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I am not sure what the other negative reviews on here are talking about because what I have experienced with Lyda is drastically different. I can understand why she she is misunderstood sometimes, but make no mistakes about it this women knows this area of the Law very well and will fight tooth and nail for her clients. An attorney with her sort of loyalty to her clients doesn't always win favor with a lot of people within the profession, but she does have the respect of the judges and her peers because she keep them on their toes.
I have seen her in court a few times and attended a few lectures she has given, before deciding to hire her as my own attorney in a modification case. She guided me though every step of my case and she is very attentive and returns my e-mails promptly. Phone wise it may be harder to reach her but she is excellent at responding to e-mails. When you meet with her she focuses on the task at hand and is very efficient at laying out a plan to deal with your issue. You will not feel like your wasting time at any moment with her.
She has a great assistant, Gina and together they really help to put your mind at ease and take away a lot of the stress that goes along with Family Law issues. Having some legal knowledge myself I am able to really see the caliber of her work, from the moment she showed me her initial draft I knew I had the right attorney. She is compassionate and always a professional, and will try to negotiate at all times, but if you make her have to go to court better have a dam good attorney on the other side.
She is expensive, but never have I felt like I wasn't getting quality representation and no price can beat that assurance. She has proven herself to be what she charges and more. When it comes to your Family Life make that investment. I lost more hiring a cheaper lawyer in the past, I wish I would have known what caliber of lawyer to look for in the past and LYDA is it.
Can she win over a jury or what. Very aggressive in court; comes across as professional who knows her stuff. She is Board Certified and I am told in her field this is rare. She will fight tooth and nail. Had to go through several attorneys before I could find someone to finally win my case which she did. She also looks out for what is best for the children and advised me on her opinion of what she felt was best for my kids but will not impose it on the case if you do not want to take her advise. Very client oriented. Sweet lady in person but in court she is a bulldog.
I utilized this attorney for a divorce, and she wasn't very courtesy or respectful to me, her client. After I decided not to move forward in my divorce, she would not refund my retainer fees. She is absolutely worthless. Don't waste your time, energy, or money in an attorney who lacks ethics.
Lydaness is to conserned with her own life. During my divorce she was not reliable nor was she helpfull. I had to supply my own information and references. She at no time supported me nor did she give me proper legal advice. Lydaness allowed the other attorney to take over the divorce without a fight. However, she was quick to charge extra fees.
Lyda was hired by my sibling. When Ex was being a big bully, Lyda was emailed, called for advice and help. Lyda would take days to respond. And her answers were short, unclear.
Recommended her to friends and they said she did a great job for them also in custody as well as child support.
She spent many hours on the phone giving free advice and only charged court fees. She provide excellent legal advice and saved me many dollars in not having to waste time in court. When hired, she won my case. She is extremely aggressive and intimidating to the opposing lawyer in the court; if you have a jury case, she wins over the juries and sounds very credible. I have recommended her to other friends and family and they have been extremely happy with her services and outcomes. She gets the job done!
She handled my divorce with absolute professionalism, a great attorney who is knowledgeable of her business. If I had to go through another divorce I would hire her again without thinking it twice.
I guess that the fact that she went through a divorce herself has made her aware of the pain that one lives when going through a divorce.
Thank you very much Ms. Ness
My experience with this attorney was great. I had a very difficult uphill battle to win custody and she fought for me all the way. We did have to reset the hearings but it is my understanding that is fairly par from the course since often Judges double book or run late or conflicts arise. She was an absolute bulldog with my ex and managed to get us attorneys fees and change custody. She was always very professional and I would definitely recommend her and would use her again.
Like the two other reviews, this woman is sorry. Her office NEVER EVER EVER answer the phone, messages or email. And I mean NEVER. I paid her up front close to $1400 and I have talked to her only once, the consultation. Had a court date and when I called to see if I could talk to her the day before I was informed by her secretary Lety that I had not paid for the court date with the Atty General BUT promptly asked for another $800 for her to show up to that one. I have another court date on March 25 and still no call, no operator and email are bounced back. Hiring this woman was a MISTAKE! Please look elsewhere!!!