"A most impressive mix of professionalism, preparedness, and knowledge."
Dear Allan, not a day goes by that my girlfriend and I are not thankful for how our situation turned out and that we can finally be together. Every single day, we continue to breathe a huge sigh of relief. And we owe all of our gratitude to you and your incredible legal team. The last year and a half has easily been the most difficult time of my life: being charged with a crime and losing many friends as a result; losing my job and facing public humiliation; having complete uncertainty of my future; being convinced that my life was completely over; standing trial; and of course, the death of my mother.
And you, Allan, were the one who helped me get through each and every single one of these obstacles. Allan, during this most difficult time, you were not only my lawyer, but you were also a friend. Aside from your legal counsel and court preparations, your friendship and advice were especially comforting and needed during a time when I had almost nobody to turn to. You helped ease my worry and nerves, and you made my ordeal incredibly less nerve-wracking than it could have been. I found it very easy to put all of my trust and faith into you, and that is a difficult thing for somebody who was in my position to do: somebody whose entire future hangs in the balance. When I first realized I needed a lawyer, I did some shopping around and spoke with quite a few law firms. Most of them did not take the time to listen to the unique nature of my case — one of them actually suggested I skip town as a solution!
Almost all of the firms I spoke with basically told me I was screwed, and it was obvious they were not taking the time to listen to the details of my situation. Allan, you were the only attorney who actually listened. You were the only one who invited me to meet you face to face that very afternoon, and you have no idea how happy I am that I did. When I showed up at your office less than an hour after our first telephone conversation, you and Hillary (whom I also owe an immense deal of gratitude) had already researched my situation extensively and were prepared to start working my case that very day. At that moment, I knew I made a wise decision with you and your firm. It was also during this initial visit with you that my nerves finally started to calm. I thought my life was over; thanks to you, I was wrong. My life is now just beginning. You, Hillary, and the rest of your team have shown extreme patience to deal with my many, many phone calls. I had nobody to turn to except you and Hillary, and I think back to how often I called your office with questions and concerns, or sometimes just for simple reassurance — it seems like I averaged about 3 calls a day. l But you and the members of your firm were always more than happy to offer me assistance, no matter how mundane my questions were. During my entire legal ordeal, it was very apparent that you and your team took a genuine and concerned interest in me, my life, and my future — you were not just simply doing your jobs. You treated me as if it were not only my future on the line, but yours as well. It was this genuine care that really helped me get through it all; I was part of a fantastic team — a team who truly had my best interests at heart. I still think of how lucky I am that I had such a truly amazing legal team on my side. During the trial, it was apparent that you were the only lawyer who was well-prepared, and had a plan that was organized and effective.
You literally thought everything through. It was nothing short of amazing to watch you think on your feet and attack the case from all sorts of angles I never would have thought of. You treated the case as though it was your life on the line, and I’ll never forget that. Aside from legal advice, but you also offered personal advice — the kind of advice I would expect from an old friend — that I still refer back to and will for the rest of my life. You not only made sure I still had a future, but you offered wisdom that assured I would have a good future. Thank you. You and your team truly possess a most impressive mix of professionalism, preparedness, and knowledge. I will always turn to you with any legal matter I, or any member of my family, may have in the future. I cannot recommend you enough, Allan. Allan, you and your firm truly are superheroes. Thank you again for everything.