Client Testimonials & Reviews
""Experienced, capable, and professional!""
My brother was arrested several months ago in Mohave County for driving under the influence of his medications (he's schizophrenic). My family and I were very concerned about him receiving fair and competent representation locally. Suzuki Law Offices in Phoenix were recommended to us and we were put in touch with Brad Smith. After speaking to Brad, our concerns were put to rest. He is very experienced, capable, and professional. The wheels turn slowly in the court system and the process was lengthy; however, in the end the case against my brother was dismissed. Throughout the process, we were kept informed by Brad's legal assistant Caitlin Ballard. Caitlin is a great representative of Suzuki Law Offices. She is very personable and professional. While Brad interviewed and communicated with numerous people regarding the case, Caitlin continuously advised us of court dates, updates on the case, and answered our numerous questions and concerns. Thank you very much Brad and Caitlin for all your hard work. We truly feel very blessed to have been represented by you.
Feb 3, 2017
I always try to make the best decisions possible in my life but when a very unfortunate situation happened to me I hired Mr Joel Thompson as my Attorney from this law firm. Really, words cannot describe how horrified I was to be going through my unfortunate incident. My attorney was so kind and caring. I worry extremely and after the first conversation with him over the phone I was able to sleep at night knowing I was taken care of. Another thing I appreciate is the honesty, professionalism and human caring. I am the type of person who will get 1 hour sleep at night for months until all is settled but that never happened after the 1st conversation I had with him. Frankly, I was treated like family during the entire process by the entire staff. Thank you from a very very impressed, grateful and satisfied client. Thank you Joel. I recommend this law firm and thank all, especially my attorney Joel, beyond words.
Jan 17, 2017
"Honest & Effective!"
I couldn't ask for more out of a law firm. I made an appointment the same day I called to inquire about the services. Richard was very helpful and honest about all of our options. My case was handled swiftly with the best possible outcome! I will recomend Suzuki law firm to everyone! Thank you Richard and team, we greatly appreciate you!
Jan 2, 2017
"Assuring, upfront and competent."
Mr. Brad Smith was my lawyer. He was very honest and upfront with my case and kept the situation realistic, but positive. The case involved a criminal hit and run. Even though it appeared that the charges were, indeed, questionable and probably could be dismissed, I am very happy to have had Mr. Smith on my side. His suggestions on how to proceed, knowledge of the court system and experience of such cases definitely made the difference.
This case took 10 months with multiple meetings in the courts. It became more bearable to have the experience of Mr. Smith as reassurance that I was properly represented. No one should ever try to navigate through the multiple roadblocks and pitfalls of our legal system without knowledgeable representation, whether you are truly innocent and, especially, if you are not.
While I did have to pay a fine, the actual criminal charges were finally resolved and dismissed. I do not believe this would have been the result without Mr. Smith's involvement.
If you need legal representation, why wouldn't you get the best person to assist you? I highly, and can sincerely, recommend the knowledgeable and friendly staff at Suzuki Law .... and especially Mr. Brad Smith.
Dec 21, 2016
"An excellent combination of expertise, professionalism and compassion."
Recently my son was involved in a situation requiring the services of an attorney, for which we turned to Matthew Bartz. In the initial phone contact, he was very professional and informative where he explained all the options and possible outcomes. Subsequently, Mr. Bartz and his staff answered questions with patience and understanding. He kept my son informed at every step of the proceedings. Should I ever be asked if I could recommend an attorney, I would not hesitate to recommend Mr. Bartz and the Suzuki Law Offices. Not only because of Mr. Bartz, but also all the staff with whom we had contact including Joel Thompson and Trish Baeza. His level of expertise was invaluable in helping my son through a difficult time. He facilitated a very positive outcome.
Dec 19, 2016
Lora A. Harrison
""There when it counted""
Mr. Bartz was very professional and helped explain and navigate the legal system throughout my case. I am very happy with the outcome and would highly recommend him for anyone seeking legal counsel. He was very punctual in getting back to me with questions and taking time to explain things. The only negative I have is that you have to be proactive about process as I wasn't contacted or kept up to speed unless I specifically asked. A lot of that had to do with his paralegal quitting half way through my case and no one informing me causing me to have to make an extra court appearance. Otherwise the firm is great and I'd highly recommend.
Dec 13, 2016
"The Suzuki Law Firm can help you get your life back."
Matt Bartz helped our family manuver through a difficult and confusing legal system. Matt and his team communicate all the way through, which you will find important and comforting. I believe it takes a caring spirit, complete honesty and a well respected law firm to help you with your legal needs and get your life back on track. There is a running theme about 'caring' with all these reviews if you read through them all, you can believe it about this firm, they are worth it.
