Posted by a Child Custody client
I hired Ms. Chickering to represent me in divorce/child custody matter. Her assistant would call and I would NOT be able to get off the phone with her. She used up alot of my time/charged me for phone calls where I learned nothing. Ms. Chickering was NOT prepared when we went to my custody hearing. Instead of focusing on the issues I addressed with her during out meetings, she brought up something completely arbitrary that made me wonder if she had me confused with someone else. My results were the opposite of what I had hoped for. I was skewered by the opposing counsel and she did not try to stop it. She is not aggressive at all. I will say that she is a very nice woman. Just not what I had expected because in our meetings she seemed to be very knowledgeable. When I addressed my concern to her, she dropped me as a client, and said I'd used up all of my retainer.