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 since 1976. 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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"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
"They made me feel like I was a person, and not just a case."
*Name withheld pursuant to a confidentiality settlement agreement. Testimonial (Transcript) It was actually through another referral, they recommended the firm. And I had never even heard of Paul or this firm or anything. Being out-of-state I had absolutely no idea about any of this. So I called, and the rest has been history. I think I worked with Jeri and with Paul, and I did speak with Paul. The lines of communication were always open, the availability was always there for me if I had any questions or anything, and they just walked with me through the entire process. I was just so taken aback, that it’s like, ‘Wow!’ These people are going the extra mile and they’re listening to what I’m saying, and trying to help me along, and they’re so kind and so respectful. They made me feel like I was a person, and not just a case. I am a person behind all this, and I am dealing with sorrow, and tragedy, and confusion, and they just carried the ball. But I just felt that it was a very personal relationship that we developed through phone communications. They were very kind, very respectful. I would definitely contact them if I needed help, or if I knew someone else needed help. As good as Paul Cavonis is, I wouldn’t hesitate in a heartbeat to use the firm. That just worked out perfect for me.Anonymous
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.
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, 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, and Tammy, 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! 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 you are 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, 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.
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
I appreciate the professional courtesy you have shown.
Mr. DeLoach, Thank you for your prompt action in procuring a copy of the Warranty Deed for our property. This document is exactly what we needed, and all related matters are now satisfied. I appreciate the professional courtesy you have shown. If any future needs arise, I will not hesitate to contact you or recommend your firm.Larry C.
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
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 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