Posted by Sinead
When I met Mr. Stocks of Van Siclen Stocks & Firkins in 2017, I knew he was the lawyer I had been looking for, he is professional, knowledgeable, and respectful. This was further proven when I was able to see other lawyers in court who were much less knowledgeable and professional than John Stocks. It was also very clear to me that the court respected him. I felt that out of all of the attorneys I saw in the courtroom, I was glad that he was the one representing me.
John Stocks always put my best interest and the best interests of my children first. He took the time to understand my position and the opposing party's intention. He has no interest in anything but the truth, he holds your credibility and keeps you on strong footing with the judges.
Mr. Stocks has successfully represented me in multiple hearings over the course of my divorce. Most recently, he represented me in my Contempt case. My ex-husband was found to be in contempt of the residential schedule and our child support order. He now has to honor my make-up days, repay back child support and pay my attorney fees (for the second time).
John Stocks and his paralegal Shelly Taylor became my allies right from that moment we met, and they continue to guide me through the entire legal process until final orders are signed.
I highly recommend Mr. Stocks, as you could not find a better advocate for your child custody/child support cases
Posted by James
We hired John Stocks after reviewing several other Attorneys for my wife's divorce-settlement-theft Contempt-of-Court case against her ex. John was the only Attorney that could confidently visualize a successful path forward for us. John and his team sought out the critical, pertinent facts, put together a very solid case, and represented us in filings, communications, and court appearances. John successfully countered several unjustified aggressive attacks and attempts to evade responsibility and accountability by the other party, and expertly navigated several court hearings, and an appeal, with a final judgement in our favor.
After exhausting our pursuit of the other party, John and his team represented us in a Tort Claim to hold the State responsible for their failures that allowed the original theft. John and his team expertly navigated filings, communications, and court hearings which resulted in a successful settlement for us.
It took about a year and a half to complete our pursuit for justice and restitution. John represented and supported us throughout this process. John had a casual, friendly, down-to-earth demeanor in all our interactions, understood our loss and pain, and took our case seriously. John knew the law, put together a solid case, and professionally, confidently, successfully represented us in court.
We are 100% satisfied with our decision to hire John, and are thankful we found him. Other Attorneys we've used in child support and parenting plan actions did not go as well. I don't understand the negative reviews of John, as we found him, his team, and the office to be very experienced, professional, and attentive regarding our case. We would hire John Stocks to represent us again without hesitation.
Posted by Alissa
The first thing to say is John knows his stuff. He is connected in the court systems and people respect him. He was straightforward and did not waste any of my time (or money). Very thorough and organized. I think any attorney/client relationship includes doing your own part since you have to supply them the information they need to make your case. John has templates and great questions to keep things on track and flowing smoothly. In the end, I am very pleased with his advice and his ability to get me to the results I was looking for in my divorce and child custody. I would hire him again in a heartbeat.
Posted by Kevin Kangara
I hired John Stocks to represent me when I wanted to protect the best interest of my kids. He met and exceeded my expectations and was very resourceful and creative during the process. I had looked up family law attorney's online and after contacting a few attorneys who were not able to help me for one reason or another. I settled for John.
I explained the problem I had, he immediately had a strategy for how I could handle the issue and get a favorable result. He was available immediately for an in person meeting, which was excellent because I was looking to solve this issue immediately. John spoke to me for over an hour, strategizing over the best course of action to take and explaining all options.
I have worked with attorneys before, non of them give you their cellphone numbers. John give me his direct cellphone number and asked me to call him directly if I had any questions or concerns. He was the most impressive attorney I have dealt with. I have to say that the entire firm was not only professional, timely and competent on every level...but they also were extremely compassionate to the feelings and issues that this type of case involves. There was not a time that I contacted him that he didn't answer. He understood that the children's best interest is the heart of the matter.
If you ever have to retain an attorney for family law matters, I recommend John with absolutely no reservation. I am certain that you will not be disappointed in having John Stocks represent you. He is diligent, humane, and an excellent negotiator; he will fight for you.
I would like to say a big thank you to John Stocks and all your crew.
Posted by RUBEN
I contacted John Stocks in regards to a collection matter for my business and he and his staff were very prompt to respond with all of the necessary questions they had in order to work on my case. They would answer any question I had during the process clearly and promptly which gave me peace of mind!
Posted by anonymous
I personally used Mr. Stocks in my divorce. In a divorce, you need an attorney that has a solid understanding of case law. When you’re in court with John he will stand by you and fight for you and your case till the bitter end. I had two attorneys before finding him and would not trade him for anyone out there. He also is a genuine guy and he truly understands how hard it is to get through a difficult court battle. He gets it and will guide you every step of the way. He does not play games he works very hard. He has a very well skilled paralegal as well and they are an amazing team! They both get the job accurately and on time which is very important when you are dealing with the courts. My only regret in my case is I did not hire him out the gate! I hope my review helps you make a good decision in choosing a experienced attorney!
Posted by Shannon
I have a complex contentious custody situation that requires an attorney that can keep up with all the details and cut right to the core of the issues. I've had experience with several attorneys- John stands out from them in several ways. He kept up with me and all the details of my case. John thoroughly explains his legal advice in such a way that helps you to make better decisions for yourself and your case. This is exactly the quality you need in an attorney. Especially with an emotionally charged family legal matter.
Posted by Carol
I hired John Stocks as my divorce attorney. I would hire him again in a heartbeat. I have recommended Mr. Stocks to several colleagues, and they have been just as happy with his services. Mr. Stocks was compassionate, supportive, helpful, aggressive, knowledgable, experienced and guided me through a very difficult time. If I ever need any future services, I would definitely use Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins again.
Posted by Gale
John took my theft case, it's been an extremely difficult situation, and I feel protected having him as counsel. He's tough, the same day I hired him he fired out demand letters and got things moving. His demand letters early on helped me obtain a 5 year stalking protection order 3 monthe later. He knows his stuff. Definitely recommend.
Posted by Shannon
I have hired John Stocks to represent me for several legal issues over the past 6 years and I have been very impressed with his work. John Stocks has a great personality that shines through to make you smile during the most difficult times in your life while presenting the facts involved and explaining legal options. I highly recommend John Stocks on a regular basis to anyone who needs legal counsel and have referred many clients which resulted in nothing but positive feedback. John Stocks is extremely knowledgeable and professional and is known for working many hours through the night to ensure we have reviewed and prepared for everything we need in court and I will continue to hire him if I ever need an attorney.