In 2006, I was sued for child support by a former coworker of mine that accused of being the biological father of her child. When Attorney Prainito agreed to represent me, I was nearly out-of-options due to three previous attorneys turning me down. I didn’t know what the end result of the case would be at the time, but I prayed, and left it in Attorney Prainito’s hands. Immediately, he negotiated with the Attorney for Child Support Services to perform a DNA test to establish paternity. After completing my portion of the paternity test, I deployed to Iraq with the Marines, while he handled the case over the following 7 months. At the end of 2006, I returned from Iraq and began preparing for my upcoming court date. At the court appearance, Attorney Prainito informed the court that when I was accused of being the father of this child, I was forced to sign statements by my military command while under duress, that I was denied due-process by my command in the Marine Corps, and was never afforded my right to a paternity test. The attorney representing child support services then informed the court that my accuser had defied 3 court orders to establish paternity through the State of New York where she resided, and that I had cooperated fully with the court and followed through with all of my obligations. Once both sides spoke, the judge stated that because my accuser failed to meet the court’s requests, and because I had fully cooperated, it was in the best-interest of the court to protect my rights as a resident of California; therefore, ruling in my favor. The judged also stated that I was not obligated to child support and if my accuser desired to move forward in the future, she would be mandated to establish paternity. I didn’t know it at the time, but after winning my case, Attorney Prainito told me that he didn’t think we would, in fact, win. Since then, I had not had any form of communication or contact with my accuser until recently when I contacted her about lingering and unanswered questions regarding the accusations she levied against me. It was at this time she informed me that she had lied about the entire situation. When she found out she was pregnant, she knew it wasn’t my child, but proceeded anyway to entrap and frame me. She deliberately set out to make me believe I was the father of her child, she ruined my reputation at work; she refused to establish paternity, and she created an environment that forced me to relocate several times over the next 2 decades. For 20 years, I was called a dead-beat by my coworkers; I was accused of fathering a bastard-child, and as a result have suffered enormous anxiety and stress that forced me to receive counseling. It can even be argued that, because of the weight of this false accusation, I was passed over for promotions and other career opportunities while in the Marine Corps. In the end, I feel semi-vindicated knowing that what I knew the entire time was true; that I was not her child’s biological father. However, I can’t thank Attorney Prainito enough for believing in me, taking my case, being my advocate, and representing me. Without Attorney Prainito’s hard-work and tenacity, this would have destroyed me financially. As I was speaking with my accuser, she told me that Attorney Prainito was an “attack dog” and that he literally put the “fear of God” in her. I can’t thank Attorney Prainito enough for saving my life.