Based on 5 reviews
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Posted by a Child Custody client, Flag
I hired this lawyer over a year ago to handle a very one sided custody case. In my case, the mother of my child has upwards of 5 DCF reports, multiple felony charges for possession of Pain Pills w/o a prescription (one of which while she was with my baby), and multiple failed trips to rehab, just to name a few...and yet, here we are, a year and over $10K later, and STILL no final judgement.
Even after getting full parental rights of my child through the judges temporary order in our first trial, which was an open and shut, I still don't recommend her services. It's been 4 months since that temporary order went into place and we still don't even have a trial date set. Instead, I see my bill grow with no results.
She failed to return calls and emails in a timely manner for me as well, often taking around 3-4 weeks to respond. And when she did respond, she wouldn't address the actual questions I had, but charged me for her very wordy, long winded email responses. I don't recommend her services to anyone.
Posted by a Litigation client, Flag
This attorney will take your money and never return your phone calls. She does not provide her clients with forwarding contact information after she moved offices, she refuses to return months worth of phone calls and e-mails. She is unethical and incompetent, it is only a matter of time before this attorneys scandals catch up to her and her license is taken.
Posted by Norma Jeanne, a Debt Agreements client, Flag
Valerie has helped me negotiate with bank of America about my home remodification and with PHEA for my school loans, she is a fabulous advocate.
Posted by a Personal Injury client, Flag
Mrs. Downing was refered to me by a Pain Management Doctor after I was involved in a car wreck and was gung ho until she found out that the insured carried Allstate Insurance then she would not handle the case. Mrs. Downing is like most Personal Injury Lawyers wants a quick buck at the expense of the client without really having to work for it. If you want the best then I would not reccomend this Attorney because she will only take your case if it does not involve a fight.
Posted by a Foreclosure client, Flag
Ms. Downing assisted me during a very difficult time, without over billing me. I was very happy with her personal confidence in my case and also with her caring office staff.
In my opinion, Ms. Downing would be an outstanding trial attorney, she is "quick on her feet".