Client Cal H.
I can’t say enough good things about Judge Elaine Stack, who handled our divorce mediation. She made what could have been a horrible experience, as smooth as possible. She is kind, understanding, and easy to work with. I would highly recommend her to anyone.
Mr. Barket handled an extremely serious, complex and lengthy federal criminal case for me with remarkable skill, ingenuity and persistence. Despite numerous major setbacks, he always found a way around all the problems that arose. In court he showed an ability to argue brilliantly and think quickly on his feet; out of court he proved to be almost incredibly persuasive, dramatically changing the stance of determined adversaries time and again. Thanks to him, the worst experience of my life had a happy ending.
I was represented by Bruce Barket in a complex white-collar criminal matter in the Southern District of New York. The case included over 40 co-defendants and hundreds of thousands of pages of seized records and data. I was facing life in prison under the guidelines and needless to say it was the most traumatizing and stressful time in my life.
The skill and diligence with which Bruce handled my case was overshadowed only by the compassion and support Bruce showed me as a human being over the course of four difficult years. Nearly three years elapsed between the date of arrest and my trial. It is difficult to explain to people the challenges faced by defendants during this drawn out period of purgatory. I found myself isolated socially and professionally from most of my former friends and colleagues. Bruce was especially helpful shepherding me through many dark days.
I ultimately went to trial and was acquitted on all charges. The strategic decisions made by Bruce and his preparation and performance prior to and during my trial literally saved my life. I will forever be grateful.
Bruce is a rare breed of lawyer and I cannot recommend him strongly enough as an advocate, trial lawyer and human being.
Client Dominic V.
I called a few attorneys I know and gave this information as that was all I had at the time. As the day went, we learned more of the details. Presenting these to the attorneys I had spoken with earlier, I received a few recommendations to obtain representation for Sis on a potentially severe criminal matter. One of those recommendations was that of Kevin Kearon, an attorney at Barket Marion. The attorney that gave this recommendation is one of the hardest working, tough yet fair, and most reputable attorneys I’ve ever known. Together, I with my in laws interviewed the attorneys recommended. My octogenarian in-laws have not had much experience in legal affairs; I have had plenty. Yet we both reached a conclusion which was borne out by the recommendations from his peers, confirmed by our meeting with Kevin and, call it the intuition of people that have lived a long time, a comfort and confidence he instilled within my in-laws that he would be Sis’ greatest advocate in seeking justice for her.
Within hours of engaging Barket Marion, my sister in law was released on her own recognizance as negotiated by the Barket Marion team and was able to fly to NY and surrender with Kevin by her side. This personal attention continued as the case traversed the system, and we were provided the highest level of detail at each junction. Barket possesses a team of experts in house, again making our comfort level and breadth of knowledge as to activities presented from both sides and the repercussions. I have to truly say that a primary factor in the comfort level and confidences our family possessed were attributable chiefly to the ability of Kevin Kearon. His talent to positively communicate and articulate clearly and firmly not only his belief of the results to be attained, but also his legal reasoning of his conviction, that was put in simple clear language thus giving us the security in knowing Sis was not only in the most capable hands, but that we had made the right decision in hiring Kevin and his firm. It’s rather ironic but I hope never to have to recommend Kevin Kearon and Barket Marion for the obvious reason. However life happens and our family was most fortunate in receiving such a recommendation. In that vein, I would gladly do the same knowing that it will likely provide the comfort and confidence that we came to know and trust.
Client Barbara H
My husband and I hired Judge Ayres to help our son who got himself into a tough situation. David was amazing. He fought for our son like he was his own. David was very knowledgeable and professional. He told us what we needed to hear not what we wanted to hear. It was very comforting knowing our son was in great hands.