5.0 stars 48 totalReview John Thygerson
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I was charged with my first DUI and had no experience searching for and hiring attorneys, I contacted at least two dozen attorneys near the Fairfield County area before settling on John Thygerson. Lady DUI has the largest presence in the area, but they were the most expensive by a long shot (3k just for a paralegal!). Most attorneys in the area charge a flat fee of about 3-6k for first time DUI cases. During the search process I consulted with a number of attorneys and received mixed responses on the likelihood of getting into the AEP and winning the DMV hearing. Some attorneys (including one from Bayer & Black) even said the DMV hearings aren't worth the trouble in most cases because it's near impossible to win, while others even charged an extra fee to handle the DMV case.
Eventually I found John Thygerson, he had an excellent background which included 9 years with DePanfilis & Vallerie. I gave him a call and set up a free consultation with him a few hours later that day. The consultation was very productive, and lasted about 45 minutes (it was really nice not feeling rushed, like I had with other attorneys). After speaking with John for about 15 minutes I had pretty much made up my mind; he told me that even though it has gotten more difficult to win the DMV hearings he always requests them for his clients just in case. I was still a little concerned about my chances of being admitted into the AEP, but John was so confident he actually guaranteed (in writing!) to refund his entire retainer if he was unable to get me into the program.
A few months later I'm very happy to say that not only did John Thygerson get me placed in the AEP, he even won my DMV hearing in spite of the odds! I highly recommend John, and will definitely retain him in the future if I ever need a criminal defense attorney again.
Anonymous review posted on
John got my charges dismissed that too in 6 months in advance. I ran into this trouble situation due to my toddler picking something from store and I was taken as Hispanic upon my return by the security.. I kept asserting the truth but they tricked me and pressed charges. John believed in me and helped me sail smoothly through this. He had my court dates as per my availability. I will highly recommend John. He is the go to guy if you want your charges dismissed and that too before time.
Posted by George
I was arrested for DWI and hired John immediately. He was recommended by a friend. I started doing my homework on him and everywhere I looked, he had 5 stars. Everyone was happy, so I figured I would hire him. Now I see why he was reviewed so highly. He is a Master of the Court! He made the process seamless and easy for me. He took the case by the horns and calmed me down. This was my first DWI arrest. I didn't know what to expect, so I was nervous. John was always there. He knew what to do. He explained every possible scenario and outcome and decided the route we would take. I'm glad I hired John Thygerson because there was no conviction and my case was tossed out, even though my BAC level was more than twice the limit. John was always available to me and always responded to my texts and emails. John is a great attorney!
Posted by Maleek
John Paul Thygerson surpassed every expectation I had for a criminal lawyer. We spoke about my case and with his exceptional experience was able to tell me exactly what would happen. He answered all of my questions and possible outcomes given my situation and the county the court district I was in. Mr Thygerson told me his all inclusive price up front. Never over the two years we spent in and out of court did he change or reconsider that original deal. During those two years he also helped me with other smaller issues without asking for more. His understanding of law surpasses many he knew exactly what to portray about myself to the court to have the best possible outcome. In the end I walked out of that courtroom with my case being dismissed. I could not of been more satisfied with his service, knowledge, support, and ability to succeed.
Posted by Aly
During a difficult time that I was being put through I turned of Attorney Thygerson. Due to Attorney Thygerson's swift and thorough action the issue was resolved immedicately. Attorney Thygerson was there for me and I'm truly grateful for his excellent representation. I recommend Attorney Thygerson to anyone in need of an competent and knowledgeable attorney. You will not regret this decision.
Posted by Chris
I was arrested for DWI following a car accident. I met with a couple of lawyers who had been referred to me by friends of my parents. They answered most of my questions but indicated that my license would be automaticcaly suspended because of the arrest and I would have to install a device in my car so I could drive. Both of the attorneys told me that there was no way around this. I was extremely disappointed. I was then recommended to Mr. Thygerson. he could tell I was upset and agreed to meet with me on a Saturday to discuss my case. It was at this meeting that I learned that the suspension of my license was not automatic and that I could have a hearing to fight the suspension. As Mr. Thygerson asked me more detailed questions about the arrest and what happened at the Westport Police department, he started to develop a strategy to fight the suspension. The other attorneys apparently didn't realize you could or should have a hearing. Mr. Thygerson's knowledge and demeanor was extremely reassuring. So I hired him. He requested a hearing at the DMV, prepared me to testify at the hearing and we WON!!. My license did not get suspended and I do not have to suffer the embarassment of having a breath device in my car. I am extremely grateful for his help and guidance as he also convinced the judge to grant my application for the education program even though the prosecutor objected. He knew exactly what to say and his courtroom style was commanding and eloquent. would recommend him to anyone in need of a great DWI lawyer in a heartbeat.
Posted by John
I have been arrested 3 times over the years for DWI. Luckily, I had John's cell number when I got my most recent arrest. Not sure what to do at the police station John promptly answered my call (in the middle of the night) and took charge of the situation. Told me exactly what I could and couldn't do and spoke to the officers for me. Since this was my 3rd arrest the prosecutors were demanding jail time and this would be a felony on my record.. Because of the advice he gave me I did not take the breath test. Ultimately, I decided to take the case to trial and paid John to do everything in hiss power to keep me out of jail.
Net result: NO JAIL, NO FELONY!!!
I'm not sure exactly what he did or how he did it but right before jury selection the prosecutor offered me the chance to plead as a first timer thereby avoiding any jail and no felony. Apparently, there were some issues that John discovered regarding how the field tests were conducyted and something about Miranda issues. Honestly, I could care less how he did it and am eternally grateful that he was there for me every step of the way! I recommend him to anyone looking fan a fighter to be in their corner!
Posted by Vince
Attorney Thygerson was highly professional, effective and efficient in my first offense DUI case. I had 4 counts against me including DUI. He showed interest and understanding and advised me well of the alcohol education program in CT which I followed. In the end my record was cleared. He knows the courts, the DMV and the system well. I selected Atty. Thygerson based on his excellent ratings, real glad I did.
Posted by Kris
I consulted with John over the phone regarding an unfair civil demand. He told me not to worry that it was a scare tactic, as I previously hoped would be the case. In just two minutes, I, a complete stranger, was taken care of and protected by this man. Thank you John.
Posted by Gregory
I am no stranger to the court system and have had my share of lawyers represent me. John is probably the harderst working one I ever had represent me. When we first met, he told me what his retainer was and assured me that no matter what it woud not become more expensive unless I wanted a trial. Unfortunately for him I kinda screwed up a few times during the course of the case and he had to go to bat for me with the judge and the prosecuter more times than he thought when we first met. But, he never complained about the extra work he had to do for me and was really forceful with the judge when the judge wanted to raise my bond. The time it took to resolve my case was way longer than he thought it would be but that was because I screwed up. During the entire case he was a gentleman and professional and when I offered him more money he told me a deal is a deal and he is a big boy and all that he asks from me is that I refer future clients to him that need an attorney in the criminal courts. I can assure you that he is THE ONLY GUY that I will refer people to and I couldn't be happier or more grateful for the work he did for me.