Posted by anonymous
I faced a serious felony charge of drug possession last year and I spoke to many defense attorneys who quoted much higher rates well above my means. Mr. Hallam was the first and only attorney in the NOVA region who gave me a run down of the possible outcomes and what he could do to help. He was sympathetic of my fears of being convicted and I wholeheartedly trusted him with my case.
Before my court date, Mr. Hallam offered valuable advice and was always available to talk on the phone (even calling me back after hours) to answer my questions. He is clearly an intelligent, hardworking lawyer who think outside of the box in legal arguments and strategies while upholding ethical standards. I followed Keith's advice by completing my community service, obtaining letters of recommendation, taking drug tests, and attending drug education courses. In the end, Mr. Hallam was able to negotiate with the prosecutor on my behalf and my charges have finally been dismissed. I am eternally grateful for Mr. Hallam's help during this difficult time of my life.
If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney, you will not regret contacting Mr. Hallam. He is simply the best and knows the court system inside and out. The law office offers flexible payment plans and Mr. Hallam is usually available in the afternoons after court. I have also spoken to Mr. Hallam's associates who were all very helpful and courteous.
Posted by Teresa
I could not have asked for a more professional and understanding lawyer. Nova Legal Group ;Keith Hallam Jr. kept me up to date and helped me along the way with any questions and concerns i had regarding my case. I was rear- ended and sustained injuries which required therapy and a long road to recovery. Keith Hallam and his team made this period in my life a bit more comfortable for me.
Posted by Katrina
I chose Mr. Hallam's firm for a 2nd DUI charge. I spoke to Mr. Hallam on the phone. He made extreme promises without knowing all of the details of my case. I went in and spoke with another lawyer who was supposed to represent me in court. He asked me to complete 4 homework assignments. When I let him know I had completed them he didn't even bother getting them from me. They were a waste of my time as the law firm didn't follow up on them. On the day of my case I walk in and a new "lawyer" is there. He asks me where I work (even though I've already provided that info to the firm). I tell him three times as he can't remember and keeps saying it wrong. Granted, it was a restaurant so it isn't hard to pronounce or long. He then asks me for a pen to write it down. Seriously? You don't have a pen? At this point even though I wasn't originally planning to take the plea I had to because I could tell that this guy had been to court max twice and was very fragile. He also tells me I have to accept the plea because the officer wasn't there. I walk in and the officer is there. When we go up all he has to do is say I'm taking the plea. The guy is sweating and shaking. He literally must've gotten his license the day before. Long story short, I wish I would've gone with a smaller firm that actually cares about their clients and sends experienced lawyers who know your case. I try to call the law firm several times to express how unsatisfied I was. Each time the receptionist tells me someone will call me back. When no one does I dispute the charges with my bank. After getting the dispute from my bank Mr. Hallam calls my cell phone at 10pm on a weeknight. I didn't answer because I didn't know the number. He then calls again back to back. When I answer he threatens that this is going to end very badly for me if I don't tell my bank to reverse the dispute and that I don't want to deal with a bunch of lawyers going after me. I had to tell him several times that he needed to speak with the bank and not me. I eventually had to hang up on him.
Posted by Bich
I hired Mr. Hallam to represent me on two charges that were difficult and complex. As a result of Mr. Hallam's legal experience and perserverance, He was able to have both charges completely Dismissed!
Posted by Hai
Mr. Hallam is a very experienced, compassionate,,and successful lawyer. If you want the best legal representation available, then hire Mr. Hallam. I've been a client of his several times over the past 4 years and have been able to see him in action, in court.
Mr. Hallam is always very proactive and aggressive, in and out of court. The results I have received have always been much better than I had ever hoped for or expected to receive.
I very much recommend mr. Hallam to anyone who needs legal representation
Posted by P
Keith Hallam has to be one of the most unprofessional lawyers out there. During the initial consultation he makes it seem like he is the most assessible and knowledgeable attorney out there and even offers reasonable payment plans. I was convinced I was getting one of most thorough attorneys in the area. But the minute the ink dried on the contract I signed that's when the problems began. This man is impossible to reach and I do mean impossible. I would text him via phone and email him with no response from him or his staff for weeks. He would constantly cancel meetings with me due to constant illnesses and his own staff would never have him return my calls, even if I had court the next day. I even texted him one night asking about my case and he had no idea who I was. He doesnt even save his own client"s number!!!! He only communicated with me if he thought I was late on a payment and even sent me a nasty text saying I owed an amount to him that was completely inaccurate . In other words, if you need to speak to him he is unavailable but when he thinks you owe him money he hounds and harasses you. On top of that, he never came prepared for court. He had me bring in documents the day of court and quickly scanned over them minutes before a preliminary hearing . He encouraged me to take plea deals over going to court to fight for my innocence . Despite him having years of experience , he comes off very meek and timid around prosecutors which is why they don't give him great offers . I watched him sheepishly defend me to this brash prosecutor and couldn't help but stratch my head wondering why I had hired such a timid man. I would def not recommended this lawyer to my friends and family. He was able to reduce my charges but I still was forced to take a plea that required jail time despite having no prior convictions all because he wasn't "confident " going to court. I honestly could have gotten a court appointed lawyer , saved myself $3000 and still gotten the same outcome . Avoid if you want someone who will be attentive and fight for you. Hire if you are truly desperate or having financial problems.
Posted by Teji
Mr. Hallam is a superb lawyer. He did a great job for me which resulted in a good result. He is passionate about his work and clients and strives to achieve the best result. In addition to being a high caliber professional, he is compassionate and takes a personal interest in the case.
Posted by Caroline
Mr. Hallam is a very accomplished and knowledgeable attorney with a positive, can-do attitude. He is confident and assertive in both the courtroom and negotiating with the opposition. With clients, Mr. Hallam is patient and understanding. He has excellent follow through and successfully delivers on the outcome he promises. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone in need of a top-notch attorney to win any type of criminal or traffic case -- be it the most complicated or run-of-the-mill.
I recently received a false citation for reckless driving after my unoccupied vehicle malfunctioned and rolled into two other vehicles. The ticketing officer lied and said I was driving. Mr. Hallam was the sixth attorney I spoke with about my citation, but he was the first attorney who was able to gain my confidence that he could and would get my case dismissed.
This is because Mr. Hallam took the time to thoroughly understand my case. In fact, when we first spoke, I was pleasantly surprised to realize that he had already carefully read all my case related documents previously faxed to his office. Mr. Hallam then spent nearly two hours patiently discussing every aspect of the charges levied against me including all possible outcomes. By the end of our conversation, I knew Mr. Hallam had the professional background and expert knowledge of my case to get it dismissed.
At court, the police officer stubbornly resisted the dismissal of my case. Therefore, Mr. Hallam spent two hours patiently deliberating the facts with both the officer and the prosecutor. Ultimately, because he had excellent preparation and a thorough knowledge of my case details, he was able to reveal that the officer had no proof of the charges, and so the prosecutor dismissed my case entirely.
Mr. Hallam is a knowledgeable, honest, and expert attorney, who has a confident demeanor that was reassuring every step of the way. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of legal help.
Posted by anonymous
I appreciate Attorney Hallam working with me at the 11th hour. He explained everything and made me feel at easy. I had the best outcome and was very pleased.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Hallam continuously exceeded all expectations. I fielded about a dozen attorneys before choosing Mr Hallam, and my choice could not have been better. Very knowledgeable, professional, respectful, and experienced, there Mr. Hallam fought for me and delivered results better than many of the other attorneys promised. You will not be disappointed!!