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I hired Serena to handle my divorce, and feel I was duped out of my money. I didn't know it at the time, but Serena was dealing with her own legal matters, and this reflected greatly on the mess she made of handling my divorce. She was constantly changing court dates, and hearing dates, to fit her legal schedule, which ended up costing me more, because I had to pay each time something was changed. Serena sounded knowledgeable during the initial interview, but proved to be under qualified during my divorce. She was constantly having to check case references before she would file any motion and was racking up an enormous legal fee in doing so. I expected with her experience and her claimed knowledge that it would be a simple matter to handle and not have to be researched like it was. The retainer was quickly diminished and she constantly required large sums of money to continue. Prior to an important court hearing, she asked for another 2500.00 retainer for her to continue my case. After all the time and money wasted, I found it necessary to hire another attorney to get out of the mess that Serena left me in. In closing I would like to add before hiring any attorney, you should do a simple research and run their name through the circuit court system. Lesson learned, and money wasted.
I hired Serena for a family court matter and she messed up my case so bad I had a hard time finding a lawyer to take over the case after she quit. She quit do to the fact she lied to the judge about witnesses she didn't have and couldn't find but told the judge she would have them. Soon after the hearing she found a reason to get off the case. She sent me a bill for $4000.00 for one month and I only had a half hour hearing, we talked on the phone for a few hours she had drive time but nowhere near the $4000.00. You would be wise to hire someone else. Thanks for reading.