All the testimonials below are from real clients in their own words. Because of the sensitive nature of the cases, some have preferred to remain anonymous and have not included their names. We protect the privacy of all our clients by abstaining from using their real photographs.
"Do yourself a favor and hire Tad Scharfenberg. He and his staff are professional, courteous and hard working. He will handle your affairs, keep you in the loop and always return your phone calls. I'm extremely pleased that he was referred to me by friends that I trust. Thank you Tad!"
"Tad was recommended to us by a former police officer whose son had gotten himself in trouble. Because of the great outcome of our friend, we immediately called Tad when our own son found himself in a boat load of trouble out on the east end of Long Island. Apparently "out east" the courts seem to handle their own cases. Tad was amazing with the case and handled everything with professionalism and he achieved a very good outcome on our son's behalf. Unfortunately, history repeated itself two more times when my son was now considered an "adult." Again, we contacted Tad and he gathered the evidence, spoke to our son and put up with several postponements while my son received treatment for his mental illness. After my son was on the path to wellness, it was with great relief that my son's cases were dismissed with minimal fines. His driver's license was reinstated and he did not have to do any time in jail. If you have any reservations about hiring Tad, he will know who wrote this review and he will put you in touch with us personally. I am not publishing my last name for obvious reasons. Keep his number in your contact list and call him first before speaking to the police or the courts. You will be grateful that you did."
"I rarely write reviews, but this is the least I can do in appreciation of the superior service Tad provided me.
I've been arrested at least 5 times before, always on minor charges, but never convicted. I'm an alcoholic and was a serious drinker until about a year ago.
I was arrested in March 2009 for DWI. I refused the breathalyzer after allegedly admitting being drunk to the arresting officer along with a few other stupid, profanity-laced statements. For the next few days, I contemplated whether to spend the $ on a lawyer when I thought my case was "un-winnable". The DA offers first time DWI's a standard 3 years probation and a plea to the same charge as the arrest-misdemeanor DWI.
Tad couldn't guarantee a better deal, but I hired him and he and his secretary provided excellent service. Then I got caught driving for an additional aggravated unlicensed charge.
Tad recently got me a plea to DWAI (violation, not a crime) with only 49 hrs community service. I recommend him highly."
"I am a senior citizen and was found guilty of an aggravated DUI situation. It was my first offense and first experience in the area of DWI law, police, hospitals, insurance, courts, fines, sentencing, probation and mandated follow up programs. Attorney Tad Scharfenberg was there for me from day one. His quiet confidence, wide expertise, experience and thoroughness helped me through the myriad mazes. I highly recommend Mr. Scharfenberg and his professional staff for legal issues especially as they pertain to DWI issues."
"I had called a lawyer that a friend recommended and he was terrible. He called me at the last minute (1 hour before I was due in traffic court) and said he could not make it. He told me I had to drive to Hauppauge and postpone my court date. I had to leave work and drive to court. I did and fired him that day. I called Tad's office and within one day he had set up a new court date and, as of today with my job on the line, Tad had my tickets dismissed. He never asked me for anything but information. I would recommend using this office any time. I had fantastic results. I am free of tickets. My job was on the line and Tad saved it. This was done all by phone and I did not miss one day of work. Great office, friendly staff. Anne was wonderful. If I could give 10 stars, I would."
- Anthony C.
"Great service, great staff. Always ready to answer your questions.
I am very grateful to Mr. Scharfenberg for outcome of my case.
If you need someone reliable, you have come to the right firm."
"Thanks to Tad and his great staff for assisting my family member with two outstanding speeding tickets that would have put them over the top for a license suspension. Tad fought and got unbelievable reductions on both. License still in tact. Thank you very much!"
"I had a ticket which threatened revocation of my license. Not only did Mr. Scharfenberg plea it down to a nominal offense, but he saved me from having to spend all day sitting in court. His fee was a fraction of what I saved in fines and added insurance expenses."
"We were recommended to Mr. Scharfenberg and were told that he would operate ethically in all that he did. With that in mind, we called his office in the hope he could help us. He did a wonderful job, and Anne was very nice and helpful all along the way. I would recommend Mr. Scharfenberg to anyone who needed legal representation. A very good experience for us..."
"Tad is the MAN! I had about 20 tickets, all were dropped, and ended up with minimal fines. Lesson learned and moving on with life.
If I EVER need an attorney again Tad Scharfenberg will be the guy I call. Worth every last penny."
"I knew I needed a lawyer but I did not know one or anyone who could recommend one, so I searched on the internet and found Tad Scharfenberg. He had great credentials and his office staff were fantastic and professional. This put me somewhat at ease being my case was approaching, Tad exceeded my expectations and turned out to be someone I can trust in a tough spot. I highly recommend Tad, and am grateful to him and his staff for protecting me and safeguarding myself and family."
Mr. Scharfenberg was very professional. From the time I first needed an attorney until my first consultation I didn't know what to expect because I just wasn't familiar with the criminal justice system. Mr. Scharfenberg was very well spoken for and also reassuring that this is his area of expertise. He was correct and is very much appreciated, I would recommend him to friends.
"I hired Tad for my DWI, and he handled my case superbly. After talking with him at my consultation, I was sure he was the right lawyer for me. He has intricate knowledge of the law and quality connections which ultimately gave me the outcome I was looking for. I am very pleased with the outcome. Anne is also very helpful and Tad, along with his staff, is always available to answer questions."
"I was extremely impressed with Mr. Scharfenberg and his office staff. The results he rendered were above my expectations. I highly recommend Mr. Scharfenberg."
- Carolyn D.
