Posted by a client
I found Dean online. I had received letters from numerous "criminal defense" lawyers who would handle my DUI. Every single one of them told me there was no hope. i would either enter ARD or I would be convicted.
I went online to Dean's online DUI Case Evaluation website. Within 10 minutes, I completed the online form and clicked "send." Within an hour, I received a comprehensive case evaluation as well as a free legal guide, client reviews and case results, as well as a fee agreement. I was overwhelmed with the amount of information he provided for free. There was no pressure to hire him. I felt that he was not going to send me to a pre-determined outcome and I was right!
I spoke with his assistant, Ashlee. She was kind and understanding during our initial phone call and throughout the process. After hiring Dean, he provided me with a specific information about the next step. He also made it clear that I could contact him at any time. I did contact him several times by email. He always responded within minutes, even on Saturday or in the evening.
Ultimately, Dean was able to achieve a great result.
In the courtroom, I watched him interact with police officers as well as prosecutors. They listened to him closely as he explained the technical aspects of the law and science of DUI that ultimately led them to conclude that one of my charges should be dropped. This saved my driver's license and I am sure it saved my career.
During two court appearances, I also noticed that other lawyers approached Dean to ask his advice. He looks young, but his knowledge and experience as a police officer, prosecutor, and defense attorneys seems well-respected by all in the courtroom.
I would be remiss if I did not mention one other thing. My employer threatened to fire me for being arrested for DUI. Dean took the time to send my employer a letter explaining the process. In the letter Dean noted, "a DUI is not a reflection of character. Very few people can honestly say that they have never operated a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol. Anyone who consumes more than one beer before driving could find themselves in this position." My boss said this was the line that convinced him to keep me. It is also one thing that makes Dean special. He is not a "criminal defense lawyer." He is a DUI Defense lawyer. There is a big difference.
I owe everything to Dean Morgan. If you have been arrested for DUI or for a vehicle-related offense, I encourage you to hire Dean. He is the best!
Posted by Erin
Absolutely sensational results. He is responsive. He is knowledgeable. He is experienced. I felt like he really had a handle on my case from the start. The officer even told me that Dean is one of the best in the area. I am so happy I hired him.
Posted by Pamela
Dean took care of everything I needed for my case. I basically had to show up. He kept me informed the entire time and made the whole process very painless.
Posted by David
This guy is all talk, and will tell you he's not in it for the money when it's so clear that he is. Unprofessional and suspect on all his credentials based on this experience.
He tells me that in my situation it was suitable to go to preliminary hearing so he could go in and review the officer's paper work procedure to see if the officer had done anything irregular or illegal so we could see if we should fight the case or go on with the ARD program. In his emails he goes in great detail how extensive his knowledge is in the DUI field and his expertise gathered from seminars hosted around nationally. This guy not only shows up 30 minutes late keeping the officer and the judge waiting, but goes into the room for only a few minutes. He says he specializes in the DUI field and probably tells all his clients his extensive classes he took at these conferences, but don't be fooled. We met right after and his half ass attitude about the whole thing was underwhelming. He briefly tells me we could fight it, then changes and says its not a bad idea to go ARD because your BAC is low. Tells me officer did the sobriety test correctly on me. What was funny was he spent more time telling me why he was late then actually telling me how he just wasted my first $600 to him for coming to a preliminary hearing that he came late and did absolutely nothing prior, during and after the preliminary hearing. It concluded by him telling me if I wanted to continue his service it would be another $600 more. I had asked him to negotiate the next retainer fee but it was denied and said I was free to find other legal advice.
Why did this man show up late to my court date when I paid the 650 retainer fee? He says he was in a courthouse and overheard a lady who didnt have an attorney to defend her when the prosecutor/judge was going after her for something ridiculous. So he pretty much goes on to defend her in court, who didnt pay a dime, yet comes late to a client who paid money for your service. Go figure. And don't expect emails from him unless its about payment plans. Once i paid I was the one to initiate any type of communication (has payment been received, can you give me a call, what is the next step).
"When you retain me, you can be assured that I will be focused on your case, not searching for the next client. I would be happy to meet with you as often as necessary after being retained. "
"To ensure the most efficient use of our time/efforts, I do not offer in-person meetings until after I am retained. To fully understand our services and the reason why our clients consistently report their satisfaction (including 100% communication satisfaction and 99% overall satisfaction)"
Posted by Ashley
I just had a case and Dean and his firm are by far the best law firm I've heard of an personally used . He is very knowledgable and very compassionate when it comes to representing his clients . If you need someone who will truly represent you and cares call his office I highly recommend
Posted by Guy and Sue
Dean is a great communicator who responded to our every inquiry in a timely manner. We always knew what the next step was. He guided us through the local legal system to a resolution of our family crisis. Dean and his courteous professional staff were always there for us. Thank you Dean!
Posted by a DUI client
Dean is an amazing lawyer who I feel is the BEST at his job. He is a respectful, kind and makes you feel that you are his main priority. He answered emails and phone calls promptly and kept me informed of all possibilities. I highly recommend using Dean as your lawyer if you may find yourself in a not so great situation such as mine. He achieved results that I never knew were possible. My outcome was better than I had expected and I know it was because Dean was on my side the whole way.
Posted by a DUI client
You will find many competent lawyers on Avvo to handle your DUI case, but due to the complexity and potential impact upon my professional career, I chose Mr. Morgan. Not only is going through the DUI process a humbling experience and a godsmack moment, but it is also intimidating to think I could easily and effectively handle this on my own. Mr. Morgan has the experience of being a police officer, a prosecutor for the D.A., and now a successful defense attorney - the choice was a no-brainer to choose him to represent me. All I can say is that I owe Mr. Morgan and his attentive team a huge debt (he literally saved my career). I can't say that you will have the same results I had, but with Mr. Morgan and his team behind you, you can expect the best possible outcome and then some.
Posted by a DUI client
Attorney F. Dean Morgan's Focus, Dedication, and Knowledge transformed my life. His solution to my DUI issues accomplished everything that I hoped. Incarceration and hefty fines were eliminated. I believe the charge that he negotiated and the hearings will have very positive outcomes. I now have the possibilty and the resolve for a bright future. My thanks seem inadequate. He truly is an instrument of God's blessings.
Posted by Rick
Dean was able to negotiate a no incarceration sentence for a 3rd DUI in less than 10 years at the Highest level of punishment. I was facing up to 15 months of incarceration. Dean successfully filed a suppression motion that resulted in the DA issuing a 6 month probation sentence. Deans skills are second to none and I would highly recommend him to anyone that finds themselves in need of a solid criminal defense attorney.