5.0 stars 62 totalReview Varinia Van Ness
Posted by Hanoi
No words can describe Varinia!
The most experienced lawyer that you would always want to be represented by. Her professionalism, knowledge, confidence, determination, and courage goes beyond words.
She is a FIGHTER!!, but you don't know it well until you see her do her job!
She can not be compared, is true to her words, direct and very honest!
The communication she establishes with her clients is simply unique, no other lawyer will call to keep you informed as much as she does. Her staff is absolutely excellent and competent !!
I found her on Avvo, read all her reviews and thought she is really great. I hired her to represent my brother in Sarasota, but he had another case in Miami. We were desperate and not satisfied with the way his attorney was handling things and also hired her to assist this lawyer in my brother's case. Since she took part in the first case it turned 360 degrees. She guided both cases all the way to the end in Sarasota.
The results exceeded what we expected. When she called me and told me about it ; it was like a gift from God.
We are so grateful..
I told her once how blessed she is. When she defends; she shines like a "STAR" and gives a new opportunity in life to those whom she defends.
Varinia, thank you very much!
You will always be a very important part of our lives. We wish you the best in your life, thanks for existing!
You are the "BEST" attorney ever, it doesn't matter where you practice, you were born for your profession.
Posted by Lisa
I am a professional business woman and work with many attorneys in my profession but never had the need for a criminal attorney. When my minor daughter was facing possible charges that could ruin her future, I was at a loss what to do, I was referred to Varina, I swear God lead me to her, after the first consultation, I just knew this was the attorney for us. Her confidence, professionalism and empathy to our cause was astounding. Our case was unique, she was relentless in checking the facts, investigating the case law relative to to our situation, had many contacts and resources to utilize and both cases resulted in case dismissed! Varinia gave my daughter her life back and I will be forever grateful and I would recommend her every time anyone ask.
Posted by Khadeen
This lawyer makes me feel confident with the first conversation we had. She was true to her words and was very realistic in explaining my case and the possibilities.
She has an amazing ability of communicating with her clients. She briefed me on everything, right throughout the process of my case.
She also has a wonderful team that is very knowledgable about what's going on.
With most attorneys they want massive up front fees, Attorney VanNess worked with me and arranged a payment plan which I could accommodate.
I am so grateful to call her "my lawyer". We need more lawyers like this in the legal field, who get thing done.
Thanks to Varinia, I don't have to look over my shoulders anymore!!
Great Job Varinia!
Posted by Ka096
Was arrested for 2nd DUI and was looking at 1 month jail time, 1 year probation, 1 year license suspension and 2500 in fines. Case went on for 7 months, Varinia had all my charges dismissed. I would highly recommend her.
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Ms. Van Ness helped my family through a very difficult situation. She is knowledgeable and focused. She not only helped us handle the immediate situation, but she also quickly and efficiently handled several other issues that came up.
Posted by Lourdes
After spending countless hours on the Internet trying to decide on which lawyer to pick for my case, I stumble upon Varinia Van Ness' profile which spoke to me due to all the excellent reviews and her past experience in the field. I live three hours away from Sarasota and it is hard to confide in someone you can't even meet in person for a consultation. We met through Skype for the first time and as soon as I heard her speak, I knew she would be the right one. She is a fighter, she is knowledgeable, she is humble, she clearly doesn't take *** from anyone. Van Ness took my case and worked hard throughout the whole process until finally my charges were dropped!! I couldn't be happier! Thank you once again Ms. Van Ness, for a lot of things; for always being in contact with me and keeping me updated on everything, for being persistent and for being a fighter. You obviously know what you're doing and I would be more than happy to recommend you to everyone.
Posted by Nicole
Van Ness was true to her word, everything she said she was going to do she did.......and more. I found her to be the best attorney that my husband and I have ever dealt with. She fights for her clients and we will be forever grateful for everything she has done. I would recommend her to anyone!
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My 19 yo son was charged with a 2nd degree felony, a crime that could have included a 25 year prison sentence. Ms. Van Ness was able to reduce his charge to a 1st degree misdemeanor with probation, fines/restitution and community service (no jail or prison time). We were terrified when he was arrested and took one week to research & meet with 5 of the top highly rated AVVO SRQ area lawyers (we read all of the reviews on AVVO for each lawyer to start). Ms. Van Ness was the one we chose because: 1) She had a lot of criminal experience, not just a lot of DUI's (and she was a prosecutor for 7 years previously, so she knows both side of the law). 2) Her reviews were excellent on AVVO and we could see she successfully handled many criminal cases and her clients really seemed to like her. 3) When we met with her in person she was very sincere, straight forward and knowledgable and we left feeling better and hopeful (whereas some of the lawyers were very dramatic, using pressure/scare tactics) 4) Her fee was very reasonable (some lawyers wouldn't give a fee and one of the other high-pressure lawyers wanted 25K upfront.) 5) Ms. Van Ness was very communicative and responsive regarding emails, phone calls, etc. 6) She is a fighter. She worked hard to help my son receive a fair and just punishment for his actions. 7) She cares. When you meet with her and speak with her you'll understand. She really cares. She wants to see justice done because sometimes people (especially young people) do stupid things and deserve second chances. Thank God my son was lucky enough to get his! Thank you Varinia!
Posted by Jordan
After talking to 3 separate attorneys, Van Ness was the only one who immediately made feel comfortable about the whole ordeal. She knows how to be fierce and will not let the state bully her in anyway. A great person to have fighting for you.
Posted by Deb
After speaking with Ms Van Ness the first time I immediately was able to breathe a sigh of relief. She was the first person who did not treat me as if I was guilty until proven innocent. She was kind and compassionate. She was informed about my case prior to my arrival. She took her time with me and kept excellent notes. I never felt rushed. I felt like she believed me and was going to defend me as if I were one of her own family members. She gave me hope that everything was going to turn out ok and her slogan they have to get thru us to get to you....is very true. She is very very knowledgeable and I knew without a doubt that I had hired someone extremely tough and capable. My charges were dropped and I know it was because we kept digging and digging and chipping away at their case. Don't look any further , if you have read this much you should stop here and hire her. I am from NY and she rivals a tough NY attorney any day!