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Posted by Glen, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Steven P. Shewmaker and his firm are excellent, he followed up with me on a regularly basis , He informed me of all my options and all scenarios and possible outcomes & most of all he actually listened to me. In court he explained everything every step of the hearing so I would be well informed and able to make an educated decision based on the facts I would retain him and his firm again with no question
Posted by matt, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
There is one position and two components in life I stand on alone and its trustworthiness with professionalism and a caring soul.
I contacted the Shewmaker and Shewmaker Law firm from a friends suggestion at church.
At that time I had reviewed my options and prayed about my circumstances. In addition I had also read Steven Shewmakers extensive experience in the area of criminal defense and family law.
I chose Mr. Shewmaker and met with his staff. April Stancliff who also is an attorney practicing at his firm was amazingly caring, and attentive to my situation. After speaking with Steven who was my attorney for this Case, I finally took a long deep breath which I had not done in quite some time. There were many many aspects to work out that involved delicate legal matters for the courts and my defense, yet Steven and April knew exactly what to do and where to take the case to gain the absolute best outcome. In my mind I felt I was completely innocent and hoped I would not be put in Jail. As The case unfolded and my court case arrived, I felt terribly nervous. Immediately Steven and April of the Shewmaker Law Group made me feel as though I had nothing to worry about which they both proved through their skill and experience was true. I did not.
Not Only did I not have to serve any time in detention, but my whole case was dismissed. I was in awe of the amount of determination of this firm to get what needs to be done done. I am completely humbled by the caring of Steven Shewmaker and April Stancliff. These two caring people truly saved my life and I will never forget that. They not only cared for my case but handled my payments of my case with my needs in mind. April and Steven both treated my Girlfriend and myself as part of their family which is so rare. Look no further, these are your attorneys!
Posted by Janey, a Divorce client, Flag
If you need an attorney who will fight for you in a tough divorce case then I would highly recommend attorney Steve Shewmaker, who is amazing. Not only is Mr. Shewmaker professional and compassionate, but his entire staff treats every potential client with great respect and dignity. I am so fortunate to have found the law office of Shewmaker &. Shewmaker. Mr. Shewmaker listen as I explained my difficult case, which was one of the hardest times in my life, then he planned a solution and explain how he was going to fight for me every step of the way, this is one tough attorney, he protects his clients, always watching out for their best interest, he is simply awesome.
Posted by a Child Support client, Flag
I started working on my child support modification case some months ago with another lawyer, A S. My lawyer then started working with Mr. Shewmaker a few months after. Before July 29, 2013 I had not talk to or seen S.Shewmaker.
The day I meet with my lawyer A.S., to go over my case was the day I met Mr. Shewmaker. Right away S.M., made me feel very good about my hearing the next day. Mr. Shewmaker knew my case, was very confidient in the court ruling in my favor. It was as if I had started my case with him as well.
Steven Shewmaker is an exceptional lawyer and postive mentor/role model for new lawyers. "Big Papa" (Mr. Shewmaker- nick name for himself) knows his stuff and makes newbies like myself comfortable with laws of the court. Mr Shewmaker sat in with my lawyer, A.S. to assist as needed. Mr. Shewmaker was very observant to my lawyer and the case needs allowing him to jump in to assist. During my hearing he continously asked how I was doing. Mr Shewmaker continously praised and encourgaed A. S. on the GREAT job she was doing.
If I was to ever need or knew anyone in need of a lawyer I would not hesitate to recommend Steven Shewmaker.
Posted by Patrick, a Family client, Flag
I cannot speak highly enough of Steve Shewmaker. Writing a review for an attorney of Steve’s caliber is one of the most challenging endeavors I have ever undertaken as I cannot put into words my overwhelming gratitude.
I hired Steve in December 2012 one week prior to my court date to handle a family law modification case that had a degree of complexity of epic proportions. I am a father with primary custody and my ex-wife attempted to modify custody. If a father with custody asking an attorney to prepare for trial in less than a week on a case that has years of history is not complex enough, my prior divorce decree was from out of the State of Georgia which created an even more convoluted legal arena in which Steve had to operate.
My previous out of state court order was poorly written and it was designed in a manner for a father with custody to fail. For many years I was saddled with trepidation and afraid that one minor human error may cost me custody. Although I was an emotional wreck living in a constant state of fear, Steve was cool and collected from the start. He treated me with the respect and dignity of a trusted colleague, set realistic expectations, and alleviated my anxiety.
Steve worked evenings and the weekend to prepare me for trial. When the day of court arrived and I took the stand I was at ease knowing that Mr. Shewmaker was in complete control. Steve was well prepared, organized, and he commanded the courtroom in the manner I’d expect of a Lieutenant Colonel and a former US Army Ranger. He was an aggressive, yet diplomatic, litigator that was only focused on achieving an outcome that was in my and my children’s best interest. His performance the day of trial was outstanding as I watched his calculated and methodical strategy unfold.
