Michael represented our son who faced serious criminal charges complicated by his ongoing mental health issues. He went well beyond the call of duty to engage our son despite our son’s recurrent issues and behavior. He skillfully made compelling arguments to the court on our son’s behalf and was able to negotiate a very satisfactory plea bargain. He wrote very persuasive motions and explored all possible arguments on our son’s behalf. His calm and cooperative manner was well received by the district attorney and the judge facilitating a favorable outcome. It was obvious that Michael cared about our son and the outcome and also the stressful process of the criminal proceedings for us all. He was most responsive to all our questions and telephone calls. I could not recommend him more highly.
Incredibly Knowledgeable and Professional
I hired Michael to handle my case where my firearms were seized under wellness code 8102. It looked pretty ugly when I got letters from the sheriff's department so I knew I needed an attorney. Michael's rate was higher than others, but I decided to go with him because of how knowledgeable he spoke about the law. Told me some tactics we use to approach this case and I learned things from him from that initial phone conversation that none of the other attorneys even mentioned. So I chose Michael, which was a good choice. I never stepped foot in court, he handed everything. The case was basically dropped and I could get my firearms back. Very happy with the outcome and I would highly recommend him. Incredibly knowledgeable and extremely professional.
Great Criminal Attorney
Mr.Coffino saved me! He and his investigator got evidence that I didn't commit the crime I was accused of: Felony Assault With a Deadly Weapon. Charge was dismissed. Mr. Coffino is highly intelligent, professional, and actually cared about me. This is the attorney that the Marin IJ stated "the best attorney money can't buy" when he worked for the Public Defender's Office. And he really cares about his clients!!!
Mike is an amazing, strong, and articulate lawyer that will not only point out the facts that are relevant to one's case but, will make sure that he has addressed every concern that you have to the court/judge. I was also very impressed with Mike's closing arguments. They were strong, very well referenced, and specific to the my case. For those that are wondering if Mike is the man for the job, HE is definitely the MAN you want representing you in your case.
I had some experience with lawyers in the past but not like Mike. He was a bulldog in the courtroom. His closing arguments were off the charts and we won. Thanks Mike!!!
I Thought you Were an Excellent Attorney
I was Juror # 4 in the trial this past week and I just wanted to reach out to say that even though we did not rule in favor of your client, I thought you were an excellent attorney. If the verdict was based on just attorney skill, then you would have won, hands down. . . . I'm leaving this experience with a deep respect for all that goes into our judicial system as well as an appreciation for how much preparation must be involved in preparing for a trial. I hope I won't need your services in the future, so perhaps our paths will cross in a different context.
- Note from a Juror
Very Good Defense Attorney
Best attorney I could of asked for. I never had any doubts about him, I knew from the beginning he was going to do his best to help me and that was exactly what he did. Very informative about what was going on, he would lay out a plan and do exactly as he would say. Very good attorney. Strongly recommended.
Praise for Michael Coffino
I’ll never be able to explain everything you did for me. He did so much in my domestic violence case. When I called, he answered every time. He was there for me. He saved my life. What more can I say? I will never be able to repay him.
I hired Michael upon our first consultation meeting to handle my DUI case. He is very detail oriented, listening to what my situation was at the time. He kept me informed of every court hearing, any new detail that he came across regarding my case, there was not a moment where I was left wondering what was going on. He also sent me reports of the court hearings and what he thought the best approach would be, he asked my thoughts about the case and we decided together. He took my case and within 5 months it was settled. He is true professional that is actually there to help you. I would highly recommend his expertise to anyone I know.
I can honestly rate Michael Coffino as an excellent choice to work with. Michael successfully represented me in a knife assault case throughout the course of my court proceedings until the final outcome. After a lot of work he got the DA to dismiss the case. He was patient and always answered my questions about the complexities of the case. Michael was thorough in providing the courts with everything needed to win the case. I highly recommend him.
Trustworthy and Fair
It is no fun shopping for a good attorney. My son had recently gotten a DUI with priors; he needed someone to help him navigate the case. My son and I put in considerable effort to find the just right person, a hardworking, experienced lawyer who was trustworthy and fair. The serious search effort we put in paid off in finding Michael Coffino. After a short family interview, my son hired him. This man possesses all of the positive traits I mentioned above, and more.
Mr. Coffino developed and pursued a multifaceted argument on my son's behalf that ultimately persuaded the judge in the case to suppress the State's DUI evidence, over the objections of the State of California. Mr. Coffino was able to get the charges dropped and subsequently get the DMV to reinstate my son's driving privileges. This was not an easy thing to accomplish. Mr. Coffino fought hard for his client, very hard. The victory was the direct result of Michael Coffino's superior knowledge and experience, his personality, his persistence, and, moreover, his willingness to roll up his sleeves. If more attorneys were like Mr. Coffino, there would be a renewed respect for the profession.
Deliberate, Professional and Knowledgeable
Michael was referred to us as a resource for an attorney in Marin County for our sons case. Sadly, we had not gone to Michael initally ; he had to come in at the "9th hour" to work with the case we handed to him. He was very helpful and deliberate in his process. Michael was very accessable and not only helped resolve some of the issues but also was a calming voice with solid advise during a very dificult time for our family. I would highly recommend him.