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Lee Alan Thompson

Divorce and separation Attorney at Lancaster, OH

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I've been practing law since November 1, 1983. Upon finishing law school at the University of Akron, I opened two offices in Portage County, Ohio. In 1984 I moved to Lancaster, Ohio as a branch office manager for a Columbus firm until 2005.

 

In September of 2005, I went back out on my own and intend to remain on my own. Although the Law Office of Lee A Thompson is a general practice firm, my primary emphasis has been and remains divorce, custody, family law, social security, workers compensation and estates.

 

Throughout my life, mainly through the influence of my parents, I've spent a great deal of time in the mountains, hiking primarily, throughout the United States. Rockclimbing was a passion but, at my age, not something I'm actively involved in now.  I'm married to Dawn and between us we have four children, Krystal, Arianna, Alex and Anna.

 

Attorneys often get a bad rap from the public, that all we care about is ourselves. But, I give my clients 100% and always try to be honest with them and really, with myself. I love what I do and at all times hope I maintain the professionalism my clients deserve and the profession needs.

 

Lee A Thompson

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Licensed for 39 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1983
Updated 11/13/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Lee A Thompson, Attorney at Law
431 East Main Street
Lancaster, OH, 43130

Reviews

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Posted by Wendy | August 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He is great
I was in a 12 year long custody battle. Once I hired Lee, I finally got my son back. He is great and worth every penny. There was never a lapse in communication. Anytime I sent a email day or night, he always responded to me right away. I highly recommend.
Posted by Patricia | June 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Will
Excellent attorney. He did my will and him and his secretary are very professional. Mr Thompson answered all my questions and gave me good advice
Posted by Cindy | March 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Pleased
I hired Mr Lee Thompson to do a will. He was very patient as I asked my many questions. He answered each of my questions and made feel very comfortable with his answers. I feel his fees were very reasonable. Thanks Lee for everything.
Posted by Mary | September 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I recommend Lee Thompson
My experience with Lee has always been pleasant. He has advised me in the right direction without fail. He is on top of his messages, I have always recieved prompt responses and he's very well versed in the law and is willing to go above and beyond. If your looking for excellence and need an attorney call Lee.
Posted by Misty | August 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Lee is a great attorney I have dealt with him any time I needed a attorney starting back 16 years ago he’s always been good at what he does I would recommend him for any of your attorney needs
Posted by Jessica | May 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My go to for any family law legal issues!
Lee was my divorce lawyer, helped me with a child support issue and has prepared my will. He did an excellent job with both my cases that are tied together. He listened to what I wanted to accomplish and explained the legality of all options and possible outcomes. He was knowledgeable on the case laws, and it was 100% the outcome we were fighting for. When anyone I know is having family law legal issues in Fairfield County, I always refer them to Lee.
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Posted by Julie | December 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Call Lee
Mr. Thompson has represented me a few times now, and I would highly recommend him as he is kind, professional, and understanding-and he gets the job done in an excellent manner.
Posted by Kim | May 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Our experience with Lee!!!
Lee was very proficient in the information he gave us on completing our basic wills. He was very kind and quick on responses to us about any questions we had. We would definitely recommend him in the future to anyone that would need his type of services. It was a pleasure meeting him today and we were satisfied on the service we recieved.
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Posted by Gigi | March 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Professionalims
I choose to have Mr. Thompson help me with preparing a legal document recently. He was prompt, professional and thoroughly explained the legal process required to resolve the issue I needed help with. It’s hard to find integrity with a professional attitude that puts you at ease - but I found it with Mr. Thompson. I would highly recommend his services to anyone looking for legal counsel.
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Posted by Amanda | January 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Family Law
Lee is by far the best lawyer I have ever dealt with or spoke to. This man knows his stuff, and that which he doesn't know 100% he researches. He stays up to date and on top of everything. Every single detail is covered from top to bottom. He is also very nice and caring, when I was stressed and worried about how things could possibly go he assured me everything would be ok. He has worked with me on going for almost a year now, with very tedious details to situations. I am pleased with the attention to detail and the turn out of the case. Also so VERY THANKFUL I had the privilege of having such an amazing attorney.
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Posted by Karen | August 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't be happier with my choice of an attorney!
I cannot begin to explain the amount of time and effort that Lee has put into my case. I have used lawyers before Lee, and have never experienced the passion he has for his work, and me as a client. He has excellent communication skills, and is very open about all possibilities. I for the first time feel like I can breathe in my current situation. I would highly recommend giving Lee a chance to change your life the way he has mine!
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Response from Lee Thompson September 4, 2018
Karen, Thanks very much for the very kind words. While I can assist with various aspects of your case and maybe that spills over into life in general, the real change in your life comes from within you through your own personal strength and character. You have both. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you, Lee
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Posted by Nick | July 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr Thompson was so generous and kind when I came to my case. It seemed to me that he went over and beyond. He returned call or emails in a timely manner.
Response from Lee Thompson July 25, 2018
Nick, I do thank you for allowing me to represent you. I want to be careful with my response. For reasons known to both of us, it is not a case I will ever forget. Just as I know it had an impact on you and a loved one, it did on me as well. There is no way it wouldn't. I am of course happy the outcome turned out as it did but there may be lasting things that may crop up in the future. While I hope not, I also know you will handle these. My best to you and others involved. Lee
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Posted by Tammy | May 21, 2018
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Wonderful Attorney
Lee did a fantastic job of representing me in a custody case for my beloved daughter. He went above and beyond and is very caring and understanding!
Response from Lee Thompson May 24, 2018
Tammy, Thank you so much. I enjoyed working with you and getting to know your parents as well. All of you are quality people. I wish you peace and happiness in the future. Lee
