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Not that it matters, but for the record, I am an African American female in my early 50s. Three years ago, I was charged and arrested for DUI in Douglas County. After meeting with several lawyers in Atlanta, Smyrna and Douglasville, I decided to go with Mr. Hightower, mainly becauseI my spirit screamed that I could trust him, and that he would do everything that he could to fairly try my case in court. Mr. Hightower always returned my calls, was on time, and fought viciously for my acquittal. With that said, I was found not guilty of DUI in October of 2013!!! I highly recommend Mr. Hightower! He is one of the BEST!
Mr. Hightower handled my first divorce modification that started in June of 2010 and ended in April of 2011. In this modification he was able to get me more visitation with my son with an increase from 10 days a month to 15 days. He was able negotiate to have my child support to be reduced by about 25%, along with some decision making when it comes to education and extra curriculum activities for my son. My case was not one that I would call easy as it took almost a full year to complete, and the defendant was not always easy to work with. Mr. Hightower always remained calm and professional during all mediations and meetings. Upon arrival of the court date, Mr. Hightower met with me late the evening before, well after business hours and made sure that I was prepared to take the stand; explaining to me what I should expect to happen. (As I have never been involved in a court case before) Now it is June of 2014, and I have rehired Mr. Hightower for another modification to my divorce decree, and as always Mr. Hightower has already went above and beyond with his customer service. Mr. Hightower has my recommendation for any family law matter. For me; he has been fair, honest, and dependable three hard qualities to find in any attorney.
When I first became in need of an attorney I asked around and the name Dusty Hightower seemed to be the name everyone suggested. He was extremely helpful from the start and walked me through the entire process. He handled my trial very professionally and worked hard to defend me. The outcome of the trial was better than I expected! Mr. Hightower came highly recommended to me and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to someone else.
Finding myself behind on Child Support due to a change in income I went to Mr. Hightower for help. He took the time to familiarize himself with my case as well as make me aware of the laws regarding my situation. He resolved my case without breaking the bank but yet fair for everybody involved demonstrating excellent mediation skills during high stress situations. I was very pleased with the help and personal attention I received never feeling like I was left in the dark.
With no previous record. He didn't offer any options to me, he just road with the DA recommendation. All of my payments were on time, and when asked for a other options he kept saying "I'm going to need MY money". MONEY HUNGRY AND NOT EFFECTIVE AT ALL!!!
Has his clients do most of the legwork. Doesn't keep the client informed. Tells the client they have a solid case so he can get his full retainer fee for trial. When it gets to the point for the trial he changes his approach and bullies he client into taking a terrible deal. When the client asks where the extra trial money went his reply is "I used it preparing for trial". He spends more time being a politician rather than the lawyer he portrays himself to be. He is misrepresenting himself. He says he has never lost a trial....that is because he never actually goes to trial. Worst lawyer ever! Run fast in the opposite direction of this lawyer. Spend your hard earned money on someone that cares and knows what they are doing. Hire a lawyer that will fight for you.