Dear Mr. Stoney:
I had hoped to be back after [clientâ€™s] doctor appointment to express our appreciation. We feel very blessed with the outcome and truly believe this was the best solution. We are grateful to you and everyone on your team especially Chidi, Riva, and Denise.
The way things were handled always demonstrated thorough analysis and attention to detail. The financial outcome exceeded our expectations and we think you did everything in your power to maximize that.
The thing for which we are most grateful, however, is the support and peace of mind that you provided to us during these past 2 years. You provided the "light at the end of the tunnel" at a time when our pain was paired with fear and despair of not knowing what to do. We have always felt you genuinely cared about [clientâ€™s] well being as well as ours.
Thank you and may God bless all you do.
-- parents of teenage client
This march 18th marks the 10th anniversary of Georgeâ€™s car crash. We all want you to know how much we deeply appreciate all you have done for George and our family. George is loving life! We think of you often and hope all is well with you and your families. With endless thanks and big smiles.
â€śI want to thank you so very much for all your hard work and personal concern for our most difficult and tragic legal issues. You are by far the best and most kind, concerned lawyer. ... Your professionalism, expertise, and thoughtful manner have been very much appreciated. I want to extend my personal gratitude for all you and Rob Stoney have done for us and our case.â€ť
â€“ from client note to Peter Everett
Rob, thank you for your kind note and thoughts; they mean a lot coming from you. I've gained great respect for you as a person and for your work over the last few months.
I will send a check today to Legal Aid in the amount of $2,000 and as soon as I receive the first payment I will send along $1,700 more. In both instances I'll note that it is a donation as a result of pro bono work that you did for me.
(Rob handles several matters each year pro bono in which client offers to make donation to legal aid in lieu of fee)
Primeramente te agradezco inmensamente tu ayuda profesional y tu compromiso humano para conmigo. Conozco, a traves de mi hermana, el segumiento que estas realizando a mi caso y te reitero mi agradecimiento pero creo que estamos dejando a un lado tus honorarios profesionales por lo que voy a comunicarme con mi hermana para que proceda a realizarlo. Deseandote el mayor de los éxitos me despido con un fuerte abrazo,
First, I would like to thank you for your immensurable professional help and the humanitarian compromise you negotiated for me. . . . I truly appreciate your professionalism, and your willingness to put aside your professional fee....
Wishing you the best with a hug!
(Father of victim of Virginia Tech murders who Mark Towery represented on a pro bono basis)
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU. Not only are you guys brilliant from a legal and strategic standpoint you are also a lot of fun to have as attorneys! We really appreciate all your talents and all you have done and are continuing to do for us and for (our son).
Peter, you and Rob and Leah did an incredible job. The emotional part of it really hit me last night -- what an arduous journey for ______. She has shown so much courage. Thanks again for all your support of my wonderful sister.
I have rarely been so satisfied in concluding a case for a client. My satisfaction arose from the combination of a deserving client, a just result and, perhaps most of all, a new acquaintanceship with a caring and imminently capable lawyer (in other words, the whole package). It would indeed be great to work together again, and I hope our paths cross.
Today is the 4th anniversary of the accident. Thank you for all of your endless hard work, understanding and for giving us an outcome that is beyond what we ever thought possible. . .
Let me take this opportunity to congratulate you on the settlement on behalf of your client and to thank you for your thoughtful, professional and courteous demeanor throughout this case. Your client was fortunate to have you as her counsel . . . Now, if you will simply refrain from suing insureds of [my insurance company] in the future, all will be well.
Thanks for allowing me to help in the _______ case. You and Rob handled the matter beautifully and, I believe, got the best result obtainable. Your client should be pleased.
I am grateful to Mr. Stoney for his dedication, expertise and many hours he devoted to my case. He has done so much for my family and has always been patient and kind.
Joyce and I really appreciate the way you handled our accident. You were efficient, always professional and very concerned with our welfare.
I do not say this often, but you are the type of lawyer I would trust to represent me. There are NOT many of them.
Peter - again thank you to both you and Rob for being so brilliant. I was REALLY glad I was sitting on your side of the table last Friday and not in the Hot Seat across from you . . . As your client I could not be more pleased!!!
Thank you, Peter. You do not know how your kindness and your ability as a lawyer has made some sense out of this nightmare. Thank Rob for me. I know that he was very important throughout the proceedings as well.
I want you to know how much you and your staff have meant to me over the years. Since I had to go through this awful event, it was great to have you as a team. . . .You are all in my thoughts. But do know that you have really affected me in a positive way. At least I now have closure, on both the criminal and civil sides. God bless and keep doing good work for the victims or survivors of all those awful catastrophes.
Rob -- It has been a pleasure working with you during this most interesting case. You did a supurb job on behalf of your client and demonstrated a professionalism that is, unfortunately, all too rare.
You all did a great job for the client and got a settlement "above and beyond" the norm.