Posted by anonymous
This review for what I am sure are otherwise glowing reviews can be stated as nothing exceptional, border line impersonal. I felt like he was more of a prosecutor in my matter than my lawyer trying to negotiate in my behalf with them. He never gave me that "bulldog lawyer" impression, made to feel stand offish quite honestly mostly despite always giving him the common respect one would. Acted perturbed and insulted, even once questioning my questioning him about an answer to a part of my case that was clearly not something that was outside the realm of anything a paying client would ask about - quipping "are you questioning my ability because I have been doing this for ___ years honestly and I can assure you I know what I am talking about here". Not the answer you expect from someone for just asking a question! So, he told me the day I hired him what my outcome would be and one year later to the letter thats what the outcome was! I still find this odd at best and can say that the lawyer felt almost too close to prosecutors because my issue was not even a matter it should've been dismissed and was not ever a valid prosecution, however, when I asked Richard to possibly fight this I got the guilts into taking a plea which is somewhat regrettable to this very day. Under duress? Yes. Do you want to deal with the personality ? You make the call but this was my experience and i will say he knows law, he just doesn't feel like he's your lawyer when he is...
Posted by Cheryl
With this lawyer, I'm released in 6-1/2 hours. He always responds to my text, and welcomes my visits. Richard has been my lawyer for 4 years, and I AM keeping him around
Posted by anonymous
I hired Richard T. Jones to represent me after I was charges with my offense. He was very nice and assuring the first time I met with him but after that things went downhill fast. He would not communicate with me about my case unless I basically hunted him down and made him. He always said he was busy and would get back to me but never did. I feel Like nothing about my case and my options were discussed at length with me. This was especially upsetting because I paid good money to retain mr.jones ,he was not a court appointed. He did Do a good job at showing up to all my court dates but overall the lack of communication and the overall rude attitude he always had would have to be the things that were unacceptable the most to me. Oh yeah the only time he would smile and make a joke or seem friendly was when it was time for me to pay him another chunk of money.
Posted by Lindsey
Richard was awful and only helped me get my case dismissed after I threatened him with a poor review....well, here it is: I think he takes on too many cases and does not devote equal attention to all of his clients. Its not to say there's a chance he'll be able to help you, you'll just have to beg for attention before you get a response. And that response will almost ALWAYS be "I'll look into it later this week".
After Richard missed my first court date in February of 2014 and allowed my case go into the bond forfeiture status (i.e. the courts start a Civil case against you), he couldn't even inform me when I eventually had a warrant out for my arrest. I was arrested in April of 2014 on my way to class at Texas State....granted, he DID get me out of jail that same day but, he COMPLETELY neglected to follow up with the courts in order to get my case cleared after I was released. 4 years later, my civil case goes into default and I owe the Travis County courts $2,000+. Fun fact: in Texas, you're responsible for your attorney's idiot mistakes. Richard's excuse/response will probably be something like "I didn't hear from her for four years" which is true, but from January 2014 when I hired him and April 2014, he did nothing except take my money, tell me he would "handle it" and then neglect my case entirely.
See my attached picture...when I asked him about it after receiving the default judgement notice in Feb. of 2018, he gave me that "I'll look into it later this week" excuse AGAIN and I decided to call the courts myself to get it handled. Only after speaking with an extremely helpful Judge's aide AND the Asst. District Attorney for Travis County, was I able to get my CIVIL case dismissed, pro se (on my own with NO HELP FROM RICHARD, AT ALL). Yes, you read that right...the entity that brought the case AGAINST me was more helpful than my lawyer. A person (me) with ZERO legal experience was able to get the case handled in less than a week while Richard stood by, promising to help, when he had no intention to.
I paid him an attorney's fee like everyone else and only got a four year headache and a day-long jail stay in return. Heed my warning....there are better lawyers out there than Richard Jones.
Posted by Brad
Richard is an excellent lawyer and handled my case in the most professional fashion. He was meticulous in his understanding of the law and details of my case and was not only helpful just to me, but also to my family members. Of most importance to me other than the outcome of the case - which was favorable by the way - was that his communication lines were *always* open. That is one of the main reasons why you should hire Richard Jones's firm. Excellent Communication - Superb Representation - and Positive Attitude - and Favorable Results!
Posted by Cher
Hired Richard for what should have been a simple case and easy case. Getting results and communication was like pulling teeth. I was the one to reach out every time for updates on the case. I got more information and results from my own research and the courts directly than I did from him. He kept forgetting about details of my case including appts with the court that he needed to attend which resulted in a warrant for my arrest for failure to appear. I ended up paying him for work that I ended up doing. It took a lot longer for this case to come to a resolution than it should have. I was not happy with this attorney!
Posted by Stephen Shultz
I hired Mr. Jones to represent me for a DWI probation revokation. While that was pending, I was also charged with a bogus felony for Violation of a Protective Order. Mr. Jones was always very professional and showed up for my court dates on time and well prepared. He acted like he truly cared. He's not always available to answer his phone (as he's often in court); however, he is fantastic about answering questions and keeping you informed via text. He never acted like he didn't have time for me. Most importantly, in the end, through his counsel, patience, and relentlessness, my probation was not revoked, and the felony charge was completely dismissed. I sincerely highly recommend Richard Jones!!!!!!
Posted by Crystal
Despite the odds he has kept our probation from being revoked. He is prepared and on time. He has fought hard for us. I would most defiantly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Mr. Jones to represent my son. He was terrible! He forgot details about my son including on of the most important, my son was on probation. One of his biggest selling points about himself was that he represented MANY people on probation and he would FIGHT for his client. He basically took the money and did not do the work. We all here about how shady some attorneys are and I tried to keep an open mind. I would never recommend this particular attorney to ANYONE. I believe Mr. Jones is in it just for a paycheck and not for the good of his clients. I have read all of the reviews before posting my own and I wholeheartedly agree with the bad ones and I feel they are totally honest.
Posted by mary kimberly
i was referred to Mr. Jones by a good friend of mine who had used Mr. Jones numerous times. I was incarcerated in county jail facing 3 felony failure to appear cases, a new felony and a new misdemeanor; i hired Mr. jones. i spoke with Mr. Jones on the phone and he assured me that he would represent me and during my short stay of incarceration, he vehemently stayed in contact with my support group on the outside. i went to court 45 days later and 3 of my felonys and the misdemeanor were dismissed, my 4th felony was plead out as a misdemeanor, I received 90 days in the county jail and was released that evening.
Mr. Jones was INCREDIBLE!!! he walked into the courtroom with such an impressive air of confidence, I was floored. he is the MOST QUALIFIED attorney i have EVER dealt with. only one word describes his legal ability...AWE-INSPIRING!!! need an attorney...Mr. Richard Jones is your man.