Dear Mr. Stewart,
I wanted to take a moment to express my appreciation to you for your assistance with my daugther’s DUI. Of course, as any father, I was both appalled and embarrassed by the incident but then felt helpless considering the distance and my lack of experience in these types of matters.
Your professionalism and sensitivity were very much appreciated, as were your patience in explaining and taking my phone calls at various times and days. I will also add that my daughter felt comfortable in her dealings with you and appreciated both your frankness and kindness during the entire process.
I hope that I can soon safely assume that this chapter is closed and that my daughter has learned a lesson and is back on track; at least I hope and pray she has. The appropriate closing would be to say that the next time I have this type of need, I will not hesitate to contact you; however the truth is I hope that need never arises.
Again, I appreciate everything you have done for us.