5 Star Client Reviews
I Trust John Christl With My Life!
I faced a felony charge that would impact my life in a drastic and detrimental way. John’s name was given to me by an esteemed clinician who I had a professional relationship with. Before I had received John’s contact information, I was desperately interviewing criminal defense attorneys and after each interview I felt my head spinning with little reassurance about my outcome in the court room. I decided to call John and he made time to meet me in person within a couple hours of our phone conversation. John didn’t make the interview about his accolades and the number of cases he has won in the past (Which he easily could have considering his background). He discussed what was most important to me: the way he would handle this case. And he delivered exactly what he promised. My charges were dismissed and my life (Including my career) was given back to me in tact. Had I chosen another lawyer I believe that a deal would have been cut where I would still have had a blemish on my record which would have tarnished my career and my way of life. John treated me as if I was family. I’m forever indebted to him for what he has done for me. Thank you John.Anonymous
You always hear bad things when it comes to lawyers and how they just want a money grab and really don’t care about the client unless you have money. Well I can tell you this is not the case with John. He is by far the best lawyer that I have ever dealt with. John really cares about you as a person and really does the best job based on your situation. It also helps that he was a D.A. for 20 plus years. John was always available to answer my questions whenever I needed him. He was able to resolve my case with the best possible outcome given the circumstances. Call this man up if you need help because he is smart, articulate, and professional and he will get the job done. John has now become my permanent lawyer for life or until he decides to retire.Jimmie
Shows Compassion and Encouragement
When our son ran into some legal problems, John Christl was recommended to us by someone who had worked with him and spoke very highly of him. John was very successful in getting the major charges dismissed as well as helping our son develop a plan to move on with his life. John listened well to our concerns. He enthusiastically jumped into our case right away, communicated frequently with us regarding the case, returned all of our phone calls and texts in a very timely manner, and went the extra mile to get a better outcome than we had even hoped for. He showed compassion for our son and was an encouragement to him. We are grateful that he was recommended to us, and we would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs a defense attorney.Kristy K.
There is No One Better Than John
John is a highly recommended criminal defense lawyer. He was extremely helpful and exceptionally diligent in following up on my case. He would provide me with constant updates and take the time to explain everything in detail with me. Unlike other attorneys with the same amount of experience and reputation, you could feel that John had a personal touch in his approach. I had contacted other law offices and assessed their strategies regarding my case, but none were as strategic and thorough as John. I appreciated his candidness and honesty. With over 21 years of legal experience and having the distinction of being a former senior deputy district attorney, there is no one better than John to represent you in the courtroom.Keith M.
Shines in the Courtroom
I endorse this lawyer. John is a talented, dedicated and extremely capable attorney. His skill set reaches wide from investigation to negotiations, but truly shines in the courtroom.Mark
Thorough and Professional
John took a very thorough evaluation of our case from the get go. The on going professionalism was impressive. I highly recommend his firm.
Smart, Experienced, Professional Attorney
Mr. Christl is an excellent, very experienced trial attorney. He is also compassionate and responsive to client questions and concerns. His years of legal experience and knowledge of the system are immediately apparent. You will have no doubt he can guide you through your legal issues. I recommend him.
Hard Working and Talented
I endorse this lawyer. John is a very hardworking and talented lawyer. If I or any member of my community were in trouble, I would call him first.
Top choice for criminal defense; John understands and knows the best strategy having been on the prosecution side for many years. John was on our legal situation with 110% focus and determination. He was able to get to the crux of the matter and knew the right people to talk to for the best result of our situation. The experience, wisdom and connections John has built up over the years are to the advantage of any defendant. We are forever grateful to John for how he was able to help us.
John Christl is a very thorough, competent and professional attorney who will always have your best interests in mind. He is a solid lawyer who practices nothing but the best customer service methods. I personal had the pleasure of working side by side, for several years, while he was a deputy district attorney. Honestly, if you want an attorney who will always give each case 150%, who has a comprehensive understanding and experience in different areas of law, John Christl should be your first choice.
What a Fantastic Attorney!
After a motorcycle accident I was involved in, John’s diligence and expertise garnered more than 5 times what was initially offered by the insurance company to settle my case. He has a great personality and is very easy to talk to.
When you need someone in your corner, this is the guy!Larry S.
Our Family Was Blessed to Find Him
Two and a half months ago, I contacted John. It was a very emotional time in my life…. My grandmother was terminally ill. This was because a very negligent surgeon failed to inform us of a situation that turned out to be Ovarian Cancer. I explained this to John over the phone and within 48 hours he had the case filed, and within another 72 hours the surgeon was served. He has been very compassionate and talks to me about my Grammy as if he knew her as well. She passed only a couple of days after we filed this lawsuit. But John has kept up the fight for her and for “the right thing”. Fighting for what’s right is obviously how he lives his life. He is very efficient and knows what he’s talking about; especially since he’s been on both sides of a courtroom! Our family was blessed to find him and will keep in touch even after this case is over!Veronica B.
I have known and worked with John Christl for more than 15 years when he was a Orange County Deputy DA. We worked together on misdemeanor, felony and special prosecution cases. He has great people skills and is an excellent trial attorney!Mega T.
Recommend Him in a Heartbeat
John F. Christl is hands down the best criminal defense attorney around.
