Our Clients Share Their Legal Experience With Our Seminole Firm
Though many clients come to us with little previous legal experience, our skilled lawyers have been helping local Floridians protect their rights and resolve their legal problems for years. Some of those clients share their personal stories and describe their experience working with our legal team. You can also take a look at the reviews our clients have left us on Google+ and Facebook. If you have worked with our firm, we would love to hear about your experience!
DISCLAIMER: The results are specific to the facts and legal circumstances of each of the clients' cases and should not be used to form an expectation that the same results could be obtained for other clients in similar matters without reference to the specific factual and legal circumstances of each client's case.
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It's the most incredible experience I've ever had. I've never had to worry about how many questions I asked. Rep would answer very patient, very kind. A great educator and he did a fantastic job on all of our documents and if I need to call with a question or send him an email, you get an answer right away.
Charlann: We were looking for an attorney and we were driving up Seminole Boulevard and he was the first to notice. He looked and said, "There's an attorney right here, not too far from where we live in Seminole." David: I knew where the place was just because I'm cognizant of where we're driving. I said, "We're using a guy up in Clearwater." I said, "We don't need to go up there, let's go in this place right here on the corner." We drive by it every day. That's how we ended up in here. It was interesting. I like your service probably in many different ways than my wife. The primary one, the reason I like coming here is because she's comfortable. Charlann: It's the most incredible experience I've ever had. I've never had to worry about how many questions I asked. Rep would answer very patient, very kind. A great educator and he did a fantastic job on all of our documents and if I need to call with a question or send him an email, you get an answer right away. David: I think Rep is great. I love talking with him and I love dealing with all the people that are here. As she says, you feel comfortable. I knew that five minutes after I came in here. Especially talking to him because he's so outgoing and he's kind of laid back and stuff. We kidded right off and I had a good time. It was an easy rapport right up front. Charlann: I mean, what else do you want? It's a perfect scenario. it's the perfect, this is the perfect law firm. With your perfect attorney and I can't say enough about what a good experience anybody would have using Rep. He's board certified in elder law. David: We don't give birthday cards to everybody. On his birthday, we came in and not only gave him a card but we sang Happy Birthday to him. Charlann: Every year. David: It floored him. Charlann: He was coming down the hall and we had this birthday card you open it up and it sings to you. It's one of those musical cards. The birthday card opens up with this crinkly paper type thing and he walked by and he says, "It's my birthday, isn't it?" David: Got a question? Call Rep, they'll take care of you. Everybody will take care of you. That's the way it should be. That's family. Charlann: Working with Rep and with Tammy, I'd like to say a couple of words about Tammy, the first thing you want to do when I see Tammy, is give her a hug. The hugs go around a lot with her and with both of us. David: Yeah. Charlann: Tammy is wonderful. We love her. She's very talented. She's very good. She is very thorough and it's just an enjoyable experience all the way around. We thank everybody for all they've done for us, for both of us. David: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Good stuff. Charlann: Good stuff. David: Yeah.David and Charlann
The diligence that Paul, Monica and Jennifer showed was great. I couldn’t have done anything without them. They were guiding me the whole time.
