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Your Legal Team at Ayo and Iken PLC


Attorney Howard Iken

Attorney Howard Iken

Partner

alberto ayo

Attorney Alberto Ayo

Partner

jeana vogel

Attorney Jeana Vogel

Partner


Attorney Jason Ponder

Attorney Jason Ponder

Bruce Przepis - Florida Attorney

Attorney Bruce Przepis

Attorney Claudia Blackwell

Attorney Claudia Blackwell


Attorney Richard Maney

Attorney Richard Maney

Of Counsel

Attorney Howard Ellzey

Attorney Howard Ellzey

attorney jason coupal

Attorney Jason Coupal

Attorney James Wimsatt

Attorney James Wimsatt

Attorney Crystal Phillips

Attorney Crystal Phillips

Attorney Michael McGinn

Attorney Michael McGinn

Attorney Camille McBride

Attorney Camille McBride

Laura Naylor

Attorney Laura Naylor

Attorney Steven Halim

Attorney Steven Halim

Christian Zeller - Immigration Attorney

Attorney Christian Zeller

Of Counsel



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Reviews for Our Attorneys – From Past Clients

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A sampling of client reviews for our legal team. Each review has a link back to the original source, so you can get a more balanced view of client reviews for each of our attorneys. Where the review contains results – prospective clients may not obtain the same or similar results.


Thank you Jeana for helping bring my Boy Home 🙂 I could not begin to thank you enough. We look forward to better days for sure, thanks to you and all of your help. Thank you for being so fair and for working with our Family through these tough times. God Bless you!!

Jessica – Avvo

August 13, 2014

I met with Mr. Przepis regarding my interest in retaining your firm for my custody/family matter. I was extremely impressed with Mr. Prezpis’s professionalism as well his attention to my case, even in the short meeting we had. It took some time to get the money for the retainer, however I knew just in that one meeting it was going to be completely worth it!

I have received nothing but courtesy, respect and professionalism from your firm. It was so refreshing to have a firm give me the time of day to answer my questions and be available for my needs pertaining to my case. Bruce Przepis, and the entire firm of Ayo & Ikon are top notch in my opinion and I am so thankful for you all!

Anonymous – Avvo

February 7, 2016

Sharp, skilled attorney who is compassionate and cares about his clients.

As a lawyer myself, I am very careful about the attorneys I chose to handle my matters. From the moment I met Howard, he quickly put me at ease and was able to come up with a good idea on how to help me with my legal issue. He planned it out, quickly executed on it, and within days had resolved the matter for me.

As for his interpersonal skills, I think lawyers should make their clients feel at ease, and not intimidated by the person who will be representing them. Howard will immediately make you feel comfortable and tell you very clearly how he can or can’t resolve your matter. To me, Howard is the perfect combination of a smart and diligent attorney, while also doing a great job gently guiding you through the legal process.

I highly recommend Howard, a capable, competent and zealous advocate for his clients.

December 3, 2017

Mr. Ayo counseled me with due diligence and grasping the core of my case. He explained in details what my options were, always addressing my concerns, and trying to fully understand my needs. He is a very dedicated attorney, who looks at all the different angles of a litigation, trying to come up with a solution that is truly beneficial to his client.
I recommend him to those in need of legal assistance, and that are seeking personal treatment and a caring counselor.

Anonymous – Avvo

August 6, 2015

Jason Ponder was very patient and helpful. He answered all my questions and guided me through the legal process. You couldn’t ask for a better attorney!  Thanks, Jeff

Jeff – Avvo

December 26, 2017

So pleased I found the right attorney. Howard Iken was trustworthy as well as knowledgeable in every aspect of family law and believe me I had a tricky case.. He took care of my me in record time. Made me feel like family. Words cannot express my gratitude.

Jorge Serrano – Google Reviews

November 22, 2015

A very caring counseler 

Howard Ellzey is not only a fabulous attorney, but he is a great caring, compassionate man, he really took my case and problems to heart, and worked them as if they were his own, knowing that a person is in a very delicate and vulnerable position when an attorney is required to step in, is really where he excelled, using “kid gloves” to really help me understand what I was going to be going through, and really going the extra mile, to help bring me peace of mind and comfort, I was blessed to find such an attorney, I completely recommend Howard’s services, his skills are are well honed, and he certainly knows what he is doing in the pressure cooker of a court room, one consultation with the man will show you what I mean, a consummate professional, with the experience, knowledge, and know how, to bring anyone who hires him, the same blessing I experienced.

