Posted by a Criminal Defense client
I was facing multiple years in prison for something that I did while having a mental breakdown. No one was hurt. I had no criminal record before, not even a parking ticket.
John got me released from jail with time served and now I consider him a mentor. When we are out in public, he introduces himself as my uncle.
He is passionate about what he does, during my trial he went without sleep at times working on my case. Brilliantly, he brought in a jury consultant to pick a fair jury. After the trial, members of the jury came to the sentencing and even wrote to me stating their sympathy and hope for a better future for me.
I help John out from time to time at his office with various projects he has in mind. Just today a former client John got released from jail years ago after facing life in prison for an act of self defense called in just to speak with him.
The team John Runfola has put together to support him is stellar. They are more like a family to me. Stephany, his paralegal, was extremely knowledgable when I would make phone calls from jail asking what was going on.
His associates are also incredible.
After my trial, one law student working for the prosecution switched sides, moved by my story and John's passionate, prepared defense. Now she works for John, and is now a defense attorney.
John has a unique sense of humor that helped me get through hard times, especially when he came to see me in jail. One time he looked at me and said, "You need a tan." Seeing him always brightened up my whole day, he promised me he would "get me through this" and he did.
He spoke to my family on the weekends, always returning their calls and reassuring them.
He is an amazing lawyer, he will fight for you as if you were his own family member.