Sean had just finished working out at the gym and was driving his beloved Stella to the dog park. Stella is more than just a yellow Labrador. She’s family. They were sitting at the light on Tyrone Boulevard at 66th Street. The light turned green. Before Sean took his foot off the brake, they were hit hard from behind. The impact threw Stella into the back of Sean’s seat. His back already injured, Sean instinctively turned to see if Stella was alright and further injured himself. “I was more concerned with her than anything at that point,” recalled Sean. Sean’s employer referred him to DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis, P.A. and recommended he speak with attorney Paul Cavonis. Sean’s employer was familiar with the law firm from his involvement with Seminole Rotary Club and other community groups. Sean initially spoke with Paul, and then with paralegal Monica Case. The team met with him the next day. “We went over everything,” explained Sean. “Everything was quick and easy. They told me that it was going to take about a year, but within the year, it was constant contact letting me know what was going on, setting up my doctor appointments, meeting with doctors.” “Then paralegal Jennifer Pachoumis came in about five months into the case to help Monica get everything put together. The diligence that Paul, Monica and Jennifer showed was great. I couldn’t have done anything without them. They were guiding me the whole time.” The sign of a great legal team is how well they keep their clients’ informed. “Not only did Paul, Monica, and Jennifer call me, they’d write me emails and make sure I went over all the documents two to three times making sure everything was correct.” It wasn’t just about Sean. “Not only did they ask how I was doing, but how Stella was doing,” explained Sean. “That was a really big deal. Stella is like my child because I don’t have a wife or kids. That made me feel like they genuinely cared about my well-being as well as Stella’s well-being.” “It’s a family atmosphere there, and that’s what I liked,“ exclaimed Sean. “I couldn’t say enough about DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis.” Sean is right about our firm’s family atmosphere. We’re committed to helping every member of your family. Even beloved pets like Stella. When you need help, we’re here.Sean
I’m real satisfied. Paul handled it. I just left it all up to him… I had a lot of faith in him.
I’m sitting at the light, traffic was pretty heavy. I heard this bang, and I look in my rear-view mirror, and I grabbed the wheel because he was two or three cars back. I took my foot off my brake and I just turned my wheel. And he hit me and I turned right into the turn lane. I mean I just bought that car for me to go back and forth to work. And I put two or three thousand dollars into it because I fixed it up. I still feel the injuries from it, and it goes with the backache too, because I’ve always had the backache. I just thought reading between the lines then that I wasn’t going to get anything. And then I know for a fact if I hadn’t come out here I wouldn’t have gotten a penny. I wouldn’t have even gotten my car fixed probably. Yeah, I’m real satisfied. Paul handled it. I just left it all up to him… I had a lot of faith in him. I just thought I should have what was coming to me, and Paul got that. Call Paul.Richard
And all I can say is thank you. Thank you so much.
Back in June I was rear ended. I saw three children running across the road, so I had to come to an abrupt stop. I was sitting there a good two, three minutes, when all of a sudden, I was rear ended. After the accident, I got out and made sure the other person was okay. He started complaining about why his airbag didn't go off, why I was sitting in the middle of the road. And I explained to him. When paramedics, law enforcement were there, I refused service, because I felt okay. Later on, I found out that there was some damage done to my back, my lower back, and my neck. Since this accident, I haven't been able to partake in the things that I used to enjoy. I'm no longer a mechanic. I can't work on cars anymore… different events with my kids I can no longer do. I honestly expected this case to go on for a couple years, instead it was just a little over a year. My wife and I and our kids were just recently evicted out of our home. We found another place, but were unable to come up with the money. And then I got the phone call yesterday that you guys had settled. You guys got me the money that we needed to get us into a home and start our family as one again, and it's the best feeling. I can't even explain. My prayers were answered, and if it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't have this money right now. And all I can say is thank you. Thank you so much.Larry
I highly recommend them, and you won't be sorry. We have total confidence, total, total confidence in Mr. Cavonis and his team.
"In August of 2015 we were involved in an auto accident in Orlando. And a little bit scary at the time when it all happened, not quite sure what to expect. We didn't hesitate, we knew right where to go. We had heard of Mr. Cavonis and his team, just how thorough they were and just how attentive they were to our needs, answering the questions that we had. And we knew that we were in good hands. One of the concerns that I had was being in another county, not in Pinellas county, how would we handle that? Would we have an attorney that would be willing to travel to whatever meetings we have? And without hesitation Mr. Cavonis was onboard, and he took great care of us. Monica and Jennifer, any time I called they were willing to answer any questions, and didn't really hang up the phone until they knew that I had a thorough understanding and a peace with the question that I'd asked. So, I highly recommend them, and you won't be sorry. We have total confidence, total, total confidence in Mr. Cavonis and his team."John and Pauline
The office is an all-around good office for about everything you want and everything you need. Call them!
