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Your Legal Team at Ayo and Iken PLC


Howard Iken Florida Attorney

Attorney Howard Iken

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alberto ayo

Attorney Alberto Ayo

Partner

jeana vogel

Attorney Jeana Vogel

Partner


Attorney Allison Belcher

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Attorney Kristal Knox

Attorney Jason Ponder

Attorney Jason Ponder


Bruce Przepis - Florida Attorney

Attorney Bruce Przepis

Attorney Claudia Blackwell

Attorney Claudia Blackwell

Jennifer Schulte

Attorney Jennifer Schulte

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Attorney Beth Clause

Kate Newton-John

Attorney Kate Newton-John

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Attorney Richard Maney

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Attorney Howard Iken

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Attorney Allison Belcher

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Attorney Bruce Przepis

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Reviews for Our Attorneys – From Past Clients

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Client Reviews for Ayo & Iken

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.


I was seeking an attorney after experiencing issues in family law court. After reading countless reviews for attorneys in the Tampa Bay area, I made the choice to retain services from Ayo and Iken. They were able to assist me with a payment plan, and my attorney, Kristal Knox, also gave me a free consultation for my first visit with her. Their office is very clean, and all of their staff is very friendly. The attorneys from this law firm are more knowledgeable than any other attorneys I have ever dealt with in the past. I was able to achieve the results I needed, and would use them in the future if need be. Ayo and Iken is the law firm I would recommend to anyone needing assistance with family law issues!

Justin Perry – Google Reviews

November 22, 2015

Jeana handled my case with priority, enthusiasm, and professionalism. I had no doubt that she was out for my best interest at all times. I would highly recommend her to anyone who had to go through the awful divorce process.

Marsha – Avvo

August 12, 2014

Jennifer is a person of integrity who helped me in a very difficult situation. She really cared and handled this case for me all the way through. She commits and follows through every step of the way. I greatly commend her and appreciate her work. I will definitely use her again. Thanks so much again your efforts meant so much to me . Be blessed

Stacey G – Avvo

March 3, 2016

Awesome attorney, speaking from experience. If you want a “firecracker” attorney, give her a call. She represented us along with several other motorcycle “lovers” who were merely observing, and knocked the socks off of the prosecuting attorneys case. After winning that case, many others wanted her to represent them immediately. The most amazing thing we’ve ever seen. She also represented us on a few other cases, totally different scenarios. Beth Clause is very honest, down to earth, family oriented, knows her stuff and a wonderful attorney. Come back to Tampa Beth!

Carolyn Smith Aden – Facebook

July 26, 2016

My experience with Alberto Ayo was very pleasant and professional. I currently live in Georgia and I was looking for someone to represent me in Tampa, FL for a case that was filed against me. Mr. Ayo was hired based on a recommendation that was given to by an attorney in Georgia. He was extremely knowledgeable and very aware of how to defend my case. When going to court he had all the facts lined out and was completely prepared to defend me. My trail was short and sweet leaving me incident and all charges dropped. It was comforting that I had the legal representation that understood what was needed when it was needed and that I was cleared of all accusations against me. I would highly recommend Mr. Ayo and his team to anyone out there.

Travis – Avvo

August 6, 2015

I recently settled a long-term divorce with Attorney Kristal Knox representing me. She was very professional, honest, and worked in my best interest at all times. She was very accessible and has wonderful office staff to support her client’s needs in a timely manner, and I highly recommend her.

Anonymous – Lawyer Ratingz

August 12, 2014

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

I was referred by a friend that had an excellent experience with Mr. Iken and when I met with Mr. Iken I realized why she had recommended him to me. Mr. Iken was courteous, friendly, professional, polite and made me feel that I was not just another case file, that I was a valued client. His attention to my case made me feel comfortable with the experience I was enduring. For me, my case was difficult yet he made me feel at ease. He paid attention to every detail and maintained contact often. I would highly recommend Mr. Iken’s professional services to anyone.

