4.0 stars 9 totalReview Shane Silverthorn
Shane did an excellent job defending me on a case. He had an answer for everything during a hearing and got the decision against me reversed. Thank You Shane
I hired Shane to handle a minor charge - reckless driving. To be fair - the charge was in a very difficult county, and one Shane is not familiar with.
In terms of initial promptness, he found time for a consultation quickly, was thorough in explaining how he would handle the case, and provided good information regarding difficulty of the case and possible outcomes.
In terms of attendance to court dates, there were 10 total. Shane appeared for 8. I was driving 6+ hours round trip, and sometimes I made the drive, and Shane would send a friend of his - that knew absolutely nothing about the case - only to have ME continue the case out.
In terms of actual legal knowledge, I felt Shane was above average. He knew what he was doing, and how he was doing it. The problem was often "when" he was doing it. It took over 1 year to close.
In terms of peace of mind - I was constantly terrified and left in the dark. Shane has "read receipts" on his iPhone on. Our method of communication was often texting, as I learned very early on that once Shane had my phone number and money, he didn't answer or return my calls. In texting Shane, I would often text once, he would read it, I would text again, he would read it, and sometimes it wasn't until the third and fourth time that Shane would finally reply. Often times, I was left calling him and texting him hours or minutes before court dates confirming that he would be there. This was terrifying, and a giant waste of time. Most of the time, I had to micromanage Shane. Although I paid Shane to take my case, I know that the penalty for failure ultimately falls on me, not him.
I rated Shane 2 stars - denoting Shane as "fair." I would expect an "average" lawyer to at very least return phone calls and show up to court dates. I would expect a "good" lawyer to at least provide some peace of mind that they are handling the case and I needn't worry.
Through all of the headache, missed court dates on Shane's part, and over 60 hours of driving, Shane was absolutely instrumental in the favorable outcome of this case.
Posted by s.
I've had to track him all over the state and still to this day, he's never got back to me. He got my money in cash, and I've never seen him since. I've left messages and have talked to his assistant every time I've tracked him down in a new town, still i get no where this has been going on since the last, 7to 9 years. Now that i tracked him again, i give up. I'm just going to call it a loss, and hire someone new. And all this for a minor little juvenile offence, to get rid of on my juvi record. And i haven't been a juvenile since 1997. Nice guy, but i don't recommend him. Watch out, and be careful who u hire. I have hired others since then for many other situations and they were outstanding. Beware and do your research before you decide to settle. Good luck and beware.
Posted by Ian
Shane has been an outstanding Attorney he's very professional and knowlegable. He represented me in Both the federal and state system and has gotten the job done with a far more positive outcome than I could have hoped for. I strongly recommend him to anyone in need of legal representation. His fee was very fair and he worked with us on a payment schedule.
Posted by Andre
Shane saved my kids. Period. He astutely addressed the WA State custody laws in court, fought for extra time with my kids, and got it. Shane answered all our questions, sometimes more than once, and was always available. You can also tell he is well respected in the courtroom. I can't say enough. I've recently gone through THE hardest time in my life. Shane has been there for me every step of the way. AND, still is. One in a million. Thanks again Shane.
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Shane Silverthorn is an excellent attorney. From my very first phone call to Shane to the last day in court that resulted in victory of the case being dismissed, he was extremely knowledgable, well versed and informative. This was an incredibly stressful case that included accusations of theft in the first degree and the results could have meant 90 + days in jail and upwards of $10,000 in fines which would have cost me my job and would have had a tremendous impact on my family. Shane's confidence and knowledge of the law put me at ease and he made great efforts to keep me informed and educate me on terms or court processes that I otherwise would have been unfamiliar with. Additionally Shane was incredibly patient and diligent in his efforts to negotiate a favorable resolution with the Prosecutor's Office. I greatly appreciated his honesty and creative approach and willingness to fight on my behalf. At the end of the day, the Judge outright dismissed the case due to the powerful evidence and hard work Shane poured into my case and he utltimately gave me my life back. I highly recommend Shane Silverthorn without reservation. THANK YOU again Shane!
Posted by sheena
All i got was the run around from this guy i could care less what he looks like my job has been delayed ddo to his negligence i was told by him via phone he would be done in two weeks here it is a month later when i called back after the two week mark his extremely rude secretary told me he was ggone out of town for yet another week he has stopped the progess of my life thank god it's not a criminal charge or i would have to contact the Washington state bar.
Posted by aimee
He always was able to get me in-and-out of the courthouse as quickly as possible. Some of those Att. hang out in the court rooms and still make u wait hrs to talk to the judge. You never see Silverthorn, he was straight up with me, told me my options, & took care of business. Not too hard on the eyes might i add. ;-D
Posted by a Criminal Defense client
Amazing, took my case and safe me from losing everything, job, family, etc. Shane knew how to handle everything from the begining, assessment, DUI impact panel, interlocking devices, treatment facilities and the most important, the LAW. Last year I completed my deffered prosecution 5 years. Thanks for Shane help I am a success story.