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ATTORNEY JOHANNE VALOIS-SHOFFSTALL IS ABOSOLUTELY AMAZING. SHE HANDLED MY CASE LIKE SHE SAID SHE WOULD. SHE WAS ALWAYS PROFESSIONAL, DEPENDABLE, TRUSTWORTHY AND RESPONSIVE TO MY REQUESTS OR CONCERNS. SHE WILL FIGHT FOR YOU UNTIL SHE CAN'T FIGHT ANYMORE! I LIKE TO DESCRIBE HER AS A "PITBULL" IN THE COURT ROOM. I'VE DEALT WITH OTHER LAWYERS BEFORE AND SHE IS BY FAR THE BEST, I'VE EVER HAD. SHE TOOK MY CASE RIGHT BEFORE IT WENT TO TRIAL AND THE WAY SHE STUDIED AND LEARNED MY CASE, YOU WOULD HAVE THOUGHT SHE HAD THE CASE FROM THE BEGINNING. I WOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND HER, WITHOUT A DOUBT. I WOULD ALSO USE HER AGAIN.
Simply put, if you are looking for a lawyer who will fight for you, Johanne is that person. Johanne represented me five years ago during my divorce/custody case. Recently the case was reopened by my ex-husband and she represented me again. I was extremely nervous going into the courtroom, however, within a matter of minutes and to my amazement Johanne was able to articulate a time line to the judge in detail of what happened five years ago to the present. I was so shocked because I couldn't believe that a lawyer who I had no contact with for over five years could recall DETAILED information as if it was yesterday about my case. She fought for my son's safety as if he was her own son. I remember sitting there feeling so overwhelmed, however, once Johanne finished speaking on my behalf, a sense of peace came over me. Also, Johanne has the best paralegal staff in all of Hillsborough County, if there was something that requried research or if they needed more information they didn't hestitate to call me. I always had the feeling that there was a team of people working on my behalf, and at the end of the day the job was done.
I used Johanne as my divorce attorney. She was able to handle a very difficult time in my life with the utmost professionalism and care that I had not seen in the profession. I had another attorney before using Johanne and was amazed at how efficient, respectful, and knowledgeable she was. The office staff that she has surrounded herself with are top notch. No matter what type of question or request I had her office handled it quickly. There was not a detail left out, nor was I ever ignored. I highly recommend Johanne to anyone who needs a divorce attorney. What she did for me was above and beyond what was necessary. She not only protected me but my children as well.
This is, hands down, one of my favorite family law attorneys in the Tampa area. She has always proved to me she has a working and up-to-date knowledge of all aspects of family law. I have had personal experience with her in the areas of relocation, parental alienation, dissolution, paternity, time sharing, custody, child support, temporary relief, emergency motions, etc. etc. etc. If she doesn't know it . . . she and her staff learn it and do so quickly. She is an aggressive litigator that will not judge her client, but will rather fight for what her client believes to be to be in the best interest of the client and the client's child. This I believe to be a major attribute in any attorney. I have seen her and her staff work hard to help the client achieve his/her desired result. Moreover, another great attribute is her ability to be strategic. She is excellent at “playing her hand” and only revealing certain cards to the other side at the right time. This is such an important skill in family law. Indeed, I have seen the look of shock on opposing counsel’s face in at least one case during a trial.