Congratulations to Daryl Smith (and the entire Smith and Eulo firm) for a BIG win in court!! NOT GUILTY on an attempted murder and assault with a firearm charge! Mr. Smith maintained confidence and professionalism throughout the entire case. He was always available to answer questions and took time out to go visit the defendant anytime he was asked to. As a friend of the family, I cannot thank Mr. Smith enough for reuniting a father with his son and for providing the best representation in central Florida!
Mr. Zlatkin is a straightforward and blunt attorney who provided excellent representation in my case. He handled it with finesse and patience, even when it became complicated. He doesn't sugarcoat things but provides realistic expectations. If you need immediate assistance, I highly recommend giving him a call. Be honest with him, and he will do his best to help you.
Grateful for finding exceptional attorney Ken Eulo who went above and beyond to prove my son's innocence in unjust robbery charges. His team deserves praise too! Thanks to Ken's efforts, my son avoided extensive jail time and received probation. Ken provided peace of mind and exceeded expectations in preparing for the case. I highly recommend his services.
I had a really good experience with this firm. They helped me with some tricky situations and I can just say that they were really professional.
If you've got time and $ to waste,hire Darryl Smith. Foresmost,I have much respect for attorneys with professionalism and ethics.However,by the time you finish reading this document,you will see that attorney Darryl Smith is not one of them.This is one of the reasons I have documented my interactions with him as evidence,in the form of text screenshots,emails,and phone recordings.Unfortunately, I could not body cam video record some of his wrongdoings,due to the fact that he never met me in person ever.My experience as a client of his,showed me that he does not have the best interest of the client at heart.Mr.Smith mislead me from the beginning and through out my case due to his lack of integrity.I feel robbed of my $1400 retainer fee due to his negligences as follow:Unethical-intentionally gives me false information.I have told him of my decision to not plead to the charge.For no civil suit would be possible for civil rights violations after the misdemeanor criminal case is over.Despite him knowing that I cannot sue if I take the plea deal,he exhorts me to take it.My new criminal defense lawyer and other lawyers also agree that he gave me bad counsel.Him mentioning to me that he has done civil suits before,shows he knew better.Incompetent/Deceptive-He misled me by claiming I got a civil suit for Intentional Infliction Of Emotional Distress against the retailer.According to Florida 's impact rule on Emotional distress cases,I would have to have been physically injured too,in order to file this claim.He has done many Personal injury cases before so he knew this fact and chose not to tell me. I found out about the impact rule by other lawyers instead of my own lawyer.The fact is, I can only file a civil suit for civil rights violations due to police misconduct.Had I hearkened to his bad advice to take the plea deal,I would not have been eligible to pursue this civil suit after my criminal case is over.Uncooperative-Counsel did not send me plea deal paperwork despite my request.In addition,he did not want to cooperate with my private investigator which would have put my case in a better position to win at trial.He left me in the dark.Even the police report discovery,he did not furnish a copy to me early on in the case. Only towards the end of our client-attorney relationship,he finally emails me a copy of the police report. Bad Character-Also he is a pathological liar and I have evidence providing it.This Florida bar ethics breaking attorney,said he will give me a copy of the video discovery and did not keep this promise either.He also mentioned that I would sit with him to "come up with a game plan in my defense.Will follow up and keep you posted".He never came through with this.The video was the cream of the crop for proving my innocence but Mr.Smith dropped the ball. My private investigator and family also agree that he just wanted to rush and plea deal my case close.The client has the right to go to trial even if their lawyer repeatedly behave in a manner to discourage the client.Also, I emailed him detailed pages of the truth of the incident. Yet, he never responded to me to show what portion and how he would use it in my defense.He left me hanging,so I felt alone the whole time.I never felt like he was with me,just in hiding at a long distance.If he had told me truth,in that I will never see him face to face,I would have never retained him.He was a perfect example of a ghost attorney,sending others in his place who weren't as knowledgeable.Bad Counsel- I was the victim of the misdemeanor crime of Simple Assault.The perpetrator was the only one that was suppose to be arrested.However,due to the amount of money Walmart(perpetrators' employer) donates to APD,the cop falsely arrested me instead.I expressed to Darryl Smith that I would like to press charges on her.The Simple Assault Statues Of Limitation was for 1 yr at that time.Pressing charges could have been done the same year of incident but he gave me bad advice(to not pursue charges,to wait until after my case is resolved).What helps ur case,he will object.