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The Kugel Law Firm Reviewed by CQWEN

The Kugel Law Firm and founder Rachel Kugel were reviewed by blog site CQWEN.


There are many law firms out there but many of them lack the aggressiveness necessary to adequately pursue your efforts or the caring and customer service to preserve your peace of mind. The Kugel Law Firm is different.


Some of the advantages of using The Kugel Law Firm are:
No hourly billing.
A client service staff member to answer questions fast, schedule calls with her fast, and text her with any emergencies.
Use of technology to your benefit (online payments, check by phone, email, scanning of documents and much more).


Read the full review. 

Case Result: Manhattan, N.Y DWI

Rachel Kugel represented a client charged with Misdemeanor DWI as well as Refusal to Submit to a Chemical Test in New York City.

During the DMV Refusal Hearing Rachel Kugel successfully argued that the arresting officer lacked probable cause. As such the Refusal case was closed without penalty to the client. Thus saving the client from a mandatory one year license revocation.

Moving on to the criminal case the misdemeanors were dismissed on Rachel Kugel’s speedy trial motion leaving on the VTL 1192.1 DWAI Traffic Infraction.

After one more adjournment The Kugel Law Firm continued to aggressively pursue the case and pushed forward to trial. When the case was finally ready for trial the police officers involved did not remember the incident and the remaining count of VTL 1192.1 DWAI was dismissed due to the State’s inability to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.


*Past success is not a guarantee of future results. All cases are different. Aggressive investigation and creative strategies are recommended to achieve the best possible results. To discuss the specific facts of your case call 212-372-7218.

Rachel Kugel featured on Home of Wealth

The Kugel Law Firm is pleased to announce the Rachel Kugel, Esq. was listed as a Certified Partner by Tracey Freese on her awesome blog Home Of Wealth. Blogger Tracey Freese has spent the past ten years providing personal finance advice as a stock broker, insurance specialist, and corporate trustee. Tracy began a new chapter as entrepreneur, educator, and author. Tracy believes uncluttering life will lead to financial prosperity and has repurposed her expertise to support a wider online audience.


We are thrilled that Tracey decided to write about Rachel and included her in their Certified Partner Network and honored to a be considered as fitting in to the ideology of the Minimalist Ecosystem.


Beyond her charismatic television persona, Ms. Kugel gives a true impression of kindness toward clients. Given the nature of drinking violations, many clients turn to Rachel in a deep time of need. With emotions running high, Rachel and her team still focus on customer service and a fair pricing structure. As all minimalists do, I applaud any professional willing to put ethics in front of profits. Kudos to Rachel Kugel, Esq. – Home of Wealth officially inducts you into our Certified Partner Network!


Read the Full article at Home of Wealth 


Case Result: Brooklyn, N.Y. DWI Homicide

Rachel Kugel represented a client charged in Brooklyn, N.Y. with DWI and Homicide Charges stemming from an early morning collision with a pedestrian. Despite a reading of less than the legal limit, the State pursued the case vigorously and never made a pre-trial offer that did not include serious prison time.

Rachel Kugel took the case through to a jury trial. Through the use of an expert witness and other trial strategy we effectively challenged the sufficiency of the State’s evidence and the causation of the victim’s injuries.

Result: Jury found the client not guilty of all crimes. Guilty only of the traffic infraction of Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI). Sentenced to 90 days license suspension. No jail.

*Past success is not a guarantee of future results. All cases are different. Aggressive investigation and creative strategies are recommended to achieve the best possible results. To discuss the specific facts of your case call 212-372-7218.

Case Result: Brooklyn New York DWI

Rachel Kugel represented a client charged with DWI in Brooklyn, N.Y. Client had a lot on the line as his employment required a valid drivers license. Rachel Kugel was able to swiftly and successfully negotiate a resolution that would not result in a permanent driving while intoxicated record for the client. Result: DWI dismissed, client allowed to enter a plea of guilty to VTL charge of following too closely.


*Past success is not a guarantee of future results. All cases are different. Aggressive investigation and creative strategies are recommended to achieve the best possible results. To discuss the specific facts of your case call 212-372-7218.

Five Tips for Choosing a DWI Lawyer

Choosing a lawyer to represent you is a major decision

one that should not be made lightly or just based on flashy

advertising. Here are some questions to ask:


1) How Much of Your Practice is Devoted to DWI Defense?

*DWI is an intricate and highly scientific area of practice

just doing one or two DWI cases now and again may not be

enough to get you the best outcome in your case.


2)Can you Beat My Case?

*Beware of any attorney who doesn’t answer this honestly.

It is unethical for an attorney to promise or guarantee results.

Not to mention, there is no way an attorney can definitively know

this answer in advance. A lawyer should give you a sense of the best and

worst case scenarios and be able to outline some strategy for defending

your case, but they cannot tell you for certain what the outcome will be.


3) Do You Have a System for Getting Client’s

Questions Answered Quickly?

*Sometimes you can leave voicemail after voicemail

and never get your lawyer on the phone. A firm can be too

big, such that your lawyer handles hundreds of clients..or it

can be too small such that the lawyer has to be everything from

receptionist, to janitor…and may not have the time to chat.

In my office, we have a client services coordinator who will

be able to answer many of your questions right away. If

your question requires speaking to an attorney directly

a phone call will be scheduled to avoid the phone tag that

usually results. We try very hard to have any phone call returned

within twenty four hours.


4) Do You Actually Try Cases?

*Some attorneys who handle DWIs will charge low fees

but have no intention of fighting these cases. They may not

look into whether you have defenses in your case, they may

believe that DWIs cannot be won. Whatever the reason, make sure

you are getting someone who is willing to fight for you!


5) Do You Charge More for Motions, Trial, More than

Ten Hours of Work, More Than One Court Appearance?

*Attorneys that handle DWIs have different methods of billing

clients. Some charge hourly others work on a sort of ladder basis where

the price increases as more work is done or court appearances

are made. In my office we charge flat fees that cover you for the

duration of the case. We accept payment plans as well. Whether your case

takes one court appearance or twelve…..you know you’re covered.




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