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Posted by Kara, a Child Custody client, Flag
I hired Lan after checking myself and my 3 children into a domestic violence shelter. I needed a divorce from a controlling, psychologically and physically abusive man I'd been married to for almost two decades, and was in the fight of my life over the custody of my children. Lan helped me navigate a chaotic time during which Florida had no jurisdiction in our divorce or custody case (we had just moved to Florida from Texas). Like many battered women, I had no concrete proof of abuse since I never called the police during one of my husband's rages. As we prepared for an injunction hearing, Lan joked that she was an expensive therapist, but her encouraging words, lack of condescension, and knowledge of the cycle of domestic violence helped me emerge quickly out of the mental fog I was in as a result of having been battered for 19 years. Lan is straightforward and ethical, and had the gravitas to take on my abusive spouse and his wealthy family. Her compassion and ability to relate to my traumatized 14 year old daughter has had ripple effects on my daughter's healing that continue to this day. Florida's laws protecting spouses and children from their abusers lag behind those in other states, but you couldn't find a better champion for their cause than Lan. She taught me how to fight back, and today, I live a happy life free of abuse. Lan is a force of nature, and no amount of money could compensate her for the profound positive impact she had on my life and the lives of my children.
Posted by Vicki, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
When I met with Lan the first time, she gave me an immediate feeling of being a caring, intelligent and very professional attorney. I could not have gotten through my difficult time without her guiding me! Lan assured me that everything would work out just fine....and it did! She jumped in, got the job done so quickly and easily and explained the process to me every single step of the way. My experience was amazing and I highly recommend Lan Kennedy! Thank You Lan!!
Posted by a Alimony client, Flag
Lan has handeled my cases with the utmost professionalism, care, and concern for my personal well-being and successful outcome. I could not ask for a better legal partner in my business and personal life.
Posted by Lori, a Landlord & Tenant client, Flag
Our LLC utilized Lan's expertise to help defend an administrative issue with one of our tenants. Lan was very knowledgeable, professional and closed out our issue in a timely manner. I'd highly recommend her and plan to work with Lan again in the future as needed.
Posted by Monica, a Divorce client, Flag
Don't hesitate to work with Lan Kennedy.... she is simply the BEST! I have worked with several other attorneys and there is no comparison. I promise you will not regret it -- just sit down with her for a free 30 minute consultation and you'll see for yourself!
Posted by Lisa, a Divorce client, Flag
The first time I spoke to Lan on the phone (regarding what I thought was going to be a lengthy divorce) Lan put me at ease. From the moment I stepped into her office, I felt reassured and alot less stressed knowing that the process would be less difficult then what I presumed. Every detail was taken care of and Lan did a wonderful job putting my mind at ease with every possible scenerio that could have occured. Because of Lan my divorce was handled professionally and quicker than I would have ever thought. I have recommended Lan several times and will continue to do so.
Posted by Bill, a Family client, Flag
We recently had a major emergency with a gaurdianship and custody issue with a family member and Lan and her law firm handled the situation flawlessly. We can not say enough about how much we appreciate her help.
Posted by Cara, a Medical Malpractice client, Flag
Four years ago, I hired Lan Kennedy-Davis under my father’s power of attorney. My father had hired a Florida lawyer who self proclaimed to be the best litigator in Florida for a medical malpractice action. He promised my father millions, but instead he was completely incompetent and lost the case, and left my father severely injured, practically homeless, and literally almost on his death bed with no money and nowhere to go. I live in another state. No attorney would accept my father’s case to pursue a legal malpractice action against the attorney who lost his case, as supposedly the attorney was the former President of the Florida Trial Lawyers Association and everyone seemed to fear him. Lan tried to refer my father’s case out too and no one would accept it either. I asked Lan to take my father’s case as a favor. It was a difficult case because my father was very ill, we had no other witnesses to help, and the other attorney was a bully. Lan accepted his case and it was not long that the attorney and his malpractice insurance carrier were both writing checks to Lan and my father. The money allowed my father to get a car, food, medical care, etc. that he desperately needed and also provided for my uncle until his death several years later. My father is still alive and the money that Lan won for him made a huge difference for him. He still says that receiving the check in the mail from Lan was the best day of his life. Lan does not claim to be the best (like the other attorney did), she showed that she is the best litigator by beating him. Currently my family has another case, and of course, we hired Lan again. Not surprisingly, she is going the extra mile again.
