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Posted by a Family client, Flag
I was considering attaching counsel to a family law case (custody) wherein I had been representing myself. I contacted Donald to setup a consult. He returned my call and we went over the broad strokes of my case. After some discussion, he concluded that I already had proceedures pretty well understood and handled, and that my case seemed strong so he recommended I "just go for it" and handle the upcoming hearing on my own. Aside from winning over my trust by not even trying to sell his services, I was extremely grateful for the extra time he took to go over the more detailed questions I had about my case. He gave me some of the most nuanced, level-headed, and specific advice I have recieved to date. He wasn't a "cheerleader" for my case, cautioned me about getting too agressive with the facts I had assembled, and also was able to give me some specific insight on the Judge handling my case. His advice regarding strategy was exactly what I was looking for. We agreed that I would handle the hearing on my own and that I would give him a call if I ran into any hiccups. I definitely have Donald's number on speed-dial, and would absolutely recommend him.
Posted by Robert, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I never thought that I would have to hire a criminal defense attorney, but recently I had to. After raising our children without any real issues, my wife and I were extremely shocked when our teenage son was arrested on some pretty serious charges. Not knowing what to do, I asked a business associate for advice and he highly recommended that I talk to Don Werno. We immediately called Mr. Werno, who personally took our call, carefully listened to what happened, then asked a number of questions and finally put our mind at ease when he said that he was going to get to work helping our son, which he did. He also helped us completely understand the process and what options we had at each point in the process. It was clear that Mr. Werno was looking out for our interests and not just looking to make some quick money off our misery. I sincerely appreciated his professionalism and his honesty.
During five days of agonizing pain and while the police got their case together, Mr. Werno stayed in touch with us and gave us updates on the police investigation. He even went to Jail to see our son to make sure that he knew what was going on and to make sure that he was being taken care of as well. That really made my wife and I feel better. Finally, Mr. Werno gave us the good news that our son would be coming home and that the District Attorney would be dropping the case against our son. I was really surprised that Mr. Werno actually cared about our mental state of mind and that he took the time to give us piece of mind during the entire ordeal.
I am really thankful that my friend referred me to Don Werno. I am pretty sure that there aren’t too many attorneys who really put their clients first, but Mr. Werno is one of them. I could not have asked for a more kind, completely honest and professional attorney to help my family out and if you need a hard working attorney who will be honest and straight with you, call Don Werno. He’s an attorney who actually cares about his clients and their case.
Posted by Kayla, a Contracts client, Flag
I worked as a law clerk for Don throughout law school and we still continue to do business together. I owe everything I know to Don and recommend clients to him when I feel Don would be the best person to handle the matter. Even if Don doesn't end up being your attorney on the matter he will offer you excellent advice from both a legal and personal perspective. Don has been an outstanding mentor to me and I would recommend his services to any client in need of an attorney who is highly knowledgeable in general business litigation, criminal law, personal injury, family law, and aviation matters.
Posted by Elise, a Divorce client, Flag
Mr. Werno took the time to listen to my case, was easy to talk to, trustworthy and extremely helpful with my difficult divorce situation! I appreciate his knowledge, expertise and professionalism. He is result oriented, proactive and he gave me very valuable information. He sets the BAR high for attorney standards. Mr. Werno does what he says he is going to do, he always returned my phone calls promptly and thoroughly explained the answers to any questions I had. I highly recommend Don Werno. A+++ honest guy who will do right for his clients.
Posted by Cecelia, Flag
I contacted Don Werno to assist me in enforcing my divorce settlements. He was very helpful in giving me various options on how to handle the situation. He was honest and advised me to go to the courts myself instead of charging me for unnecessary retainment of his services. I appreciate all his advice and trying to strategize the best way to handle in my favor.
Posted by Kirk, a Child Support client, Flag
After years of paying child support, my youngest child was about to turn 18 and my ex spouse was about to lose the child support that she had been receiving for many years. Just before the support order expired, my ex spouse filed a completely frivolous motion to try and get one last payday, despite the fact that I had gratuitously overpaid her child support for years.
Don was able to demonstrate to the Court that my ex spouse was not entitled to one additional penny more than she had already received. The Court actually belittled my ex wife for wasting the Court’s time with her motion, especially since I was actually entitled to a refund, that I did not request.
I have always been impressed with Don’s ability to determine the right way to handle my case, especially when I really needed his assistance. He has always been honest and fair with me. I am truly grateful that Don has been my attorney and I would recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance.
Posted by Shari, a Contracts client, Flag
I have utilized Don's professional legal services on more than one occasion over the past decade for different types of matters. Mr. Werno has always been patient, insightful and extremely professional. Don is one of the few lawyers that I have met who is highly competent in different areas of the law. When Don was unfamiliar with an issue, he was honest and made sure that he found someone who could truly help me out.
Don has been more than reasonable regarding the fees that his office charges. I have never had an issue with the work that he has done or the positive results that he has obtained for me. Most recently, I hired Don to represent me in a breach of contract case where I was owed a great deal of money by a former client. The former client and their attorney were obtrusive and protracted the case out as long as possible. Don worked tirelessly and patiently to make sure that my legal position was fully protected and to minimize the impact of the Defendant’s incessant machinations, which the Court allowed to happen, mostly due to the Court being really disorganized and underfunded. In the end, Don prevailed in the case. I am extremely grateful that the case is now over and that I had Don to represent me because he is an ardent advocate for his clients. Don is a terrific attorney who prides himself on his integrity, excellent client service and unsurpassed legal representation. He is not boastful, but should be in light of his legal accomplishments and case records. Any client will be well served by Don Werno.
