Comments from Former Clients
Former clients have provided the comments that follow. These comments are not “cherry picked.” Included here are the comments from all the former clients who provided them, except where they instructed us to not post.
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|H.G.D.||5930||I would like to truly say thank you for your help with my expungement. Your services were prompt, professional and thorough.|
|J.L.||5943||Mr. Marain I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you again. I don't have enough words to express my feelings, I am just extremely thankful that I had you as an attorney. I wish you and your family the best.|
Words cannot express our deep appreciation for all of your help. You are such a considerate and responsible attorney! It's our fortune to have you help us.
You did a wonderful job. We all think you are very professional. If we have friends need help, we will definitely give them referral to you. Keep in touch!
|M.Y.||6017||Thank you for your time and patience.|
|S.G.||6081||You're a mench.|
|M.A.G.||6095||Thank you very much Mr. Marain for all of your help!|
|S.R.||6189||Couldn't have asked for better. Thank you for all your help.|
|P.A.K.||6218||The steady stream of updates via mail as each step of the case progressed was reassuring. It was good to know that Mr. Marain was always on top of things. He is approachable and puts you at ease, no matter what stupidity you committed. Most importantly, he obtained an excellent result in my case. He also handled a small side matter with thoroughness and professionalism. I would call on him again, although I hope I never need to.|
|C.R.||6237||Mr. Marain, you were fantastic in handling my case. Thank you for being so thorough and keeping me informed in every step of the process. I will definitely come to you again if I need any legal assistance in the future.|
|S.T.||6248||Perfect and prompt legal service. Thank you very much.|
|P.W.H.||6253||Thank you for a job very well done.|
|S.R.S.||6273||It was a pleasure working with you.|
|J.T.A.||6276||In my legal matter I found Mr. Marain to be sincere, honest and professional. Thank you again.|
|E.Y.C.||6277||Mr. Marain- thank you for your services. I am very glad I saw your name online. You are extremely professional and pleasant to interact with. If I ever need any legal services, or anyone I know does, I will most certainly give you a call. Of course I hope that never comes to (for me at least) again. I can't state how wonderful you have been. Thanks again.|
|P.J.M.||6278||Mr. Marain, I can't thank you enough for the way you handled my son's case. Everything went smoothly, without any doubt on my part that you were always involved. You kept me up to date on the case's developments, communicated with me often, and followed through to the satisfactory conclusion in the case. I would strongly recommend you to anyone in need of legal representation. Thanks again!|
|P.J.S.||6297||I don't think I could have had better representation if I had unlimited funds! You were one of my best moves.|
|A.S.G.||6300||Mr. Marain builds an excellent rapport with his clients. He is always conscientious of his client's feelings and is clearly concerned for the individual, not simply, the 'case.' I never once had problems contacting Mr. Marain and/or understanding the developments in my case. Thanks for everything!|
You did a fantastic job! You kept me informed about my case. I was copied on each letter that you sent out and also you took the time to write me letters explaining the procedure step by step. Every time I received a letter from you, I would comment to Rich on how thorough and efficient you are. I felt secure knowing that I was in good hands with you as my attorney- that you were very knowledgeable about the law pertaining to my case and that you would see it through in a timely manner, which you absolutely did.
Again, you did an outstanding job and although I hope never to need your services again, I will highly recommend you to anyone who does. Also, if a prospective client would like to speak to me regarding your services, you can give them my phone number.
|M.D.||6310||Just a thank you! You couldn't imagine the feeling I felt when I received this. It's a new beginning.|
|A.F.||6312||I want to thank you for everything u have done. very pleased, I apoligize for taking so long to write back to you. you are always refered by me when people need the Best Advize and help. Wish you a good and healthy 2012.|
|S.N.||6319||Mr. Marain is very clever, methodical, and patient. He is honest, respectful, and truly concerned about his client's right to a fair trial.|
|O.C.O.||6325||His services were pretty exceptional and I would definitely refer people in need of such services. Thank you so much for your time.|
|E.P.||6326||Mr. Marain was very efficient in my case. I hope I never need another att. but if so, Mr. Marain would be the first one I would call.|
I wanted to thank you again for taking the time to answer all of my questions. :-) You truly don't understand how much I appreciate it.
