Posted by a client
Couldn't have had a better attorney handling my divorce and child custody. Mr. Barnett always knew what was going on with the case, returned telephone calls promptly and is a very hard worker. Mr. Barnett truly had my children's best interest at all times.
Posted by a client
A few years ago, our family made a heartfelt decision of reaching beyond our four walls and becoming a resource home for foster children. Little did we know that the unthinkable awaited us. We dutifully made the reports as inappropriate behavior became evident with the one child, and to our total amazement, WE became the focal point of a targeted investigation by the agency. Our dream of helping these precious lives immediately turned into our worst nightmare. We were referred to Mr. Barnett's office by another attorney, and he became the answer to our prayers. He met with us and skillfully extracted the information needed within about ninety minutes. He immediately displayed the desired confidence, due to his extensive knowledge and experience in working with this agency, which quickly gave us the hope we needed. He showed us where we were at in the process, made certain he asked all the questions necessary in order to properly support us, laced the exchange with a welcome sense of humor, then advised us as to where we needed to go with all of it. If he knew the worst possible outcome, he refrained from speaking it. He encouraged us by saying we would take it all one level at a time, and not to think the worst before we needed to. He was fair about his fees. He explained why he would accept additional payments only as we were required to fight this battle into the next higher level. That way, we wouldn't be overcharged and he wouldn't be underpaid. He not only gained our trust in so doing, but also our respect. At the end of that initial meeting, he completely took the reins, and we gratefully relinquished them, breathing a great sigh of relief as we did so. As the months passed and the agency continued to bear down on our home, Mr. Barnett was there at every turn. We didn't always get the return calls from his office in answer to our many questions, but we eventually realized that he knew exactly what he was doing. When we needed to know something, he would contact us. He never let us down. He even went out of his way to gain a signature from us once when time had all but run out, due to a waylaid piece of mail. He showed such poise in dealing with a situation which was completely daunting to us. Sometimes, it was difficult to keep heart, but the reviews on Mr. Barnett had been very good and his overall ratings were high. We just needed to wait it out. And then the day came. A letter arrived in our mailbox, stating that the allegations had been dropped and the charges had been dismissed! We were overjoyed! Barnett Law Firm had made the proper contacts, had effectively argued on our behalf, and had been instrumental in keeping our case from going to trial. After nearly a year of agonizing uncertainty, it was over. We prayed...Mr. Barnett and his staff did the work...and God granted us a miracle! The calm expertise displayed by Mr. Barnett the whole way through this nerve-wracking ordeal was simply amazing--not to mention the fact that he saved us more than $20,000 from what we had originally been quoted by another law firm. We are deeply grateful that he and his staff took us on and would highly recommend this firm to all who may find themselves in the same desperation we were in. They were awesome!
Posted by Divorce Case
Excellent lawyer who kept me informed and stayed on top of my case. His honesty was refreshing, always letting me know up front exactly how different decisions and outcomes would affect both my legal case and financial responsibility to both the courts and Mr. Barnett. Very transparent with a helpful and friendly legal staff in Dave and Cassandra.
Posted by Amanda
Ben is an amazing Attorney who helps in all areas of your issue. He goes above and beyond to help you with your case; its just unbelievable. My best friend Michelle preferred me to him for what I'm going through and super blessed he became my lawyer. He is trustworthy, honest, sincere, dependable; he has a good sense of humor, and he is always there. If you need a child case lawyer; I highly recommend Ben!
Posted by Kym
What an amazing guy. The outcome did not go as we had hoped but he fought and did everything possible for us. A superb individual
Posted by a Divorce client
My Kids and myself were the victims of domestic violence. Attorney Ben Barnett took our case and helped us through the Order of Protection process , the court hearings, and the final outcome...
To be specific, he kept me and the children safe through court orders of protection, was able to secure full custody of my children, get us state required child support, and get put in place a permanant order of protection for me and my children aginst a unruly and violent mother. Mr Barnett always kept in constant communication with me even on holidays when myself and my children were threatened.. I could always rely on him to promptly respond to me and rapidly give me solutions and advice..
He would always answer any questions my children and family had in the courtroom.
As serving in the law enforcement field earilier in my life, I have been in many courtrooms and watched many attorneys and have never seen an attorney who is personally concerned with his clients and fights for justice for his client as Mr. Barnett is. He is a fighter for his clients and will work hard to ensure that his clients rights are protected and justice is served.
In conclusion I have peace for myself and my children now and can return to a normal life. At the beginning of this ordeal I placed my trust in Ben Barnett and now my children and I do not have to ever worry again about being threatened, harrased, or stalked by a unstable person. I would reccomend him above any other attorney that I know of in East Tennessee..
Posted by a Class Action client
Mr Barnett is a very competent and reliable lawyer. He was hot on my case from the minute I hired him. (literally). I always knew what the status was on my case and what direction it was going. He was well prepared and kept me relaxed. He was with me at my deposition even though he didn't need to be. When we went to court he kept me informed about what was happening and what the plan was. He even came to court when he was deathly ill. My case started out as a two day jury trial. His abilities in jury selection got us the best jury we could have hoped for. Mr Barnett may look like a young inexperienced lawyer, but that expression don't judge a book by its cover holds true for Mr. Barnett. He is far from inexperienced and he might look like a young pup but in court he is like a pitbull. In the end, my two day trial turned into 5 days and the person suing me got less than one percent of what they were asking for. Needless to say to say I am very happy with Mr. Barnett and would use his services again, but hope I don't have to.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
He wouldnt return phone calls !! and did not keep me updated on my case. or update me as to hearings..
Posted by Damian
Mr Barnett was very competent and kept me informed throughout all my dealings with him. He handled everything in a timely manner with a positive outcome. I was quite impressed with his knowledge since he is a fairly new attorney. He took care of an out of state drivers license issue for me that another lawyer had for over a year, in less than 2 weeks. He also helped my step daughter with a very tough child custody case. Both cases were resolved to our great satisfication.