Facing a 3rd DUI conviction in county about 100 miles away, I was in desperate need of a lawyer. I first made contact with an arrogant Madison lawyer who was arrogant and this was off-putting.
From my first interaction with Jennifer, I could tell I wanted to hire her. I was a bit apprehensive at first, as she was young, a woman and had somewhat of a soft voice. However, the more I spoke with her the more she reassured me that she would do everything in her power to get me a fair result without over-promising and this apprehension quickly grew into confidence. At first, she wasn't in contact much and I was a bit worried, but as court grew nearer, she worked very diligently and I was pleasantly surprised at the options she had come up with.
She helped alleviate a lot of stress and offered excellent counsel in terms of what I should be doing to prepare for court, what she thought the D.A. would offer as far as a plea was concerned, and she explained with great detail and patience the charges I was facing and what my options were going to be. If I ever had a question, she never acted in a manner that made me feel uncomfortable to ask another or have it re-worded; she always made sure I knew exactly what was happening and to the best of her ability, what would happen.
In court, I can't say enough about her conduct and demeanor. Even though there was somewhat of a verbal agreement as to my plea, she stuck to her guns and still argued to get my sentence reduced in the end. Although somewhat soft-spoken, Jennifer's voice and demeanor exude confidence in the courtroom; she is very intelligent and well-spoken and very well put together as far as having everything organized and ready to go. It was obvious to me that in less than 30 minutes she was able to develop a good rapport with the judge as well as the district attourny. She is very kind, sweet and humble - twice apologizing for having essentially done her job in attempting to make an argument for less time on my sentence - and the judge acknowledged that.
Because of all this, Jennifer was able to get me the best plea deal possible and I was able to get placed on home-monitoring (huber), instead of possibly losing my job and spending quite a bit of time away from my family and friends.
In conclusion, I would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone in legal trouble. She is a straight shooter and she's not going to feed you a line just to get hired. She came up with quite a few options and was very diligent and timely in her work with myself and other third parties involved into the work needed prior to my court appearance. Above all, I believe she loves what she does and puts everything into her job on a day-to-day basis, helping people in rough situations.