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  • Just needed advice

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Michael

    Due to a death in the family we were looking for some advice on how to move forward regarding the absence of a will. Do we have any legal rights in this case? Do we need a lawyer? Is the situation worth pursuing for us? Mr. Owen do we have any legal rights in this case? Do we need a lawyer? Is the situation worth pursuing for us? Mr. Ownby was kind enough to give us some direction, make a referral for us, and provide us with a little bit of insight. He certainly was under no obligation to do this, as a lawyer's time and knowledge is what we pay them for, but he offered it anyway and we greatly appreciate that. If the time arises where we need help in an area that is his specialty we will absolutely give him a call!

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  • Adoption

    3.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    I hired Jere Ownby for a custody battle. Long after 21/2 years Custody battle I the biological decided to allow my child's Step-Father to adopt. Adoption papers was soon after filed in Sept. He notified me via e-mail stating there was no need for me to be at the court date in Oct. I have not heard from Ownby in reference to the adoption papers being signed. I did contact my child's mother and she said they were. Nov will be 30 days since they appeared before the judge. I still have not heard from Ownby. My ex said she would notify me with the change of Birth Certificate. I think Mr Ownby is a great Lawyer , just not so great at keeping in touch. He is very knowledgeable.

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  • I feel misled

    1.0 star

    Anonymous review posted on

    I retained Jere as my lawyer in October 2014, after trying to secure his counsel since August of 2014. I retained him to go to court for both child support and child custody. He came highly recommended at that time and had great reviews online. My difficulty in reaching him should have been a big red flag, but I was desperate for someone who would listen to me, and he really seemed to care and seemed highly motivated. I finally got a court date scheduled for December, which was rescheduled for the end of January. The case went south very quickly in court, but Jere promised that we would appeal the case. It's almost the end of April and I am still waiting for that appeal to be scheduled. I have contacted him multiple times by phone and email, the majority of which were ignored. I can only reach him by scheduling a phone appointment, and he misses those as well. He has promised twice now to file the appeal and has not yet done so. He still has not filed the first appearance for child custody.
    I am highly disappointed because it seems he has had great customer satisfaction in the past, but something has obviously happened in the past 8 months that has made him very unreliable and unresponsive. I fired my first lawyer for unwillingness to move forward, and despite not satisfying half of my contract with him, I am close to firing him as well and suing for services not rendered. I am hopeful that he will turn things around and inspire me to change my review. Based on my experience with him so far, I won't hold my breath.

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  • Eye Opening!!

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    We had a free consultation that lasted longer than it should have but we weren't rushed. He really took his time explaining things to us and answered all of our questions. He was very knowledgable and gave us some great advice. I would strongly recommend Jere to anyone looking to keep or regain custody of your child(ren).

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  • Very Helpful

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    I have not hired this attorney yet. I have only had a telephone consultation with him at this point, but Mr. Ownby was very helpful and brought new information to light. He was insightful and quick to respond to my request for consultation.

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  • Knowledgeable and Insightful

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Andrea

    I called Mr. Ownby for assistance with my family law situation. I am not sure if I will retain his services for this particular situation, or not, but I appreciated his superb knowledge of he law. He brought tremendous clarity to my situation and offered invaluable insight.

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  • Very professional and highly recommended!

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Jennifer

    Jere was very professional and forthright from the initial consultation to the end of the court case. He reviewed the facts and saw what many prior attorney consultations failed to see and presented those facts and won our case against frivolous charges and accusations from my ex. He took my ex down a few notches and got the results we needed. Jere is frank, honest and will fight for your rights. He knows the law and will use it to your advantage!

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  • killer instinct

    5.0 stars

    Posted by amber

    When given a day and a half with very little to work with because we were blindsided by the court and the opposition jere nailed each detail with accuracy and even though we are not done yet I have no fear or concern that we will be successful after listening to him in the courtroom. I have been around the courtroom my whole life because of family working in it and with very little to go on jere showed me he could take the ball and roll with it. He is knowledgeable of the law and used it to my advantage to point out the truth.

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  • Jere kicked butt

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    When I hired Mr. Ownby I felt my challenging case was hopeless. He was confident in the matter because he knows the law. I watched him take control of the court room and put one person after another on their butt. It was impressive. Jere is fair, passionate, confident, and intelligent. I owe him so much for what he did in the court room. He was an ambassador not only for what was right but for my children. He was not going to let my situation which had gotten far beyond out-of-control be taken advantage of any longer. Justice finally got served. Had I not had Jere as my lawyer I know that would not have been the case. I was also impressed with his repoire among the system and peers. He is very well respected.

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  • Got my kids back, kept the trial focused on facts

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    I would say the odds were stacked against me in my custody case. I was young and unmarried at the time. Two separate parties tried to take my kids through the courts. First a government agency made an attempt. They acted because parts of my extended family (that wanted my children for their own), spun a web of lies that this agency was all too eager to act upon. The government backed off because of Jere's quick intervention. That would have been an easy route for my children to default to the extended family.

    Unhappy with the loss, the extended family filed for custody directly while continuing to push the government to support their case. The second court case was nasty, not because of facts or evidence, but because the judge was willing to accept every speculation presented as fact. At one point Jere said, “don't worry, this judge is making major evidential errors. We may have to appeal, but we'll win”. It turned out he was right. After attending months of multi-hour court room appearances with the first judge, and watching my kids get passed around from home to home, an appeals judge quickly overturned the first judge's ruling.

    Jere remained empathetic the entire time during the long hours spent in the court room. Hours that would have tried anyone's patience. He could have easily given up like some attorney's actually do, but he stayed tenacious. It probably helped that I made myself worth defending by showing up to court with a good attitude and showing that I'm not the negligent monster as portrayed. All said and done, I won full custody of my children against great odds.

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