NiaLena Caravasos is the only Philadelphia criminal lawyer ever featured twice on the Super Lawyers cover and in an article entitled “Fierce” and is also one of only two U.S. lawyers interviewed and featured by the international nonprofit project “Inspirational People”. Focusing her law practice exclusively on federal criminal defense, white collar crime, and severe state criminal cases, NiaLena represents individuals who are charged and under indictment as well as people who have received target letters and grand jury subpoenas or are otherwise subject to federal criminal investigation. NiaLena practices in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (i.e. Philadelphia and the surrounding counties of Delaware, Montgomery, Bucks, Berks, Chester, Lehigh, Lancaster, and Northampton) as well as in the federal courts of New Jersey and the Washington D.C. Metro area. With her strategic and uniquely holistic focus in restoring her clients to good lives, NiaLena is uniquely positioned as a Wharton graduate to relate personally to the challenges facing white collar defendants. She is Featured on the 2023 Super Lawyers 20th Anniversary Edition Cover and in Cover Story entitled “The Essence Of Being A Good Lawyer” and also Featured on the 2013 Super Lawyers Cover in Philadelphia Magazine and in Cover Story entitled “Fierce”.
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NIALENA CARAVASOS ESQ. - LAW OFFICE OF NIALENA CARAVASOS, LLC REVIEWS
I first spoke with NiaLena when she contacted me about being local counsel for her in the Eastern District of Virginia. I could immediately tell that she was an incredibly dedicated and knowledgeable attorney, and that working with her would be an honor. My instincts proved correct four years later as the case continued far beyond the length we anticipated. NiaLena not only cares about her client's case, but also her client personally, and it shows in the results. Where other attorneys may have merely checked the boxes on the representation, NiaLena dedicated every ounce of her energy to ensure a positive outcome for the client. She worked tirelessly when communicating with the prosecutor, analyzing the case, and preparing her client. Even tasks as mundane as travel arrangements were made with the care she would offer to a member of her own family. The result was incredible - the best possible outcome in the case for her client. Even the prosecutor expressed words of admiration for NiaLena's advocacy. One never knows how a case will ultimately proceed, but one can know that they are in good hands with NiaLena as their advocate.
Facing charges in a criminal case is anxiety ridden and devastating. When NiaLena contacted me to be local counsel on a white collar criminal matter in federal court in Virginia, I knew that she embodied everything one would want in an attorney as they navigated this daunting process. She is compassionate, fearless, knowledgeable, and thorough. The case went on far longer than anyone expected -- years -- and NiaLena never ceased to amaze me with her advocacy. She treated every issue, no matter how minor, with the same care she would have for a member of her own family. Not one element was ever overlooked, and the end result was amazing. Through her hard work understanding the case, getting to know the client, interfacing with the government, and presentation to the Judge, she truly achieved the best possible outcome. Even the government recognized her impressive skills. I was proud to stand next to her in court.
October 12, 2021 NiaLena is a wonderful lawyer. Anyone who has a chance to communicate with her won’t go no further because she is the one. She is a human bean before being a lawyer. She is very caring, very compassionate, very helpful, and very respectful. When you talk to her, she talk back to you. If you ask her for help, she will help you out, or if she can not help out she will refer you to someone who can help you out. In conclusion I would say she’s a lifesaver.
MICHAEL H. FIENMAN - FIENMAN DEFENSE LLC
Michael H. Fienman, the managing attorney at Fienman Defense LLC, brings a wealth of legal expertise to his practice. He obtained his Juris Doctor (JD) degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and holds licenses to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania & New Jersey, the US District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. As an esteemed Philadelphia & Montgomery Bar Association member and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Michael is deeply committed to his profession. With an unwavering dedication to his clients, Michael is a zealous advocate, defending them tirelessly in state courts, federal courts, and administrative agencies. Recognizing his clients' evolving needs and driven by his ambition, he has successfully adapted his law practice accordingly. Michael specializes in representing individuals facing criminal and traffic offenses in Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware, Philadelphia, and Chester counties. He offers a complimentary consultation and ensures his clients receive the guidance they need during these challenging times.
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MICHAEL H. FIENMAN - FIENMAN DEFENSE LLC REVIEWS
Just wanted to share my positive experience. Michael is great to deal with and delivers. I would highly recommend him for help with any traffic tickets/violations. Customer service is outstanding. He genuinely listens and cares about his clients. I greatly appreciate the outcome he was able to achieve in my troubles with the traffic law. Thank you Michael.
Wow where do I begin?! What an awesome Lawyer! Mike was very open and honest about my case and gave me the good and the bad about possible outcomes. He did not lead me on and was able to break down the process to me in a way that I could understand. The effort and care that he put forth towards my case showed me that he did truly care and wanted to win for me. And he did! He won my case for me! I am so happy and grateful for his hard work! Pick Fienman Defense bc he got the job done!
I can't sing Michael's praises enough. He has been by my side thru a rather difficult phase of my life and should you decide to hire him, he will do whatever he can to deliver the best outcome for you. He is incredibly responsive, knowledgeable, and down-to-earth; absolutely worth the money.
ZAK T. GOLDSTEIN - GOLDSTEIN MEHTA LLC
Zak T. Goldstein serves as a valued partner at Goldstein Mehta LLC, a reputable law firm. His legal education includes obtaining a Juris Doctor (JD) from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Zak is well-prepared to take charge of your case and vigorously advocate for the best possible outcome on your behalf. He has an impressive track record, having successfully argued numerous cases before juries and judges, defending thousands of clients in state and federal courts. Zak's legal practice extends to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where he has achieved notable accomplishments. Zak's expertise encompasses various criminal offenses, from misdemeanors to more serious charges. He is deeply passionate about safeguarding the accused's constitutional rights and helping victims of police misconduct obtain the justice they deserve. Goldstein Mehta LLC, an esteemed law firm based in Philadelphia, boasts a reputation for excellence. If you require criminal defense representation, contact them for a complimentary 15-minute strategy session with Zak T. Goldstein and the Goldstein Mehta LLC team.
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ZAK T. GOLDSTEIN - GOLDSTEIN MEHTA LLC REVIEWS
One of the best that can do it zack is very professional answers any questions as fast as possible he is very honest prices are very good I got locked up for 4 counts of robbery family situation went south quick no one had my back and no one heard what I had to say but zack did and he got me home in 4 months on a free trial and now trying to work out a deal for me I really appreciate everything you did for me I definitely recommend Mr. Goldstein for you whatever it is he got your back just like he had mine if there were more than 5 stars I would rate him as one of the best.
Zak Goldstein is the top lawyer of Philadelphia he always keeps in contact with his clients and go above and beyond to make sure things are taken care of this is my second time hiring him for a case and he never fails to give us great results thank you so much Zak you have been truly a blessing for me and my family! I will recommend him to anyone who is need of help. You cannot go wrong with him at all!
Zak Goldstein represented me in a legal case in Philadelphia. He's one of the best attorneys out there in the Philadelphia area. He was courteous, and worked with me in every way i could have asked for. If you do your research you'll find he's ranked in the top lawyers in Philadelphia, and he has earned that reputation. I would personally recommend him over any other options. I was thankful he was who I hired. You can't go wrong with him, he'll shoot you straight on what to expect and what's going to happen. He was amazing for my situation.