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 over 40 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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"One of the reasons I came to this law firm was because of Mr. Rep DeLoach. I met him when I was seeing a patient and he came to the assisted living facility, and helped the patient understand, through their dementia, forgetfulness, and helped them and their family work through the aspects of a living will and a personal property will, and was so kind and so patient. And I was impressed by his demeanor."
Heather's Elder Law Testimonial (Transcript) One of the reasons I came to this law firm was because of Mr. Rep DeLoach. I met him when I was seeing a patient and he came to the assisted living facility, and helped the patient understand, through their dementia, forgetfulness, and helped them and their family work through the aspects of a living will and a personal property will, and was so kind and so patient. And I was impressed by his demeanor. He was really good with the older folks, and explained everything very simply, made it easy, and really was advocating for them. And when you do not have a living will and you are connected to a ventilator and a feeding tube, and you're contracted and you have no quality of life, but it happens for many reasons, especially when there's family involved that are emotional, you wanna choose someone that has the ability to execute your living will. Try to avoid those situations, be proactive. And I know that is what he's passionate about and trying to accomplish. I raised some concerns with him about the family dynamics and he took that into account, and did what was absolutely in the best interest of his client.Heather
"The whole experience was perfect. And I've been through other lawyers because I've been into other accidents. They have nothing been like the way this company has but run me. So I love it, and I would do it again."
Felicita's Car Wreck Testimonial (Transcript) Somebody hit me and I didn't get hardly anything. I went to the doctor, and they said, "Well, you have a doctor bill, $1,000 doctor bill." I'm like, "What?" I got hit innocent, and I'm going to have to come up with a $1,000? I can't afford that. And I work across the street on Brookdale. And whenever I go by, I see this firm. So I was like, "I have nothing to lose. Let me call." And I called and the lady was extra nice. And I came here and I spoke to Monica. And she's awesome. And then after, I spoke to Jennifer. She was sweet, helpful. When you have to hire a lawyer or anything, you're really saying I'm going to put my life in this person's hands, and I don't know how they're going to work with it. So when I met him, I was like ... I asked Jennifer, I was like, "Who's that?" She goes, "That's your attorney." I was like, "Oh." I'm actually meeting people that are working on my case! And customer service is the most important thing when you're going for anything, especially when you're dealing with a lawyer. You want to be able to call them, explain what's happening, and what do I do now. The doctor's they put me to are close by. I didn't have to drive anywhere far. They sent me to a great therapist that really, really helped me. The whole experience was perfect. And I've been through other lawyers because I've been into other accidents. They have nothing been like the way this company has but run me. So I love it, and I would do it again.Felicita
"Where the layman to try to do something like that it's just no way that they can do it on their own."
David's Life Care Planing Testimonial (Transcript) My niece needed a lawyer and found Rep and that, and it basically, my niece then directed me to Gloria and Rep to set up my will, and the other things like that. Just having that explained in layman's terms, which is what Gloria and them first did when we went into the office and that, and then they laid out the paperwork on setting up different trusts so that I've got money to take care of me. I just have, it just helps ... Where the layman to try to do something like that it's just no way that they can do it on their own. Or, even if they go into a regular attorney, the regular attorneys don't really understand. Gloria has access to the different facilities like this one here that I'm at now. Where the one that I was at I had basically asked for a private room and one with a shower and that, and she knew which facilities had that, and she started looking for me to find one that had an open room. It's like going from a Motel 6 to a Ramada Inn. There's just no comparison between the two. The food here is more like a restaurant, where the other one wasn't, and I've been so happy ever since I finally got in. Read David's life care planning story.
"So much burden has been lifted from me. I almost feel like a new person. It’s so nice to find places that think outside the box, and really want to make sure that it’s the best plan for your family and for what your needs are going to be… with actual care behind it, and love behind it."
Vicki's Trust Planning Testimonial (Transcript) My mom died six years ago. We had a will, we lost the will. And my whole family came down from Michigan, my uncle and his wife, and my cousin and her husband, and we loaded your conference room. There were ten of us all talking about my uncle, my other uncle, who is in a nursing home down here. Five years later I’m walking in trying to get all this taken care of, and I sat down with Rep and I told him “I have this big ball of yarn that’s all tangled. There are so many ends and I don’t know where to go.” We have a family trust that my mom was the head of and then my other uncle took it on, so we needed to get the trust redone since my mom had died. And so Rep set up the trust, and we got that all worked out, running it and he helped answer all the questions. He met with all of us and answered all of our questions regarding what was best for my uncle here. I mean when he first went in it was every day I was there and making sure and staying on top. Medical issues constantly… we almost lost him a couple months ago. But now I have somebody that I know that is staying on top of it and will answer my questions, and will help me get to the bottom of some of the issues that we’ve had. All I have to do is make a phone call if there is a problem instead of getting up and getting there and stomping my feet. On top of all that I’ve had Rep do my trust with the money that I got from the sale. So much burden has been lifted from me. I almost feel like a new person. It’s so nice to find places that think outside the box, and really want to make sure that it’s the best plan for your family and for what your needs are going to be… with actual care behind it, and love behind it. And I just feel like the whole firm has just been a blessing to our family.Vicki
"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."
