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In my initial consultation with Melanie she was very warm, friendly and seemed to genuinely care about my situation. Cut to after she took my money and I barely heard from her. In my meeting I asked how she would you like to communicate and she said it's up to me...phone or email is fine with her. If I called I got no return call back and days later I'd get a very short, anger email from her - that's if she would email back at all. Sometimes I'd get an email back from her Receptionist but never could get an answer to my specific question. Never kept me informed with my case, never responded back. And she hates when you ask her questions about your case. She gets very defensive and yells at you like your a child. Please take heed and do not hire this lady, especially if you're female and younger than her. This "attorney" will take your money and do nothing expect the bare minimum so she doesn't get in trouble with the bar association. Dealing with courts, legal matters is very stressful and having to deal with a lawyer who makes your situation 100 times worse makes you want to jump off a cliff! Lawyers are hard to deal with, but try to find someone that isn't the worst of the pack...Melanie DOES NOT play well with others!!!
I had already interviewed several other attorneys from mega size offices and was impressed with their credentials but over whelmed with the size of their office and all the fancy titles (like of consul, etc) and the "layers" of services they offered and frankly shocked at the flat prices I was quoted which were going to be non-refundable plus I was going to be responsible for a lot of extra expenses like travel time, xerox copies and who knows what else. This really bothered me and was the main reason I kept looking.
I read a lot of reviews.. some excellent, some good and a few that almost made me cross this lawyer off my list. That would have been a mistake.... a huge mistake! A few minutes on the phone with the friendly and knowledgeable person who answered (I think a paralegal) convinced me to make an appointment for the very next day to meet the attorney to discuss our case.
Her office was located just off the 10 at 44th street (Ahwatukee) and was just the opposite of the other offices I had visited. We were greeted by a very nice receptionist who had us sit in a nice conference room and brought us bottled water while we waited a few minutes for Melanie to join us.
I am pretty sure her practice is just her and at least one paralegal and the receptionist. When she came in she made us feel very welcome for this interview. I was very impressed with her knowledge, experience and most important a feeling that she was really interested in our case and after listening carefully to the answers we gave to her questions I was honestly totally shocked when she said that she really felt that paying her a lot of money for her help was unnecessary.
WOW! She also offered if there were problems that we still needed help with that she would be glad to become involved when we called back but she seemed confident that this case would have a positive outcome without her direct intervention.
I kept her card and hope that we do not need her but if we do need her or if any of my friends do I will absolutely recommend her.
I hired Melanie to work on a DUI case where I was wrongly refused legal counsel at time of arrest. Basically I paid $6000 for copies of paperwork and a small scene she caused while in court with the judge that just made my situation worse. The only time I heard from her was when she wanted her money. This was my first experience hiring a lawyer and definitely the worst. I will never refer this law office to anyone. She is highly overpriced and all I got was the run around. She even sent another lawyer who had NO experience in dui's for my sentencing.
I was a former client and was so grateful that I found Beauchamp Law Office. I have worked with lawyers in the past and they were just so rude and only cared about there payment. I was very pleased with the outcome and all the time they spent with me on my case.Even at the worst possible time in my life, it made me happy that they were so warm and made my experience a positive one. All I can say is they were fantastic and worked hard to get the best possible result for my case. I will definatley recommend this firm in the future.