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Posted by glen, Flag
i had an aggravated assault charge against me and was facing time in prison. the odds were against me in this case and i needed someone on my side. lauren took control and got me out on a pretrial diversion. i would recommend her to anyone. she took my case, listened to the facts and made sure that justice was served
Posted by Mark, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I hired this lawyer to represent me on a DUI charge. She always returned my phone calls promptly and always answered my questions. If I had lost my driver's license I would have been out of work. She must have known what she was doing because she was able to work out a deal in which I pleaded to reckless driving, kept my license and kept my job. I'd hire her again in a minute.
Posted by a Car Accident client, Flag
I have known Mrs. Goodhart for a number of years and recently hired her after I was injured in an accident. I know dozens of lawyers that specialize in personal injury, but I hired Mrs. Goodhart for my case because I know she is honest, knowledgeable, and will always be a zealous advocate for her client. I trust her completely and I highly recommend her.
Posted by a Speeding Ticket client, Flag
I hired Mr. Goodhart to represent me for two moving violations. I received a call about one month before the trial date with an offer from the prosecutor. The offer was reduced fines. When I hired Ms. Goodhart, I explained my interest in getting one ticket dismissed even if it was taken to trial because it was not supported by statute. Throughout the representation, she tried to steer me away from trial at every angle and stressed the benefit of an offer from the prosecutor. She pointed out the risk a judge would not rule favorably. I found this statement offensive because there is a "risk" in any trial but you hire competent counsel to defend you and expect they know the venue, the law and likelihood of success. She later said to me the cost of the speeding ticket alone could be more than the offer I received. When I asked her to provide me with the numbers for comparison,she provided numbers that reflect my preferred course of action was actually less. Fast forward to the day before trial, I emailed counsel to request an update before tomorrow's trial. She replied that her numbers when we last spoke were wrong. It would cost $100 more to do what I propose. I confirmed she meant it would be more expensive. She provided me with the numbers and it was less to pay the one ticket and try the other. This was the second time she alluded the fees would be more when they were in fact less. She then expressed concern over the uncertainty with trial because of the prosecutor. I sent her pictures and filed a complaint with the police department only to pay the same amount for her fees and court fines that I would have if I had just paid the tickets to begin with.