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Stephen George Cobb

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     4.5 stars 18 total

Review Stephen Cobb

  • Represented by Floridas Best

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Luke McCool

    If you have found yourself in an unfortunate legal situation, Stephen G. Cobb should be the only name on your list of potential attorneys for representation. His legal representaion was the highest caliber and beyond exceptional. He was knowledgeable and informative throughout the process and his courtroom presence could only be described as "a legal powerhouse." I was very impressed by his professionalism, standard of excellence, and courtroom presence. He was clearly well-respected and known by the court officials and expeditiously handled my case effectively. Not only did he achieve the dismissal that I was hopeful for, he made the process as simplistic as possible and went above and beyond to achieve the best possible results.

    If you would like the confidence and self-assurance that you have hired the Florida panhandles best/most effective attorney for your case, look no further, Stephen Cobb is the clear choice.

    Thank you Mr. Cobb for your hard work and dedication during my case. I cannot thank you enough.

  • Outstanding performance

    5.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    I could not have been more fortunate to have stumbled across Stephen Cobb's name when trying to find a lawyer for my misdemeanor case. He and his assistant Janice were extremely professional, honest, and sincere. Not to mention, it was very affordable and worth every penny spent. Both Stephen and Janice returned my calls promptly and thoroughly. The most comforting part was knowing that my case was in great hands and throughout the process I felt Stephen Cobb would be successful in getting the outcome I had hoped to achieve - and he did!

  • Very knowledgeable & professional

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Brian

    I ended up in a bad set of circumstances because of a State Driver's License computer error. I am a CDL holder so protecting my license status and not having a criminal record is vital my ability to drive & earn an income. Mr. Cobb was EXTREMELY knowledgeable in traffic & criminal law and was able to come up with the best route to win the case. He represented me tenaciously against the State of Florida and the case was dismissed. I could not be any more thankful that I had the opportunity to be represented by Mr. Cobb.

    Stephen George Cobb’s response: “Thank you for your review. There are many types of careers such as yours - professional driver, military member, medical professionals, people with a security clearance and more - for whom a criminal record would be a disaster. Glad we could help and really appreciate how awesome you were to work with and for! Thank you, again.”
  • Professional and knowledgeable.

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Craig

    I was very fortunate to have rendered Mr. Cobbs service . Due to multiple DUI's I was facing a substantial amount of jail time. One of Mr Cobbs request is that I go to Amen clinic for Brian imaging.
    Not only was this a tremendous help for me it also was a major contributor in my jail sentences. I also would like to thank Janice for her hard work and constant communication over the few months. I highly recommend Mr. Cobb.

  • Supported by the best

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Gene

    Mr. Cobb and Associates, my family and I want to express our gratitude for your dedication when it came to our son’s case. We had no knowledge of where to solicit local, Okaloosa County, trust worthy professional legal counsel. After reading through reviews we chose to place our faith in Mr. Cobb and Associates. Mr. Cobb the faith you placed in our son and your ability to demonstrate your faith in our son to the court was instrumental in the court-granting leniency.
    Mr. Cobb has expertise and wit. He has the respect of the Okaloosa County judicial system. He uses only the necessary facts needed to get the best results.
    Sincerest Appreciation
    Gene and Family

  • Review of Mr. Stephen Cobb

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Annie

    Mr. Cobb successfully resolved my case, prior to jury selection, through progressive negotiation with the Prosecuting Attorney. In the end, he provided the Prosecuting Attorney with a written statement that included the salient facts and sequence of the arrest, and a supported argument that the officer in fact had no grounds to arrest me, and therefore I could not be charged with resisting arrest.

    Mr. Cobb makes use of a comprehensive four day report, completed by the defendant, to determine the most effective course of action in winning a case. He also provides assistance to the defendant in the form of a self-help material list, and a dress code for court that has been proven to contribute to the outcome.

    Mr. Cobb is easy to talk to, and is careful not to belabor points before the judge, and swiftly moves forward. He is one of only a handful of certified Criminal Trial Attorneys in Pensacola - which is why I chose him, having never been in any sort of situation concerning the law, other than one speeding ticket, prior to this event. I would certainly recommend him.

  • Couldn't have found better

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Dan

    I needed a lawyer 14 years ago for some trouble I'd gotten myself into with my drinking. I wanted to straighten out my legal issues, but also wanted to straighten out my life. That would demand I adopt a lifestyle based upon rigorous honesty. My wife and I picked Stephen Cobb to represent me, not only because of his stellar reputation as an attorney, but because of his principles, which has inspired me to remain true to my own.

