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Posted by Siares, a Probate client, Flag
I have known Ms. Speyer for 15 years. She has helped me in my time of need. She got results for me that no one was able to after waiting three years.
Posted by Scott, a Wills client, Flag
Was very honest with me. Told me that since my Father had zero assets and zero income, that I could make all of the arrangements for him now while he was alive to take care of a few small items. Gave me examples and advice of what to do now that made good sense. Advised me to not spend money on this as there was nothing to probate in my father's case. No one else was this honest. She asked me lots of questions, and did not rush me off the phone. I told Debra that if I need any type of legal help for my father while he was still alive, that she would be the only one that I would use.
Posted by Marilyn, a Elder Law client, Flag
Debra Speyer is a superb attorney, who is trust worthy, dedicated, analytical, at the top of her profession.
I retained Debra Speyer because of family/elder law lawsuit, in which my brother sued me for breach of fiduciary duty, due to actions I took as my mother's Power of Attorney.
Because I live in California, but the case was in Pennsylvania, complicated it that much more.
From 2008 through 2011, Debra was available, and at my side, with every twist and turn of my case. She called me late at night when it was necessary. She worked tirelessly during months of final negotiations to bring about closure for me.
Her passion for her profession is notable. I can say with certainty, her client's well being is her top priority. With each stumbling block that occurred over these years, Debra's response was immediate, and with expertise.
Debra recognizes that the interest of the client is not always served by rushing to court. She, therefore, looks for opportunities to bring about resolution through a negotiated settlement, never loosing sight of her client's interests. While a fine litigator; she is primarily a superb negotiator.
Moreover, Debra understands the nuances of law, as well as strategy.
When I faced years of adversarial litigation, Debra assisted me, at my request, in retaining another attorney, so that I could strategically place my brother in a negotiating stance. Prior to this action, my brother literally held hostage my mother's estate, by refusing to communicate, and by refusing to sign an out of court agreement, to which he had agreed. Even with pressure from the judge hearing the case, my brother acted with defiance.
Debra never gave up or compromised me. The trust I placed with her was earnestly earned by her. Few people in this world can retain one's trust. But I can honestly attest, Debra upheld her every word and action. I hold the highest esteem of Attorney Debra Speyer.
Posted by Michael Scaven, a Arbitration client, Flag
Debra Speyer represented my senior citizen widowed mother is winning all of the money back in the loss of her retirement fund that was lost by a inexperienced financial advisor. Debra went above and beyond to ensure that she would prove to the arbitrators that my Mom's financial advisor acted recklessly on her behalf and lost 75% of retirement fund.
Posted by Marnie, a Wills client, Flag
Debra helped us during a very difficult time, right after the passing of my beloved father. She took my mother and me under her wing, and guided us through the process of settling all of his affairs. My mother was especially anxious and overwrought, and she sat with her, listened to her with compassion, and helped her to realize that financially, and otherwise, she would be OK. We are truly grateful to Debra for her warmth and intelligence.
Posted by a Elder Law client, Flag
When I was trying to find a lawyer to represent my elderly mother, Debra was the only one who I sensed actually cared about serving my mother's interests. She's a real human being. The other two attorneys I dealt with clearly cared only about using my mother's estate to serve their own financial interests, and the interests of their old boys network. Her billing was also much more reasonable and flexible. None of the negative lawyer stereotypes apply to her. She is a wonderful exception!
Posted by -chaz., a Family client, Flag
I have worked with Debra G. Speyer for nearly four years and she has provided me and my family with the highest level of care and legal counsel. She is knowledgeable on every matter Iâ€™ve presented before her, and her warmth, intellect, guidance and expertise kept me feeling safe while providing me with the much needed hope through a most grueling and unwanted family matter.
I had never needed legal advice in the past, but when I was locked out of the decision-making process with regard to the care of my mother - best friend, biggest fan and staunchest supporter - I could not rest until I knew that she was provided with the space to live out her final days with the dignity, grace and independence that she not only deserved but that were so characteristic of her nature. If my mother had been happy with the decisions that were being thrust upon her, it would not have been an issue; but she was not content, confided in me and asked for my help. Dealing with the elderly can be difficult at times â€“ they can no longer to do things they once were able and may require a certain amount of supervision. But that level of care can be a mercurial thing. And so I thus became her long-distance and reluctant advocate; reluctant only in the fact that I did not want to cross an unreasonable older brother. But when I received a letter from his attorney, demanding that I â€œstay out of itâ€ I simply could not and knew not where to turn. The legal arena was unchartered territory for me and from New York to Philly I felt at a great loss.
Enter Debra Speyer.
I could not have asked for more in an attorney than what Debra so graciously and so generously provided. She was more than could be expected of anyone called upon for assistance. Debra brought not only her knowledge and expertise to a strained situation but did it in a dignified and respectful manner that was most appreciated. She was so sensitive to our needs and so insightful right from the beginning that I felt she had been there all along even though I had yet to spend an hour in her presence. Her sense of immediacy and her ability to clarify what seemed like insurmountable obstacles â€“ in terms we could understood - infused a hopeless situation with confidence. Her access to peripheral resources and her choices in a multitude of matters are impeccable. In a meeting or confrontational setting with opposing attorneys, she carries herself with poise and elegance and yet she can slice through the opponent in the calmest of tones punctuated with a sophisticated dramatic flair â€¦ and all in a nano-second. Itâ€™s really quite impressive!!! Let me say this â€¦ I was floored and she was on my side!!!
