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Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
What every reviewer is saying about Jamaul Cannon is true: he is brilliant, professional, and courteous. I urge you to do yourself a favor and take this rare opportunity and hire Mr. Cannon. He is both a towering legal intellect as well as a considerate professional who will patiently explain his legal strategy and expectations.
Before I met Jamaul, I had the misfortune of hiring another attorney to represent me in my recent divorce. My case involved a short-term marriage with no children nor assets in common. Nevertheless, my ex-wife, who is both well-educated and has extensive work experience, demanded a ridiculous amount of spousal support (approximately 50% of my salary). Not only was that other attorney as courteous as a DMV employee (he rarely returned my emails or phone calls), his legal strategy to defend my interests can best be summarized as "just lay on your stomach."
Once I realized that my case was headed towards financial disaster, I decided to seek competent legal representation and I was lucky enough to find Jamaul. From the moment I met Jamaul, I realized that I was in the presence of a man who is in full command of the law. It took him but a few seconds to dismiss my previous attorney's 'surrender strategy' and he explained, in simple terms, why my ex-wife was not entitled to any spousal support. Against Jamaul's wishes, I eventually decided to settle with my ex-wife for a fraction of the support that she originally demanded.
There is no question that Jamaul's formidable efforts were critical in saving me from a financial catastrophe. Although my case concluded months ago, I had postponed the writing of my comments because I refused to write a perfunctory, two-minute, review for a man who defended me with the tenacity and determination of a friend. Professionals like Mr. Cannon deserve to be recognized and it is with great pleasure that I wholeheartedly recommend him as your attorney.
Posted by Lawrence, a Child Support client, Flag
When Mr. Cannon first told me that he had "connections" with the County Department of Child Support Services that could speed up a modification to a lower garnishment of my wages, it didn't believe him. I'd tried to get help from other lawyers and many quoted a lot more money to do less than what Mr. Cannon claimed. However, not only did he give me a flat fee quote to file a motion to lower support, true to his word, he somehow got the County to begin enforcing the new order almost immediately. When I used a lawyer before, it took over two months and that was after I had to call a million times. All in all, I was pleasantly pleased and I would highly recommend Mr. Cannon
Posted by Hector, a Family client, Flag
Jamaul might be the most honest lawyer in the world. When we first met, he told me exactly what to expect through the entire divorce process. He told me I had to be realistic about things such as custody (I thought I could get sole custody), child support, and alimony (I didn't think my ex deserved any). Without being condescending Jamaul literally showed me the direct statutes in California that listed factors that courts use to determine these kinds of issues and I was informed why the court would probably rule against me on certain things I wanted. But Jamaul explained in such a common sense and helpful tone, I completely understood where he was coming from. When we got to court, however, Jamaul completely argued for all kinds of exceptions to the law and the judge actually accepted some of these and I managed to avoid paying spousal support.
In all, even though he managed my expectations, Jamaul went to bat for me in the most aggressive manner imaginable. I cannot recommend him highly enough, he's a flat out exceptional attorney.
Posted by Hector, a Divorce client, Flag
Fortunately (or unfortunately) I have the perspective of being divorced twice and having two different attorneys with totally different approaches. With my first divorce, even though I felt my attorney did an adequate enough job, I felt like I received virtually no personalized attention (or any attention at all since I could never get ahold of they guy). Things played out, I was happy about some things, mad about others, but over all, things went ok. But that's all I would say: things were ok.
WIth Jamaul, he took a personal interest in my case from day one. His team is also second to none, Will is a great partner and just as knowledgeable. Ana is just about the friendliest legal assistant on the planet. She still won't go out with me, but I digress! At any rate, Jamaul was very aggressive against my ex-wife's attorney, never backed down, and always fought for me. He was so helpful and knowledgeable and he went out of his way to explain stuff that he's probably told others a million times, but he never was the slightest bit annoyed or bored. All in all, I can't recommend him highly enough.