  • Doesn't prepare

    2.0 stars

    Posted by Suzan

    Mr Cobb came unprepared! After investing my savings to help my son get probation dropped Mr Cobb really didn't know much! I spoke to his secretary Janice life saver trying to find out what was what upon showing up at the court room I still wasn't sure who Mr Cobb was. He disappeared to council with my son for 10 min had no clue my name or my son. This should have been a closed case. Son did everything court asked him to do paid all court cost drug court even had a letter signed by the Judge who had him in her session. All good. I feel Mr Cobb doesn't get along with State Attorneys either. Sorry Mr Cobb I feel you owe me some money back

    Stephen George Cobb’s response: “Part II (continued). I didn't know who you were & you didn't know who I am: true, I didn't know who you were until we were introduced at the courthouse after your flight from North Carolina. You were neither a witness nor a party to the action, so I absolutely prioritized meeting with your son (my client), last minute negotiations and the hearing itself. Rest assured I will continue this practice. Don't know why you didn't know me. You really can't miss me – I'm the guy on the website, the guy in the picture here on AVVO and the one in over 100 Youtube videos you can access from my website. Owe you some money back: No way. I voluntarily knocked a substantial portion off of the fee normally charged, it was more work than anticipated, and when the system wanted you to pony up money for your son's transport from the department of corrections, I'm the guy who told them you weren't paying a dime and that they could do their job according to the law. Also, you may recall we discussed the filing of another motion at the two thirds completion point, yet I advised against incurring further legal expense as unjustified instead of trying to “upsell” you additional legal services. It seems like the people who complain are almost always the one who get discounted fees like you did. This wasn't in your review, but you thanked me – repeatedly – after the hearing just outside of the courtroom. In front of my videographer. She was sitting on that long, wooden bench as we stood nearby and spoke. So, your online review surprised me given how complimentary you were immediately afterward at the courthouse. Another thing not in your review: neither you nor your partner were dressed appropriately for court. You had a copy of Dress Instructions for Court, it's also available on my website, and we discussed the importance of specific courtroom attire. One should never dress “nice” for court, one should always dress according to the best research for a specific locality, which is why it on my website and why we sent you a copy. Conclusion: You are unhappy because the judge ruled against your son, lawyers cannot guarantee outcomes in contested hearings, and you chose to blame me in an anonymous review to hurt my business – that's why you wrote an “anonymous” review. You're hurting inside, you have a son in state prison, and the judge denied the motion for legal relief. Ma'am, I'm sorry the judge ruled as he did. Judges do that. Paying a legal fee does not guarantee someone will get a particular result. That's how it is. Additionally, I would strongly advise against listening to non-lawyers (especially prison inmates claiming to be paralegals). They are not experienced courtroom lawyers although they appear to be pre-hearing experts and great Monday morning quarterbacks. Finally, you should know we all wish you and your family the best, and bear you no ill will at all. As you read this reply, you probably don't feel any better (and may feel much worse). But feeling bad isn't useful. Accordingly, you may wish to consider engaging in productive activity instead, and prepare for your son's release in July.”
  • Insightful, professional, and fastidious.

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Myles

    My significant other actually started the process of hiring Mr. Cobb, so his office actually contacted me. Though I felt quite bewildered by my circumstances at the time, the attention to detail provided by Mr. Cobb himself, his staff, his website, and the subsequent information I gained from his recommended media helped me tremendously in a time of great doubt.
    Mr. Cobb's very good at what he does, and I was given that impression from the start. He and his staff helped return my girlfriend back home, my confidence, and my life back to normal. No more anxiety, trouble, or doubt. Just mental and emotional restitution. A special thank you to Ms. Janice for her kind nature and care. If you need legal advice, visit Mr. Cobb's website for information or contact him directly, I highly recommend it. A top level individual who can be summed up in one word: Professional.

  • For the small fortune I paid, not worth it.

    2.0 stars

    Posted by a DUI & DWI client

    If you messed up, you are probably Googling anything you can relating to your issue, and there is no doubt you came across this web page in search for a lawyer. At least I did, so when I saw a ten out of ten rating I certainly figured this was the attorney I needed to help me. After all was said and done, I want to make a couple things clear. First, if I did not get an attorney, I would of ended up in jail most likely. Second, I can not give this attorney more then 2 stars.

    I made a bad decision in life, I needed legal representation. As stated above, I Googled and researched and tried to figure out at as much as I could, about what exactly I was up against. I also recognized I needed an attorney, and saw Stephen Cobb's profile on this website. I saw the high rating and decided this was the attorney I wanted. I immediately called his office and scheduled a free consultation, in which I talked to Mr. Cobb. I appreciated his honesty and candidness with the details surrounding my case. The free consultation is good to have.

    After I hired this attorney, I never once spoke to him again. He never emailed me, he never called or talked to me in anyway, nor did we have any face to face meetings, even at the courthouse. All the work was accomplished by his secretary (who is amazing and worked extremely hard for me, answered all my calls and answered my questions the best she could, and if she did not know an answer she would get the information and call me back. Kudos to Janice.) Mr. Cobb utilized his co-council for my case, and I was able to get in touch with that attorney, but only if I made the effort to contact them first. However, after we did talk, I felt confident and reassured by the co-council.

