From the moment I walked in and spoke to Mary Beth, I felt cared for and important. I went in with a felony from habitual misdemeanors with only a offer for prison. Mary Beth assured me that Mr Hamlin would do everything possible to help me. I was able to put cash down and they set up a helpful payment schedule, I met Mr Hamlin a short while later and my record is horrendous, he looked it all over and I watched him, and could actually see his mind working, figuring out how he would approach our defense, he never, not once acted superior or judgmental based on my history. That's not something that's common, most of the time when I've spoken to lawyers I got judgement or I could feel the difference in the way they treated me after they checked my history and saw how difficult a deal or even dealing with the state would be, mr Hamlin assured me he would do everything possible to help me, and he went through the process of what he would do at each stage. Most lawyers in my experience tell you all these wonderful things and then just try to make a deal, Mr Hamlin was ready to defend me at trial and never influenced my decision just gave me his wisdom. Imagine my surprise when I showed up for court and he told me that my charge was getting dropped. That wasn't ever a thought in my mind, I mean I was caught red handed, and had no legitimate defense. He searched for the parties involved and found they had moved, they were unable to be reached or brought in as witnesses and that made the officers testimony hearsay, he immediately pressed the state attorney and within a couple days I had a letter of NOLO in my mailbox saying all charges dropped, at that time I had another case going on Paul wasn't representing me on, but the situation turned out to be very close to the same. My public defender was telling me to take the 90 days in jail. After Paul beat that charge I was able to explain to the woman how to properly defend me, she filed dismissal papers on the same grounds, charges dropped two days later. He was a huge blessing, he gave me a second chance at the rest of my life. After all that, I still owed him money and have been paying payments weekly, and when I pay him he always has a kind word or wisdom to bestow on me. He's a great lawyer and role model. I hopefully will never be in trouble again, but if I do, I'll never use anyone but him.