Posted by a client
My initial meeting was with Lynda, she certainly said everything I needed to hear. Once the retainer was paid, I never actually heard from her personally again. My divorce papers were filed without me even reviewing them, actually I didn't even know they were being submitted to the courts! I received them via email after the fact. Then there were the numerous communications sent to the opposing attorney, again with our my knowledge, review or consent. Decisions and agreements being made on my behalf, things I wouldn't have agreed to or asked my ex for, things that turned a calm man who was willing to take care of anything the kids and I would need into a man willing to fight tooth & nail for me to receive the bare minimum. That's when I fired her. The emails turned inappropriate, calling me a liar, apologizing that I "didn't understand the process" and "just needed to let them work on my behalf". But then the billing, oh the billing, over $4000 worth of "work" AFTER she'd been fired! The invoice sent a month later showing preparation of documents I knew nothing about, documents I've never seen. ** Find someone who will actually work for you, not against you just to rack up billable hours!!!
Posted by a client
She filed a motion in the court without allowing me to review it first. Her actions turned what was a simple modification to the decree where both my ex and I were in agreement into a an unending mess leading to lots of unnecessary additional legal fees. She then charges you even more to terminate her services.
Posted by Olivia
Never could get a call or meeting, had to deal with paralegal, who would skate around questions. Was way overcharged for 'what was done'. Sent correspondence/filings with prior approval from me. Made offers without my approval. During first meeting she told me all the things I wanted to hear, then after anytime I had a question or concern, she was very rude, insulting me on a regular basis. I have emails to prove it, she actually put it in writing.
When it come time for court, the things she swore to me, we could use in our favor and all the things she promised to do, she said we couldn't use and just tried to get me to settle for anything. Promised to fight for what I wanted, then never did and would get annoyed when I asked for clarification on my case. I am highly disappointed because she came highly recommended and was supposed to be a bulldog. Apparently Ms. Burke has lost sight of why she became an attorney in the first place.
Posted by Ruben
Lynda Burke took my case after working with 2 other attorneys that got me no where. With less than 3 months from trial, Lynda accepted my case and won. Her expertise and confidence made me feel better about my case. I was awarded custody without having to go to trial. I highly recommend Lynda Burke for all family litigation.