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I contacted Mr. Swayze when I decided to file for divorce. He was very responsive and considerate to my situation. My case was not the easiest situation to complete being that my ex was located out of state and I am a retired disabled veteran. He took the time to fully listen to my situation and my concerns, developing a plan of action after processing all of the information. After our initial consultation, correspondence via e mail or phone was consistent and timely. The outcome was exactly what I wanted and found the whole experience to be easier and less stressful than I thought it would be thanks to his professional demeanor and knowledge of family law. He was also very reasonable in regards to the fees charged.
I was referred to Cliff by a dear friend of mine, who has known Cliff for years, ever since the two went to law school together. The recommendation was easily given by her and highly regarded by me, and he didn't fail to live up to any measure of it.
From the first, Cliff proved himself to be honest, knowledgeable, and experienced. He didn't sugarcoat anything, but rather he helped me to adjust my expectations for the outcome of the case to something more reasonable, and he did it in an understanding and helpful manner. I appreciated that. He went on to describe what my options were, as well as the risks/rewards involved. And then he began to work as one who has done it before does, with the sort of speed and efficiency a person in such a dilemma as my own would hope for. He had a solid plan in mind, with not only him looking to address the facts of the case, but also a number of measures and steps for me to take to show myself, if necessary, to be worthy of any consideration for leniency from the DA's office and the court. I was impressed by the scope of his thoughtful approach.
And in the end, the resolution I received on the case was quite arguably the best I could have honestly and reasonably hoped for, and certainly better than I knew to expect. Cliff was diligent in his efforts to negotiate on my behalf with the DA's office, maintaining a difficult stance that he knew I preferred, until he came back to me and told me of an offer I quickly agreed to. I remain grateful for that.
While I and my family/friends have been fortunate enough to not require Cliff's service since he so effectively represented me, I nevertheless keep his contact information with me at all times in the event that I or someone I know needs quick direction towards such a quality and professional attorney.
Clifford swayze is an excellent attorney. hes honest, trusting and works hard to get things done for you. my case was suppose to take at least 10 months before seeing something get done due to thats just how dealing with courts is, but cliff got things done and figured out in just 1 month. i would happily recommend him to anyone. hes all about communication and that was a big plus because you always knew what was going on in your case and never left with questions. very pleased!
I met with Clifford only a few hours after being arrested. He was compassionate, trustworthy and got stuff done fast. I was out of jail after only 12 hours, and he brokered a fantastic deal with the prosecutors months before his initial projections!
I was arrested for a DUI and was referred to Cliff by a friend of my brothers who was close to Cliff and vouched for his character. Before I ever hired Cliff, I got to speak with him for over an hour on a Sunday, as he took the time to answer my questions and set realistic expectations. This may be one of the biggest differences between lawyers: there are those who tell you what really happens and don't get your hopes up that your case will easily be dismissed, and those that do. I had done enough reading to know that pressures from groups like MADD were making it very hard for prosecutors to dismiss cases, it reflects poorly on them so they try and stick you with whatever charge they can. Cliff, as mentioned in another review, was a straight shooter with me and let me know what I was going to be dealing with and that it likely wouldn't be a fast process. Based on that call, I went with my gut and hired Cliff and I have to say that I made the right choice. I was always kept aware of updates, he was on time to any meeting or court appearance we had, and more importantly, I felt like I was talking to an every day guy, not a slimy lawyer. In other words, he makes you comfortable. Also, I always appreciated how available he was. If I called and had a question and he was in a meeting, I'd always get a call back after or after he left work, he had no issues using his own personal time to answer questions. In the end, I feel very fortunate that my case was conditionally dismissed, which means I'll do some community service and can't get in trouble for a certain length of time and it will be removed from my record. Is this to say your case will be dismissed? Obviously not, but I can vouch for Cliff, you'll be giving your business to someone who will work to earn it instead of a lawyer who acts like they're doing you a favor.
I met Cliff over two years ago, possibly on the worst week of my life. I was facing some major charges and was not really sure what was goin on. Cliff never tried to fill me with unrealistic expectations, he always "shot me straigh" and for that i have great respect for him. I have never been in a situation like this that I found myself in, but after the first meeting with Cliff I was confident that he was the man I wanted to represent me.
I am glad to say the out come of my case was better than I could have expected and I'm sure that there is no way any other attorney in town could have goten the same results. I will, and do highly recommend Cliff to anyone in need of leagal services. He is my attorney and I now conceder him my hero!
Excellent work. I had two misdemeanors, one was dropped outright and for the other I received minimal community service with no criminal record. I could not have asked for a better result. Furthermore, Cliff was extremely accessible and kept me well aware of how things were going with my case throughout the entire process.
Cliff Swayze is by far one of the hardest working lawyers in Austin. I initially called one of the big law firms in town, and I immediately got the feeling that I was just a number to them; plus, they were going to charge me a fortune. Cliff, on the other hand, is incredibly reasonable with his prices and gives each case the attention it deserves. Cliff did so much work on my case (and gathered so much evidence to prove my innocence) that by the time we got to court the prosecution realized they had no case, and dismissed the charges.
Cliff is the best lawyer. My wife and i used him for diffrent cases and he was awesome, he really helped me out alot. He always kept me informed. all i can say is he made everything easy