3.5 stars 28 totalReview John Smitten
Posted by Debbie
He wasn't my attorney, he was my ex-husband's and I was pro se. He has done a lot of work because I didn't have an attorney. Always honest and open. If I ever need an attorney again, I will definitely look at hiring him.
Posted by Janet
I hired Mr. Smitten for a family law case based on an excellent experience with another attorney in the firm he works for. From the beginning Mr. Smitten seemed arrogant and acted as if he were doing me a favor. I thought I was imaging things but should have seen it as a red flag. He didn't care to answer my questions, causing me to have to ask him the same things several times. He then would respond rudely about multiple emails when all he had to do was answer my questions, which he seemed to feel he was above. He didn't keep me up to date on court dates, I'd often hear about dates from my adult children and have to ask him if there were dates set, only then would I find out. He didn't prepare me for what would happen so I went to court totally unprepared. I thought he was going to state my position in court, like the opposing attorney did for her client but was caught off guard when I was to answer questions directly from the court and was totally unprepared. The worst part was he kept at least one correspondence he wrote to the opposing attorney from me, where he gave information about another case the firm he worked for did, without my knowledge or permission when I specifically asked him not to- but he believed he had every right. He was also supposed to ask the court to order my attorney fees to be paid by the other party, but instead he asked for additional fees for himself when we had a flat fee contract. I didn't know about this until his request was granted by the court, again he did not do as I asked in my case. I had to ask to see what he requested as he didn't show me in advance. I made it clear I wanted to see everything in advance but he didn't seem to think it was necessary. I wouldn't recommend Mr. Smitten for family law cases, this was a horrible learning experience for me. In retrospect, our personalities clashed from day 1 and I should have found another attorney. People should listen to their instinct about an attorney and chose the best one for your personal case. Contact ACAP so they can look into complaints about bad attorneys.
Posted by Rick Klingenstein
I have used John in the past for my divorce and for a fraud case against me... No fuss no muss I gave him the info he needed to do his job and he did it! He never even bothered me with multiple phone calls or emails. When things were done I got a letter informing me of victory. Yes I have recomended John Smitten..
Posted by Robin
If you are looking for a good Christian lawyer, he is one. I would HIGHLY recommend John as a family law attorney. John reminded me that anyone can be saved at any time. Something I knew and I didn't want to hear at the time but needed the refresher. He followed thru on everything he said he would do for our family. He is very efficient, timely, and courteous. My Mother, Myself and my Sister are very grateful for his services.
Posted by James
I hired John Smitten to handle my family law case which was very complicated. My ex filed false allegation in two different courts. Mr. Smitten took my case and worked hard to clean up the mess. He remained ethical through the other sides blatant manipulation of the court. Mr. Smitten's knowledge of the legal system and his ability to keep my informed was something I valued greatly. He is a very trustworthy attorney and I highly recommend him.
Posted by Pat
I have known John for 3 or 4 years now and found him to always do as he said he would professionally as an attorney . I have also a come to know him as a friend and he is a keeper. If someone were looking for an attorney, I would recommend him.
Posted by Claire
John won a difficult case that involved three of my children. He is very knowledgeable, always punctual, extremely ethical, very patient and even more efficient.
I've dealt with several attorneys in the past; none of them had his IQ, skills or desire to thoroughly explain the process.
A winner that will make sure you get the best judgment you can get.
Posted by Maria
I would highly recommend John Smitten for legal cases that are sensitive and in need of timely advice, Not only did he successfully handle a personal family matter, but also as my attorney, gave professional and courteous information pertaining to workplace issues.
He has an excellent reputation, has high moral values, and knowledge of our legal system that provides a fair and just resolve to legal matters.
Posted by David
John has represented me in many matters from Adoption, Divorce, to Corporate matters. He has always been timely, professional and always gets the job done.
Posted by Johnny
We have used Johns services at least 3 time and referred everyone we know sense than to him that needed legal counsel. He always took a good amount of time talking to us befor hand telling us what to expect and than doing better than he originally told us .I have never had a friend upset with him either. They have always been pleased as well. What got me one day he saw us out on the town said hello and than said my name asked how a relative of mine is doing sense they needed him in the past .I know being a lawyer is about making a living .But you can have someone that just does not care and someone who will take that extra steep maybe read up on something that will help juust because he does care thank you John Smitten for all you have done .