5.0 stars 45 totalReview Joseph Bodiford
Posted by Adam
I regrettably got myself in some trouble and thought my life was over. Once I found Joe he explained what was going to happen to me and what my options were. Thanks to him, I am in a better situation now and have moved on with my life.
Posted by Reviewer1
For anyone out there who does not know where to turn, I would reccomend hiring Joe Bodiford. I am a 20 year old student who was facing a DUI charge without any prior encounters with law enforcement. Going through the process for the first time, I did not know what to do and was scared out of my mind. Considering the circumstances of my arrest, I thought for sure that I would be convicted and was considered entering a guilty plea at my arraignment. Thankfully, I decided to research my options before making a terrible mistake. After hours of reading online, I decided that it would be in my best interest to hire an attorney. With limited knowledge of how to go about consulting with/hiring an attorney, I continued my research, this time searching for the best attorney I could afford. I narrowed down my options to the five attorneys that I felt suited me best and met with each of them. Despite the fact that all of the attorneys that I met with seemed competent and respectable, it became clear to me that my best course of action would be to retain Mr. Bodiford. Among the things that made me decide to move forward with hiring Joe were his numerous years of trial experience both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney, and his knowledge of DUI specific laws. But, what set him apart from the others was his approach to my situation. He was practical, calming, compassionate, detail-oriented, persistent and friendly. I could immediately tell that Mr. Bodiford cares about each and every one of his clients, individually. At the consultation, we discussed my end goal in hiring an attorney, which was to not have a DUI on my record. Though he never guaranteed that he could make that happen, I could tell he was going to do his absolute best for me. 6 months down the road, Joe managed to get my DUI plead down to a reckless driving, adjudication withheld. Never once, did I have to set foot in court. I cannot say enough about Joe and his legal clerk Gannon who kept me informed throughout each step of the process, answering any and all questions I had professionally, and without hesitation. Now much wiser, and more knowledgable about the legal process, I would recommend that anyone facing a criminal charge hire Joe Bodiford. He and his team simply provide everything someone should expect out of their attorney.
Posted by a client
Retaining Joe ended up being an excellent and smart decision. He is very reliable and was reachable well after office hours. The best and most important part of having him working on your behalf is that he is experienced and extremely skilled at what he does. Going through legal matters is never a fun experience, but having Joe on your side can help you feel much better, because you know you have a great lawyer working with you. Would recommend him in a heartbeat. Thanks Joe!
Posted by a client
Joe is a first class professional. His years of experience as a prosecutor and a trial attorney are evident in the way he can fluidly navigate the judicial system. He has extensive contacts in the Tallahassee criminal justice system and at FSU. I retained Joe's services when my child was arrested while attending FSU. I connected immediately with Joe who maintained contact communication with us as the case progressed through the criminal justice system. I hope that I never need the services of a criminal attorney in the future, but if I do, Joe's the man.
Posted by a client
Receiving a phone call at 1am from your straight “A” student who is miles away and has crossed paths with law enforcement can be quite unnerving. Frantically searching for solutions in the wee hours of the morning was exhausting and disheartening. Joe Bodiford was the first person who responded to my frantic emails and was also the first person to put my mind at ease, reassuring me that “all would be well”. After talking with Joe, I also had the opportunity to speak with other lawyers in the area who shared the exact same information as Joe, but these lawyers also tripled their cost for the same work. Most reassuring was my brother who is also a lawyer, who told me to go with Joe based on his knowledge and reasonably priced services. I highly recommend Joe if you’re looking for an experienced lawyer who responsible, knowledgeable, and affordable!
Posted by Chris
Joe did a great job resolving the issues of my case both quickly and efficiently for me. I lived out of town and he worked all the details out and saved me the added expenses of traveling to and from. I was very satisfied with the results. I would strongly recommend him to any of my family or friends.
Posted by Mike McCarron
Joe was simply fantastic. He was passionate about our defense, responsive throughout a long drawn out process, cared deeply about the outcome and its impact on my son, and he was patient with us as we asked hundreds of questions. It was a privilege to work with him and I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for counsel in the Tallahassee area.
Posted by a client
Mr. Bodiford is the best choice. As a first time offender, I was literally shattered when I found myself facing with a criminal charge. I am so very thankful for Mr. Bodiford's representation. I trust Mr. Bodiford enormously and will forever be grateful for his help. I am very glad that I hired him and would STRONGLY recommend his services to all of those in need. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney to represent me in such a traumatized situation.
Posted by Dylan
Joe is the man, he was quick to respond when I called him and always very professional. When it came time to deal with the state attorney, he got all the terms of my PTI lowered by more than half. He actually cares about his clients. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney to represent me in such a hectic time. I would STRONGLY recommend him to all my friends and family.
Posted by a client
I had a warrant issued for my arrest in April 2013 and I hired an attorney immediately after finding this out. I was told to turn myself in after almost two years and $4500 later, because of lack of communication between my attorney and I. He would reschedule meetings and not return phone calls. I was told by this other attorney there was nothing else he could do. Which until this day I dont know what was done since he never spoke with me directly except on one occasion.After giving up hope I read through some reviews and decided to hire Mr Bodiford in September 2014 who by the way was so much more affordable.He kept me informed of the process and was very attentive and sincere about my case. Unfortunately, my warrant caught up with me in another county after being pulled over and I was put in jail 12/19. I knew Christmas was around the corner and it was the weekend. I saw no chance of me getting out until I was transferred to Tallahassee 1/7/15.On Monday morning Joe worked his magic and I was released from this other county by that night. I didn't even have to pay a bail. I owe him everything! He was and still is amazing. My case isn't over but the hardest and the most dreadful part is behind me. You're crazy if you go anywhere else seeking a legal attorney.