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Client Testimonials

Over the course of my more than 16 years as a Superior Court judicial officer, I have been asked to review numerous attorneys and law firms for social media posts. This is no doubt because the opinion of judges and commissioners is the clearest measure of the effectiveness of a lawyer on behalf of his or her client. As such, unless I know the lawyer well, from numerous interactions, and can confidently represent that they are exceptional, I have declined to write a positive review. Bob Schwartz, in contrast to most, deserves my highest praise. I have known him for over 20 years, first when I was a senior trial attorney and supervisor with the Public Defender’s Office, and then as a Commissioner, in both a Civil Court, and primarily a Misdemeanor and Felony Court. Bob has appeared before me in the West District, Airport Courthouse (which encompasses such cities as Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Venice, Culver City, West Hollywood, Westwood and parts of the South Bay) on countless misdemeanor and felony cases, including a civil trial, Preliminary Hearings, and motions to dismiss cases and charges based on 4th Amendment grounds, lack of Speedy Trial and Due Process considerations, to name a few. I have reviewed, considered and ruled on numerous written motions and oral arguments that have without exception been well researched, thoughtful and persuasive. Although he has not always prevailed, he has on more than one occasion convinced me to dismiss a felony, reduce a felony to a misdemeanor or terminate probation early. He has also prevailed upon me or the prosecution to dismiss a count, or an entire case in the interests of justice; to set aside a conviction or withdraw a guilty plea entered by another attorney; and to expunge a criminal conviction. He has also secured very generous dispositions, including diversions, reductions and little or no jail sentences even on serious felonies. These favorable outcomes were not as a result of luck or good breaks, but the product of hard work, thorough research and decades of experience. Bob also has a unique ability to humanize his clients in ways that can persuade prosecutors and judges to look beyond his client’s particular conduct on a given occasion and see him or her in a broader and often more favorable light. As a bench officer, I often talk with my colleagues in formal and informal settings, and have come to learn that my impressions of Mr. Schwartz are shared by all the other judges at Airport Court, and the same is true for my colleagues who preside in the Courthouse Downtown, as well as in Van Nuys, Compton and the South Bay Courthouses. In March 2019, after 38 years in the criminal justice system, I retired from the bench. I have been decompressing these past few months and reflecting on my career and my future goals and aspirations. Bob and his partner Garret Weinrieb have asked me to affiliate with then as a consultant and to be “Of Counsel” to their firm. Other lawyers have also approached me with that request, but I have declined. I am inclined to accept this role for them because I am proud to put my name and reputation alongside this exceptional firm.

(June 2019, Van Nuys Courthouse) Long story short I would not be where I am today if not for Garret. The amount of time I saved allowed me to keep my job and function as a normal member of society even after the hearings. He simplified the process and made the experience something to appreciate due to the complexity and over-complications of everything involved with a DUI. He was well known in the courts as well which helped to lower the penalties. In the end, I have 3 months of offense classes, 2 days of community service, a low three figure fine, and 13 AA classes with the ability to expunge in three years. You don’t want to know how bad it was going to be. No jail, no job loss, no hastle. Thank you for your work and time Mr. Weinrieb.

(March 2019, San Fernando Courthouse) If you are looking for a great lawyer that will truly go above and beyond for your case you need to hire Garret Weinrieb!!! He represented my husband's case for 5 months and we couldn't be any happier with the outcome,and it was all because he fought so hard since day one till the end!! He will Definately be our go to lawyer from now on and he will be highly recommend to all my friends and family!

(February 2019, San Fernando Court) Hello my name is Paula , Garret is the guy you want or you to hire, Tuff case or any kind he has the knowledge and plan to get you the best offer..not only does he get the job done as a Lawyer but he as well is an awesome mentor/good hearted man! He represented my husband’s case and man he does an amazing job! .. my husband was offered six years by DA and garret fought for my husband went out of his way at courts to getting the DA to offer my husband a better deal, now thanks to Garret my husband is only down to 0ne year! I highly recommend Garret, he is very trustworthy ! I wouldn’t hesitate to contacting him for any legal matter in the future .. Thank you Garret for all your help and patients Who made a difficult time a little easier thanks to you my husband will be out soon which is highly appreciate it thank you God bless !

-L.S.

Thanks to Garret Weinrieb and his professional support and guidance, we had an experienced lawyer on our side which was a good signal that we were walking into the courtroom to make the best out of the case. We are grateful for his understanding and cooperation in this matter. We would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of a great lawyer.

-A. Avelar

Garrett Weinrieb represented me on my DUI case. He definitely did an amazing job. They dropped it down to reckless driving. Garrett truly save my career and my life. Super cool guy. I was bless to have him in my corner. He's very straight up guy and really cares of his clients. I highly recommend him to anyone that needs help in their case. I would've gave him a 10 star's but 5 is the highest...

-Joany Diaz

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