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Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Bruce was retained after two other lawyers (1- a puppet guided by the court & 1- eager for money), lead me to believe they would defend my rights and turn my case around. I was beginning to believe all the rotten things I had heard about lawyers, then I met Bruce.
Bruce did not sugar coat my case, he made no promises, and he explained my legal options in a straight forward, matter of fact way. He listened to my concerns, answered my questions and understood my distrust for the legal profession, at the end of our almost three hour initial consultation, I decided to retain him. I was thinking, what the hell, this guy has got to be better than the other two….. He wanted much less than the other two, I was thinking, I am so screwed.
I got a call from Bruce before 10:00 a.m. the following morning; he had managed to get me back into the court ordered classes I had been dismissed out of and I was told no by the court when I asked for their permission to reenter. This in itself was absolutely un-freaking-real, but the fact that the instructor of the class was willing to work with me to complete the classes before my next court date is beyond a miracle. When I thanked Bruce again in our next meeting, he just said in his humble way, “your welcome” and “we still have work to do”.
My case had been continued a few times, Bruce managed to straighten it out after he appeared with me in two hearings, I am well on my way to getting through this nightmare. Bruce worked to get the best possible outcome in my favor (I am not a felon) and did it for a very reasonable price.
I believe, if I had retained Bruce in the beginning, this case would have been dismissed. Bruce never came right out to say the other attorney(s) were incompetent or should have handled this case differently; I believe he really wanted to, though I could be wrong.
Bruce if you are reading this, THANK YOU, thanks so much!!!!
Posted by Kim, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
This is an attorney who knows the law and will defend your rights!
The court appointed attorney assigned to my daughter's case refused to defend her rights in our small town court system and then told me, "I could hire an attorney that gives a sh**", which ended up being the only sound advice the "appointed one" gave.
When Bruce appeared in court on my daughters behalf, the small town court justice crap stopped.
My daughter would have had her drivers license suspended and a record for life if not for Bruce. Bruce questioned every charge, he ended up getting all but one charge dismissed. Come to find out, reasonable cause is required to search your vehicle.
When the court appointed attorney told me to hire an attorney that gives a sh**, I did, I hired Bruce Kips!
In addition, Bruce charged a very reasonable rate.