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Posted by Scott, a Divorce client, Flag
Kathy is the answer to your question of "who would best represent me?" Originally, my wife and I attempted to share an attorney, however I found myself at the end of a stick that was getting shorter and shorter. As time went on, I felt I wasn't getting the attention and representation I deserved, though I was the client. At the final stage of my divorce, I had to walk away. I couldn't live with terms that I was deemed to be responsible for. I then found my way to Kathy. She is professional, practical, tough, considerate, intelligent, responsive, swift to take action and a fighter. My fighter, enough said.
The day after my divorce was final, I told Kathy that I couldn't thank her enough. It was the absolute truth. I couldn't be happier with my decision to retain her, or the results of my divorce. Because of her I felt relief and hope where there was none. My only regret is that I did not retain her services at my time of filing, but I finally wised up, and it was the best decision I could have made. She was my answer.
Posted by jeff, a Divorce client, Flag
Informative. Was able to see that I needed to have a little mental support never having gone thru a divorce before. It is one of the the 5 most stressful thing that people go thru. Would recommend her services.
Posted by Joni Young, a Divorce client, Flag
I can not stress this enough...if you are looking for an attorney that is going to do her job, and earn what she is paid, hire Kathleen Buckley-O'Neill. She is an attorney who has been in the business for over 30 years; she knows what she's doing. I have had to deal with other attorney's throughout the years for various reasons, and I have never dealt with anyone as trustworthy and knowledgeable as Kathy. Kathy is driven, she is tough, she doesn't play games, she cuts to the chase, she doesn't miss a thing, she's always one step ahead of the rest, and she tells it like it is. She tells the truth, always, even if you may not like what she has to say. She's not going to lie to you, or "blow smoke" just to please you. She is fair. She doesn't drag a case on and on. She gets the job done. I can't stress any of this enough. I respect Kathy a great deal. Attorney's like Kathleen Buckley-O'Neill are hard to come by.
Posted by Hassan, a Divorce client, Flag
I was referred to Kathy by another attorney after my own attorney left my case w/o informing me and left me with very poor advice costing me thousands of dollars of damages. I admit, I disliked every attorney that came in my sight. Thanks to Kathy, I have now hope for the American justice system. Her integrity, honesty, competency and compassion has been next to non. I would highly recommend her to my close family and friends anytime!
Posted by Kristy, a Divorce client, Flag
Kathy really helped me navigate through divorce and child custody issues over the last year. This was a situation that I didn't ever expect to be in and I had a lot of emotions about it. Kathy kept the situation focused and made me get focused on the real important issues. In the end, I was able to get divorced on my terms and have my children with me 90% of the time. I spent about 1/3 of what my ex did with his Bloomfield Hills atty and the situation worked out exactly as I had hoped for.
Posted by Jeff Wilson, a Child Custody client, Flag
I honestly thought I would never be writing a favorable review for an attorney, but I must say "I was very impressed with Kathleen's performance, and results!" I have been involved in a child custody issue for two years, I hired two lawyers prior to hiring Kathleen, with little to no results. I spent thousands of dollars on what I would consider very poor legal representation from my first two attorneys. When I hired Kathleen, she quickly untangled my legal mess, and for the first time decisions went in my favor! Do your homework folks! Don't do as I did, and learn the hard way. Read the reviews, and ask a lot of questions. Kathleen was upfront, and honest with me, and for that i am truly thankful.
Posted by Kurt, a Family client, Flag
Ms. O'Neill has been someone that I have trusted to handle the family law matters of both friends and clients. She has been worthy of the recommendations in the past and I believe will continue to be in the future.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I was referred to Kathleen by a professional that described her as, honest, and someone that did not play games. Her observation was correct. In what could have a been a few year divorce situation, was over in under a year. Kathleen was not only honest, and did not play games, but was extremely knowledgeable, and very competent. On the day of my court date, I was actually able to sit in, as a spectator, in one of her criminal trials. Her expertise also rose to the occasion for this matter. After this trial I witnessed how appreciative her client and his family were to her. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a proficient, qualified, attorney, for just about any matter.
Posted by Brad, a Divorce client, Flag
I recently retained Kathleen Buckley-O'Neil to handle my divorce and was very satisfied with the quality of representation she provided. Her years of experience and thorough knowledge of divorce law made my experience less painful than otherwise expected. While divorce is never a pleasant thing, Kathleen provided professional, sound advice that helped my family though a difficult time. I was impressed with her fairness and feel that she was not only efficient, but reasonably priced for the services rendered.
