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Posted by anonymous
I was referred to Charles for a consult on a matter that I wasn't sure how to proceed with. Since it was my first attorney consult, Charles explained the legalities of my case in a way that was clear to me. He let me know what my options were. I had an upcoming arraignment that was postponed a couple weeks since I wanted to seek counsel. Charles reached out and collaborated with the District Attorney on my behalf to come up with an option for me that I was satisfied with. After sitting with him for 2 hours, he said he would contact me tomorrow just to follow up. I was a bit skeptical since I didn't hire him, I thought he wasn't going to call but he did. He called me the next day at work and helped me confirm what my next step was going to be in the legal process. Not once did he make me feel that he was trying to sell his services. He gave me so much more information than I expected. In the end, my matter didn't require hiring an attorney but if I ever find myself in a criminal matter, I would definitely hire Charles. I'd highly recommend his services to others. If you're looking for a compassionate, knowledgeable, experienced attorney, Charles is the one to hire. My family and I are very grateful for him.
Posted by Marachelle
Charles was very determined to fight for the rights of his clients. He is very thorough and he seems to take his cases as more than just a job. He goes above and beyond and exceeds the general stereotype of "public defender". He was the best attorney I've worked with and when he does go into a private practice, he will be the first person I call and the first I will refer.
Posted by Frank
Full disclosure: biased. He did not communicate at all (I mean ZERO) with someone who is very close to me during her proceedings. Even went as far as to to say, "Try to get a hold of me on weekends." I get that he's a public defender, in a county with a large caseload, and is paid by the same entity that pays the DA, so he has face to save. That is no excuse. Find a new career, if you cannot communicate with your clients.
William Pernik, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Mr. Shivers is a skilled and passionate defense advocate. He has vast experience in defending charges ranging from misdemeanor DUI to serious and complex felony matters. Mr. Shivers has a reputation for standing up for his clients no matter the opposition he faces. I wholeheartedly endorse him,