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  • David has been amazing at handling my case. From the first time I met him I never had any second thoughts.
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    “David has been amazing at handling my case. From the first time I met him I never had any second thoughts that he was the attorney for me. He takes the time to discuss any concerns you have without trying to rush you and looks out for your best interests. I would use him again if needed and would recommend him to anyone without hesitation.”

    Wyndi K.

  • Jason Milam is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and definitely good at what he does.
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    “In a matter of months, I had custody of my kids and was divorced. Jason Milam is extremely knowledgeable, professional, and definitely good at what he does. Jennings Kennedy was also a huge help in my case and very knowledgeable and professional as well. Prices are extremely fair and worth the pay.”

    Trevor O.

  • Seth immediately made me feel at ease during our initial meeting.
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    “I hired Seth Sutton to represent me on my DWI charge. From the word "go" it was obvious that he knew his stuff. He immediately made me feel at ease during our initial meeting, which by the way was totally free and he never pressured me to hire him. But boy, I'm glad I did. We actually took my case to trial. It was amazing to watch him work during jury selection, cross-examining the officer and especially his closing argument. The jury was right there with him the whole time and they found me NOT GUILTY! I may have lost my job... maybe even my whole career had I taken a DWI conviction. Seth really saved me!”

    Jessica A.

  • I have personal knowledge of the legal talent that they bring to the table.
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    “Having worked with these Attorneys on the District level, I have personal knowledge of the legal talent that they bring to the table. I have also worked with several of the employees from their office. Whether you are facing divorce, parent-child custody, paternity, child support, civil matters or criminal offenses, this office can help you with all your legal needs. I highly recommend a consultation with their firm before signing with anyone else.”

    Bobbi H.

  • Consistent, professional experience that goes until the case is actually finished.
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    “My family has used David Fanning and the firm on several occasions. The thing that always amazes me is the consistent professional experience that goes until the case is actually finished.
    I hear and have experienced first hand the nightmare of a firm that starts a case and for really no given reason just bills, bills, bills and cannot finish the job. They leave the case and you're in a worse position than when you started, that is when David, Jason Milam, Jennings Kennady, and Laura simply pick up the pieces, set the hearings, do the work and finish the case.
    It is bad enough to deal with serious family matters, it's worse with the wrong professional. I have recommended Sutton, Milam & Fanning to friends and they too have commented on how the job gets done. Thanks SM&F!”

    Frank H.

  • Settled my divorce in the outcome I needed.
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    “I used Sutton, Milam & Fanning to represent me in my divorce case and they made everything incredibly simple. They answered every question I had and settled my divorce in the outcome I needed. I would highly recommend David Fanning and Jennings Kennady to represent you if the need arises.”

    Cody D.

  • They are so personable, prepared, and professional.
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    “Terrific firm to handle those unfortunate events in life...Seth Sutton was my lawyer, but I worked a lot with Jason Milam as well. Every interaction with them left me feeling more positive and confident about my case because they are so personable, prepared, and professional. They were recommended to me as the best lawyers in Waco for my case, and I hired them without hesitation and would do so again (but hopefully never have to...) Great guys and I don't doubt I made the correct choice to get the best legal service I could get in town.”

    Merritt O.

  • Definitely loved them as a legal team.
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    “I was represented by David Fanning. A relatively simple divorce turned into a long nightmare thanks to some extenuating circumstances. Mr Fanning, Kennedy Jennings, and Laura Hebert were all very patient with me, kept up with the case, and made sure to communicate with me every step of the way. Definitely loved them as a legal team and if needed, would definitely use them again and would most definitely refer them to everyone I know looking for legal counsel! Thanks again!”

    LaKesha H.

