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Divorce and child custody can be extremely stressful for all parties involved, but Ann lessens the negative impact with her honest and skillful approach to each matter. She handles each situation with integrity and great care. The legal system can be frightening, since everything is out of your control and there are so many unknown variables. However, I knew that I had the best family law attorney that I could ask for, and someone that genuinely takes an interest in her client and their overall well being. She is honest, passionate about her job, and most importantly, she will fight for what is in the best interest of the individual and their children. She is wonderful at listening patiently, handling complex matters, and always remaining fair/balanced.
Ann Meador and her paralegal, Brenda Piatak, were absolutely fabulous during my divorce. Ms. Meador got me in to see her very quickly. She and Brenda worked diligently to help me through my difficult divorce. Ms. Meador gave me a lot of honest advice. I am so glad I trusted her and followed her advice! Ms. Meador and her staff were all extremely knowledgeable and responsive. I felt 100% comfortable throughout the whole process. My divorce was finalized within 4-5 months, and I started receiving court ordered child support within this time as well. I highly recommend Ann Meador!
Mrs. Meador was a pleasure to work with; she was always helpful and friendly. She seemed to care so much about our situation and her HONESTY helped me the most. She is truly a knowledgeable attorney who cares and works diligently for her clients.
I used this firm for a divorce from 2009-2012 when my ex-husband abandoned me following two years
of marriage. I had moved my household belongings to Florida from Germany
where I had previously worked for 35 years, raised two children and was well educated with a masters
degree. Ann Meador was my first attorney and initially I was comfortable with her. However, being told
by Ms Meador, very early on, I should “get a job at a hospital and do laundry to support myself”. This
was a degrading statement to me as her client. I also did not get spousal support for the first 3 months.
Later, I would receive notice of payment of retainer fees with statements that my case would no longer
be represented unless paid for up front. The firm did not provide me timely correspondence (or phone
calls) such as a property inspection that was set-up by my ex spouse while I (a co-owner) was still living
in the house, some rulings from the court, or answers to emails I sent regarding the status of the divorce
proceedings. I obviously became skeptical of Ms Meador’s real interest in my situation. To some credit
of her work, I did receive a favorable judgment from the court regarding money transferred to other
assets by my ex-spouse (prior to abandoning me), a substantial amount was subsequently paid back
to the firm for services that totaled approximately $30,000 when I requested (several times) the final
bill. Finally, Ms Meador transferred my case to her new partner, without notifying me,
midway through the process of divorce.
This attorney lacked any interest in my circumstances or provided me timely communications, billed
for every phone or email correspondence, inordinate billing amounts for hourly fees of paralegal work
and consultation with Mr Johnson, billed for postage and Xerox copies, etc and lack of empathy to my
situation, given I had no sources of income (due to my age and health status) other than alimony. I
would not recommend this firm for use in even a “simple” divorce. Their “passive” approach to handling
my case, as the defendant, and threats to drop me as a client unless I paid retainer fees (despite I had
paid all my bills in a timely manner) leave me bitter.
Mrs. Meador and her staff has been but extremely helpful and considerate throughout my whole case. I have not had a problem contacting her or her staff if I had any questions. Mrs. Meador is a GREAT attorney. She honestly cares about her clients and the outcome of your case. She has been such a blessing to me and my family. I would most def recommend her to anyone that would like to have an attorney that goes above and beyond.
I have had the pleasure of working with Ann Meador for 8 years. She is a great attorney. I found her reachable and considerate of my case. She was prompt and very organized in the matter. The paralegal staff is very friendly and hardworking as well. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case.
Ms. Meador and her staff are extremely knowledgeable and professional. All of my questions and/or concerns were promptly addressed. I never had any difficulty speaking with or setting appointments with Ms. Meador or any of her paralegals. I was always made comfortable and always knew that I was in good hands.
My attorney and paralegal were knowledgeable and compassionate while handling my divorce. They were always very patient and understanding. They always made time for my questions and concerns and there was always someone at the firm willing to assist me even if Ms. Meador and Brenda were unavailable. I would recommend this firm to anyone.
I hired her for my divorce/custody case and as soon as things proved to be more difficult for her than she expected, she backed out. Advised me to agree to an initial settlement, telling me I wouldn't have to pay child support if I agreed, and yet in the judges order I am required to. Her staff, as the other reviewer said, does ALL the work so all she has to do is show up at court - and agreed with many clerical errors, etc. also. She's completely unreachable if you have questions, you're told to go through her paralegals. Gives no advice other than what you're given at the consultation.
She is a good lawyer but paralegals do most leg work and they are sloppy at best. Numerous repeated clerical errors, paralegals didn't return most calls, case would have been shorter and less expensive had they been organized. I think she just needs to tighten up her paralegal staff.