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I was being represented by her in a felony revocation hearing. I got an amazing outcome thanks to her knowledge of the court and perseverance to fight for my freedom. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney to represent me and really admire her willingness to fight for me. Words will never be able to convey my appreciation for her. Thank you so much and God bless.
My son was so messed up years ago... his direction in life was all wrong Katheryn Haywood was my son's court appointed attorney. Even though the court Judge made a ruling that was preset in his mind.. Katheryn went to bat for him when we took him to court and even years later will pick the phone up when she sees your call and. I am praying we never have to go to court again... but if we do I would like her in our court.
Ms. Haywood stepped in after our retention, and subsequent firing, of an attorney who obviously was in the case only for the money. This was not the case with Ms. Haywood, she truly cares about her clients, and in this case she got a great result where the prior attorney had told my daughter she needed to take the deal being offered by the prosecutor. Had she taken that deal my daughter would have ended up with a felony conviction, instead Ms. Haywood was able to obtain a misdemeanor conviction. While I'm sure she can't do this on all her cases I can promise you she had her hands full on our case and the end result was nothing short of phenomenal. I highly recommend Ms. Haywood.
Katheryn is the best attorney I could have asked for and I was blessed enough to have the court appoint her. I was scared and stressed going through the situation I was in but when I met Katheryn and saw the type of person she was, it gave me a lot of relief. She kept me informed and was always trying to do everything in her power to give me the most fair trial possible. She treated me as if I was her only client and as if it was her child's life on the line. I thank God that he blessed me with someone like Kathryn Haywood to represent me and I will forever be grateful to her for saving my life. I couldn't recommend a better attorney.
I'm sorry that this review limits the number of characters I can enter, because Katheryn is worthy of so much more. We interviewed many high-priced attorneys when looking for someone to represent my son. He was wrongfully accused of a crime and we wanted the best lawyer we could afford for him, even though we had limited resources. Ultimately, we had to go with a court-appointed lawyer, which turned out to be Katheryn Haywood. Right away we were impressed by her compassion and diligence. She was as good or better than any of the high-priced attorneys that wanted to charge a retainer of upwards of $25,000.
Though she was probably only paid a fraction of her true fees, she never once treated my son like a court-appointed client. She worked so hard, and cared so much about my son and his predicament. She took all the calls, responded to all the messages, answered every question (from day one until the end of the trial) without any appearance of frustration.
One thing I am confident about is that my son might not be free today, but for the brilliant effort put forth by Katheryn.
She was masterful during the jury selection, clearly identifying biased jurors and getting them to confess their biases, thereby saving her allotted challenges. She was very professional with the judge and prosecutors and treated all the witnesses with courtesy and very professionally. During her opening statement, she was very articulate and clearly outlined our case, and did well to lay the ground work for destroying the prosecution case. As far as I saw, she never missed a chance to ask the right question or missed a small detail on follow up.
It was clear to us that the alleged victim in the case was not being truthful, but when Katheryn did her cross examination, she was not abusive or overly tough. She was strong and direct, but not so much that the jury would sympathize. She elicited many good points during this cross and I think that played a large part in my son's acquittal.
Closing argument is tough, because the prosecutor gets to have the last word and he did a strong job, however, Katheryn was able to mitigate any harm by her strong closing. She was able to refute their "key evidence" and make our case very plain. The jury was literally left with only the choice of Not Guilty!
I cannot make it any simpler. If you or a loved one is ever accused of a crime, you would do well to have Katheryn in your corner. I will be forever indebted to her and the work she did to get justice for my son. People often see lawyers as heartless, manipulative and sleazy. Katheryn Haywood is as virtuous and compassionate a person as I have ever met. It is easy for me to write these words now because of our outcome, but I believe I would write the same even if the verdict had not gone in our favor. She worked that hard and was that diligent and cared so much. She involved our whole family in all important decisions in the trial. She never talked down to us or made us feel like the moment was too big for us to comprehend.
In short, Katheryn Haywood saved my son's life and put him back on the path for his future. You not do better than Katheryn. I will sing her praises on the mountaintop as long as I live!
she told me what to expect. was very up front and honest with me. was kind and compassionate. she found what was best for me and achieved it. she gave me my life back. she treats you as a human not as a number. she is wonderful. I trust and respect her.
Katheryn Haywood represented my son. He made bad decisions that put him in serious trouble with serious time. From the start Katheryn was on the case. She was upfront, took the case as if it was her only case. The communication she had with me as a mother put my mind at ease that he was in the best possible capable hands. His case was processed expediently and the result was more than what we hoped for. He does have to answer for what he was involved with but she was able to make sure he has a second chance to continue his life as a free young man after is debt to the law is paid. If you ever find yourself, or a family member what seems like a hopeless situation-This is the attorney you need.
Katheryn brought a sense of calm and control to the development of the defense. Her instincts and strategy were on target resulting in a defense verdict of Not Guilty.
Ms. Haywood, is a very dedicated, knowledgeable, and trustworthy attorney. She handled a case for a family member of mine. This attorney gave our family the best support and her best legal help. We are so grateful for her hard work and efforts that truly helped our family member. She always kept us up to date with everything she was doing for the case and giving her very best to make sure our family member got the very best she could do . We can't thank her enough for all she has done. I thank God for sending Ms. Haywood into our life at the most urgent time when we needed a lawyer. I would want her to always represent our family in any matter, because you will get her best efforts and attention, dedication to help you. She is so amazing, smart and she care about her client and the family as whole. She will go the extra mile to get the best results and out come for her client.
Ms. Haywood diligently fought for favorable results for our family. She was presented with options from the DA that would have stolen my nephews youth. Ms. Haywood never gave up and continuously sought out options to present to the DA that'll prevent my nephew from going to jail for a long time. Our family will forever be grateful for her perseverance.