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Adam B. Tisdell

Criminal defense Attorney at Amarillo, TX

5.0   24 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 6 years
    Oregon - OR 8 years
    Texas - TX 15 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State OR
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Adam

Learn Adam’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%
    I handle marijuana cases (including, hash, wax, dab, edibles, tincture...) almost exclusively. Whether your driving across the country with a couple hundred pounds or just bringing some goodies back from Colorado. If you get busted call me.

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%

  3. Drug Crime
    10%

  4. Federal crime
    10%

CRIMINAL DEFENSE FIRM FOCUSING ON DRUG CASES & DWIS.

Tisdell Law Firm handles all your marijuana defense needs (including wax, dab, hash, edibles, tincture, creams, lotions, or just some buds). Whether you're driving across the country with a couple hundred pounds or just bringing some goodies back from a more enlightened state, we've got your back. 

Tisdell Law Firm now has an office in the Denver Metro Area (Jefferson County). Marijuana is not completely "legal" in Colorado. With Colorado's regulations related to marijuana you may find yourself on the wrong side of the law, whether accidentally or intentionally, but if you get busted give us a call. 

Thanks, 

 

Adam Tisdell

 

Supporter of legalization and the end of prohibition.

 

Awards

Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
2016

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Location

Tisdell Law Firm
718 SW 16th Ave
Amarillo, TX, 79101
Tisdell Law Firm
29029 Upper Bear Creek rd.
Ste. 204
Evergreen, CO, 80439
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Scott | July 26, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Advocate for the People
After an easygoing and friendly initial conversation with Mr. Tisdell, I hired him to defend me against a potential felony weed conviction. It soon became clear that Adam really knows his way around the Texas courts as well as knowing the law cold. In my case, the outbreak of Covid caused a backlog in the courts. Adam was able to negotiate a reduced plea and worked with the courts to have his many backlogged cases finally adjudicated, mine included. With the felony charge, I was facing a possible three year supervised probation period during which any minor transgression could be used against me. Adam had that reduced to a simple possession misdemeanor with a reasonable fine for not an unsubstantial amount of weed, and no probation. Adam’s an attorney who really works the system on behalf of his clients. As a committed advocate, it seems he takes punitive marijuana laws as a personal affront and truly fights for the best possible client outcomes. I can unequivocally recommend Adam, whether you’re in or out of state.
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Posted by Kevin | June 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Dismissed!!!
Adam works hard on getting you the best result. The DA was trying to settle and give me 4 year felony probation and upon completion I wouldn’t be a felon , most lawyers would say take the deal because they don’t want to go to trail . Not Adam , he told me to hold off and let him do what he does. I listened and I’m glad I did he got it all dismissed thanks Adam!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2019
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Busted with weed on i40
I got busted with pounds of weed In my trunk on i40 . I got charged with a second degree felony. After getting out of jail after one night. I started searching for a lawyer who will work my case. I was trying a few until I got to Adam. After talking to him one minute I knew I got the "ONE". Adam first of all gave me confidence and a good feeling about the upcoming process. He didn't give any promises or sweet lies. But he sure said that he is going to do and use all the ways he can in order to give me the best deal. So let me tell you something- Adam is a PROFESSIONAL. HE GOT MY CASE DISMISS . I couldn't believe when he called to tell me. He know's the DA and the highway patrol better than they know themselves. Threw the whole process I barely talked to Adam but every time we did he made everything very clear and understandable. He always told that I can call him any time I have questions or I'm concerned and when ever I had he was there to answer and explain. I can keep on writing here about how good Adam but I think I made my point. IF YOU GET INTO TROUBLE ON I40 DON'T THINK TWICE AND HIRE ADAM! THANK YOU AGAIN!
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Posted by Jessica | October 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing & Caring! Blessed to find Adam!
Adam Tisdell started off just by listening, which was different from the other we called. After he listened he gave us good, clear and solid advice and options. If course these matters aren't cheap but it was affordable. We were a family of 3 in a horrible situation. Definitely worse just because we got caught up in Texas and we were from California. From the beginning communication was always great. And because we had family emergencies and couldn't make payments for a bit, he got our date extended for us. It was hard since we were in different states. We always communicated and explained or situation. He worked with us regarding payments and in the end was a blessing to our family and situation! I would recommend Adam Tisdell to anyone in this type of horrific situation. I know there won't be one for us again but if for any reason we need an attorney Adam would be the one we call!! Thank you again! May you stay Blessed! We are forever thankful for you.
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Posted by Cody | October 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excels in excellence.
