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John won a difficult case that involved three of my children. He is very knowledgeable, always punctual, extremely ethical, very patient and even more efficient.
I've dealt with several attorneys in the past; none of them had his IQ, skills or desire to thoroughly explain the process.
A winner that will make sure you get the best judgment you can get.
I would highly recommend John Smitten for legal cases that are sensitive and in need of timely advice, Not only did he successfully handle a personal family matter, but also as my attorney, gave professional and courteous information pertaining to workplace issues.
He has an excellent reputation, has high moral values, and knowledge of our legal system that provides a fair and just resolve to legal matters.
John has represented me in many matters from Adoption, Divorce, to Corporate matters. He has always been timely, professional and always gets the job done.
We have used Johns services at least 3 time and referred everyone we know sense than to him that needed legal counsel. He always took a good amount of time talking to us befor hand telling us what to expect and than doing better than he originally told us .I have never had a friend upset with him either. They have always been pleased as well. What got me one day he saw us out on the town said hello and than said my name asked how a relative of mine is doing sense they needed him in the past .I know being a lawyer is about making a living .But you can have someone that just does not care and someone who will take that extra steep maybe read up on something that will help juust because he does care thank you John Smitten for all you have done .
John Smitten has been my lawyer since 2009 and he's very knowledgeable of family law and I recommend him to anybody that is serious on trying to win there case
The worse lawyer ever, I would never recommend him I guess it is true the adage "you get what you pay for" in this situation I got nothing. This "attorney " ended up costing me more money than I owed. This is the kind of guy that give attorneys a bad name. I wish I could show you the most unprofessional email I received from this attorney.
I was low income & he was the only one that accepted it at the time. I had a consult for modification of child support, at first he made me feel very confident and I felt great about hiring him, however as the case progressed he didn't do anything. We went to mediation & he actually worked on other cases while we were in there. I didn't understand some of ways we were getting the figure we were getting based on my own personal knowledge, but all he said was "this is the best you're going to get, or we can take it to court & it will cost you more money & you could get even less than they're offering now" It was such a bad situation the mediator said he didn't feel comfortable with me signing the paperwork. I guess the saying is true that you get what you pay for & I got an awful experience with this lawyer & would NEVER EVER recommend him to anyone!!!
I hired John because I am low income and when I called the clearwater bar he was the only one that takes low income cases. I would never recommend Mr. Smitten. I was never informed of things I always was lost when it was time for trial didnt know what to expect. When I first talked with him he seem geniun but did nothing for my case. I gave him tons of information emails, texts, and fb print outs anbout my ex that never was used and later was told they were all lost and then months later they reappreared and was mailed to me. At the finale divorce hearing two days after my brother passed away he sat there and said nothing while I pleded my case against my ex and his laywer then when the judge said everyhthing was finale he looked over and said do you agree I said the judge just judged on it all so I guess I have no choice and he said ok. I later got a different laywer bcecause my ex is imposible who helped me so much and I never felt I had anyone on my side until I hired the other laywer. John Smitten may be a good laywer if u are not low income and I also told him why do you take low income cases if you are not going to treat them fairly. I do not think he should be on the low income help because he did not help me at all. If I had money he might have treated me better. I truly believe you get what you pay for he made a firm believer out of me of that old staement. I would never recommend him to anyone.
Best Attorney I have ever used. From start to finish it took 2 weeks. John is very fast at returning calls and emails.
John Smitten handeled my divorce. He let me know what to expect and how the process worked. He helped me through a very difficult divorce, in which I had alot at stake financially. He and his extremely personable and efficient paralegal took care of everything in a timely manner and kept me informed. If you want an effective attorney contact John Smitten.