Posted by anonymous
Alexandra Gonzalez-Waddington and her team were outstanding in the way they helped me manage a dire situation that I never thought possible. She was empathetic of my situation and always able to be contacted in my times where I had uncertainty within a 24 hour window. With her help, I was able to put my frantic mind (due to the accusations) at ease throughout the lengthy legal process. Her influence which gave me a clear mind during the process, allowed me to continue being a valuable asset to the military even while under investigation. Because of this I was able to keep my military command on my side and deter any unjust treatment or longstanding punishment. I can't say enough about Alexandra and her team. The only thing I would have done differently is to have contacted her immediately after the accusations came about. It would have saved me weeks of sleepless night wondering what I was going to do. She immediately calmed me and told me how to navigate to safety.
Posted by anonymous
Mrs. Gonzalez-Waddington was supposed to be the second civilian attorney I consulted with, when the worst 8 months of my life started. She contacted me 30 minutes earlier than our scheduled appointment time. Immediately reviewed my case and gave her guidance of what to expect in the coming weeks. She was honest, confident, and reassuring from the very beginning. There was not a single sugar-coated answer or guarantee of any kind. Although her confidence and truth to the way military investigations and courts martials were executed was spot on. Although I never had the pleasure of actually meeting her, she on multiple occasions put me back on level ground when I felt like my life was falling apart. Every step of the way she always provided solid counsel and instructions on how and what to do in each event. All of these factors led to my decision to retain her firm. In the end I was extremely pleased with my outcome and will be forever grateful for her hard work.
Posted by Shirley Gould-Goldsborough
Alexandra Gonzalez-Waddington is truly a God send. Within 5 minutes of our initial conversation I KNEW this was the law firm I had to procure for my son's defense. She was extremely confident and knowledgeable regarding the military legal system. Although my ex-husband and I were both prior military we had NO idea how convoluted and unjust the military legal system really is. Alexandra never made us any promises other than she promised to fight the case as if she was fighting for one of her family members. Trust me she did just that - she exposed CID (Criminal Investigation Dept.) for their low down sneaky tactics they used to force a confession from my son. I’m 100% convinced that had I not hired this law firm my son would still be sitting behind bars in the Naval Brig in Charleston, SC. I'll tell anyone regardless of the cost its money well spent. My son is a free man, still active duty with no felony conviction or sex registry requirements. His JAG attorney had nearly convinced him to accept a plea deal in lieu of a court marital but as his parents we simply could not allow our son to take the fall for something he absolutely did not do. If you want an attorney who knows the regulations and is willing to put in the long hours to ensure you a fair trial then by all means hire this law firm. I promise you it will be the best decision you ever made in your life. If this is a new experience for you and you have questions I'll give the Waddington's permission to share my contact details so I can help answer some of your questions. I know firsthand how frightening this experience can be. I’m forever grateful for Alexandra for giving my son his life back.
Posted by anonymous
Alexandria understood what I was going through and she made me see the light that with all the smiles from the Command they were out to get me. She always provided comforting info because no one else will during this process.
Posted by CAHJ
In August 2014 with a false allegation of sexual assault. I called many law firms of well known attorneys in the military community and was disappointed at the lack of care or concern they had for my situation. Once I contacted Mrs. Waddington I felt at ease and confident that she was in the best position to reach a favorable outcome. She maintained open communication with me throughout the entire process and always advised me on the best courses of actions to take whenever there was a question that I had. After retaining her neither my chain of command or CID bothered me. The sexual assault investigation that CID did came back "unfounded" which is very unusual these days. Due to the fact that Alexandra had to submit incriminating evidence on my part to prove my innocence on the sexual assault charge. The Army decided they wanted to end my career early with no benefits and an other than honorable discharge. I did not panic as I hired Mrs. Waddington again for my officer board of elimination. At my officer elimination board the government tried hard to paint me in the worse light possible. Well no worries, at the conclusion of the board I got to keep my benefits and also a tax free check for the rest of my life. ($1,633,440) for the next 40 years and I'm only 33 years old. I could not ask for a better outcome. Alexandra is an OUTSTANDING lawyer and she will be with you every step of the way in your time of need. Pick up the phone and contact her now.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Michael and Alexandra after firing another civilian lawyer. I made a big mistake in hiring the first lawyer. His website looked pretty, but he was a fraud. When he started pushing me to plead guilty and do 2 years in jail the day after I paid him for the 32, I knew I had to find someone I could trust. I knew there was evidence against me, but I wanted a fighting chance.
