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Jeffrey Steven Hark

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  1. Better off with a PD

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
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    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Jeffrey Hark.
    • I hired Jeffrey 1-3 years ago.
    • Jeffrey handled my Criminal Defense matter.

    I never ever would recommend a "public pretender" but if it came down to Mr. Hark and a PD; I would 100% go with a PD. I hired Mr. Hark for a family member incarcerated. Mr. Hark has not gone to see in him in the four months that I have hired him. I have to call for days to get a response from him and he does not put you at ease at all. Attorneys that I have hired for myself have made me feel better about the legal circumstance not worse. My attorney came to see me three days after being locked up on a SATURDAY and I had not even paid him yet. Attorney's depend on word of mouth and I hope this word of mouth goes around; DO NOT HIRE Jeffrey Hark. Save yourself the $3000 or spend a little more to go with an attorney who actually is available when you need him.

    1. Jeffrey Steven Hark

      Jeffrey Hark

      Lawyer Comment:

      I have been practicing law 20 years and have opened over 4677 civil, criminal, workers compensation, or municipal court cases. I can not address the comments of this individual because s/he did not identify themself, never called my office to discuss why s/he was not happy, nor met with me personally to discuss the concerns s/he had. There are many times when, regardless of the efforts I take, the facts are the facts, and based on those facts and the defendant's prior criminal history, the prosecutor's office may not extend a plea agreement acceptable to the client. However, if and when the client pleads guilty he is informed of his right to trial, and right to call witnesses on his behalf, and that s/he is waiving that right in exchange for any proposed plea agreement that is offered. We do not and have never guaranteed any results, merely that my office while do everything lawful and ethical to secure the best possible results for each client given their individual circumstances at the time I am hired. Remember, prior criminal history, prior pending charges, prior drug use/ history of addition, and or violations of parol and probation, often times dictate how much the prosecutors' office are willing to negotiate with defendants. Also the most important aspect of any relationship is open lines of communications and mutual respect. Obviously, those did not exist in this case.

      Posted 5 months ago. Flag

  2. Great

    Posted by a Family client,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
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     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Average
    • I recommend Jeffrey Hark.
    • I hired Jeffrey 1-3 years ago.
    • Jeffrey handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Mr. Hark is extremely professional. He gets back to you when it is extremely important, otherwise he is spending his time working on your case. He does the best he can do for his clients. My case is not over yet, but I am very confident with Mr. Hark as my lawyer.

  3. If you want a lawyer who is in your corner

    Posted by Elizabeth, a Car Accident client,
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     Excellent
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    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Jeffrey Hark.
    • I hired Jeffrey more than 3 years ago.
    • Jeffrey handled my Car / Auto Accident matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Jeffrey Hark took on my son’s case (he was a passenger in a car hit by a 3-time drunk driver) shortly after when my son’s original lawyer bid him adieu in a form letter – two days shy of the two-year date of first taking on the case. After receiving the “it’s been swell” I forwarded your case to the court letter from lawyer #1, we had no idea how to proceed. We were like a deer in headlights, a chicken without a head, an ostrich with its head stuck in a hole --- you get the general gist. We seriously thought we were at the end of the road.

    Jeffrey Hark has been playing catch up on my son’s case since signing on in 2009. Trust me, when I say this is not an understatement. The case has had so many ups and downs; and missed opportunities that I was sure that when my son said we had to meet this really “hard-assed” (my son’s exact words) lawyer who said he would take on his case; my husband and I were like “okay we’ll meet him” and tried to temper our kid’s regenerated belief that maybe the good guy will prevail after all mentality with some realism and (hard earned) skepticism.

    Jeffrey Hark took on my son’s case even after my husband basically insulted Mr. Hark’s choice of career during our initial “let’s meet the folks” meeting. He took on this case even after realizing he had a client (who because of serious injuries) came with his very own personal assistant/full-time advocate/part-time muscle/Mom.

    As a family, we have been dealing with this case and everything it entails since 2007. We had just about given up hope of ever seeing it end. When Jeffrey Hark came on board in 2009, we started believing that maybe just maybe as our son said “the good guy will prevail after all.”

    If you want someone in your corner who will answer your phone calls, doesn’t mind an email every week or so, has your best interest at heart, points you in the right direction and expects you to get your ass in gear and do what needs to be done to get your case moving then make a call to the law office of Hark & Hark and ask for Jeffrey Hark.

    P.S.: The office staff at Hark and Hark is courteous and extremely helpful (especially Terri)

  4. Mr. Jeffrey Hark is the Best!

    Posted by Bruce, a Workers Compensation client,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Jeffrey Hark.
    • I hired Jeffrey more than 3 years ago.
    • Jeffrey handled my Workers Compensation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I'm not giving him 5 Stars because he is representing my mother...I'm giving him 5 Stars because Mr. Hark and his staff works hard and is honest. Mr. Hark has earned all 5 Stars!

  5. Working 4 Workers Comp & 3rd Party

    Posted by Al, a Car Accident client,
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     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
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    • I recommend Jeffrey Hark.
    • I hired Jeffrey more than 3 years ago.
    • Jeffrey handled my Car / Auto Accident matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Jeff has been on the ball since he was hired. Involved in a major Motor vehicle accident he first straightened out some information that should not have been in court and it never was... During the long fight with workmans comp, he always made sure I had some money coming in somehow and my medical needs were fought for. Opposed to sitting back and doing nothing, as my case is somewhat open/shut with wittnesses, Jeff has worked hard to get me an award HE deems suitable to my prior life as my past life will never be available to me again do to my injuries and psychological conditions. I do not want to write a book here but if it were not Jeff, I would not have gone back to school for a field that I loved prior to my accident - one that perhaps I can do as well as my previous position. Listen - Jeff is a supurb lawyer who keeps you informed, every time I started getting worried about the cases and gave Jeff a call - it seemed like magic because he was in court the day of or before for me and had new news. I highly recommend Jeffrey Hark as your lawyer. My cases are not settled yet but I have every confidence that Jeff will and does have my best interest in mind. With some other lawyers this is an open/shut case where they would settle opposed to fight; I love the fact there is a fighter in my corner.