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Donald Matthew Knepper

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  1. Hardworking, Compassionate, Diligent -- A Superb Criminal Defense Attorney

    Posted by a client,
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    • I recommend Donald Knepper.

    When I was arrested for DUI, I felt like my future hung in the balance. I was facing the possibility of jail, and a ruined future that would limit my career choices. I dealt with the personal issues first and made a major life change by deciding to quit drinking. I took responsibility for my mistakes. However, on the night of the incident, I had been overly cooperative with the police and had been in the bar waiting for them to arrive after a heated discussion over a parking place.

    The stress of my looming court case was having a toll on my personal life and ability to concentrate at work. My mail was full with marketing letters from various attorneys and I was unsure who was the best choice. I decided on retaining Donald (Donny) Knepper, which was one of the best decisions of my life. Donny took the time to understand me as a client, and as a person.

    He concentrated on the facts of my case and understood what happened that night. In preparing for court, Donny left no stone unturned and no detail unchecked. He always kept me notified as the case progressed, and explained the complicated judicial process in plain terms that I could understand. When it came time for court, and in the judicial process, Donny always wisely advised me of my options and interpreted their possible outcomes. I felt confident that he was doing everything to defend my rights and my freedom.

    On the day of my trial, it was apparent that Donny’s strong reputation as an attorney in the eyes of the court--its officers, the judge, and the state’s attorney were beneficial to my defense. Donny’s skills as a lawyer helped me to be successful in defending the charges against me including his extensive knowledge of the law, judicial procedures, and police procedures. He was able to deal effectively with the prosecution, clearly a testament to their high regard for him personally and professionally. His strong analytical skills, diligent preparation, and effective decision making in the fast-paced trial environment enabled a successful outcome in my defense.

    There are a lot of choices in criminal defense attorneys. Donny will take the time to understand you as a client and your case. He will work diligently in your defense and be a compassionate adviser as you face your personal and legal issues. There is no better choice as a defense attorney. I wholeheartedly recommend him.

  2. Integrity, Hard working, Compassionate, Experienced, THE BEST ATTORNEY!

    Posted by Margaret, a Divorce client,
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    • I recommend Donald Knepper.
    • I hired Donald 6-12 months ago.
    • Donald handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    In 2009, my spouse left me with two disabled children, but that was not the most horrible part. When he filed for the divorce, he told the court that I was a drug infested mother who abused her children. I interviewed six attorneys, and when I told my story to Mr. Knepper, he was genuinely concerned for me and my children. I hired him, and immediately, he went to work. He was very organized and timely with my case on all issues. He always returned my calls the same day. Mr. Knepper properly prepared by case by ensuring I had all the evidence on hand and proper witnesses. When my divorce case was over, I had full custody of my children, a monetary award (greater than expected), child support, and my reputation restored as "the perfect mother". I left the courtroom, and I was 100% pleased on how he handled my case. He's personal, courteous, hard working, and simply the BEST!

    Most impressive, he checks up on me and my children on a regular basis. He's represented me three other times since my divorce case. So, Mr. Knepper is my family attorney, and I would never trust anyone else.

    If you need a damn good attorney, please consider Mr. Knepper. He was a Marine. He fought hard for this country, and he'll fight hard for you!

  3. not guilty

    Posted by Anthony, a Violent Crime client,
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    • I recommend Donald Knepper.
    • I hired Donald 6-12 months ago.
    • Donald handled my Violent Crime matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I was assaulted and arrested one day by the police. My charges ranged from resisting arrest to 2nd degree assault. I contacted Mr. Knepper because I had heard that he was reliable and affordable. Before the trial he managed to find a key witness and convince him to testify the day before he was to take a road trip back to school. Using the witness and evidence from past cases he discredited the officers and the charges given. I was found not guilty on all counts.

  4. A truly exceptional attorney

    Posted by Charles, a DUI client,
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    • I recommend Donald Knepper.
    • I hired Donald 1-6 months ago.
    • Donald handled my DUI / DWI matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    After meeting with several prominent attorneys i chose Mr Knepper, who made me feel very comfortable and was very positive about handling my case. I was facing a up hill battle which included seven charges, Mr. Kneeper got me a not guilty on five of the seven. Most people including other attorneys told me i should be happy with the decision and just accept the verdict i got. I am so happy i took Mr. Kneeper's advice instead which was to appeal the other two which included a DWI. We had our appeal and after Mr. Kneeper cross examination of the police officer the judge excused the jury and dismissed my charges. I am extremely happy with the performance of Mr. Knepper and the legal services he provided. I have hired other attorneys in the past and this guy is by far the best attorney i had the privilege to represent me and an exceptional human being. I will refer him to all my friends and family and will use his services if ever needed in the future. Thanks again for all your help.

  5. Great Attorney

    Posted by Kimberly, a Divorce client,
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    • I recommend Donald Knepper.
    • I hired Donald 1-3 years ago.
    • Donald handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I used Donny for my uncontested divorce. He quickly explained to me the necessary procedures and helped me through the process . Both me and my ex were tremendously grateful for his help in closing this chapter of our lives. He gave me advice that helped me move on and had tons of great wisdom for me going into the future. His prices were affordable and he made sure I didn't have to pay for anything that wasn't necessary. Donny Knepper is not one of those lawyers who is only out for himself.

  6. Great Attorney - Responsive and down to earth

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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    • I recommend Donald Knepper.
    • I hired Donald 1-3 years ago.
    • Donald handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    I had a case that the public defender handled horribly and when I went back to them they couldn't figure out how to get the case off of the stet docket. I took my case to Donny (Donald) Knepper and he was able to contact the prosecutor and get my case off the stet docket and dropped without having to go to court. He then helped me expunge the case and informed of everything along the way. I never felt like I couldn't reach him in the evening or on the weekend. He seems to be one of the most hard working and down to earth attorneys out there. His prices are affordable and his results are extraordinary.