Client Reviews

Review for Attorney, T.R. Smith

Thank you for putting me in touch with T.R. from your firm. He was very prompt in reaching out to us, and we had a conference call with him earlier this week. He was very helpful in suggesting what our options are moving forward to purchasing my mother in-law’s trailer. We both felt very comfortable with T.R. We will be communicating with my mother in-law our options, and will follow-up with T.R. In the next week or two.

Thank you once again for your professional courtesies and your prompt attention to my inquiry.

- (5 star review)

He’s like having an attorney in the family.

It’s exceptionally rare to find an attorney that is both competent and compassionate. Kyle Stalnaker is one of those rare attorneys. My case lasted almost 3 years and went as far as the Florida Court of Appeals. During this time we had many highs and lows, but Kyle refused to concede that we were not going to prevail. His steadfast dedication to us and his belief in our case resulted in our prevailing in the court of appeals. I can’t even begin to imagine how things would have turned out without him.

- (5 star review)

Carls Family “Home Closing”

I just wanted to say what a pleasure it was to be able to work with TR at not only the sale of my first home but also the new home we had purchased. TR and staff were very professional, courteous, and answered any questions we had to offer. The over all experience was exceptional and would recommend them to anyone who needs an attorney.
Blessed to have used them…

- (5 star review)

Kyle Stalnaker

I hired Kyle Stalnaker as a result of an automobile accident. Kyle was kind, compassionate and very concerned with my well-being. He checked on my physical condition frequently from day one. He kept me well informed on my case and always had my best interests at hand. I would recommend Kyle to anyone needing an attorney.

- (5 star review)

Trusted Divorce Attorney

Dear Mr. Stalnaker,
I want to express my appreciation to you for representing me in my case. I went to visit a different private lawyer before I went to see you for the first time and I did not get the feeling of trust and confidence that you transmitted to me on that first visit. Please extend my gratitude to Cheryl as well, she is wonderful too.

- (5 star review)

He’s the guy you want on your side.

Kyle treated me like a person, not just another client. He was very involved in my case. I was going through a custody battle. He went above and beyond to understand my difficult schedule and work with it. He represented me aggressively, and with all the research and hard work he had done. He was able to achieve the desired outcome we were fighting for. I highly recommend him! If you need a honest, hard working, smart lawyer here’s your man.

- (5 star review)

Outstanding attorney

Mr. Stalnaker was recommended to me to execute a settlement agreement. Over a year I had to hire four lawyers during my divorce. Kyle not only took my calls, replied to my emails but truly cared about my best interests. He showed genuine sympathy and compassion. When I was loosing hope he listened and explained the situation in a realistic way and assured me that he will take care of my case. He was always positive and in a few weeks after dealing with a difficult opposing counsel, a sneaky and dishonest ex kyle aggressively in a professional way took care of my situation. I will highly recommend Mr. Stalnaker to my friends and family.

- (5 star review)

TR Smith and his team at Mackey Law Group were fantastic to work with!

TR and his team at MLG were fantastic to work with as our title company for closing on my family’s new property in Bradenton, FL. We are relocating from California and TR made the closing process very easy on us. A cross-country move is stressful. Luckily with the MLG, they were there to answer any questions and always acted proactively with all parties involved in the closing to make sure there were no issues with closing on time. TR and his team are very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend TR Smith and the Mackey Law Group.

- (5 star review)


I can’t say enough good things ! I have worked with TR on several real estate transactions all of which were extremely smooth and CLOSED! His communication , knowledge and attention to detail is unmatched ! He’s extremely responsive and easy to get a hold of. I would highly recommend TR and his team to anyway looking for an Honest and hardworking attorney !

- (5 star review)

Kyle is an OUTSTANDING Attorney!

Kyle Stalnaker was recommended to me after I was severely injured in a vehicle accident, and I am extremely grateful that I hired him to represent me in my personal injury case. I was hit directly head on by an individual who was speeding & negligently passing another vehicle despite the double yellow line. There truly wasn’t any time to react. I was in the trauma unit for 2 weeks & endured 2 extremely painful surgeries that essentially reconstructed both of my ankles and my heel. I was completely non-weight bearing for months. Then, I had to endure several months of painful physical therapy in order to slowly learn how to walk again. I still have pain and will never be the same, but I am thankful to be alive. I am also thankful to have professionals like Kyle & his team at Mackey Law Group who truly cared about my best interests.