|S.K.||6350||I don't have enough words to express my feelings for a wonderful job Mr. Marain has done. I am thankful to God that being with Mr. Marain I was always in safe hands. Professionally he has extremely deep knowledge. He was able to answer all my questions very satisfactory. Thanks Mr. Marain 'Thank you' is not a word but a feeling. Thanks from the bottom of my heart.|
|S.C.B.||6360||Thank you very much. If I have any other questions concerning law, you are on my speed dial, again I appreciate your help.|
|M.G.S.||6373||Attorney Allan Marain helped my case in a timely and helpful manner. He thoroughly explained every aspect of my case. He would always keep me up to date with any changes during my case. He represemted me to the best of his ability. I thank him very much and if I ever need an attorney I will be sure to call him.|
|J.C.M.||6389||Allan Marain, Esq., Attorney at Law did a perfect job. He is very professional, yet easy to talk to.|
|M.E.K.||6398||Very pleased. Great Work.|
|T.S.C.||6422||Mr. Marain got right to work on my case. And didn't stop until it was taken care of. A very nice man and a professional. I am happy I got hooked up with him.|
|M.T.B.||6430||I found Mr. Marain extremely professional. Everything was completely explained to us and all our questions were answered in a timely manner. His calls to us and all of the mailings made us feel that we were in good hands and that we had no reason to worry that our case was being handled properly. I would never hesitate to use Mr. Marain's services again.|
|J.F.||6436||I cannot sufficiently convey how impressed I am with your professionalism and how pleased I am with the quality of your represenation. I am almost pleased when friends of mine have legal problems because it gives me the opportunity to recommend you. You are a credit to your profession.|
|W.C.||6438||Mr. Marain I truley thank you for your efforts on my behalf. Without hesitation you had made up your mind to help me and freely invest your time. Words cannot suffice my expression of gratitude. Thank you.|
|A.B.J.||6443||Thank you for all your help. Once again I thank you!|
|C.A.B.||6444||Many thanks for your compassion and patience as well as a meticulously handled process with a good and quick result. I could not have been luckier finding your site on the internet.|
Thank you so much for a job well done. Your professionalism and dedication to my case was superb. I felt at ease and confident every step of the way. Your website is an excellent representation of you and your services. I will definitely call you again for your legal expertise and refer others to you.
It has been a pleasure working with you and making your acquaintance.
|L.A.S.||6450||I would recommend you to anyone needing an attorney without hesitation.|
|J.D.J.||6455||Mr. Marain was excellent. Power of attorney is always helpful. Thanks again.|
|B.K.||6459||Very professional, timely, etc. Nothing less than excellent legal services on any and all issues that needed Mr. Marain's attention. A grade of A++ is deserved!|
|F.M.M.||6463||Mr. Marain is an excellent attorney. He represented me very well. I had an excellent attorney on my side. I would recommend Mr. Marain without any reservations.|
|D.S.||6477||Thank you so much, wonderful job. Your my God!|
|K.K.||6479||I appreciate Mr. Marain for handling my case very intelligently and his patience for this concern is greatly appreciated as well. I would certainly get in touch with you sir, for any further questions. Thank you!|
|A.D.||6486||A professional approach to listening and hearing what was told to him by clients was and is a primary ingredient to winning.|
|S.C.Q.||6491||Thanks a lot- court was less stressful then I thought it would be thanks to your help.|
|A.F.G.||6495||Thank you very much.|
|H.M.||6502||Thank you. . . Thank you again.|
|W.P.U.||6503||Thank you! I really appreciate all the work you did for me. You did exactly what you said you would do, you kept me informed by telephone, letters and in person so I knew exactly how my case was progressing. The outcome of my case was successful. If I need a lawyer in the future I will call you. I will also strongly recommend you to others.|
|D.R.||6504||I had a personal deadline to meet and Mr. Marain worked very hard to not only meet my deadline but was always keeping me informed every step of the way. Thanks Mr. Marain!|
|S.P.H.||6507||I would strongly recommend Mr. Marain. His follow-ups that explained the progress and status of the case were very helpful and informative. It was a pleasure using your services.|
|J.L.D.||6512||I liked the way Mr. Marain kept me informed & up to date (this seems to be difficult for many attorneys)|
|A.P.S.||6536||I would refer him to anyone. Thank you.|
|M.M.||6539||Was well prepared and showed dedication to my case. I was completely satisfied with his representation and will not hesitate to use his services again should I ever need them.|
|M.P.R.||6545||This was the first and hopefully last time we were in this situation and Mr. Marain was caring, professional, and very helpful. He treated my son and I with respect and compassion and made this situation as easy to deal with as possible and we were very grateful for the help.|
|C.S.F.||6559||Thanks for your help and support.|
I would like to thank Mr. Marain from the bottom of my heart. Everything he said to prepare me for the case and to keep me informed of what could happen throughout the case was a perfect example of proving world class service. All of the follow-ups that he did and all of the monthly updates that he provided me, were very great and I thank you for that.
