Law Office of Jude M. Koenig Client Reviews




Can't recommend this man highly enough!! A real lifesaver

September 19, 2018

     Late on a Friday night I found myself in handcuffs and being charged with a DUI - even though I was not driving at the time the police arrived, there was definitely evidence I had been drinking in my car. That and failing a field sobriety test, I was pretty much f%^$ed.
     On Saturday morning when I was released from the 'drunk tank', I called a few friends to get advice and was given Jude's contact information. He called me back a few hours later that same day (I wasn't expecting a weekend call back!) and we spent about an hour going over the details of my horrific night. Jude was thoughtful, explained tons of legal details around my potential case in very plain language and best of all made me laugh despite how dreadful things seemed. It was obvious I needed him to go to bat for me in order to have the best outcome. Paperwork sent that same weekend and I retained him without hesitation. One of the BEST decisions ever!!
     Jude has worked with me over the course of 5 months to get me through both the DMV suspension hearing (we won! no license suspension!) and ultimately my criminal court case (we won again! my initial DUI charge was dropped to a drunken in public conviction!!!).
In all of our communications via phone and email, Jude was consistently and extremely helpful, clear, and compassionate. This dude knows his way around the Tahoe court system, is extraordinarily well-organized and most importantly he's relentless in exploring every possible option. Plus, I've never worked with a lawyer I felt was genuinely on my side and so non-judgmental.
     Jude has helped me get my life back on track from what could have been an EXTREMELY expensive and drawn out legal process. Don't think about it, just hire this man and let him do what he does best.




Highly recommended!!!

May 5, 2018


Highly recommended!!! Jude is a great attorney, who got me a wonderful result with my DUI. He's spent his entire career in Nevada County and knows all of the players in legal space. I was facing jail time and a stiff fine, and he managed to get me no jail time (by getting me credit for a program I was already enrolled in) and got my fine reduced significantly. Jude is easy to speak with and very organized - even when I misunderstood compliance or a deadline, he kept me on track. And finally, his fees are very reasonable, and even when my case dragged on, there were no extra charges- a great deal and a great result!!!



"Excellent professional and experienced representation"
March 14, 2018

Jude was overall an excellent attorney when representing me! From the start of my case he was always straight forward and honest regarding the realistic expectations that could be possible. He would explain every process to me in full, which was very comforting since I had never been involved in the legal process. If I ever had any questions, he was quick to respond no matter how silly it might have been. I trusted and respected his professional opinion and would recommend his services to anyone I know. With patience, perseverance , and knowledge he was able to successfully get all my charges dismissed due to insufficient evidence . Victory ! Thank you for all your time and hard work!



"The Best Attorney In The Truckee / Tahoe Area"
December 9, 2017


I called Jude after researching the best criminal defense attorneys in Truckee / Tahoe. He responded to my call immediately and set up a consultation. During our consultation at his office, he was very upfront and honest about my case. He did not make any false promises about the outcome and made everything about the court processes very clear and easy to understand. Which was extremely helpful. Jude has excellent communication skills. Every call and email was responded to promptly, usually within a few hours. Jude has a great reputation in the community and was a former prosecutor for Truckee / Tahoe DA’s office, and has an in-depth understanding of how cases are prosecuted in this area in specific. He went the extra mile to supeona and review all evidence and findings in my case. Resulting in what I consider the most lenient outcome with the DA and the presiding Judge possible. Instead of being incarcerated, I received 3 years probation and very generously suspended fines. At the end of the day, Jude did not promise me an exaggerated outcome, he was very honest about the factors of my case in specific. He was able to work to get me a very lenient outcome because of his knowledge and hard work. In my opinion Jude was worth every penny paid. I would recommend him to any person in the Truckee / Tahoe area facing criminal prosecution.



"Best DUI Lawyer in the Tahoe Area!"


I found myself in a very tough situation with a hit and run and a subsequent DUI. Mr. Koenig was there for me over the Thanksgiving holiday and got me through some extremely tough times. I trust him implicitly and he represented me and has a rapport with the local DAs and was able to help me not to be so stressed in a stressful situation. I have asked for his assistance twice now and both times, he has not let me down.

"Excellent professional and experienced representation."

Jude was overall an excellent attorney when representing me! From the start of my case he was always straight forward and honest regarding the realistic expectations that could be possible. He would explain every process to me in full, which was very comforting since I had never been involved in the legal process. If I ever had any questions, he was quick to respond no matter how silly it might have been. I trusted and respected his professional opinion and would recommend his services to anyone I know. With patience, perseverance , and knowledge he was able to successfully get all my charges dismissed due to insufficient evidence . Victory ! Thank you for all your time and hard work!

"Compassionate and Trustworthy"

Mr. Koenig took our case up against the priciest and nastiest attorneys in the area. When the decision became up to a judge after two years due to an arbitration clause, Jude told us it was a 50-50 crap shoot and if we lost, we would incur the oppositions exorbitant fees. His knowledge and personal opinions saved us over $80,000.00 as new Truckians versus the old boys network. We settled for a small amount and the case was a wash but it did not wipe us out financially! Highly recommend this astute attorney.

"Great DUI Lawyer"

I highly recommend Jude Koenig as a DUI lawyer. Jude did a great job of explaining all of the facts of my case as well as my options, and he kept me well informed throughout the legal process. In a case that would almost definitely have resulted in jail time/significant community service due to a high BAC - Jude was able to convince the judge to close the case with zero jail time or required service hours. For this I am extremely thankful. If you need a DUI attorney in the Truckee/Tahoe area (as so many do) - hire Jude Koenig.

"Best in Truckee"

Bad things sometimes happen to good people. I hope that you never need an attorney, but if you do call Jude. I cannot say enough about how professional and personable this guy is. He will take take care of you.

"Saved by Mr. Koenig"

I was terrified that I was going to lose my driving license and spend time in jail. Mr. Koenig was able to significantly reduce the charges against me - I did not lose my license and spent no time in jail. He was a prosecutor so he's extremely knowledgeable of the system's ins and outs. He responded quickly to all my concerns and made me feel confident in his skills - I felt very assured of a positive (considering the circumstances) outcome.





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