  • I will forever be grateful to him for helping me save my granddaughter from the system.
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    “I cannot thank David Fanning enough for what he was able to accomplish in just a matter of 2 days. I am from out of state and found him online. My granddaughter had been taken into the State's custody and I believed that she needed to be with family. This could have taken several months to come to fruition, but he made it happen during the first court appearance, just 2 days after I secured him as my attorney. He actually drew up new orders, on a legal pad, just before we appeared before the judge. She is now in my custody and will probably be with me for the rest of her life. I will forever be grateful to him for helping me save my granddaughter from the system.”

    Misti F.

  • My first choice when choosing an attorney.
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    Jason Milam is the Best!!! I would highly recommend him to others who are in need of a great Attorney. He was very friendly and laid back but also knowledgeable, he answered all my questions about my case. He had a set plan and also had plans B & C if needed, he is very confident in his ability to represent his clients. If I ever need him in the future, he would most definitely be my first choice when choosing an attorney. Believe me when I say, that you can't go wrong when choosing him as your attorney.

    Mary H.

  • Very glad with my choice in an attorney and would recommend 1000 times!
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    “Hands down best lawyer ever! Have used Sutton, Milam, Fanning for a Civil Case twice! Have been very courteous and professional throughout the entire process. David Fanning has been such a huge help and has made everything simple! Very glad with my choice in an attorney and would recommend 1000 times! All my information has stayed confidential and they’ve responded in a timely manner for any questions I’ve had!”

    Lacey B.

  • David was honest and straightforward about our case, and we are confident with him.
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    “I'm thankful to have David and the firm on our case. David was honest and straightforward about our case, and we are confident with him. His staff is very professional and quick with answering all our questions. I would and have recommended Sutton Milam & Fanning. Thank you David!”

    Diane

  • David and Jason told me exactly what we needed to do and were able to do it.
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    “Very friendly staff! Attorneys care about their clients and always call back anytime I’ve had questions. David and Jason told me exactly what we needed to do and were able to do it. I would highly recommend them to anyone.”

    Samantha

  • We are SO beyond glad we picked him and would recommend this firm to anyone!
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    “Hired David Fanning to represent us with getting visitation for our granddaughter, as the other grandparents were trying to keep us from seeing her. He did a FANTASTIC job, making sure we had set visits during the process and a solid final order with set dates from now until she turns 18. David is a Very intelligent, super easy to work with , guy! We never had to go to court, which was great! He dealt with their lawyer and got everything all set up through them. We are SO beyond glad we picked him and would recommend this firm to anyone ! Thank you so much David for all that you did !”

    Angela G.

  • Has a great heart and will go above and beyond for you.
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    “I am not going to lie-I can’t stand the initial consults with Attorney’s around here because they never follow through with the initial consults. They just see money walking in their office.
    On the other hand. David Fanning proved my pre-judgement wrong. My thought process at this point is just having someone get me into a courtroom so I can have a voice for my son because that’s what I’m used to. But David backed me up and helped me get my point across and it took me by surprise. He has this way about him-how he carries himself and puts you at ease in the process. He will be honest with you and it’s much appreciated.
    Our last hearing-he helped us fight for a reduced visitation for my son. But the judge’s order was better than I had ever imagined.
    Remember-you don’t always get what you pay for around here-nor do you find anyone, (in my experience), that actually cares about you. He has a great heart and will go above and beyond for you. He has brought our family peace and we cannot thank him enough. (And we appreciate the ones that referred us)”

    Holly M.

  • David Fanning was the best decision we made for representation.
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    “Finding the right Attorney is similar to finding the right stylist/counselor. It’s always frustrating when you meet an attorney because they usually blow smoke at you to get your business (money). I am not going to lie, I was so skeptical at first because he is the 5th Attorney I’ve spoken with in Waco and the 3rd one I have hired. Let me tell you-you don’t always get what you pay for in this town. He is easy on your pocket and has a heart of gold. He put his whole heart into our case. It did not matter how much work he had to put into our case-he was able to fight for me to stand in front of the judge and speak for my son. Our end result of the hearing was better than my husband and I could have ever asked for. I just needed him to get me into the courtroom to be my son’s voice. BUT he backed me up and was able to get a better result than we ever thought possible. We are so grateful for him because he helped bring peace to our family.”

