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Posted by James Ludwig, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I hired Peter to represent me after contacting a "so called" gun Attorney, that told me I had no chance of winning my case. He was wrong, Peter won the case for me, He was very concerned, knowledgeable about what I was going through. I would highly recommend him to anyone with a firearms related issue. I feel that not only did I hire an attorney, I also gained a friend. I am extremely pleased.
Posted by Dick, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Peter and his staff were very attentive to all my needs....returning my phone calls....sitting down with me and listening to me (endlessly)....offering advice and walked me through the entire process.
If I ever need an attorney again, I would definitely use Peter's firm. I would definitely recommend them to others.
Posted by Lifelong Gun Owner, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Prior to contacting Peter I wasted a vital week attempting to call other attorneys. Who all said they would take the case then either never contacted me back after the screening or they would tell me they could take the case but reccomend finding someone more suitable for "such a serious crime". To explain: I had just recently moved to NY State where my daughter instantly obtained a issue with an older man that need the Police to get involved in. Once we called the Police they came to our home to take a report. Once they ran my ID they noticed I was a gun owner and asked about the guns I owned. All of a sudden I was being arrested inside my own home, taken to jail & charge with a violent felony that had me facing 7 years in prison. My guns were all legally purchased and registered but NY State doesn't recognize any of registrations but their own.
Once I found and called Peter I was instantly transferred to him where he took a brief description of what had occurred. Within a few more minutes he contacted me back to take a full description. I was given 2 weeks to prepare my case for court but Peter's knowledge and quick action turned it around to 2 month in order to prepare the documents he wanted ( which my household was still in disarray from the move) Not only did he assist me with getting the proper documents but also made sure I completely understood what was happening every step of the process. If I had a question for him it was merely minutes after my call he would contact back HIMSELF. He was not only able to get my charges reduced without jail time but also obtained documents for me to from the Prosecuting Attorney and Judge that neither had ever heard of. These documents made it possible for me to retain necessary legal clearance for work and the ability to make a simple misunderstanding on my part into just that. When the court system made me into an instant "violent criminal" although I had no prior arrest history. If you NEED an attorney that will look after your best interest and be 100% up to par on the ever changing NY State Gun Laws then Peter H Tilem is the man you want. His knowledge, experience and personal professionalism means everything!
Posted by a Business client, Flag
Prior to contacting Peter we had worked with two other lawyers on the same issue. One was unhelpful and the other seemed grossly incompetent. Peter was like a breath of fresh air. He was calm, he was reassuring, and has a keen understanding of the government under which he operated. We feel we were well represented, with peter decisively on our side. The outcome was better than we had hoped for and we would not hesitate to use Peter in the future.
Posted by WS, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Peter Tilem was the best choice I have had made in years prior to the poor choices that lead to my criminal issues. Since a lot of my personal circumstances were very vague and I did not completely understand the law, it helped a great deal that Peter was my attorney. He explained my options; he kept me informed at all times, he answered all of my questions, phone calls, and emails. During the tumultuous experience, Peter in some miraculous way made it more bearable. I am forever grateful for everything he and his staff have done to help me through the most difficult time in my life. If you are looking for an attorney who will truly help you and care about you, choose Tilem and Campbell. It will be the best decision you will make for yourself. Thank you, Peter! You will never be forgotten.
Posted by Ray, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
i was facing a double felony after i severely misunderstood Ny's laws. i am a Pa resident. although i never met peter tilem face to face, he called, left voicemails, and made every attempt to keep me informed throughout the whole terrifying process. peter managed to build a case that favored me so well that i ended up with a small fine and nothing more! the pricing was more then i anticipated, but well worth it, i am proof.
Posted by a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
Peter is an excellent attorney, personable and knowledgeable. He handled our matter quickly and effectively, and was always prompt in communicating with us whenever anything came up. Thanks to his help, and his thorough, aggressive defense of our interests, our matter was settled without recourse to the courts. That having been said, I would have had no qualms about being represented by Peter in a court action, and indeed he will be my first choice should this ever become necessary. At all times, having Peter in my corner made me feel a great deal more secure. His representation saved us an enormous amount of hassle and undoubtedly a great deal of money as well. His services came highly recommended from friends in the legal profession, and his advocacy on our behalf lived up to every aspect of the recommendation.
Posted by Joe, a Fraud client, Flag
I can't say enough good things about Mr. Peter Tilem and the rest of his firm. I arrived at my appointment shaken and upset - which is how it feels when a law abiding citizen suddenly finds himself on the wrong side of the law. I instantly felt like a patient in the hands of a good Doctor. Peter listened carefully to every word I said, answered every question and thoroughly examined the facts. I was extremely impressed by his knowledge and timely responses to the various obstacles that surfaced throughout my case. In the midst of a difficult process - it is so comforting to know that there is a defense attorney like Mr. Tilem ready to give all of his boundless energy and commitment to a case. He is a skilled professional who is also extremely personable. I highly recommend him and am extremely grateful to him for everything he has done for me.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Peter was not only a wonderful, knowledgeable attorney, he was compassionate and caring as well. He truly gave my case full attention and kept in touch with me all along the way.
Posted by a Residential client, Flag
Years ago Mr. Tilem represented me when I purchased my apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He was professional, knowledgeable and most accessable. Wherever I picked up the phone to ask "a first time home buyer" question, he personally answered my question in a simple straight foward manner.
Two years later when I received a speeding ticket in White Plains, NY his current office successfully fought the ticket and obtained a satisfactory disposition of the matter.
I would highly reccommend Mr. Tilem as an attorney
Posted by Elizabeth, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I came to Tilem & Campbell with a pressing, thorny legal issue. Not only did Peter Tilem make room in his busy schedule for me that very day, he consulted with his partner on my issue.
Without resorting to trickery or arcane loopholes, they used their obviously vast knowledge of the law to expose a critical flaw in the proceedings against me that not only aided me, but resulted in my being able to walk away from the entire proceedings without further thought.
There were several factors beyond this that made Peter Tilem and his firm stand out, in my opinion, in the legal community:
â€¢ They were speedy and informative communicators: not only were they quick to respond to my calls, they were able to explain "legalese" in layman's terms in a way that was respectful and clear.
â€¢ Despite the size and stature of their firm (they have been called frequently as media experts), they are willing to take on small, less lucrative clients in the name of justice, e.g., their noted work with battered women and children.)
â€¢ Peter Tilem follows UP with clients - even when the situation is resolved, Mr. Tilem takes great care to keep in contact with clients to reassure them and to let them know he will be there should any repercussions arise.
I have had to deal with several attorneys in my life; I consider Peter Tilem to be among the finest.
Posted by a Federal Crime client, Flag
Mister Tilem performed excellent,