Posted by Loretta Zornes | May 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
L Zornes
Mr. Thompson was very professional and always goes the extra mile to help his clients. I was a young mother of three small children going through a not so pleasant divorce,with sole custody when I needed Mr. Thompsons help. He worked with me until I could get the money together to retain his services. That was years ago,but i can honestly say that I would use him again if I ever needed a lawyer.
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Response from Lee Thompson May 6, 2018
Loretta, Please accept my sincere thanks for the kind review. I remember your case well(under a different last name at the time). The divorce and custody cases were tough ones but, what I remember most is going with you to municipal court at your request to attend the violation of a CPO by your former husband. I remember encouraging you to attend on your own to save money and rely on the prosecutor to handle it but I'm glad I did attend it with you. By surprise to me, the judge saw us in the courtroom and questions came up where he encouraged the other attorney to address us in court and it gave us an opportunity to add one important element to the case that I hope made a more satisfactory outcome for you and the children. I do appreciate your willingness to recommend me to others in the future and I have to close by stating I hope that any future contact between us will be for a matter more pleasant. My thanks again for the kind words and allowing me to represent you. Lee
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Posted by Anita | April 29, 2018
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Excellent Lee Alan Thompson
Excellent attorney and a caring person. My daughter and myself reach out to Lee Alan Thompson because all the referral that he has on social media site. Well he is beyond what they say he is very patient and caring about your situation and show that he want to help you through it. He help school you on how to handle and what to do and explain in great details. My daughter is 29 has problems understanding however he took his time until she did understand with great patience. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a Attorney with a heart and patience.
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Response from Lee Thompson May 2, 2018
Anita, Thank you for the kind words. It'll be interesting to see what happens. We won and my guess is that's the end of it. Unfortunately, he may decide to pursue it again since it was in the realm of a procedural matter that we used to stop him but, based on the ruling, he could fire it up again. My thought is he won't but, as I explained, you need to be ready just in case. The good thing is if he does, you'll be in your home county, not two counties away. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to work with you and your daughter. Lee
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Posted by Robin | April 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Lee represented me in 2 Divorces. He informed me what I could file and how each works. I had issues with the first ex following me around, harassing me at work and finding me if I went out to give me a hard time. The second Divorce, we made up a Dissolution Agreement and he changed his mind on what he wanted so it had to be changed and then he refused to show up to sign it, Lee left it open for me for many months in hopes we would be able to get it settled without the expense of a Divorce. Lee never failed to return my calls quickly in both cases to answer my questions or address my fears and reassure me I didn't need to worry. He's soft spoken, but tough where he needs to be, that put me at ease. If I need an Attorney I always call him first. His Fees are very reasonable. I would recommend him highly.
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Response from Lee Thompson April 4, 2018
Robin, Thanks for your kind words and giving me the opportunity to work with you. I remember both. I typically don't like to leave an agreement hanging that long but the final call on doing it is not up to me. The important thing is everything was completed, apparently to your satisfaction, and that's what matters most. Thanks much, Lee
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Posted by Sheila | March 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My divorce
Mr Thompson was excellent at helping me understand everything step by step. I always felt comfortable communicating with him and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone!
Response from Lee Thompson March 2, 2018
Sheila, Thanks so very much for the kind words! I'm glad your case is finally over and you can now move forward. If I can be of any help to you in the future, please feel free to get in touch with. I thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with you on this. Best to you, Lee
Posted by Jennifer | February 16, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lee Thompson is the best!!!
Mr Lee Thompson is a great attorney, he was there when i needed him in a very urgent matter. He did not need to help me but he did, he directed me to who I needed to talk about a case he didn't deal with. He went as far as to research my issue and find me the exact person I needed and sent me a link. Lee is a very intelligent, compassionate man. I would definetly recommend him ! He will go above and beyond for you! Thanks Lee!!! Jennifer
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Response from Lee Thompson February 18, 2018
Jenn, I appreciate everything you said. To insure I directed you to the right resources I did have to research the issue because it isn't the type of thing I deal with. It was necessary in order to properly assist you and second, there was another benefit-I learned something new. I believe if you started with the link I sent, you should be able to get this resolved without retaining an attorney. If it doesn't work though, having now studied the subject, I'd feel comfortable handling it. But, before spending money, try the other avenue first. Best to you, Lee
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2018
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Highly informative and respectful.
The consultation I had recently with Mr. Thompson was extremely educational and helpful. He took the time to listen to my situation and then explained the options available to resolve it in terms I could easily understand despite the stress involved with it. He was very personable and he was obviously tremendously experienced and knowledgeable about these matters. He answered my questions and gave me advice that I am certain I would not have received from other attorneys. I highly recommend Mr. Thompson.
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Response from Lee Thompson February 8, 2018
Well, since I can figure out who this is from(I believe) I understand why you posted as anonymous. Please know I appreciate the kind words. It sounds like a resolution was reached based a communication I received after the meeting and I truly hope all goes well. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to speak with you and if I can be help in the future, please feel free to contact me. Lee
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2018
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Compassionate, caring attorney
I highly recommend Lee Thompson. He goes above and beyond to do what needs to be done to meet the needs of his clients. I retained Lee Thompson for the first time 23 years ago to handle my divorce. I was really very satisfied with the outcome. I still continue to retain him for my legal needs. He's truly concerned for his clients and their needs.
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Response from Lee Thompson February 5, 2018
Thank you very much. I wish you had left your name. Sometimes I try to guess when I get an anonymous one who the client is and while I believe I have an idea, I can't be 100% sure. I do appreciate the kind words, I'm glad you were happy with the representation and have remained a client for so long. Lee
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Cost

