In the interests of preserving my reviews on Google Maps, which have been lost or misplaced too many times now... I am reposting them here just in case... btw you check out more of my reviews on avvo.com, a lawyer review site.
Larrry Newman, the best out there! Thank you
Oct 12, 2010
Reviews (19) Through October 8, 2010
By twiztid4life1723 - May 20, 2010
After having an accident and being in need of a lawyer, Mr. Newman was the first and last one I called. He was wonderful. From the first time we talked on the phone, right up until the final court appearance, he was in constant contact keeping me updated, and he was always there to answer any and all questions. Watching him work is truly entertaining, and he does his job very well. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone in need of a good, honest, personable lawyer.
Phd Mom Survives DUI
By barborlinki - Apr 20, 2010
I'm a single mother with two kids and when I was pulled over and charged with DUI, I was so worried and scared about what would happen. I called Larry the next morning and he was great! He was confident and knowledgeable and more importantly, I felt like he cared about me and understood my circumstances. In the end, after Larry worked with me and helped me navigate the maze of litigation, the charges against me were reduced. This was not happenstance, this was the result of Larry's performance in another case. His arguments and his questions of the arresting officer caused that case to be reduced and caused them to reduce mine at the same time!! I am so grateful to not have that charge on my driving record and would recommend Larry to anyone facing a similar tragedy in their lives."
Thank You, Larry
By Ithaca - Apr 11, 2010
I recently made a bad mistake and faced a serious drinking and driving related charge. After sending an query to Larry Newman's office via his website in the middle of the night, Larry called me personally on a Sunday morning just a few hours later and we met in person shortly after that. Without even retaining him, Larry provided me a great deal of information. There was no question I'd found the right lawyer. Larry was friendly and respective and provided me a great deal of honest, straightforward, and beneficial relief during one of the worst experiences of my life. It was clear through my discussions with Larry that he's the kind of guy who pours himself into his work and does extensive professional research into his trade, as well as cultivate personal relationships with local officials so as to be considered a complete expert on DWI law, explicitly though not exclusively, as it pertains to the nuances of the courts of Tompkins County. Larry successfully ... More »
By marysheldon75 - Mar 16, 2010
Not that you want to be in this situation, but Larry Newman is an excellent DWI attorney. From the first moment I walked into his office he was professional and knowledgeable. The first day I visited him he was already working on my case! Always there to answer questions and help. He is the best if you need this kind of service!
Absolutely Fantastic Attorney
By Hypnotist - Jan 7, 2010
Lawrence Newman is the absolute best attorney I could ever imagine. I was facing serious prison time for my 5th DWI and the results that Larry had achieved for me were positively phenomenal!!! DWI's now are a serious offense, and to hire an attorney that does not specialize in this field, and, who does not have an unquenchable passion and an optimism for his work like Larry is not only foolish but you would be seriously gambling your freedom and everything you have worked for.
By Dan - Nov 24, 2009
Larry helped me through my experience and was very attentive, easy to communicate with, and very thorough. He clearly communicated what the options and probable outcomes and the means to achieve them. He was very prompt in answering all my questions even months after my case was settled. Hopefully I never have to, but I would retain his services again or recommend to a friend.
Larry Newman is an excellent DUI attorney.
By SS2math22 - Nov 15, 2009
Larry Newman worked my DUI case which resulted in the charges being substantially reduced. He knows the local scene well, is exceptionally knowledgeable about this area of law, and is responsible, prompt and affable. Very easy to work with. He seems to have a reputation for fighting hard, and that is helpful when dealing with this sort of case. I will recommend Larry Newman to any friends who happen to face similar charges.
My son's DWI
By Marjorie - Oct 22, 2009
By sheer luck, I found and retained Larry Newman to help my son through a DWI situation. He was extremely helpful, responsive and kind, always available to me with an understandable explanation of each segment of this process that my son had to deal with. Larry pulled no punches but gave us hope that there was the strong possibility of a positive outcome and that is what he achieved. I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal representation as the result of a DWI arrest because Larry is clearly one of the best in his field.
serious violation ticket
By Housam - Oct 21, 2009
I got two tickets recently and one of them was a serious traffic violation. I called Mr. Newman who fought the tickets for me and had both of them dropped. I was impressed with the result. The rate was very reasonable. He used to call me and email me with any update. I think he is a great lawyer.
Exceptional DWI Lawyer
By Kelly - Oct 14, 2009
Lawrence Newman is an exceptional DWI lawyer. He was very helpful, knowledgeable and kind to me during a time that I consider to be one of the worst in my life so far. I called Lawrence the day after my DWI and he returned my phone call immediately and met me in person right away. He made me feel comfortable with the realities of my case and my options moving forward. He is easy to talk to, patient, and extremely accessible with all modes of communication, even text messaging. His work in and out of the court room is thorough, thoughtful and performed with confidence. Above all, Lawrence put my horrible and upsetting experience into perspective and made it approachable and manageable. I am so thankful for all he has done for me and would highly recommend him to anyone who might be in this or a similar situation.