Dec 9, 2016
"Suzuki Law Firm Truly Cares About Their Clients"
Matthew Bartz truly deserves a five star rating on every level. From the first meeting all the way through the last court appearance Matt handled the entire process with professionalism, expertise, and compassion. Matt is dedicated to his profession always conducting business from a place of genuine sincerity and honesty......showing true care and concern for those he represents going through the legal process. We are so grateful to Matt Bartz for all he has done. Thank you Matt and the Suzuki Law Group.
I would highly recommend this firm to anyone looking for future legal representation.
Nov 20, 2016
"Thank you for a job well done!"
Our son was facing some very serious charges. We are so thankful and grateful that we retained Suzuki Law Office to defend him. They helped put our immediate fears at ease, they made no promises, but told us to hold out every hope until the very end. Brad Smith represented our son. He was very professional, caring and dedicated to our son's defense. He kept us informed throughout the case. We could not be more pleased with the outcome of our son's case.
Craig and Burdie Bell
Nov 3, 2016
Craig and Burdie Bell
"Hicieron un muy buen trabajo."
El abogado hizo un super trabajo de un hit and run logro quitar todos los cargos. Gracias! Zuzuki law
Oct 24, 2016
"Very Professional and Matt Bartz Delivers!"
I contacted Suzuki Law Offices and received a call from Richard Suzuki within minutes. I was hiring an attorney for my son who faced serious felony drug charges. Matt Bartz handled the case. He not only delivered what he had hoped he could but went above and beyond in helping my son. I would highly recommend Matt Bartz to all my friends and anyone needing help with any criminal legal problems.
May 9, 2016
"Suzuki Law firm, they care."
I am glad that I choose Suzuki to represent my case. I was facing 6 felony charges and did my research on many different law firms and I kept hearing good things from previous clients that were happy with their results. Joel Thompson is the lawyer that represented me at the time of appearance, he was very knowledgeable, courteous and kind. He was able to get my charges down to one misdemeanor charge. Richard Suzuki gave me a call after my case was handled and wanted to know how happy I was with my results, that for me was just the cherry on top. He cares about his clients enough to take the time out of his day to call and see if there is anything else they can do. I am extremely satisified that I choose Suzuki Law Firm.
Feb 26, 2016
"Job Well Done!!!"
I was faced with impending criminal charges just 4 days after having cancer surgery. Mr. Suzuki completely explained what could happen and the magnitude of the proposed charges. After a period of time the charges were not filed and no action was taken by local law enforcement. All of this would not of happen except for Mr. Suzuki’s professionalism and statue in the local community. Also, his investigator was excellent in my case. I would surely recommend Mr. Suzuki to anyone with a serious legal problem facing jail time. Thank You. T.T.
Jan 29, 2016
Thomas B. Torbert
"Best law firm ever!"
I Highly recommend Suzuki Law office. I used them for my brother who was in federal prison. Very happy with the results, they answer all our questions and were always updating us with the case process. Thank You Rich Suzuki! Best experience ever you're the best. He was very professional and friendly at all times. I was very impressed with their work ethic and how they handle the case. This is the Best Law Firm you'll find for all your legal cases!
Nov 18, 2015
"Best law team ever!"
I usually don't have to much faith in lawyers on billboards but with my limited finances, I went with Suzuki. I met with Matt and he initially did not have good news for me. Over the 11 months of my case, Joel, Elizabeth, and Amanda worked hard and always kept me informed. Then one day I was told my case was going to be pleaded down. No jail time and a small fine was all I got. I don't know how they did it, but they worked a miracle. I definitely recommend them for all your criminal cases. Thanks guys. I appreciate all your hard work.
Nov 17, 2015
"A law firm that actually cares"
This an AMAZING, OUTSTANDING law office. We initially hired a lawyer when my husband was arrested, lawyer was unethical we did not see any good outcome of her work, and fired her. So I looked up online for a new law firm found suzuki law offices and gave them a call, I immediately got an response from Matthew Bartz I explained the situation my husbands federal & state case was under, made an appointment to meet with the law firm in the office, we met with Richard suzuki and Matt Bartz, one would take the federal and the other the state, The way the explained everything and the way They treat you its like if they are family and care about your case. their level of professionalism is outstanding I was informed throughout the case and kept us updated with every change in both cases. I highly recommend SUZUKI LAW OFFICES to any family member and friends
Nov 13, 2015
"You can count on Attorney Brad Smith!"
We are all very thankful to Brad Smith for his endless efforts on our behalf. Having never dealt with any lawyers for a criminal offense we were simply overwhelmed! Brad always took time to talk with us whenever we requested (which was often!) and always helped us understand the system and what to expect. We cannot say enough good things about this Suzuki Law firm and Brad Smith especially.
