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Gerald Lykins represented me in a case for domestic assault. At the time I was a senior in college and had much going on with graduation, applying for jobs, and making preparations for moving out of state. Lykins worked diligently and effectively to get me a plea before I moved out of state. In the end, I was able to get a reduced charge.
From the start of the case, it was obvious to me that Lykins has a good reputation within the Grand Rapids court system and was able to use that to my advantage in the case. Ultimately, Lykin's connections, competence, and dedication to my case made my situation a lot better. I am very thankful for his services and I would highly recommend him.
Jerry was amazing with handling my case. From the first meeting I had with him I felt very comfortable that I was in good hands. He seemed very knowledgeable on the system and the law and what my outcome would be. He kept me informed throughout the whole process. I would recommend him and his partner Jeff Kortes to my friends and family if ever needed.
This was a very positive experience overall. My OWI got dropped down to an impaired for a first time offense. Although it may seem common for first offenders with clean records in a tough community, I wouldn't have been able to do it myself, nor would I have felt comfortable. Jerry works in an office of a trusted associate of mine as well so I knew what kind of representation I'd be getting when I found that out. Great experience overall; I really felt like Jerry was sincerely involved in the process in an uncertain time for me and my wife; we really appreciated that. It made us much more comfortable.
Jerry was very straight forward regarding strategy as well as preparing myself as to my role within the strategy. He was clear in explaining the situation and potential outcomes in my case. At the end he managed to get my case in the best outcome that he explained at our initial meeting.
After interviewing several Attorneys, Gerald Lykins gave me the best confidence that we could win my license back the first time around. Lykins cares about his clients, and goes the extra mile to give you a thorough plan and all of the necessary steps you need to take in order to have a successful license restoration. He stayed in contact and answered all of my questions and concerns promptly. After 3 years of having a revoked drivers license, Gerald Lykins made it possible to win my first and last DAAD Hearing, and I have been granted a drivers license again. Great Attorney, He knows what he's doing, I wouldn't trust anyone else.
From the first meeting, Mr Lykins was very detailed, informative and kept in constant communication. Explained exactly what the charge was and what to expect over the weeks come. Always available for questions and was there from start to end. Always showed a true concern in representing his client. Thanks Jerry
Jerry Lykins is Great Lawyer and he definitely got incredible results in my case. I hired Jerry 3 months ago to help me with a driving under the influence of drugs, a possession of marijuana and an accident. Jerry was very helpful right from the the beginning by explaining to me everything that was going to happen and providing me with very personalized attention. Jerry made sure I understood everything I needed to do to make my situation the best it could be.
As the case progressed, Jerry and his office staff kept me up to date as to everything that was going on. If I had a need, I could text or call him and he was quick to get an answer or the information I needed. Jerry was simply great with communication.
The end game for me were the results. I started out with 3 charges. I ended up with 1 charge of Impaired Driving. Wow, was this great given the issues I was facing in the beginning. I truly thank Jerry Lykins for his efforts and attention to my case and appreciate his caring approach. I would recommend Jerry to anyone in a similar type situation.
I hired Jerry Lykins after meeting the many other DUI attorneys. I was looking for a honest attorney who would work with me to save my license after I was arrested for my 2nd Drunk Driving. Jerry told me that he had plan and that if I did what he asked he felt that he could save my privileges.
Well after almost 4 month and various legal motions,
Jerry delivered and saved my license from being revoked. I cannot express the debt of gratitude I have for Jerry and his efforts. I was told by several other attorneys that there was nothing that could be done and I would just have to deal with the almost permanent loss of my driving privileges.
Now, I have another chance and I have been counseled that I must be careful moving forward. Thank you Jerry!
I hired attorney Jerry Lykins just over a month and half ago to help resolve and defend me in several old cases I had in two separate West Michigan Courts. I found Jerry based upon a referral and doing some on line research. I contacted Jerry and knew from our conversation that he was the right person to help me. Jerry was direct, honest and provided me with answers to my questions.
Since I had moved back to the Detroit area, I did not want to come back to the Grand Rapids area unless necessary. Both of my cases involved theft, one was a Shoplifting and the other a Larceny. Jerry handled everything for me and negotiated great resolutions so that I had to only come over from East side 1 time to handle everything. This type of management of my files and his communication with me and my family was very impressive and simply demonstrates his commitment to helping his clients and keeping them up to date. There were many times that I or my parents would have questions and we could call or text Jerry after hours or on the weekends and he would get right back to us. We really appreciated this type of access and his efforts to keep us up to speed.
I would highly recommend Jerry Lykins to anyone who might be facing a criminal law type issue. Jerry is a great lawyer and caring person. He always went far beyond the call of duty in helping us. Thanks Jerry!
I was recently charged with my second Drunk Driving case in October, 2013. I called Jerry after being referred to him from a family member. Jerry was very forthright, direct, honest and provided me with all the information I need to understand the case against me and what my options were going to be moving forward. I decided to hire Jerry and we moved forward.
In the end, there was no wiggle room in the charge, but at each step of the case, Jerry was there for me working hard and keeping me informed. Jerry is honest and hardworking. I would recommend him to anyone facing this type of offense. Thanks Jerry