The testimonials below were provided by past clients regarding their experiences with our firm. At Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, we strive to provide all clients with a positive experience, helping them overcome complex legal struggles and difficult life experiences. We hope to earn a positive review from you as well.
When I first was referred to Dolores Leal and Allred Law Firm I wasn’t sure what to expect. This was my first time ever seeking out legal representation and i was feeling overwhelmed by the circumstances. However, the Dolores Leal was able to break down the process very methodically and in simple terms. This enabled me to understand very clearly how they would approach my case. All along their level of professionalism was top notch, and I always felt I was in the best of hands and that I had made the right choice. They offered a lot of encouragement and imparted so much of their wisdom which increased my confidence that I had made the right decision.
Also Dolores again I want to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for the time you put into working on my case in this past year. As you are well aware, my life up to this point has been very chaotic and I was left traumatized due to the nature of this event. By keeping me informed and updated you always gave me the hope that things would get better, and they surely have. Your great counsel and encouragement instilled in me the confidence and fortitude to get through it all. I am able to now look forward to closing this most difficult chapter of my life and look ahead to a new beginning.
I cannot be more grateful for Christina Cheung and her team at Allred, Maroko and Goldberg. From the beginning when I had to make decisions about how to handle my case, Christina provided me with unbiased guidance coming from a wealth of experience and knowledge. In a place of uncertainty and during Covid, I relied on Christina to help me. She went above and beyond to spend the time with me helping me to reduce emotional and psychological stress. Her knowledge about the law had a sustaining impact on the entire process. She managed my expectations and made sure I was educated on the process the entire time. As someone that doesn’t have much experience in law, what was most important to me is that I knew, every day, that Christina had my best interest in mind. I could rely on her and I trusted her and she truly was passionate about not only the success of the case, but my well-being above all. I really cannot say enough great things about Christina. I am so grateful that I found her to represent me.
I worked with Margie Somers on a case where my employer had wrongfully terminated me. Margie understood the human side of what it feels like to go through the loss of a career, and was incredibly supportive of me as her client. She helped me understand the process, and went out of her way to be available for ongoing communication. Once we were in discussions, her unrelenting ability to fight my employer’s accusations and to defend me, combined with her excellent knowledge of the law, certainly helped secure an incredibly positive outcome. She made me feel relaxed and empowered.
I try to get things right, but sometimes I’m wrong…and when I am, I admit it. I was wrong about Gloria Allred. It was a humbling realization. Honestly, even as a journalist, I had an opinion of her that was shared by many; you hear “Gloria Allred” and you think money. (Probably because she is so successful in winning huge settlements for her clients) I was so pleasantly surprised to find out she is incredibly compassionate, kind, and empathetic. I was right about one thing: she’s smart as a whip. She was in New York waiting for the Harvey Weinstein verdicts when we talked on the phone about what’s happening to Dylan. I was impressed with how much time she spent with me while all that was going on. Up until the moment we walked into that press conference Friday, she made sure Dylan still wanted to speak. After the press conference she spent a long time talking to him, preparing him for haters. She brought up Martin Luther King and Susan B Anthony. She took us into her private office and showed us some really cool historical legal “artifacts” she had, and briefly walked us through the fight for women’s right to vote. She told Dylan, speaking as the “annoyingly honest grandmother,” how she thought he was a leader and commended him for standing up. She seemed genuine in her praise, not like she was patronizing a child. In that moment, I didn’t see her as a big shot lawyer, I saw her as a grandma. So why Gloria? We wanted to make a statement, stand up for something, and send a strong message. I know people only read headlines and some don’t realize we are not suing. (Hence the stupid money comments) We are asking the federal government to investigate discrimination in a public school. We are subjecting ourselves to criticism, I know. Those of you who know me and those who also know Dylan, know our values. If being called names for speaking up eventually prevents someone else from having to endure unfair treatment because of their ethnicity—I’m ok with that. And I love my son so much for taking that chance too. On that day, Gloria said something to us that stuck with me. She said, “when people call you names, you know you’ve won. Because name-calling is the lowest form of an argument. They’ve got nothing else, so that’s why they call you names.” Even if nothing else happens, l’m glad we got the word out there. Asians are not a punching bag. We have a voice, and we’re going to use it. And there was NO ONE more capable of helping me get that message out there, than Gloria Allred. Pro Bono.
I had a few options when selecting representation and I am so grateful I went with Allred, Maroko and Goldberg. They were extremely knowledgable, tactful and powerful when exercising my legal rights and exuded sympathy towards me throughout my entire case. Prior to hiring them I had no exposure to the legal system and was extremely nervous about getting justice. Luckily I had Renee Mochkatel, Dolores Leal and Nathan Goldberg on my team and without them I am not sure I would have made it. They were always quick to respond to me not only via email or text but at times even taking my calls in the evenings or on weekends, speaking with me at leisure. I never felt like they were unavailable, in a rush or that I was just another client. There were many times I was unsure about the process or had questions and I was always walked through everything until I felt comfortable. I never felt pressured or skewed to make certain choices and was always encouraged to speak the truth and just be myself. Through them my voice was represented in an accurate and honest manner. The entire legal process was so daunting to me and the advice Nathan shared was always practical. I couldn’t see it at the time but that advice provided the best results. There were times due to my inexperience when I wasn’t sure if we were taking the right steps but instead of dismissing me, Nathan taught me and helped me learn my legal rights. I recommend anyone looking for an experienced attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of victims and achieving a successful outcome to go with Nathan. It’s extremely admirable that this firm solely represents plaintiffs and it’s evident to me now that it’s because they only believe in being the voice of victims. During times of high anxiety and stress in my case both Renee and Dolores always assured me every step of the way, which put me at ease. Their attentiveness and communication throughout this whole process was superb. I never felt alone. When I was struggling to stay strong they were so sensitive and aware of how difficult of a time I was having. They checked in with me regularly and made sure I was okay. It truly felt like I had family with me during my trial because of the humanity they expressed. I was so pleasantly surprised to have had their compassion and strong presence during one of the most difficult times of my life. If I had to do it all over again, I would choose this firm a thousand times over with out a doubt! I will be forever grateful and indebted to Renee, Dolores and Nathan for their diligence and hard work. Thank you infinitely!
Words cannot describe how much Marcus has changed my life for the better. When I first began reaching out to law firms, I was scared, anxious, and unable to sleep. I was worried that I would lose everything – my career, reputation, and future. I was recommended to the team at Allred Maroko and Goldberg by a family friend. Within seconds of my first call, I immediately trusted them. Their partners speak with experience, keep conversations short, and don’t waste your time with complexity or the nuances of the law. Marcus gave me confidence in my own story. His council was clear and straightforward. He described how the legal process works at each step and made sure I knew what to expect when. Immediately upon working with him, I was able to sleep again and get my life together. He made the process seamless and natural, where he not only bared the responsibility but advised me on how to handle my day-to-day interactions. Marcus is a phenomenal lawyer. He is equally a great human – someone who cares about his clients. I cannot recommend Marcus enough to those who are looking for a great partner and a great lawyer at a time when they are at their lowest and most scared. Marcus and his firm will have your back and help restore your sense of self to build a better future.