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Tom was very responsive to my needs and walked me through the legal process. I would highly recommend Tom to anybody in need of legal counsel.
Mr. Bruno was with me from the start on my DUI case. At first, he was very sensitive to the fact that I had absolutely no legal background, and he took the time to explain everything to me in terms that I could understand. He also sent me reminders about when to show up to court, where to go, and what to bring/not bring with me. He was always on time, and he always made me feel more comfortable in court. Beyond all this, Mr. Bruno went above and beyond what I initially asked for. My case was a complicated and difficult one, but he never gave up on me. He coached me through exactly what to do to give myself a chance at a better sentence, and it all paid off in the end. I ended up getting a much better sentence than initially anticipated, and it was absolutely because of the recommendations Mr. Bruno gave me. Without him, my sentence would've been much worse, and I am forever grateful for the work he put in to my case. Not only was he very knowledgeable about the laws in Champaign, but he was friendly and caring as well (he literally answered hundreds of emails without getting frustrated, even when he was on vacation!). I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a DUI defense attorney in Champaign without reservation.
Tom won a case were I was going to go to prison for growing pot in my shed the cops came in with out a search warrant and, after coming in then they got one. After they arrested me they did find 144 plants. making a long story short Tom won my case. The case for me in Danville IL. The state took it to applet court and Tom did a excellent job, winning my case. If you are in trouble Tom Is the best you will ever find
I hired Tom to help us with a traffic violation for my son. In our first conversation he set our expectations with the potential challenges and hopeful results. In the end, he not only met our expectations, he exceeded them in every way.
He negotiated the most favorable possible result possible with the court despite an uphill battle.
While our case was relatively small, Tom kept us informed via email throughout the process. I was most surprised by getting several emails at 9pm, 5:30 am and the like. I never waited more than a few hours to get a reply.
I would highly recommend Tom Bruno.
One of my biggest regrets is going to this attorney to handle my case. Tom Bruno did not keep me updated on what was going on with my case, didn't show up to one of my court hearings, and later added charges on to my bill for court appearances and phone conversations which never happened, He seemed annoyed by having to answer any questions I had. I was very disappointed by the entire experience and most definitely would not recommend this attorney to anyone.
My name was in a police report and the district attorney's office decided to press charges (Under age drinking) against me even though i was not present when the police arrested people at the party. Mr. Bruno did a great job getting my cased dropped because the police report was taking another 18 year old students word (who was drinking) that I was at the party. Mr. Bruno kept me informed throughout the process and I would like to thank him for his service.
I am reviewing Tom Bruno regarding a DUI case in which he served as my counsel. Tom Bruno came up far short of my expectations, and did a disservice to those who had recommended him to me as a reputable attorney in Champaign County. Since I don't live in Champaign County I was told it would be worthwhile to hire someone from the area as opposed to bringing in counsel from my hometown. Tom Bruno was a severe disappointment, and he made several missteps in his recommendations which have forced me to pay additional fines and be forced to take extra measures to even procure a Restricted Drivers Permit (RDP). Specifically, he failed to mention that if my initial Statutory Summary Suspension of my Drivers License was changed to a Revocation of my Drivers License that my decision to get a MDDP and BAIID Device would be useless, and furthermore would require me to go to Springfield for a Formal Hearing to get a RDP. This formal hearing costs $50 to go through, often is unsuccessful on the first time, and forces you to wait an additional 3 months after the hearing before you can retry the outcome. These facts were never brought to my attention by Tom Bruno, and have resulted in additional emotional distress on my part.
Furthermore, Tom Bruno stated that I would be required to answer certain questions during my Drug and Alcohol Evaluation in one way, but that I didn't have to answer my pre-sentence report in the same consistent manner. Had I chose to answer consistently with my pre-sentence report, my previously expunged charges would have never came to light, and my "candor" may not have had such a negative impact on my sentencing.
In addition, Tom Bruno was less than responsive in many instances, and even went as far to send his son in to my initial pre-sentence hearing instead of appearing himself. He didn't notify me of this until the evening before the hearing, and was often very vague with me in my options and potential consequences. On the day of my sentencing Tom Bruno showed up to my hearing wearing a tie that was designed as the American Flag, and did little more than reemphasize the positive nature of my letters testifying to my strong character.
After I was sentenced, Tom Bruno stated that I could email him if I had any further questions, or call him, but he was conveniently busy with "other clients" whenever I spoke to him after my sentencing. I paid Tom Bruno $1500 for showing up to 2 out of 3 court dates, less than adequate counsel, and potentially detrimental advice. I would not recommend him to anyone who doesn't know him on a personal level beforehand. He showed a lack of interest in my outcome, and led me to believe that my case had an 80% chance of success (read: Sentence to Court Supervision) when in fact I was convicted and sentenced to Conditional Discharge.