    Holly M.

  • I can honestly say that it was surprising that he cared as much about my case as he did.
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    “I was going through a divorce that was taking forever. I was very dissatisfied with my attorney and knew that I needed to make a change. I had heard a lot of good things about David Fanning and had become increasingly disappointed that I had not hired him in the first place. Anyway, I fired my first attorney and hired David and it turned out to be a great decision. Immediately, it was obvious why I was hearing such great things about him. He was fantastic. I can honestly say that it was surprising that he cared as much about my case as he did. I never expected that from a lawyer. In court, I prevailed on every contested issue in the case. Thanks, David!”

    Lisa P.

  • I knew that with that humble attitude, Seth was my guy!
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    “My case received a ton of media attention. It was all over the web that I had downloaded inappropriate pictures of young children. Also well documented was my reason for doing it. I was attempting to get a particularly evil website shut down. I was in the process of getting these pictures to our state representative at the time Chet Edwards. The problem was that everyone with the state (police, prosecutors, etc.) thought I was lying. They treated me like I was some kind of pervert and just making excuses. No one really listened to me. Not even other lawyers that I talked to before Seth. They all sort of raised their eyebrows in a demeaning manner and just quoted a fee. I'll never forget that day in 2007 when I walked into Seth's office. Finally, someone was hearing me. Someone was looking at me as a human being and not just a name and a charge on a paper. I cannot tell you how great that felt. I felt even better about Seth when he told me that he hadn't been an attorney too terribly long and he wanted to make sure I was ok with that. I knew that with that humble attitude, Seth was my guy! Things got really hard as the media attention increased, but I drew comfort in knowing that my church, my son Chris and Seth were standing beside me. But even with that support, I was so afraid of the possibility of prison, that when the prosecutor offered probation, I jumped at it. Pleading guilty to something I didn't do was very difficult. But Seth never judged me for that. He said he understood and respected my decision. But then came the shocker...Judge Matt Johnson did not accept my plea offer. So then my options became trial or accept a 100 year prison (10 years on each of 10 counts stacked). As scared as I was, that was still a pretty easy decision! So we began the process of preparing for trial. As we got closer to trial, it became clear that everyone who worked for the state...the police, the prosecutors the judge seemed to believe that it didn't matter why a person possesses the pornography...it you have it, you are guilty. But Seth assured me that he had fully researched the law and found that there was an exception if you really were going to turn it over to a legislator. He also told me he thought there would be some folks really surprised by this at trial! At trial, Seth fought so hard for me. I will never forget other lawyers making sarcastic comments to him saying that he was crazy for thinking he had a chance. With members of my congregation in the hallway praying and Seth running the show, I had a real peace in my heart. At about 9:30 pm on the third day of trial, the judge declared a mistrial, a hung jury, 9-3 in favor of "not guilty." I learned then that the state has the opportunity to retry a case in this situation, but Seth had damaged their case badly enough on the record that they ended up dismissing it altogether a couple months later. I cannot tell you what a relief that was and how grateful I am to Seth Sutton.”

    Henry

  • The jury found me NOT GUILTY even though I had that .112!
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    “When I first met with Seth to discuss my DWI, I thought he was going to tell me what every other lawyer was telling me... that with a 0.112 breath test, there was simply no way to fight it. But he didn't. He said we should still fight like hell. At first, I thought maybe he was just talking big so that I would hire him. But I noticed that he spent twice as long with me as any other lawyer during the initial consultation and he asked so many more questions. Things like where I worked, what medications I took, whether I worked with chemicals. I just had a good feeling about it. So I took a chance on him and it worked. He brought in an expert to testify and he cross-examined the state's scientist and did a great job. The jury found me NOT GUILTY even though I had that .112! I don't know anyone else that can say that. Hiring Seth was one of the best decisions I ever made.”

