Shawn Dougherty’s Reviews

Shawn Dougherty

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  1. A Lawyer not a babysitter

    Posted by RobG, a Family client,
    Overall rating
     Excellent
    Trustworthy
     Excellent
    Responsive
     Excellent
    Knowledgeable
     Excellent
    Kept me informed
     Excellent
    • I recommend Shawn Dougherty.
    • I hired Shawn 6-12 months ago.
    • Shawn handled my Family matter.

    I use this attorney every time I need a a Family Law Lawyer. If your looking for somebody who is going to hold your hand or pat you on the back and tell you everything is going to be ok then this is not your lawyer. If your somebody who has their facts together and don't try to feed her a load of bull then she will fight for you. If you want to win and your not looking for a baby sitter then this is your lawyer. Great job Shawn. Thank you!!!!!!!

  2. intimidating and harmful

    Posted by a Child Custody client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Shawn Dougherty.
    • I hired Shawn more than 3 years ago.
    • Shawn handled my Child Custody matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    As a domestic violence victim, I found my interactions to be retraumatizing. She doesn't allow you to ask questions, make statements, or feel your concerns about safety are valid. She's abrupt, condescending, and rude. She doesn't give advice to get you a safe, workable custody order. She works from the status quo not the needs of the client. In Delaware, there's no professional standards board that's apart from the legal community, so basically a bad lawyer can bully without impartial oversight. It's all about money.

  3. horrific experience

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Poor
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Shawn Dougherty.
    • I hired Shawn more than 3 years ago.
    • Shawn handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    My fiance hired her for his divorce about a year ago and she was horrible. She would yell and him if he called her and didn't feel like the question was important enough or if she felt like he was wasting her time. She wasn't able to make it to one of his court cases and asked him why he agreed to pay more child support than the court calculated. How are you going to expect some one that has never gone though something like this to just go into a court room and know what they are doing that why we hired you. Then she forgot to forward some documentation over to the court after he hand delivered them to her office. Not a good lawyer a waste of thousands of dollars

  4. Intimidator!

    Posted by a Divorce client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Poor
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Average
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Shawn Dougherty.
    • I hired Shawn more than 3 years ago.
    • Shawn handled my Divorce / Separation matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    Had an absolutely awful experience working with her, she was rude throughout the process. She made several mistakes would not accept responsibility and was an out and out bully. A divorce is stressful enough you need someone to explain the process set expectations and listen to what you have to say, you are the client. She does not listen well could care less just tries to move the work along. I wish I followed my initial instinct and worked with someone else.

  5. Temper Tantrums

    Posted by a Family client,
    Overall rating
     Poor
    Trustworthy
     Fair
    Responsive
     Poor
    Knowledgeable
     Good
    Kept me informed
     Poor
    • I do not recommend Shawn Dougherty.
    • I hired Shawn 1-3 years ago.
    • Shawn handled my Family matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I guess a long time ago she used to be very smart maybe even polite. does NOT listen to the paying client. Makes rushed judgements about you personally and personally attacks you as well!!! speaks down to you like a dog. You will leave her feeling like an idiot and crying curled up in corner. Divorce/custody are tough for everyone, she states clearly that she will not "hold your hand and will be tough on you at times" she does not mention if you try to explain yourself or disagree with her, she will stomp on your hand and threaten to leave. ABSOLUTLEY NO PATIENCE or COMMUNICATION client left to wonder where money is going?? Mood swings that you and your children will suffer. Could care less about you as a person or welfare of the children. Leaves all decision to outsourced third parties. Hormonal Lawyer Bully