Thank you for all that you have done for Richard during this very trying time. You have been a lifesaver to me and him.

CC - Family of Client (March 2021)

Thank you so much for allowing me the opportunity to speak with Mitchel today. The depth of information he shared with me through his own personal experience, with his calm demeanor, was of great value to me. I appreciated every word, piece of advice, and the overall sense he gave me that I will get through this – and there is life after when it’s all finally over. I very much look forward to continuing our conversation as questions, ideas, or thoughts arise and I get closer to my inevitable surrender date. Thank you again, Joel, and Mitchel. You are true professionals and I am grateful for your help and guidance, truly. [re: assisted by JAG consulting staff in preparation for incarceration]

FB - Client (March 2021)

Your candor is very refreshing. We all feel, my husband in particular, like we have been hit by a ton of bricks. 

BVG - Family of Client (September 2020)

Thank you Joel! And thank you again for all your help. Sometimes it felt like no one had any answers for me, but you always came through.  

Family of Former U.S. Congressman (December 2020)

Thanks Richard. ‘V…’ is doing fine, he’s being treated at Stamford Hospital as he didn’t want to travel to any of the city hospitals for obvious reasons. As you know, more than 20 people have already died of Covid infection at [FCC] Butner, so thanks to you and Joel’s efforts my brother is alive … Thank you for everything.”  [Assisted by JAG and JAG Medical Consultant Richard S. Goldberg, MD with regards to medical circumstance and transfer from BOP to local community hospital for necessary/proper care]

LM - Family of Client (July 2020)

Joel – ‘Success’ … I want to update you that ‘L’ was safely transferred back and everything is fine … [we] are both very thankful for your help … I heard last week the facility marked his dental case for one of the top priority in the list [and] they’ve already done many x-ray scans last week to produce the proper denture for him ASAP … Without getting back to [the facility] this would never have happened. We deeply appreciate the work you did.

<strong>‘</strong>K’ - Client’s Family (February 2020)

I just wanted to say thank you for everything you have done and continue to do for my father. Thank you as well for all of the help guiding my mom along this new foreign process, it has been a tremendous help for her and for our family.  Thank you again for everything.

H.A. - Client’s Family (January 2020)

Good News. Thanks for the very detailed response. Confirms my suspicions. Thank you very much! [Client] will be fine. It’s gone as good as it could have. Your assistance was invaluable. Whenever I can refer someone to you I will.

Anthony Capozzolo - Lewis Baach Kaufman Middlemiss PLLC (<em>Washington DC, New York, London, Buenos Aires)</em>

Joel, I regret I could not stay for the entire meeting. I wanted to let you know that your presentation was excellent and extremely helpful to our client. Mitch’s participation [JAG staff], which was also excellent, provided a unique insight that our client found helpful. Thank you

Bob Martinez - Colson Hicks Eidson, Coral Gables FL (Former U.S Attorney for Southern District of Florida)


N.B. - Family of Client (November 2018)

Good Afternoon Steven, Joel and his team were successful, E… will be released to home confinement on Dec. 6th and not Jan 25th! Thank you for referring us to Joel, they were great, unbelievable! We could not have done this without your help. Our sincere and heartfelt gratitude for this wonderful Thanksgiving gift.

N.B. - Family of Client (November 2018)

FYI. Thanks for coming through.

Steven Yurowitz - Newman & Greenberg LLP<br /> New York, NY (November 2018)

Joel – thanks for making me look like a genius for recommending you. You never fail!

Michael Baldassare - Baldassare & Mara, LLC, New York, NY and Newark, NJ (June 2018)

Joel – hope all is well. Just wanted to say thank you for everything you’ve done for me and my family. I am truly grateful to you. I just wanted to let you know I’m very appreciative of you helping me (and my parents) through this incredibly difficult process and for making it a lot less scary. Thank you.

Eugene Gormakh, Esq. / Law Offices of Michael S. Ross, New York, NY (August 2018)

I appreciate your help and in particular, the invaluable assistance you provided us for the sentencing. The judge made it clear to me in a private conversation that your affidavit was extremely helpful to understanding the unique problems Mrs. L.. would face in prison. And your post-sentencing materials are also very helpful, as usual. I look forward to working with you again.

Stanley J. Reed, Attorney - Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd., Bethesda, MD (August 2018)

Ivy was amazing. [JAG Staff Associate Ivy Woolf Turk] Extremely helpful and kind. Thanks so much for connecting us to her.

