Jane Carey was the worst lawyer I have ever hired, I would not recommend her to anyone. She made a catalogue of simple, costly errors that I have subsequently had to hire other lawyers to correct her mistakes.
She got the names, dates of birth of my children wrong, something so simple yet important her office was not able to document on the final divorce decree correctly. I requested for her to make two credit cards which we me and my soon to be ex wife accummulated expenses during our marriage liable for both. Instead of making my ex wife liable for half of both cards, she made her liable for the credit card with the smaller balance. I advised her this is what I wanted several times yet she still insisted on doing it the way she wanted to.
She drafted a bogus after the fact agreement between my dad and I and had us pre date it for several years earlier in an attempt to prove my ex wife and I were both liable for a downpayment money from my father. Later on I found out from another lawyer was illegal and if the bar found out she could lose her licence to practice.
She also set me up on a visitation and child support for $1250.00 a month, another lawyer (competent lawyer) increased visitation and thus bringing the payment down to $250.00 a month. This lawyer didn't work any magic, he just worked for his client, rather than being incompetent and lazy.
She made numberous references to my personality declaring her obvious disdane for me personally, what a waste, of time and money.
Posted by a client
Attorney Carey, handled a divorce for me as guardian of my incapacitated mother. The first thing in which I noticed was the amount of time spent with her clients, this is unprecedented. Most lawyers charge for every phone call, every email, etc, which is not the case with attorney Carey. This lawyer works on weekends while other attorneys are playing golf, which I found very accommodating to my busy schedule. Its also a family environment which made me feel very comfortable. Others have mentioned irrelevant family chatter, in my view when you are dealing with sensitive family matters, it helps to know that your attorney is a real person, and you are not just another client. I continue to have attorney Carey represent me regarding guardianship matters, and will not hesitate to recommend her to other clients, in need of a real honest hard working attorney.
Posted by a client
Jane Carey handled my case in '07. I had all the faith in her that she would represent me with truth and fairness. Neither came from my case. Long behold, I could have done the same without her. Better yet would have gotten the same results if I didn't show up to court at all. Long behold. Here it is 2015 and I'm still trying to correct Court errors, final order verbiage, Attorney overlooks and/or disregards etc from a very simple divorce case with children. Would not recommend to my Ex!!!!
Posted by a Family client
First of all, if the day of your consult you arrive to find you prospective attorney wearing house slippers and eating fried chicken, you probably should reconsider. Fast forward, post consultation I agreed to be represented by attorney Carey. At our meetings we did not discuss my case much and talked about life in general. I was billed for ALL of this and my legal matter was not handled at all. Her argument was that I agreed to pay a $4750 retainer just to start the case. After consulting my new attorney I learned that I should have been advised to WAIT and not file my case. Nearly $2,000 later nothing has been done on my case so I told her I was hiring a new attorney. She sent me a final bill for $2,000. When I challenged the final bill she agreed to take off $1,000 but my issue was not the amount of the bill it was the fact that she was trying to charge me for services NOT RENDERED. Initially I enjoyed talking to Atty Carey because she was very motherly and comforting but I had no idea I was being charged for idle conversation that had nothing to do with my legal matter. As a professional I felt it important to give my business to another professional of color so I am saddened by this outcome. Now I have to go and pay another attorney to remedy the issue. Lesson learned. I read the reviews and bad press and still gave this attorney a chance to my detriment. Errors that were made with my filings were blamed on "new staff" and "common clerical issues" but this is my life and I am a medical professional who cannot afford to just make errors. I didn't think legal professionals could either. When everything hit the fan Atty Carey's partner threw up the fact that she has been practicing 30+ years and made it seem like I should feel lucky to have her on my case. There are PLENTY of attorneys but definitely NOT enough good ones therefore length of practice and age have nothing to do with competence, dedication and ability. Save your time and money. During the consult make sure that the attorney is clear about what they will do for you and not just rambling on and on about her family and where she went to school and bragging about how long they've been practicing. Length of practice and quality of work did not coincide in my case.
Posted by a Guardianship client
My experience with Carey was just like the movie a total nightmare! I agree on the previous negative reviews. She is very rude and unprofessional. I praise the Lord she dropped my case before I could drop her! I'm a firm believer "God don't like ugly, what goes around comes around!" Please seek professional legal advise!
Posted by david
i hired her for my child support case, she was very rude and wanted to charge 500 for an injunction hearing that lasted 10 minutes, fortunately i fired her on time, had my hearing the injunction was granted and i had to pay nothing, am glad i fired her and wont reccomend her to nobody.
Posted by Miguel
my name is Miguel, Thank you very much for the advise was the best $750 I spent, the best lawyer in Orlando was able to get me back home and see my child with no supervision and my wife is our of the way thank God, my lawyer was Jane e Carey
Posted by a Divorce client
Ms Carey had put so much of herself into solving my Family Problems. I could not have been more blessed with a more humble, knowledgable,and hard working Attorney as Ms Carey in my time of need .
Thank You again Ms Carey
Posted by a Family client
Ms. Carey seems to be one of the few attorneys left that genuinely cares for her clients and isn't only out there to make a quick buck. She spent a great amount of time with me explaining the process of my case and informed me as to what to expect. It is easy to see for yourself how hard she will work for you as she did for me. I highly recommend anyone in need of legal assistance to contact her. She may even be the one to answer the phone!