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  • A great down to earth man !

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    Posted by Don

    Hired attorney

    I was being sued for a credit card debt that should have been covered by a sick and accident insurance, which the credit card company denied. Mr Watts is not only a great attorney, he is a great, down to earth , kind hearted man! He went above and beyond what is required to show these collectors they are wrong. I never even had to meet him in the office. But I do plan to one day soon to shake his hand and let him know how much I appreciate his help. During the time he was taking care of these things for me, my daughter was having health problems and seizures, I mentioned to him that it would be hard for me to leave her to go fight this. He took care of everything and everytime I spoke with him he asked how she was doing. That really means a lot to a person going through these things. He has so much concern for you and your family, he seems more like a family member to you. Most attorneys don't seem to have that type contact and thoughtfulness to you when you are dealing with them. All this makes everything so much easier on a person knowing that the person you are depending on to help you at a hard time in your life, has that much thoughtfulness and care about your whole family. And yes knows what he is doing and takes care of the business ! I highly recommend Mr Watts ! But not only Mr Watts, but his complete staff goes out of their way to help you and make you feel like they are part of your family. Some things I wasn't so great on downloading on my email, so they helped with it and sent links that my smartphone would open for me!

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    John Griffin Watts’s response: “Don, Thank you for the kind review and the detail you put into it. Being sued is stressful enough, then add to it not owing the debt, and having medical issues all at the same time. You did great and stuck to your guns which allowed us to help you so thank you for doing that. It was a pleasure representing you. Glad to hear Carolyn and Melissia were helpful to you -- technology is great except when it doesn't work! They are very good about finding alternative ways to get information out including the good old fashioned US Mail. :) Thank you again for letting us help you and may 2016 be a great year for you and your family! John Watts”
  • John Watts Consultation

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    Posted by Debbie

    Consulted attorney

    I found Mr. John Watts on YouTube. I was laid off from my job of 15 years and it took several months for me to find a new job. The new job came with a very substantial pay cut so I am no longer able to pay my mortgage. Mr. Watts made 4 DVDs available to me, for free, regarding all the options available to me and how I should approach and work with my mortgage company. He also talked with me over the phone concerning this, for free!! I feel much more confident now and know I can call on him if I need to during this process. He is a very caring and kind person with extensive knowledge! I would recommend him to anyone!!

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    John Griffin Watts’s response: “Debbie, Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad the videos were helpful to you. We made those to try to give a framework to folks dealing with mortgage companies. We appreciate any feedback as that helps us to improve those videos. I hope you don't need us but if you do give us a call. Best wishes and I hope to hear that you have everything fixed with your mortgage company ASAP. Thanks again for taking time out to leave your review. John Watts”
  • A Good Man with Excellent Advice

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    Posted by a client

    Consulted attorney

    I have watched some of his video's on youtube more than once. Which I decided to contact his office on a personal matter that I was ready to give up on. The consultation over the phone with Mr. Watts gave me the confidence that I could fight this on my own.
    Mr Watts and his staff are some of the most caring and thoughtful people that I know.

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    John Griffin Watts’s response: “It's always nice to know someone watches the videos we put out.... :) They are not nearly as good as the funny cat videos but maybe in their own way they can be useful.... Glad they were helpful in your situation.. I'm thinking that this was a consultation about a debt collector (debt buyer) lawsuit which can be sometimes handled on your own. Fighting a debt buyer lawsuit is one of your five options and it is a valid option for a number of folks. Thank you for the kind words especially about Melissia and Carolyn -- we are very proud of them as they contribute so much to making our clients feel very cared for and informed. Best wishes on your case and let us know how it turns out! John Watts”
  • Judgement against me

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    Posted by Wayne

    Consulted attorney

    December 2015
    Received a letter in the mail stating I was being sued for $30,000.
    A few days later I got another letter from Mr. John Watts, saying he would like to talk with me about what options were available
    to me. So we got in touch by phone, I live in Florida and case is in Cullman County, Alabama. He knew in advance that we were unable to afford a lawyer and during our conversation I was treated with the respect and dignity as if I were a wealthy client.
    We talked about my options and he gave me his advice which I am going to follow to a 'T'.
    Thank you Mr John Watts, Attorney at Law
    Wayne

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    John Griffin Watts’s response: “Wayne, Thank you for your nice review. Being sued is never fun and especially when we are going through hard times and money is tight. We realize not everyone is in a position to hire a lawyer. But I've certainly had people give me advice and options even when I could not hire them professionally so I try and give back in the same way. I hope that things are going better and thank you again for your kind words. John Watts”
  • Free Consultation

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    Posted by a client

    Consulted attorney

    When a family member encountered a problem with their mortgage lender, I searched the internet for some advice applicable to the situation.

    I found the Watts & Herring website, and the many exceptionally informative articles and videos that Mr. Watts has developed. He has, obviously, put a tremendous amount of time and effort towards educating us about the perils and pitfalls one may encounter in dealing with some lenders, as well as rights and remedies available to us. The gut feeling I developed was that "this is a guy who really does wants to help others". No kidding - this is not a paid political advertisement - that was exactly my feeling.

    My feeling was reinforced after calling his office and discussing the situation troubling me with Carolyn. She was warm and welcoming, provided me with helpful information, and then brought the matter to Mr. Watts’ attention in case further action was necessary.