M.G. - Client (August 2018)

Joel – I had an almost 2 hour conversation with Mitch today (JAG Staff Associate Mitchel Guttenberg]. To say that the information he provided was simply “valuable” would be a tremendous understatement. He went into great detail on all aspects and answered every single one of my questions along with some questions my girlfriend had. Thank you for putting us in touch

B.R. - Client (September 2018)

Thanks for this. She and her family took the news very well – they were thrilled that it all worked out. Thanks again for your efforts – they were monumentally important to our client, her family, and the team. Look forward to working again with you soon.

Matt Chester - Baker and Donelson, New Orleans LA (September 2018)


I want to thank you for your referral to Joel Sickler. Mr. Sickler’s professional knowledge and continual work has shed a bright light into a dark situation. My family and I are much, much more confident going into this with Joel on our side. I can’t thank you enough!!


You did a great job. THANKS!

P.B. - Family of Client (October 2018)

Great work. You pulled off a miracle. Thank you.

Barry Boss - Cozen O’Connor, Washington DC (October 2018)

I cannot express my gratitude for what you have done for me. Your being there as an advocate for me throughout this difficult ordeal has given me great solace. No one has helped me as you have. Thank you.

J.B. - Client (October 2018)

Thank you so much for all your help over these last several years. It’s really made a difference in my experience and I have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone who might need it.

G.Z. - Client (October 2018)

Dennis wanted you to know that Chris got 6 months. The family is elated and the Judge loved your memo. Thanks!

Danielle Cargen - Dennis Cogan & Associates, Philadelphia (January 2018)

Joel, your efforts have been amazing – you’re living up to your rep!

Peter Chavkin - Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. New York (November 2017)

Just want to thank you for your guidance and recommendations. I was well prepared and not surprised with anything that took place. My adjustment was easier due to your insights. All in all, while unpleasant, I made it work thanks to you.

K.S. - Client (May 2017)

Thanks for all of your help on this and all of the other cases! You have been invaluable.

Barry Boss - Cozen O’Connor, Washington DC (May 2017)

I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your efforts and caring about me. You did everything possible to try and succeed and you went above and beyond anything I could have expected. You have no bigger fan than me Joel and I am a walking advertisement for team Sickler.

A.A. - Client (March 2017)

I had lunch with ME the other day and told him how great you were during my entire situation. I suggested that any of his clients that may be leaving to refer them to you. Again, thanks for all you did for me.

Michael - Client (August 2016)

Once again, thank you for your advice, guidance and support; you made this difficult period of my life more manageable.

B.G. - Client (July 2016)

I’d like to express my appreciation for all your hard work and efforts. You have genuine spirit of humanness and compassion. I really appreciate it. No matter what the result, I like the fact that you truly desired to help. I will definitely recommend your services to people who need them. Thank you.

O.K. - Wife of Client (June 2016)

Joel, your assistance and efforts have not gone unnoticed. You have been a great deal of help and the only one that has been able to provide us with direct and accurate answers. For this our family is thankful… We look forward to completing this journey with your assistance.

AK / Son of Client Involved in the International Treaty Transfer Process (December 2015)

Thank you for all of your help, your expertise, and your assistance in aiding J’s return to us. We are all happy and counting down the days.

LY - Wife of Client (August 2015)

Good news. I am happy for J. I want to thank you and Joel for your hard work on his behalf. I am convinced that the letters you and Joel prepared got us this wonderful result.

Peter Strianse, Tune Entrekin & White, Nashville, TN (January 2015) From brief note to colleague John H. Bailey, Esq. working direct w/Joel.

Joel, you have been a wonderful advocate and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your attention, clarity and professionalism in my matter. A lot of people haven’t delivered, but you Sir have been the best of all the professionals associated in my matter… I know that you are in my corner.

L.B. (Client)

Thanks for making me look good for recommending you.

John Kenneth Swerling, Esq., Alexandria, VA

I just received my exit date from the BOP… February!! I’m ecstatic… Thanks to the expertise and help from the Justice Advocacy Group I was able to [based on transitional need] secure two more months in pre-release. So I officially leave in February instead of April!! It seems the world is coming back together.

PG, Client (November 2015)

Thank you. You are a saint! I do not think I could have gotten through all this without you.

LD, Wife of Client (April 2016)

Top qualities: Great Results. Expert. Joel is a creative problem solver. He is one of the best sentencing consultants in the United States.

Frank Agostino, Esq. NJ

I can’t speak highly enough of my mentor, colleague, and friend. Joel not only taught me the business and practice of mitigation and correctional law work, he also shared innumerable insights into federal sentencing and the Bureau of Prisons that only a handful of practitioners in this country understand. Joel’s clients are lucky to have such a seasoned advocate in their corners.

