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.
Posted by Carl
I was facing serious felony charges. I had never been in trouble before and didn't know what to do or where to turn. Obviously, this situation turned my life upside down. I thought I was going to lose my wife, my house and my business but the first time I talked to Whitney I instantly felt relief! She sat down and met with me to discuss my case within 24 hours of my first phone call. She immediately got to work on my case and met with the prosecuting attorney to discuss my case. She knew exactly how to handle my case and how to present it to the prosecutor. She managed to get all my charges dropped and I couldn't be happier. Whitney and her assistant, Shawna treated us like family. They were on top of my case at all times. If you are in need of an attorney, you definitely need to call Lonker Law Group.
Posted by Barry
In life no one wants to face criminal charges, and it's even more stressful and painful when it's your child. So for me and my family, during one of the most trying, stressful and also scary times of our lives, I do feel that it was Divine intervention that I was referred by a friend to Whitney Lonker. My son was facing criminal charges involving a traffic accident and the out look was bleak. My son's freedom and also his career was at stake. But I am eternally grateful for the effort, the time, the concern and the passion that Whitney Lonker displayed. To have an attorney who really "cared" meant so much to us, and her competency was even stronger than her compassion. The knowledge she displayed was something to behold and did wonders for our confidence that we had the "right" person to handle this situation. But the cherry on top was her tenacity. A stunningly beautiful lady, compassionate to our situation and equally concerned, who was clearly capable in legal aspects, was also tenacious.. She had the tenacity of a warrior. Never wavering and standing firm each time we had a court date. I apologize if this is too long but what Whitney Lonker, Attorney at Law, did for my son is hard to say in a few words. in fact, I could say much more. But I will close with this: to this day, we are so thankful that it was Whitney Lonker who we chose to represent us in our darkest hour.. She delivered.. And then some, and I would recommend her, and have recommended her, to anyone I know who's in need of legal representation..
Posted by Jeremy
I just recently used Whitney in a family matter that was balls to the wall! She was AWESOME!!! This is what you think of when you think of a real lawyer. Like the ones you see on t.v.! She wasn't the greatest at returning messages, but she was well worth the wait. I never waited more than a day or so, but when you're all emotional, it seems so much longer. I had to understand that I wasn't her only client, and wait my turn, but when she did get back to me, she was awesome. She taught me the process, a lot of law that I still don't really understand, and she was a bull dog in court. I loved it when she started gritting her teeth. Even though family matters are tough and everyone is really on an emotional roller coaster, after I spoke with Whitney, I always just felt better. I really felt like I had a pro fighting for me, and I was right. If you need a lawyer, I would recommend Whitney to everyone.
Posted by LaToya
The past year and a half has been the worst time of my life. It is very hard to talk about but, I was accused of neglecting my two children and I am also going through a very tough divorce. In December of 2013 I was arrested for child neglect and while in jail my parents found Ms. Lonker (at that time they thought they were just getting me a lawyer) Long story short I never (NOT ONE TIME) had go in front of a Judge. Ms. Lonker got me into the pre trial intervention program where I had to complete some community service along with a parenting course. After finishing the program MY CHARGES WERE DROPPED!
Still dealing with the divorce case, As you can imagine I married a complete idiot! When I was arrested the children were turned over to him by DCF. I am now fighting to get my children back and to get out of this crappy marriage! Even though I am still going through the divorce and custody portion of my case Ms. Lonker has been a wonderful Lawyer. At the time my parents had retained her we thought we would just be getting a typical lawyer but I can tell you Ms. Lonker is not your typical lawyer. She puts her heart into her cases and she really does everything she can for her clients.
Ms. Lonker's staff is AMAZING! When Ms. Lonker is not accessible immediatly I take comfort in knowing that Ms. Shawna will relay the message promptly and do everything in her power to help as much as she can. Sometimes when going through this tough case I just need someone to talk to and Ms. Shawna is that person.
With Whitney Lonker as my Lawyer I feel secure, confident, and safe! I know for a fact that she cares for my children and I. Even though she is a lawyer she is still a person and I can see and feel her heart and compassion while handing my case. I will definalty recommend her to anyone that needs a lawyer. Just know you will gain a Lawyer and a Friend for a lifetime!
Posted by Garnett
I was nervous...about everything. From getting a divorce to even meeting with a lawyer. Whitney shouldered my fear & guided me through the very emotional divorce process with the utmost compassion, truth & ethics. She was aggressive when she needed to be & I really know she had my true best interests at heart. She guided me through the law like a teacher & held my hand like a friend. I feel forever indebted to her for always making me feel cared for & important. If you follow her advice, she will not lead you astray. I recommend her to everyone who needs anything in law.
Posted by Larissa
Whitney Lonker is my family lawyer. I am always impressed by her HONESTY, attention to detail, and her willingness TO TAKE TIME TO HELP her clients. She provides HIGH quality legal services with INTEGRITY! I would HIGHLY recommend Whitney to family and friends.
Posted by Jenny
Whitney Lonker helped my husband and I complete our Last Will and Testament. She made the process very easy and everything was done quickly!! She was so helpful in answering any questions we had and returned calls and emails promptly.