Testimonial: Noske Law Firm, James Noske, Atty., and Sandra Hovland, paralegal;
Our licensed Family Child Care home (since 1971)recently made a terrible mistake. We accidentally left a young child in his car seat, locked in our day care van for over an hour (04/02/2015). The child was not within our sight or hearing. We admitted to this mistake, took full responsibility, and our day care license was suspended.
We filed an appeal.
Our situation was (and still is) serious. The County Child Protection Investigator predicted permanent loss of our license, and a finding that I would not be allowed to work with children or to teach in Minnesota for at least several years.
James Noske, Atty., carefully and courteously convinced us that we would be foolish to go into the appeal without an attorney. He was so right, but we were hard to convince. We felt that with impressive witnesses and excellent written testimonials, we could handle it ourselves.
James Noske demonstrated great knowledge of the Minnesota licensing laws governing care providers. He showed us that he could help get our testimony accepted, and work to overcome County attorney objections. Noske said that he would work to find errors and flaws in the County presentations. Both of these claims proved true.
Most importantly, James Noske promised that we would get a chance to tell our story, and that he could work with us to overcome objections so that we could tell our whole story, and be heard. This also proved to be the case.
We had dozens of ideas for exhibits. Noske Law Firm, James and Sandra, helped us prepare these exhibits and decide which were valuable, relevant, or problematic. He told us what NOT to present.
James and Sandra took many items, many, many pages of material, and made it into a form which worked well for the court and the opposing attorney. Without their help, much of our best material would have been too late to admit or rejected because of incorrect format.
James and Sandra spent hours on the phone questioning us, listening, advising and prioritizing our testimony.
He also interviewed — or questioned us about — our many witnesses. He suggested who was most advantageous to our cause, what approach to take. On the morning of the trial he arrived very early, and coached everyone on what to expect, how to be a good witness.
I think his most difficult job was keeping me, Michael Kauper, from saying too much, over explaining, digging my own grave, and going off in twelve directions at once. But he did it. (Mostly.)
As it happens, the judge found in our favor. So far, we won!
We were so satisfied with James Noske and Sandra Hovlane, their hard work, supportive approach, knowledge of the law, and ability to keep me in line, that we planned to write this true testimonial even if we lost.
Turner & Kauper Child Care