Posted by Todd
Finding the right defense attorney can be challenging, yet necessary due to stressful circumstances that don't represent our best judgment in life. However, Mr. Chetson and his colleague Ms. Winter take the guesswork and stress out of that decision with understanding and professional expertise that offers clients calm and superior representation at this difficult time. He is both understanding and business-like with his advice and aggressive management of your case, and a true credit to the law profession. I am extremely grateful that Mr. Chetson could take my case, and amazed at the incredibly fortunate outcome we received....the absolute best of wishes to Damon Chetson, and his firm.
Posted by a client
I hired Damon for a DWI a couple years ago and then while that case was ongoing I was involved in another case which I ended up hiring him for as well. My experience was mostly positive back then. The good things were that I got a great outcome on the 2nd case at a low financial cost, he was quick in restoring my driving privileges on the DWI, Catherine is easy to talk to on the phone, and Damon was quick to respond either by email or text. I also recently had another issue come up for which I chose not to hire Damon but he was helpful during that process without any cost. And for MOST issues he will do a payment plan, but not all, despite what his website says.
Damon is a straight shooter. He is not and will not be your friend. I view that as neutral. Some people will like that aspect and some won't. He will tell it like it is and that can often be painful. But an attorney who sugarcoats things is probably not who you want representing you because I can't imagine anything worse than being blindsided and being found guilty on a serious charge when you thought everything was going swimmingly.
There are a couple negatives with Damon that I encountered and most of them have to do with the DWI case. For one thing, he sort of intimated to me during my "free consultation" that there was a technicality with my DWI arrest that he could exploit and use to get dismissed. Once I hired him, I brought it up a couple months later and he acted like I was silly for bringing that up but that had been the main reason I hired him. Another negative is that the DWI case dragged on for almost a year. Yeah great I kept my license for a year on the front end but it was clear after a month or two that there was no way this case was getting dismissed unless the officer died or something. Then you pay for the conviction for a year extra on the back end. Also one time he completely forgot about one of my court dates. I've probably had a dozen court dates with him though and it only happened once but it was embarrassing and I had to sit in the courtroom for an extra couple of hours and I was the only one left.
Overall I would recommend Damon. He is a good businessman and will say what it takes to get hired but once he is hired he does the job well. I would probably recommend him more for non-DWI but serious cases than I would for just DWI, as my DWI case experience with him was just average.
Posted by Sandra
Thanks to Katherine and Damon Chetson at the Chetson Firm. I was very satisfied with the outcome and results of how Mr Chetson won this case. He is a very professional and experiences attorney in legal matters and the very best lawyer in Wake County. Thanks again for your support.
Posted by Katherine
Mr. Cheston and Catherine were extremely helpful with my very stressful situation. They exhibited an amazing level of professionalism, and were patient, and helpful with my (many) questions and concerns. Mr. Chetson is an extremely talented attorney, who is passionate about his work and quite knowledgeable. I had a favorable outcome, that was no doubt due to his efforts. I am grateful and would highly recommend their services to anyone.
Posted by a client
The Chetson Firm beyond exceeded my expectations. When I called, someone almost always answered - it didn't matter if it was on the weekend or 9 pm. Otherwise, I'd get a prompt call back. His legal assistant is by far the friendliest, most organized person I've ever dealt with.
The advice was not sugar coated, it was matter of fact and to the point without mincing words. I knew exactly to expect at any point of my case. The legal advice was spot on. When we got to court, I was so impressed with Damon's courtroom presence. He shied away from nothing and fought every issue to his utmost ability. And we won.
Posted by a client
Mr. Chetson far exceeded my expectations. He was able to resolve my case successfully and did so in a timely manner. My questions and concerns throughout the process were promptly addressed by both Mr. Chetson and his assistant Catherine. Without hesitation I would use the Chetson Firm again and would also recommend it to anyone seeking a very capable attorney.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I was very pleased with the Chetson firm and how they professionally handled my case. For starters, it was great that they were so caring and understanding with my work schedule and met with me on a Sunday. Both Damon Chetson and Catherine Winter were great at communicating with me throughout the process so I was abreast of all developments/ court dates and let me work out an easy payment plan. Thank you for taking such great care of me and my case!
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
They made me pay in full, made a court appearance, then left me on my own to struggle through my experience. Losing my job could have been prevented if they had cared enough to tell me what was needed in advance several months earlier. They were always hard to reach by phone and I had to wait a couple of days if they decided to return my call. Never could speak with the lawyer himself only his unfriendly secretary assistant. No one was ever in the office, never received a receipt after payment and failed to notify me when they cancelled my court date. Not friendly, caring or professional. Don't waste your time.
Posted by a DUI client
I am one of those people who always read reviews before i pay out money for something especially as important as your record, jail, drivers license, so im vocalizing to you that the BEST decision you will ever make is by hiring the attorney who i hired, Mr.Damon Chetson. There are Many reasons im so thankful to him but here are a few 1) Affordable, costing much less than other attorney's I aquired about. 2) Always informed me about when my case was 3) Always available even if through email. & The Most Important Reason is HE not me, Won My Case!! I could tell how much time and effort he put in my case when he not only pulled out about 15 google earth photos, & stumped the da and police officer quite a few times, but also his ability to have enough confidence to win, & the judge granted our motion to have case dismissed. That was 1 of the best moments of my life! And honestly I owe him More than the money he charged for saving my record! I hope im never in a situation where I will need him again but if I or Any friends, family, or associates ever need an attorney, mr.chetson will be hearing from me!
Posted by Dean
Mr Chetson did an outstanding job with my case. He's respectful, knowledgeable and compassionate. I met with several lawyers and I made the right choice. I highly recommend him.