Posted by a client
Amy worked with me on my divorce. She was the second lawyer I retained and I hired her to take the case to trial and not settle. The first lawyer 'yessed' me a lot. Amy did not. She basically spent time explaining the law to me and explaining why I was wrong. It was hard to hear and there was some yelling by both of us. In the end, my ex-wife and I were able to reach a resolution that was not what I had originally expected or wanted. But I did not have to go through the time and expense of a trial.
Amy is aggressive and intense and she is not for everyone. But she is devoted to her clients and fights very hard for them. I would recommend Amy to anyone who is serious about getting things done the right way.
Posted by a client
I never retained this counsel my sole interaction with her was for a consultation.
She admittedly was "unprepared" even though her secretary had received the documentation related to my case prior to this meeting occurring. She was incredibly self absorbed and only talked about how good she was and how expensive she was. I work with attorneys and none of them get on a soap box and spout on and on about their talents or cost. She literally started yelling at me calling me "stupid" to which end i terminated the conversation. This was the most unprofessional dealing with any attorney. Do not retain this counsel for any family law matter. You will by this "attorneys" own admission save yourself a lot more money getting an attorney who knows what their talking about and will service their clients in a professional matter.
Posted by a client
Amy is extremely knowledgeable about family law issues. Her written work is extremely thorough. In my opinion, she should stick to writing for legal journals or being a law clerk.
Everything seems to fall apart when she has to interact with other people. I often felt that she forgot that I was the client and treated me as if I was her adversary. She can seem intimidating to the extent that you may avoid bringing up concerns for fear it will affect her handling of your case. She uses foul language and I have heard her made derogatory and unprofessional remarks about other attorneys, and my former spouse. Mistakes are always someone else's fault. Initially she was on the ball on my case but then missed getting timely responses to the court and was unaware of a scheduled hearing even though I was billed for calls to an from the court the day before the hearing was scheduled. I sometimes had to contact her to nudge action on my case. Her tactics can seem like over-kill and can get out of control ( as do your bills) before you even know it. She bills anytime someone breathes on your file, including charges for things like opening the file to start the case and every little phone call, such as to set up conferences. I was even charged for costs related to billing me! Many of the charges seemed to be simple administrative overhead that should be absorbed by her firm, not every thing is billable. i did not even know who was doing some of these tasks, she seems unable to retain any administrative staff for longer than 5 minutes, so you wind up getting billed for services from "Para 1", with no idea who that is. Have to wonder why they leave on such short notice.
Posted by Darran
Amy has displayed knowledge,caring,compassion and understanding for everything and everyone that is involved in these unfortunate circumstances. She understands what you want but more important what your going to need in the future especially if there's children involved. I do whole heartedly believe that me and my children have gotten the best possible outcome in this matter and I do attribute that to Amy's diligence,understanding and patience I have no regrets and would highly recommend her
Posted by Anna
Amy was recommended to me by a close friend. I am a client of hers, not only is she a great lawyer but also an amazing person. Very understanding, patient, and really, really good at what she does !!!
Posted by Sal
Amy is a great person and lawyer. She is very Knowledgeable in many areas. She is a down to earth person and very easy to work with and talk to. She is also the kind of person to give it to you straight.
Posted by Rob
Amy was recommended by a friend of mine, who also handles family law himself. I was hesitant to switch lawyers in the middle of divorce; however, the previous lawyer made a few mistakes, was sometimes slow to respond and I felt his law firm was extremely inefficient and unorganized. These are the types of things that can cause your lawyer fees to add up and; of course, with nothing in return.
After the first 30 minutes with Amy in my initial consultation I felt a relief that I knew she would protect my interest in a high conflict divorce that has been going on for two years and still pending. She is extremely organized, efficient, intelligent and competent. She had full control of my situation and case history in a very short timeframe. While anyone going through a divorce will most likely complain that their lawyer is wasting their money on letter writing campaigns, motions, phone calls, appeals, etc.; it should be noted that this is a problem with the legal system and process and not with the lawyers themselves. While there are many lawyers who are more than happing billing clients for useless letter writing campaigns, I can assure you that Amy is all about NOT wasting your money and ALL about protecting your interests as it pertains to divorce. She does what is necessary to protect your rights specifically as it pertains to custody and financial matters related to your divorce. Sometimes that means letters need to be written and motions need to be file to protect the record and deal with important divorce related matters. She is with you and will be with you every step of the way. She will not sugar coat anything and tell you the facts, but at the end of the day she will have your back. I appreciate her honestly, bluntness and to the point attitude.
There is no doubt that if you are going through a divorce and/or need a family lawyer, you want to use Amy to protect your rights. You will be able to sleep at night knowing she will protect your rights and ensure that the final results are fair and reasonable. Nobody gets everything they want in a divorce agreement, but nobody wants to be taken advantage of. Amy will be there to protect you in the most efficient manner. She will protect you on what matters most and make you budge in areas where it really doesn't matter at the end of the day. She knows and understands the legal system idiosyncrasies inside and out. This is important to know, as she will be two, three steps ahead of her adversary.
Posted by Jennifer
I had hired Amy through word of mouth from a really good friend . The problem is amy pawned the divorce off to her partner john that was not even in the picture when i hired amy. So u have to make sure u know who u are hiring with this firm. Also there bills are outrageous. 27 thousand in 8 months on letters. My ex and i did not own a house and we did not have a lot of money . There was nothing to be fighting over that it should not have been over ten times. Amy stopped answering calls and lost her voice everytime i spoke to the secretary to speak with her. I am still not divorced and in the process now of getting another attorney. What a nightmare. Please shop around and dont make the same mistake i did in these horrible times. And if u do decide to hire amys firm make sure u have tons of money. Also john blamed me for not budging during the ESP to settle the divorce when john (partner) had written the settlement proposal himself and said it was more then reasonable on my part. So that makes it my fault ? Please be carefull
Posted by Mark
I first came across Amy during my divorce in 2006 at which time I was using a different lawyer. While sitting in the same courtroom, I had a chance to witness Amy in action. I did not know who she was, but was totally impressed how compelling she was presenting her case. She possessed a clarity, preparedness and passion that the other lawyers lacked. It was at that time I started having regrets about my own lawyer. A few years later, a friend recommended a law firm for some post-judgement matters. When I came in for my consultation I was pleasantly surprised to find it was with Amy. I have been with her ever since and am truly grateful for everything she has done for my children and me.
Posted by a Child Custody client
Amy has represented me for the divorce and is representing me for post divorce issues.
During the divorce she was challenged by a lawyer who was using every dirty trick in the book, Amy kept it civil and to the issues at hand.
After the divorce I have had a number of issues with the ex and Amy has done an excellent job representing me. Amy has handled post divorce child support, custody (transfer of custody to me) and paring time issues. If there is something that is important to me I let her know and it is addressed.
To put it simple Amy keeps me informed, is accurate with her advice, I trust her to represent me in the court room and negotiate when I am not there.