Posted by Erin, a Child Custody client, Flag
Kathleen is a diamond in the rough. I sought her expertise and once I met with her I knew she was competent, compassionate, and honest. She also will be very assertive if needed and truly is an advocate for her clients. She provides direct feed back that I found very helpful, and also is supportive and non judgemental. The court process can be overwhelming at times and she always answered my questions in a timely matter. She is professsional on every level. I fully believe that she would never lead someone into court based on monetary issues (in other words, she will not encourage a court case for her profit). She provided all angles to me so I could make an informed decision. Kathy is a very consientious lawyer. I would recommend her to my colleagues at work or family without hesitation. She is the best of the best! I could not have found a better lawyer.
Posted by Shannon, a Divorce client, Flag
You don't have to worry or stress about anything. You can trust that she knows your name, your case, and she is working for you. She is beyond competent, she responded within 24 hours to every inquiry I sent her and made a very difficult time in my life monumentally easier.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
I felt so relieved to finally have a lawyer I felt I could trust and was very detail-oriented. After terminating my first divorce lawyer for being incompetent, Kathleen was a breath of fresh air. My numerous amounts of phone calls and emails were always returned promptly. We had many battles to face, and she always took them on with strength and knowledge. She understood that it was a very difficult time emotionally and financially to have the divorce drag on. She knew and understood my goal of reaching a settlement as quickly as we could while still managing to get a fair settlement. There will still be some issues in future regarding my divorce, and I know with Kathleen by my side I will have the best possible outcome. Her expertise, reliability, dedication, humor, and honesty served well in the courtroom as well as out. Her sense of humor was very much appreciated and needed during an exhausting, difficult time. :)
Posted by Scott, a Child Custody client, Flag
If I can advise 1 thing in a divorce, it’s a good lawyer. And Kathleen Buckley-O'Neill is the one you need on your side. After working with 2 other lawyers on my case it was a true breath of fresh air to get her on my side. I could feel the stress lift of my shoulders on or first consultation. She is honest, Firm on her beliefs and willing to go to bat for you and will tell you to let things go when they don’t really matter. Email responses to any questions I had where always answered, She even went into the office on her vacation to get my case finished. Now that’s true dedication to your clients. I very highly recommend this caring but strong divorce lawyer.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
My consultation alone with Kathleen Buckley-O'Neill was far above any other lawyer I have worked with. Kathleen did not make me feel like I was simply another client. Actions speak louder than words, and Kathleen's actions showed me that she valued me as a potential client of hers. Some examples of these actions are her rapid but very detailed email responses to any questions I had, driving into her office through a snow storm when I was the only client who failed to respond if we could reschedule my appointment due to the dangers of the snow storm and giving me a free consultation when I had to wait for my appointment due to a scheduling conflict. Kathleen's knowledge of divorce law is not something that should be overlooked. I very highly recommend this caring but strong divorce lawyer.
Posted by Jeff, a Child Custody client, Flag
Kathy's no holds bar honesty is a gift every client should have from their laywer. She will fight the good fight when you are unable and she will tell you when to let go. She was able to help me see what I couldn't and to hold firm and let her fight for what was right. Her understanding of Family Court in Genessee County is second to none. She will be honest and tell you like it is. Her confidence and understanding of the process will put your mind at ease during very emotional times. I cannot recommend Kathy enough!
Posted by Paul, a Divorce client, Flag
I retained Kathy for my divorce. I was married for 12 years and have three kids. All I can say is I am glad I had Kathy on my side. She was calm and reasonable when I was over reacting and uninformed. She advised when to fight and when to "let it go". In the end my ex was left with excessive attorney fees and constant losses. I ended up with less than half of her fees and got everything I wanted. A divorce is a hectic and scary time, having someone represent you who really knows what matters is truly a life saver financially and mentally.
Posted by Gloria, a Divorce client, Flag
KATHLEEN BUCKLEY-O'NEILL worked with my family for over 7 years on a divorce case that was drawn out by another attorney, Kathleen not only took it upon herself to make sure this went as smooth as possible but made an unpleasurable expierence by another party easier to deal with, Kathleen O'Neill is dedicated and Honest and her clients are her top priority!..Phone calls are always returned, e-mails answered and fax's always returned in a timley matter, her office and co-worker never make you feel like your bothering them, a true class act!
Posted by Scott, a Divorce client, Flag
Thank you Kathy for your help. Your experience got me a very good result and I am grateful someone recommended me to you. Thank you again, Scott
Posted by Carol, a Divorce client, Flag
Kathy was recommend by another professional friend and I felt she was someone I had known forever when we ment. Kathy is very personable, knowledgeable and whenever I had a question she was right there to answer and make me feel at ease (no matter how stupid the question).
I felt she had my best interest in mind, no matter the situation.