Adam was amazing. From the first phone call he went above and beyond to help me on my case. His rates are fair and reasonable for the outcome of the cases. He ensured we got a fair verdict in a very unfair state. I would highly recommend him on any case involving marijuana possession. He is looking out for you as a human, instead of condemning you as a convict. As he says " at the end of the day, it's still just a plant."
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Posted by Andrea | August 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Above & Beyond
As my husband and I live in Florida, my home state is Colorado. As we had been married less than a year, I had left the majority of my belongings back home. As we were returning home from Colorado I had purchased marijuana to bring back with me as I had my medical card for many years. In a small town, we were wrongfully pulled over, my husband was arrested. I called Adam Tisdell and am so glad I did. Although my husband has been sober for over a decade, he did time for drug trafficking in his past. The D.A. really wanted a conviction for this reason. Adam had his assistant go over the tapes again, where she found we had in fact been wrongfully been pulled over. The case was dismissed weeks before trial. We cannot extend our gratitude enough, nor recommend anyone other than Adam Tisdell and his assistant for going that extra mile for us when some attorneys would not have done so.
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Posted by Mark | May 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Better Call Adam
Saul Goodman isn't real, but Adam Tisdell definitely is, and will get you out of a jam. The facts: I was facing a 3rd degree felony with a mandatory minimum of 2 years if convicted. Best deal offered by the DA prior to hiring Adam was 3 years probation, $3000 fine, $500 probation transfer, and deferred adjudication on the felony. Problem with deferred adjudication? Any screw up on probation and the judge can IMMEDIATELY hand down any judgement within the parameters of the felony. 2 to 10 years in my case. That would be years of extreme stress hoping I didn't screw up. After hiring Adam? Plead guilty to Class A MISDEMEANOR, $500 fine, no probation transfer, 2 years probation on a misdemeanor, and he even got my car released (pending, but he says it will happen). I report once a month online. Those are the facts. My opinion? HIre Adam. Don't let his laid-back demeanor fool you, he is worth every penny.
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Posted by Ken | May 17, 2017
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the lawyer of all lawyer's
I came to Adam with a case brought by my ex wife . Adam looked at the case and was shocked that i was even charged . Adam started on my case right away . Adam pulled out all the stops on it and did everything for me. Adam gave me excellent legal advice on the case and stood by me every step of the process he never let me down. Adam is an attorney by which all others should be judged. I highly recommend Adam very much He is very ethical brutally honest and a very tough lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | February 6, 2017
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Best result possible
I was arrested near Amarillo, TX for possession of Marijuana. Turns out that edibles are considered a Felony 2 (very serious) in Texas. I was also charged with a misdemeanor. I was very worried. I hired Mr. Adam Tisdell to fight my case after seeing several of his billboards along the highway and reading some very positive reviews. I felt better about my situation after our first conversation when he assured me he would fight for the best result. He was very clear in explaining the charges and what he believed the possible outcomes could be. He was also very reasonable with his fee and worked with me on payments. After 4 months of waiting and plenty of worrying, I received some amazing news from Mr. Tisdell when he told me the case was completely dismissed! Not every case is the same, but he was able to get my charges dropped and I never even had to go to court. In addition to being a great lawyer, Mr. Tisdell is very nice, easy to talk to, and respectful. I would recommend Mr. Tisdell to anyone looking for legal help in Amarillo/West Texas.
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Posted by Nathan | January 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
10 stars out of 5
Adam worked magic on my case. Since Day 1 it began looking rough for my situation and Adam assured me he would handle things in a professional manner, he succeeded. I was warned I could do anywhere from 10-30 years for my charges and Adam told me I wouldn't do 1 day of time for them. My cased ended with a sentence of 5 years of probation and 100 community service hours, which I'm very grateful for. Adam is not only an amazing attorney but he treats his cases like he would want them to be handle if he was in your dilemma. Great guy and I would rank him at the top in the whole country:
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2016
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Outcome far better than imagined
Found not guilty. What more could anyone ask for. He went above and beyond to get the best possible outcome and he achieved it. Hands down the best in Amarillo as far as I'm concerned.
Posted by Chris | July 18, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Life savor!
I was looking at 4 felony possession charges, I know my life would have been changed drastically if I hadn't found Adam. From the first time we spoke of my case I knew I was on the right hands. he eased all of my concerns and blew my mind with the outcome. My family and I are very grateful for his work and definately recommend him.
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Posted by suzi | June 27, 2016
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Outstanding Lawyer
Adam did a great job on our case! We got caught with marijuana and he got us off with only a fine to deal with! He was easy to talk to and took care of everything for us! Definitely would recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer!
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done!
