Stephen Komie and his Associate Eric Anderson helped me to reduce what would have been my first felony to a misdemeanor. Initially, I had hired a different lawyer for my case . He did the standard lawyer thing where he went in the courtroom and just asked for the best offer from the State's Attorney. They offered me a felony with no jail time. That lawyer told me this was the best offer I would ever get and to absolutely take it. However, I knew I needed someone to take a deeper look into my case and truly analyze it, and I didn't feel that first lawyer was doing that. I needed someone with more knowledge, I needed someone who cared, and who would do their best to protect me. That's when, by God's hand, I found Mr. Komie. Before I switched lawyers and hired Mr. Komie, I felt helpless, I felt lost, and I was stressed constantly. The moment I stepped into Mr. Komie's office for the first time for the consultation, I saw that I was dealing with someone who knew what they were doing. Mr. Komie explained everything to me in detail from A to Z, actually calmed my nerves (which I thought was impossible), and even gave me life advice. He truly cares about his clients. He cares about us as human beings who are in a tough situation that he can help, not just as a the next customer, as so many other attorneys do in my experience. I hired Mr. Komie on the spot, which I was not expecting to do, I thought I was going to do more shopping.
When Mr. Komie stepped up when the Judge called my name during his first court appearance, the Judge's attitude was completely different than before. Before, the Judge wanted my case moved along, and was getting irritated, and with Mr. Komie, the Judge showed respect and actually started to listen. During the entire process, if I had any questions or concerns, I could call the office and Mary, the receptionist, would always answer and assure me that Mr. Komie or Mr. Anderson would call back soon if she couldn't answer my question herself. She is amazing. Mr. Komie and Mr. Anderson fought for me for a year, and after all their hard work, cas I stated before, the case was dropped down to a misdemeanor, and I ended up taking the deal. I have a lot of respect for Mr. Komie and his entire staff. They have earned it. They will help you if need it. THEY are the lawyers you want on your side. I am very grateful to have met them and if anything ever happens to my friends and family where they need legal assistance, Mr. Komie and his associates will be the only ones to call.