Dynah is a no nonsense kind of woman. She will give it to you straight. She works with you when you are in the deep end. When life is falling apart and you really need someone to stick with you and give you a leg up, Dynah will.
Remember though, that Dynah cannot predict what a judge will do. Always have faith though.
I had a very unique case, a criminal charge I was very ashamed of, but Dynah let the judge know that I had unusual medical conditions and life situation that led up to my criminal charge. I had to prove it to the judge by going to a thousand different doctors, getting all kinds of tests done and providing him with the proof that I was, in fact, sick-- and throwing me in jail would destroy my life and undo what I have done right in life.
It's important to remember that most people treat criminals like they have cooties, and you do have to say to them, just because I screwed up doesn't mean it's right to destroy my life by throwing me in jail. You have to say to others that you are worth a second or third chance.
I did screw up and now, because I worked hard with Dynah, and she was willing to take an extremely difficult case on and battle with the judge and probation officers, I am allowed my freedom. And my freedom is everything.
If you want a fantastic lawyer that is willing to battle dragons for you, hire Dynah.
I am positive that other lawyers would not go to court 5 times for a misdemeanor charge. She went above and beyond and that is exactly what you should want in a lawyer. It shouldn't be about how expensive they are, or what firm they are with. It should be about whether or not they are proactive.
I was a pain in Dynah's butt. I pissed her off several times, but she still fought for me.
I love her and for as long as I live, I will recommend her to any one that needs legal advice.
First, let me say, I wrote this review a thousand different ways, a thousand different times because of the roller coaster I've been on. Now, I'm writing this review to be fair and honest without knowing the outcome. This is so she knows that my review isn't based on the outcome. It's based on the overall experience. As I have learned from my mistakes, I can pray that others learn from their own. It's not up to me to tell them what their mistakes are but I can tell them what my perspective of my experience with them was like.
I hired her based on other great reviews. Keep in mind that I am sure personalities rub wrong and she won't be able to completely please everyone. But, honestly, I think she is either inexperienced or just tired and over experienced. I missed a court date because 1. she said something like, we don't want to cause a situation if a situation isn't already there.
That's usually wise advise but in this case, it wasn't. There was a situation and I told her about it. I said my court date should be coming up and it should be around these dates so you have to act quickly, like tomorrow (because I couldn't pay her until that point). I told her I could find out when my court date was, but she said in no way should I speak to someone. I'm sure she tried but blamed the issue on someone else. I'm not a complete spazz but can be one lol, but I held back as much as I could when I found out I missed court and had a warrant for my arrest. My situation was incredibly frustrating and frightening. D did not always handle it with kindness and professionalism. She sometimes spoke over me, reprimanded me. Any time I was upset and tried to speak honestly with her, she did the same thing. Even when I wasn't speaking and/or was just trying to say something in relation to helping my defense, she just came to the point where she felt she had to constantly yell at me or speak over me or reprimand me and I was giving this woman my money. lol
We got to the point where we really couldn't really speak unless through texts and I was so worried if I had the right person as my lawyer. Anyway, her fees were much more than other lawyers and I went to bat to pay her a lot of money that I could not afford and didn't appreciate the way she spoke to me. lol at all but said screw it and just wanted to get it all over with. Long story short, she is decent. If you have a disability or unique situation, maybe you should consider a lawyer that specializes working with people with disabilities, if there is such a thing. I appreciated that she worked with me financially but really, I think my experience was much more stressful because she didn't seem to know everything that I knew about our court system and what was going to happen. Compared to other experiences with lawyers, I laughed a lot less, cried a lot more and threw up a few times, too. I think she really tries and I am very sure with more experience or some vacation time, she will do what she can for who she can do something for. But I become cautious of someone when they say to me, do you think I am going to do a good job if you put pressure on me. That just didn't make any sense to me because lawyers should expect pressure just as other professionals do. I wanted the best possible defense and I wanted to know that this stranger, who I have not watched in the court room, has a plan. I did everything I could to help her make a good defense for me. I didn't want to be treated like a statistic by her either. I get that enough. I wanted to know she had a special angle because I was not your average, run of the mill, criminal. So I needed a little more assurance, than she was willing to give, about her strategy. Well everything is a learning experience and I think she is good person. Just don't know if she cared about me like she cared for other clients. Must have to do with the pressure I put on her. Sorry D! Good Luck everyone!!!