Mr. Marain, you are the man!
|D.S.||6563||Don't retire. I thank you very much for a job well done. Thank you for keeping me calm during my stressful time.|
|P.B.||6565||Very pleased with service and expediant manner in which everything was handled. Will recommend if possible.|
|B.U.||6571||Mr. Marain has provided outstanding service. I am surprised with Mr. Marain's highly professional and knowledgable legal assistance. He is honest and does his job well. I recommend Mr.Marain's legal services highly.|
|P.R.||6575||Honest, worked hard, and fast and surpassed my expectations.|
|R.B.||6578||Mr. Marain always took my calls and presented me with good information. I would absolutetly recommend Mr. Marain to others in need of a lawyer. Thank you for all your help!|
|S.D.||6581||He was VERY helpful and professional. Because of Alan's hard work I was able to recieve my expungement and am now free to do so many things I was not able to do before.|
|B.A.H.||6589||I am a totally satisfied customer & would recommend to anyone. I am very grateful for the help I needed|
Word can not express my relief. I feel a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I have a new lease on life. You have helped restore my dignity and removed the 'scarlet letter'!
None of this would have been possible without you. Thank you so very much for all you have done, your understanding, your guidance and experience.
|J.E.B.||6591||Mr. Marain was extremely professional, he explained the process in easy to understand terms and he was very compassionate. This was very difficult for me and he handled everything in a caring, confidential manner. I only wish I had contacted him sooner, it could have made a significant difference even dating back to the original incident. Money well spent.|
|D.C.H.||6596||Thank you for your politeness and professionalism, for my son, as well as family members. Thank you! God Bless.|
|M.P.W.||6605||Dear Mr. Marain, Thank you for handling my expungement in a thoughtful, professional manner.|
|M.A.G.||6617||The expungement happened so fast! Great job!|
|D.M.Z.||6624||Thank you so much for expediting my case! You are a wonderful, caring man and I wish you well!|
|L.M.T.||6637||Thank you so much for everything!|
|L.M.M.||6663||Thank you so much for your help. I am so grateful for you and your services. I could not have done it without you! You made what could have been a very difficult process for me easy and my mind was at ease knowing I had a professional working on my case.|
|G.P.||6674||I just wanted to say thank you for helping me with the expungement and for taking care of the matter in a very professional way.|
|D.J.A.||6676||I am extremely satisfied with Mr. Marain's representation. Mr. Marain continuously updated me about the status of my case and was responsive to my inquiries. He also demonstrated a strong knowledge of the legal issues related to my case. Overall Mr. Marain exceeded my expectations.|
|N.O.||6684||Thank you very much for your help Mr. Marain. I would recommend you to anyone I know with legal problems.|
|L.F.||6690||I just want to thank you for all your work on my behalf. I am very pleased with the outcome. Thank you for being not just a great lawyer, but also a good human being.|
|C.C.||6707||I would definitely recommend Mr. Marain to others.|
|V.E.||6719||Great job keep it up! 5 Stars ***** to you and your staff.|
I cannot say enough good things about Allan Marain. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional, yet treats you as a person , and not just a file number. He always took the time to address any questions and concerns, and kept me fully informed every step of the way.
Alan - Thank you immensely!
|R.P.M.||6731||I'm glad I didn't try to navigate these murky waters myself. Your assistance and wise counsel gave me great comfort throughout this process, and great confidence in its successful conclusion. Thank you!|
|S.T.L.||6735||Thank you so much for your professionalism while still maintaining a personal connection.|
|J.J.M.||6739||I am deeply grateful to him.|
|C.K.C.||6741||Thank you so much for your help in this matter. I really appreciate your assistance and my second chance.|
|E.C.||6748||Thank you for all your efforts on my behalf.|
Overall, I have to say that this was a tremendous experience. I can't possibly put into words how appreciative that I am and how much Mr. Marains work and effort on my behalf has not only impressed me, but has provided me with a level of comfort and understanding through its entire process.
I couldn't have asked for better service, a more professional experience, or a more favorable outcome. I am truly grateful for the work and effort that Mr. Marain has put forth on my behalf which has allowed me to move forward with my lifes goals.
