Straight up - good representation. If you need warm & fuzzy hand holding with counsel, probably not your guy. Appears to meeting and court at the last minute, on occasion, in our experience. Still, gets the job done, as well as could be expected at any price. Delivered best DUI terms possible, within the law.
Several months ago I started receiving flyers by mail seemingly out of the blue. They offered protection from being sued, and offers of bankruptcy assistance. It turns out they knew I was about to be served, and took what felt like an unethical route to try to get my business.
I contacted Mr. Thomas, who promptly looked up my case, sent me the information I needed, and informed me of what all would be involved and what he thought he could do for me. I was being sued for old credit card debt. He charged me an extremely fair, flat rate and met with me a couple times over the course of the next month to handle paperwork & take care of business. Had I not had a lawyer, I easily would have had a judgment passed against me.
Even if the outcome had not been in my favor (which it was,) I feel that Mr. Thomas was an asset to have on my side. He took the time to listen and was very clear in helping me to manage my expectations. 10/10, would hire again.
Posted by a client
My landlord engaged in retaliatory rent increases, including a demand for years of unjustified back rent. Mr. Thomas contacted them and negotiated a satisfactory outcome, and kept us from having to drag them into court.
Posted by a client
Charles was not only able to help me negotiate with my landlords when my small business was in jeopardy, but he was able to get results quickly and always wanted to make sure that he had a thorough understanding of my circumstances so as not to mis communicate anything. If you're looking for someone who will represent you accurately and professionally, Charles is your man.
Posted by a client
Mr. Thomas was condescending, impatient, and would not let me express my opinion, or if I asked questions he would come across impatient. I gave me no hope in this case in which I was innocent. He did not review my past record, and everything seem to come across as a surprise to him, when a statement from prosecution was made. Some statements made by prosecution were based on their assumption and not fact. He would agree on the side of prosecution, he would never allow me to give explanations or say anything in my own defense. I have made mistakes in the past, and in this case I am innocent but, the DA's office seems to bear more weight on him then what I have tried to tell him regarding my case in defense of myself. He didn't do any research regarding my personal history, and at times would ask to leave the courtroom to go to the law Library. I had no trust or faith in him that he would try to prove my innocence, and in my case it was difficult to do, so he put no effort into doing any prior investigating, in a simple yet complex case.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Last year I was brought up on over eighty felony counts in Montgomery County. Mr. Thomas did an amazing job. He represented me with vigor and amazing intelligence. The judge at sentencing commented that Mr. Thomas had done an excellent job. Even after giving a full blown confession to the cops, Mr. Thomas was able to work out a sweetheart of a deal. I ended up pleading guilty to two counts, one of which was a misdemeanor. If you want a lawyer that will listen and has your best interest at heart I highly recommend Mr. Thomas.
Posted by a client
This lawyer approached my question from a clearly biased and activist point of view and was not helpful in anyway. He personally "attacked" my question and made inappropriate comments on my personal views - how he could ever fairly represent a client is beyond me. Another lawyer even commented to say that his answer was unprofessional. I had a legitimate question that needed to be treated with more respect from a legal perspective - not a personal attack.
Posted by domgiand
I'm going thru a credit card civil case......on my own and needed some help. Mr. Thomas was super quick to respond and helpful.
Posted by Chris
Before a couple of months ago I never had any need for a lawyer, so I never dealt with any. My ideas about what it meant to obtain legal representation were shaped by stale jokes and stereotypes. I assumed that I would not be able to afford a lawyer due to ridiculous hourly rates. I figured my lawyer wouldn't care about my case as it was sure to be one of many. I was basically just bracing for impact; and then I was referred to Charles Thomas. He charged me a flat fee for his services and made me aware up front of what my different options would cost. He kept in touch with me marvelously throughout the settlement process (I chose to settle which was both my least expensive option and the least lucrative choice of action for him, and I still felt that he always had my best interests at heart).
I feel like I'm rambling on at this point but I'm sort of still ecstatic from the relief of finally being able to put this lawsuit behind me. Trust a guy who feared the worst and got some real help: if you need legal representation, hire Charles Thomas.
Posted by Benjamin
Charles got me into a first-time offenders program, and despite fearing that my life would TOTALLY be over, the process was not too horrible and now that I've completed the program, I'm back on an unrestricted license.