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When I hired Mr. Ownby I felt my challenging case was hopeless. He was confident in the matter because he knows the law. I watched him take control of the court room and put one person after another on their butt. It was impressive. Jere is fair, passionate, confident, and intelligent. I owe him so much for what he did in the court room. He was an ambassador not only for what was right but for my children. He was not going to let my situation which had gotten far beyond out-of-control be taken advantage of any longer. Justice finally got served. Had I not had Jere as my lawyer I know that would not have been the case. I was also impressed with his repoire among the system and peers. He is very well respected.
I would say the odds were stacked against me in my custody case. I was young and unmarried at the time. Two separate parties tried to take my kids through the courts. First a government agency made an attempt. They acted because parts of my extended family (that wanted my children for their own), spun a web of lies that this agency was all too eager to act upon. The government backed off because of Jere's quick intervention. That would have been an easy route for my children to default to the extended family.
Unhappy with the loss, the extended family filed for custody directly while continuing to push the government to support their case. The second court case was nasty, not because of facts or evidence, but because the judge was willing to accept every speculation presented as fact. At one point Jere said, “don't worry, this judge is making major evidential errors. We may have to appeal, but we'll win”. It turned out he was right. After attending months of multi-hour court room appearances with the first judge, and watching my kids get passed around from home to home, an appeals judge quickly overturned the first judge's ruling.
Jere remained empathetic the entire time during the long hours spent in the court room. Hours that would have tried anyone's patience. He could have easily given up like some attorney's actually do, but he stayed tenacious. It probably helped that I made myself worth defending by showing up to court with a good attitude and showing that I'm not the negligent monster as portrayed. All said and done, I won full custody of my children against great odds.
I have worked with Attorney Jere Ownby on many cases and he is totally awesome with giving his clients objective opinion, honest direction and feedback!!! His goal for each case is to meet the needs of his client with the highest level of integrity, commitment, negotiation skills, being accessible and to build healthy relationships. This, along with his “Type A” attention to detail, results in a real bull dog effect for his clients. He is definitely the person you want on your team, not the opposing!!!
Very good attorney would recommend him to anyone who needs a really good attorney
We were extremely pleased with the services our attorney, Jere Ownby, did for us involving a child custody case. Mr. Ownby was extremely knowledgable as well as supportive during a very difficult and emotional time for us. He promptly returned our phone calls and emails, even after hours and on weekends when we needed his advice. We highly recommend him, without hesitation.