My first slip and fall was in 1990 something, I don't remember quite… and Paul Cavonis, I came to see him, because he was in the neighborhood and had a good recommendation. It was a bad accident and he went to bat for me. Paul has also done two other slip and falls that I was in and just did a great job. He is very professional. The whole office is professional. I would recommend them to anybody, really. As far as the real estate goes, any questions I have Peter takes care of it. Estate planning, I didn't know anything about it. My wife says we need to make a will. Rep takes care of my will, my trust, and all that estate planning and all that, like I ended up doing the estate and a trust and everything. Like I said, I've been going here since 1999 without a problem and Paul Cavonis has just settled another case for me, a matter of fact, a couple of weeks ago. It was a tough one, but he brought it through and I'm very satisfied. So the office is an all-around good office for about everything you want and everything you need. Call them! They’re good, I recommend them… and I don’t recommend anybody unless they’re good.Richard
Everybody stayed in touch with me every step of the way. The communication was excellent. The caring was excellent. Believe me, if you're looking for a lawyer, that's what you need.
"So, when Dad and I, we were heading to the grocery store on West Bay, and we were getting ready to turn. There was a school crossing across the road, so we stopped. The person behind us decided to go around us, and when they saw they couldn't, they came back into the lane and they hit the car. And we got out of the car, and the driver's father says, "Is everybody okay?" I said, "My dad's complained about his shoulder." My dad, at that time, was 85 years old. That remark, I said, "You know what? We're done talking." I said, “I’ll let the insurance company handle this.” The thing we didn't realize is that you have 14 days. Fourteen days to seek treatment. And you know Paul, he was on it. With all the tests we had, MRI, and all that stuff, found out it was worse than we thought. They didn't even try to negotiate. They just agreed to it. I'm sure it was the communication that Paul gave to them. Everybody stayed in touch with me every step of the way. The communication was excellent. The caring was excellent. Believe me, if you're looking for a lawyer, that's what you need. You're not going to be yourself, and you need someone that's going to be looking after your interests. And Paul Cavonis did."Ron
I really feel that he did a really great job for me and I just completely would recommend the firm. Very nice people. Couldn't be better.
"So, about three and half years ago, I tripped over a speed bump at Largo Mall and it's asphalt. So, as I was stepping off the curb and glanced up to see where my car was, I went flying forward. I hit my head on the concrete, and I fell kind of on this side. I broke a rib, I broke my wrist, I broke this finger. As a result, I went through seven months of physical therapy and my hand never did come back. As you can see, how you can stretch that and I can't stretch this one… Then of course, Mr. Cavonis, he's made many personal calls to me. I've met with him for mediation and many different appointments, so he's been great. Just has really worked hard. I would just really recommend Mr. Cavonis to anybody who has any type of a problem and especially the slip and falls and any kind of accident. He's just very caring and he works really hard. He's very good at what he does… you're not just a number per se, you're a person and they seem to really care and they're very polite and very loving and all, so I really enjoyed it. And I really feel that he did a really great job for me and I just completely would recommend the firm. Very nice people. Couldn't be better."Janie
I would recommend DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis to anyone for any legal work you need...If they're not able to take care of you, they find someone that will.
You know mom and dad, the year before we came here moved about five or six times because dad wasn’t happy with where we were living. I think we were just driving by and, I'll tell you, that was the best decision we ever made, especially for me because I was still working. We were about ready to sell the condo, and we found out if we would have dad would have lost his VA benefit. I mean, we were at the point where we found a buyer, and if we would have done that, it would have been a major mistake. We didn't even consider putting either mom or dad on Medicaid. We found out, yes, for mother, we could put her under Medicaid. There was a lot of things about the law we didn't know. Like Rep said, "It's the things you don't know that hurt you the most." I just wish we would had done it ten years before. We would have saved so much money by coming here and getting the kind of help we got. This firm is definitely more like a family. Especially Rep. I mean, I knew he really cared, and dad, once he met him, that was all he needed. Honestly, the normal person's not going to know. You need someone, like a Rep DeLoach, who knows the law. Because you as an individual… there’s no way you could. There’s just no way you could.Ron
You made it possible for my father to live his remaining months in comfort, and with no financial concerns.