Adam worked his magic when I was looking at a plea of 12 years for a probation violation. Once we went to court he got my probation reinstated and a sentence of only 6 months in the county jail. He is defiantly the real deal!
Posted by anonymous | April 1, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Adam Tisdell is an exceptional lawyer and will get you the results you need.
A few years ago I found myself in a pretty big pickle. Facing two Class A Misdemeanors and a Second Degreee felony, I was worried that my life was over. Thankfully I found Adam. Adam was easy to relate to, forthright, and very soon assured me that I would not end up in jail. Though I was afraid, I put my trust in him and he took my cases. I received the best possible outcome I could have imagined and this matter is now behind me. Because of Adam's hard work and his thorough understanding of the law, I received the second chance that I didn't think was possible. Adam does not only achieve the best possible outcome for his clients, he also genuinely cares about them. If you need to hire a lawyer, hire Adam Tisdell.
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Posted by Greg | February 24, 2016
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Great, Even out of state
Adam did in amazing job handling my case, even though I'm from out of state, kept me in the loop each step of the way and when it was time to go to court he picked me up from my hotel, drove over 2 hours to the court house, and then 2 hours back to the airport after I received a very favorable outcome. I fully expected to rent a car, and it was on the way to court that I really got to know Adam. This is the first time I've EVER been able to relate with my lawyer, who happened to provide exceptional and professional legal representation. Adam is way ahead of his time and I don't know where I would be without his services.
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Posted by Ashley | January 26, 2016
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This man is an amazing lawyer!
I had a theft case which I wasn't even sure if Tisdell would take but he did. I had tried to get a hold of a different lawyer at first but that guy wouldn't answer my calls after we talked about my case and I was trying to make an appointment to pay him so I found Tisdell. Adam answers his own phone so you never have to play phone tag with a receptionist and he always got back to me really quickly on the off chance that he didn't automatically pick up the phone. I was really nervous about the case and I called him multiple times to go over small details and to have me reassure me about all the possibilities of my case. He was very caring and made me feel very at ease. He would call me whenever new information would pop up and let me know how it changed my case. He also handled everything with my bail bonds people so everything was taken care of for me. He went back and forth with the prosecution for me even though it wasn't a big case, and got my case dismissed! Thank you so much Tisdell! I would not hire any other lawyer!
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Posted by Noel | January 23, 2016
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My Experience With a Really Great Attorney!!
I recently hired Adam Tisdell after having a legal matter that required what i felt like could only be handled by the best attorney i could find. After my wife and I consulted with Adam we believed he would meet this the requirement, although of course only time would tell. Throughout the duration of his service he exceeded all of our hopes, not only from a legal stand point but financially and personally as well. Without his fine tuned timing and knowledge, I could have been facing serious consequences for the allegations against me. In the end, he delievered a better than could be hoped for out come and I couldnt be happier. He truly is a "Super-Lawyer"!!! If you are in need a top of the line attorney, this is the guy to hire!
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Posted by West | March 12, 2015
Law ninja!!!!!!!
IF YOU GET BUSTED ON I-40 WITH WEED, of any amount (im my case.... A trunk load). DO NOT LET ANYONE ELSE HANDLE YOUR CASE!!!! I used another layer prior to meeting Adam. The best the that 'WALT'Disney character could do was 15 years in prison. Adam worked his magic and got me 10 years probation with all fines payed up front...THEN. GOT ME OFF PROBATION AFTER ONLY DOING 2 YEARS!! DONT PLAY WITH YOUR FREEDOM.... But if you do... Hire Adam. Thanks Law ninja -west
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Posted by Jason | November 27, 2014
This man is in my phone under BadAss
I have used this man many many times and every time he has taken care of any and everything far beyond my expectations I've had others on my case that tried to just plea away and say this is the best you can get well that was untrue because I'm here today because of Adam I have been able to sit and talk with him on several occasions from my cases that he was on as well as custody battles for my children he not only took care of many big time offenses but also referred me to the right man to fight and gain custody of both my sons if you value your freedom or a loved ones freedom I strongly recommend Adam I think of him as a close friend wise advisor and an all around perry mason there is nothing he can't argue around and he is not scared and can't be bluffed also this man has called me on his own just to check on me and my boys and when I went to see him last waived my remaining balance he just said as a single father my boys needed it more than he did I have known this man about 3-4 years now and would never put my money or life in any other lawyers hands trust me and trust in him believe me you'll be happy and be able to sleep easy with Adam on your side
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Trial Lawyer/Owner
  • Tisdell Law Firm
  • 2013 - Present
  • Trial Lawyer/Partner
  • Blackburn & Tisdell, L.L.P.
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Public Defender
  • 69th Judicial District Public Defender
  • 2009 - 2009