Posted by Mike D., a Family client, Flag
Jamaul is a virtual encyclopedia when it comes to the Family Code. I interviewed numerous so-called Family Law Specialists, who didn't seem to know half as much as he did (though they did want to charge me twice as much as he did). I used Jamaul both for a child custody hearing with my first wife as well as to handle a divorce 3 years later with my second wife. In both instances, he simply rolled up his sleeves, went to work and got me the best deal I probably could've had. Without a doubt, his empathy is second to none and I could not recommend him more highly.
Posted by Roberto, a Child Custody client, Flag
In a word, Jamaul is flat out amazing. For years I though I would never be able to modify custody with my daughter so I thought he was pulling my leg when he said I had a really good shot at getting 50/50 custody. Heck, even when I went to mediation, the lady said I'd never be able to change custody. But we went to court and Jamaul's strategy worked. I was amazed and impressed, and I would recommend him to anyone. Heck, I already referred my brother to him and I'm sure he's doing a great job on his divorce as well. All in all, Jamaul's a great lawyer.
Posted by Bernie, a Child Support client, Flag
I was a bit wary of using the internet to seek an attorney. However, after my divorce in New Jersey, my wife moved to California and almost immediately decided to sic Los Angeles County Child Support Services on me. Never mind that the ink was barely dry on my divorce...the same divorce in which my wife agreed to a set amount of money per month. Two months later, she was crying that "I left her with nothing" and that I needed to pay double what she originally agreed to under "guideline."
I eventually happened upon Jamaul and he was unbelievably knowledgeable and friendly to my budget. While other attorneys wanted thousands in retainer fees and demanded that I pay a "double retainer" to go to both child support court and family court, Jamaul gave me one reasonable flat fee and told me he could take care of the matter with just one hearing. That is exactly what he did and although I felt completely ganged up on by the County, Jamaul fought for me rights and convinced the judge to dismiss my ex's petition for lack of jurisdiction (she hadn't lived in LA County long enough to even file). When my wife filed again, Jamaul got her request dismissed because of her failure to include certain financial documents. After failing twice, my wife finally gave up and accepted the same amount we originally decided upon. All in all, Jamaul was excellent and I would recommend him highly to anyone.
Posted by Elliot, a Divorce client, Flag
This guy just might be one of the smartest attorneys I've ever met (and that's saying something because I've been divorced four times). By far, my experience with Jamaul and his staff was top notch. He has very flexible billing arrangements, he was respectful yet aggressive in court, he is an unbelievable legal writer. When all was said and done, even though divorce (unfortunately) is all too familiar for me, I cannot recommend Jamaul more highly. He will absolutely be my next call when it comes time for my fifth divorce!!
Posted by Karen, a Child Support client, Flag
When I told Mr. Cannon that I didn't know where my ex was living, he said no problem. Then he used some friends of his at DMV to find the current address for my ex.
When I told Mr. Cannon that I thought my exit been arrested for drug use, no problem. He used people he knew at the sheriffs department to pull his complete rap sheet even though I didn't even have so much as a Social Security number or a date of birth.
When I told Jamaul I thought my ex was currently employed and I wanted child-support but I didn't know where he worked, no problem. Mr. Cannon used contact Cihak at the child support services division for the county to locate EDD records for his employer.
Finally, when I told Mr. Cannon that I was afraid of going to court, no problem. He went to court and completely destroy any credibility that my ex had. At the end of the day I got the support amount I wanted and I don't know where I would've been without Cannon Legal Group. All in all, I had a great experience with Jamaul and I cannot rate his firm highly enough.
Posted by Kerry, a Divorce client, Flag
Jamaul was great. I was terrified I would end up paying at least $2,000 a month in alimony and child support to my lazy ex who never worked a day in her life. Mr. Cannon got the judge to "impute" income to her and got me equal custody with my son, which my ex's lawyer constantly claimed I would never get. All in all, I ended up spending half of what I thought I was going to have to and Mr. Cannon ran circles around the other lawyer. I cannot recommend him highly enough.
