5.0 stars 16 totalReview Ward Rouse
Posted by Eric B. Morrell
Worked on an involved case with Ward for a client of mine in New Jersey. Our client was a charged in Iowa. There was an involved suppression issue where the testimony was taken and cross examination was done by Ward. Because of his skilled lawyering, our joint client received an excellent result. He was attentive to our office and to our client's needs. It was pleasure working with another experienced criminal defense attorney, in a state I was not familiar with beforehand. Great to know I have a partner out in Iowa!
Posted by Gary
I had an OWI in Johnson County. I called my normal lawyer and he referred me to Sam. His quote was: "why not use the best?"
Sam was always prompt in his response to me. Often within the hour! He was able to answer my many questions with all the legal terminology. This was a first time legal issue with me. Sam calmed my jagged nerves with our initial meeting. He recommended a course of action which I agreed with. I grew impatient with what I saw as no action from the court. Sam called and told me what to expect and when as well as sending a timeline that was on the money. Always professional, but always friendly too.
As things moved forward Sam kept me informed via both phone calls and email messages. I got through everything without ever entering the courthouse.
All in all using Sam was the best way to approach this legal issue. I had no idea of all that was involved. My fines were lower due to using Sam, as well as a great legal outcome. I would highly recommend Sam Rouse!
Posted by Blake
This being my first OWI charge – I was very unsure of how to proceed. I did a lot of research on forums whether or not it was worth the investment of being represented by an attorney. The overall consensus was that it was necessary, due to the technicalities that can really mess you up if not followed to the T, and let’s just say that court documents make it tricky with all of the legal jargon, hearings to attend, when to pay things by and the list goes on.
Hiring Mr. Rouse was without a doubt the best decision I could have made. Upon speaking with him at the consultation, I was in awe of his technical understanding of the law, and I knew my best shot to have this major mishap go away, was through him. Unfortunately, the officer did everything by the book (we reviewed the filmed footage from the night of the occurrence) and there was no way to get the case thrown out on a technicality; however, he came through on everything else! He was able to have the court fee cut in ½ and reduced from $1250 to $625, able to have the community service requirement dropped (40hrs), had 3 ticket fines waived and ultimately the arrest/OWI charge will be expunged as long as I stay out of trouble and don’t have any moving violations for the next 12 months.
I am more than satisfied with the representation I received as well as the ‘hawk-eye’ attention to detail and constant communication from him and his staff letting me know the progress, appointments, things I needed to appear or not appear for, etc.
After going through the entire process, I know that I will always be utilizing legal representation, specifically Mr. Rouse and his partners, if in trouble with the law. He is a gentleman that’s fair, over-delivers and truly cares.
Posted by David
Due to being charged for the first time with an OWI. I decided that because of the seriousness, possible consequences and embarrassment to my professional status, I was in need of a lawyer. After research and good referrals I choose Ward Rouse to represent me. I can not express enough how important it is to find a very good lawyer if you find yourself in a similar circumstance. Ward Rouse was that lawyer for me, he was able to take all the stress out my situation by handling all of the numerous legal requirements and by giving me the best possible outcome, which could have been much worse and more expensive if I had not hired Ward to represent me. Needless to say I am very happy with the outcome, thank you Ward.
Posted by Ernie
This was my first encounter ever with the legal system. Mr. Rouse was recommended by a colleague to help me navigate the system and pursue the best possible outcome. Every step of the way, Mr. Rouse was highly responsive, accurate with his assessment and proposed course of action, and represented me in a most professional and courteous manner. Moreover, he was most diligent in taking the time needed to explain in detail the processes (both Legal and Administrative/DOT) in which I was engaged....this was greatly appreciated given that I had absolutely no experience whatsoever with these processes and their intricacies.
In terms of resolution, I believe strongly that Mr. Rouse pursued the best possible outcome in dealing with the prosecutor. While such outcomes are seldom 'perfect', his efforts obviated the need for trial and achieved an amended and far less serious charge.
I would highly recommend Mr. Rouse. He brings tremendous experience, poise, and down-to-earth common sense to the table and provides highly personalized attention to the clients he represents.
Posted by michael Nieman
I contacted Mr. Rouse and to my surprise he contacted me in under an hour. I explained my situation and he stated he would call me back. In under two hours he called me again and referred me to an attorney that was very experienced in the legal action I was pursuing. OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM!
Posted by Stephen
Ward Rouse is an excellent litigator. Our family was originally referred to him by an attorney. Ward is an excellent listener with a can do attitude. He helped us fully understand the nature of the legal process from discovery to our son's appearance before the judge and prosecutor.
Ward was always available to us by personal visits and telephone. He addressed all of our questions and exhibited a great sense of confidence and patience. In the courtroom, he was able to negotiate the best sentencing outcome with the judge and prosecuting attorney for our son.
Ward followed up after the sentencing to help our son complete the requirements for his DUI and fulfill all of the court orders. We highly recommend Ward Rouse as a very experienced attorney.
Posted by Joy
Ward Rouse represented my family in a criminal defense case. He was forthright and honest and explained every possible senario of our case's outcome. He was able to get us a plea for a reduced sentence, then a deferred sentence. He is extremely knowledgeable and is always available for questions and help. I feel we were very well represented and highly recommend him.
Posted by Josh
Ward "Sam" Rouse is am awesome attorney and great at what he does. Not only is he easy going and knowledged he is very prompt when getting back to you on any issue you have, even after your case has ended as I recently experienced and solved a problem of a county losing documents relating to my case.
Simply put if I had a question I had an answer back same day always. I was always in the loop on what was going on in my case and Sam made it the best experience it could have been. I never stepped foot in a courtroom, had all the things I needed to have done done ahead of time which allowed for me to save a lot of money thanks to his knoweldge.
I'd recommend him to anyone he's a true Professional.
Posted by Rasima
On January 26th, 2013 I got charged with a DUI 2nd and failure to signal. I was referred to Mr. Rouse by another attorney who I had a consulation with. I really needed someone who was experienced and knew what he or she was doing. After meeting with about 5 Attorneys, Mr. Rouse was the final. I made an appointment with him and he was nice enough to call back and get me in on a Saturday since my schedule was so hectic with work and family time. Honestly, I didn't really know what to expect of the outcome of my case, I was a nervous wreck the whole way through and I think I called Mr. Rouse on a daily basis in regards to my case. He ALWAYS returned my calls the same day or the next morning and never once complained. Moving along, I was either taking this case to trial or pleading to a lesser charge, I ended up pleading to a public intox which to me was amazing because I had a lot on the line. After working with Mr. Rouse I would never work with another attorney again, I recinnebt everyone to him. YOU WILL NOT GO WRONG HERE!