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Posted by Donna, a Child Custody client, Flag
Eight long years had passes since I had seen my daughter. Her father has moved away with her after our divorce and refused to tell me where he was living. This had completely crushed me and I did not have any hopes of seeing her again. However, it turned out that his family did not agree with what he had done and what he was continuing to do. One of them ended up contacting me and gave me all of the information that I need to seek custody of my child. My daughter grew up believing that i did not love her and did not want her which broke my heart to the end. We bonded quickly and easily and i knew that I had to fight for her no matter what the cost. I knew I had an uphill battle but pursued custody all the same. Needless to say, my ex's family members fought me tooth and nail and I had serious doubts and concerns about whether I could truly prevail. I found Ms. Saunders on this site and called her up immediately. I knew she was the attorney for me the moment I spoke with her on the telephone. She was no nonsense, direct, and honest. She gave me the confidence I needed to fight for my daughter and stood by me every step of the way. She always kept me informed and spent countless hours talking to me and calming my fears. On the actual day of the trial, I was extremely terrified. My hands were shaking and I could barely speak, but the moment i saw her walking towards me, I knew that she would not let me down and let me down, she did not. Ms. Saunders walked into the courtroom and took charge. She let the other attorney know right away that she meant business and was not intimidated. After a long hearing the Judge awarded me custody of my daughter to everyone else's surprise. The only one who was not surprised was Ms. Saunders. My daughter came home with me that day and has been here ever since. We owe everything to Ms. Saunders and I can not begin to thank her for all she has done. I would recommend Ms. Saunders to anyone who is truly seeking justice for themselves and especially their children.
Posted by Andy B., a Child Abuse client, Flag
Not being from Knoxville left us with a difficult task of finding a reliable attorney. When we began our search, we ran across Camellia's profile which motivated us to want to go in for a consultation. When we sat down with her and laid out the details of our situation, we felt like she took the case and made it her own. Whilst the court system can be daunting with an attorney, it can be even more frustrating without one. Camellia demonstrated her adept knowledge of the law, as well as her persistence in getting things done on our behalf. What could've taken years to fix had she not been involved, took roughly 5 months, and thats only because of the courts lack of responsibility in getting us on the dockets. I highly recommend Camellia, if you are in need of someone who understands the law, affordable, as well as someone who will work profusely to get the job done.
Posted by a Family client, Flag
Total waste of time, effort and money. Showed up 45 mins late for court, not prepared for court, didn't know why we were in court even though she set the date/time, was using google in court because she was not prepared, continued to charge for glancing at my case file when no progress was shown, charged me for other people calling her "just to talk" about my case waaayy too often to be true, couldn't follow instructions given and even when asked for copies of my case file failed to even respond. No one around to anwer phones over 3/4 the time. Without ANY work done to my case. Literally nothing was done to my case $6,000 later. After trying my best to work with her and just get the job done. I finally had to fire her. I had a lot of faith in her because of her resume. But I would only recommend her as a lawyer to my enemies never my friends or family.
Posted by paul, a Child Custody client, Flag
ms saunders is extremely proffesional, knowledgable and very tenacious in court. i had to use her for visitation/custody and recieved a fairer treatment then the original order. she was even willing to work with me with my limited resources. i would recommend her to anyone in her area and surrounding counties. you would be hard pressed to find a better lawyer. i had to use her services out of state ( i live in N.Y.) and she was extremely helpful to the situation, i being military. kept me well informed telephonically, only had to appear once in court. thank you ms saunders for everything.
Posted by Jennifer, a Family client, Flag
I believe that the job she did in my case was truly amazing. I walked away from the table with everything that i wanted. I would highly suggest this family law attorney to everyone and as her motto states "Everyone deserves Justice".