Posted by Robert, a Aviation client, Flag
Don is very knowledgeable in Aviation Law. His willingness to listen, help and be compasionate is unmeasureable. He is honest and very fair. I highly recommend you reach out to him if in need of aviation advise.
Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
Don has been my attorney for more than four years. Everytime my ex and I reach a resolution, he lives with it for about a year before he takes me back to Court requesting an increase in visitation (in an attempt to have his support payments reduced). I find Don to be highly knowledgable, honest and fair with regard to his fees. If you are looking for a top notch family law attorney, at least schedule a consultation with Don, I'm confident you will hire him.
Posted by Connie, a Family client, Flag
Don handled my contentious divorce that, unfortunately, ended up in trial. Don's knowledge of family law is strong and his experience in court showed. He always came well prepared and ready to get down to business . Don and his staff are professional, very knowledgable and kept me well informed. I highly recommend Don.
Posted by Bill, a Business client, Flag
Don has been very helpful with my business and as an advisor for my Scout troop. He has guided me in the proper way to handle issues with families involved with out Scout troop and also with issues that arrise from my duties as a church Elder. The best way to deal with trouble is to avoid it I believe and Don has been invaluable in that role in my motorcycle parts business and my Church duties.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
I hired Don to clean up a prior custody order that another attorney got for me. As time went on, it became clear that the agreement the prior attorney wrote had a lot of holes that my Ex was using to be a pain in the neck. Don took care of the problem by getting a substantially better order entered by the Judge. He definitely knows the law, treated me very fairly and was totally up front about the whole process. I really liked the fact that he kept me in the loop as things went on. I would not hesitate to use Don again if a problem comes up and I am strongly recommending him to my friends. Do yourself a favor and give Don a call, you will not be sorry that you do...
Posted by Karl, a Family client, Flag
I found Mr. Werno many years ago and he has become our family's go to attorney. We have used him several times and he continues to impress us with his sincere desire to find the best possible solution to our legal problems. We first used him on a business matter and he made some recommendations that truly surprised us... He suggested that we take an approach that solved our problem, but meant that he would not make much money. What a surprise to find an honest lawyer who puts his clients first. Sadly a few years later we needed a lawyer to handle a serious car accident case. After the insurance company did every thing they could to try and break us, Don finally got them to fairly settle our case just before trial. Because Don has been so honest, several of our family members now use him when they have a legal problem. We have used him for business problems, family law problems, an adoption and a personal injury / car accident. Don has always impressed us with his knowledge of the law and we are truly glad that we found him. When he can't do something he has been honest and told us. He has also tried to find us someone who can help and we appreciate it when he goes the extra mile to help. Thank you Don for everything.
Posted by DacV, a Business client, Flag
Highly Recommend ! Don provided legal help to me and my company on several legal matters. The outcomes were excellent in each case. Don provided great legal strategies and implementation. He prescribed the appropriate responses to each matter. Don made me feel very comfortable in making decisions with his advise. In addition, he has a great sense of humor. We will continue to use Werno & Associates services in the future.
Posted by Jeff, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Don Werno is an outstanding attorney and provided full service which even included counselling to help me through the tough spots. His knowledge of the law and skills with people make him an extremely effective attorney. It was a pleasure to work with him and the outcome of my case was beyond my expectations
Posted by a Family client, Flag
I found Don Werno while I was shopping around for attorneys in my area. As soon as I started talking to him, he made me feel better about my situation. He noticed the panic in my voice and instantly assured me that I had nothing to worry about and that he would take care of the situation. He was professional, courteous and knowledgeable. I got all that I had asked for once my case was settled. At the end of it all, I had an outstanding bill of $1400 more than he had originally quoted me. Don waived the entire amount, staying true to the amount he had originally quoted me! I couldn't believe it! Don sincerely wants to help people and he definitely stays true to his word. I would recommend him to anyone. Thanks to Don and his team, I now have a joint custody agreement for my son that I couldn't be happier with. Thanks Don! You are truly amazing!
Posted by elizabeth, a DUI client, Flag
Don Werno helped me navigate a first time DUI charge in the state of California . I was referred to Don through a friend. I was prepared to interview four lawyers. I met Don for the initial consultation in his office. He explained very thoroughly the charges and the most likely steps he would take to help me navigate this unpleasant experience. He was very straightforward about the DUI process and was familiar with the local courts, judges, and DAs. After speaking with Don for 45 minutes I decided I would retain him.
Don kept me informed throughout the entire process, always returned my calls (even the weekends) and made this experience as pleasant as it could be. Don is VERY fair with regards to his fees. I am currently enrolled in the required Defensive Driving Class and found out that the lawyer that I thought I originally wanted charged almost 4xs the fee that Don charged and the client received the same punishment with similar case points.
I would certainly retain Don again if I were to need counsel!
Posted by Blanca, a Child Custody client, Flag
A friend gave me attorney Wernos name after I had been cheated by another lawyer who made me pay thousands of dollars for nothing. Attorney Werno was very kind and explained what my other lawyer should have done to help me. He helped me keep my son's father who is a criminal from taking my son away from me. My son now lives with me and everything is good. I would recommend attorney Werno to anyone. He is smart and honest and really helped me out when I needed help. He always answered my calls and was very calm when I asked him questions and when we went to the judge. He definitely knows what he is doing and he won't cheat you like other attorneys do.