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I had a municipal case about a month ago that I was really nervous about. I had gotten into an accident and I was looking at a large number of fines and points. The attorney met me outside the court house and we walked in together. She was very reassuring that everything was going to be okay. In the end she got everything dismissed. I didn't even owe any fines! I would definitely recommend her to anybody.
I hired brooke Barnett in 2013 for a criminial case for my cousin. when i met brooke, she made it seem like she had our best interst at heart and was very convincing. She told me that she would defend my cousin as if he was her family member of hers (That was a lie). Duiring the case she was two hours late for court and even though it seemed that she had a good presentation she lost the case. After court she promised my family and i that she will put in my cousins transfer paperwork so that he could be closer to his mom due to her illness (this nevered happened). she also promised if she lost the case she would refund us 2500 dollar (this nevered happened). she promised that she would put the appeal paperwork to get a retrial (this nevered happened). We called her several times and left multiple messages and she nevered responded. My cousin used his commisary money to call her several times and would be put on hold for 15 mins by her secretarty and then be told she left or she is in trial or they would just hang up on him. I also never recieved any contract or paperwork prior or after my cousin sentencing. Which by law i am entitled of a break down of what she spent our money on. (this nevered happen). i am completey enraged and dissapointed that someone like this exsist. She is a poor example of what a lawyer and i woulnt reccommend her to anyone.
She was always late (like, HOURS late) to court appearances, she didn't keep me informed or promptly return phone calls, forgot about court appearances, and then sent her associate in her place without my knowledge or consent. She was also astronomically more expensive than other attorneys. Hire someone else, Brooke Barnett wants to be a reality star, not an attorney.
Attorney Brooke Barnett was nice at first until my family paid her once she received payment her attitude slowly changed she said she was gonna fight for me and cross examine alleged witness Brook did not. she took the first plea deal offered and did not try and fight to get a better plea.. Attorney did not allow me to produce any evidence that would help the case. Brooke acted more like a prosecutor not a hired attorney. She was not understanding to my family's concerns and questions. Attorney was unresponsive and only came to visit me in custody a few times and stopped. Brooke sent her associates who was not knowledgeable about my case. I am a first time offender who has never been in any trouble. Now I have to do time and away from my family, and sick mother. Brooke made no recommendations to be close to my mother who she is very aware of her illness. Brooke didn't make any recommendations to the courts for programs that would have reduced time. Brooke had no compassion for me as her respectful client and followed her advice thoughout the entire case.
Words can't fully describe how much money and time Barnet has cost my family and I do not recommend Brooke Barnett to anyone.
ms barnette was not responsive in my husband's case,after paying her ,she promply stopped calling with updates, my husband would call and leave messages for her with her staff she did not respond to our messages,.the first six months after she started the case i asked my husband to give her a call to hear the status of the case she responded with, she has reached out to the prosecutor and was looking to hear back,we had anticipated a year from the time(july 2007)we hired her for everything to be resolved. a year came and went , my husband would call leave a message with her staff,but no call back ,she did give my husband her cell phone # he called and he did get her a couple of times but she would say she is busy and cant talk then promise to call back and did not this went on until 2010,when at the end of our rope we called anther lawyer who advised us to write her and let her know that we were waiting on a response from her,this got her attention she finally sent the paper work and guess what it revealed the case was resolved since 2008 but she never sent us the paper work till 2011. part of what makes it so frustrating is that she was in Nj we were in Florida,so it was easy for her to ignore us,perhaps she has changed this just a cautionary note her partner of saluti and barnette was reprimanded by the office of attorney ethics in NJ ,they are no longer partners but she essentially did the same thing to us in not responding to clients and failing to communicate.finally she was to get paperwork for us from the records department but never did to substantiate the ruling, we eventually called the records department and paid the $5 it required.bottom line the case was resolved in 2008 she did not send us the dispositon till february of 2011,we lost alot of time and our lives were in limbo for 3 more years when it did not have to be this way.