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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Kim

    Trustworthy and Caring

    I first walked into Ms. Johnson’s office when I was 4 months pregnant with my first baby and scared to death of what laid ahead. My ex made every attempt to bully, manipulate, control and dictate my prenatal appointments and the eventual custody arrangement of my son since 6 weeks into my pregnancy. He made demands centered around his interest with no regard for my rights and no room for boundaries. Without knowing where else to turn I took one small step with a phone call to the domestic violence hotline. That led me to free counseling in my county and that therapist directed me to Ms. Johnson. Through the confusion and fear of exiting an abusive relationship and the fog of pregnancy I kept the words of the therapist in the back of my head and recited them to myself often "Daniele will take care of you". Those words provided one of the few sources of comfort I could muster during a very difficult time. Since that day, almost two years ago, Ms. Johnson has fought continuously for my case. Her Guardian Ad Litem background and parental instincts was spot on throughout the process. There were many layers to my complicated case including a list of over 20 witnesses. At the center of all this mess I had a precious baby boy to protect. Ms. Johnson never lost sight of who her real client was. I was fighting for my son and she fought for us. There are 2 qualities about Ms. Johnson that stand out above the rest (1) her trustworthiness. I permitted her to handle my affairs with my minimal involvement during the final stage of pregnancy and first few weeks home from the hospital (2) she does not allow herself or her clients to be bullied. When my son's fathers behavior began to escalate during my initial attempts at visitation she kept a finger on the pulse of my struggles and helped me establish healthy boundaries which my ex never did respect. She recognized I had truly tried my best and continuing that pattern would have been enabling the very abuse I fought to escape.

    Ultimately my ex voluntarily withdrew his petition to legitimate. Despite the momentary relief, Ms. Johnson was vigorous in thinking ahead and strategically taking action to establish a record trail and lay the ground work should a future need arise to protect my interest again.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Kristian

    Excellent Divorce Attorney!!

    There are not enough words to describe Attorney Johnson. She is a great lawyer and provides exceptional service. She is a force to be reckoned with in the courtroom. She handled my divorce with care, kept me updated on a weekly basis, and provided me with support throughout the divorce. I was only looking for child support and a vehicle. When the divorce was finalized I was granted 2 vehicles, 53,000 in back Child support, and my current child support doubled!! This was a hard process for me and I couldn't have done it without Attorney Johnson!! She is the best!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Chris

    Excellence

    This was a difficult case and I just wanted to say if you need an Attorney that really cares, this is your Lady. She is professional and experienced.
    Thanks
    C.F

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Cary

    Handled an alimony case for me

    She was very helpful in explaining the details of my case. She was up front and honest with me about the likely outcomes. Kept me up to date with a pretty complicated paper trail and helped me to get to a resolution I could live with.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by B.B.

    OUTSTANDING!!

    I first met Attorney Johnson in 2012 when she spoke at a womens retreat which I attended. I was moved by her compassion for women/families facing divorce. Her demeanor exuded confidence, strength, caring, trust, knowledge, and experience. At the time I was broken, afraid, and could not see the light at the end of the tunnel, but she assured me that it was there. Daniele was patient, considerate of my feelings, treated me with respect, she was always interested in knowing how my children (and my pets!) were doing in the midst of everything. She was not wasteful of my money nor my time, and kept me abreast of all activities regarding my case as we went along. She was supportive, a good listener, and always had my best interest at heart. She is one of the nicest people you'll ever meet, but dont let the smooth taste fool you because she can get down with the best of them; she is fearless, not easily intimidated, knows her stuff, and is a force to be reckoned with (she certainly made a believer out of my ex!) My divorce is now final and ended in my favor. I have not had any other dealings with the court system therefore I have no other attorneys to compare her to, but what I can say is that I entreated the Lord for an excellent attorney, and he blessed me with Daniele.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Jeff

    Stop Reading This and Retain Daniele NOW!

    Almost a year ago, I was planning to leave my wife and I had just met yet another attorney. I work with a lot of attorneys in my professional life, and his advice just seemed a little "off-base". I had noticed Daniele's firm in a local directory shortly afterward, and decided to call and schedule a meeting with her. I am so glad I did!