Posted by Joe, a Divorce client, Flag
I was extremely wary of hiring Jamaul Cannon to handle my third divorce initially. It was nothing personal, I simply had two previously bad experiences with other divorce attorneys (one of whom was a referral). At a certain point, I began to think maybe the issue (was me). Divorcing three times tends to make one feel like everything is his fault.
At any rate, Jamaul picked me up and couldn't have been a better joy to work with. In the past, I had attorneys who claimed it was in my best interest to fight for "every little nickel." Jamaul took a different approach: he simply asked me what was most important to me, then gave me a range of how much it would cost to fight for each item. Then WITHOUT PRESSURE, he let me decide what was and was not a deal breaker for me and he litigated my case accordingly. Imagine that, an attorney who actually values what his client is seeking. At any rate, not only did I have a top notch experience with Cannon Legal Group, I have already referred them two other cases.
Posted by Claudine, a Divorce client, Flag
Jamaul was an EXCELLENT attorney. I thoroughly enjoyed his "tag team" approach regarding my divorce with his colleague William Watkins. I was clueless as to how divorce proceeds. However, Jamaul was always patient, and always willing to answer my calls when needed. Additionally, his knowledge of family law was second to none.
Of course, I had no experience dealing with a divorce attorney before. But what I do know is that even the judge in my case consistently commented on Mr. Cannon's insight, and intellect. Conversely, the judge constantly chastised my ex husband's attorney For incorrectly citing law and seemingly being unprepared.
All in all, I recommend Cannon Legal Group even though I did NOT get every single thing I wanted. The reason for this though, is that I was informed fairly early on that my wishes were a bit unrealistic. Moreover, my judge on the record also commented that he thought I "wanted the world" and he congratulated my attorneys for "talking me down from the ledge."
In the end, divorce is never fun for anybody. So I cannot say that I "enjoyed" my experience of getting divorced. I can, however, state that I could not imagine anyone helping me through my divorce who would have been as qualified as Mr. Cannon and his staff.
Posted by Carl, a Child Custody client, Flag
I almost never respond to these but I had to in the case of Jamaul Cannon. He and his partner William Watkins were extremely responsive and knowledgeable regarding my hearing for custody modification. They were able to successfully subpoena the very school administrators whom my ex claimed told her that my son was habitually truant and didn't do homework when he was in my care. Once the judge heard them testify on the stand (they gave a totally different set of facts), my ex had zero credibility before the judge and I won sole physical custody. Mr. Cannon's knowledge of the judge's habits was also second to none, he seemed to predict what the judge would say before it happened and what he said came to fruition. I have to say I was extremely impressed and I would recommend Cannon Legal Group to anyone.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I used the Cannon Legal Group for my divorce from my second wife so I have experience using multiple attorneys. While my first lawyer was knowledgeable, I felt that he gouged me for several unnecessary costs and I thought litigation dragged out a bit longer than normal.
The second time around, I used Jamaul Cannon and the Cannon Legal Group and I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was Jamaul more knowledgeable than my supposedly "Family Law Certified" prior counsel, he constantly found ways to minimize costs and the length of litigation. I was almost resigned to having to go to trial because my ex was so stubborn but Mr. Cannon masterfully, used her greed against her and got me a settlement that I could live with. I couldn't have been more pleased and I have since referred two other friends to Cannon Legal Group.
I think the people making negative comments probably owed money. I had numerous conversations with Mr. Cannon wherein he stated in passing that he hasn't been shy about sending people to collections or filing motions to get off their cases and he suffered negative online reviews as a result. All I know is either I magically "lucked out" by being one person who had a great experience or Jamaul really does know his stuff. Either way, I consider myself lucky to have him working for me.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Mr. Cannon and the staff at CLG have been excellent. They are very responsive and they are always keeping me up to date on my case. I have been working with Mr. Cannon for over 2 years now and I am quite happy. He helped reduce my child support payment and I get to spend more time with my son. When I met Mr. Cannon he told me that in family law there is no winning or losing, well that's not how I feel. I certainly know that I have won! Thank you CLG.