Education

  • Texas Tech University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Texas System, Arlington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Theft $50-$500
  • Reduced to Class C
  • Public Intoxication
  • Dismissed
  • Manufacture/Deliver a Controlled Substance in a Drug Free Zone
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Professional Association of Dive Professionals
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • 2014 - Present
  • Professional Association of Dive Professionals
  • General Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Diver's Alert Network
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • General Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • General Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Panhandle Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Panhandle Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Panhandle Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2012 - 2013
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • General Member
  • 2010 - 2016
  • Panhandle Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • General Member
  • 2010 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Round Top V
  • Round Top Psychodrama
  • 2015
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • Professional Association of Dive Professionals
  • 2014
  • Instructor Examination-Certificate of Completion
  • Professional Association of Dive Professionals
  • 2014
  • Round Top IV
  • Round Top Psychodrama
  • 2014
  • Iron Diver
  • Aggressor Fleet
  • 2013
  • "Chief" Comanche Club
  • Round Top Psychodrama
  • 2012
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI cases
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2012
  • Round Top I
  • Round Top Psychodrama
  • 2012
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI cases
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2010
  • Texas Criminal Trial College
  • Criminal Defense Lawyers Project
  • 2010
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • 2005
  • Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal
  • Unites States Marine Corps
  • 2000
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Publications

  • Panhandle Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • Field Sobriety Tests: using their manual against them
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • ABA NACDL Defender Training
  • Defending in a new era of forensic sciences
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (8)
Endorse Adam
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Adam many years ago when I needed to refer a case in the area where he practices. Adam knocked the case out of the ballpark and we began our friendship out of that situation. I have referred a number of cases to Adam since that time and will continue to do so. Adam is a strong supporter of NORML and the cause of legalizing marijuana. Anyone charged with a drug crime should seriously consider Adam as the top choice if you need help in his area because he cares about you and the job he does comes from his heart. Just as importantly Adam knows the law and how to handle these serious cases with the best possible results for you, the client. Without hesitation is list Adam Tisdell as my "go to guy" when the law is coming at you full bore and losing is not an option. Jamie "the 420Dude" Balagia"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is one badass lawyer. He is hands down the best criminal defense lawyer in Amarillo! He is a great lawyer for drug cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Adam is a tremendous legal talent, and I would recommend him to anyone in the Texas panhandle being charged with a crime. I consider him one of the top defense attorneys in the Amarillo area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is an aggressive advocate for his clients. He has an unorthodox style that is creative and effective. He has a passion for his job and it shows in his relentless pursuit of justice for his client. If you are charged with a crime in the panhandle area, he is your best choice for representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam is probably the best criminal defense attorney that I know. He understands the law and is good at making sure the government does everything correct. I had a client I sent to Adam who later decided to go with the court appointed attorney. He ended up getting 9 years prison time. The client's family told me later they regretted not hiring Adam. The family was sure the result would have been much better with Adam's help. I'm sure too. It comes down to how much you value your freedom."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work side by side with Adam on cases that carried a potential life sentence. Adam is on his game, he's prepared, he knows the law, and he gets to know his client before it's time for trial. Adam starts preparing for trial the minute you set foot in his office (even though he may later resolve your case or get you a dismissal well ahead of any trial setting). When you hire Adam, you will understand that you have a warrior on your side who will fight for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Adam knows the law and always works hard to ensure his clients get the most favorable outcome possible. If I were in trouble, I wouldn't hesitate to call Adam myself."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Adam is a great trial lawyer and advocate for his clients. He is incredibly learned in his field, adamant in the defense of his positions, and an excellent choice whe choosing an attorney!"
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