From the beginning of my case (DUI Refusal in District of Columbia) to my not guilty verdict, Michael was a consummate professional. His guidance through the often stressful and complex process was invaluable. His knowledge of the judicial system and processes is extensive and his expertise is immediately apparent. However, where Michael truly shines is in the courtroom. A sharp and fierce advocate, from the moment my trial began all the way to its end, I felt as if I was in extremely capable hands. I feel that Mr. Bruckheim’s services as an attorney are second to none. “A,” Maryland.
If you’re reading this testimonial now because you’re in a jam and are looking for help, look no further. Michael is your man. I no longer have this terrible thing hanging over my head thanks to his professionalism, skills, and expertise. There is no one I’d rather have at my side representing me than him. In fact, my case started off horribly with different counsel whom I fired so Michael could represent me. My old attorney had no idea what he doing and who even brought me to the wrong courtroom. Contrast this with Michael who told me exactly how the process would play out ahead of time, who knew all the officers of the court on a first name basis, and who, as a brilliant strategist, knew exactly what the prosecution was thinking at each critical juncture. He knew what the prosecution had (or more important, what they DIDN’T have) in my case, which led to my dismissal. Another thing to note about Michael is the way he conducts his business. His friendly demeanor put me at ease immediately. His website states that “as a small law office, he provides personal attention and care.” Nothing could be more true. I had a million annoying questions, which I often sent to him via text and email at odd hours, and he would answer each of them almost immediately. When I got in a bind with pre-trial services, thanks to a screw-up by my original lawyer, Michael’s response was: ”I’ll take care of it.” This kind of attitude and attention to my case almost made this ordeal not a big deal. That’s how much I liked working with him and how much confidence I had in him. Thanks for having my back, Michael! “J,” Virginia.
To anyone looking for a GREAT lawyer,
After being accused of a DUI refusal, through what I consider was a true mis-communication between the officer and myself, I knew I needed a lawyer. After reading about Mr. Michael Bruckheim’s experience and client reviews, I gave him a phone call and knew I was in good hands. When I felt completely in the unknown Mr. Bruckheim took sincere time to educate me on the entire process, each and every step of the way. He was readily available to make appointments to talk on the phone or even meet in person and always provided honest answers. Mr. Bruckheim absolutely made me feel I had someone by my side to fight for me when I felt helpless. After “running a marathon, not a race” of court appearances, as Michael explained in the beginning, the end result was as hoped for. I highly recommend Mr. Bruckheim’s services and graciously thank him for all his expertise. “K,” District of Columbia.
If you are looking for a one-of-kind DUI defense lawyer who will tell it to you straight from day one, look no further. Mr. Bruckheim did an outstanding job with my case. He always took the time to explain every step of what was going to happen (sometimes multiple times). His advocacy skills are top notch. He would do anything to advocate for his clients. Mr. Bruckheim treated me like a trusted friend instead of an unspecial client. He was always available the second I needed him (even through a text message). The best was his in-court demonstration, which led to my case being dismissed. I would highly recommend Mr. Bruckheim. He will give 110% to ensure the best outcome for your case, which he definitely did for me. He knows DUI law inside and out. Mr. Bruckheim rocks! “J,” Virginia.
Finding Michael Bruckheim was by a stroke of luck!! Literally. I was searching for a DWI/DUI attorney and wanted a seasoned attorney. After some time, I didn’t have success because the attorneys I contacted seemed more interested in payment than anything. By mistake, I eventually contacted an attorney that was not licensed in Maryland, but he recommended Michael Bruckheim. I gave Mr. Bruckheim a call and never regretted my decision. In my first phone conversation with Michael, he took time (did not rush whatsoever) and asked questions about my case to gain insight. It felt like he was truly on my side. Michael is not only well-informed of the laws regarding DWI/DUI in Maryland, but he already knew what my options were regarding the outcome of my case. He always promptly informed me. Dealing with a DWI/DUI is stressful enough, but to have an idea of what “will be” certainly eased my tension. There were never any “what ifs.” Moreover, his sensitivity throughout the process was beyond helpful. Whenever I had a question, it was answered within hours (if not minutes). I even had a brief moment of financial disparity and Michael did not abandon or push me to the back burner as some attorneys would do. I would certainly recommend Michael Bruckheim to anyone that, unfortunately, is charged with a DWI/DUI. I guarantee your experience will not be disappointing. Moreover, step-by-step you will know exactly what is going on with your case; as well as the likely outcomes very early on.