Fantastic DWI Lawyer
By ithacan - Oct 2, 2009
I got pulled over and arrested a month or so ago and was charged with a DWI which carries huge fines and a licence suspension and possible jail time. However the most serious charge of all would have been the criminal record that I would have had to deal with for the rest of my life, since a DWI in NY is a misdemeanor. I was lost, confused and most of all scared. I made the decision to hire Larry and he was an excellent and fantastic lawyer. I don't think I would have personally asked for a better resolution to my case. He was able to negotiate a settlement to my case that would downgrade the charge to a DWAI which carries with it less fines and less licence suspension time. In addition to all this court stuff, he was great in terms of coaching me through the whole process especially with all the other stuff related to the DMV office and dealing with them. He is always there for you to help you through the process, he always answers his phone or email very promptly ... More »
My Winter DWI
By postb42 - Oct 2, 2009
I was arrested for a DWI in late winter of 2009. Those first few days were difficult: full of shame, embarrassment, guilt and the feeling that things were hopeless. It was as if I had hit rock bottom. But just like winter gives way to Spring I saw my first rays of sunlight when I made my first phone call to attorney Larry Newman. Immediately Larry began to allay the fears that had been building up in my mind and made me realize that this was not a hopeless situation. Throughout the next few months Larry continued to guide me through the court system and stayed by me until the situation was resolved. I highly recommend Larry Newman as an attorney who is a seeker of truth and justice, who genuinely cares about his clients, who is always prompt, who is reasonably priced, and as someone who knows how to navigate the court systems in the area in and around Tompkins County.
Highly recommend DWI Attorney
By Jim - Sep 15, 2009
Attorney Newman under promised and over delivered. I'm from out of state and had never found myself in a situation like this so I didn't have a clue. From my first conversation prior to retaining him, through the education process, Larry told me he would never tell or promise me something he couldn't deliver except that he would always do his best for me. I was prepared for the worst. He was able to persuade the court to accept my affidavit that he would appear and plea on my behalf which saved me seven hours driving time each way. When he told me the resolution he had negotiated I breathed an enormous sigh of relief. The resolution was so much better than I hoped for. If you find yourself in a situation, I would urge you to call him first. Jim in Boston
By Benjamin - Sep 11, 2009
I left a message for Mr. Newman with a question about my DWI case from six years ago after a new issue had arisen. Even though it was after hours, he returned my call minutes later. I was shocked at how forthcoming he was with thoughtful advice, especially since it was at no cost to me. From the few minutes I spent with him on the phone, it was easy to tell that he understands the DWI process exceptionally well, and I highly recommend giving him a call if you find yourself charged with DWI or something related.
excellent AUO attorney
By mp_hiphop - Jun 14, 2009
Mr.Newman did an outstanding job at defending my case. When I first got AUO, (driving on a suspended license) I was confused, dazed, and felt terrible because my given court date which I was required to attend was too late for me, since I had to fly out of ithaca for my work. Mr.Newman not only explained carefully everything and assured me that how things can work out, but also successfully changed the court date earlier so as to reduce the time conflict with my work. He was able to reduce my speeding ticket and also my dismeanor ticket to a mere traffic violation. I strongly recommend him if you're in a similar situation and looking for help.
By Ovie - Mar 7, 2009
I had a bunch of outstanding tickets because I am a foreign student and I didn't understand how the legal system worked here, and not only did he get them to throw out all but one of them, he also got me a deal for a much much lower price than I dared imagine. As if that wasn't enough, he took time out to explain as much as he could how the system worked so I wouldn't have any more trouble. If you have any driving related problems, go to him!
"Outstanding Job for me"
By Jane - Feb 16, 2009
Thanks Mr. Newman for making a bad situation seem manageable. I recently moved all the way from Mobile, AL to take an Manufacturing Engineering job to get my career jump started. With me making such a big move this far from home wan't easy. So I went out one night on New Year's Eve with a couple of co-workers and then got stopped by two cops in the same night. I had a resisting arrest charge, driving too fast while conditions were prudent, resisting arrest charge, and a d.w.i. all placed on me even though the charges wasn't technically correct. Anyway, Mr. Newman set up a payment plan that was very fair and reasonable. Then he was able to get all charges to be just traffic violations, so record and insurance consequences were avoided. I do not feel bad to have complete the drinking drivers program and attend a night of people that are impacted by alcohol related accident. I feel Mr. Newman did an outstanding job for me and one huge mistake is not going to cost me ... More »
Very happy at the outcome of my case
By C - Jan 26, 2009
Mr. Larry Newman returned my voicemail on a sunday morning after my DWI charge. He was very helpful in understanding the depth and severity of the charges to develop a concise plan for representation. His advice and knowledge of the law were just the start of his expertise of Tompkins County and Ithaca's DWI laws that can be difficult to understand without his assistance. I was confident that Mr. Newman would be a good representation of myself. His thorough explanation of the possible outcomes and the steps needed to achieve those outcomes were necessary to be able to resolve with minimal penalties. I am very happy at the outcome of my case and the extra mile Mr. Newman went to see the outcome through. Larry Thanks again for your support during my time in need. Thank you CB
Excellent DWI Attorney
By shawne - Jan 19, 2009
When I first got my DUI I was devastated. I was upset, anti social, confused, and scared of the consequences. I always knew driving under the influence was bad, but sometimes it seems inevitable when you want to get places. At first I didn't know what to do. I searched online, called several lawyers, asked a few kids if they knew people through the grapevine and how they dealt with it. Well, the general consensus was to get a good deal, you need a lawyer. Searching for a lawyer seemed impossible. You have hundreds to choose from who specialize in DUI alone. I finally found Larry Newman. He was decently priced compared to some other lawyers, and he seemed like a good guy for me since he works in the Tompkins County area and probably deals with the prosecutors and judges on a regular basis. He always answered his phone no matter what time I called him to patiently answer all the new questions i had every night. He was very caring and very focused on my case. When court day came, Larry was there earlier than almost all the other people. He assured me everything would be ok and laid out all my options and the tactics he would use. Turns out his tactics worked. My DUI (keep in mind I was under 21) got dropped to 2 traffic violations worth 2 points each. Point is, Larry Newman is a well priced, very smart lawyer. He knows DUI law back and forth, and had an answer plus more on almost every question I had. He got my DUI reduced to 2 tickets, and did so in a very caring manner. He cares about his clients, and does all in his power to make you comfortable and confident. Overall, if you have a DUI in Tompkins County, call Larry Newman. « Hide