It is difficult to put into words just how terrifying the potential for state prison is when facing your very first run-in with the law. I was lost, with absolutely no idea what to do. I hired a lawyer, who turned out to be a nightmare, and when I went to replace him, good fortune smiled on me when I found Maas and Russo. I met with Thomas Maas, who did not treat me like a piece of garbage; he treated me with respect, compassion, empathy, and a determination to do all he could to help me. I hired him on the spot, and it was the smartest thing I have probably ever done in my life. He was very communicative throughout the process, explaining things to me clearly and concisely. He never sugar-coated anything, always explaining things in a way where I was left with a realistic, grounded view of the situation, yet also cautious optimism for the potential of a favorable outcome. Thomas Maas advised me to hire a forensics expert to look into my case, and I believe that the combination of Mr. Maas' abilities and demeanor, coupled with a very favorable report to the court by the expert, was the reason the prosecutor decided to drop the case. The process took a year and a half, but the sense of relief over the outcome is truly overwhelming. I can't imagine anyone who could ever match Thomas Maas for intelligence, compassion, and professional excellence. Words will never be able to fully express my sincere gratitude.