Dina White was truly a pleasure. She made a horrible situation as pleasant as it could be. Dina was also extremely helpful; she explained everything about my case to me in detail & went over all options possible & advised me which choice would be best. Not only would I refer her to anyone in need, I would also request her in the future! xox
When my wife came to me and said she wanted a Divorce. I knew a lawyer would be called, (dee) she goes by. The first time I meet her I knew she had my back, trustworthy honest, straight to the point she is. She always said (one day at a time). I've heard other attorneys are just looking out for themselfs. Not her, I recommend to friends at work, now they are being counseled by dee. Thank you dee it means a lot, couldn't have done it with out you. Thanks again
If you need an attorney-for any reason- you should hire Dynah Duncan Wghite (aka) Dee. She was recommended to me by a friend when I mentioned I needed a good divorce lawyer. I was told she knows what she is doing and doesn't back down. I was under intense stress at the time because my mother was in the last stages of dementia. All my time was spent with her during her last days. Dee took the time to listen to me vent, curse, and scream at how terrible this time was for me. She listened to the issues in my marriage. Dee knew my marriage was over after 32 years and that there would be no reconciliation. She is compassionate and understanding and told me not to worry about anything, she would get everything taken care of for me. And she did. That alone took so much weight off of my shoulders. My husband knew I had filed. He was served the divorce documents. Through the whole 6 month of the proceedings, Dee was always there if I needed her. I would text her and get a response as soon as she could respond. Even it it was to say I will call you tonight. So many times she would tell me what I needed to do, how I needed to do it and when it needed to be done. There were so many times where I knew the ex was doing things just to get under my skin and get me angry. Dee set me straight. "This is what he is doing! Stop letting him get to you! This is what your are to say to him". There is nothing she won't do to get you through what ever situation you find yourself in. During mediation, Dee was my life line and guided me to the best solution. She saved my retirement savings. Dee was even available when I needed help after the divorce was final. I have found that Dee become a friend and for that I am extremely greatful for her guidance, advise, and support during a very difficult time. If you need an attorney, Dynah Duncan White is the person I would recommend. Hands down. No questions asked! I won't hesitate to contact Dee again should I need an attorney. Thank you Dee. I am finally happy!
Posted by Don
When i had the privilege to be represented by Dynah, i had requested a court appointed attorney on the spot and she just happened to be there. After one look at my file, i could tell that Dynah had "been around" so to speak... She knew instantly what she was dealing with, but in reality what she was dealing with was two felonys and whatever misdemeanors that were thrown at me (my guess was so that the felonys stuck out to the judge, and ultimately would stick onto my record). Needless to say, i have a rap sheet like a table cloth full of almost consistent misdemeanors snowballed throughout my entire 20's. In and out of county jail, and the longest time ive ever served was roughly 5 months in the county jail. I was sentanced to a year on a high misdemeanor, and ended up serving the rest of my time on a tether. So at this point in my life i know what jail is all about, and deathly afraid to go back not to mention prison.
I was facing up to five years in prison for just one of the felonys that i had committed. So that one felony plus another and some misdemeanors, added up im facing a total of mabe 8 years in prison. I then knew i needed to make some serious changes and Dynah wasnt afraid to make that loud and clear... After a month of making some drastic decisions, and focusing on picking my own self up by the boot straps... I took Dynahs advice and started to work on myself, instead of worrying myself to death. Attended meetings, working with mental health counselors, psychiatrists, and doctors.
Meanwhile behind the curtains, Dynah requested medical records ect. She was constantly going out of her way to work every angle in my case. I was able to have a couple sit down visits with Dynah discussing the seriousness of my case. Although i had committed several crimes (that truthfully, I'm surprised didn't make the evening news), Dynah had my best interest at heart 110%. She also wanted to make sure that i was well aware of the wrongs Ive done, and the possible repercussions that I was facing.