    Would you like to know what John Watts' firm didn’t do? They did not tell me “sure, you need to retain us, sign this contract with us right away”. In fact, they didn’t charge me a dime for the help provided.

    If I should need to go further with this situation, there is no doubt in my mind whatsoever to whom I would turn - John Watts. A legal battle would not be fun, but I’d sleep a lot better knowing Mr Watts was leading us through it.

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    John Griffin Watts’s response: “Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I appreciate what you said. We know that facing mortgage issues can be very scary (its our house) and frustrating as there is so much mis-information out there. I'm glad you found the videos/articles to be helpful. So glad to hear you had a great experience with Carolyn -- she is very caring and helpful. I'm not sure how she does it as she stays on the phone all day long but I've decided not to ask any questions. :) About money -- we run a for profit lawfirm so we do need to make money to pay salaries, insurance, etc. but we only want folks to pay us money if that is in their best interest. Because we know we tell folks "You don't need to hire us now" when that is true -- it gives us confidence to tell people "You do need to hire a lawyer right now" when that is true. Hope you don't need us but if you do, Carolyn will be waiting for your call. :) Thanks so much for the kind review and best wishes! John Watts”
  • Excellent and Continuous Communication

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    Posted by Kimberly

    Consulted attorney

    We contacted Mr. Watts for a consultation regarding our mortgage. We had fallen behind on our home mortgage due to unforeseen financial issues and we did not want to lose our home. We applied for a home modification through our mortgage company. We were unsure of the process because we were not getting clear information from our mortgage company. We found Mr. Watts information online so we contacted his office. After giving a brief recap of our situation to Mr. Watts assistant, we were scheduled a consultation. As requested by Mr. Watts company, we watched the online video that they require you watch regarding foreclosures and the process and options you have instead of foreclosure. After we completed the video we spoke directly with Mr. Watts. After reviewing our individual factors, he went over the options that we had and how we could move forward. He took the time to review all options with us and has continued to communicate with us. It was Mr. Watts advice and guidance that helped ensure us that we are on the correct path. We are still in the process of our loan modification and as you might expect things continue to arise. Mr. Watts continues to follow up with us and keeps an open line of communication with us. We are still unsure what we will have to do but one thing we know is if we need to move forward with legal services we will retain Mr. Watts to represent us.

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    John Griffin Watts’s response: “Kimberly, Thank you for leaving your review of your experience with us. We know that dealing with foreclosure/loan modification issues can be very frustrating and there are a lot of scams out there. I'm glad the free online videos were helpful to you -- they help me when I speak with folks because we don't have to spend time on the basics -- instead we can get right into the heart of the matter to find solutions. I hope that you are finding great success right now and never need to call us back. But if you do, we'll be ready for you. Best wishes on your loan modification and thank you again for your kind words! John Watts”
  • Consultation

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    Posted by Natasha

    Consulted attorney

    From my first conversation with Carollyn to my consult. conversations with John Watts It has helped me as I await my court hearing with midland funding. I am still nervous but I recieved good sound advice on how to handle myself in and out of court, the possibilities he did not give me alot of false expexctations but he gave me hope for a better outcome than if I had not spoken to anyone.

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    John Griffin Watts’s response: “Natasha, Thank you for you nice review. Midland Funding sues so many consumers in Alabama and the biggest danger is not taking action -- the next biggest danger is simply not knowing what to expect. You were very wise to take action and then to learn "the lay of the land" -- what to expect before your trial and then at your trial. It was very nice to speak with you and I wish you only the best.... Thank you again for the kind words about Carolyn and about me. John Watts John Watts”
  • Advice for Small Claims Suit

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    Posted by Susan

    Consulted attorney

    I received a Small Claims summons by a debt buyer. Before speaking with Mr. Watts about this suit, I was very nervous because I had never been through this before. After speaking with Mr. Watts on the phone, I was much more at ease and very surprised at the options I have. I watched the videos and they were very informative. Mr. Watts is very kind and patient. He is also very knowledgeable. I am thankful for his time and professional advice.

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    John Griffin Watts’s response: “Susan, Thank you for your review! These debt buyer lawsuits are scary as someone is trying to get a judgment against you to garnish your wages and bank accounts. Glad you liked the videos and so proud that you picked the best option for you and did it successfully. Thanks again for your kind comments and have a great one! John Watts”
  • Excellent Attorney and a Good Man

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    Posted by Peggy

    Hired attorney

    John Watts helped me through an extremely bad time. He is an excellent attorney and is a very caring , thoughtful and understanding individual. I would definitely use him again and would highly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney to represent them.

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    John Griffin Watts’s response: “Thank you Peggy -- I enjoyed representing you and appreciate your confidence in letting us help you. Best wishes and thanks for your nice comments! John Watts”
  • Empowered to Prevail

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    Posted by Patricia

    Consulted attorney

    Attorney Watts provided me with information and detail techniques that gave me the courage and resources to challenge unproven allegations. My consultation with him gave me confidence to expect to win, instead surrendering in hopelessness.

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    John Griffin Watts’s response: “Patricia, I appreciate your nice review. I'm glad to hear that we did what you said -- to empower consumers through information. Your situation as I recall was a debt collector suing but there was no basis for this. Such a common problem in Alabama -- bogus lawsuits are filed. Good for you to stand up to these guys! Thanks again for your kind comments... John Watts”