Posted by Tina, a Child Custody client, Flag
Lan is an excellent attorney. She knows the law and can be tough when she needs to be. She helped me with my child custody case and she won. I will be forever endebted to her and would recommend her. She cares about her clients and their families. I still send her a Christmas card every year with my child's Christmas photo just to remind her how much I appreciate her and what she did for our family.
Posted by Charles, a Divorce client, Flag
Lan and her team handled my divorce in a professional and expeditious manner. From day one of representation, Lan ensured that my best interests were well-protected and defended. Lan did a wonderful job of putting my mind at ease at such a difficult time. Every question I had was answered and all associated documentation was accurate and thorough (covering every minor detail and scenario). I was extremely pleased with the manner in which Lan handled my divorce (from start to finish). I would highly recommend Lan and her team to any one in need of an attorney - a first-class organization!
Posted by Bill, a Real Estate client, Flag
If you are looking for an honest, dependable, hard working, and trust worthy superstar attorney? Look no further. Lan is a true professional. She has helped me with several issues and was perfect everytime. She has also aided some of my clients and associates I referred to her and everyone was happy with the result. Need help? Do not delay, work with Lan today. I have not and will not work with anyone else.
Posted by Joyce, a Chapter 7 client, Flag
Ms. Lan B. Kennedy-Davis is an "Esquire Extraordinaire." I qualify this title as one who grew up among lawyers (my father and brother) in my immediate family.
I located her after having lost in civil court and appelate court in Seminole County, FL. I was truly the "victim" of a vicious, aggressive, and materially unfounded lawsuit, involving my family (one surviving parent and 8 siblings) who ganged up against me.
As the daughter of a former judge, I knew that anything can happen (and yes, "anything goes" at times in a court of law). I also heard from the best of them (attorneys) that they admittedly won some cases they should have lost and lost some they should have won.
Still, when it was adjudicated that I was the "loser", I remained unwilling to accept "defeat." I appealed and lost. I still would not accept "defeat."
Enter Ms. Kennedy-Davis of Davis & Kennedy, PA., Lake Mary (central Florida).
She enthusiastically took my case. I was overly impressed with her intelligence, presence and aggressive tact, and willingness to fight what would be a long, egregious, uphill battle. My only option to eradicate the judgment was to file bankruptcy...and end the years of harassment and legal abuse from my family.
Being a defendant in a lawsuit is emotionally and financially taxing, and in my case, because it was a complex matter, extremely consuming. When I hired Ms. Kennedy-Davis, for the first time ever, I started sleeping at night. All I wanted was a "fight." I never believed I received such from my prior representation. Understand the severity of my situation: the plaintiff was actually moving to foreclose on my home!
Ms. Kennedy-Davis navigated through varied courts: circuit civil, probate, appelate and federal bankruptcy, defeating four attorneys to "win" for me.
Throughout, she and her firm treated me with immense respect, listened to me, was extremely responsive and gracious...and kept her sense of humor about it all. The depth of her knowledge and expertise, and the respect she commands from judges in the courtroom is astounding.
She acted so promptly to "slay the savage beast" in what was complex and very time-intensive. I really felt as though I was her only client. She was so "all over" my case. Her strategic and precisely-timed motions and briefs were "things" (for lack of a better word) of beauty.
I was for sure on a "slippery slope" before I hired Ms. Kennedy-Davis. Her tireless efforts and astounding achievements have truly given me my life back.
I am a worldly middle-aged woman with varied interests. I hold a B.S. degree in Journalism (concentration in print media) and pride myself in a fine command of the written word. As I've told her on many occasions, her work has left me "speechless", a word I never believed I would "write."
