4.5 stars 25 totalReview Deanna Whitley
I had consulted with nearly a dozen attorneys over a 4 day period. All of whom told me that my situation was "hopeless" and basically a "losing battle." However, they were all very willing to accept my retainer to represent me?! I called attorney Whitley's office and had spoken with Kate over the phone the day before meeting with attorney Whitley. I told her I was ready to just give up, since every attorney I'd spoken with to this point was telling me to basically do just that. She encouraged me and gave me the first piece of good advice that I'd heard in 4 days. I was to meet with Mrs. Whitley the next day and almost didn't go, as I'd met with 3 attorneys earlier that day who did nothing but discourage me. I figured what was Mrs. Whitley going to tell that was different? Plus, a huge storm was hitting the area. But I remembered how gracious Kate was to me over the phone the day before, so I turned the car around & met with Mrs. Whitley. She reviewed my documents & asked me why I was so downtrodden? I told her what the other attorneys had said to me, and she actually took the time to go over my documents with me and cross referenced her explanation with actual law books to backup her explanation. She showed me that on the surface it may've looked bad, but she showed me, using the actual law, that I had a very strong case! At this point I had my first glimmer of hope. She also went on to tell me the following: "Your current attorney has put together a very strong case for you, and in my professional opinion, I think you should let him see it through. I feel it would be unethical for me to jump into your case right in the middle. If things go well for you in court next week, thank your attorney & continue with him. If things do not go the way you wanted and you feel like you still want to make a change, then I would be happy to represent you." I cannot begin to express how rare, odd and completely unheard of, this kind of honesty was to hear! Especially since I'd spoken with nearly a dozen lawyers before Mrs. Whitley! Attorney Whitley gave me a quick outline of how she would approach my case & told me not to lose hope, because I was fighting the "good fight!" Mrs. Whitley treated me like a human being who had been going through a very difficult time. We never even discussed a retainer! Kate called me the following week just to check on me and to see how things went in court? I went to court the following week & things did in fact go well. It's not over yet, but I will be contacting attorney Whitley to represent me in the next leg of my proceeding. And I will do this for the simple fact that she & her office staff showed me grace, honesty, ethics, caring and humanity.
Posted by Diane
Ms. Whitley and her team have provided me with excellent service during this traumatic time in my life. She was not only understanding, but she was also forgiving when I was an emotional wreck and went off on a tangent. Her experience in divorce matters surpasses all others. If you are unfortunate and have to use a divorce attorney, I would highly recommend Deanna Lynn Whitley and her team. Thank you for your legal expertise as well as always being there for me when I needed you.
Posted by Bridget
As a perspective client I was leery of attorneys after previous experience. The staff at The Whitley Law Firm immediately made me feel like a person instead of just a client. After my initial consultation and retainer were taken care of they were on the ball. They were very thorough and attentive to my needs and desires in my case. They listened and recommended the best course of action, took every step with care, caution and sincere concern.
After 5 years of being in the dark with my case they shone the brightest light and gave me the confidence needed to get the results I thought were out of my reach. I researched many attorneys before choosing the Whitley Law Firm and I am glad I did because they went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that I achieved the results I desired in my case. Being in a different state would usually be a daunting feeling for a client but for me it was very straightforward because of the abundance of communication that they provided. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a tough as nails attorney willing to fight for you and the best interest of your child(ren).
Deanna, Shelley, Cait, Lonie and the whole staff made my experience a great one. I appreciate all of their hard work in my case and could nbt be happier with the result in my favor. They are creative, have a great rapport fellow colleagues and take an active interest in their cases all while maintaining a high standard of professionalism throughout the whole process.
Posted by Ashley
Is an amazing women, I'm 23 years old an had no idea what to do or expect in my first divorce, she insured me that I was in the right hands. She took care of everything and I didn't worry one bit the way through this process, even in the frustration that I thought that I might not get what I worked so hard for, she fought and made sure my hard work was shown... she and her team always had a quick response for me and made me feel so calm when all I thought of giving up. She was there for me and even though I know she's busy. She made me feel like I was worth a moment of her time no matter the smallest to biggest questions I would recommend her if you want to make sure that you're taken care of right! Go to Mrs Whitley
Posted by Tammy
miss Whitley and her team were very very responsive excellent choice for an attorney she help me with my custody case to win to get my grandchildren! through CPS very rough rugged road but we made it and again she was very calm cool and collective continued to work hard even know CPS derailed a few times bumps in our road CPS made this a rough time for me I swear it was very calm and soothing when we spoke I want to thank her team for all their effort and for being there and just listening sometimes when I vented and ranted and raved about nothing ....excellent choice don't hesitate and don't think about it just do it you won't be sorry
Posted by Kris
I retained Ms. Whitley for a battle over custody and visitation with my son's mother. Though my case was far from simple, Ms. Whitley was able to deftly handle my case with care and consideration for both the emotional and legal sides. When I first decided to take my child's mother to court, I was very wary and doubtful that my case would go my way and be resolved satisfactorily. Luckily, my doubts were soon soothed by Ms. Whitley's competent and kind manner as well as her obvious dedication. With her help, I was able to obtain the amount of time I wanted with my son and settle my custody matter with a minimum of stress and trouble. I was always kept informed and felt that Ms. Whitley and her legal team truly cared about my case. Of course, my son's mother did everything she could to derail my case but fortunately she was unsuccessful due to Ms. Whitley's skill and diligence. I would highly recommend Ms. Whitley to anyone seeking a satisfactory and rewarding legal experience.
Posted by Persona
Seems like she don't really care about my case. She never clearly explained all legal processes. It was impossible to reach her by phone, email or in person. I wouldn't say she won my case, I was left with nothing basically. In her mind my case was a winner. I didn't get what I ask for and left everything to my Ex. She missed some information about joint account and now I have to come back to court to resolve my issue with Ex. Her services was too expensive for the result I received.
Posted by a Child Custody client
I hired Ms. Whitley to handle an ongoing (8 years) custody battle with my son's paternal grandmother. My case was so confused and complicated that I thought there was no way to correct it; however, Ms. Whitley stepped in and we got a final order that my family can live with. Ms. Whitley is a very strong and knowledgable attorney. I have recommended her to others already! I feel blessed to have found her.
Posted by Deborah
I was on the verge of giving up and giving in to my abusive ex's demands....until I met with Deanna and her team. She is strong, encouraging, and most of all gives you hope when you are hopeless. I could never have imagined how quickly things would change after she took over my case. I really have no words to express my gratitude, but I am forever grateful. And to those out there at their wits end----CALL HER NOW. You will not regret it!
Posted by a client
I want to whole heartily endorse Deanna Whitley and her whole legal team. I came to Deanna with a desperate need to legally change my name and gender. I have a career that I have devoted more than 30 years to and after medically changing my gender I was in a difficult place legally. I was a woman with a male identity. Deanna's team assured me and encouraged me right from the start. It was so much more than just a legal representation, it was Deanna and her whole staff immediately embracing my delima and setting a legal strategy, advise and to correct my problem. Every person I spoke with at the law firm was deeply concerned and actively involved in presenting my case as soon as possible. The compassion, care and kindness combined with the excellent legal skills resulted in my problem being resolved in a very timely manner