Good job well done
God bless you
Keep it up
|J.N.B.||6782||If anything should arise I wouldn't call anyone else.|
|I.C.||6786||I received your message yesterday and had to hear it over and over again. What I was hearing was not sinking in. I became overwhelmed with emotion and burst into tears. I could not even call you back as I could not keep myself calm. What you have done for me gives me hope in moving forward on so many levels. Even as I sit hear writing this I cannot keep myself composed and I will probably be this way for a long time. I never thought this day would come. I am so grateful to you as so is my husband. Thank you, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. God Bless You! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!!!!|
|D.S.B.||6791||Mr. Marain was professional, courteous and effective.|
|Z.Q.T.||6801||Mr. Marain is very professional and kept me informed about my case. I would use his services again in the future.|
|A.R.M.||6804||I am very impressed by Mr. Marain's handling of my case. He was nothing but informative and caring. I would refer anyone in my situation to Mr. Marain. Thank you!|
Esquire Marain was exemplary as my attorney. Mr. Marain's communication skills are impecable. He followed up with me as the case progressed. Correspondence was provided to me at every step of the process. I must attest from the witnessing of his performance Mr. Marain is the master of Expungements.
My attorney Allan Marain demonstrated compassion & understanding with regards to my situation, where he didn't make me feel like I was just another case. I recommend Allan Marain and his practice to any person needing his services.
|R.R.||6825||Mr. Marain, Thank a lot for what you did.|
|K.S.B.||6827||I can't adequately express my gratitude for Mr. Marain's efforts. Thank you for your hard work and for successfully completing my case. You are a good and decent man Mr. Marain and my prayers are with you and your company. Thanks again.|
I want to thank you so much for all of your help! Words can't express how grateful I am.
|I.B.G.||6846||Mr. Marain was extremely knowledgeable about the law and made my time in court much easier.|
|A.M.||6852||Many thanks for your attention to detail in my case.|
|R.C.P.||6853||Thank you for all your help! Processing all the expungement paperwork on my own would have been such a headache, but you made the whole process very stress free! I appreciate all your assistance!|
Thank you very much for assisting me with getting my life back on track. Keep up the great work. I will continue to recommend your services to anyone that may need them. I can now move on.
|C.R.||6870||Mr. Marain did a great job with my case.|
Words cannot express how grateful I am for your assistance in getting me my expungement. From our first call, you have been very professional and caring to help me. You made yourself available each time I called you with a question. You kept me informed with details each step of the process.
I hope never to need your services again in the future, but if I know anyone needing a lawyer, I would recommend your services to anyone with high recommendations.
I would be happy to share my positive experience of the service you provided me to any potential client of yours.
|B.H.||6889||Outstanding service. Not only did the ruling come in my favor but correspondence was consistent and thorough. Great job! Thank you!|
|J.B.||6890||I am very pleased with Mr. Marains service. He shows concern with any matter you have, and is always available if ever you need to talk.|
|D.C.||6892||Mr. Marain is very knowledgeable in regards to the law and legal processes. I would highly recommend his services in the future!|
|N.B.||6894||Thank you for your attentiveness and guidance during my case. I greatly appreciated it.|
|A.C.||6903||Mr. Marain conducted everything in a professional manner and was always on top of the updates. I highly recommend Mr. Marain.|
|J.A.||6904||Thank you for everything.|
|M.B.B.||6907||Thank you for all your hard work and efforts.|
|N.V.||6908||What most rewarding is that I did not have to travel and Mr. Marain took care of everything though I'm in another state residing.|
Truly a pleasure.
|A.B.||6923||I was pleased with the level of service provided by Mr. Marain and would recommend him for courteous, professional and prompt care to the client.|
Excellent handling of my case, no issues whatsoever. Thank you very much for your concerned attention on my behalf.
Best wishes to you!
|J.L.B.||6931||You and your staff made my expungement painless and I cannot thank you enough! Thank you for helping me get my life back after so many years!|
|E.N.M.||6944||I apologize for returning this at this late date but I really feel very strongly that you did everything for me in a prompt and professional manner.|
|R.B.U.||6946||Allan Marain was excellent!|
I just wanted to say thank you. When I heard your message this afternoon that the judge signed the order, I cried! I have been waiting this day for so long and I finally feel like I can now move on! I can finally move ahead in my teaching career (which requires fingerprinting) and just life in general and know that now this won't follow me anymore.
Thank you for being so thorough with everything and keeping me in constant contact and updated throughout this whole process. Even though getting this expunged wasn't a happy experience, you definitely made everything go smoothly.
Thank you again for everything!
Great job! I would recommend you in a heartbeat!
|F.R.||6973||Thanks again for your exceptional service.|
|G.G.M.||6975||Allan Marain was a consumate professional in handling my case from start to finish. He communicated with me throughout the entire process. I recommend Allan Marain wholeheartedly.|
|M.J.M.||6977||I'm very pleased with Mr. Marain Services I would recommend him to anybody.|
|T.S.||6978||Mr. Marian was very professional answered all of my questions through phone calls and emails. I couldn't of hired anyone better to represent me and handle my case. Jill was also wonderful and helpful with also answering some questions. I highly recommend Mr. Marain and his staff.|
|J.A.H.||6983||I am very pleased with the services provided. Thank you!!|
|M.F.K.||6992||I am grateful to Mr. Marain for presenting my case with his expertise and especially for the outcome obtained. He has made a significant difference in my life. Many thanks to Mr. Marain for his handling of my case.|
|J.R.C.||7001||Thank you for your help.|
Thank you so much for all of your assistance and effort put forth regarding my case. The constant communication, outlining of information and general respect you and your staff had for me was evident in everything you did.
