Posted by a client
I hired Rebecca for my divorce, and in return I received outrageous bills, was passed off to other attorneys, pressured to mediate even when we had no information or financials and an anxiety level that went thru the roof. Once we got close to our trial date I was asked to provide this firm with an enormous amount of money, and if I didn't pay it I would have to find another lawyer and basically start over. They charged me more in 6 months then my other two lawyers charged me in 2 1/2 years of legal work. Also if you complain about the billing or their representation Rebecca will stop talking to you all together. It was very clear that billing and money was their number one objective and actually helping their clients get divorced and advocating for them came a far second. It was a nightmare experience during an already stressful time.
Posted by a client
I wouldn't recommend Ms. Palmer to my ex-wife (that speaks volumes). She capitulated time and time again during the unfortunate time she represented me in a case to stop my ex-wife from trampling my rights as a father with joint custody.
Opposing counsel continually moved the goalposts during the process of negotiation and each and every time Rebecca simply acquiesced to whatever additional demands were being laid down that particular week.
When all was said and done the only member of her team that seemed to be in my corner and stood up for my rights was the paralegal. I felt alone and undefended throughout the process.
I am now searching for a true advocate for my rights and a lawyer that will stand up for my rights and not merely advise me to agree to every additional demand made by opposing counsel.
I wish I had consulted this site before throwing tens of thousands of dollars down the drain hiring a lawyer that was completely ineffectual.
Posted by a Family client
I retained Rebecca as my attorney for over a year in order to help seek additional time with my child during her school breaks. I was seeking a 50/50 split of her school vacation times or something close to it, which is standard in Florida. I consider myself to be a model father with no strikes against me so in theory it should be an easy thing to get. During the year or so that I retained her, Rebecca billed me over $40k for her services. We went before the judge several times on small matters and I would rate her preparedness before the court to be poor. I thought about getting a different attorney but I was heavily invested in Rebecca and decided to stick it out, since in theory it was an easy thing get. To make a long story short, after 9 months or so we finally got a trial date. Several months leading up to the trial she billed me significantly for “trial preparation”. Before the trial date, opposing sent a settlement offer. I felt it was a terrible offer and rejected it, letting Rebecca know I would prefer to go to trial. Rebecca insisted that I accept their offer. She wrote me a letter stating she would be forced to withdraw as counsel if I wanted to proceed to trial (even though she billed me heavily for several months for trial preparation). After she wrote the withdraw letter, I never saw Rebecca again, she was always too busy and only her assistant was available for me from then on. I called her office several times but I could only speak with her assistant, Jenny. Jenny informed me that the retainer contract I originally signed had a clause in it that allowed Rebecca to withdraw at any time for any reason. I was distraught and the thought of hiring another attorney and possibly missing another summer with my child was too much so I reluctantly agreed to opposings terrible offer. Jenny and I spent a week or so processing the final paperwork without Rebecca being present as she was too busy with other matters to see or talk with me. No, I wouldn’t recommend Rebecca as an attorney based off my experience.
Posted by a Divorce client
I like Rebecca personally. She did a good job at my mediation. However, leading up to it was extremely uncomfortable. I felt like I was the only person trying to move the matter to resolution. My ex-husband did not provide the financial information required by statute, and she recommended I go to mediation without that information. (I declined.) I went to the mediation with her but consulted two other lawyers in the course of the mediation to be sure I was covered, because my trust level was quite low by that time. Several administrative mistakes (including reverting to using my married name after the divorce was final, having used my maiden name throughout the proceedings), but the bills were always right on time. She mentioned a celebrity representation and that she wanted more of those, and my sense is that she doesn't care for day-to-day representations. I would not hire her again, nor would I recommend her to anyone.
Posted by a Family client
Horrible service. Passed me on to her intern. Been to trial and have been questioned well who is representing you because she is too busy for her clients.