I consulted with Wally and ultimately hired Wally during the scariest moment of my life. The charge itself may seem trivial to some, but an assault misdemeanor while involved in a custody case and in the middle of a security clearance for your job is pretty stressful. I had originally hired another defense lawyer, who I paid to essentially prosecute me on behalf of the City. Fortunately for me, besides being scared to death and a nervous wreck, I had the emotional intelligence to not take the deal my original defense attorney was trying to strong arm me into, and to fire her, and hire Wally. It was such a gamble for me.
I will never be more proud of any decision than to acquire Wally's services, he was magic to me. He was low maintenance, handled my case with minimal contact and input from me. He was able to get the assault charge dismissed and a deferred sentence for the insignificant lesser charge. above all else, in the last year I have had multiple lawyers for a myriad of issues, and Wally was the most ethical in his billing practices, which means a tremendous amount to me. You can really judge a lawyer by his billing practice is what I have come to learn. I admire Wally and am eternally grateful for his hand in a trying time.
Thank you Wally,
- The Angry Mop Lady
Mr. Tetlow recently represented me when I was charged with a felony. Mr.Tetlow informed me of what I should and shouldn't do and gave advise that is in my best interest.
From start to finish Mr. Tetlow has exceeded any and all expectations. Mr. Tetlow is straight forward and professional. He tells you what you excatly what you need to know and what you can expect. I felt very confident having Mr. Tetlow represent me and manage the details of my case.
I was facing several major felony and misdemeanor charges, with a potentially long prison sentence. Mr. Tetlow was able to get the felony and two other charges dropped. He got a very favorable setalment that did not include any jail time. Through the whole process Mr. Tetlow kept me informed and up dated. Mr. Tetlow is a very skilled and educated attorney and I would recommend him to anyone who is in need of counsel.
Wally is an excellent lawyer who works hard every step of the way. When I hired Wally I was accused of an unclassified felony with a possible sentence of 30 years, and I was in jail awaiting a bail hearing to try to negotiate a $500,000 bail to a more reasonable number. After each side dismissing a judge, he managed to get me a bail hearing the next day after our final judge was decided, then negotiate down to $10,000 and a third party custodian, and have me out on bail by the end of the week. While doing this he also provided advice and support on legal and non-legal issues to me in jail and to my family outside, who was trying to get my affairs in order following an eviction. Once discovery and the actual casework began, Wally was careful to take my input and keep me informed. He hired a private investigator for me and worked with his partner James to get a lot of things accomplished in a relatively short period of time. He seemed to win most of the motions he filed, and defended the state's motions well, especially on a key piece of evidence. His motions always relied on cases, law, and specific facts of my case, rather than platitudes, which gave them a much more professional read than those of the state. When it came time to be in court he was professional, attentive, and well-spoken, and always seemed to be on the ball with objections and details. I always got the sense he was ready for what was coming, unlike the prosecutor. My time in court ended quickly because of some new evidence, but in the end Wally negotiated a plea deal of a B misdemeanor, with 90 days/90 suspended prison time and 3 years probation. Hard to beat that kind of performance! Even after my case was done in court there were a few other issues regarding the case, and he stayed on and worked on them, rather than just cutting me loose at the end of the trial. He's an easy guy to work with who gets the results in the end. What else can you ask for in a lawyer?
Posted by Rochelle Ferry
Recently I found myself charged with several felony crimes, all of which would be career ending if I was found guilty of any barrier crime. After a lot of research I chose to hire Mr. Tetlow. I was not familiar with the legal system nore was I aware of the savarity of the crimes and the punishment each charge carried. After speaking with Mr. Tetlow I was confident he would represent me well. my career as a dental provider was literally in his hands. After several months of court proceedings I plead guilty to two none barrier crime misdemeanor charges. I am still licensed to practice. Mr Tetlow went above and beyond my expectations. He made sure I understood exactly what was going to happen at each court proceding and was through in his research reguarding the case. Hiring a lawyer is neither a pleasant or comforting experience, full of insecurities, doubt and humility. I can honestly say that based on the outcome, I am very satisfied and forever thankful for Mr. tetlows representation. I hope to avoid the legal system in the future but if I ever find myself in need of a lawyer I know I will not hesitate to hire Mr. Tetlow.