Your phone call truly made my year. I am newly engaged, moving to a new city with a new job and I will be able to start my new life fresh with no worries of this matter following me. I'm tearing up just thinking about it.
I am so very thankful for everything that your office did for me. I think you are a wonderful lawyer and person, and while I wish I had known about you before, I am beyond grateful I was able to have you handle this matter.
My sincerest thanks,
|F.G.V.||7017||Thank you Mr. Marain & Staff. Job very well done!|
[W]orking with you and Jill was a pleasure. Never once did I experience the sense of feeling lost in the process. Communication was frequent, detailed, professional and always punctuated with the offer of available help for any questions or concerns that I may have had. I truly felt that I had the opportunity to contact your office at any time and I would have the answer I was looking for as well as additional, supporting information.
The hard work and professional manner of both you and your paralegal Jill has allowed me to unburden a weight carried with me for a great length of time and I am very grateful to have chosen to utilize your office for this matter.
Dear Mr. Marain,
Thank you for your hard work!
Wishing you a blessed Holiday Season!
|J.J.R.||7042||Thank you so much it was a pleasure to have you working for me.|
|S.F.||7044||Thank you for all of your help and continuous updates throught the process! I never once did not know where we were at in the process and it put my mind at ease. I appreciate all of your hard work!|
|S.W.||7047||I appreciate your help on this matter. The experience of your firm is evident in the timely execution of crucial documents to appropriate parties, the autonomy of your work on the client's behalf, and the overall professionalism exhibited by your firm. I feel fortunate to have retained your services.|
|M.J.S.||7057||Thank You for treating me professionally and supporting my dignity. I will not hesitate to seek your assistance, if necessary, in the future, and I will certainly refer anyone in need of legal assistance to you.|
I would like to thank you for all your help. I now feel that I can finally move on with my life. You can be assured that I will highly recommend your services to anyone in need. Thank you so much, [Name Redacted]
P.S. My brother will be contacting you soon.
You and your staff are the most competent and professional people I have ever dealt with.
Thank you very much.
|D.K.||7089||Very informative, upfront [illegible] communicative individual & diligent worker|
|R.M.||7090||I will recommend you to my friends as I have already done so|
|M.A.L.||7096||Thank you, it is great to finally have this matter behind me.|
|J.M.S.||7111||Thank you so much for your help. I feel like a cloud has been lifted from me that has been over me for the last 14 yours. Thanks.|
|D.M.B.||7116||Mr. Marain + his support staff are caring, well-informed professionals. I did my research on who to contact for legal representation; and I'm very happy with who I chose. I now can pursue my life again after 12 years of being a framed convicted criminal due to the fact that I became a whistle blower against patient abuse in N.J. Thank you Mr. Marain + staff!!|
Dear Mr. Marain,
Thanks a lot for all your help.
I was impressed by the explanation of all facets of the legal process as it pertained to my case. Unfortunately you cannot perform miracles.
|J.V.||7133||I would like too thanky you and worky for the good job yous have done thanky very Much.|
|J.M.||7134||Thank you for all your help. I finally got my record clear. And I was very Satisfied with your Services. I would recommend your Services to anyone who is well to clear. There records. and Start a New Beginning. Once Again Thank you!|
|G.B.||7143||You folks did a great job and did it for a reasonable fee. Kudo's to you and the postive outcome.|
|R.N.||7146||Thank you so much for all that you have done. I greatly appreciate everything.|
I am extremely glad I chose Mr. Marain to handle my case. I was kept well informed with every step of how the case was moving along without any request on my part. My expectations were exceeded with how the case was handled. I will not hesitate to recommend any family member or friend who is looking to have something expunged to Mr. Marain.
Thanks, thanks, thank you very much Mr. Marain.
|I.H.||7154||I found Mr. Marain to be a shrewd and practical jurist. His years of legal experience and seemingly infinite knowledge regarding the New Jersey expungement process were evidenced in the seamless manner in which he handled my case. He maintained a line of communication that did not close until after the results I desired had been obtained. I was totally satisfied with Mr. Marain's services.|
|A.J.M.||7161||If someone I know needs an excellent attorney I will refer him or her to Mr. Marain, with the upmost confidence because a few others I called said they could not do anything for me. That told me they did not know what to do; because they were not familiar with my type of case.|
I really appreciate your professionalism! And thank you for your constant contact and for keeping me in the loop throughout the process.