Dear Rep: I wanted to take a moment to personally thank you and Tammy for all that you did for my father in his time of need. As you will recall, when I came to you for assistance, my father was legally blind, diabetic, and had just had his right leg amputated. His monthly medical bills were staggering and his life savings were being depleted rapidly. Not only were you instrumental in assisting with his legal affairs, such as his Medicaid application, but did so in a kind and caring way. It was a relief to my family and I that we no longer had to worry about my father’s finances or what the future would bring. You made it possible for my father to live his remaining months in comfort, and with no financial concerns. In addition, when Dad did pass, Tammy comforted my family and was there to help with the settling of his final affairs. I am quick to refer your firm to my clients with similar needs. Thank you again.Daniel R., Estate Planning Client
They gave me guidance, peace and hope
In my darkest hour of despair I found a team that showed they cared. They gave me guidance, peace and hope They showed me ways to deal and cope. I’ve gained a new spring to my step Thanks to Joy, Tammy and Rep. No doubts they’re guided from above My heart holds all of you with love.Carol
Out of all the firms I could have selected I was very lucky to have chosen DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis.
Lorry, Thank you so much for everything. You and Rep have been so nice and helpful throughout this whole process. Out of all the firms I could have selected I was very lucky to have chosen DeLoach, Hofstra & Cavonis. I will be sure to tell my son your best wishes. We are all very excited.RW
A VERY Heartfelt Thank-you for allowing Tammy and Donna to go out and assist my mom this morning.
Once again I find myself in the position of giving you a VERY Heartfelt Thank-you for allowing Tammy and Donna to go out and assist my mom this morning. I spoke with Tammy and she said it was a productive meeting, but heart-wrenching. I must say, I do not think I could have done it, and if I had been there would not have been much help. Please tell Donna , "Thank you " as well. I am sure it was not the most pleasant start to her day ever. She too is appreciated!Diane W.
Rep has a GREAT Team! They all, Tammy, Joy, Donna, and Gail, are hard working, respect Rep, and are caring individuals.
Greetings! My family and I have been a client of DeLoach and Hofstra, Elder Care Service Group, for almost a year. As this 1 year anniversary approaches, and with Father's Day, this weekend, as the founder of the Law Offices of DeLoach and Hofstra, I wanted to tell you personally how very much Rep, Tammy, and Joy have helped my family. When we first met Rep, in July 2011, my dad was hospitalized, and in and out of a nursing home. My mother was alone with my mentally retarded brother. If dad died, she would no longer receive a pension. If the nursing home consumed all off her "nest egg,” she would be destitute. In short, it was a dire situation. Rep and Tammy provided the expertise to get my mother's financial and legal affairs in order. It was completed efficiently and effectively, with Medicaid being approved! Joy provided the nursing expertise. My dad was moved, from [another facility] (which I thought was an awful place), to Tierra Pines. He has received excellent care. It is a great comfort to know that Joy is available when needed to help insure my dad continues to receive the best possible care. My brother Peter became a client of DeLoach and Hofstra in January, 2012. Tammy and Rep assisted in working through the maze associated with APD to procure a residential placement with PARC. In short, the APD system is a Nightmare!! This was no easy task!! Tammy attended several meetings with my mother and APD which were highly emotional, and handled them with the utmost professionalism. I cannot thank Tammy and Rep enough for helping to get Peter placed. Now, as the 2 major crises have been handled, my mom has become one of your clients. Rep is assisting once again, so that all is in order, and there will be no crises, as mom ages. I am sending this e-mail, because I am sure any dad would want to know what a great job their son has done! Rep has a GREAT Team! They all, Tammy, Joy, Donna, and Gail, are hard working, respect Rep, and are caring individuals. I feel very fortunate to have been referred to your Law Firm. It has been an experience vastly surpassed by any expectations! Hope you have a great Father's Day! And thank you for raising such a caring son, who has also become an excellent attorney!Diane W.