If there is one thing I can say about Debra it is that she is guided by the right thing to do; and no matter what, she never loses sight of that goal. I was never left wondering if I was doing the right thing or worried in that regard about anything at all. I was always left knowing in my heart of hearts that what was being done and the way it was being handled, was the right thing to do. But it is perhaps her compassion, especially for the underdog, that is Debraâ€™s most distinctive signature.
After the death of my mother Debra handled estate matters with a strength that was much needed during a time of consuming grief. It is from the heart that I say that knowing Debra has been a godsend and she has been a positive force throughout and beyond a pivotal moment in my life.
I say this partly in jest, but if you have the unfortunate experience of needing an attorney you would be fortunate to hire Debra G. Speyer.
Posted by Marise, a Contracts client, Flag
Debra has assisted me with my estate planning, made wonderful recommendations that another lawyer did not. She has recently assisted me also with an employment contract. She is very responsive to my needs. I will continue to use Debra for all of my legal concerns and wants.
Posted by George, a Investment Fraud client, Flag
Attorney Speryer assistant us with legal issues regarding Security Fraud, not just once but twice. Her expertise was excellent with all of the losses to our pension plans. We were going thru a difficult time of our lives with my husband, recovering from health issues. Attorney Speyer's uplifting spirit helped us move forward to successful settlements. Security Fraud issues are very difficult, with her professionalism, we made it thru.it all. Thanks to Attorney Speyer our legal matter was resolved.. We were successful with settlements with our Security cases with FINRA..
Posted by Suzanne, a Wills client, Flag
Debra is a very compassionate and caring person, she helped me at a very difficult time with the loss of my boyfriend. She helped me to understand what is involved with settling his estate and is available to answer any of my questions. She was very caring when explaining the steps I needed to take, she knew that this is a very difficult time for me. I am so happy that my boyfriend chose Debra as his attorney, because I don't know what I would have done without her gently guiding me. Debra is very competant and experienced attorney. I will recommend her with confidence to anyone seeking an attorney.
Posted by Esther, a Litigation client, Flag
I was referred through the AARP website to Debra Speyer. From the moment I met her I knew that she would fight very hard for me and give the best legal advice. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. The serious and sensitive issues I was dealing with, Debra kept me informed of all the pros and cons. Also finding an attorney that would work with my case on a contingent basis was a true blessing from heaven. I had contacted several attorneys through several agencies for help and she is the only one who understood and was able to work along with me financially.
Posted by Vincent, a Family client, Flag
Debra came to our rescue during a time of intense family strife over the wellbeing of my mother after my father died. She worked very hard for me and my brother to assist in having my mother moved to my home.
I highly recomend Debra!
Posted by Lisa, a Investment Fraud client, Flag
My case involved identity theft and annuity fraud; it was so "over the top" that I knew I would have a hard time finding an attorney who would believe my case and handle it. (An attorney from Boston indicated it would be "an uphill battle.") I knew there had to be an attorney, in this country, who had handled a case like this before plus one who had a backbone and there was - Debra. She took on my case (even though I lived in theTwin Cities) and was awesome! Between phone calls and e-mails, she captured the details of my case and prepared a "Statement of Claim" that was well written and concise. After it was submitted, she kept me updated, as needed. Also, if I had any questions, she was always available for phone calls or e-mails. For example, one night I was calling her office at 9:30 P.M. C.S.T. (10:30 P.M. E.S.T.); I was expecting to get her voicemail but she was still in the office, working on my case. WOW! As indicated previously, with Debra's backbone, legal expertise, and knowledge, she won my case and it was settled. In conclusion, words cannot convey my appreciation and gratitude for Debra's hard work, dedication, and commitment
Posted by a Investment Fraud client, Flag
Working with Ms. Speyer afforded me the confidence in knowing that I had engaged
an attorney who held herself to a higher standard than the average. Her grasp of
facts was amazing ... Ms. Speyer conveyed self-confidence without being arrogant.
It was wonderful working with an attorney that took time to explain legal matters to me without making me feel inadequate. I would use Ms. Speyer without hesitation ...
Posted by a Guardianship client, Flag
I just wanted to thank you for being so kind to me and my family over the course of my Mother's guardianship. You were always there to respond to my questions and worries. The advice you gave me was always on the money and the right thing to do each time a problem arose. Its not often in these days to find a professional that considers their client's feelings but you seem to have found the right system to resolve the issues anyone may have during an elder care situation.
Gaten J. Maffei
Posted by a Insurance client, Flag
Debra delivers positive results.
In addition to expected diligence and professionalism, Debra proved to be driven, creative and very resourceful. She demonstrated exceptional knowledge of the law in conjunction with excellent comprehension of every aspect of the case.
I have greater confidence in success with her representation, then with several other attorneys combined.
Posted by a Licensing client, Flag
Debra is truly an aggressive, driven attorney that will bring you results!
Posted by a Arbitration client, Flag
I found Debra to be very professional and i liked the way she handled my case. She is very trustworthy and responsive to all of my concerns. I would definitly recommend her services.