5.0 stars 54 totalReview Raymond Forbess
Posted by Nathaniel
I couldn't be more pleased with the service Raymond provides. I was facing felony charges and a misdemeanor involving a weapon and Raymond took the case without hesitation. He does not hesitate to work on weekends and evenings. I had many questions due to this being my first time involved with the law and he answered everything I wanted or needed to know. I would recommend him to anyone especially a U.S Navy Veteran like myself.
Posted by Heather
When it comes to a competent attorney look no further. Mr. Forbess is amazing and truly cares about his clients not only on a professional basis but also takes on each case as though he is representing his own family. Mr. Forbess traveled from Jacksonville to Tampa Florida to visit my youth and went over and beyond to ensure my daughters safe return home and fought tooth and nail to keep his word. If you are looking for someone that puts forth 110% and actually cares about you this is who you need to call. He is highly respected in the court system and I would NEVER call anyone else, he is simply the BEST and brought my daughter home after we were told there was absolutely no way it could happen --he made it possible !
Posted by Susan
My daughter got herself into some real trouble in the Jacksonville area. We were beside ourselves, never having been through anything like this before. I contacted Mr. Forbess and he answered the phone and talked with me for over an hour about her situation. He knew exactly what to ask me and what to tell me to calm my racing mind without promising anything. I was surprised that he seemed to know her case without even meeting her, however, seemed to want to know and understand HER. Before our conversation was over, he told me he would go and see her in the pre-trial detention facility the next day, which he did.
He told me to call him any time, day or night and either he or his son, who is an attorney as well, would answer the phone and do their best to answer any questions we may have. One of them always answered or called back immediately.
When time came for our daughter to appear before the judge, Mr. Forbess called my husband and I into a room and explained to us exactly what would happen in the courtroom, what she was charged with, what the results could be, but what the sentence actually would be. We were so relieved when he told us that what could have been a 60 year sentence ended up just 12 months but also with a court ordered rehab program then 12 month unsupervised probation and adjudication as well.
We are SO very THANKFUL to Mr. Forbess for taking his time with us as well as with our daughter, to ensure that she would receive the most fair sentence as well as getting the help that she needs to be a productive mother and citizen when she gets out.
I would hope my family never needs an attorney ever again for these kind of issues, but I know that I would NEVER hesitate to call Mr. Forbess if I do!
Posted by H.W.
Was threatened with police action over things that had happened and things I didn't do, my place of work got in touch with Mr.Forbess and he came and met me and advised me with what to do and not to do involving police and what to expect down the road from the incident, he never mentioned money and was a straight shooter about the issue and genuinely wanted to assist me.
Posted by Heather
I was a client of Mr. Forbess Sr. back in September of 2017, and came upon him in time of dire need. I was stuck in a rut, unsure what to do next, but He was beside me every step of the way; keeping me updated and in-the-loop. Not only was Mr. Forbess Sr. extremely approachable, but He also has a great support staff that never hesitated when He or I needed something. Most importantly, Ray listened to me as a client. He made sure I was well taken care of, and I can't thank Him or his staff enough. I would, and will continue to recommend, and use Mr Forbess Sr. as my family attorney indefinitely.
Posted by Arial
Raymond was referral from a friend and I'm so glad I took his advice. I immediately felt at ease and didn't have to worry about anything. They got me the greatest option on my case, which I later found out was a blessing to even be granted. Having him in court with me made the whole process a little more settling. I would highly recommend him to anyone I know in the future. Thank you guys!
Posted by Charlotte
I was arrested for a first degree tampering with a witness. My family hired Ray to defend me. Ray was extremely professional and never made promises he couldnt deliver. After three months in jail with an extremley high bond Ray was able to get my bond reduced to next to nothing. After a few months of going to court i was time served and case resolved with a withheld adjudification. I couldnt have chose a better lawyer and would highly recomend him if your in trouble. Ray picks his phone up 24 hours a day and is always available for questions and concerns. TEAM RAY
Posted by anonymous
My wife and I were involved in an unusual occurrence that involved a weapon at our home. My wife and I , and the other involved party called the police. We were confronted with a situation where my wife was placed in the back of the police car. I immediately contacted Mr. Forbess. He personally answered my call. He offered his guidance on what my wife should do and say and just as importantly, what not to do and what not to say. Fortunately, the outcome of the situation did not result in an arrest or incarceration. We are eternally grateful for the guidance offered by Mr. Forbess.
Posted by J. D.
Late 2015, I was accused by an ex for inflicting bodily harm. My ex notified me that she filed a police report and I immediately started researching legal representation.
During my online search, I've read horror stories on others in similar situations who sought help after it was too late, or was not fortunate enough to find a lawyer who was vested in their best interest.
I eventually started making phone calls to local lawyers who popped up (google). Ray was the very first lawyer i called. I planned on calling others down the list but after speaking with him on the telephone, I was convinced I needed to have a face-to-face with him.
He was direct, he did not make any promises or guarantees on what the outcome of my situation would be. What he did do was tell me what the plan was, and he executed. He was communicative throughout the whole process and NEVER failed to answer my questions immediately whenever they arose.
My situation led me through an initial arrest (mandatory for my type of charge for a felony), Ray, through his experience was able to circumvent the bail hearing process and get me out of without posting bail.
All-in-all my situation took a few months, which he told me would happen, but my case was eventually dropped.
I truly believe that I could not have found a better firm to represent me through this difficult time. If you are reading this review, do not hesitate to call his team. You will not regret it.
Posted by Ron
I was caught in a terrible situation. I was thrown in jail and had no idea what was going to happen. I contacted the Forbess Law Firm and Ray came to see me early the next morning. I was very worried. Mr. Forbess was professional, he listened, investigated and was there with me for multiple court hearings. I was worried of what was going to happen. The charges were harsh and bail set high. Mr. Forbess worked hard to get me out of jail and he did. Before the paperwork was even finished Ray had came to see me and I was released from jail a couple hours later, charges dropped completely and on my way home.