Posted by Laurie
There are no words to describe our experience with this wonderful human being but I will do my best.
My husband's father passed away unexpectedly and things were an absolute messy nightmare. He left behind no will, no life insurance, no beneficiaries on bank accounts, an incapacitated wife in a nursing home (my mother in law), and a veritable Medicaid nightmare. We were totally lost. We were beside ourselves with not only grief but with worry over what would happen if we couldn't do something, and fast! We were also concerned about cost, we are working people not millionaires.
We were actually referred to another lawyer who immediately recognized that our case needed a special type of law. He called Tena, she saw us that same day, within 1 hour of the other lawyer's call.
Tena sat down with us for a good 2 hours going over what had happened, what we needed, and the massive amount of disorganized paperwork we brought with us. Again, we were totally lost and to be honest, scared that we could not accomplish what needed to be done. Tena was very reassuring and told us that it would take time but that it could be done. Ahhh.. we found a bright shining light in a dark moment.
She has turned out to be one of the sweetest, most intelligent individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She has been my savior. She has done everything from attending a medicaid hearing with me for support, arranging emergent hearings with the court when normally it couldn't be done, and taking the time to sit and explain every little thing and answering every silly question I could think of. And believe me when I say, those things are only a minuscule drop in the bucket of everything she has managed to accomplish during this arduous journey. She even cleared an entire morning's schedule to help me fill out some government paperwork that I just didn't understand! Who does that?! SHE DID!
There were several situations that arose during our ordeal that had me in a total panic. Tena would take the time to alleviate my fears, call me and say, "Don't panic until I say panic". Luckily she never said it was time to panic. LOL!
My husband, his family, and I, all are so very appreciative of her compassion, her knowledge, and her attention to details. Like I said, we just can't say enough. I am actually getting emotional while writing this, that's how much she means to us. I feel like she is a friend now, not just a hired attorney (even though we don't socialize outside of our attorney/ client world). We love her and everything she seems to stand for.
I believe it is note worthy that her staff has been an absolute comforting wonder as well, everyone has treated us with respect and compassion.
If you need a lawyer, I PROMISE YOU... you will NOT be disappointed. She deserves 10 thumbs up!
Posted by Nan
Ms. Fox has prepared legal documents including wills for us. She is thorough and professional. We are currently working with Ms. Fox on an estate matter and she is the best!
Posted by John
Tena helped with: establishment and maintenance of an LLC, sale of a franchise, probate for my father's estate, wills, and powers of attorney.
All activities were clearly explained, based upon a solid foundation of knowledge and sound adherence to law.
Great coverage of "what ifs" and the why's for all actions.
Timely and accurate execution in all cases.
Tena should be at the top of your list of best experts.
Posted by Jeanene
When I learned that my brother needed a Guardian, I was filled with fear and anxiety. An attorney who I knew recommended Ms. Fox. When I first met with her, she put those fears and that anxiety to rest. She was very compassionate, knowledgeable, and efficient. I knew immediately that I was in good hands. She was the perfect fit for me.
I highly recommend Tena Fox! Kudos to her and to her paralegal, Melissa. They are the best in the business!
Posted by Brent
Ms. Fox explained in detail the probate process during our first meeting, including the "ups and downs" and expectations regarding the time frame and involvement. Upon working to the finish of the case, her explanation during the first meeting has been was almost 100% accurate.
During the case, she gave specific advise and explained the law and it's process in a manner that was comprehensible. She and her staff very helpful and always available to assist in any way needed.
Being I live on the East Coast, I was VERY impressed with the communication the she and the staff provided. All documentation was sent in ample time for return, and specific instructions were provided. Upon having a phone conversation with Ms. Fox, a detailed recap of the phone conversation was emailed along with any tasks that I needed to handle.
Tena Fox handled everything discussed during our initial meeting. She went above and beyond expectations, and has been the best attorney that I have had the pleasure to conduct business. I am very pleased I hired Leach & Fox, and would definitely hire Tena Fox anytime. I am ecstatic regarding service that I received and think that Tena Fox is definitely one of the best in Estate Planning and Probate Law. I would refer Ms. Fox and her staff to anyone that might need an attorney in this area of law.
Posted by Jamie
We hired Ms. Fox to assist on my mother-in-law's estate. From our first meeting she made my husband and myself feel at ease with her level of expertise. Ms. Fox and her office kept us updated as to the procedures and paperwork that were necessary during our process. Our case has been complicated; however Ms. Fox has handled our case in a professional and ethical manner. Losing a loved one is difficult; however Ms. Fox was a blessing to our family during this time as she eased our mind when it came to the legal side of the estate.
In addition to handling my mother-in-law's estate, we have also used Ms. Fox for our personal use for long term planning.
Posted by Gary
I was referred to this Attorney by several other attorneys. I had previously used other attorneys that were not able to handle my complex case. Tena Fox stepped in and got my case on track. She was very responsive, professional and knowledgeable. I don't know what I would have done without her help. I would highly recommend using her as an attorney.
Posted by a Probate client
I was placed with Tena Fox by another attorney. After a year and a half and finding that she did not listen to what I wanted or needed she was oblivious to what was going on. Our biggest problem is the fact that she tried to take control of a situation that did not need her control...the problem was clearly mapped out from the beginning. I Fired Her because of this. I would do it again. I have never seen an attorney that made telephone calls to other attorneys in other cities in an effort to derail and go against what the Probate Judge told her to do even after she was fired and removed by the Courts.
Posted by a Probate client
I initially was disappointed when I heard that Terry Leach was unavailable and that instead I was getting Mrs. Fox because I had no idea who Mrs. Fox was. But now that I'm done with everything I have to say they don't pay her enough because she completely blew me away with how good she is. I feel so blessed to have had her during my extremely complicated situation. If I could have given her a 10 star rating I would have. And handling most of my difficult situation very pregnant and then again at home with her brand new baby...she still out performed every hotshot giant firm lawyer hands down. Aside from the overall rating descriptions she is incredibly smart, very down to earth, thoughtful, sweet yet tough and firm and professional yet very reasonably priced and deserves way more in my opinion. I'm so thankful to have her.
Posted by a Probate client
When I met with Ms. Fox, I was exceptionally pleased with how she handled our initial conference. She seemed very knowledgeable about estate planning and probate. She really helped us through a difficult situation. I would highly recommend anyone using her.