Jay Hurst<br /> Attorney at Law, Of Counsel<br /> Law Offices of Alan Ellis<br /> (Dec. 2009)

I’m amazed at how you captured the whole situation in such a short amount of time. This is the first time in almost three years now where I feel we honestly have someone fighting on our behalf. We cannot thank you enough.

I just want to personally thank you for all your efforts on Steven’s behalf. He has shared that his designation has been changed to Lewisburg, PA, which is much more manageable than SD. You have no idea how much this means to us. Thank you again.

Kristen - Wife of Client<br /> New York<br /> 2/21/12

To say that you and your staff are the most amazing people I have ever met would be an understatement. Without you, Josh and I would have been lost. Your guidance and instruction has been above and beyond anything we expected. Josh is doing well – we went to see him on Saturday and he said it as well – that you really helped and probably more than you know.

D.J. - Wife of Client<br /> New York

I have worked with Joel for as long as I can remember and can give you my highest accolade. He’s one of us. I have enjoyed him as a valued teammate. You cannot go wrong using Joel.

Alan Silber, Esq.<br /> Walder, Hayden & Brogan, PA<br /> Roseland, NJ

I am very pleased with your assistance. Your direct efforts resulted in my release from federal prison almost 13 months early. Your fee was the best bargain I have come across because no amount of money can buy back lost time in prison. Thank you!

Gregg - Client<br /> 4/2/11

Thank you Joel. And thanks for all your help on making Mr. [client’s] experience at Lompoc as smooth as possible.

Nell Clement, Senior Associate, Farella Braun and Martel LLP, San Francisco (January 2016)

Hi Joel. Ron just called me. He received the paperwork!!!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!!! I’m sitting here crying tears of joy!!!! He’s out on 9/8. Thank you!!! G-D Bless.

HH - Wife of Client (August 2015)

Hi Joel. Just wanted to be sure you received P’s e-mail. He got his out date! I know he thanked you, but I also wanted to personally thank you as well. You were a pleasure to work with and we are very pleased with the results! I mostly appreciate your honesty and attention to keeping me updated. We are all so excited for him to come home, and it’s such a comforting feeling! Thank you again for everything!

JD - Wife of Client

Joel, I want to take this opportunity to thank you very much for a very well done job you did for me. It couldn’t be a better outcome than what I received. Again, thank you and I’ll always remember it.

A.S. (Client)

Joel… amazing work… such a welcome ray of light for me… thank you so very, very much. Thank you for spending such a large amount of valuable time with me. Your presentation was by far the best information I received on how to prepare. Thank you for the structure, content and real truth you systematically laid out for me. I feel now the worst is over… I can look forward to my freedom because of the hope you instilled in me today. My sincere respect always.

Rick Renzi, U.S. Congressman, AZ, 2003-2009 (February 2015)

As you know, I was released to home confinement on December 23rd. I’m fully aware that this would not have occurred had it not been for your extensive efforts to make it happen and I am extremely appreciative. From the bottom of my heart, thank you… my sincere appreciation.

JVD, Client (January 2016)

I echo everything Bob (attorney Robert Corbin of Corbin, Athey & Martinez LLP) says about your excellent work in the case. It’s been a great pleasure to work with you. I appreciate your willingness to dig to the bottom of everything to get things just right.

John Gordon,<br /> Former United States Attorney<br /> Los Angeles<br /> (September 2013)

I strongly recommend you retain a BOP consultant. The best I have ever encountered is Joel Sickler.

Benjamin Brafman, Esq.<br /> Brafman & Associates, P.C.<br /> New York<br /> (June 2012)

I just wanted to drop you a note and thank you once again for your help. I was just telling a group of guys in the library about you and the class act you are. I got in RDAP last week and should qualify for the year off. I just wanted to say that I appreciate the fact you are such an excellent counselor and a really good guy. Best Always.

Jack - Client<br /> 3/19/12

I had a very good conversation with your staff today who spent a great deal of time with me discussing and guiding me going forward. They gave me a wealth of information and guidance with respect to what it will be like once he is there at the new facility and what we must try to achieve in terms of what’s beyond.

Your staff has made themselves available at any time, on any day. What a great labor of care you have shown and what a great team you have! I’m scared, but at least I have support on the outside with probably the most knowledgeable people possible.

God bless you from the bottom of my heart and on behalf of our children as well.

S.S. - Client<br /> Florida