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By: Kaeden G.
Redal & Redal Law Offices
As a Montana resident visiting Idaho, I was put in jail for my first time for 3 days (a bit harsh) and after months of traveling 10 hours one way to monthly court hearings that lasted 10 minutes because my public pretender was either unprepared or gave the excuse that he was late to a party and he didn't reserve any time to speak with me at all. I was advised that I should hire Mr. John Redal in my defense and I have NEVER been sorry! He worked with me regarding his fees and payment plan & let me use collateral...because of him the court was able to read letters from my doctors and see the situation from my side, when the police department painted me to seem like a reckless out of stater and treated me like a POW, violating some rights that i later decided to just forget after the year long ordeal. I'm just glad i have my license back and it's all over! Thank you John!!!!
By: nolies2007
Black Law Pllc
She is the best! Betsy was great and her staff was even better. Even if she did not particularly like what I wanted she was with me the entire time. In her words "you are the captain and I am the navigator" and she was true to that the whole time. She made sure that what was being done on my case was what I wanted and she and her staff made sure that I understood all the documents and legal jargon. The entire office was caring and there for me every step of the way. I could call any time and they never seemed as though I was wasting their time. Totally worth her paycheck!
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By: scomax
Dolan & Jacobsen
Jacobsen is a great, down to earth attorney who mainly does real estate law but also handles in estate law and probate. He was able to answer our questions and provide us with much needed advise. I will return to him again.
By: James V.
Law Office of Merrilee A. Parr
Just because someone has a bad experience doesn't mean they should give negative stars. Very Pleased with Service. Never a Complaint here....Highly Recommend. Thanks.
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If you sign documents and you come across a word you don't recognize, or you need help to navigate important employment or real estate paperwork. Also, during times when personal matters intersect with legal proceedings, you might need to have an advocate to prevent your emotions from getting in the way. If you've been accused of a crime or are in a terrible financial situation, you can find an attorney who will work with what you have available.
When you hire a lawyer, you're agreeing to work with someone over a certain period of time. The more forthcoming the lawyer appears to be with individual needs, the better.
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