Posted by Ashley
Mr. Houston represented us in an ugly case against DCS in Knox County. We had two different lawyers before him who both went in to the courtroom empty handed and advised us to "just roll with what they tell you to do". Well, as a mother that didnt sit right with me! I researched lawyers who will stand up to DCS and the juvenile court and ultimately found Mr. Houston. In the very first conversation I had with him, he was quoting specific laws and how they related to my case. From the very beggining he was passionate about arguing the law and dedicating his time to help us get our child back. Over the course of a year, we had several court appearences and Mr. Houston never cowered in the courtroom. He is confident in his knowledge of the law and is not afraid to fight for you even though the court system can be very intimidating. After a long, painful battle we won the fight because Mr. Houston suggested filing a Motion for Summary Judement in a higher court. We are forever grateful for Mr. Houston and how he represented us.
Posted by Ricke
I consulted Attorney Houston for my criminal charge, and asked him a lot of questions. Unlike many other lawyers, he does not reserve any useful information until you pay to hire. He was very patient and gave very useful information at his best knowledge, without an intention to ask me to hire him. Unlike many other lawyers who do not give or avoid giving affirmative answers to avoid responsibilities, which make many consultation fruitless. His answers were clear and affirmative to his best effort. At most time, a "best educated guess" can give a lot of hints to understand a whole picture of a case, and let us know many possibilities. I highly recommend consulting such kind of lawyers, instead of those who avoid any single affirmative answer.
Posted by MICHELLE
Mr. Ben Houston is an amazingly professional, knowledgeable, and personable attorney. He handled my case and the outcome was exactly what we were working towards. He knows the law, he will work with you and represent you with ourstanding results. He really works with you and makes sure he has every detail, he does his research, ..I cannot say enough great things about him. He is the one you want to represent you! I was very impressed by his knowledge and his professional manner in the courtroom! 10 stars!
Posted by Amanda Watson
Mr. Houston contacted me in response to my email. He very patiently listened as I explained my current legal issue, asking questions only when he needed more clarification, and NEVER spoke down to me as I expressed my frustrations. He also patiently answered the numerous questions about things I had found in my unsuccessful attempt to researchh laws pertaining to my situation prior to posting my question on AVVO.com. When I asked his retainer fee, he explained, in layman terms, the two possible avenues this case could take and the varying amount of work required for each, which will, understandably, determine his fees. Very ethically, he even suggested that hiring a local attorney who would be more familiar with the DA & judges in that court system may possible be more cost effective. That suggestion, alone earned all my respect because it spoke volumes about his ethics and made it clear that he truly wants to help me resolve this issue and he isn't trying to take me to the cleaners. I immmediately made the decision to hire him as soon as I get the money together. He has agreed to try and resolve my issue for a specific fee, provided that the DA is willing to negotiate and resolve it without a court appearance. If, for whatever reason, it doesn't work out that way and a court appearance is required, we will discuss all the other options at that time.
Posted by Shonda Reynolds Christian
Mr. Houston was very helpful with my situation and went above and beyond the call of duty. He was very honest and forthcoming He was also empathy and genuine. If I ever need an attorney I would definitely contact Mr. Houston
Posted by Joshua Reed
I have known Ben Houston for more than a decade and I have found him to be one of the most honest and ethical lawyers in the Knoxville area. He is most certainly trustworthy and hardworking. As a practicing Attorney myself, I have referred many clients to Ben over the years when someone faced a situation I could not help them with. I have never received a complaint about his work or ethics. I have practiced with Ben on cases involving complex litigation and he is certainly a good guy to have on your side.
Posted by telly
I asked Mr. Houston a question through avvo _& he provided me with a lengthy & knowledgeable answer & even cited a case ruling for me! He went above & beyond to answer my question .. THANK YOU BEN HOUSTON!!
Posted by telly
I sled Mr. Houston a question through avvo _& he provided me with a lengthy & knowledgeable answer & even cited a case ruling for me.. He went above & beyond. To answer my question .. THANK YOU BEN HOUSTON!!
Posted by zapguy645
Mr. Houston bent over backwards for me in giving advice when I handled my case pro se. He did advise me that I would be at a disadvantage by going pro se and that I should seek legal counsel. After I explained that this was not possible due to my finances, he immediately started sending me links to click on and view TN court rules of civil evidence. I'm not sure why he was so very fourth coming with help, but he was!! I owe him BIG TIME!! I really feel this is an attorney who will look toward doing the right thing for his client and not about padding his wallet!! I was able to settle my case on the court house steps. If I had not filed the lawsuit I don't believe this settlement would have ever happened. GOD BLESS Mr. Houston!!
Posted by Richard
I began looking for a lawyer after me and my wife learned of the situation my nieces were in with another cousin who had custody of MY sisters kids.We presented the information to Ben and he told us up front that it would be an up hill battle.The information that we had would have to be proved in court and alot of it depended on the testimony of my older niece.This is what Ben told us in the begining and he was so right.We were thinking we would have one trial and that would be it but not so we ended up having to go before the judge 3 times.But through all this we won in the end even though it was an up hill battle from the start.Ben done an excellent job all he knew about what was going on is what we told him.Ben did his part as far as what is required of the court for us to do and he knows the law in this field of custody issues.Ben will keep you informed of everything that's going on in your case,as he did ours.Ben is a lawyer and he knows the law he also is a lawyer that YOU can call and talk to if you can't get in touch with him he will call you back as soon as he gets your message,Me and my wife were pleased with his services and we still would be if we had not have won custody.Ben told us when he agreed to take the case that it would be tough and it was.We felt as if Ben was committed to our case and he actually cared very much about the out come.Their was things that happened in the first trial that got us very upset but, it did Ben too and we really felt like he truly was there for us! We would recommend Ben to anyone and we would use him again. Thanks