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I hired attorney Jamie James to handle my divorce and was extremely pleased with the amount of time and attention she and her firm gave to my case. She was very patient with all of my questions and helped me through several difficult circumstances that occurred along the way. It was very clear early on that i made the right decision in hiring attorney James.
My divorce was messy, complicated, required a lot of attention and was against a spouse who was doing everything in their power to rid my of my children and finances...so basically I was in need of a lawyer who could be totally committed to me and my case. From day 1, Jamie James , without bating an eye, was that lawyer. She made bearable a completely unbearable process, fighting for me every step of the way and protecting my interests. My case was without a doubt a difficult one but Jamie never shied away from giving it the attention it needed to ensure I didn't lose my kids. She was available legitimately at any time of the day and made my case feel like her number 1 priority. I am completely indebted to Jamie and her firm for helping me get through the most difficult time of my life and protecting my interests.
After my divorce, it did not take long to realize I had agreed to paying off far more debt than I could possibly handle. Atty. James quickly and fairly had the terms modified to better suit my limited income.
My ex-husband wanted to take our kids out of the country. I was at a loss on how to stop this. Jamie was able to work on this quickly which caused him not to leave the country. I was in tears all the time with the break up of my marriage, but Jamie continued to work with me. I am mostly happy with the divorce settlement, in part because it is behind me, and also our custody agreement.
If you need a lot of extra hand holding on your case, you may want a lawyer with less of a case load. However, if you want a lawyer with teeth, but also one who can deliver bad news in a direct manner, I would recommend Jamie James.
I had a nasty divorce and was recommended Jamie for my case. I don't have a lot of money and talk to several lawyers before I settled with Jamie. She gave me a flat fee and when the case took a turn where it went way longer than planned, I was able to negotiate a payment plan with her. My divorce also involved a custody case where my ex-wife was trying to bring my kids out of the country and Jamie was able to stop that.
The only reason I gave her a 4 is because one time she sent her husband in place of her when I didn't know. It was for a minor hearing at court so it worked out. Just make sure you meet her husband and that he is informed about your case as these two lawyers work together as a team.
I hired Jamie and her husband Jay for a variety of cases. The most important case was with my son and involved in bullying case that was extremely stressful and another case of DUI. Jamie made herself fully available to me literally 24 hours a day. I called her all the time and at all hours of the day and night. My son was accused of somethings he didn't do, but the tides were turned against him, and Jamie was able to work with the parties involved for a favorable outcome to all. She and Jay also offered tremendous emotional support. Being a good lawyer often goes beyond just doing the legal work because the cases are so charged. Jamie and Jay did that.
Another family used a different lawyer and they did not have the same outcome as us. In other cases in the state, the results have turned out differently - very bad for the juveniles accused.
We also relocated which was a complex case of preparing and selling a house, renting, and building another house. Jay was involved every step of the way with us and gave us other advice to work with builders and inspectors so the process would go smoothly. Every document was a long mess of legal speak that I could not fathom reading. But I took comfort in knowing I could give it to Jay and he would give me advice on how to proceed. He is very knowledgeable in this area.
Jay and Jamie have also handled our wills for almost 20 years. They spent time with us reviewing all the options, recommended various angles to us, and charged us what I thought was not very much to complete our wills. We did this eighteen years ago and then recently reworked our wills (yup - they have been working in the field a long time - experience is a plus).
A good lawyer is a busy lawyer. Jamie and Jay are busy lawyers. Yes sometimes she was unable to talk with me but always called me back when she could. And the sooner we could get to the point during our conversations, the less she would have charge me for her services, which was fine by me.
When I first started working with Jamie I was waiting in a conference room to talk with her and there was a women whose divorce was finalized in the lobby. She was crying and say "I didn't know it would this hard" and Jamie spoke compassionately with her and reminded her of the things she had to be thankful for. When I heard this I knew that I would want to work with Jamie.
I would strongly recommend this team for any legal needs.
My decision to hire the office of Jamie James was, by far, the best move I made in a rapidly building storm of unfortunate and difficult circumstances. Jamie and her staff, particularly her associate, Nick Halks, are consummate professionals of the highest order. They have provided me with outstanding guidance and advice throughout the early stages of a very frightening and intimidating process. They have made themselves available for even the most mundane of questions, even making time on weekends to respond and put my mind at ease. They are always and exceptionally well prepared for court and have never failed to surprise me with their thoughtful, personal support for me as a client, and, more importantly, a person. They've worked tirelessly on my behalf and earned my complete faith and trust. I recommend Jamie and Nick without hesitation.
100% don't use! Contested custody and she either shows up very late or sends her husband for court appearance. She also overbills and doesn't return any phone calls. Think she is also a certified man hater, if wish I could go back and hire a different lawyer.
Jamie I feel has her peons write good review for her, there is no way she could have any positive reviews, all Jamie did while she was working on my divorce was demand money. She is a genuine man hater and treated me like crap, Jamie didn't even represent me she only took my money and passed me off to her husband, she threatened to drop out of my case many times due to finances. I finally gave up and settled my divorce with my ex wife in May we are now in August and I received a invoice from her saying I owe her 140.00. She originally told me she would handle going to trial on my divorce for 3000.00 so I payed and then nothing it was like I was a big joke in the office they didn't do anything I asked, I was more stressed going to her office and dealing with her and her team than I was speaking to my ex-wife. I am so livid I cannot truly put into words how terrible of a lawyer/person Jamie is, all she cares about it money she has lost her humanity. I DO NOT RECCOMEND HER AT ALL!!! especially if you are a man fighting for rights to your child.
I hired Jamie and Jay to represent me in my child support case. During this difficult time in my life John not only was my attorney, but a friend that listened and showed compassion, never giving up on what he saw was wrong. He taught me to be patient and rely on him to fight the legal battle. In the end we were victorious. If, I had to do it all over again, I would be calling John or Jamie once again.
The monies that were paid were well worth it and they always worked with me to find what worked for both of us.
Thanks once again and hug your lovely dog for me...;)