|FL||Member in Good Standing||2003||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Up and Coming Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Senior Attorney||Lonker Law Group||2011 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Bar Ethics Committee||Chair||2014 - Present|
|Women's Lawyers Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|American Inns of Court||N/A||2007 - Present|
|Florida Bar||N/A||2003 - Present|
|Screen Actors Guild||N/A||1994 - Present|
|State v. Angel||Case dismissed|
|State v. Nooney||Defendant removed from sex offender registration list|
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|Florida Coastal School of Law||Law||Juris Doctorate||2000|
|Clay County Clerk of Court||Filing Child Support Modifications||2012|
|Continuing Legal Education||Social Media in Litigation||2011|
Posted by anonymous
I met with Ms. Lonker in August 2016 to discuss a divorce. After an impressive song and dance, she agreed to take my case. I was never given an opportunity to think about hiring her. She did not let me out of the office without charging my son's credit card for $4000. I called and texted her every few weeks asking how my case was coming along. Never got to talk to Lonker, always had to talk to the secretary. Finally in February 2017, I was so frustrated with no action whatsoever on my case and no direct communication from the attorney that I called, sent a letter and texted her that she was fired and I wanted my money back. Guess what? 6 days later she filed the petition for divorce that was cut and pasted from an old one without my permission. Filed a complaint with the Florida Bar and got nowhere with that either.
Posted by Munib
All attorney are hard to get a hold of, but this attorney, impossible. You can call, email, text, leave messages, visit (she doesn't like that plus she's never there anyway) with out any measure of success. And then, and then... when it is time for money, she will make you an appointment. Fifteen minutes of fame with Miss Lonker, take your money, until next time...
She demanded payments through her office representative or threatens to withdrawal (if you not pay more) - on top of what you have already paid ..or should I Say over-paid considering the results - in return on your investment.
I was dealing with a difficult EX about getting custody or visitation for my 2 girls 10 and 4 years old (Now). I thought Whitney was going to help me as she promised, but false hope. I asked her for a refund of some of the money (2,000 out of the 8,500 I paid thus far), but she refuses.. o well lesson learned. Don't waste your time or money with her.
This is the truth and nothing but the truth, I will testify in front of anyone to this matter.
Posted by anonymous
Our phone consultation was awesome and I felt very comfortable hiring Ms. Lonker to represent my son. We tried to have a meeting with her asap before the case was filed, but she was sick so we waited over a week. After our meeting, she told us upon reading the police report, she felt that she had to file a motion to suppress. She expressed that my son should not have been charged with the felony that he was charged with. As we were leaving, she asked Shawna to see if the case had been filed. Shawna said yes. Ms. Lonker said, "OH NO" I waited too long. She told us we needed to be in court in two days. She called when we got home to accept a crazy plea deal. The plea deal was very misleading and very unfair. I feel she definitely dropped the ball, took our money and did absolutely nothing to get my son a better outcome. Not to mention, she gave us wrong information and also didn't tell us very important information that luckily we found out on our own or he would have been charged again! My son was innocent of the felony that he was charged with and is still paying for a crime he didn't commit. He is only 19, and his life is ruined. I guess $4,000 for a couple of hours work isn't bad for her, but we are paying for our decision for the rest of our lives.