There are a lot of jokes about lawyers usually focusing on their greed, lack of ethics and general self serving attitudes. Attorney Michael Hubbard of Douglasville has recently proven that popular opinion very wrong. Mr. Hubbard first became acquainted with my son Michael when we consulted with him over an issue arising during my son's senior year at high school. My son Michael is identified as having a cognitive disability, ADHD and a expressive and receptive language disorder. Fellow students targeted Mike and when bullied, my son stole some of their shoes from the gym. Mr. Hubbard helped us resolve that issue fairly painlessly.
Since that time, my son Michael (yes, all these MIchaels gets confusing) would occasionally visit Mr. Hubbard socially. The latest problem arose when my Michael quit his long time job at a local grocery store and connected with some poor role models. These individuals encouraged Michael to call the local sheriff's department and complain about a speeding ticket Michael had gotten. Unfortunately, Michael was encouraged to use very inappropriate language when making that complaint and told the receptionist at the sheriffs department, that he, Michael, was going to come there the next day and " beat her butt".
just to compound the problem, my Michael showed up at the sheriff's department the next day while wearing his tool belt with tools attached. While no physical violence occurred, my Michael was charged with a felony. This is when I contacted Mr. Hubbard for his help.
What make his services so exceptional was Mr. Hubbard put my Michael's needs first. He understood that the incident was related to Michael's disability and not simply a result of bad choices or a failure to accept responsibility for his actions. Mr. Hubbard researched the law to find a balance between the legal issues and Michael's mental health issues. Throughout the whole ordeal, he treated me and Michael with compassion and a willingness to do what it takes to find the best result for my son. He was willing to consult with his peers and with the mental health professionals to make sure that his plan was appropriate balancing Michael's needs and the demands of the law. Mr. Hubbard was willing to work with me in every way possible and that is not a quality lawyers are generally noted for. His compassion, understanding and willingness to do what it takes should be recognized. He is truly an example of what lawyers aspire to be.
I think this kind of ethic should be recognized