In the legal arena there are no guarantees that a judge will rule in your favor. After the dust settled from trial I not only retained custody, but my kids ended up with a far better arrangement than what I was willing to negotiate pre-trial. For many years I acquiesced to nearly every demand from my ex-wife out of fear; Steve gave me the courage to finally say ‘no’ and lifted a great burden from my shoulders. There is nothing more important than your kids; you can trust that Steve Shewmaker will provide you the absolute best legal representation that money can buy.
Posted by a Domestic Violence client, Flag
I hired a lawyer for a domestic violance incident. After my previous lawyer failed to show for two of my court dates, along with numerous non-returned phone calls, I decided to seek additional represetation. In talking with a coworker about my crappy lawyer, she referred me to Steve. I hesitated calling Steve because I had already invested money in the first lawyer, but Steve offered a free consultation, so I figured what could it hurt. I gained more knowledge of my options and rights as a citizen within 30 minutes of meeting Steve than the three months working with my first lawyer. Even though I basically threw $600.00 down the drain with the first lawyer, I was 100% sure I wanted to start over with Steve. Here is is one year later, and he was able to get my case dismissed with minimal punishment and ZERO fines! I hope I am never in need of a lawyer, but if by chance I find myself in that situation, I without a doubt will use Steve Shewmaker.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Shewmaker is an awesome lawyer. Not only did he resolve the case but he made me a better person in the process. While working on my case, he made me aware of procedures and certain rights owed to me as an US citizen and US Service member. What I personally like about him is I was feeling hopelessness. Like there was no way out and no end in sight. In seeing my depression, he immediately expressed his concern and then positively spoke on my attributes and the case. This willingness to take time out of his busy schedule just to consult me in a more personal way is by far what impressed me the most about him. To know that you have someone to talk to even in a professional manner about the case and what options you have goes a long way. I personally would like to say thank you again to Mr. Steve P. Shewmaker.
Posted by Anna, a Divorce client, Flag
He helped my divorce case which was going on and on since 2010. He is definitely experienced, he is simple and straight forward. I can't say how much I appreciate what he did for me. He can be very aggressive if needed, he knows how to handle the case in his way. Got bless i met a great attorney like him!!
Posted by Tayna, a Child Custody client, Flag
Let me begin by saying "THANK YOU" to Mr. Shewmaker. My case was a child custody case with my ex-husband. I had another lawyer that honestly did not have the chops to carry out my case. I was referred to Mr. Shewmaker by another law firm in the Altanta area due to his military experience. I needed real help, my case was 2 hours away but, I needed a good lawyer and he was not only GOOD but AWESOME. I was awarded custody and I thank God, Mr. Shewmaker, and the Judge for making that so. All truth will come to light and he has the experience and know-how to fight the tough cases.
Posted by Frankie, a Military Law client, Flag
I presented a very unique problem to Steve, which I had been dealing with for a long time. My bottom line experience was that I got what I came for “CLOSURE”. I can now continue on with my journey thanks to Steve!
Posted by Badi, a Child Custody client, Flag
Cool, calm and calculating, just to name a few of Steve's qualities. He is definitely a "straight shooter" and keeps you well informed of the reality of your case but offers realistic options and great advice. I never felt that the focus was about money. You hear so many horror stories about attorneys but my experience has been a pleasurable one with Steve. He is very focused even when you think he's playing around. His performance in court demonstrated his ability to control and guide the case to a favorable outcome. He is a natural leader with many great qualities. Even the opposing counsel seemed to look towards Steve for direction at times.
Steve's approach is simple but effective. He cuts through all the bureaucratic nonsense and gets right down to business. As a man in a custody case, I had my reservations about using a male attorney but it was the best decision I made other than seeking full custody of my children. I guess because of Steve's military background, I tend to think of his performance as a "Drone attack". He does a massive amount of preparation and then things seem to get eerily quiet at times. I sometimes thought that I had been forgotten but Steve was only looking out for my expenses. His phone calls were brief and to the point. Steve is not going to waste your time or money on useless conversation. When the time came he attacked every possible aspect, with great precision. He picked apart the opposing counsel and was such a gentleman about it. The bottom line is that Steve is an amazing attorney, extremely ethical, very knowledgable and professional.
Posted by Nicoleena, a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. Shewmaker handled every aspect of my case with integrity. He lent a helping hand and was sympathetic and understanding and worked towards the best interest of myself and my family at all times. I would gladly hire him again for ANY legal need.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Steven Shewmaker and his wife and law partner Patty Shewmaker handled my divorce in Atlanta, Georgia. I was a military spouse for the full 20 years of my former husband's active duty. The Shewmakers led me through the divorce process with a commanding knowledge of my military rights and benefits and gave me the all important confidence that the proper military paperwork would be filed to receive these benefits.
