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If you need an attorney, Tyler Garretson is the one for you. We know this because he represented a family member of ours on more than one occasion, and he always did an outstanding job. And I do mean outstanding! He is experienced. He knows the law inside and out, and he explains the procedures of the legal system in easy-to-understand terms. He knows the other people involved in the Johnson County, Kansas court system, and he has a good rapport with them. He doesn’t judge or look down on his clients. He is readily available for questions and he responds quickly to phone calls, emails and text inquiries. He is always prompt and prepared for court with all the necessary paperwork. On top of all that, he is a genuinely nice, humble, and caring person. If you need help in a legal situation, he will be your best advocate.
Our son has struggled with anxiety since he was approximately four years old. He has also been challenged academically and was diagnosed with ADHD in middle school. In efforts to support and advocate for our son we consulted with psychiatrists, psychologists and counselors for years. In middle school, our son began self medicating with drugs and alcohol, and this led to legal consequences. Trying to navigate the legal system became overwhelming, and fortunately, a friend with similar circumstances referred us to Tyler. Although similar situations are very prevalent in our community, amongst young people, parents do not share openly about this, so we were very grateful for the referral. We have continued to recommend Tyler to friends in need of legal assistance for their children. Tyler is a very congenial person, which was appealing as there is some shame and guilt associated with having a child that has broken the law. He has put legal ramifications in laymen terms and provided guidance and support. He has even been willing to connect with my husband and myself, after hours, and he seems to have empathy with the anxiety parent’s experience. Recently, we decided to hire Tyler rather than continue with our court appointed attorney. Once Tyler became involved our needs began to be met. Prior to Tyler’s assistance, we felt helpless and at the mercy of a confusing legal system. We continue to navigate the legal system, but feel more confident knowing Tyler is advocating for our son and our family.
Our teenage son had a lapse in judgment about a year ago and infringed on another teenage boy when overreacting to a practical joke. The other boy was not seriously hurt but the situation could have been more serious, so the boy's mother filed a police report even though she did not want to press charges. About four months after the incident we were informed the fire department was going to have the DA press charges despite our attempts to get our son into their fire safety class.
The charge was a felony aggravated battery, which was over the top considering what actually happened. Within a few days after the complaint was delivered, we got a letter from Tyler informing us he was court-appointed to represent our son.
We thought the charges were much more serious than warranted, but we walked into Tyler's office thinking we would just do a diversion. He was professional yet connected with us and our son and spoke like we had know each other for years. He explained the pitfalls of just accepting a diversion because the charge was so serious, and how that could impact our son if he made any stupid mistake while on diversion. Then he described a plan to have our son write a letter of apology, do 20 hours of community service, and complete the fire safety class so he could ask the DA to simply dismiss the charge.
It was a process to get the fire safety class scheduled because the fire department was not cooperative, but Tyler kept us informed, connected us with another professional to complete a requirement for scheduling the class, and prodded the right people in the right way to finally get our son into the fire safety class.
Our son completed the class shortly before Christmas, yet Tyler diligently put together a package for the DA and got the charge dismissed during two holiday shortened weeks.
Tyler's professionalism and expertise gave us a much better outcome than first expected. He was responsive and helpful throughout the entire process.
We highly recommend Tyler and will send anyone & everyone we know his way, knowing they will get great service as well!
We had never needed an attorney before and we were so happy with Tyler. Our son had a DUI and Mr. Garretson helped us with the city and in the court system so that this issue would not follow our son after his probation ended.
We worked with Mr. Garretson for 2 years and I have given his name out to many others in need of someone they can talk to and trust.
Tyler Garretson was the first good thing to happen to my son, an addict, in ten years. He connected with K immediately, explaining the possession charge, getting it reduced and helping K gain entrance to Oxford House, a sober living environment. He even wrote a personal recommendation and hand-delivered it to the man in charge there. Because of Tyler's belief in my son's resolve to reclaim his life and fatherhood, K has continued in rehab and is soon to enter the world of personal responsibility. And you know the most amazing part of this? Tyler was court-appointed to represent K. Tyler's professionalism and expertise are equalled by his compassion, insight and understanding. He has since put me in touch with other attorneys on issues unrelated to his area of practice. And I send him occasional updates on K's progress, always receiving an uplifting reply. He's been the answer to our prayers. K in Sanibel
I have know Tyler for 30+ years, so it was a no brainier when I found myself in trouble to call him. He is straight forward, honest, dependable & calm in the midst of what was a crazy time for me. I knew he had my back and not just because he is my friend, but because he has the best interest for each client. He was very knowledgeable and answered so many questions in our very 1st meeting, and was very quick to respond to any questions I had there after. Tyler is a class act, with no judgment upon anyone & their lives. I would highly recommend Tyler & his firm.