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Anonymous - AVVOHoward IkenAugust 7, 2015

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

The only regret I had about my experience with Attorney Belcher and her staff was that they were my second choice. I was referred by a colleague to another attorney to handle the divorce of my 10 year marriage. BIG mistake…. After 7 months of working with my prior attorney, 5 trips to court the parties were still unable to reach an agreement on any of the issues. My attorney was spinning her wheels and not getting anywhere. I knew it was time to find a new lawyer. I read about Attorney Allison Belcher and had a feeling she was the right lawyer for me. After my first meeting with her I felt extremely confident in my decision to retain her. She is brilliant! After listening to my case she knew exactly what needed to be done to bring the matter of my divorce to a closure. She explained what her plan of action was and what was needed to execute it. She came through with everything we discussed. In 3 months my divorced was finalized. Working with her and her staff was a pleasure. They were knowledgeable, very efficient and friendly. They took a lot of the stress out of a stressful situation. The attorneys at The Law Office of Ayo & Iken are amazing! They were able to help me get closure on that chapter of my life and I am now able to move forward onto the next chapter of my life. THANK YOU!

Evelyn Luther – Google Reviews

November 22, 2015

While I was living out of state, I was extremely fortunate to have Attorney Iken in my corner during my recent divorce. My first two lawyers were somewhat intimidated by the opposing lawyer and consequently my case suffered because of it. Attorney Iken proved to be a very competent, compassionate and consistent defender of my best interests. He was a good listener who offered accurate and comforting advice. He was accessible and replied to my many question and concerns. He was always professional, protective, polite and honest. Mr. Iken is extremely wise and very strong – a rare combination indeed. I would highly recommend Mr. Iken to anyone who is seeking solid legal support.

Anonymous – Lawyer Ratingz

August 6, 2015

Kristal Knox is very knowledgeable and experienced in her work. She was able to fix the issues I had been dealing with for over 5 years. Not only was she able to fix the mistakes that had been made in the past with child support in my case, but she was also able to regain me the custody to my child. Whenever I needed to get a hold of her, I was able to contact the office and speak with either her paralegal or Mrs. Know personally. Everything with my case was done in a timely manner. I would use her in the future, and recommend her to anyone needing assistance with family law issues as well. She was by-far the best attorney I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.

Anonymous – Lawyer Ratingz

August 6, 2015

The only regret I had about my experience with Attorney Belcher and her staff was that they were my second choice. I was referred by a colleague to another attorney to handle the divorce of my 10 year marriage. BIG mistake…. After 7 months of working with my prior attorney, 5 trips to court the parties were still unable to reach an agreement on any of the issues. My attorney was spinning her wheels and not getting anywhere. I knew it was time to find a new lawyer. I read about Attorney Allison Belcher and had a feeling she was the right lawyer for me. After my first meeting with her I felt extremely confident in my decision to retain her. She is brilliant! After listening to my case she knew exactly what needed to be done to bring the matter of my divorce to a closure. She explained what her plan of action was and what was needed to execute it. She came through with everything we discussed. In 3 months my divorced was finalized. Working with her and her staff was a pleasure. They were knowledgeable, very efficient and friendly. They took a lot of the stress out of a stressful situation. The attorneys at The Law Office of Ayo & Iken are amazing! They were able to help me get closure on that chapter of my life and I am now able to move forward onto the next chapter of my life. THANK YOU!

Evelyn Luther – Google Reviews

November 22, 2015

Howard was professional, upfront, realistic and nonjudgemental. I felt completly comfertable with him and did not have any issues reaching him during my case. I also was able to speak with him following my case over the phone, almost a year later. I was surprised to find a lawyer who was still willing to help and answer my questions after so much time had gone by. I would absolutely recomend him to anyone.

Michelle – Avvo

August 7, 2015

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

Mr. Iken represented me for almost 3 years, even after I relocated from the Tampa area. From our first interview, I was thoroughly impressed and I always felt confident that Howard was in control of every issue that arose. He was readily accessible, quick to respond to my calls and messages and took the time to explain each issue that came up. Mr. Iken was tenacious in the court room and firm yet fair when dealing with the opposing side. He has an extensive knowledge of Florida Law both in the family court and bankruptcy arenas, and I utilized his services for both of these concerns. I always felt like I was reasonably billed and I believe that Mr. Iken’s fees are fair and just.

Anonymous – Lawyer Ratingz

August 6, 2015

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

Kristal Knox is very knowledgeable and experienced in her work. She was able to fix the issues I had been dealing with for over 5 years. Not only was she able to fix the mistakes that had been made in the past with child support in my case, but she was also able to regain me the custody to my child. Whenever I needed to get a hold of her, I was able to contact the office and speak with either her paralegal or Mrs. Know personally. Everything with my case was done in a timely manner. I would use her in the future, and recommend her to anyone needing assistance with family law issues as well. She was by-far the best attorney I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with.

Anonymous – Lawyer Ratingz

August 6, 2015




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