Posted by CHARLES, a Land Use & Zoning client, Flag
Lan and her partner, Brad Davis, essentially saved our community from having an unwanted development of over 300 homes on the golf course in the center of our community. After our first lawyer spent over $14,000 and then told us that the development could not be stopped, Lan and Brad were contacted for help. They were very honest with us about what we could expect but felt that a good case could be presented that would convince the City of Palm Bay to deny approval of the development even though it was zoned for single family. They understood our limited financial resources and worked closely with us to minimize costs. We did a lot of the research to find the data they needed to document the legal reasons to stop the approval of the development. They worked together with our community from the beginning meeting with our community residents to answer our questions and get acquainted. They always were available by email, by phone or in personal meetings. They took immediate timely actions during every aspect of the development approval process. They provided letters to the city during the approval process explaining our legal positions to Growth Management, the CIty Lawyer, the City Manager, the Planning and Zoning committee and the City Council. The letters were professionally done and often several pages to insure a complete understanding of the various legal aspects of issues concerning building codes, traffic issues, environmental issues, arsenic contamination, wetlands, preservation of specimen trees, endangered wildlife, degradation of property values, comprehensive plan violations, drainage issues,etc, to name a few. Several of our community board members or residents were served with lawsuits designed to discourage resistance to the development. They personally represented one community member, advised our board members of separate actions to be taken, prevented conflicts of interest and all lawsuits were dismissed with reduced fees as further evidence of how much they cared for our legimite cause. They volunteered to reduce the final billing to a level available from our community association. They worked closely with us on the strategy to be used at each stage and even allowed the president of our community association to selectively present information to the planning and zoning board to prevent their lawyers from knowing what would be presented to the City Council during the final hearing. This worked like a charm since the developers were totalled unprepaired to defend against the issues presented. A powerpoint presentation over 50 pages was presented during the City Council hearing which lasted five hours until a final decision was made with a 5-0 vote to disapprove the development plans. This legal presentation was professionally done which provided information which made it easy for the City Council to turn the development. Lan was questioned unmercifully by the Council Members, the CIty Manager and the CIty Lawyer. It was obvious that she was properly prepared and skilfully answered every question and rebutted professionally as required. Even though the developers immediately filed lawsuits against the city to overturn the ruling, the City has been able to successfully defend their actions even after over $400,000 has been spent by the CIty over the last fur years. The Developers utilized the skills of one of the best real estate lawyers and their firm's resources unsucessfully. It appears that an unknown mediation settlement has been reached that is satisfactory to the developers and the CIty. Since the CIty has supported our community's position, I assume it will be beneficial to our community, also, In summary, I still stay in contact with them because Lan and Brad are such a pleasure to be around. I can truthfully say that I totally recommend them because of their knowledge of the many laws, the immediate response to any situation that arises and their professional presentations during legal proceedings.
Posted by Toni, a Divorce client, Flag
Lan is the most professional attorney I have ever worked with. Lan helped me through a very difficult divorce at a very trying time in my life. Lan provided many options for me, as well as gave me time to think about the hard decisions that come with every divorce. She was very patient with me, as well as with my now ex-husband. Lan was caring, understanding and most of all compassionate while at this same time I was undergoing cancer treatment. Lan, along with her staff were knowledgeable, and treat everyone with respect and kindness. I would never think of using another law firm. I respect this firm and the people who work there. I have referred several people to Kennedy and Davis who have also been very satisfied with this firm.
Posted by Wyn, Flag
We have been dealing with Lan for over 5 years now. She has helped with a home closing, a daughters accident, guardianship of our Grandchild and now with another case. She is extremely qualified for no matter what you seem to hand to her. She is ALWAYS a phone call away! I would HIGHLY recommend Lan B. Kennedy-Davis!
Posted by Amanda, a Child Custody client, Flag
Lan, Is the best attorney in Florida because she will go above and beyond to protect what you feel is right. She also knows the law in and out. Lan helped me with my case keeping my son from a man who has a criminal record as well as a split personality and could possible snap on my son. She will also listen to your concerns as well as fix the mistakes that other attorneys have made in your case. Lan is also a go getter and will definitely fight for you in and out of the court room.