    Jenny T.

  • I hired Seth to represent me on my DWI because I liked his confidence
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    “I hired Seth to represent me on my DWI because I liked his confidence. It was clear that he knew what he was doing from the very beginning. My case is a little bit funny because Seth actually told me that he didn't like our chances to win at trial, but would do whatever I wanted. I have always appreciated that. He gives his opinion on the case, but he does what the CLIENT says. So I told him that I believed in him and I wanted a trial. And sure enough, he went in there and won that thing. I was found NOT GUILTY. I think it shocked him a little bit! It was really cool to see how he could be so nice and respectful of the officer, but really destroy the credibility of the sobriety tests themselves.”

    Robert W.

  • So we went to trial and we won! The jury found me NOT GUILTY!
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    “I was arrested and charged with DWI after going out to celebrate New Year's Eve with my wife. After talking with a few attorneys, it was a pretty easy decision to hire Seth Sutton and Jason Milam to represent me for it. The part that I was worried about was that I wasn't exactly truthful with the officer about having recently been at a bar. I hid that because I was nervous that they would just assume because of that, that I was drunk...which I was not. Of course, it backfired on me. The officers figured me out and then assumed I was drunk because I was hiding where I'd been! I couldn't win!! But Seth and Jason assured me that I had a good case for trial. They really seemed to care about my case and all that I had riding on it. So we went to trial and we won! The jury found me NOT GUILTY!”

    Former Client

  • He's badass in trial!
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    “I hired Seth to handle my DWI. I was arrested by State Trooper who tried to tried to make me sound and look bad by asking me some trick questions on the in-car video. I was worried that the jury might fall for that. But Seth told me not to worry about it. I tend to get nervous about things like this...so his steady and calm approach really helped me out a ton. It was great getting to watch Seth really put things in the proper light in front of the jury. By the time they came back with a verdict, it was no surprise when the judge read the words NOT GUILTY. Having Seth speak for me in such a way that was better than I could even speak for myself made me realize a couple of things. First, he really listened to me and heard me. Second, he's badass in trial!”

    Luke L.

  • He swooped into action and had my divorce finalized in a matter of weeks.
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    “I had become incredibly frustrated. My divorce had dragged on for three years. My previous lawyer had become downright unresponsive. I began to wonder what was taking so long. I longed to have this page turned and get on with my life. When I expressed those frustrations to a friend, I was referred to David Fanning. David was fantastic. He swooped into action and had my divorce finalized in a matter of weeks. I cannot thank or recommend him enough!”

    Misty B.

  • He smiled and told me not to worry...that was his job.
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    “My case was a little strange. I got pulled over after working all day in 100-degree heat. I had a little to drink, and I struggled with the balance tests, but it was because I was exhausted and dehydrated. But nobody believed that. Not the arresting officer. Not the prosecutor. Even my first lawyer worked out a plea bargain and recommended I take it. I knew Seth socially and heard that he was really good. So I asked him about it. I'll never forget his answer. He said, "if you aren't guilty, don't plead guilty." It seemed so simple, but sorta revolutionary at the same time. I told him I was worried the jury wouldn't believe me either. He smiled and told me not to worry...that that was his job. Truth be told, I still worried. But sure enough, he told my story so vividly...made it come to life. Not only did the jury believe us and find me NOT GUILTY, they encouraged me to drink more water next time I'm working in the heat!”

    Trey C.

  • Seth called me up and told me that had gotten the case dismissed.
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    “I was charged with a DWI and I took a friend's advice and scheduled a consultation with Seth. He was great. He and his partner Jason Milam spent a ton of time with me, asking really specific questions. They figured out from my answers that they believed the stop to be an illegal one. They walked me through the Fourth Amendment of the Constitution and how it works to protect citizens against illegal searches and seizures. Seth told me that we would likely be filing a motion to suppress to get the entire stop "thrown out." They did such a good job explaining it that I really felt like I was part of the process and really had a handle on what was going on. Then, a few weeks later, Seth called me up and told me that had gotten the case dismissed. Now for the crazy part...he told me that it had happened so quickly and easily that they were going to actually give some of the money back! I couldn't believe it...My family and I are so thankful.”

