I can't begin to say enough good, about our experience with John (Jay) Abom, and his expertise in regards to my wife's retail theft charges.
I initially contacted Jay after he had been recommended to me by another very respected Harrisburg lawyer. The other lawyer is an expert in the field of immigration, and he had helped my wife once before, so when he recommended me to speak to Jay, I did so with no hesitation.
I am very glad that I did, because when I first made contact with Jay, I really thought that my wife was at an insurmountable impasse which was going to lead to nothing but very bad consequences for her, and the rest of my family. While Jay conceded that the case with my wife was going to be a challenge, and that he couldn't promise us anything, he would do everything in his power, and do the best that he could for us. He seemed very sincere, and personable, and so I hired him.
Because of the special circumstances of her case, and all of the obstacles that were against us, Jay had to do a lot of behind the scenes information gathering, and "out of the box" thinking. He consequently came up with a strategy which was basically her only hope to be able to remain home with us.
It took a little over three months from my first contact with Jay, until the completion of the case, but the results were more that we could have possibly hoped for. My wife remains here at home with us, keeping our family intact, which is something that I truly thought would never happen. Really!
I would highly recommend Jay Abom to anyone who needs a good lawyer. He knows what he is doing, works hard, and gets results. Thank you very much Jay for all of your hard work, and attention to detail.
Attorney John (Jay) Abom was recommended to me. From the very first telephone call I made to his office to the conclusion of my case, Attorney Abom and his staff were extremely professional, attentive and prompt. I was scheduled for an appointment to meet with Jay the same day that I telephoned. Having never been arrested before and facing criminal charges, I felt alone and afraid, not knowing what to expect. Jay put me at ease after the first 15 minutes of meeting him. He explained everything to me in detail and terms that I could understand. He told me what could be expected from the first to the final step. His professionalism, vast knowledge and expertise in law and his honesty helped ease my mind. Jay and his staff were very prompt in their responses to any questions or concerns which I had and he went above and beyond ensuring that I understood and was comfortable with all proceedings. I received support and respect from Jay and he would call me with updates well beyond the end of the work day. I felt Jay was genuinely concerned for me as his client and I would HIGHLY recommend him. He got my charges dismissed and I cannot thank him enough. He is truly the best!
I was facing 10-15 years on Possession with intent to manufacture and deliver based charges combined with possession of firearms. Evidence was hard and there was no way this would come out in my favor in trial. However, John managed to get my sentence down to 36 months of reduced supervision probation and also was able to get some of my confiscated property (vehicles) returned to me.
Posted by a client
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board brought retail theft charges against me. I asked around and multiple people highly recommended John Abom. I was facing felony charges and was scared. The first day I met John Abom, he thoroughly explained the process to me in layman's terms. John Abom is very professional, has a vast knowledge of the law, and is extremely honest. As time passed, I found John Abom and his staff to be prompt in their responses to any questions or concerns I had. I received genuine support and respect and they were attentive and involved in the criminal case and my best interest. While facing the felony charges that arose out of my employment with the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, John Abom fought the District Attorney and the PA Liquor Control Board very hard on my behalf. John Abom's courage, vast knowledge of the law, and genuine concern for me ultimately resulted in my case being dismissed and the charges being expunged. Both my family and myself thank John Abom for all of the support, help, and everything John has done for me during this case. John Abom has an incredible amount of courage and is highly respected. I will (and already have) recommend you to anyone who needs a lawyer. Thank you again for everything!
Posted by a client
I work at a local college and sometimes smart students make bad decisions. I have referred a few of those students to Mr. Abom to assist them with the aftermath of those bad decisions. He has been nothing short of fantastic. He treats them with the utmost integrity and respect. Because of his due diligence and vast knowledge of the legal system, those bad decisions will not follow them for the rest of their lives. Those students are indebted to him. I would recommend Mr. Abom whole heartedly to anyone who has legal issues.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
I was recently arrested for my second DUI. I hired Mr. John A. Abom and I am very happy with my choice. Mr. Abom handled my case and was very professional and was able to put me at ease with my worries, concerns and fears I had. On my first visit I left the law firm with a sense of peace, I was a nervous wreck going in. His support staff are very pleasant, polite and quick to return any of my calls and/or emails, and answer any of my questions I had.
