5.0 stars 18 totalReview Ethan Meaney
Posted by a client
Ethan provided insightful advice during a consultation and was a compass for me when feeling lost in the woods. I would highly recommend him given the brief yet helpful interaction I had with him.
Posted by Mike
I would recommend Eathan Meany to anyone in need of an DWI attorney. That's all he does and does it well. Focusing on DWI law Eathan is very knowledgeable about current laws and issues that can make or break your case. No matter what we all have rights and Ethan will fight for yours.
DWI laws have become increasingly complex, Ethan takes the time to review every aspect of a police report,audio recording,video recording, and anything else available, to give you the best possible outcome.
Posted by Cherokee
In 2003 I was arrested for a DUI which also involved hitting a pedestrian. I had never been to jail and I had never faced such uncertainty for my life before this.
It was a holiday weekend, I was in an orange jump suit, looking at a tiny window near the ceiling surrounded by fifteen other women in various colored jump suits and personalities to match... I said a prayer and picked up the phone book, the first number I called was a friend of Ethan's and he referred me. Ethan came to visit me every day while I was in jail over the weekend, he just stopped by to give me hope and keep me sane. I was not allowed to know if the man I hit was dead or alive for two months and this was horrible. I didn't know if my life was over and more importantly if I had ended someone else's... Ethan kept in contact with my various family members and helped answer all of their questions while I was in rehab for a month. When I was released from rehab, Ethan and I got busy making a plan. Following Ethan's advice, I volunteered for public speaking and paid all of my fines ahead of time while we waited on a hearing date. Ethan went above and beyond for me. At my hearing the judge was impressed that I had done things without being told to, my family wrote letters on my behalf for the judge to read and I was allowed to speak after my judgment. I could of gone to prison for the rest of my life... I could of at the very least received a felony that would of ended my professional life and made me less of a contribution to society... Instead I had the opportunity to "fix myself" and Ethan made that possible, he fought for me, he put in extra time and effort that he didn't have to.
The man I hit ended up with a scratch on his arm, the last I remember of him was the body print he left in my windshield... I ended up with probation and a new appreciation for my life and the freedoms I had almost lost.
If your ever in a position as frightening as mine, you will wish you had someone like Ethan to hold your hand, he has amazing patients and a huge heart. Ethan is someone you should trust when your uncertain of where to turn next.
It is twelve years later and I still keep in contact with Ethan, he is someone I would like to know for the rest of my life, whether I need him professionally or not.
Thank you Ethan, you saved my life....
Posted by Sara
My first and only(!) DWI almost 7 years ago, was terrifying to say the least. I was referred by a friend of mine to Ethan, Thank Goodness. Not only did he get me the best possible outcome, he was kind, thorough and professional throughout the process. Hope to not use his services again, but would in a heartbeat, if necessary.
Posted by a client
Mr. Meany is a superb legal professional. He has a very firm grasp of the law and counseled me every step of the way. I always felt that I was in good hands with him and I was not disappointed. I highly recommend him to anyone requiring his services.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
Scariest time of my life getting my DUI. What I found in shopping for which firm to hire was that Meaney and Patrin was the most respected firm in the industry. Not one attorney I spoke with had one bad thing to say about Ethan or Derek. That was a huge factor in confirming my decision to hire Ethan (as he was assigned in my arresting county). He literally blew me away with his professionalism, knowledge and speed at which he managed my case. And that was before I saw him in court. He was a bulldog, I was beyond impressed and felt so safe and comfortable. I was very proud to have him speak for me and defend my case, which he won(!) and had my charge dismissed and my fines minimal. He was a total rock star from start to finish. Best decision of my life to hire him!
Posted by Brad
I had a citation that violated a driving probation. I was stressing myself out over what to do and how to approach the citation. Do I pay it right away? Do I wait? What implications will this have on my driving record and probation? To say I was pulling my hair out would be an understatement.
I posted my situation and question here on AVVO and was promptly responded to by Ethan. He went above and beyond just giving me advice, he walked me through how to approach my situation and basically laid out a plan for me to follow; the last resort was to hire him if the first few steps did not work out. I almost felt like I had hired him considering the amount of advice and consult he gave me. He told me things that I should do that I couldn't even find on the internet.
Thanks to Ethan's guidance, I received the best possible outcome and am no worse off. Going forward, if I am ever in a situation similar to this, Ethan will be the first one I contact.
Posted by Michael
Ethan was prompt, professional and very thorough in all of our interactions. He took the time to explain the small details and nuances of my legal proceedings. I could not have asked for a better attorney.
Posted by Michael
Ethan is very gifted at explaining the exact legal issues that will have to be confronted in your case. He took an almost terrifying experience and broke it down to its component parts and steps, and got me through it stronger after it was over than I was when it began. He knows his law, his case law, and it appears he knows every prosecutor and judge in every county in the state of Minnesota. I put my total faith in his judgement and competence, and he came through successful.
Posted by a DUI & DWI client
Ethan is an all around good guy and tremendous lawyer.He helped me out big time with my case and I would definetly recommend him.Every time I called he would answer and if not he would get right back to me within a very short time.Thanks alot Ethan.