The individual that hit me was uninsured; therefore I wasn’t even sure that there would be anything legally possible for me to do. However, that didn’t deter Kyle in accepting my very complicated case. Kyle was extremely knowledgeable in the law & was determined to go to bat for me. Kyle showed genuine sympathy & compassion for my situation. He was always forthcoming, honest, and candid when it came to explaining the possible scenarios and outcomes of my case. Kyle’s timely communications & positive attitude really impressed me, and made me feel completely assured that he was really doing anything & everything that he could possibly do to help me, which really allowed me to concentrate on my healing process rather than all the medical bills that kept piling up.

Kyle consistently maintained a very high level of professionalism. Kyle’s professionalism coupled with his tireless energy & unwavering drive made my seemingly impossible legal battle not only bearable, but also possible & successful. I honestly don’t know how I would have made it through this entire process without him & Mackey Law Group. Thank you Kyle for all of your hard work! I will definitely use Kyle for any legal matter I have in the future, and will definitely recommend him to anyone that I know needing legal assistance.

- (5 star review)

Thomas R. Smith V-Avvo

T.R. went above and beyond to close on my mortgage. He is highly professional and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing his services.

- (5 star review)

Best in the Business

T.R. handled everything that a closing entails. I cannot say enough about the professionalism, honesty, communication and dedication to my house closing that T.R. and his staff displayed. They worked tirelessly and handled every issue that arose, even when it wasn’t their responsibility to do so. T.R. is the best in the business and I am so thankful I chose him and his team to help with the sale of my house.

- (5 star review)

I am so happy!

I am so happy that I have  hired the Mackey Law Firm. I have nothing in comparison to the emails I’ve been receiving for the past  year thanks for doing all that I needed you to do.

- (5 star review)

Strongly Recommend Kyle

Kyle is a determined lawyer driven to succeed. He has a wealth of knowledge with the energy and focus to win. I highly recommend Kyle Stalnaker and plan to use him again in the future.

- (5 star review)

Looking for the best, look no further !!

I was involved in a car accident last year. I was the driver in a late night hit and run that t-boned my brand new car. I was scared and not sure what to do. I knew Kyle from a previous legal matter we discussed and called to see if he handles these types of claims and if so, would he represent me. After calling and speaking to Kyle, he quickly made me feel at ease and explained the process to me and exactly step by step what to do moving forward. Everything was taken care of for me by Kyle and his team. I am so happy to have found them. He instructed me what to do each step of the way and handled everything from dealing with insurance company to doctors to medical records and even settling and taking care of all the outstanding bills. I could not have had a better outcome even if the late great Johnnie Cochran represented me. If it doesn’t fit “you must acquit.”……… In need of a great attorney, looking to hire ?? “You must call Kyle” !!!

- (5 star review)

Business Dispute

Excellent attorney. Very energetic. Knows his subject quite well. i have no hesitation in recommending him. Legal disputes are never easy but he made it less stressful for me.

- (5 star review)

Home sale in Bradenton

T.R. Smith handled the sale of our single family home in Bradenton. He was incredibly helpful and answered all of our questions that came up as we sold our house by-owner. He was excellent with communication by phone and email and never left a question unanswered; he made sure we understood everything before we entered our contract. I would highly recommend him to anyone who needs a knowledgeable attorney!

- (5 star review)

Could not have found a better Lawyer

Dear Kyle: I’m writing this letter to formally thank you for representing me…with your straightforward tact and sympathetic understanding you were able to ease my “scares” and concerns. I thank you for being a “friend” through it all. You displayed humor, honesty, dignity humility and compassion during this ordeal…once again my most sincere.

- (5 star review)

