my calls or emails promptly. Seemed to really care what happens to you as a person. I would use him again.. I retained him in March of 2009 good decision”

    Michael

  • Mr.Zelig handles the charges as if they were filed against him!
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    “Having been involved directly myself with the criminal justice system several times over the years; AND THIS DEFENDANT, on more than one occasion; can attest with many years of experience under his belt with,> Jury Trial's, and Many plea-bargains's,AND nego's to lesser charges, AND Often at times facing lengthy prison sentences for felonies, As well county jail sentences on misdemeanor case's that you cannot go wrong in retaining Mr.Evan Zelig, to really take the case on and fight for you at every turn during the proceeding's! Mr.Zelig handles the charges as if they were filed against him! He takes on a personal interest, That's rare and most welcome!”

    Mike