Posted by Mrs. Velasquez
My husband was arrested on May 28, 2013 by the Elizabeth Police Department for something he did not do. He was being accused of a crime that happened in Elizabeth, NJ back on October 31, 2011. At the time he was given a ridiculous ransom bail of $2 Million. Our youngest daughter was 2 years old at the time. After dealing with an incompetent lawyer who told me my husband had no chance and was looking to do life I quickly looked for someone else to represent him. Money was an issue but Brooke was willing to take on the case. She does not chase after her money but does expect too get paid. Payment is due in full prior to trial and that was clearly stated. It took 2 years for the Union County Prosecutors office to finally give us a trial date. Trial began in April 2015 and after 3 weeks the Judge declared a mistrial due to additional information that the Prosecutor's office was aware of and only exposed in court. Brooke pushed to get the case back in court right away and after 2 weeks we were back with the new trial in the middle of May 2015. After 4 weeks of trial and 2 years in jail on June 4, 2015 my husband was found NOT GUILTY on all 26 counts against him. The Union County Prosecutor's Office wanted to close a case and were willing to just blame an innocent man. They were willing to distort the facts but Brooke was not going to let that happen. They tried to use Phone Records and DNA evidence. Phone records were pulled in 2013, 2 years after the incident, and they show a routine that our family had which the prosecutor's office tried to distort as some type of conspiracy theory. Due to the fact that they were pulled 2 years later they were not able to get GPS info on calls made which would have proved he was not in the area of the crime. DNA evidence came back with MULTIPLE contributor's but the prosecutor's office only wanted to focus on my husbands DNA. The other contributor's were not investigated. They also tried to say that I was uncooperative. I was only approached by the prosecutor's office for questioning at time of trial which at this point was 4 years after the alleged incident. I made it real clear that I was not willing to cooperate after what they had done to my family and my husband. Brooke became more than just an attorney she is FAMILY FOR LIFE! While on trial our youngest daughter graduated from daycare at Kean College on Friday, May 15, 2015. Brooke took the time out to come to the ceremony with a dozen roses and a teddy bear for our daughter after being in court all day with my husband. This meant so much to our family. Brooke took this case very personal and put 1000% into it. Within the 2 years there was not much she could do because she said from the beginning that this was a trial case. Once at trail she would work on this case 24/7. Plenty of emails, texts and phone calls were exchanged the closer we got to trial. From spending time at her office I was able to see the hard work that goes on behind closed doors when clients think that nothing is being done. Brooke is a great hard working dedicated attorney. Clients need to rest easy and know that she is fighting for there rights. In addition they also need to know that her time is money. No words can explain what our family thinks about Brooke and her team. THEY ARE THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS AND WILL FIGHT FOR WHATS RIGHT!
Posted by Donald
Choosing a lawyer is difficult but I'm glad I met and hired Brooke after someone recommended me to her law firm. I had a civil issue that is too painful to elaborate on but Brooke was there for me every step of the way. We built a solid relationship, she and the entire staff at BMB Law were supportive and in the end the case was resolved successfully. Thank You Brooke and BMB Law!
Posted by Sheri
Brooke and her team will always do right by you and fight for you when you can't fight for yourself or by yourself! I needed help I needed to defend my rights, Brooke and her team where there for me every step of the way.
Posted by Gerald
Brooke defended me in a criminal case and WON! Justice was served and I was free fro the burden of being on trial for a crime that I didn't commit and was falsely accused of. Brooke Barnett didn't just defend me, she upheld and defended my rights from the moment we first met at her office through the trial and even after the trial. If you are looking for a criminal defense or civil litigation lawyer than look no further!
Posted by Phil
I got myself into a real mess. I wasn't sleeping or eating, it was horrible. Then I hired Brooke, she gave me confidence and during my trial she was aggressive and constantly out smarting the prosecutor. I really can't praise Brooke enough. I'd definitely recommend hiring her as your attorney.
Posted by Jonathan
I know firsthand what its like to face serious jail time. I was nearly put behind bars for a crime I didn't complete. Brooke saved my life, over 30 years of it to be exact. If you are experiencing serious jail time like I was than contact Brooke immediately.
Posted by a client
If it weren't for Brooke I wouldn't have the freedom to type this message right now. She was always there for me and we still stay in touch. I highly recommend Brooke M Barnett and BMB Law Firm, the entire staff was extremely supportive, I can't praise them enough.
Posted by a client
This attorny is the worst. She never calls clients back and is a sell out she never put me on a payment plan she waited till sentence. Day to tell me that she needs her money. If not she wont show up she refused to file an apail for me now im hiring a new attorney. To replace her this will cost me double
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
i got brooks name from a good friend who knew of her. I live in SF so I needed a NJ att. At first, she was very nice but quickly became non existant. She quoted a certain price then the day of court, had her paralegal call me and tell if if I didn't pay 2 hours before court, she was no longer my lawyer??? She never returned any of my calls-ever. It was odd and unprofessional to say the least. To this day, she has never sent me one legal document from her office. Never hire this woman, she has no ethics when practicing law. Im sorry I ever came in contact with this woman. DO NOT HIRE HER>>SAVE YOURSELF!
Posted by Eddie
I hired Brooke M. Barnett & Associates. I was dreading the arduous and bureaucratic process of a criminal case, but Brooke and her staff were so professional and efficient, they helped the procedure go very smoothly. Brooke has extensive experience is one of the best trial attorneys out there. From your first conversation with Brooke, you immediately become aware of her integrity and commitment, and moreover, the passion she exudes for her work. Any concern I raised was immediately addressed. Phone calls were answered in a timely manner. Information I requested about the process was promptly forwarded. And there was never a complaint from her staff. They were always courteous and attentive, making me feel that my case was the only one being handled by the firm, when in reality I was likely one of hundreds of clients. That’s right, the Law Offices of Brooke Barnett and Associates has gained a reputation as the “go-to” firm for criminal cases . She will work to help those she believes will contribute to the greater good of this country. Be warned: Once your case has been settled, you’ll likely still continue to hear from Brook . Her genuine warmth and kindness makes it near impossible not to become her friend. Thank you Brooke!!! Eduardo O