Posted by Clifford
It was a blessing to have him as my lawyer. Was such a big relief for me not to worry so much about my case he was able to drop 3 charges and no jail time. It was such a big relief. Thank you so much for help Wally and your law partner. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs there help. not only that he refunds you the money whats leftover after the case been settled. So dont be afraid to give them a call, will worth your money and time.
Posted by Steve
Being falsely accused of serious crimes that can affect your career and custody of your children is scary. Faced with this threat, I resolved to hire the very best legal representation possible. I was not disappointed. Mr. Tetlow conducted a vigorous pre-trial defense and was very well prepared going into the trial. During the trial he deftly handled examinations, made good strategic decisions, and demonstrated a superior knowledge of the nuances of the law. His ability to use the law to our advantage and present the evidence in a clear effective way to the jury won my acquittal on all charges.
In addition to his superior skills and knowledge as a lawyer, Mr. Tetlow was good to work with. He established a strong two-way communication, was very responsive to my questions and input on the case, and showed real compassion. There was never a doubt in my mind that Wally was as fully committed to winning my case as I was. And something not unimportant in the high cost of a legal case, he also worked in an efficient cost effective manner. I would strongly recommend Mr. Tetlow to any one in need of a top quality defense attorney.
Posted by Robin
Our dealings with this firm can be summarized as follows:
Clean and easy to understand contract
Both attorneys are very professional in approach
The firm is really easy to work with and very responsive
Clearly have a very strong ethic of working hard at achieving the goal.
We would highly recommend.
Posted by a client
We hired Wally Tetlow to represent our son, who was facing both OUI and felony drug possession charges. We did not hire an attorney immediately following our son's arrest, but waited until our son had completed one year of addiction treatment out of state and we were sure that he was serious about recovery and moving forward in life. When we sought to hire a defense attorney, we spoke with several trusted people in the Alaska legal community and Mr. Tetlow was highly recommended by everyone. We also visited this website and found that Wally and his partner had the highest ratings of anyone we had considered.
This was our first experience in criminal court proceedings and we were nervous and frightened. When we called Tetlow Law Group for the first time, Wally really listened and was kind and informative on the phone and quickly scheduled our consultation appointment. Wally immediately took care of the warrants on our son and spent a great deal of time on the phone with him getting information and details about the arrest and developed a strong professional relationship with our son, always communicating with him effectively and preparing him for what lied ahead.
Our goal in hiring a defense attorney for our son, was not only to address the charges against him but primarily to insure that our son remain in the treatment that had proven successful. We presented these goals to Wally and he was very understanding and professional. From the moment we walked into his office, his receptionist set us at ease and Wally introduced us to his partner, James Christie, and James' dog. The compassionate professionalism shown to ourselves and our son was amazing. Wally walked our son and us though every stage of the proceedings and gave us all the information we needed to navigate though this uncertain time. He patiently answered all our questions and his fees were very reasonable and his billing practices honest, open and fair. Mr. Tetlow's appearance and demeanor in the court proceedings were extremely professional, and the way he conducted himself made us feel we had made the right choice in representation for our son and that he was in excellent hands.
Our son's treatment mandated that he not miss more than three days in a row and Wally arranged for him to "appear" in court by telephone. Also Wally had the felony charges downgraded and arranged to have our son fulfill the obligations of his probation in the state where resides and is in treatment. All of Wally's instructions and communication with our son were impeccable and our son came to trust the lawyer we hired completely. Our son has now completed nearly two years of successful treatment and is in full compliance with the terms of his three year unsupervised probation. We owe so much to Wally Tetlow and highly recommend him as a legal advocate who is honest and professional. We hope not to use him again but would do so without any hesitation. Someday, our son looks forward to meeting the man who has given him a second chance at life. We are all grateful.