Client Reviews

Over the years, Sam Berns has steadfastly achieved positive results for his clients. Here’s what a few of them have to say about his core legal work.

Code Enforcement/Building Permits

Sam Berns is a thorough, experienced lawyer. I called him for the first time on a Friday afternoon at 4:30pm as he was just leaving his office for Labor Day weekend, he said, “Let me call you right back.” And he did within minutes. He talked me through our problem and said he would take care of talking to Code Enforcement as soon as they opened after the weekend. He called me right back after he talked to them and he has a relationship with that office. They like him so much that when they came to sign off on the code violation, the officer mentioned what a great lawyer he was. He stayed in touch with me throughout the holiday weekend, if I emailed him for support, he emailed me right back with research he found out. He was a great help, I was able to sleep nights, he knows his stuff, he is to the point, he is the kind of lawyer you wish you could find when you need one. I feel real lucky to have randomly found him on a website, under duress. He really made a difference as to how my situation was going to turn out. I would normally say, “Don’t call any lawyer that you have not gotten some feedback on from other clients.” I would say Sam Berns is the lawyer to call. I’d recommend him for whatever is your problem because I believe he will help you, even if you’re not sure if he can. He will help you because of the type of person he is. He will find a way to point you in the right direction AND he’ll do it because he loves the law and is a helpful, caring guy. We need more lawyers like that.

- (5 star review)

Samuel Berns, dismissed and sealed past conviction.

I called for consultation, then called his competitors; Samuel is far more knowledgeable than his competition ( he’s A+ ). He knows the law and I hired him. Samuel had my prior marijuana conviction dismissed and sealed. I highly recommend Samuel to represent you.

- (5 star review)

Awesome Attorney…

Professional…Affordable…Compassionate…Extremely Knowledgeable…

I had consultations with several other attorneys, in reference to my felony case, and some of them wanted 10X more than Sam for their fees, yet none of them exhibited the sincere listening skills, possible scenarios of the consequences I may face, and genuine concern for my situation BEFORE giving me their fees for representation, as Sam.
The process took about 9 months to complete and during the entire time he always kept me in the loop and returned my calls within 24 hours of calling….with all my questions and concerns.
During this stressful time I felt fortunate to have a well rounded attorney like Sam representing me. He treated me like a real person in a very challenging situation, not just a $$ # and next. Sam has a very rare quality of sincerity that is evident in all he does. He is also very knowledgeable and caring.
So , before you plunk down a big chunk of money for a “well known” or a “big name” attorney and take a chance….. Give your self a real chance for the best outcome possible in your situation from a consultation with Sam. I had never been in any kind of “situation” with the law before, but after the trust I placed in Sam,
I now refer him to anyone needing an affordable, winning attorney with great integrity….Sam Berns.

- (5 star review)

He got me a great deal

Lawyer I hired 4 years ago got me a great deal was very knowledge able and was always there to answer questions…. I hired and paid Samuel for his services and not only did he come in cheaper than the others I talked to he treated me like I was his only client, it has been almost 4 years since that point and I have called him for questions ranging from filling bankruptcy to my girlfriend’s disablity claim he has always called me back within 24 hours and consulted me on anything that he could help me with. When I went to get my record expunged he offered to help but I couldn’t afford it so he still talked me through the process and I was able to get my record expunged solely based on his help. In a world where everything has a price the amount that I paid was worth every penny and he is honest and looking out for your best interest. I would recommend Samuel to anyone that needs a lawyer. I know have a great job that I was only able to get because my record is clean and my life is back on track thanks to the work that this man did. I all the other lawyers I talked to treated me like a customer when my life was hanging in the balance. Sam is different. Thanks for all you have done for me Sam.

- (5 star review)

Great Attorney

Very competent … prepared, very thorough … always returned phone calls and responded to emails promptly. I would highly recommend Sam for any criminal defense matters. Thanks again for all the time you spend trying to help our son!

- (5 star review)

Felony Reduction

I was looking to get a felony charge expundged,
But didn’t have an idea how to move forward with this.
I heard of the law firm Sam is an attorney at and called.
The front desk listened to what my goal was and instantly said I need to talk to Sam Berns. Glad I did. Sam was fantastic! He was able get my felony charge
reduced and also expunged. I would definitly recommend Sam to anyone
needing a top notch attorney who cares about you and not a fee.

