I could never put into words the whirlwind of emotions that have overwhelmed me and my family since last speaking with you yesterday afternoon / early evening. Saying, “thank you” could never be enough, and it isn’t, therefore please accept this email as a very small preliminary showing of my appreciation for all that you and your team have done to literally save my life, family, career and reputation, including the reputation of my entire family. Aside from the day my daughter was born, yesterday was the greatest day of my life. Last night was the first night in over four (4) years I actually slept with both eyes closed.
I do believe in fate and that is what brought me to meet and speak with former Governor ___________ as well as _____________ , this past March, the very next day after the Assistant US Attorney (AUSA) told my former attorney that he was indicting me early in April. Both the former governor and the other former governmental official had mentioned you by name. My initial reaction and questions to them were, “why would I hire an Attorney from Houston, Texas and how do you know him?” They said they didn’t know you personally but that you had an unparalleled reputation for pre and post-indictment relief and thought of consulting with you a few years ago but he ended up not needing to. I am so fortunate to have friends that I trust and who give me the best advice, because recommending you and your team was the best advice I could have possibly been given at the most crucial time. It was down to the wire for me and I literally didn’t have a week or two (2) to spare. I called you with fingers crossed the following day, thinking you either wouldn’t return the call or would take a couple / few weeks to hear from you, and if that were the case it likely would be too late. You called me that same afternoon and traveled to New England soon thereafter. Your presence here in New England while telling the AUSA to his face, “if you indict ____________, there will be a trial, he will not ever take a plea”, was in my opinion the turning point. He knew then that he had a huge fight on his hands.
I had three attorney’s before you. You accomplished in four months what they couldn’t accomplish in over four years. All three are well known and all have good reputations. While you were unknown to the AUSA and the other players, they quickly learned that you were not to be messed with and that you were thoroughly and aggressively preparing for a battle that you refused to lose.
You have an amazing style Joel, one I admire greatly and no doubt have learned from. You never made any promises other than that you would work quickly, efficiently and aggressively on my behalf. You assembled an AMAZING team with your associates and investigators. They never missed a beat, tracking witnesses down, interviewing them, asking the tough questions and obtaining their Declarations. If things had gone the other way, we would have been well prepared because of all that you and they did in uncovering the true facts of the case and preparing to defend me aggressively.
My wife and I are still in awe….you have no idea. My life is back on track Joel and it is time to rebuild my law practice. I am taking my family on vacation next week and this time I will be able to enjoy myself with my family for the first time in over four years without looking over my shoulder and worrying about what might be coming down the pike in the coming days and weeks.
Again, my sincerest and most heartfelt appreciation for all you and your team have done for me and my family.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU……!
$50 MILLION FOR WHISTLEBLOWERS AND GOVERNMENT CLIENT TESTIMONIAL:
Dear Joel and Sarah,
I truly can’t believe we have gotten here. If I am ever able to repay the investment of trust and kindness that you have invested into my life, I will be able to consider my life well lived.
I remember us in my car almost a decade ago, when you told me to look at this as a hopeful future investment for my son (when it was just the two of us), and I will never forget those words.
I also want you to know that I will never forget your help with our housing situation when even my parents wouldn’t. If I was never able to thank you quite properly, please know how deeply indebted I feel to both you (Joel) and Sarah.
Your Happy Client
Dear Joel and Janis,
I feel compelled to formally thank both of you on behalf of all of the HSM and Huntsville Healthcare Center patients who were represented in the Qui Tam Case you successfully settled.
I feel blessed that you accepted this case and fought so hard to achieve justice for the United States Government, State of Texas and especially all of the patients who suffered such horrific neglect, abuse and even death at the hands of a few corporate executives who exploited the frailty, infirmity and disability of patients for personal gain and greed.
Having done my “homework” on Berg and Androphy prior to choosing your firm, I understood that there was a chance you may have rejected this case because of the the modest “monetary gain” compared to the large and complex cases your firm typically embraces. Thus, I felt God’s hand in this when you agreed to take this on.
What impressed me the most about your firm and your team was the true passion, compassion and dedication that you Joel, and Janis, Rachel, and Mr. Berg demonstrated in regard to advocating for patients who were unable to advocate for themselves.
You gave each precious soul a voice. You made their lives matter. You refused to allow their suffering to go unnoticed. This is what heroes do! They fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. And I thank you for being a hero for the common man (and woman)!
You, Janis and your firm chose to place humanity before money. I’m well aware of the hours and hours poured into this case over the course of three years!
Because of you two and each member of your staff, I have renewed hope for these patients and their families where I once felt despair and helplessness. This has been a “healing” experience. Thank you.
I applaud your integrity, your honesty (even when it hurts) and your relentless quest for justice.
During the three years I have been involved with your firm as a relator, every member of your firm and your entire staff consistently responded promptly to questions, they were kind and courteous and most important of all, everyone conveyed genuine concern and empathy for the victims in this case. That meant so very much to me.
God bless you for persisting! God bless you for winning one for humanity!
With gratitude, Happy Client