Ron’s Injury Law Video Testimonial (Transcript) We're on West Bay and we get over into the right lane and it's slow because up ahead of us at the intersection is a school crossing guard and she stops people from turning because people are coming through the crosswalk. Well, as we approached that intersection, the person behind us tried to get over in the other lane and then realized she couldn't and tried to get back. The only problem is we had to stop and they ran right into dad's scooter lift and dad immediately starting complaining about his shoulders and his leg. I said something to the driver's father. He said, "Is everybody okay?" I said, "Well, my dad's kind of complaining about his shoulder hurting." "Oh we didn't hit you that hard." And my comment was, "We're done. We're done having our conversation." and I walked away from him. Later that night, dad calls up and let's me know he's still hurting. I say, "Dad, we need to you into the emergency room and have you checked out." We didn't do that until the next day, but that night I woke up at three o'clock. I thought I was fine. I woke up at three o'clock in agony. I was hurting, and I forget what it was. We came to DeLoach, Hofstra, a few days after that for something and when I came in, of course I was kind of humped over, and I forget who it was. One of the DeLoach people says, “Ron what's wrong?” I said we got rear ended, I said I'm just a little sore. “You need to talk to Paul!” and got me right in. I explained to him what went on, and genuinely the same thing I mean he was very concerned about me. He wanted to know if I gotten medical attention yet, and I said no. He said “You know you've only got 14 days.” I didn't know anything about any 14 days, if I hadn't come in that day I probably would never of done anything with it. That would of been a mistake. We sat down with Paul and he explained that he was gonna handle this, and that it would be for the long term. We went to the insurance company, the other person's insurance company, and they asked for his maximum liability and their response was we'll pay it. They didn't try to negotiate, they didn't try to do anything. I'm sure part of it, what it was, I'm sure Paul probably would of liked to gone to court. When we had that accident you're not thinking about anything else, but you're hurting. You better be thinking about something else, you better be getting treatment and get yourself represented. Because no one's gonna look after you but yourself and DeLoach and Hofstra if you have them as your attorney you got no worries. I hope I never have another accident, but if I ever had another accident where the other driver was at fault, I wouldn't think twice. I'd be around the doorstep right away.Ron
"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."
Ron’s Elder Law Testimonial (Transcript) Yeah we came in because dad was moving mom about every two or three months and it was getting kind of crazy, and we came in and met with Rep and Rep is awesome. He's just very personable. You can't fake caring, and Rep definitely cares and everyone we've dealt with here cared and having Gloria be checking on mom and dad because I was working still, and just that extra level of care, and getting him into Freedom Square was absolutely the best thing ever. "It's what you don't know that hurts you" as Rep would say, and we almost sold the condo which would have been a huge mistake. I just wish we would have gotten to Rep five, six years before we did because he'd of saves us a lot of money, but fortunately we didn't make that mistake, and got mother covered under Medicaid. Dad had the really good care in assisted living, and for the first time he was happy. Rep made sure you knew exactly what you needed to be doing and not doing, and it wasn't like we were just a customer. It felt like we were family. Every time we came in here and dad came in here, everybody, just like we were family. I can't think of anything better to say than I would recommend anyone if you've got older parents, that you need to have Elder Care. You need to have someone explain all the different facets of it because most of us, we're working, we don't know, and not knowing is not good. I just couldn't be happier with the care dad and mom got, and Rep looking after the interest, he really cared about dad and mom, and me. Like I said at the beginning, you can't fake caring. You either have it or you don't. I was a retail manager for twenty something years, and I could hire employees and I could teach them the mechanics, but the most important quality, the most important part of your job description is caring. You either have it or you don't. Sized up Rep within two or three minutes of sitting down with him that this is the guy. I'm getting up there now. I'm going to be 66 this September, and I've already communicated with Marcia. When it gets to that point where I need you to step in, you step in with Rep and his staff, here for me. Because I want someone ... It may get to the point where I'm like mother where my memory's gone. I want somebody looking after me, and Marcia agrees. She said it's the only place she would come.Ron
"I’m real satisfied. Paul handled it. I just left it all up to him… I had a lot of faith in him."
