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Posted by JoAnne, a Divorce client, Flag
I would highly recommend Judith Gillett to anyone going through a divorce or separation. She was very knowledgable about family law, provided expert guidance and advice, and was very responsive to me. During my recent separation and divorce, I most valued her straightforward, yet caring approach to my situation. Divorce is a highly emotional process and there were many times when I struggled with looking out for my own best interests. Judith listened, showed empathy, but consistently applied logic and reason. I never felt pressured, rather, she often simply helped me see the short- and long-term implications of the decisions I was making. Having a lawyer so knowledgable about family law, coupled with a caring attitude, helped me through one of the most difficult periods of my life.
Posted by ann, a Child Custody client, Flag
Ms. Gillett has hands down been the best lawyer I have ever encountered. Not only did she get to know me on a personal and professional level to help my case , but she went above and beyond all my expectations. She was there for me through out the entire process and made me feel completely at ease. I found it refreshing that everything was stored electronically and that made it so easy to access information. I could text her and she would always respond no matter what the time. It was wonderful having her there for me 24/7.I never had any trouble reaching her . I was deeply impressed with her accurate knowledge of the legal system and she never failed to amaze me. I would reccomend her to everyone.
Posted by a Contracts client, Flag
I would definitely not recommend Judy. She didn’t do any of the things that she agreed to do when I hired her. She missed important legal deadlines in my case that made my case worse. She practically never answered her phone, her voicemail was always full, and she barely ever called me back. When she did respond to me it was through long text messages that required me to write long text messages back to her, which I didn’t care for. I sent her about 100 supporting documents for my case but she told me on 2 different occasions that her computer crashed and she lost everything I sent her. She wasn’t knowledgeable about any laws regarding my case and she never researched laws that would help my case (to the best of my knowledge). I called her looking for an attorney and I was prepared to spend money on an attorney, but when we first met to discuss my case she said she just wanted to have lunch between friends. She tried to become my friend as an excuse to not do any work on my case, I think. If you are looking for a new friend who happens to be an incompetent lawyer, then I would call her. But if you want an attorney that will help you legally, I don’t recommend her.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Ms. Gillett helped me get over a divorce 3 months ago and I was completely satisfied. She is an "outside the box" thinker, very caring and knowledgeable. She displayed professionalism and followed through with all requests. I felt she was by myself the entire process and It was such a breath of fresh air meeting her in the midst of my dispair. I would recommend her!!
Posted by Jean, a Criminal Defense client, Flag
Ms. Gillett is an excellent attorney. She went above and beyond for me and my family. She is very professional, knowledgeable, and has many years experience. She will explain the situtation in terms we can understand, discuss strategy, and strongly fight for her clients.
Posted by a client, Flag
Was able to understand and took time with my questions.
Posted by Mary, a Child Custody client, Flag
Ms. Gillette is an amazing and compassionate attorney, dedicated to her clients. She recently assisted my son-in-law with custody of his 6 year old son and â€˜We Wonâ€™. My grandson is currently residing with his father and both are very excited with the outcome of custody. Ms. Gillette knew from the beginning of the case that my grandson would be in a much better environment living with his father. End result, father and son are sharing everyday, every moment and look forward to his childhood together.
Ms. Gillette worked very closely with my son-in-law during the one year process and her response to phone calls, emails, etc., was always in a timely fashion. Additionally, she accepted payments from my son-in-law for her fees, which is just not done by other attorneys these daysâ€¦. Itâ€™s her dedication and commitment to her clients that makes her â€˜who she is todayâ€™.
Again, thanks to Ms. Gillette, my grandson is living in a home full of Love, Respect and Commitment to their new family. Without her, we are not sure what the outcome of this little boyâ€™s life would be. There are not enough words to say or share that can express our sincere thanks and appreciation for her efforts and dedication in this case.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Ms. Gillett does not respond to emails, phone calls, or in other manners. She did not respond to my other lawyer or to the court as well. I cannot recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Liz, Flag
Dear Mrs. Gillett,
Please allow me to start by saying thank you for all that you did for our daughter during her custody case. We could never have made it through this without you. Your knowledge of the law and professionalism helped us to win our case. You knew exactly what the judge needed and you made it happen. I am so glad we met you that day in the court house. Because of you our granddaughter is living in a stable house with her mom. We will highly recommend you to anyone needing legal assistance. Again, thank you for all that you have done.
Mr. and Mrs. Michael H.
Posted by Melissa, a Child Custody client, Flag
I found out about Judy through the court house as they recommended her to me. I called and set up a meeting and she was amazing from day one and continues to be! If I have any questions she answers them as fast as she can and she will fight for you! I would and have recommended her to others as I have found her to be the BEST lawyer I have EVER dealt with!!!! If you want a great lawyer that knows what she is doing and one who is willing to go the extra road for you...Judy is your lawyer!
Posted by Carrie, a Child Custody client, Flag
Judy joined my divorce/custody case late in the game, but immediately became oriented with the facts and moved forward with fluency and efficiency. She is passionate about her cases, and is driven as though she were working for someone personally close to her. Being well versed in the law, she often uses "outside of the box" thinking to ensure that all possible avenues are explored for the most positive end to your case.
Posted by Brigitte, a Child Support client, Flag
Judith has been very on point with dealing with the facts and signed agreements in my post divorce case and getting those agreements enforced. My divorce was final two years ago yet I was still struggling to have my entitlements turned over to me. I came across Judith seeking answers on what forms to file in my own behalf from free legal advice at my local courthouse. That brief session with Judith led me to seek her services for my many post divorce issues (child support, child custody, TSP, Retirement, etc.) Emotionally this was a great deal on my plate but Judith was very forthcoming in telling me what to expect and very responsive. Everything turned out justly according to the letter of the law and I was very pleased with Judith's handing of my case. I was not a fan of the nonsense that my ex husband was allowed to file but you can't be wrong when you're right and have Judith working on your behalf. The best part is her prices are very reasonable and she absolutely keeps expenses to a minimum. She was very compassionate of my concerns and very professional keeping me focused on the big picture and less on my emotions towards my ex spouse. I would absolutely recommend Judith Gillette....ABSOLUTELY!!! She is currently handling a child support case for me. I love working with Ms. Gillette.
Posted by Tracie, a Child Custody client, Flag
Judy has been there for me non stop throughout the messiness that is a Custody Dispute. She has helped me stay strong during the trials and confrontations and been understanding when I had reasons to do something or be more forgiving.
She doesn't speak "at" you like some attorneys, she doesn't speak "down" to you either. She speaks WITH you. That's a bonus.