Orange County, CA
In early 2020, just as the Covid-19 pandemic was ramping up, I experienced a mental health crisis at my home in Orange County, California that left me mentally, emotionally, and physically traumatized. Facing all the challenges the rest of the world was facing while struggling to process all that had happened personally over those few days in February and facing unwarranted but serious felony charges from law enforcement for “assault on an officer and resisting arrest”, I found myself in need of a high profile defense attorney. Without bloating this review with all that happened during the crisis and my experiences thereafter, it’s been the most challenging year of my close to 40 years on earth. After meeting with 4 defense attorneys and against pressure from family or friends to use their referral, I chose to work with Diane Bass for a variety of reasons. Without question, I made the right choice. It wasn’t an easy decision for me, I felt I might be more comfortable with another attorney I had met, that was also a bit less expensive, but something told me Diane was the one. I’m very sentimental in all that I do, I want to work with people that are interested in taking the time to develop relationships. My first impression was that she’s very experienced, no-nonsense, knows the law, how the system works, and was very busy as a result. I quickly realized that she exceeded even those first impressions but also cared very much about my story, needs, and was sensitive to how challenging the process can be for her clients. A couple of times she’d sent me an encouraging text, news article, etc. that I needed just at that moment. I had this same experience with every professional referral she offered through the process. I’ve never felt so vulnerable and lost in my life. Without my faith in her resume’ and her professional encouragement, I can’t imagine how I would’ve made it through this process. Lockdowns, courts being closed and even a deeply personal loss Diane experienced during the past year of my court process created unique challenges and she navigated it all perfectly. All charges are being dismissed, I can move on with my life and somehow feel gratitude for all of it. Whatever you’re going through that’s forced you to seek counsel, I’m confident Diane will achieve the best outcome you could hope for.