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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Lee A Thompson
  • 1983 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Roger F. DiPaolo, Attorney at Law
  • 1979 - 1983

Education

  • University of Akron School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Kent State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1975

Legal Cases

  • Mansell vs. Mansell, 03-LW-3489 (5th Ohio)
  • Affrimed

Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Solo, Small Firms, General Practice Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pro Bono Clinic & Legal Aid – Civil Committee of Fairfield County
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Ohio-Southern District
  • Attorney
  • 1984 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • Fairield County Bar Association
  • Domestic Relations Committee
  • 1984 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Family Law Committee
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Ohio-Northern District
  • Attorney
  • 1983 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Solo, Small Firms, General Practice Section Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Supreme Court of Ohio
  • Mentor-Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • 2006 - 2014
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County
  • Board of Directors
  • 1989 - 1990
  • Ohio Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - 2003
  • Fairfield County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Past Vice President
  • 1986 - 1986
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1985 - 2001
  • Kent Civil Service Commission
  • Co-chair
  • 1983 - 1984
  • Portage County Regional Planning Commission
  • Finance Committee
  • 1976 - 1978
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Platinum Client Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2020
  • Platinum Client Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Silver Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2018
  • Silver Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Fellow
  • Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Lead Counsel Rated-Divorce Law
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rated-Social Security Disability
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Lead Counsel Rated-Family Law
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • 2015
  • Access to Justice Member
  • Ohio Legal Services(SEOLS)
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Legal Clinic Certificate Award
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • 2014
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers in Ohio
  • The Legal Intelligencer
  • 2013
  • 30 year anniversary
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • Outstanding Service as an Attorney and Counselor at Law
  • Fairfield County Probate Court
  • 1993
  • Boss of the Year
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • 1987
  • Member
  • U.S. District Court-Northern District of Ohio
  • 1983
  • Best Oralist
  • Moot Court -University of Akron Law School
  • 1980
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Parenting Time
  • 1996
  • Columbus Ohio radio program
  • Attorney on Call, guest host
  • 1989
  • In house seminars over 20 years
  • Domestic Relations
  • 1984
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Attorney endorsements

Received (163)
Given (241)
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Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Other
"I would highly recommend Attorney Thompson. I review his answers regularly and have gained some very helpful information."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Attorney Lee Thompson. Among the many attorneys who are profiled on the Avvo website, Attorney Thompson is one of the few attorneys who provide the most thorough information in a compassionate manner."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Lee Thompson. He is involved not only on Avvo, but also with providing advice through the Ohio State Bar Association in the Solo, Small Firms and General Practice section. His counsel is always thoughtful and useful. He is an eminently qualified and experienced attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend Attorney Thompson to anyone seeking legal counsel."
Wills and living wills Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly respected in the Legal community."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyers credentials speak for itself. What are you waiting for? Hire him!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lee is a highly respected attorney in a very difficult field of practice. He is fierce when representing his clients--always ensuring excellent results under the circumstances."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers to questions posed are very informative and well thought out."
Family Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lee is the sort of lawyer who puts others first. He's detail oriented, he gives accurate analysis, and he’s a true professional."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lee is highly respected and he clearly possess a great deal of knowledge in many practice areas. His responses on AVVO are both insightful and reliable."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Thomson. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I really want all people to contact him for help."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lee is experienced, intelligent and cares about people."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He provides valuable and logical information and always has the client's best interests at heart."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Keen attention to detail with exceptional client service. I endorse this lawyer."
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