Mr. Abom took the time to completely explain all of the procedures, anticipated events, and the entire legal process from a layman's point of view. Mr. Abom went as far as scheduling an appointment with the work release center so we(I) could ask questions; see the facility to help ease my anxiety. Mr. Abom’s professionalism, demeanor, and knowledge of the law had a calming effect on me and I cannot thank him enough.
Thank you for helping me. I am so grateful and appreciative. Gracias.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
John (Jay) is one-of-a-kind. An accomplished attorney, Jay treats each client with respect and takes the time to get to know "you and your case". Faced with a retail theft M1 criminal charge, I wasn't sure where to start. I knew I needed an attorney, but was not sure who to turn to. I began researching online, getting quotes for fees (these vary widely from hourly, flat, retainer...) and asked a few respected professionals in the community for referrals. Jay was on the list. After meeting with two attorneys (one via phone and another in person), I met with Jay. Opening up and discussing what I had done was a difficult process. I felt guarded, anxious, afraid, and just plain sick in my stomach. I was embarrassed at what I had done and felt my life as a professional was over. I felt my integrity and self worth were gone. Opening up to Jay over the course of office visits, phone calls, and emails; made me realize I am not a bad person. I made a bad choice and needed to reach out for support. Jay helped me take steps to start this process and be accountable for my thoughts and actions. Throughout the court process, Jay helped me feel comfortable with the outcome. I am facing the consequences of my actions, but feel I now have a very different outlook on life and others than before meeting him. I used to be quick to judge others, but not anymore. We all have our challenges in life and if faced with the challenge of a legal matter-I would highly recommend Jay. The saying goes "you get what you pay for". Jay is worth every penny!
Posted by a Federal Crime client
When I met Jay I had some very serious federal charges I was facing. When my mom & I met him for the first time we had no idea what to expect he would have to say. To say the least I was very upset & scared. We walked away from that meeting relieved & confident we found the best lawyer to represent me. Jay is extremely kind, caring & understanding. He is a phenomenal person. Extremely genuine. He has always been available for any questions at any time. My family has expressed how blessed we have been to have found him. My case is still open & I can confidently say whatever the outcome I am more then thankful for the representation I have received. Thank u Jay from the bottom of my heart for everything u have done for me! I speak for my whole family.
Posted by Kim
My experience with Jay, both professionally and personally, has always been positive. His clients are treated with the utmost respect and dignty as they may face tough life issues. Both Jay's candor and honesty are unparalleled. As such, he has my highest recommendation as well as having earned my respect. His partnership with clients is unparalleled. Jay also gives time back to the community in various endeavors which is admirable in its own right. I would not hestitate to recommend Jay to clients, friends or family as I know that they will be presented with a strong advocate for their needs.
Posted by a Education client
Seeking legal counsel during a discipline process against our son at Dickinson College, the firm Abom & Kutulakis came highly recommended from a local administrator at the college. The firm is conveniently located in the heart of Carlisle, PA, right next door to the college. Our family interviewed Jay Abom by phone and decided that his personality and knowledge of the state laws and the college court systems made him a perfect fit.
Jay’s skilled expertise and experience with college misconduct cases was evident throughout the process. He became deeply engaged and intensely involved in uncovering every detail of the case. He is able to process information and synthesize it immediately. He does his homework to research laws and other cases that were relevant to our case and share that information with us. Weighing issues and looking at every angle, he presented the options to us in a coherent and understandable manner. I appreciated his candidness, wit and compassion. Not only did he possess a thorough knowledge of the law, he has a heart and developed a caring relationship with my son, who felt Jay’s genuine concern for his well-being.
Jay was always available, that even while travelling on a family vacation he took on calls in the wee hours of the morning. Giving us sound advice to avoid litigation, he put his personal interests aside. Had we gone to court, he would have benefited from a long legal process entailing more legal and emotional expenses. He recommended us the best possible outcome according to his knowledge of the risks involved. He kept our son’s and our family’s best interest in heart and mind.
We highly recommend Jay Abom as a lawyer. Due to our experience working with Jay, we developed an even greater respect for lawyers!