It can be very difficult to find a lawyer that has the specific knowledge of the military rules that directly effect the benefits issued in a military divorce. Not only do both Steven Shewmaker and Patty Shewmaker have that expertise, they also lecture and teach this law.
I feel very fortunate to have had them represent my interests in this matter. They treated me with respect and gained my respect in return.
Posted by Anthony, a Contracts client, Flag
Mr. Shewmaker handled an important contract for me in connection with a content development project I was doing. He was extremely responsive to my needs (going through multiple drafts to get my intent exactly right) and showed both knowledge and care in the details. The contract has worked out great; my interests have been safeguarded as intended, and I have had no problems of any sort. I would definitely recommend Mr. Shewmaker to anyone looking for this sort of assistance.
Posted by Michaella, a Child Custody client, Flag
Steve Shewmaker is hands down the best family Attorney. I hired Steve to represent me for a very grueling and complicated case involving child custody, visitation, child support and domestic violence. In the court room and mediation he was intelligent, firm and gets straight to the point. He doesn’t sugarcoat or gets your hopes up. He tells it exactly how it is. He is an incredible Attorney with an efficient and professional staff by his side. He is accessible and available. I can’t thank him and his staff enough for helping me and my son through a very difficult and frustrating time.
Posted by Sarah, a Divorce client, Flag
I hired Steve and Rachel Elovitz to help me with a situation that resulted from poor representation during my recent divorce. I honestly thought I was screwed and there wasn't much anyone could do to help me, but they were able to fix it and put an end to what I thought would be years of being in and out of the courts. He is very thorough and grasped the situation quickly. He came up with a strategy that worked perfectly and saved me money. I couldn't be more satisfied with my choice to hire them as a team, but I would recommend him individually as well. He is smart, honest, warm and funny and I would recommend him for any legal matter.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Steve helped me get custody of my three year old daughter and seek a divorce. Iâ€™m a patent litigator at a large law firm, so working with/for me was no small task. Additionally, my ex-wife is a well-connected attorney, making the task even more difficult. However, Steve persevered and achieved great success.
I give my strongest recommendation for Mr. Steven Shewmaker. Steve has all the qualities I needed from a lawyer â€“ honesty, responsiveness, compassion, and success. He repeatedly demonstrated exceptional professional and personal skills that resulted in the successful resolution of my case.
Steve is the best attorney I have encountered in my 10 year legal career. He has exceptional analytical skills that enable him to rapidly develop meaningful solutions and possesses great decision-making skills to choose the right solution. He is extremely intelligent, studious and strives to improve at all times. Most importantly, his excellent personal skills make him a joy to work with.
Steve has the character, intelligence, and self-discipline that will make him a true asset to client. Articulate, intelligent, energetic, poised, honest, and outgoing â€“ he represents the very best the legal community has to offer. I am proud to recommend Steve â€“ he will not disappoint you.
Posted by SHAWNDRA, a Divorce client, Flag
STEVE AND PATTY WERE EXCELLENT! THEY MADE MY UGLY DIVORCE TURN OUT IN MY FAVOR WITH GOD'S HELP!! THEY REALLY FOUGHT FOR ME AND MY SON AND MADE SURE WE WERE NOT RAILROADED IN ANYWAY. THEY ARE A VERY PROFESSIONAL TEAM AND I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE.
Posted by Bob, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Mr. Shewmaker totally understands how to treat a client, from showing empathy, being accessible, responsive, and keeping us informed throughout the process. Our family engaged his services when our teenage son needed legal representation. Not only was his style very straight forward and direct, but he comforted us repeatedly letting us know that all his resources(and those of his firm) were behind us 100%.
We were always informed of any changes in the case, he negotiated with law enforcement on our son's behalf and gave solid advice for us to follow based upon the circumstances. It was very comforting to have a professional guiding us through the process, it took a lot of burden off my wife and I knowing he was in our corner.
I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice in his area of expertise.
Posted by Cathleen, a Divorce client, Flag
Steven Shewmaker of Lynch & Shewmaker, LLC is an outstanding Attorney. He turned my potentially ugly divorce into a quick, amicable and relatively painless process. Never any pressure, only great knowledge and advice. Steven explained every step so there were no surprises along the way. His experience and involvement in the military and various legal arenas makes him a wealth of information and talent. I never once doubted his abilities or my decision to use him (and Patricia "Patty" Shewmaker) during my divorce. Steven is an amazing person and Attorney. There is no one better.