    I am in the employee benefits area, and working with Daniele is different than what I have experienced with many of the attorneys that I have worked with in the past. She has a very collaborative approach, and I really felt like she was working WITH me during the process. Daniele asked for my input, and more importantly, listened to what I had to say. She personally checked in with me periodically (her timing was always just right), and at one point, offered some really exceptional "non-legal/person-to-person" advice about my situation.

    Daniele's practice is very flexible, and she (and her staff) seemed to handle changes effortlessly. For example, my wife decided that she really wanted to be served at home. It was the eleventh hour, and I asked Daniele whether that would be possible. She acted quickly, and somehow rearranged everything to make it happen!

    Daniele's advice was always thoughtful and well-timed. Ultimately, my wife and I decided to work on our relationship, and not proceed with the divorce. I shared some of my lingering concerns with Daniele, and she suggested an extremely clever legal solution. Absolute perfection!!

    Bottom Line: I know that hiring an attorney is an important decision, and I can confidently state that hiring Daniele was one of the best decisions that I have ever made!

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Amanda

    Amazing, totally worth the 4 1/2 yrs it took to get there!!!

    Daniele did an amazing job! I have a very complicated guardianship/termination of parental rights case that has been going on for almost 5 years. She was able to assure guardianship even with us moving from one state to another. She also was able to terminate the Fathers parental rights which was extremely important due to his background. I had been told by previous lawyers that this would never be approved even with our overwhelming case for it. Daniele was amazing and was able to assure everything we had been fighting for for such a long time.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by Albert

    Simply the Best there is!

    I am Al and i am a client of Ms. Daniele Johnson. what else can I say but wow, amazing, stupendous, awesome, magnificent
    Can you believe that there is a lawyer who has the heart, passion, desire,
    Intellegence and will to not only serve her client, but most importantly
    what is in the best interest of the children. My Daniele Johnson is the best lawyer ever.
    As a father going through divorce i was told fathers had no chance to get primary of the children. Because of Ms. Johnson i Have primary custody of my children...Fathers, if you want a true warrior with the ultimate weapon to protect your children and your rights, give Ms. Johnson a call. My ex tried to get me to be alone with her. With Daniele's guidance i refused my ex's "let's try to make it work" and only thought of what is in the best interest of the children. That kept me safe and helped me to get custudy. Daniele's secret and most fierce weapon is her 1st thought. "What is best for the children". If u want custody of your children, for the right reasons, Daniele is ferocious when it comes to what is best
    for the children and will fight till the end.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by jamie and pete

    Lawyer who works with military families and victims of family violence. She gets the job done well. We are so grateful

    I am so grateful for Daniel Johnson's services and performance in my case. I was only married to my ex-husband for a few months before I discovered that was violent and abusive. Additionally, he had disturbing issues with sexual addiction, prostitution and pornography. I left him when my daughter was six months old. He had limited visitation with her at a visitation center, followed by supervised and then unsupervised visits. My number one objective has always been to keep her safe. He continued to take me to court to lower child support and I always settled with him because visitation remained limited.

    Fortunately, I have a close friend who is a domestic violence counselor. She was familiar with the patterns and strategis of abusers. She recommended that I undergo counseling and read two books by Lundy Bandcroft entitled 'Why does he do that?' and ' When Dad hurts Mom'. Again I learned that abusers have very predictable patterns of behavior. I choose not to date for 2 years, continued counseling and learned a lot about domestic violence and the court system. I eventually meet a wonderful man, married and notified my ex-husband that we would be moving to Hawaii as my husband was in the military. He countered and sought custody of my daughter. Needless to say I was terrified. Additionaly, I was pregnant with my second daughter and was placed on bedrest.

    I asked my close friend if she would recommend an attorney and she said that Danielle Johnson was the only attorney she trusted and that she had a strong history of winning against abusers. I read her reviews and decided to hire her firm.

    Mrs. Johnson was WONDERFUL.. She was professional and assertive and she caught things my other attorney had missed. For instance, my ex could not take me to court for custody of my daughter in the state of Georgia. He had to go to court in the state in which we lived. She did not let opposing counsel talk over her or intimidate her and she made it very clear to my ex that he was not to communicate with or intimidate me. I was able to focus on my pregnancy and my family and trust that Mrs. Johnson would take care of our case.

