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04/11/2012
By: dcluiss
Chevo Pastrano Atty At Law
I made a massive mistake seven years ago that landed me in more trouble than I bargained for. I was pulled over and lied about being my brother to try and avoid going to jail for an unpaid speeding ticket. I went to jail for DWI even though I was NOT intoxicated and bailed out under my brothers name. Lying about being my brother was the single most selfish and shameful thing I have ever done. The first thing I did when I got out was hire Chevo. Later, the DA threw the book at me, indicting me on three felony tampering with government doc charges(3rdegree felony) and one felony false identification(state jail felony) charge. The economy had affected my business greatly and that along with the stress of legal trouble put me in a bind financially. When any other attorney would have (and he should have) dropped me, Chevo stuck by a scared broke and alone 21 year old kid. I would not advise you slow pay an attorney as I know for a fact he was fed up with me on several occasions.Even through this, chevo fought for me like I was his own and eventually got the DWI, and every single felony dismissed!!! Two weeks ago I was notified by my county that I was not allowed to vote or buy firearms because I was listed as a felon. They also notified me that there was some uncertainty because there was no official conviction on record. After several frustrating phone calls to Hays County I found out that I would have to get the DA and Judge to sign off on the fact that all three of the felonies that were supposed to be dismissed had not been filed with the other dismissals. That may sound like a cinch but there was no supporting court records that my charges were supposed to go down that way. To say the least this was a very tall order and was actually told so by the district clerks office. I called Chevo in a panick and explained the situation. He calmly and confidently explained he would get it handled and for me to relax. I reluctantly followed his instructions. Just like in your lives, I have had many promises and appointments made and peoples word given to me. As I am sure you know, almost nobody takes their word seriously these days so I was very uneasy about the situation. Fast forward to thirty minutes ago. Chevo gave me a call to inform me that the three tampering charges were signed to the original dismissal they had been left out of by the state seven years prior!!!! I could not be happier with Chevo!! After I had put him through the ringer, I call him seven years later and he still steps up to the plate and knocks it out of the park!! He did all of this for me and is actually ignoring me when I ask him where to send his money. I know he feels he was paid for this seven years ago and this should have been handled then so taking money feels wrong to him. It is my belief that good men have integrity thatunshakableable. Chevo Pastrano is undoubtedly a GOOD MAN and a GREAT ATTORNEY -Dustin C.
06/08/2017
By: dreaux
The Law Office of David C Hardaway
The reviews I've read online about David before and after my case match up well to my experience in working with David. He's genuine and honest, cares about his clients and the community. Explains things clearly and doesn't hold back on telling you what you need to know and giving you a reliable opinion.Not only are David and his team easy to work with both in person and through the online account they create to help you keep track of events and discovery, but they also bring a background of experience and knowledge that can make an otherwise disheartening process into one you can go into with confidence that you have a solid team sticking up for you.When the local DA tried to bully me and I wanted to stand up to it David looked at every piece of my case and let me know that we had a strong case. He took it to court for me and was relentless in every step of the process to be sure no stone was unturned in beating back the DA's allegations and manipulations. His thorough and experienced effort got the job done.
01/29/2013
By: barbaraj50
Chevo Pastrano Atty At Law
An exceptional attorney! In February 2012, our son was arrested on a felony theft charge. When our attorney unexpectedly passed away in August, Chevo took over our son's case at no additional cost to us. At our initial meeting, Chevo spent a great deal of time with us, addressing all our concerns, explaining legal procedures and possible outcomes, answering all our questions and generally reassuring us at a very stressful time. The case was finally resolved two weeks ago with a much better outcome than we anticipated (reduced to a misdemeanor charge with two years probation), thanks to Mr. Pastrano's diligent efforts. During this ordeal, Chevo communicated with us regularly by telephone and email to keep us "in the loop". This was a new experience for us and his professionalism, calm demeanor and patience made it so much easier to deal with. Chevo is a caring individual and i would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a top-notch attorney!
08/01/2017
By: Stephen S.
Paul W Parash Atty At Law
My personal experience with Paul Parash over a twenty plus year span has been beyond exceptional. He does what he says he is going to and clearly knows law. He is fine man and an excellent trial attorney. He is not afraid to take the tough cases, make the tough decisions, and see them through to the end. His knowledge, wisdom, and overall legal strategies are effective and beyond respectable. He is a consummate professional.Honesty, integrity, perseverance, as well as compassion, understanding, and patience are virtues, in my experience as well as many others I know, directly associated with Mr. Parash. He is a man of his word. When representing me, I can absolutely rely on him to do the right thing and have my welfare and best interest at heart.
10/03/2013
By: adrian.markham
Chevo Pastrano Atty At Law
Chevo Pastrano is dedicated to helping his clients and guide them through the court process. He takes time with you and your case. By this I mean he goes over everything ,he calls you and keeps in touch with you and is proficient in answering any questions. He will guide you all the way through the process. He is available to his clients when he is able and is very considerate. I was so very blessed to have him turn around an ugly accusation made about me and got the very best outcome. Better than I expected! Thank you Chevo for everything you have done for me and my family. He cares! He is an honorable man as well with integrity and wisdom and that means a lot to me.
11/14/2012
By: henry.borrego
Chevo Pastrano Atty At Law
Chevo Pastrano Atty,What can I say. There are no words for the level of dedication this attoney has. Very strong in the court room; thinks outside of the box with his defendants. This attoney is not affaid to go above and beyond. Just to give you a little back ground of my case. There was another company that wanted to bully us out of business. They hired high priced lawfirm out of Houston to sue us, and drive us out of business. At the end of everything that company agreed to all of our terms, and the high price attoney ran with there tails in between thier legs. HAHA. I will never use another attoney again.
07/30/2017
By: Robert E.
Paul W Parash Atty At Law
Paul Parish has been my attorney for more than 15 years. His experience and professionalism has always been top knotch. He recently represented me in a divorce and a contemp charge I filed against my Ex. He won the case and justice was served. Paul has always been prompt returning my calls and always returned my emails. I would recommend Paul to anyone I knew and loved.Thank you Paul ParishRobert
10/25/2016
By: Lashae N.
Chevo Pastrano Atty At Law
My sister landed herself in some serious trouble with a felony and surprisingly Chevo got the case completely dismissed!! Not only that, the whole process was quick. I will definitely be referring him to anyone I know who may need legal representation in the future!!
12/07/2012
By: david.brasse.9
Chevo Pastrano Atty At Law
He is an outstanding lawyer. I would highly reccomend him to anyone. He won my appeal and got my fully aquited. I am a real client of his.
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 yellowpages.com. 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.
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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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