 

December 3, 2017

We hired Jennifer to help us resolve a painful divide in our family, hoping to bring long lost members together again. No matter the time zone difference from across the world Jennifer still accepted to help us on our family’s case. She was very patient with the exchanging of files back and forth over email, scanning, and faxing. Even the rates were very affordable, very decent compared to other Orlando firms. After a few months, due to her hard work we accomplished big steps in our case. We travelled half way across the world to meet her in Florida and she was so gracious and hospitable. Advocating on our behalf, she did an impeccable job consulting with a State Attorney and many other professionals. She, her staff, and her firm are heroes for our family and our entire nation. She is going to court on our behalf today, half a world away. We feel like she is part of our family, advocating for us so dedicatedly. Thousands of people all over the world followed our story on national news networks and on social media. Jennifer’s outstanding work should be lauded and sought after by families who are seeking counsel to reunite with other family members through the legal process. Thank you Jennifer, your staff, and your firm, you’ve been a blessing to our family, our clan, and our nation.

Nestralda – Avvo

December 26, 2017

Jennifer worked on my divorce and helped mediate a mutually agreeable settlement. She was patient, focused, and well informed on Florida law relative to my case. As difficult as this all was, it was managed well.

Frank – Avvo

December 26, 2017

Jim helped me with my estate matters after my divorce. He was fast, efficient and compassionate during a not so pleasant task. I knew I was in good hands. I would use him again in a heartbeat.

Jennifer – Avvo

June 13, 2018

Mr. Ponder was excellent in helping me with my case. Was very knowledgeable and understanding would recommend his service to others with similar situations. Would definitely use him again if need be.

Anonymous – Lawyer Ratingz

November 22, 2015

Awesome Representation – Hired Ms Simmonds to represent our company on a civil matter that was being looked at in a criminal light. She spoke with detectives and represented us well at a questioning. In and out in 5 mins with the end result being confirmed as a civil matter. We were extremely happy with how the case was handled and would highly recommend her firm. Fair cost, excellent representation.

Anonymous – Avvo

June 25, 2019

Attorney Blackwell has been handling my family law issues for a few years because of several complex matters. Claudia is not only professional and knowledgeable, she provides a human connection that gives her clients reassurance during emotional and stressful times. I have and will continue to recommend Attorney Blackwell to those seeking a family law professional.

K. RICHARDSON – Avvo

December 26, 2017

We hired Jeana to handle a case for us in Florida because we reside in the state of Arizona and she was great! We actually hired her several times to handle a family matter for us, and she never failed, she fought hard for us and we are grateful to have found an honest attorney that we could depend on to work for us and do the work that we asked of her without hesitation. Do NOT go to a second rate attorney for any legal needs because you will find out as we recently have, that you get what you pay for!! We would definitely hire her for any future problems arising out of the state of Florida!
THANK YOU
JEANA VOGEL!
Sincerely
Arizona   – Avvo

August 6, 2015

Thank you Jeana for helping bring my Boy Home 🙂 I could not begin to thank you enough. We look forward to better days for sure, thanks to you and all of your help. Thank you for being so fair and for working with our Family through these tough times. God Bless you!!

Jessica – Avvo

August 13, 2014

Honest, thorough, humble, compassionate, and best of all, inexpensive.

Divorce client – Avvo

February 7, 2016

Having worked as an investigator and later in my career as a counselor for divorces gave me plenty of exposure to Lawyers. Therefore, I had a lot of resistance and fears of working with any lawyer. Therefore, I did thorough research and found Howard Iken. I must say that I have nothing but appreciation for him. His knowledge, expertise, and support are priceless. First of all he does not sell you a dream, in other words he is upfront and honest at all times. He has also been extremely assertive and a big advocate for my daughter and my rights as a father in the court room. Outside of the court room he has been extremely supportive, accessible, and informative at all times. In fact many times I would send him an email with a question and would be surprised to receive a response right away. After my past experiences working in the system he has shown me that there are excellent lawyers that truly are there for their client’s best interest.