After doing some research, my boyfriend and I met with him to discuss an incident that had occurred and instantly he made us feel at ease. Not only was he confident, but was more than willing to help and did exactly what he said he was going to do. We are beyond grateful to have met him. He is excellent at what he does and I would recommend him in a heartbeat to anyone that needs someone that they can count on as he is truly a humble, honest and charismatic person.
The Best of the Best!
Couldn’t have been more comfortable and more happy with having John on my team. The most calm and confident attorney I’ve ever used. Having the former Orange County Deputy District Attorney on your side?!! Let me tell you I slept better and walked taller. John was available to me when needed outside the court room and educated me on the events that would unfold and couldn’t have been happier with the results. This man is the best in the business. He has put my family back together. Gave me the security of knowing that he had my best interests involved, for me and my family. Please, don’t waste time with searching other avenues, John gets results and knows how to get it done with calm and rational demeanor.Jason
Mr. Christl is Amazing!
Mr. Christl is amazing. From the beginning, he was extremely upfront and honest with what his expectations were and what he was going to do to achieve them. No matter how many times I called/emailed him, asking the same questions and just generally seeking assurance, he was there. I can only imagine how busy he must be, but his patience and compassion are without compare. Words fail to adequately describe my gratitude to the man who preserved my sanity during the most trying time in my life.Miss B.
To sum it up, John is amazing. Compassionate, direct and effective, he had my case dismissed and every charge dropped – all less than 24 hours from officially hiring him. My only regret is not hiring him sooner. Thank you, John, for being a rock to lean on so to speak!!Anonymous
Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Orange County!
John F Christl is the best Criminal Defense Attorney in the Orange County area and possibly California for that matter! He was able to take something that did not belong on my record and was preventing me from moving forward with several potential employers. He initially told me that the incident would probably remain on my record for some time. Then (in court) he thought of something and had a brilliant idea. After about 20 minutes and a very well timed Epiphany he was able to get the case DROPPED from the docket! On top of that, a recent speeding ticket was also removed for a very well timed Christmas Bonus. He is the MAN and ANYONE could benefit from this services. A former DA that knows the system well and can work in your favor extremely well.John H.
I recently had the pleasure of working with Mr. Christl as my attorney, whom I highly recommend. His experience and knowledge was proven in his work and the excellent outcome reached with my case. Also unlike other attorneys who can sound condescending or make you feel rushed, Mr. Christl treated me like a person rather than just another case. He made eye contact, while taking the time to listen to what I had to say. Going to court can be very stressful, but with his confidence in the courtroom amd kindness toward me as his client, Mr. Christl made my overall experience pleasant (which is not a word I would normally associate with court).Stacie
Forever Grateful To Him
John Christl was recommended to me through my father’s coworkers and after some research on his impressive career experience I decided he was the right man to have on my side for my case and immediately set up a consultation appointment. From the moment I walked into his office I no longer felt the extreme anxiety about my situation anymore because I knew I had someone trustworthy on my side who was going to give 110% to fight for my case. That is exactly what he did and he won my case and got all charges dropped. As a young college student who has never had to deal with something like this, John Christl did a great job of listening to me, assuring me, and giving me the best advice possible to fight my case. He was constantly in contact with me so I could stay updated and informed on what was happening with my case and he would answer any question I had no matter the hour. John helped me out through a very anxiety ridden time of my life and I am forever grateful to him for helping me and giving me peace of mind. If you are trying to decide who to hire as your lawyer I 100% suggest John Christl.Anonymous
Mr. Christl recently represented me. Although the DA was being very difficult, Mr. Christl was able to get all charges dismissed concerning my case. Mr. Christl also kept in constant contact with me updating me frequently. I am unbelievably impressed with him and if you are looking for a defense attorney I would highly recommend him.Matt D.
The quality services I received from John was remarkable. From the initial meeting John was responsive to my calls, questions and concerns. John kept me updated weekly on the progress of the case. Most importantly he was able to ease my mind during this stressful time. All issues were handled professionally and timely. I have already recommended John to others.Ron V.
Honest and Tenacious
I endorse this lawyer. I have known John for several years. He is very experienced and knowledgeable. He will represent your interests with honesty and tenacity. He will not mislead you and will provide you with an accurate synopsis of your options
Do Not Hesitate in Calling Him!
John is an experienced and ethical attorney. I would not hesitate to hire him if I needed a criminal defense attorney.
I have known John for over 35 years. He is smart, determined, compassionate and charismatic. The fact that he has been in the DAs office for over 20 years means he knows most of them personally and how they work. Who better to handle your case? He enjoys a great reputation with the judges as well. I have seen his results and they are unbelievable. He is my lawyer of choice for criminal defense or Plaintiffs personal injury cases.Art T.
Made the Right Decision!
After contacting multiple law offices and getting in touch with John, I am more than happy to say that I made the right decision in the investment of his services.
His 20+ years of experience definitely shows not only through his intelligence and knowledge of the law but also through his compassion and ability to understand his clients. Throughout my entire experience with John, what I appreciated most was how diligent he was as well as his ability to effectively communicate the progress and development of my case.Brian
Professional and Hard Working
I was rear ended last year at a high rate of speed. My back was hurt. John has taken my case with the insurance company, and knows exactly what to do. Professional, and hard working. John is also quick to return my phone calls and treats me with the utmost professionalism and courtesy. He is an outstanding attorney. If you have been injured then you and your family need to hire John Christl to competently handle your personal injury case.Chris M.