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Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I needed to switch attorney's to finish out my divorce. Andrew was referred to me by my prior attorney. He quickly came up to speed on my case and put in place a plan to finish out the case in short order -- it had dragged on for almost two years. While the opposing side used emotion and drama in their court filings, etc -- Andrew was fact based and used the full extent of the law to develop our strategy for getting this case to closure. Andrew listened well to my concerns and focused on getting those concerns addressed so that any future issues would not be subjected to the same inappropriate tactics from opposing counsel. I would highly recommend Andrew! He's an A player in my book.
Posted by Mark, a Child Custody client, Flag
Andrew and Hector were retained to help me in an international move away custody battle.
Their professionalism, attention to detail, and knowledge of the law, as well as ability to find expert witnesses have been outstanding.
Posted by Withbert, a Child Support client, Flag
Andrew settled my case extremely favorably even though the other party had the winning hand.
He looks to settle and does work at avoiding a lengthy court case.
I had two other lawyers on this case prior to Andrew. He excelled.
Posted by Michael, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
I entitled this Stand and Deliver as that is exactly what Mr. Westover did for my case. To offer a pretrial assessment of the potential for an outcome is a challenging requirement for any attorney, but Andrew and his firm delivered exactly the decision they proclaimed that seemed likely from the outset. It wasn't mere speculation on their part or merely hocus pocus to tell me a best case scenario of their abilities, but their knowledge of the contemporary local community standards and an established rapport with the opposing counsels approach to the case itself. In all, I can't rate Andrew and his firm with anything but an impeccable review and was elated to see they delivered exactly the disposition they said would most likely be possible in my case. Thanks and gratitude are mere words on my part, but extremely satisfying RESULTS by Mr. Westover are what stand as REAL to someone wishing to engage his services. I would recommend him to ANYONE that wants a truly dedicated professional that will act like a friend in your corner!
Posted by Deena, a Child Support client, Flag
A few years ago Andrew's firm represented me in a custody trial and most recently Andrew represented me in a child support modification case. Initially, I had *thought* this was just a simple child support modification as I had 100% visitation and thus I respresented myself, I mean, how hard could it be? To explain the situation, I show up to court and the father lied on his Income and Expense and the judge was not asking for any proof about his claims to hardship (he lied about medical bills for his other child) and then with no legal explanation, she deviated from the dissomaster thus dropping my support by 20% based on unfounded lies! As soon as the initial hearing was over, I walked out and called Andrew because I needed a professional to represent me in what was becoming a battle. I explained to Andrew what had happened and what my intentions were. He told me honestly it was not worth pursuing because the money I would make up would not cover the cost of what we had to do to prove father was lying. I appreciated the fact that Andrew outlined that for me prior to moving forward with the case, which, I did decide to do and we eventually settled satisfactory. Being a professional in the high tech industry, I appreciated Andrew's work ethics and communication style, he is easily accessible via email and phone and his response times are very quick, beyond expectation. In dealing with the opposing counsel, he was professional yet firm, not afraid to call out the inconsistencies and had greater legal knowledge than the opposing counsel, he really shined in front of the judge. He holds himself with a quiet but firm gentleness. I had a sense of collaboration and partnership with Andrew, he listened to my concerns, which ones I desired to be brought up to the judge and he delivered spot on! Overall, if you require an intelligent, analytical, excellent communicator in your lawyer, I highly recommend Andrew.
Posted by Kenny, a Child Custody client, Flag
Andrew Westover is such an amazing lawyer, I cannot say enough about him. He helped me get custody of my children, not just once, but also a second time due to a hiccup in the case. That's not an easy task, considering Santa Clara County tends to be partial to mothers. Andrew has represented me in a few custody hearings and a few child support hearings (with another one coming up next month). Andrew knows exactly what he's doing. He knew what documentation and evidence would be necessary to prove my case to the mediator and the judge. He put together an impressive, very well-organized file filled with these documents, and presented it to the mediator. I went in for an emergency screening at 8am and came out of the courthouse with both of my kids at 5pm! I'm still in shock that we were able to accomplish this, and I know there's no way this would have happened without Andrew. What I value most about his work is that he operates on honesty and truth, and he has the children's best interest at heart. Many lawyers out there would be willing to lie for you, even falsify information to win the case, but not Andrew. I appreciate that so much about him. He's very intelligent, extremely knowledgeable, detail-oriented, and sharp as can be. He's completely trustworthy; I know that I'm in good hands when I go into any situation in family court. This peace of mind that he is able to give me is absolutely priceless. I've found a lawyer for life, I would never want anyone else to represent me in court. He's truly the greatest lawyer you can hire, so look no further!
Posted by Ted, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Andrew has gone above and beyond for me and my family during my case. He is a consummate professional with a wide range of knowledge of the law. He has been extremely responsive and caring throughout and is never too busy to answer my questions, even the simplest ones. Andrew and his firm addressed my concerns and made me feel like my input was important to them. Andrew and his firm developed a strategy, stayed in touch with the District Attorney, and were able to get the case completely dismissed before it went to trial.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Competent, caring advocate! This attorney is always aware of the details on my case. Excellent job on writing court pleadings and conveying all details of my case and position to the court. Open communication and committed to always keeping me aware of the latest updates on my case. Wonderful attorney!
Posted by Ernesto, a Family client, Flag
Greatly assisted with my family custody issues. It overlapped Mexican and U.S Courts. Knowledgeable, friendly, attentive, fair and helpful in all aspects. I totally recommend Andrew for any family law issues.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Andrew Westover currently represents me in a pending case. While we have not yet gone to trial, he has been helpful, strategic, and has consistently acted in my best interest without compromising legal ethics.
He has been especially helpful in navigating the legal ins and outs that lay people don't readily understand and has provided "no jargon" explanations for our actions. Andrew is approachable, personable, and respectful. I recommend him highly.
Posted by Owen, a Family client, Flag
I first met Andrew when he asked me to provide some expert review of some evidence and then some testimony about that review. During the course of that process, I had a small legal issue come up as well. In both cases, Andrew was prompt, professional, efficient, and exemplary in his handling of all aspects of the process.
I very much hope to have future opportunities to work with Andrew, and, while I hope to never need his services again, I would most definitely turn to him if I did.
Posted by John, a Divorce client, Flag
I had Andrew as part of the firm that represented me. He was my main lawyer though, as far as day-to-day issues, for I would say, the last two years. He was very responsive to me, honest, and most importantly, very knowledgeable. There were a few times where he told me something was going to happen based on case law, and he was pretty well word-for-word correct. Plus, he's a good guy, which has always been important to me. I want to win, but I want to win the right way. He's a good listener, and he keeps a calm demeanor the entire time. I would have no problem giving Andrew Westover a recommendation.
Posted by a Child Support client, Flag
Posted by a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Andrew is a great lawyer that always goes out of his way to help. He always kept me informed on my case. He very responsive and knowledeable, trustworthy. if you take the time out to talk to him on your case. You would find out how much of a great man and lawyer he is.
Posted by a Federal Crime client, Flag
From the day I walked into his office until now he has been great not only as an attorney but as a person. His knowledge of the law and the outcome has been a tremedous help to me an my family walking us through this difficult time in our lives. He has always made me feel good about everything despite the odds we were facing. He is a great person that gives his all. He has always responded promptly to me no matter what time or day. I will reccomend him to anyone who is looking for an attorney and if I have to do it again (hopefully never) I will not hesitate to hire him.
Posted by a client, Flag
I would recommend Andrew in a heart beat. He was very comforting, knowledgeable and fair. Kept me informed and up to date with my case.