I first talked to Alexandra and she made me feel there was hope and that I had a chance of avoiding a conviction and being a sex offender, which where my goals. Their fee was higher than most of the other lawyers I talked to and double what my first lawyer charged, but it was nothing compared to a lifetime as a registered sex offender. Both Michael and Alexander worked on my case so I got two lawyers for the price.
When I talked to Michael, he laid out the defense strategies and techniques we could use to either win the case or avoid a court martial. It was obvious he knew what he was doing. He knew pleading guilty was not an option for me and he never brought it up. He didn’t make empty promises and he was straightforward. Michale said the prosecutor has two choices. Drop the charges and let me out of the military or prove their case to a jury.
My case was scheduled for a trial and I was getting nervous but I had faith that they were my best chance. A few weeks before the trial, I got a call with good news. The prosecution was now willing to dismiss the charges and let me out of the military instead of going to court. I am not sure what happened behind the scenes, but it was better than the 2 year deal my other lawyer negotiated. I jumped at the opportunity and now I moved on with my life and I’m finishing college. If I didn’t hire the Waddington’s theres a good chance I would be sitting in jail and my life would be ruined.
If you find yourself in a legal problem, don't waste your time, call the Waddington’s and save yourself all the frustration and worry.
Posted by anonymous
Mrs. Gonzalez-Waddington is not only extremely intelligent, top of her peers to include being honored among the top National Trial Lawyers by the Miami Herald, she listens with a compassionate ear. Do not be fooled though, her will to defend and fight is aggressive and if you have the pleasure of capturing her interest to work on your case, then you've hit the jackpot!
I was beyond grateful when she took the time to hear me out in regards to the details of my case - especially considering it was so close to the court martial date. She not only heard me out, knowing the timing was not the most ideal, but her confidence made me feel a sense of hope restored that was once lost after a couple of years of being jerked around by the base Prosecution office. She never promised me anything, however every time I spoke to her regarding my case, I felt a sense of peace as if I was in the best possible position anyone could be in considering the circumstances. I felt like it was a fair fight now having her on my side! The government has endless resources at their disposal so you have to remember that when you think you can go up against them defending yourself, your career, and your honor, you cannot do it alone! You need to consult, and if you're lucky, hire Mrs. Gonzalez-Waddington.
I was found NOT GUILTY and I know for a fact in my gut that I rightfully have my life back thanks to Mrs. Gonzalez-Waddington!!! She has been a ball of white light and a guardian angel at a time when I felt like I had hit rock bottom. I cannot thank her enough!!!
Posted by Richard
Alexandra defended me in a military sex assault case while I was stationed in Germany. From the beginning she never judged me but instead listened to my side and fought for me.
She had me collect Facebook and other social media that showed that the person accusing me was a vindictive liar.
Her advice on dealing with OSI and the command proved invaluable and eventually led to the charges being dropped.
Thanks to her I was able to continue my career with honor.
Posted by Marcos
I was going through a long and bitter custody case and divorce. Both my divorce lawyer and my wife's lawyer kept dragging the case out, for about a year. It was hurting the kids and our finances. We decided to try mediation and see if we could settle the case. My divorce lawyer recommended Alexandra as a mediator. I was impressed with how she got right to the issue and dealt with me and my wife. It was clear that we were both being spiteful and the real issue was about child visitation.
We settled our case in an afternoon and it was a good outcome for everyone, especially the kids. Alexandra did a great job with the mediation. I wish we would have gone this route in the beginning.
Posted by anonymous
Alexandra worked hard on my case and got me the results I wanted. I could not have done it without her. Thank you Alexandra.