    Jeff L.

  • Seth worked out a really good deal and walked my son through one of the toughest times in his life.
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    “I knew Seth personally so when we had a need, Seth was the only person we ever thought to call. He jumped right into action. Even met us up at his office on a Saturday morning so that we didn't have to wait until Monday. It's a scary thing as a dad to have your son facing criminal charges. It gave us peace and reassurance to know that Seth was taking care of our boy. Seth worked out a really good deal and walked my son through one of the toughest times in his life.”

    Tony T.

  • I hired Seth to represent me on my DWI because he spent so much time we me during the consult and really seemed to know his stuff.
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    “I hired Seth to represent me on my DWI because he spent so much time we me during the consult and really seemed to know his stuff. But what struck me the most was that I could text him questions about my case and DWI's in general and would always get back to me pretty quickly. Seth set my case for trial and the DA's office DISMISSED it a few days before my trial date.”

    Kyle B.

  • It was fantastic to have my story heard and to be well represented.
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    “I hired Seth Sutton and Jason Milam to represent me on my Assault Family Violence case. I was worried about going to trial because the District Attorney's office had pictures of my wife's face and there was a pretty good size knot on her forehead where I backhanded her trying to get her off of me, because she had started the altercation. My wife had called the District Attorney's office and asked them several times to drop the case, but they refused to listen to what she wanted. They seemed dead set on going after me and trying to make me look like a wife beater, which I am not. At trial, Seth and Jason made a great team. Seth would argue to the jury while Jason would argue to the judge. Seth would cross-examine the witnesses while Jason worked to keep me involved in the trial, giving me a chance to give input throughout. In the end, the jury found me NOT GUILTY based on our self-defense argument. It was fantastic to have my story heard and to be well represented.”

    C. Smith

  • He was so confident and calming that it really reassured me.
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    “I found myself charged with a DWI and was scared to death. I cannot tell you how much better I felt after initial, free consultation with Seth. He was so confident and calming that it really reassured me. I won't lie...I got really nervous when Seth set the case for trial. But he told me not to worry. That he really didn't think that DA's Office would try the case against him. I wanted to believe him, but I was still nervous. But sure enough, about a week before we were supposed to go to trial, they DISMISSED the case!”

    Rosa

  • I was surprised how down-to-earth he was.
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    “During my initial consult with Seth Sutton, I was surprised how down-to-earth he was. I had heard that he was really good at his job, and so I guess I kind of expected him to be a little arrogant. But he seemed way more interested in who I was than who he was. I also appreciated that he gave me his cell phone number and was always just a text away. From the very beginning, Seth told me that he thought we had a really good chance at trial if the DA's office took it that far. Well, they didn't. They DISMISSED it a few days after my pretrial.”

    Casey Smith

  • I hired Seth to represent me on my DWI. He did a great job.
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    “I hired Seth to represent me on my DWI. He did a great job. What I was scared of in my case is that during my traffic stop I got really nervous and so I did not look good while doing the sobriety tests. I knew that it was due to my nerves but I was worried that the jury would not believe me. But Seth believed me and encouraged me to go to trial. He called my family members to the stand and used them to explain how nervous I get. He walked the jury through it so clearly and precisely that, by the time he was done, the jury practically felt sorry for me that I had been wrongfully arrested! They came back with a verdict of NOT GUILTY.”

    Hilda C.

  • Showed a genuine interest in our well being.
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    “I can not say enough positive things about David Fanning and his entire staff! Not only were the diligent in helping us with our legal needs, but fair in their financial department. They were very quick to answer emails and return calls and showed a genuine interest in our well being. I highly recommend this group and will come to them in the future if the need occurs.”

    Camryn A.

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