Based on 7 reviews
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Lydia Dews was recommended to me by a mutual friend, but she basically took my money. Did not file my divorce, did not respond to emails, phone calls, or even an attempt to contact her in person. I had to re-file with another attorney to get things taken care of.
Lydia took this case and talked a good game about this case being frivoulous, without merrit. When I expressed my concern about my ex she replied "you will not be scared again."
During the case I received an offer to settle. I declined as, based on Lydia, I felt I had a superior position. Not an hour latter while the judge extends the csae, Lydia informs the court that she was going on sabitial in a month and would not be available. This was the first I heard of this. This clearly would have changed my opion concerning the proposed settlement. This borders on malpractice. Further, I never received billings from her to determine the status on my retainor. Also, she failed to stay in contact with me / address my concerns in the weeks leading up to the court date.
Now I must find another attorney and start from scratch. I guess my only recource is to report her to the Bar.
I've used a couple of attorneys in my professional and personal life. Ms. Dews came in after another attorney and saved all of my separate property! She wasn't always at my beckon call, but neither was I. Two of my friends told me they had a good experience after I referred them to her as well. She seemed smart and no nonsense, not even from me.
I went in for a consultation. She said everything right and made me very confident she was a great lawyer. I gave her $1500 for a retainer fee and left her office feeling like I made the right choice. Not once since that day have I spoken to her. I left message after message and emails for a year straight. She accepted my case, my money and never did anything!
Ms. Dews was caring and did not let me get taken advantage of by my ex. She was very good in my mediation and my trial. I have recommended her two times since. She tells it like it is!
I was referred to Lydia Dews from a friend and she is absoulty the worst experience I could ever have through my divorce!! She did not look out for my my best interest, she was not worth the money I paid, she did not reture phone calls!! I had to stay on her constantly! I have since seen another attorney as some things were not finalized from my divorce decree 2 years later, come to find out, Lydia Dews did not complete everything she should have in my decree! Please do not use this lawyer and if you know of anyone using this lawyer, PLEASE SEND THEM TO ANOTHER LAWYER!!
I feel like this woman basically took my money and did NOT provide the service I paid her for. She wouldn't call me back for weeks at a time, and she did not give me the outcome I needed. She messed up SEVERAL important, life changing documents!!! DON'T use this lawyer!!!!! If I can SAVE one person from going through what I went through, then my experience was NOT in vain.