5.0 stars 9 totalReview Leonard French
Posted by anonymous
I hired Atty. French to defend me in a recent copyright infringement suit in federal court. I was being sued for music my wife downloaded almost a decade ago that had been passively seeded without our knowledge over the internet connection that was in my name. The company was suing me for $150k in damages plus plaintiff's attorney fees; I am currently a full-time student, and my wife does not get paid much more than minimum wage. Needless to say, it was a very unexpected and scary situation, and we did not where to turn. I decided to hire Leonard after learning that he had previously defended over 300 of these lawsuits, and had dealt the opposing counsel in my case (a real schmuck) on many occasions. It seems that the legal community surrounding bit-torrent litigation is a rather small one, and Leonard stays up to date on all the latest developments and the players involved. As busy as Leonard was, he always made time to discuss my case with me, and he was more than happy to explain the legal issues at hand. Leonard thought that I had a very strong case, especially given the serious procedural errors made by the plaintiff, and he put a great deal of energy into drafting my motion to dismiss. Leonard wanted to be sure that I was 100% on-board with every action that he took in my case, and he sent me multiple revised drafts of the aforementioned motion to ensure that it was as good as could be before filing with the court. I wish I could say that this motion got rid of my lawsuit, but due to my own limited financial resources, I felt that it was most prudent to settle before our motion to dismiss was decided. Opposing counsel threatened to retract this settlement offer if the judge denied our motion, and I was faced with a very difficult choice between a certain loss and the risk of a much greater loss. I had the utmost confidence in Leonard's motion to dismiss, but the certain cost of settling at that time was already almost enough to bankrupt me, and I was unwilling to assume the inherent risk of further litigation. Leonard did his best to negotiate with opposing counsel and to help me weigh my options, which is truly to his credit. Leonard works on an hourly fee basis, and so necessarily has an incentive to work as many hours as possible, but he never pushed me to continue litigating beyond my risk tolerance--I was always confident that he had my best interests in mind. Leonard was ready to go through discovery and even go to trial if necessary, but he understood that this was probably not the wisest decision for me under the circumstances. It was not an ideal outcome for me by any means, I am certain that I wouldn't have gotten the settlement offer that I did were it not for Leonard's diligent advocacy in preparing my defense.
Posted by Andrew
If you are in need of a Lawyer, do not hesitate to hire Mr. French. Kind, Compassionate and Knowledgeable. Before we ever hired him, he spent nearly an hour explaining, in detail, EVERYTHING. He encouraged questions and wanted to make sure we completely understand what needed to be done, what was going to happen and, what could happen. We can never thank him enough for what he did for us!
Posted by Alireza
I have received the best services from Mr. Leonard. He handled and solved my problem perfectly during a short time. I definitely recommend him.
Posted by anonymous
Leonard was very professional in helping me with my case. In first talking to him on the phone he was polite and explained to me past cases and legal precedent to help me understand the situation I was in and what the outcome would likely be. Further communications were done by email, which made things easy for my schedule. He always responded to my inquiries in a timely manner and kept me informed of what was going on and how things would proceed at each step. He dealt with the case swiftly and and very much to my satisfaction. Highly recommended.
Posted by Mike
Mr. French has been representing my wife and me for nearly 2 years now with child custody case involving our granddaughter. There are three areas of his practice that impress us and would recommend him to anyone in need of an attorney.
Knowledge: His knowledge of the law involving family and children law is unsurpassed in our opinion. He listens and when the need arises to enter the courthouse he comes fully prepared to do so.
Compassion & Understanding: When it comes to dealing with children he makes them feel at ease. He has a soothing voice that makes the children open up to him and by our experience it helps him put in to perspective the child’s best interest.
Dedication: He gives everything to his clients to make sure that are represented to best of his ability. He goes above and beyond any of our expectations we ever had. He makes us feel like we are his only client.
The time we have known Mr. French it has been a pleasure to get to know him and to work with him.
Posted by Isaiah
It was an awesome decision to ask for help regarding copyright defense from Leonard J French. His insight and advice helped me through the situation with no bumps in the road. His services are very fairly priced, and his initial, free phone consultation was much longer than I expected, which really helped me understand the situation at hand before we even began to talk money. I would highly recommend Mr. French for any legal matters his firm covers.
Posted by anonymous
Being as Mr. French was my first personal experience with a lawyer, he proved to be the opposite of what common opinions would lead me to believe. He was very professional with all of our conversations and meetings, while showing true concern for using the least amount of my time. He was also sensitive to my situation and advised me in a fair and impartial manner. His knowledge of the laws and court procedures allowed him to break down every step of my case in order to explain it to me, since I was unaccustomed to any of it. If myself or any of my friends and family are in need of legal aid in Mr. French's field of expertise, I will be recommending him strongly. Thank you for your service, Leonard!
Posted by John
I had consulted a few attorneys in regard to issues with contracts within my IT / AV production company. Mr. French had knowledge in the field and had a fresh perspective to all my questions. It is difficult to find someone versed in the law and internet technology. I was pleasantly surprised to discover no explanation of technology wording in my contracts was needed. He noticed several issues not discussed by my previous attorney. I would recommend him.
Posted by anonymous
Leonard is one of the most personable and honest lawyer's I know. He's extremely fair honest and totally upfront. He does not waste time and gets the job done efficiently and knowledgeably. Through the whole process I can never say anything negative about him, any lawyers that I've ever had always seem to have a questionable side to them. I always felt comfortable dealing with Leonard. He always instilled confidence in a positive outlook on the case. Some lawyers that I've been out there for 15 to 30 years should take a lesson from Leonard. Genuine care honesty and fairness is what gets you business.