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Scoop From the Coop – Issue 2

Chicken Scratch


Here we go again, with our second edition of “Scoop from the Coop”. From the feedback received the first edition was a hit; I hope you all enjoy our “sophomore” edition.

This month we present a slideshow from our annual holiday party held November 17th at Melisse in Santa Monica. The photographs are certain to please those of you who were fortunate to attend and guaranteed to provoke regret in those who did not. All it takes for an invitation to this special event is a referral of a case to our office. Any bond, regardless of amount, is your ticket to a wonderful evening with my staff and many of your esteemed colleagues. Multiple bonds, of course, give you a permanent place in our heart. You will not want to miss this year’s event – “Midnight in Paris” – Ooh la la!!

Just in time for Valentines Day we are featuring attorney Steve Levine and his beautiful wife Cathy. Steve and Cathy have been married for 2 1/2 years and we take full credit as their first date was at our 2008 holiday party. They are a beautiful couple and we thank Steve for his continuing and loyal support of Chickie’s Bail Bonds.

Steve Levine

Our new column “THEY DID WHAT?” is an invitation to our lawyers to share a situation where my agents went above and beyond in handling a case, making us, as well as the referring lawyer look good. This is not so much an attempt to “toot our own horn” as it is an opportunity to see the lengths we will go in helping your clients through difficult circumstances. We have been known to provide “Happy Meals” upon request. Please email Carole and she will get your story in a future edition.

I hope you enjoyed our “HAPPY NEW YEAR” email and want to repeat the wish:

–A Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2012!–

Best wishes,


Chickie in the Media

Anyone who knows Chickie Leventhal is aware that she likes to travel and now she can be found on the radio and in local newspapers and magazine publications. Chickie has been interviewed twice on Ventura County radio station KKZZ am 1400 “The Business of Life” show with celebrated author and public speaker “Coach” Ron Tunich, and on December 12, 2011 on “Straight Talk with John Nazarian,” on
Chickie shares business and personal anecdotes and information on the bail bond industry. Readers of the June 5th edition of the Los Angeles Business Journal were able to learn about Chickie and her unique and unusual business, as did the readers of the August, 2011 release of “Not Born Yesterday magazine.

Readers are encouraged to click on the following links or by visiting to view these interviews and articles on the
“News” page.

Chickie has a well earned history in the bail bond industry. She currently owns and operates Chickie’s Bail Bonds with the help of her son Mitch Leventhal, and the newest addition to the Chickletts, Carole Power. This stalwart crew keeps the business rolling while her daughter Karen van den Berg, the off-site CFO, keeps everyone in line.

Chickie’s Bail Bonds provides a ‘concierge’ style bail bond service for local criminal defense attorneys, and their clients, living up to the motto “Perfection is not our goal, it is our standard.”

They did what?!

By Attorney David A. Katz of Beverly Hills

“I first met Chickie when I was with the Assistant United States Attorney’s office twenty five years ago. As a prosecutor, it seems a bit strange that I would remember a bail bond agent – representing the defense, so to speak, but obviously I found Chickie and her nebbia presentation memorable

“Over the holidays, as luck would have it, I was out of town when an old client placed a frantic call to my office advising that he had been arrested, and of course, wanted out immediately. I was able to reach Chickie’s Bail Bonds on Friday night of Christmas weekend who then dispatched Mitch to visit the client in custody in the Beverly Hills jail. Mitch arrived at the jail at 11:00 p.m. and waited until 3 in the morning when my client was finally released on bond. As if this wasn’t enough, Mitch then drove my client to a hotel (the restraining order did not allow him to go home), stopping at an all-night drugstore to pick up needed toiletries. My understanding is that Mitch fell into bed as the sun was coming up on Christmas Eve day.”

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