Thomas R. Smith V

All I can say is after dealing with the death of my Brother, Thomas not only handled everything with ease, and professionalism, he had compassion and understanding. He always had patience with me and responded quickly to all my request. I had no worries because I knew everything was being handled . Thomas helped in so many ways. My case had some unexpected issues. Some of the issues required Thomas to dig a little deeper. He did it with ease. He helped me fine a Real Estate broker who ended up being a wonderful person who sold my Brothers house in 24 hours from the time it was put on the market. Thomas handled all the closing and all the legalities that went with it. Again with ease. I cant’s rave enough about Mackey Law group, and Thomas R Smith V. I remember the first time I went to Mackey Law, I was down in Florida dealing with my Brothers death, and arrangements. I got lost looking for them. I arrived 1 hour late for my appointment, and they were all ready to go to lunch. They saw my frustration when I finally arrived. They were gracious, and told me to sit down, relax and they would talk with me. That meant so much to me. For a bad situation, Thomas was calm, considerate, and really understood what I was going through. Even now a year later. something came up that had to be resolved, and Thomas again came through for me. I would recommend him for sure. I’m from Ohio, and I told him in my last e-mail to him that I wished he was up by me. I can go on and on, but I think by now you should get the point. Thomas unlike some attorneys was upfront, professional, compassionate, and understanding. He handled everything for me. I could have never done this on my own. I’m glad I’ve had this opportunity to express my feelings towards this man who deserves a 5 star rating.

- (5 star review)

A Great law firm

We are a local family owned HVAC service company who has been with T.R Smith and the Mackey law group for a couple of years. We went through a handful of attorney’s before finding these guys. T.R has handled most of our cases, all with a favorable outcome for us. Unlike most lawyer’s, I can get him on the phone and a question or concern addressed in a couple of minutes. I would not hesitate to recommend T.R Smith or the Mackey law group to friends or family.

- (4 star review)

Direct, experienced, compassionate

Pete is a highly experienced attorney who has a full understanding of the law and compassionately relates to his clients during one of the toughest times of your life – a divorce.

I was educated and prepared throughout the journey as a result of his direct counsel and that of his staff. A family owned business with his wife, Catherine (also an attorney), in many ways I felt a part of the family.

I was in a situation where, as the bread winner, I had the most to lose once my unemployed husband of 20 years filed for divorce and did everything he could to make the experience as miserable as possible. I ended with a more favorable result than is typical considering the very unfortunate Florida laws and dealing with unreasonable opposing counsel.

Pete’s experience as a very seasoned attorney and litigator was critical to the result of my case. I would recommend him as a highly competent divorce lawyer who has seen just about any twist or turn you would experience.

- (5 star review)

Kyle is fantastic!

Kyle is a wonderful attorney. We have met many unhelpful attorneys and we were looking for an attorney who got our issues and was willing to go to bat for us in a system that is often unfair and frustrating. He did just that. We are very, very happy with his service.

- (5 star review)

Divorce Attorney

I originally contacted Kyle and a few other attorneys about my upcoming divorce. I was very impressed with the recommendations and realistic outlook put forth to me. I eventually hired Kyle and when divorce was final I ended up with the exact expectations I was informed of from the start. Kyle gave advice throughout the process and always answered back in a timely manner. I highly recommend him as an attorney

- (5 star review)

Exceeded my expectations!

I am very fortunate to of had kyle represent me in my time of need, its so easy to get lost in the mumble jumble of lawyer talk, but kyle made sure to explain things in an understanding manner, and went above and beyond what his job entailed. If you need someone who will see that your wants and concerns are met, not to mention a genuinely good person, trust when i say Kyle Stalnaker is you the lawyer you want to have in your corner!

- (5 star review)

The best attorney ever… he really cares

I went to see Mr. Stalnaker to help me with custody issues with a horrible ex. I was very traumatized with my experience with my divorce attorney and I really needed Mr. Stalnaker to understand the situation that my children and I were in. It is unbelievable to me how much I trust this attorney. He is knowledgeable, trustworthy, GETS IT, and he cares. He is also honest in telling me what can and cannot be accomplished, given the limitations set by the legal system. He has done as much as possible within the constraints of the legal system to help us and he is top notch. I recommend this attorney fully. I hesitated to write this review because I fear that recommending him may bring so much clientele to him who will be as satisfied with is services as I am, that he will be ultra busy, but frankly, he deserves the best of recommendations.

- (5 star review)

Very Professional

Kyle was a great help to me while going through my divorce..He was always available to answer my questions and was very professional throughout the proceedings.

- (5 star review)

Thomas R. Smith, ESQ

Working for the past two years with T.R. on my case had its ups and downs, but T.R held fast and always assured me the confidence I needed to eventually win the case. He always picked up the phone when I called or returned my call if he was busy. There were times when my opinion of the court system was tested. That is when T.R. became my therapist. Thomas showed that in today’s world a lawyer can be compassionate, as well as, resourceful. Thank You Thomas.

- (5 star review)