I wanted to thank you for assigning Tom to represent me at the hearing on Friday.  Although I had limited expectations going into the hearing given our discussion on Thursday, Tom was able to secure a reduction in the charges at the hearing.  Tom’s ability to achieve the best possible outcome in light of the facts of my case was amazing.  Not only was my confidence in Tom’s advocacy surpassed, I was beyond impressed with his thorough explanation of the no contest plea as well as the procedural issues therein.  I just really wanted to let you know what an outstanding job Tom did, acting in his capacity as my attorney, at Friday’s hearing.  My sincere appreciation and thanks to you, Tom, and Michael for all you have done to accomplish the most amenable result in my case thus far.