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By: Arthur R.
Cauthen & Cauthen
Retained Attorney Britt Cauthen on June 15, 2017 to file a divorce for me. Mr. Cauthen was to also file a request for a Pendente Lite hearing to prevent disposal of my personal property as well as marital property. I stressed the importance of a speedy hearing, if possible. Mr. Cauthen agreed. After four months and no word of a scheduled hearing, I checked with Clerks office. Request was not made for hearing until 10/26. He gave no reason for 4 month delay. Needless to say, property gone, attorney fee gone, attorney gone
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By: Matthew T.
Di Giulian Thomas M
You're better off doing business elsewhere. He'll charge excessively and won't bother returning a phone call or email if any issues come up. He charged my grandmother $1,200 to write up her will and PA forms. A name was typed out wrong, which meant the documents were no longer legally standing as they were meant to be. Seemed like a simple thing to fix. We called and emailed numerous times. Well he just kept the $1,200 and we never heard the first word back after the initial phone call alerting him to the issue.
By: Jenny J.
Ferguson & Ferguson
Mr. Ferguson is the first caring lawyer I have ever experienced. If he decides to take your case you are very lucky. Do not go with anyone else. He takes the time to actually respond to all your questions. He even answers on weekends and holidays. Most lawyers, at least the ones I have experienced, can treat a layman with disrespect and act like they are so much higher than their client. He understands that a person does not know anything about law and not once has he made me feel belittled. He would be the type of lawyer to help you all he can and not make you feel like an ignorant person. He has helped me so much in my case even though I was not lucky enough for him to take my case. That is ok but he still personally e-mails me answers to my questions and that is very rare for lawyers. At least in my experience. In closing, if you are looking for a lawyer please do not pass Mr. Ferguson up. He has a caring heart and he understands that his clients are hurting and that they need a lawyer to fight for them.
By: Lindsey L.
Ferguson & Ferguson
Mr. Ferguson is the most caring and kind attorney that anyone could find! He is very down to earth and extremely easy to talk to! He is extremely knowledgeable and got me the results I needed in my case. I cannot stress enough how highly I recommend Mr. Ferguson. There is no better out there!!
By: Don C.
Hardwick Law Firm LLC
I used Mr.Hardwick for my Divorce attorney. I was very pleased with his services. At all times he was very professional, polite and courteous and attentive to all my needs and worries. He is a very good and respected attorney who was highly recommended to me. I would not hesitate to use his services in the future if the need arises.
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By: Angee S.
Hardwick, Travis W
Mr. Hardwick charges an astronomical amount for the quality of services you receive. He has poor communication skills, and is defensive if you (politely) ask questions about your case. He has no sense of urgency, even for time-sensitive cases. Overall, I would never recommend Mr. Hardwick to anyone. The part I looked forward to the most about my case closing was knowing I wouldn't have to deal with him anymore.
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By: Amanda M.
Kevin D Teague Law Office
Amazing couldn't ask for better , very understanding and worked so hard on my case that,it had a,very,good,outcome!!!
By: Judy P.
New Beginnings Family Law
I liked working with my attorney from New Beginnings Family Law because she was very ethical and knew just how to carry herself.
By: Wendy C.
New Beginnings Family Law
Ms. James has always been accommodating in meeting times since I have a very full schedule. She has always been reachable by phone or email.
By: Sarah B.
New Beginnings Family Law
I worked with Mr. Boswell on my case. I will not ever use another lawyer after the relationship I have built with him through his courtesy and professionalism. hiring Mr. Bowswell feels like you have an old friend there to give you sound advice, who also happens to be a really great lawyer.
Tips & Advices
When it comes time to choose a lawyer, you should start by searching close to home. If you do have attorneys you are familiar with, ask who they believe would be best for you. After going through personal references - especially from individuals who had similar needs - you should broaden your search through public information resources. You can call your area's attorney referral service or check legal organizations like Martindale-Hubbell. There are other resources available online, such as You can check websites for client reviews and other third-party forms of approval.
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.
  • You need to ask questions about how the attorney will communicate with you and what responsibilities you hold in the relationship.
  • The attorney should let you know the best channel for quick communication and you need to inform him or her when you want updates.
  • You should also ask questions to get to know the attorney as an individual in order to ensure this is a person you can trust. Ask about their legal philosophy and how he or she views the lawyer/client relationship. Ask as how to keep fees down or what daily disruptions you should expect from a long legal battle.
You need to ask about every possible fee that will come up when working with an attorney. You should request a list of all costs in advance so you won't be surprised by additional expenses like overhead. Also determine exactly when you will start being billed. You want to inspect paperwork carefully. If the attorney charges you for his or her experience, you need to make sure he or she will perform tasks personally and not hand it off to an assistant. Find out if the attorney has a flat fee or charges by the hour. Many civil lawyers work on contingency. Make inquiries about how the lawyer plans to provide service for your money and what you can do if you start to feel unsatisfied with his or her performance.
You can ask how many similar cases they have handled and if they have special skills or training that applies specifically to your needs. Lawyers can't mention clients by name, but you should ask for basic details about identical past cases. You should check their office for the appropriate certifications and diplomas. You can also ask how long he or she has practiced law and request information that demonstrates the practice's success. Look for precise details such as percentage of cases settled out of court.

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