    My ex eventually fired his attorney, seeing that Mrs. Johnson had made such a strong case for me and settled with us on a visitation plan of 2 weeks a year. We are free to move to Hawaii and move on as a family. My second daughter was born shortly after we settled and I have never been happier.

    I loved working with Mrs. Johnson. As her reviews state, she looked after our finances, kept expenses as low as possible and most importantly, really cared about us and our family. I would hire her agian in a heartbeat and I would recommend her to everyone.

    Sincerely,

    Jamie N

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Carrie

    Very Poor Quality

    Daniele failed to comply with my wishes to from the beginning of hiring her, until recently when she decided to withdraw herself from my case with my Temporary Hearing NEXT WEEK. Simply because I refused to take her advice and "walk away" with nothing, after my husband had me falsely arrested.

    Daniele, has NO trouble taking money - that I struggled, and struggled to get to her - even though she knew my husband cut me off financially. She NEVER filed for a support hearing.

    She did nothing for me at the TPO hearing, and blames my friend for the loss.

    She now just copied me on an email sent by Allison, claiming my review is nothing but Retaliation - and it is not. It is for POOR QUALITY OF WORK....rather lack of work period.

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    Daniele C. Johnson’s response: “Carrie’s case is very sad. I apologize in advance for this long response, but if you are living in a cycle of domestic violence, PLEASE READ THIS IN ITS ENTIRETY. I will not reply to the specific allegations of this client because I do not wish to say anything that may jeopardize her pending case and her upcoming temporary hearing. I will only say that her already difficult situation became worse when she did not follow my advise at the TPO hearing. Carrie is scared, angry, and is obviously lashing out. However, I am the professional and I refuse to retaliate. Instead, I choose to rise above this and take this opportunity to reach others. I truly wish the best for Carrie, but there are several lessons you can learn from her case: 1. Identify the goals you wish to obtain, such as possession of the marital residence and custody of the children, and if you have an opportunity to reach those goals without taking the gamble of trial, take it. 2.There are hundreds of other people also waiting to be heard by your Judge. Unless there is a true emergency situation, such as on-going physical abuse or failure to provide the basic necessities of food and shelter, you will be required to wait your turn for your day in court. Until then, all you can do is get the court date and prepare for trial. 3.Although it may feel sometimes that you are the only one in your situation, you are not alone. If you don’t have a support system of family and friends to lien on for emotional support, please find a support group or seek individual counseling so that you are emotionally strong enough to fight for the best possible outcome of your divorce. 4.Do not assume that your attorney will work for you and not expect to bill for her time. She owes an obligation to her family, business and other clients to do so. If at all possible, borrow the fees from family members or friends. 5.Follow the advice of your attorney. When she is telling you something that you do not want to hear, that is probably when you should be paying the closest attention to what she is saying. 6.Do not try to use your divorce as a means of some sort of vindication. Most likely, you will be bitterly disappointed. 7.The first thing you need to do is develop a safe exit plan for you and the children. If an opportunity presents itself for you and your children to get away from your abuser, take it. 8.You are entitled to only what the Judge deems to be a fair division of property. Do not assume that you are entitled to all of the assets and that your husband will be ordered to continue to financially support you after the divorce due to his bad behavior. 9.Shield the children from your litigation as much as possible. Remember, they are going through a divorce too. Do not add to their stress and provide them with opportunity to speak with a professional if they appear to be having a difficult time coping. 10.You are not entitled to sole custody of your children. Although your abuser may be a horrible husband to you, the Court is statutorily required to assume that he stands on equal footing for primary custody. His treatment of you is one of scores of other factors the Court will consider in making its final determination of what is in the best interest of the children. I am saddened that I was not able to help Carrie as I have done for so many others. However, by sharing her mistakes, I hope to reach and help others. Allison is actually in the process of writing a book about domestic violence. I was hoping she would take Allison’s statement “When one is abused, she is blind, unable to think clearly, unable to make "wise" decisions for herself and children. She just cannot see the mess she is in because she is the one in the middle of it and has lived it for years. It takes someone from the outside who is well versed in these women's same false thoughts and beliefs to be able to connect and guide them” to heart.”