Based on 11 reviews
Help make it easier for other Avvo users to choose the right lawyer by sharing your experience with this attorney. It's fast, simple, and safe.
Lawyers: Use the Peer Endorsements section to provide input about other attorneys.
Posted by courtney, a DUI client,
I unfortunately got my second dwi that is when I choose lisa haines to be my attorney and I couldn't be happier with that decision not only was she very nice, and easy to be honest with but she was also very direct, and kept me up to date with everything going on in my case. She helped me to receive an occupational license while mine is suspened and got me 180 days probation. I would recommend her to my family or even a close friend and if your looking for an attorney you will be glad you chose give Lisa haines a call(:
Posted by Joe, a Criminal Defense client,
Late one recent evening I received a collect call from the Denton Jail. It was my daughter calling. She’d been arrested in Fort Worth, Texas and moved to the Denton Jail. She'd been away several months already on a cross country journey with her boyfriend that I’d done everything I could to discourage or delay. I live in New Jersey. First thing after receiving my daughter’s call, I searched the web to find out what the possible punishments were for the offense my daughter was charged with. Next, I concluded two things. I had to get my daughter out of jail before she came to serious harm and I had to get her a defender. My daughter’s crime was petty and stupid but the punishments allowed at law could quite literally destroy her.
Having dealt with the traffic tickets and petty citations my kids seemed to draw I concluded that without the best defender my daughter was at the mercy of a predatory system of laws without mercy or what I could term justice or equity. Some judges and prosecutors do their best to mitigate the often harsh and disproportionate punishments resulting from a strict application of the law; some do less. I wanted a defender who knew the courts, the judges and prosecutors and who they can deal with.
I was also very concerned about my daughter’s mental state. She was completely unprepared for the inhumanity of our jails. The process of arrest and jailing can break the will and sanity of whoever ventures into its maw. I wanted a defender who could find empathy for and relate to her on a personal level, and who would make clear that what she did was stupid and wrong ; convince the court to make their punishment the best possible under the circumstances and proportionate to the offense; and finally convince my daughter that the punishment was indeed just. No more late evening calls from a jail somewhere.
Reading through attorney listings in the AVVO. Lisa Haines, P.C., immediately stood out. The pattern of her experience, the directions she chose for her career told me she was exactly the right person to defend my daughter. She was a school teacher, a prosecutor and now a defender. She specialized in cases like my daughter’s case. The picture of her on her website showed me in her face the thousands of smiles and the concern, the caring that I felt my daughter needed. When I spoke with Lisa Haines on the phone the next day I was already sure she was the right defender and became certain of that as we spoke.
Lisa Haines, P. C., exceeded all my expectations both in the outcome and in her ability to establish a relationship with my daughter, conveying the lessons I hoped my daughter might learn from her bad experience. She was very responsive to my emails and phone calls and to those my daughter also peppered her with. She kept both me and my daughter aware of the situation as my daughter’s case wound its way through meetings with the prosecutor and finally my daughter’s hearing after we’d had to move the court date out so that my daughter could meet the requirements of the probation the prosecutor agreed to prior to the hearing. At the hearing the judge was satisfied with the arrangement for punishment that Lisa Haines had worked out with the prosecutor, an arrangement that exceeded my best hopes. One of the most important outcomes besides avoiding the possible destruction of my daughter was my sense that my daughter had indeed learned what I hoped she might from the arrest, trial and punishment. I also felt justice had been served and what could have been a disaster had taught my daughter lessons I’d failed to convey. I credit this all to Lisa Haines and with this recommendation I hope I can repay some of what I owe to her for her devotion and skill in humanizing the law. I must also give special thanks to a member of Lisa’s staff, Sandie Powell, who consistently demonstrated the same compassion and passion to help characteristic of Lisa Haines.
Posted by Kolby, a Criminal Defense client,
I have needed Ms Haines services twice in the last 3 years. Each time she has she made a scary situation, not seem as bad. She is thorough in explaining your options and every possible outcome. Her experience working in the D.A's office was visible when dealing with them. She does not mince words, or beat around the bush, which I found very comforting. I hope I never need Lisa again, but If I do, I would not hesitate to use her again.
Posted by JEANETTE, a Criminal Defense client,
MS. HAINES FOUGHT HARD FOR MY GRAND-SON. SHE CARED ABOUT MY CONCERNS AND TOLD ME WHY SOME WOULD WORK AND SOME WOULDN'T.
WE WERE NOT JUST ANOTHER NUMBER.
Posted by andrew, a Family client,
Lisa Haines is a blessing to the legal field.Lisa genually cares about her clients needs and works endlessly to provide the care and comfort that most do not.I highly recommend her for anyone in need of a great lawyer.Her family law experiance lead me to success.Thanks Lisa
Posted by C.T., a DUI client,
Lisa is an extremely knowlegeable and experienced attorney. She is patient and kind as well. She helped me on a moment's notice for my case and was always available. Lisa is an excellent attorney and I would reccommend her to anyone needed her services.
Posted by Jeffrey, a Speeding Ticket client,
Lisa really cares about the clients she works with. I was able to reach her on the weekend when I was frantic. She was calm and reasurring. She did everything she said she would and more. She kept me informed every step of the way. It was my first time to work with a lawyer but I can't imagine a more competent counselor. I also feel like I got very good value for my money. I would recommend Lisa to anyone.
Posted by Alexandria Josh and Violet, a State & Local Law client,
Lisa Haines was an amazing Lawyer for my husbands case. She was supportive and helpful through the whole thing, We thank her everyday for her working and sticking with us! She's a great and wonderful person and helped keep our family together. Thank You Lisa for being an amazing person and supporting us through that horrible time.
Alex, Josh, Violet Singleton
Posted by TC, a DUI client,
I was extremely pleased with Lisa and her ability to communicate the entire process of the court and what needed to be done. Lisa is very easy to reach through multiple avenues and responds very quickly. I felt very comfortable from day one having met Lisa to explain my situation and whether or not she could help me. I knew within the first minute of talking with her she was the real deal. I hope I never need Lisa again ;) but If I do I certainly will. I would recommend Lisa Haines to anyone without hesitation. Thanks again Lisa! TC
Posted by Joanne, a Domestic Violence client,
As my court appointed attorney, I wasn't quite sure what to expect especially since it was for free. But, much to my surprise, Lisa was great! Not only was she aggressive but she was quick to jump start my case and get things in place much sooner than expected. I was also very impressed with her knowledge of the justice system and she kept me well informed in the short amount of time that she represented me. I would definately use her again should that be necessary and highly recommend her to anyone who needs a good attorney!