"Your clear, concise and compelling way of communicating your ideas made it easy for the jury to understand my defense."

Dear ____,

You’re the best! I will never be able to fully express my appreciation to you. On Friday, November ___, I heard the best two words of my life, “not guilty”!  I will forever be grateful and thankful to you.  Friday was the end of a three year nightmare. However, from beginning to end, you were nothing short of brilliant. I expected you to be good but you were beyond excellent.

You were incredibly supportive and believed in me. Most importantly, you never wavered from your confidence in the case and me. You listened to me and I found your advice and guidance invaluable. You were always professional and I noticed that you quickly earned the respect of the judge, jury and other members of the court. You were extremely strategic, especially when picking the jury. Your clear, concise and compelling way of communicating your ideas made it easy for the jury to understand my defense and they believed you. I am convinced that your skillful cross-examination was one of the factors that resulted in my case’s positive outcome.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!


"If it were not for ____...I would never have been afforded the chances I have recently been able to capitalize on."

Hey ____,

I would like to thank you very much for all your assistance in the past!  I was charged a long while ago with possession of drugs and, with the support of my family and legal representative, was granted the ability to pursue my passion in academics and have now achieved a BA with Honours.  If it were not for ____ and my family I would never have been afforded the chances I have recently been able to capitalize on.  I have maintained a Dean's List standing for three consecutive years while I fast-tracked through my four year BA and am currently applying to graduate schools all across Canada!  With regard to the legal aspects and conditions of my situation in the past, there is no way I would have been able to pursue university level academics inside a prison; therefore, I am forever in great debt to _______ for all his help, and his answering each and every question I had throughout the court proceedings.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration ____!


"You and your colleagues...guided their family members through a legal maze"

Dear Mr. _______,

You and your colleagues...not only represented the protestors, but you guided their family members through a legal maze...I have notes of several phone calls you made to me over the course of that affair, and one other memory in particular: encountering a cluster of concerned and bewildered parents in the courthouse hallway, you made a short, spontaneous speech, assuring us that not only had we no cause to be ashamed or embarrassed, but that our children had performed the kind of noble acts that a decent society depended on.  This made an impact.  It was a decent, sensitive thing to do, and it made an impression.

J. M.

"I was in a very tought period of my life ..."

I was in a very tough period of my life and I was charged with assault and possession of a prohibited weapon. John Filiberto worked with me closely and all charges were stayed within one year. During the time John was always reachable and treated me like a normal person instead of a criminal. I would recommend John's services to anyone who might need them.


"I was able to have a full night's sleep before the day of the trial."

Hello ____:

Thank you for your successful work on my behalf. I can now put that experience behind me.

I especially wanted to thank you for your advice to me when I first engaged your services: "Don't worry about your situation. That is what you hired me to do."

I took that advice to heart and was able to continue with my life as the slow wheels of justice turned. It provided me with a sense of comfort as the time passed, up to the point where I was able to have a full night's sleep before the day of the trial.

I will definitely be referring you to anyone else who is in a similar situation, although I do not plan on requiring your services myself in the future!

Thank you again.


B. P.




Dear _____, 
On behalf of our entire family, I sincerely thank you and highly appreciate your support and leading our difficult and stressful situation to a happy ending -- you replaced our family nightmare with joy!! Thanks to you _____ now has an opportunity to realize his full potential in building his future.
Thank you once again and we wish you all the best in your professional and family life!!
With kind regards,
_____  ______

"My gratitude for your kindness and wisdom...resonates with me daily. "

Mr. ___,

My gratitude for your kindness and wisdom almost two years ago now resonates with me daily.

I feel somewhat ashamed and embarrassed that I haven’t written to you sooner to express such feelings and share with you the joy I get from the relationship I have with my daughter and her family now—a relationship that could have ended broken and irreparable if you hadn’t been there to guide us through the fear, doubt, and despair at that moment in our lives.

Sir, if you’re ever having ‘one of those days’, please know you do make a difference and that someone out there really does appreciate your talent and ability for parting the oceans and moving mountains.

You are hope on this earth and, for that, I will always be thankful and grateful.

Mr. C.

"The result was better than we had hoped for..."

Hi ___,

I want to thank you for all of your efforts and hard work on behalf of my son, S. B. The result was better than we had hoped for, and hopefully the counseling that he participated in has helped him to be a better person.

Thanks again,

A. B. 

"You have been the best legal help anyone could ask for..."

Hi ______,

I just wanted to thank you for everything you have done for me.  My family is really happy and also thank you for keeping me out of jail. Over the past year I know I got my self into a little trouble and got a few charges but you did not hesitate to represent me.  Not only that but you won every case and I still have a clear record which I thought was impossible for a lawyer to do. You have been the best legal help anyone could ask for and I cannot put in words how grateful i am with your efforts.  Thank you very much. I will recommend you to anyone I know that needs a lawyer because you are the best.

F. S.  

"Other counsel told me that I had to plead guilty and you got those charges dismissed for me."

You have given me hope I will be able to change my life...Other counsel told me that I had to plead guilty and you got those charges dismissed for me.

R. H.