Thomas Noel Brooks is an attorney you don't want to go to court without. I was facing a lot of serious jail time for felony charges and Mr. Brooks was my attorney. He took the time to not only go through everything with me that I needed to know, but also educated me on my various options and what might be best for me based on where I was personally with the events that led me to the situation I was in. He was compassionate and listened to my concerns and questions. And though I did get jail time, that was out of his hands. If it weren't for him, it would have been way worse than it actually was. He visited me often and kept me up to date on proceedings, checked in to see how my progress was going, made sure that my needs, and that of my family, were addressed. At no point did I feel left "alone" or wondering "what was going on." After my release, he continued to work with me to ensure that I was on the right track to getting things squared away legally and in my life to transition back into society and my family as smoothly as possible. It's an attorney's job to do their best to represent their client, but Noel goes above and beyond that. No one wants to go to jail and many times that is out of attorney's hands depending on the situation, but I am so grateful that he was by my side. In a bad situation, he made it bearable and made me truly feel like everything was going to come out ok on the other end. Guess what, he was right. I thank God that he believed in me, when so many others wouldn't have. I have much respect for him, and now that it's been years later, and I have moved away, he is STILL my attorney! When I need legal help, advice or counsel, he is my first and only phone call. He's worth the distance! Don't go to court without him.