Posted by S.D.
I am a faithful client of Lisa Haines (firecracker). Reason being she's a passionate knowledgeable lawyer with a great deal of experience when it comes to legal issues and she cares about her clients and their cases. my first experience(consultation) with her concerning my DWI left a lasting impression. she made it known to me that my legal rights and livelihood were important, because i didn't need to lose my job. in which i left her office feeling relieved with no worries. When i unfortunately received a second DWI i didnt hestitate to call her knowing she has my best interest. she took the timeout the very next day on a Saturday to meet with me. after explaining to her; she honestly told me the steps i needed to take for myself and my well being(she cares). after, she spoke to me about the seriousness of this being my second DWI. she was so patient explaining; when i didnt understand the legal terms she broke it down in simpler terms so that i understood completely. she promptly went into action working my case. when my license could have been suspended at my ALR hearing they were not suspended an this is unheard of in most cases involving DWI, because she took the time to investigate and make arguement. she's always kept me inform on whats going on with my cases. GOSH, you really would have to experience what i am trying to express. i am a person who has used many lawyers in the past an i honestly have to give this lady great accolades. my life has sense changed for the better because of her. i am so very grateful for having her as my lawyer. The people who works in her office are awesome as well! THANK YOU LISA!
Posted by Rachel
Wonderful, knowledgeable and personable. I could not be happier with her services, she offered excellent guidance and made the entire process much less daunting than it appeared to be. Love her.
Posted by GRACIE
Lisa represented my case . I had never been arrested I did not know what to expect in jail that was the scary and awful part. I knew once I was released everything would be ok because I have used Lisa before for my Criminal family members and there cases were very criminal activity and she was able to get the best result. For them always. She is the best at what she does her awards speak for them self .So I knew for sure I was going to get a great deal with her I was in great hands and knew I had nothing to worry about because my case was a not so severe I received a great deal and was so pleased with her service. Like I said before she is the best and she has always given nothing but her best. I hope I will never have to hire her again for my self but if I ever do I will do it in a minute she is just SIMPLY FABULOUS !!!!!
Posted by anonymous
Lisa was hired to represent my daughter. On the initial phone conversation she sounded supportive and understanding. That soon failed. Our journey began in mid November. She met with my daughter once the next time she saw her was at court on December 17th, then there was no communication until mid January, the night before my daughters court date.
We had many questions, in the beginning she responded but after the 3rd question the response was extremely slow if at all.
My daughter's first court date, Lisa had the Court Probation officer look information up regarding my daughter. From the reaction you could tell the information was not in my daughter's favor. This was the first time Lisa offered information to the court and prosecutor that would look bad for my daughter.
My daughter had a court date on a Friday morning, Lisa had two clients in court at that time. She saw the first one, as she was completing her business with these people the judge let us know he was leaving soon. Lisa did not return to the court in time for the judge to hear her case. She rescheduled. Within minutes of the judge leaving the court, the court probation officer asked what happened. He stated they were recommending IDT a 90 day drug program. Lisa stated that the DA was in agreement with extending probation 1 year and adding community service. Several weeks before the judge stated he would allow her to be bonded out once she completed her TAIP evaluation. Lisa was supposed to contact the judge and ask him to set bail. She never contacted the judge.
We returned to court the following Wednesday for a True But hearing. My daughter was put on the stand for questioning, Lisa's questions were not of quality to allow my daughter to defend herself or to show she had a plan to better herself. My daughter was convicted to 6 months state jail.
In the beginning when I first hired Lisa, I asked about finding a place for rehab for my daughter, Lisa said that I should not do that, to let the court put her in rehab and pay. One of the DA's, statements when recommending state jail, was that the county had wasted enough resources on my daughter.
Prior to becoming a criminal attorney Lisa was a practicing prosecuting attorney. Her defense of my daughter leaned more to working for the prosecutor.
If you want an attorney that will work for you, please consider finding someone else.
Posted by M
I cannot say enough good things about Lisa. She is incredible! She had her work cut out for her when she took on my case. To describe my circumstance as complicated would be a huge understatement. What a nightmare! Even now with such a good outcome (Thank you Thank you Lisa) :) I'm not comfortable talking about it.
So.... Here I go.... Take a breath.....
Due to a grossly exaggerated incident... No... Dare I say it... Trumped up charges against me, I was facing a 2nd degree felony where none existed! Lisa immediately saw the ridiculousness of the charges, faced down the prosecution and got them to see the truth with common sense. Without Lisa's compassionate determination I would not have my life back. I am eternally grateful to you Lisa. As always thank you for supporting me.
Posted by anonymous
Lisa was extremely professional from our first meeting. She directed me through the right steps to achieve the best possible outcome, and due to that process my case was dismissed. I would recommend Lisa to anyone that needed a trustworthy, knowledgeable attorney in Tarrant County.
Posted by wyldchyld144
Lisa Haines understood the significance of mental health problems where the judicial system fails to. We had a case that was clearly untreated mental illness & NOT criminal. She was able to show the judge evidence & get the charges completely thrown out. Charges that should have not been in the criminal system to begin with! Mental illness is unfortunately a sad failure with the police & the courts. Lisa Haines did not give up until someone finally looked at the evidence. It took two years & she never gave up. She changed our lives. Thank you, Lisa!
Posted by anonymous
Lisa exceeded all our expectations of a court appointed attorney when my husband was involuntarily held for psychiatric reasons. Her compassion and guidance through navigating the complex mental health law process was invaluable. With little information available on the subject, Lisa's knowledge and willingness to advocate for our family has made it possible for him to get the help he needs. Thank you, Lisa, for your support and efforts.
Posted by Paul
Lisa was my Attorney for a criminal case in October 2012. She is a fantastic Attorney. She has explained everything in Layman's terms so even I can understand them. Her previous experience as a prosecutor provides her with a unique perspective in acting as a Defense Attorney. I would highly recommend her to EVERYONE. She is always eager to respond to any questions regardless of the issue. She is still working my case if the need arises. I even met with her today (08/28/2014) to address additional issues.
Posted by Wendy
I did not hire her but my boyfriend was appointed to her by the court. She is an excellent defender of ones civil rights! Thank you Lisa and team for getting his case dismissed.