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I cannot begin to express how wonderful it was to have Mr. Shewmaker as my divorce attorney. From the beginning, he was always honest, trustworthy, and informative. As a military spouse, I could not have had a more knowledgeable attorney on my side and fighting for my rights. He never made promises he could not keep and throughout the entire divorce process Steve always left me feeling less stressed and confident in all of the decisions I had to make.
I was always impressed with how quick I would receive responses for any questions i had, no matter the time of day or night. I always felt as though I was a priority as a client and he was always 100% on top of every situation or issue as they arose.
Not only is Steve an exceptional attorney, but he is a wonderful human being. I am blessed to have met him and had him on my side throughout my divorce process. You will not find a more attentive, competent, knowledgeable, caring, and intelligent attorney working for you.
I cannot thank him enough for everything he did for me and my daughter and I am more than pleased with my experience and outcome.
I am an active duty Marine with 16 years of honorable service and counting. I'm also a single father of two teenage boys, one of whom lives with me. I also suffer from PTSD. About seven months prior to the date of this review I found myself in a situation that triggered a fight or flight response, a symptom of my PTSD, and tried to remove myself from the situation. In the process of doing so I encountered a policeman who attempted to stop me for my own safety and in my paniced state I resisted, which resulted in my arrest and a felony charge. I figured my career was over, I would be discharged, a convicted felon, and basically my whole life would be ruined. Mr. Shewmaker and Ms. Stancliffe came to visit me in the hospital where I was recieving inpatient treatment for my PTSD, listened to my circumstances, took my case, and saved my career. No felony charge and I get to continue to serve our Great Nation as a United States Marine. Most importantly, I can continue to provide for my children. Mr. Shewmaker and Ms. Stancliffe were professional, compassionate, and worked diligently to save not only my criminal record, but also my career. I cannot adequately express my appreciation and I highly reccomend their services.
Mr. Shewmaker just handled my modification of child support/alimony case. He was remarkable. He was SO prepared. I don't have enough words. He knew the case backward and forward. His understanding of the law, coupled with is preparation makes him an excellent lawyer. I am so thankful he was recommended to me. His work exceeded my expectations.
Steven served as an expert witness in the field of military pay and benefits in a suit brought against me by my ex-wife. The laws regarding the issue in question are complex and confusing, yet Steven was able to explain them dispassionately, accurately, and eloquently, thereby ensuring that the presiding judge understood the issue and ruled appropriately. I was immensely pleased with the outcome, and I am convinced that absent Steven's testimony the outcome would not have been as favorable. However, there is one thing that, to my mind, marks Steven as someone to turn to in difficult circumstances. Specifically, Steven was to be on call for my case and, in fact, had just returned from his military reserve duty in another state late the night before. Yet instead of waiting to be called, Steven took it upon himself to show up at my hearing the morning it began because he knew how confusing the laws were and how important his testimony would be. I did not know he was going to do this. I did not ask him to do this. In fact, Steven and I had never met face-to-face before he showed up that morning. Frankly, I did not even know he was in the room until the presiding judge asked him to come forward. Based on what I saw during his performance in the courtroom, and his going the extra mile as he did on my behalf I would, without reservation, recommend Steven to anyone seeking a lawyer. In fact, were I to have legal questions again in the future, he would be my first, and only, choice. He is, to my mind, not only an excellent lawyer, but a man upon whom you can depend.
Mr. Shewmaker helped me beyond recognition. He is a complete blessing in and of himself. I am so glad that I have had the pleasure to have him by my side while my world was being completely flipped upside down. I thought that there was no way I was getting out of the predicament I found myself in, but Steve found a way.
I had been wrongfully accused of Criminal Damage and a Battery Charge. Steve looked at my case and instantly knew that I was the victim in the entire situation. He started on my case immediately. He also made sure that contact was kept with me through the complete duration of my case. I was never at a loss with what he and April Stancliff were doing to save my freedom.
He spoke with me like a father, mentor, guide, companion, and a well rounded man of the law. A man of his word are among the many kind things that I can say about him. I called him begging for help and he was instantly there. Steve worked with me financially and personally to make sure that I had everything in order to be able to accomplish what needed to be completed.
I have nothing but good to speak over him and his entire staff. Even his secretary Miss Gale was a pleasure to speak with. I hope that you chose to have this man working along side of you because I would not trust anyone else to take his spot.