    The court date was the first time I met face-face with any attorney, and that was Mr. Cobb's co-council. The co-council and I talked about our options and after meeting the judge, were able to come to an ideal plea. It was quick, painless (considering the circumstances) and after an hour we parted ways. And that is where the majority of my dealings with this attorney end, and frustrations begin.

    I have had issues with the DMV regarding hardship license renewals. I would like to talk about this, and include it in my review because this is what seems "shady" about Mr. Cobb in my opinion. After trying to renew my hardship license, ( a license suspension was part of my strife in this case) the DMV told me I could not for a month because I never showed at my first court appearance. However, I was told by (well, the secretary told me.. remember, I never said a word to Mr. Cobb after he was hired.) the secretary that I did not have to show, and we would be given a new court date. Fast forward time, and now because of some kind of miscommunication, I was not able to get a hardship license for a month. Calling back to Mr. Cobb's secretary, his excuse was I needed to complete DUI school before the original temporary license expired, like he said. I would like to point out this is false, he never once even talked to me.. how could he have told me to perform DUI school prior to renewing my hardship license?

    Before this becomes "he said, she said", let me say I have no one to blame about this besides myself. But let me tell you, if I dropped 5k on an attorney, and this is what I got - I am extremely dissatisfied. Yes, he kept me out of jail, but who is to say any other attorney couldn't of done that, for much cheaper cost? Maybe another attorney would have actually spoken to their client who paid good money for representation, and would have had the foresight to mention everything that needed to be accomplished for a hardship license, court date appearances, etc. Maybe DUI cases are too mundane, regular, or predictable, but I did not ever feel confident in this attorney throughout this process. I would not recommend Mr. Cobb. You will get an attorney that will not speak to you, and pay a small fortune.

    Stephen George Cobb’s response: “As you already know, we investigated your problem obtaining a post-DUI hardship license with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. Here is what you need to know: YOUR LICENSE I don't know who said what to you at DHSMV, but what you stated is not correct about being ineligible for a hardship license for “missing court.” When you called and told us this, we held a full staffing and investigated immediately. We quickly learned you did not take DUI school as instructed from Initial Consultation by me, and through multiple contacts with co-counsel. Simply call DHSMV at 850-494-5278 and ask for Hearing Officer Greg Raughton. He will tell you that the only issue is attendance and completion of DUI school. Co-counsel and I tell everybody to take DUI school (including you) and we obtained a temporary driving permit so you could to drive to and from the classes. You may not remember we each told you to take it, and I'll address memory and perception in more detail below. COPE WITH STRESS – USE THE SUPPORT SYSTEM PROVIDED You did not utilize the Coping with Stress During Criminal Prosecution protocol we send to every client. Those who use it find it extremely helpful. The good news is that you can begin using it now, even though your case is over. A counselor at law is not a mental health counselor. Since you failed to follow these instructions, you became a “needy” client who needlessly suffered emotional pain. Lawyers are strategists and tacticians, not therapists and comforters. We can't tell you everything is going to be fine when we don't know how the judge will sentence a defendant until it is pronounced. However, people always need comfort and support in their greatest time of need, and this is precisely why I developed this protocol over fifteen years ago. We track compliance with a form sent to you and received no response. CHRONIC, HEAVY ALCOHOL USE AFFECTS MEMORY AND OTHER BRAIN FUNCTIONS As you know, you had a very bad DUI case. You had no realistic defense, and the plea offer by the State was rejected at great risk to you. We did not recommend rejecting the State's jail time offer lightly since you could have easily have been sentenced to a year. Fortunately, you didn't go to jail. Yet you are unhappy, externalizing blame and attacking me rather than accepting responsibility for following instructions. However, we were (and still are) very concerned about you. You were very polite each and every time you had contact with anyone on your legal team and you never sounded like you were under the influence, nor smelled of alcohol. Yet you have multiple behaviors consistent with chronic, heavy drinking, specifically, the “sneak drinker” pattern where people hide the amount and frequency of their alcohol use because they are embarrassed about it. For example, during your case, you called frequently and asked the same questions repeatedly even though they had been previously answered. Your alcohol level at the time of your breath test was at a level where people have actually died from alcohol poisoning. But chronic drinkers have a higher tolerance. Additionally, you didn't follow instructions about DUI school or produce the required stress reduction protocol report. Analyzed together, these are obvious signs of heavy, chronic, alcohol consumption. Please contact either Neurospect in Titusville or Amen Clinic in Atlanta, and obtain a brain SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) based diagnostic evaluation and customized treatment plan. This type of evaluation and treatment plan is the most effective in the world. CONCLUSION Sir, I am not angry with you about your review. I am concerned about your health. You have many strengths and many skills. Alcohol abuse killed my father and you could have died in that wreck. If you wish to speak to me personally, it's not hard. Just call my office and schedule a time.”