5.0 stars 25 totalReview Margaret Held
Margaret Held is by far the best attorney in the Knoxville area!
I had previously been represented by two attorneys, which resulted in over two years of delayed court hearings, numerous unsuccessful meditations, and costly legal fees. I felt hopeless and was doubtful if there would ever be justice in my case. Hiring Margaret Held was the best decision I had ever made, and I only wish I had hired her in the beginning. She fought for me when no one else would. I can honestly say it does matter the attorney you have. Throughout the case, she provided solid legal counsel, listened, supported and protected me. She is strong, aggressive, hardworking, honest and ethical. Margaret Held always quickly answered my emails, phone calls and genuinely cared about my case. She also made a conscious effort to keep the legal fees low and went above and beyond my expectations for looking out for the best interest of myself and my children. I am extremely grateful for the Held Law firm for giving me "my life back." It is the only Law Firm I will continue to recommend to my friends and family.
Margaret has been wonderful throughout my divorce proceedings, which have almost stretched out to be two, yes, two years now! My ex's attorney thought the rules did not apply to him and followed none of them, making Margaret's job almost intolerable. He eventually malpracticed and my ex had to fire him and get another attorney. Despite all of the aggravation, Margaret (and Luke) have been on top of the situation every step of the way. In addition, she has been very reassuring along the way. I could not be happier with her performance on my behalf. Margaret's heart and soul is in her work. She is one of the few attorneys who are still in it with an inherent sense of right and wrong and a conviction that justice should always be done.
Posted by a client
Just stop looking, you have found the lawyer/team you need right here! Knowledgeable, trustworthy, timely, passionate, hard working ... I could go on and on... and on. They find ways that will work better for you in the long run and get the job done. They keep in touch, I never have to "sit and worry". Ms. Held is a firecracker and Luke is just as good. The new female team member they added is wonderful as well. She is worth the money and time most definitely. Look Held Law Firm up online, you'll see what I mean. :) She has truly done mircales and wonders for me so far!
Posted by a Divorce client
Margaret and Mr. Shipley helped me with my divorce and custody of my son while my ex husband was overseas. When the whole thing started, I was very worried because I thought that since he was in the military, things were going to get complicated fast. They never once told me that they knew something that they didn't, and they were able to get in touch with other attorneys and even a senator to get the information they needed! Everyone at the firm was and is incredibly resourceful, strategic, knowledgeable, dependable, honest, and able to put things in layman's terms to ensure that I knew exactly what was going on and what to expect. I would recommend Held Law Firm to anyone. Period.
Posted by a Divorce client
I just can’t say enough good things. Margaret and her firm are simply the best people I’ve ever worked with. She didn’t make promises they couldn’t keep, she knew what the law was, knew what the judge would do, and backed it all up. If I would’ve started my case with them, I would’ve saved so much time, money and frustration. Plus, I got a check back from ther when they didn’t use all my retainer. Call her, it’s worth it.
Posted by a Child Custody client
I had a very good experience with Margaret Held. I was a little gun shy when I went to see Margaret. I had to find another lawyer to handle my child custody case that was not handled properly to begin with. Margaret was very understanding and honest about what the outcome of the situation could be. She was able to handle my case and all parties were able to reach an agreement. The staff at her office were excellent. She or someone in her office would always return my calls and answer any questions I had regarding my case. I would recommend Maragaret to anyone that may need her services.
Posted by a Child Custody client
I came to Margaret's office 6 months ago not knowing which way was up. She immediately recognized the gravity of my situation and the need to respond immediately. Her and her team began drawing up the necessary paperwork that very evening to have it ready to file first thing in the morning. Margaret has unfailingly responded to every question and concern I have had, usually, within hours, sometimes immediately. Her love of the law and the art of practicing it is evident in everything she has done for me. The opposing attorney was consistently thwarted because she knew the intricacies of law and legal more thoroughly than he did.
That's all well and good, but the thing that really made me love working with Ms. Held was her compassion and obvious passion to fight hard to right what she saw as an injustice. She cared about my well-being and the well-being of my children. At that time, our future was unknown and at risk. I needed an attorney who would fight for me and respond to my concerns. She was that attorney and that meant more to me than anything.
Posted by a Divorce client
I’ve been to a lot of lawyers in Knoxville who said they could help but they all wound up taking my money and not getting me much of anything. I came to Margaret having very little hope that anyone could fix the mess I was in. As soon as I walked in the door, I knew I had made the right choice. She told me the truth, not what she thought I wanted to hear. She fixed the mess the other lawyers had made and then got me back where I wanted to be. I’ll always be grateful for the work she and the whole firm did. If you’re looking for help, don’t look any faurther you can’t go wrong with Margaret
Posted by Heather
I conducted extensive research, obtained recommendations, and interviewed numerous attorneys prior to hiring Ms. Held for my divorce. From the very beginning, it was clear that Ms. Held really stood out above her colleagues. Now that my divorce is finalized, I can honestly say that I was fortunate to have such an excellent attorney on my side.
Ms. Held and her entire team were absolutely amazing. I always felt that Ms. Held had my best interests in mind, first and foremost. From my first meeting to the last, Ms. Held did everything possible to ensure a smooth, yet fair and equitable divorce. Ms. Held explained every last detail to me, answered numerous questions, and genuinely cared about the outcome of my divorce, all while caring about me as a person, both in terms of the present time (going through the divorce) and in preparing for the future. At all times, Ms. Held was enthusiastic but also realistic, which I greatly appreciated.
Ms. Held was willing to meet with me in person, talk by telephone, or communicate through e-mail based on my preference. Her communication skills are outstanding, and she always responded to me immediately, even on the smallest of details. I was constantly provided with updates and always knew what was going on, from a letter being sent to the court date. I was 110% confident of everything that Ms. Held did throughout the entire course of my divorce.
The total cost for the services for my divorce was considerably less than I was expecting. I can honestly say that for the level of service that I was provided, I would have expected to and would have been willing to pay more. The services that I was provided by Ms. Held were absolutely worth every single penny that I paid. Of note, Held Law Firm was diligent and meticulous with billing, which I appreciated. I received detailed bills explaining what services had been provided and the associated charges.
To provide the most helpful review, I feel inclined to provide constructive criticism. I have spent considerable time thinking about this, and quite honestly, I cannot name a single aspect of my divorce or interaction with Ms. Held that I wished had been handled differently.
I provide my absolute highest recommendation for Ms. Held. I would recommend Ms. Held to my closest friends or to family members without hesitation. Ms. Held’s communication skills, enthusiasm, personality, and services are clearly well above and beyond that of her colleagues.
Posted by Vicki
Margaret has been a strong and compassionate advocate in my divorce case. She has continuously made me feel at ease, supported me and kept me up to date. She answered questions in a timely manner with understanding and expertise. Margaret always listened to my concerns and dealt with my case with respect toward my individuality and needs. I would highly recommend Margaret Held.