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Posted by James, a Divorce client, Flag
Debra Herndon should be at the top on any one’s list as the attorney to represent a client. She is understanding of and compassionate about her client’s situation, needs and desires. Debra is extremely knowledgeable and experienced with the laws and the legal system. She is aggressive, yet cautious in her representation. She is tenacious and thorough!!! Throughout our case Debra was available and responsive to our inquiries, making sure we had clear understanding of what to expect and she made sure we ALL were well prepared!!! When Debra Herndon is your attorney, there are few surprises!!! She prepares for all possibilities!!!
Posted by Glynn, a Divorce client, Flag
I was extremely pleased with the representation I got from Debra. She worked hard to be fair with me and with the other party. She tried to maintain a cost effective representation which in the light of opposing counsel's efforts was truly amazing. She and her staff gave my case a personal feeling that I was not alone in this and worked hard to inform and instruct me as to the ins and outs of the system. I recommend her without reservation or hesitation. She works hard and smart, two good things.
Posted by Joanne, a Child Custody client, Flag
Debra, her paralegal Valory and the entire firm provided the legal services during the custody battle initiated by my children's father. It was an ongoing, challenging case that depleted my family's resources; financial, time, emotion, serenity.
It takes a special, prepared, and unique individual to provide both the best legal defense as well as sufficiently meet the holistic and emotional needs of the client family. Debra and her staff not only met, but exceeded that expectation.
Efforts were made to be cost-conscious. Communication was timely, professional, and I never felt "out of the loop"; a frustration I hear from other people in similar legal circumstances.
My case was difficut, but ultimately, due to the diligence of Debra and her staff, we "won". I recommend Debra and the firm wholeheartedly.
Posted by Hanaan, a Divorce client, Flag
Deb Hendon is not an ethical lawyer. She will pad the bill and charge you for time not spent. She drained my $10,000 retainer fee in less than 2 months without going to court. After I complained she refunded a small portion of the money, however the bill remains unjustifiable. She did not work my case and I feel her presence actually harmed my case then benefit it. I could have presented myself better without her in the mediation. Even though she charges high she has no real experience, she is very laid back and passive wont fight your case and she only cares for the paycheck. Very bad lawyer.
Posted by a Child Support client, Flag
We hired Debra Herndon to simply retrieve an overpayment with the Attorney Generals office, we did most of the work, supplying a detailed report with all the proof required. We met with the AG and did not go to court. This was settled in a meeting with the AG's attorney before going in front of a Judge. The AG agreed that we were correct. The funds returned to us were approx. $10,000. Debra Herndon's bill was also approx. $10,000. A win for the attorney and a total waste of time and money for us as effectively we received nothing. Herndon asked for a retainer at the first meeting which was paid and indicated that this retainer of $5,000 should be sufficient and whatever was not used would be returned. This was not the case. A final bill was sent to us for approximately another $5,000. My view is that this is a typical case where the attorney is not looking after the client but themselves. We thought that we were in good hands, obviously we were not.
Posted by Laura, a Divorce client, Flag
I met one of the smartest women on the planet when I met Deb Herndon. My case was referred to Deb after my former attorney had to step down due to health reasons. My former attorney selected her for me and I am eternally grateful. Deb is highly intelligent and knows the law, her delivery is as poised as velvet, she is budget-conscious, and Deb has become a true friend. Deb Herndon is a package deal. She is the attorney you want on your side of the table rather than the opposite. I highly recommend her representation.
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
Debra Herndon and her capable staff expedited a very difficult situation for me, and saved the expense of any unnecessary frustration . During the process of my divorce I found myself under most extenuating circumstances that did not allow flexibility. I took comfort knowing I was in good hands. My recommendation carries the highest reguards.
Posted by Kacie, a Family client, Flag
When I first met with Debra I was in need of a divorce and child custody orders put in place. She was very diligent, knowledgeable, and since. It was the first office I walked into after numerous recommendations. There was no amount to put on the exceptional work she does. Most important she gave me a new start/ a new life!!!!
Posted by a Divorce client, Flag
My case was fairly complex when Ms. Herndon took it over. There were domestic violence and mental health issues. Ms. Herndon was informed about this type of situation as well as the complicated money issues. Due to the nature of the trust accounts involved and the evasiveness of the opposing party, I felt confident that Ms. Herndon was one of the few that was be able to handle and understand the custody battle as well as the property situation. I was counseled well given my particular situation. I believe that I ended up with the best scenario I was able to receive at the time. Her staff was extremely helpful and dedicated as well.
Posted by Karen, a Family client, Flag
I found Debra to be a refreshingly focussed and objective lawyer. She was extremely thorough and excelled at adding perspective to our sessions. I enjoy working with her and recommend her to others needing advice and help with pre marriage agreements.
Posted by R Zein, a Child Support client, Flag
I have worked with debra for more than a year and with her firm for >3 years. I have to say my experience has been very pleasant. My divorce/child support case has been very complicated especially that my kids live outside the US, my ex resides in one state and my self in another. Because I worked with this firm before and achieved pleasant results, I used the firm again last year when issues arised and matters got more complicated.I had high hopes that things will get resolved. I was worried about the international component of my case since some of the items can't be resolved in US. however, I was really impressed by Debra especially during the court hearing. She is very intelligent, knowledgeable, and always well prepared. With her intelligent questions to my ex, and her reasoning, she was able to finally prove to judge the reality and truth.Debra went above and beyond to help me to the best she could, and she made me aware in advance of what might not work to my advantage especially with "the international component of my family matter). Debra is honest and very responsive. For the above reasons, I highly recommend debra to handle your family/custody matters.
Posted by Jocelyn, a Divorce client, Flag
Deb handled my divorce, which was particularly messy and involved a custody dispute. Not only did she handle all of the matters of law with excellence, she talked to me whenever I needed to know about my case, or when I was alarmed by something in particular that happened. Everyone in her office treated me kindly and with respect, and worked with me on appointments and payments. Deb personally was always very calm and controlled, which helped me stay focus on the case and less on the emotion of the divorce. Whenever I had a question or concern, she addressed it quickly and completely. I highly recommend her to anyone needing a divorce attorney!
Posted by Joe, a Child Custody client, Flag
By the time I met Deb, I had learned to become my own attorney as my custody case was a brutal one and one that was made more difficult by my ex continuing to move the venue from across cities and states. With the amount of information I had gathered, my 'summary' had grown to 40 pages. By the time Deb got involved it seemed there was no way to get her up to speed on everything so I focused on the highlights and was confident this would have to be good enough... It wasn't until the cross examination of my ex that I realized just how prepared Deb was. The way that she used her knowledge of my confusing case to catch my ex in lies made it one of the most enjoyable days of my life. I know court is never fun, but this was different. This was finally having the judge see that the truth had always been on my side, and the lies and deception were finally revealed to be just that. Since our case was so riddled with he said/she said and many confusing stories - I was truly elated when I saw just how well Deb not only understood it, but knew it well enough to ask the right questions at the right time to expose my ex for who she really was... I had high expectations for Deb as she came highly recommended, but she exceeded what I thought could be done in one day of court. And guess what? My ex finally decided she didn't like court as much as she used to and we haven't been back since... From 15 court dates in 4 years to none in the last year - that sort of says it all...