Thanks a lot.
J[remainder of name redacted]
Mr. Marain made a process that seemed so overwhelming and impossible to me, look easy.
I'm so grateful to him and his staff for diligently working on my case.
|C.N.||7186||Very professional. Extremely thorough in his efforts to gather age old court documents. It would have been impossible to do this myself and I am so glad I called Mr. Marain.|
|G.S.||7187||Thanks for your help!!|
|B.P.||7188||Thank you for all your guidance through this stressful process, and for helping put my past behind me. I appreciate all your patience in answering my questions and concerns, & for providing your advice. My future successes will be due to all your help, and I cannot thank you enough.|
|N.C.||7205||Excellent service provided timely and in an affordable fashion. Thank you for being honest and caring.|
|K.E.B.||7206||I was very pleased with the constant updates regarding my case and believe everything was done efficiently in an organized format. This would have been a nightmare to prepare myself and found the fee to be quite reasonable after seeing the time and effort Mr. Marain put into my case.|
|J.K.||7210||I would never consider using anyone else. He is compasionate as a human being.|
|S.T.||7221||I will always remember your kindness.|
Mr. Marain did an outstanding job!
|J.A.||7240||Thank you very much for everything. I was able to leave NJ and am in VT with my daughter. I also recieved my VT teaching lisense last week. Thank you so much for your help I could not have done all this without you.|
|S.S.||7246||Mr. Marain processed my case in a very timely manner at every step. He did a good job at notifying me of what was going on.|
|D.M.M.||7247||I am completely satisfied with the services that I received and the promptness of the resolution to this case.|
|R.B.||7255||Thank you for everything. Outstanding service.|
In the days since the successful completion of my expungement I have had time to fully reflect on what it means to me and those that will come in contact with me for the rest of my life and am nothing but inspired. Being able to find you, a needle in a haystack has left me with hope that I did not have before. I can now stand upright and chase my dreams freely and unapologetically without that scarlet letter attachment anymore.
I have also decided to continue my educational pursuits and I have transferred to the University of Alabama (online) to get the last 30 or so credits that I need to complete my undergraduate studies. I'm not sure where I will go or what I will do after that but I guess the real point now is that I have a choice because of the service that you have provided for me as well as others.
|V.L.||7275||Very professional & prompt. Thank you!|
Supportive, Knowledgeable and kind.
Thank you for everything
|G.M.||7329||Thanks for a great job!|
|M.L.||7340||I really want to thank you Mr. Marain for how dilligently you pursued my case. Thank you again for everything.|
|T.T.||7350||Mr. Marain was very knowledgeable in the expungement process and kept me updated every step of the way. I especially appreciate that he was able to send a letter out to the main background checking companies notifying them of my newly expunged status. Thank You.|
Thank you for giving me my life back!
God bless you.
|S.G.||7379||The NJ law is arbitrary & capricious. The standard they apply to the case is idiotic. The expungement were of things in the begone past.|
|M.K.||7383||Mr. Marain did a great job for me. Thank you very much!!!|
|K.B.||7386||I was very pleased with my experience and the outcome of the case. Thank you so much for all your help.|
|J.A.C.||7422||Mr. Allan Marain is an excellent lawyer! It was such a pleasure to hire him to represent my son with his case. He is very professional and has a good knowledge of the law in the case which he helped us. Nobody would have done it like him! He called us back immediately to answer any questions or concerns that we had.|
|D.M.||7439||Thank you very much|
Thank you so much for your help and guidance. I'm so thankful.
J [remainder of name redacted]
|L.M.||7460||My experience with you has been superb to say the least.|
I had an extremely positive experience working with Mr. Marain. He was professional, timely, understanding and thorough. I would absolutely utilize his services in the future and/or refer family/friends if appropriate.
Thank you for your excellent service,
A [remainder of name redacted]
|Y.A.||7471||Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to resolve my case.|
|N.S.||7474||Thank you SO much! You have been wonderful throughout the duration of the process and I am so grateful everything went well and on schedule!|
Mr. Marain was informative, clear, professional, kind and courteous. I highly reccommend him and his office. Selecting him to represent me was the best decision I made.
