Goldson Hoekel, LLC

Saint Louis, MO

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

We strive to obtain the best results for our clients while staying in close contact throughout the legal process.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We enjoy providing top notch service for our clients.

Location

Saint Louis, MO 63119

Background check

Complete

Years in business

16

Number of employees

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

11

Reviews

13 Reviews
  • Larry Z. Jun 7, 2017
    Family Law Attorney
    Verified Review
    Very responsive and let's you know the facts.
  • Connie L. Mar 4, 2016
    Family Law Attorney
    Verified Review
    Marshall is one of the best lawyers who I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He is calm, cool, and collected which is just what my husband and I needed. He took care of our legal issue quickly and his price is more than reasonable. If we ever need legal help again, Marshall will be the first person we call. Thank you very much, I am so happy I reached out to your website for help in finding our lawyer.
  • Michael H. Jan 23, 2016
    Marshall handled my divorce case beyond my expectations. I was very concerned about the outcome but all along he assured me that all would come out ok. The outcome was beyond ok for me! I would absolutely use his services again.
  • Sharon R. Dec 17, 2015
    Very helpful, very knowledgeable, won the case! Does not waste time or money with useless scare tactics and motions. Very patient and easy to work with.
  • Matt F. F. Dec 11, 2015
    Marshall was my lawyer in my divorce case. Throughout the case Marshall was available at all hours of the day and on weekends to answer my questions and concerns. He gave me his cell phone and responded quickly to all of my questions and concerns by text, telephone and email. Marshall never took any action that wasn't strictly necessary for the advancement of my case. He had a commanding grasp of the legal and factual issues and developed clear, clever strategies to advance my interests at every turn. He was instrumental in advising me on issues such as the selection of a suitable guardian ad litem for my child and how to behave in the courtroom. He was thoroughly prepared each time we went to court. I would recommend him without reservation to anyone needing divorce counsel.
  • Alicia B. Aug 21, 2015
    Marshall did a fabulous job on my case! Couldn't ask for a better attorney!
  • April B. Apr 13, 2015
    Divorce Attorney
    Verified Review
    Very satisfied.
  • Daniel S. Sep 12, 2014
    Marshall has helped me stay on track. He is a very competant lawyer!
  • Jaynejayne B. Aug 18, 2014
    marshall hoekel did a great job setteling my personal injury case!
  • Yelena D. Aug 11, 2014
  • William S. Aug 10, 2014
    He handled some business legal issues that needed immediate attention. He was very responsive, very familiar with the court system, and well prepared to address our legal issues.
  • Jennifer F. Aug 10, 2014
    Marshall is the best lawyer that I have ever had an experience with. He is understanding, compassionate, and will work with you whole heartedly to resolve your issue(s). I highly recommend him and and I stand behind that from personal. experience
  • George C. Aug 10, 2014
    I just have to say that my friends, etc. were very impressed that Marshall charged a flat fee for my divorce and not by the hour. I believe that in itself shows in his self confidence. Excellent communicator and very easy to work with, almost like a friend. Hard to come by in the legal world.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
In all cases in Missouri, attorneys are required to bill by the hour and for expenses associated with litigation. So, the price varies based upon the number of hours invested and the expenses. In personal injury and workers compensation cases, attorneys are required to keep track of their hours, but represent clients on a contingent fee basis. Under this arrangement, the attorney does not receive a fee unless they are successful. Contingent fee arrangements are not allowed in family law cases. Fixed price services are also not allowed. However, for very small matters, e.g., traffic tickets and minor criminal matters, an attorney usually charges one price because they know that the matter will take a modest, set amount of time.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We meet on the telephone. We then meet in the office and complete a thorough intake form, complete mandatory documents and launch the client's case. I deal with out of town clients by way of email, cellphone and text messaging. I attach forms that I need completed to emails and send them to the client to complete, sign, scan and return to me by email.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have required continuing legal education. I also learned that I really need to learn things over and over again. There is really too much law to have a complete mastery of it at all times. I know where to find answers, and I have maintained a curiosity and interest in what I doing. I was told a long time ago that legal research was fun. It is. Being thoroughly prepared with the facts and the law, allows me to do things in court for clients that I am very personally proud of.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I went to law school because I wanted to help people in a meaningful way.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I do primarily family law cases at this time: divorces, child custody, paternity, modification of decrees and other family law actions. I have significant experience in personal injury, workers compensation and litigation. I am a trained trial lawyer. I try cases to judges and juries.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I was able to help a country music singer to resume his career in Nashville, while maintaining a meaningful relationship with his daughter in St. Louis. Eight Months. I was able to help a software engineer and his family improve their life. Four months.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The choice of an attorney is an important decision and should be based on more than advertisements.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Clients should know that legal remedies are available; they must only reach out and ask.