- (5 star review)

I owe you one Sam!

I had a sticky situation with El Dorado County Sheriffs. Sam helped lead me in the right direction. He was very knowledgeable on the situation and also very honest. I had different options. Sam told me the good and bad. Ultimately it was my decision, but without Sam, I would probably have made the wrong one. He looked at the outcome through my eyes instead of greedy eyes (like most lawyers). Thank goodness. He helped save my family from having to relocate and my business as well. I cant thank you enough Sam and if I ever see you around beer and dinner is on me!

- (5 star review)

In Berns We Trust…

Mr. Berns took my case without hesitation. Meeting with Mr. Berns I learned that he was nearly fresh out of law school but I still had no doubts or concerns about him at all, in the beginning and throughout the term of my case. He’s definitely on top of his game. He always kept me informed on how things were progressing. He always returned my calls. Mr. Berns treated me with respect all throughtout and handled my case with his immediate attention. He handled my case properly and the resolution was what I expected. I give Mr. Berns a standing ovation for his professionism, knowledgeable skills, and fighting for my rights……..for this I thank you for all of your help. Call Samuel Berns, you won’t be disappointed.

- (5 star review)

Sam treated me like I was his only client.

Sam treated me like I was his only client. In a world where everything has a price, the amount that I paid was worth every penny and he is honest and looking out for your best interest. I would recommend Sam to anyone who needs a lawyer. I now have a great job that I was only able to get because my record is clean and my life is back on track thanks to the work that this man did. All the other lawyers I talked to treated me like a customer when my life was hanging in the balance. Sam is different. Thanks for all you have done for me, Sam.

- (5 star review)

I value Sam’s advice.

Throughout the years Sam has been my legal counsel on many personal and professional matters. I value Sam’s advice. He has helped me grow my business farther then I could have imagined possible. I am grateful and lucky to have him on my team.

- (5 star review)

Very competent

Very competent…prepared, very thorough…always returned phone calls and responded to emails promptly. I would highly recommend Sam for any criminal defense matters. Thanks again for all the time you spend trying to help our son!

- (5 star review)

He is our business’ go-to source for legal representation.

The Law Office of Sam Berns has helped our new and expanding business navigate extremely difficult legal waters with confidence and certainty. Sam’s accessibility, attention to detail, and candid approach make working with him very productive and enjoyable. He is our business’ go-to source for legal representation.

- (5 star review)

Fantastic!

Sam was fantastic! He was able to get my felony charge reduced and also expunged. I would definitely recommend Sam to anyone looking for a top-notch attorney who cares about you and not a fee. Sam, thank you!!!

- (5 star review)

Passionate and up to date

Sam Berns is not only passionate about practicing law, he is the most up to date and accountable human resource I have when there are pertinent questions to be counseled on.

- (5 star review)

I can’t thank him enough

I had a sticky situation with El Dorado County Sheriffs. Sam helped lead me in the right direction. He was very knowledgeable on the situation and also very honest. I had different options. Sam told me the good and bad. Ultimately, it was my decision, but without Sam, I would probably have made the wrong one. He looked at the outcome through my eyes instead of greedy eyes (like most lawyers). Thank goodness. He helped save my family from having to relocate and helped save my business as well. I can’t thank you enough, Sam.

- (5 star review)

Call Sam Berns, you won’t be disappointed.

Sam took my case without hesitation. He’s definitely on top of his game. He always kept me informed on how things were progressing. He always returned my calls. He treated me with respect all throughout and handled my case with his immediate attention. He handled my case properly and the resolution was what I expected. I give Sam a standing ovation for his professionalism, knowledge, skills, and fighting for my rights……..for this, I thank you for all of your help. Call Sam Berns, you won’t be disappointed.

- (5 star review)

You are the man as always, Sam

You are the man as always, Sam. Thanks again for all of your updates and for keeping me in the loop with things. It’s nice when I can focus on what needs to be focused on and let you deal with these details.

- (5 star review)

I’m glad I chose Sam

Thank you so much for being so on it and so professional. I’m so glad I chose you to represent me.

- (5 star review)

*These testimonials do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.

Ratings and Reviews

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