Would certainly recommend them to anyone in need of the best Attorneys in Arizona!
Jun 15, 2015
"Ethical, Professional and Reliable Law Firm"
My family and I could not be more happy with the professionalism and services provided by attorneys Brad Smith and Richard Suzuki. From the first inquiry, Mr. Suzuki was empathetic and took the time to listen to our case and provided sound, logical and helpful initial advice. Mr. Smith was diligent, understanding and worked with a sense of urgency. All deadlines were met and the firm kept us in the loop with constant communication. We are pleased with the outcome and highly recommend this law firm to anybody that needs assistance with a criminal defense, DUI defense, personal injury or car accident case.
May 28, 2015
"We are so grateful to Atty Brad Smith"
I am taking this opportunity to express my gratitude to Atty Brad Smith of your firm for the excellent representation of my son. Mr. Smith was able to coordinate a plea agreement with the Pinal County Attorney's Office that was both fair and just in the eyes of our family. Mr. Smith kept both my daughter and myself apprised of the progress of the case with respect and efficiency.
He always gave us the impression that he would do all he possibly could in order to facilitate an acceptable outcome to a difficult situation for us all. It's not always easy to interact with family members who are especially emotionally invested in the outcome of a case. Brad was always supportive of our fears and gave us his time to answer our many questions willingly.
When we began this process, I told Brad that I knew if there was anyone that could help my son , I knew it would be him, as he had helped us on a previous case. I told him that my family was trusting in him.......And He Did Not Disappoint Us.......... We will always be grateful for his professionalism and legal expertise.
May 28, 2015
"The best law firm in AZ"
charged with a felony 3 gun charge. Was looking at mandatory 10 yrs got off with only 3 years probation will never use anyone else besides RJ Suzuki for any other legal troubles I may have the BEST IN AZ!!!
Apr 28, 2015
"Matthew Bartz is exceptional - he is a very knowledgeable, skilled and caring attorney"
I selected Matt to assist with my son’s case, after speaking with a few attorneys. None of us knew the case would go on for almost 3.5 years from first contact to the end of the case. That is a long time for a case. Even so, Matt was there every step of the way, doing everything he could to help ensure the best outcome for my son’s case. Matt was extremely professional throughout the entire process. He was upfront with us all along the way about what to expect; he never sugar coated anything, which is what I wanted. Matt helped with my son’s case in more ways than I can count. I had some difficult times during those 3.5 years, when I became upset with the process, because I was so frightened about the potential outcome of my son’s case. Despite my fears, Matt not only maintained his composure and professional demeanor, he helped calm me down and bring me back down to earth. He was very understanding of the fact that I was, as a parent, on a very powerful emotional roller coaster. Matt made it possible for both my son and I to get to the end of that long ride with our sanity. Both my son and I were satisfied with the outcome of the case, which was substantially better than the original expectation. We are both very grateful for having had Matt on the case.
Mar 28, 2015
"They treat you like family and care about your case"
Outstanding law office. I give this 5 stars. They treat you like family and care about your case. Best in Arizona. Has been my law firm for years, my family would only use this law firm.
Jan 15, 2015
"Richard went above and beyond his duties"
I hired Richard Suzuki as my defense attorney. Richard was highly recommended to me. Richard went above and beyond his duties as my attorney. He was informative, always available and most importantly, he cared! I wasn't just another number or client. I would highly recommend Richard as a defense attorney to anyone who needs great representation.
Aug 15, 2014
"I would recommend him to any friends or family"
When I met Mr. Richard Suzuki right away I noticed he was very professional and passionate for what he does. He had great knowledge of the law. Mr. Suzuki was recommended by one of my friends, and I am glad I choose him as my attorney. Thanks to the great work he did on my case, the case was dismissed. I thank Mr. Suzuki and his law firm for all the excellent work. I will recommend him to any friends or family that need a great attorney that cares.
Jun 28, 2014
"I strongly recommend him. He treats you like a friend"
Richard Suzuki represented me in a class 3 dangerous felony charge with a mandatory minimum prison term of 5 years. Because of his due diligence, knowledge and experience in criminal law, he managed to get my charges reduced to a class 6 felony disorderly conduct instead of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Because of his efforts I did not have to serve any prison or jail time. Instead, I only received probation and was released from probation after 1 yr. I strongly recommend him to anyone having legal problems. He treats you like a friend and is the type of person who will give you the most in professional services.