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|J.L.||7481||Very satisfied with your firm!|
|D.C.M.||7486||One of the best experiences with an attorney ever. Mr Marain has set a high standard for professionalism & customer care.|
|L.S.||7497||I hope I don't have to use you again, but I will always be a referral.|
|T.Y.||7500||You were very helpful. Thank you!|
Thank you for the professional attention to my personal case. I truly felt as though you had my best interest in mind, and that you worked diligently in helping me navigate the New Jersey court system.
I could not have accomplished this without your help.
|J.P.||7512||Do not contact me and remove my information from your mailing list immediately.|
|P.L.D.||7517||I thank Mr. Marain for his professionalism, courtesy & assurance he provided for me. He truly made me feel confident in that he & his staff had my best interest @ heart!|
|W.A.R.||7539||You were great! In November 2016 I was approved for a concealed carry weapons permit in North Carolina. I was very impressed how you represented me in such a timely manner. It feels good to know I can now legally say no to the “box” on job applications. I am very happy and pleased with your service! Please feel free to use my gratitude to show prospective clients. The fee was worth it!!! I now have peace of mind!|
|J.M.||7547||I cannot thank you enough for your time, effort and sharing your knowledge. I don't believe I will ever need a lawyer with your specific area of concentration in the future, however I will certainly refer anyone I meet in the future who may.|
|A.S.||7571||Mr. Marain handled my case with outstanding professionalism, competence, and attention to detail. I slept better at night knowing that I was in such capable hands during a difficult time in my career.|
|B.P.B.||7572||Great job! And thank you!|
|E.S.||7579||Great job! Thank you!|
|S.E.C.||7583||I received your voicemail late today regarding my expungement application and felt an immediate thank you was in order! My experience with you has never lacked professionalism, courtesy, or caring! Never have I felt like during this process that I was another case for you; your true compassion and understanding of my situation, as your client, was absolutely remarkable to experience. Thank you----from the bottom of my heart. You have made a difficult process seem graceful and effortless, but I truly appreciate all your efforts on my behalf. I could not have asked for a more knowledgeable or more caring lawyer, and wanted to give thanks!|
|Q.A.||7587||My husband and I really appreciate your help during this process. Thank you so much and may God richly bless you for your kindness.|
|D.M.S.||7599||I found Mr. Marain and staff to be a life saver for me and my family. He took his time out to help me now I'm able to go back to work, and help others.|
|N.P.L.||7615||Mr. Marain far exceeded my expectations. Never before have I worked with a lawyer that actually cared. I highly recommend Mr. Marain.|
|B.M.||7625||I am so happy and grateful to have had you represent me for my expungement. There is absolutely no aspect of working with you that I would have changed or that could have been done any better.|
Thank you very much!
Highly recommend to anyone in a similar circumstance.
|M.H.||7634||Good job all around. Professional and efficient|
|K.K.||7638||Mr. Marain is fantastic!|
|D.C.||7649||Excellent work. I strongly feel that without Mr. Marain's services and advice, I would have this hanging over me in perpetuity.|
|H.R.||7652||You are the standard by which I now judge lawyers.|
|B.A.H.||7676||I am a totally satisfied costomer & would reccomend to anyone. I am very grateful for the help I received.|
|G.A.D.||7685||Extremely professional, would recommend to anyone needing legal advise. I have other needs in the future and plan on calling. Well done and thank you very much Mr. Marain I am so pleased to have this mark removed.|
|D.M.||7690||Thank you for staying on top of the courts, judges and municipal personnel to get my case resolved and my record expunged. I would recommend Mr. Marain to anyone in need of an expungement in NJ.|
|B.L.||7694||Thank you for all your help!|
|J.W.||7698||I work with attorneys and judges on a daily basis and Mr. Marain handled my legal needs with professionalism and class. Hopefully I will never need his services again but I certainly would not hesitate to call him if I did. Thank you, Mr. Marain.|
|C.O.||7699||Very professional and thorough|
|W.A.B.||7707||Thank you so much for your due diligence. You did a wonderful job & I would not hesitate to recommend you. Thank you again for a job well done.|
|A.S.||7709||Thank you so much for everything.|
|S.L.||7735||I am very happy with everything, from the first step to the last. Thank you.|
|E.K.||7751||I appreciate all the help you and your staff provided. Professional work above and beyond.|
|M.T.M.||7770||Even with technical issues, and difficult agencies Allan still prevailed. He did an excellent job.|
|F.K.||7778||I never got to meet you but you seem to be a nice and a excellent lawyer.|
|D.P. o/b/o C.W.||7804||
Although the case was not resolved in C's favor, this was a particularly difficult situation as interpretation of new statute language is evolving. Had their not been such fraught emotional issues tied up with the litigation, C would have pursued the case to the next level.