The first day I walked into Mr. Shewmakers office, I felt like family. I gave Steve the particulars about my case and he went to work. Steve took my case to court in Dekalb County Georgia and showed why not only was he tops in his class in law school. He showed that his hard work in the classroom translated to his performance in the courtroom. I recommend Steve Shewmaker to anybody looking for an attorney that's going to get results that you will be excited about.
I will start by saying if you're looking for an attorney who is outright, in-your-face-honest, and to the point…this your guy. If you want any chance of the best possible outcome of a criminal charge, then the above description of Steve, are qualities you should so desperately be searching for in your prospective attorney. When we contacted Steven Shewmaker (for our criminal defense), he immediately went to work for us after just a brief conversation. We also spoke with, and immediately hired (thank the good lord), April Stancliff for our civil case, that ran parallel with the criminal. Steve dove head first into our defense; especially since the criminal charges placed upon us (my wife and I were charged with the same "crime"), were severely detrimental, and directly influenced, my highly respected career (A career in which I am held to a much higher standard, and cannot have ANY type of criminal record). You should know, that I support 4 children, and my wife; so being out of work due to these criminal charges Steve was defending, had higher stakes than just jail time. Our story is something people read or hear about in a fiction, crime-related book or show. Our case was also exceedingly unique, because of our civil case and criminal cases being intertwined, and were transpiring simultaneously. My wife and I were both involved in this case as defendants in a crime we didn't even know we committed. To put it into perspective, my wife and I don't even have so much as a speeding ticket. The "crime" we were charged with had been upgraded to a felony charge, versus a misdemeanor, due to us going over state lines. This was a severe, and unwarranted, Temporary Guardianship gone-wrong. Still today, my wife and I, or any normal person for that matter, can't believe what happened to us, as law-abiding, outstanding citizens. So I hate to say this, but we were victims of the system, and I never thought we would be. We retained both Steve Shewmaker and April Stancliff for our criminal defense as well as our civil case. They worked day and night, side by side, relentlessly attempting our best defense and to clear our then tarnished names. I have dealt with attorney's in the past, but I truly can say that he (and April), took a personal interest in our case(s). After several months, going through multiple civil hearings, and motion after motion; we came out on top, and rightfully and deservingly got our daughter back. Steve and April kept in literal constant contact with us, updating us every, single day on any progress, and sometimes just to check on us. They were always prompt, on time, and extremely professional. Unfortunately the criminal case extended beyond the civil, but Steve did not waste any time spearheading the criminal case, as the DA's kept our lives on hold, and me out of work. In the most extreme joint effort, Steve and April got our 5 year old daughter back, AND all charges dropped for my wife and I. I will put our case into perspective for you; Steve ultimately went on to bestow the great honor of being their "worst case scenario for guardianships." Since this has happened I feel as though I was treated like family by the Shewmaker firm. We were treated like a family, not a number or dollar signs as a majority of law firms would. We consider them family and would recommend them in any legal fight you might encounter. I said, "Fight" because Steve (and April) don't just represent you, they FIGHT for you. If your smart, and want the best outcome your case will allow, your search for a(n) attorney(s), should have just ended at Shewmaker & Shewmaker. We will never be able to, even in a lifetime, be able to show our gratitude and love for you guys for reuniting our family and getting such severe charges, dropped. On behalf of our family; we sincerely thank you, and the entire firm, for all of the blood, sweat, and tears that you all poured and devoted into our case. We are forever grateful! :)
I hired Steve Shewmaker in January 2014 when it became clear that I needed a lawyer who had military experience and knew "the system" to help navigate me thru the divorce process from my retired Navy spouse. He and his staff exemplified professionalism on the phone, on the immense amount of paperwork, and throughout the mediation process. He made a very intense, emotional time for me into a straightforward, realistic agenda. He dazzled the opposing council with his knowledge, preparedness, and candor at the mediation table. I am forever grateful!
Mr. Shewmaker was an outstanding lawyer. He always had my best interest at heart and never sugar coated anything. He is a very straight forward lawyer. He also never made promises he could not keep. A wonderful family man. I will always recommend him to everyone I know. If I ever need legal advice I will call him.
Mr. Shewmaker is one of the few lawyers out there that actually cares what his clients want and fights to get it. He is very persistent, extremely knowledgeable of the law and a great individual. I never felt like I was on my own throughout the whole process, he explained everything and always asked me what "I" wanted. I will definitely have Mr. Steve Shewmaker on speed dial! If you need a family law attorney Mr. Shewmaker is the man!