May 8, 2014
"He swiftly and expertly handled our case"
Our family had interviewed other Criminal Defense Attorneys prior to meeting with Mr. Richard Suzuki. We were immediately impressed with Mr. Suzuki's caring disposition, intelligence and his complete thoroughness with his client. We retained Mr. Suzuki to represent our family. During our process with the justice system, Mr. Suzuki took control of our case, kept us informed and involved in every step of our journey.
Mr. Suzuki's experience and reputation were true assets to our case. Mr. Suzuki's knowledge was evident as he swiftly and expertly handled our case with an outcome that resulted in nothing more than a fine. We highly recommend Mr. Suzuki and his firm to anyone that seeks an attorney with integrity, experience, knowledge and one who has his clients' best interest at heart; an attorney of this quality is a rare find.
May 3, 2014
"I cannot say enough about how wonderful the firm is"
I hired Richard Suzuki last year after my son got new gun/drug charges while he was on probation. He had enough drugs that he could have been charged with not only possession but intent to distribute and that in and of itself here in Arizona is very serious. This added to the gun possession while on probation made the case very challenging to say the least. I was very distraught and didn't want my 24 year old to go to prison for 11 years which was the potential sentence. Richard and his staff were very thorough and immediately began a defense that ultimately brought the actual sentence to 1 year in jail not prison! I was elated and so was my son. I was also very impressed with the compassionate way that I was treated. Richard understands that no one is perfect; we all can make mistakes. He has a strong relationship with the prosecutor's office having worked there and I feel that this also made a difference in the outcome. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the firm is. Call them!
Mar 10, 2014
"We cannot speak highly enough of Mr. Suzuki"
Our company hired Mr. Suzuki to help resolve a very important and serious business case that could have potentially lead to civil and criminal consequences due to a mistake by a third party merchant processing company printing erroneous information on customer statements. Mr. Suzuki was extremely professional, acted immediately on our behalf and in the best interest of our company. He was directly responsible for ensuring a timely and professional resolution to all matters regarding our case without criminal ramifications. We cannot speak highly enough of Mr. Suzuki and highly recommend him as he has demonstrated to be an expert attorney, upholds the highest of ethics, and will go above and beyond the normal call of duty for his clients!
Feb 5, 2014
"We were blessed to have such a great attorney"
We were blessed to have such a great attorney; he made us feel like he was defending my husband as if we were family. I was confident in him and he always contacted me with all the information I needed to know about my husband's case. Richard is an outstanding lawyer and a genuine person. I can't explain how grateful we are that he was put in out path. A couple of people even noticed how Richard would approach me and see how I was doing. He's a great person and a great attorney who provided excellent legal services that made a difference in my husband's case. I would recommend him to anyone who needs legal help.
Nov 22, 2013
"I knew within 5 minutes he was the man for the job"
I first hired Richard as my criminal defense attorney when I was charged with three serious felony charges facing 4-5 years in prison. This was not a decision to hire I took lightly, but I knew within 5 minutes he was the man for the job and he immediately put me at ease. Richard took charge of my case firmly and confidently and he guided me through what could have been a harrowing experience with life changing and disastrous results with relative ease and negotiated a deal that wasn't even with the realm of my best hopes. In the end, I didn't spend even one night in jail and spared me from being a convicted felon. I would never even consider seeking representation elsewhere.
Oct 12, 2013
"You will not find a better attorney in Arizona"
Recently my wife and I found ourselves in need of an exceptional criminal attorney. After some research and recommendations, we hired Richard Suzuki based on his reputation and long history of success. We found not only an exceptional attorney, more importantly to my wife and I, we found an exceptional human. Absent personal judgment, Richard went to great pain to ensure that both of us understood the complex processes and protocols and how each step of his fundamentally sound strategy fit within the larger context.
Richard has rich experience on both sides of the courtroom which helped us understand many of the events that occurred during our case. At each event along the process, he would explain what would happen and offer options along with his recommended course of action. We followed his counsel the majority of the time, however, on the rare occasion when we went a different path, Richard supported that decision with the same energy and enthusiasm as if we had chosen his path. At no point did Richard sugar coat anything; however, he was sensitive to the needs of my family throughout the process. An remarkable communicator, Richard conducted himself professionally at all times while ensuring that all parties knew his position.
Richard and his highly knowledgeable, professional staff provided myself, my wife, and my family a measure of comfort and support that I would not have predicted possible under the circumstances. In these days, we hear about moral and personal integrity; Richard exemplifies these qualities. Moreover, he is diligent for and protective of his clients throughout. Were we to need an attorney again, we would call Richard. If you ever find yourself in need of an attorney, I highly recommend that you call him too. You will not find a better attorney in Arizona.
Jan 8, 2013