Thank you again for your hard work and support.
|I.M.||7806||Great Service. I am very pleased! The process was quicker than I imagined. Staff were so friendly and helpful.|
|J.R.||7814||The expungement service from Mr. Marain and his staff couldn't have been better.|
|K.L.||7822||You guys took SUCH good care of me! Thank You!|
|M.P.H.||7847||I was very satisfied with the service I received.|
|M.S.||7848||It's nice that you are helping change peoples lives. My case probably isn't the most critical as I have always been self-employed and productive. I'm sure there are a lot of people out there that you are truly changing their lives and giving them opportunity.|
|L.M.C.||7852||A+++ and 5 stars!!! Allan Marain was beyond outstanding, in every possible way!!! He was...out of the box thinker, great knowledge of the law and its applications. Truly, he want above and beyond! He really did his research. I cannot say enough great things about our attorney Allan Marain.|
My sincere thanks goes to you for my excellent legal representation. I could not be happier with the results of my expungement. You Mr. Marain made a very critical difference in my future. The extra time and effort put forth on your behalf until the end was truly appreciated. The process was a little long, but in the end thanks to you my expungement was granted. Thanks again for displaying experience and skill to get the best possible results for me.
|D.W.||7855||Thank you for all of the work over the years|
|H.L.H.||7865||I would highly recommend Mr. Marain & his staff to anyone I know, and would gladly use his services again if need be. Thank you.|
Always a gentleman.
|L.J.C.||7882||I will be in touch if anything even remotely close to a needed legal service crosses my path, and remain available if you need anything in the orthopedic spectrum.|
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Allan Marain is a Senior Instructor with Garden State Continuing Legal Education Services. He has been a presenter in its seminars to New Jersey attorneys of "Expungements under New Jersey Law". He chairs the expungement committee of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey. New Jersey County and local law enforcement agencies have sought his advice concerning application of New Jersey Statutes and Court Rules relating to expungements. His article, Expungement of Criminal Proceedings, was featured in the February 2005 edition of "New Jersey Lawyer Magazine," published by the New Jersey State Bar Association. The October 2015 edition of that same magazine contains his article, Expungement and Sealing of Juvenile Records. On February 4, 2019, the New Jersey Law Journal published as an op-ed Allan submitted entitled It's Time To Fix the Expungement Process.
The New Jersey Law Revision Commission (NJLRC) has invited his thoughts on proposed changes and revisions to the New Jersey Expungement statutes, and Mr. Marain has been pleased to respond to that invitation. In January 2015, Allan co-presented with Jason Seidman, of the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, Expunging a Criminal Record - what you need to know as a defense attorney; what you need to know as a prosecutor. This presentation was for continuing legal education credits, under the auspices of the Criminal Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. In the audience were criminal defense lawyers as well as prosecutors from throughout New Jersey.
In November 2017, Allan again made a co-presentation to the New Jersey State Bar Association. This time it was to its Municipal Court Practice Section. His co-presenter was Christina Atallah, from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office. The program concerned expungements in general, with emphasis upon expungement of matters heard in municipal courts. In June 2018 he participated as a panel member for another Municipal Court Practice Section presentation, and in September he again spoke, this time with Essex County Assistant Prosecutor Gary Thomas, to the Criminal Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. Allan was invited to co-present a seminar for the Association for Justice program on November 15, 2018, at the New Jersey Meadowlands. However, he was uninvited when he indicated his unwillingness to pay its $495.00 registration fee for the privilege. He did speak on October 20, 2018 to the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey, together with Assistant Deputy Public Defender Stephen Hunter. On November 14, 2018, he presented a webinar to lawyers throughout New Jersey for the New Jersey State Bar Association. This webinar discussed changes to New Jersey expungement law that took effect on October 1, 2018. The webinar also discussed other aspects of New Jersey expungement law, including procedure, drafting suggestions, and “hot topics.”
Allan is among the highly experienced and responsive expungement attorneys in New Jersey. Law & Politics Magazine, and the publishers of New Jersey Monthly, have included Allan Marain on its list of New Jersey's “Super Lawyers” in six different years. A 2013 Joint Resolution of the New Jersey Legislature recognized him, stating, “Within all the spheres of his life and work, Allan Marain has established a model to emulate and set a standard of excellence towards which others might strive[.]”
Allan belongs to the New Jersey State Bar Association. He is a past chair of both its Criminal Law Section and its Municipal Court Practice Section. He is a member of the Legal Committee of NORML (National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws). Allan helped found NORML-NJ. He was actually one of its incorporators.
Allan is a current trustee of the Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey. He is a former trustee of the Middlesex County Bar Association. He is also a former member of the Middlesex County Assignment Judge's Criminal Lawyers Committee.
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