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     5.0 stars 22 total

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Excellent criminal law lawyer

    Ann Thayer works hard for her clients and is very knowledgeable in the areas she specializes in. she’s dedicated to her work and really gets to know her clients and fights hard to get the best possible results for her case. She treats her clients with dignity and respect, and educates them so they understand and make informed decisions about their cases.
    I would recommend her to people in any stage of the criminal process, because she is extremely diligent, knowledgeable, effective and gets you best results.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Ann raises the bar for the VA Bar

    Straight to the point, Ann represented me for two intertwined cases recently (one criminal, one civil). I work in law enforcement, so they were massive in terms of possible negative effects to my career and life. Thankfully Ann successfully defended me on them both, allowing me to be free and clear, and I don't think she even broke a sweat. Being in LE, I've also interacted with a lot of attorneys and feel I'm a good judge of legal competency, and Ann absolutely is at the top of that list.

    From our very first consultation I never had a single doubt in my mind that I would end up on the winning side. Even when the other party hired a well known/expensive law firm that specialized in this civil matter, I never worried, as I had seen how thorough, knowledgable, and focused she was. But, also important, was how passionate and invested Ann was. There were moments that I think she was more emotionally invested and personally offended about me being in this situation than even I myself felt! That told me for sure she was going to give it her all and do everything she could.

    Something else stuck out during the whispered small talk she made while we watched the cases before us. I think she did it to relieve any tension and chance of me psyching myself out ahead of time, which is a nice personal touch, but the commentary she was making on the other cases (actions/testimony of police officers, lawyers, etc) told me one thing: I hope I never have a case that results in her representing the defendant that I've arrested. Her eye for detail and deep knowledge of the law is a police officer's worst nightmare in terms of hoping for a conviction (the prosecutor assigned against me also discovered this the hard way during the criminal case).

    I think the best compliment I could ever give her is that I hope we never have to interact in a professional matter, as we won't be on the same side of the fence, and she quite frankly scares me as an opponent. But if I ever have a personal need for representation again (knock on wood), I'll have her on speed dial before the officer is even finished telling me that I have the right to remain silent.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Managed case & teen extremely well.

    Ann Thayer handled a case for our minor daughter over the past several months and did an outstanding job navigating the courts & case. Her many actions and communication made it less stressful for the family during our first encounter with a court. I would highly recommend her.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Always on it

    Ann always would answer any question I had as bet she could. I had some rather bad charges pending and she got me to do what was needed to get them significantly lowered. She kept me informed the whole time and kept personal bias out of the picture. Very professional. Would use again.

    Thanks Ann!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Alex

    The best Lawyer I've seen in action.

    I was observing Ann in the courtroom arguing a case for a friend of mine who hired her.
    She was so passionate , so upfront , honest. And right to the point. And everyone could notice that. Verses the opponent lawyers (one of the largest law firms internationally "Akin Gump") they were very deceiving , tricky and dishonest.
    Ann took all of them with punch after punch .. One would think that she had no chance in the beggining , when she let them present what they have , with nearly no objections from her.. But once she had the floor , in cross examination and in closing statement .. She crushed them .. She let the judge not only order on my friend behalf but to dismiss the previous judge order from a lower court.
    Everyone was impressed with her confidence , her time management and the way she delivered and won her case..
    As little as she looks .. She shook the very core of those 5 lawyers from the so called "BIG" Akin Gump , she literally destroyed them .. And everyone noticed that even the judge.
    Ann doesn't look it, but she's undoubtly a true fighter.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Panos

    Strong and Very Competent

    Ann is very competent, hard working and very good. She is very organized and a good communicator. She explained everything about the case and gave me good advice. She worked very hard for me, even sending messages late at night. My ex-wife filed false claims against me and she exposed her lies and it was dismissed. She is very good. I am lucky I have her on my side.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Raymond

    She saved my future!!!

    Hello, I'm Raymond and I was facing a felony charge and a misdemeanor charge at the same time. I felt that I was being misrepresented by my previous lawyer Mark Dahlberg and had to terminate his services. That was when I discovered Ms. Ann Thayer. I contacted her by phone and immediately she started giving me advice and sharing valued information with me that I was not familiar with. I was shocked because she was helping me without being paid for it. I knew then that she cared for the person and enjoyed her job more than just collecting a pay check. I just had to hire her immediately! She put a lot of her time into my case and made contact with me as well as my family and friends to obtain as much information as possible and to keep us we'll informed. She didn't hide anything from me and she told me everything just as it was, no sugar coatings. Lol. Honestly, I knew I was in the best hands with Ms. Thayer. When we were in trial her expertise, professionalism, and attitude shocked the entire court room. It was a tough case against the DA of Virginia Commonwealth but she was able to get the felony dropped completely and keep me out of jail. 6 years I was facing!!! Ms. Thayer saved my future and I'm forever greatful that she was there to represent me. I can't thank her enough. If you need a great lawyer to represent you, I recommend the Taylor Law Company

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  • 2.0 stars

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client

    Misdemeanor/ Felony property damage

    I recently had hired Ms. Thayer to represent me in a destruction of property charge I was facing. After initially meeting with Ms.Thayer I felt comfortable and hopeful in her expertise in helping me get the best outcome. Throughout the 2 month process it took before the final trial date, I had only heard back from her a total of 2-3 times max, one time being the day right before trial to inform
    me we would discuss the final details the morning of the court date. Although both parties dropped
    the charges I felt Ms. Thayer did not put the effort into making sure I was comfortable and confident prior to court. I felt I handed her an easy couple thousand dollars for a very sloppy job done.

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    Ann Marie Thayer’s response: “Due to attorney/client confidentiality I cannot respond to this review as it would lead to a violation of attorney/client relationship. I will say that my clients all have my cell phone, email, and office number and I always return messages and respond to calls. I am sorry that even though you note your charges were resolved successfully that you were not happy. I strive to get each and every client the best result I can and to make sure I am available throughout the process whenever they have questions.”
  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Qais

    Great and honest lawyer

    I got a a ticket in VA in December 2013, it was 82/55 so obviously I needed a lawyer to represent me. I contacted Ann and she explained to me all the details I needed to know about the case. I really felt very comfortable working with her, honest and straight forward. Communication was excellent and she always got back to me very quickly and that was the main reason I wanted to work with her. On court day she called me and informed be about the decision before hand and it was what I expected and what we discussed. I am really very thankful to her and highly recommend her to anyone.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Joseph

    Great lawer at a reasonable price

    Ann Marie Thayer is a great lawyer told me how things could possibly play out from the beginning and she did her best get me a good deal. Very knowledgable and kept me inform at all times.i would highly recommend her as a lawyer.

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