Client Testimonials

"This was my first experience in court, as a young adult arrested during a protest and Tarek Shawky provided amazing legal counsel and service! The respect and dignity I was shown was truly empowering.  Throughout my experience, Mr. Shawky was very professional and timely with all of the preparations for the trial and I couldn't have asked for more attention to my questions and concerns. As I was largely concerned with concepts such as solidarity with other protesters arrested at the same protest and questioned the possible biases of the court, I realize I was very fortunate to have that type of attention and understanding with such atypical questions. Mr. Shawky even collaborated, as much as was legally appropriate, with the lawyer of my co-defendant to address our requests for solidarity.  On top of his thorough and organized work, Mr. Shawky challenged the charges to the fullest extent even before they went to trial. I was provided with constant updates and Mr. Shawky was so persistent and persuasive that the prosecution dropped all of my original charges!  I would highly recommend Tarek Shawky as a lawyer who will tenaciously defend clients with the full extent of his experience, expertise and integrity. I am honored to have been represented by such a genuine person and professional lawyer. I know emotive symbols aren't typically in professional reviews, but I really have no better way of ending my review than with a big smile and a heart of gratitude! :)!"
       ~D. Glanzer, Foxy 6 Defendant

"I was wrongfully arrested and accused of domestic violence in LA County.  Tarek Shawky helped me with my case when nobody else believed in me, including my public defender.  Mr. Shawky put a lot of time, effort and attention into my case and was able to get the charges dismissed before we even had to go to trial.  I'm very grateful for all his effort and experience and I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a top notch criminal defense attorney."
~M. Nunez 

"Tarek Shawky represented me in the Irvine 11 case, which was a long and complicated trial that had significant implications on my career and my future. He was always very knowledgeable, patient and calm throughout the entire process, and he made me feel very comfortable during what would otherwise have been a very stressful ordeal. I never felt rushed or hurried, and I always felt that he had my best interests in mind. I definitely recommend Mr. Shawky to anyone who needs a skilled, zealous criminal defense attorney."

~ A. Akhtar, Irvine 11 Defendant

"I am a retired law enforcement officer who was prosecuted for assault by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.  Tarek Shawky represented me at trial.  He did an excellent job and was always very professional, thorough and responsive to all of my needs. Thanks to his efforts, and the jury's deliberation, I was not convicted of a single charge.  I am very grateful for his services and I recommend him to anyone who needs a good criminal lawyer."
~ J. Kinney

"I was charged with driving under the influence in Riverside County and Tarek Shawky represented me at trial.  Mr. Shawky did an amazing job presenting a necessity defense and the jury returned a verdict of not guilty, despite the fact that my blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.  Mr. Shawky was a pleasure to work with, and I am very grateful for his services."
~ T. Anderson

"Tarek Shawky believed in me when nobody else did.  I was accused of sexual misconduct which was absolutely untrue.  The prosecution came after me because of a false accusation, and because I had a prior conviction for indecent exposure.  Mr. Shawky did an excellent job defending me and he was able to bring the truth to light.  The jury found me not guilty and I was released from custody after having been wrongfully locked up for over a month until my trial was completed."
~ L. Parks