Code Enforcement/Building Permits
Sam Berns is a thorough, experienced lawyer. I called him for the first time on a Friday afternoon at 4:30 pm 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 really 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.
He Got Me a Great Deal
A lawyer I hired 4 years ago got me a great deal was very knowledgeable 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 filing bankruptcy to my girlfriend’s disability 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 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.
I was looking to get a felony charge expunged 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 to get my felony charge reduced and also expunged. I would definitely recommend Sam to anyone needing a top-notch attorney who cares about you and not a fee.
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 throughout 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 professionalism, 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.
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 than I could have imagined possible. I am grateful and lucky to have him on my team.
He Is Our Business’ Go-To Source for Legal Representation.
The Law Office of Samuel D. Berns, Inc. 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.
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.
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 about 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.
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.
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.
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 yourself 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.
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!
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 can't thank you enough Sam and if I ever see you around beer and dinner is on me!
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
Diligent and Hard Working
Sam is a thorough and diligent advocate. His efforts on cases are seemingly tireless. I have co-counseled with Sam on cases and referred all of my criminal matters to him. Our mutual client speaks highly of his competence and advocacy.
Illegal Cannabis Cultivation at Rental Property
Unfortunately, I have experienced illegal cannabis cultivation by unscrupulous tenants at one of my investment properties and received a hefty fine from the city. No doubt I was so concerned and nervous. Luckily I was able to turn to Sam for calm and sure guidance. His no-nonsense style and knowledge of the law and the system were invaluable. The result is very satisfactory – my fine was reduced by more than 98%! Sam is an excellent attorney who really goes above and beyond for his client, I'd trust him with anything, do not hesitate to call him.
Best DUI Lawyer in Rocklin/Placer County
Best DUI lawyer in Rocklin and/or Placer County. You can't get anyone better. He fights really hard and cares a lot about his clients. He is honest, fair, and will always be in your corner. If possible, he will get your case dismissed. If possible, he will win at trial. He has no fear and will do whatever he can to get you the best possible result. If you have any doubt, don't because he is the best! Thank you, attorney Sam!
One Fortunate Guy
I came to meet Sam Berns by pure chance. After I was pulled over by CHP, on suspension of DUI in El Dorado County, I didn’t know what was going to happen to me after spending the night in jail, but I figured I needed a lawyer and I remembered the catchy tagline on a radio commercial for a So. Cal. law firm that specializes in DUI cases, so I looked them up on the internet. I spoke to a lawyer at the firm, and the next day I found out Mr. Berns had been assigned to my case. During my first consultation with Mr. Berns, I remember asking him all sorts of questions about what was likely going to happen to me. He patiently answered the questions and often had to clarify what he had said because I can be pretty dense. He explained to me what his strategy would be, then suggested that I write out and document in as much detail as I could recall, the events of the entire day I received the DUI. He also counseled me to per-emptively seek out personal help that would demonstrate to a judge, I was not intending to continue with the poor judgment that got me pulled over that day. He said there were no guarantees, but also assured me that depending upon the lab results of my blood test and testimony from an expert, he felt like he would be able to get a favorable judgment. I followed all his advice to the best of my ability. After 16 months with more court dates than I can recall, many of which were postponed due to Covid-19 and other circumstances, Mr. Berns was able to get my charges dropped in the El Dorado County court and the DMV violation set aside! I intend to never need Mr. Berns’ professional help again, however, I can say with all sincerity that I am one fortunate guy to have had him in my corner during this entire event. I am thankful for catchy radio commercials, but I will be forever grateful to Mr. Berns for giving me his all.
I was very skeptical at first considering I had been federally indicted at a young age. I committed a federal offense that involved the dark web. I looked everywhere for a lawyer and Sam Bern’s office was one of the few firms that caught my attention. He ended up walking me through the process of my tough case and made the steps simple. There were some tough decisions to make and from his expert advice I ended up going down the right path. Thanks to Sam Berns my life has made a 180-degree turn for the better and now I feel like I’ve been given a second chance to live outside of prison with very little time in prison. I was recently sentenced and I am VERY pleased with the outcome. Thank you Sam for allowing me to prove myself to society and for having faith and being patient with me throughout this case. One thing I gotta say to those looking for a lawyer is to stay calm. Don’t make any more dumb decisions, and choose Sam Berns as your lawyer.
I called Sam and he was very responsive and quickly assessed my legal needs. He immediately put a plan into action and laid out options. He was transparent with all possible ramifications. Within the week he managed to get charges dropped and only charged me for minimal time which to me is admirable of a lawyer. I definitely highly recommended
I met with Sam over two misdemeanor charges and was very relieved that I found an attorney that was a straight shooter and cut out all of the BS and made it simple for me to understand what I was up against and my options. I would recommend Sam Berns to anyone seeking help, he is honest, hardworking, and keeps it very simple. I was dreading having to find a lawyer and was very thankful I found Sam, I never write reviews but for him, I defiantly felt I needed to take the time as a small thank you.
I've worked with Sam on several cases now; I've found Sam's knowledge of contract law, criminal law, startup corporate law, and business matters was unmatched. Sam can also digest a great deal of legal material and immediately "cut to the chase" for a client, having assisted me and my clients in a variety of business, corporate, and licensing matters. Highest recommend!
Sam Berns helped my juvenile son get out of an unfortunate situation. Sam is a dedicated attorney that didn’t ever give false hope. He really went to bat for my son. He proved he really cared and put his heart and soul into the case. He always kept in touch with me and explained everything very clear to my son. Sam is a top-notch guy with strong values. I recommend him to anyone who wants a lawyer that really cares.
5 Felonies Dropped to 1 Misdemeanor
The title says it all got caught up 5 felonies dropped to 1 misdemeanor I would most definitely refer my people here so framers and patients this is my referral excellent place compassionate price.
CA Court Cade
My son was contacted by Sam about his pending case. He was very good at explaining the situation and helped get the case dropped for a favorable conclusion. I strongly recommend Sam for any case.