Competent and Experienced Representation
We understand that every case is different. When you first contact us, we will take the time to ask you the important questions so that we come up with the right approach to handling your case. We know that you are calling us because you or a loved one is in need of assistance, and there are many questions that you need answered.
We will listen to you explain the facts about your case and then determine the type of approach your case requires. You see all over television, radio, and the internet, attorneys advertising aggressive representation. It is a great sales pitch. However, there are times when being aggressive will ending up hurting you. What you are looking for is competent representation, whether it is an aggressive approach or a more friendly approach. We assure you that we will carefully analyze your case and only then determine what the best approach.
Both of us have many years of courtroom experience. We have both done numerous jury trials. We have done felony trials, misdemeanor trials, divorce trials and practically every kind of hearing in either Criminal or Family Court. Thus, we are confident that we will be able to competently determine how to handle your case.
Ask us about our experience and how it relates to your case
At Shorstein and Lee, both of our attorneys have spent our entire careers practicing in Northeast Florida. Our law firm is physically located in St. Augustine (St. Johns County). We have many years of experience practicing in all of the surrounding counties including Duval County (Jacksonville), Clay County (Orange Park/Green Cove Springs/Middleburg), Putnam County (Palatka), and Flagler County (Bunnell/Palm Coast). These counties are all very different and you want to know if the attorney you hire has the experience dealing with the court system in the specific county your case is in.
- Have we ever handled this type of case before?
- What results have we had in this type of case?
- Have we ever dealt with this Judge?
- If it is a criminal case, have we ever dealt with the prosecutor?
- What is the best and worst case scenario in the case?
The biggest fear most clients have is a fear of the unknown. By being familiar with the specific jurisdiction and the people in the court system, we are able to answer nearly all of our clients questions, so they/you don't have to fear the unknown. When hiring an attorney, always ask about the experience he or she has in dealing with the all players (Judge, prosecutor, other attorneys who may be involved in the specific case. We assure you that we will not handle a case that we don't feel confident handling.
Getting an Attorney early in the process is very important
If you or your loved one has been accused of a crime, one of our attorneys is available to speak with you immediately. We offer everyone free criminal case phone consultations where we can answer all your questions and help you decide what needs to be done in your case.
It is vital that you contact an attorney as early in the process as possible. If you get an attorney involved early in the process, the attorney may be able to influence the decision a prosecutor makes in your case. Understand, it is much easier to talk to a prosecutor about a case when the prosecutor is looking at it for the first time vs. when he/she has already had to time to review it and work on the case.
If it is a Family Law case, often times people make decisions and then call an attorney later in the process. We can best help you if you call us early and we can go over all your options before you make a decision that you may regret later.
We are both skilled at negotiating cases at all stages, but it is always easier if we can get the case at its earliest stage.