I was not even prepared to start the hunt for another lawyer when, by chance, I ran into Michael Bruckheim after my first appearance. He offered to meet up at my convenience to discuss my case and I decided to have him represent me. I am so glad I did, because he turned out to be the best lawyer I have ever had! He is very knowledgeable in these cases and is very familiar with the DC Court system and staff. He made it as easy as he possibly could have for me as I had just recently moved to the area from Texas and was facing my second DUI charge within 6 months. Not only was he extremely accommodating to my chaotic schedule but he was completely honest about all possible outcomes and updates every step of the way. After discussing our possible arguments in my case, I felt confident not taking the plea bargain and we went to trial. Michael went above and beyond in fighting my case, more than what I have seen many lawyers do, and it paid off because my case was dropped avoiding a second conviction! While it wasn’t a desirable situation for me to be in, I could not have asked for a better lawyer to help ease me through the several months it took to resolve my case. Hands down, best lawyer I have ever had and I would HIGHLY recommend him to anyone seeking help with their legal concerns! “R,” Virginia.
If you have been charged with a DUI offense, I would urge you to hire Michael Bruckheim. When I was charged with a DUI offense in DC, I called several different attorneys, and got lots of vague answers, contradictory advice, and non-responses to messages I left with secretaries and answering machines. Speaking to Mr. Bruckheim was a huge relief. When you call him, he explains all the steps of the DUI litigation process, your options, and the range of possible outcomes. His explanations are clear and straight-forward. He knows the court personnel, the prosecuting attorneys, many of the judges, and is extremely familiar with the routines and procedures of the local courts. Most importantly, he is extremely good at challenging and casting doubt on government evidence. Over the course of the representation, it became clear to me that Michael Bruckheim has developed a strong reputation, and that his words carry weight with prosecutors and judges. Hiring Michael Bruckheim offers you the best chance of saving time and money in the long run, and getting your life back on track. “P,” Maryland.
Michael Bruckheim handled a twelve year old D.U.I. case for me in 2010. I was living in California at the time and had attempted to renew my California license when I was told that Washington D.C. had revoked my license and until I resolved this issue I could not get a license anywhere in the U.S. I interviewed several attorneys before hiring Michael and they all said that this was a very difficult case that would most likely take a couple of months to resolve and could involve me having to appear in court and possibly do jail time. I chose to hire Michael because he seemed honest, very plugged into the system, but most importantly he was ALWAYS reachable which is very unusual for any attorney. Every time I called he picked up or got back to me very promptly. Michael had my bench warrant dismissed within 24 hours of hiring him and an outstanding charge for not completing a D.U.I. class dismissed just a few days later after he convinced the prosecutor to allow me to do 10 hours of community service in California to satisfy the court. He also handled the DMV hearing in D.C. for reinstatement of my license and did it all in just two weeks. He is by far the best criminal attorney I’ve ever known or worked with and I would recommend him to anyone without hesitation.
Michael’s prior experience working for the DC court system and his familiarity with DC Superior Court personnel set him apart from other defense attorneys. He is also trained and certified to administer sobriety tests. This gave me added confidence in his ability to represent me and obtain the best possible outcome. I was very anxious at first, but he put me at ease because he is prepared and handles all of the details; I only had to show up for my court dates. He understands the nuances of DC DUI laws and he is straightforward about your options. I was very impressed with his performance in court. He will be there for you throughout the process, and unlike other defense attorneys, he does not charge exorbitant fees.
When I got arrested for DWI, I couldn’t sleep, I lost my appetite, and I lost focus at my job. I was an emotional wreck. I called several attorneys, all of which told me the same three words, ‘Mandatory Jail Time.’ I was terrified. That is when I called Michael. Right off the bat he took the time to explain the entire process to me over the phone. He went over all the possible scenarios with me, and we set up a consultation. I immediately felt better about the whole situation. When I met with Michael we further discussed my case, which he admitted up front was a very difficult one to fight. Despite that fact, he was still willing to help me try for the best possible outcome. As time progressed, Michael helped alleviate my fears by honestly explaining the facts and what they meant for my case, the whole time keeping me optimistic while still aware of the possible negative outcome. When it came time for the trial, I was not nervous, worried, or scared because I knew every possible scenario, and I knew Michael would be there to help me get the best outcome. I am very pleased with Michael as my attorney, and I wouldn’t think twice about recommending him to anyone who finds themselves in legal trouble. “K,” Virginia.
Mr. Bruckheim’s professionalism, dedication, and knowledge of the law combined to have my assault case dismissed in court. When I first talked to him about my case, he knew all of the possible avenues we could pursue. I knew what to expect for my arraignment, what plea agreements I could be offered, what to expect in court, and all possible outcomes. If I had any questions, he ALWAYS promptly responded. Mr. Bruckheim is a lawyer who truly seems to care about his clients, as other lawyers seem to only care about getting paid. I could not have asked more from any lawyer throughout the entire process, and I highly recommend him to anyone that may be in need of his services. “D,” Virginia
As a legal professional from another jurisdiction, I am familiar with all types of attorneys. Mr. Bruckheim impressed me in his ability to interact with the prosecutor’s office to secure a phenomenal result. He always comported himself as a professional, and his knowledge of the law and procedures within the DC Superior Court instilled a great deal of confidence in his ability to represent me. I would highly recommend Mr. Bruckheim to anyone in search of an attorney.
