5.0 stars 16 totalReview Christina Anton Garcia
t was a dissatisfying experience to work with Mrs. Garcia. I retained her based on the positive reviews on this site and reputation in the legal community, however surprisingly, my expectations exceeded what she was able to accomplish. Facing a lawsuit can be an emotional and stressful event in someone’s life. I have never found myself in this type of situation and expected guidance through this unfortunate process. I would have expected Mrs. Garcia to provide her legal expertise, support, and ensure my best interest (without compromising ethics), through a very difficult event. However, she was too focused on when her next retainer would be paid, instead of providing the legal representation she was hired for. My scenario: retained this attorney due paternity/child support lawsuit filed against me. During consultation she assured me she could handle the case, in fact referenced how she had won several cases against OC that was representing the petitioner. After collecting $4500 retainer, it seem to change drastically. I was assigned to an inexperience associate and my retainer was consumed by forwarded emails and back and forth communication, while OC was filing motions and bullying her way through the process. There was no legal advice, recommendation, or suggestions. Instead, I had to deal with petitioner directly and try to negotiate terms. She missed a filing hearing, never verified any of the information sent to her by OC, sent someone else's case information in an email to me, and did not return numerous calls or respond to questions on my case. Case ended in mediation, where in 4.5 hours nothing was accomplished. The associate that accompany me was not prepared and had limited knowledge when I asked for advise. I contacted Mrs. Garcia to express my disappointment. She offered a discounted rate and assured me she would personally take over the case. After agreeing to this, I would have expected she would represent me (after all, it was her I retained) and go after OC aggressively, given the nature of the situation. Instead, a few days later, I received an email demanding I pay her discounted rate (due to her associate's mishandling) and a new retainer. During this, I was traveling for work and had requested we speak later that week. She became hostile and short in her emails. Due to her approach and lack of compassion, I've since terminated my relationship with this law firm and attorney ($7000..later) and would recommend you proceed with caution when retaining this firm or attorney. Mrs. Garcia showed no compassion or empathy. Retrospectively, I believe she wanted to have me withdraw her from the case and collect balance owe of ($2300), which I had no problem settling. Since, I’ve retained new counsel and pay a retainer to unwind the mishandling of this case.
I hired Christina after not being satisfied with the work my previous attorney had been producing. With only 9 days to prepare for my hearing, Christina and her team of professionals won the time sharing that I was seeking. 9 days! During an extremely difficult time of contested divorce, her associate attorneys and support staff made sure that I was at ease every step of the way. We are still tying up some things, and I rest assured knowing that I am in the best hands possible.
Cristina Anton-Castro is a fantastic attorney. She is incredibly knowledgable and is as sharp as a whip. She represents will high ethical standards and superb professionalism. I have recommended her to several others and will continue to do so.
Cristina Anton Garcia was referred to me by a friend. I have experienced in her office is very professional and her rates extremely reasonable. To date we have been able to accomplish our goal, which is to get alimony. I have received temporarily money into our final hearing which is scheduled for September 21, 2015. I am very satisfied with my service and I would highly recommend her to anyone that may need an attorney.
I hired Christina for to resolve some issues that had arisen, and she handled everything above and beyond my expectations. I plan on hiring Christina again for any matters that come up that fall into her area of expertise.
Christina’s work through arbitration with my ex allowed me to finally put closure on a 10 year old divorce. Thanks for light at the end of the tunnel!
Cristina competently, efficiently and effectively managed my marital dissolution -- one that involved two attorney spouses. So there were at least four attorneys involved (her for me, and the one for my spouse) throughout every element of this non-routine divorce. At all times, she displayed the highest level of professionalism and attentiveness -- ensuring throughout the process that the client came first. I have already referred both my own clients and inquiring colleagues to her.
Posted by Matt
I requested Christina Garcia to handle my case based of the reviews of this website, as it has worked well for several friends. Christina returned my call within minutes and agreed to work my case. My case consisted of obtaining the majority of time share of my child where the mother opposed my desire. Furthermore, the prior settlement was under the jurisdiction of another county and I resided in a third county.
Christina informed me she would have another member of her firm, Amanda Brill, work my case in an attempt to keep my expense down and to expedite my case. She reassured me that she would oversee the case throughout the process. Any time I sent an email or called, I received a response without delay. I was also provided contact information for after hours if needed.
I was kept informed throughout the process. Any time there was options on how to handle the case, I was given the pros and cons of each option, allowing me to decide based off expense and time frames. My case was quickly resolved, even with all the delay tactics from the mother. This was leaps and bounds better than a prior firm that worked my case in the past.
If you need a professional attorney/ firm, research no further. Thank you ANTON CASTRO LAW.
Posted by Nelly
I would like to thank attorney Christina Anton Garcia for such a superb job in our recent sensitive legal issue. It was a difficult situation for everyone involved, especially the children. She made us feel like our children matter, that we mattered and treated us with the upmost respect. Our family is grateful to her and her law firm for helping us win this battle. We would definitely recommend her and her services to everyone. Thank you again from all of us! You were truly a blessing.
Posted by Scott
Christina has been my family law attorney for the past two years, which recently culminated into an important trial regarding the possible relocation of two young children. After the completion of trial, I believe that Christina's preparation for trial, presentation to the Judge, and her overall professionalism, were a huge factor in the court ruling in my favor. The children are 8 and 10 years old and will continue to primarily live with me in Tampa because of Christina. After my experience with Christina representing me, I truly believe that self-representation, or representation by an average attorney, could have resulted in relocation, and in my case, the children losing me as their father. I truly feel that hiring Christina gave me the best chance, and this is a chance you cannot afford to take when children's lives are at stake.