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Posted by a Child Abuse client,
There should be more attornies like Attorney Jennifer Byers-Lawton. She is an amazing, intelligent professional. She gave us direction and comfort through a gruelling custody battle which involved child abuse. Attorney Byers-Lawton is very professional yet caring and she was always very well versed with the intricacies of our case. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for an attorney that can get the job done and does it well. We were so blessed to have her representing us.
Posted by David, a Child Custody client,
JENNIFER BYERS-LAWTON IS:
CONFIDENT, CAPABLE, THOROUGH, TENACIOUS, PERCEPTIVE, INTUITIVE, HONEST, REAL, STRAIGHTFORWARD, A VOICE OF REASON, REASSURING, TERRIFIC, REPRESENTING WITH THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF INTEGRITY, HONESTY AND BRILLIANCE, UNLIKE MANY OTHERS IN HER FIELD.
I AM NOT ONE TO PRAISE ATTORNEYS OR TAKE THE TIME TO WRITE REVIEWS FOR THAT MATTER. BUT WHEN IT COMES TO THE LAW FIRM OF LERANDEAU & LERANDEAU I FIND EXCEPTION. I FIRST WENT TO PAUL ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO AND MET WITH HIM AS WELL AS JENNIFER. I HAD WANTED INCREASED CUSTODY. EVEN THOUGH I HAD JOINT PHYSICAL AND LEGAL CUSTODY, IT WAS MADE QUITE IMPOSSIBLE TO SPEND ADDITIONAL TIME WITH MY TWO SONS. I HAD NO DESIRE TO GO TO COURT YET I WAS PROVIDED WITH THOROUGH AND SOUND COMPREHENSIVE ADVICE. I HAD BEEN REFERRED TO PAUL FOR HIS EXCELLENT REPUTATION-HE WAS ON MY SIDE. THROUGH THE YEARS I KEPT IN CONTACT WITH HIS FIRM. THIS WAS A GOOD THING.
AFTER I PRESSED FOR NUMEROUS MODIFICATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS TO CREATE AND PROVIDE A STABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE CHILDREN, BY PROVIDING THEM MORE TIME WITH MY WIFE AND I, IT TURNS OUT THAT WE DISCOVERED SOME HORRIFYING FINDINGS LAST YEAR.
ONE SON BRAVELY CAME FORWARD, AND ALTHOUGH A CPS REPORT IS GENERATED BY A PHYSICIAN AND THE TRUTH IS BROUGHT TO LIGHT REGARDING SPECIFIC INSTANCES OF CHILD ABUSE, NEGLECT AND FAMILY VIOLENCE, HAVING ALL OF THIS SOMETIMES MAY NOT BE ENOUGH TO PROTECT A CHILD. YOU NEED TO HAVE COUNSEL THAT IS WILLING TO GO THE DISTANCE WITH YOU.
AFTER FILING PETITIONS, AMONG THEM AN EX-PARTE IN THE COURT TO GET THE BALL ROLLING FOR REQUEST OF FULL CUSTODY OF BOTH BOYS, I WAS QUITE OVERWHELMED WITH THE PROCESS. THERE WAS A REQUEST FOR TRIAL BY THE OPPOSING ATTORNEY AND AT THIS POINT I WAS WITHOUT REPRESENTATION. THE RESPONDENT HAD FILED A RESPONSE WITH AN ATTORNEY. UNTRUTHFUL DECLARATIONS WERE FILED BY THAT PARTY, GOING TO EXTREMES AND EVEN COERCING NEGATIVE DECLARATIONS FROM THE ELDEST MINOR.
THEN I WENT TO PAUL, AND DISCUSSED OUR SITUATION AND WISHES TO ATTAIN FULL CUSTODY IN VIEW OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES. AFTER MEETING WITH HIM, I WAS PUT AT EASE FOR SOME TIME AND HIRED HIS FIRM. I WAS PERPLEXED AND A BIT HESITANT AT FIRST WHEN I HAD BEEN ASSIGNED JENNIFER BYERS-LAWTON TO HANDLE OUR CASE AND REPRESENT OUR REQUEST AT COURT. MY LACK OF CONFIDENCE WAS MORE RELATED TO THE FACT THAT I KNEW WHAT I WAS GETTING WITH MR. LERANDEAU.
I MUST SAY THAT I FOUND JENNIFER TO BE THOROUGH, PROFESSIONAL AND COMPASSIONATE – A TOP-NOTCH ATTORNEY! SHE WAS ALWAYS RESPONSIVE, IS DEEPLY PERCEPTIVE, AND IS AN INDESPENSABLE ASSET IN THE AREA OF CUSTODY ISSUES. THROUGHOUT THIS HARROWING AND EMOTIONALLY EXHAUSTING EXPERIENCE, I WAS CONFIDENT WITH JENNIFER AS OUR ADVOCATE. SHE CALLED BACK AND RETURNED EMAILS IMMEDIATELY. SHE INSPIRES CONFIDENCE AND STRENGTH WHEN SHE IS IN THE ROOM. HER GENUINE AND CARING ATTITUDE IS EVIDENT. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER!
BECAUSE OF HER EXPERTISE AND PERSISTENCE IN DOING THE RIGHT THING, MY CHILD NOW HAS A CHANCE FOR A WELL-ADJUSTED AND PROTECTED FUTURE. JENNIFER WAS EFFECTIVE IN WORKING WITH THE COURT SYSTEM AND DUE TO HER CONCERN WE WERE ABLE TO GET THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME FOR THE YOUNGEST. JENNIFER TREATED THE CUSTODY PROCEEDINGS MUCH MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER CASE; SHE PUT EFFORT AND CARE INTO MY SON AND THE NUANCES OF OUR CASE. TO WHICH I AM FOREVER GRATEFUL!
Posted by a Divorce client,
Jennifer was a great lawyer. She got me everything I was wanting and performed very well against a difficult apposing lawer. She kept me informed and updated along the way and explained in detail all aspects of the case and what was required for success. Happy customer here.
Posted by J.J., a Divorce client,
In my opinion Jennifer is a top level Attorney! She made my divorce go very smooth with little stress. She was always eager to answer my questions with compassion and understanding! She is very professional and caring and really knew her stuff. Words cannot explain how grateful I am to her and her staff! I know exactly who Im going to recommend my friends to if they need an attorney! Thank you Jennifer!
Posted by Doug, a Family client,
Her response to my concerns were addressed immediately. Fees are reasonable and she didn't overcharge.