The Legal Rights Advocates

4.7 star rating Rating - based on 22 reviews & complaints
Unlike many others who offer legal representation, we are not a lawyer referral service. We are an actual law firm, solely representing the rights of those arrested for allegedly driving under the influence....  
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Complaint Posted 3/26/2016
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Read my Sory
I'd like to make some disclaimers first: I am a real person who hired and fully paid Congata for his services; and I say that is because when I was shopping for attorneys, I looked at was reviews and wow does this guy have a lot of positive (fake)... Read More »
Business's response - by Michael C.on 4/22/2016
This review reviewed on 3 different sites. Here is the response I made for all of her postings. Obviously, I never enjoy reading that someone has had a less than pleasurable experience with us. But what we must remember is that all of our cases a... Read More »
Review Posted 12/9/2011
Highly Satisfied
I am so relieved to have found Michael Cognata. It was so easy to work with him and his office and it gave me peace of mind. I am a repeat client and my case was dismissed in court and DMV hearing was won!!!! Read More »
Review Posted 11/29/2011
An angel with a briefcase
Michael represented me on my DUI case. I knew nothing about the DMV or the court as this was my 1st case of anything I have ver had. I was scared. Michael explained everything to me and answered my questions and dealt with my anxiety throughout th... Read More »
Review Posted 3/23/2011
Review 3/23/2011
I hired Michael due to his experience of being an ex cop, and ex Judge. Also, his list of dismissals was impressive. I had a 2nd DUI and was on probation for the 1st DUI. Michael worked religiously on the case. He gave me weekly updates and althou... Read More »
Review Posted 1/5/2011
Review 1/5/2011
I hired Michael for my DUI case and told him that the case was in the wrong court. The morning of the first court date, he discovered that it was in a court 50 miles away and since they filed the case that morning there was no way of discovering m... Read More »
Review Posted 12/9/2010
Review 12/9/2010
I feel the need to share. I had a DUI and Mr. Cognata took the case. I was impressed with his experience and dismissal record. and I was not disappointed. Yes, he won my DMV hearing and yes the DUI was dismissed to a traffic ticket and that's all... Read More »
Review Posted 12/1/2010
Review 12/1/2010
Had my 3rd DUI in 10 years. Stupid huh? Well it is what it is and the D.A. wanted a year county jail. My alcohol level was thru the roof and there was an accident. Michael got me home jail at all. This is what I needed since I am a... Read More »
Review Posted 11/29/2010
Review 11/29/2010
I had the unusual problem of having 2 DUI cases at the same time. One in Los Angeles and the other in Stockton. Since Michael flies between northern and, he was able to handle both. He got my case dismissed in L.A. and a very good deal on t... Read More »
Review Posted 11/8/2010
Review 11/8/2010
I can’t say enough about this law firm and the attorney who represented me. This is the first time I have ever been in this situation. Michael Cognata kept me informed regularly prior to the court date and was able to get the police reports early.... Read More »
Review Posted 10/12/2010
Review 10/12/2010
I hate writing these things and so I never normally do, but I promised myself that if I got a good result on my DUI case, that I would review the attorney. Short but sweet, the Attorney Cognata kept me informed at every critical stage of the case... Read More »
Review Posted 9/22/2010
Review 9/22/2010
I had my first and ONLY DUI. I had a choice of taking whatever the Judge would want to do to me or getting a lawyer. In this economy, I really did consider going it alone or with a public defender...but I received Michael's letter and his experien... Read More »
Review Posted 9/13/2010
Review 9/13/2010
I should have posted this review 2 years ago, when Michael got my DUI case totally Dismissed!! But I didn't know about these review sites at the time. The reason why I am posting it now is because Michael went above and beyond the call of duty. Wi... Read More »
Review Posted 9/11/2010
Review 9/11/2010
I wanted to write a review for this very helpful person....Anyway, I am a single mother of 2 and got a DUI. My first DUI, in fact, my first anything! I was devastated. Anyway. I have been out of work for about 6 months and could not possibly affor... Read More »
Review Posted 4/28/2010
Review 4/28/2010
I had a lot going on in my case. It is embarrassing for me to go into particulars, even as anonymous, but it was a felony-prison case. I hired 2 other lawyers to fight the case. I needed a good outcome to keep my business and my kids. Nothing was... Read More »
Review Posted 4/20/2010
Review 4/20/2010
I hired Michael Cognata with the Legal Rights Advocates and he just finished my case. It was a DUI with a refusal. I was facing a 1 year suspension of my license because of the refusal. HE WON THE DMV HEARING!!!! No suspension. He saved my job bec... Read More »
Review Posted 4/13/2010
Review 4/13/2010
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!! Sorry, but I just saw that card counting move "21" on cable. But it's how I feel...that and relieved. When I first called and spoke to Michael, he said that every case they check to see if there is anything in the re... Read More »
Review Posted 4/7/2010
Review 4/7/2010
What can I say? I hate writing reviews, but after my case was over, I felt compelled. I did not know any lawyers or anyone who could refer me. I received about 50 letters in the mail offering representation for my DUI case and based on Michael's e... Read More »
Review Posted 2/20/2010
Review 2/20/2010
I hired Michael to represent me on a DUI case. He was a referral from my corporate law attorney, He also represented in the past for a DUI. Michael got my DUI reduced/dismissed to speeding! Awesome job! Read More »
Review Posted 11/16/2009
Review 11/16/2009
Okay. This is the first time that I have ever even spoken to an attorney. I never thought that I would ever need one, because only bad people need them right? Wrong, I am a physics professor and have never even had a traffic ticket. But recently,... Read More »
Review Posted 11/2/2009
Review 11/2/2009
Mr. Michael Cognata represented my DUI case and did an excellent job!! He and his staff are very professional, replying to all my questions and phonecalls. Mr. Cognata participated in all hearings and kept me informed every step during the process... Read More »
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