WE OFTEN RECEIVE CARDS, GIFTS, AND HEARTFELT THANK-YOUS FROM OUR CLIENTS, EVEN LONG AFTER THEIR CASES ARE DONE. WE ARE TOUCHED AND INSPIRED BY ALL OF THEM. HERE ARE A FEW SAMPLES:
"Dear Toni- Thank you for representing me in my legal matter with my former employer. It was a stressful situation but you were always there. You fought extremely hard for me and I am very pleased with the outcome. I received more than I expected. You are truly a blessing and I can't thank you enough."
"Dear Toni- Thank you so much for all your help with my work situation. It was so kind of you, and I would not have been able to write such a letter without your support and expertise. You are such a sweet friend and I really appreciate you! Thank you, Toni!!"
"Dear Toni- Thank you for all your kindness and support with my position elimination. I really appreciate all your insight and guidance. I recently got a job offer in Pasadena and will be starting in mid-September. With kind regards."
"Dear Toni- I cannot thank you enough for taking my case at what was a very dark time for me. Again, I looked long and hard for a superior attorney, and was so grateful when you accepted the case. Because of the outcome, I will wipe out all my debt and be able to jump into a job I love with both feet. Thank you again for all you've done."
"Thank you so much for sticking with me and helping to secure my daughter's education."
"Thank you for all the help you provided me in my recent legal matter. You guided me skillfully through the process with the claim I had filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against my former employer. Because of your efforts, I was able to receive a cash sum without having to go through the time, effort, and cost of a federal or state trial. Your professional services were excellent. I have already recommended your outstanding legal services to several friends of mine."
"Thank you for helping me stand up for my rights. I owe a debt of gratitude to you."
"I want to thank you for being there for me when my life was falling apart. You are a gift to all who find themselves in need of guidance and support. I trust you will continue to use your gifts to be everything I only dreamt of."
"Thank you so much for trusting in and fighting for R----. He's happier than I've hardly ever seen him right now-and he was long over-due for something positive! This wouldn't have been possible without you!" (* From a client's friend)
"You are absolutely the best. My thanks to you go beyond the moon for all that you've done. It's my joy to know such an outstanding person. Your #1 fan"
"Dear Ms. Jaramilla, just a note to thank you for responding to my letter. Prior to my sending your letter, I sent letters to attorneys in Sacramento, thinking that since they were where policy is made, they would understand what I was trying to convey. No answers from these attorneys at all. Thank you for responding. Courtesy and background always show!"
"Dear Toni- I wanted to thank you again for meeting with us. Your knowledge and guidance have been very helpful. Since our meeting, we have made an appointment with the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Again, we greatly appreciate your time and direction."
"I wanted to thank you for the time you spent with me the other day. I really appreciate the effort and I hope you accept this small token of my appreciation."
"My heartfelt thanks to you for your support and understanding. Due to the [company's] new president's intervention, the manager "welcomed" me back and some good faith efforts to make amends to /and protect me. Again, my warmest appreciation for your kindness and wisdom."
"Thanks for everything. You're a great attorney."
"...Thank you for all of your assistance with the appeal. My gratitude and love for you is not enough to repay your business and support."
"Your knowledge and guidance have been very helpful. We greatly appreciate your time and direction."
"You represented one of our employees when I was at [Company] a few years ago. Good attorneys always make an impression on me." (* from a company's attorney whom we litigated against)
"My heartfelt thanks to you for your support and understanding. [...] my warmest appreciation for your kindness and wisdom."
"Just a token of my appreciation." (* card accompanied by a gift)
"I really appreciate the effort, and I hope you accept this gift as a small token of appreciation. You have made this situation less stressful for me, and I thank you for that."
"A special thank you from all of us!" (Card with a huge bouquet of flowers from group of clients)
"Thank you so much for all your help."
EXPRESSIONS OF APPRECIATION FOR WORK IN THE COMMUNITY
"We honor Toni Jaramilla for her outstanding service and dedication to her community."
Certificate presented by Congressman Xavier Becerra, Member of Congress, 30 th Congressional District
"Toni Jaramilla is honored for being a hardworking and dedicated leader in the Los Angeles community."
Certificate of appreciation presented by the California Board of Equalization
"We honor Toni Jaramilla for her exemplary efforts and accomplishments which have been of great value to the City of Los Angeles, furthering the common goal of making our City a better place in which to live."
Certificate presented by Los Angeles Councilman Jose Huizar (14 th District)
"On behalf of the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, thank you for speaking at the Employment Law MCLE program at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center. Your presentation along with the State Bar Labor & Employment Law Section grant made the event a success."
"Thanks again for taking time out of your busy schedule to participate in the meeting with the delegation from the Human Rights Commission of Korea. I enjoyed meeting with you in person and hope we will have a chance to meet again soon."