5.0 stars 37 totalReview James Hayslett
Posted by Thelma H.
My grandson was arrested for a DUI and possession of drugs. I live out of state and was reluctant on how to locate an attorney for him. With the help of my daughter who lives in Boston Mass. I reviewed the CV's of multiple lawyers. After we narrowed down the field we both flew down to Tampa to meet with the 3 that were on our list. The first one was very nice and seemed smart but seemed only to tell us how great he was and showed us a wall of letters from former clients and how about how many times he's been interviewed on TV. The second one brought in three lawyers but seemed fixated on the money it would cost and seemed to hurry us along. We met with Mr. Hayslett last. I should point out that we were over an hour late for our 4:30 appointment. My daughter wanted to hire the first attorney and go back tom our hotel room. I not wanting to be rude, even though we were late insisted we keep our appointment. Sometimes it's the little decisions in life that change everything.
When we met with Mr. Hayslett all I can say is that I felt better, calmer and that he cared. What was strange to me is that unlike all the other lawyers I've dealt with including several that I go to church with and one that's married to my cousin is that Mr. Hayslett didn't talk about himself or his big wins, he simply listened. He didn't talk about money. After he heard us out and answered all of our questions he asked us to sleep on our important decision. He was complimentary of the other two lawyers we met with and did not even ask us to sign anything. He gave us his cell number and said to call or text if we had any additional questions then apologized because he had a event to go to for one of his children.
Fast forward almost ten months later. All charges were dismissed and my grandson has moved back to Mass with my daughter. It wasn't quick but it worked out perfectly for us. Mr. Hayslett is a kind gentleman that I can never repay. Words are insufficient. If you are reading this and are in need of a lawyer. I'll I can say is hire him.
Posted by Fred
My wife was charged with 11 serious felony charges. I am a compulsive person so I researched both on line and by meeting with multiple attorneys. I asked around the community (Tampa Bay Area, Florida). I eventually reached out to people within the inner circles (think State and Federal level elected officials). And one name kept popping up. "You need to go see Kevin Hayslett". I did my due diligence and did.
All I can say is if he ran for office I would vote for him. We were both put at ease immediately. After all we've been through I consider him much more than our attorney. He is our confidant, he is our friend, and our savior.
Now he was expensive. He charged us more than double our other quotes but worth double what he charged.
What happened with my wife's case. After almost 3 years it was reduced to a $1000.00 fine. That was it. No conviction, no probation, no incarceration.
Our family got our lives back and made a lifelong friend in the process.
THANK YOU KEVIN !!!
Posted by a client
Kevin took my case in May of 2014 regarding a DUI charge which occurred due to me being pulled over on a bogus aggravated assault charge which was later found to be false. Kevin and his office instructed me what steps to take to prepare for a variety of possible outcomes. My father who is retired made it to some of the court appearances where my presence wasn't required and he was impressed with Kevin's accumen and general overall command in the court room.
After postponements by both the Pinellas court system as well as from the Pinellas County Sheriff's office, Kevin was able to have my case ultimately dismissed in December of 2015. Despite the lengthy court process which Kevin even admitted was considerably longer than normal, he stayed committed to my cause even though it took more time out of his schedule.
Kevin's value as a lawyer is second-to-none. He also genuinely cares about taking care of you and helping you through the process in order to achieve the best possible results.
While his services do cost maybe more than some other lawyers, I go by what my mother said and that is when it comes to doctors (health) and lawyers (your freedom/rights), you need to have the best which is what Kevin is and I can't thank him enough!
Posted by a client
Kevin represented my daughter on felony drug and dui charges. We could not have asked for better representation. Because of Kevin's excellent skills served my daughter. She was not just another number in the court system. He humanized her case and got the best possible result for her. I am eternally grateful and highly recommend Kevin, not only as a fine lawyer, but also as a fine human being.
Posted by Jennifer
Attorney Kevin Hayslett has been a white knight for myself and my family. On the same day that one of my brothers passed away, the other brother was arrested for possession. My family was in utter turmoil when we came to Kevin and he treated us with such kindness and care as he helped us sort our situation and come up with a solid and intelligent plan for my incarcerated brother's case. Kevin really rescued my family and there will never be a way we can thank him enough. I am an attorney myself and I look up to Kevin Hayslett with the utmost respect and appreciation. He's our attorney and our hero.
Posted by a client
Kevin and his staff were just wonderful. Getting a DUI is a scary experience, especially when your livelihood depends on driving. And as a professional in the community, a DUI can be devastating to your reputation. Kevin calmly explained the process to us, Shannon was great to send e-mails updating us. The goal was to get our charges reduced to reckless driving. But Kevin got all charges dismissed! I would recommend Kevin and his staff to anyone who finds themselves in the need of an excellent attorney.
Posted by a client
Kevin Hayslett did an incredibly job in my case and I can not thank him enough. He and his staff gave me great direction and customer service. I would HIGHLY recommend Kevin to anyone who needs his types of services. I would like to thank him again from the bottom of my heart.
Posted by Sarah
Kevin assisted me after being arrested for a DUI, and he was able to negotiate it down to a reckless driving. He is nothing but class and exceptionally knowledgable. Absolutely call him. You will be in amazing hands.
Posted by John
Kevin's not cheap but he gets the job done. He'll work and work until you get the best result possible in your unique situation. I came to him charged with a 3rd DUI and Refusal. He was able to get the charges reduced to a reckless driving with 4 month probation and no loss of license.
I'm not saying that the same results will come to everyone but he certainly exceeded my expectations as and attorney and a new friend. There simply is no other attorney who could do more for you than Kevin. I owe him my life.
Posted by a client
I am a 40 something professional female with my own business for 20+ years. I got into a tough situation, a possible felony. Kevin Hayslett was recommended highly to me. He kept me calm, gave excellent advice, and worked his own style of majic with my case. I wholeheartedly endorse and recommend Kevin Hayslett. If your find yourself in an "uh-oh" moment, CALL HIM!