Richard's Car Accident Testimonial (Transcript) 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
"When the insurance company started giving me a hard time I said, my wife said, why don't we go contact a lawyer? So that's what we did. We came here and I guess we talked to Mr. Cavonis and Monica. Everybody was very nice about it. He gave us, originally when he started, he said he had three or four offers and we turned them all down. He suggested we turn them all down and finally we got to a compromise, we had a settlement."
John and Patricia Testimonial (Transcript) John: I was going into the Publix parking lot, this is over on Indian Rocks Road and as I turned to go in there, I was going maybe two, three miles an hour, a woman was coming out of the hardware store, which was right next door, and speeds into the parking lot and she just rammed right into it. I didn't even think about contacting attorney, seemed like a minor thing. And her insurance company contacted me and I contacted my insurance company, State Farm. And her insurance company was giving me a hard time. John: When the insurance company started giving me a hard time I said, my wife said, why don't we go contact a lawyer? So that's what we did. We came here and I guess we talked to Mr. Cavonis and Monica. Everybody was very nice about it. He gave us, originally when he started, he said he had three or four offers and we turned them all down. He suggested we turn them all down and finally we got to a compromise, we had a settlement. Patricia: It's a fine organization we've been here several times for different things and everybody has treated us just royal. We never had any problems. They call us back. They're very courteous people and really very efficient. No complaints about this organization at all.
"The office is an all-around good office for about everything you want and everything you need. Call them!"
Richard's Slip & Fall Client Testimonial (Transcript) 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
"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's Auto Accident Testimonial (Transcript) 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
"And all I can say is thank you. Thank you so much."
Larry's Car Accident Testimonial (Transcript) 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
"We went to the office here and we told them what happened and they worked from there. They were very helpful and informative of what was going on. And it took a while but the case was settled and we were ... The people here are very nice and they kept us informed of what was going on. If you're ever in an accident, get DeLoach and Hofstra."
Rose's Car Crash Testimonial (Transcript) Well, I was in Largo Mall and I got back in the car and I stopped for the stop sign. I looked both ways and I got rammed right in the middle of the ... This car's going one on both sides. After I took all her information and then she just took off. Then, I realized I should've called the police but it was all too late. It was the last day of my therapy because I have problems with my back and everything. My last day and I said, "Well, let me go up to Largo Mall," which I shouldn't have gone. It really set me back. We knew of this office. We had a lot of dealings with this office and they were always very helpful. We went to the office here and we told them what happened and they worked from there. They were very helpful and informative of what was going on. And it took a while but the case was settled and we were ... The people here are very nice and they kept us informed of what was going on. If you're ever in an accident, get DeLoach and Hofstra.Rose
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's Injury Law Video Testimonial (Transcript) 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 was in the loop, if I had any questions I could call them right back. A lot of it took place over the phone, so Monica and Jennifer were able to help us with everything over the phone. They covered everything and you know, I know I would recommend them if anybody needed an attorney for something that happened to them as a car accident happened to my daughter. It was very convenient, very easy and I would recommend them."
Danielle's Car Crash Testimonial (Transcript) Danielle: Yeah, I was in an accident back in 2015 and I didn't know the ... How severe it was. Because I don't remember. I was in left-hand lane and there was a girl in the middle lane, and she moved over into my lane, so I swerved, went over the median, and then went head-on with a box truck on the other side of the road. Danielle's Mother: She had a broken collarbone, she had to get screws and plates put in that, a bruised back, lot of bruises, scrapes, and everything. Danielle: In the hospital, my family was like, okay, I think we need an attorney, so my dad actually found them, and from there it was just a smooth ride. Danielle's Mother: They covered everything, you know, they checked all avenues to see if there was anything they could do to help her for what she had gone through. Danielle: I was in the loop, if I had any questions I could call them right back. Danielle's Mother: A lot of it took place over the phone, so Monica and Jennifer were able to help us with everything over the phone. They covered everything and you know, I know I would recommend them if anybody needed an attorney for something that happened to them as a car accident happened to my daughter. It was very convenient, very easy and I would recommend them.
Thank you to all that work so hard on my Uncle’s Estate!
Thank you to all that work so hard on my Uncle’s Estate! I’ve used your information in my genealogy project.L. Swaggert - Utah