Posted by Rebecca, a Identity Theft client, Flag
Ms. Saunders helped me and my elderly mother in so many ways. My mother would have lost her home because of identity fraud if it had not been for Ms. Saunders refsual to give up on us. Ms. Saunders fought with the bank to make sure my mother did not lose her home and was not responsible for the $30,000 mortgage taken out in her name. My mother still continues to be a victim of identity fraud but I can at least take comfort in the fact that Ms. Saunders will not abandon us to fight with collection agencies by ourselves. She selflessly makes sure my mother is taken care of and receives the services she needs as an elderly person. My health is very bad and I worry about what would happen to my mother if was no longer around. But my worries are a lot less because of Ms. Saunders. There is nothing I could give that would repay her for all she has done and continues to do out of the kindness of her heart.
Posted by Janet, a Family client, Flag
Veritas (truth) accompanies Camellia Saunders as she enters a
courtroom with the savvy of an ambassadress for Aequitas (justice).
She is a remarkable and brilliant representative of the law who restores
hope in the mind and heart of her client. Negotiations and plans to solve
a problem are always in the best interest of her client. It has been
observed that she is highly respected by her colleagues as she is
always prepared, protective of her client and refuses to engage in any
untruths or propaganda concerning her client. Rhetorically speaking,
how do I know these attributes to be true? In April of 2011, I prayed
for help as I was panic stricken that my children were in serious
immediate danger. I had the wrong attorney and court battles were as
such, battles. My children needed a voice and protection. Smoke
screens were being presented to the court to divert away from the
safety of my children. My children and I had lost all hope in the system
and laws that protect children. A parent's visitation rights and child
support issues became the forefront of my case instead of a solution
for child safety. A friend suggested a law firm to me and I made the
call. When Camellia Saunders answered the phone she immediately
began to gather the facts and comfort me that my children would be
protected. My experience with previous attorneys had been ineffective
in protecting my. children and removing the smoke and guns presented
by the opposing attorney. Camellia was most effective and brought to
the law field respect and dignity where other attorneys have brought
misconduct and shame. I could never thank her enough for how quickly
she protected my children and never left me standing the rink with my
gloves off. She is a true Ambassadress and advocate for children and
their families. Although she is gracious in following the etiquette of the
courtroom, fear should strike the heart of any opposing attorney who
wishes to bring anything to the court room that isn't the truth. Justice is
for all and justice is truth. Thank you Camellia for returning peace back
my home and my children's lives. God answered my prayer and you
are my Rock Star Attorney.
Posted by Mark, a Family client, Flag
Finding a competent family law attorney is not an easy task. A person's family is the most important thing in life. Decisions made in court impacts not only your life but also the life of your child. Therefore, you don't want just any attorney.
Camellia Saunders is one of those rare individuals that actually gets it. As her client, you are not just another file. You are not nameless or faceless. Your cause becomes her cause. Ms. Saunders will stand by you every step of the way. She will calm your fears. She will explain even the most complex legal processes in terms that any layman can understand. She is very knowledgeable in her field. In court she exudes a confidence that will strike fear into the heart of any other attorney. She will work tirelessly and relentlessly to see that justice is done. If you want to find the best possible advocate for your family, Camellia Saunders is clearly your best choice.
Posted by Nicole, a Child Support client, Flag
Before I hired Camellia I was very tired and frustrated with the way my case was being handled. It took my prior attorney more than a year to get absolutely nowhere. Camellia took over my case and got it resolved in a few months. What I liked most about Camellia was that she was kind and compassionate to me and my daughter but a total fighter when dealing with my ex husband and his attorney. She stood her ground and made things happen. I really don't know what I would have done without her.
Posted by Billy James, a Car Accident client, Flag
Ms. Saunders is a very confident and professional attorney. Her attitude towards her clients is very reassuring, compassionate and understanding. She takes pride in what she does and doesn't settle for less when it comes to her clients.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Ms. Saunders is fighting to help keep my daughter safe. Ms. Saunders promised me she would fight for my daughter as if she were her own and she has not let me down yet.