Posted by Melissa
When I met with Gerry I wasn't sure if I even had a case yet but he spent plenty of timing listening to my situation, talking to me about the options as well as the potential direction things could go. He was very thorough, never watched the clock nor rushed me through our consultation. He is a confident man and I believe he knows the law well and also the other lawyers and firms in Charlotte. I will definitely hire him if and when I need him.
Posted by Ben
I was new to the world of needing a family law attorney and had a bit of trepidation. Within 10 minutes of my initial consultation I knew I had to retain Gerry as he alleviated my concerns, and it was clear he would take the burden of fighting for my child and protecting my financial ability to do so off my shoulders.
The attention from Coggin Law to my situation and needs were remarkable. I was not their biggest client nor was my case their most profitable. Regardless, I was treated consistently with respect and priority. During off hours the staff and Gerry himself would check in on me to make sure things were moving as I had hoped.
Should I ever be in the place of needing family law assistance again my phone only has one number. I recommend Coggin Law without reservation.
Posted by Neill
Gerry Coggin has been my lawyer for almost three years now. I only discovered him after my divorce was settled, and sadly, after the arrogance and incompetence of my previous lawyer had caused irreparable damage. I initially hired Gerry to tie up the loose ends after I parted ways with my first lawyer. I engaged Gerry to assist in the preparation/filing of several QDROs and to help with any other matters that would arise post settlement. As with any divorce, especially those where children are involved, that was just the beginning of what has become a long-standing association. Of course, Gerry and his team handled the QDROs beautifully, but he has also helped me navigate through additional alimony, custody and child support issues. He is truly my advocate, and I wouldn't trade him for anything. He is honest to his core, thoughtful, meticulous and thorough.
His fees are both fair and well earned. Cases of this nature are never cheap, but I've found Gerry to be both reasonable and forthright in this regard. If expenses (i.e., his fees) would potentially outweigh an outcome, he would tell me right off the bat, and allow me to make an informed decision on how (or even whether) to proceed. It is not at all unusual for lawyers to require funds to be placed in trust. The difference is in how they spend it, and Gerry does so honestly and responsibly. This is not a lawyer consumed with making a buck.
Gerry is a breath of fresh air in a system that is very difficult to navigate without the right person there to guide you. He is fully accessible, always returning calls and emails promptly. He has called me to discuss my case on weekends, while driving in his car and even while grabbing pizza for dinner.
Gerry is one of the finest lawyers I have encountered in a very long time. For me, he restored professionalism and humanity to a process that is truly flawed, and by it's very nature, disheartening. Courtney Carter and Gail Oliver are also reflections of the stellar work ethic, professionalism and advocacy that I have experienced in my years with this firm. This firm is the real deal - the entire package. Do not ever be fooled by the allure of a big firm. I was, and it cost me dearly. I am so thankful every day that, through a friend's recommendation, I finally found Gerry!
Without hesitation, I have and will continue to refer everyone I know to Coggin Law.