As an attorney, who makes a living purchasing and managing large law firm attorney services for a Fortune 500 company, I am comfortable saying that Michael Bruckheim’s dedication and responsiveness truly sets him apart as a top attorney and counselor-at-law. If you have made a mistake like me, Michael cares enough to help you realize that you should not be judged as a person due to any misjudgment before helping you understand the legal ramifications and recommending the best path forward. I am thankful that I could trust Michael to take the situation out of my hands and allow me to focus on returning to my daily responsibilities.
“J,” District of Columbia.
Michael Bruckheim was best lawyer I could have asked for. I always hear about other lawyers that only are available certain hours and are hard to reach or are only around when a payment is due, and my entire opinion of this has changed thanks to Michael. He was always available for questions and advice, regardless of what time of day it was. He gave me a reassurance that you can’t put a dollar sign to and I will definitely be seeking his advice and services for any upcoming events.
I would like to commend you on the professional service that you have offered to me during my DWI case. I would have to admit that I was quite afraid of the whole process, because I had never been in trouble with the Law prior to this charge. I would like to say you truly have been the ultimate professional. You have shown me nothing less than respect and kindness and above all, you have been very patient with me. You have always taken the time to explain everything to me so that I was aware of all the repercussion that came along with this charge, and I felt less stress about the whole process. I want to thank you for your excellent service. I have and would highly recommend you to anyone in need of an excellent Attorney. Again thank for your time and patience. It was deeply appreciated.
I recently had the horrible ordeal of a DUI within the District of Columbia, and like most people who’ve never had any legal troubles, was completely dumbfounded when approached with which attorney would best fit my needs. A family attorney recommended Michael Bruckheim, and I can’t stress enough how grateful I was. Michael was able to meet with me very early on and walk me through the steps of trial within a week of my arrest. He then kept constant contact through email and was always available by phone. He also was a great help in sending me reminders of when my court date was and met with me before we walked in to make sure I felt comfortable with what would be happening that particular day. He is very knowledgeable with how the system works, judges, district attorneys presiding over cases, and fellow lawyers. Also, he is well versed in the knowledge of proper breath test administration and sobriety tests. His commitment to his job and the goals of my case shined through in all the effort he put towards the desirable outcome.
Thanks to Michael Bruckheim my driving record remains clean. I was charged in Washington D.C. with DUI and DWI. I had a failed sobriety test and also blew almost a 0.20. With his guidance I was able to get my whole case dropped and have my driving abilities reinstated in D.C. I am very thankful for his help because he seemed very concerned with my case and guided me in a way that would help me and not his pocket. He went over my case very thoroughly and found certain things that he thought we could fight. We ended up not taking the plea deal and chose to go to trial. A week before the trial he called to tell me my case was dropped. What I appreciated about Mr. Bruckheim was his deep concern for me as a person and I really felt that he was going to do whatever he could to help me. I felt the burden was lifted off my shoulders after my first meeting with him. If you’re in a similar situation as this I would recommend Michael Bruckheim and if there are words that could go beyond the description of recommend, dedicated, total commitment they can be easily applied to Mr. Michael Bruckheim. I feel confident in recommending Michael Bruckheim for any legal concern you may have.
Mr. Bruckheim used to be an assistant attorney general in DC, and he knows most if not all of the prosecutors. He understands the system. He will follow up with phone calls and give you the best advice you can get. If you find yourself in some trouble, don’t hesitate. Mr. Bruckheim is out there to help you.
Michael Bruckheim was very professional, and at the same time, very approachable when he handled my DUI case in DC. He told me he would be happy to answer any questions or concerns I had during the process, and indeed he promptly answered through email, phone and/or cell phone. He is very knowledgeable of the way DC courts operate. I was glad he guided me step by step during this unfortunate time. He kept me informed at all times of the new developments in the case. Happily, he was able to get me a good deal with the prosecution, so I am very grateful he took my case.
I’m very astonished of how you are handling my case. I’m very happy and glad you are my attorney on this case as I don’t think anyone else would have gone thru all the trouble to find all this information out to help me on my case. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
I chose Mr. Michael Bruckheim to represent me for my DUI case and I am so happy I did. He is organized with my paperwork, always prepared for court, respectful to me and most importantly knowledgeable of the court system. I will highly recommend Mr. Bruckheim to family, friends and colleagues.
I’ll say it again, “YOU ROCK!” Thank you for your excellent communication skills and help with my “case dismissed, you are free to go” today! Even though it was probably just a typical morning in court for you, the outcome was such a HUGE break for me! I escaped a conviction that would’ve followed me for life.