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Linda Needham Risinger

Linda Risinger’s Client Reviews

     2.5 stars 17 total

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    Beware - You have much better options

    I hired Linda to handle my divorce and custody battle. She promised results as all attorneys do but got zero results. She was disorganized, appeared to have more cases than she could manage, a revolving door of support staff, and always had excuses for not being responsive or buttoned up. She talked a good game at the beginning but in the end could not deliver progress or provide good legal strategy on how to navigate a heated legal battle. She did not perform well in front of the judge. She is not as expensive as some other attorneys, but if you want to save some money and NOT get your interests represented or defended as they should then maybe she is right for you. I say beware. She is not a strong attorney. How she can be in business for this long is a mystery.

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  • 4.0 stars

    Posted by a client

    Custody Lawyer

    I hired Linda to help me with a custody suit. She was helpful and insightful. She guided me through the process and took time to make sure that I understood all steps of the process. When it got complicated, she was there for me. She made sure that I was a part of my kids lives in a real way. I can't think of any body else I would rather have by my side in a courthouse.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Divorce client

    Best Decision I Ever Made

    I went to her with a coplex child custody and divorce case; she could not have handled it better and I wonder if some of the reviews are the other side to a divorce that she smoked. She was always available and would always listen to me. She was a fighter when I needed one and really got things done!
    From the very beginning to the very end, she was on top of my case and always had my best interest at heart. She was to the point and told me what I needed to hear, not always just what I wanted to hear. She was always prepared and always professional.
    Linda guided me through a very difficult situation and when it was over, made sure that everything was completed in a timely fashion.
    I used her after I fired my previous attorney and the difference was amazing. I always got copies of every document and she would be there to answer questions if I had any about what she sent. If I could not speak with her, she would make sure her assistant knew how to answer my questions. Her billings were fair and concise.
    I was truly blessed to find this attorney.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Child Support client

    The worst attorney ever!!!!!!

    Our first meeting was mostly consumed by her telling stories with about 2 minutes spent on my case. I had an agreement in hand and all I had to do was to get it filed. Nothing ever happened! Nothing! She said texting was her preferred method of communication. When my test didnt't get answered, I called and got one returned phone call until I fired her eight months later. As far as i can tell, she did nothing. When I replaced her with another attorney and requested a refund of my retainer she assured me it would be in the next days mail, that was over 6 onths ago. She won't take my calls and she won't return them and won't return any part of my retainer.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Family client

    Highly Recommend

    Linda Risinger is an incredibly efficient and knowledgeable attorney that will do what she can to get her client what is possible by law. Sometimes it is hard for people to respect the fact that the law only permits certain actions and that their are limitations to what can be done in many cases. But Linda Risinger will fight for her clients and most importantly for the best interests of involved children. She represented me on multiple issues and did for my family what the highest priced attorneys in the DFW metroplex said was simply not possible. If Linda Risinger does not immediately answer calls it is probably because she is a high demand attorney fighting for her clients in court or handling the very sensitive issue cases that make her the knowledgeable lawyer that she is on so many different issues. I don't want a lawyer who has tons of time to chat- I want a lawyer who wins! And she will do just that! She communicates what is necessary and be assured she will always take all the time a client needs to sit and discuss the case with her. She definitely invests in her clients just as we invest in her. I never write reviews for anything but Linda Risinger changed my life and protected my family. I will be forever grateful.

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  • 5.0 stars

    Posted by a Divorce client

    I highly Recommend Linda Risinger!

    I'm currently a client of Linda's. She is a very up front and honest person. She doesn't beat around the bush and always tells it like it is. This can be intimidating to some, but that can be a very good thing during cross examination of opposing counsel. She doesn't have a platform (i.e. The Fathers Attorney) such as someone like Randy Essenburg who claims to be for the kids but is really only for fathers with money. Linda is simply all about the client and the best interest of the children and the family as a whole. I recommend always being honest and open with your attorney and she is very good at taking the information you give her and presenting it very well in court. She is a great mediator and communicator and will work very hard on your case. She stays very busy with a lot of CPS and domestic violence cases and is in court a lot. She is highly sought out for her experience. Not every attorney is perfect but she's pretty awesome. If your looking for someone to coddle you all the time, she isn't the person to go to. She is great at calming ya down when you feel like you are about to lose it, but I would avoid calling every 15 min or even every day. She's simply too busy to handle that need for communication from a client. I will go to say that cases take time. If your case is supposed to be pretty so easy then do the divorce yourself and stop complaining if it takes time. If you can't reach Linda, (she's definitely in court) but I recommend getting onto the county records site (whichever is handling your case) and checking for any status' there. I do everyday to see if opposing counsel has filed anything new and to check on my husbands criminal matter. Linda knows what she's doing and works hard. Like any attorney she loves to win and will go to battle with confidence. I highly disagree with the negative comments on here because it's definitely not the Linda I've come to know. She's fairly priced. Is very helpful and super patient- especially with my divorce proceedings. She is pretty good at responding to emails and calls/texts. Her assistant Vanessa is wonderful too and does a great job in giving case updates.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Divorce client

    Run, don't walk

    RUN, don't walk from this so called attorney. Communication is non existent. She sets appointments and doesn't keep them. She disappears and you don't hear from her for days, then she just reappears. Enough strange behavior to stay far, far away. She leads you to believe she has your back and asks you to trust her, DON'T believe it. When it comes down to it, she will get you in more trouble than actually resolving matters. By the way, I fired her and sought out a real attorney. You've been warned but It's your decision

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Divorce client

    Fearful to go court

    She will churn your case and it will never go to court. She is the most useless person I have dealt with and my divorce was straightforward. 18 months of pain that was not required.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by a Divorce client

    more of a meddler....

    My spouse and I were trying couples counseling, so here we were trying to work on things and she was continually adding fuel to the fire with her comments and suggestions. She is terrible at returning phone calls and keeping you informed, but it was like once she thought we might not need her services, she then instigated issues. Just terrible!! This was not just our life she was adding fuel to, this was our children's as well!! Very unprofessional in my opinion. My spouses attorney was all for us working things out and rather encouraging for the benefit of our children.

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  • 1.0 star

    Posted by Katie

    Never responds do not hire!!!!

    I have used Linda for about a year for a child custody case. She did get me supervised visitation but never kept me informed during the process. I left emails, text messages, and even calls to her cell and office. She didn't respond to me for about 7 months until one day out of the blue she finally called. She never mentioned receiving my emails or calls. She not once apologized for not responding. I am no longer using her once I hire a new attorney. If you are wanting to be kept in the loop about your case which you should, I would not recommend her at all!

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