Anonymous – Lawyer Ratingz

August 12, 2014

Alberto Ayo and Melissa provided exceptional service, and they expedited my divorce in a timely manner. The entire process was done in 3 weeks.

Anonymous – Avvo

August 6, 2015

Happy client – We hired Mr.McGinn for my boyfriends case and i couldnt be happier with how attentive he has been and returns my calls promptly and answers any questions i may have he has been very helpful through this so far and i tell my friends this is who you should hire if ever needed. and i know he cares about his cases and the people he is representing! thank you

This review is from a person who hired this attorney. Hired attorney

Anonymous – Avvo

August 27, 2019

Best attorney I ever met

My business and personal life suffered during the down economy. I was forced to consider business and personal bankruptcy, the loss of my business and the loss of my home. I met with Mr. Ellzey and was surprised he was not mostly interested in taking money. He took the time to listen to my problems and asked a lot of questions about my and my business and my family. After he got the big picture of not only the facts but also of my values and priorities, he suggested to take some action on some things, to wait on other things, and to make good choices as we worked a plan. I worked with Mr. Ellzey over a few years to get out from under a lot of business debt, to keep our kids in school, and to save our home after we thought we were going to lose it. I do not believe sometimes how well things turned out when it all seemed so hopeless before Mr. Ellzey helped us. Above all, he was fair with me, never promised what he could not do, and delivered more than he ever led me to believe he could do.

December 3, 2017

I met with Mr. Przepis regarding my interest in retaining your firm for my custody/family matter. I was extremely impressed with Mr. Prezpis’s professionalism as well his attention to my case, even in the short meeting we had. It took some time to get the money for the retainer, however I knew just in that one meeting it was going to be completely worth it!

I have received nothing but courtesy, respect and professionalism from your firm. It was so refreshing to have a firm give me the time of day to answer my questions and be available for my needs pertaining to my case. Bruce Przepis, and the entire firm of Ayo & Ikon are top notch in my opinion and I am so thankful for you all!

Anonymous – Avvo

February 7, 2016

I hired Howard Iken as my attorney to handle my divorce case. Not only did he secure a win for me in the eventual divorce trial, he was also successful in having the post divorce trial petitions (4) filed by my ex-husband dismissed. Mr. Iken is very professional and adept at developing strategies that are favorable to his clients. He is organized, thorough, creative and more than willing to go the extra mile. I would highly recommend Mr. Iken’s law firm to anyone seeking legal services.

Anonymous – Lawyer Ratingz

August 12, 2014

Jim helped me with my estate matters after my divorce. He was fast, efficient and compassionate during a not so pleasant task. I knew I was in good hands. I would use him again in a heartbeat.

Jennifer – Avvo

June 13, 2018

I hired Jason because I fired my previous attorney. Jason learned a two year on going dissolution of marriage case in a matter of weeks. Jason kept me more informed in a matter of weeks than from my prior attorney. He kept all his appointed times and the front desk receptionist was personal and professional.

During my dissolution hearing he came across as a gentlemen even to my ex spouse and his court room mannerism was second to none of what I had to go through with opposing counsel. Jason stated he was a good listener and he guided me prior and during court by redirecting questions for a better explanation instead of answering just yes or no question from opposing counsel. I understand this is strategy of counsel to only ask yes or no questions when they want to make a point, but during Jason’s cross examination, he filled in all the holes that I had dug for myself and allowed me to elaborate with my answers.

I was not anticipating the judge’s decision to be as favorable as it was for me but it was. I understand and am quite aware that not all decisions will go the way of the client, however, I would still give Jason an excellent rating had the final decision not been so favorable. i was well represented as was his firm. I am extremely happy with the professionalism and service provided by Jason and God forbid I am ever in a position to require an attorney for a divorce again, he surely will be my first call.

Jack – Avvo

August 6, 2015





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Over the past 14 years Ayo & Iken has helped over 5,000 people just like you

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Over the past 14 years Ayo & Iken has helped over 5,000 people just like you