220 South California Avenue, Suite 246 | Palo Alto, California 94306
Through the period impacted by the coronavirus I am available by phone and am in contact with the court and the District Attorney's Office. I am available for consultation and case preparation, by phone In cases involving DUI's D.M.V. timelines must still be met.
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I had a slightly unusual DUI. I had taken a prescription sleep medicine that caused me to get up out of bed in an altered state of consciousness and drive my car. I hired Mr. Samuels to represent me. He arranged on short notice for a qualified neurologist to testify, should we go to trial ( we did not) At pre-trial, Mr Samuels spoke to the prosecutor, and an agreement was reached where the DUI charges would be totally dropped. Saving me from having a DUI conviction on my record.
— Client 06/26/2012
Ed is a fantastic lawyer and my experience with him could not have been better. I had never before had any issue with "the law" but was cited for a DUI on Halloween (2012)..which completely caught me off guard. I had no idea what to do or how to handle it. Ed took care of everything and I could not have been happier picking him. I was in total shell shock and really lucked out finding him. I honestly don't know what I would have done without Ed! He was so patient and spent a lot of time talking to my mom and I about the process (I literally knew nothing about it). After hiring him he was really communicative and kept me informed as the process moved forward too. My case was pretty straight forward (although not completely...I definitely could not have navigated it on my own) but I talked to someone in my alcohol course who had a really complicated situation and he raved about Ed as well. Talking to people in my course also, Ed is very reasonably priced. He is very hard working and was always available to answer my questions as well. In addition, about a year later I had to provide my disposition for a job (background check..and needed it immediately!) and he went straight to the court and faxed it to my employer! It was a lifesaver. Obviously getting a DUI is a pretty unfortunate situation to be in and to make matters worse, dealing with the criminal court and DMV is very very complicated. I would never recommend going through it without a lawyer...I just don't know how I could have gotten through it without Ed. He's been doing this for a long time, knows everything and can make the process understandable and manageable, I highly recommend Ed as a lawyer! I normally would never write a review but Ed was so great during the whole process and then recently went so out of his way to get me this additional information (a year later!) I hope it helps other people who are in a similar situation pick Ed, you can't go wrong! I'll definitely be hiring him again in a year or so when I am eligible for it to be expunged.
— Client 02/13/2014
Ed made a terrifying experience normal by staying on top of my case, keeping me informed, and working damn hard to learn the ins and outs of my case. I had a criminal case im the city of sunnyvale and Ed succeeded in getting the best case sentence for me after a year of tough battle. Not only did he get results, but he was also very easy to work with for the entire experience. He is invested in his clients and the results show. I was very scared to be in the jusice system, as it was my first offence, but I can confidently say that Ed took care of me and i couldnt have felt as easy without his expert help. Thanks. Ed!
— Client 07/24/2015
Ed Samuels is a fantastic lawyer and business professional. When I got in trouble for a drunk in public I sought out Ed's help because a trusted friend gave him a very high review and recommendation. Dealing with the law is stressful and overwhelming but Ed helped me through the process and made it much easier. He assured me that everything would be okay and he would take care of it, which he did. Ed followed through with all of his promises and definitely did his job with much care and dedication. He didn't miss a single court date and kept me updated throughout. I would absolutely recommend Ed Samuels to anyone looking for a quality and trustworthy lawyer.
— Client 09/10/2015
I needed help with filing a motion at the Palo Alto courthouse, and Mr. Samuels made sure that it was granted. I live in LA, and Palo Alto was too far for me to appear in court - Mr. Samuels handled everything for me remotely. He went above and beyond - great communication and execution. Also, he worked as an adviser to another one of my attorneys working on a similar motion in another county. I found Mr. Samuels to be efficient and competent, and his fee was reasonable and affordable.
— Client 07/02/2016
I was arrested on a 647 (f). Ed immediately stood out from the other lawyers I called as someone who was both very knowledgeable and willing to talk openly about my case. He said it was very unlikely charges would be filed for my case. Of course he was right, but he was very patient in holding my hand when I expressed concerns about the process. Could not recommend more highly!
— Client 08/30/2016
A few months back I got arrested for a DUI. I went to Ed through a friend's recommendation. I could not have been happier to have hired him. There are a lot dishonest lawyers out there who will try to capitalize on your fear of a conviction and charge you exorbitant rates for mediocre work. Ed's pricing is extremely fair and he was 100% pragmatic and realistic from the beginning. He doesn't sugar coat it but at the same time does everything in his power to help you. Because of him my case was thrown out both at the DMV and criminal court. If you're ever in trouble with the law, Ed's your man.
— Client 07/20/2017
Mr. Samuels is an excellent attorney and I highly recommend him. Ed has represented me through DUI and other charges. He has consistently provided excellent legal advice, he is accessible, and is genius in court. Ed has always represented me fairly and made my legal goals attainable. He is the best. And a cool guy. You can count on him.
— Client 12/15/2017