When all was said and done, Dynah bonded my case over to Frank Murphy where she convinced the judge that there was hope left for me after all, even for a repeat offender like myself... So I did end up taking a plea bargain. Not only were a couple of the charges dropped/dropped down, but i wasn't forced to serve any jail/prison time. I was put on probation with the exception that i remained working with mental health services.
Now that i broke down my story, to give you an example of why i would give Dynah a 10-10. Between her experience in taking divorce/custody cases, as well as being such a good criminal lawyer, i would recommend Dynah to anyone for virtually any case. I personally know that she is a person who takes her job very seriously and is very smart/witty, so there's no getting over on Dynah in a courtroom. The fact that she knows so much about law, and isn't afraid to answer your texts etc. Dynah worked with me (off the record) and really made you feel like you had Peyton Manning on your team, and Floyd Mayweather in your corner.
Ive paid lawyers in the past up to $3,000 to take a simple marijuana case, still didnt get any charges dropped and ended up serving a max sentence of 93 days in jail for a misdemeanor (roach in my ashtray)... (not proud to say) but out of all of the lawyers ive ever had (which is roughly about 15-20) I could tell that Dynah is about her business... So if your remotely unsure about a case from custody, divorce to criminal defense, Dynah-Duncan White is hands down one of the best lawyers in downriver, not to mention more affordable (it isn't hard to see that now a days, those are the most important traits). Dynah is definitely a 'peoples' lawyer. In my opinion, those are the best kind. I would recommend her to anyone without hesitation.
Once again, thank you so much Dynah, and God bless you.
Posted by Robin
I have worked with a couple attorneys in the past and now that i have worked with Dee (as she prefers to be called) I will never work with another attorney again. Dee will be called for any future needs that might ever come up again for my family. Dee has a caring and compassionate nature and is very forthcoming, you know that your well-being is what matters to her. I have called upon Dee twice now for attorney services. The first time was after my mother had passed away. I have 2 brothers and the middle brother was put in charge of my mothers estate. Shouldn't be something you would need a attorney for, but in my case the brother that was in charge of the estate was negligent in his duties. After 2 yrs of my mothers passing the house contents still hadn't been inventoried, cleaned out, repairs done, or house put on the market. My brother had lied to my other brother and I and told us there was no loan on the house (when actually there was a loan), he had managed to make a huge mess of things. The property was going to be auctioned off within 48 hrs and Dee helped me to prevent that from happening.
The next time that i called upon Dee was when i sustained a injury at a local business. At that time Dee helped me to get a settlement from that business in a timely matter. It was a crazy once in a lifetime injury and the company didn't want to reimburse me for my medical expenses but in the accident report they admitted culpability. Dee yet again handled everything, giving me sound advice, listened to everything I said and always made sure i knew exactly where I stood. She got me a settlement with this business in a timely fashion that i was very happy with. I recommend her to anyone I know. When you call her you will not regret it!!!!!
Posted by tim
Dynah Duncan, an attorney with compassion and a smile. Over the last five years watching my father heath deteriate.it never really occurred to me to ask the important questions. About finances and insurance. let alone the home I grew up in…knowing mom still needs to be taken care of after my fathers passing. I just assumed everything was in order. Boy was I wrong. With an avalanche of bills, no will, no money and a small life insurance policy...my mom grew up in the era were the man took care of everything. As I looked things over, we didn’t have a pot to piss in. Over whelmed, my brother suggested a lawyer. First thing I thought of, like most everyone; they will just take everything and squeeze the rest of my sanity out. I went against my better judgment and called.
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After speaking with Dynah, our first conversation, (she said call me Dee) I knew she had an ear for listening and the knowledge for direction; we started piecing together the trail of broken dreams. Dee quickly made me realize that she was working for us, not her wallet. Going back 30 yrs of house notes,mortgage,remortgage,payoffs,bail bondman,insurance,remortgage,.My father quit school in 8th grade to help raise his brothers and sisters due to financial hardship his own parents faced. So when the banks said they had a better deal for him, he listened. I was starting to get a better understanding into my father’s past. Dee made a clearer picture for us to make the right choices. And now with our finances in order. MOM still lives in the same home. I am forever grateful for her patience and diligent in not only dealing with me, but also everyone involved. Best call I ever made.
Dynah Duncan made my life easier. Thank you...tm.