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You cannot count on him to do the decent thing. He gets an F for ethics. Save your hard earned money and time. The guy did not advise me how to testify before court and did not show up when he was supposed to represent me. That was the first trial, the second trial he was supposed to be a witness for the state and once again failed to show. He failed to stand up for the principle of it because he was spending his time kissing up to the da. If your his client he could care less about your case and just takes your money. Save your time and money and stay away from this law firm, there are plenty of hard working lawyers in clarksville, he just is not one of them. Choose a different lawyer, one who takes actual pride in his work.
I had a bad lawyer, one that put a ten year old child on the stand. I even lost my child support for the time the child was not with me during the summer. Not only did Mr Stanford get it back, he fixed all areas of the agreement that were not in the child's favor. He then did an emergency custody modification that was agreed by both parties and handled it immediately for a very reasonable price. All I can say in regards to Mr. Stanford is he's a stand up guy and I would have him represent me anytime, anywhere. With that said, I also have to mention the team behind him is nothing short of OUTSTANDING. Cindy the paralegal has to be one of the finest I've ever seen in any state. She cares what happens to each client that comes thru the door. So impressed with everyone at this firm. I will not be needing a lawyer again, but if I do I'm going to see Mr. Stanford. A million thank you's to everyone at this firm.
He not only failed to advise me on how to testify before court he did NOT HAVE THE DECENCY TO SHOW UP AT THE TRIAL. I do not know what is worse his negligence or putting up with his nasty mannered paralegal he had at the time. He owes some serious apologies.
Don't bother. A complete waste of time and money. He is very unmotivated and acts as if you are "bothering" him when you call to follow up on your case. He was not passionate, compassionate, or aggressive and made it very clear that he was happy to take my money but when it was time to work he did the minimum. He did not keep me informed and I often had to call him multiple times and leave multiple messages. Lesson learned.
He will speak to you in front of people in one way and his true colors come out once you are alone together. I have sent him numerous payments for thousands of dollars in legal work, referred numerous clients to him and gave him good standing in the da's office. He does not say thank you, He does not appreciate what you pay him. You get a minimal consult and after that you will be charged for each phone call and cannot just stop in for a question. Most consults are 30 min his are 10 to 15 minutes. He has told my brother "me and Kathryn have a good relationship, told my husband Kathryn is a nice girl I like her a lot tell her she is welcome anytime. Then one on one he tells me I am not welcome in his office (in-between) his insults. He would have never spoken to me the way he did if my family or friends were with me. The worst part is I did nothing wrong and he accused me of doing something I never have or will do. Oh last but not least he screwed up my husbands will by putting the wrong social security number so we are out $250.00 with an invalid will. what bothers me most is he made such a point of being so nice to me in front of people like family and friends and it was all for show. He knows better than to disrespect me in front of my family as they will not tolerate him talking down to me. I am not difficult but I will stand up for myself when a paralegal is unprofessional, a da improperly reenacts a sexual assault. While Dennis was busy kissing up to the da's office I was discussing prosecutorial misconduct and win loss ratios. Had he been properly advising me he would have cared less about buddying up to the da and protecting my legal rights. I would have loved to have had the opportunity to discuss this with him instead of posting it but he left me no choice. He was my lawyer 6 years and I wish he'd of told me sooner what he really thought of me. My husband works really hard for his money it may not be a lot to Dennis but it is to us and had I known he thought he was so much better than me and my family I'd never have paid him. It is not his job to sit there and "tell me what kind of woman" he thinks I am. I am a strong intelligent woman and if the day before my sons court date my lawyer is saying Do you know how many cases I have? and the file is not in front of me. Yes I was aggressive and told him to get the file now. I understand he has many many cases as well as files but we paid him a lot and all I wanted him to do was review his file for 5 minutes before court. He is my son and he was facing serious charges so yeah I had Dennis spent 5 minutes reading his file. I do not think he understands when someone pays an attorney they expect him to give 100 percent. I miss the old Dennis the guy who was easygoing as opposed to the snob he has become. There was a time I could say he was the nicest guy I know (that is the Dennis I miss).
Dennis did an awesome job on my case. I would highly recommend Dennis Stanford to anyone in need of a great lawyer!!
I have retained Dennis before for an adoption and he did a great job. HOWEVER I recently sought his legal advice about a divorce. Since he has represented me in the past he is aware that my husband is retired military, I am a housewife and we have three children. After he advised me I was entitled to alimony and part of my husbands retirement I told him no I did not wish to get either and he made a smart comment about me probably having someone rich waiting for me. That was his first comment and I gave him the benefit of the doubt and ignored it. He was just beginning with his insults. He then proceeded to tell me I was a difficult woman to get along with and was a real (you know what). I was stunned. He took the insults even further my accusing me of cheating on my husband and having someone on the "side" and that was why he felt I was asking for nothing in the divorce. Let me state for the record I have been married 15 years and have never committed adultery nor am I used to someone talking down to me in such a manner. If Dennis preferred to no longer represent me he was more than welcome to do so. That would have been much better than him using an appointment with me as an excuse to slam me with insults. I am truly offended ......not that he cares I am sure. If you are an Army wife seeking a divorce I DO NOT advise you to go to Dennis.
Our 18 year old son was arrested on a Friday night for marijuana and paraphernalia. We called the law firm Saturday and he made time for us right away and we were in his office Monday. Dennis also handled a dui for myself. My husband and I have known him five years I can tell you he is direct, honest and aggressive in the courtroom. I not only trust him with my legal matters but my family's as well. He is currently working on a will for my family. I recently referred my niece to him as she is going through a difficult and painful divorce and custody matter. His rates are very fair and his staff is always there (as Dennis is) to answer any questions. Stanford has done so much legal work for us and even though he is an attorney we consider him a family friend. We have used his services for criminal charges and family law. I highly recommend him.
Dennis handled an adoption for my 3 children. The other party attempted to make it a long drawn out process but Dennis fought for our rights. He was aggressive and I am glad we had him as our lawyer. I highly recommend him.
In a divorce situation that was more stressful than my wildest imagination, Mr. Stanford helped me understand the actions of the soon to be ex-husband. He advised me on issues that needed to be addressed as well as ones to steer clear of. The client/attorney relationship had a personal touch that helped guide me in all the right directions. He recommended actions that should be taken and kept me informed of all current case activity. A client trust account made fees and payments easier to deal with. Mr. Stanford's wide array of case types he is qualified to handle leaves me knowing that if I ever have a need for his representation in the future, he will be my attorney of choice.