"Not only is Mr. Scharfenberg a smart and supportive lawyer, I believe he is the best attorney in Suffolk county. My case was handled with the utmost professionalism and the best possible outcome was achieved. He and his team are simply A+. I wouldn't go anywhere else!"
"I had an unfortunate legal experience involving drinking that could have jeopardized not only my personal life, but my career. Tad was able to reduce a misdemeanor to a traffic offense as well as manage to avoid me losing my license for a year. His expert legal skills and winning personality helped me immensely in my time of need. I am forever grateful to him and his office staff for being there when it felt like no one else was.
Thanks again, Tad."
"I was in an unfortunate situation, which I choose to keep confidential. I was recommended to Tad - and thank God I was! He is an expert in the law, the court system but also is a compassionate human being who is non-judgmental. I appreciated that! I highly recommend Tad as someone who will always put you first and do the best for you. Thank you Tad, for everything!"
"I have used the legal services of Tad Scharfenberg twice in the last few years. During both of these cases, I received excellent legal representation. It has been my experience that Mr. Scharfenberg will not agree to settle a case until he obtains the very best possible outcome for his client. Highly recommended."
"I was referred to Mr. Scharfenberg by a friend. My son, who is a new driver, received a moving violation which could have carried a hefty fine, points, and a suspension of his license. Within 24 hours of contacting Mr. Scharfenberg, that ticket was reduced to a parking violation with no points, no suspension and a minimal fine. Thank you for a great job, Mr. Scharfenberg. It was a pleasure dealing with you. Hopefully we will not be needing your services again, however, I would recommend you to everyone I know."
"Having just gotten my first really sporty and really fast BMW,
I was rewarded for my "joy of driving" with 6 tickets in two different courts in Suffolk. Two of the tickets were for speeding, (over 90 MPH), the others were for unsafe lane change, etc. (Generally driving like an idiot).
Tad was able to turn all those tickets into PARKING VIOLATIONS, NO POINTS AT ALL. I have now learned my lesson, but just in case, I have Tad's number on my cell, right after Mom and Dad. Thanks Tad."
- J. Gonzalez C.
"Frightened out of our minds initially, you were so calm, reassuring and confident and from the moment you were at our side, we just felt better."
"I was extremely nervous at the beginning of my case but your confidence and reassurance put me a much at ease as a person can expect to be in that kind of situation."
"I would really like to thank you for defending me and always being honest and doing a great job on my case."
"Thank you for all you have done as I have never had such a pleasant experience with an attorney under such trying conditions. You were truly a gift from God, and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone, especially in a criminal matter."
"Thank you for your services and expertise We have never met anyone in your profession ... as nice and understanding as you. Mr. Scharfenberg, you are a people person."
"Tad was very understanding and passionate about my case. He listened to me and actually considered my opinion. He gave me hope in a time that seemed hopeless. Tad Scharfenberg is not only a great attorney but an amazing person! He is extremely professional, dedicated and persistant."
- Virginia L.
"Due to my incident my job and livelihood was in jeopardy. Tad is great he helped me step by step and had a favorable outcome. I am still able to work and he was a pleasure to work with."
"Highly recommended. The first positive experience with an attorney. He is knowledgeable and professional and compassionate he will represent you to the end and will get you the best possible results."
"After having one of the worst years of my life, having not one but two criminal cases, and being very scared of how it was going to affect my future, Tad got me through everything with even better results then I ever could have expected. His confidence helped me get through a lot of stress I had throughout the whole process. He was recommended to me by a friend and I couldn't thank him enough for pointing me in Tad's direction. I would, and will definitely, recommend him to any one of my friends or family."
"I was on the verge of losing my license. I received a speeding ticket for going 31 mph over the speed limit. Dealing with Tad Scharfenberg was a very kind, caring and effective service. The other day I got the great phone call informing me my ticket was expunged. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney. Thank you so much."
"I would like to highly recommend Tad Scharfenberg as a criminal lawyer. He went out of his way several times for me. He even came to the hospital to visit me. He never let me down and took good care of me. I was very happy with his work and the result of my case."
"Attorney Scharfenberg defended my son on criminal charges resulting from a drug addiction. Being law abiding citizens, we were totally unfamiliar with the legal process and very overwhelmed. Attorney Scharfenberg was always professional, kind, and a source of strength during this frightening experience. Anne in his office was also always professional, friendly and efficient. I guess they know what a desperate parent sounds like. I am grateful he represented my son and hopefully we can move on to a better chapter with my son getting the help he needs. I strongly recommend that any parent (or anyone for that matter) who is facing charges retain Attorney Scharfenberg to represent them."
"I hired Tad to defend me in a DWI case I thought was nearly unwinnable - after seriously considering saving the money I would have spent on a lawyer and accepting the standard DWI plea deal. On the summons, the arresting officer claimed I had admitting being drunk. I was also summonsed for aggravated unlicensed driving while the case was open. Last week, Tad arranged a deal of 49 hours pre-plea community service and a charge reduction from misdemeanor DWI to DWAI(a violation, not even a crime). I made a monumental mistake, and I was all but convinced that this was one of those mistakes that would affect me for the rest of my life and it was too late to do anything about it. Tad never used unrealistic expectations to "sell himself";nor did he make any promises he couldn't keep. He was warm and cordial with me and my family and confident without the slightest bit of arrogance-which meant a lot in such an uncertain situation. I could not recommend Tad Scharfenberg more highly."
"Thank you for an exceptional job you did for me. You are a wonderful person and a great lawyer."
"I am so pleased. Many thanks for your great work."