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I hired John to do a divorce and custody case. He was fine at first but his court presence and failure to submit my financials cost me dearly in court. I was quite unhappy with him so he passed me off to a junior attorney at the firm who cost just as much. John regularly speaks down to you and draws things out (sometimes literally) when you just want to get to the point. I am sure he is a nice guy, I would never recommend him to a friend who was looking for an attorney.
John Stocks is an extremely hard-working and knowledgeable attorney. Many times throughout my case he extended himself beyond his normal working hours to meet with me or to exchange e-mails, including evenings and weekends, to ensure our case was prepared and questions were answered. I researched several attorneys prior to hiring John, and found his rates were better than most, and the free parking at his office was a plus. He made very good use of the time we had, including "down time," at court or in mediation, and did not charge me for time that was not productive. Most importantly, he fought hard for my case, which resulted in a very positive outcome. I highly recommend John Stocks for anyone looking for a smart, aggressive, hard-working attorney.
I had John Stocks as my attorney about 18 months ago for a custody case involving my daughter. He was extremely over-priced and arrogant and charged me for time spent that I felt he didn't even utilize. I did not get the results I wanted or deserved and ended up with a less than satisfactory ruling through no fault of my own. I did not have additional money to hire another lawyer. I would not recommended this attorney to anyone.
I had the same bad experience with Mr Stocks - not responsive to my questions, double charged me and screwed up my case as result. I hired him when I read these positive reviews. But I was extremly dispointed at his work in my case. I think he spent more effort in marketing than in serving his clients. There is no way I would hire him again if I want some one to care about my case.
I had a bad experience with Mr John Stocks when I hired him for my recent divorce case. Mr Stocks showed caring and interests only at the beginning. Then he failed to submit my declarations as response in time. When we went to hearing in court, he was apparently unprepared for what we are to argue about. I was ended up with unwanted court ruling result. Also, every time when we were waiting in court for call, Mr Stocks did not use the time to prepare for my hearing, instead, he used the time working on other cases. But he charges me for the whole time (4-5 hours). This usually is an extra charge of at least 2 or 3 hours each time in court. Also in his bills, he charged hours unjustified to his products and therefore remaining as mystery. Further more, I hardly ever got straight or full answer to my questions from him. Finally I decided to withdraw him from my case and informed him to stop working on my case. He ignored my instructions and continue to charge me and run out all my retainer fund. I was ended up with negative balance of $2700.
Mr. Stocks was my husbands attorney for a family law matter. I am extremely impressed with his professionalism on both sides as well as his knowledge. This is a man who takes his legal oath to heart...would not be surprised to see him as a judge some day.
While in the beginning john did a fairly good job but I was told our cost of our case would be around 4000.00 so we went through with it as he was very convincing. I definitely should of went with someone else after he was payed he seemed to loose the will to win and sat back and did the bare minimum and failed to fix things that he and his paralegal messed up on including one of the main reasons we were going to court for wich was custody and they charged me to fix there own mistakes then wanted over 10, 000. Incase we went to trial needless to say I dropped him and went elsewhere for only a fraction of his cost and the new lawyer ended up fixing all his mistakes and we finally came out at the end with positive results.
John Stocks came across as trustworthy and genuine the first time I met him. He was concerned for my well-being and passionate about getting what I needed and deserved. He will not let go of an important issue until he achieves it for his clients. I trust him and will use him for all of my legal issues.
I have known Mr. Stocks for many years, and so when I had some legal questions felt that I could trust him with my issues. Stating I am pleased with his work would be an understatement. John has been the most consistent and dependable attorney I have ever worked with. He is easy to reach, listens and evaluates carefully and is compassionate. His staff is also extremely capable and easy to reach with followup concerns. I was impressed to learn of his "win" record, and also to learn of his involvement in his community as a volunteer. If he doesn't specialize in a specific area of law, he realily recommends other capable attorneys. I would not hesitate to highly recommend John Stocks for any legal needs you might have.
Yes, I definately would recommend this attorney and in fact I already have! My daughter has hired him to handle her divorce since she too was impressed by how well he defended the rights and safety of her mother. To quote her, "I liked the way he stood up for you!" Now she is looking forward to the same good results and has confidence in his proven abilities.