I had a traffic ticket that required a court appearance. I thankfully had not received a traffic ticket in decades and had no idea what was involved in my adopted state.
Before I started to receive all the attorney advertisements, I decided to call Jon. I knew Jon from his time on the bench (personally, not in front of him) and during his unsuccessful reelection bid.
While we don't always agree politically, I found in Jon a caring, compassionate, and dedicated justice who looked out for the individuals in his courtrooms and someone who treated others with respect; he also had the respect of his fellow judges and attorneys who appeared before him and served alongside him.
I wasn't sure if he would handle a traffic case but he did. I sent over my paperwork. I sent a few notes and spent some time on a call. When the time came to defend my ticket, Jon guided me and gave honest advice and feedback; I did not need to appear in court as he was able to represent me without my being present.
His fees were very reasonable and less than others I had spoken with prior to reaching out to him. He also understood that I wanted to adjudicate this matter expeditiously and moved the hearing forward, getting a continuance granted by the courts.
When the time came, he defended me well and cleared the matter in a fair and just way. I am thankful for his professional response and personal caring as well as his clear understanding of the courts - he helped me navigate my way and I am appreciative.
I highly recommend Jon for any matters from family to traffic law. My hope is to only see him casually, and not professionally again. However, I do know who to call if I ever find myself in such a position again.