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Posted by Kat, a Domestic Violence client,
In 2009, an incident occurred that required me to hire a proper attorney. I could no longer represent myself for my daughter’s and my safety, as I had struggled to do so for 9 years. My neighbor had witness the incident and referred me to the Wishart and Garland Law Firm, sharing their respect for the firm and the firm’s ethics. That is when I met Brett Wishart. Brett was exactly who my daughter and I needed at that time.
I just recently had to retain his services for court-orders that were near expiration and I wanted to make the orders permanent. The outcome was somewhat of a surprise, as I was prepared to obtain something less. However, the orders were made permanent!
It’s ironic: Brett is not only a friendly lawyer that gets the job done, but maintains legal ethics while doing so. And it is very evident that he is well-respected by his peers. I’ve witnessed friendly exchanges in the halls of the court house on many occasions. I have since recommended his services to another mother with similar needs.
Posted by Casey, a Family client,
It is with great pleasure that I HIGHLY recommend Mr. Brett Wishart. Brett accepted my case regarding custody and visitation years after my "amicable" divorce that had taken place without any attorney involvement. After my divorce I became a legal secretary myself (not for Brett or anyone within his firm,) and I now know the importance of good legal representation.
Regardless of my knowledge of Family Law and how the system works, my own case made me just as emotional and short sighted as anyone dealing with the sensitivity of the well being of their children. Brett not only comforted my anxiety but made sure to keep me on track. Most clients want a counselor/attorney but only desire to pay for one of them. It takes a well rounded and ethical attorney (person) to be able to give comfort without exploiting the "by the hour" fee that can be abused by some. Brett (and his staff) are amazing at making a client feel heard at the same time that they keep them on track of the task at hand. I have no doubt that my legal fees would have been twice as much had I been allowed to "vent" more than I did. And again, I always felt heard and comforted.
My case resulted in a full 730 evaluation. Brett was AMAZING in his guidance of the entire process. I am convinced that if it hadn't been for his strong suggestion for me to forego the opposing side's offer to split costs in favor of their evaluator and instead pay 100% to be able to choose Brett's suggested evaluator, that my case would not have ended in my children's best interest. Sometimes you must lose a battle to win the war and win the war my kids did! I owe my kids' childhood to Brett and to the evaluator that he chose.
Let's face it, no one wants to be in a position to hire an attorney. Knowing what I now know, I would NEVER represent myself in court even with my legal background. I know that many feel that legal fees are astronomically high and begrudgingly hand over the retainer and then reluctantly agree to their attorney's suggestions because of fees. People get a sense of entitlement because their feelings of being "wronged" somehow equate in their mind that their attorney should be honored to represent them. If whomever reading this comes away with anything from someone who has gone before you, let it be these three things:
1. Your emotional distress and that of every other client is thrust upon your attorney and no amount of money could ever be enough to willing take on someone else's stresses. That being said, your choice of an attorney is crucial and you would be wise to pick Brett Wishart.
2. You may not like every bit of advise that Brett gives you but it is always in your case's best interest, you'd be wise to take it. (I cannot make that statement for all attorneys in the world.)
3. Your attorney is only as good as the truths you tell him. He cannot represent you well if you do not represent yourself well to him.
I hope that his has been helpful in your search for the right attorney. I lucked out in finding Brett on my own. Take my advice and stop your search because you would be foolish to not retain Brett's services.
Posted by todd, a Family client,
Brett and his staff are amazing. They are trustworthy and honest and have gone above and beyond my expectations. I would highly recommend Brett to anyone!
Posted by Patrick, a Divorce client,
Brett is great. I have now been working with him on and off for over 8 years. I appreciate his integrity. He always does what he says he will do. He is very honest and open and keeps me up to date at all times. I feel confident that he is always looking out for the best interest of me and my family.
Posted by a Divorce client,
Brett Wishart has the knowledge, expertise, professionalism, care, and understanding to guide you through a marriage dissolution. In a time that seems so dark, and helpless, Brett was able to guide me through a very emotional, financial, and physically difficult process. Without Brett's advice and guidance, this entire process would have seemed hopeless. Brett and his legal team were there through the darkest, and most difficult dicions that had to be made, holding my hand, and never letting me feel that I was ever alone.
I am very grateful for the results Brett and his team were able to win for me. Every case is unique and complex in it's own right. However, I went through this thinking the impossible, and Brett was able to succesfully battle and recieve on my behalf more than I ever could have imagined, and asked for.
Again, I am very grateful for the end results of my divorce. It would have never happened without Brett and his legal teams attention to detail, guidance, time, understanding, knowledge, expertice, and professionalism.
I VERY highly recomend working with Brett. He is very patient, explains things very thoroughly, very knowledgable, kind, understanding, and professional.
Brett, Thank you again, so very, VERY much for working and battling on my behalf, and getting for me results, that I could have only imagined, and hoped for. Your hard work, expertise, knowledge, patience, care, time, and understandung made this process so much easier.
Thank you. Sincerely,
Posted by Joseph, a Divorce client,
During one of the most traumatic and difficult times of my life, I had Brett there to get me through it. He was knowledgeable, responsive to each and every question I had and although I could not retain him throughout the entire duration of my case due to monetary issues I had, he continued to offer me suggestions and take my questions as a friend. That's the sign of a quality attorney that I would refer to anyone.
Posted by Ben, a Divorce client,
Seperation from my wife started when my buisness tanked with the economy and i returned to work as a blue collar operating engineer. My educated wife with master degree in psychotherapy working for a non profit could not handle the stress of the downturn and her maybe having to find a real job lead to many stress in the house hold. Years before this decision we where having issues but they where ignored till i had the balls to call it quit, wife accused me of cheating, abandonment, abuse, called everyone i knew and so on, the only thing that was important to me was my son , Brett Wishart fought and got me the time I wanted with my son , Brett's firm tough approach to her and her lawyer made me feel at ease and cofident through out the whole process of time with my son and seperation of property, I am forever greatful to Brett and his staff and they will continue to be my goto team for any of my legal issues,
Posted by Anita, a Family client,
Mr. Wishart is confident in his legal knowledge and brought peace of mind to me and eased my worries. He is honest and ethical, but very outgoing and does not hesitate to take the initiative. I found his council comforting and he gave me a positive feeling and outlook on my situation and gave me a sense that everything was going to be resolved; and everything was resolved in the best possible way! Mr. Wishart is very wise and I am very pleased with his service and the results he was able to produce for me. I recommend him to anyone who desires victorious results.
Posted by Erick, a Personal Injury client,
My experience with Brett Wishart was very positive. He provided me with a great service in a time of great personal need. He was honest and understanding, taking the time to address my questions and concerns in a way that was easily understood, putting to ease my worries and concerns. He acted in a professional manner and gave me great confidence in his ability to represent me in court and obtain the best possible outcome. I will ask for his services again in the future if need be and will recommend him to my friends, co-workers and family if they ever need legal counsel or representation.
Posted by a Child Custody client,
Mr. Wishart is professional and his presence in the courtroom is respectful and poised. Mr. Wishart listens without bias and does not focus on the emotional aspect of the case, rather uses his expertise in family law and his experience in the court room. I was seeking an attorney that would be able to work with my spouse, but also exercise firmness if agreements could not be reached. Brett is a team player and is open to discussing and/or guiding me through this process with the top most professionalism and confidence. He's not the type of attorney that you will sit and waste time insulting the other party and I find this to be a good characteristic.