“I had complete faith and trust in him and I knew that as long as I listened to his advice and followed his recommendations, my bad situation would turn out the best way that it possibly could, and that is exactly what happened.”
The first thing I can say about Luke Baumgarten is that he genuinely cares about each and every one of his clients. Combine that with his vast knowledge of both sides of the law from his experience as a prosecutor as well as a criminal defense attorney, and you can not go wrong with Luke as your attorney.
Luke represented me in what turned out to be a somewhat unusual DUI case that took over a year to play out. From my very first contact with him, I felt safe and secure that I was in the hands of someone who was going to do his very best to help me through my situation. He never gave me false hope, was always honest about his views on my case, telling me exactly what to expect and when to expect it, and worked tirelessly to get me the best possible outcome.
Luke was always open to listen to my concerns, frustrations, and any ideas that I came up with about my case. He would return messages and emails at his very first convenience, usually within hours, and if I did not hear from him right away, I knew that it was because he was busy working on someone else’s case who needed him more than I did at that particular moment. It was not uncommon to receive an email from Luke at 1 o’clock in the morning, just to answer a question or put my mind at ease about something I was worried about. He assured me time and time again that he would get me through my really scary situation and I would be ok, and he did. He has an amazing ability to weed through all the legal jargon and find the small details that can build a workable defense. He found one small, improperly executed procedure in the police report of my case that was enough to have my administrative case by the DOL dismissed. This same detail was also enough to convince the prosecutor that my blood sample results would likely be inadmissible in a trial and therefore Luke was able to negotiate to reduce what could have been a very serious second DUI to a Negligent Driving I.
Because my case lasted so long, I got to know Luke as more than an attorney. He is a caring compassionate man, who puts high value on family, integrity and people in general. He is dedicated to his profession and his clients and does his very best to be supportive and encouraging, while at the same time, is realistic and honest. At the conclusion of my court appearance and sentencing, I realized that over the past year, Luke had become my safe port in a storm and the only sadness I had that the case had come to an end, was that I was going to lose touch with him and I would miss him and the encouragement and support he has given me throughout. Though he tells me I would have been fine without him, I do not agree with that. From my first phone conversation with him, I never doubted that Luke knew exactly what he was doing. I had complete faith and trust in him and I knew that as long as I listened to his advice and followed his recommendations, my bad situation would turn out the best way that it possibly could, and that is exactly what happened.
In a day and age when many attorneys can be viewed in a bad light, I can honestly say that I have never heard anything negative about Luke from other clients, law enforcement, probation officers, treatment facilitators or members of the judicial system. Everyone says the same thing; Luke is a really decent, nice guy who is very good at his job. Luke Baumgarten is an amazing individual as well as an attorney and I have the utmost respect for him. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal representation.