“I wanted to send you a quick note for everything you have done for my brother. The consensus of the family is that my brother could not have been represented any better. Your professionalism and tireless devotion to my brother’s case was appreciated by all. We all agree that it was evident in the courtroom by the way in which you conducted yourself and presented the case. Having no legal background I was thoroughly intrigued each time you took ownership of the podium. On behalf of the entire family, I’d like to commend you for your efforts. We are confident that the Judges’ decision will be in our favour.
On another note, I have been praising you to everyone I speak with. I hope you don’t mind that I have passed your contact information along”.
“I just wanted to take a moment on behalf of my family and myself to thank you very much for all the hard work and time you have put into this custody trial. I was very impressed with how you went about things, the time you took to do the research, and most of all how you were able to show A’s (the opposing party’s) true colours. I truly appreciate the job you have done. I know your closing argument will be very powerful. It is incredible to see the relief my son has, since the trial is over”
“Wishing you all the best Stephen and thank you again for all you did to help me get my life back on track”.
The following notes were from the former spouse (E) of my client (H). I was acting against her. I succeeded in reconciling the situation and having her and her son voluntarily withdraw an application for a restraining Order against my client. She says:
“You have been so helpful in the situation with H last year and I thought you should know that all your help and efforts to bringing a solution to the situation have been working out very well. H had the closing of his home a few weeks ago and he contacted me regarding several boxes, which he had stored for our son and me. I saw him twice and cannot believe how well he is doing. We had lengthy conversations in which he was very open and I am thrilled to tell you that he is back to being the H I knew many, many years ago. I am more certain than ever that all of last year’s troubles needed to happen so he would get into contact with you. It was you Stephen that made those changes possible for him. Again…your help and personal input has made all the difference, and I hope that even though the circumstances were stressful, H will be enjoying life in a whole new way”.
“I wanted to thank you for giving my son and I your time on the weekend.
Do you remember Stephen when I told you in one of our phone conversations, that I sincerely wish and hope that good things will come out of this? Today you told us that H has made many changes …. this is incredibly good news and I’m glad to hear H has a complete different outlook on life today than he had back in June, when all this started.
All these positive and good changes would not have happened in H’s life, had H chosen another law office with another lawyer. It was only through your involvement, negotiation skills and lots of good will on your side that my son and I feel that, actually, only good things came out of this”.
“Two years ago, I had the good fortune to be referred to Stephen Durbin. He was the fourth lawyer to represent me in an estate matter that had been the subject of continuous litigation for over 10 years. Despite the large sums of money that had previously been spent on legal fees, and the time elapsed, I had made little progress in resolving the matter. Within months of being retained, Mr. Durbin was able to negotiate an acceptable settlement to end what had been an intractable legal problem. Sadly, the end of one legal problem was followed by another, as my wife of 22 years began divorce proceedings. I again retained Mr. Durbin to represent me in that matter. On two occasions Mr. Durbin was obliged to represent me in Court on Motions relating to my children. He was successful in both and I was awarded legal costs. Mr. Durbin’s incisiveness, sensibility, and practical understanding of the likely legal outcome, and his ability to avoid the emotional element that is inherent in family law, was key in negotiating a final settlement in my favour”.
“Just wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Hope you have a great holiday with the ones you love. I cannot express how happy we are having my daughter here for Christmas, thanks to you. You are in our hearts forever. Thank you.”