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First off Kathleen is expensive. She has impressive divorce law credentials but the personality of a rock. During my divorce she was not very helpful in keeping me updated on anything other than the bill. She advised me to pay my wife far more than I felt was fair and I did not follow her advice. In the end I was correct and Kathleen's advice was wrong as we settled for 40% less than Kathleen advised me to pay. After reaching a settlement with my ex, Kathleen charged me to change the names on the deeds to the properties that I kept. A year later I found out that Kathleen Hogan did this incorrectly and did not record any of the attachments (access easements) with the deeds. I told Kathleen about her error but she told me to fix it myself, she would not. I also found out one year after my divorce that Kathleen Hogan had become partners with the attorney (John Vranesic) who represented my exwife. Although this may be legal it makes me wonder if she was truly representing me during my divorce since it seems she was hiding her relationship with John Vranesic. I definitely feel cheated by Kathleen Hogan after paying her approximately $30,000 for bad advice, errors, and deception. IMO steer clear of this attorney. BTW, my exwife with whom I have a good relationship feels the same about how Hogan and Vranesic so soon after our divorce became business partners. Both of these lawyers definitely smell fishy.
Steve Green - Golden, CO
If you have children, i wouldn't recommend her at all. Her poor judgement will do harm to your kids. Although she knew my ex's abusive problems, Ms. Hogan didn't care about the best interest of the children. After I left her, my kids ended up being abused physically, verbally, and emotionally by my ex again (with evidence). When she was my attorney, I tried to protect them but she was not willing to help me/children. For the money I spent, I didn't receive fair service from her at all. She was rather manipulative financially; she was not ethical at all.
I felt lost throughout my case, because I was not kept informed of what to do or what was going on in the courts. She did not follow through with representing my children's best interest. Her interest and desire to represent me fairly, was lacking and not worth the money paid.