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Barbara has received 3 client reviews

Narcistic and Unprofessional

Posted by: a Divorce client 26 days ago.

Overall rating
Fair
Trustworthy
Poor
Responsive
Poor
Knowledgeable
Average
Kept me informed
Fair

I do not recommend Barbara Gislason

I hired Barbara more than 3 years ago.

Barbara handled my Divorce / Separation matter.

I don't know where this rating of 9.8 comes from, but I would most definitely not recommend Barbara Gislason to anyone. She blew through my $1,500.00 retainer fee in the first month, and charged for every fax, copy, stamp, etc., in addition to her own long-winded phone calls during which she rarely let me get a word in, let alone a question, while she wandered off on unrelated topics. She even charged me to "re-draft" the same documents several times, as well as charging hourly "word processing" fees for having her staff type them over and over. When I asked her why she needed to redraft these documents, as I hadn't requested any changes, her response was that she did her best work after several rough drafts first . It's sad, but I have seen better writing skills from high school students, and felt it was unfair for me to be charged for her rough drafts. This was a simple, uncontested divorce proceeding and the terms had already been agreed to. All that was needed was the paperwork, which ended up costing me almost $2,000.00. Even when I was asked to stop by her office just to sign something, she rambled on and on about herself, her latest trip, her dogs, and then charged me for an hour "meeting" which should have taken only a few minutes. Every time I tried to speak with her, I was interrupted and felt like I was being talked down to. I was paying for her legal services, but she didn't show any appreciation of my business. And the way she treated her assistant in front of me was so disrespectful that I can only imagine what this good person had to deal with when no one was there. I had hired a female lawyer over 25 years ago when I bought my first house who was so decent and kind, that I decided to also choose a female lawyer again to prepare my divorce documents, but this one was a mistake.

CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

Posted by: Kathy, a Divorce client about 1 year ago.

Overall rating
Excellent
Trustworthy
Excellent
Responsive
Excellent
Knowledgeable
Excellent
Kept me informed
Excellent

I recommend Barbara Gislason

I hired Barbara more than 3 years ago.

Barbara handled my Divorce / Separation matter.

Barb helped me through a very painful divorce.. She realizes that every case is different and was very forthcoming in letting me know what she needed from me in order to keep the expenses to a minimum. She realized that I needed to think ahead towards my retirement and secured an agreement with my ex..The housing market was in the tank and yet we still were able to come up with a solution that I feel was very fair and we both are ending up with a resonable amount of money from the sale . The divorce was finalized in a short time and didnt drag out forever like with a few people that i know..(that also helps in keep the cost down). All in all, it all went pretty smoothly and she was very responsive in getting back to me and keeping me informed on what was happening.. No nonsense and explained things well . nothing else to say except ..Thank you Barb.

Thank you Barb

Posted by: Jim, a Divorce client over 1 year ago.

Overall rating
Excellent
Trustworthy
Excellent
Responsive
Excellent
Knowledgeable
Excellent
Kept me informed
Excellent

I recommend Barbara Gislason

I hired Barbara more than 3 years ago.

Barbara handled my Divorce / Separation matter.

I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

Hi Barb, This is not really a review. It is more of a thank you. I just wanted to thank you again for taking care of me, while you were also handling my divorce. I will always remember the emotional support and protection you gave to me all the way through the divorce process. Thank you again, Jim Heaney