Posted by Alex Grim
I finally got in touch with Roger. He did not offer an explanation as to why he never returned my calls or informed me that i lost the appeal. He did however offer to help me get the original transcripts of the proceedings so that i can take this case to the supreme court, pro se. He also returned my phone call again the next day, when i informed him that the courts were unwilling to provide me with copies of the transcripts.
He seemed like a nice man, but it bugs the crap out of me that he had never returned the calls when they were critical, and that he never informed me that i lost my appeal, which was critical.
I had already filed a formal complain against him before i finally got in touch with him, and i'm debating on retracting it, as he is now being assistive; but then again, i may not, as the time when the assistance was critically necessary is far past...
I am forced to submit an "Overall Rating of this Lawyer", but i would like to skip that part. I will use all 3's, which is indicative of "indifferent".
Note to the webmaster: Edit your scripts to allow for editing of reviews by the original reviewer (or hire me, and i'll do it for you).
Posted by a Speeding Ticket client
Mr. Staton provided excellent representation a few years ago when I was charged with a serious moving violation. The charges were dismissed on lack of evidence due in no small part to Mr. Staton's courtroom demeanor and cross examination of the officer who issued the ticket (who incidentally was not witness to said violation). Not only were the charges dropped but as we left the courtroom a bystander requested his business card; apparently impressed by Mr. Staton's presentation.
I have since employed Mr. Staton on a number of smaller issues from contract negotiation to legal advice and counseling.